Historic Dartmoor

Historic Dartmoor


Dartmoor has over 21,000 entries in the Historic Environment Record, ranging from prehistoric monuments such as stone circles and burial cairns, to military target railways and medieval farmsteads.

Over 1,000 of these features are scheduled monuments, meaning they are considered to be of national importance and so have legal protection. This large and valuable archaeological resource faces a number of potential threats and conserving it can be a challenge, but your donations help conserve these amazing archaeological features.

£20 can clear bracken from a hut circle to show us ancient life on Dartmoor

£10 can help buy tools and equipment for the North Hall Manor excavation

Any amount you can give will help us to look after the history of Dartmoor so that the story can be told for many years.

Projects your donations are supporting:

Community excavation at North Hall Manor

A chance for members of the local community and local school groups to experience archaeological excavation first hand as part of the team investigating the buried ruins of Widecombe-in-the-Moor’s lost medieval manor. Since 2012 the project has revealed tantalizing glimpses of the remains of both stone and timber buildings that date back to the early Thirteenth century.

In 2018 we hope to complete the excavations with a two week dig concentrating on the key areas of the site and whilst doing so introduce as many people as possible to the fascinating world of archaeology. Donate for Dartmoor contributions will help pay towards the cost of the professional supervision, provide tools (that will be used on future community digs) and teaching materials for the school groups.