Definitions for dartmoorˈdɑrt mʊər, -mɔr, -moʊr
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Dart•moorˈdɑrt mʊər, -mɔr, -moʊr(n.)
a rocky plateau in SW England, in Devonshire. ab. 20 mi. (30 km) long.
Category: Geography (places)
A national park in Devon, southern England.
Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, England. Protected by National Park status, it covers 954 square kilometres. The granite upland dates from the Carboniferous period of geological history. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The highest point is High Willhays, 621 m above sea level. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology. Dartmoor is managed by the Dartmoor National Park Authority whose 22 members are drawn from Devon County Council, local district councils and Government. Parts of Dartmoor have been used as military firing ranges for over 200 years. The public enjoy extensive access rights to Dartmoor and it is a popular tourist destination. The organisation responsible for tourism on Dartmoor is the Dartmoor Partnership.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
moor in Devonshire, a tableland of an average height of 1200 ft. above the sea-level, and of upwards of 120,000 acres in extent, incapable of cultivation, but affording pasturage for sheep, of which it breeds a small hardy race; it has rich veins of minerals; abounds in British remains, and contains a large convict prison.
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