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 (därt′mo͝or′, -môr′)
An upland region of southwest England noted for its bare granite tors. There are remains of numerous Bronze Age settlements.
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1. (Placename) a moorland plateau in SW England, in SW Devon: a national park since 1951. Area: 945 sq km (365 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a prison in SW England, on Dartmoor: England's main prison for long-term convicts
3. (Breeds) a small strong breed of pony, originally from Dartmoor
4. (Animals) a hardy coarse-woolled breed of sheep originally from Dartmoor
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(ˈdɑrt mʊər, -mɔr, -moʊr)

a rocky plateau in SW England, in Devonshire. ab. 20 mi. (30 km) long.
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A spokesman for Dartmoor National Park Authority warned that environments like Haytor posed danger for walkers.
Dartmoor National Park Authority, the UK-based government agency responsible for the administration of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, has announced the phasing out of stiles by landowners and farmers in the area.
Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) said that the stone-built chest or "cist", which was used for the burial of ashes, was discovered at Whitehorse Hill in Devon, one of Dartmoor's highest peaks.
Chris, 47, pictured, who has three children, Emily, James and Joe, joins from Dartmoor National Park Authority, where he was director of planning.

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