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Free visits to Dartmoor longhouse to celebrate Heritage Open Days
12:00pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
Cross the threshold of Higher Uppacott, Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Grade 1 Listed longhouse, and step back in time to Medieval Dartmoor as part of Heritage Open Days 2012.
This year Dartmoor National Park Authority has arranged a number of free visits to this unique building as its contribution to the national heritage celebration between September 7and 9.
A longhouse is a medieval farmhouse in which both people and cattle were accommodated under a single roof. Higher Uppacott is rare and of national importance. It is one of the few remaining examples of this historic building type, which has retained its lower or shippon end (cattle shelter) in its original state.
Learn about the development of Higher Uppacott from its medieval beginnings through to the present day and the major changes in life on Dartmoor over the centuries.
The first visit starts on Friday, September 7 at 11.00 am. The second visit is on Saturday, September 8 at 2.00 pm and the final visit of the weekend takes place on Sunday 9 September at 11am.
All visits will last about one and a half hours. Heritage Open Days events only have limited places so it is essential to pre-book your place on 01822 890414 or at the High Moorland Visitor Centre, Princetown.
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