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Headland Warren Farm and Hookney Tor

The warren or rabbit farm was one of the traditional industries of Dartmoor - and so ancient (the earliest recorded grant of land on Dartmoor for warrening was in the 13th century) that the warrener had rights to use many of Dartmoor's resources - peat, wood, stone etc. Headland Warren was one of the great warrens on Dartmoor. The rabbit population of Dartmoor was decimated in the great blizzard of 1891, and warrening was on the decline after that with the last warrener dying in 1969. This photograph was taken on 1/08/37. Seen from bridleway over Headland Warren.

Record Details

Taylor Collection (© DNPA/Devon County Council)

File ID: 2a8d8114f57f3ab1e92699281fa73899

DA ID: 141

Record ID: TAY3757

Last Updated: a year ago