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Ashburton, Devon, England

Ashburton is a small market town on the fringes of Dartmoor in Devon, lying adjacent to the A38 Devon Expressway. It was formerly important as a stannary town (a centre for the administration of tin-mining).

During the English Civil War, Ashburton was a temporary refuge for Royalist troops fleeing after their defeat by General Fairfax at nearby Bovey Tracey[?].



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