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  Posted: Jun 17, 2012 10:50 AM
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Dartmoor Prison, out of the mist yesterday... #princetown #devon #iphoneonly #webstagram #stratigram
  • Have you read a book called Asylum by Patrick McGrath? The 'asylum' is influenced by Dartmoor. It's an excellent book & your pics of Dartmoor capture it perfectly.

  • @polly_edits Thank you, that's really interesting. Haven't come across the book but will seek it out.

  • I was brought up on a farm on the edge of Dartmoor & had a long walk to school. Was always terrified when a prisoner escaped; they were high category in those days. Magwitch...

  • Have you read 'Five Years Penal Servitude'? Written by a convict in the 1870s, he talks about life in Dartmoor prison on the 1860s, as well as Newgate and Pentonville. Extremely interesting.

  • @amateur_casual Yes.. thanks. Just had a quick look on Amazon - sounds right up my street. There's a rather good little museum at the prison too, though haven't been for a few years. Visited the nearby church at Princetown yesterday (redundant and supported by the CCT); built by American & French prisoners of war and later used by convicts from the prison. Lots are buried in the churchyard...

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