The ancient stannary town of Chagford is a small town situated on the north east edge of Dartmoor.
The name Chagford is derived from two words : 'Chag' , meaning gorse or broom and 'Ford', which indicates its importance as a crossing place on the River Teign.
The octagonal market house, in the town square, is locally known as the 'Pepper pot'.
The Stannary Court would meet here twice yearly to levy the tax on the smelted metal, brought in by the tinners.
We had a wander around Chagford earlier today.
It's an attractive little town with a thriving community.
There are some interesting houses...
...along with some quaint little shops and cafes .
Finally, if you do get to Chagford, you cannot fail to be impressed by the two very famous hardware stores...in which we could have spent all day!
I do hope that your day was as....