The small English town that is known as Ashburton is located on the edge of Dartmoor, which is part of Devon. The town is located across from the A38, which is known as the Devon Expressway. The town was once known as the administration centre for the mining of tin. The town of Ashburton is the largest town within the Dartmoor national park and it has a population of about three thousand. The town of Ashburton is home to six public houses and two restaurants.
The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book that dates back to 1086 however at this time the town was known as Essebretone. The town was used as temporary refuge for the Royalist troops during the Civil War of England.
The town was once known for its production of the local beverage that was known a Ashburton Pop and this was thought to be a type of champagne. The recipe for the pop was lost in 1765 when the brewer died.
The town of Ashburton is home to one of the oldest surviving festivals within Devon and this is known as the Ashburton Carnival. The carnival dates back to 1891 and it is believed tht it was first started to raise money for a new hospital within the town.
The town of Ashburton was actually the first place to elect a candidate that was part of the officially party that was known as the Raving Looney.
There is some rather old architecture within the town of Ashburton and this includes the church tower that dates back to the fifteenth century and this tower features a sculpture that was constructed by Herbert Read.