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Above the church gates is the Ashburton town crest.
It shows St Andrew's Church and the St Andrew's Cross, together with a teasel, the sun and the moon representing the wool, copper and tin industries.

Ashburton's past prosperity came from the tin mining of Dartmoor and the woollen industry with the river providing ample power for the many mills that once lined its banks.
Ashburton is one of only four stannary towns in Devon and tin was mined in the area as far back as Roman times.
(Discover Ashburton: town guide.)

A closer view of the crest in the w/s.
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Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1226 W: 0 N: 4165] (16085)
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