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Princetown, Caerphilly

Princetown is a village situated on Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. In 1785, Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt, Secretary to the Prince of Wales, leased a large area of moorland from the Duchy of Cornwall estate, hoping to convert it into good farmland. He encouraged people to live in the area and suggested that a prison be built there. He called the settlement Princetown after the Prince of Wales. Princetown is best known as the site of Dartmoor Prison.
DistrictWest Devon
Administrative CountyCaerphilly
Traditional CountyBrecknockshire
OS GridSO1109
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01822

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