|Alt names||Essebretona||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 76|
|Essebretone||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 76|
|Located in||Devon, England|
|See also||Newton Abbot, Devon, England||Ashburton is within the civil parish of Newton Abbott|
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Ashburton is a small town on the south-southeastern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, adjacent to the A38.
It was formerly important as a stannary town (a centre for the administration of tin-mining), and remains the largest town within the National Park, with a population of around 3,800. Ashburton has five pubs within the centre of town, and two restaurants.