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Master Rock, The

The Preacher's Stone

A modest non-granite outcrop with clitter near the hamlet of Zoar, south of the Wheal Jewell Reservoir on Horndon Down in the Parish of Mary Tavy.

First described by Crossing; "..we speedily arrive at the hamlet of Zoar, consisting of a few cottages by the side of the road running from Mary Tavy to Lane End. Here we see the higher part of the down, and may observe a large mass of rock near the well of an enclosure."

"This is known as the Master Rock, and here Billy Bray, the celebrated Cornish preacher, was wont to hold open air services during his visit to this neighbourhood."


This outcrop is accessible to the public.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Master Rock, The
Grid Ref:
SX 5219 8083
Height:
305m
Parish:
Mary Tavy
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
William Crossing
Reference:
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor