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Beckaford Rocks

Some might consider this a rather insignificant pile on the far northern slopes of Black Hill on South Dartmoor especially when seen from afar but, on closer inspection, there is a huge embedded outcrop here with other large boulders nearby set on the gentle slope above a minor road leading down to the hamlets of Water and Freelands.

The rocks overlook the ancient enclosures of Beckaford Farm as indicated on the Tithe Map for Manaton of the mid 19th Century.

Beckaford Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 7620 7914
Height:
361m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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