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Belstone Common Tor

Hemery's Tors End

With the several piles along this wonderful ridge being collectively known as 'Belstone Tors', this significant tor has failed to acquire an official name, so we have simply labelled this 'Belstone Common Tor'. In the past it has been incorrectly labelled 'Tors End' and even 'Ladybrook Tor'.

Hemery mentions the outcrop at the northern end of the high ground but identifies it, in our opinion, incorrectly; "..the land falls sharply to a fine satellite pile; smaller, but fiercely characteristic, its bold cone dominates the declining northward crest and is aptly known as Tors End (approx. 1,500 feet)."

Whilst this is the end of the high ground, which may have swayed Hemery, it ignores the outcrops below to the north-west, which are the true end of the Belstone Ridge and now the accepted location of Tors End.

Belstone Common Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6160 9237
Height:
450m
Parish:
Belstone
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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