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Belstone Tor

Mudge's Higher Tor

Modern Ordnance Survey maps, and prominent Dartmoor writers, cite Belstone Tor as the highest pile of the Belstone Ridge, which are collectively known as Belstone Tors. However, the survey of Devon, by Colonel William Mudge, in 1809, named this point as ''Higher Tor'' and placed Belstone where Higher is now. Whilst it makes sense that the highest point on the ridge would be named ''Higher'' later surveys were amended and this is now the accepted location for Belstone Tor.

The principal pile of the tor is north of "Irishman's Wall", but there is a southern section described by Eric Hemery, but not mentioned by William Crossing.

Just south of the wall, there sits two logan stones within close proximity of each other, although the one nearest the wall is far more impressive.

Belstone Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6143 9203
Height:
479m
Parish:
Belstone
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Colonel William Mudge: Map Survey of Devon 1809

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