A collection of short granite outcrops on Broad Down, one the most substantial lies close to a ladder stile and wall. This rock face rises to at least 1.2 metres in height on this side and is the southernmost tor in this group.
We learn from Eric Hemery (1983) that the various outcrops straddling the down are collectively known as Broadun Rocks and that they are never referred to as Broadown Tors, this being a misnomer introduced in error in the original version of Dartmoor A New Study in 1970 edited by Crispin Gill. It turned out to be a total misprint and should have read 'Beardown' along with Fur Tor for the erroneous 'Lur Tor' that featured in the same sentence.
Yet despite all this Ken Ringwood (2013) still uses that discredited name as an alternative to describe the outcrops on Broad Down in his book on Dartmoor Tors.
Broadun Rocks South
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Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
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