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Cossick Tor

Cossick Rocks Tor

A small tor on the high but private ground above and to the south of Cossick Farm visible from the road leading to Blackingstone Rock.

The tor seems to consist of three flattened but fissured outcrops and was thought to be an alternative site for the 'Druid's Altar' first described by Crossing as a 'pile of rocks' and 'not far' from Blackingstone.

Despite Tim Jenkinson supplying the suitable name of "Cossick Tor", Sanders and Watson (1996) actually call the tor "Cossick Rocks Tor".

Cossick Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7793 8581
Height:
316m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Alan Watson
Dr. Peter Sanders
Reference:
Dr. Peter Sanders and Alan Watson: Tors List 380 Tors Visitations (published privately)
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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