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Dewerstone Hill

Dewerstone Tor, Carrington Rock

A lovely vantage point above the more well known Dewerstone Rock. The squat summit outcrops, part of an ancient settlement, deserve recognition and we're happy to note that the Tithe Map for the Parish of Meavy marks the summit of the hill as "Dewerstone Tor".

Despite its stature, there is plenty to see on the summit rocks including some Victorian inscriptions, a form of graffiti in bygone days. There is also a modest carving that is a memorial to Nicholas Thomas Carrington, the poet known for two poems called "The Banks of the Tamar" and "Dartmoor". In part 2 on page 18, Hugh Breton, in "The Forest of Dartmoor" refers to Carrington Rock for his Dewerstone account and on page 20, he explains "Carrington's name and the date are cut on the face of the highest rock".

Off the summit, the granite continues into the stunted oak woodland that skirts the hill, a resource that was plundered in the quarries below on its western slope.

Dewerstone Hill
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Grid Ref:
SX 5378 6391
Height:
209m
Parish:
Meavy
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Rev H. Hugh Breton
Tithe Map of the Parish of Meavy
Reference:
Rev H. Hugh Breton: The Forest of Dartmoor
Devon Heritage Centre: Tithe Map of the Parish of Meavy

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