Peter Freeman pointed out this modest outcrop on Wigford Down and further investigation of the Tithe Map for the Parish of Meavy discovered it was called Durance Rocks.
Hemery mentions this small tor but, surprisingly, fails to name it; "A short way down the north-east slope is a rock outcrop and near it a junction of reaves..."
Around the edge of Durance Rocks there are set at least four boundary markers each inscribed with the letters 'BA'. Dave Brewer (2002) page 237 states 'In 1906 the Drake family still owned both the abbey and Durance Farm and that the markers (BA stones) were Buckland Estate boundary markers defining the extent of the abbey's land at Durance'.
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Tithe Map of the Parish of Meavy Peter Freeman (rediscovered)
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