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Easdon South Tor

Leaning Rocks Tor, Marmor Rock

This, a distant outlier of the main Easdon Tor, is a magnificent tor that is described by Steve Jenkins in a letter to Dartmoor Magazine (2017), residing on the slope well to the south of the summit and triangulation point. There are at least four rock basins on the flat surface of the summit rocks to observe.

There are some exceptional rock formations and caves to see here which far surpass any outcrop at its much more well-known neighbour up on high.

Despite not being marked on Ordnance Survey Maps, this outcrop has been described by Josephine Collingwood (2017) in 'Dartmoor Tors Compendium', with a suggested name of 'Marmor Rock' given the tor's resemblance to giant marbles. Also, on the 'Dartefacts' website, it has been given the title of 'Leaning Rocks Tor' on account of the tor's leaning stacks. The names from these sources, however, are unauthentic as they are based on appearance rather than actual position in relation to plots of land or proximity to farmsteads.

Easdon South Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7306 8195
Height:
380m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Steve Jenkins
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Steve Jenkins: Letter to Dartmoor Magazine Issue 129 Winter 2017
Josephine Collingwood: Dartmoor Tors Compendium
Rob Naylor: Dartefacts: Leaning Rocks Tor

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