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Higher Tor

Mudge's Belstone Tor

A very good tor on Belstone Common, and part of Belstone Tors, there is a sensational tor formation here. Whilst modern Ordnance Survey maps place Higher Tor south of the ridge summit where Belstone Tor resides, that was not always the case.

The survey of Devon, by Lieutenant Colonel William Mudge, in 1809, named the summit "Higher Tor" and placed Belstone where Higher is now.

Whilst it makes sense that the highest point on the ridge would be named "Higher" later surveys were amended and this is now the accepted location.

Higher Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6128 9173
Height:
471m
Parish:
Belstone
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Colonel William Mudge: Map Survey of Devon 1809

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