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Ingra Tor

Inner Tor, Chip Tor, Crip Tor (Mudge), Ingater Tor, Ingater Tar, Inga Tor, Innater Tar, Johnson's Quarry

This is a classic example of a Dartmoor tor, located on a spur, consisting of several jointed outcrops. The disused Princetown Railway track loops on the north, west and south sides of the tor. There are great views to be had westward.

Hemery gives us some insight into the tor's history; "Ingra Tor (1,106 feet), dominating the middle reach of the brook, was obviously a majestic pile until it was attacked by Ice Age weathering and Industrial Age quarrymen." Ingra Tor halt was once a remote stop off on the aforementioned railway line.

Crossing appears to use "Inga Tor" and Hemery "Chip Tor" to describe the rocks, the latter of which may stem from nearby Criptor Farm. And when consulting Mudge's map of Dartmoor, published in 1809, he marks Ingra Tor as "Crip Tor". However, the location of this name is disputed, with two other locations being possible candidates, the small tor at the farm (SX 5541 7268), and the quarried outcrop east of Swelltor Quarry (SX 5615 7312). What's most compelling about the evidence from Mudge is that Crip Tor Farm and Crip Tor itself are marked separately, and by some distance, the farm shown to be north of the tor. When analysing the map, the reader could reach the conclusion that Crip Tor is either another name for Ingra Tor, or was a cartographer's error.

Ingra Tor
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 5553 7211
Height:
339m
Parish:
Walkhampton
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Colonel William Mudge: Map Survey of Devon 1809

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