Launceston Tor, Launceston Torr, Long Score Tor, Lownstone, Launson Torr Rock
This is a huge towering crag of rock that overlooks one of the main paths running through the private woodland of Ausewell. The name of Landscore appears on a 1605 map of Ashburton and Crossing also assigns the name of Launceston Tor to the rocks.
The term "Landscore" refers to a boundary line and this wall runs along the parish boundary of Ashburton and Buckland in the Moor.
Nearby there is a boundary stone that is dated May 4th 1837 which also has a large 'A' and 'B' inscribed on its sides for Ashburton and Buckland respectively. Dave Brewer (2002) includes an account of this stone and another in the area. He also says of the tor's other names; "...recorded as 'Lownstone or Long Score Tor' in 1593, becoming Launceston Torr in 1709 and Launson Torr Rock in 1837."
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.
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William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor Dave Brewer (2002): Dartmoor Boundary Markers: and other markers on and around the moor Halsgrove p107
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