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Limsboro

Limesboro, Luntesborowe, Lullingesfote, Lullingyssete, Limsboro' Cairn, Limsborrow, Linsboro', Lynch Tor, Linch Tor, Lints Tor (Mudge)

This is a natural outcrop circled by a man made cairn of granite stones. The military have also installed a flag pole here to warn the public of live firing. Although the views are very nice, the tor is very much ruined.

This outcrop is considered, by some Dartmoor authors, to be a southern pile of Lynch Tor but it is afforded separate recognition by Eric Hemery (p.1018) "Beyond the track is Linsboro' a Bronze Age cairn built around a small tor remnant". He explains as a footnote that this is not an uncommon practice with others noted on Cocks Tor and Corndon Tor. Later on, on the same page he refers to Lynch Tor separately stating that "the separate clitter some way to the right is that of the Linsboro outcrop".

It was first mentioned as a forest boundmark called "Lullingesfote (Hullingssete)" way back when Henry III tasked twelve knights with setting out the boundary on a perambulation in 1240.

Limsboro
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Grid Ref:
SX 5656 8054
Height:
517m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Ruined
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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