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Linscott Tor

To be found near Linscott Cross, there is a tor comprising three parts. The main pile consists of jumbled boulders, that can be seen from the road, but better viewed by scaling a stile onto a public footpath. It appears the northern section has been quarried.

The best outcrop (not pictured) lies north-west of the main pile in the private grounds of Linscott Cottages, and this can just about be seen from the main road. Hidden across the road, just above a small stream, there is the third part, consisting of two large boulders lined by corrugated iron sheets.

Of more interest is Linscott Cross. Tim Sandles, in his book 'A Pilgrimage to Dartmoor's Crosses' tells us; "This badly mutilated cross was discovered at the end of the 19th century serving as a gatepost, evidence of which is provided by the three slots and hinge hole apparent on the north-eastern side and the metal pin on the north-western side. In c1902 it was erected at its present location, which was considered to be the nearest suitable spot to that where it had been found.. There is also an incised cross (25 centimetres high and with a span of 17 centimetres) on the south-wetern face."

Linscott Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7409 8722
Height:
210m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Tim Sandles (1997): A Pilgrimage to Dartmoor's Crosses

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