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Little Roos Tor

Little Rooster, Little Roose Tor

The rocks of Little Roos Tor that fits Eric Hemery's description of an 'ice transported ruin' for many of the tors on Dartmoor but he failed to describe these rocks at this point.

This is the largest outcrop amid the sprawling rocks here first mentioned by Tom Greeves where he says; "Little Rooster - a spread of rocks on the hillside immediately west of the mill above the still flowing Grimstone and Sortridge Leat."

A scattered and ruinous tor on the lower north-east slopes of Roos Tor proper, the tor's rocks extend downhill through the banks of the disused Longford Leat, and further to the aforementioned Grimstone and Sortridge Leat.

Little Roos Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5488 7669
Height:
390m
Parish:
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tom Greeves
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Lesser Known Tors and Rocks of Dartmoor
Tom Greeves (1994): In Search of the Tinners at Upper Merrivale Mill Dartmoor Magazine number 37 p. 6-8

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