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Lower Mapstone

Lower Map Stone

This fantastic granite boulder resides in a field high above the war memorial in Lustleigh village. It can be seen from this feature and the road below at the bottom of Mapstone Hill.

The large boulder is also obvious from the road at Wrayland (Wreyland) and is comprised of one large crevice, splitting at the bottom as seen from the memorial. Its base is enveloped by ivy and other species of vegetation.

The war memorial where this boulder is best viewed is interesting. It includes the names of several people who died in World War 1 and the writing: "1914-1918; LEST WE FORGET". The names of the people who either died oversees or at home can be viewed here. In the photo shown on their website, Lower Mapstone can be seen above right clearly once more vegetated than it is now. More names have been added to the memorial since. The name of 'Lower Mapstone' seems appropriate given that it lies at the bottom of the hill of the much better known Loaf of the same name.

Lower Mapstone
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Grid Ref:
SX 7851 8145
Height:
111m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Nicole Humphreys
Reference:
Max Piper: Tors of Dartmoor

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