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Meacombe Rock

Meacombe Rock is a name we have given to the rather lowly but rounded outcrop that is set in a private field some 150 metres to the south of Meacombe Cottages about a mile north west of Moretonhampstead.

It is visible from the field gate just to the west of the old muddied by way that once connected the hamlet of Sloncombe with that of Sainthill in the years before the early 19th Century improvements when minor roads were built in the area in c1820s to complement the nearby Turnpike running from the town to Whiddon Down.

The Rock here is embedded in the turf of the field and more of it may extend downhill into the pine needle bed of the wood. It has a somewhat smooth curve to its appearance and is a modest knob of granite in an area otherwise bereft of rocks. That said there appears to be other boulders scattered on the hillside to the south east of the cottages on another knoll.

Meacombe Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 7319 8671
Height:
215m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference:
Max Piper: Tors of Dartmoor

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