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Old House Rocks

Old House Hill, Vomeborough

Tim Jenkinson writes in Dartmoor Magazine Summer 1999 p. 26-27; "The Old House Rocks provide exhilarating views eastward and rest on the precipice of the hill before it falls away steeply to the valley below."

"It is perhaps the failure of the Ordnance Survey to include the Old House boundary marker on their maps that typifies more than anything the neglect of interest in the eastern aspect of Hameldown."

Whilst Hemery describes Old House Hill and the boundary stone atop he doesn't mention the rocks that amount to a few low outcrops with fantastic views.

Old House Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 7153 7865
Height:
476m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Tim Jenkinson (1999): Hameldown Its Tors and Rocks Explained: Dartmoor Magazine 55 Summer p. 26-27

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