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Pound Rock

At the entrance to North Bovey from the north on a green triangle is this very large rock with its own finger post. Simply marked as 'Pound' on the OS map of 1886, Pound Rock albeit quite long and broad, reaches little more than a metre in height on its west side.

Several hundred years ago, this area was used for impounding stray animals; hence its name.

Pound Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 739 842
Height:
240m
Parish:
North Bovey
Tor Classification:
Boulder
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Mike Brown
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Mike Brown: The Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names
Debbie Jenkin: Walks from Ring of Bells North Bovey (2014)

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