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Prowtytown Rocks

Pesky Rocks

A distinctive non-granite outcrop south of the large Pork Hill car park. The outcrop here is marked by multiple steps with a man made appearance, although they are natural in formation.

The name comes from Eric Hemery, in High Dartmoor; "Above all rises the border-rock tor known as Prowtytown Rocks (1,000 feet), representing the final, lowly bastion of the Tavy country's east upper valley side..."

Some have even taken to calling the tor 'Pesky Rocks' for the difficult pronunciation of the outcrop!

Prowtytown Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 5287 7454
Height:
300m
Parish:
Whitchurch
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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