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Shapley Tor

Shapeley Tor

There is not much left of Shapley Tor, for what was once a much bigger pile now left in the remains of scattered clitter and small outcrops just off the summit on Shapley Common, however, covering a large area. There are the odd patches of low outcrop, with lovely views northward.

Hemery says of what there is to see; "The first and northernmost of these, Shapley Tor (1,599 feet), is so scattered on its gentle slope that its only notable features exist at the lowest (rather than highest) elevation."

"On the low, north-west shoulder of the tor is a large tilted boulder and, nearby, the major pile of the tor, consisting of large block - and slab-granite." The name of "Shapley" is also known as "Shapeley", according to Samuel Rowe p.407, who says of; "Shapeley Tor on Shapeley Common".

Shapley Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6991 8199
Height:
487m
Parish:
North Bovey
Tor Classification:
Ruined
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Samuel Rowe
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Samuel Rowe: A Perambulation of Dartmoor

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