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Shuttamoor Rock

Set on private land on a small spur to the south of Shuttamoor Farm, this surprisingly prominent outcrop of rock is clearly visible from the road near to the farm.

It was spotted by Paul Buck whilst walking towards the nearby Fleetwood Plantation. The main pile which sits in the corner of three fields and is only just in the Parish of Hennock appears to have a large logan type boulder perched on its top. The same named farm less than 200 metres away is in the Parish of Christow.

A short-lived iron mine once operated at Shuttamoor (locally 'Shootimoor'), but the poor-quality mineral in the area necessitated its total abandonment in 1911 having been worked twice. The name of Shuttamoor Rock seems a most appropriate appellation for this fine upstanding outcrop given its proximity to the farm and the nearby wood that once housed the mine.

Shuttamoor Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 8217 8274
Height:
240m
Parish:
Hennock
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Moorland Walks: A rummage around Canonteign Down
Tim Jenkinson: Rock Piles of East Dartmoor: The Hidden Landscape Part 2 - Dartmoor Magazine No 133 Winter 2018

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