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Southcott Rocks

Southcott Rocks is the name that Eric Hemery introduces for the lowest outcrops on the far southern slopes of Hayne Down.

Hemery states; "At the further, south-east head of the down is another rock-field, the ruined tor at its head being sometimes referred to as 'Southcott Rocks', for the knoll on which they stand is Southcott Down. Southcott Farm lies below, its newtake enclosing a large portion of the clitter."

The largest and highest of the piles has an impressive overhang. At least two other groups are scattered across the slope above Southcott Farm.

Southcott Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 746 799
Height:
380m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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