It is the very name of this house in the hamlet of Knowle near to the village of Lustleigh that implies there might be some kind significant rock formation nearby. Indeed there are several interesting clusters of rock in the private grounds here most of which are visible from the road to the west where a small tor remnant is seen on the slope.
Just below this there is a huge rounded rock resting against the side of an old barn wall. Higher in the garden more sizeable boulders are positioned to the west of the lower southern edge of Higher Knowle Wood these all are set just beyond the fence that runs beside the old by way now a rather rickety lane that leads out to the minor road just above Hathereigh Farm.
Some of the rocks in this latter group are quite impressive and together with the others are spread across the garden in small clumps for some 50 metres or so from one side to the other, but beware only glimpses are to be had from public land of this secluded and wholly private collection.
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SX 7909 8067
Lustleigh (formerly Bovey Tracey)
Private (but visible from public land)
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors (published privately)
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