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Stone Park Tor

The Great Stone

In the enclosure marked as Stone Park on page 158 of Dartmoor: A New Study edited by Crispin Gill in 1970 is a small but quite extensive tor of low, flat, and mostly moss-covered outcrops.

The higher rocks are the most distinct forming a compact pile on the south side. Set in a copse on the east side of the river Dart below and to the south of the area known as Babeny Rit , this is very likely to be 'The Great Stone' referred to by Eric Hemery (p533) as "an unbroken mass of coarse- and fine-grained rock dominant though low lying and covering an area of 212 square yards".

The tor can be reached through a stile some 100 metres or so below the old clapper bridge over the Walla Brook.

Stone Park Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6714 7472
Height:
262m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Crispin Gill
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Crispin Gill: Dartmoor: A New Study
Tim Jenkinson (2015): Dartmoor Discovered: The East Dart north of Dartmeet - Dartmoor Magazine No 121 Winter p. 40-41

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