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Hanging Stone, The

Hangingstone Hill, Newtake Hill, Hangingstone Rock

The inclination of the walker is to reach the summit of this remote hill, with its military hut and cairn, but the tor itself is a tiny outcrop to the north-west of the top.

According to William Crossing, the small tor is perched on what was known as Newtake Hill, but explains: "This is sometimes called Hangingstone Hill, but that name is usually considered by the moormen to belong only to the N.W. side of it, where there is a small outlying pile of rock."

In Hemery's book 'High Dartmoor' (page 830), he is pictured sitting atop The Hanging Stone.

Hanging Stone, The
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Grid Ref:
SX 6158 8622
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
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Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference / Further Reading:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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