Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Hill, Mountain in Devon South Hams

England

Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Alluvial Tin Streamwork at Brisworthy Burrows An extensive and well preserved alluvial tin streamwork.
Alluvial Tin Streamwork at Brisworthy Burrows Credit: Sandy Gerrard

Great Trowlesworthy Tor is a prominent granite hill located in Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. Sitting at an elevation of approximately 437 meters (1,434 feet), it is considered one of the most significant tors in the area. The tor is part of a larger cluster of tors known as Trowlesworthy Warren, which includes other notable landmarks such as Little Trowlesworthy Tor and Sharpitor.

Great Trowlesworthy Tor boasts an impressive rocky outcrop, characterized by its rugged and weathered appearance. The tor is composed of coarse-grained granite, which has been shaped by millions of years of erosion and weathering. Its distinctive large boulders and rocky formations make it a popular destination for hikers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts.

Surrounded by moorland and heath, Great Trowlesworthy Tor offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, visitors can enjoy vistas of rolling hills, meandering rivers, and the picturesque landscape of Dartmoor National Park.

The tor is also of historical significance, with evidence of prehistoric settlements and burial sites in the area. Archaeological excavations have revealed the presence of Bronze Age hut circles and stone rows, highlighting the tor's importance as a cultural and spiritual site in ancient times.

Access to Great Trowlesworthy Tor is possible via designated footpaths and trails, ensuring visitors can explore and appreciate the natural beauty and historical significance of this remarkable landmark in Devon.

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Great Trowlesworthy Tor Images

Images are sourced within 2km of 50.461448/-4.0023947 or Grid Reference SX5764. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

Alluvial Tin Streamwork at Brisworthy Burrows An extensive and well preserved alluvial tin streamwork.
Alluvial Tin Streamwork at Brisworthy Burrows
An extensive and well preserved alluvial tin streamwork.
Vermin Trap and Prehistoric Enclosure Wall at Trowlesworthy <span class="nowrap"><a title="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1019084?section=official-listing" rel="nofollow ugc noopener" href="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1019084?section=official-listing">Link</a><img style="margin-left:2px;" alt="External link" title="External link - shift click to open in new window" src="https://s1.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png" width="10" height="10"/></span>
Vermin Trap and Prehistoric Enclosure Wall at Trowlesworthy
Cairn and cist at Willings Wall Warren <span class="nowrap"><a title="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012209?section=official-listing" rel="nofollow ugc noopener" href="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1012209?section=official-listing">Link</a><img style="margin-left:2px;" alt="External link" title="External link - shift click to open in new window" src="https://s1.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png" width="10" height="10"/></span>
Cairn and cist at Willings Wall Warren
Prehistoric Settlement and Pillow Mounds at Legis Tor <span class="nowrap"><a title="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1019876?section=official-listing" rel="nofollow ugc noopener" href="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1019876?section=official-listing">Link</a><img style="margin-left:2px;" alt="External link" title="External link - shift click to open in new window" src="https://s1.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png" width="10" height="10"/></span>
Prehistoric Settlement and Pillow Mounds at Legis Tor
Kerbed cairn at Hentor Warren <span class="nowrap"><a title="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1019082?section=official-listing" rel="nofollow ugc noopener" href="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1019082?section=official-listing">Link</a><img style="margin-left:2px;" alt="External link" title="External link - shift click to open in new window" src="https://s1.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png" width="10" height="10"/></span>
Kerbed cairn at Hentor Warren
Clapper Bridge across the Bottlehill Leat In the background there are prehistoric enclosed settlements and post medieval pillow mounds.
Clapper Bridge across the Bottlehill Leat
In the background there are prehistoric enclosed settlements and post medieval pillow mounds.
Pillow Mound at Trowlesworthy Legis Tor and prehistoric settlements in the background <span class="nowrap"><a title="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1020323?section=official-listing" rel="nofollow ugc noopener" href="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1020323?section=official-listing">Link</a><img style="margin-left:2px;" alt="External link" title="External link - shift click to open in new window" src="https://s1.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png" width="10" height="10"/></span>
Pillow Mound at Trowlesworthy
Legis Tor and prehistoric settlements in the background LinkExternal link
Hentor Warren boundary stone south of Hen Tor Scale 1m <span class="nowrap"><a title="https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=MDV17694&resourceID=104" rel="nofollow ugc noopener" href="https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=MDV17694&resourceID=104">Link</a><img style="margin-left:2px;" alt="External link" title="External link - shift click to open in new window" src="https://s1.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png" width="10" height="10"/></span>
Hentor Warren boundary stone south of Hen Tor
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Old Wayside Cross on Shaugh Moor Blackaton Cross (Roman's Cross), old head in a new cross. Starkey No.34 by the UC road, in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), end of the service road that runs along the boundary of Lee Moor China Clay workings up to Emmets Post, on the moorland verge.

Grade II listed. List Entry Number: 1107433
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Scheduled Monument. List Entry Number: 1008930
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Surveyed 

Milestone Society National ID: DVSH_SPR02
Old Wayside Cross on Shaugh Moor
Blackaton Cross (Roman's Cross), old head in a new cross. Starkey No.34 by the UC road, in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), end of the service road that runs along the boundary of Lee Moor China Clay workings up to Emmets Post, on the moorland verge. Grade II listed. List Entry Number: 1107433 LinkExternal link Scheduled Monument. List Entry Number: 1008930 LinkExternal link Surveyed Milestone Society National ID: DVSH_SPR02
Old Boundary Marker by Blacka Brook, Shaugh Moor, Shaugh Prior Parish Estate Boundary Marker in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), Shaugh Moor, beside Blacka Brook.

Surveyed

Milestone Society National ID: DV_SHAUPR04em
Old Boundary Marker by Blacka Brook, Shaugh Moor, Shaugh Prior Parish
Estate Boundary Marker in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), Shaugh Moor, beside Blacka Brook. Surveyed Milestone Society National ID: DV_SHAUPR04em
Old Boundary Marker by Old Cornwood Road, Shaugh Moor Boundary Marker by the UC road, in parish of Cornwood (South Hams District), Old Cornwood Road, quarter mile North of Emmets Post Car Park, on grass/muddy verge.

Inscription reads:-
: SM / 1835 : : LM / 1835 :

Grade II Listed. List Entry Number: 1309452
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Surveyed

Milestone Society National ID: DV_CBEP01bm
Old Boundary Marker by Old Cornwood Road, Shaugh Moor
Boundary Marker by the UC road, in parish of Cornwood (South Hams District), Old Cornwood Road, quarter mile North of Emmets Post Car Park, on grass/muddy verge. Inscription reads:- : SM / 1835 : : LM / 1835 : Grade II Listed. List Entry Number: 1309452 LinkExternal link Surveyed Milestone Society National ID: DV_CBEP01bm
Old Boundary Marker on Shaugh Moor, Shaugh Prior Estate Boundary Marker in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), Shaugh Moor.

Inscription reads:- : SM / 1835 :

Surveyed

Milestone Society National ID: DV_SHAUPR03em
Old Boundary Marker on Shaugh Moor, Shaugh Prior
Estate Boundary Marker in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), Shaugh Moor. Inscription reads:- : SM / 1835 : Surveyed Milestone Society National ID: DV_SHAUPR03em
Old Boundary Marker by Old Cornwood Road, Shaugh Prior parish Estate Boundary Marker in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), beside Old Cornwood Road.

Inscription reads:-
: SM / 1835 : : LM / 1835 : 

Grade II listed.
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Surveyed

Milestone Society National ID: DV_SHAUPR02em
Old Boundary Marker by Old Cornwood Road, Shaugh Prior parish
Estate Boundary Marker in parish of Shaugh Prior (South Hams District), beside Old Cornwood Road. Inscription reads:- : SM / 1835 : : LM / 1835 : Grade II listed. List Entry Number: 1309452 LinkExternal link Surveyed Milestone Society National ID: DV_SHAUPR02em
Moorland view Looking towards Trowlesworthy Warren House in the distance.
Moorland view
Looking towards Trowlesworthy Warren House in the distance.
Dartmoor view Slightly left in the distance is Great Trowlesworthy Tor.
Dartmoor view
Slightly left in the distance is Great Trowlesworthy Tor.
Lee Moor, South prehistoric standing stone A leaning standing stone situated next to a reave. <span class="nowrap"><a title="https://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=44546" rel="nofollow ugc noopener" href="https://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=44546">Link</a><img style="margin-left:2px;" alt="External link" title="External link - shift click to open in new window" src="https://s1.geograph.org.uk/img/external.png" width="10" height="10"/></span>
Lee Moor, South prehistoric standing stone
A leaning standing stone situated next to a reave. LinkExternal link
White Hill China Clay Works Looking towards the large lake, part of which is just in square.
White Hill China Clay Works
Looking towards the large lake, part of which is just in square.
Part of the White Hill China Clay Works A small corner of the large quarry.
Part of the White Hill China Clay Works
A small corner of the large quarry.
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Great Trowlesworthy Tor is located at Grid Ref: SX5764 (Lat: 50.461448, Lng: -4.0023947)

Administrative County: Devon

District: South Hams

Police Authority: Devon and Cornwall

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Located within 500m of 50.461448,-4.0023947
Great Trowlesworthy Tor
Natural: peak
Wikidata: Q38251472
Wikipedia: en:Great Trowlesworthy Tor
Lat/Long: 50.4619937/-4.0030125
Settlement
Historic: archaeological_site
Lat/Long: 50.4624133/-4.009126
Little Trowlesworthy Tor
Natural: peak
Lat/Long: 50.4636533/-4.0062975
Stone Circle
Access: yes
Archaeological Site: megalith
Historic: archaeological_site
Historic Civilization: prehistoric
Megalith Type: stone_circle
Lat/Long: 50.4583058/-4.0068129
The data included in this document is from www.openstreetmap.org. The data is made available under ODbL.

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