Great Staple Tor

Record Number: 103 | © Devon County Council
Great Staple Tor is on a ridge above the River Walkham. The place name "staple" derives from the word meaning tower, and alludes to the tor's granite formations which are said to resemble the towers of a great gateway. These formations, where granite blocks perch on top of each other, are sometimes referred to as steeples. This photograph was taken on the 30/03/1937.

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Tor
rocks
staple
great

Detail

Taylor
Image - Glass Plate
1937
Whitchurch