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Crockem, Devon

Historical Description

Crockem-Tor, a rugged eminence in Lidford parish, Devonshire, in the north-west of Dartmoor, 7½ miles NNE of Tavistock. The ancient stannary courts were held here, on rock benches in the open air, with proroguement to one of the stannary towns, and one of them was held here so late as 1749. Three other tors, called the Little Longaford, the Great Longaford, and the Whiten, rise above Crockern-Tor, and all command imposing views.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5