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Mis Tor, Great and Little, Devon

Historical Description

Mis Tor, Great and Little, two eminences in Dartmoor, Devonshire, 5½ miles ENE of Tavistock. Great Mis Tor is one of the grandest eminences in the county, has an altitude of 1760 feet, presents a striking contour, especially as seen from the N; shows breaks and protuberances of such a kind as might readily be mistaken for Druidical works, is crowned by turret-peaks resembling structures of Cyclopean masonry, lias on the top of its highest summit a smooth circular rock-basin, called Mis Tor Pan, about 3 feet in diameter and 8 inches in depth; and is thought to have derived its name from the ancient British god Misor, or the moon. Little Mis Tor is a granitic mass immediately SW of Great Mis Tor, and near an ancient tin stream-work.

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