Testing Stone near Merrivale

This earthbound rock is known as a ‘testing stone’ which, as its name suggests, was used for testing drills. There are other examples on the moor, such as at Eylesbarrow and Tor Rocks. Many thanks go to the people of the Dartmoor Information Exchange Facebook group for providing answers.

Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Patricia Davies for supplying the NGR, Featured Image and details for this item.

SSP 25 Boundary Stone

Reference: Steve Grigg, on his Dartmoor Explorations website, has written an excellent blog about the various items of interest in this popular area of the moor, which can be found at the Ace of Diamonds – Sampford Spiney Parish.

The numbering of the stones here is accredited to Mark Fenlon.