Swell Tor

Swell Tor is a quietly unassuming tor that hides a famous past, for it was from here that the granite was taken to make London Bridge. There are remnants all around of the quarry workings, including railways tracks and sidings, quarry buildings, the quarry itself as well as dressed corbels that were not taken to London. The tor itself sits above the quarry and has great views in all directions. There are no military ranges near here.

Height – 395metres         OS Grid reference – SX560733

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Swell Tor quarry with views to Cornwall beyond

Swell Tor quarry with views to Cornwall beyond

Looking along the path to Kings Tor from Swell Tor

Looking along the path to Kings Tor from Swell Tor

Swell Tor quarry workings

Swell Tor quarry workings

London Bridge corbels by Swell Tor

London Bridge corbels by Swell Tor