The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Dewerstone Carrington Inscription, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Nicholas Thomas Carrington, or Nicholas Toms Carrington, was a poet. Born in Plymouth in 1777, he is known for two long poems called 'The Banks of the Tamar' and 'Dartmoor'. His name and the date of his death are cut into a rock at the top of Dewerstone Hill above the Dewerstone Crags. As you can see in the photo gallery, the words read:

'CARRINGTON OBIT II [2nd] SEPTEMBRIS MDCCCXXX.'

You can read Nicholas Toms Carrington's 'Dartmoor, a descritpive poem, with notes by W.Burt' on Google Books to which we provide an external link. The poem is printed on pages 3-100. There's a romanticised drawing or etching of Dewerstone Rock in the book. The preface is written by his son H.E.Carrington or H.E.C.