In late 19th century, towns like Tavistock and Plymouth demanded a more hard wearing road surface as the size and weight of vehicles were getting ever larger. And so was borne, the granite sett making industry on Dartmoor, which was centred around the quarries such as Foggintor, Dewerstone, Ingra Tor, Lowery Tor, King’s Tor, Great Staple Tor, Swell Tor and Leather Tor. Helen Harris (a prolific writer on Dartmoor Archaeology in 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s) described a “Sett Makers’ Banker” in the 1981 edition of The Transactions of the Devonshire Association very eloquently, thus: ‘….a low primitive bench formed against the hillside by placing two upright pieces of granite about 1 foot 6 inches apart, and another slab across the top, approximately a foot above ground level. Men knelt or crouched at the bankers cutting small setts from larger blocks”. In 2008, a lovely book called “Dartmoor’s Sett Makers’ Bankers” by Simon Dell (MBE) and John Bright was published, which not only describes the history surrounding this Dartmoor industry but also provides a 10 digit National Grid Reference (NGR) for the main sites of Sett Makers’ Bankers in the aforementioned quarries. This post covers an exploration of the lesser known quarrying exploits around Leather Tor, based around five NGR’s for sett makers’ bankers found in the Dell / Bright publication.