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Gittisham Hill

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


A slightly different version:
Between Honiton and Sidmouth is an inn called The Hunter's Lodge (more recently The Hare and Hounds), and opposite the house is a block of stone, over which hovers a gruesome mystery. It is said that in the dead of night the stone used to stir in its place, and roll heavily down into the valley, to drink at the source of the Sid, and, some say, to try to wash away its stain. Human blood has given it this power--the blood that gushed upon it when the witches slew their victims, for it was once a witches' stone of sacrifice.
From 'Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts' by Rosalind Northcote (1898).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th August 2008ce
Edited 30th August 2008ce

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