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Leckhampton Hill


Leckhampton Hill (Hillfort) by thesweetcheat A view of the rock formation known as the "Devil's Chimney"
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A.Brookes (14.9.2008)
Posted by thesweetcheat
4th January 2009ce
Edited 31st January 2016ce
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I was here today with a small walking group, though didn't have my camera with me. Spectacular views from Leckhampton Hill; the rock feature seems to be a bit of a mystery though is possibly associated with the many small quarries in the area.
Can't see where I can add fieldnotes of folklore as neither of those links are coming up.

Angered by the many churches in the region, Old Nick would sit on top of Leckhampton Hill and hurl stones at pilgrims on their way to prayer. According to local legend, his wicked ways backfired as the stones hurled themselves back at him burying him into the ground for posterity piling the heavy stones upon each other to ensure he could never escape.

Visitors would climb to the top and leave a coin as insurance against the wrath of the Devil, to protect the chimney from further erosion and, some believe, ensure the privacy of its most infamous inhabitant.
tjj Posted by tjj
4th July 2010ce
You can see my house from Leckhampton Hill.

thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
4th July 2010ce
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