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Barn Hill / Whitchurch Down

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<b>Barn Hill / Whitchurch Down</b>Posted by LubinImage © Peter Castle ©
Nearest Town:Tavistock (5km W)
OS Ref (GB):   SX533745 / Sheets: 191, 201
Latitude:50° 33' 4.34" N
Longitude:   4° 4' 15.68" W

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<b>Barn Hill / Whitchurch Down</b>Posted by Lubin

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The kist on Whitchurch Down is on the south side of Barn Hill. It is easily accessible as it is only around half a mile south from the Pork Hill car park which is at SX531751. Lubin Posted by Lubin
6th March 2005ce
Edited 7th March 2005ce

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I have just been told of a man who several years ago lost his way on Whitchurch Down, near Tavistock. The farther he went the farther he had to go; but happily calling to mind the antidote "in such case made and provided," he turned his coat inside out, after which he had no difficulty in finding his way. "He was supposed," adds my informant, "to be pisky-led."
In 'Choice Notes from Notes and Queries - Folklore' (1859) - p219. Originally in volume ii. Online at Google Books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th February 2007ce
Edited 18th February 2007ce