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Shovel Down & The Long Stone (Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue) — Folklore

The beeting of the bounds around the parishes where this stone is the meeting point of used to be an occasion for fighting, and of moving the boundry stones (presumably not this one as it is huge!)

Mildren, James 1984 Dartmoor in the Old Days Cornwall, UK : Bossing Books

Scorhill (Stone Circle) — Folklore

Ruth St. Leger-Gordon was told by an old Chagford man in 1960's, who had heard it as a family story from past generations, the story of the "Faithless wives and fickle maidens". Any such women where made to wash in Cranmere pool, then walk to Scorehill, run around three times, pass through the Tolman, walk to Grey Wethers, pery in front of the stones for forgiveness – if she is forgiven she walks home, if not the stone falls on her and squashes her, this being an explanation as to why so many have fallen!

St. Leger-Gordon, Ruth E.1994 The Witchcraft and Folklore of Dartmoor Newton Abbot, UK : Peninsular Press
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