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The Plague Market At Merrivale

Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue


Crossings Guide to Dartmoor tells us that the name Plague Market and also Potato Market came about when the nearby town of Tavistock was ravaged by the plague. The moorland people would travel to this site to leave food for the townsfolk.
He also states that the round stone is infact a millstone carved by a local who then decided it was not fit for the job
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
4th January 2005ce

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