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Dewerstone Settlement

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Not that I want to put you off visiting Dewerstone, but Hunt* mentions that the Dewerstone valley below is a favourite midnight meeting place for the headless spectral Wish Hounds. He calls them "the wish or wisked hounds of Dartmoor," also the "yell-hounds," and the "yeth-hounds."

Pure Joy mentions that rock climbers have died here - perhaps many people have made fatal errors over the years, because it is said the hounds lure unwary (or inquisitive) travellers over the edge to their deaths.

*Popular Romances of the West of England, 1865.

(Btw, the Magic record considers the enclosures themselves to be Neolithic, with the hut circles later Bronze Age additions.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th July 2005ce

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