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Gittisham Hill

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


There are lots of barrows up here. And there's a bit of megalithic style folklore. But where is the stone?
A rock is set up at a four-crossroads on Gittisham Common. It is called the Witch's Stone, for it is said that witches used to sacrifice babies on it. There is also said to be a treasure buried beneath it, and whenever it hears the church bells striking midnight, it descends to the River Sid to drink.
From p153 of The Folklore of Devon
Theo Brown
Folklore, Vol. 75, No. 3. (Autumn, 1964), pp. 145-160.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th January 2007ce

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