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Denbury Hill, or Denbury Down, has an encampment. There is also to be seen an ancient stone, with all the markings thereon, with which the Danes sharpened their weapons of war. Treasure is said to be hidden there, and these two rhymes are current:

"When Exeter was a furzey down,
Denbury was a borough town."

"If Denbury Down was levelled fair,
Denbury could plough with a golden share."
This information was taken from the Illustrated Western Weekly News, 5 August, 1911, p24, and quoted in Notes on English Folklore
J. B. Partridge
Folklore, Vol. 28, No. 3. (Sep. 30, 1917), pp. 311-315.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th January 2007ce

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