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Hob's House

Cave / Rock Shelter


The fissure cave on the tumbled limestone rocks of Hob's House, on the northern side of Fin Cop, was once said to be the home of the giant Hulac Warren (sometimes Hector Warren) or Hob.
On a bend in the river, closer to Demons Dale, stands the Warren Stone. Which is said to be the petrified remains of the giant who was turned to stone for the attempted rape of a shepherdess. During the attack she either fell or threw herself to her death. Where her body landed a spring of pure water formed.

In an old local rhyme suggesting witchcraft in the area, Hob is portrayed as a fiddler:

The piper of Shacklow,
The fiddler of Fin,
The old woman of Demons Dale,
Calls them all in.
stubob Posted by stubob
18th October 2007ce

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