Black's Guide to Devonshire

Black's Guide to Devonshire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Teign, which unite a little way above Chagford (p. 164). As the crow flies, Cranmere Pool lies 6 or 7 miles from each of these points, as also from the western edge of the moor above Lydford (p. 170). Two Bridges to Moreton Hampstead (12 miles).--The road leads us on in 4 miles, over Cherry Brook, to Post Bridge; the lion of which is the most famous of the Clapper Bridges, which are features of Dartmoor. Close below the modern bridge over the East Dart, it is formed by four piers of granite supporting a roadway of huge stones, each 15 feet long. At Post Bridge we find a sight almost rarer on the moor, something like a village, with two chapels and a Temperance Inn, where one might halt to make divagations. Near at hand, on the left, is Lake Head Pound, the traces of a fortified camp. In the same direction, 3 miles up the Long Ridge, we come to the Grey Wethers, two incomplete stone circles, so called from their resemblance to a flock of sheep, lying at the base of Sittaford Tor to the west (1764 feet), easily ascended by those who would try to rock the logan-stone at its summit. From the Grey Wethers one might track a stream for a couple of miles north-east to the Fernworthy Circle, another of the broken qRoundy-ponndiesq of Dartmoor, where there is a small clapper bridge. Thence, by lanes eastwards in about 4 miles, could be reached Chagford (p. 164). Post Bridge is believed to have been a crossing-place of the ancient track-way across Dartmoor. A well-greaved explorer might try to trace this westwards between the two Darts, or on the other side a little north of east in 3 or 4 miles to Grimspound (see below). From Post Bridge, the road ascends Merripit Hill, where a by-way, right, would lead across to Ashburton by the Buckland...This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: .


Title:Black's Guide to Devonshire
Author: Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff
Publisher:Rarebooksclub.com - 2013-09
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