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Tolmen Stone, The

The Tolmen Stone is a large boulder perched on rocks on the river bed, with a huge hole through it, the result of river erosion. It is a significant stone, with fanciful tales like a cure for rheumatism if you crawl through the hole.

Hemery also says: "The confluence is a wild and beautiful place. Below it, the ancient wall of the Batworthy enclosures reaches the right bank, and in the river near the opposite bank is a remarkable, water-worn boulder known as 'the Tolmen (i.e. holed) Stone'. On the boulder are four rock basins; the largest has a diameter of 3 feet and 4 inches and, due to the action of the rapid water below, is bottomless."

Tolmen Stone, The
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Grid Ref:
SX 6549 8707
Height:
360m
Parish:
Gidleigh
Tor Classification:
Boulder
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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