The 1840 Stone

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First mentioned in Dartmoor News, Issue 153, pg3.

The following images (and featured image) were kindly supplied by Anne Kingdon, who lives locally.

Anne Kingdon: “My 1840 photos taken on jan 12th. Had to rub moss away. Thought it said 1860 but no, it is 1840. Thoughts on 1840 stone – There was a new map of Walkhampton tithes drawn up in 1840 and it is close to parish boundary . Some folk suggest a favourite horse buried here.  It is also close to a cross roads and Parish boundary between Meavy and Walkhampton so could it be a suicide grave. Maybe linked to horse tramway ? Connected to Burham ?? I have contacted local history group so they are scratching their heads as we speak !! Lockdown meanderings lead me to this tho’ resident of area for many years.

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