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Title:Memoir of the Examination of Three Barrows at Broad Down, Farway, near Honiton
Originator:Kirwan, R.
Summary:At a distance of three miles from Honiton, on the Sidmouth Road, at a point where four roads meet, known as Hunter's Lodge, is a large flat stone which tradition says was once used as an altar for human sacrifices. Appears to be unhewn, and may possibly have formed the capstone of a dolmen. Local tradition further states that the stone descends the hill every night, bathes in the stream for the purpose of washing out the stain of human blood which is still upon it, and that before morning it returns to its original position.

Associated Monuments (8)

MDV10808Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10688Farway Castle (Monument)
MDV10832Round Barrow on Broad Down (Monument)
MDV10825Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10821Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10830Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10826Round Barrow on Broad Down, Farway (Monument)
MDV10965The Rolling Stone, Putts Corner (Monument)