Pat29

Pat29

Posted on 03/27/2016


Photo taken on June 23, 2006



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hole rock 016

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Below the confluence of Teign and Walla there is a large boulder covered with water-cut rock basins, one of which has completely worn through and pierced the stone. Called the Tolmen stone, it has been the focus for some extreme C19 ideas. Rowe (1985; A Perambulation of Dartmoor, page 44) happily adduced stories of magical cures and mystical oracles, which perhaps more properly belong to Cornish monuments, like the Men-An-Tol, SW426349. There children were supposedly cured of rickets by climbing through its central hole. It is interesting to note that the Teign at this point is a very popular summer spot ; most people who visit the stone also climb through it.

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Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A lovely picture and the stone is enhanced by the foliage in front Pat.
2 years ago.
RatRod
RatRod
Great find and pic Pat , interesting info too.
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Some interesting geological feature!
2 years ago.