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Hermitage and Plaque About 200 Metres South West of Oldstone

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackawton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3532 / 50°21'11"N

Longitude: -3.667 / 3°40'1"W

OS Eastings: 281503

OS Northings: 51689

OS Grid: SX815516

Mapcode National: GBR QM.ZCKS

Mapcode Global: FRA 3863.H6Z

Entry Name: Hermitage and Plaque About 200 Metres South West of Oldstone

Listing Date: 25 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99802

Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Blackawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Blackawton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BLACKAWTON
SX85SW Hermitage and Plaque
2/11 about 200 metres south
west of Oldstone

II

Hermitage and detached plaque. Probably later C18. Slate rubble. Small
single cell structure built into a field back on the edge of Quarryhead
wood. The front is slate rubble with a segmental headed doorway rebated far
a door on the right hand jamb.
Inside the cell the roof is vaulted and there is a small recess in the rear
right hand wall which might have been a fireplace.
The plaque which was originally set about the doorway has been moved to a
position on the fields boundary wall immediately to the south east. It is
inscribed:-
"Within a Wood unknown to Public View
From Youth to Age reverend Hermit grew
The Moss his bed, the cave his humble cell
His food the fruits. His drink the Crystal Well
Remote from Man with God he passed his days
Prayr wall this Business, all Hist Pleasure Praise"


Listing NGR: SX8150351689

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