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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325139
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99802
Location: Blackawton, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
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
SX85SW Hermitage and Plaque
2/11 about 200 metres south
west of Oldstone
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
"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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