SX5589 : Branscombe's Loaf

near to Sourton, Devon, Great Britain

Branscombe's Loaf
Branscombe's Loaf
Branscombe's Loaf is an isolated tor on the northern edge of Corn Ridge that has a curious story attached to it. One day in the 13th century the Bishop of Exeter (Walter Bronescombe) was riding home along the ridge in the mist with his chaplain, when they met a man who offered them a loaf and cheese. As Walter was about to eat the chaplain knocked it away because he had seen the stranger's cloven hoof peeping out from beneath his long cloak. If the bishop had eaten then he would have been in the Devil's power. The loaf and cheese were changed into granite boulders and the Devil disappeared. Despite this medieval story Bransombe's Loaf is a safe place to visit and there are splendid views from here over North Devon, the West Okement valley and Yes Tor.
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