SX6676 : Snaily House

near to Bellever, Devon, Great Britain

Snaily House
Snaily House
Snaily House is a ruined farmhouse that lies beside the East Dart just south of Bellever. The ruins lie rather hidden within the Whiteslades coniferous plantation which is all that is left of an old Dartmoor tenement from the 1700s. The story goes that the last inhabitants of the house were two spinsters who were rather fond of eating bottled, salted slugs and a few garden vegetables - hence the name Snaily. Local farmers suspected them of sheep stealing so we can imagine their surprise when the bottled secret slipped out. Apparently, the embarrassed ladies pined away and died leaving the house to fall into ruins. Of course, this is not quite true although Dartmoor does have a heritage of "diet supplement" tales that involve thick black slugs.
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Sunday, 31 October, 2004   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 June, 2005
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WGS84: 50:34.3768N 3:53.1990W
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