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Belstone is a village in Devon, England best known for the Nine Maidens stone circle. It lies within the West Devon local government district. In the Domesday Book the village is listed as Bellestam. It is possible that Fatherford, in the north west of Belstone parish, was one stage in a Roman extension of the Fosse Way road from Exeter to Launceston. The story of 'The Ballad of the Belstone Fox' by David Rook was based on the area, later made into a film The Belstone Fox in 1973.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Devon and Cornwall|
Other names by which Belstone, Devon has been known in the past
Belestham ~ Bellestam
Belstone, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Belstone, par., S. Devon, 2 miles SE. of Okehampton, 1500 ac., pop. 156.
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