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Belstone, Devon

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.
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX6193
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon 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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