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Black Down, Devon

Historical Description

Black Down, an upland ridge on the mutual border of Somersetshire and Devonshire, around the sources of the Axe, the Otter, and the Culme rivers. It is chalky and bleak, and its highest point has an altitude of 1160 feet above the level of the sea, and is crowned by a column, erected by the inhabitants in honour of the Duke of Wellington.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5