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Civil parish
Pomphett Lake
Pomphett Lake
Country England
Primary council Plymouth
County Devon
Region South West England
Status Parish
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Plymstock is a commuter suburb of Plymouth and former civil parish in the English county of Devon.


Childe's Tomb on Dartmoor is the legendary site of the death of Childe who, caught in a snowstorm, killed and disembowelled his horse and climbed inside for shelter, but still froze to death. He left a message to say that the first person to bury him would get his lands at Plymstock. The greedy monks of Tavistock buried him and claimed the lands. The ghosts of monks carrying a bier have supposedly been seen at Childe's Tomb.

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