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  • Reason for inclusion: a possible candidate for Baskerville Hall, the ancestral home of Sir Henry Baskerville

    Accessibility: Not accessible, privately owned but can be seen clearly , over the hedge from the Buckfastleigh to Holne road which runs along the upper edge of the valley to the East of the house.

    Description: A former Manor House. Dated 1656 but much restored. The inner door (of the west wing) has heavy moulded doorframe with carved steps and moulded and panelled door with wrought iron door knocker inscribed RC 1656 (RC initials for Richard Cabell). Richard Cabell, a cavalier, was a man of ill repute and the Lord of the Manor of Brook. Legend has it that on the night of his death (allegedly 1677) black hounds, howling and breathing fire and smoke, were seen on the moor. It is believed that Richard Cabell is the prototype for the wicked Hugo Baskerville

    Comments: Although this is the most frequently proposed candidate this is probably due to the link with Richard Cabell. Actually the property has very few of the features described in the story- no view of the moor from any of its windows (the nearest part of the moor is at least 4 miles away), never had a yew alley, no central block with two wings and no towers

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