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Devils Chimney, Leckhampton hill, cheltenham

Devils Chimney, Leckhampton hill, cheltenham

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That looks an interesting place.

17 Dec, 2009


Legend holds that the Devil's Chimney is the chimney of the Devil's dwelling deep beneath the ground. Supposedly the Devil, provoked by the many Christian churches of the area, would sit atop Leckhampton Hill and hurl stones at Sunday churchgoers. However the stones were turned back on him, driving him beneath the ground and trapping him there so he could not further harass the villagers. Now he uses the mass of stones as his chimney to let free the smokes of hell.

Visitors to the Devil's Chimney would leave a coin on top of the rock as payment to the Devil in exchange for his staying in his underground home and not leaving to create mischief and spread evil in the local area.

1 Mar, 2010


What a great legend...I enjoyed hearing the story..thanks! :o)

1 Mar, 2010


Thanks for telling this tale. It's interesting to hear folk tales.

1 Mar, 2010

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