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ON LUNDY: THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL AND THE LANDING PLACE

ON LUNDY: THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL AND THE LANDING PLACE

About 12 miles off Hartland Point in Devonshire, of which county it is reckoned to be part, is Luncly Island. It consists of about 920 acres of grassy downs, almost barren of trees, and its length is some three miles. Except at the south-cast part, where the landing-place is (top) and where slate occurs, the island is of granite. This was quarried for the building of the Thames Embankment, London. The Mariscos, lords of Luncly, were practically pirates till 1242. Since, Turkish pirates and French and Scottish privateers have used it for a base.

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