Jays Grave
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Jays Grave - United Kingdom
Jays Grave is located in Devon, England.
Jays Grave monument was established on 18th century.
Primary threats to Jays Grave :

The small burial mound is at the side of a minor road, about 1 mile (1.6 km) North West of Hound Tor, at the entrance to a green lane that leads to Natsworthy.




Historical facts of Jays Grave :

Jay's Grave is supposedly the last resting place of a suicide victim who is thought to have died in the late 18th century. It has become a well-known landmark on Dartmoor, Devon, in South-West England, and is the subject of local folklore, and several ghost stories. The small burial mound is at the side of a minor road, about 1 mile (1.6 km) North West of Hound Tor, at the entrance to a green lane that leads to Natsworthy. Fresh flowers are regularly placed on the grave, although no-one admits to putting them there. The grave is believed to contain the bones of an orphan called Kitty Jay (some reports name her as Mary Jay), who worked at Canna Farm near the village of Manaton. As a teenager, she was apparently raped by a young farmhand and became pregnant. Such was her shame that Kitty Jay hanged her in a barn, or, according to a different version of the story, from the great kitchen fireplace lintel.