River Lemon

The spring erupts near Haytor and Saddle Tor and meanders through the valley until it unites with the River Teign. At the time of King John the river was known as Limonstream in description of the limestone rocks rising steeply on either bank, or alternatively originates from the Celtic word for “Elm”, or could stem from the Saxon word, Llammau being drawn from the stone boulders lying on the river bed whose literal meaning is “stones in a river to walk upon”. Small boys often risked their safety by leaping across the stepping stones at the north-east corner of Baker’s Park. Today following engineering, the urban river is enclosed, flowing under the town.

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