I personally find it such an obvious suggestion that a sheepskin be used near a fire or log burner that it almost doesn’t need saying. Hennock suggests itself for this role where its fleece will elevate the matt black metal with good effect. Remember that sheepskin is flame resistant – sparks and pops from the fire will fizzle and create the burning hair smell that tired dogs sometimes suffer after a long walk.
Hennock – Prehistory
There is evidence that a prehistoric settlement once existed near Bottor Rock.
Arguably the most eastern of Dartmoor tors. The small pile can be found just south-west of Hennock and stands at a height of 793 feet.
English Heritage say “In a field called Brady Park, about 300 yards SW of Bottor Rock were two concentric stone circles. W C Radly, in 1841, gave the following measurements. Diameter of the inner circle 24 feet. Distance between the walls 18 feet. The outer wall was 4 feet thick and the inner stronger, wall 5 feet but much had been thrown away and about 3 feet remained. The area in the centre had been hollowed out. The circles were destroyed in 1842.“