Dartmoor is riddled with
stories of folklore, superstition
and legends and one of the
most renown is the story of
Kitty Jay and Jay's Grave.
At the turn of the 18th and
19th Centuries she was
a pauper girl from the
workhouse at Newton Abbot.
It is sometimes difficult these
days to appreciate what it must
have been like to be poor and live,
or try to live at that time. All sorts
of folk ended up in the workhouse;
orphans, paupers and other
completely destitute people and
these "unfortunates" were a drain
on the Parish Purse. One such
person was Kitty Jay..........