‘Not good enough for Heaven not bad enough for Hell’
The Pixes were known locally the little in between folk. There are many places around with the Pixie name in it. Pixie Copse, Pixie Meadow, Pixie Lane, Pixie Rocks.
It was thought by The Earl of Carnarvon that Pixton Estate, Dulverton at one time may have been known as Pixie Town.
Pixie legends was not to be ridiculed as the old Exmoor characters would have been upset with anyone who did.
Many people today listen to the stories with a sceptical smile on their faces. But it wasn’t so long ago there was a very real belief in the little folk. There are tales of Farmers being led astray by mischievous Pixies, of favourite farmers having their corn thrashed at night.
Withypool and Hawkridge were the domain of the Monarch of the Pixies so it was farms around this area that had their corn thrashed. The King of Pixies ruled at Knighton Farm at Withypool.