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Knightlow Hill - The Wroth Stone


Old Custom In Warwickshire.--
There is a large stone a few miles from Dunchurch, in Warwickshire, called "The Knightlow Cross." Several of Lord John Scott's tenants hold from him on the condition of laying their rent before daybreak on Martinmas Day on this stone: if they fail to do so, they forfeit to him as many pounds as they owe pence, or as many white bulls with red tips to their ears and a red tip to their tail as they owe pence, whichever he chooses to demand. This custom is still kept up, and there is always hard riding to reach the stone before the sun rises on Martinmas Day. - MMMR.
From Notes and Queries, May 13th, 1854.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd November 2011ce
Edited 22nd November 2011ce

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