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Robin Hood and Little John

Standing Stones


The Nene Park (aka Ferry Meadows) information board says:
One story maintains that they are draughts from arrows shot from Alwalton churchyard by Robin Hood and Little John; another claims that the stones, which are nicked in the tops like arrows, are a memorial to St Edmund who was killed by the Danes' arrows. The most plausible explanation is perhaps that they mark a track to a crossing point on the River Nene, where the Abbot of Peterborough granted the Abbot of Bury toll-free passage for the stone being transported from the quarries at Barnack to build the Abbey of St Edmund.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
27th January 2003ce
Edited 22nd December 2003ce

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