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Hautville's Quoit

Standing Stone / Menhir


An earlier version of the story, from Aubrey's 1664 Monumenta Britannica (and quoted in Grinsell's 'Folklore of Stanton Drew').
The common people tell this incredible story, that Hakewell stood upon the top of Norton Hill, about half a mile off where the Coyte now lies, and coyted it down to this place; for which having the Manor of Norton given him, and thinking it too little, did give it the name of Norton Mal-reward which they pronounce small reward.
Which neatly explains the stone and the strangely named village in one fell swoop.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th January 2005ce
Edited 25th January 2005ce

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