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Rocky Outcrop


Dragonby is a small village to the North of Scunthorpe just off the A1077 to Winterton. About half way down the only road through the village there is a gap in the houses on the right hand side - a track leads out onto some open ground and you will see the dragon on your right winding its way up the hill.

It is a natural rock formation caused by a limestone spring but local legend says it is the body of a dragon that was turned to stone by a wizard. Another story claims that it is the top of a church that sank into the earth with the congregation still inside and that once a year the ghostly bells can still be heard ringing.

The village name Dragonby is only fairly recent, it was changed by local land owners, the Elwes family, from Conesby Cliff in honour of the dragon!
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
1st May 2002ce
Edited 28th August 2012ce

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