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Buck Stone

Natural Rock Feature


Near the top of the hill is a huge stone in the hedge to the right of the road. This is the Buck Stone, and in olden days, when the passengers used to toil up the hill behind the coach, a practical joke was often played on guileless travellers. They used to be told to put their heads near the stone to listen to the tide coming in over the Bay miles away, and if they did so their heads were knocked against the stone. Now the narrow old coach road is private, but Mr. Bainbridge at Greenlands Farm would allow anyone to inspect the stone if desired.
From T Pape's Warton and George Washington's Ancestors (1913).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
9th February 2013ce
Edited 9th February 2013ce

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