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The Devil's Arrows

Standing Stones


Mention of a slightly different name:
Leaving Rippon, we passed the same Day to Borough-Bridge,, where we viewed the three Stones called the Devil's Bolts or Arrows by the Vulgar, and about which they have a Legend.

They are tall and slender, four-square, of a pyramidal Figure, but not very sharp at the Top. They seemed to us to be factitious Stones, but yet endure the Weather exceedingly well, and may, in Probability, stand there till Dooms-day.
p162 in 'Select Remains of the Learned John Ray, with his Life' by William Derham. Published 1760.
Online at Google Books.
This journey was undertaken in 1661.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
20th March 2007ce
Edited 20th March 2007ce

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