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Devil's Quoits

Circle henge


This version has a happier outcome for the Devil:
At a short distance from the village are the disconnected stones known as the Devil's Quoits [..]; the name arises from the popular tradition that the Devil played here with a beggar for his soul, and won by the throwing of these huge stones.
p89 in 'A Handbook for Travellers in Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire', published by John Murray (1860).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th September 2007ce

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