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| Saffron Walden Puddingstone |
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|Description ||This stone is known as the Hangman's Stone and is one of many so named across Britain. The story goes that a sheep stealer took a sheep and tied its legs together. Feeling tired, he stopped to sleep by the stone on his way home. The sheep struggled and slipped over the far side thus strangling the thief. Next morning, the two were found tied together with a deep groove across the top of the stone caused by the friction of the rope as the man struggled. Anyone else know this story?|
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