Monday, 27 June 2011

The Devil's Ring and Finger

Near Mucklestone and Market Drayton (where I spent my wasted youth) the Devil's ring and finger is a suggestively named ringed stone, the probable remains of a neolithic portal tomb. The battle of Blore Heath was waged a mile or so away, and supposedly the farmer digs up a sword or two every now and then. The Tor opposite my childhood home in Fairoak was alleged to be a site of druidic sacrifice, and the knights killed at the battle were buried along its edge. The rocky outcrop had a tomb-like quiet which made me half believe this myth.

1 comment:

  1. Is it sitting on the ground or is there a bigger bit under the ground?