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Devil's jumpstone - Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 03.430 W 000° 32.665
30U E 668349 N 5770242
Quick Description: This small stone is famously called the Devil's jumpstone.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/10/2009 1:20:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM5HQM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Herd
Views: 22

Long Description:
The story goes as follows: visit link

'To the south of the church is a stone commonly known as the 'Devil's jumpstone'. Legend says that there were once three such stones indicating a series of jumps made by the devil. There are different versions of what he was up to at the time. In one account he was trying to carry off the church tower which proved too heavy for him so that he had to leave it in its present position i.e. separated from the main part of the church. The other version of the legend recounts that a former owner of the field was playing leap frog on the Sabbath. This caused the devil to jump down from the church tower (marking the spot with a stone) and carrying the man off into eternity.'

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Type: Local Legend or Lore

Website Reference: [Web Link]

Referenced in (list books, websites and other media): Not listed

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