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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Dorset: Like a Sheep Out of the Fold; The Lost Sheep; Hell Stone Only

Inscription: Hell Stone Only

 "Local superstition has it that the Hellstone was thrown at Porisham Hill by the devil from Portland"
The Rev.John Hutchins ('History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset'),"The common people call it Hell stone, and have a tradition that the devil flung it from Portland Pike, a north point of that island full in view, as he was diverting himself at quoits."

Stones for contemplation. beneath the Hardy Monument:

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