British Folklore
Fairy Lore & Prehistoric Sites in Britain
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Hurl Stone

The Hurl Stone

The Hurl Stone in the parish of Lilburn is an ancient monument officially listed as a 'cross or inscribed stone'. It was locally supposed to have been an old boundary stone, and in the early 19th century was said to be a favorite haunt of Fairies, who danced around it to the sound of fairy music singing:

Wind about and turn again,
And thrice around the Hurle Stane;
Round about and wind again,
And thrice around the Hurle Stane.