British Folklore
Fairy Lore & Prehistoric Sites in Britain
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Sockburn

Sockburn

In 1785 a Durham county historian by the name of William Hutchison wrote about a grey standing stone near the church in Sockburn as being the site of a dragon slayed and buried.  A ditch that looked like a large trough was said to have been where the dragon drank milk.  The tradition goes on to describe that the Knight who slew the dragon wore bright armor studded with razors, similar to the hero who defeated the Lambton Worm.