TA1203 : The Fonaby Sack Stone

taken 11 years ago, near to Caistor, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Fonaby Sack Stone
The Fonaby Sack Stone
Hidden away in a hedge beside a farm track is this legendary stone. The story goes thus: St Paulinus was a missionary in the 7th century. One day he was riding his ass along the ancient trackway above Caistor. The ass was more obstinate than usual because it hadn't had any breakfast. St Paulinus saw a man up ahead who was sowing corn. Perhaps he would share some of the grain? He asked the man for some corn from the sack in the field. 'Oh that's not a sack,' replied the farmer. 'That's - a stone.' A stone, eh. 'Then stone it shall be' retorted St Paulinus. And so it was. For more information see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 November, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 22 November, 2006
Category
Curiosity   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 121 033 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.8661N 0:18.6542W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 121 033
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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