Friday, 27 June 2014
The Devil in Burgh St Peter
Burgh St Peter in Norfolk was at one time supposed to be one of the regular haunts of the Devil. There was a stile in a field, leading into the main road, which the Devil used to sit upon once a year. Unfortunately, the locals were not certain of the exact day and so shunned it all year round just to be on the safe side.
Stiles were often thought to the boundaries between this world and the next, especially those leading to churchyards.