Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Humber Stone

The Humber stone is a prehistoric monolith on the outskirts of Leicester. It used to stand over nine foot high, but an 18th c. farmer broke it or buried it (maybe both) and this is all that can be seen of it today. According to tradition the farmer never prospered after. It stands in a grassy enclosure, next to a roundabout between Thurmaston Lane and Hamilton Way near the village of Humberstone, which is named after it.

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