Two of the three Devil's Arrows

These two are in the field on the other side of the same road. The tallest is 6.9 metres tall, to the south, with the heights decreasing to 6.7 and 5.5 metres for the northern one. Originally there was a fourth stone but this has been demolished, alledgedly broken up and used to construct a bridge over the nearby river Tutt. The stone was probably originally quarried from Knaresborough.

The name stems from a legend where the Devil was supposed to have thrown the stones, aiming at the next town of Aldborough. He stood on Howe Hill and shouted,

"Borobrigg keep out o' way,

For Aldborough town

I will ding down!"

But obviously his aim was not that good, and so they landed short of their mark.


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