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Northumberland Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana


A devil-like entity standing over a woman.

Devil's Grannie

Location: Wooler - Hanging crag on Doddington Hill Fort
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was said that the Devil hanged his grandmother from this crag on the fort.

Fairy Wishes

Location: Wooler - Pin Well, Horsdon Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Well still present
Further Comments: By dropping a bent pin or money into this well, visitors to the well would appease the fairy which lived nearby, and maybe have their wish come true.

Dropped Rock

Location: Yeavering - Standing stone (was known as the Druid's Lapfu), aka Battle Stone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The stone accidently fell here after a druid had a mishap with their apron.

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