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Old Nick across the Isles

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Location: Worfield (Shropshire) - St Peter's Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It was said that the Devil did not want this church to be built on a nearby hill, so spent every night undoing the construction work which had been performed the day before and moving the materials to the site the church now stands.

Raising Miller

Location: Worthing (Sussex) - The Miller's Tomb, Highdown Hill
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 1794 onwards?
Further Comments: Dancing or walking around the tomb seven times will summon the miller who is buried within, according to one legend. Others say that it will be the Devil who appears when the rite is complete.

A Man of Wealth & Taste

Location: Wye (Kent) - Devil's Kneading Trough
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A legend says that if you walk around the Devils Kneading Trough seven times then drink the water from the natural spring, you will see the devil.

The Good Musician

Location: York (Yorkshire) - Passageway once known as Beedham's Court, off Skeldergate
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small band of musicians were performing around the city when they found themselves joined by another unannounced member. He played the violin particularly well, and as the band completed a song standing by Beedham's Court, their new-found violinist vanished, leaving only the strong smell of brimstone.

Sir Dafydd Llwyd

Location: Yspytty Ystwyth (Dyfed) - Church wall
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This local wizard had made a pact with Satan, and in return for power Llyyd's soul would belong to Old Nick whether 'buried inside a churchyard or out'. On his deathbed, the wily wizard asked his friends to bury him under the churchyard wall, thus preventing the Devil taking his due.

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