The Hartest Stone stone, Suffolk

This large granite boulder rests at the north end of the village green. According to Michael Burgess' 1978 Suffolk stones publication " It is said to have been hauled on sledges from a field on top of neighbouring Somerton Hill on July yth, 1713, by "twenty gentlemen and twenty farmers" to celebrate the Peace of Utrecht and Marlborough's victories in the War ofthe Spanish Succession. After its erection on the new site, there is supposed to have been an 'erotic debauch' among the village people"