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Monument Number 319167

Hob Uid: 319167
Location :
City of Leicester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK6241007090
Summary : Humber Stone assoc with local folklore
More information : (SK 6241 0709) Humber Stone (OE). (1)

The Holy Stone near Humberstone. Up to 100 years ago this stone
stood well above ground, though it is now covered with soil.
Traditionally associated with fairies and a place to be avoided
after dark. (2)

The Humber Stone is a cluster of large stones almost level with
the surface of the ground and forming a small island in a
cultivated field. (3)

Two portions can be seen in a grassy patch avoided by the
plough. (4)


Humber Stone: No longer extant with the site is being developed as an industrial estate - as reported by OS field reviser. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1928-38.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Trans Leics AS 17. 1932-3, 182.
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RLBW 30-JUN-53
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 BHS 14-DEC-71
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
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Source details : OS Smale Scales Reviser Feb 1989
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Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Stone
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 60 NW 7
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 60 NW 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1953-06-30
End Date : 1953-06-30
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 60 NW 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-12-14
End Date : 1971-12-14