THE ELLOE STONE

Position: One mile north-east of Moulton

Map Ref: TF 313/247

Access: Down Spalding Gate, off the north side of the A151. The stone is situated at the edge of a field.

The inscription reads: “Erected in Anglo-Saxon times to indicate the Meeting of the Hundred of Elloe Courts. Presented to the Moulton Parish Council by F. Dring Esq. (Landowner) and mounted here by public subscription on June 22nd, 1911, the day of the Coronation of George V”.

It is believed that the Wapentake of Elloe was the largest in the county. Whether folk meetings were held on this site is uncertain. Life had to be adjusted to changing circumstances e.g. floodwaters. Part of this area was flooded by high tides, drowning hundreds of sheep in December, 1765.

October 2017

2 thoughts on “THE ELLOE STONE

  1. Rosie Barlow
    October 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Frank Dring was my grandad I remember the Elloe Stone being cleaned up in 1992 in our farm yard

    1. Geoff Taylor
      October 24, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Hi Rosie
      Thanks, can you tell us anymore about the stones folklore
      Regards
      Geoff

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