THE FALLING STONE INN, Thwing, East Yorkshire. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on November 22, 2011

The Falling Stone Inn at Thwing recalls and unusual incident which occurred in 1795. On a Sunday in December of that year, a stone weighing 56 pounds fell from the atmosphere and hit the earth a few hundred yards from Wold Cottage just on the outskirts of the nearby village of Wold Newton in East Yorkshire. It caused an indenture about a yard across and 19 inches deep. The meteorite is now preserved in the Natural History Museum in London. A stone pillar marks the exact spot and an inscription tells the story: ‘Here on this spot December 13th 1795, fell from the atmosphere An extraordinary stone! In breadth 28 inches. In length 30 inches. And the weight of which was fifty-six pounds! This column erected by Edward Topham 1799 ’

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