Burgh St Peter in Norfolk was once supposed to be one of the regular haunts of the Devil. There was a stile in a field, leading into the main road, which the Devil was said to sit upon once a year. The locals were not certain of the exact day and so shunned it all year round just to be on the safe side!
A stile was often thought to mark the boundary between this world and the next, especially those leading to churchyards.
It has always been considered unlucky to walk on a grave. Not only was it thought disrespectful but you risked being grabbed by the spirit of the person buried there. Pregnant women were advised not to walk over graves as it could result in their child being born with a club foot.
John is a producer, TV/Radio presenter and writer living in Suffolk