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.
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