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!
Stiles were often thought to be the boundaries between this world and the next, especially those leading to churchyards.
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