The Witch in the Ditch – Tales of Olde Sussex

The legend told of an old woman that turned travellers into stone so that she could build a house for herself, and so it was …

Here I present another of Philip Mercer’s many yarns from Tales of Olde Sussex published in 1834 – a gruesome murder from a thieving stonemason’s apprentice in Five oaks, near Billingshurst in West Sussex.

I hope you enjoy the story and let me know what you think in the comments below.


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