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THE METEORITE

The second largest recorded meteorite landed two fields away from The Wold Cottage on December 13th; it created a hole more than a yard in diameter and 18 inches deep.

The meteorite was handed over to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington and Mr Edward Topham (resident at the time) erected an obelisk on the exact spot where it had fallen. An inscription reads:

Here
On this spot, December 13, 1795
Fell from the atmosphere
An extraordinary stone.
In breadth twenty-eight inches
In length thirty-six inches,
And
Whose weight was fifty-six pounds.
This column
In memory of it
Was erected by
Edward Topham
1799