eadfrith: “Old Knobbley” tree in Mistley a ‘…

eadfrith:

“Old Knobbley” tree in Mistley a ‘sanctuary for hunted witches’

Old Knobbley in Mistley, Essex, dates from the 13th Century. The area was home to “Witch-finder General” Matthew Hopkins from 1645 to 1647.
Susan Anderson, who lives in Mistley, said witches may have sought safety in woodland around Old Knobbley.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-29846373