On the Green is the Hartest Stone
History tells us that the stone was dug out of High Field in Somerton, on 7th July 1713 it was decided to move it to the Village Green to commemorate the victories of the Duke of Marlborough in the war of the Spanish Succession.
A sledge was constructed and a sledge was pulled to Hartest Green by 45 horses with Mr Marks of Rivets Hall sitting on top and blowing the trumpet. The story goes that the whole village celebrated for the rest of the day.
. A 300 year anniversary event was held on Hartest Green in 2013 to celebrate the placing of the Stone on the Green on 7th June 1713. Families from the villages of Hartest, Boxted, Fensted End and Somerton brought picnics and there was a lit bbq for those who wanted to cook! Children from Hartest School participated in a re-enactment of the Stone coming to the Green plus enjoying Maypole dancing..
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