The Miller's Tomb: Facts, Gossip, and Legend [1]

@article{Simpson2005TheMT,
  title={The Miller's Tomb: Facts, Gossip, and Legend [1]},
  author={Jacqueline C. Simpson},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2005},
  volume={116},
  pages={189 - 200}
}
The isolated tomb of John Oliver on Highdown Hill (Sussex) has been a focal point for gossip, jokes and rumour for over two hundred years. Using local documentation and personal fieldwork, this paper traces the development of various strands in this tradition. One of the best starting-points for gossip and legend-building is a grave, especially if there is something odd about it, or about its occupant. One fine example is the Miller's Tomb, which stands all alone on the crest of Highdown Hill… 
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