Beating the Bounds

Published: 17 November 2020

Usually five weeks after Easter on the Saturday before Rogation Sunday the Local History Society with St George's Church organise a walk around the Parish Boundary.

Beating the bounds is a centuries-old tradition, aimed at reminding everyone of boundaries that was important in their lives. During Rogationtide - the fifth week after Easter - villagers, with the rector and other local dignitaries, would walk the parish boundary. The children would carry willow wands to beat the boundary markers with, and in some ceremonies children had their heads bumped on boundary stones to imprint firmly in the memory.

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