… The Great Stone in the ballad is known as Spindleston Heugh(s),
and is a dolerite crag on the Whin Sill (‘Dark Flat’) escarpment in the parish of Easington.
The Spindle Stone is a natural stone column standing out from the crag,
which is also known as ‘Bridle Rock’.
‘Bridal Rocks’ are often climbed by suitors
in order to demonstrate their suitability for an intended.
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