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Rollrich

or Rowidrich Stones, near Chipping Norton (Oxfordshire). A number of large stones in a circle, which tradition says are men turned to stone. The highest of them is called the King, who “would have been king of England if he could have caught sight of Long Compton,” which may be seen a few steps farther on; five other large stones are called the knights, and the rest common soldiers.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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