The square-shaped stone or slab is some 6 feet high and on the face is carved, in six lines, a curious inscription in capital letters - the fifth line, a line of initial letters, along with a date. It apparently marks the site of a medieval manor house which has now gone. When the building was demolished or burnt down the squire Mr Hickes decided to leave a lasting memorial here. So he had the stone erected with what is referred to as a "mnemonic" inscription.
HTGOMHS - "Here the grand manor house stood;
TBBWOTGWWG - the black beams were oak, the great walls were good;
TWOTEWAHH - the walls of the east wing are hidden here;
ATCLABWHEY - a thatched cottage like a barn was here erected year
AD1765 - Ano Domini 1765;
AWPSAYAA - a wide porch spans a yard and alcove."
All in all a very curious thing, perhaps the only puzzle stone to be found in England, though I have no doubt that there may be others hidden away somewhere ?