Stretchleigh

Stretchleigh

The village of Ermington, Devon located close to where the Stretchleigh meteorite fell in 1623 image: Wikipedia

Type – Stone (unclassified)

Fell 10th January 1623

Location – Stretchleigh, Ermington, Devon

Total known weight – 10.4kg

Circumstances – One of the few accounts of this fall is as follows: “In this year A.D. 1623, there fell from above a stone of twenty three pounds weight, which in falling made a fearful noise, first like a rumbling of a piece of ordinance, which in descending lower, lessened, and ended when upon the ground no louder than the report of a petronel; it was composed of matter like a stone singed or half burnt for lime”.

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