Cut and partially fusion-crusted sample of Wold Cottage meteorite in Natural History Museum collection Image: Wikipedia
Type – Ordinary Chondrite L6
Fell 13th December 1795
Location – Wold Newton, Yorkshire, England
Total known weight – 25kg
Circumstances – Wold Cottage was a property owned by Major Edward Topham. One of his workers, John Shipley, was in a field near the house when, after hearing sounds of thunder in the air, an object hurtled by him and hit the ground only 30 yards from where he stood. When John Shipley located the sample, it was buried 18 inches deep. He described it as having a black crust and smelling of sulphur.
Wold Cottage monument. Image: Wikipedia