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Penny Hedge

According to legend, it is a penance dating from the time of Henry II (1159). On the morning of Ascension Day Eve on the  flats of the Esk estuary at Whitby at low water, a short woven hedge has to be constructed and must withstand 3 tides.

Apparently the Abbott of the Abbey imposed the penance on 3 hunters and their descendants for all time for killing a hermit who saved a wild boar that was being hunted.  

The knife used to cut the stakes for the hedge was stipulated as to be of 'a Penny Price'