Spittal Hill Tut

A sprite or hobgoblin which takes, in the language of the district, the shape of a shag foal, and is said to be connected with the history of a suicide buried there. Hence Shagged-foal, a hobgoblin in the form of a shaggy foal.

Spittal Hill is on the road from Boston to Wainsfleet, at the intersection of a road leading to Butterwick.



  • Notes and Queries, 1st Series, Vol. 4, 1852. London: Bell & Daldy, p. 212.
  • Wright, J. (1904). The English dialect dictionary. Vol. 5. London: H. Frowde.