SHUCKLAND       Introduction        Alphabetical List of Locations
Location: Caxton, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Legend: "A black dog is said to run through the woods on the Croxton Road [now the A45] from Caxton Gibbet to Croxton. His haunt follows the area where criminals who been hung at the Gibbet were transported to the unconsecrated burial ground a short distance away. Like most tales of Shuck in Cambridgeshire, it is said to bring bad luck to those who see it."
Source: http://www.arcane-archive.org/interdisciplinary/iconography/myths-and-symbols/black-dog-3.php, relating info from a now-defunct web site.
Place Name: Caxton - (Poss.) OScand.+OE 'Kakkr's homestead/village'

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