Hítar­dalur, an old manor farm and a parsonage and church until 1895. Bishop Magnús Einars­son (1098–1148) of Skálholt died there in a fire in 1148 along with 70–80 other people, the greatest loss of life in a fire in Icelandic history. In the home field is Nafna­klett­ur (“Name cliff”), a tuff rock–face where many people have carved their names, including Ebenezer Henderson, the well–known traveller and founder of the Icelandic Bible Society. In the mountain Bæjarfell are two caves, Fjárhellir (“Sheep cave”) and Sönghellir (“Song cave”), and in the Drangar cliffs there are clear forms of faces. They are said to be Bárður Snæfellsás and the giantess Hít, who was said to have lived in Hítardalur, which is named for her. An old cornerstone in the Hítardalur church has a carving which the common people considered to be a picture of the giantess Hít, though the clerics said it was an icon. This stone is in the Hítardalur home field, and a cast of it in the National Museum in Reykjavík.