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Bainbridge Stocks

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Bainbridge Stocks

YDNPA, 2004,


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Bainbridge Stocks

Historical Environment Record No: MYD34372

Parish: Bainbridge

OS Grid Reference: SD933901

Dale: Upper Wensleydale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

Villages throughout the country were provided with stocks for the punishment of minor offenders from at least Medieval times. The stocks at Bainbridge are located on the village green. They may date to the 17th century and are constructed of stone and wood although the timber is a modern replacement. The stone pillars at the sides hold a fixed timber bottom plank with a moveable plank above with two leg holes. The adjacent boulder was apparently used as a seat.

Location

Stocks lie on village green in centre of Bainbridge on west side of A684.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Bainbridge. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside.


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