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Robin Cross boundary stone

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Robin Cross stone

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Robin Cross boundary stone

Historical Environment Record No: MYD34856

Parish: Ellerton Abbey

OS Grid Reference: SE069952

Dale: Swaledale

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A roughly shaped boundary stone dated 1866. It is approximately 1 metre high and inscribed on its east face “S ED…ED”. On the south face, in crude lettering it has “EAP 1866”. It was erected by the Earl-Drax family of Ellerton Abbey to mark the boundary of Ellerton Abbey Parish.


In Leyburn 100 metres north of the market place take the minor road signposted Grinton. The boundary stone is about 4 miles from Leyburn at the highest point on the road across the moor. It is on the left hand side just as the wall turns sharply away from the road.

Public Transport Details

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


Viewable from roadside.

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