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Stainforth parish boundary stone

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Stainforth boundary stone

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Stainforth parish boundary stone

Historical Environment Record No: MYD35675

Parish: Stainforth

OS Grid Reference: SD815666

Dale: Ribblesdale

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An early 19th century parish boundary stone made from a single slab of local slate. It is about 1 metre high with the upper edge carved into a triangular point. It is inscribed “GIGGLESWICK STAINFORTH” separated by a vertical line. It resembles the more common form in the area composed of two separated but adjacent angle-topped slate slabs. Source: Stainforth History Group (2001) Stainforth. Stepping Stones Through History. Stainforth: Stainforth History Group


From Giggleswick take Stackhouse Lane north (signed to Stackhouse and Little Stainforth). Stone lies on left hand side of road after 2 1/2 miles, just after a public footpath ladder stile.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Giggleswick or Settle station. 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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