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Threshfield stocks

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Threshfield stocks

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Threshfield stocks

Historical Environment Record No: MYD4119

Parish: Threshfield

OS Grid Reference: SD989635

Dale: Upper Wharfedale

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. Threshfield’s stocks probably date to the 17th century and were restored in the late 20th century. They have gritstone shafts and wooden footboards.

Location

On B6265 from Skipton take the right turn opposite the Old Hall Inn. The stocks lie in the walled village green beside this turning and bordering the B6265.

Public Transport Details

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

Accessibility

Stocks lie in grassy area which can be soft and muddy at times. Viewable from gate.


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