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Butter Stone, Cotherstone

Description: Butter Stone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 111225

OS Grid Reference: NY9997318384
OS Grid Coordinates: 399973, 518384
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5607, -2.0019

Location: Cotherstone, Durham DL12 9PN

Locality: Cotherstone
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9PN

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Listing Text

COTHERSTONE MOOR ROAD
NY 91 NE 999184
(West side,off)
15/62 Butter Stone
II

Grooved, roughly-pyramidal boulder about 0.75 metre high. This boulder was
used during the 1663-5 plague as an exchange point where the inhabitants of
Barnard Castle could leave money for produce left by the farmers of the region
without the 2 groups ever meeting. The stone is listed for historical interest.

(Allan Ramsden, Cotherstone and its Neighbourhood, 1911).


Listing NGR: NY9997318384

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Source: English Heritage

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