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Nichol's Stone, Akebar

Description: Nichol's Stone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 322395

OS Grid Reference: SE1950490670
OS Grid Coordinates: 419504, 490670
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3113, -1.7017

Location: Conyers Lane, Akebar, North Yorkshire DL8 5LY

Locality: Akebar
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 5LY

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Listing Text

SE 19 SE7 (north side)

3/2 Nichol's Stone

- II

Memorial stone. Dated 1826. Sandstone ashlar. Slab approximately 1 metre
in height, 300mm in width and with rounded top. Inscribed on front face
"MAY 19, 1826 DO NO MURDER". The stone reputedly commemorates a local
farmer, who one day saw a local cattle dealer driving some beasts to Leyburn
Market and waylaid him on the way home, killing him for the money which the
animals had made. He was the last man to be hanged at York, and was buried
in an unconsecrated grave immediately outside the churchyard wall of
Finghall Church (qv).

Listing NGR: SE1950490670

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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