Description: Hunters Stone
Date Listed: 6 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 322553
OS Grid Reference: SD9928276722
OS Grid Coordinates: 399282, 476722
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1863, -2.0125
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CARLTON HIGHDALE HUNTERS STONE BANK
SD 97 NE
9/71 Hunters Stone
Guide stone. Probably medieval. Sandstone monolith. Approximately 2
metres high, and an irregular square on plan. A small cross is incised on
one face. The stone marks a remote stretch of an important early route used
by monks and drovers travelling between Coverham Abbey and Kettlewell and by
hunters pursuing deer in the nearby forest. A local legend tells that when
the clock in Hunter's Hall, now called Coverhead Farm strikes twelve the
stone turns round.
Listing NGR: SD9928276722
Source: English Heritage
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