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Hangman Stone, Hutton-le-Hole

Description: Hangman Stone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 328908

OS Grid Reference: SE6941191740
OS Grid Coordinates: 469411, 491740
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3165, -0.9345

Location: Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire YO62 7XJ

Locality: Hutton-le-Hole
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 7XJ

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Listing Text

SE 695917
(south-west side, off)
6/73 Hangman Stone
- II

Boundary stone. Probably early C18. Sandstone. Roughly shaped monolith
approximately 1.25 metres high, standing on low stone base. The west face
is inscribed "T D", for Thomas Duncombe, former Lord of the Manor of
Helmsley. The stone recalls a man carrying a stolen sheep with its hind
legs tied around his neck. When he sat down to rest, the sheep slipped
backwards and hanged him. J Rushton, The Ryedale Story, second edition,
1986, p 143.

Listing NGR: SE6941191740

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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