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Greyhound Stone Approximately 300 Metres East of Junction with Hartcliff Hill Road, Penistone

Description: Greyhound Stone Approximately 300 Metres East of Junction with Hartcliff Hill Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333851

OS Grid Reference: SE2277501751
OS Grid Coordinates: 422775, 401751
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5120, -1.6580

Locality: Penistone
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S36 4GY

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Listing Text

SE2280 0175 (north side),
6/70 Greyhound Stone
approx. 300 metres
east of junction with
Hartcliff Hill Road
Boundary marker. Date uncertain but probably medieval. Sandstone post.
Rectangular with elliptical panel with bas-relief of a running greyhound.
Above, later inscribed initials read 'M W P'. The stone is built into a
dry-stone wall. The stone is mentioned in accounts of the boundaries of
the parish of Thurlstone in the time of Henry VIII, and of Langsett in 1695.
It is also mentioned in the Enclosure Act of 1814 relating to the parishes of
Penistone, Langsett and Thurlstone. It is thought to have been moved between
1816 and 1820 to mark the boundaries of William Payne and Lord Melbourne the
former purchasing the manor of Langsett from Lord Melbourne in 1814. It has
been suggested (Dransfield) that the initials 'M W P' refer to these names and
were added at this time. In 1984 the stone was moved back to its original site
according to the 1814 documents.
J. H. Dransfield, History of Penistone, 1906.

Listing NGR: SE2277501751

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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