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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: 27 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 334046

OS Grid Reference: SE2257901695
OS Grid Coordinates: 422579, 401695
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5115, -1.6610

Location: Hartcliff Road, Penistone, Barnsley S36 9FE

Locality: Penistone
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S36 9FE

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Listing Text

(north side)
3/19 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 'M W P'.
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
mentioned in the Enclosure Act of 1814 relating to the parishes of Penistone,
Langsett and Thurlstone. It is thought 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.
The stone is on the boundary of the parishes of Penistone and Langsett.

J. H. Dransfield, Historv of Penistane, 1906.

Listing NGR: SE2257901695

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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