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The Grey Stone

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


Harewood- the nearest village and stately home - may actually be named after this stone.

According to John Gilleghan's "Highways and Byways from Leeds":

"flints and an axe from 1500/2000 BC have been found in this area".

"It has been suggested that the word Harewood has been derived from Grey Stones Wood as Harawuda - Hara Stanes Wudu - means a wood by the stones. The area was known as Hareuuode in the Domesday Book - in Old English "haer" meant stony ground and "har" meant grey."
Posted by Rosie
4th October 2005ce

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