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Cock Crowing Stone

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<b>Cock Crowing Stone</b>Posted by Kozmik_KenImage © Andy H
Nearest Town:Holmfirth (6km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SE080088 / Sheet: 110
Latitude:53° 34' 31.46" N
Longitude:   1° 52' 45.01" W

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<b>Cock Crowing Stone</b>Posted by Kozmik_Ken


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The Cock Crowing Stone (not 'Growing' as some people have misread it) stands near the roadside, below West Nab on Meltham Moor. It's impossible to miss due to having it's name painted on in large white letters!

I've got no real further information regarding it's provenance, folklore or otherwise. I'd only heard of it before, as when I found it quite by accident, I thought, "ah, there it is!".

It's name would suggest some kind of sunrise significance. It wouldn't relate to any alignment on West Nab, so something else must be afoot.

If anyone has any further info, I'd love to see it. Maybe Mr Bennett can help on this one?
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
27th April 2009ce
Edited 27th April 2009ce


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The 'unadorned' side of this with location (site also shown supermposed on O.S.)
wideford Posted by wideford
30th April 2009ce