There are a number of Handstones on the moors. Although they are relatively modern I have posted this one because it is a lovely monolith. The stone stands 7 feet high and is a lovely thing to see. It is also in an area where many standing stones can be found so if your out mooching about check it out.
" On the 11th October 1711, the justices of the peace sitting at Northallerton ordered that guide posts be erected at all cross roads; stone is much more easily obtained on the moors, so as a result a number of 'handstones' - the way indicated by a roughly carved human hand, were erected."
The North York Moors