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Blakey Ridge Handstone

<b>Blakey Ridge Handstone</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © fitzcoraldo
Nearest Town:Guisborough (19km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   SE685981 / Sheets: 94, 100
Latitude:54° 22' 24.75" N
Longitude:   0° 56' 43.46" W

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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. fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
28th March 2003ce


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" 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."
Stanhope White
The North York Moors
Dalesman Books
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
28th March 2003ce