Stone at Swarth Cross

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Stone at Swarth Cross

Post by Pat » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:49 am

I wonder if you could please help me? Do you have any history connected with this stone showing dates of 1752, 1774, 1799, 1821, 1861? etc. . .

My great uncle Charles Raine was born at Swarth Cross 1876 and I understand at that time there would have been a community around this area.

Was it a mining community?
If so, what would have been mined there? Ironstone? Allum?
What is the significance of the dates inscribed on the stone?

Today there is a Farm House B&B Skelder Farm (I think) and Skelder Inn was further towards Whitby. My great grandmother, mother of Charles Raine, Eliza Harrison (before she married) lived at Skelder Cottage.

I have a photo of the stone but can't upload it to this page!!

Pat

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Re: Stone at Swarth Cross

Post by admin » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:35 am

Here's the picture Pat....

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Re: Stone at Swarth Cross

Post by David Perry » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:10 pm

Nearly all these dated stones relate to boundaries. When these were disputed and went to court the date was recorded on the stone. There are several on the NYM similar to this one. And there is at least one which actually states that the boundary was decided at York Assizes and gives the date.

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Re: Stone at Swarth Cross

Post by Pat » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:59 pm

David Perry wrote:Nearly all these dated stones relate to boundaries. When these were disputed and went to court the date was recorded on the stone. There are several on the NYM similar to this one. And there is at least one which actually states that the boundary was decided at York Assizes and gives the date.
That's interesting! Can you tell me more, please??? or how can I find out more???
Pat

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Re: Stone at Swarth Cross

Post by David Perry » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:36 pm

The North York Moors, landscape heritage, edited by DA Spratt & BJD Harrison
Inside the ~North York Moors, by Harry Mead
and if you can find it:-
Standing Stones & Earthworks on the North Yorkshire Moors by Stanhope White

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Re: Stone at Swarth Cross

Post by Pat » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:40 pm

Brilliant!

I will contact my local library to see if they can locate for me.

Thanks very much, its appreciated.

Pat

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