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Latitude: 54.3113 / 54°18'40"N
Longitude: -1.7017 / 1°42'6"W
OS Eastings: 419504
OS Northings: 490670
OS Grid: SE195906
Mapcode National: GBR JLKL.C9
Mapcode Global: WHC6S.TWVS
Entry Name: Nichol's Stone
Listing Date: 20 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1131466
English Heritage Legacy ID: 322395
Location: Akebar, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Akebar
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
AKEBAR A 684
SE 19 SE7 (north side)
3/2 Nichol's Stone
Memorial stone. Dated 1826. Sandstone ashlar. Slab approximately 1 metre
in height, 300mm in width and with rounded top. Inscribed on front face
"MAY 19, 1826 DO NO MURDER". The stone reputedly commemorates a local
farmer, who one day saw a local cattle dealer driving some beasts to Leyburn
Market and waylaid him on the way home, killing him for the money which the
animals had made. He was the last man to be hanged at York, and was buried
in an unconsecrated grave immediately outside the churchyard wall of
Finghall Church (qv).
Listing NGR: SE1950490670
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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