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Nichol's Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Akebar, North Yorkshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322395

Location: Akebar, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Akebar

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 19 SE7 (north side)

3/2 Nichol's Stone

- II

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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