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The Written Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Longridge, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.836 / 53°50'9"N

Longitude: -2.5695 / 2°34'10"W

OS Eastings: 362617

OS Northings: 437902

OS Grid: SD626379

Mapcode National: GBR BSH2.HM

Mapcode Global: WH96F.HVM3

Plus Code: 9C5VRCPJ+C5

Entry Name: The Written Stone

Listing Date: 22 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147440

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183016

Location: Longridge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, PR3

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Longridge

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Longridge St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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The Written Stone

Inscribed stone, 1655. Sandstone. About 8 feet long, 2 feet wide and 18 inches deep. The following is written in incised letters: 'RAVFFE RADCLIFFE LAID THIS STONE TO LYE FOR EVER AD 1655'.

For legends about the stone see Smith, Tom C., A History of Longridge, Preston, 1888, pp. 27-30.

Listing NGR: SD6261737902

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