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The Grey Stone, Approximately 350 Metres South East of New Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Harewood, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.883 / 53°52'58"N

Longitude: -1.5226 / 1°31'21"W

OS Eastings: 431478

OS Northings: 443085

OS Grid: SE314430

Mapcode National: GBR KRTJ.4S

Mapcode Global: WHC90.LN5K

Plus Code: 9C5WVFMG+6X

Entry Name: The Grey Stone, Approximately 350 Metres South East of New Bridge

Listing Date: 22 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226199

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422873

Location: Harewood, Leeds, LS17

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Harewood

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Collingham St Oswald with Harewood

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE31 4431
The Grey Stone,
6/78 approx. 350m
south-east of
New Bridge


Ancient meeting stone. Perhaps Prehistoric. Huge gritstone boulder roughly
octagonal with a pointed top. In its north face is a good example of a cup-
and-ring mark - 4 concentric circles with wider central circle in which are
several smaller circles surrounding the central boss, much the same in design
as a Celtic shield.
It is on a promentary some 350m above sea level directly opposite from
Harewood House (q.v.) and within site of Great Armscliffe Crag at a similar
Worked flints and an axe have been found near the stone and Professor Stuart
Piggot (Cambridge) considers the incisions on the stone belong to the same
period as the finds i.e. 2000-1500 BC. This stone is significant in that it
may be from it that the name Harewood is derived. Professor Eilert Ekwall
(editor of the Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names) in correspondence with
Mrs. S. E. Finlay (recorded at County S.M.R.) thinks it probable that Harewood
is "Grey Stones Wood". Old English "Harawuda" would then be elliptical for
"Hara-stanes-wudu", or "Wood by the stones". The first spelling for Harewood
was "Harawuda" and first given in the C10.
County Sites and Monuments Record (Wakefield).

Listing NGR: SE3147843085

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