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Ferrands Stone, approximately 15 metres east of Wood Side House

A Grade II Listed Building in Harden, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8415 / 53°50'29"N

Longitude: -1.8655 / 1°51'55"W

OS Eastings: 408945

OS Northings: 438374

OS Grid: SE089383

Mapcode National: GBR HSD0.XN

Mapcode Global: WHC91.9PWW

Plus Code: 9C5WR4RM+JQ

Entry Name: Ferrands Stone, approximately 15 metres east of Wood Side House

Listing Date: 18 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337935

Location: Harden, Bradford, BD16

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Harden

Built-Up Area: Harden

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Harden

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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HARDEN ROAD (north side)
Ferrands Stone, approximately 15 metres east of Wood Side House


Boundary stone. Dated 1713. Vertical stone slab with arched head built into rubble stone wall. The arched head is decoratively engraved with the Ferrand crest, a cubit arm wielding a battle-axe. Set under is the inscription with good lettering:

"The Soil and Ground of the way Leading from hence to Bingley Bridge belongs to Benjn. Ferrand Esqr. 1713"

It marks the boundary of the St. Ives estate (q q.v.). The crest relates to an incident during the Crusades of 1190 at the Siege of Acre : a Knight named Ferrand, fighting with a battle-axe after a furious engagement was left for dead by the Saracens. By night time he rallied and returned to his lines his face cut to shreds and covered in blood. (Popular legend).

Listing NGR: SE0894538374

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