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Latitude: 53.512 / 53°30'43"N
Longitude: -1.658 / 1°39'28"W
OS Eastings: 422775
OS Northings: 401751
OS Grid: SE227017
Mapcode National: GBR JWVT.VS
Mapcode Global: WHCBP.HZPK
Entry Name: Greyhound Stone Approximately 300 Metres East of Junction with Hartcliff Hill Road
Listing Date: 21 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1315058
English Heritage Legacy ID: 333851
Location: Penistone, Barnsley, S36
Civil Parish: Penistone
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Thurlstone St Saviour
Church of England Diocese: Sheffield
SE20SW LANGSETT HARTCLIFF ROAD
SE2280 0175 (north side),
6/70 Greyhound Stone
approx. 300 metres
east of junction with
Hartcliff Hill Road
Boundary marker. Date uncertain but probably medieval. Sandstone post.
Rectangular with elliptical panel with bas-relief of a running greyhound.
Above, later inscribed initials read 'M W P'. The stone is built into a
dry-stone wall. The stone is mentioned in accounts of the boundaries of
the parish of Thurlstone in the time of Henry VIII, and of Langsett in 1695.
It is also mentioned in the Enclosure Act of 1814 relating to the parishes of
Penistone, Langsett and Thurlstone. It is thought to have been moved between
1816 and 1820 to mark the boundaries of William Payne and Lord Melbourne the
former purchasing the manor of Langsett from Lord Melbourne in 1814. It has
been suggested (Dransfield) that the initials 'M W P' refer to these names and
were added at this time. In 1984 the stone was moved back to its original site
according to the 1814 documents.
J. H. Dransfield, History of Penistone, 1906.
Listing NGR: SE2277501751
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