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Hangman Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3165 / 54°18'59"N

Longitude: -0.9345 / 0°56'4"W

OS Eastings: 469411

OS Northings: 491740

OS Grid: SE694917

Mapcode National: GBR PLXJ.HD

Mapcode Global: WHF9F.MR6Q

Entry Name: Hangman Stone

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 328908

Location: Hutton-le-Hole, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO62

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Hutton-le-Hole

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lastingham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SE 695917
(south-west side, off)
6/73 Hangman Stone
- II

Boundary stone. Probably early C18. Sandstone. Roughly shaped monolith
approximately 1.25 metres high, standing on low stone base. The west face
is inscribed "T D", for Thomas Duncombe, former Lord of the Manor of
Helmsley. The stone recalls a man carrying a stolen sheep with its hind
legs tied around his neck. When he sat down to rest, the sheep slipped
backwards and hanged him. J Rushton, The Ryedale Story, second edition,
1986, p 143.

Listing NGR: SE6941191740

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