SK1699 : Skarratt's Stone, Laund Clough

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Dunford Bridge, Barnsley, Great Britain

Skarratt's Stone, Laund Clough
Skarratt's Stone, Laund Clough
Why this carved rock should be in such a remote spot, or who Skarratt was, I don't know. Perhaps a memorial to a gamekeeper? The carving is dated 1894. The stone was used as a marker in a recent mountain marathon (the marker is just visible in the picture). LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

[A correspond adds: "It was put there by gamekeepers for one of two Skarratt brothers who was scared of the mist. He used to stop there for a dram on his way up in to the hills to go shooting. Likelihood is I put the tape there as I use it for Nav Training and for races."]
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Saturday, 10 March, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 March, 2007
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1672 9921 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.3603N 1:44.9685W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1672 9921
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