NZ0209 : Stang Foot

taken 10 years ago, near to West Hope, County Durham, Great Britain

Stang Foot
Stang Foot
A farm much given over to horses at the foot of Stang Forest. The Stang is a formidable hill between the Greta Valley and Arkengarthdale. Stang is apparently a word taken from the Norse meaning a pole or a stake. Compare with Yorkshire dialect biggerstang (a builders' scaffold pole) and the Yorkshire folk custom of 'Riding the Stang' where a person to be upheld for public ridicule (especially for wife-beating) was placed astride a pole and carried around to the accompaniment of whistles and jeers. LinkExternal link (Not sure this is entirely relevant, but is interesting in its own right).
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NZ0209, 6 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 March, 2007
Category
Farm > Farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 025 095 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.8723N 1:57.6922W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 027 097
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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