SE5850 : The Hob Stone and Plague Stone

taken 1 year ago, near to Fulford, York, Great Britain

The Hob Stone and Plague Stone
The Hob Stone and Plague Stone
Pair of stones on Little Hob Moor (see SE5850 : Little Hob Moor for wider view).

The Hob Stone is a heavily eroded effigy of a knight of the de Roos family (his shield can just be made out at its foot). The listing particulars (see below) suggest that it was originally a coffin lid. The plaque in front states:

The effigy of a knight of the Roos family, sculpted in about 1315. Placed here in 1717. The inscription on the back read: "This image Long Hob's name has bore who was a Knight in time of yore and gave this Common to ye poor."

To its right is the Plague Stone, with the plaque stating:

Plague victims, housed on Hob Moor in 1604, paid for food brought to them by placing money in water or vinegar in the central depression.

Grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
York  Hob Moor  Little Hob Moor 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 589 504 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:56.7913N 1:6.2339W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 589 504
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Hob Stone  Plague Stone  Grade II Listed 

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