Tag Archives: West Yorkshire

Old Wife’s Stone, Batley, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone? (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 2428 2329 Archaeology & History My first hint at the existence of this once valuable archaeological relic came as a result of me seeking out the history and folklore of some hitherto … Continue reading

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Lower Rivock, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0717 4471 Getting Here From the B6265 valley road between Bingley and Keighley, just near Riddlesden Hall, take the road up and over the canal into Riddlesden, bearing left up past West Riddlesden Hall … Continue reading

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Ing Well, Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Healing Well (destroyed): OS Grid Reference – SE 1174 3443 Archaeology & History This ‘Well of the Meadow”, or Ing Well, is one of countless springs in and around the Bradford metropolis that have been destroyed by that thing they call … Continue reading

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Cruckles Well, Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference – SE 160 339 Archaeology & History In an essay by great regional historian Harry Speight (1912) on the ancient tracks of Bradford and district, he mentions this “Cruckleswell” which was first described in 1602. … Continue reading

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Grey Stone, Newsholme Dean, Oakworth, West Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 00621 40841 Also Known as: Carving no.2 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here Take the same directions as if you’re visiting the Cob Stone Field carving; but instead of going into the field on … Continue reading

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Hawksworth Moor Cairnfield (01), West Yorkshire

Cairns:  OS Grid Reference – SE 140 443 Getting Here Take the same directions as if you’re visiting the Great Skirtful of Stones giant cairn on the boundary of Burley and Hawksworth.  Cross the wire fence on its southern-side and, … Continue reading

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Stanbury Hill North, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1097 4339 —  NEW FIND Getting Here Take the directions as if you’re visiting the ornate petroglyphs known as the Lunar Stone and the Spotted Stone. Walk past them and down the slope, NW, as … Continue reading

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Slack Bottom Stone, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SD 98374 28800 Also Known as: Dawson City Field Stone Getting Here Go all the way up and through Heptonstall village until you reach the hamlet of Slack, by the road junction.  From here … Continue reading

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Reap’s Cross, Heptonstall Moor, West Yorkshire

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SD 94360 30269 Also Known as: Long Stoop Ralph’s Cross Getting Here From Hebden Bridge go up the Heptonstall road, going round the village and onto and through Slack, keeping straight on the road until … Continue reading

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Kirk Stones, Morton Moor, West Yorkshire

Legendary Rocks (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 089 448 Archaeology & History A place-name that is still recognised on modern Ordnance Survey maps, even though the original site giving rise to it was all but destroyed some one hundred-and-fifty … Continue reading

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