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placename:- Sanctuary Stone
locality:- Greystoke
parish Greystoke parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
sanctuary stone; stone
coordinates:- NY44193079
10Km square:- NY43

1Km square NY4430

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Sanctuary Stone -- Greystoke -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 14.3.2009
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Sanctuary Stone -- Greystoke -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 14.3.2009

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button to large Sanctuary Stone -- Greystoke -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- Plaque:- -- 'THIS SANCTUARY STONE / WHICH LAY FORMERLY IN / THE PATHWAY TEN FEET / TO THE SOUTH OF ITS / PRESENT POSITION / WAS MOVED THENCE / FOR ITS PROTECTION / IN [NOV. 1908] AND WAS / FINALLY PLACED HERE / DEC. 27 1909.' -- 14.3.2009

hearsay In a railed recess near the swimming pool, on Church Road, is the Sanctuary Stone. This used to lie on Church Causeway, near the bridge. The blue whinstone has a hatchet inscribed on it, pointing towards the church. Beyond the stone a fugitive could claim the sanctuary of the church.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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