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1836 - Crabtree, John - Concise History of Halifax (1)

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Date 1836
Author Crabtree, John
Title A Concise History of the Parish and Vicarage of Halifax, in the County of York
Mentions Robin Hood's Penny Stone [at Wainstalls]; Standing Stone in Sowerby

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-09-18. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.

Allusion

On the right side of the road leading to the village of Luddenden there was formerly the remains of an altar, called Robin Hood's Penny Stone, who is said to have used this stone to pitch with at a mark for amusement, and to have thrown the Standing Stone, in Sowerby off an adjoining hill with his spade as he was digging ! Report says that it was surrounded with a circle, but a few years ago this relic of antiquity was broken up for building purposes.[1]

IRHB comments

John Crabtree's book is a somewhat condensed and modernized paraphrase of Watson, a sad example of plagiarism.

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