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    The Long Stoop, Near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire.

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    Sunbright57

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    The Long Stoop, Near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire.

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:41 am

    Os grid reference SD.968 230. Some 2 miles south-east of Mankinholes, on Langfield Common, near Todmorden stands the 9 foot tall 'Long Stoop'. The monolith leans at quite an angle now. The stone is probably late medieval in date and its origins were as a guidestone or boundary stone along what was the Long Causeway between Todmorden and Sowerby, marking the packhorse route over the Pennines. However, today it is more of a guidestone marking the Pennine Way and the Calderdale Way combined. At its base are some other small supporting stones but these have not alleviated its 45 degree lean, possibly caused by erosion of the ground around the monolith, subsidence, or through people pushing against it. The stone should not be confused with The Long Stoop or Long Stone near Adel in west Yorkshire.

    The Long Stoop near Mankinholes, Todmorden, west Yorkshire.



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    Re: The Long Stoop, Near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire.

    Post  lowergate on Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:24 am


    Nice one Ray, this being the Feast Day of St. Raymond (13th century Catalonian patron of midwives & women in labor). Have a good one for your coming birthday.

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    Sunbright57

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    Re: The Long Stoop, Near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire.

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:22 am

    Thanks John, how did you know I was interested in saints ? There are four saint Raymond's - Raymond of Toulouse, Raymond of Pennafort, Raymond of Piacenza and Raymond Nonnatus d 1240 and feast-day 31st August. Keep chucking names at me John, I'll come up trumps. Local saints are of interest to me as well - any names please ?
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    Post  QDanT on Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:05 pm


    Twisted Evil Danny


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    Re: The Long Stoop, Near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire.

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:39 pm

    Thats correct Danny, thanks for that - very interesting. What about St Danny, Daniel, Danieolen.............?
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    Re: The Long Stoop, Near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire.

    Post  lowergate on Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:41 pm

    Perhaps he ought to be the patron saint of punks and other pierced persons of which in this age there are many varieties to choose from from all four sexes.

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