The Foulscales Stone SD 693 492
This enigmatic stone (27 inches height, 12 inches wide, 6 inch thickness), anciently known as the Yolstone and later as the Bonstone, one stood behind Foulscales farm near Gibbs. For some reason the stone was removed from this site and taken into the cellars of Knowlmewre Manor under the authority of the Peel Estate.
The stone displays possible early native chi-rho symbols that may have a 6/7th century provenance. The lettering ‘HT’ look to be of 16/17th century origin and may refer to the Towneley family who held lands in Bowland.
I would be interested to know others views on these strange markings.
(Paul, could you put up the Photo and drawing for this stone that I gave you yesterday – thanks, john)