Butter Stone, Cotherstone, Durham

This grooved, roughly pyramid shaped boulder is about 0.75 metre high. It was used during the 1663-5 outbreak of the plague as an exchange point. People from Barnard Castle would leave money and local farmers would provide food, without the two groups ever meeting. The stone is listed for historical interest. The plague was very infectious.


Durham Cotherstone


Stuart (1603 - 1713)


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