Hob's Stone, Tadcaster Road, York

The flat stone, with a shallow basin cut in it, was probably used for disinfecting money when the plague was in York (1549-50). The standing stone is an old coffin lid. It has the image of a knight carved on one side. On the other is the inscription 'This statue long Hob's name has bore, / Who was a knight in time of yore, / And gave this Common to the poor'. It also has the names of the Pasture Masters who put it here it in 1717, as well as the later date of '1757'.


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Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)


coffin knight plague charity Medieval (1066 - 1484)