Plague Stone, Bentham, North Yorkshire

This stone is built into a wall half a mile from Lower Bentham, on the road to Higher Bentham. It has a hollowed top and is said to have been used during the 1666 plague for washing infected money. The stone has a deep square socket and was probably once the base of a Medieval wayside cross.


North Yorkshire Bentham


Stuart (1603 - 1713)


stone plague cross Medieval (1066 - 1484) Stuart (1603 - 1713)