Keys to the Past

The Hurl Stone, Lilburn (Tillside)

People carved a stone cross between 1000 and 1500 years ago, during what archaeologists call the early medieval period. The shaft of the cross survives, standing on a hill north west of Newtown Mill. Archaeologists think the cross was moved here from near a road at an unknown date in the past. The Hurl Stone is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N3483
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; A S Phillips

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside

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