The Face Stone, Urra Moor

Urra Moor has the highest point on the North York Moors. Round Hill, or Botton Head, is 454m above sea level. The Face Stone is a boundary stone standing not far off the summit. It’s age and history is unknown, being first mentioned in papers of the Duncombe Estate of 1642. It stands next to an ugly modern landrover track which follows the mediaeval road south out of Stokesley called Haggesgate. The landrover track was bulldozed through in the early 1960s as a firebreak, the moor having been devastated by a fire just before the war.


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