Friends of Nine Standards

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    "Welcome to the first website dedicated to the Nine Standards, which have stood for countless centuries on the Pennines at the top of the Eden Valley, above Kirkby Stephen. The project seeks to discover the age of these mysterious cairns on the skyline which are visible for many miles. To find out more please explore this website....n the centuries preceding 1850, the Nine Standards are mentioned by name in over 30 documents, either perambulations of manorial boundaries or in other quasi-legal manuscripts....On the Swaledale side, Joshua Fryer's Book of Cures which can be dated to the period between 1534 and 1538 contains "The boundrey of ye North Side of Swaledale from Hollow Mill Cross to ye Lorship of Marrick" "from ye Gray yaud [=stone] in Cowbrege [= Cowdber edge] as Heaven watter parts to ye Nine Standers, from ye Nine Standers....."
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    Friends of Nine Standards
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 5 years, 3 months ago
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