Stang Foot

  • Description

    "A farm much given over to horses at the foot of Stang Forest. The Stang is a formidable hill between the Greta Valley and Arkengarthdale. Stang is apparently a word taken from the Norse meaning a pole or a stake. Compare with Yorkshire dialect biggerstang (a builders' scaffold pole) and the Yorkshire folk custom of 'Riding the Stang' where a person to be upheld for public ridicule (especially for wife-beating) was placed astride a pole and carried around to the accompaniment of whistles and jeers. (Not sure this is entirely relevant, but is interesting in its own right)." Photo by Oliver Dixon, 2007.
  • Owner

    Oliver Dixon
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
    Viewed: 332 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-03-13
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