|Buck and doe style coping stones on the |
|A squeeze stile|
|Gatepost (or stoup) in Coverdale,|
where some of the best
examples can be seen.
Originally designed just for animals, most are too narrow for vehicles. One post was often removed to widen access and it is now unusual to find examples in the Dales with both the original gateposts in situ.
Many house date stones relate to the seventeenth century when the country was prospering and there was a period of great rebuilding. Most barn date stones refer to the late eighteenth century; any earlier date stones are most likely reused from previous domestic buildings.
|Stock underpass at Yarnbury|