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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 558
 Date Entered 01/07/2012
 Updated on 30/08/2012
 Recorded by Will Swales
 Category Vernacular Record
 Record Type General HER
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 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 01/07/2012
 Location Cogden Moor
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 055 967
 Altitude 350m
 Record Name Boundary stone on Cogden Moor
 Record Description GRI-7 – boundary stone number seven of the first 21 around Grinton Parish starting from Stolerston Stile and reaching as far as Gibbon Hill. It is on theboundary between grinton and Ellerton parishes, next to the cattle grid on the Grinton-Leyburn road, near Sharrow Hill. It is inscribed on the south-east face with four dots, ED, two bars, and I+S. ED appears to signify a boundary of the estates of the Erle-Drax family of Ellerton Abbey, which would date the stone to sometime between 1755 and 1887 (see additional notes below). The + symbol between the I and the S is hardly visible but can be seen more clearly on another stone in the series at Record 596. It suggests that I and S relate to two separate family surnames.
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 Tree Site ID 0
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 Additional Notes Ellerton Abbey estate was held by people with the surname Erle-Drax from 1755 when it was inherited by Thomas Erle-Drax, the eldest son of Henry Drax and Elizabeth Ernle, heiress to the Erle family estate in Charborough, Dorset. The last person called Erle-Drax to hold Ellerton Abbey, John, died in 1887 leaving the estate to his son Richard, who adopted the splendidly quadruple-barrelled surname Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, but called himself Richard Drax for short.
 Image 1 ID 3139         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Grinton-Ellerton boundary stone on Cogden Moor
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