Saturday, 12 February 2011

A Churchyard Oddity

While taking some pictures for yesterday's blog post, I came across this unusual stone, now forming a part of the path in the lower churchyard, but undoubtedly moved there from elsewhere.

It reads 'Ebenezer Clegg and John Crosland Church Wardens of Elland 1736'. The cutting, though uneven, seems to have had at least as much effort put into it as some contemporary Grave markers near by, suggesting it was not meant as a temporary sign. I presume it was a marker, or a Boundary post, especially as the extent of the Churchyard was once much greater, going over where Huddersfield Road is now.