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#798879 - 6th Jun 2013 11:16pm Thornton Hough
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Wile walking 7 miles + came across this would like to know if anyone has any info/History on this?

Thanks T.C.


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#798883 - 6th Jun 2013 11:27pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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and if anyone knows what the writing says
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#798975 - 7th Jun 2013 5:10pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: rocks]
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Yeah, can't make out the writing either.
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#799062 - 8th Jun 2013 12:08am Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Can't see anything on the first picture, but on the second picture, it looks like the word 'REST'.
My eyes are rubbish at the moment, so that may be wrong. It's better make your own judgement.
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#799064 - 8th Jun 2013 12:56am Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Why would the centre stone be a different colour, as if it denotes something?
Could it be roadside shrine?


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#799079 - 8th Jun 2013 9:36am Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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after showng my mother she thinks it was a stop off for travellers to drink water and they often used to have slogans on them like "rest then go" which would fit in, i wonder how old it is
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#799085 - 8th Jun 2013 10:19am Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Don't hole me to it but I think its a rest stop for horses to drink ...

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#799092 - 8th Jun 2013 11:56am Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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As we don't really know how big/small this is, it's difficult to say. From appearance,I originally thought of a drinking vessel for dogs, but thought a horse would need a rather larger amount, plus it does not seem to be an ideal position for a horse to get it's head and neck into.
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#799094 - 8th Jun 2013 12:08pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: paul110180]
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Don't hole me to it but I think its a rest stop for horses to drink ...

that was my first thought when i seen it, maybe it used to have a trough.

new pic on way so you get the scale granny
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#799095 - 8th Jun 2013 12:11pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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You're right Granny. A horse trough would be much bigger and it would be right alongside the kerb, so Dobbin could slurp away without leaving the road. I can remember the big granite (?) horse trough at the top of Singleton Ave. outside the Manweb sub-station. It got the chop in the early 1960's I think.

Someone from a local History society may throw some light on the Thornton Hough picture?

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#799096 - 8th Jun 2013 12:11pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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#799111 - 8th Jun 2013 2:50pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: rocks]
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Re. horse troughs. There used to be a fine granite one in Craven Arms, engraved with the words "Be kind and merciful to all animals"... It had been filled with concrete. frown
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#799139 - 8th Jun 2013 5:04pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: rocks]
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Rocks, that picture shows it to be larger than I imagined. Even so, if it was a 'travellers rest' would it not have somewhere for a small seat,bench or stone slab for folk to sit on? Not very deep for that. It also looks as if anyone having a drink from it, should it be a water hole, would have had to bend double to get to it. The other thing is,after seeing the arched perimeter wall it would appear to have been built into the wall originally.
Pinz, it is a shame all those bits of History were taken away. They do give us a reminder of our heritage, and all we seem to enjoy most is, e.g. a trip to a museum, heritage centre or a quaint little village, when we get the chance. Trying to get the flavour back of what we must still have a yearning for. Maybe the quiet,rural life.


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#799148 - 8th Jun 2013 5:37pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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granny at first i thought it was some kind of bus stop but then i pretended to sit as if a bench was there and i would have banged my head and also realised it wouldnt give much shelter as its not deep enough, it looks like it was built the same time as the wall and there are also dates and names etched on the inner sides (graffiti of it day) iv also tried to look for History sites for the area but the walls not mentioned anywhere!!
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#799158 - 8th Jun 2013 6:08pm Re: Thornton Hough [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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I thought a bench too Rocks. Remember people were smaller generations ago.
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