The Hell Hole Rock – Crosper

  Crosper is located three miles to the south east of Harrogate.   The Crosper place name survives today as Crosper Farm, on the road between Harrogate and the village of Spofforth. Crosper is thought to mean ‘cross hill’, perhaps from a cross having stood there in the past, although no cross exists today. In […]

The lost Rocking stone of Thornthwaite

  Thornthwaite township is a scattered community spread along the Padside Beck valley, 8 miles to the west of Harrogate.   The first edition OS map (1854) marks a Rocking Stone at Rowantree Crags on the high ground to the south west of Thornthwaite. The Rocking Stone does not appear on later edition maps, which […]