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Rent Stone, Beetham
Rent Stone
locality:-   Beetham
civil parish:-   Beetham (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   glacial erratic
coordinates:-   SD49857913
1Km square:-   SD4979
10Km square:-   SD47

Shap granite, glacial erratic.
There is a local tradition that farm tenants gathered here to pay their rents to the lord of the manor. This seems pretty unlikely, rents were probably paid at Beetham Hall, at least up to 1672 when the roof was removed.

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