Boundary stone, Aysgarth

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Boundary stone, Aysgarth MYD36560 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Boundary stone, Aysgarth MYD36560 (c) YDNPA, 2023

A 19th century roadside boundary marker. The now almost completely illegible inscription once read “Here ends Aysgarth Bounds 1853”. Such stones marked the limit of a parish’s responsibility for the maintenance of the public highway.


Dobson, J Howard (1993) ‘Boundary Stones’ in Le Patourel, H E Jean et al (eds) (1993) Yorkshire Boundaries. Leeds: Yorkshire Archaeological Society pp53-57


On north side of A684 between Heads Bank and Nellholme House, next to a field gateway and east of another milepost marked on OS map.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Aysgarth Falls turn. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside, but note few stopping places and busy road.