Tomgill boundary marker, near Thoralby MYD35712 (c) YDNPA, 2023
An early 19th century roadside boundary stone. The inscription reads “Here ends Aysgarth Road” with a date which may read 1833. It also gives the direction of major settlements on the sides and back such as Askrigg and Middleham. It is made from dressed sandstone and is about 50cm high with a rounded top. Such stones marked the limit of a parish’s responsibility for the maintenance of the public highway.
Location From Thoralby take Aysgarth road north. After 1/2 mile, cross Tomgill Bridge. Stone is on right hand side of road immediately after bridge.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Thoralby. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.
Accessibility Viewable from roadside.