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|Description ||The Bull Stone, Otley Chevin (near Ilkley)
Standing six feet tall and reported to be nine feet in girth at it's widest point, resplendent in it's pastoral home! A Roman road skirts it's flanks apparently, but it's pretty hard to discern.
Paul Bennet wrote that the most likely meaning of it's name came from 'bull-steean'; a stone for sharpening tools, or a whetstone. Though Slater said it may have come from a delightful old custom of fastening bulls to it whilst they were baited by hounds... Such quaint past-times these Carlton farmers had!
Grid ref: SE 206 435
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