Thomas Harwoods Gatepost

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The inscription here is said to read “Francis Hartus to Repare this Yat and this Yattstead T.H. 1737” although the latter parts are difficult to make out today.


T.H. is Thomas Harwood a local road surveyor.

The “Yat” is the gate and the “Yatstead” the space covered by the swing of an opening “Yat”

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  1. Thanks for that. I always thought that the name of ‘Chop Gate’ in Yorkshire (pronounced by locals as ‘Chop Yat’ was unique… Obviously not! Perhaps lamb were kept in the field as in lamb chops – ugh, sorry – couldn’t resist it!

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