1) A cairn or heap of stones.

This word can be found in Wright, spelt ‘currick’, and it occurs eight times in the printed description of the boundaries of Mickleton in Teesdale, e.g. 1741 thence directly to a currock on the top of Kirk Arran, thence to Bracken rig currock. The clear inference is that it referred to a cairn or heap of stones and it must therefore be considered alongside ‘hurrock’ which has the same meaning and is dealt with separately. It is not a transcription error but seems more likely to preserve a local pronunciation. In Swaledale: Valley of the Wild River the author Andrew Fleming more than once wrote of ‘hurrocks or curracks’ and more recently the term was again recorded in a boundary description: 1705-8 from thence the bounder of Grinton mannor proceeds ... to Windyate Currack thence to Summerlodge Tarne Currock. Wright found ‘currick’ only in Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland but it was evidently used also in north Yorkshire.

spellings currick
dates 1705-1708 1741

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