1) A heap of stones, a cairn; a dialect word for a boundary marker.

Evidence for the word depends mostly on minor place-names such as Hurder Moss in Bentham although it occurs also in John Hutton’s A Tour to the Caves: In our return ... we saw a large heap of small stones, called a hurder: on his way from Ingleton to Horton he saw ... three or four more of these hurders ... on the bleak and barren moors. There are two possible earlier pieces of evidence: 1510 a hurde ... called Myxindale hurde, reputedly the site of buried treasure and 1629 all that Stonerye of Lymestone or Lymestone hirde, Addingham.

places Addingham
dates 1510 1629

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