1) A northern dialect word for a heap of stones (EDD), a boundary-marker, and the name of a locality in Farnley near Otley, now Haddock Stones.

1297-8 De firma de Hurrocstanes, iijs iiijd, Bolton Priory

1331 In Hurrokboyum 9 acres [sic], Kirkheaton

1341 a messuage called Horrokstanes, Farnley

1578 north-west unto a hurruck of stones on the hyght of Watewith edge, Hudswell: this extract from a boundary description of Hudswell Moor was printed in the appendix of Spencer’s Almenac for Swaledale in 1905.

dates 1297-1298 1331 1341

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