set stones

1) Shaped stones set in the ground as a type of paving, especially in a highway.

1580 to the sett stones on the east, Rastrick

1664 Wee lay a paine ... that the sett stones about the middingstead before his stable ... be removed, Halifax. These were later called ‘sets’ or ‘setts’ and the word features regularly from the 1800s, as in the council minutes for Huddersfield in 1881: that the whole granite setting be taken up ... that the slippery blue sets be done away with altogether and that ... gray granite sets only be used.

places Halifax Rastrick
dates 1580 1664

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