East Hartburn Flax-Beating Stone commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Victoria
A tapering roughly hewn stone erected upon rusticated steps.
On bronze plaque attached to stone in incised Romaqn lettering:
June VRJ 1897 / THIS STONE WAS ERECTED / to commmemorate the completion / of the 60th year of / the reign of / QUEEN VICTORIA / It was found near the village / of Hartburn / and was used to beat flax / in former days.
On bronze plaque (on steps* ?):
In 1183 William de Hertburne of this township / within the manor of Stockton quit-claimed his / lands here for those in Washington in the county / palative of Durham and adopted as his new style / Willaim de Wessyngton/
(np)This plaque was unveiled by the worshipful the / Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees Councillor B. Hodgson / to commemorate the 800th anniversary of this / event. / A descendent of William, General George Washington / became first president of the United States of America / 2nd April 1983
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