New home should be found for ancient stones

Damage to historic gateposts at Read Hall

Damage to historic gateposts at Read Hall

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Anyone who has walked around the local area must have looked at strange “hieroglyphic” carvings on the gateposts at the entrance to Read Hall and the lane opposite leading down to Cock Bridge.

I was astonished to see two of the ones on the lane have been torn out and left broken, in order to replace the gate with a metal one (see pictures above).

Damage to historic gateposts at Read Hall

Damage to historic gateposts at Read Hall

Surely the ancient posts could have been removed with more care and a place found for such curiously carved stones, instead of damaged and dumped.

John Bailey,

Whalley Road, Clitheroe