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Original message (posted by rayonline5555)
To hell with it!!!In for a penny,infor a pound!!!!
I am now going to finally disclose exactly what the Two Stubshaws means and where our village got its name from...
Its a description of the poor fields exactly as the benefactor found them in 1630.
A stub is what remains of a tree after it has been cut down to waist level ..in other words a stump....And there were two of them close together.......A shaw is a ditch usually round a field.... the ditch was created as a barrier to stop sheep from escaping and a crude gate was put up between the two stubbs hence the inclosure was a big sheep pen... This info can be found in a book written by David Mills in 1976 called`Place Names of Lancashire
So the Stubshaw Cross can only be related to the Two Stubshaws and can only be a signpost!!!!! It took me a long time to find out this information so dont question it please!!!!
 
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