St Catherine’s Church, Barmby Moor
Dating from around 1272, St Catherine’s Parish Church was largely rebuilt in 1850 replacing much of the original Norman building. In the churchyard, just south of the main door is a stone which has been speculated may have been a place of pagan worship.
The following description is extracted from ‘County Folk-Lore Volume VI – Examples of Printed Folk-Lore Concerning The East Riding of Yorkshire (1911)’, Edited by Eliza Glutch. ‘On the south side of the churchyard lies a rude rough stone, measuring six feet in length, twenty-two inches in breadth at the wide end, and fifteen at the narrow end, and nine inches thick. After rain, water lodges in a weathered basin on its surface, which tradition says was a certain cure for warts.’ [ Wood Rees, p. 12.]
‘A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 3, Ouse and Derwent Wapentake, and Part of Harthill Wapentake’ (1976) suggests that ‘A worn rectangular stone erected near the south door may be a medieval gravestone’