Although only two remain today, it is claimed that there were at least four stones in the past. When the Reverend George Young spoke about them in his History of Whitby of 1817, he described the sites thus: 'A stone above East Barnby, which once had another near it, is said to mark out the grave of a giant called Wade; but that honour is assigned, by another tradition, to two similar pillars near Goldsborough, standing about 100 feet asunder'.
|Two views of Wade's Stone (south) at Goldsborough|
|The fallen Wade's Stone (South) at East Barnby|
Photo by David Raven 28.03.2008
|As the stone appears today, thanks to the efforts of Tees Archaeology|