Codhill Slack

For those who walk, or run, the Cleveland Way with your head held high concentrating on the top of your next climb, Highcliff Nab or Percy Rigg, or admiring the view across the bogs of Codhill Slack to Sleddale, you will miss this. If however you walk head down looking at your feet you may notice an unusual paving slab or, 300m further on a second one. I’m not sure what to call them. A foundation stone? Clearly two halves of the same that once was erected at the Holy Trinity School and laid by Mrs O.G.M. Hirst on the 15 April 1961.

Googling the name of the school and the motto, “Deus Noster Refugium” which I think translates as “God is our refuge” reveals a likely candidate as the Holy Trinity Church of England Senior School in Halifax. How did it manage to get moved to a North York Moors footpath? The National Park footpath contractors were having a laugh.

The school still exists as the Trinity Academy.

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