Margaret Clitheroe was executed (with inventive cruelty) in York in 1586. According to legend her body was rescued from the dung heap where the executioners had thrown it, transported to a safe house in Lancashire and finally buried at Stydd in the 18th century after the keepers of her secret shrine were dispossessed for supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie. The flagstone over her supposed grave is marked with a deeply (but roughly) incised cross.
|St. Saviour, Stydd|