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Knocking post / hurter / pallstane / spur stones

- a stone post usually 2-3 ft high, positioned at corners of buildings, to protect them from the mechanical damage caused by the metal hubs of cart wheels. They can be very decorative. In Victorian times, cast iron was often used. They are becoming scarcer and should be retained where possible. Sometimes referred to as "hurters", or "pallstanes" (Scottish).
Round pieces of stone built into the corners of walls to prevent damage are sometimes referred to a "spur stones". These are not the same thing as the large stones often built into the corner of clay walls to both protect and secure them, for which there doesn't seem to be a specific term.