SX7678 : Old Jack

taken 13 years ago, near to Haytor Vale, Devon, Great Britain

Old Jack
Old Jack
In the 1850s the Duke of Somerset decided to erect a number of named boundary stones along Heytor Down to emphasise the extent of his holding. He intermingled his well rounded stones with a couple of already established boundary stones and natural rocks. All received his initials "DS" together with the date 1853 or 1854. The names of the stones took a decidedly royal approach with "Prince Albert", "Victoria", "Prince of Wales" interspersed with the more obscure names "Wm Stone" and "Old Jack".
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SX7678, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 August, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 June, 2005
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 76 78 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.5875N 3:44.7700W
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