NS9675 : Inscribed stone and milestone beside Union Canal

taken 8 years ago, near to Whitecross, Falkirk, Great Britain

Inscribed stone and milestone beside Union Canal
Inscribed stone and milestone beside Union Canal
The stone on the left marks the division between two stages on the Union Canal. The inscription is now extremely eroded and barely legible, and the top part of the stone is missing, but according to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland it reads, "Division betwixt third and fourth stages".

The right-hand stone is a milestone, one of a series marking the distances between Port Downie (at the Falkirk end of the canal) and Port Hopetoun (at the Edinburgh end). Again, the inscriptions are now unclear, but the distance to Falkirk marked on the stone face visible in this photo appears to be 7 1/2, while the adjacent face indicates a distance of 24 miles to Edinburgh.

A modern version of the next milestone to the east can be seen here: NS9876 : Milestone beside Union Canal
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Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 4 February, 2010
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Monument > Inscribed stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 965 758 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.8903N 3:39.5195W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 965 758
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