SP1338 : The Kiftsgate Stone

taken 8 years ago, near to Saintbury, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The Kiftsgate Stone
The Kiftsgate Stone
This holed stone has a disputed history. It is usually accepted as a boundary stone marking the Kiftsgate Hundred. Here in Saxon times, the Court of the Hundred met and public announcements were proclaimed.
From 'Notes and Queries' (June 7th, 1942, p358):
The Kiftsgate stone from which the hundred takes its name is hidden away among bushes in Weston Park, just off the high road which runs from Chipping-Campden to Broadway. Canon Bourne, Vicar of the parish in which Weston Park lies, who died at the end of last century, at a good age, related that he knew an old man years before who recollected George III being proclaimed king at this boundary stone.
H.C. Hill.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1351 3899 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:2.9483N 1:48.2645W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1351 3899
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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