SY8897 : Anderson: Red Post

taken 18 years ago, near to Anderson, Dorset, Great Britain

Anderson: Red Post
Anderson: Red Post
This signpost is often damaged and often repaired. Along the years, it has often contained spelling errors such as this one referring to the Winterbournes rather than the Winterbornes; a previous version referred to Winterborne Anderson which should be plain Anderson.

A little way down the turning to the south is Botany Bay Barn, which until quite recently still had shackles attached to its posts, a reminder of the junction's place as the first night's stop on the deportees' route from Dorchester prison to the docks at (?)Portsmouth/Poole. It is said that this is why this post is red the prison officers, like the majority, were illiterate, so by painting the post red, they knew this was the turning for the barn.

For a close-up of the finial, see SY8897 : Anderson: detail of Red Post.
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Date Taken
2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 July, 2007
Category
Guidepost   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 883 970 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.3748N 2:9.9950W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 883 970
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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