SE1307 : Boundary Stone, Woodhead Road, Holmfirth

taken 13 years ago, near to Upperthong, Kirklees, Great Britain

Boundary Stone, Woodhead Road, Holmfirth
Boundary Stone, Woodhead Road, Holmfirth
This is puzzling; Holmfirth is actually on the left and Austonley on the right. It was probably erected after Holmfirth Urban District was established in 1894, as before that the stone would have been inscribed 'Upperthong' instead of 'Holmfirth'. One clue is that the 1850 six-inch map shows the boundary of a detached part of Austonley here, on the left as shown on the stone. I had assumed that the many enclaves in the Holme Valley of one township within the territory of another had been abolished during the local government reorganisation of 1893, but perhaps this one remained. The maroon pole is a bus stop.
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Thursday, 4 June, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 June, 2009
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Boundary stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 131 075 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.8372N 1:48.2214W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 131 075
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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