SK6139 : Boundary markers at Colwick (1)

taken 8 years ago, near to Carlton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Boundary markers at Colwick (1)
Boundary markers at Colwick (1)
This pair of boundary markers share the traditional City of Nottingham shape. It seems clear that the right hand one, marked Carlton UDC, has come from the same source, but I have not seen any other similar ones relating to Carlton. The provision of two markers is in itself quite unusual; the normal procedure would be to create a shared marked with both authorities' names. Also of interest is that the two markers have different dates. The markers would have been installed here as a result of an expansion of the City of Nottingham boundaries in 1933. The Carlton marker is seen unobstructed in this image Link .
Nottingham boundary markers :: SK5641
The boundary of the City of Nottingham is marked with over 20 cast iron markers in a distinctive semicircular form with rounded top. The majority date from the expansion of the city in 1933, but there are a number of older ones, including some delineating parish boundaries between different Poor Law boards in the 19th century. The earliest is dated 1849.
The markers include a number erected by Carlton Urban District Council, generally as a twin to a Nottingham one, although in many cases the twin has disappeared.
Overall nearly 50 locations are shown on OS maps, but a number have disappeared and the existence of others is difficult to ascertain as they are located in private gardens, etc.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Boundary (from Tags)
Local Authority 
Year (from Tags)
1933  1935 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6110 3995 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.2074N 1:5.5200W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6110 3995
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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