SP2332 : The four Shire Stone

taken 1 year ago, near to Lower Lemington, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

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The four Shire Stone
The four Shire Stone
The Four Shire Stone as the name suggests stood on the boundary of four counties when in it was built in the late 18th century. Today it is on the boundary of three counties, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Until 1931 Evenlode was a detached parish of Worcestershire which was the fourth county. This was a number of detached parishes which also included nearby Blockley and Aston Magna which became part of the county of Gloucestershire. The original four counties have been inscribed on the four sides, here Oxfordshire and Warwickshire can be seen. The Stone is Grade II listed.

Historic England description
Boundary stone at junction of boundaries of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire and formerly Worcestershire. Ashlar limestone. Mid to late C18 with C19 lettering. Square column on moulded plinth, cavetto moulded capping with block/ball finial at apex. Inscription in capital letters on south face THE/FOUR SHIRE/STONE/WORCESTERSHIRE, on west face GLOUCESTERSHIRE, on north WARWICKSHIRE and on east OXFORDSHIRE.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2304 3215 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.2399N 1:39.9541W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2304 3215
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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