NT9511 : Boundary Stone below St David's Cairn

taken 15 days ago, 3 km from Biddlestone, Northumberland, Great Britain

Boundary Stone below St David's Cairn
Boundary Stone below St David's Cairn
Old maps show several boundary stones marking the boundary between Alnham and Biddlestone parishes. The squared stones are approximately 0.17 x 0.19m thick and 0.9m long, 0.45m of which is intended to be exposed. Each stone has a letter 'N' inscribed on one face and a mark which could be a letter 'S' on the opposite face, the 'N' turned towards Alnham, the 'S' towards Biddlestone. The 1st edition OS map surveyed in 1863 shows the then undefined boundary south of St David's Cairn delineated by four boundary stones, certain large rocks in the vicinity of Flint Crag, and two stone cairns. A further 11 boundary stones are indicated between St David's Cairn west to the summit of Wether Cairn although the modern map only shows six.

There is another photo of this stone here: NT9511 : Old Boundary Marker
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Boundary, Barrier  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Boundary 
Milestoneid (from Tags)
NB ALHBID02pb 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9545 1112 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.6407N 2:4.4030W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 95460 11125
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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