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5 Boundary Stones on Border with Cumbria, Stanhope

Description: 5 Boundary Stones on Border with Cumbria

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111849

OS Grid Reference: NY7912436895
OS Grid Coordinates: 379124, 536895
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7266, -2.3256

Location: Stanhope, Durham

Locality: Stanhope
County: Durham
Country: England

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Listing Text

NY73NE, NY79123690,
1/48 5 boundary stones
on border with

5 boundary stones. Circa 1850. Sandstone ashlar. Square-section blocks,
c. 1.0 metre long, each with pecked lower panels below plain panels with
inscriptions; low domed pyramidal tops. West face of each inscribed GH for
Greenwich Hospital, and east face inscribed DC for Duke of Cleveland: most
northerly inscribed EC, probably for Ecclesiastical Commissioners, on north;
these inscriptions in large Roman capitals. Most northerly also bears date
1880 in smaller plain capitals on south face, probably referring to confirmation
of boundary. They mark land ownership on a lead-rich hillside, and lie on the
boundary between Cumbria and County Durham. Henry Vane of Raby Castle became
Duke of Cleveland in 1832; in 1857 the boundary was described as 'recently
surveyed'. 2 most northern stones lying on ground at time of survey.

Sources: W. Fordyce History and Antiquities of County Palatine of Durham 1857
v. II, p. 64; A. Raistrick Two Centuries of Industrial Welfare 1974

Listing NGR: NY7912436895

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Source: English Heritage

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