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Boundary Stones in Laker Plantation Approx 44o Yards North of Belsay Dene House, Belsay

Description: Boundary Stones in Laker Plantation Approx 44o Yards North of Belsay Dene House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238528

OS Grid Reference: NZ0664078610
OS Grid Coordinates: 406640, 578610
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1019, -1.8975

Location: Belsay, Northumberland NE20 0JL

Locality: Belsay
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE20 0JL

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Listing Text

NZ 07 NE

10/42 Boundary Stones in
Laker Plantation approx
440 yards north of
Belsay Dene House


Group of 22 boundary stones. 1788 and earlier. Sandstone. c. 2 ft. high.

18 of the stones are inscribed on one side M for Middleton and on the other S
for Swinburne. 4 stones are inscribed TM for Thomas Middleton and JS for John
Swinburne; 3 of these stones are also dated 1788.

They form a complex line through the wood and represent a boundary dispute
vigorously pursued by Edward Swinburne till his death in 1786 and resolved by
his son John Swinburne in 1788.

A further 5 stones have been removed and are now at Swanstead near Belsay.

Listing NGR: NZ0664078610

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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