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Description: Boundary Stones in Laker Plantation Approx 44o Yards North of Belsay Dene House
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
BELSAY BELSAY DENE
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
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Source: English Heritage
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