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Boundary Stone at Ngr Sj 995 558

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1002 / 53°6'0"N

Longitude: -2.0077 / 2°0'27"W

OS Eastings: 399582

OS Northings: 355886

OS Grid: SJ995558

Mapcode National: GBR 24Q.P6X

Mapcode Global: WHBCJ.4B7P

Entry Name: Boundary Stone at Ngr Sj 995 558

Listing Date: 14 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461668

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Built-Up Area: Leek

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


611-1/1/94 (East side)
Boundary stone at NGR SJ 995 558


Boundary stone. Dated 1855. Stone. The stone is inscribed 'LIA
1855 L.B.' and marks the outer limit of the administrative
area governed by the Leek Improvement Act of 1855.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Act set up a commission with powers to
enact improvements in the town, and to establish markets, a
cemetery, to manage the water works and markets. It marked the
beginning of municipal government in Leek. For the purposes of
the Act, the boundaries of the town were established as a
circle with its centre in the centre of the Market Place.
Wherever this circular line crossed rights of way and
watercourses, the boundary was marked by a stone post, several
of which survive.

Listing NGR: SJ9958255886

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