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Boundary Stone at Ngr Sj 986 552

A Grade II Listed Building in Birchall, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.094 / 53°5'38"N

Longitude: -2.022 / 2°1'19"W

OS Eastings: 398625

OS Northings: 355203

OS Grid: SJ986552

Mapcode National: GBR 24W.5LS

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.XHBD

Entry Name: Boundary Stone at Ngr Sj 986 552

Listing Date: 14 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461605

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Built-Up Area: Birchall

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


611-1/1/29 (West side)
Boundary stone at NGR SJ 986 552


Boundary stone. Dated 1855. Stone. The stone is inscribed 'LIA
1855 L.B.' and marks the outer limit of the administrative
area established 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 etc. It marks
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 still survive.

Listing NGR: SJ9862555202

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