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Offline MedwayDweller

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Re: The London Stones,Lower Upnor
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012, 21:27:47 »
Thanks for the link merc
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Re: The London Stones,Lower Upnor
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 22:02:25 »
Thanks numanfan,that answers my question. I'd only remembered her being near the roadside out in the open, guess the old girl needs a bit more tlc in her old age

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Re: The London Stones,Lower Upnor
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 07:20:13 »
Does anybody remember a figurehead that used to be very close by? It was of a lady with one of her breasts exposed. I noticed it was no longer there when I last visited, anybody know what happened to it?

She was there a couple of Summers ago. boxed in and protected from the elements



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Re: The London Stones,Lower Upnor
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 00:32:20 »
Does anybody remember a figurehead that used to be very close by? It was of a lady with one of her breasts exposed. I noticed it was no longer there when I last visited, anybody know what happened to it?

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Re: The London Stones,Lower Upnor
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 21:37:27 »
I believe there is one near Higham on the road running alongside the old Thames / Medway canal and the railway as well. last time I saw it it was quite overgrown.

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Re: The London Stones,Lower Upnor
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 23:52:40 »
Link to a pic of the one at Yantlett Creek

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/326111

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The London Stones,Lower Upnor
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 20:05:43 »
On the shore at Lower Upnor are two London stones.
These stones marked the boundary of the charter rights of the fishermen of London to fish round into the Medway, on the northern side only.

The bigger,newer of the two stones is in brown-grey granite,it records visits from London dignitaries.



The smaller stone is the older one and on the side facing away from the river it has enscribed "God preserve the City of London".
On the river facing side it has the year 1204 and the arms of the City.
Below are the names of eighteenth century civic dignitaries of the capital, recording their ceremonial visits to the stone.
The other two sides of the stone also records visits, but are now almost indecipherable.

 

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