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Offline Kentishwolf

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #98 on: October 29, 2013, 14:46:20 »
Following on from Apollo's post, I took a walk around the accessible parts of Milton Barracks. Lots of the old wall surviving, but sadly, few of the boundary markers.
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2013, 20:30:08 »
It is nice to see some added that are not Medway or Dover :)

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2013, 20:22:28 »
A bit further west this time. Gravesend, in fact. The first can be found on the wall of Custom House, The Terrace, and the second, on the wall of the Milton Chantry Heritage Centre, Commercial Place (New Tavern Fort lies just behind the chapel).





(The second image is stubbornly too big, despite trying to resize it several times in Photobucket!)
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #95 on: October 23, 2013, 16:50:49 »
Beside a footpath near the Daisy Banks, Luton.

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #94 on: October 23, 2013, 16:47:55 »
I have walked past this for years and didn't spot it!  I wonder if Merc did?
Oops sorry Kyn, I missed this post...and have never noticed the marker either (despite going constantly past it for over 30 years) Well spotted :)

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #93 on: September 20, 2013, 13:28:43 »
I have walked past this for years and didn't spot it!  I wonder if Merc did?

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #92 on: September 20, 2013, 13:13:05 »
Well spotted Kyn, the times I've been past and didn't ever see it  :)
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #91 on: September 20, 2013, 11:31:48 »
I knew I would find one of these if I looked hard enough, but thought it would be stone!

On the wall surrounding Medway Hospital (the old Naval Hospital).  This is on the corner of York Avenue and windmill Road :)

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #90 on: September 02, 2013, 18:51:42 »
Located at the footpath that goes from Borstal Street to Hill Road, near Fort Borstal.

I wasn't sure if it was a WD Boundary Marker or a Bench Mark ???. Looking at old maps there is a WD stone roughly at that location, marked as '8A'...


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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #89 on: June 30, 2013, 19:19:20 »
This one's in Old Pattens Lane, Rochester.

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #88 on: June 03, 2013, 14:12:19 »
Thank you very much Jammy36 :)  I forgot about that link!

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2013, 14:06:20 »
Hi Kyn

The Kent County Council on-line Historic Environment Record (HER) includes options to view a selection of historic Ordnance Survey Maps - http://www.kent.gov.uk/HeritageGIS/Map.aspx

Zoom in to the area that you want to look at, once you've got close enough in the option to display historic maps becomes available using the drop-down selector below the main map window (next to the print button). The 1897-1900 map option shows the boundary markers and their numbers.

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #86 on: June 03, 2013, 13:25:05 »
Are these accessible online?  It took me ages to find a plan to use for this in my stuff!

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2013, 13:02:11 »
Good work kyn. If you check the 1890s or 1909 OS maps they even tell you the number of the stone you are looking for.
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #84 on: June 03, 2013, 11:07:25 »
Leofwine mentioned a few weeks ago that he was considering touring Brompton to find all the marked stones and seeing which ones were missing.  Well I decided to have a wander yesterday around Darland to do the same thing.  The map below is the one I worked from and is dated 1938.  The red circles show the ones I couldn't find, the light green show the ones I didn't look for (too many brambles) and the turquoise ones are the ones I found.



The first one I found (1) on Darland Road on the wall of the old Upper Darland Farm wall and looks like this:



Got some funny looks from a lady walking past as I photographed it :)

The second one (2) was along the A2 just before you reach the new TA centre from Chatham:





And the third one (3) is on the back of the Marker Stone (32 miles to London) on the opposite side of the road near the Will Adams Memorial:



Actually the last one is not a WD Boundary Marker, just a benchmark, I got a little carried away!  The actual boundary marker was missing or hidden in a bush!

 

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