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seafordpete

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 16:22:08 »
Anyone know what the boundary stone A^D  whats the A?...   Agriculture?

If ^ is an arrow how about "Army Department"?

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 20:34:21 »
Anyone know what the boundary stone A^D  whats the A?...   Agriculture?
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2009, 11:15:14 »
Connaught Hill. Dover.

There's also a Bench Mark to the left of the stone.
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 18:07:10 »
This one is at the bottom of Laureston Place. Dover.
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 08:06:08 »
There was a website about these all over the country, But i cant find it now?

The KLIS maps 1927 show some :)
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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 19:44:24 »
You asked for it  :)

All within a few feet from each other.

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 12:34:12 »
I thought more of you would join in with this :) Come on Sheppey and Medway!

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Re: War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 10:28:19 »
Boundary of ownership/jurisdiction so yes, much like a parish stone.

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War Department Boundary Markers
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 09:01:13 »
Look at any old large scale map, and you'll see how many of these are marked, denoting the boundaries of land owned by the War Department. Usually stone, although I have seen several examples on metal plates, most are numbered, whilst others include measurements. The purpose seems to be unclear - are they there purely as markers (similar to Parish boundary stones) or are they there for surveying purposes?

A metal marker set in the road at the junction of St. James' Street and Castle Hill Road in Dover.



Markers at the base of the 64 steps, Cowga
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