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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 18th February, 2015) Views: 3,175 
Boundary stone
 Boundary stone   by Roy Hesketh  (Canon EOS 50D. 17-85mm lens.)
This shot was taken after the boundary stone had been unearthed during the demolition of the old railway arches in Leigh to make way for the new bus lane and road working.

Comment by joe graney on 18th February 2015 at 07:07
good picture bit of history ,does the arrow mark mean something to to do with ministry of defence,?


Comment by Mick on 18th February 2015 at 07:28
They built these Boundary stones to last.
Biggest one Ive seen when Im out on my travels is the one at Bryn, it must be 4 foot tall and the markings on it say, To Bryn station 640 yards and to Wigan 4 Miles

On the other side it says, to Ashton village 1090 yards and To Warrington 8 miles


Comment by Boo on 18th February 2015 at 07:35
JOE
Its a crows foot mark indicating the hieght above sea level.


Comment by Pete rammy on 18th February 2015 at 07:39
Joe, it's a benchmark.they were used for levelling.


Comment by walt (North Yorkshire) on 18th February 2015 at 08:16
I think the arrow relates to "Ordnance Survey" used when mapping districts - miles etc, of course, I may be wrong !!!.


Comment by phred on 18th February 2015 at 08:59
The arrow is a survey mark.


Comment by Jod on 18th February 2015 at 09:03
Joe, benchmarks or cut marks as these markings are known, are the lowest order of all Ordnance Survey instruments of measurement, primarily for the purpose of establishing levels in a given locality.


Comment by KB on 18th February 2015 at 10:01
It's an ordnance survey bench mark.


Comment by A.W. on 18th February 2015 at 10:01
Joe, I think the arrow mark is called a bench mark and it is used to identify government property or official government associations.


Comment by lee.layland on 18th February 2015 at 10:38
The arrow signifies Sea Level.


Comment by joe graney on 18th February 2015 at 10:59
thanks for all your replies I am never to old to learn .


Comment by Cyril on 18th February 2015 at 15:24
There was a row of Boundary Stones like these in the grounds of the former Astley Hospital now known as Dam House, they were on the Hough Lane side.


Comment by Fred Mason on 18th February 2015 at 17:24
The arrow signifies...

THIS WAY UP

of course...

Interesting pic though, Roy...


Comment by Beryl on 18th February 2015 at 18:21
I'm intrigued about Bedford - which Bedford would that be?


Comment by Gem on 18th February 2015 at 19:32
Bedford village in Leigh


Comment by lobbymon on 19th February 2015 at 05:08
This is from before Leigh as a single town actually existed.What we now call Leigh was then a collection of villages such as the two above and Atherleigh and Westleigh.


Comment by David on 19th February 2015 at 11:23
Could it be a datum line?


Comment by Tommy on 8th March 2015 at 07:37
It's the datum reference mark that the bloke with the theodolite take his first reading from


Comment by Ty on 24th July 2015 at 20:40
I think David is on the bit side of Fred. Do t you think


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