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Boundary stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Altrincham, Trafford

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.383 / 53°22'58"N

Longitude: -2.3566 / 2°21'23"W

OS Eastings: 376379

OS Northings: 387408

OS Grid: SJ763874

Mapcode National: GBR CYZB.L0

Mapcode Global: WH98V.S70C

Plus Code: 9C5V9JMV+59

Entry Name: Boundary stone

Listing Date: 27 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253113

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436247

Location: Trafford, WA14

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Bowdon

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Altrincham

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bowdon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Boundary marker

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Description


SJ 79 NE
7/80

ALTRINCHAM
THE DOWNS
Boundary stone

II
Boundary stone. Circa 1840. Inscribed stone indicating the ancient boundary of the Anglo-Saxon Borough of Altrincham. A large carved stone set flush in a coursed rubble street boundary wall, the base of the stone now below pavement level. A simple moulding to sides and top and to two slightly pointed arched panels on the lower half of the stone. In the spandrel in the centre an emblem (arrowhead?) in relief below TOWNSHIPS incised in a curve. In the left hand arched panel ALTRINCHAM and in the right hand panel DUNHAM MASSEY incised.

The Altrincham Court Leet, chartered in 1290, use the boundary stone as the start of the annual procession to beat the boundaries of the borough.

Listing NGR: SJ7637987408

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