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5 Boundary Stones on Border with Cumbria

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanhope, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7266 / 54°43'35"N

Longitude: -2.3256 / 2°19'32"W

OS Eastings: 379124

OS Northings: 536895

OS Grid: NY791368

Mapcode National: GBR DF6S.9F

Mapcode Global: WH929.7GTC

Plus Code: 9C6VPMGF+JP

Entry Name: 5 Boundary Stones on Border with Cumbria

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111849

Location: Stanhope, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Stanhope

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Heatherycleugh

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Tagged with: Building Boundary marker

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on border with

5 boundary stones. Circa 1850. Sandstone ashlar. Square-section blocks,
c. 1.0 metre long, each with pecked lower panels below plain panels with
inscriptions; low domed pyramidal tops. West face of each inscribed GH for
Greenwich Hospital, and east face inscribed DC for Duke of Cleveland: most
northerly inscribed EC, probably for Ecclesiastical Commissioners, on north;
these inscriptions in large Roman capitals. Most northerly also bears date
1880 in smaller plain capitals on south face, probably referring to confirmation
of boundary. They mark land ownership on a lead-rich hillside, and lie on the
boundary between Cumbria and County Durham. Henry Vane of Raby Castle became
Duke of Cleveland in 1832; in 1857 the boundary was described as 'recently
surveyed'. 2 most northern stones lying on ground at time of survey.

Sources: W. Fordyce History and Antiquities of County Palatine of Durham 1857
v. II, p. 64; A. Raistrick Two Centuries of Industrial Welfare 1974

Listing NGR: NY7912436895

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