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Boundary Marker 'Alpha', North Esplanade West, Aberdeen

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1385 / 57°8'18"N

Longitude: -2.0948 / 2°5'41"W

OS Eastings: 394359

OS Northings: 805293

OS Grid: NJ943052

Mapcode National: GBR SCX.JD

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.STNX

Plus Code: 9C9V4WQ4+C3

Entry Name: Boundary Marker 'Alpha', North Esplanade West, Aberdeen

Listing Name: North Esplanade West at Old Ford Road and Mouth of Ferryhill Burn, March Stone a (Alpha)

Listing Date: 21 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394164

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46796

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Circa 1790. Small rectangular granite March Stone, against side of concrete bridge at mouth of Ferryhill Burn. Tooled chamfered angle reading "A ABD CR" (City Royalty).

Statement of Interest

This March Stone A represents the start of the inner marches (boundaries) of Aberdeen, defined by marked stones possibly dating from 1698. The original stones were replaced by the present stones, such as this one, numbered 1-48, in about 1790. The outer marches are thought to be later than the inner marches.

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