Monument record MDR10506 - Boundary stone, Carsington Pasture, Carsington and Brassington

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Boundary stone on the Carsington side of the Brassington/Carsington parish boundary wall near Picking Pitts Gate. The stone is 13" x 14" in section and stands 2' high, although its true height is probably 2' 8", judging by a similar but collapsed stone that lies to the south-east (see SMR 3247). The boundary stone has a rounded top. Its north face has the well-carved letter G, the east and south faces have W. The west face, against the wall, is blank. A page of the 'Carssington Liberty' lot and cope accounts for May-June 1682 contains four entries which mention either the 'Hayward stone' or 'Hayward Stone grove'. 'Hayward' was the title of the manorial official whose job it was to mark and maintain boundaries and it is suggested that the present stones, while more recent than 1682, may have been placed in the same positions as earlier boundary markers erected by Carsington's medieval hayward. (1)

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  • <1> Article in serial: Slack, R. 1992. 'Mines and boundary stones at Carsington Pasture', Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society. Volume 11, No. 6, pp 275-276.



Grid reference SK 24080 54299 (point)

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Sep 19 2016 11:43AM

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