Boundary stone


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Boundary stone, The Downs


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Statutory Address:
Boundary stone, The Downs

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Trafford (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 76379 87408


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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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 29 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01795/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Barrie S. Dixon. Source Historic England Archive
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