London Stone, Staines, Surrey

London Stone, Staines, Surrey
Photograph taken 1883 © Reproduced by permission of Oxfordshire County Council ref: HT03991

Local Swan Uppers gathered around the boundary stone delineating the western extent of the City of London's juristiction over the river Thames. Swan Upping originated under Henry VIII, who decreed that any unmarked swan could be seized by the crown.

Location

Surrey Staines

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

river water boundary swan tradition work uniform tool victorian (1837 - 1901)