Keys to the Past

Estate or farm boundary stones (Rochester and Byrness)

Five boundary stone are marked on the first edition (6 inch) Ordnance Survey map between Ridley Crag and Ballyardley Hill. They were set up sometime between 1770 and 1850 to mark the boundary of an estate or farm and were all located during fieldwork in the 1970s. They are inscribed with the letters R/S for Rochester/Stewart Shiels.

Reference number:N8124
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness


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