Milestones, Boundary Markers, Historical Artifacts, Street Furniture, lost roads and buildings.

There are many traces of our ancestors scattered around our landscape. Mile Markers and Boundary stones are there too. The Milestone Society believes that there are approximately 9000 left in the United Kingdom. Some are cherished but others are hidden in hedgerows, some have been unwittingly destroyed by crashes, road equipment or even stolen. Roads have been straightened to make them safer. There are old gateposts still left in place, old buildings, and place names that declare an evocative past. The aim is to capture some of this information at least photographically before it disappears.

Although the Fylde Coast does not have ancient history, the Romans apparently struggled to Kirkham. There have been huge changes in the last two centuries from literally a a few fishermans' and agricultural dwellings, to a full blown tourist and light engineering industry.

More historical information can be found here about the Fylde coast.

It also seems that time has marched on and left what appears to be some very respectable buildings... which just should be used, but seem to have no worth.

Links from this Blog

Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Memorials Website dedicated to War Memorials - The majority in the North of England. Visits to churches, but also memorials in out of the way places.
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancesters from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Ignioc Stone - St. Clement, Cornwall

Close to the entrance to the church at St Clement stands the Ignioc Stone, A detailed description of the scant information relating to this stone is here. Examination is persuasive that the top cross is considerably later. However the inscription is visible.

"VITALI FILI TORRICI" Vitalus son of Torricus

Thomas/1994, 244, caption to 15.7: `Note angle-bar A...and use of Demetian-originating horizontal I'.
Thomas/1994, 245, notes that this is the only Dumnonian inscription that uses an angle-bar A in a Latin-name.(from the above website)

(I have used Wiki links to supplement the information above- The pictures are all mine of course)

There are some comments about the validity of the Latin in the above website. The stone is dated approx 500 AD. The Romans had left Britain then. There influence was huge - but it seems that the inscription had been largely Celtic.

The Ignioc Stone
First scheduled as a National Monument
22nd March 1932 when it stood in the
vicarage drive from which it was
moved and re-erected here 8
November 1938. Rescheduled January 1939

The stone near the church

Just visible, the colour of the stone matches the church.

This path leads to beach. The whole aspect slopes down to the sea.
The grounds are unkempt - but it seems right and proper.
There will be a blog page dedicated to the church, the inside is extremely interesting and steeped in history. This is one place that must be visited to feel the antiquity and history.