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.

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Calderdale and Bacup boundary stones

On the Rossendale Way in this part, there are 2 boundary stones. As you head towards Hades hill going south  from Sharneyford, it is possible to see the taller of the two, Calderdale boundary stone, from quite a fair distance.
Calderdale Boundary stone in the middle of the picture
To the right of the boundary stone which is marked S & T you meet a broken down 4 barred gate which you cross. This is on the way to Hades Hill. On your right is the Bacup boundary stone.

The Calderdale Boundary Stone, The Barbed wire fence is to your left.

The Calderdale Boundary Stone, Hades Hill in the distance
This Boundary stone is literally yards away from the Calderdale stone.  The Rossendale way keeps to the left of the boundary wall.

The Bacup Boundary Stone, Not sure what the 42 means!

The weather was absolutely clear today. On previous trips over the top it has been absolutely dire. The rest of the route goes over Middle Hill and Brown Wardle hill, heading south. It is quite a long stage.
This is my link to the Rossy way adventure!!!


  1. The no.42 on the Bacup boundary stone simply means that it is boundary stone no.42 - each stone is numbered consecutively no.1 to no.blah - not sure what the last stone is numbered at.

  2. Thanks very much. Makes sense too! really should have worked that one out!