Thursday, 1 July 2010

March Stone CR 1 ABD

March (Boundary) Stone CR 1 ABD is a boundary stone marking border of the Freedom Lands of Aberdeen ('Outer' Marches), and a 'City Regality' (CR) stone marking the earlier boundary of the 'Inner' Marches.

It is located on New Bridge, embedded in the carriageway, at the junction between Dubbydykes Hardgate and Union Glen.

The boundary of the burgh between this stone and the Alpha Stone follows the route of the Ferryhill Burn.

When we were looking for it, we asked a local resident who was leaning out of the window of her flat if she knew where it was. She did (we were just about standing on it!), but she didn't know what it was. She thought it was "something to do with the fire brigade". She was surprised, delighted and proud to find out what it really was - right there, outside her house.

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