Record Details

NHER Number:13180
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated boundary marker stone

Summary

On Bryant's map of Norfolk made in 1826 this spot is marked as Baron's Duel Stone. This is a stone that marks the boundary of three parishes and three hundreds. The name of the stone may be derived from the Early English 'doelan' which means boundary. This might indicate a pre Saxon date for the marker stone. This site has been confused with NHER 16115.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 2550 9021
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:DENTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HEMPNALL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

At junction of three parishes and three hundreds.
Bryant's map (S1) (early 19th century) marks Baron's Duel Stone (called Barondole Lane on (S2)).
Name may derive from Anglo Saxon 'doelan' = boundary.
If so, does this indicate a pre-Saxon origin?
But compare to site NHER 16115.
One of these maps must be wrong, or else there were two markers. The junction of three parishes seems more likely for such a feature.
E. Rose (NAU), 5 October 1984.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY MARKER (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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