Marker stone - Frinton Rd  

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JohnBY
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10/07/2019 2:02 pm  

Does anyone know anything about the old marker stone (as photo) on Frinton road by the roundabout junction with Kings Parade.

Looks like a marker for a site that existed a long time ago. Just fascinated to know more.


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12/07/2019 8:03 pm  

Dear JohnBY

It is not nice to be ignored on here so I am replying even though nothing to report at the moment.  I googled it up but it does not really tell you anything.  I am still searching. 🧐 


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12/07/2019 8:09 pm  

JohnBY

Found this :

" A boundary marker, border marker, boundary stone, or border stone is a robust physical marker that identifies the start of a land boundary or the change in a boundary, especially a change in direction of a boundary. There are several other types of named border markers, known as pillars, obelisks, and corners."

Hope it helps 😀 


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JohnBY
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12/07/2019 9:56 pm  

I think it is a marker of the site of an event or possible a burial ??


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13/07/2019 6:32 pm  

You could be right as they were used for various reasons.


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JohnBY
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13/07/2019 10:04 pm  

It does say "Site of"!

I just would like to know what it is marking the site of what and when.


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14/07/2019 7:06 pm  

I have spent a lot of time searching but cannot find any specifics about this  Cannot help you any further.


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JohnBY
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14/07/2019 8:46 pm  

Thank you. I was unable to find anything and hoped that someone would have some info.

But it seams not - lost in history.

JB


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27/07/2019 3:16 pm  

Might be worth asking Roger Kennell, rogerbkennell@aol.com, brilliant local historian


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JohnBY
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11/08/2019 10:44 am  

A update and more info.

The marker seems to have been cleaned up and is now more readable.

“Site of Ancient Burial Ground” now with the help and info from Roger Kennell (local historian).

The old manor house now site of Little Holland Hall Care Home Complex had the parish church of St. Mary, which was founded sometime in the late 11th/12th century. It had surrounding it a churchyard, where the burials of parishioners took place. It was abandoned in 1650.

The road next to it, Viking Way raises the issue of artefacts and skeletons found which were not Christian burials in the churchyard. Roman finds and Bronze and Iron Age artefacts have also been found.


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