Beating the Bounds

We perambulated!

A full report (with pictures) is available.

The scores in brief:


Northernmost extent of parish - SU118870 on the old Moredon Bridge

Southernmost extent of parish - SU113779 field corner just South of the isolated tree at the edge of our detached field

Max N-S extent 9.1 km or 5.7 miles

Easternmost extent of parish � SU134848 Mannington Rec where the footpath from Morris Street crosses the River Ray

Westernmost extent of parish - SU028858 the end of the hedgerow at the tributary of Woodbridge Brook � at the back of Woodside Farm

Max E-W extent 10.6 km or 6.6 miles

Boundary stones get lonely.

Could I suggest a visit?

OS grid refSiteMarkingsCondition
-SU 1092 7958 East side of Great Western Way, by Mannington Rec just a block of old concrete
1SU 130 849 (approx) Bottom of Quidhampton Wood just above field gate to Bassett Down Estate. Well hidden in undergrowthNone visibleGood. Roughly tooled stone cube. Covered with moss
-Between SU108795 and SU109794three boundary stones in a line according to landowner. Public footpath alongside, but likely site neck deep in brambles. Suggested location seems to be boundary between Broad Town and Wroughton Mythical or lost � even after some searching. Might include the one we found�
2SU 0978 8103 Bincknoll Lane on the east verge near the stile on the public footpathParish of Wootton Bassett To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2002. Donated by David Magill Anne and Richard WeedonGood modern tooled stone with plaque. Long nettles and wildflowers surround
3SU 0952 8147Bincknoll Lane on the east side of the crown of the bridge over the canal, in the hedgerow Parish of Wootton Bassett To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2002 Donated by JG & RPGGood modern tooled stone with plaque. Long grass surrounds
4SU 0951 8286Milestone on north side of Swindon Road A3102 just west of Spittleborough Farm entrance To BATH 29 miles on the top front face To WOOTTON BASSETT 1 miles To CHIPPENHAM 16 miles on the right hand diagonal front face. To SWINDON 6 miles on the left hand diagonal front face. To OXFORD 34 on the bottom front faceReasonable. Well tooled stone but with several large chips. Inscriptions badly worn and difficult to read. Long grass surrounds
5SU 0888 8289North side of Swindon Road A3102 Just west of Sally Pussey�s Inn. By the bus stop. Parish of Lydiard Tregoze To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2002 Sponsored by Terry and Mollie GroomGood. Modern stone with metal inset plaque. A bit overgrown before we got there
6SU 0800 8315Milestone on North side of Swindon Road A3102 Next to the laybay just west of the Stoneover Lane turning. To BATH 28 miles on the top front face To SWINDON 5 miles on the left hand diagonal front face. WOOTTON BASSETT 1 mile CHIPPENHAM 15 miles on the right hand diagonal front face. To OXFORD 35 miles on the bottom front faceExcellent. Well tooled stone. Short grass surrounds. Lovely situation
7SU 0800 8315North side of Swindon Road A3102 Next to the laybay just west of the Stoneover Lane turning. Next to the milestone above Parish of Lydiard Tregoze To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2002 Sponsored by Geoff and Tris YatesGood. Modern stone with metal inset plaque. Short grass surrounds. Next to a layby and an attractive tree - one of the nicest places for a boundary stone. Go when traffic is light or else its noisy.
8SU 0747 8361South West side of Malmesbury Road B4042, on the garss verge just North West of the entrance to Ballards Ash Sports Ground Parish of Wootton Bassett To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2002 Donated by Wootton Basett Town CouncilGood. Modern stone with metal inset plaque. Attractive lichen spots. Short grass surrounds. Highly visible from a busy roundabout.
9SU 0698 8413South West side of Malmesbury Road B4042, on the garss verge just North West of the entrance to Ballards Ash Sports Ground Parish of Wootton Bassett To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2002 Donated by the residents of Englefield Close Wootton BassettGood. Modern stone with metal inset plaque. Short grass surrounds. Under trees.
10SU 0568 8451South side of Malmesbury Road B4042, next to a layby at the end of Folly Wood Lane Parish of Wootton Bassett To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2002 Donated by David & Stella Taylor and FamilyGood. Modern stone with metal inset plaque. Short grass surrounds. Highly visible.
11SU 0460 8472Milestone on South side of Malmesbury Road B4042 just past Highgate Farm To Malmesbury 8 Miles on Left front face. To Swindon 4 Miles on right front faceGood. Well tooled stone. Long grass surrounds.
12SU 0460 8472Boundary stone next to milestone above Parish of Wootton Bassett To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2002 Donated by Ann & Mcdonald CoventryGood. Modern stone with metal inset plaque. Long grass surrounds.
13SU 0408 8478Boundary stone under finger post marking footpath just east of Callow Hill Parish of Wootton Bassett To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 2002 Donated by Wootton Bassett & District Civic TrustGood. Modern stone with metal inset plaque. Long grass surrounds.
14SU 0368 8572Just to the south of where Woodbridge Brook goes under Wood Lane Lydiard Millicent Parish 2000 on front. BRP on the side. LTP D/Cllr Audrey Jepps on the backGood. Modern inscribed stone. Long grass surrounds.
15SU 0402 8627Boundary stone next to road finger post at junction of Moonleaze Road and Wood Lane Braydon Purton Parish 2000. EVP on the front. LM on the backGood. Modern inscribed stone. Short grass surrounds.
-SU 0526 8634Boundary Stone marked on OS map Stolen about 10 years ago ! We had searched for some time before we found out, of course.
16SU 0561 8651Plain Farm (east) side of the B4696 Ashton Keynes road Purton Parish 2000. RAFM on the front. Lydiard Millicent on the backGood. Modern inscribed stone. Short grass and a hedge surrounds.
17SU 0653 8673Bridge over stream beside Brockhurst Wood Purton Parish 2000 on the front. Lydiard Millicent on the backGood. Modern inscribed stone. Attractive lichen spots. Long nettles surround.
18SU 0800 8612Restrop Road. East side, just North of Lydiard Green turning, Under prominent road sign Purton Parish 2000 H & C McL on the front. Lydiard Millicent on the backGood. Modern inscribed stone. Long grass and wildflowers surround.
19SU 0852 8623Bagbury Lane Purton Parish 2000 MH & DEP on the front. Lydiard Millicent on the backGood. Modern inscribed stone. Short grass surrounds.
20SU 0882 8630Bridge over ditch on public footpath behind Lydiard Millicent Purton Parish 2000 PMF on the front. Lydiard Millicent on the backGood. Modern inscribed stone. Long grass surrounds.
21SU 1026 8657Public footpath up the side and then behind Toomers Lydiard Millicent Parish 2000, Terry . Molly Groom on the front. PP on the backGood. Modern reconstituted stone. Short undergrowth surrounds.
22SU 1131 8679SW corner of roundabout where Swinley Drive meets Purton Road Lydiard Millicent Parish 2000 D/Cllr Audrey Jepps on the back,and SwB on the frontGood, reconstituted stone, one chip. Short undergrowth around, one elegant ivy stem (not cleared).

Do not move your neighbor�s boundary stone set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess. Deuteronomy 19:14



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