Tolkien Gateway

Four Shire Stone

(Difference between revisions)
(External links)
(this is the spelling WP uses.)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{location infobox
 
{{location infobox
| name=Four Shires Stone
+
| name=Four Shire Stone
 
| image=[[File:Findegil - Four Shire Stone.jpg|250px]]
 
| image=[[File:Findegil - Four Shire Stone.jpg|250px]]
| caption=Four Shires Stone, taken by [[User:Findegil]]
+
| caption=Four Shire Stone, taken by [[User:Findegil]]
 
| pronun=
 
| pronun=
 
| othernames=
 
| othernames=
Line 15: Line 15:
 
| events=
 
| events=
 
}}
 
}}
The '''Four Shires Stone''' is a 9-foot high pillar situated approximately 25 miles north-west of [[Oxford]] - and two miles east of Moreton-in-Marsh - in England. The pillar, made from Cotswold stone, marks the centuries-old meeting place of four county shires: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.
+
The '''Four Shire Stone''' is a 9-foot high pillar situated approximately 25 miles north-west of [[Oxford]] - and two miles east of Moreton-in-Marsh - in England. The pillar, made from Cotswold stone, marks the centuries-old meeting place of four county shires: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.
  
 
Due to local government reorganisation in the 1970s, the boundaries of these counties have now been moved and only three shires - no longer including Worcestershire, whose boundary is now further west - currently intercept here.
 
Due to local government reorganisation in the 1970s, the boundaries of these counties have now been moved and only three shires - no longer including Worcestershire, whose boundary is now further west - currently intercept here.
Line 22: Line 22:
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~engcots/4ShireStonePhotos.html Further photographs of the Four Shires Stone]
+
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~engcots/4ShireStonePhotos.html Further photographs of the Four Shire Stone]
  
 
[[Category:Structures (real-world)]]
 
[[Category:Structures (real-world)]]

Latest revision as of 12:33, 14 June 2018

Four Shire Stone
Marker
Findegil - Four Shire Stone.jpg
Four Shire Stone, taken by User:Findegil
General Information
LocationEast of Moreton-in-Marsh, England
TypeMarker
DescriptionStone pillar with decorative capital

The Four Shire Stone is a 9-foot high pillar situated approximately 25 miles north-west of Oxford - and two miles east of Moreton-in-Marsh - in England. The pillar, made from Cotswold stone, marks the centuries-old meeting place of four county shires: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.

Due to local government reorganisation in the 1970s, the boundaries of these counties have now been moved and only three shires - no longer including Worcestershire, whose boundary is now further west - currently intercept here.

It is believed this stone was an inspiration for Tolkien's Three-Farthing Stone, a central point in the Shire where three Farthings met.

[edit] External links