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place:- Field Memorial, Ulpha
site name:- Three Shire Stones
parish Ulpha parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
memorial
coordinates:- NY27720274
10Km square:- NY20

1Km square NY2702

photograph

Field Memorial, Ulpha -- Three Shire Stones -- Ulpha (etc) -- Cumbria / -- 'LANCASHIRE' -- This is not the county marker. -- 9.11.2005
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Field Memorial, Ulpha -- Three Shire Stones -- Ulpha (etc) -- Cumbria / -- The two sides read:- -- 'W F 1816' -- William Field of Cartmel was roadmaster for Furness, died 1860 after which friends erected this memorial. -- 9.11.2005

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BOUNDARY STONE ON SITE OF THREE SHIRE STONES / / / DUNNERDALE WITH SEATHWAITE / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75841 / NY2772202746
courtesy of English Heritage
Boundary stone. Dated 1816, when it was carved, but not put into position until c1860. Erected as a memorial to William Field (1770-1860) of Cartmel who served as Bridge-master and High Constable and commissioned the work originally. Single rough-dressed pillar, rectangular in plan and c. 6 ft high; W.F. 1816 appears on the north face and LANCASHIRE on the south, all in raised Roman capitals. Intended by Field to serve as a more conspicuous marker to show the location of the Three Shire Stones which marked the meeting of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire north of the sands. These stones are marked on Saxton's 1610 map of Westmorland but have since disappeared; they were each c. 1 ft high and were arranged in a triangle c. 1 ft apart, each occupying a different county.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY27720274
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

observation This is a personal memorial, plonked down insensitively in the middle of the Three Shire Stones; this is NOT the Three Shire Stones.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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