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Warsop Boundary Stone

Warsop Boundary Stone

Along this stretch more boundary stones are found, marked with a 'W' for Warsop. The original trackway ran to the east of the present path and its route can be detected from the hollow in the ground and remnants of hawthorn hedge. Looking along the trackway towards Thynghowe gives an impression of how this route leads directly to the top of the hill.
The account of the 1816 perambulation recounts one of the traditions that fixed the boundary in people’s memories - “it appears to have been the ancient Custom to dig a cross at that Stone which is called the Golden Cross said to be so called by an Old Man of the name of George Johnson putting a Golden guinea upon the Stone on which he made a boy stand upon his head and rewarded him with the gold”.

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