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Four Shire Stone

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*[ Further photographs of the Four Shire Stone]
*[ Further photographs of the Four Shires Stone]
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Revision as of 08:33, 14 June 2018

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

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.

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.

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