Four Shire Stone
(It's not known as "The Four Shire Stone" but instead as "The Four Shires Stone"; being the place where four shires used to meet (county boundaries have since changed))
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~engcots/4ShireStonePhotos.html Further photographs of the Four
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~engcots/4ShireStonePhotos.html Further photographs of the Four Stone]
Revision as of 08:33, 14 June 2018
|Four Shires Stone|
|Four Shires Stone, taken by User:Findegil|
|Location||East of Moreton-in-Marsh, England|
|Description||Stone 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.