Information for record number MWA934:
Site of Boundary Marker S of Ladbroke Fox Covert

Summary The site of a boundary marker called the Whorestone. It is of unknown date and is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of about 1830. It was situated 100m south of Ladbroke Fox Covert.
What Is It?  
Type: Boundary Marker
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ladbroke
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 42 58
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 The Whorestone is marked on the OS First Edition of c1830 and was presumably still visible. It does not appear to have been on the parish boundary. In 1892 it was described as 'a small mound like a miniature tumulus.' In 1894 the Rev W L Smith recorded that within the memory of many living a 'long stone' was to be seen standing near to Southam, in the adjoining parish of Ladbroke.
2 This may form a pair with a second boundary stone (PRN 772) and they may mark high points on a ridge rather than being parish boundary markers.
3 No sign of the stone.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: The Whorestone, Ladbroke
Author/originator: Usher H
Date: 1973
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: The Whorestone,Southam
Author/originator: Usher H
Date: 1973
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: SMW
Date: 1979
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 790
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument FOX COVERT * A small area of managed woodland, created to provide cover for foxes. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BOUNDARY STONE * A stone that indicates the limit of an area or piece of land. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument PARISH BOUNDARY * The limit line of a parish. back
monument SIGN * A board, wall painting or other structure displaying advice, giving information or directions back
monument MOUND * A natural or artificial elevation of earth or stones, such as the earth heaped upon a grave. Use more specific type where known. back
monument BOUNDARY MARKER * A marker of some form used to indicate the limit of an area or a piece of land. back

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