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Parliamentary Boundary Markers

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Parliamentary boundary markers no longer have any real significance, but the substantial stone markers can still be found around the country.

Examination of 19th century mapping often shows both a parliamentary boundary as well as a burgh boundary, and these need not always be the same. Where the parliamentary boundaries met and joined to form a corner, a fairly large stone block - larger and heavier than the usual form of old mile marker or similar - would be set in place to mark the position.

Other than their being square and with a shallow peaked top, the stones had no markings to identify their purpose, so their significance at any location is easy to miss.


A boundary marker stone lies on the north side of the Old Largs Road, between Greenock and Whinhill Golf Course

This marker is shown on old OS maps of the area, and is at the change in direction of the boundary line.

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