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Type 4c obelisk at Potters Bar (no 31)

Types of boundary mark

The surviving examples of boundary mark can be classified as follows:

Link to Scale drawings of all the types of mark.

In these pages dimensions are given in metric units (see Note on units). However, the makers of the marks would have used imperial units, so that for example a dimension of 230 mm is what the original maker would have considered to be 9 inches.

Historically, the marks can be categorised by the legislation that authorised them. This aspect is dealt with in the History of the boundary and the marks section of this site:

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