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Branksome Library Stone

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<b>Branksome Library Stone</b>Posted by philImage © phil
Nearest Town:Poole (3km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SZ050922 / Sheet: 195
Latitude:50° 43' 43.64" N
Longitude:   1° 55' 44.94" W

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http://www.poole-libdem.fsnet.co.uk/Wards/Bourne_Valley/bourne_valley.htm

One of the worries about the move of Branksome Library was the future of the Branksome Stone... continues...
Posted by phil
4th January 2003ce

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I re-visited the stone today, almost eight years since the last time I saw it in this location. The surroundings are now much more overgrown. It's in a fairly sad state really, lost at the bottom of a garden. There is now a bench in front of it, so maybe some people do get to enjoy sitting in front of it a letting their minds go!
From the one resident I spoke to today though, I don't think people are that aware of it's history. It's a rock feature in an overgrown border with some old crisp packets and cat shit for company.
texlahoma Posted by texlahoma
9th January 2012ce

an interesting stone just a few minutes from where i live. the new housing around the stone doesn't really help to appreciate the stone itself, it almost feels like it was placed under the tree as an afterthought of a housing developer. Although it's great that the stone remains there for all to see. texlahoma Posted by texlahoma
12th March 2004ce
Edited 12th March 2004ce

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The stone was originally found at Constitution Hill about half a mile away. The stone lies under some mature trees in what was formally the grounds of the old library. A new housing development has sprung up around it.

The address is now "Clarkes Court" just off library Road.
Posted by phil
28th December 2003ce
Edited 28th December 2003ce