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Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23

Cup Marked Stone

<b>Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23</b>Posted by drewbhoy
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<b>Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23</b>Posted by drewbhoy
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Beans Hill, Boundary Marker 23 (Cup Marked Stone) by drewbhoy Looking from directly above.
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Posted by drewbhoy
4th September 2017ce
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It is appropriate to point out that this natural rock is what is known as a 'Saucer Stone'.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the boundaries of the March Lands, gifted to the city of Aberdeen by Robert the Bruce, were defined by large earthfast stones, into which saucer-shaped cavities were bored. It is believed that these saucers would have been filled with lead and an engraved die used to impress the city seal into them, although no tangible evidence of such a practice remains today.

The saucer stones were replaced with the current numbered pillar-shaped markers inscribed 'ABD' in 1790.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
22nd April 2020ce
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