Milestones, Boundary Markers, Historical Artifacts, Street Furniture, lost roads and buildings.

There are many traces of our ancestors scattered around our landscape. Mile Markers and Boundary stones are there too. The Milestone Society believes that there are approximately 9000 left in the United Kingdom. Some are cherished but others are hidden in hedgerows, some have been unwittingly destroyed by crashes, road equipment or even stolen. Roads have been straightened to make them safer. There are old gateposts still left in place, old buildings, and place names that declare an evocative past. The aim is to capture some of this information at least photographically before it disappears.

Although the Fylde Coast does not have ancient history, the Romans apparently struggled to Kirkham. There have been huge changes in the last two centuries from literally a a few fishermans' and agricultural dwellings, to a full blown tourist and light engineering industry.

More historical information can be found here about the Fylde coast.

It also seems that time has marched on and left what appears to be some very respectable buildings... which just should be used, but seem to have no worth.

Links from this Blog

Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Memorials Website dedicated to War Memorials - The majority in the North of England. Visits to churches, but also memorials in out of the way places.
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancesters from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Catterall Cross - Daniel Fold Cross

This cross is situated at the side of the A6 at Catterall. The location is shown here. In the book "The Ancient Crosses and Wells of Lancashire", the name Daniel Fold Cross is used. It also says that the cross has been moved to its present position. I do not have information as to its previous position. Henry Taylor first described it in 1906.
View looking "down" A6 towards Preston. Just come out of the Churchtown turn off.
The cross is almost exactly centre of picture.

View from across the road.
There is a geocache somewhere near here

Looking south . The plaque on the cross can be clearly seen

Looking  north. This is the same or similar
picture to the one in the book


Close up of the base

Another close-up of the base
Wyre Borough Council considers this to be a resting place for travellers carrying coffins on the way to St Helen's church at Kirkland. St Helen's church was the Parish Church in Garstang. There does not seem to be much sense in this, as Garstang is at least a mile up the road.