Stones marking historic sites on the City boundary or former boundary, used in the Beating the Bounds ceremony. They were created following a report “Beating the Bounds” prepared the the City Secretary, the City Architect and the City Planning Officer and considered by the Council in September 1985.
The proposed sites were:
Redbridge Bridge
Fernyhurst Lake
Lord’s Wood
Sports Centre
Itchen Valley
Townhill Park/Cutbush Lane
Netley Common
Tickleford Gully/Westwood
Weston Shore

The first three stones were installed 1987/8 at Redbridge Bridge, Cut thorn and Crosshouse. Further stones have been installed, but their exact locations are not known.

The stones were designed by the City Architect’s department and show a rebus (visual pun) on S(outh) H(am) Tun (picture of a barrel), with an arrow pointing North top left, and the year 1988 bottom right.
The stone was recycled from the old Rose Garden in Civic Centre Road.

The Boundary Marker or Rebus Stone on Redbridge Bridge

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copyright Martin Brisland, 2018

Council Reports: Beating the Bounds reports


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