100 Objects 25: “11 ft” inscribed on a stone

This stone is in the wall of the barn by the roadside at Renaissance House near Bodley Cross. The barn was probably built in the second half of the 20th century and it looks like some of the stone is re-used from another structure. We don’t know what the figures refer to, one suggestion is that it may be a marker for a fire hydrant and another is that perhaps in its original setting the inscription was marking the level of a flood. If anyone has any idea what the figures refer to or knows where the stone might have come from please do get in touch.

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