People have changed and shaped the Lake District landscape for thousands of years. The evidence is everywhere!
It marks the original junction between Westmorland, Cumberland and Lancashire. As well as being situated in a stunning location, I love the idea of something standing in 3 places at once! Ambleside resident John Field replaced the 3 original ‘inconspicuous’ stones with the current pillar in 1870.
Wrynose Pass. Lakes CP. NY277 027
Annie Hamilton-Gibney, Access to Archaeology Project Officer
Heritage Environment Record for Three Shires Stone (opens in new window)
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