SJ3069 : Connah's Quay Waste Water Treatment Works and a boundary stone

taken 2 years ago, near to Connah's Quay, Flintshire/Sir y Fflint, Great Britain

Connah's Quay Waste Water Treatment Works and a boundary stone
Connah's Quay Waste Water Treatment Works and a boundary stone
The Connah's Quay Waste Water Treatment Works was built alongside the historic Hawarden Parish/Englefield Lordship boundary. A boundary stone can be seen to the left of the nearest filter bed, and close to the sign - SJ3069 : Hawarden/Englefield Lordship/Flint Boundary Stone at Connah's Quay Waste Water Treatment Works It marks the old boundary between Hawarden Parish to the left, and Englefield Lordship/Flint. However, the 'Englefield Lordship' side faces east towards Hawarden, so it may have been moved slightly when the sewage works was built. The probable 'Hawarden' side would only be visible with legal access to the site. The similar stone nearer to the River Dee faces the other way SJ3069 : Hawarden/Englefield Lordship/Flint Boundary Stone near the River Dee (east face) The current boundary has now been moved further west to follow the line of Wepre Gutter/Brook.
Hawarden Parish/Englefield Lordship Boundary Stones

There are two Hawarden Parish/Englefield Lordship boundary stones in this grid square - one close to the bank of the River Dee, and the second within the site of Connah's Quay Waste Water Treatment Works. One side of the stones is inscribed 'Hawarden Parish' and the other 'Sir J.H. Bart Englefield Lordship'. Hawarden is to the east, and Englefield Lordship/Flint is to the west, but the stone in the treatment works faces the wrong way, so may have been moved slightly. The 'J.H.' side refers to Sir John Hanmer, baronet, who was 1st Baron Hanmer, but between 1828 and 1872 was known as known as Sir John Hanmer Bt. (Wikipedia) He served as High Sheriff of Flintshire for 1832, and M.P. for Flint Boroughs between 1847 and 1872, so I guess that the boundary stone could most likely be dated to 1832. The stone nearest the river is inside a fenced off overgrown area, which may have had a military use during WWII judging by the tall angled concrete posts, and in 2019 it is also protected by a thick bank of nettles. The stone inside the treatment works can be seen from the secure gate to the works alongside the nearest filter bed.
N.B. In January 2020 I identified a third stone close to Wepre Bridge and the B5129. This stone is on the same line as the other two and is marked on the 1870 O.S. map, but it doesn't have any obvious inscription.

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Date Taken
Monday, 20 May, 2019   (more nearby)
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Monday, 27 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Waste, Waste management 
Primary Subject of Photo
Boundary  Sewage Works 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3037 6939 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.0190N 3:2.6534W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3040 6940
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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