Military boundary stones

There has long been a strong military presence across the city and the military erected their own boundary stones. These markers vary in form, material and appearance, although the Government 'Broad Arrow' often features. Some are inscribed 'Admiralty', often with the fouled anchor motif. Some are inscribed 'War Department'. You will also find early stones inscribed Board of Ordnance and later ones with Ministry of Defence.

 Overview of military stones [PDF, 240KB]

Please note that some of the surviving military stones are on private property and some examples are sited in still secure military establishments.

The database prefix codes used for cataloguing these stones first refers to the stone owner and originator. View the records below by type:

The rest of the prefix code gives the site location. It should be noted that in some locations there can be a mix of Admiralty, Board of Ordnance, War Department and MOD stones, sometimes indicating boundary changes or replacement stones.

 Admiralty House boundary stone information [PDF, 287KB]

 Dock Lines boundary stone information [PDF, 358KB]

 HM Dockyard South Yard boundary stone information [PDF, 235KB]

 Dockyard Tunnel boundary stone information [PDF, 315KB]

 Eastern Kings Redoubt boundary stone information [PDF, 189KB]

 Keyham Steam Yard boundary stone information [PDF, 426KB]

 Mount Batten boundary stone information [PDF, 245KB]

 Royal Naval Engineering College boundary stone information [PDF, 252KB]

 Military Hospital boundary stone information [PDF, 260KB]

 Mount Pleasant boundary stone information [PDF, 159KB]

 Royal Citadel boundary stone information [PDF, 254KB]

 Royal Marine Barracks boundary stone information [PDF, 189KB]