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Placed at some point after the foundation of the Shire in III 1601 (year 1 by the Shire-reckoning)
To the southeast of Bywater, at the point where the Shire's Eastfarthing, Westfarthing and Southfarthing met
The nearest settlement was Bywater, about five miles to the northwest
A 'Farthing' is a quarter or fourth part


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Three-Farthing Stone

The meeting point of three of the Shire‘s farthings

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A stone by the side of the East Road that marked the point where the borders of the Eastfarthing, Westfarthing and Southfarthing of the Shire came together. It was also said to mark a point near the centre of the Shire itself. The stone stood about five miles southeast from Bywater, and exactly fourteen miles west from Frogmorton.

The fourth farthing, the Northfarthing, did not meet the others at the Three-Farthing Stone. Instead, its borders met those of the Westfarthing and Eastfarthing about ten miles north of the Stone, though there is no record of a second three-farthing stone to mark this spot.

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