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Granite Block & St Magnus the Martyr Parish Boundary Plaque -- Lake Havasu City AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 28.342 W 114° 20.825
11S E 743658 N 3817727
Quick Description: The parish boundary plaque of St. Magnus the Martyr, formerly attached to the 1831 London Bridge across the Thames, was affixed to block of Dartmoor Granite and restored to the London Bridge in 1976 at the bridge's new home in Arizona
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2014 9:29:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMMDJM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 17

Long Description:
The north end of the 1831 London Bridge was the boundary of St. Magnus the Martyr parish in London. When the London Bridge was decommissioned and sold to an American oil man and real estate developer in 1968, the parish plaque was removed. The London Bridge was then carefully disassembled, each block numbered and packed in crates. The bridge was shipped through the Panama Canal and finally made its way to the Arizona desert, where the bridge was painstakingly reassembled.

In 1976 the original parish boundary plaque of St. Magnus the Martyr, which had formerly been attached to the 1831 London Bridge across the Thames, was affixed to block of Dartmoor Granite and brought back to the London Bridge at its new location in Arizona.

A plaque explains the history and significance of this seal, and is free to visit in the Little London English Village at the north end of the bridge.

The dedication plaque reads as follows:

"[the parish marker plaque]

This parish boundary mark
of
ST. MAGNUS THE MARTYR
was restored to this bridge and presented to the citizens
of
LAKE HAVASU CITY ARIZONA
by
THE RT. HON. THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON
SIR LINSDAY R. RING, G.B.E., D.So., D Litt.
on the
10th October 1976
[shield of the city of London] [Bridge House Trust mark]
Ordnance Survey map reference (10 figure) if within DNP – If outside the Park, add N/A: n/a

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