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Noughaval market stone Weird Thing
 

County

Clare

Coordinates

N 53° 00' 58.1"   W 009° 10' 51.2"

Nearest town

Kilfenora

Grid Ref.

R 20798 96777

Map No.

51

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

109

Date of visit

Saturday 20 September 2003

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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The market stone seen from the northwest.


The Noughaval Market Stone is a stone pillar with an octagonal plan dated 1725 and placed on a stone base right at the entrance of the Noughaval old church, now in ruins.
The market stone was used as a measuring tool during the trade or the sale of clothes. It's 1.53 metres tall, stands on a square base about 60 centimetres tall, and every turn of fabric around the pillar was equal to 72 inches (almost 183 cm) of length.

UPDATE: June 7th, 2010 - We returned to this pillar just to take some new photographs and to check the coordinates.


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