[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (man_made=guard_stone)
stefan.tauner at gmx.at
Sat Jan 23 14:32:56 UTC 2021
On Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:58:47 +0100
Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
> *(B) Rows of guard stones*
> May I remind you (from the discussion of the predecessor proposal) that
> guard stones come also as linear features, This is mentioned also in the
> corresponding wikipedia page
> - Turns in rural roads or along parapets of bridges.
> - At turns or at intervals on a mountainous ascent. These also allowed
> helped the coachman to keep the vehicle from rolling backwards, while it
> paused to let the horses catch their breath.
> See these two examples (1)
> <https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/WimNdt77JdvTJKVVO2mJgw>, (2
WP does not cite any sources for that and I have a hard time finding
relevant written proofs for a) the usage of these stones for that
purpose (although it does not seem far-fetched), b) those being
actually named guard stone.
Does anybody have a better source than some sentence in wikipedia
Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner
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