§ 8. Mr. Skinnard
asked the Minister of Works whether he will consider scheduling, under the provisions of the Acts relating to ancient monuments, the mark stone, known as the Weald Stone, in the High Street, Harrow Weald, in view of its unprotected position and historic significance to Harrow.
§ Mr. Key
The stone to which my hon. Friend refers appears to be a natural boulder, with no sign of human workmanship. It may, however, have been used as a boundary mark in medieval and later times. I feel that its protection by local effort would be more appropriate than scheduling under the Ancient Monuments Acts.
§ Mr. Skinnard
Does the scheduling under these Acts depend on the definition of monuments? Will my right hon. Friend ask his Department to have another look at this, as there are distinct signs of monumental workmanship?