In an article i wrote - ( http://www.rhedesium.com/the-delmas-manuscript-part-two.html ) i refer to some observations made by Cherisey in his novel Circuit and also a map he created as seen below viz:
Cherisey links page 232 of the work of Boudet (La Vrai Langue Celtique)with a boundary stone (borne) as follows:
"At the top of Bazel, we see very strange standing stones, which help to form the circle of the Cromleck on the eastern side. It is almost impossible to describe in detail these large stones as they are in considerable numbers, and their sum can easily be extended to three or four hundred arranged in order on the crest or lying confusedly on the slope facing south. One of these stones measuring more than eight feet long, two wide and as high: this mass of about thirty-two cubic meters was raised, tilted in a desired direction and secured to one end so that its enormous weight does not point on the steep slope
of the mountain. One must see with his own eyes, this gigantic work, which causes amazement - no description can give an idea of what prodigious work it is".
On the map Cherisey draws attention to the word borne in relation to this page 232 of Boudet's book where the French word borne means: boundary stone; or milestone.
On page 232 Boudet is indeed talking about a boundary stone, saying that;
"The locals are of the persuasion, very wrong indeed, that the Greek cross carved on the rocks represent points of demarcation/boundaries. The real stone marker, indicating the separation of land of Coustaussa and Rennes-les-Bains, is stuck in the ground twenty feet away, on the north-west side. This boundary stone is very curious, it focuses on the side facing Coustaussa, shield/badge (?), probably the lord of the village, and on the opposite side, another shield/badge, the Lord of Rennes, showing very large differences with the first....".
At the Radio Magdala1 site (http://radiomagdala.blogs.midilibre.com/archive/2012/12/31/rennes-le-chateau-coutaussa-odyssee-d-un-pierre-de-bornage.html ) they refer, i believe, to this same boundary marker stone - saying "Guiding the reader to the convolution of the famous Cromleck, Boudet indicates the existence of a boundary stone in the vicinity of the farm Peyre Picade precisely twenty meters north-west of Cugulhou rocks. According to his description, it is located at the edge of the land of Coustaussa and Rennes-le-Château, was adorned with a crest on each side of it's face, which corresponds to the barony depending on the land which it adjoined. It is vain to seek the stone today. A little less than two years ago this stone was removed for the satisfaction of a jealous predator. We now know that it stands in the middle of a room in a private house in Quillan. (Sur la photo : face "Rennes-le-Château") We are consoled by photos taken of this post at the time of discovery".
At the above link a photo is also supplied of this probable boundary stone.
1. I am not sure who runs the excellent Radio Magdala website. There is a suggestion that it may be Michel Vallet. There is no link or email contact that i can see to seek permission to translate these interesting snippets of information for English readers. If anyone is able to help me in this endeavour please contact me. Thank you.
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.