Proposed features/man made=guard stone

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man_made=guard stone
Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: b-unicycling
Tagging: man_made=guard_stone
Applies to: node
Definition: A guard stone is in most cases a stone built onto or into the corner of a building or wall. They are usually found on either side of an entrance to a laneway or gateway. Guard stones may be put alongside a wall to protect it. Many are historical barriers that kept the wheels of carriages from damaging buildings. Some of them bear survey markers such as benchmarks.
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Rendered as: hidden
Drafted on: 2021-01-05
RFC start: 2021-01-05
Vote start: 2021-01-20
Vote end: 2021-02-05

Proposal

Guard stones or jostle stones are an architectural element and an often overlooked part of street furniture which has historical roots: To avoid collisions (jostling) between the wheels of horse-drawn carriages and the walls on either side of a lane or gateposts, guard stones were placed at entrances and sometimes along walls. Towns with a historic center still feature them. They are not necessarily made of stone, more recent examples are instead made of metal (Brandenburg Gate in Berlin uses decommissioned canons).

Rationale

Many guard stones are part of the historic heritage, feature local materials and are an indicator for the age of a building or street. Furthermore, they are obstacles for visually impaired or intoxicated pedestrians, as the example from Temple Bar shows: Woman who suffered 'minor in the extreme' injuries after pub fall loses €60k claim

Some examples go back to Roman times and they are generally very common in Europe. They differ from bollards in that they do not prevent access for vehicles, but as architectural elements rather protect buildings and in times gone by also vehicles from damage.

The majority of people taking part in the discussion about the objected proposal barrier=guard_stone felt that man_made was the better option, since guard stones do not limit access (in their opinion).

Examples

See Wikimedia for more examples from Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany and other countries.

In other languages

Language word(s) for guard stone
English jostle stone, chasse-roue
German Prellstein, Radabweiser, Kratzstein, Abweichstein, Abweiser, Radstößer
French chasse-roue, chasse-moyeux
Spanish guardacantón
Italian paracarro
Russian Колёсоотбойная тумба
Czech Nnárožní kámen
Dutch schamppaal, schampsteen, boordsteen, stootsteen

Tagging

They would be placed at the corner nodes of buildings, building passages or walls.

man_made=guard_stone

optional: material=

optional: height=*

optional: heritage=yes (only if it is a protected structure by the local heritage office, should come with a ref=*)

(direction=left/right) (Only if they are along a wall which used to be part of a building, but is now a free standing wall, to indicate which side of the wall they are on.)

Applies to

Nodes

Rendering

Features/Pages affected

key:man_made

External links

External discussions

See discussion about objected proposal barrier=guard_stone.

Voting

Voting closed

Voting on this proposal has been closed.

It was approved with 30 votes for, 2 votes against and 2 abstentions.


  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --EneaSuper (talk) 11:52, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. (was yes then no) due to substantial change to proposal after vote started (if you want to change proposal -terminate vote, change, start new one) Substantial changes to what is proposed are not OK. I am fine with fixing typos or updating/expanding rationale but not core proposal. --Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 11:09, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
The change was reverted. Does this change your vote, @Mateusz Konieczny:? --Jeisenbe (talk) 03:54, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
Though I am still against such tagging, row of standalone stone pillars is row of barrier=bollards 14:06, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Rorym (talk) 11:32, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. (was yes) This proposal focuses on the urban usage of guard stones. Apparently they have been widely used historically outside of settlements as a kind of barrier on roads with no buildings near them. This example and its historical usage has changed my mind. --11:43, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
I believe those are rows of barrier=bollard --Jeisenbe (talk) 18:46, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Kogacarlo (talk) 12:18, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I was unhappy with the previous proposal, which tagged a guard stone as a barrier, as they often have almost no effect on the use of the street / path. I am much happier with it in its current form --PeterPan99 (talk) 12:20, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Jnicho02 (talk) 12:57, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Komadinovic Vanja (talk) 15:17, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. The (original) tag seems fine, but I think the 'direction' should rather be given similar to that of tourism=viewpoint and by default implicitly on the outer side / outer corner of the object it attaches to. --Mueschel (talk) 15:21, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Mar Mar (talk) 16:55, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Lectrician1 (talk) 06:07, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. to man_made=guard_stone --Jeisenbe (talk) 06:12, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. I like the idea of using direction=left/right, but on corners of buildings this wouldn't work. For that the normal usage of direction should be used. I think a good idea would be to just allow direction=* and make a separate proposal to add direction=left/right to the direction tag (left and right being the sides of a way a node is attached to). --GoodClover (talk) 09:11, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. (was no) I have nothing against the proposed main tag as such, but I agree with Mateusz Konieczny and Mueschel about sneaking in changes after the start of voting and also the use of direction. --Riiga (talk) 18:34, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
The change was reverted. It appear to have been an honest mistake. Is that enough to change your vote, @Riiga:, @Mueschel: and @Lectrician1:? --Jeisenbe (talk) 03:54, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Dieterdreist (talk) 23:46, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I would prefer that this tag go under barrier=* as it is similar to barrier=guard_rail. However, I can live with it being in man_made=*, and the use of direction=* makes sense now for cases where the side of the wall is ambiguous. --ZeLonewolf (talk) 04:12, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Chris2map (talk) 19:44, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --lutz (talk) 13:58, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Ibanez (talk) 16:37, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --AlephNull (talk) 17:00, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Comfyquiettree (talk) 18:19, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Fanfouer (talk) 22:50, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. direction=* : what's the left/right side of a wall ? the wording should be improved to speak about "left or right side of the osm way" or use the current def of direction=*. I hope that this can be improved later, this does not prevent the approval of man_made=guard_stone. Marc marc (talk) 12:16, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --JacquesLavignotte (talk) 13:32, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Lejun (talk) 15:20, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. I would also prefer that this tag go under barrier=* as it is similar to barrier=guard_rail. However, I can live with it being in man_made=*, and the use of direction=* makes sense now for cases where the side of the former wall is ambiguous. This example would be tagged as barrier=guard_rail, right? --Nospam2005 (talk) 22:37, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Could you clarify if this can be part of a way (building outline) and provide examples? --Wulf4096 (talk) 11:06, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
Here's an example in Kilkenny, where there are four along a house wall. The driveway/path used to lead to stables, I'm told.B-unicycling (talk) 14:30, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Juan Carlos G F (talk) 12:38, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Although I voted against the previous version of this proposal, I'm much happier with this version. Eiim (talk) 14:54, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --BrianH (talk) 16:33, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Reino Baptista (talk) 10:17, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Wicking (talk) 02:35, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. -- I'm all for this in theory. It would be better as a barrier tag though. Never mind. I see that people had a problem with it being tagged as a barrier, because it's not technically one. Which is fair enough. So, I approve it. Adamant1 (talk) 07:51, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Ropino (talk) 19:02, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Comments

Please comment on the discussion page.

Note: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Proposed_features/man_made%3Dguard_stone&curid=260206&diff=2095225&oldid=2095172 added man_made=guard_stone_row during the vote, by the author. This was removed again by another user, because it is against normal procedures: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Proposed_features%2Fman_made%3Dguard_stone&type=revision&diff=2095754&oldid=2095752