NY2107 : Scafell Pike Trig point

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Wasdale Head, Cumbria, Great Britain

Scafell Pike Trig point
Scafell Pike Trig point
Ordnance Survey Trig Point
A triangulation station, also known as a triangulation pillar, trigonometrical station, trigonometrical point, trig station, trig beacon or trig point. Erected by the Ordnance Survey.

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Ordnance Survey Benchmarks
The term benchmark, originates from the chiselled horizontal marks that surveyors made in stone structures, into which an angle-iron could be placed to form a "bench" for a levelling rod, thus ensuring that a levelling rod could be accurately repositioned in the same place in future. These marks were usually indicated with a chiselled arrow below the horizontal line.
The height of a benchmark is calculated relative to the heights of nearby benchmarks in a network extending from a fundamental benchmark, a point with a precisely known relationship to the level datum of the area, typically mean sea level. The position and height of each benchmark is shown on large-scale maps.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 January, 2010
Category
Trig Point   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 215 072 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.2463N 3:12.7001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 215 072
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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