SO8453 : Benchmark at Diglis Lock

taken 3 years ago, near to St Johns, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Benchmark at Diglis Lock
Benchmark at Diglis Lock
This benchmark was established in 1849 during the First primary levelling of England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 47.0000 feet [14.3256 metres] above mean sea level (Liverpool datum). It was included on the Manchester to Gloucester (Branch Levelling to Public Buildings, &c. in the City of Worcester and its environs) levelling line. The surveyor's description was "No. 10. Lock on Worcester and Birmingham Canal, at its junction with the Severn. Bolt in North side and West end ; 7.83 ft. above surface of water below lock on 5th September 1849" (Public Abstract p.40) It appears on the 1884 town plans. There is also a more recent OS benchmark on the opposite side of the lock (under the balance beam).
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Canals  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8484 5383 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:10.9505N 2:13.3885W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8484 5383
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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