SP1192 : Benchmark on Erdington Abbey

taken 4 years ago, near to Erdington, Birmingham, Great Britain

Benchmark on Erdington Abbey
Benchmark on Erdington Abbey
This benchmark was established in 1851 during the First primary levelling of England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 414.875 feet [126.454 metres] above mean sea level (Liverpool datum). It was included on the Sheffield to Birmingham levelling line and appears on the 1889 OS map. The surveyor's description was "No. 256. Bolt in North-west [sic] face of Erdington Roman Catholic Cathedral [sic]; 1.43 ft. above surface." (Public Abstract p.363). Erdington Abbey opened in 1850; it has never been a cathedral per surveyor's description. The mark is just to right of doorway in north-east face of the tower.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Shantavira and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SP1192, 92 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1120 9231 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.7129N 1:50.1803W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1120 9231
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 21 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register