SP1192 : Benchmark on Erdington Abbey

taken 3 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.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Benchmark 
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)
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