SZ0377 : Mile Indicator Posts

taken 3 years ago, near to Swanage, Dorset, Great Britain

Mile Indicator Posts
Mile Indicator Posts
"The pair of metal posts on the slope above are mile indicator posts, part of a ‘Measured Mile.’ There is another pair of identical posts a nautical mile to the west, and they are used by passing ships to measure their speed. By measuring the time taken to travel from the point where the first pair of posts lines up to the place where the second pair does the same a ship's crew can measure its speed. Several journeys are usually made, in order to allow for the effects of the wind and the tides."
From the South West Coast Path guide.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0308 7701 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.5686N 1:57.4708W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0308 7698
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