SP3279 : Benchmark on Spon Street bridge

taken 11 years ago, near to Coventry, Great Britain

Benchmark on Spon Street bridge
Benchmark on Spon Street bridge
Cut into the wall of the sandstone bridge over the river Sherbourne (SP3279 : Towards Spon End from Spon Street bridge and SP3279 : Upper Spon Street from Spon Street bridge). Infilling of gaps in the stonework seems to have been done with small pieces of tile.

Benchmarks are survey marks originally made by Ordnance Survey to record height above Ordnance Datum. They have been superseded by more high-tech means of establishing height, most are no longer maintained by the OS and are diminishing in number as buildings are demolished, roads widened etc.

OS benchmark information:
Type CUT MARK. Description SPON END BR SE FACE. Height 82.9208. Order 3.
Datum N. Verified year 1959. Levelling year (blank). Metres above ground 0.8.
Details in the bench mark database site: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 July, 2007
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Historic sites and artefacts 
Building Material (from Tags)
Bench Mark   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3240 7901 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.4885N 1:31.5084W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3240 7901
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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