SJ9295 : Bench Mark at Crown Point

taken 6 months ago, near to Denton, Tameside, Great Britain

Bench Mark at Crown Point
Bench Mark at Crown Point
A cut bench mark at Crown Point SJ9295 : Crown Point. The cut mark is on a stone slap which seems to have been preserved by incorporating it into a rebuilt brick wall. Benchmark database: LinkExternal link
Ordnance Survey Benchmarks
The term benchmark, originates from the chiselled horizontal marks that surveyors made in stone structures, into which an angle-iron could be placed to form a "bench" for a levelling rod, thus ensuring that a levelling rod could be accurately repositioned in the same place in future. These marks were usually indicated with a chiselled arrow below the horizontal line.
The height of a benchmark is calculated relative to the heights of nearby benchmarks in a network extending from a fundamental benchmark, a point with a precisely known relationship to the level datum of the area, typically mean sea level. The position and height of each benchmark is shown on large-scale maps.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9251 9550 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.3719N 2:6.8558W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9250 9550
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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