SJ3966 : Benchmark on the Water Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

Benchmark on the Water Tower
Benchmark on the Water Tower
This inscription carved into the base of the Water Tower seems to have been an early benchmark. I believe that the anchor mark and the letters D[atum] S[urvey] were carved during the First Primary Levelling carried out between 1840-1860 by the Ordnance Survey. A similar mark can be found on the Bridgegate in Lower Bridge Street together with a more conventional mark alongside - see SJ4065 : Two benchmarks on the Bridgegate. On the Water Tower the original bolt, which would have been made of gunmetal and set in lead, seems to have been excavated, possibly during the salvage of metals during the second world war.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 February, 2008
Category
Carving   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3999 6654 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.5526N 2:53.9784W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3999 6654
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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