The CC Trig Point bagger thread, now incorporating other interesting geographs

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Drago, 19 Mar 2017.

  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    It sure is
     
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  2. Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

    Location:
    Altrincham
    Cut bench mark on a railway bridge beside Goostrey station, Cheshire.

    20190102_135052.jpg
     
  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Junction of Keighley Road & Beechwood Road. In it's origional brick tower/box.
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  4. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Location:
    Home
    Found on a Renfrewshire country road...
    NS 3876 6647 nr Bridge of Weir, Warlock Rd, Wall.jpg
     
  5. Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

    Location:
    Altrincham
    As I said, eyes like a s**thouse rat! ^_^
     
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  6. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Location:
    Home
    I just stopped in the immediate area,
    got the phone out, opened Chrome and this page HERE
    clicked on the GPS symbol and voila!
    Luckily, this one originally was .4 metre above ground level but its been built up since they measured it.
    They ain't always there...
    I looked for another three in the area which weren't there anymore...
    Annotation 2019-01-08 223907.jpg
     
  7. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    I've counted close on 500 Bench Marks within a mile of the town centre that have disappeared. Either lost to development or simply covered over. The latter may reappear one day.
     
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Have a gander in your local area. See if you can work out where the should be.
     
  9. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

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    Home
    The symbol now used for Trig Point was in olden maps, a mark for a high spot....
    trig.jpg
    Black is a present day trig point...
     
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  10. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Using the picture in the post, and the link, head North on the lower road and you'll see the bench marks displayed. Head South on the top road , less than 50 years old, and you'll get the church.

    Whole post quoted because I was being lazy. From there he can explore his local area using the link.
     
  11. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Location:
    Home
    Been busy again...
    going over old scanned ground.
    Langbank (on a church which has a FB hidden by a new ramp)
    NS 3804 7342 Langbank, Church, Building.jpg

    Bishopton
    I love rivets, esp with cut marks..
    NS 4332 7134 Bishopton, Ferry Rd, Wall.jpg
    Finally as my phone battery flashed up Low Power Mode..
    NS 4381 7084 Bishopton, Greenock Rd, Building.jpg
    A couple or three more to look for in the immediate area, once a village along a main road, now a busy commuter town still spreading on the site of an old armaments factory.
     
  12. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Location:
    Hamtun
    Just a quick one whilst I should have been working today...

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    A boundary marker I've passed many times but not had the chance to grab it..
    Gorleston, Near Gt Yarmouth.

    :smile:
     
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  13. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Location:
    Home
    Isn't it good to see these old milestones and old signposts still in situ,
    today's signage is so bland,
    you can imagine the work that had gone in to creating the boundary post Pete shows above..
    Designed, all the preparation of making the casting box, the molten iron then the cooling and filing down the edges..
    taking it to its intended spot,
    getting bedded in depending on what was needed..

    Today, it is a metal press, I imagine the cut metal is screen printed,
    out to the proposed site and a post (or two) concreted in and the sign then put in place..
    there is no soul to the new signage...:sad:
     
  14. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Location:
    Hamtun
    And then only one is made!It's preserved, in situ, alongside a newish bypass road. I'm glad they chose to keep it. It'd be a shame to lose the local history since 1822
     
  15. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Location:
    Hamtun
    A couple from today's ride.

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    On a building, possibly an old closed pub, alongside the River Lea, in Hackney.

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    And WD benchmark on the North side, East buttress of Tower Bridge.

    :smile:
     
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