Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Drago, 19 Mar 2017.
It sure is
Cut bench mark on a railway bridge beside Goostrey station, Cheshire.
Junction of Keighley Road & Beechwood Road. In it's origional brick tower/box.
Found on a Renfrewshire country road...
As I said, eyes like a s**thouse rat!
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...
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.
Have a gander in your local area. See if you can work out where the should be.
The symbol now used for Trig Point was in olden maps, a mark for a high spot....
Black is a present day trig point...
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.
Been busy again...
going over old scanned ground.
Langbank (on a church which has a FB hidden by a new ramp)
I love rivets, esp with cut marks..
Finally as my phone battery flashed up Low Power Mode..
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.
Just a quick one whilst I should have been working today...
A boundary marker I've passed many times but not had the chance to grab it..
Gorleston, Near Gt Yarmouth.
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...
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
A couple from today's ride.
On a building, possibly an old closed pub, alongside the River Lea, in Hackney.
And WD benchmark on the North side, East buttress of Tower Bridge.
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