Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Drago, 19 Mar 2017.
The meridian line in Great/Little Eversden
A few from this morning's ride
A clean benchmark on a house towards the top of Huntington road thrapston .
Then this one on one of the gate House's at the end of Lilford Road nr Pilton .
Then another clean Benchmark on All Saints Church Aldwincle .
Where I also found this circular engraving.
or any ideas?
Hole in centre might throw that idea out...
Where something has been bolted in place, with movements to known angles.
A recently uncovered one on the Post Office.
A few from the end of last month.
Burnley Road - Luddenden Lane
Bottom right on this
Either side of the entrance road to Hebden Bridge Station. About 75 yards between, and opposite sides of the road.
More from Burnley Road
In place in the wall, not shoved in out of the way.
Once a church, now offices.
Showing as a trig point..
Either side of a small entrance, now leading to a seat.
A few from around what has been the local airfield(100 years ago), infectious disease hospital, local zoo, race course, WWII auxillary airfield, and now mainly used by a golf course/club.
Note the holes.
HCWW marker, cast iron so seldom just thrown away.
Mile Stone at a junction. Caused a slight hold up. One driver was so engrossed watching me, that he missed a change of lights.
Without knowing it's location it's most likely a pylon for an aerial ropeway serving the mining/quarrying industry of old
Sure i have seen similar marking on another local church but can't remember which and where
Cheers for that. I wasn't even close
It's an 'observatory' (also referred to as a pillar) for the Grassholme Tunnel - an aqueduct which links Grassholme Reservoir to Hury Reservoir, built by the Tees Valley Water board between 1901 and 1914.
All the above derived from beautiful old maps , and the power of the internet -https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=54.5811&lon=-2.1043&layers=168&b=1
Now I've posted that link, I can guess what what most of you will be doing tonight
There are days when just 1 'like' is not enough
I use that site most days at work and it's superb - especially the 25" to the mile sheets. the downside is that it only covers one epoch
https://www.old-maps.co.uk covers many epochs, but the available scales and coverage are sometimes limited.
Between the two and the web I can I can get answers whilst getting paid
And a LIDAR image of part of that
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