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Belford Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: NU 0960 3574.
Landranger 75: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Holy Island & Wooler.
Explorer 340: Holy Island & Bamburgh.
GPS network passive station: H1NU0935.
Waypoint: FM7150.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G2719 Middleton Lodge 703.28m to the southeast.
1900 Kettle Burn Bridge 1.30km to the north.
G2718 Smeafield Lodge 1.84km to the north.
2005 Belford, Church Street 2.15km to the southeast.
1899 Smeafield 2.21km to the north.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Mordington, 26.97km to the northwest.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 236.8790 feet [72.2007 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Longhorsley to Belford and Mordington to Belford levelling lines.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 236.8790 feet [72.2007 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Belford to Longhorsley and Mordington to Belford levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 10th October 2016 by jonglew. Grid reference: NU 09596 35754. Condition: Good.
Roadside playpen, completely enveloped in vegetation. Had to cut away a lot to get into the pen. Photo at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/TrigPoints/2016/20161010-BelfordNorthumberlandFBM3.jpg

Visited on 30th September 2016 by wrose. Grid reference: NU 09596 35746. Condition: Good.
Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there, well hidden and in good condition. Unusual to fine one still with its height tag.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5175107

Visited on 5th October 2015 by Dusty. Condition: Good.

Visited on 15th September 2014 by thejackrustles. Condition: Good.
Quick find by Mr TJR in it's wee cage, had to climb in to clear vegetation for the picture, first FBM we've found with a height marker

http://trigpointinguk-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/150/P150390.jpg

http://trigpointinguk-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/150/P150391.jpg

Visited on 8th May 2011 by LesC. Condition: Good.
Even more overgrown, but railings still visible.

Visited on 16th October 2009 by Calico. Condition: Good.

Visited on 4th May 2009 by DaveS. Condition: Good.
A bit overgrown but an easy find due to the green railings.

Visited on 13th August 2005 by RodS. Condition: Good.
Heavily overgrown, but easily located because of green railings. Pillar in good condition, complete with height plate (236.88ft).

Visited on 21st August 2004 by ian. Condition: Good.
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