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Bishopston Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SS 5743 8932.
Landranger 159: Swansea & Gower, Carmarthen.
Explorer 164: Gower / Gwyr.
GPS network passive station: H1SS5789.
Waypoint: TP0534.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3819 Kittle Hill Farm 550.00m to the northwest.
S1178 Vennaway 1.06km to the west.
G3818 Northway 1.06km to the east.
S1177 Kilvrough Farm 1.44km to the west.
G3817 Mayals, 199 Mayals Road 3.15km to the east.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Carmarthen, 37.20km to the northwest.

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 231.9835 feet [70.7086 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Bishopston to Carmarthen and Cowbridge to Bishopston levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 10th June 2016 by Orlandos_Rat. Grid reference: SS 5743 8932. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Spotted on my satnav and decided to stop.

Visited on 30th October 2015 by FRI. Condition: Good.
found as per previous logs, nice position near junction although in the open should be well protected on a mound and footpath

Visited on 10th November 2013 by jonglew. Grid reference: SS 57428 89322. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Damage has been reported by previous loggers. Some extensive chipping from one of the top edges and also one of the verical corners (see second photo). Good to see height tag in place, pity it's blank (see third photo). 2 OS plaques, one in English, one Welsh (see first photo). Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2013/20131110-BishopstonGowerPeninsulaSouthWalesFBM1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2013/20131110-BishopstonGowerPeninsulaSouthWalesFBM2.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2013/20131110-BishopstonGowerPeninsulaSouthWalesFBM3.jpg

Visited on 5th November 2012 by Griefmiester. Grid reference: SS 57427 89321. Condition: Good.
Located on green next to pub with parking in same - reasonable condition

Visited on 24th March 2011 by wrose. Grid reference: SS 57431 89328. Condition: Good.
A retrospective entry of my FBM visits already recorded on Trigpointing UK.

Visited on 26th May 2009 by Hywel. Condition: Good.
As previously mentioned - in reasonably good condition but its exposed condition means that it's had a few knocks over the years.

Visited on 12th December 2007 by Dusty. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Condition remains the same

Visited on 2nd April 2006 by superswifteagle. Grid reference: SS 5743 8932. Condition: Slightly damaged.
On grassy knoll over the way from the Beaufort pub, and overlooking Bishopston valley. Nice spot. The upper part of one face has suffered some rough treatment, but nothing too serious. No playpen.
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