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Bowling Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: NS 4491 7376.
Landranger 64: Glasgow, Motherwell & Airdrie.
Explorer 342: Glasgow.
Explorer 347: Loch Lomond South.
GPS network passive station: H1NS4473.
Waypoint: FM7154.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G4006 Bowling, Great Western Road 971.85m to the west.
G244 Old Kilpatrick 1.04km to the southeast.
G4024 Bishopton, Dove Cottage 1.89km to the southwest.
G243 Old Kilpatrick Police Station 1.92km to the southeast.
G1637 Milton 2.13km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Partick, 11.07km to the southeast.

Second Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1936-52)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Second geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 103.3812 feet [31.5106 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Arrochar to Bowling and Milngavie to Necropolis levelling lines.

Third Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1956-68)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Third geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 103.3812 feet [31.5106 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Bowling to Arrochar, Bowling to Gourock, Milngavie to Bowling and Milngavie to Bowling (via Govan) levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 28th May 2015 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: NS 44910 73760. Condition: Good.
Bagged with Charles Everett up under old railway bridge with cut mark then walk up lane to main road and then walk along the pavement. GPS suggests when to climb banking which you need to go up and over and down into the bluebell wood to fine it.

Visited on 4th May 2013 by jonglew. Grid reference: NS 44915 73763. Condition: Good.
Concur with using the local road running parallel to the A82(T). Parking near the cycle bridge (disused rlwy line) and walking up the hill through the woods. FBM in good order although covered with moss. Height tag is missing and where it should be is covered by an OS information plate.

Visited on 1st October 2011 by coineanach. Condition: Good.

Visited on 1st October 2011 by clochandighter. Condition: Good.
Approached from the back road below, although much nearer the fast moving A82(T).

Visited on 22nd April 2011 by mickandkim. Grid reference: NS 449 737. Condition: Good.
In good order

Visited on 25th February 2007 by ZanderH. Condition: Good.

Visited on 25th February 2007 by agentmancuso. Grid reference: NS 44916 73759. Condition: Good.
Easy enough to find. If approaching from A82 lay-by to the west, go down first track on right, and up through trees at the bottom, rather than dicing with death along the main road.

Visited on 18th September 2005 by Calico. Condition: Good.
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