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Buckland Fundamental Bench Mark   

Details of some visits and photographs at http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=540.

Location
Grid reference: SU 3354 9748.
Landranger 164: Oxford, Chipping Norton & Bicester.
Explorer 170: Abingdon, Wantage & Vale of White Horse.
GPS network passive station: H1SU3397.
Waypoint: FM0540.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
34 Buckland Corner, Pusey Common Lodge 2.01km to the east.
G3648 Littleworth, The Old Forge 2.13km to the west.
111 Buckland Marsh 2.30km to the north.
113 Rushy Weir 2.85km to the northwest.
112 Tadpole Bridge 2.94km to the north.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wallingford, 30.40km to the east.

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 346.7480 feet [105.6888 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Buckland to Sapperton and Wallingford to Buckland 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 346.8198 feet [105.7107 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Buckland to Sapperton and Wallingford to Buckland levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 27th January 2016 by Orlandos_Rat. Grid reference: SU 3354 9748. Condition: Good.
A quick find whilst I parked across someone's driveway and got told off for it.

Visited on 24th January 2015 by zorny. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Height tag missing from plate on front of block. Hairline crack in the granite from bolt down to plate. Playpen badly corroded in one corner and starting to fall to bits.

Visited on 20th May 2014 by jochta. Condition: Good.
I've seen this one many times driving past but it's a very nasty junction with frequent accidents and not sensible to stop. I happened to be cycling past this evening so quickly stopped by the barrier and took a couple of photos. Rather overgrown with nettles this time of year. Playpen rusty but in otherwise good condition. http://maps.jochta.com/benchmarks.php?id=750

Visited on 12th April 2013 by jonglew. Grid reference: SU 33549 97489. Condition: Good.
Must have driven past this a hundred times without knowing it was there, but easily spotted in it's playpen when you are looking for it. A few weeds growing around the block, but otherwise quite clear.

Visited on 28th October 2011 by Griefmiester. Grid reference: SU 33500 97400. Condition: Good.
Easily located FBM at busy road junction - standard playpen - all appears to be in good condition.

Visited on 29th January 2011 by spuduka. Condition: Good.
Missed this the first time I came past due to te armco hideing it. Spotted this time and found in good condition.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2277659

Visited on 19th October 2010 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Good.
Did a bit more gardening: FBM on granite block in good shape, but height plate missing. See photo at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2119583 The railings of its enclosure are rusty.

Visited on 30th August 2010 by ChrisC. Condition: Good.
Undergrowth still under control, FBM visible. Did someone do some gardening...?

Visited on 27th October 2009 by SpankyBanksy. Condition: Good.
Aha my claim to fame. Fundamental Bench Marks are much more important than flush brackets in that they have special fences around them. In very good nick...

Visited on 16th July 2009 by Babsbaby. Condition: Inaccessible.
The area is very overgrown, so impossible to see it!

Visited on 27th April 2003 by Calico. Condition: Good.
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