Clare Fundamental Bench Mark
TL 7455 4461.
Landranger 155: Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury & Stowmarket.
Explorer 210: Newmarket & Haverhill.
Neighbouring Flush Brackets
|2048||by Halfway House Farm 903.55m to the east.|
|1353||Burnt House Farm 1.20km to the west.|
|1352||Stoke by Clare 1.27km to the southwest.|
|1386||Clare, Ley's Farm 1.31km to the north.|
|2050||Clare, Stoke Road 1.57km 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 183.6420 feet [55.9741 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Buntingford to Clare, Clare to Ipswich and Wicken to Clare 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 183.6420 feet [55.9741 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Clare to Wicken and Ipswich to Clare levelling lines.
Visited on 5th March 2017 by aghadleigh. Condition: Repositioned on site.
*Should probably be changed from "Destroyed" to... something else.*
This is close to its original location, so have marked it "Repositioned on site". As has been previously recorded, it has simply been dumped there on its side, though. We stood it up for photos. Older OS maps show that there was previously a track leading uphill from the road junction to this FBM, which no longer exists. A user on Trigpointing UK has reported that he spoke to the farmer, who remembers damaging it with his hedge trimmer.
Metal plate on the side of the concrete block is missing. At its proper location (and where we photographed it), the FBM is actually in Stoke-by-Clare CP.
Photo (top): http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p484/aghadleigh/aghadleigh020/benchclarefbmtop.jpg
Photo (plate missing): http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p484/aghadleigh/aghadleigh020/benchclarefbmplatemissing.jpg
Photo (wider view): http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p484/aghadleigh/aghadleigh020/benchclarefbmwide.jpg
Visited on 5th March 2016 by Calico. Condition: Repositioned on site.
Still there lying on its side below high, hedged bank in SW corner of field at junction of minor road and A1092. Winter wheat will soon be too mature to walk across.
Visited on 14th June 2006 by asteroth. Condition: Destroyed.
According to notes on TUK this has been moved to the woods by the farmer.Unable to gain access as there are crops growing in field and also did not see anyone to gain permission for access.
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