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Duncansby Head Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: ND 3717 7149.
Landranger 7: Orkney - Southern Isles.
Landranger 12: Thurso & Wick, John O'Groats.
Explorer 451: Thurso & John o' Groats.
GPS network passive station: H1ND3771.
Waypoint: FM0482.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G2076 John o' Groats, Caber Feidh 1.55km to the northeast.
G1313 Huna 1.88km to the northwest.
G1810 Red Road Cottage 2.42km to the south.
G1312 Quoys 2.63km to the northwest.
G1821 Bridge of Freswick 3.74km to the south.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Lybster, 36.96km to the south.

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 216.8990 feet [66.1108 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Duncansby Head to Lybster and Reay to Duncansby Head 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 216.8990 feet [66.1108 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Duncansby Head to Lybster and Reay to Duncansby Head levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 23rd August 2015 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: ND 37168 71497. Condition: Good.
An easy roadside find.

Visited on 21st August 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: ND 37169 71501. Condition: Good.
Roadside on embankment, far side of ditch. Both OS and Passive plates on same face; height tag missing otherwise good. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150821-DuncansbyHeadFBMHighlandsFBM2.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150821-DuncansbyHeadFBMHighlandsFBM4.jpg

Visited on 15th July 2013 by clochandighter. Condition: Good.
East side of road.

Visited on 17th June 2013 by Jwalker. Condition: Good.
Pity no height tag.

Visited on 7th July 2008 by Calico. Condition: Good.
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