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Elvanfoot Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: NS 95985 19318.
Landranger 78: Nithsdale & Annandale, Sanquhar & Moffat.
Explorer 329: Lowther Hills, Sanquhar & Leadhills.
GPS network passive station: H1NS9519.
Waypoint: FM0501.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G411 Stoneyburn, Railway Bridge 440.12m to the north.
G410 Elvanfoot Bridge 1.06km to the south.
G409 Elvanfoot, Railway Bridge 1.42km to the southwest.
G412 Crawford, Post Horn Hotel 1.88km to the northwest.
G466 Bodsberry Cottage 2.18km to the south.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Moffat, 14.89km to the southeast.

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 898.8041 feet [273.9555 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Elvanfoot to Moffat, Elvanfoot to New Cumnock and Thankerton to Elvanfoot levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 31st May 2016 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: NS 95985 19318. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Bagged Elvanfoot FBM by parking on the A702 the walking under the motorway before heading south to the FBM which is surrounded by rushes then up to the summit of Ellershie Hill near the wall.

Visited on 26th September 2014 by wrose. Grid reference: NS 95990 19313. Condition: Slightly damaged.
At the location described. Corners chipped therefore in comparison to others I have given a slightly damaged condition.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4265349

Visited on 31st May 2014 by jonglew. Grid reference: NS 95987 19320. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Parking ok near farm underpass on W side A702 (E side M74). 500m walk to FBM. Located approx 50m from motorway, successfully camouflaged by clump of sedge grass and a coating of moss, GPS took me straight to me. Cement screed on all top edges damaged. Height tag in place but no height info stamped into it. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/TrigPoints/2014/20140531-ElvanfootStrathclydeFBM1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/TrigPoints/2014/20140531-ElvanfootStrathclydeFBM3.jpg

Visited on 27th December 2011 by mickandkim. Grid reference: NS 959 193. Condition: Good.
In Good Order

Visited on 22nd March 2008 by agentmancuso. Grid reference: NS 95988 19315. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Access surprisingly simple from underpass to north. In a clump of long grass, corners chipped (by mowing equipment?)

Visited on 29th April 2006 by ian. Condition: Good.
I thought this would be an easy spot, but it took me about twenty minutes to find it. The GPS kept leading me back to the trees, but I knew it wasn't in there. There are two records for Elvanfoot FBM on www.trigpointinguk.com with different grid references, and I had the wrong one.

Visited on 2nd May 2005 by Calico. Condition: Good.
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