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Lancaster Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SD 4879 6118.
Landranger 97: Kendal & Morecambe, Windermere & Lancaster.
Explorer OL41: Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale.
Explorer 296: Lancaster, Morecambe & Fleetwood.
GPS network passive station: H1SD4861.
Waypoint: FM7143.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G2803 Lancaster, Moor Hospital 833.85m to the northeast.
G2802 Lancaster, Bowerham 840.77m to the southwest.
S6800 Lancaster, Water Works 1.29km to the southeast.
S6846 Lancaster, Skerton Secondary School 1.88km to the northwest.
G2801 Lancaster, Scotforth Road 1.98km to the southwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Ulverston, 27.36km to the northwest.

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 281.0216 feet [85.6554 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Hoghton to Lancaster and Lancaster to Ulverston levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 3rd June 2016 by jonglew. Grid reference: SD 48793 61186. Condition: Good.
In Williamson Park near the pond. Height tag missing. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2016/20160603-LancasterLancsFBM1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2016/20160603-LancasterLancsFBM3.jpg

Visited on 3rd March 2016 by Orlandos_Rat. Grid reference: SD 4879 6118. Condition: Good.
Lovely park area.

Visited on 28th April 2015 by Oudi07. Grid reference: SD 4879 6118. Condition: Good.

Visited on 6th April 2014 by Dusty. Condition: Good.

Visited on 5th April 2014 by oakesave. Grid reference: SD 4879 6118. Condition: Good.
Only my second FBM. Yesterday was my first.

Visited on 24th February 2014 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SD 4879 6118. Condition: Good.
Enjoying another visit to Williamson Park plus a day collecting bench marks in Lancaster.
Evidence 2 views.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79063372@N04/12798021625/in/photostream/

Visited on 4th August 2012 by wrose. Grid reference: SD 48794 61187. Condition: Good.
An early morning visit whilst passing through Lancaster. Nothing really to add to previous reports other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3068170

Visited on 28th October 2011 by painterman. Condition: Good.
Had a job to photograph this one a load of druggies and cider heads were in the shelter carrying on didn't hang about thought i may get mugged!

Visited on 26th July 2011 by buspass. Condition: Good.
from t-uk

Visited on 18th June 2011 by mickandkim. Grid reference: SD 487 611. Condition: Good.
In good order

Visited on 4th April 2010 by TrigAngel. Condition: Good.
Worth a visit just for the park

Visited on 19th February 2010 by VivTheTrig. Grid reference: SD 4879 6118. Condition: Good.
My first FBM even though I didn't know that it was an FBM at the time, nor what the function of an FBM was!

Visited on 28th September 2009 by Calico. Condition: Good.

Visited on 11th October 2008 by DaveS. Condition: Good.
good condition lovely park.

Visited on 19th June 2005 by ian. Condition: Good.

Visited on 7th December 2004 by bonatti. Grid reference: SD 48789 61181. Condition: Good.
Whilst you're in the vicinity, check out H1SD4961 Lancaster Aux. FBM
http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=598
The auxilliary was set up because of the tree cover in the park (ref OS)
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