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Macclesfield Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SJ 9473 7440.
Landranger 118: Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield.
Explorer OL24: Peak District - White Peak Area.
Explorer 268: Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton.
GPS network passive station: H1SJ9474.
Waypoint: FM0525.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2824 Lower Bullhill 543.32m to the north.
2792 Grove Farm 578.01m to the southwest.
G3720 New Inn Farm 970.82m to the southwest.
G3605 Walker Barn 1.06km to the southeast.
2793 Macclesfield Common 1.55km to the southwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Broomhead Moor, 36.03km to the northeast.

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 1017.8020 feet [310.2260 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Macclesfield to Daresbury and Matlock to Macclesfield 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 1017.8020 feet [310.2260 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Macclesfield to Daresbury and Matlock to Macclesfield levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 7th June 2017 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SJ 9473 7440. Condition: Good.
Parked below main road on Bull Hill Lane then easy to find near give way sign and wall.

Visited on 7th July 2016 by Orlandos_Rat. Grid reference: SJ 9473 7440. Condition: Good.
Found at the side of the road amongst the long grass.

Visited on 8th October 2015 by Earby. Condition: Good.
https://flic.kr/p/GxjXDP https://flic.kr/p/G8aQYb Got whilst on Kerridge Hill Trig walk,my 300th Trig on my birthday in great company.

Visited on 11th August 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: SJ 94737 74413. Condition: Good.
Junc A537 and Bull-Hill Lane. Nestling against a stone wall on E side road. Height tag missing otherwise good despite some subsidence. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150811-MacclesfieldCheshireFBM1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150811-MacclesfieldCheshireFBM2.jpg

Visited on 8th September 2013 by Griefmiester. Grid reference: SJ 94742 74403. Condition: Good.
Easy to find even in the dark, FBM,located at road junction 1m to the right of the road name sign good condition almost buried.

Visited on 31st May 2012 by Dusty. Condition: Good.

Visited on 30th January 2012 by painterman. Condition: Good.
Difficult to spot but in vgc bad parking

Visited on 23rd March 2011 by Jon2. Grid reference: SJ 9473 7440. Condition: Good.
Still easy to see. For a picture see http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2321253

Visited on 25th March 2006 by Calico. Condition: Good.

Visited on 25th March 2006 by RodS. Grid reference: SJ 94732 74400. Condition: Good.
Easily visible, thank to the work of previous excavators. Height tag missing, but otherwise in good condition. Usual "Ordnance Survey B M" plate on front, and Passive Station plaque on left-hand side. BM 310.23m on LandLine.
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