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Necropolis Fundamental Bench Mark   

BOLT: NECROPOLIS FBM E SIDE NECROPOLIS WALL 22.0M SE WALL ANG (TOP BOLT DAMAGED 1959 RELEVELLED 1962) (ODN 50.6618m, AGL 0.0m) - Note FBM reported damaged 1959; new top Bolt inserted 1959; reheighted 1962 as 166.2131 ft. (50.6618m above Newlyn Datum).

Location
Grid reference: NS 6064 6551.
Landranger 64: Glasgow, Motherwell & Airdrie.
Explorer 342: Glasgow.
GPS network passive station: H1NS6065.
Waypoint: FM7169.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G208 Glasgow, Royal Infirmary 394.08m to the northwest.
G256 Glasgow, Dennistoun 563.03m to the southwest.
G207 Glasgow, Calton 1.15km to the southwest.
G255 Glasgow, Townhead 1.75km to the southwest.
G257 Glasgow, Laurieston 1.87km to the southwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Govan, 6.03km to the west.

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 166.1846 feet [50.6531 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Dunlop to Milngavie, Milngavie to Necropolis and Necropolis to Dunlop 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 166.1846 feet [50.6531 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Milngavie to Bowling (via Govan) and Necropolis to Dunlop levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 19th March 2015 by Aqueously90. Grid reference: NS 60652 65508. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Route: Cathedral Sq, Wishart St past the back of the infirmary, then hung a right down Firpark St. Benchmark is fairly easily spotted, and in surprisingly decent condition, with chipped corners the worst of the damage. Only a flying visit, as I must have looked suspicious to a passer-by, who wanted to know what I was up to. To be fair, I was wearing black jeans and a black hoody, so can hardly blame him!

Visited on 4th January 2015 by Ruvaal. Condition: Good.
First FBM with Skerryvore. Easy find once we were on the outside of the wall!

Visited on 4th January 2015 by Skerryvore. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Our first FBM. It took some finding as we were inside the Necropolis and had to wend our way back down and up again via Firbank Road.

Visited on 27th April 2013 by Rossographer. Grid reference: NS 6064 6551. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Easily found from Firpark Street outside the east wall of the Necropolis. Slightly chipped but otherwise fine. Images at http://www.geograph.org.uk/snippet/8960

Visited on 24th August 2009 by descarte1. Condition: Slightly damaged.

Visited on 24th April 2006 by agentmancuso. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Corners chipped.

Visited on 10th October 2004 by ian. Condition: Slightly damaged.

Visited on 7th May 2002 by Calico. Condition: Slightly damaged.
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