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Oswestry Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SJ 2739 2422.
Landranger 126: Shrewsbury & Oswestry.
Explorer 240: Oswestry / Croesoswallt.
GPS network passive station: H1SJ2724.
Waypoint: FM7182.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2648 Llynclys, White Lion PH 827.35m to the east.
G3030 Porth-y-waen 1.55km to the southwest.
2647 Kinton House 2.03km to the northeast.
2649 Redwith 2.67km to the east.
S0828 Llanyblodwel 3.11km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wrexham, 28.68km to the north.

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 352.8310 feet [107.5429 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Oswestry to Church Stretton and Wrexham to Oswestry 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 352.8310 feet [107.5429 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Church Stretton to Oswestry, Oswestry to Daresbury and Wrexham to Oswestry levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 2nd October 2016 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SJ 2739 2422. Condition: Good.
An easy find with easy parking and a height tag.

Visited on 19th July 2016 by RichardL. Grid reference: SJ 27405 24228. Condition: Good.
This one's now had two visitors in the space of a fortnight, FBM-bagging is getting popular. Photo at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5086852

Visited on 5th July 2016 by Orlandos_Rat. Grid reference: SJ 2739 2422. Condition: Good.
Nice quick find, admittedly after I nearly fell into the ditch (twice)

Visited on 24th January 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: SJ 27401 24231. Condition: Good.
South side A495 in grass verge, clear of weeds etc today. Convenient parking almost next to it at entrance to house. Height tag extant. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150124-OswestryShropshireFBM1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150124-OswestryShropshireFBM2.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150124-OswestryShropshireFBM4.jpg

Visited on 12th May 2013 by Dusty. Condition: Good.

Visited on 20th February 2012 by mickandkim. Grid reference: SJ 273 242. Condition: Good.
In good order

Visited on 21st June 2010 by Griefmiester. Condition: Good.
Standard FBM - on main road - unistersting location

Visited on 28th December 2009 by superswifteagle. Condition: Good.
S side of road, on woody verge. Height plate states 352.83 ft above datum.

Visited on 19th October 2007 by Calico. Condition: Good.
Rectangular block with height plate in place.
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