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Penrith Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: NY 4773 2832.
Landranger 90: Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside.
Explorer OL5: English Lakes - North-eastern area.
GPS network passive station: H1NY4728.
Waypoint: FM7188.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1408 Hoghousehill 658.03m to the north.
1393 Stainton 840.95m to the east.
1409 Sewborwens 2.39km to the northeast.
G2357 Redhills, Eamont Terrace 2.83km to the east.
1410 Newtonrigg 3.08km to the northeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wetheral, 25.26km 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 714.8030 feet [217.8720 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Kirkby Stephen to Penrith and Penrith to Wetheral 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 714.8030 feet [217.8720 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Penrith to Kirkby Stephen and Wetheral to Penrith levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 28th December 2016 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: NY 4773 2832. Condition: Good.
Height tag and rivet easily seen with limited vegetation at this time of year. Parked on the road to Newbiggin then up the central reservation to bag the FBM with its wooden playpen then back done to get Penrith FBM Aux 1.

Visited on 15th March 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: NY 47737 28313. Condition: Good.
A66 central reservation. Height tag in place. Rivet on top surface in SW corner. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150315-PenrithCumbriaFBM1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20150315-PenrithCumbriaFBM3.jpg

Visited on 17th November 2013 by mickandkim. Grid reference: NY 4773 2832. Condition: Good.
In good order

Visited on 22nd October 2011 by coineanach. Condition: Good.
Recommend visiting in daylight, camera flashes diconcerting for passing drivers in darkness

Visited on 22nd October 2011 by clochandighter. Condition: Good.
Central reservation. Interesting find in the dark>

Visited on 13th July 2008 by Wolrab. Condition: Good.
Located in wooden cage in central reservation of A66. Height tag reads 714.80 ft. Small rivet in top corner.

Visited on 26th September 2005 by Calico. Condition: Good.
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