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Sharpness Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SO 6771 0255.
Landranger 162: Gloucester & Forest of Dean.
Explorer OL14: Wye Valley & Forest of Dean.
Explorer 167: Thornbury, Dursley & Yate.
GPS network passive station: H1SO6702.
Waypoint: FM7205.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
196 Brookend Farm 674.69m to the east.
110 Brookend, Brookend Cottage 769.68m to the southeast.
189 Sharpness, Severn Railway Bridge 854.75m to the north.
G2655 Kingshill Farm 1.19km to the northeast.
G3930 Purton, Railway Bridge 1.99km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Brampton Abbotts, 25.20km 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 113.8980 feet [34.7161 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Flax Bourton to Sharpness, Sapperton to Sharpness and Sharpness to Brampton Abbots 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 113.8980 feet [34.7161 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Flax Bourton to Sharpness, Sharpness to Brampton Abbots, Sharpness to Penhow and Sharpness to Sapperton levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 7th March 2017 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SO 6771 0255. Condition: Good.
An easy find at this time of year.

Visited on 12th December 2014 by zorny. Condition: Good.
In good shape with some moss for added character.

Visited on 28th April 2014 by jonglew. Grid reference: SO 67723 02565. Condition: Good.
Very overgrown, spent a while cutting back bramble, nettle and ivy, and clearing litter. In good condition beneath it's covering of vegetation. Height tag in place - 113.90ft. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/TrigPoints/2014/20140428-SharpnessGloucestershireFBM3.jpg

Visited on 9th March 2011 by Dusty. Condition: Good.

Visited on 11th March 2007 by lackofluke. Condition: Good.
Still there but very overgrown.
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