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Skipton Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SD 99600 52520.
Landranger 103: Blackburn & Burnley, Clitheroe & Skipton.
Explorer OL2: Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas.
GPS network passive station: H1SD9952.
Waypoint: FM7207.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2290 Wilderness Beck 596.82m to the southeast.
1466 Skipton, The Bailey 816.88m to the southwest.
2289 Skipton, Drill Hall 873.21m to the southwest.
989 Skipton, Town Hall 912.14m to the southwest.
988 Skipton, Railway Bridge 1.78km to the southwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Ribblesdale, 30.13km to the northwest.

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 517.2130 feet [157.6465 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Greetland to Skipton, Skipton to Ribblesdale and Skipton to Wetherby 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 517.2130 feet [157.6465 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Ribblesdale to Skipton, Skipton to Greetland, Skipton to Hoghton and Skipton to Wetherby levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 8th August 2015 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SD 99600 52520. Condition: Good.
An easy find in its little cage just over the wall. Passed a few times but only parked up today.

Visited on 16th July 2013 by Griefmiester. Condition: Good.
Parking next door - did not hop over wall - appeared to be in good condition as far as I could tell.

Visited on 17th November 2012 by Earby. Condition: Good.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/twinklepops/8210426043/

Visited on 5th November 2012 by wrose. Grid reference: SD 99605 52520. Condition: Good.
At the described location. Nothing really to add to previous visit reports other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3213444

Visited on 29th July 2011 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Good.
Height specified as 517.21ft on tag. Photo of block at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2583260

Visited on 14th February 2011 by buspass. Condition: Good.
Updating from my t-uk list

Visited on 9th January 2011 by mickandkim. Grid reference: SD 996 525. Condition: Good.
Over wall in cage on bend,bad parking on busy road

Visited on 19th December 2010 by Calico. Condition: Good.

Visited on 14th December 2010 by painterman. Condition: Good.
This was my first ever FBM find and its a good one as well with height tag in a playpen.

Visited on 18th April 2008 by agentmancuso. Grid reference: SD 99599 52520. Condition: Good.
First of these cages I've come across, and probably the first height tag too. Gate to SW.

Visited on 28th December 2006 by bonatti. Grid reference: SD 99615 52513. Condition: Good.

Visited on 3rd July 2005 by runnerbean. Condition: Good.
This is an easy one to find in its green iron fencing. Just over the wall north of the Embsay road out of Skipton. Beware the nettles.
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