Southampton (O.S.O.) Fundamental Bench Mark
SU 4207 1280.
Landranger 196: The Solent & The Isle of Wight, Southampton & Portsmouth.
Explorer OL22: New Forest.
Neighbouring Flush Brackets
|1||Southampton, Ordnance Survey Office 60.83m to the north.|
|926||OS Exhibition Bracket 60.83m to the north.|
|1000||OS Exhibition Bracket 60.83m to the north.|
|2787||Southampton, The Avenue 1.06km to the north.|
|2940||Southampton, Strand 1.21km to the south.|
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 74.3510 feet [22.6622 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Fareham to Southampton, Southampton to Tide Gauge, Empress Dock, Southampton, Southampton to Tide Gauge, Town Quay, Southampton, Southampton to Wimborne and Southampton to Winchester 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 74.3510 feet [22.6622 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Fareham to Southampton, Maybush Circuit and Southampton to Wimborne levelling lines.
Visited on 2nd October 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: SU 42082 12800. Condition: Good.
On pavement outside Southampton's Crown Court. Height tag has been retained. Photos at:
Visited on 5th January 2015 by Orlandos_Rat. Condition: Good.
Found on a short tour from home, with the other half, on my birthday.
Visited on 29th November 2014 by jochta. Condition: Good.
Possibly the easiest FBM to find as it's in the middle of the pavement. I wonder how many passers by know what it is! http://maps.jochta.com/benchmarks.php?id=935
Visited on 28th August 2014 by FRI. Condition: Good.
Went to see FBM after visit to the new Ordnance Survey HQ, FBM is outside the OS HQ used from 1841 to 1969. the FBM looks a bit like a grave with the bolt and block like a tomb? apart from the whole thing being set on a raised plinth there is no protection fence etc. all parts in good condition without damage which is surprising as it seems very exposed.
Visited on 9th August 2006 by RodS. Grid reference: SU 42088 12831. Condition: Good.
Classic 2GL FBM pillar now within paved enclosure. Manhole cover adjacent covers buried chamber. Outside former OS offices (now courts).
Visited on 10th August 2003 by Janner. Condition: Good.
On the pavement, at the entrance to the new Law Courts, alongside the old Ordnance Survey HQ
Visited on 1st December 1993 by Calico. Condition: Good.
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