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St Andrews Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: NO 5344 1489.
Landranger 59: St Andrews, Kirkcaldy & Glenrothes.
Explorer 371: St Andrews & East Fife.
GPS network passive station: H1NO5314.
Waypoint: FM0497.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G670 Brownhills 1.03km to the west.
G4277 Pitmullen House 1.38km to the southeast.
G800 Woodend 2.28km to the south.
G669 St Andrews 2.83km to the northwest.
G4278 Boarhills, Kenlygreen Farm 3.19km to the east.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Arbirlot, 25.69km to the north.

Second Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1936-52)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Second geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 197.4093 feet [60.1704 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Perth to St Andrews and St. Andrews to Kinghorn levelling lines.

Third Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1956-68)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Third geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 197.4093 feet [60.1704 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Arbirlot to St Andrews and St Andrews to Kinghorn levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 20th August 2015 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: NO 53448 14896. Condition: Good.
Parked at entrance to the golf club then walked along the track beside the road and found the FBM in the undergrow with the aid of my GPS.

Visited on 27th May 2011 by agentmancuso. Condition: Good.
FBM is just over the ridge of the little hillock, on the opposite side from the service road.

Visited on 20th May 2009 by clochandighter. Condition: Good.
I didn't log my earlier visit because I failed to find the FBM even though I had all the paperwork and my GPS. This time I forgot to bring the GridRef, it wasn't in my GPS, but I found the FBM!

Visited on 17th September 2006 by lackofluke. Condition: Inaccessible.
I've logged this one as Inaccessible since it is now about 20m into a construction site. Apparently the powers that be have decided that six golf courses around St Andrews are not enough, and are building a seventh! I know of several trig pillars within golf courses and which seem to be under no threat of destruction, hopefully this FBM will also be allowed to stay put.
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