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Stafford Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SJ 9455 2873.
Landranger 127: Stafford & Telford, Ironbridge.
Explorer 244: Cannock Chase & Chasewater.
GPS network passive station: H1SJ9428.
Waypoint: FM7214.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3459 Down Top Farm 700.36m to the south.
2443 Sandonbank 805.05m to the south.
G3878 Salt, Church 1.22km to the southeast.
2595 Weston Bridge 2.84km to the southeast.
2444 Hopton Farm 3.11km to the southwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Melbourne, 42.13km to the east.

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 304.0160 feet [92.6641 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Melbourne to Stafford and Stafford to Church Stretton 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 304.0160 feet [92.6641 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Melbourne to Stafford and Stafford to Church Stretton levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 7th June 2017 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SJ 9455 2873. Condition: Damaged.
Found easily after the gardening of the nettles by Digswell Jon Gardener Glew.

Visited on 4th June 2017 by jonglew. Grid reference: SJ 94558 28736. Condition: Damaged.
4m back from roadside in nettles and some bramble. Damaged and moss covered, with top bolt reduced to a stump. Photo at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/TrigPoints/2017/20170604-StaffordFBMStaffordshire2.jpg

Visited on 4th July 2016 by Orlandos_Rat. Grid reference: SJ 9455 2873. Condition: Damaged.
This one took some time to time due to the amount to stinging nettles. I didn't have anything to beat them down so I had to use my body (legs and feet). The best way to find the FBM is to find the drain nearest to the bridge, walk in 10 feet and then go right by 2 feet. You will then trip over it.

Visited on 27th March 2015 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SJ 9455 2873. Condition: Damaged.
Difficult to find with Alex Cameron.

Visited on 20th January 2013 by mickandkim. Grid reference: SJ 9455 2873. Condition: Damaged.
Still there

Visited on 4th May 2006 by Calico. Condition: Damaged.

Visited on 1st April 2006 by RodS. Grid reference: SJ 94558 28739. Condition: Damaged.
FBM pillar is totally moss-covered except for the "Ordnance Survey B M" plate on the front and the GPS Passive Station plaque on the back. Lifting some of the moss from the top of the pillar shows it to be badly damaged, with the height bolt missing. A rivet of some sort seems to have been inserted as a replacement, but that too looks somewhat damaged. "Fundamental Bench Mark 92.66m" is shown on maps.
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