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Thankerton Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: NS 9716 3738.
Landranger 72: Upper Clyde Valley, Biggar & Lanark.
Explorer 335: Lanark & Tinto Hills.
GPS network passive station: H1NS9737.
Waypoint: FM0502.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G461 Fallburn 744.04m to the northwest.
G554 Thankerton, Thornlea 787.72m to the north.
G555 Thankerton Boat Farm 1.08km to the northeast.
G465 St John's Kirk 1.83km to the southeast.
G533 Symington 2.56km to the southeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Elvanfoot, 18.10km to the south.

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 786.0464 feet [239.5869 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Dalry to Thankerton, Dunlop to Thankerton, Thankerton to Innerleithen and Thankerton to Linlithgow 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 786.0464 feet [239.5869 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Thankerton to Dunlop, Thankerton to Elvanfoot, Thankerton to Innerleithen and Thankerton to Linlithgow levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 24th August 2015 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: NS 97160 37390. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Parked in the side road to Thankerton 300 metres away so walked through the open gate into the field then aimed for the woodland where the damaged FBM was easily found.

Visited on 23rd September 2014 by wrose. Grid reference: NS 97163 37385. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in the condition previously described.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4261398

Visited on 16th May 2013 by jonglew. Grid reference: NS 97163 37396. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Located approx 20m into a rough pasture from side of the the A73. Badly chipped on 2 corners and the bolt has a chunk missing from it. Height tag missing.

Visited on 2nd January 2012 by mickandkim. Grid reference: NS 971 373. Condition: Slightly damaged.
In Good Order

Visited on 2nd April 2006 by agentmancuso. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Top of metal ball also chipped slightly.

Visited on 23rd April 2005 by Calico. Condition: Slightly damaged.

Visited on 30th October 2004 by ian. Condition: Slightly damaged.
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