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Torrington Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SS 4855 1938.
Landranger 180: Barnstaple & Ilfracombe, Lynton & Bideford.
Explorer 126: Clovelly & Hartland.
GPS network passive station: H1SS4819.
Waypoint: FM7225.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3458 Torridge Vale Dairies Factory 628.17m to the south.
G4639 Torrington Railway Station 671.19m to the northwest.
1851 Great Torrington, Church 949.21m to the east.
G3457 Frizenham 1.38km to the southwest.
G3800 Great Torrington, Hatchmoor Cottage 2.23km to the east.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Countisbury, 40.33km to the northeast.

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 276.4560 feet [84.2638 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Dulverton to Torrington and Torrington to Boscastle 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 276.4560 feet [84.2638 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Boscastle to Torrington, Torrington to Countisbury and Torrington to Dulverton levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 14th March 2017 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: SS 4855 1938. Condition: Good.
An easy find in its playpen.

Visited on 26th September 2015 by MisterC. Grid reference: SS 4855 1938. Condition: Good.
Excellent condition and protected by fence. "Trumpton" now is no more. Just a few charred remains !

Visited on 22nd August 2015 by droggy. Condition: Good.
Still in good condition in its playpen. The railings could do with a lick of paint though. On the field nearby was a full size replica of "Trumpton" which is due to be torched next Saturday. It is the sort of thing they do in Torrington...

Visited on 2nd April 2015 by wrose. Grid reference: SS 48551 19383. Condition: Good.
Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there in the condition previously described.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4741391

Visited on 21st February 2013 by Dusty. Condition: Good.

Visited on 16th September 2010 by devonsurveyor. Grid reference: SS 4855 1938. Condition: Good.
Well Maintained and save behind its own railings. Good place for a cup of tea as well ( ice cream in summer)
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