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Warwick Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: SP 2845 6488.
Landranger 151: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick & Banbury.
Explorer 221: Coventry & Warwick.
GPS network passive station: H1SP2864.
Waypoint: FM7236.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
526 Warwick, Castle Bridge 372.16m to the southeast.
608 Warwick, Police Station 384.19m to the northwest.
607 Warwick, Birmingham Road 1.08km to the northwest.
464 Warwick, 146 Coventry Road 1.13km to the north.
527 Warwick, Myton Crescent 1.46km to the east.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Nuneaton, 28.84km to the north.

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 182.4340 feet [55.6059 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Bromsgrove to Warwick, Warwick to Campden, Warwick to Daventry and Warwick to Nuneaton 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 182.4340 feet [55.6059 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Bromsgrove to Warwick, Campden to Warwick, Daventry to Warwick and Nuneaton to Warwick levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 14th January 2017 by Orlandos_Rat. Grid reference: SP 2845 6488. Condition: Good.
Found beside a very ornate lamp post in the rain.

Visited on 1st April 2015 by jochta. Condition: Good.
Easy access up from gateway. FBM is in a recess in the rock next to an ornate lamp post. Absolutely filthy and could do with another clean. The recess collects leaves and dirt and I guess when it rains it gets splattered. http://maps.jochta.com/benchmarks.php?waypoint=FM7236

Visited on 25th July 2014 by GhostOfClayton. Condition: Good.
Easy to spot beside the ornate lamp post on the right (heading uphill). In need of a good clean, though.

Visited on 9th January 2013 by Shantavira. Condition: Good.
Nicely engraved silver plaque seems to attract dirt. Gave it a scrub and polish.

Visited on 14th April 2012 by ourmark. Grid reference: SP 2845 6488. Condition: Good.
Photos:

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2929509

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2929506

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2929508

Visited on 11th February 2011 by mickandkim. Grid reference: SP 284 648. Condition: Good.
In good order

Visited on 27th August 2010 by ChrisC. Condition: Good.
In a dark recess, 75 yds up the drive from the Lodge Entrance, Castle Hill. So dirty I couldn't see the stainless steel front plate until I saw my photo. Next logger please clean it!

Visited on 14th May 2006 by Griefmiester. Condition: Good.
Located next to lamp post on rocky cutting to castle - FBM is almost lost and covered in dust - height marker of 182.43 ft.

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

Visited on 12th September 2005 by asteroth. Grid reference: SP 2845 6488. Condition: Good.
Approach to castle via castle lodge
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