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Wimborne Fundamental Bench Mark   


Location
Grid reference: ST 9881 0252.
Landranger 195: Bournemouth & Purbeck, Wimborne Minster & Ringwood.
Explorer 118: Shaftesbury & Cranborne Chase.
GPS network passive station: H1ST9802.
Waypoint: FM0538.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
193 Marl Pit Cottage 525.55m to the south.
194 by Kingston Plantation 909.73m to the southwest.
197 Kingston Lacy House 1.57km to the southwest.
192 Hillbutts, Elm Grove 1.66km to the southeast.
199 Cowgrove, Court Cottage 2.49km to the south.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Dorchester, 31.50km to the southwest.

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 104.4000 feet [31.8211 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Southampton to Wimborne and Wimborne to Dorchester 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 104.4000 feet [31.8211 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Southampton to Wimborne and Wimborne to Dorchester levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 15th November 2015 by Griefmiester. Grid reference: ST 98810 02532. Condition: Good.
A Drive too FBM along narrow lane till the crossroads at the end, FBM located in standard "playpen" just past the grotty looking garages. looked to be in good condition although the pen is very overgrown, crap area.

Visited on 12th July 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: ST 98810 02533. Condition: Good.
The most overgrown FBM 'playpen' I've come across. Cleared a little to view it through the bars. Height tag extant but unable to read it. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/TrigPoints/2015/20150712-WimborneDorsetFBM3.jpg

Visited on 18th September 2013 by Dusty. Condition: Good.
Took some getting to. Play pen covered in vegetation.

Visited on 28th May 2013 by bikeboyz. Grid reference: ST 98827 02501. Condition: Good.
Some clearing work done by OS to make it accessible again. http://trigpointinguk-photos.s3.amazonaws.com/122/P122309.jpg

Visited on 25th March 2011 by Calico. Condition: Good.

Visited on 8th November 2007 by RodS. Grid reference: ST 98810 02539. Condition: Good.
Enclosure very overgrown, so initially very difficult even to see the pillar. Clearing some of the vegetation showed pillar to be in good condition complete with height tag and OS Bench Mark plate with GPS plaque below.
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