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1GL Bolt: Blanchland, Church   

Bolt on N face, 2' W from inner angle of buttress of tower of Blanchland Church [3GL]; PA BOLT N FACE 0.6M W INNER ANG BUTT TWR BLANCHLAND CH (ODN 241.4083m, AGL 0.0m).

Grid reference: NY 9661 5041.
Landranger 87: Hexham & Haltwhistle.
Explorer OL43: Hadrian's Wall.
Explorer 307: Consett & Derwent Reservoir.
Structure: Church / Chapel.
Waypoint: BT0264.

Neighbouring Bench Marks
BM Blanchland, Balehill House 1.53km to the southwest.
BM Ruffside, Roadside Gatepost 3.44km to the northeast.
BM Edmundbyres, Harehope Burn Bridge 4.54km to the southeast.
BM Strothers Dale, Well House 6.58km to the north.
BM Waskerley, Park Head Stone Post 7.33km to the southeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Hexham, 16.70km to the north.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This bench mark was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales. It was included as a side level on the Hexham to Wolsingham levelling line. The surveyor's description was Bolt on N face, 2' W from inner angle of buttress of tower of Blanchland Church.

Logged Visits
Visited on 27th March 2017 by wrose. Grid reference: NY 96608 50411. Condition: Good.
Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and remains as previously described.

Visited on 1st November 2012 by Jon2. Grid reference: NY 9661 5041. Condition: Good.
As noted the bolt is at a very unusual height above ground level. For a picture of the location of the mark see and for a picture of the Abbey Church see

Visited on 22nd June 2011 by Wolrab. Condition: Good.
St. Mary's Church. Large benchmark(7"x7")with bolt in centre of horizontal cut. Unusually high at about 6 feet AGL.
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