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Cut Mark: Witherington Down, Milestone, Salisbury 5   

Mark on the 5th milestone from Sarum ; 3.02 ft. above centre of road [1GL, Gloucester to London, Mark No. 313] estimated location.

Location
Grid reference: SU 2061 2498.
Landranger 184: Salisbury & The Plain, Amesbury.
Structure: Milestone.
Waypoint: BM7711.

Neighbouring Bench Marks
BM Whiteparish / Downton Boundary Stone 451.77m to the southeast.
BOLT Whiteparish, The Pepperbox 651.15m to the east.
BM Pepperbox Hill, Folly 651.15m to the east.
BM White Horse Beerhouse 1.02km to the northwest.
BM Whaddon, Barn 1.36km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Maybush, 20.67km to the southeast.

First Primary Levelling, England & Wales (1840-60)
This bench mark was used during the First primary levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 396.7750 feet [120.9370 metres] above mean sea level (Liverpool datum). It was included on the Gloucester to London levelling line. The surveyor's description was No. 313. Mark on the 5th milestone from Sarum ; 3.02 ft. above centre of road (p53).

Logged Visits
Visited on 5th March 2012 by Jon2. Grid reference: SU 2061 2498. Condition: Damaged.
The mark is inverted with the datum line clearly visible at ground level . For a picture see http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2834254
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