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1GL Bolt: Bewdley, St Anne's Church   

Bolt in East end of St. Ann's Church, Bewdley ; 2.37 ft. above surface [1GL, Worcester to Aberystwyth, Mark No. 42]; Grid Reference estimated from 1896 map.

Grid reference: SO 7859 7532.
Landranger 138: Kidderminster & Wyre Forest.
Explorer 218: Kidderminster & Wyre Forest.
Structure: Church / Chapel.
Waypoint: BT1844.

Neighbouring Bench Marks
BM Bewdley, St Annes Church 10.00m to the south.
BM Bewdley, Welch Gate 92.20m to the west.
BM Bewdley, Wall on Severn Side South 143.18m to the northeast.
BM Bewdley, Wall on Welch Gate 155.24m to the west.
BOLT Bewdley, River Severn Bridge 208.09m to the northeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Bromsgrove, 20.91km to the east.

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 83.9480 feet [25.5874 metres] above mean sea level (Liverpool datum). It was included on the Worcester to Aberystwyth levelling line. The surveyor's description was No. 42. Bolt in East end of St. Ann's Church, Bewdley ; 2.37 ft. above surface (p551).

Logged Visits
Visited on 11th March 2017 by RichardL. Grid reference: SP 78592 75334. Condition: Good.
Good apart from the absence of the bolt... photo at

Visited on 26th April 2014 by Shantavira. Grid reference: SO 7859 7532. Condition: Good.
Large cut mark on NE face 3m from N angle. No suggestion of a bolt, but it seems fairly common that bolts recorded on the Public Abstract are not found on site. This bench mark is present on the 1896 and 1903 maps, but not on subsequent maps or the current OS database. A war memorial was built in front of the mark after WW1 (shown on the 1927 map), but the mark is still accessible by clambering onto a raised bed to look behind the memorial. The height shown on the map is unclear but does not appear to match the PA. However, it is a large mark of the 1GL type, and the AGL height would fit, the flowerbed being about 2ft above road level. Photo at
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