CUT BENCH MARK

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Brunel
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Re: CUT BENCH MARK

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Re: CUT BENCH MARK

Postby Leodian » Fri 24 Nov, 2017 2:07 pm

It was pure chance that I saw this Bench Mark (BM) on Marsh Lane on November 23 2017. Being close by the area I had only intended to have a quick look at the work going on at York Street where some old trams tracks had recently been dug up. Seeing little change I was going back but, having not done so for very many years, I decided to walk to the old Marsh Lane Station area just to see what was there at what I knew has long been a mainly empty area. To my surprise I spotted this nice BM at the Marsh Lane entry/exit point. On looking up old maps I found what is almost certainly this BM is marked on a 1951-1954 1:1,250 map (Marsh Lane Station was still there then) but it was not marked (possibly due to the scale) on a 1921 1:2,500 map. The first photo is a close-up of the BM and the second shows its general location by the yard.
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Re: CUT BENCH MARK

Postby buffaloskinner » Fri 24 Nov, 2017 3:15 pm

:idea:

Leo the BM you have highlighted was the entrance to the Goods Yard, I thought at first it was the one on the bridge just a couple of hundred yards away, see below.

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Re: CUT BENCH MARK

Postby Leodian » Fri 24 Nov, 2017 3:35 pm

buffaloskinner wroteColon:idea:

Leo the BM you have highlighted was the entrance to the Goods Yard, I thought at first it was the one on the bridge just a couple of hundred yards away, see below.

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Thanks for that information buffaloskinner :). I walked under that bridge yesterday (Nov 23 2017) but never thought to look for a BM though I doubt I would have spotted that one on at least a cursory look.
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