Kent History Forum

News:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent  (Read 24812 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline RonS

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Appreciation 0
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2017, 12:20:33 »
http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/ provides a useful record of such things.

I have used this in reverse - using a GPS unit to discover the location of a lost building which, fortunately, once had a benchmark attached to it.

Offline CAT

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 96
  • Appreciation 8
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2016, 10:47:06 »
An elaborate bronze insert Bench Mark at St Leonard's Church, Upper Deal. The recesses would have been to attach a hanging bracket that would have enabled a piece of surveying equipment to be attached to aid in transferring the level to other locations.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2016, 15:01:37 »
St. Peter and St. Paul, Eythorne

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2016, 21:14:11 »
St. Mary's, Nackington

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2016, 20:04:04 »
Such small things are often overlooked!  I think it is about time someone else added one, it seems to be only me at the moment :)

Offline 80sChild

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • Appreciation 2
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2016, 15:42:13 »
This is an interesting subject.  :)

I say that because last week they were talking about this on Radio 2, on the Jeremy Vine Show I think.
They explained all about Trig Points, their origins etc with an expert who phoned in.

They also said that a few years ago the government auctioned them all off, thus letting members of the public have a chance to 'adopt' one of them, and have a record of 'ownership'.

If I'm honest I've never heard of them before.

Also, looking through all the pictures and posts I've noticed that someone has posted a Trig Point literally just a stone's throw from where I live!  :)
Now that I know there's one in my vicinity I might go and look for it...

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2016, 19:16:13 »
Littlebourne Church

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2016, 17:58:43 »
St. George, Benenden

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2016, 17:42:46 »
All Saints, Staplehurst - or is it something else?

Offline grandarog

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1006
  • Appreciation 95
  • RAF Halton 1957-1960
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2013, 21:17:33 »
Bench mark on a Sarson Stone set in the wall corner of Twinney Lane, Upchurch.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2013, 15:23:36 »
Possibly the original bench mark on the top of the guard house before the trig point was added at Fort Borstal.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2013, 15:25:44 »
I hadn't although I look past there often.  I only saw them as I was convinced there has to be a boundary stone here somewhere and decided to have a closer look!

merc

  • Guest
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2013, 15:20:13 »
Two on the corner of the boundary wall surrounding Medway Hospital on Longhill Avenue and Windmill Road.

I don't think I've ever noticed those two before :)

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2013, 15:01:20 »
Two on the corner of the boundary wall surrounding Medway Hospital on Longhill Avenue and Windmill Road.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7365
  • Appreciation 417
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2013, 22:52:15 »
St. Mary the Virgin, Lydden.


 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines