News: The modern name of Kent is derived from the Brythonic word kantos meaning "rim" or "border", or possibly from a homonymous word kanto "horn, hook"
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Author Topic: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent  (Read 38958 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2016, 22:14:11 »
St. Mary's, Nackington

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2016, 21:04:04 »
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

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
  • Appreciation 3
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2016, 16:42:13 »
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: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2016, 20:16:13 »
Littlebourne Church

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2016, 18:58:43 »
St. George, Benenden

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2016, 18:42:46 »
All Saints, Staplehurst - or is it something else?

Offline grandarog

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1125
  • Appreciation 104
  • RAF Halton 1957-1960
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2013, 22:17:33 »
Bench mark on a Sarson Stone set in the wall corner of Twinney Lane, Upchurch.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2013, 16:23:36 »
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: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2013, 16:25:44 »
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 #35 on: August 22, 2013, 16:20:13 »
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: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2013, 16:01:20 »
Two on the corner of the boundary wall surrounding Medway Hospital on Longhill Avenue and Windmill Road.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2013, 23:52:15 »
St. Mary the Virgin, Lydden.


Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2013, 22:28:57 »
St. Peter & St. Paul, Temple Ewell

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2013, 14:38:53 »
St. John the Baptist, Barham.

Offline kyn

  • Administrator
  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7429
  • Appreciation 422
    • Sheppey History
Re: OS Trig Points and Bench Marks in Kent
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2013, 19:53:20 »
Fort Borstal

 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines