CUT BENCH MARK

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Re: CUT BENCH MARK

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Re: CUT BENCH MARK

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Hi Brunel you must have better eyes than me to spot that.
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When in the Outer Ring Road/Harrogate Road roundabout area on January 11 2019 I went in the grounds of the nearby St John's Church, Moor Allerton. Having never been there before I walked round the outside of the nice church and by chance I happened to spot an otherwise hard to see benchmark (BM) on the church. I have now found a BM is recorded there on an 1893 1:2,500 map in the Old Maps UK website, so it is very old. It does however not look to be badly eroded so perhaps it is the original BM that has been recarved at some stage? The first photo is a close-up of the BM and the second shows its location near the base of the buttress.
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Re: CUT BENCH MARK. BM 261-3 FOUND

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On the side by side map it is shown as approx. adjacent to what was Meanwood W.M.C. I presumed on the stone boundary wall. I looked in vain.

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by ... ht=BingHyb

Finally found it on the wall of the first house further North, it is next to a Ginnel which is the footpath to Holy Trinity Meanwood.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.82974/-1.56487

Street View: https://tinyurl.com/y3k6r2nx
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You were very lucky to see that, it being so worn and not were you expected it to be well done for your perseverance.
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These are 2 photos that I took on October 21 2019 of a benchmark (BM) by a public access road near the Head Gardener's House, Stank, Harewood. I have known for a few years from maps that there might be a BM there but I had never spotted it before during my usually once a year walk by there, so it was a bit of a surprise that I did see it! A BM is marked there on at least an 1851 map but this one seems possibly to be too little weathered to be on an original stone and the wall it is on looks like it has been cleaned and likely rebuilt at some stage.
There is another BM fairly near that I did not photograph as I know I have done that in the past. I thought that BM had already been noted in this thread but having looked through the posts I found it has not been. Ah well, perhaps next year! :).
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Passing by Buslingthorpe Lane when on a bus going down Scott Hall Road on October 22 2019 I noticed demolition work was going on at the nearby Hill Top Works site. I went there the next day hoping there would be some good photo opportunities but with no access to the demolition area and the high wall by Buslingthorpe Lane blocking the view I did not take any photos. The demolished site used to be the Leeds Sofa Co.
I had not thought about looking for a benchmark (BM) but by chance I saw a BM on the wall just after the demolished site. I don't know what use (if any) the building where the BM is now has, but in a 1955-1952 map it is marked as Coach Building Works and on a 1955-1972 map as Book Binding Works. There is a BM marked there (or very near) on an 1890-1891 map.
I took these 2 photos on October 23 2019. The first is a close up of the BM and the second shows its general location at the start (from near Scott Hall Drive) of the long wall of the old works along Buslingthorpe Lane.
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I knew from old maps that there may be a benchmark (BM) on St. John the Baptist Church, Adel, north Leeds and during a walk on January 1 2020 I managed to see it. I had assumed it was on the front of the church but it is near the rear. The BM is quite faint and would be easily missed if not looking closely. The first photo is a close-up of the BM and the second shows its location just in from the bottom left corner.
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Im so glad you posted Leodion i have been away over Christmas and looking at the amount of posts on here i thought i had missed Armageddon.All the very best for the new year, keep up the good work.
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tilly wrote:
Sat 04 Jan, 2020 4:11 pm
Im so glad you posted Leodion i have been away over Christmas and looking at the amount of posts on here i thought i had missed Armageddon.All the very best for the new year, keep up the good work.
Thanks for your nice words Tilly :). All the best to you for 2020 (it will though take me a while before I stop automatically writing 2019!).
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