Adelaide Cast Iron Benchmark No.9 - Adelaide SA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bucketeer
S 34° 55.690 E 138° 36.012
54H E 280800 N 6132293
Quick Description: No. 9 of 46 cast iron benchmarks installed around Adelaide in 1879
Location: South Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 4/28/2014 3:23:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMKKRE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member fathrtime
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Long Description:
To ensure that water and sewer pipes were installed at the correct depth, 46 cast iron bench marks were placed at key locations in and around Adelaide in 1879.
Many have been removed but a handful still remain like this one located in Victoria Square.
It's still on the survey marks register as 6628/4174.
Victoria Square was amidst a redevelopment while I visited but I have read that this benchmark is to be retained even if it is mostly buried in a garden bed, beside a building which looks very much like a public toilet.
State/Territory: SA

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calumphing_four visited Adelaide Cast Iron Benchmark No.9 - Adelaide SA 5/6/2014 calumphing_four visited it