Cut Benchmark, Tolworth Rise South, Tolworth, Surrey UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick
N 51° 23.222 W 000° 16.314
30U E 689816 N 5696398
Quick Description: A cut benchmark on Tolworth Rise South not North!
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/29/2011 12:34:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMCEG0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 7

Long Description:
This one caused me some confusion, the OS website could be read as Tolworth Rise North.
It's actually on a the side of a shop on Tolworth Rise South.
Looking at the excellent OS Old Maps website gives a reason why. In 1970 Tolworth Rise North and South did not exist, just Tolworth Rise, the A3 had not been widened to the extent it is today. Solved that one then!

Onto to what the equally excellent OS Benchmarking website says about this mark:

Square Easting/Northing - TQ 2034 6675. Mark Type - CUT MARK. Description - 234 TOLWORTH RISE N ANG NE FACE. Height - 22.5691. Order - 3. Datum - N. Verified - 1970. Height above ground level - 0.4m.

Its on the side of a shop. Walk down the Tolworth Rise South from Tolworth direction, past the shops and turn right onto Southwood Drive, it is immediately on your right on the side of the last shop.

I was with my wife and niece and nephews walking towards the underpass so we could cross the A3 to do a bit of caching. I tried explaining the history behind the CBMs and the importance they had in our mapping history. Got no joy, just a modern GPSr waved in my face and the "loser" look. Oh well, I tried.
Type of Trigpoint: Cut Bench Mark

Condition: Good

Number on Flush Bracket: n/a

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