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Triangulation Pillar

A Grade II Listed Building in Bulford, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1836 / 51°11'1"N

Longitude: -1.7224 / 1°43'20"W

OS Eastings: 419500

OS Northings: 142749

OS Grid: SU195427

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZZ.PCS

Mapcode Global: VHC2V.3H9Z

Entry Name: Triangulation Pillar

Listing Date: 10 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318517

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321397

Location: Bulford, Wiltshire, SP4

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bulford

Built-Up Area: Bulford Camp

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bulford St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

BULFORD BEACON HILL
SU 14 SE
6/86 Triangulation Pillar

II
Triangulation pillar, c1936 within enclosure and over gun end of
base of original Principal Triangulation of 1794. Concrete pillar
in form of square cone with bronze tripod base on top, and
benchmark on side (height 204m). Original triangulation point
consists of an iron cannon set vertically 3m in ground, the muzzle
filled and holding the north-east corner of the primary survey
triangle for western England, later protected by 1.9m concrete kerb
in form of chamfered square, and all set in triangular earthwork
with ditch of 2m wide. This point is 36,574 ft from the southern
point near Old Sarum.
(Welfare, H.G., Survey Review XXV 194. October 1979)


Listing NGR: SU1950042749

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