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Benchmarks

On the internet I have found listed a total of 62 Benchmarks within a 5km (3 mile) radius of home – I’ve decided that this is probably far enough to cover all that I can sensibly see from my window (In reality I can see further than this in certain directions – and nowhere near this far in others, so it’s a good compromise) The list of these benchmarks is shown on this page
But this isn’t all the benchmarks that can be found, just the ones in the database at www.bench-marks.org.uk

On further searching of the internet I found that the Ordnance Survey website has a benchmark search which returns all the benchmarks in a particular grid square (1km x 1km) when I search through the squares that are within a 5km radius there are something like 350 benchmarks – I’m thinking that that is too many to logically put on a wordpress blog site, so I think I will make a static site with a page per grid square (86 squares in total although 7 of them have apparently no benchmarks in as there are few or no roads on them)
But this isn’t all the benchmarks that can be found either

A look at the old 1:2,500 scale (25″ to the mile) maps on line shows even more benchmarks, the trouble is that although some councils have put their area maps online fully Leeds Council haven’t so you have to search each 100metre square individually online on www.old-maps.co.uk. I have sent off for a 1:2,500 map of Otley town centre, but this only covers about a mile x a mile and a half… so about 1/20th of the total area I am looking at.

The easiest way to record the benchmarks I decided would be to have a separate post for each grid square, and then a ‘visual aid’ to link from a central index to each square… so here below is the central index with a visual aid to link to each square… if the square designator is underlined it is a link to the page, if it’s not underlined it’s because I haven’t got to the benchmarks in that square yet… I am based in the middle of the map in square SE2046

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