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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: bernie66] #294796
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Popped in there today, this is the only thing I could find which is only a piece of pipe or rod (fence rod?) because I poked a stick under it. I got to admit that it felt more solid when I kicked it.

Location was guessed by popping my head over wall to see where I was, which was exactly half way along the straight bit of that layby bit of Mount Road.

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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: diggingdeeper] #294803
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As you say, looks like a piece of pipe; certainly not a rail.


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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: chriskay] #294824
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Hard to tell without a scale but it looks like a scaffolding pole to me.


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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: scoops] #294839
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Sorry, no scale - it was somewhere between half and one inch diameter.

Colours not very good on picture, it was similar to rail material, no significant rust, nice smooth finish from people walking on it.

Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: diggingdeeper] #294890
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Yep, thats what I thought might be tramline. Never mind hey, I will carry on watching the buzzard who seems to have taken residence around that part of the wood instead of looking for non-existant historical relics. :-)

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No, No, keep looking, you never know what you might turn up. Enjoy the buzzard; splendid birds.


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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: chriskay] #297750
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The benchmarks on several of the gateposts around the wood. Are they obsolete and forgotten. I can't find mention of them in
http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/



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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: bernie66] #297782
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These type of benchmark are not normally recorded, there are thousands of them. The ones on the database are the plate (or bracket) type plus the trig points etc.

If you want a mooch around those woods, have a look all round the lump on one side (nearest mount rd, though that is a distance away) of the big pit where the rope swings are, I'd like a second opinion.


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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: diggingdeeper] #297794
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Depends on the scale of the map. Benchmarks such as in the photo (corners of old buildings are common) are shown on 6" to mile (1:10,560) maps and others.

Just happen to be gazing at an old 6" map right now.

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It looks quite similar to the "Campsite" Symbol on maps.
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Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: diggingdeeper] #297870
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper

If you want a mooch around those woods, have a look all round the lump on one side (nearest mount rd, though that is a distance away) of the big pit where the rope swings are, I'd like a second opinion.


What is the first opinion, and can you be a litle more specific. Are you referring to the first wood off Marsh Lane or the second one with the mast in it?

I thought I knew those woods quite well but only today really loked at the remains of the wall which runs along the sides, against Mount Road and also for a distance along the barbed wire against the fields.
I assume that it was the wall of the old quarry as fields did not have walls usually

Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: bernie66] #297938
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Benchmarks are a subject on their own. Old benchmarks are based on Ordnance Survey Datum Liverpool. The standards were revised between 1912 and 1921 and thereafter heights were shown based on Ordnance Survey Datum Newlyn. The difference between the two readings varies around the country - in Wirral it is about 2 inches but in Norfolk it is about 18 inches.
I have an early 20th century map of Norfolk which has benchmarks and spot heights measured in feet above mean sea level at Newlyn, but the contour lines refer to the 'old' mean sea level at Liverpool and the legend warns "There may thus be discrepancies of some inches between the contours and the bench marks and spot levels".

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So what would that have signified and how can I look into it more? Any ideas?

Re: Storeton Tramway Relic [Re: greasby_lad] #297943
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Ok here is a picture of one end of the lump, I know a lot of WW2 clearance was dumped at storeton but I think it funny that this "apex" would be the right way up, and following the lump along, the other end seems to have some brickwork.

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