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The Delamere Meridian

17/04/24
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Some of you have been enquiring about the Delamere Meridian.

We are, in part, reproducing a story we ran back in 2020 and with a new image. We hope you find it interesting.

Hidden away on land belonging to United Utilities and inaccessible to the public, is a trig point; close to which began the mapping of Britain. This humble concrete trig point is swamped by undergrowth and brambles and lies within a United Utilities enclosure BUT this site marks a location vital to the earliest Ordnance Survey maps.

This is the Delamere Meridian, a centre point from which early scale maps were measured and laid out.

Today, the trig point lies adjacent to the round concrete water tank; a sad fate for something that would once have stood commanding the hilltop!

Other articles appear below:

CLICK HERE to read more about the Delamere Meridian

CLICK HERE to read a previously published article on other (accessible) Trig Points on the Ridge.