Ft and In at Oakwood, Leeds

Picture of cast iron marker at Oakwood, Leeds

I passed by this old cast iron marker whilst walking through Oakwood recently and thought, interesting and old too.

So here in this photo is an old cast iron marker, marked with ft and in for feet and inches and also the crown for I think possibly King George V. The broad arrow was a marking used on crown property and also I think Ordnance Survey used it, so I am guessing something to do with map making.

I am open to suggestions, any ideas?

Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire said…
My first thought was that it was a Ordnance Survey trigpoint as they do have an arrow at the bottom and a horizontal line above that which denotes a known elevation, but they usually have a trig point reference number on them. Perhaps it’s an early version of one. As for the ‘GR’ one would have thought that if it were for any of the Georges from II to VI it would include the appropriate number – thus suggesting that it’s for George the First, but Wikipedia tells me he reigned from 1714 to 1727 which is too early for any trig point marker. Trig points were first used in 1935 so your guess that it’s George V is probably correct.
APRIL 3, 2011 12:20 PM

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