Cast iron marker plates

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Cast iron marker plates

Postby DerekTP » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:33 pm

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Have recently found these cast iron markers; originally I thought they were fire hydrant plates but on further research I believe they are some form of trig point. (Full-size pictures are at http://derektp.co.uk/dsci0220.jpg and http://derektp.co.uk/dsci0221.jpg) I assume they relate to Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth respectively. I've since found a 3rd (ER) example about 100 yards away, not in such good condition. I've made various enquiries and googled, but can't identify what these were, though have found a few Georgian ones too!
Apologies if I'm in entirely the wrong place, but glad to have found you guys anyway... always interested in things like fire hydrants, manhole covers, coalposts etc so this fits in well!
(Have signed-up here since the contact page on your website says I've entered the Captcha wrongly - but there is no captcha! :? )
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Re: Cast iron marker plates

Postby agentmancuso » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:09 pm

Welcome. I think those are GPO cable markers or something of the sort; not triangulation stations at any rate.
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