Turvey High Water Marks - Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 09.709 W 000° 37.723
30U E 662190 N 5781687
Quick Description: Located on the wall of Ye Three Fyshes public house, this high water mark is an official inscription from the year 1797.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 1:41:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM30ZB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 26

Long Description:
Ye Three Fyshes inn is an ancient hostelry with projecting gables, and bears the date 1624. A great flood, on September 26th, 1797, rose about four feet above the roadway, near the "Three Fishes."

The inscription can be clearly read on the first plaque. Underneath this plaque is a more modern plaque detailing other flood marks including a 47.8 foot high mark in March 1947. It is detailed on a Newlyn Datum plaque, the official Ordnance Survey gauge. This is based on the mean sea level at New Lyn, Cornwall and is abbreviated to ODN. It gives a basis to all water levels in the UK.
1st Plaque Sep 26 1797 Followed by illegible script. 2nd Plaque R.G.O.C.B. FLOOD LEVELS NEW LYN DATUM Some vague numbers 47.8 F ?MARCH 1947



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