Monday, 16 March 2015

Benchmark

Council House, Coventry
(constructed 1913 - 1917)


I noticed this mark in the sandstone at the front of Coventry's
Council House and for ages thought it was a stonemason's mark or signature.
I was wrong.


Turns out that this is a 'benchmark'. If you follow the
link, you will probably understand better than I
what this surveyor's mark is all about.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

No idea either but it makes for great photography in your images.

William Kendall said...

Thanks for providing the explanation!

Petrea Burchard said...

An attractive mark that serves a practical function. Very nice.

Sharon Anck said...

Well, I've learned something new today! Thank you!

Tanya Breese said...

well how interesting!

Betty said...

That was interesting. Thanks for the link. Great to see the old Council House buildings are still there. Amazing it survived the blitz!