Thanks Neil and Sarah.


That’s very helpful.




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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of MacLean, Sarah
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Subject: Re: Metal Benchmarks FAO Jennifer Morrison


This reminded me of a similar question from Chris Webster back in 2010 (I have bizarre memory sometimes!). See for the discussion.


I think the same conclusion was reached. The link to the record Chris mentions doesn’t work but if you want to see the photograph from Somerset visit . Looks the same to me!


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There appears to be a website that identifies these features as GPO cable markers:,marker/Recent


Hope this is of some help.




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