This one on Guilford Street in London has not had the best of times.
Below: A 'mark on Guilford Street in London.
Above: Looking east on Guilford Street with the 'mark at bottom left.
The intention with this website is to locate at least 1,001 benchmark sites, or die in the attempt (no flowers please, house private). Photos of any benchmark sites found will be posted at intervals over the coming days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries ... Anyone who wishes to contribute can send photos and descriptions of any benchmarks they find and would like to have included here, to firstname.lastname@example.org See post Number 1 for a fuller description.
The following few were recorded beyond in London during a few days in May. The first one is on an entrance way to Hampton Court Palace on Hampton Court Road.
Below: A 'mark on an entrance gate pillar at Hampton Court Palace.
Above: Looking south east towards the palace with the 'mark on the pillar at left.
A nice one – a flattie – from the cameraphone of Linda de Buitlear. It's on Connaught Street in Athlone.
Below: A 'mark on Connaught Street in Athlone, County Roscommon.
Above: A building on Connaught Street with the 'mark on the entrance step.
A WD (war department) mark on Lyster Street in Athlone, spotted, photographed, and forwarded by Linda de Buitlear. This one, No 1, was the first one of nine which were carved in that vicinity. Another place that still has a few of these WD marks is Benburb Street in Dublin. Both locations are close to former British military barracks. I suspect they were used to train the young sapper laddie boys in the noble profession of map making.
Another from the east side of Patrick Street in Kilkenny City. It's on the south part of a building that is now trading as Left Bank.
Below: A 'mark on Patrick Street in Kilkenny City.
Above. Looking north on Patrick Street with the 'mark at bottom right.
This one is on the east side of Patrick Street in Kilkenny City. It's on a wall of an entrance to the Pembroke Hotel.
Above. Looking south along Patrick Street with the 'mark at bottom left.