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monument Word or Phrase:FUNDAMENTAL BENCH MARK *  
Definition:Used by Ordnance Survey to record high accuracy height above Ordnance Datum Newlyn. Marked by a low concrete pillar, and maybe surrounded by railings, they comprise an underground chamber protecting the reference point, built directly onto stable bedrock.

monument Word or Phrase:BENCH MARK *  
Definition:Mark, usually consisting of a horizontal line above an arrow, cut by the Ordnance Survey as part of the survey of Britain and referenced to a known height above mean sea level.

monument Word or Phrase:BENCH *  
Definition:A long seat, usually made of stone or wood, with or without a back.

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