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Highest and lowest points in Norfolk

Request for information - Ref No: FOI17795

Request

Thank you for your email of 1 November 2017, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000:

I’m writing under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act to request the following:

1. The place in Norfolk which is the county’s highest spot above sea level.

2. The place in Norfolk which is the lowest beneath sea level.

3. The grid reference for the exact geographical centre of Norfolk.

Our response

Please note that your request for information is not a valid request for information under Section 8 of FOIA, as it is not asking for information in a recorded format, but instead is a request to find the answer to a question where we do not already hold the information in a recorded form.

However, in accordance with our duty to provide advice and assistance to those who have made requests for information under section 16 of the FOIA, we are happy to be able to provide the following, taking each request in turn:

1. The place in Norfolk which is the county’s highest spot above sea level.

Beacon Hill
(Grid Reference 618363.64, 341427.25)

2. The place in Norfolk which is the lowest beneath sea level.

Adjacent to St Germans Pumping Station, Wiggenhall St. Mary, Kings Lynn -
(Grid Reference 559002.08, 314334.94)

3. The grid reference for the exact geographical centre of Norfolk.

599266.76, 312719.07

Any future requests of this nature should be directed to our Customer Service Centre, by contacting customerservices@os.uk or calling 03456 050505.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our Internal Review Officer by contacting them, within two months of receipt of our final response to your FOI request, as follows:

Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
Southampton
SO16 0AS

Email: foi@os.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Further information can be found on the ICO website (ico.org.uk) under ‘Report a concern’ or you may wish to call the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113

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