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Trig file Marros Beacon (FOI231169)

This Freedom of Information request asks for a copy of the Trig file named Marros Beacon

Request for information - Ref No: FOI231169


Thank you for your email of 27 July 2023, and your response to our request for clarification of 5 September 2023.

We have handled your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

A copy of your request is set out in the extract(s) below:

Original request 27 July 2023

file OS 69/5959 - Triangulation (Trig) Station number PP104. Trig name: Marros Beacon: principal point. National Grid reference: SN(22)/20 (10 km square at 1:25000 scale) or SN2008 (1 km square at 1:2500 scale) This record has been retained by the Ordnance Survey under section 3 (4) of the Public Records Act 1958 and is therefore not held by The National Archives

OS clarification request 31 July 2023

Please can you confirm the exact information you are requesting, e.g., are you requesting a copy of the paper trig file OS 69/5959 to be supplied to you?

Clarification response 5 July 2023

Yes, i can confirm that i am requesting a copy of the file listed below, it does not need to be a paper copy - it can be sent to me electronically.

Our response

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold the information you have requested.

Advice and Assistance

Any trig files still retained by OS are held in our off-site storage facility. We have checked extensively our off-site storage and we no longer hold a copy of the trig file OS 69/5959 you have requested.

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