WAVERLEY LINE

 

A re-examination of the WAVERLEY LINE has led me to believe that this alignment could be more precise if I abandoned the notion that Point 251/7 at Merrow Church had to be exactly coincidental to Point 132/4, also at Merrow Church but on the crossing of the NEWLANDS LINE.     I had stuck to this idea because both points have a remarkable accuracy with the Druid Mile (DM), Point 132/4 being four DM on the 132 degree line from the base point of Whitmoor Barrow, and 251/7 being three DM from East Clandon Church.   A plan of this church from a local history website shows the outline of the original eleventh century building.   If the centre of this structure is taken as the revised start to the alignment  (nothing is currently found to the east) and the termination is taken as the centre of the Monk’s Choir within the nave of Waverley Abbey, then the accuracy of the alignment through six points becomes astonishingly precise.   There is a slight change in the angle from grid north at 251.50 degrees to 251.53.   This has the effect of moving the line from just outside the buildings of East Clandon Church and Merrow Church to the centre of the structures.   I have redrawn the site plans of these six points and revised the respective overall plan and data sheet.

SCALE PLAN OF THE WAVERLEY LINE

SCALE PLAN OF THE WAVERLEY LINE

 

WAVERLEY LINE DATA                                                                                        Revised March 2016

The code is the degrees from North (refined to 251.53) followed
by the distance in Druid Miles (DM) from the base point 251/1

Code             Easting       Northing     Site

251/1           509136       152775
251/2           508096       152427
251/3           507054       152080
251/4           506013       151732     East Clandon Church
251/5           504973       151384
251/6           503931       151036
251/7           502891       150689     Merrow Church           Intersects line 132
251/8           501849       150341
251/9           500808       149993
251/10     499767       149646
251/10+    499477    149546   Guildford Friary           Intersects line 182
251/11         498726    149298
251/12         497685    148950
251/13         496644    148602
251/14         495603    148255
251/15         494562    147907
251/15+    493901    147686     Frowsbury Barrow       Intersects line 293
251/16         493521       147559
251/17         492478       147211
251/18         491439       146864
251/18+    491153       146769     Hillbury Hillfort           Intersects line 266
251/19         490398       146516
251/20         489357       146168
251/21         488316       145821
251/22        487274       145473
251/22+    486788       145310     Waverley Abbey         14 DM from Whitmoor Barrow
251/23         486234       145125
251/24         485192       144777
251/25         484151       144430

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