Dalkeith

Project:

Geo-Info were instructed to investigate the boundary between house numbers 6 and 4. It is believed that the boundary line between the two properties runs along a stone wall in disrepair as opposed to the fence line.

What we did:

  • Geo-Info attended the site and carried out an accurate site survey.
  • A Total Station was used to carry out the measurements which was coordinated to Ordnance Survey coordinates using a GNSS receiver.
  • The results of the survey can be seen on the plan in blue along with the registered title boundaries in red and the Ordnance Survey mapping in grey.
  • The first observation would be that the buildings surveyed as part of the site survey are a slightly different shape to the building lines shown on the Ordnance Survey mapping although tie in relatively well between the two data sets.
  • The two Land Registry title plans have been checked against one another and follow an identical line between the properties and also tie in with the most recent digital Ordnance Survey mapping downloaded.
  • Starting at the southern end of the boundary we can see that the registered boundary lies approximately in the centre of the stone wall. Where the ‘metal fence’ starts the western face of the stone wall is undefined. This is where the rockery begins. The blue line on the plan then shows the extent of the rockery / eastern extent of the stone wall.
  • The registered boundary falls to the west of this line and in all probability would have followed the centre of the wall before it fell into disrepair.
  • To the north of the stone wall / rockery the registered boundary line then joins the wire fence.
  • The plan is drawn to a scale of 1:200 and therefore if the plan is printed to scale, further measurements can be determined. Using a ruler – 0.5mm on the ruler would equate to 100mm on the ground.
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