LB Waltham Forest
|Woodlands Road (outside No.73)|
|Distance (N) from Greenwich|
|OS map details||OS Explorer: 174|
|OS grid ref||TQ 38544.89807|
|WGS84 lat/long||51.590088, -0.001473|
|Type||Pavement (compass rose) | Pavement (line) | Pavement (plate)|
|Marking date||1999 & 2015|
Originally one of over 60 similar compass markings placed along the length of the borough as part of the millennium celebrations. The compass roses were supplied as preformed thermoplastic sheets, sited with the aid of a detailed map provided by the Borough Engineer, crudely aligned with the aid of a compass, and fused to the ground by the application of heat from a gas burner. Originally intended to remain in place for the millennium year only, the compass roses were never formally removed. Their current condition varies considerably from mark to mark.
In 2015, the council commenced a replacement programme, the scope of which is unclear. The new markings consist of a cast iron pavement plaque and a line of white stone studs to demark the path of the Meridian. At the time of writing (September 2015), the programme has been restricted to roads in the vicinity of Wood Street railway station, most, but not all of which have been remarked. This is one of them.