a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; generally a home, shelter, building or structure that is a dwelling or place for habitation by human beings;
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The difference between magnetic north and geographic (true) north. Surveyors used a compass to determine the direction of survey lines. Compasses point to magnetic north, rather than true north. This declination error is measured in degrees, and can range from a few degrees to ten degrees or more. Surveyors may have been instructed to correct […]
See Point of Beginning
A thin triangular piece of land, the boundaries of which are defined by surveys of adjacent properties. Loosely, an overlap or gap between properties.
A survey mark made on a ‘permanent’ feature of the land such as a tree, pile of stones, etc.
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