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Flush Bracket OSBM 11: Wallingford Bridge   

Flush Bracket on Wallingford Bridge over River Thames [2GL]; S side of Wallingford Bridge, 2.7m from E bank of River Thames, S face.

Grid reference: SU 6104 8944.
Landranger 175: Reading & Windsor, Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell.
Explorer 170: Abingdon, Wantage & Vale of White Horse.
Explorer 171: Chiltern Hills West.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB11.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3637 Crowmarsh Gifford, 7 Benson Lane 601.66m to the east.
G4046 Wallingford, St John's Terrace 839.34m to the west.
G3638 Wallingford Water Works 868.33m to the west.
10 Newnham Murren, St Mary's Church 960.05m to the south.
G3636 Crowmarsh Battle Farm 1.32km to the northeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wallingford, 1.91km to the southeast.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This flush bracket was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 145.8430 feet [44.4529 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Wallingford to Buckland levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on Wallingford Bridge over River Thames.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This flush bracket was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales. It was included on the Great Bedwyn to Wallingford levelling line. It was included as a side level on the Wallingford to Buckland levelling line.

Logged Visits
Visited on 28th April 2014 by jochta. Condition: Good.
Nearly 10 years since I first logged this FB. Still in good condition tucked into its little alcove beside the water on the southeast side of the bridge.

Visited on 20th February 2010 by Calico. Condition: Good.
No change.

Visited on 5th February 2010 by spuduka. Condition: Good.
Visited to take photo, not easy to see at first as you have to lean over the bank past the buttress to see it.

Visited on 4th April 2007 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Good.
Nothing to add to the information given in other logs. The EABM bolt still embedded in concrete below the FB. A distant view of the FB at

Visited on 6th May 2006 by lackofluke. Condition: Good.

Visited on 23rd April 2006 by dal. Condition: Good.

Visited on 18th November 2004 by iainmac. Grid reference: SU 610 894. Condition: Good.

Visited on 16th September 2004 by RHW. Grid reference: SU 611 894. Condition: Good.
Wallingford River Bridge, Oxfordshire. E side of river, directly above water's edge, on S face of bridge at ground level. EA BM (stud) in horizont surface of concrete below FB

Visited on 11th July 2004 by jochta. Condition: Good.
A bit awkward to see as it is overhanging the riverbank.
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