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Flush Bracket OSBM 1550: Preston Bridge   

Flush Bracket on buttress, N. side of Preston Bridge [2GL]; FL BR 1550 N FACE BUTT N FACE N PARA PRESTON BR W SIDE WHITEADDER WATER (85.781m ODN, 0.2m AGL, 2nd order, levelled and verified 1974).

Grid reference: NT 7869 5679.
Landranger 67: Duns, Dunbar & Eyemouth area.
Landranger 74: Kelso & Coldstream, Jedburgh & Duns.
Explorer 346: Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB1550.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1551 Preston 694.26m to the northeast.
1552 Preston 1.02km to the northeast.
1546 Oxendean Burn 1.87km to the west.
1553 Cleuch Cottage 1.90km to the northeast.
1547 Chapel 2.25km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Duns Common, 2.62km to the southwest.

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 281.4970 feet [85.8003 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Wester Broomhouse to Duns Common levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on buttress, N. side of Preston Bridge.

Logged Visits
Visited on 2nd October 2016 by wrose. Grid reference: NT 78700 56793. Condition: Good.
Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and remains in good condition.

Visited on 18th April 2016 by coineanach. Condition: Good.

Visited on 18th April 2016 by clochandighter. Condition: Good.
FB in good condition. Blurb to follow.

Visited on 28th May 2006 by RHW. Grid reference: NT 787 568. Condition: Good.
N face of middle buttress, W bank of river FB behind Hazel tree

Visited on 10th April 2006 by iainmac. Grid reference: NT 7869 5679. Condition: Good.
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Visited on 28th August 2004 by ian. Grid reference: NT 78698 56799. Condition: Good.
On the same abutment as the flood marker.
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