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Flush Bracket OSBM 23: Little Wittenham   

Flush Bracket on lock keeper's cottage, Little Wittenham Bridge [2GL] - FB returned to OS 28/10/1925, presumably when lock cottage rebuilt.

Grid reference: SU 5680 9347.
Landranger 164: Oxford, Chipping Norton & Bicester.
Landranger 174: Newbury & Wantage, Hungerford & Didcot.
Explorer 170: Abingdon, Wantage & Vale of White Horse.
Structure: Private house.
Waypoint: FB23.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3641 Rosehurst Farm 2.02km to the southwest.
G3642 Long Wittenham, The Vine 2.08km to the west.
G3640 Highlands Farm, Granary Cottage 2.12km to the south.
25 Clifton Hampden, Clifton Lock 2.43km to the northwest.
24 Clifton Hampden Bridge 2.87km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wallingford, 7.76km 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 155.1150 feet [47.2791 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 lock keeper's cottage, Little Wittenham Bridge.

Logged Visits
Visited on 30th August 2011 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Destroyed.
No sign of original house remains on the ground. Photo showing the site at

Visited on 28th December 2007 by jochta. Condition: Destroyed.
I logged this one during the 2GL transcription. There is no probable about the destruction of this one. The original lock house was on the NE side of the track on the island. The current one dates from 1924.

Visited on 16th August 2006 by dal. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Nothing to add. However, there is a nice if slightly weathered cut bench mark on the SE angle of Little Wittenham church (St Peter's).

Visited on 15th June 2006 by RHW. Grid reference: SU 5680 9347. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Little Whittenham. Present cottage is 1924 i.e. too late for FB. Owner told me previous cottage was just opposite i.e. N side of track.

Visited on 18th March 2006 by lackofluke. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Lock keepers house now seems to be a private house. Brickwork looked modern (to me, anyway). Not visible peering through fence but could well be on far side of house.
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