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Projecting Bracket: Basingstoke, Signal Box   

Bracket on N.E. angle of Signal Box, E. end of Basingstoke Railway Station - note that SU 6408 5265 would seem to be the correct location, rather than the originally suggested SU 6369 5254. If the base of the signal box survives as a store room, the PB could perhaps still be there.

Grid reference: SU 6408 5265.
Landranger 185: Winchester & Basingstoke, Andover & Romsey.
Explorer 144: Basingstoke, Alton & Whitchurch.
Structure: Railway building.
Waypoint: PB0021.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3401 Basingstoke, South View 544.52m to the west.
G3400 Basingstoke, Cliddesden Road 2.35km to the south.
G3402 The Spinneys 2.46km to the northwest.
S9479 Old Basing 3.49km to the east.
G3403 Sherborne St John 3.73km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Basingstoke, 901.39m to the south.

Second Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1912-21)
This projecting bracket was used during the Second geodetic levelling, England & Wales, and was levelled with a height of 309.0020 feet [94.1838 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Basingstoke to Wallingford levelling line. The surveyor's description was Bracket on N.E. angle of Signal Box, E. end of Basingstoke Railway Station.

Logged Visits
Visited on 8th April 2007 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Destroyed.
Much of the site of the GWR station and goods yard is now given over to car parking. One relic which is still visible is the base of the GWR signal box, which stands next to the modern (1960's) signal box in the vee of the lines to London and Reading and is used as a store room.
From this perhaps the OS bracket is gone as the levelling was performed in 1912.
The Easting of the centre of the present signal box is 6405. The signal box is some way from the station, so wonder if there was originally a box actually at the end of an up platform of the GWR station which was 'to the north' of the present station?
Sorry.. ramblings to return to when I have time for further investigation!
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