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Flush Bracket OSBM 1352: Stoke by Clare   

Flush Bracket on W. battlement of railway bridge, N. from Chapel Street, Stoke by Clare [2GL]; [TL7]; bridge, W side of road.

Location
Grid reference: TL 7370 4366.
Landranger 155: Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury & Stowmarket.
Explorer 210: Newmarket & Haverhill.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB1352.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1351 Chapel Street Farm 662.82m to the west.
11738 Chapel Street Farm 664.83m to the west.
1353 Burnt House Farm 906.20m to the northwest.
1350 Baythorne Bridge 1.43km to the southwest.
1349 Baythorne Hall 1.99km to the southwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Clare, 1.27km to the northeast.

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 215.3070 feet [65.6256 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Buntingford to Clare levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on W. battlement of railway bridge, N. from Chapel Street, Stoke by Clare.

Logged Visits
Visited on 25th July 2013 by aghadleigh. Grid reference: TL 7370 4366. Condition: Destroyed.
Came fully prepared after reading the previous logs - unfortunately, after we'd cleared all of the brambles and most of the ivy, all we discovered was that it isn't there. Both parapets have clearly been replaced at some stage, with only the very ends either original or older. We knew where to look for the FB and the cut mark opposite because of old OS maps, unfortunately there was nothing to find. OS table says it was 0.5m AGL in 1972, and we dug below ground level.

Visited on 13th October 2005 by iainmac. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Needs a spade and secateurs and half a day to be sure about this one.

Visited on 6th February 2005 by RHW. Grid reference: TL 73704 43663. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Landline shows 65.64 BM on EF of W parapet, 4.6m S of N fenceline. Mass of ivy removed, all to no avail. Buried, maybe?
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