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Flush Bracket OSBM 989: Skipton, Town Hall   

Flush Bracket on S.W. face of Town Hall, Skipton [2GL] - FB reported destroyed 26/01/1977.

Location
Grid reference: SD 9904 5180.
Landranger 103: Blackburn & Burnley, Clitheroe & Skipton.
Explorer OL2: Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas.
Structure: Village / Town hall.
Waypoint: FB989.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1466 Skipton, The Bailey 98.49m to the northeast.
2289 Skipton, Drill Hall 224.72m to the east.
2290 Wilderness Beck 894.99m to the east.
988 Skipton, Railway Bridge 914.44m to the south.
987 Skipton, Keighley Road 1.42km to the south.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Skipton, 912.14m 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 366.8880 feet [111.8275 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Greetland to Skipton and Skipton to Ribblesdale levelling lines. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on S.W. face of Town Hall, Skipton.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This flush bracket was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales. It was included on the Ribblesdale to Skipton, Skipton to Greetland and Skipton to Hoghton levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 25th July 2009 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Destroyed.
Old-maps (eg 1969) show the FB on the NW face a few metres NE of the W angle, possibly on the SW face of a jut. It isn't shown on the 1977 map. The cut mark to which ted refers is shown as BM 366.12 ft on the W (SW) angle on the 1938 map. Note added 29 July 2011: Had a good look today and definitely not there.

Visited on 1st May 2006 by iainmac. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Photo at https://www.flickr.com/photos/31914013@N05/27580892774/in/dateposted-public/

Visited on 3rd July 2005 by runnerbean. Condition: Probably destroyed.
No sign of an FB here although I notice that a large peice of the masonry at the SW corner of the Town Hall has been replaced. It looks to me like the sort of place an FB would be situated.

Visited on 3rd April 2005 by ted. Condition: Probably destroyed.
No sign of it on TH. Possibly buried behind
the modern extension on RHS.
Trace of BM on SW corner.
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