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Flush Bracket OSBM 1481: Langcliffe, Railway Bridge   

Flush Bracket on S.W. battlement of railway bridge, N. from Mount Pleasant, Langcliffe [2GL] - also described as "On N.E. face of S.W. batmt. of bdge. over rly., S.W. Side of rd., 67 lks. from junc. of fence" - FB reported (1952?) as "taken out and reset by County Surveyor". Estimated location improved to SD 8203 6533 from previously suggested SD 820 653. A BM 599.2ft is shown on the 1909 map. RT suggests the FB was placed over this in 1914. The mark is not indicated on the 1973 map.

Location
Grid reference: SD 8203 6533.
Landranger 98: Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale.
Explorer OL2: Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas.
Explorer OL41: Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB1481.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1480 Langcliffe, Railway Bridge 705.76m to the south.
1482 Oxgang Laithe 888.88m to the north.
1479 Settle Bridge 1.30km to the south.
1483 Stainforth, Old Schoolhouse 2.02km to the north.
1478 Settle, Duke Street 2.19km to the south.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Ribblesdale, 9.28km to the northwest.

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 599.0720 feet [182.5971 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Skipton to Ribblesdale levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on S.W. battlement of railway bridge, N. from Mount Pleasant, Langcliffe.

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 levelling line.

Logged Visits
Visited on 9th June 2012 by wrose. Grid reference: SD 82033 65325. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Like others I had no success in locating this one either.

Visited on 15th December 2007 by ted. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Road level may have been raised.

Visited on 18th July 2007 by RogerTempleman. Grid reference: SD 8203 6534. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Searched parapets of bridge carrying B6479 over Settle-Carlisle railway, and also parapets of small bridge just south taking farm track over railway. No sign of FB.
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