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Flush Bracket OSBM 711: by Tivey's Farm   

Flush Bracket on S. face of wall at bridge over River Sence, W. from Tivey's Farm [2GL] - tentative identification of location.

Grid reference: SK 3758 0748.
Landranger 140: Leicester, Coventry & Rugby.
Explorer 232: Nuneaton & Tamworth.
Explorer 245: The National Forest.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB711.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
712 Shackerstone, opp Post Office 577.75m to the southwest.
713 Shackerstone Aqueduct 887.69m to the south.
710 Kimberley Cottages 1.51km to the north.
714 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, Bates Bridge 1.77km to the south.
709 Tucker's Holt 2.07km to the north.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Nuneaton, 14.74km to the south.

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 306.6110 feet [93.4550 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Melbourne to Nuneaton levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on S. face of wall at bridge over River Sence, W. from Tivey's Farm.

Logged Visits
Visited on 19th September 2008 by RodS. Condition: Probably destroyed.
FB was on S face of N wall of sluice on W side of river just S of farm access bridge. Flagged down farmer from Tivey's Farm as he passed in a tractor and obtained permission to go and inspect the area. Also had an interesting discussion on how the sluice had been used in times past to flood the local water meadows. Could not find FB, but it could be buried or behind vegetation, or on one of the loose bits of masonry that have been displaced from the top of the wall. May be worth another inspection in winter.

Visited on 10th November 2007 by iainmac. Condition: Probably destroyed.
gps pointed to foundations just S of existing bridge. May be worthwhile calling at farm to see if fb preserved.
Photo at

Visited on 8th January 2005 by RHW. Condition: Probably destroyed.
new brick bridge, farm track, a bit offline but fits description
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