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Flush Bracket OSBM 714: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, Bates Bridge   

Flush Bracket on N.W. wall of Bates Bridge [2GL]; NW buttress, Bates Bridge, NW side of canal, NE face, N angle.

Grid reference: SK 3748 0571.
Landranger 140: Leicester, Coventry & Rugby.
Explorer 232: Nuneaton & Tamworth.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB714.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
715 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, Dakin's Bridge 605.39m to the southwest.
713 Shackerstone Aqueduct 964.62m to the north.
716 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, Fairfield Bridge 1.24km to the south.
712 Shackerstone, opp Post Office 1.25km to the north.
711 by Tivey's Farm 1.77km to the north.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Nuneaton, 13.00km 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 305.8190 feet [93.2136 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 N.W. wall of Bates Bridge.

Logged Visits
Visited on 18th April 2015 by LesC. Condition: Good.
The circular mark noted in previous logs is still visible. The staff support (hanging bracket) that clips on to the FB has an adjusting screw which has a 'foot' with the same diameter, and which rests at the same location as the circular mark and thus may have something to do with the presence of the mark.

Visited on 17th September 2008 by RodS. Grid reference: SK 3748 0571. Condition: Good.
Ashby Canal, Bridge 50, Bates Bridge. NE face of bridge, NW (towpath) side of canal. Another FB with a more of less circular mark below the number; in this case the FB is very slightly out of vertical, tilted forward, with the base slightly further back than the top.

Visited on 10th November 2007 by Calico. Condition: Good.
Is disc below number ground out to ensure bracket, when attached, is level?

Visited on 5th February 2006 by iainmac. Grid reference: SK 3751 0573. Condition: Good.
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Visited on 18th December 2004 by RHW. Grid reference: SK 374 057. Condition: Good.
Ashby Canal, Bates Bridge.. FB on by towpath W side of canal, NE face.
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