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Flush Bracket OSBM 2239: Lincoln, St. Catherines   

Flush Bracket on S. face of County Police Station, St. Catherines, Lincoln [2GL]; Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board Offices, S face, SE angle.

Grid reference: SK 9710 6937.
Landranger 121: Lincoln & Newark-on-Trent.
Explorer 272: Lincoln.
Structure: Police station.
Waypoint: FB2239.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2238 Cross o' Cliff Hill 1.18km to the southeast.
2240 Lincoln, St. Mary-le-Wigford Church 1.61km to the north.
G2476 Bracebridge Heath, Hospital Cottages 1.91km to the southeast.
G2477 Bracebridge Heath, Manor House Farm 2.93km to the southeast.
2241 Lincoln, St. Nicholas's Church 3.12km to the north.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Navenby, 11.05km to the southeast.

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 26.3090 feet [8.0190 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Navenby to Hibaldstow levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on S. face of County Police Station, St. Catherines, Lincoln.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This flush bracket was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales. It was included on the Hibaldstow to Navenby levelling line.

Logged Visits
Visited on 18th June 2016 by ted. Condition: Probably destroyed.
A sympathetic restoration of the building frontage but a pity that the bracket has gone.

Visited on 23rd June 2015 by Brisey. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Not a good outcome! I kept an eye on this FB location and when things had progressed to the point where I thought the reinstallation was likely to have been done, I made a site visit and couldn't see the FB. Three more visits were needed before I could speak to the boss and he told me that a box containing the FB and some bones awaiting archaeological examination had been stolen! I assume that the FB has gone as scrap for a small sum, and probably destroyed, but maybe it will turn up one day on eBay.

Visited on 15th September 2014 by Brisey. Condition: Good.
Building partial demolition is in progress but the entire frontage remains with the FB still in situ just around the left angle. I spoke to men on site who told me the frontage was going to be extended from the angle where the FB is located so I came back later to speak to the boss. Whether it was because of my intervention or it was the plan anyway, he said the FB was to be relocated on the new frontage extension. A good outcome! See and next two photos.

Visited on 23rd November 2013 by cjo. Condition: Good.
building still awaiting conversion. Surrounded by fencing. FB visible form road

Visited on 9th May 2011 by Brisey. Condition: Good.
I walked past, still able to clearly see the FB from the pavement. There is as yet no alteration to the building, at least as visible from the front.

Visited on 30th March 2009 by RodS. Grid reference: SK 9710 6937. Condition: Good.
The building is now disused and boarded up, and the whole site is fenced off from the road. Some work is evidently in progress, but there is no sign to indicate what might be the future of the building. The FB is still there, and appears to be in good condition, though partly hidden behind a broken brick. Unable to get access to the site for a close look.

Visited on 23rd November 2006 by Brisey. Grid reference: SK 97112 69377. Condition: Good.
The building is now occupied by the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board. I hopped over the low railing before I spotted the gate.

Visited on 2nd October 2004 by RHW. Grid reference: SK 971 693. Condition: Good.
Lincoln: A1434: Drainage Board office. W side A1434 opp jct A15, SE cnr of office, S elev. County Police Station on original OS list.
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