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Flush Bracket OSBM 1949: Long Melford, Hall Street Bridge   

Flush Bracket on W. face of E. battlement of bridge, N. end of Hall Street [2GL] - FB reported destroyed 14/01/1969. LL: only BM is ef of W ppt, 6.4m S of bank.

Location
Grid reference: TL 8648 4603.
Landranger 155: Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury & Stowmarket.
Explorer 196: Sudbury, Hadleigh & Dedham Vale.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB1949.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2060 Long Melford 551.54m to the northwest.
1950 Long Melford, Bull Lane Farm 805.23m to the east.
S8112 Long Melford, Railway Bridge 979.85m to the east.
2059 Windmill Farm 1.14km to the northwest.
2058 Burton's Farm 1.64km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Clare, 12.01km to the west.

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 114.3590 feet [34.8566 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Clare to Ipswich levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on W. face of E. battlement of bridge, N. end of Hall Street.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 20th January 2008 by RHW. Grid reference: TL 8648 4603. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Checked road bridge & pedestrian bridge nearby: no sign of FB on parapet or buttress: poss on road bridge buried.

Visited on 20th April 2006 by asteroth. Grid reference: TL 8648 4603. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Unless the soil level is higher now,then I would think this FB has met it's maker.Brickwork looks in too good a condition for the age of the bridge.Suspect a rebuild at sometime.
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