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Flush Bracket OSBM 1004: Crooked Billet   

Flush Bracket on the Crooked Billet P.H. [2GL] - approximate location corrected to TQ 0152 8272 from previously suggested TQ 02030 82800; PH (and FB) presumably lost to widened A412; FB reported destroyed 1952.

Location
Grid reference: TQ 0152 8272.
Landranger 176: West London, Rickmansworth & Staines.
Explorer 172: Chiltern Hills East.
Structure: Pub / Hotel.
Waypoint: FB1004.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1003 Warren Farm 769.68m to the northeast.
1002 Iver Heath, Village Hall 1.45km to the northeast.
1005 by Wexham Park Lane 1.47km to the southwest.
1006 George Green 1.80km to the southwest.
1001 Iver Heath 1.87km to the northeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Windsor Castle, 7.13km to the southwest.

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 202.4250 feet [61.6991 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Hemel Hempstead to Windsor Castle levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on the Crooked Billet P.H.

Logged Visits
Visited on 4th September 2005 by superswifteagle. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Looked all over the front and side faces of the pub, but no sign. Mystic is right - the 1883 map shows the Crooked Billet about 500 metres W of it's current site and N of the main road at TQ 015 827. Then again, shouldn't the grid reference be where the FB is, or was, not where the pub would later be??!

Visited on 3rd January 2005 by Calico. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Agreed.

Visited on unknown date by mystic189. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Suspect current Crooked Billet is not on same site as during Levelling. Could not find pub shown on old map on opposite side of main road.Aug 05
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