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Flush Bracket OSBM 72: Rodden Mill Bridge   

Flush Bracket on pillar, end of parapet of bridge, Rodden Mill [2GL]; end wall, SW side of Rodden Hill, SW face.

Location
Grid reference: ST 7923 4741.
Landranger 183: Yeovil & Frome, Shaftesbury & Shepton Mallet.
Explorer 142: Shepton Mallet & Mendip Hills East.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB72.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
73 Frome, Railway Station, Signal Box 796.99m to the west.
G3779 Frome, Portway, Dairy 895.60m to the west.
74 Frome, Railway Bridge 1.21km to the northwest.
77 Frome, North Parade 1.59km to the northwest.
71 Woodcock Farm 2.10km to the southeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Upton Lovell, 17.21km to the east.

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 225.5790 feet [68.7565 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Upton Lovell to Flax Bourton levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on pillar, end of parapet of bridge, Rodden Mill.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 9th March 2013 by dal. Condition: Good.
The FB needed excavating with a hand fork - but the soil was OK - more like compost. It faces away from the road - SW face E pillar at end of bridge. The cut mark is 0.7m higher and faces the road (contrary to the OS database listing which says SW face - 1:2500 map correct).

Visited on 27th June 2009 by AndyG. Condition: Couldn't find it.
On subsequent checking I was looking in the right place.
SW face is away from the road.
Old Maps show it on the easterly pier of the wall.
OS database has above ground 0.0m and also shows a cut mark 0.2m above.
I was able to look down the SW face but didn't see FB or cut mark.
The area beside the pier is completely filled with brambles and inaccessible so a winter visit my be more productive but you will need a digging tool to expose the marks.
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