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Flush Bracket OSBM 2524: Matlock, Gas Works   

Flush Bracket on S.E. angle of building at the Gas Works, N. side of Bakewell Road [2GL]; wall, NE side of Bakewell Road, 18.4m SE of entrance to Gas Board Compound.

Location
Grid reference: SK 2917 6055.
Landranger 119: Buxton & Matlock, Bakewell & Dove Dale.
Explorer OL24: Peak District - White Peak Area.
Structure: Other.
Waypoint: FB2524.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
615 Matlock, Derwent Viaduct 212.13m to the west.
614 Matlock, Goods Shed 396.61m to the southeast.
2523 Matlock, Bakewell Road 670.82m to the southeast.
613 Matlock, Causeway Lane 1.27km to the southeast.
2525 Matlock, The Lodge 1.42km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Matlock, 2.34km 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 304.2620 feet [92.7391 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Matlock to Macclesfield levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on S.E. angle of building at the Gas Works, N. side of Bakewell Road.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 19th March 2009 by Erewash. Condition: Destroyed.
Noticed Extensive redevelopment on site. FB may get uncovered after all. Possibilty of rescue / resiting???

Visited on 19th August 2007 by RodS. Condition: Destroyed.
Gone: dead and buried; six feet under at least; road has been diverted, so drove over the top of it today

Visited on 3rd June 2007 by RodS. Condition: Inaccessible.
Hidden behind ever increasing heaps of spoil from the bridge works. Future of this FB unknown!

Visited on 18th March 2007 by iainmac. Condition: Inaccessible.
Concrete structures still hiding it.

Visited on 17th March 2007 by RodS. Condition: Inaccessible.
Viewed while passing. The FB is now hidden behind a set of enormous cast concrete steps. However, the concrete seems not to be attached to the wall or footway, so is perhaps just being cast here, for removal to the bridge construction site across the road. If not destroyed, then FB 2524 is at least temporarily inaccessible, and certainly under threat.

Visited on 17th March 2007 by ted. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Difficult to be certain with plastic sheeting and building materials on the site but would agree that its probably buried behind the concrete steps.

[revisit 28 Apr 2007] The surface of the area adjacent to the wall has now been raised to the top of the concrete steps 8-(

Visited on 8th March 2007 by RodS. Condition: Probably destroyed.
Jon Rouse has visited the site today. The location of the FB now appears to be behind a set of enormous cast concrete steps - purpose unknown, but presumably connected with the planned rerouting of the A6 road. If not destroyed, then FB 2524 is at least temporarily inaccessible, and certainly under threat.

Visited on 10th November 2006 by Calico. Condition: Damaged.
No change.

Visited on 17th August 2006 by Erewash. Condition: Damaged.

Visited on 9th January 2005 by RHW. Grid reference: SK 291 605. Condition: Good.
Matlock, Bakewell Road. NE side of A6, SE end of dis gas works/quarry wall, SW face at rdside, 100m NW from Vauxhall garage. Half buried in footway, nums just visible. Wall was former Gas works bldg according to OS 2GL transcript

Visited on 9th October 2004 by RodS. Grid reference: SK 2917 6055. Condition: Slightly damaged.
Matlock, Bakewell Road, junction of roadside walls on N side, at E end of what was formerly wall of building associated with gas works. BM 92.74m on LandLine. Bottom of FB buried in pavement tarmac.
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