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Flush Bracket OSBM 2604: Liverpool, Botanic Gardens   

Flush Bracket on pillar, entrance to Botanic Gardens, Liverpool [2GL]; pillar, S side of Edge Lane, E side of entrance, Wavertree Park.

Location
Grid reference: SJ 3734 9056.
Landranger 108: Liverpool, Southport & Wigan.
Explorer 266: Wirral & Chester / Caer.
Explorer 275: Liverpool.
Structure: Gatepost.
Waypoint: FB2604.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G2487 Liverpool, Belmont Road 1.54km to the north.
2596 Liverpool, Mill Lane 1.96km to the east.
G2486 Liverpool, Abbey Cinema 2.27km to the southeast.
G3953 Queensway, Liverpool Exit 2.62km to the west.
2602 Liverpool, Hornby Street 2.87km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Liverpool, 3.11km to the northwest.

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 169.6730 feet [51.7163 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Liverpool to Daresbury levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on pillar, entrance to Botanic Gardens, Liverpool.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 2nd April 2016 by dal. Condition: Good.
This one survives. It is on the E face of the pillar. It needed excavating. It was buried beneath the shrubs by the side of the busy A5047 - the main road into Liverpool from the M62. The entrance in the description is now closed up (and rendered over). The lodge is now used by a nursery. The history of the Botanic Gardens is of interest. There used to be glass houses, but a stray WW2 bomb destroyed the glass, and it was never reinstated. The park is Grade II* in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

Visited on 1st October 2011 by dal. Condition: Couldn't find it.
The gate in question is on the E side of the boarded up lodge. It is not one of the public gates to the park. I could not find the FB, nor could I see a scar on the pillar. From the 1:25k map it is shown on the NE angle, indeterminate which face. If it survives it is either under the pavement or under earth on the E face. I poked with a tentpeg, but could not feel anything protruding.

Visited on 18th December 2008 by iainmac. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Only chance seems to be its under earth piled up W side of pillar.

Visited on 29th September 2004 by RHW. Condition: Unknown.
Searched all four entrances, brick pillars at all but N entrance; no sign of FB. Thereagain this was Newsham Park - before the GR had been determined.
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