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Flush Bracket OSBM 2506: Newton Bridge   

Flush Bracket on W. end of S. parapet of Newton Bridge over River Blithe [2GL].

Location
Grid reference: SK 04884 25935.
Landranger 128: Derby & Burton upon Trent.
Explorer 244: Cannock Chase & Chasewater.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB2506.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2507 Newton, Middle Farm 1.25km to the southwest.
G3872 Bagots Bromley Cottages 1.71km to the east.
G3873 Lea Heath Farm 1.94km to the west.
2508 Lea Heath 2.28km to the west.
G3874 Drointon, Upper Farm 2.64km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Stafford, 10.71km 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 319.2320 feet [97.3019 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Melbourne to Stafford levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on W. end of S. parapet of Newton Bridge over River Blithe.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 1st April 2006 by RodS. Grid reference: SK 0488 2593. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Newton Bridge. No sign of FB. Excavated a little at W end of S parapet, but without success. BM 97.31m shown on LandLine.

Visited on 21st November 2004 by RHW. Condition: Destroyed.
bridge apparently rebuilt - newish brickwork, stone coping
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