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Flush Bracket OSBM 1247: Helm Beck Bridge   

Flush Bracket on N. battlement of bridge over Helm Beck [2GL]; Helmbeck Bridge, N side of road, E side of stream, N face.

Location
Grid reference: NY 7097 1490.
Landranger 91: Appleby-in-Westmorland.
Explorer OL19: Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB1247.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
1248 Burrells Moor 3.65km to the northwest.
1246 Sandriggs 4.73km to the southeast.
1249 Slosh 5.01km to the northwest.
1250 Appleby, Parkin Hill 5.35km to the northwest.
1245 Soulby, Methodist Church 5.49km to the southeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Kirkby Stephen (1912), 9.91km 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 518.3160 feet [157.9827 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Kirkby Stephen to Penrith levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on N. battlement of bridge over Helm Beck.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 6th May 2017 by painterman. Condition: Good.
Right down low near to the river
https://flic.kr/p/UyXTqc
https://flic.kr/p/UjMem7

Visited on 6th May 2017 by Earby. Condition: Good.
https://flic.kr/p/UnfnhR https://flic.kr/p/Unfn4z https://flic.kr/p/UnfmRk Got on way home with P61 after Cross Fell day out.

Visited on 24th January 2015 by mickandkim. Grid reference: NY 7097 1490. Condition: Good.
In good order and easy to find thanks to Andy G

Visited on 11th July 2014 by AndyG. Condition: Good.
Armed with the position from Old Maps (just east of the stream) and height from the OS database (AGL 0.2m) I 'went equipped' with a spade thinking it was probably buried.Someone had been there fairly recently (cjo?) as all the weeds on the north face had been trampled down.Digging down about 18 inches through red soil revealed the bracket in good order.It's about 18 inches east of where the parapet wall turns south 90 degrees to join the arch on the north face.

Visited on 21st June 2014 by cjo. Condition: Couldn't find it.
no luck either. looked on all 4 faces of the bridge parapets, got stung by nettles. Possibly buried in vegetation and raised earth bank.

Visited on 4th June 2012 by wrose. Grid reference: NY 70970 14900. Condition: Couldn't find it.
I could not locate it either. It felt as though it should be there as bridge basically looks old and unaltered. THis time of the year it may well be hidden in an abundance of foliage - I trampled down as much as I could but without success.

Visited on 31st October 2007 by LesC. Grid reference: NY 7097 1490. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Searched both sides of the North battlement, but no sign of it.
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