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Flush Bracket OSBM 2572: Coalport, Railway Station Bridge   

Flush Bracket on W. face of buttress of railway bridge (GWR), Coalport Station [2GL] - note location corrected to SJ 7003 0201 from originally suggested SJ 702 021 (wrong railway; wrong side of river!).

Location
Grid reference: SJ 7003 0201.
Landranger 127: Stafford & Telford, Ironbridge.
Explorer 242: Telford, Ironbridge & The Wrekin.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB2572.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3464 Sutton Wood Farm 589.41m to the east.
2573 Lower Riddings Farm 778.27m to the southwest.
G3465 Handleyshitch Farm 1.32km to the west.
2571 Mad Brook 1.90km to the northeast.
2574 Broseley, Tileries 2.07km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Church Stretton, 25.09km 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 186.1730 feet [56.7455 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Stafford to Church Stretton levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on W. face of buttress of railway bridge (GWR), Coalport Station.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 4th May 2014 by Shantavira. Condition: Destroyed.
The 1956 map shows this on the west face of the south buttress of the parapet at road level. This has been rebuilt and there is no sign of the FB.

Visited on 1st March 2014 by RichardL. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Probably removed; hunted high and low on the west-side buttress of the bridge (which now lies on private land, but there was no answer when I knocked at the station house door). Not visible at track-level, nor high on the bridge at road level. A bit of a mystery; maybe buried beneath garden landscaping works.

Visited on 26th January 2011 by iainmac. Condition: Couldn't find it.
Photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/31914013@N05/5390186649/
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