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Flush Bracket OSBM 55: East Grimstead, Railway Bridge   

Flush Bracket on base of N buttress of bridge over railway, S.S.E. from Trinity Church, East Grimstead [2GL]; railway bridge butress, NW side of railway, SW side of road, SE face.

Grid reference: SU 2250 2713.
Landranger 184: Salisbury & The Plain, Amesbury.
Explorer 131: Romsey, Andover & Test Valley.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB55.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
54 Dean Road Railway Bridge 691.81m to the east.
56 Alderbury Junction Signal Box 3.00km to the west.
53 West Dean, Railway Station 3.19km to the east.
57 Alderbury Common 3.55km to the west.
S9674 Whiteparish, White Hart PH 4.08km to the southeast.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Maybush, 20.26km 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 181.6710 feet [55.3733 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Winchester to Upton Lovell levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on base of buttress of bridge over railway, S.S.E. from Trinity Church, East Grimstead.

Logged Visits
Visited on 18th October 2015 by jochta. Condition: Good.
The bridge deck and parapets have been rebuilt recently so I had my doubts as I walked up the dirt track that leads over the bridge. However the FB is trackside and is easy to see from the steps that give access to the railway on the SW side of the bridge. The lower portion of the bracket is buried in debris and I only had my mobile phone camera so couldn't confirm the number.

Visited on 6th December 2008 by AndyG. Condition: Unreachable but visible.
Viewed from the Network Rail access gate.
Steps resourcefully made from curved concrete cable troughing.

Visited on 20th June 2007 by iainmac. Condition: Good.
Getting a close up photo may require a national rail strike.
Photo at

Visited on 24th September 2005 by RHW. Grid reference: SU 224 271. Condition: Good.
East Grimstead- rly br. S face SW angle of buttress of bridge over railway, S.S.E. from Church. Grinstead on 2GL, now Grimstead. Busy rly, FB visible from bridge, locked gate & steps down to track
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