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Flush Bracket OSBM 205: Dorchester, The Keep   

Flush Bracket on E. face of tower, main gate to Dorchester Infantry Barracks [2GL]; The Keep, NW side of Bridport Road, S tower, SE face.

Location
Grid reference: SY 6878 9064.
Landranger 194: Dorchester & Weymouth, Cerne Abbas & Bere Regis.
Explorer OL15: Purbeck & South Dorset.
Explorer 117: Cerne Abbas & Bere Regis.
Structure: Museum.
Waypoint: FB205.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
G3561 Dorchester, Frome Bridge 543.32m to the north.
G4998 Dorchester, County Police Station 655.52m to the south.
206 Dorchester, River Frome Railway Bridge 1.26km to the northwest.
1558 Poundbury Farm 1.44km to the west.
207 Charminster, River Frome Railway Bridge 1.91km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Dorchester, 907.96m to the east.

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 263.1270 feet [80.2011 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Dorchester to Beer and Thornford to Dorchester levelling lines. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on E. face of tower, main gate to Dorchester Infantry Barracks.

Third Geodetic Levelling, England & Wales (1950-68)
This flush bracket was used during the Third geodetic levelling, England & Wales. It was included on the Dorchester to Beer and Weymouth Loop levelling lines.

Logged Visits
Visited on 5th December 2016 by Calico. Condition: Good.
Still there.

Visited on 1st February 2016 by pkbathrooms. Grid reference: SY 6878 9064. Condition: Couldn't find it.
only a quick visit to the barracks and did not locate but reading the logs states it is in fine fettle.

Visited on 11th November 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: SY 68789 90654. Condition: Good.
Grade II listed building, 1876-7. Dorset Military Museum now but once gatehouse to Infantry Barracks. Well kept FB on SW tower. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20151111-TheKeepDorchesterDorsetFB12-FB205-1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2015/20151111-TheKeepDorchesterDorsetFB12-FB205-3.jpg

Visited on 15th February 2015 by Skerryvore. Condition: Good.
A lovely red surprise :)

Visited on 15th February 2015 by Ruvaal. Condition: Good.
Nice red FB.

Visited on 16th August 2014 by dal. Condition: Good.

Visited on 25th April 2014 by cjo. Condition: Good.
painted red

Visited on 16th June 2012 by Brisey. Condition: Good.
Still looking splendid in its red coat. See http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4287335184272&l=5932ee4ea8 for photo.

Visited on 13th September 2007 by RogerTempleman. Condition: Good.
Still red and on the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Photo showing the location at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3127614

Visited on 23rd June 2007 by iainmac. Grid reference: SY 6878 9065. Condition: Good.
Photo at https://www.flickr.com/photos/31914013@N05/17070342965/in/photostream/

Visited on 7th August 2006 by RodS. Grid reference: SY 6877 9064. Condition: Good.
Dorchester, The Keep (Dorset Military Museum). FB painted red.

Visited on 21st August 2004 by RHW. Grid reference: SY 6878 9064. Condition: Good.
Dorset & Devon Military Museum, Dorchester. Castellated building at top of High West Street, just W of rdbt. FB painted red
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