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Flush Bracket OSBM 982: Silsden, Gas Works   

Flush Bracket on coal store at gasworks, Silsden.

Grid reference: SE 0448 4585.
Landranger 104: Leeds & Bradford, Harrogate & Ilkley.
Explorer OL21: South Pennines.
Structure: Other.
Waypoint: FB982.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
983 Silsden, Canal Bridge 431.86m to the northwest.
G2144 Hawkcliffe Farm 1.85km to the south.
981 Lodge Hill Bridge 1.91km to the southeast.
G2143 Steeton 2.04km to the southwest.
G2142 Eastburn 3.14km to the west.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Skipton, 8.26km to the northwest.

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 346.2520 feet [105.5376 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Greetland to Skipton levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on coal store at gasworks, Silsden.

Logged Visits
Visited on 8th August 2015 by iainmac. Condition: Probably destroyed.
New housing and the wall has been rebuilt.
Photo at

Visited on 31st January 2010 by bonatti. Condition: Probably destroyed.
New housing where the old retaining wall used to be. The garden wall adjacent to the canal bank, looks to have been rebuilt. Was Sunday lunchtime so I didn't call in McAlpine's Fusiliers to dig. Think it has gone though.

Visited on 17th September 2006 by runnerbean. Condition: Good.
This one can easily be missed when the grass is high. Its at the very bottom of the wall, of course there is no longer any gasworks attached. I have to log the condition as good but it is rather rough. It looks corroded but I thought the metal was bronze and wouldn't corrode.

Visited on 26th December 2005 by iainmac. Grid reference: SE 04482 45851. Condition: Good.

Visited on 21st August 2005 by RHW. Grid reference: SE 045 457. Condition: Good.
Silsden- wall. S side of canal by towpath, N face of retaining wall, 60m E from canal access point from road to S. Missed it last time - thanks to DW for clearing the moss.

Visited on 3rd April 2005 by ted. Condition: Good.
Base of wall facing towpath, next to former Gasworks. Slight damage to surface of FB.
Thanks to MJF for finding this one.

Visited on 8th February 2005 by Bagge9905. Grid reference: SE 045 457. Condition: Good.
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