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Flush Bracket OSBM 2674: Hope Bowdler   

Flush Bracket on N.W. face, W. angle of farm house, junction of roads, Hope Bowdler [2GL]; Farmhouse, NW face, 0.3m from W angle.

Location
Grid reference: SO 4748 9243.
Landranger 137: Ludlow & Church Stretton, Wenlock Edge.
Landranger 138: Kidderminster & Wyre Forest.
Explorer 217: The Long Mynd & Wenlock Edge.
Structure: Private house.
Waypoint: FB2674.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
2877 Hazler 1.15km to the northwest.
2876 Hazler Coppice 1.38km to the northwest.
391 Ragdon 1.84km to the southwest.
2673 By Wallsbank 2.12km to the east.
2875 Church Stretton, Lutwyche Road 2.47km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Church Stretton, 824.92m 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 721.3410 feet [219.8647 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 N.W. face, W. angle of farm house, junction of roads, Hope Bowdler.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 9th March 2014 by jonglew. Grid reference: SO 47495 92437. Condition: Good.
Lower Farm House. Photos at:
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2014/20140309-LowerFarmHouseHopeBowdlerShropshireFB03-FB2674-1.jpg
http://www.jonglew.com/Walking/Benchmarks/2014/20140309-LowerFarmHouseHopeBowdlerShropshireFB03-FB2674-4.jpg

Visited on 8th December 2013 by Calico. Condition: Good.
Roadside.

Visited on 26th August 2013 by RichardL. Grid reference: SO 4748 9243. Condition: Good.
Been past this many times, but only realised it was there recently, so this was the first opportunity to stop. Photo at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3658552

Visited on 19th June 2012 by longmyndhiker. Condition: Good.

Visited on 4th June 2006 by iainmac. Grid reference: SO 4747 9242. Condition: Good.
Photo at https://www.flickr.com/photos/31914013@N05/27981201160/in/dateposted-public/

Visited on 4th July 2004 by RHW. Grid reference: SO 475 924. Condition: Good.
Hope Bowdler. S side of B4371 just E of jct. with minor rd. to Soudley. On house called The Farmhouse..
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