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Flush Bracket OSBM 5: Basildon, Sot's Hole   

Flush Bracket on railway bridge, near Sot's Hole [2GL]; railway bridge, SW side of road, NE face.

Location
Grid reference: SU 62344 77168.
Landranger 175: Reading & Windsor, Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell.
Explorer 159: Reading, Wokingham & Pangbourne.
Explorer 171: Chiltern Hills West.
Structure: Bridge.
Waypoint: FB5.

Neighbouring Flush Brackets
4 Pangbourne, Whitchurch Bridge 1.33km to the east.
G3416 Pangbourne, Little Oaks 1.57km to the southeast.
G3417 Lower Basildon, Oxford Lodge 1.69km to the northwest.
G3415 Tidmarsh, Home Farm 2.86km to the southeast.
6 Gatehampton Railway Bridge 2.98km to the northwest.
The nearest fundamental bench mark is Wallingford, 11.02km to the north.

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 143.2440 feet [43.6608 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Basingstoke to Wallingford levelling line. The surveyor's description was Flush Bracket on railway bridge, near Sot's Hole.

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

Logged Visits
Visited on 17th July 2010 by spuduka. Condition: Good.
Hidden partly by brambles and moss was starting to grow over it,cleared after I took photo. Still in good condition.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2029156

Visited on 25th November 2009 by Calico. Condition: Good.
No change. Brambles as well as fence.

Visited on 25th February 2007 by lackofluke. Condition: Good.
The fences visible in Jochta's photo have been repaired, so it's a bit trickier to get a photo of the FB. A cut BM with two horizontal lines also faces the road. Parking opposite.

Visited on 13th September 2006 by RHW. Grid reference: SU 623 771. Condition: Good.
Rly bridge over track, NW buttress, NE face. Visible in nettles, 1m back.

Visited on 30th June 2006 by dal. Condition: Good.
Easy access from road. North side of bridge, western side of arch. Slightly overgrown at this time of year, but not difficult to find.

Visited on 14th August 2004 by jochta. Grid reference: SU 62344 77168. Condition: Good.
The FB faces the river on the north side of the arch. http://maps.jochta.com/benchmarks.php?id=1
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