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GTS Station - Bira

Bira Map

Location 22.79416N/88.56222E
Visited 16th January 2017
Series East Calcutta Longitudinal
Sol 125K Sheet 79B NE
Description Site of station on wooded land to west of road north-west of Bira railway station in settled area. Local enquiry reported that the owner cleared the station site in c.2005. The site may be identified through a rectangular form of earthworks which might mark out the outlines of a tower station but this was unclear. Rubble remains revealed a brick fragment 7cm in height and 12cm in width which might be from the station fabric
   
Historical account II.  Bira Tower Station, lat. 22° 48', long. 88° 36'—observed at in 1863—is on the bank of a tank in the midst of pán (Betel leaf) fields in the village of Bira, and about 1¼ miles N. of the road from Calcutta to Jessore; thána Hábra, pargana Amírpur, division Baraset, district 24-Pargunnahs.

The pillar is perforated, 34.73 feet high and has a mark in the ground floor and another below in the foundation (from GTS Synopsis Volume XXI, page 4).
   
Condition Destroyed, but with some possible earthwork remains and rubble on site.


Bira Veetation   Bira Rock Ruler
 
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