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Good condition 2017-10-12 17:53 - TP3508 (Grey Grit)

FB Number: 10415   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked by the sheep pen and followed the track up from the road and straight up the hill. great views even though the rain was coming in from the distance. en route down found some army jeeps in an enclosure.













Not Logged 2017-10-12 17:52 - TP3508 (Grey Grit)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 5/10


Inaccessible 2017-10-12 14:22 - TP11126 (Broats Observation Post)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

parked in the layby and walked up the public footpath. a bit too high to try and get on roof so took photos to prove we were there.






Inaccessible 2017-10-09 15:33 - TP12725 (GPO Kendal)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

building still there and a flush bracket along the entrance to the sorting office




Good condition 2017-10-09 13:37 - TP9727 (Kirkby Stephen Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It was market day today. Unfortunately only 2 stalls were there due to the demise of a traditional market day. Had a lovely walk through the town and a mooch around the shops. Nice pa bolt on the church also.







Good condition 2017-10-08 16:50 - TP0115 (Sleightholme Moor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

enroute back fro Barnard Castle to our holiday cottage. nice find thanks to the previous logs. Went to the Tan Hill pub and had a good chat with some visitors there who fussed Jimmy no end.






Good condition 2017-10-08 13:58 - TP10013 (Barnard Castle Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely town. Had a good walk around snapping benchmarks and blue plaques. grabbed a coffee in the farmhouse pantry and an icecream across from the church. nice cutmark on church, make sure you look high for it though.







Good condition 2017-10-06 15:09 - TP10581 (Skipton Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

pa bolt on church as previously stated. nice town and market on today.







Good condition 2017-10-06 09:23 - TP9035 (Hawes Church Tower Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

enroute to Ribblehead today. stopped to bag the trig and the cutmark on the church.











Good condition 2017-10-05 15:25 - TP10341 (Richmond Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

great visit to the castle and even took the pooch all the way up the keep and touched the flagstaff and the rivet.






Destroyed 2017-10-03 16:02 - TP11006 (Walkerville)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

the site of Lidl now




Good condition 2017-09-30 14:45 - TP13900 (Mansfield Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

stopped off in Mansfield enroute to Swaledale. a few flush brackets around. cutmark on the church










Good condition 2017-09-30 11:07 - TP11000 (Bedale Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited the church enroute to Swaledale. cutmark also on the church and an interesting stone being restored on road side.










Good condition 2017-09-29 19:53 - TP14929 (Cathedral Spire Leicester)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Staying over in Leicester for the night.


Slightly damaged 2017-09-04 18:52 - TP6794 (Wembury)

FB Number: S1733   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

covered in shrubbery so couldn't get close for the flush bracket



Good condition 2017-07-29 15:50 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

great views and topography nearby.















Good condition 2017-07-04 15:47 - TP8600 (Kit Hill Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar and monument trig points found while having a day off whilst working in area.



















Good condition 2017-07-04 15:47 - TP4256 (Kit Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar and monument trig points found while having a day off whilst working in area.





Not Logged 2017-06-24 00:00 - TP1873 (Caldy Island)

FB Number: S6392   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 0/10

Cannot claim this as a find for PK Bathrooms but a colleague was on the island yesterday and sent me the photo so logging it to show that it still exists.



Good condition 2017-06-21 12:17 - TP14419 (Crediton Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine looking church and flush bracket also




Good condition 2017-06-21 10:21 - TP10527 (St Michaels Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

found whilst in Exeter for work




Good condition 2017-06-16 19:48 - TP20922 (Bradford-On-Avon Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

bagged whilst staying in area working. cutmark also on church



Inaccessible 2017-06-15 09:38 - TP14845 (Central Hall)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Methodist Central Hall. Nicely kept building.


Good condition 2017-06-15 09:24 - TP14846 (Cathedral Spire Plymouth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Scaffolding up on the church but not the spire.


Good condition 2017-06-15 09:19 - TP14847 (St Peters Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

intersected station and a pa bolt



Good condition 2017-06-12 19:31 - TP7586 (Sea Wall)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

found while working in the area. this is PKB's 1500th trig and certainly a different bag.



Good condition 2017-06-11 15:59 - TP9408 (Cornwall Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Staying here for the week at the hotel.


Inaccessible 2017-06-11 14:42 - TP21869 (Royal Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Photo taken of highest point of cinema


Good condition 2017-06-11 14:37 - TP9294 (Continental Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice clean building with cupola intact


Inaccessible 2017-06-08 15:31 - TP25749 (Exeter)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

as close as I could get. access denied

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Good condition 2017-06-08 11:50 - TP14813 (Exeter Cathedral South Tower Turrets Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm24907




Destroyed 2017-05-21 15:04 - TP19508 (Beet Factory Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

photos taken after a day on the Severn Railway and passing by.







Good condition 2017-05-21 10:03 - TP1397 (Bishops Wood)

FB Number: S3829   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

drove up the road to the 'garden centre'. tower to the left and pillar to the right.




Good condition 2017-05-21 10:01 - TP11474 (Bishops Wood Water Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

drove up the road to the 'garden centre'. tower to the left and pillar to the right.



Good condition 2017-05-21 09:49 - TP7522 (Droitwich)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Went to the wrong gate also. Read Father Ted's log and drove up the road where photos could be taken of the Leica.




Good condition 2017-05-20 16:43 - TP10887 (Ombersley Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

SO 8442 6356 CUT MARK ST ANDREWS CH ABUT NW ANG TWR 38.128 2 'N' 1958 1958 0.500 -didn't spot it but it's about 4m away from the door. Saint Andrew's is the parish church for the village of Ombersley which lies within the Worcester Diocese of the Church of England The church is a fine example of the work of architect Thomas Rickman. Completed in 1829, it copies fourteenth century styles with a high stone vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows. The chancel of the former, 13th century, church survives in the churchyard and is now a Sandys family mausoleum. Saint Andrew's stands next to the cross roads around which the medieval village developed and many of the fine timber framed buildings still remain. The church is the focus for worship and celebration in the village with regular Sunday services and special events throughout the year. The annual Summer Fete and the Autumn Harvest Supper bring the whole community together. The large size of the church, (it can seat 500), its airy interior and location in a well preserved village with nearby inns dating from the seventeenth century have made Saint Andrew's a popular choice for weddings and baptisms. It is also a favoured concert venue. We have recently completed a major restoration of the church tower. This was possible because of a substantial grant from English Heritage, through their Repair Grants for Places of Worship in England scheme. We also enjoyed generous financial backing from people living in the village, visitors and local funding bodies. We are very grateful for all this support.











Inaccessible 2017-05-20 16:23 - TP19522 (Avon House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Passed high rise whilst in Kidderminster.



Inaccessible 2017-04-21 13:08 - TP23584 (Hiorne Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 10/10

I wouldn't mind living here. Hiorne's Tower, set in the magnificent grounds of the park of Arundel Castle, was built by Francis Hiorne to prove his abilities to the 11th Duke of Norfolk.















Destroyed 2017-04-21 12:23 - TP23455 (Catholic Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 10/10

Another magnificent building which is striking from the outskirts of Arundel and equally magnificent standing underneath it. The cathedral's location, construction, design, and dedication owe much to the Howard family, who, as Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel are the most prominent English Catholic family, and rank first (below the royal family) in the Peerage of England. Since 1102 the seat of the Howards' ancestors has been Arundel Castle. In 1664 Roman Catholic worship was suppressed in England by the Conventicle Act and all churches and cathedrals in England were transferred to the Church of England. With the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 the foundation of Roman Catholic parishes became again legal. In 1868 Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk commissioned architect Joseph Hansom to design a new Roman Catholic sanctuary as a suitable counterpart to Arundel Castle. The architectural style of the cathedral is French Gothic, a style that would have been popular between 1300 and 1400—the period in which the Howards and the Dukes of Norfolk rose to national prominence in England. The building is Grade I listed, and regarded as one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the French Gothic style in the country. The church was originally dedicated to Our Lady and St Philip Neri, but in 1971, following the canonisation of Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel and the reburial of his relics in the cathedral, the dedication was changed to Our Lady and St Philip Howard. In 2002, Elizabeth Stratford was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers of the cathedral, becoming the first woman to hold the post of Director of Music in an English cathedral. Stratford was educated at St. Joseph's Catholic College, Bradford and then at the University of Huddersfield winning scholarships for voice, composition and organ from the RCO and other trusts. She studied at the University of Leeds with Gordon Stewart (organ), Simon Lindley (choir training) and Philip Wilby (composition). She succeeded Alistair Warwick as the Organist and Director of Music of the cathedral, and she also teaches piano at Brighton College.






By Karen Roe from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK - Arundel Castle 21-09-2012Upload
By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?cu


Inaccessible 2017-04-21 11:37 - TP23472 (Arundel Castle S E Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 10/10

http://www.arundelcastle.org/the-castle/history.html An absolutely magnificent castle to behold.









Inaccessible 2017-04-20 15:13 - TP23599 (Town Hall Brighton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

logged as inaccessible as no access gained. impressive building and cutmark still to the right hand side of the front door.





Destroyed 2017-04-20 13:45 - TP23461 (Brighton Palace Pier Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

A great day at Brighton. no dogs allowed on the pier.


Destroyed 2017-04-20 13:10 - TP23429 (Metropole Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__6018.aspx Opening of the Hotel Metropole The Hotel Metropole was built in 1890. Faced with red terracotta, the hotel was markedly different to the surrounding seafront whitewashed properties. The building was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, the architect of University College in London and the Natural History Museum. The cost of construction was £57,000. In all, a customs house, 12 lodging houses, a parade ground and a park were cleared to make way for the hotel. Modern times The hotel was part of the Gordon hotel chain from its construction up until 1959, when it was was acquired by AVP industries. The hotel then underwent a major revamp, which included the addition of bathrooms to all its rooms. People who remembered the original artwork were horrified to find that some of it had vanished or had been covered up. The change to the roofline meant that the central spire and small turrets were removed and two new floors added. The winter gardens vanished into the new Regency ballroom, and a large conference suite topped by a tower block was included in the scheme. This meant the demolition of another row of houses and the graceful St Margaret's church. Strangely, some of the old building walls were used in the construction and support of the new buildings. Currently the UK's largest residential conference centre, it was built in 1890 and has 340 bedrooms. Since 2000, it has been operated by Hilton Hotels & Resorts (previously it operated under the Stakis brand), and previously owned by The Royal Bank of Scotland, its freehold is now owned by the Topland Group.



Good condition 2017-04-20 12:43 - TP23469 (Brighton Television Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photo taken from the British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2LN. amazing views from up here


Good condition 2017-04-19 17:10 - TP1086 (Battle Hill)

FB Number: S5293   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Don't be deceived by the private lane sign as hidden behind it is a stone public footpath sign. Walk along the tarmac lane and to the right is the wonderful windmill house and then take the gate to the left into the open space for the pillar and for fantastic views.










Good condition 2017-04-17 16:41 - TP5967 (Shripney Bersted)

FB Number: S4039   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

easy drive up to the trig. went through the yard of the lettuce depot and the doggy swimming pool. past the caravans and right up to where the solar farm is. walked over to the trig.




Destroyed 2017-04-17 16:21 - TP23405 (Bognor Clock Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

new flats insitu - cannot find any history regarding a clock tower


Destroyed 2017-04-17 15:33 - TP23428 (London Road Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Built 1882, the spire was added in 1895, the last service was held in May 1971. The church was demolished in 1972 and the site sold in March 1973 for building a new WH Smith and Boots Chemists stores.




Good condition 2017-04-17 15:20 - TP9420 (Town Hall Cupola Bognor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cupola still intact.




Destroyed 2017-04-17 15:10 - TP23514 (Pier Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

see for photos and log TP23438 - Pier Pavilion Vane


Destroyed 2017-04-17 15:07 - TP23438 (Pier Pavilion Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Pier History How old is the pier at Bognor Regis? - the first construction was in 1865. First built by the Bognor Promenade Company, the original Bognor Regis pier took some 18 months to complete and was opened on the 4th May 1865. Costing £5000 to construct, Bognor's first pier consisted of a basic jetty which was some 1,000-ft in length with a kiosk at the shore end where for the sum of 1d visitors could stroll down to the end of the pier and admire the views that the pier provided. Unlike the majority of piers that were built at that time, Bognor Pier was a private undertaking constructed with the help of local labour. In 1876 the pier was purchased by the local council for the sum of £1200, after which a small bandstand was added. Some 35 years after initial construction, the first pavilion was built at the seaward end, opening on 9th July 1900. The following year, saw the construction of a landing stage at the seaward end to allow paddle steamers to dock. By 1906 the landing stage had become redundant due to the fact that larger more modern vessels found the docking facility rather inadequate. Due to ever increasing maintenance costs and an estimate for repairs mounting to £ 11,000 the Council of the time made a decision to sell Bognor Pier in 1908 for just 10s. 6d (about 50p in today’s money) to Messrs. Shanley and Carter. Over the next few years, they invested almost £30,000 into the pier. After this initial investment and major restoration, the pier pavilion was once opened again in 1909, in time for the Easter Bank holiday. Bognor Regis Pier Theatre Over the next few years, the shore end of the pier was widened to 80ft (24.2m), which allowed space for a theatre seating 1,400, a cinema (the first in Bognor Regis), and a roof garden restaurant and 12 shops. 1936 saw a new 109ft (33m) three-tier landing stage built at the sea end. The higher level was used for paddle steamers and the two lower levels for smaller vessels. In the 1930''s, diving displays had become very popular at seaside resorts (with piers), and Bognor Regis saw its fair share. Throughout the season, weather permitting, displays were given twice a day. During the Second World War Bognor Regis Pier was used by the Royal Navy as an observation station and was renamed to HMS Patricia. In the years of 1964-1965 severe storms caused the seaward end structure to collapse, causing the total loss of the pavilion. In 1966 the pier was sold to the American Novelty Company but was forced to close once again in December 1974 after two fires broke out. Bognor Regis Pier Awarded Grade II Listed status In 1989, Bognor Regis Pier was awarded a Grade II listing status by English Heritage on 27th April. Despite this, the condition of the seaward end of the pier continued to decline, and by 1994 an application was made to demolish the remaining seaward end of the structure. Pier Sold in 1996 In 1996 the pier was sold to Bognor Pier Leisure Limited. An application was made to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the £2,000,000 needed to restore it. Unfortunately this application was rejected, now leaving the derelict seaward end at risk of being lost totally. 1999 - Severe Storms cause more damage to the pier In 1999, further storms caused more of the pier to be lost to the sea. In the last few years, further rough seas have caused weakening of the remaining seaward end structure, and in 2008 80-ft of the pier was removed for safety reasons despite the owners spending £50,000 on this section five years previously.










Inaccessible 2017-04-17 14:34 - TP23576 (Fitzleet House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

logged as inaccessible as no access was sought.



Good condition 2017-04-17 14:24 - TP23437 (Picturedrome Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The building opened in 1886 as the New Assembly Rooms and was used for a variety of entertainments and events, with a main hall at ground floor and a minor hall above. Red brick building of two storeys, with stone facings and imposing octagonal lantern tower above the entrance bay. The tower originally housed a revolving light operated by a bicycle-type mechanism (now removed). Below is a highly decorative glass and iron canopy supported by four columns with the name PICTUREDROME in stained glass, added in 1919 by Peter Stoneham. The main hall was partially converted for cinema use in 1911, and a separate projection room added outside the building. However, in 1919 the main hall underwent full conversion to cinema with stage facilities. The stage end was reversed and a new proscenium introduced, together with orchestra pit, dressing rooms etc. The flat floor was slightly raked towards the rear of the auditorium and four boxes were introduced at the sides of the old proscenium, with a projection room added within the proscenium. Behind this, beneath the minor hall, a tea room created. New entrance and additional exits also introduced. By 1962 the minor hall was converted for bingo use. When Classic took over in 1983 the auditorium was refurbished reducing the capacity to 472 and a suspended ceiling introduced, and the minor hall converted to a second screen. Apart from a brief time as a barracks during WW1 the Picturedrome has been used continuously for entertainment since 1886, though stage used probably ceased c. 1952. A historically fascinating building, it is now run as an independent two screen cinema.


Destroyed 2017-04-17 13:40 - TP23517 (Shripney Caravan Site)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photos taken of vicinity





Good condition 2017-04-17 13:33 - TP6840 (Westfield)

FB Number: S4111   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

pillar just off the road




Destroyed 2017-04-17 13:22 - TP23512 (Climping)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photo taken of vicinity.



Good condition 2017-04-17 12:46 - TP5531 (Priory Farm Tortington)

FB Number: S3998   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

walked up lane towards camp site and took the outer field towards the pillar. nice yerts.






Good condition 2017-04-17 12:25 - TP7144 (Arundel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the gatehouse opposite and walked over to the gate where the fbm is over the gate.




Good condition 2017-04-17 12:19 - TP0655 (Arundel FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bikers paradise here at the car park and cafe. had a prod around and soon found it with help of photos.





Inaccessible 2017-04-16 15:58 - TP23495 (Hubbards)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Now Debenhams as clarified by this report found at http://www.hadesign.co.uk/worthing_history/history_pages/html/fire.html. Not sure it is destroyed as the fire took place in 1947 and the bolt was reported as destroyed in 1949. It was on a balmy August morning in 1947 that Worthing Fire Brigade fought its greatest battle and proved its value to be beyond price when it saved the entire centre of Worthing from destruction. It was a Miss Jackson, who worked in the soft furnishing department of the impressive Hubbard’s department store, who gave the alarm. Awakened by a warm breeze rustling the curtains of Waterloo House, in Bedford Row, where she and several other Hubbard’s employees had lodgings, Miss Jackson heard the scary sound of crackling outside the window. She ran to wake the housekeeper, Miss O’Brien, and together they peered from their window towards the rear of Hubbard’s. To their horror they saw flames flickering behind one of the store’s first-floor windows. As Worthing firemen spend through the deserted streets, police were warning the owners of all shops in the town centre to report to their premises. They had quickly realised that if the fire gained a hold in the substantial Hubbard’s store, strategically situated between the main town centre shops and many of the town’s oldest properties, it might quickly devour a vast area of South Street, Warwick Street, Montague Street and even Chapel Road. As the flames continued to spread, alarm bells clanged in every fire station in Sussex. Worthing residents and holidaymakers were awakened as dawn broke by the clamour of bells from fire appliances converging on Worthing from Brighton, East Preston, Findon, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Littlehampton, Storrington, Lancing, Arundel, Henfield, Guildford, Crawley and the Woking area of the Area Fire Fighting Force. Never before had so many fire engines been called in from over such a wide area, as flames mushroomed into the air after shattering the glass dome on Hubbard’s roof. But for the skill of Worthing’s firemen in tackling the inferno and local fire chiefs directing the encirclement of Hubbard’s with walls of water, Worthing town centre could have been devastated. By nine o’clock that morning the fire was officially under control, in its wake the gutted shell of the Hubbard’s store at first, second and third-floor levels. Final cost of the blaze was estimated to be £240,000. It might seem a paltry sum by today’s values but the was 1947. It was put into context by the official report revealing the Hubbard’s fire to be the second biggest incident of its kind in the entire country during that August. If a stiff breeze had been blowing that day (as it is in Worthing on so many days of the year) the town’s entire main shopping area could have become involved, with catastrophic results. In the event, the store was rebuilt and today it houses Debenhams.


Slightly damaged 2017-04-16 14:08 - TP1358 (Bignor Beacon)

FB Number: S1519   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A nice walk up to the trig. The South Downs Way passes over the hill. There is an old Celtic legend that a dragon had its lair on top of the hill and its remains can be seen in the folds of the ground. The Roman road of Stane Street runs by the hill.









Good condition 2017-04-15 18:25 - TP23923 (Sutton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Grade one listed building. St John the Baptist's is bigger than most of the churches around Petworth. The nave was originally Norman, as can be seen by the herringbone masonry on the north side of the nave.The south aisle is late C12, with stately, plain, circular piers with waterleaf capitals. The east window includes significant incidents in the life of John the Baptist. Also has ordnance survey cutmark.










Good condition 2017-04-15 13:59 - TP23416 (Chichester Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Chichester Cathedral was built to replace the cathedral founded in 681 by St. Wilfrid for the South Saxons at Selsey. The seat of the bishop was transferred in 1075. It was consecrated in 1108 under Bishop Ralph de Luffa. An early addition was the Chapel of Saint Pantaleon off the south transept (now the Canons' Vestry), probably begun just before an 1187 fire which burnt out the cathedral and destroyed much of the town. That fire necessitated a substantial rebuilding, which included refacing the nave and replacing the destroyed wooden ceiling with the present stone vault, possibly by Walter of Coventry. The cathedral was reconsecrated in 1199. Chichester Cathedral, circa 1650 In the 13th century, the central tower was completed, the Norman apsidal eastern end rebuilt with a Lady chapel and a row of chapels added on each side of the nave, forming double aisles such as are found on many French cathedrals. The spire was completed about 1402 and a free-standing bell tower constructed to the north of the west end. In 1262, Richard de la Wyche, who was bishop from 1245 to 1253, was canonised as Saint Richard of Chichester. His shrine made the cathedral a place of pilgrimage. The shrine was ordered to be destroyed in 1538 during the first stages of the English Reformation. In 1642 the cathedral came under siege by Parliamentary troops.

















Destroyed 2017-04-15 13:59 - TP23520 (Chichester Cathedral Bell Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

The towers at Chichester have had a particularly unfortunate history because of subsidence, which explains the positioning of the 15th-century bell tower at some distance from the cathedral. The south-west tower of the façade collapsed in 1210 and was rebuilt. The north-west tower collapsed in 1635 and was not rebuilt until 1901. The masonry spire was built in the 14th century and was repaired in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren. It survived a lightning strike in 1721 and stood for 450 years before it telescoped in on itself on 21 February 1861, fortunately without loss of life. A fund was set up to raise the £48,000 needed for the rebuilding, and the contributors included Queen Victoria. A replica of the old tower and spire was rebuilt. The construction was raised by about 6 feet (1.8 m), by Sir George Gilbert Scott and was completed in five years. It now rises to a height of 82 metres. The rubble from the original spire was used to construct the former West Ashling Congregational Chapel.





Destroyed 2017-03-01 16:35 - TP21731 (Maidencombe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photo taken of area



Inaccessible 2017-02-17 13:57 - TP25419 (Deal Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Water tower still present but no investigation. Several planning applications over the years. a few antennae applications one for the lifeboat service. belongs to southern water.



Destroyed 2017-02-17 13:51 - TP25478 (Walmer Place Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Facing the beach at Walmer, Walmer Place was built in 1901 for a Dutchman, Albert Oochs, as a luxurious manor house set in 16 acres. It was bought at auction in 1909 by Agnes Marke Wood, widow of wealthy shipping merchant and banker James Marke Wood. It would be Mrs Marke Wood's principal residence until her death in 1927 when it was inherited by her daughter Rosamond. Both women appear to have spent many happy years in Walmer. They were extremely wealthy and generous in their support of local causes and amenities. The manor house set in 16 acres fell into disrepair after the second World War and was put on the market in 1958.It was sold in 1965 and the main buildings and gardens of Walmer Place demolished and replaced by today's apartment blocks.




Inaccessible 2017-02-17 13:34 - TP25531 (Walmer Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

As time went on Blessed Mary of Walmer church became unsuitable and inconvenient for the growing population of upper Walmer. For some 20 or so years efforts were made to raise funds to build a new church. Due to the generosity of several local families the architect Arthur Blomfield was appointed to design and build a new church. The foundation stone of the new building was laid in 1887 and the church completed a year later, dedicated by Archbishop Benson on April 5th 1888. The tower, with a peal of eight bells, wasn't built until 1893 and has been left unfinished without it's originally intended spire. St Mary's is a fine example of Victorian Gothic revivalism in the so-called 'Decorated' style. The main fabric of the building, built of Kentish Rag with Bath stone, is unchanged since it was built. The splendid reredos, of opus sectile (a painted glass mosaic) is a fine example of late Victorian craftsmanship. there is also a cutmark on rhs of church.






Remains 2017-02-17 13:13 - TP25455 (Dover Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

The original St Jame's church is on St Jame's Street beside the White Horse Pub. All that remains is an arch. A new church was built 1860 -1863 on Maison Dieu Road as the original became too small. Both were badly damaged in the second world war the newer church was demolished in 1953. The tower of the church, already badly damaged, collapsed on 2 May 1951; the building was then made safe and preserved as a "tidy ruin"



Destroyed 2017-02-17 12:56 - TP25611 (Charlton Mill Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

halfords has now been built on the chimney site


Destroyed 2017-02-16 17:25 - TP25398 (Imperial Hotel Hythe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Photos taken at dusk and hotel looks lovely on the seafront in this scene.





Good condition 2017-02-16 17:15 - TP8823 (Hythe Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

also a pa bolt on the tower









Good condition 2017-02-16 17:01 - TP5840 (Scene Farm)

FB Number: S1788   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Asked at the pro shop to go to the pillar and the manager kindly pointed out where to go.






Destroyed 2017-02-16 16:11 - TP25251 (Jurys Gap Observation Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

This is still is a look out station confirmed by the two operatives at site but the flag is not there.




Good condition 2017-02-16 15:59 - TP4139 (Jurys Gap)

FB Number: S6245   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely views from the trig pillar. easy walk up the steps to the pillar. Flush bracket still half buried.






Inaccessible 2017-02-16 15:47 - TP25351 (Lydd Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

CUT MARK: ALL SAINTS CH BUTT 2.2M NE ANG TWR W FACE (5.9466m, 0.4m AGL) Could not locate the cutmark. Stone on church makes it difficult to find but perhaps I wasn't looking high enough. Did not investigate the bolt. There is a flagstaff.





Inaccessible 2017-02-16 15:22 - TP25248 (Dungeness Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Lighthouse closed today so could not visit the bolt. Interesting area.





Good condition 2017-02-16 15:14 - TP7661 (Dungeness)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Dungeness lifeboat station.



Good condition 2017-02-16 14:53 - TP0448 (Dungeness)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With help of previous photos found the little rivet quickly. Uploaded some new photos to help the next finder.




Inaccessible 2017-02-16 14:19 - TP25246 (Coastguard Martello Tower No 24)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Dymchurch Martello Tower stands immediately behind the sea wall. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed scheduled monument. The towers were built in the nineteenth century as part of a coastal defence programme. It was placed to protect the gates of marsh sluices with its counterpart Tower no 25 (which is now largely derelict). Tower 23 was restored externally in the early 1970s and is currently a private residence. Tower 24 was then restored using Tower 23 as a guide. In 1969, it became the first Martello tower to be opened to the public and remains as a museum of the Martello Towers, owned by English Heritage. It is currently open between April to October. It has a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform.




2005


Inaccessible 2017-02-16 11:55 - TP9893 (Folkestone Harbour)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

I have logged it as inaccessible as if it exists it is under the newly tarmacced surface.



Good condition 2017-02-16 11:49 - TP9892 (Folkestone Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

the area has been redeveloped and is still going through further development. i would imagine it will be a lovely place to visit in the future, but certainly enjoyed the visit to the lighthouse today.













Couldn't find it 2017-02-15 17:40 - TP0446 (Kingsland Lane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Very disappointed as it seemed this would be quite easy to find. There were a few openings in the bushes and we studied the photos and took into account the measurements given previously. Even had the metal detector out. light was fading and we had to abandon finding it.


Good condition 2017-02-15 17:00 - TP6849 (Westwell)

FB Number: S4028   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

still insitu




Good condition 2017-02-15 16:31 - TP4236 (Kingswood)

FB Number: S4025   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

in amongst the trees





Good condition 2017-02-15 16:18 - TP12377 (Wye Church Turret Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/kent/churches/wye.htm There was a church here in the Saxon period, dedicated to St Gregory. That church was noted in the Domesday Book, when Wye was a royal manor. Around 1200 the manor was granted to Battle Abbey, and a second dedication added to St Martin. Then in the middle of the 15th century the Norman building was completely overhauled by John Kempe, Archbishop of Canterbury and a native of Wye. Kempe's long career in the church led to him being in turn Bishop of Rochester, Chichester, and London. For 26 years he was Archbishop of York, until he was made a Cardinal and finally, Archbishop of Canterbury. He is buried in Canterbury Cathedral. The Kempe arms of three wheatsheaves can be seen in several locations around the church. Kempe established a college of priests here to serve the church. After the Reformation the college served as a grammar schol and later became an agricultural college associated with London University. In 1572 the tower was struck by lightning, a fact which probably led to its ultimate collapse in 1686. The collapse of the tower destroyed the east end of the church, including the chancel and both aisles. The chancel was rebuilt around 1706, in a rather lovely Stuart style, with pastel colours that contrast with the late medieval nave. It is the contrast between Archbishop Kempe's medieval nave and the Queen Anne neo-classical chancel that give Wye church its unusual charm. The church guide describes the chancel as 'most unecclesiastical' and I'd have to agree. The decorative scheme of white, blue, and mauve panels would be well suited to an early 18th century drawing room in a country house.At the same time a new tower constructed on the south side of the church. The townsfolk took no chances this time, and gave the tower a huge base, covering the entire width of the old south transept. More destruction followed in World War II when a bomb blew out most of the medieval glass in the church. The large west window, with its stained glass depiction of Archbishop Kempe, was inserted in the 1950s. Lady Thornhill Memorial Among the most intriguing memorials in the church is a tablet to Lady Joanna Thornhill in the chancel. Lady Thornhill (1635-1708) was well known for her generosity and established a school for the poor of the parish. She was the great-granddaughter of Sir Richard Grenvile, and widow of Richard Thornhill, a Royalist cavalier. Widowed at 22, she became a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II. When her brother was created Earl of Bath she gained the title 'Lady' and lived at Olantigh until her death. She left money in her will to provide schooling for those poor children not able to attend Kempe's college. Lady Thornhill's new school eventually became Wye's primary school.Sawbridge Hatchments In the floor of the nave are grave slabs to members of the Brett family, spanning the years 1599-1770, but one of the most impressive features inside the church are funeral hatchments to the Sawbridge family of Olantigh. The hatchments begin in 1715 and the last dates from 1913. The hatchments depict the Sawbridge arms as granted by the College of arms in 1714; 'Or, two bars azure, each charged with a barrulet dauncettee argent, a chief indented of the second.' The obscure terminology of heraldry describes what is essentially a visual pun; a series of jagged teeth on a bridge, standing for the family name Sawbridge.Also of note is a late 18th century wall monument to Agnes and Mary Johnson, with an inscription reading: 'Their days were imbittered [sic] by various evils. Their conduct proves that true Christian resignation may palliate the heaviest afflictions.' I'm left to wonder what 'various evils' afflicted the two sisters! The Palmer Brasses One final feature is a set of memorial brasses to members of the Palmer family. These brasses are set into a modern panel immediately beside the south door. They commemorate Alice Palmer (d. 1467) with her two husbands Thomas Palmer and John Andrew, her 8 daughters and 3 sons. Both husbands are dressed as merchants, with long tunics and short-cropped hair. Alice Palmer wears a distinctive late 15th century horned headdress. The rather amusing inscription below the brasses translates as John Andrew the just and Thomas Palmer the good looking, Going out into the world, were laid in hard marble, and their wife Alice suffered a similar fate. It is requested that you will not forget that they may live in Christ.






Good condition 2017-02-15 16:13 - TP0658 (Wye FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A very easy find. still uncovered but peregrinus measurements will be great if it gets overgrown again.




Destroyed 2017-02-15 16:09 - TP7255 (Wye (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

only pen remains


Good condition 2017-02-15 15:54 - TP2393 (Coombe Farm)

FB Number: S3989   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy walk to the pillar







Good condition 2017-02-15 15:40 - TP5872 (Sellindge)

FB Number: S3994   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Road side pillar.




Inaccessible 2017-02-15 15:29 - TP25311 (Aldington Church Turret)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

A large and impressive church in a farmyard setting. There is some eleventh century masonry, although the building was much enlarged in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries under the personal patronage of successive Archbishops of Canterbury, whose Manor this was. The base of the medieval Rood Screen survives, as does a run of fifteen medieval stalls. Good quality nineteenth and twentieth century glass includes a fine west window by Heaton Butler and Bayne, and an image of the Risen Christ by Frederick Cole. There is a Norman font with a bulgy seventeenth century cover whilst in the south wall of the chancel there is an elaborate three seater sedilia with an ensuite doorway. The tower dates from the sixteenth century and the join in the stonework shows that it was added to an existing building. There is also a benchmark flush bracket on the church.







Good condition 2017-02-15 15:10 - TP6091 (Sparrow Court)

FB Number: S3847   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on the roadside and walked to the pillar.





Good condition 2017-02-15 14:45 - TP2354 (Colliers Hill)

FB Number: S4026   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at entrance of field off Coopers Lane. nice walk up to the trig.






Good condition 2017-02-15 14:33 - TP25253 (Mersham Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St John the Baptist 14th century.The Anglican church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist and is in the highest category of listed building, at Grade I. It stands on the site of a Saxon church, and is part Norman.




Good condition 2017-02-15 14:17 - TP12382 (Sevington Church Spire)

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there is also a cutmark on the church but could not locate. http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm82889 evington comes from the Old English tun meaning an ‘enclosure, a farmstead’ combined with a warlord’s name; therefore, ‘Sever’s farmstead’. The Domesday Book chronicles Sevington as Seivetone. Sevington parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin. The Normans built the church in the 12th century and extended over the following 200 years. In 1552, there is a record of four bells being present. Edward Hasted described the church in 1798 as being ‘very small, consisting of two isles, one much larger than the other, and one chancel. At the west end is a spire steeple, shingled, in which are four bells.’ The Victorians carried out restoration work in 1877, with further refurbishment in 1936.





Good condition 2017-02-15 14:06 - TP12383 (Willesborough Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Grade: II Date first listed: 24-Sep-1951 Date of most recent amendment: 07-Oct-2014 The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Willesborough, is a predominantly medieval church, with an early-C13 nave and tower, early-C14 chancel, and largely C15 south aisle, which is believed to have replaced the original Saxon church - a fragment of which survives at the west end. The north aisle was added c1868 when the church underwent restoration. St Mary's Church, Willesborough is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: Historic interest: as a medieval parish church which retains a substantial quantity of C13-C15 fabric, and fragmentary Anglo-Saxon fabric; Architectural interest: the church possesses a number of features of note, including a blocked Saxon window, some fine C14 carving in the chancel, medieval stained glass and a handsome crown-post roof in the south aisle. The history of the church dates back to the Anglo-Saxon period, when it belonged to the monastery of St. Augustine at Canterbury. After the dissolution of the monastery of St Augustine in the C16, the church passed to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The earliest part of the existing building is within the south aisle, where the west end wall is believed to be part of the Saxon church. Around 1200 the church was enlarged with the addition of a new nave to the north and a tower at its west end. A chancel was possibly added at this time, but the present chancel is believed to date from c1320. The memorial chapel at the east end of the south aisle was built as a chantry by the Ellis family c1470, and it is likely that the present roof structure of the south aisle, possibly the east end of the south arcade, and the south porch date from this period also. The church underwent a major restoration in 1858, when the chancel roof was renewed and the old pews and the font were replaced. In the late 1860s the north aisle was constructed and the chantry was restored; it is likely that the south aisle door was also restored at this time, placing the scratch dials on an inside wall. In 1947 the chantry became a memorial chapel for those from the parish who gave their lives during the Second World War. This change entailed enlarging the entrance from the south aisle. The tower may have been topped by a steeple since the early C14, but the present steeple dates from 1868. The church is constructed of rag stone rubble, with a tiled roof and cedar shingles to the spire. The building has a 5-bay nave, with tower to the W, and chancel to the E. The predominantly C15 south aisle has a chantry (now memorial chapel) to the E and a porch to the S. To the N of the nave is a c1868 aisle, and a vestry of similar date to the N of the chancel. The tower has corner buttresses and a bipartite spire: square below (like the base of a broached spire) and octagonal above. There is a multiply-moulded shafted W doorway, with cusped lancet above, and a later S lancet and clock, the latter installed at Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The Perpendicular S aisle is separately gabled and has paired cusped lights under square heads and an arched three-light E window. The W end of the aisle contains some Saxon fabric, as evidenced by the remains of a small blocked window high on the W gable end. At the E end of the aisle the stone plinth of the last bay, and diagonal corner buttress, marks the chantry, added in the C15. The chancel has a handsome five-light Decorated E window with ogival cusped lights and a large quatrefoil in the apex. The two-light N and S windows follow a similar pattern, and all three windows have fine carved head corbels. There is a blocked doorway below the S window. To the north is the C19 vestry and separately gabled N aisle, the latter having three-light Decorated windows. The S arcade has four piers: two round (W) and two octagonal (E); these support wide double-chamfered arches. The C19 N arcade is an exact copy. The nave roof has common rafters with braced collars; the C15 roof of the S aisle has octagonal molded crown posts with four up-braces, resting on molded tie-beams. This structure is repeated in the S porch and replicated in the C19 north aisle. The chancel arch has head corbels; adjacent and high up to the S, is a rood-loft doorway. In the chancel is a Decorated piscina and triple sedilia on the S wall. Over the S door, within the porch, is what appears to be a heavily weathered head corbel. The scratch (or mass) dials on the inner face of the south door suggest the stones which now form the inner reveal of the doorway have been relocated from outside the church. Just to the E of the doorway is a water stoup, and further to the E, by the entrance to what is now the memorial chapel, is a piscina. The liturgical furniture and pews are generally C19, with that in the memorial chapel being mid C20 and including a Roll of Honour on the panelling to either side of the reredos. The organ is late C19, with the choir organ being added in memory of those who gave their lives in the First World War. There are various memorials within the church, the most elaborate being the Warton memorial on the N side of the chapel. Made from Bethersden marble with a central relief bust, it commemorates Charles Warton who died in 1863 and Lucy, his wife, who died in 1896. The church is floored predominantly with C19 encaustic tiles. The N and S chancel windows contain C14 glass, that to the N being particularly complete, depicting saints standing under tabernacles. The S window largely dates from 1868, but is thought to include glass from the original E window, which recorded Edward III's granting of a licence to Abbot John of St. Augustine's Abbey in 1349. The three-light E window over the chapel alter contains some C15 glass. All the medieval glass was reset in 1868 by Clayton and Bell, who designed the E window, which features scenes from the Passion. The W window in the tower is c1848, by William Warrington, and the window over the piscina in the south aisle is by Herbert Bryans, dedicated to the memory of the Reverend T. F. Dixon, rector from 1886 to 1903.




Good condition 2017-02-15 14:00 - TP25280 (Willesborough Windmill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The windmill, a white smock mill built in 1869 onto a two storey red brick base with attached miller’s cottage, is now a Grade II* listed building. It incorporates “patent” type shutters in the Sweeps instead of canvas and Sails, and produced enough power to turn four sets of mill stones as well as the maize and oats crushing/cutting machines. This mill replaced a smaller smock mill (age unknown) which had been in operation previously on the same site and whose sweeps were reported coming very close to the ground. Information received recently states that the current windshaft and brake wheel were reclaimed from that old mill – a common practice amongst millwrights – this could mean that other items were also re-used. Three years later in 1872 a steam engine was added to allow the mill to keep working when the wind had dropped. At the turn of the 20th century, the very tall square chimney stack made the mill a very prominent feature on the local landscape . However, due to economic reasons (mainly labour costs) the steam engine and chimney were removed in 1911, although the boiler and boiler house still remain to this day. In 1912 a more reliable Campbell gas-oil engine was installed and this continued to provide auxiliary power until replaced by an 25hp electric motor in 1938 when electricity came to Willesborough. Not enough of the old Campbell engine remained to effect a restoration, so a working 1906 Hornsby 14hp gas-oil (similar type) engine has now been installed in its place, and has been linked to the auxiliary drive. The Sails, or Sweeps as they are known in this part of Kent, finally stopped turning in the late 1930’s (cheaper electric power) when the mill could no longer compete with the local roller flour mills. Using only the electric auxiliary power the mill changed over to producing animal feed, grinding peas and beans, and crushing oats and maize. Some flour was produced using a smaller set of stones driven off a lay shaft. This operation continued through the War years until the 1950’s when further Industrial mechanization in commercial milling caused its closure, the mill building then being used for storage only and later as a home until 1989. It was bought, in a very dilapidated state, and fully restored in 1991 to its former glory by Ashford Borough Council for the benefit of the citizens of Ashford and the public at large.




Remains 2017-02-15 13:52 - TP12384 (East Hill Mill Tower (Flagstaff))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

H.S. Pledge & Sons Ltd built two flour mills in Ashford, and became an important employer in the town. The first opened on Victoria Road in 1890 while the second opened on East Hill in 1901. The mills closed in 1972 and were both partially destroyed by subsequent fires. The East Hill Mill fire occurred in 1974, but the main six-storey tower block survived. It was used as a nightclub until 2014, when the nearby Ashford School, which acquired the building in 2011, decided not to renew the lease. The Victoria Mills were almost completely destroyed by a fire in September 1984, and the remainder of the building had to be demolished.



Good condition 2017-02-15 13:23 - TP12385 (South Ashford Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

When the South Eastern Railway came to Ashford in 1842 and the large Railway Works opened in 1847, Canon Alcock, the Vicar of Ashford, decided that a new church was needed in South Ashford. An appeal was launched in 1860. With local and nationwide help from the shareholders of the Railway, Christ Church was opened on May 1st 1867. It cost £4,219.1s.1d to build and seated around 600 persons. The church was built by a local firm Steddy, Joy and Steddy, and the ground was given by the Lord of the Manor, Mr. G.Jemmett. We have roads surrounding the church called Francis, William, Bond and Jemmett. There is also a memorial to this gentleman in St. Mary’s Church, Ashford. Christ Church was known as “The Railwayman’s Church”, with the pub opposite called “The Locomotive”. Originally a curate from the Parish Church of St. Mary’s Ashford was responsible for Christ Church, but in 1889 the church was consecrated. The first Priest-In-Charge was the Rev.A.W.Palmer. The Parish Room was added before 1890 and a house for the Priest-In-Charge was completed. Mr. Marsh Pearson Piety, a coach builder in the works and a regular worshipper at Christ Church, met the expense out of his own pocket. In 1897, a new organ costing £308.10s was dedicated. The new vestry was added in 1910 and over the years many improvements and alterations have been added. Furnishings and vestments were given by members of the congregation as commemorations, a tradition still kept today. The Railway made a yearly grant of £100 which ceased in 1937. After the First World War, a memorial shrine was given by Mr. & Mrs. Kilher. A stained glass window depicting St. Francis and the Black Prince was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Jemmett and is called the Captain Jemmett Window. Another, perhaps unique, stained glass window placed in the chancel incorporates a steam engine and a few notes of music in memory of Railway employee, organist and choir master Mr. Frederick Winter. Two notable occasions on record are the first wedding in 1924 and the choirboys strike of the same year. Regular worship continued during the Second World War, with more names being added to the War Memorial, some whose names are still familiar in the parish. The parish hall was a First Aid Post during the Blitz. An air raid shelter, now the Vicar’s garage, stands at the entrance to the church car park, under which runs the remains of the pipework of a Second World War cleansing station. In 1952, £1100 was raised to buy a house in Beaver Road for an assistant curate, Faith House. The first confirmation in Christ Church was performed by Archbishop Fisher in 1956. At this time, the area of South Ashford was expanding rapidly. Stanhope estate was built nearby to cope with the London overspill. A new church, seating 125 people, dedicated to St. Francis, was opened in 1958. The following year, on 22nd July 1959, Christ Church became a separate parish. The Revd. P. Goldsmid was the first vicar of Christ Church, as well as Priest-In-Charge of St. Francis. Another interesting stained glass window was added at this time designed by Mr. Leslie Knobbs, a New York architect. Money for this window was provided by him in memory of his sister, Miss Ruby Knobbs, a long time organist . Our Centenary was celebrated in 1967 with a visit by Archbishop Ramsey, together with other events. The Side Chapel In the late 1970’s, a fine wooden and glass screen was erected to form an enclosed side chapel. Referred to as “the Goldfish Bowl”, it has served its purpose in conserving the heat for smaller congregations and PCC Meetings, when all the church need not be heated. This was used most efficiently during the fuel crisis. In 1986, a platform and altar dais were installed in the nave together with a portable altar for use mainly at the 10am service. The West Door 1994 saw the addition of a new west door, opening out onto the car park. The new door incorporated a glass porch inside the church, the doors of which are engraved with the Coats of Arms of the Diocese and the South Eastern Railway, continuing the church’s association with the railway, thus summing up 127 years of history.




Destroyed 2017-02-15 13:12 - TP25264 (Ashford Railway SW Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

took photos of the area where the chimney once was.





Good condition 2017-02-15 13:09 - TP9638 (Ashford Railway Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photos taken of tower.





Inaccessible 2017-02-14 15:29 - TP4534 (Longreach)

FB Number: S4024   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Tried to gain access at the house but no one home. Feel for the owner really as great to have in your back garden but must be a pain in the derriere with us lot wanting photos!


Inaccessible 2017-02-14 11:38 - TP25585 (Canterbury Cathedral)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Did not pay to go in - a bit disappointed the the House of God can only be accessed if you pay £12. took a photo of the cutmark at the precinct entrance. A bit daunting today as two police officers with guns were stood at the entrance. Good cop bad cop - the good cop said no problem to taking photo, bad cop just glared at me......ooooh scarey




Destroyed 2017-02-14 10:53 - TP25621 (Canterbury Waterworks)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Thanington Pumping Station was one of the most interesting industrial buildings in Canterbury. Originally built in 1869, it took its design from that used in the construction of forts during the Crimean War. A substantial station keeper’s house was also built adjacent to it. In 1924, the pumping station was extended to include a total of four bore holes. At its peak, the station could supply around 40% of the water supply for the Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay areas. In 1994, the establishment of the park and ride site opposite meant that the pumping station’s entrance and perimeter wall had to be moved. This necessitated the demolition of the building’s settling tanks so that access to the rear of the property could be established. And then, in 1997, it became necessary to conduct emergency repairs on the four subterranean bore holes. The water company insisted that complete demolition of the rest of the building was necessary for this to be carried out. Despite local protests, permission to demolish was granted as the local water supply was thought to be under threat. Today, Dunelm Mill stands on the site of the lost pumping station, and approximates the design of that demolished.





April of 1997 during this demolition process


Good condition 2017-02-13 16:37 - TP25477 (Ripple Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Ripple comes from the Old English ‘ripel’ meaning a ‘strip of land’. Ripple parish church is a Grade: II listed building, dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin. The Normans built it in the 12th century. In 1800, Edward Hasted described the Ripple church as ‘small and neat. It consists of a nave and a chancel; having a small wooden tower at the west end, on which is a handsome spire. There are two bells in it. There are no marks of antiquity in this church, excepting in the circular arch over the south door, which is very ancient, and probably belonged to an older building’. However, in 1861 the architect Arthur Ashpitel rebuilt the church on its original Norman foundations in a Romanesque style, in imitation of St Nicholas, Barfreston. There is also a damaged cutmark half the cutmark is missing as the corner stone has broken taking half of the cutmark with it.







Destroyed 2017-02-13 16:24 - TP25488 (Betteshanger Colly Headgear)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

In 2001, Dover District Council launched the 'Coalfields Heritage Initiative Kent' (CHIK) project, led by Dover Museum and the White Cliffs Countryside Project. The CHIK project's aim was to record and preserve East Kent's mining heritage. In 1890, Coal was discovered near Dover this led to a small industry based on the mineral being set-up. Many coal mines were started, only to quickly fail, and just 4 collieries survived; Snowdown, Tilmanstone, Betteshanger and Chislet. Most of the workers for these new mines came from traditional coal areas, including south Wales, the Midlands and the North East. New villages were built to house them, including Aylesham, Elvington, Hersden and Mill Hill in Deal. The last colliery, Betteshanger, closed in 1989. The trail has then been developed following current public footpaths, bridleway and byways to link all these coalfield linked villages. Much of this arable landscape, with its many hedges and woodlands, has not changed since Saxon times, boasting a long and rich history. The trail also links to the North Downs Way (another long distance path between Canterbury and Dover) and the East Kent Light Railway at Shepherdswell.






Inaccessible 2017-02-13 16:11 - TP25523 (Great Mongeham Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Parts of Great Mongeham's church, St Martin's, date back to the 13th century. In the 19th century it was restored by William Butterfield.The village church has a complicated history. The original building probably dates from Saxon times but there are claims that it goes back to AD 470. In the sixteenth century the interior was brightly coloured but by 1665 the church was in a state of disrepair. One third of the parishioners belonged to religious sects and did not attend service. The church was restored in 1851 by William Butterfield. Inside the church is a helmet which may have been worn at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. There is also a poem by Robert Bridges, a former Poet Laureate, written as a tribute to his nurse, Catherine Ashby. She came from Mongeham and spent much of her life in service with the Bridges family who lived at St. Nicholas-at-Wade in Thanet, where Robert himself is buried. Also in the church is the fine sculpted monument to Edward Crayford, whose father-in-law was three times Lord Mayor of London. The Crayfords were once a prominent local family but Stone Hall, their house by the church, was demolished long ago. William Crayford led a contingent of Kent men in the Wars of the Roses on the Yorkist side. He fought in the Earl of Warwick's division at the Battle of Northampton in 1460 and was knighted by Edward IV for his services.








Destroyed 2017-02-13 16:06 - TP25526 (Mongeham School)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/end-of-an-era-for-7821/ End of an era for South Deal Primary By Mercury reporter mercurynews@thekmgroup.co.uk Published: 22 October 2013 Contractors have moved onto the former South Deal Primary site in Mill Road, Deal, to start preparation work on a house building project. The school closed in 2007 as part of county council cutbacks and was amalgamated with Mongeham Primary to create Hornbeam School, Mongeham Road. Big protests were staged in the town to fight the plans to shut South Deal but politicians at County Hall decided after consultations to move the pupils to the Mongeham school. A nursery occupied part of the empty building when the classrooms closed and has since moved to the children’s centre by The Downs Primary at Walmer. The original redevelopment plans approved by the district council were for 38 homes and six flats, the construction of a vehicle access, car parking and landscaping, and also for the existing school buildings to be demolished.



Good condition 2017-02-13 16:03 - TP9440 (Upper Deal Parish Church Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The parish church of Deal and, for centuries, the only church in Deal, St Leonard's dates back to the 12th century. It has been much altered and extended. there is also a flush bracket on the church and the remains of a pa bolt benchmark..





Good condition 2017-02-13 15:54 - TP9441 (RM School of Music Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The Royal Marines School of Music is a professional training centre for musicians of the Royal Marines Band Service, the musical arm of the Royal Navy. Originally created at Portsmouth in 1930, it moved to Deal in 1950




Destroyed 2017-02-13 15:51 - TP25528 (Queens Hotel Deal)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

http://www.dover-kent.com/queens-hotel-deal.html Very interesting read - was a grade 2 building. Owners could not adhere to new fire regulations from 1977, hotel went into disrepair and vandalism, several attempts at selling the property with a view to make into apartments.Then: On Thursday, April 9, 1981, a mystery blaze swept through the building in the early bows of the morning and fire-fighters were at the scene for more than 24 hours. In September, 1981 a public inquiry was held to consider an application to demolish the building. Permission was given, new plans were approved and eventually in 1989 "that black hole", as one district councilor called it, was erased and building began to once again change the skyline on Deal seafront.



















Good condition 2017-02-13 15:42 - TP25476 (Deal St Andrews Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire intact - surprised that no one had visited this intersected station before we had. there is also a pa bolt benchmark






Inaccessible 2017-02-13 15:36 - TP25525 (Lloyd Memorial Home)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

The rivet may still exist unless there has been reroofing. Deal Conservation Area – Alfred Square The large, white building across the bottom (west side) of Alfred Square is known as Lloyd Court. This is a private apartment block that has seen lots of changes over the years. The building was originally called Alfred House and once housed a boys school called the Alfred House Academy founded in the 18th century. The school later became known as Deal College for Boys , from which College Road took its name. The college eventually became known as Deal College and was a highly regarded boarding school for the sons of gentlefolk. Every Sunday, the boys from the school would march in procession and take their places in reserved seats in nearby St George's Church, wearing their uniform jackets and mortar boards. In 1911, the school transferred to Thanet and the building was acquired and converted into a convalescent home for members of the printing profession and allied trades with help of generous donations and financial assistance given by the the family of Edward Lloyd of Sittingbourne paper Mills. The building was refaced and major alterations were carried out to the interior layout. It was then renamed the Lloyd Memorial Seaside Home, the building is also referred to as the Caxton Home. In 1969 the property was redeveloped and converted into a set of private apartments, the building was then renamed Lloyd Court and is still used for the same purpose today. There are other buildings on Peter Street and Princes Street that have links to Lloyd Court, or personalities who are linked to Lloyd Court, in one way or another. More information about the local area can be found in books by Gregory Holyoake.








Couldn't find it 2017-02-13 15:24 - TP25529 (RCP Pillbox)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

very disappointing. thought this would be a piece of cake! ha ha ha. the photos make it look like a lovely day but it was actually bitterly cold and very windy. mr PKB spent as long as he could bear on the roof but just like the previous rivet, this one blends into the the stone in the concrete. why they couldn't use a nice big bolt - tight buggers!!! even after looking at the photos to see if it could be spotted could not see it. was going to use the metal detector but thought that it would not be any use as the metal work in the pill box would give out too many readings. so on a much nicer day, I hope someone finds the elusive rivet and shares the photo for all to see.
















Good condition 2017-02-13 14:54 - TP0451 (Royal St Georges)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

wow this is small and needs a sharp eye. we knew it was there as nothing much had changed since the last photos and eventually we found it. one of the men at the toll house knew about it and came over for a chat. we told him we were going to the pillbox next to see if we could find the trig point there. he warned us about the pot holes along the way. £4 paid and on to the pill box.





Inaccessible 2017-02-13 14:32 - TP25646 (Sandwich St Clements Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Interesting Building corner of Knight Rider Road and Sandown Road http://www.stclementschurchsandwich.org.uk/church_services.htm There are regular services at the church. The Parish Church, as it has become since the union of the three original Sandwich parishes (St Clement's, St Peter's and St Mary's) in 1948, stands in the south-east sector of town, adjoining the ramparts. It was formerly the election place of the Mayors of Sandwich and there are many carved headstones in its ancient and extensive churchyard. The central tower and east and west part of the nave belong to a 12th century aisle-less church; in the 13th century, the chancel was rebuilt with a north chapel and, in the 14th century, a south chapel was added. Originally, the church was cruciform in plan, as was characteristic of Norman buildings, but the addition of chantries and chapels produced the present shape and dimensions. The Norman tower is one of the finest in England and the pillars that support it have rounded arches and curiously carved capitals with various ornaments of scrolls, frets, foliage and grotesque figures. In the north-west angle of these columns is the doorway to the spiral staircase over which is an interesting tympanium with late Saxon or early Norman carvings. The octagonal heraldic font has on one of its faces the arms of ancient Sandwich, and on the south face, the arms of Archdeacon Robert Hallum, by whom it is believed the font was given in about 1406. Over the north door is the "Priest's Room", and other interesting features are the oak stalls of the members of the Confraternity of St Clement, one of which is a miserere seat; and many indents of brasses, one of which was the Bishop of Ross, Vicar of the parish in 1444. St Margaret's Chapel has a complete medieval tiled floor; also a Gradas (gospel-step) built into the altar dais; two altar stones are now restored to their proper use after having been used as tombstones. The Chapel of St George contains a statue of St John that was taken from Lincoln Cathedral by the Puritans. The Mayor's seat, which faces this Chapel, bears the date 1869.






Building corner of Knight Rider Road and Sandown Road 13.02.17


Good condition 2017-02-13 14:27 - TP25472 (Sandwich St Peters Church Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

there are tours of the tower





Good condition 2017-02-13 14:07 - TP5672 (Richborough Hill)

FB Number: S1842   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In field next to Richborough Fort





Inaccessible 2017-02-12 13:30 - TP25420 (Dover Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

although today is a bit dull, the views from the tower are great. We had a really good look on the roof and tried to get as close to each turret roof as possible. We asked one of the guides about the bolt on the roof to see if we could get access. I think if someone were to arrange a visit through the correct channels there may be a chance of further investigation.....











Good condition 2017-02-11 11:22 - TP14883 (Duke of York School Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

there is a flagstaff on the school.




Remains 2017-02-10 14:04 - TP10071 (Dover Hill)

FB Number: S1790   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

The remains in view of TP2821 - Dover Hill


Good condition 2017-02-10 14:04 - TP2821 (Dover Hill)

FB Number: 11112   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar overlooking Folkestone with remains of the old pillar in background.






Moved 2017-02-10 13:46 - TP2054 (Cauldham Farm)

FB Number: S1791   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Pillar found on side new grid reference uploaded in photo






Destroyed 2017-02-10 12:12 - TP2170 (Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photo taken from TP5909 - Shakespeare Cliff


Good condition 2017-02-10 12:11 - TP5909 (Shakespeare Cliff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked to this after visiting TP3122 - Farthingloe. walked over the footbridge. i would recommend taking the cycle/footpath to it as the other path a bit muddy and slippy. we came back along the cycle/footpath.


















Inaccessible 2017-02-10 11:39 - TP25615 (Long Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

On way to TP3122 - Farthingloe. we passed a pill box and remains of a red brick building but in the gorse the coordinates were as close as we could get to the bolt. could well remain.


Good condition 2017-02-10 11:30 - TP3122 (Farthingloe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at St Davids Avenue where the childrens park is and walked up through the side of the park between the houses. When you get to the first gate keep to the right and walk straight up. you will pass a pill box and further up remains of a red brick building. take the concrete path at the building and turn left and keep walking until you get to the pillar.














Inaccessible 2017-02-09 15:27 - TP12228 (Citadel NAAFI)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Zoomed in to get photos hoping not to get caught! Now an immigration removal centre.




Good condition 2017-02-09 15:16 - TP25479 (Hougham Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Spire still there and the mast in the background. There is also a cutmark.









Good condition 2017-02-09 15:10 - TP25487 (Hougham IBA Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Interesting for Mrs PKB that the mast is on an Arqiva site. In her work we attend Arqiva sites and to go on the land and carry out works a permit is required and only trained teams can go to site. It looked like you could just have walked on site here.





Good condition 2017-02-09 14:39 - TP25458 (St Marys Church Spire Dover)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely church in Dover and a flush bracket also.






Destroyed 2017-02-09 14:20 - TP25456 (Dover Garrison Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

destroyed housing estate private road



Good condition 2017-02-09 14:04 - TP25459 (St Peter & St Paul Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Spire is still insitu and there is also a benchmark cutmark







Good condition 2017-02-09 13:50 - TP25457 (Dover School Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

There is a flagstaff insitu but probably not the original one? Not the easiest to photograph due to security around the school.




Destroyed 2017-02-09 13:31 - TP25578 (Old Park Barracks Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

This water tower has been destroyed. houses and building in it's place. Photos taken of vicinity.




Inaccessible 2017-02-09 13:17 - TP25576 (Singledge Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

The water tower is still insitu but could not access.




Good condition 2017-02-08 12:54 - TP12697 (St Margarets at Cliffe Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

the nearest intersected station to where we are staying for two weeks.









Good condition 2017-02-08 11:40 - TP4009 (Hope Farm)

FB Number: S4037   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A good walk from St Margaret's at Cliffe up to the pillar which is tucked just behind the fence on the golf course. In the distance is the Dover Patrol Memorial which is where we headed off to.









Good condition 2017-02-07 15:33 - TP9439 (Herne Bay Pier Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The cupola is still there but the building is rapidly falling apart. The Pier has been built 3 times. storms on 11 January 1978 and in February 1979 caused progressive collapse of the central portion of the pier between the two Bailey bridges, and its remains were dismantled in 1980. The pier head was too solid for demolition, so it remains isolated at sea with its solar-powered navigation light on a pole. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herne_Bay_Pier








The Pier 1966 By G H Clarke, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9572933


Slightly damaged 2017-02-06 17:06 - TP2141 (Cheriton Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

After sitting watching the vehicles on and off the trains we realised we better bag the pillar - no flush bracket.




Destroyed 2017-02-06 15:55 - TP25604 (Cherry Court Flats)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

A new roof destroyed the bolt?


Remains 2017-02-06 14:58 - TP12397 (Christchurch Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

A very poignant area with headstones. a cutmark also on the tower.
















Good condition 2017-02-06 13:19 - TP9895 (Admiralty Pier Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photos taken from Dover Castle carpark.



Good condition 2017-02-06 13:18 - TP9894 (Prince of Wales Pier Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photos taken from Dover Castle carpark.




Destroyed 2017-02-06 13:14 - TP25579 (Admiralty Pier)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photo taken from Dover Castle carpark.


Good condition 2017-02-06 13:13 - TP9896 (Breakwater Lighthouse West)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photo taken from Dover Castle carpark


Good condition 2017-02-06 13:12 - TP9897 (Breakwater Lighthouse East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photo taken from carpark at Dover Castle


Destroyed 2017-02-06 13:10 - TP25614 (Eastern Arm Coal Bunker)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photo taken from carpark at Dover Castle


Destroyed 2017-02-06 13:09 - TP25504 (Eastern Breakwater)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photos taken from carpark at Dover Castle


Good condition 2017-02-06 13:02 - TP12700 (Swingate Radar Mast No 3)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photo of mast 2 and 3 and the memorial stones




Destroyed 2017-02-06 13:02 - TP25461 (Swingate Radar Mast No 4)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of area destroyed and mast in it's place.


Destroyed 2017-02-06 13:01 - TP25460 (Swingate Radar Mast No 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of area destroyed and mast in it's place.


Good condition 2017-02-06 13:01 - TP12699 (Swingate Radar Mast No 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photo of Mast 2 and 3


Good condition 2017-02-06 12:15 - TP12698 (South Foreland Lighthouse Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

now owned by national trust and as we started to enter the grounds someone renting the place said they were locking the gate so could not have a good walk around. may have to return at the weekend to go up the lighthouse....












Good condition 2017-02-06 11:56 - TP7658 (St Margarets At Cliffe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice big rivet still uncovered just in between the footpath sign and the BT manhole cover. Parked here to walk up to the lighthouse - nice straight footpath.



Inaccessible 2017-02-04 11:40 - TP21554 (Guildford Cathedral)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

The Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, Guildford is the Anglican cathedral at Guildford, Surrey, England. Designed by Sir Edward Maufe and built between 1936 and 1961, it is the seat of the Diocese of Guildford. In my opinion it is not the nicest looking cathedral at all.










Destroyed 2016-10-29 16:27 - TP20305 (Capstone Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

amazing views from here and a beautiful memorial to 'Kate'.













Good condition 2016-10-29 14:00 - TP14045 (Wilder Road Methodist Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

found while visiting Illfracombe


Inaccessible 2016-10-29 13:38 - TP14047 (Ilfracombe Holy Trinity Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

cutmark at entrance to the memorial gardens, a trig and a pa bolt on the church





Good condition 2016-10-29 01:52 - TP14044 (Ilfracombe St James Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

found whilst visiting Illfracombe




Good condition 2016-10-28 15:51 - TP0265 (Fairy Cross)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

with help of photos soon found and left uncovered for next trigger




Inaccessible 2016-10-28 15:14 - TP11210 (Kilkhampton Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

flush bracket and cutmark.








Good condition 2016-09-24 14:07 - TP12042 (Cricklade Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

tower good and 1gl bolt found








Good condition 2016-09-24 10:10 - TP13858 (St Annes Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

stopped for breakfast after a fantastic holiday in North Yorkshire and heading home.






Destroyed 2016-09-20 14:42 - TP11688 (Nunthorpe Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of area



Good condition 2016-09-20 14:30 - TP10568 (Whinney Banks School Lightning Conductor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photo taken.





Good condition 2016-09-20 14:16 - TP10570 (St Cuthberts Church Spire Middlesborough)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

still a dance studio and cutmark found





Good condition 2016-09-20 14:06 - TP10572 (North Ormesby Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cutmark found also




Good condition 2016-09-20 12:53 - TP10571 (Town Hall Spire Middlesbrough)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

found the cut mark on left hand side of front of building










Good condition 2016-09-19 14:57 - TP12696 (Pickering Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited whilst on stop after taking the whitby to pickering train. nice big pa bolt on church. conkers on tree.







Moved 2016-09-18 16:25 - TP1480 (Blakehowe)

FB Number: S6329   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

still hiding behind the tanker which hasn't moved for a while.







Good condition 2016-09-18 15:22 - TP3194 (Flamborough)

FB Number: S6327   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

beautiful location for a trig pillar










Good condition 2016-09-18 14:39 - TP7269 (Flamborough Head 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a glorious day to visit Flamborough and lots of trigs to bag happy days :-)













Good condition 2016-09-18 14:39 - TP7270 (Flamborough Head 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

see Flamborough Head 1 for photos.


Good condition 2016-09-18 14:35 - TP8769 (Flamborough Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a glorious day to visit Flamborough






Slightly damaged 2016-09-18 13:37 - TP7219 (Flamborough)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Richard opened the door as Mr PKB entered the gate and said you have come to look at the ordnance survey marker? I'll get my gum boots on and take you to it. And so he did.





Good condition 2016-09-18 13:22 - TP0648 (Flamborough FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

not to be defeated as it hasn't been found for 5 years. found after looking at the photo of brisey boy and tried to get some sort of location. just kept prodding with the trusty long screwdriver and located. left exposed but here are the measurements for future reference: from the drain at the allotment entrance diagonally to centre of FBM 16.8m. from gate post on verge of FBM 8.2m and 3.9m from edge of road to FBM.





rough sketch


Good condition 2016-09-18 12:56 - TP0362 (Sixpenny Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

descriptions given helped locate it. photos showing where it is and exposed for now....





Destroyed 2016-09-18 12:29 - TP13423 (Speeton East Radar Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

MOD site.






Destroyed 2016-09-18 12:27 - TP13425 (Speeton West Radar Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

photo taken of area with mast and old buildings


Good condition 2016-09-18 10:56 - TP2243 (Cloughton)

FB Number: S6323   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

quick sprint over the field to the trig






Good condition 2016-09-17 16:25 - TP6017 (Sleights Moor)

FB Number: S4395   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a good walk up the track and it is hiding behind a mound. more heather and views. on way along road highly amused by a sheep sitting in a grit box quite happily.












true grit!


Good condition 2016-09-17 15:41 - TP12679 (Ravenscar Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

check out the windmill in the distance on the facebook page for holiday let and see the old photo of it.https://www.facebook.com/Beacon-Windmill-holiday-let-975755569176576/?ref=py_c









Good condition 2016-09-17 15:38 - TP0130 (Ravenscar)

FB Number: S1521   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

mast in background intersected station. lovely heather and views. parked at mast and walked over to pillar.










Good condition 2016-09-17 15:06 - TP1697 (Brow Top)

FB Number: S4387   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

walk along track until you get to a 'proper' track so as not to get prickled.....saying no more :-) beautiful heather and views of the sea. also bagged the geocache.











Destroyed 2016-09-17 11:13 - TP10283 (Winster Hose)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

gps reading taken.


Damaged 2016-09-15 18:05 - TP7931 (Louven Howe Aux 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

our first trig of this kind. mrs pkb put all the broken bit tidy around the base. would love to see it restored....







Good condition 2016-09-15 17:52 - TP4017 (Horcum)

FB Number: S6912   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked along track and up through the field over to the trig.






Good condition 2016-09-15 17:13 - TP5605 (Red Dyke)

FB Number: S6872   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a fantastic drive all the way to the trig.bought some chutney and yummy flapjacks at a little stall outside a house on the way up.









Good condition 2016-09-15 16:25 - TP2392 (Coomb Hill)

FB Number: S6321   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked at viewing point and took the track that says unsuitable for motor vehicles. pillar opposite track on right. in a bit of boggy area presuming that the rods placed with red tops are marking this.






Moved 2016-09-15 16:03 - TP5781 (Rye)

FB Number: S6231   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

parked at end of track - no one around to ask. quick dash along field/wood to the pillar and photo taken.





Good condition 2016-09-15 15:33 - TP12694 (Brompton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Met a lady at the church who told us a bit of local history and we told her about the 1Gl bolt on the church. Brompton is a civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire containing the villages of Brompton-by-Sawdon and Sawdon. The village of Brompton-by-Sawdon is about 8 miles west of Scarborough itself, close to the North York Moors and on the A170 road. According to the 2011 UK census, Brompton parish had a population of 573, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 516. Under 'Brompton', the sign on entry to the village reads 'The Birthplace Of Aviation' owing to the long term residence of pioneering aeronautical engineer Sir George Cayley. Brompton has been the seat of the Cayley family since the Middle Ages. The poet William Wordsworth, married Mary Hutchinson at All Saints' Church in the village, on 4 October 1802. A copy of the wedding certificate can be seen in All Saints Church.







Inaccessible 2016-09-15 15:13 - TP12693 (Seamer Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

1gl pa bolt also on church








Good condition 2016-09-15 14:43 - TP7827 (Olivers Mount Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

still a bit foggy so no good views today from the monument. Oliver's Mount is an area of high ground overlooking Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It offers impressive views of the town, a tribute monument to the war dead, camping and caravanning at selected times of the year, 10 football pitches, 1 rugby league pitch, and a cafe but may be primarily known for its motorcycle races (however cars have raced here twice, in 1955 and 1956). Oliver's Mount first held a motorcycle race in 1946, and continues to hold motorcycle circuit today, and also holds car rally and car hill-climb events. The site also hosted a new family friendly music festival from summer 2012. Opening 'International Bike Week', the 'Future Of Music - Oliver's Mount Festival' will celebrate local, new music and will be held at Mount Farm, Oliver's Mount. It is being organised by the resident racing club 'Auto 66' and local music management and Promotion company 'Red Cherry Music'. It was first held over the weekend of 16 and 17 June 2012. In 2016 Oliver's Mount was the summit for the final classified climb on the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. The site also houses the broadcasting transmitter which provides TV and radio services to Scarborough and the surrounding areas. Oliver's Mount is named after Oliver Cromwell, as it was thought that he had sited guns there, although there is no evidence that Cromwell visited Scarborough during the Civil War. This name was in use by 1804; previously the hill was known as Weaponness, which now refers to the area of the town around Oliver's Mount and Filey Road, and one of the wards of the borough.




Inaccessible 2016-09-15 12:24 - TP12685 (Scarborough Odeon Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

lovely building still in use


Destroyed 2016-09-15 11:50 - TP17672 (Field Lane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of the vicinity.




Destroyed 2016-09-14 15:46 - TP10620 (St Pauls Church Spire Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of houses now on the site


Good condition 2016-09-14 15:31 - TP10619 (St Georges Church Spire Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a drive by bag of the spire. no time for cutmarks......


Good condition 2016-09-14 15:00 - TP10615 (Station Clock Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

walked through station to get to the tower and the cutmark




Good condition 2016-09-14 14:38 - TP10616 (St Cuthberts Church Spire Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

walking around Darlington and bagged the trigpoint and 1gl bolt. roof being releaded..... interesting chimney in the grounds













Good condition 2016-09-14 13:27 - TP10617 (Market Place Clock Tower Spire Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

bagged while walking around Darlington and the flush bracket








Good condition 2016-09-14 13:16 - TP9004 (Trinity Church Pinnacle Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

quick photo of the church no time for bagging the cutmark :-(



Destroyed 2016-09-14 13:07 - TP10992 (LNER Offices Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

nice building. drove in and took photo of the offices.



Good condition 2016-09-13 17:20 - TP3944 (Hinderwell Beacon)

FB Number: S4274   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

closest trig to where we are staying in port mulgrave on holiday for two weeks.








Good condition 2016-09-13 16:08 - TP4089 (Hutton Mulgrave Moor)

FB Number: S4388   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked at the car park opposite track. crossed the busy road and followed track until we got a clearing in the bank to access the woods. walk back on ourselves but soon found in good shape.





Possibly missing 2016-09-13 15:28 - TP16879 (Bannial Flat)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

photo taken of area as proof of being to site


Remains 2016-09-13 11:10 - TP12678 (Abbey Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

mast destroyed and several concrete blocks and slabs still present


Good condition 2016-09-13 10:01 - TP10739 (Lythe Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice strong cutmark on church. weather vane painted white. gorgeous morning which turned into a scorching 28 degrees day









Good condition 2016-09-13 09:55 - TP0129 (Potato Hill)

FB Number: S4322   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

good roadside trig just inside field





Good condition 2016-09-13 09:46 - TP7164 (Mickleby)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

no one home so photo taken and left. very nice having this on your property.




Good condition 2016-09-13 09:40 - TP0596 (Mickleby FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

ooof lucky - thanks to the measurements given in previous logs we persevered and found it just behind the tractor wheel.




Good condition 2016-09-12 16:56 - TP2961 (Easington)

FB Number: 2949   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked at electric substation and up through the footpath all the way to the trig point. great views. on way down the road more great views of the cliffs.








Good condition 2016-09-12 16:47 - TP7481 (Loftus)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked up along side the station. there are a lot of things going on here in the compound as previously stated.





Destroyed 2016-09-12 15:29 - TP10830 (Marske Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

could not see the flagstaff. scaffolding also up the tower today





Couldn't find it 2016-09-12 15:06 - TP10834 (Saltburn Grange)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

couldnt find due to overgrowth. photos taken to prove we visited as best we could.



Good condition 2016-09-12 14:56 - TP10835 (Rushpool Hall Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

drove up to the outside wall and took photos




Good condition 2016-09-12 14:49 - TP0458 (Saltburn 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

concrete block at end of the crash barriers. the national trust sign may have been moved as it is on a fence post now so use the crash barriers as your guide.




Destroyed 2016-09-12 14:32 - TP10837 (Hobbs Hill Observation Post)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

great views. photos taken of area




Good condition 2016-09-12 14:14 - TP10833 (Saltburn Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire in good condition. cutmark not in good condition





Good condition 2016-09-12 13:28 - TP10832 (Saltburn Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

and a flush bracket







Inaccessible 2016-09-12 11:26 - TP12677 (St Hildas Church Tower Whitby)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

did not locate cutmark







Remains 2016-09-11 14:01 - TP10688 (Overseal Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

no vane present. cutmark found






Inaccessible 2016-09-11 11:53 - TP10880 (Gilda Parade Shops)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

gut feeling as we drove past that this had been an intersected station. photos taken




Good condition 2016-09-10 11:22 - TP9459 (Wells Cathedral NW Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Beautiful cathedral with a couple of cutmarks found
















Good condition 2016-09-10 11:05 - TP9458 (St Cuthberts Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Stopped off in Wells for lunch with family. Found cutmark on church also.







Good condition 2016-09-10 09:50 - TP5332 (Pawlett)

FB Number: S3259   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

in area on way to a wedding. nice quick bag and stretch of legs for the pooches. Lundy island in view.








Good condition 2016-07-16 20:10 - TP13775 (Marlborough St Marys Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

bagged whilst staying in area which just happens to be jazz festival weekend


Destroyed 2016-07-02 11:59 - TP8710 (Ystalyfera Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

destroyed as previously stated. photos taken of vicinity



Good condition 2016-06-25 15:13 - TP8969 (Wellington Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A fantastic walk upto the monument. Pen Dinas Hill Fort - Just on the southern edge of town lies this impressive 120 metre hill. Once home to an Iron Age hill fort, the hill is also recognisable for the distinctive monument perched on top. A path up to the summit of Pen Dinas. As far as the history of the site goes, it is known that a fort was built at the summit back around 400BC. More recently, Pen Dinas saw the addition of the chimney-like monument on top. According to the plaque mounted on it, this well-known local monument 'was built c.1852 in memory of the Duke of Wellington, Victor of Waterloo.' Paid for by public subscription, local belief is that it was once planned to be even grander and topped with a statue of a man on horseback too. A climb up to the top of the hill on a pleasant day is very rewarding - you can see for miles inland along both the Ystwyth and Rheidol river valleys, as well as out to sea. It's also a brilliant picnic spot, if you avoid windier days. Pen Dinas, with neighbouring Tanybwlch Beach, has been a local nature reserve since 1999.













































Inaccessible 2016-06-25 12:44 - TP19098 (Service Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

gps shows that is was to the left side of compound near brick bunker



Good condition 2016-06-11 11:50 - TP3552 (Hackpen Hill)

FB Number: S2403   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

what a clarty field today. had a walk along the ridgeway and then back to the field from the main road. Mrs PKB blocked the hotel sink up trying to wash the clart and stones off hubby's sandals....good job she knows a plumber!!





Inaccessible 2016-05-02 14:16 - TP11475 (North Petherton Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

pa bolt also on church





Good condition 2016-05-01 18:28 - TP11199 (Newport Parish Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire intact and cutmark on main road of church





Inaccessible 2016-05-01 18:24 - TP11198 (Barnstaple Holy Trinity Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm76407 cutmark was on the church could not locate due to eroded stone - might still be there.






Good condition 2016-05-01 18:24 - TP11197 (Newport Methodist Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire intact




Destroyed 2016-05-01 18:13 - TP11224 (Barnstaple St Marys Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

MHA Norah Bellot Court Sheltered Housing Vicarage St, Barnstaple EX32 7ES


Damaged 2016-05-01 16:56 - TP11223 (Barnstaple St Peters Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Cutmark on corner of church by railings. Its oldest parts probably date from the 13th century. The building was enlarged, probably in 1318 when three altars were dedicated by Walter de Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter. To the nave, chancel and tower were added north and south aisles in the Perpendicular style were added later to transform a cruciform church into one of rectangular shape. These aisles were rebuilt in about 1670, but retain mural monuments of earlier date. The church has a lead-covered broach spire, said to be the best of its kind in England.








Inaccessible 2016-05-01 16:53 - TP11220 (Gaumont Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Now Central Cinema. This cinema was built on the site of the former Theatre Royal by a subsidiary company (Albany- Ward) of the Gaumont British Corporation, at that time the largest cinema operator in the country. Gaumont itself had Parisian origins but the British and French divisions split as a result of first world war difficulties. Gaumont France still exists. It opened on 3rd August 1931, as The Gaumont Palace, and was designed by the Bristol based architectural practice of W.H.Watkins who designed a number of significant cinemas for Gaumont in Coventry, Plymouth , Bristol and Exeter as well as many others in the Bristol and South Western area. As a single screen cinema it had 1124 seats with an elaborate 3 cove illuminated proscenium surround and cove in the ceiling. With sunburst effects over the doorways, silk panelling on the side walls and its’ green cloister-tiled front elevation it had a somewhat Oriental-Art-Deco appearance. The main staircase and upper foyer/bar area retain many original, restored features and screen one particularly still impresses by its size and scale.By 1942 Gaumont and Odeon Cinemas were controlled by J.Arthur Rank and in the 60’s it was decided to replace the “Gaumont” name with “Odeon” in places where they did not operate two or more cinemas. By the end of that decade ownership had passed to The Classic Cinemas ( which ultimately were acquired by Cannon Cinemas ) and thence to an independent operator based in Surrey. By this time the auditorium had been laterally split to form a Bingo club in the former stalls and a 435 seat cinema in the balcony area.Scott Cinemas bought the building in late 1999, and embarked on an extensive programme of work to convert the ground floor into 3 auditoria. Two cinemas were constructed under the rear balcony, with a fourth cinema added in the former front stalls, with seating in a stadium configuration. Unlike most conversions of older buildings, care was taken to ensure complete symmetry in the design ensuring perfect sightlines. In 2008, the cinema was named RAAM "Independent Cinema of the Year." A further complete refurbishment took place during 2010-11 which included the complete redecoration of all front of house areas, installation of Digital 3D in Screen 1, revised decoration and lighting in all screens, and Digital sound in Screen 4. A Cafe Bar was provided in the upper foyer and all screens are licensed. At the end of 2011, all screens were converted to Digital Projection with 6-channel Digital sound. The construction additional screens on adjacent land is still a desirable project.


Destroyed 2016-05-01 16:38 - TP10783 (Barnstaple Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

mound still there but no castle


Inaccessible 2016-04-30 16:51 - TP14057 (Tawstock Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

listed building Folly, built in form of look-out tower. Probably late C18. Stone rubble with stone dressings. Lead roofing removed in late 1940s. Tall round tower with smaller circular stair turret, which rises slightly above the tower, adjoining to west. Stair turret and tower both of 3 stages demarcated by unmoulded stone strings. Embattled parapet partly surviving to stair turret. The tower has Gothick pointed arched window openings to each stage on south and north sides. On south side the larger opening to the top stage has transomed timber mullion windows of 3 segmental arched lights, the middle stage window has been removed and the bottom opening infilled. On the north side the first and second stage windows are blocked, the top stage window opening set slightly to the right over a blocked ground floor doorway with timber lintel and brick relieving arch. Entrance to east side with cambered lintel and plank door. Pointed arched window opening above to third stage with transomed timber mullion windows of 3 segmental-arched lights. Stair turret has narrow single light window openings to south side with segmental arched timber lights to the upper 2 stages, the bottom stage window blocked. Pointed arched window openings to each stage on west side, the 2 light transomed mullion windows boarded over.





Destroyed 2016-04-30 15:58 - TP11216 (Strand Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

new flats insitu




Good condition 2016-04-30 15:29 - TP11217 (Bideford Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

pa bolt also on the church.The site of St Mary's is believed to have been used for Christian worship since the earliest of times, and certainly during the Middle Ages a chapel dedicated to St Anne (thought to be the mother of Mary, Our Lord's mother) stood on the land in front of the present Church: this area is still known as Chapel Fields. In 1834 the Rev Thomas Mill of Northam wrote to the Bishop of Exeter asking for permission to build a new Church in Appledore. It was to seat 600 people, and on Thursday 23 June 1836, the foundation stone was laid. On 25 September it was consecrated, this being three months after the coronation of Queen Victoria. £1,804-12s-2d was collected towards the cost of the building and this, in addition to some grants and the sale of materials from the old chapel, paid for the work. There was £3-0s-2d left when everything had been completed! The first parish priest at Appledore was the Rev Edward Reynolds. He died in 1896 aged 78 years, his grave being at the top of the churchyard. Originally the Church did not look quite as it does today. In 1899 a centre aisle was added to the two side aisles and the choir stalls put at the east end. A new floor was laid, the Church decorated and a small vestry built at the back. At the dedication of these alterations, the bishop reminded the congregation that "they must help the Vicar in his work, because clergymen needed brightening at times"! The next vicar was the Rev George Scholey. He was remembered as being an excellent preacher and it was often necessary to be at the Church half an hour before even prayer in order to get a seat! In 1909 the Church was again altered. The gallery was removed and the west end enlarged. The tower was also built at this time from stone quarried from Cornborough (along the Abbotsham Cliffs) and houses a ring of 8 bells. The bells were given in 1911 by W J Tatem, later Lord Glanely, in memory of his father, Thomas Tatem, and his son, Thomas Shandon Tatem, and were cast by J Warner of Spitalfields, at a cost of £485-15s-0d. The tenor bell was inscribed "1911 / George Scholey - Vicar / W A Valentine G H Cork - Churchwardens / Cast by John Warner & Sons, London 1911" and weighed 10 cwts 26 lbs. Records show that in the 1920s an enthusiastic team of ringers was formed including a Ladies team! Nearly unheard of in those days! The bells were recast and rehung in 1962 by Taylor's of Loughborough at a cost of £1297, and are still rung regularly by our own band of ringers. The new tower contains a clock which had previously belonged to the United Services College at Westward Ho! where Rudyard Kipling, author of "The Jungle Book" among other works, had received part of his education. The clock itself is a well constructed machine and a good example of the flat-bed form of tower clock design, and was made by Gillett & Bland. The escapement of the clock is a good example of the famous double three-legged gravity escapement which had not long before been invented for use in the great clock in the tower of the Houses of Parliament and is well-known for accurate time-keeping. It had been planned to build a vestry at the south-east corner of the Church, but for some reason this was not carried out. Instead, a coke-burning boiler with 1430 feet of wrought iron pipes was installed in 1915. The heating system was converted to gas in the 1990s. Over the years, various alterations have occurred: such as the removal of some pews at the front of the Church and behind the choir stalls, enabling the Chapel of St Anne to be created un the the Lundy Window in the south-east corner of the Church sometime in the 1980s. From 1996 to 2003 there was a programme of Restoration for St Mary's. There was a tremendous response to the Restoration Appeal in that time: as with all such work, extra problems came to light only after a project had been started, but all has practically been completed with the building of a much needed lavatory a few yards from the North door of the Church. Since the Church was first built, the churchyard has gradually filled - unfortunately by many who were drowned crossing the Bar in the old sailing ships that Appledore was famous for both building and manning. So the churchyard has gradually been extended onto land kept specifically for that purpose - being used as allotments until required.




Destroyed 2016-04-30 12:45 - TP2320 (Codden Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

A lovely warm day and visited with Brisboy and wife. The obelisk commemorates Caroline Thorpe, wife of former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe. Caroline Thorpe was killed in a road accident in 1970.


















Destroyed 2016-04-30 11:41 - TP20299 (Show Field)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

nice walk through the graveyard and looked over fence to a lush green field. took photo of area.



Good condition 2016-04-30 11:04 - TP9548 (South Molton Church Tower )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

flush bracket also on the church. ​Believed to be the third church on this site, the earliest part are the side walls of the chancel which are very thick and believed to be about 800 years old. It is not known when the first church was established, but the second is thought to have dated from between 1150 and 1270. The church you see today was built in the 15th C., but was extensively restored in the 19th C. The south and north aisles in the nave were widened in 1826, at a time of increased population in the town, to provide additional seating. Then in 1865 the nave roof was raised, and the clerestory inserted under the supervision of Charles Edmund Giles (1822-1881). A Somerset born architect, he was by this date based in London, though most of his work is to be found in the West Country. The modern churchyard is part of the land described in Domesday Book as belonging to the parish church. The interior is spacious and uniform, the pulpit and font being good examples of 15th C. stone carving. The Victorian and later stained glass in 19 of the windows contributes most of the colour, whilst a scatter of monuments relieves the starkness of the walls. http://mary-magdalene-church-s-molton.weebly.com/history.html





Good condition 2016-04-16 15:31 - TP16308 (Leslie Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Gothic church with 120-ft spire by R Thornton Shiells 1879. Originally Leslie Free Church, it was opened as Roman Catholic in 1959. Devastated by fire in 2004, the church has been restored by the efforts of the congregation, the architect for the restoration being Gray, Marshall & Associates. During the restoration, more light was brought in by opening up the 5-light window behind the altar with windows by Lorraine Lamond.



Good condition 2016-04-16 15:14 - TP4635 (Manorleys)

FB Number: S3141   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a stroll out to this trig with a smaller group of baggers













Good condition 2016-04-16 12:35 - TP1315 (Benarty Hill)

FB Number: S3140   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

lots of pictures on way up and at trig to celebrate RHW final trig in the UK.


























































Good condition 2016-04-15 13:14 - TP12639 (Perth Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Ninian’s cathedral was the first to be built in Britain after the Reformation, and was consecrated in 1850. It stands on ground that originally formed part of the Blackfriars Monastery and is dedicated to St. Ninian, the first name we know in the Christian history of Scotland. St. Ninian’s Cathedral was designed by the London architect, William Butterfield and is an A listed building. In the year he designed St Ninian’s he also designed Adelaide Cathedral in Australia and Frederichton in Canada. (Butterfield also designed All Saints, Margaret Street, London; Keble College, Oxford; and St Augustine’s College, Canterbury.) The Butterfield design was completed in two phases in 1850 and 1890. Another London architect, John L Pearson designed the Lady Chapel and the Chapter House around 1900; these additions were carried out by his son, Frank Pearson. Episcopal churches are usually aligned East – West so that the morning sun rises and shines through the window above the altar. Above the altar at the cathedral there is a beautiful baldacchino designed by Pearson. In the middle ages important people moving around had an escort of four men holding poles upright with a silk cover stretched between them to protect them from the sun. The Doge of Venice is usually pictured under one of these. This feature over the altar is similar and is called a baldacchino. Five hundred years ago there was one church in Scotland with the pope at its head. There followed a Reformation and two churches emerged, the Episcopal church managed by bishops and the Presbyterian church which did not want bishops. At first the Episcopal Church had the support of the King, Charles II, and was the established church. King Charles II died in 1685 and was succeeded by his brother James II. James was unpopular because of his religion and was forced into exile and his daughter, Mary, who was married to William of Orange became queen with William as king. William did not have the support of the Episcopal church who had sworn an oath of allegiance to James II. Because of their loyalty to James II and the Stuarts the church became disestablished. In 1745 James’s grandson, Bonnie Prince Charlie, landed in Scotland in an attempt to regain his grandfather’s throne and received support from the Episcopalians and when Charles attempt failed, he escaped back to the continent. Penal Acts were then passed against the Episcopal Church making it practically illegal and numbers were reduced to a remnant. Charles died without issue in 1788 and Episcopal clergy could then pray for the Hanoverian King George. The Penal Acts were repealed and the church began a century of recovery. The established Church of Scotland owned all the old mediaeval cathedrals – Dunkeld, Dunblane etc but in 1847 two wealthy aristocrats decided it was time the Episcopal Church had a Cathedral again and Perth was chosen as the place to build it. These two men were Lord Forbes whose main home was in Aberdeenshire and the Hon George Boyle whose brother was the Earl of Glasgow. The Boyle family have owned Kelburn Castle in Ayrshire for about 800 years and the present Earl of Glasgow lives there. It is open to the public and well worth a visit. These two men are commemorated in the Founders Window at the Cathedral. The first thing you give a bishop is a nice comfortable chair and in the church they use the Latin name for an armchair, a cathedra, and so the building they put the chair in is called a cathedral. Most of the Episcopal churches in Scotland were built after 1850 and are designed with an arrangement similar to the medieval English Parish Church. It has a nave (where the public sit), a chancel (occupied by the choir) and a presbytery (occupied by the clergy). The Episcopal Church is divided into seven dioceses with seven bishops. Following the building of Perth Cathedral, six more cathedrals were built for the other areas in Scotland. There are now over 300 Episcopal Churches in Scotland.



Good condition 2016-04-15 12:45 - TP0454 (Upper Kinfauns)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

NO1549 2203 RIVET NBM RIVET STO 5.8M E TK N SIDE RD 3.963 3 'N' 1976 - 0.100




Good condition 2016-04-15 12:37 - TP0496 (Perth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1936-52) This fundamental bench mark was used during the Second geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 447.3522 feet [136.3530 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Perth to Glenshee, Perth to St Andrews and Stirling to Perth levelling lines. Third Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1956-68) This fundamental bench mark was used during the Third geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 447.3522 feet [136.3530 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Perth to Glenshee and Stirling to Perth levelling lines





Good condition 2016-04-15 12:18 - TP12637 (West Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire under refurbishment at the moment. Construction materials: Stone (sandstone) - Used for walls; Slate - Used for roof; St Matthews Church (formerly West Church - Free Church, then United Free) was derived from four local churches in 1965. The former Wilson Church, built in 1740, West Church (1843), Middle Church (1843) and Bridgend Church (1894) were united in one church, which became St Matthews. The former West Church was used as the building. WILSON CHURCH - In 1740 a new church, called the Assoiciated Synod, was opened. It was later called the United Secession Church. From 1847, following a union with another seceding church, it was known as the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The Rev Wilson first started worshipping with his congregation in 1740 - in Grover's Yard near Fair Maid's House, then in November they moved into a new church. It was the first to be built in Scotland by a congregation. The site is now the roadway of Scott Street. A new church was opened in 1896. After the Reformation the Parish Kirk of Perth was divided into three different congregations; - East, Middle and West. The FREE WEST CHURCH worshipped for a short time as the Independent Chapel. In October 1843 it moved into a new church on the site of Glover's Yard. On 23 November 1871, a new church in Tay Street (St Matthews) was opened for worship. The Free Middle Church worshipped for over 40 years in a church in Carpenter Street, and then moved into a new church on 17 November 1887. BRIDGEND CHURCH was built in 1894. The United Presbyterian Presbytery of Perth built a new church in Main Street, Bridgend. The building in Tay Street that became St Matthews was designed by John Honeyman and built between 1869 and 1871. It is Victorian Gothic in style, and a Session room was added in 1872. A Mission Hall was built in 1880 and a further large hall was added in 1896, when the re-decorated church was opened. In 1968 a new vestry, two committee rooms, a kitchen and toilets were built and installed. The interior features an organ (1896) by J. West Walker, which was rebuilt in 1974. The original fixtures and fittings, including the oak Communion table, chairs, choir stalls, baptismal font and cross survives. There is a stained glass window at the west end and there are also First and Second World War memorials. Researched and written by J. Dowling, 2004.






Good condition 2016-04-14 16:18 - TP4443 (Little Hill)

FB Number: S6221   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

great views from the trig










Destroyed 2016-04-14 14:21 - TP15511 (Gasworks Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

waste land - chimney been demolished



Good condition 2016-04-14 13:32 - TP5094 (New Fowlis)

FB Number: S6084   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

pillar at hedge







Good condition 2016-04-14 12:47 - TP4840 (Milquhanzie Hill)

FB Number: S6086   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

great views around including mast and snowy hills














Destroyed 2016-04-14 11:19 - TP15528 (St Columbas Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

church has been replaced.


Good condition 2016-04-14 11:10 - TP15512 (Crieff Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

church spire intact


Good condition 2016-04-14 09:22 - TP1075 (Barvick)

FB Number: S6224   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photos of the ascent and the descent including the trig of course


























Good condition 2016-04-13 16:23 - TP4986 (Murrays Hill)

FB Number: S6099   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig by fence line. bit muddy underfoot but not too bad





Good condition 2016-04-13 15:56 - TP6262 (Sunnyside)

FB Number: S6096   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

pillar at fence edge




Good condition 2016-04-13 15:23 - TP2112 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S6095   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

another pillar in a hedge





Good condition 2016-04-13 15:01 - TP5575 (Raith)

FB Number: S6085   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice view from the trig which is situated in the hedge





Good condition 2016-04-13 14:39 - TP2598 (Crofthead)

FB Number: S6230   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

easy trig to bag





Good condition 2016-04-13 14:20 - TP12310 (Auchterarder Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Auchterarder St Andrew's Church The tower of this church has a bell measuring over 41 inches in diameter. It was cast by G. Mears and Co of London in 1863. There is a clock too, made by James and Andrew Kelley of Glasgow in 1864, strikes the hours on the bell. has been a furniture centre for over 25 years http://www.gleneaglesfurniturecentre.co.uk/


Good condition 2016-04-13 13:51 - TP6605 (Tullibardine)

FB Number: S6217   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Tullibardine distillery is Scottish distillery since 1949, producing a single malt whisky. The whisky distillery is located in Blackford, Perth and Kinross, close to the Ochil Hills and the Danny Burn, their main water sources. The distillery was mothballed in 1995 by then owner Whyte & Mackay. In 2003, it was sold to Tullibardine Distillery Ltd, who resumed production. In 2011, the distillery was sold to the French firm Picard Vins & Spiritueux. This firm in 2013 creates an entity for the spirits named Terroirs Distillers. The distillery produces several types of single malt whisky, including "Aged Oak Edition Single Malt Whisky" and "Sherry Finish Malt Whisky", and related liqueurs. Tullibardine Distillery runs a visitor's centre.




Good condition 2016-04-13 12:55 - TP12309 (Blackford Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Flush bracket also on the church. The Parish of Blackford was formerly the Parish of Strageath founded by St. Fergus in the eighth century. The site of Strageath Church was thought to be too remote for the main part of the parish population and a new church was constructed at Blackford, with its first minister, Alex Gall, inducted in 1574. The Parish name was changed to Blackford in 1617 by an Act of Parliament. Now the Old Parish Church, it is located on the hill to the north of the village. The church was burned in the middle of the 18th century and rebuilt but in 1858 it was no longer big enough and the present church was built in its place, opening in 1859. The bell from the Old Parish Church can be seen in the church and probably came from Strageath as the inscription on it is pre Reformation. The former St Andrew's Free Church, now a private residence, was united with the Parish Church in 1950 The old Parish Church survives as an unroofed ruin, with the bellcote of the church restored in 2007.









Good condition 2016-04-13 12:28 - TP4967 (Muirhead)

FB Number: S6218   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

good walk next to forestry





Destroyed 2016-04-13 11:58 - TP15516 (Muthill Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

1gl bolt also to be found. Muthill is a village in Perth and Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland. It lies just west of the former railway line connecting Gleneagles and Crieff, 3 miles south of Crieff. The line closed between the two points on 6/7/1964. The name possibly derives from Moot hill, a place of judgement. The ancient village was once an important religious centre and the site of a Celí Dé monastery. The church here also served for a time as a seat of the Bishops of Strathearn (later Dunblane) before the building of the cathedral at Dunblane in the 13th century. The village was largely destroyed in the 1715 – 1716 Jacobite rising, by Jacobite troops retiring after their defeat at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, being rebuilt in the 1740s as it lay on the route of General Wade's military road through Strathearn.There are over a hundred listed buildings in the village. The kirkyard at the centre of the small town contains the ruins of an important 15th-century parish church, which incorporates an 11th-century bell-tower (originally free-standing, and comparable to, though on a smaller scale than, that incorporated into Dunblane Cathedral), built on the orders of Michael Ochiltree, Bishop of Dunblane (in the care of Historic Scotland; no entrance charge). This is almost the only visible reminder of the ancient village. An early Christian cross-slab (perhaps 10th-11th century) and a damaged 13th-century double effigy of an Earl and Countess of Strathearn (formerly within the choir of the church) are preserved within the tower. St James Episcopal Church dates from 1836 and is designed by R & R Dickson. Muthill Parish church dates from 1826 and is by James Gillespie Graham. Muthill has a Primary School but there is no secondary school.




Good condition 2016-04-13 10:58 - TP6534 (Torlum)

FB Number: S6223   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a beautiful walk up to and stunning views. can see snow on neighbouring hills















Good condition 2016-04-13 09:54 - TP8916 (Baird Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The monument, in the form of an obelisk similar to Cleopatra’s Needle, was erected to Sir David Baird in his memory by his wife, Anne Preston Menzies Campbell Preston, after his death. She seems to have been quite a formidable woman, with a quotation from him on record that ‘he could command 10,000 men but not one woman.’ He retired a General, Commander-in-Chief Ireland, having made his career as a successful commander in Imperial wars (India, South Africa) and the Napoleonic wars (Denmark, Spain). We are reminded of how much of the Scottish landscape and infrastructure owes its existence to our British Imperial past. She intended it as a memorial of her husband but it says so much more. She also commissioned a posthumous portrait by the famous Scottish painter, David Wilkie. Wilkie got his likeness from a sculpture by Laurence Macdonald and painted him posed symbolically, and triumphantly, above an Indian dungeon where he had been imprisoned for four years during his first tour in India. Baird returned to India and was a senior commander at the battle of Seringapatam, defeating Tipoo Saib in 1799. That extraordinary Imperial self confidence is evident in the portrait, in the monument, in the epitaph. The Imperial legacy is all around us in Scotland, and in the UK more widely: in the large country houses and estates, in railway infrastructure, in castles and follies, in rich town houses. Everywhere we can find the legacy of our Imperial past and of Britain’s use of violent force to conquer and subdue the peoples of the world.






Good condition 2016-04-13 08:56 - TP2559 (Creag Each)

FB Number: S6220   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

fantastic views











Good condition 2016-04-12 17:56 - TP14340 (Comrie Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

flush bracket also into the bargain. In 1879 the foundation stone of the new Free Church was laid and in 1925 the two United Free Churches of Scotland were united. In 1929 the Established Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland were re-united and Comrie Parish Church was renamed Comrie Old Parish Church. The merging of Comrie Old Parish Church and St Kessogs Parish Church took place with the later becoming the building used for weekly worship. In 1965 the nearby church of Monzievaird and Strowan was closed and the Comrie and Strowan Parish was formed.





Good condition 2016-04-12 17:33 - TP8915 (Melville Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville PC FRSE (28 April 1742, Arniston, Midlothian – 28 May 1811, Edinburgh) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician. He was the first Secretary of State for War and became, in 1806, the last person to be impeached in the United Kingdom, for misappropriation of public money. Although acquitted, he never held public office again. Dundas was a key actor in the encouragement of the Scottish Enlightenment, in the prosecution of the war against France, in opposing the abolition of slavery, and in the expansion of British influence in India, dominating the affairs of the East India Company. An accomplished machine politician and scourge of the Radicals, his deft and almost total control of Scottish politics during a long period when no monarch visited the country, led to him being pejoratively nicknamed King Harry the Ninth, the "Grand Manager of Scotland" (a play on the masonic office of Grand Master of Scotland), the "Great Tyrant" and "The Uncrowned King of Scotland". He is commemorated by one of the most prominent memorials in Edinburgh, the 150-foot high, Category A listed Melville Monument at St Andrew Square, in the heart of the New Town he helped to establish. There is also a monument to him overlooking the scenic village of Comrie in Perthshire, Scotland. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Dundas,_1st_Viscount_Melville









Inaccessible 2016-04-12 15:40 - TP16218 (Bannockburn Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

cutmark also on the church. A Burgher (an inhabitant of a town, especially a member of the middle class; citizen) congregation dating from April, 1796. Entered Union 1929, and returned to United Free Church, 2 October, 1945. Moved 1959 to more adequate building, former Ladywell Church of Scotland. the history of Ladywell Church can be found at the website below: https://sites.google.com/site/bannockburnladywellchurch/home/fund-raising-1/flowers/history-of-ladywell-church




Good condition 2016-04-12 15:33 - TP15885 (St Ninians Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St. Ninians is a long-standing settlement which is now a district of the city of Stirling in central Scotland. It is located approximately one mile south of the city centre. It was originally known as Eccles (i.e. 'church'), and may have been a Christian site from an unusually early date (possibly 5th or 6th century). Later called 'St. Ringan's' (a variant of St Ninian's). This church was the administrative centre for churches across the strath of the River Forth. there is also a cutmark recorded on the os database record on http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm74960



Good condition 2016-04-12 11:59 - TP5628 (Redkirk Point)

FB Number: S6613   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely setting next to the estuary





Good condition 2016-04-12 11:20 - TP10589 (Stanwix Church Tower Flagstaff )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fantastic PA bolt. 'Stanwix' means " 'stone wall(s)'. Stanwix is built on the site of a Roman fort known as Uxelodunum or Petriana. The former village of Stanwix was centred on its church of St Michael's at the top of a steep bank rising from the river Eden, close to the junction of the main road north (now the A7) with the road to the east (now the B6264). In the mid nineteenth century the district grew with many large houses built for Carlisle's expanding middle classes.




Good condition 2016-04-12 10:50 - TP11100 (Rockcliffe Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Mary’s Church is a very prominent feature in the centre of the village. In the churchyard stands an Ancient Norse Cross which dates back to the 10th century, with the first recorded existence of a church being made in 1185. The village is not short of colourful history with smuggling, fishing, shipping and marauding invaders from the north all playing a part. The area once formed part of the ‘debateable lands’ and has seen plenty of conflict and dispute in its ancient past. Part of the parish boundary to the north now forms the start of the border with Scotland.




Good condition 2016-04-12 10:32 - TP1770 (Burgh By Sands)

FB Number: S6626   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

'bruff by sands'





Good condition 2016-04-12 10:07 - TP3466 (Great Orton)

FB Number: S6932   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

not too bad underfoot today





Good condition 2016-04-12 09:38 - TP11110 (St James Church Spire Carlisle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cutmark on St James Hall St James’s church, on St James Road designed by Andrews and Pepper of Bradford 1865-67. Large church with an apse and south west steeple, with broach spire. Geometrical tracery. Short round piers with thick leaf-crocket capitals of an entirely Victorian type. Several stained glass windows including 3 light East Apse window by John Scott, of Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter, Jesus with little children, and Jesus with the Elders in the Temple.




Good condition 2016-04-12 09:34 - TP10522 (Shaddon Works Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

An amazing chimney which has had it's threats of being pulled down. Thank goodness it is still there. I know it as Dixon's chimney. Dixon's Chimney and Shaddon Mill were built in Shaddongate, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK by Peter Dixon in 1836. The architect Richard Tattersall was from Manchester, UK. Shaddon Mill was a cotton factory, the chimney of which became very famous due to it rather large size. The chimney was built to be tall enough to stop the large amounts smoke, coming from the factory, from bothering the rest of the city. In its day it was the largest cotton mill in England and had the 8th largest chimney in the world. Shaddon Mill became listed in 1949 and the chimney was listed in 1972. Peter Dixon and Sons Ltd. provided work for 8000 people in their four mills in the area. In 1883 Peter Dixon and Sons Ltd. went into liquidation and the mill was taken over by Robert Todd and Sons Ltd., who then used the mill for wool production rather than cotton. Dixon's Chimney, being such a popular and historic structure in Carlisle, was restored by Carlisle City Council in 1999. Originally it was 305 ft tall, but in 1950 it was shortened to 290 ft. The internal diameter of the chimney remains 17 ft 6 in and 10 ft walls at the base. In 2005 part of the mill was converted into apartments by Story Homes and the other part is used by the University of Cumbria.



Good condition 2016-04-12 07:51 - TP7263 (Carlisle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

active station still visible above shops opposite the cathedral



Good condition 2016-04-12 07:46 - TP10528 (Castle Keep Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Carlisle Castle was first built during the reign of William II of England, the son of William the Conqueror who invaded England in 1066. At that time, Cumberland was still considered a part of Scotland. William II ordered the construction of a Norman style motte and bailey castle in Carlisle on the site of an old Roman fort, with construction beginning in 1093. The need for a castle in Carlisle was to keep the northern border of England secured against the threat of invasion from Scotland. In 1122, Henry I of England ordered a stone castle to be constructed on the site. Thus a keep and city walls were constructed. The existing Keep dates from somewhere between 1122 and 1135. he act of driving out the Scots from Cumberland led to many attempts to retake the lands. The result of this was that Carlisle and its castle would change hands many times for the next 700 years. The first attempt began during the troubled reign of Stephen of England. On the 26 March 1296, John 'The Red' Comyn, since the fourth quarter of 1295 Lord of Annandale, led a Scottish host across the Solway to attack Carlisle. The then governor of the castle, one Robert de Brus, deposed Lord of Annandale, successfully withstood the attack, before forcing the raiders to retreat back through Annandale to Sweetheart Abbey. From the mid-13th century until the unification of England and Scotland in 1603, Carlisle castle was the vital headquarters of the Western March, a buffer zone to protect the western portion of the Anglo-Scottish border. Henry VIII converted the castle for artillery, employing the engineer Stefan von Haschenperg. For a few months in 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned within the castle, in the Warden’s Tower, which was demolished in 1835. Later, the castle was besieged by the Parliamentary forces for eight months in 1644, during the English Civil War. The most important battles for the city of Carlisle and its castle were during the second Jacobite rising against George II of Great Britain in 1745. The forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart travelled south from Scotland into England reaching as far south as Derby. Carlisle and the castle were seized and fortified by the Jacobites. However they were driven north by the forces of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, the son of George II. Carlisle was recaptured, and the Jacobites were jailed and executed. That battle marked the end of the castle's fighting life, as defending the border between England and Scotland was not necessary with both countries again one in Great Britain. After 1746, the castle became somewhat neglected, although some minor repairs were undertaken such as that of the drawbridge in 1783. Some parts of the castle were then demolished for use as raw materials in the 19th century to create more or less what is visible to the visitor today. The Army moved in to take hold of the castle, which was the regimental depot of the Border Regiment until 1959, when The Regiment amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) to form the King's Own Royal Border Regiment. The Army Reserve still use parts of the castle: 8 Platoon C Company 4th Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are based within the Burma Block. The Castle also houses The King’s Own Border Regiment Museum.



Good condition 2016-04-12 07:29 - TP9794 (Carlisle Cathedral Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, otherwise called Carlisle Cathedral, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle. It is located in Carlisle, in Cumbria, North West England. It was founded as an Augustinian priory and became a cathedral in 1133. Carlisle, because of heavy losses to its fabric, is the second smallest (after Oxford), of England's ancient cathedrals. Its notable features include some fine figurative stone carving, a set of medieval choir stalls and the largest window in the Flowing Decorated Gothic style in England. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlisle_Cathedral



Destroyed 2016-04-12 07:06 - TP11109 (St Stephens Church Spire Carlisle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

SAINT STEPHEN’S CHURCH James Street; built 1865 by Baroness Berdett-Coutts; foundation stone laid 02.03.1864; consecrated 31.05.1865; edifice of red sandstone with white stone dressings, in the geometric Gothic style and consists of apsidal chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles and a tower, with spire rising to about 120 feet, and containing 8 bells; the arcades of the nave have piers of polished Aberdeen granite with elaborately carved caps; the roof is open timbered, the principals being supported by carved trusses, representing the Twelve Apostles. The three windows of the apse and the west window are stained [Kelly’s Directory n1938] ; new organ 1877; Mission Room opened December 1898; brass eagle lectern in memory of Mrs Phillips 1899; church pointed and decorated, organ cleaned, new altar 1901; electric light December 1903; Reredos January 1906; Memorial window to Canon Hodges 1912; organ renovated 1919; War memorial tablet 1920; closed June 1961; demolished January 1964


Destroyed 2016-04-11 15:42 - TP11116 (Lakeland Laundry Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now an Aldi's store


Good condition 2016-04-11 14:50 - TP2618 (Crosby Home Farm)

FB Number: S6774   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

quick find




Destroyed 2016-04-11 14:38 - TP16524 (Crosby RAF Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos taken of the area



Good condition 2016-04-11 14:35 - TP8363 (Hurleton Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

still an easy find thanks to previous baggers



Good condition 2016-04-11 14:18 - TP11119 (Warwick Bridge Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A fine cutmark also. St Paul’s Church at Holme Eden, Warwick Bridge, was designed by John Dobson of Newcastle upon Tyne, a versatile architect, who was regarded as an ecclesiastical architect par excellence. The exterior of the church is virtually unchanged from Dobson’s original building. It is a very simple design in red sandstone with a slate roof, and consists of a nave, a small chancel with an apse at the east and, a spire 110 feet tall at the west end over the entrance porch, and a small vestry at the southeast corner. The building reflects John Dobson’s concern that the design should be functional, with simple layout, with no pillars or other obstructions. There are stained glasss windows at the east and west ends, by John Scott.




Slightly damaged 2016-04-11 14:10 - TP4912 (Moor Yeat)

FB Number: S6940   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

nice roadside trig




Good condition 2016-04-11 13:51 - TP0108 (Wetheral Pasture)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

hmm that nice big screwdriver came in handy for prodding and finding



Possibly missing 2016-04-11 13:40 - TP7241 (Wetheral)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

gps reading taken of the location. possibly destroyed.



Good condition 2016-04-11 13:15 - TP0592 (Wetheral FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

on the approach into Cumwhinton village.



Good condition 2016-04-11 13:05 - TP4629 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S6937   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

amazing that this is so near where Mrs PKB was brought up.....




Good condition 2016-04-11 10:40 - TP0179 (Hoylake)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

oooh lucky, new tarmac in layby could of been a disaster!





Good condition 2016-04-11 10:20 - TP9862 (Hoylake Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoylake To facilitate safe access into the Hoylake anchorage, two lighthouses were constructed in 1763. The lower light was a wooden structure that could be moved according to differing tides and shifting sands to remain aligned to the upper light, which was a permanent brick building. Both of these structures were rebuilt a century later. The upper lighthouse, consisting of an octagonal brick tower, last shone on 14 May 1886 and is now part of a private residence in Valentia Road. The lower lighthouse, closer to the shore in Alderley Road, was deactivated in 1908 and demolished in 1922.



Good condition 2016-04-11 10:10 - TP11396 (St Andrews Church Spire West Kirby)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

no cutmark on os database or found on church. St Andrew's Church is in Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the deanery of Wirral North. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. This was originally from 1891 a chapel of ease to St Bridget's Church and became a separate parish in 1920. Building of the church began in 1889–91 by Douglas and Fordham and was completed in 1907–09 by Douglas and Minshull. The church is built in snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings and has a slate roof. It is cruciform in shape, and its plan consists of a five-bay nave, with a clerestory, north and south aisles, a crossing, north and south transepts, and a chancel. Above the crossing is a tower which is set diagonally on which is a slate-hung spire and four slate-hung pinnacles. The south transept forms a chapel and the north transept holds the organ chamber. At the west end is a four-light window and at the east end a five-light window flanked by niches containing statues. The chancel has embattled parapets. The church is built in snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings and has a slate roof. It is cruciform in shape, and its plan consists of a five-bay nave, with a clerestory, north and south aisles, a crossing, north and south transepts, and a chancel. Above the crossing is a tower which is set diagonally on which is a slate-hung spire and four slate-hung pinnacles. The south transept forms a chapel and the north transept holds the organ chamber. At the west end is a four-light window and at the east end a five-light window flanked by niches containing statues. The chancel has embattled parapets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Andrew%27s_Church,_West_Kirby




Good condition 2016-04-11 10:00 - TP3439 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3498   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In the background of the trig is the war memorial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoylake_and_West_Kirby_War_Memorial







Good condition 2016-04-11 09:58 - TP8960 (Grange Hill Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial is a 14.5-metre-high, granite four-sided obelisk which stands on Grange Hill, West Kirby, Merseyside. It was designed by British sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934), who also designed the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London. It commemorates the men and women of West Kirby and Hoylake who gave their lives in World Wars I and II. On two sides of the obelisk stand bronze figures symbolising war and peace. On the west face is a figure of a robed woman holding a baby, a wreath of poppies and broken manacles. On the east face stands a British infantry soldier dressed for winter and standing guard with standard issue .303 rifle, bayonet fixed, a gas mask, water bottle, putties and his helmet pushed off the back of his head, and a German helmet at his feet . Inscriptions around the base read: AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY THEY LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, ENDURED HARDNESS, FACED DANGER AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE, GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT/THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN. ” — West face “ IN GRATITUDE TO GOD AND TO THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THESE PARTS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 - 1939-1945. THEY WERE A WALL UNTO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND DAY. ” — East face The memorial was unveiled on 16 December 1922 by the Earl of Birkenhead with 5,000 people in attendance.[2] The Memorial is in the care of Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. A recasting of the soldier figure now forms part of the "Drivers and Wipers" Memorial at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia.



Good condition 2016-04-11 09:30 - TP6474 (Thurstaston Common)

FB Number: S3497   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurstaston_Common




Good condition 2016-04-11 09:06 - TP1808 (Burton Resr)

FB Number: S3496   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10




Good condition 2016-04-11 07:58 - TP11344 (Chester Holy Trinity Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2016-04-11 07:50 - TP11341 (Chester Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Inaccessible 2016-04-11 07:48 - TP11342 (Chester Cathedral)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

on route to Carlisle and off for the trig baggers weekend


Good condition 2016-03-26 14:56 - TP0786 (Aconbury Camp)

FB Number: S6380   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a good climb up to this one. Bob and Mum only walked up part way as Bob was struggling but the fitter boys Jimmy and Dad went together to bag the pillar.

dad and Jimmy go straight towards the pillar
Selfie in the rain



Good condition 2016-03-26 14:19 - TP14872 (Bullingham Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Peter's Bullingham nice church





Good condition 2016-03-26 14:14 - TP14873 (Blackmarstone Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig and benchmark and a lovely blue dial on the church http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm74491






Good condition 2016-03-26 13:33 - TP14663 (Hereford St Peters Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

there is also a cutmark unfortunately we didn't bag it http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm35670




Good condition 2016-03-26 13:13 - TP13978 (Hereford Cathedral Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely building there is also a pa bolt http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm35636 and a flush bracket http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm15503 we did not know and did not find :-(





Good condition 2016-03-26 13:08 - TP14874 (Hereford All Saints Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Spire intact. cutmark also on lhs of church.





Good condition 2016-03-26 09:59 - TP9783 (Belmont Abbey Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cutmark also SO 4823 3816 CUT MARK BUTT N ANG ST MICHAELS R C CH S SIDE RD SE FACE 88.254 3 'N' 1973 - 0.400






Possibly missing 2016-02-05 14:33 - TP10643 (Junction 21 North)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

tried a flying photo but used social media to log that we were there

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Good condition 2016-02-05 14:17 - TP9327 (St Saviours Church Cross)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

private residence now but photos have gotten corrupted


Good condition 2016-02-05 14:11 - TP10857 (Christ Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cutmark also on church







Inaccessible 2016-02-05 14:03 - TP12764 (Odeon Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

photo taken opposite


Good condition 2016-02-05 13:56 - TP9447 (Grand Atlantic Hotel Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a photo was taken from the car park opposite - lost photo......


Inaccessible 2016-02-05 13:31 - TP12761 (Milford Lodge Hotel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Beach Lawns and Residential Home



Good condition 2016-02-05 13:17 - TP9445 (Lympsham Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a pa bolt also on the church







Good condition 2016-02-05 12:45 - TP12760 (Burnham Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

st Andrews church cut mark lhs of porch






Good condition 2016-02-05 12:11 - TP11480 (Bridgwater Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

pa bolt also on church






Good condition 2016-02-05 11:16 - TP10763 (Bridgwater Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

flush bracket and pa bolt cutmark exist









Inaccessible 2016-02-04 16:17 - TP20878 (Bloxworth Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

called at house no answer. got photos and then the owner turned up. can't remember the outcome but we drove off out of the way.




Good condition 2016-02-04 16:08 - TP7037 (Woodbury Hill)

FB Number: S6035   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

more corrupted photos


Destroyed 2016-02-04 15:36 - TP20904 (Farm Products Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of area


Good condition 2016-02-04 15:06 - TP2823 (Down End Farm)

FB Number: S6027   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

good walk up to trig





Good condition 2016-02-04 13:17 - TP9286 (Blandford Church Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

currently under scaffolding. bagged whilst having lunch and a walk in the area. also cutmark




Slightly damaged 2016-02-04 12:06 - TP6875 (Whitchurch Hill)

FB Number: S5872   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

photos have gotten corrupted but we were there


Good condition 2016-02-04 11:49 - TP6180 (Stickland Farm)

FB Number: S5870   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Mr PKB went to bag this one





Good condition 2016-02-04 11:35 - TP0294 (Milton Abbas SC)

FB Number: S5908   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked at entrance of sports field. pillar on fence line.





Good condition 2016-02-04 10:50 - TP14804 (Puddletown Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

bagging the local trig / milestones / benchmarks today after a lovely stay here. one week is not enough.







Good condition 2016-02-03 17:27 - TP20852 (Sherborne Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

evening bag. church looks beautiful with the spotlights on it. choir practice taking place tonight. benchmark also on church.







Destroyed 2016-02-03 17:17 - TP20656 (Marston Magna Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

a naughty drive by bagging with photos on the move




Good condition 2016-02-03 17:03 - TP20659 (Camel Hill Radar Mast East 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photos taken from camel hill pillar


Good condition 2016-02-03 17:02 - TP1885 (Camel Hill)

FB Number: S5887   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It was a tricky turning off the A303. Parked in the pull in just past the pillar and quickly bagged it.




Destroyed 2016-02-03 17:02 - TP20660 (Camel Hill Radar Mast East 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos taken at Camel Hill pillar



Destroyed 2016-02-03 16:44 - TP20682 (Yeovilton Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Photos on TP20710 - Yeovilton Church Tower 1959


Inaccessible 2016-02-03 16:38 - TP20710 (Yeovilton Church Tower 1959)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

cutmark to rhs of gate entrance of church. great day at motor museum and air museum








Good condition 2016-02-03 10:25 - TP4266 (Knighton Hill)

FB Number: S5719   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked at edge of field and walked up. good views today








Good condition 2016-02-02 15:07 - TP14939 (Brownsea Isle Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a national trust island that is home to the elusive red squirrel





Inaccessible 2016-02-02 14:59 - TP14938 (Haven Hotel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

flush bracket on rhs of building


Destroyed 2016-02-02 14:57 - TP14937 (Dune Crest Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2012/08/what-the-sandbanks-milkman-saw-tony-ohara/ 'Tony remembers: ‘There was a big stir when they built what became known as The Glass House, next to Sandbanks Hotel. People came from miles around to look at it, but it looks very tame compared to what has been built there in recent times. Even then though the locals were complaining all the old cottages were being pulled down and replaced by blocks of flats – when they built Dune Crest on Banks Road you could buy a flat for £20,000 and have the beach at the bottom of the garden.'


Destroyed 2016-02-02 14:49 - TP14936 (Salterns Court)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

still an impressive building


Good condition 2016-02-02 14:33 - TP10596 (Methodist Church Spire Poole)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

quick park to get photo after an elusive drive to it


Good condition 2016-02-02 14:17 - TP13086 (Poole Church Tower St James Centre )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice pa bolt also on the church






Destroyed 2016-02-02 14:05 - TP14984 (Pottery Works Chimney Poole)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

new apartments are insitu and being built


Destroyed 2016-02-02 13:59 - TP14987 (Poole Power Station Chimney NW)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

land fenced off. possible development coming soon?




Destroyed 2016-02-02 13:59 - TP14986 (Poole Power Station Chimney SE)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

land cleared and fenced off




Destroyed 2016-02-02 13:51 - TP14988 (Hamworthy Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

still an impressive modern church




Inaccessible 2016-02-02 13:37 - TP14989 (Excelsior Works)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

building still insitu


Destroyed 2016-02-02 12:12 - TP14992 (Lytchett Minster Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

also cutmark on the church





Good condition 2016-02-02 11:51 - TP13071 (Wareham Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

missed out on the benchmark here







Good condition 2016-02-02 11:38 - TP20856 (Wareham Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

entry through civil engineering works yard. permission granted to go through to the bolt.



Slightly damaged 2016-02-02 11:30 - TP6205 (Stokeford)

FB Number: S6039   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

another road side trig . leaning a little but very much insitu






Couldn't find it 2016-02-02 11:23 - TP14999 (Stoke Heath)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

no photo taken gps of the area - very fast road so be careful


Good condition 2016-02-02 11:01 - TP7059 (Wool Camp)

FB Number: S6075   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

sat watching a tank going up and down the road parallel to the main road. found the trig on the side of the busy road in the banking. should have done my admin earlier as it appears my photos have corrupted and cannot upload.


Good condition 2016-02-02 09:54 - TP3846 (Hill Barn)

FB Number: S5937   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a good walk up to the trig gave the wild one a leg stretch!











Good condition 2016-02-02 08:31 - TP10302 (Dorchester Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm25005 shall go back as parked precariously to bag the trig



Good condition 2016-02-01 16:07 - TP15000 (Poundbury)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

very nice easy find thank you




Good condition 2016-02-01 16:04 - TP10382 (Barracks Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm29052 http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm3 cutmatk and flush bracket also insitu



Good condition 2016-02-01 15:54 - TP7196 (Dorchester (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited trig but my photos have got corrupted.....not happy.


Good condition 2016-02-01 15:48 - TP10381 (St Georges Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm27790 could only quickly visit church as parked precariously outside to bag the trig



Couldn't find it 2016-02-01 15:38 - TP20914 (Cokers Frome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

presumably destroyed - gps of area


Good condition 2016-02-01 15:26 - TP5677 (Ridge Way)

FB Number: S6074   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice roadside find







Good condition 2016-02-01 14:19 - TP14871 (Closworth Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

for avid benchmarkers - there is not one on the church.



Good condition 2016-02-01 12:45 - TP10816 (Yeovil Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cutmark also on the church





Destroyed 2016-02-01 00:16 - TP20917 (Roman Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

new building and new road in vicinity. took photos of area




Good condition 2016-01-31 17:14 - TP15015 (Wyke Regis Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

bm east face as you enter church gate








Good condition 2016-01-31 17:06 - TP14784 (Wyke Regis TV Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

in area visiting friends and grabbing some trigs before the light goes




Possibly missing 2016-01-31 16:50 - TP15008 (Sandsfoot)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

lovely walk along the path to take a photo of the area that the block might have been






Destroyed 2016-01-31 16:34 - TP20859 (Ferrybridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

lots of concrete but not found







Possibly missing 2016-01-31 16:32 - TP7566 (Portland Causeway)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

I bet it's lurking under the tarmac......


Destroyed 2016-01-31 16:23 - TP20858 (Chesil Bank Pb)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

nice to take a walk along the beach





Unreachable but visible 2016-01-31 15:43 - TP9964 (North Channel Beacon Lamp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

good views of the harbour



Unreachable but visible 2016-01-31 15:42 - TP15007 (East Channel Lighthouse Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

great view of the harbour




Destroyed 2016-01-31 15:40 - TP20857 (Cable House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

great view of the port











Destroyed 2016-01-31 15:27 - TP15011 (Verne Radar Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

gone but quite an exciting area feels like you are doing something wrong taking photos around a prison


Good condition 2016-01-31 15:26 - TP15010 (Portland Naval Radar)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a bit daunting entering the carpark of the prison and then taking pictures



Inaccessible 2016-01-31 15:24 - TP15009 (The Verne)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

amazing views




Destroyed 2016-01-31 14:55 - TP15012 (Portland Radar Mast Lightning Conductor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now a little rescue farm


Good condition 2016-01-31 14:07 - TP10425 (Verne Yeates Reservoir Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

interesting building with a rivet also





Good condition 2016-01-31 13:51 - TP10424 (Easton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

church in good hands





Destroyed 2016-01-31 13:40 - TP20866 (Suckthumb Quarry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of the area


Destroyed 2016-01-31 13:32 - TP20867 (West Cliff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of the area


Destroyed 2016-01-31 13:24 - TP20865 (Southwell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos taken of the area



Good condition 2016-01-31 13:10 - TP7778 (Portland Bill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

on the lifeguard centre








Destroyed 2016-01-31 12:58 - TP0346 (Bill Of Portland)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos taken of the vicinity



Good condition 2016-01-31 12:53 - TP15014 (Portland Bill Lighthouse Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

well worth a trip to the top of the lighthouse. very interesting tour and the sound of the wind and size of the waves was not unusual today.























































Slightly damaged 2016-01-30 16:58 - TP4304 (Knowle Hill)

FB Number: S6001   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

the trig is stuck in the hedge mmm nice thorns






Good condition 2016-01-30 16:03 - TP4762 (Melbury Bubb)

FB Number: S5867   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked just below the farm and started to walk through and Mrs PKB got stuck in the mud - see photos of lovely walking shoes. So Mr PKB trotted off and bagged the trig. A friendly dog came to say hello and the owner very strangely came over panicking saying that her dog was always running off with strangers and threw Mrs PKB a dirty look. DOH close the gate then!!!!










Inaccessible 2016-01-30 15:32 - TP20869 (Leigh Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

nice little church and a cutmark





Good condition 2016-01-30 14:46 - TP1079 (Batcombe Hill)

FB Number: S5909   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a good find by the hedge




Good condition 2016-01-30 14:14 - TP2583 (Crete Hill)

FB Number: S5944   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked half way up in the gateway of a farm shed. quite a bumpy ride. walked up to the trig with the pooches and saw daffodils blooming already.







Destroyed 2016-01-30 13:30 - TP2098 (Cerne Abbas Reservoir)

FB Number: S5942   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

unfortunately no sign of the pillar




Good condition 2016-01-30 13:06 - TP2123 (Charlton Higher Down)

FB Number: S5941   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice breezy walk up to the pillar. parked on roadside opposite the entrance to the footpath








Destroyed 2016-01-30 11:43 - TP20913 (Building 49)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

new housing estate


Good condition 2016-01-29 13:07 - TP10319 (Salisbury Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Impressive building and flush bracket benchmark









Good condition 2016-01-29 12:23 - TP13119 (St Pauls Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A cut mark also on the tower In 1850 the vestry of St Clement's Church, which had served the area, moved, it is believed, by Dr. W. C. Finch, met to consider for the first time the erection of a new church to house the expanding population. In pursuance of the decision taken then or soon after, the foundations of St. Paul's church in Devizes Road were laid in 1851, and in 1853 that building was consecrated. St. Clement's was demolished in 1852, but the churchyard has remained an open space. St. Paul's, built in early 'Decorated' style to the design of T. H. Wyatt of London, consisted originally of chancel, nave of six bays, south aisle, west gallery, south vestry, small organ chamber, south porch and tower. The tower buttresses, some of the interior arches and piers, the font and various monuments were all salvaged from the demolished church of St. Clement's, and the new tower was built to the dimensions of the old to accommodate the bell-frame timbers and the six bells from the old church. Sidney Herbert and Bishop Denison contributed to the expenses of the new building. In 1876 a north aisle and west porch were added. In 1880 the chancel walls were coloured, and in 1883 painted texts were placed over all the arches. In 1885 the chancel was retiled and carved fronts added to the choir stalls. In 1892 a new organ chamber for a new organ was constructed north of the chancel. In 1895 a screen was erected so as to convert the former organ chamber into a choir vestry. At the same time the choir stalls were rearranged, so that the choir could thereafter sit on either side of the chancel. There was a restoration with various alterations in 1898 and a restoration of the chancel in 1910. In 1917 a new choir vestry was constructed at the north-west corner of the church. The parish registers from 1654 (christenings and marriages) and 1653 (burials), other than those in current use, are held in the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office




Damaged 2015-12-17 10:26 - TP0529 (Aberystwyth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Found on way home from a week away.




Destroyed 2015-09-27 16:18 - TP20497 (Quarry Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

presumed destroyed. no access allowed. photos taken of the quarry and machinery.





Destroyed 2015-09-27 15:40 - TP20505 (Cold Knap Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

took gps reading and if it is there it is under all the shrubbery. lovely views from here and boating pond and park.



Unreachable but visible 2015-09-27 14:50 - TP9874 (Flat Holm Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

long zoom camera taken while visiting TP9167 - West Breakwater Lighthouse - shall have to take the boat trip to get a 'proper' bag.


Good condition 2015-09-27 14:33 - TP9167 (West Breakwater Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely day for a walk but the fencing and gate means that photos can only be taken from a distance. walking along coastal path more photos taken and can see Flat Holme with it's lighthouse and Steep Holme.

















Destroyed 2015-09-27 14:27 - TP15123 (Nells Point Coastguard Station)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

gps took us to the housing estate. found the new Nells Point Coastguard Station while walking a circular route from West Breakwater Lighthouse. personally, I agree with Dusty that the grid reference is incorrect as looking at his Butlins photo, the coastguard station still appears to be in the same place but obviously newer. This is backed up from the following website: http://www.nci.org.uk/nellspoint Nells Point Coastwatch station was the first NCI Station established on the Welsh coast. It is built on the site of a derelict Coastguard station. With funding from the National Assembly, the Vale of Glamorgan Council rebuilt the Station to a very high standard. The official hand over and opening ceremony took place on the 16th of Febuary 2007,The first watch took place on Saturday 17th February 2007. NCI Nells Point is situated on Barry Island on the costal path between Whitmore Bay and Jacksons Bay. The station overlooks the busy Bristol Channel and from the watch tower we have views of the Somerset coast line from Weston Super Mare in the east, taking in the island of Flat Holme and Steep holme,To Forland point on the Devon coast in the west All commercial traffic bound for Barry, Cardiff, Newport, and all ports in and around Bristol pass by Nells Point. Pilots for commercial traffic using the Upper Bristol Channel are based at Barry harbour.









Couldn't find it 2015-09-20 12:24 - TP19120 (Pen-Y-Banc)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

photos taken of the area




Couldn't find it 2015-09-20 12:00 - TP19118 (Garn Swllt)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

fantastic views. took gps reading of area






Couldn't find it 2015-09-20 11:23 - TP19117 (Cynordy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

took gps reading of area




Destroyed 2015-09-20 10:47 - TP19119 (Pen Gorsta Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

destroyed but beautiful countryside





Moved 2015-09-19 14:24 - TP5348 (Pen Bryn-Bwa)

FB Number: S5849   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

this is a thick brick and a bit of a jethro tull playing on this trig











Good condition 2015-09-19 14:03 - TP11326 (Blaenporth Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited whilst bagging the flush bracket


Good condition 2015-09-12 18:46 - TP21399 (Thatcham Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

No Name board at entrance we entered. Also a cutmark on the church. A church has existed on this site at Thatcham for more than ten centuries. The original Saxon Minster is thought to have been made of wood. The Normans built the first stone church around 1140. A chancel was built about 1220. It originally had three tall lancet windows in the east end. In 1344 Earl of Salisbury, Sir William de Montacute of Crookham Manor, was killed in a jousting tournament at Windsor. His widow Katherine added a low tower to the church in his memory. The work was halted as nearly half the people in the parish died from the Black Death. In 1480 a north aisle was constructed. A short south aisle was also added at an unknown date. Brick porches were built on the north and south sides. In 1480 a north aisle was constructed. A short south aisle was also added at an unknown date. Brick porches were built on the north and south sides. part from the removal of the pinnacles in the 1970 tower renovations, the exterior of the church remains unchanged. Gas lighting was installed in September 1867; sixty years later it was replaced by electricity. A new hot water radiator system provided heating in 1919; radiant gas heaters replaced it in 1982. The organ was completely rebuilt in 1956, with further extensive work in 1982 and 1994. The tower bells were augmented to eight in 1927 and to ten in 1969. The Meeting Room was constructed at the back of the church in 1979. Changes in the style of worship in the 1970s led to the use of a temporary nave altar, and this was established on a permanent basis with the construction of a dais and new altar rails in 1989. New exterior doors were added to the porch at the same time. Floodlights were installed in 2000 and the heating system replaced in November 2001. Further improvements to access for the disabled and reordering the Chapel are planned.





Toppled 2015-09-12 18:10 - TP7431 (Greenham Common)

FB Number: S5544   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

interesting as it is still there beside the upright one






Good condition 2015-09-12 17:50 - TP3492 (Greenham)

FB Number: S6936   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar is across the road from the car park and upright. http://www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk/major-funding/greenham-control-tower Greenham Common Control Tower is one of seven identical control towers built in the early 1950s, during the Korean War. The other six were located at fighter bases at Biggin Hill and North Weald, Brize Norton, Fairford and Upper Heyford, and at the Mildenhall tanker air base. Since 1993, when the Greenham Common airbase was decommissioned, the control tower has been disused and as a result is still largely in its original state, which has resulted in Grade II listed status. The building is in the middle of the now restored Greenham Common. After a long bidding process in 2013 West Berkshire Council agreed to sell the building to Greenham Parish Council for £100,000 under the Government's Community Right to Bid scheme. Greenham Control Tower and Greenham Common, 2005£421,555 of funding for the project has come from the Community Assets and Services Fund managed by the Social Investment Business Group (SIB), in partnership with Locality on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government. Greenham Common Trust has also committed £250,000 towards the project. During 2014 substantial works were started to prepare the building for use as a Visitor's Centre, where the public can see both the historic past and learn about the present natural landscape of the Common. The ground floor will comprise a café and public toilets. The first floor will include an interpretation area, with displays not only about the history of the Common but also about its wildlife and how to enjoy the Common without damaging valuable habitats. The top floor, where once men sat directing planes landing and taking off during the Cold War, will be a viewing platform from which the panorama of the Common can be fully appreciated. The building will include facilities for the disabled and it is also hoped that some areas will be available for hire. It is hoped that the Centre will be open by autumn 2015.








Good condition 2015-09-12 15:21 - TP7504 (Hinksey Halt Footbridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice walk up to the bridge. Bob is pointing out the rivet - lovely views of the reservoir and the railway sidings.









Good condition 2015-09-12 13:44 - TP19782 (Halse Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely walk to the tower. the tower has some interesting features dotted around. could not find any information on the tower though












Good condition 2015-09-12 13:29 - TP11566 (Brackley School Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Winchester House School




Destroyed 2015-09-12 11:51 - TP12594 (Northampton Tech High School)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

http://www.trinityhigh.co.uk/index2.htm rinity High School was a mixed school for pupils that passed the 11-plus exam, but who had a preference for more technical or commercial education. This website traces the history of the school and includes a wealth of memories, lots of pictures of life at Trinity High newspaper cuttings and other material from the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s. Originally The Technical High School, it became Trinity High School, and finally Trinity Grammar School during this period, so anyone who attended the school in Trinity Avenue, Northampton, under any of these names should enjoy using this site, since most of the material relates to the period up to 1974.


Good condition 2015-09-12 11:37 - TP12592 (Far Cotton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Spire in good condition






Good condition 2015-09-11 16:19 - TP11590 (Thrapston Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire in good condition but the weather vane has lost his bum!! a listed buildong since 1967 http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-424202-church-of-st-james-thrapston-northampton#.Vj9NY_msWSo




Good condition 2015-09-11 10:43 - TP13742 (Walpole St Peters Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.walpolestpeterchurch.org/building and cutmark







Good condition 2015-09-11 10:33 - TP6713 (Walpole St Peters)

FB Number: S2109   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

New owner very happily gave permission to take photos





Inaccessible 2015-09-10 18:40 - TP13771 (Middleton Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 6/10

a busy road be careful. there is also a pa bolt on the church







Good condition 2015-09-10 17:24 - TP3998 (Honingham)

FB Number: S5275   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

busy road so be careful - in hedge easy access. parked as said before in the entrance to the field (one on either side)




Good condition 2015-09-10 16:29 - TP9653 (Salhouse Church Tower (All Saints) Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

no access but there is also a cutmark on the church






Inaccessible 2015-09-10 13:36 - TP22263 (Thurne Church Tower (St Edmunds))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

visited church on a stop off for foods while boating along the broads. took a distant photo but was nice to actually walk up and visit and bag the cutmark also. the hole in the wall was for lepers to listen to the church service. nice thatched roof on church









Good condition 2015-09-10 10:01 - TP9652 (Coltishall Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

after staying at the local hotel we bagged the trig and cutmark on the way for a boating trip along the broads






Good condition 2015-09-09 16:07 - TP9237 (Norwich Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Union Jack flying for the Queen being the longest reigning monarch.hurrah to Her Majesty.




Good condition 2015-09-09 15:28 - TP9236 (Norwich Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

beautiful building





Good condition 2015-09-08 18:03 - TP4687 (Massingham)

FB Number: S2141   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

another easy find




Good condition 2015-09-08 17:35 - TP3637 (Harpley)

FB Number: S2162   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy find




Good condition 2015-09-08 17:12 - TP11743 (West Newton Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig point and cutmark next to old faded sundial






Good condition 2015-09-08 17:11 - TP11324 (Sandringham Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

beautiful building now a national trust holiday home. knocked the door to see if there was a chance of going up on the roof but no answer. I found some images on the web and there is a pic of perhaps the bolt?




is this the bolt?





Destroyed 2015-09-08 16:55 - TP22074 (Wolferton Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/wolferton/wolferton.htm his is a large late 13th century church. Apart from the carstone walls and west tower, it was destroyed by a fire in 1486, after which it seems to have been given the roofs admired by 18th century antiquaries. By the 1880s it was in a sorry state, but thanks to the building of Sandringham House (NHER 3272), the subsequent revitalising of the local economy and the patronage of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), was given a thorough Victorian restoration by Arthur Blomfield, who also restored the other churches on the estate. He replaced the roofs in both the nave and chancel, and most of the coolly austere interior is his. However, there are three fine medieval survivals, a beautiful 14th century parclose screen to the south aisle, which must have come from somewhere else, a 15th century parclose screen to the north, and the dado of the rood screen, which has twelve faint figures on the panels.





Good condition 2015-09-08 16:35 - TP7017 (Wolferton)

FB Number: S7543   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The gate does state private stud farm and we sent everyone there into a frenzy. DO NOT GO THROUGH THE STUD FARM.we followed last couple of logs and we were put on camera and demanded to leave immediately as it was private property. went further down the road and cut through the woods to get to the trig.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-08 15:51 - TP2039 (Castle Rising)

FB Number: S7542   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

nice easy find




Destroyed 2015-09-08 15:45 - TP22082 (Fakenham Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now a farm shop

©pkbathrooms


Destroyed 2015-09-08 15:39 - TP11739 (River Lane Pavilion)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Dutton Pavillion



Destroyed 2015-09-08 15:32 - TP22084 (Kings Lynn Fire Station Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

new retirement and sheltered housing since circa 1990.




Good condition 2015-09-08 15:25 - TP9421 (Grammar School Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The origins of the academy date back to the sixteenth century. In 1510, the will of Thomas Thoresby, a former Mayor of Lynn, made provision for the payment of a priest who would teach six children ‘in grammar and song’. In 1543 Thomas Thoresby’s son, another Thomas, agreed to grant the four pieces of pasture in Gaywood, referred to in his father’s will, to the Corporation on condition that it appointed a suitably qualified priest as school master to teach six children who would pray daily for his father’s soul. In the early days the schoolroom was in the Charnel Chapel attached to St. Margaret’s Church. This was pulled down in 1779 and a room above the butcher’s shambles on Saturday Market Place was used by the school until about 1820 when the teaching was transferred to a school room on the site of the Schoolmaster’s house in St. James Street, opposite the Greyfriars Tower. Two stones, giving dates of the rebuilding of the house in 1658/59 and 1825, which were above the doorway, were built into the wall on either side of the main door of the present building in 1939. The academy's name was changed to King Edward Vll Grammar School in 1903, when it was amalgamated with the King’s Lynn Technical School. In 1902 William Lancaster, a former pupil of the Lynn Grammar School, offered to pay for a new building as long as the Corporation found a suitable site. The new school, the cost of which was estimated at the time to be between £50,000 and £60,000 - £2.5 to £3 million in today’s money - was designed by Basil Champneys and opened by the King on 5th November 1906. King Edward, Queen Alexandra and other members of the Royal Family travelled by carriage and motor car from Sandringham. Cheering crowds lined the route. After making a speech in the main hall, the King knighted William Lancaster in recognition of his generosity. The statue of the King, by Robert Colton, was officially unveiled by Queen Alexandra. The school’s link with Edward Vll goes back to the 1860s when he was Prince of Wales. Since 1864 a gold medal has been awarded to the best scholar, today the student with the best ‘A’ level results. On one side of the medal is the monarch’s head and on the other side the Lynn crest, with the words: SCHOL: LENN: REG: LITT: AC SCIENT: PRAEM: MDCCCLXIV (The King’s Lynn School Prize for Arts and Science, 1864). A board in the hall lists all the Gold Medal winners. In most cases the student has received the medal at a private ceremony at Sandringham House, but occasionally it has been presented in school, for example in 1956 when The Queen opened the Biology Block. There have been a number of royal visitors: the Duke of Gloucester came in 1931 and marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of the school by unveiling a memorial bronze tablet in the hall, in honour of Sir William Lancaster; Queen Elizabeth came in 1956 to mark the fiftieth anniversary; and the Duke of York officially opened the rebuilt Sports Hall in 1991, following its destruction by fire in April 1990. The highlight of the centenary celebrations was a visit by Her Majesty The Queen on 24 January 2007. She met students, staff, governors and invited guests in the hall and unveiled a plaque to commemorate this second occasion on which she had honoured the school. The school became an academy on 1st September 2014, sponsored by the CWA Academy Trust, and changed its name to King Edward VII Academy.






Good condition 2015-09-08 14:53 - TP11738 (Kings Lynn St Nicholas Chapel Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

For over 600 years the wonderful carved roof angels, the dazzling stained glass and the history contained within St Nicholas' Chapel have inspired locals and visitors alike. To protect this rich history for the future and enable this incredible building to remain as one of the jewels in King's Lynn's crown, a major fund raising campaign has been conducted to fund both vital restoration work and an element of modernisation, this costing over £2.7 million to complete. The Chapel is still a consecrated Church in which occasional services and some local funerals are still held. It is also in regular use for concerts, exhibitions and workshops. The modernisation work will provide better space and facilities for these events which you can view in the Venue section. The Friends of St Nicholas promote the Chapel, and work with the Churches Conservation trust to make it a vibrant part of the local community. Under 'Friends' you can find out more about our activities. Work at the Chapel has been completed and we had an opening event on September 12th. This was closely followed by an Exhibition by West Norfolk Artists and the a concert by the Fairey Band on October 17th prior to which a quarter peal was rung on the newly restored bells. http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/lynnnicholas/lynnnicholas.htm















Good condition 2015-09-08 13:49 - TP7277 (Kings Lynn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Leica on Vancouver House NHS



Good condition 2015-09-08 12:21 - TP11737 (Kings Lynn St Margarets Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

King's Lynn Minster, the Priory and Parish Church of St. Margaret can be found in the historic surroundings of the Saturday Market Place in the heart of King’s Lynn. Founded by the first Bishop of Norwich, Herbert de Losinga, in 1101, the Church has offered a welcome to pilgrims and visitors for over 900 years. St Margaret's Church was made King's Lynn Minster by the Bishop of Norwich in December 2011 in recognition that it provides a ministry far wider than that of a normal Parish Church. It is the civic church for West Norfolk and frequently holds services and events for the western part of the Diocese of Norwich. The historic and architectural significance of the building were also factors in the decision to make this a Minster. The title belongs to the building, so the parish served by the Minster is still called the Parish of St Margaret with St Nicholas and St Edmund, King's Lynn. Interesting flood marks at the entrance of the church.











Good condition 2015-09-07 13:52 - TP11919 (Newark Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St. Mary Magdalene Church with an impressive pa bolt for the benchmarkers. The present church is the third on this site. The Saxon church that stood on the site was in the manor of the Earl of Mercia and his wife Lady Godiva, but nothing of that structure now remains. Newark had been granted by the Earl to the monks of Stow. It is notable for the tower and the octagonal spire (236 ft. high), the highest in Nottinghamshire. The central piers remain from the previous church, dating from the 11th or 12th century. The upper parts of the tower and spire were completed about 1350; the nave dates from between 1384 and 1393, and the chancel from 1489. The sanctuary is bounded on the south and north by two chantry chapels, the former of which has on one of its panels a remarkable painting from the Dance of Death. There are a few old monuments, and an exceedingly fine brass of the 14th century. There is a hole in the spire which was supposedly made by a musket ball during the Civil War, although there is doubt locally as to the truth of the story. This hole is visible from some parts of the town centre. On the north wall hangs the oil painting The Raising of Lazarus by William Hilton RA. It was previously used as an altarpiece for the High Altar. It was heavily restored in the mid nineteenth century by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The reredos was added by Sir Ninian Comper. The reredos, given in 1937 in memory of William Bradley and his wife Elizabeth, was designed by Sir Ninian Comper. The church is supported by the Magnus Bequest, a charitable foundation created in the early 1530s by Thomas Magnus, who gave farms and lands in south Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire for a fourfold purpose: The establishment and endowment of a free grammar school; The provision and endowment of a song school to ensure the maintenance of a high standard of worship in the parish; the provision of a sufficient sum to guarantee the efficient administration of the bequest and proper upkeep of the farms and lands from which the income was to be derived; the provision of occasional sums to be used for the general well-being of the church or the town (if there be any surplus after the first three objects had been fully accomplished). At the beginning of the 19th century a new organ, by George Pike England, with three manuals, was provided by the trustees of the Magnus, Brown’s and Phyllypott’s charities at a cost of £1,300. It was opened on 11 November 1804 by Thomas Spofforth. It was placed on the west gallery from where the choir sang services. In 1814 the organ was re-located on the chancel screen and the choir returned to the chancel. In the 1850s the organ was rebuilt by Forster and Andrews of Hull, provided with a new case and again re-located, this time to its present position in the south choir aisle. In 1866 the organ was rebuilt and enlarged by Henry Willis. Willis virtually doubled the size of the instrument and its case, creating a large Romantic four-manual organ. The organ was again rebuilt by William Hill & Sons in 1910 at the expense of Mrs Becher Tidd Pratt and family, and subsequently by Hill, Norman and Beard in 1924, 1938, 1964 and 1978 when it was rebuilt and more voices added. It is now electrically operated by the Ellen Dynamic Transmission system which allows much greater mobility of the organ console, providing more direct contact with the congregation and the choir; it is the first four-manual instrument in the country to be so equipped, enabling a live performance to be electronically recorded and replayed automatically. The Choral Foundation was set up by Thomas Magnus in 1532 and was said to be the only existing pre-reformation choir outside cathedrals and Oxbridge colleges. Girl choristers were admitted into the main choir from 2008. As of February 2012, when choral services stopped following the dismissal of the Master of the Song School, the choir comprised two head choristers (one boy and one girl), four senior choristers, eight full choristers and a number of probationers, together with adult songmen who sang alto, tenor and bass parts.





Destroyed 2015-09-07 11:15 - TP14626 (Newark Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Newark is a lovely town and my family from my mother's side live here. meeting up with a cousin for lunch today after many years.



Destroyed 2015-09-06 18:42 - TP13764 (Campbells Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

tesco and dobbies garden store now insitu. how poignant the demolition of the tower Sunday 15/01/2012: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-16490462 A woman whose father was scalded to death at a factory is being given the chance to blow it up. Sarah Griffiths will trigger the demolition of the Campbell's factory tower, King's Lynn, Norfolk on Sunday. Hundreds of people from the area are expected to turn out to watch the demolition. But for Ms Griffiths the event is a "chance for closure" after her father Mick Locke was killed at the site in 1995. The tower and the former factory is making way for a new retail and leisure complex at Hardwick. Ms Griffiths, 41, was selected to detonate the tower in a competition run by local paper the Lynn News after she explained about Mr Locke's death, who was killed when he was hit by steam. She said: "I feel honoured that I have been chosen against so many other people - I hope they understand my need to do this. "The tower is a constant reminder that I have been robbed of my dad. "I'm a bit choked up about it because it's a big thing for me to do and I feel very pleased to be given the chance of closure." The tower will be brought down at 08:00 GMT on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the new Campbell's Meadow complex said. The demolition of the tower was supposed to take place in November but was delayed on safety grounds. It forms the final part of clearance at the Hardwick site, which is set to become a new £40m shopping and leisure complex. Campbell's former owners Premier Foods closed the King's Lynn factory in 2007 and moved production to other sites. Watch explosion It was the American firm's first UK base when it opened in the 1950s, employing thousands of workers. For safety, Campbell's Meadow will be shut on Sunday from 07:30 until 08.30 GMT. A spokeswoman for the complex said the Hardwick Road and A47 around the site would stay open and the nearby trainline would be unaffected. Members of the public wishing to watch the demolition will be directed to the B&Q car park opposite the site. They should reach the viewing area before 07:30 GMT. on the other side of the coin: http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/community/environment/lynn-tower-loss-is-a-blasted-waste-1-3449419 Thursday 26 January 2012 A former UK chairman and chief executive officer of Campbell’s Soups regards the destruction of the company’s iconic water tower at Lynn as a piece of town planning vandalism. Raymond Monbiot, who still lives close to Lynn, ran the company for most of the 1980s though he was quick to emphasis his view was no criticism of Sarah Griffiths who was chosen to set off the charges that brought down the tower. “They have removed an icon. The company did a lot for the town. They brought wealth and employment to King’s Lynn.” He remembers when the tower was a flagship on the edge of The Fens. “When it was built in 1958 it was surrounded by green fields. Now it is surrounded by large stores and supermarkets.” Campbell’s, a company with factories across the world, decided to site their first factory in Europe in the UK, some 3,000 miles from their head office in the United States. They chose King’s Lynn for their head-on battle for the British market against giants in the business like Heinz, Cross and Blackwell and Batchelor’s. He said: “They came to King’s Lynn because of the clean air, clean water and the quality of the local produce.” Monbiot was made UK chairman of Campbell’s in 1982 and later, in the mid-eighties, his responsibilities were increased when they opened a second factory in Salford in Lancashire. Such was the success of the two factories that the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, visited Salford to emphasise the importance to her government of the success of the American company’s entry into the British market. During his time at the helm of the company there were 500 or so employers at Lynn. Another important reason for choosing the town was that staff were ‘food friendly’. “They came from an agricultural background and were well used to handling fresh produce.” Many of the vegetables arrived at the factory with Fenland soil still clinging to them. “In the factory there was always a wonderful smell of fresh food. We were a real quality food company,” he recalls. But he also remembers the tight hold the parent company kept on its factories around the world. He was inundated with books which detailed how to run the business. “Even the pile of thick index books reached the ceiling. I never read them!” Monbiot believes he was Campbell’s first British chairman and he used his long experience in the food industry to make sure their venture into the UK was success. This was largely founded on their condensed soups which a survey discovered were used by eight out of 10 customers as sauces in their cooking, rather than purely as soups. Emphasising this use was an innovation that helped increase the company’s share of the UK market from six per cent to 17 per cent and had the twin benefit of winning Lynn the company’s Ogilvy Award for success in 1984-85, the first time it had been presented to a factory outside the United States. This success also meant that Monbiot had more autonomy that most chairman around the world. “I was tactful but I was determined to run the business my way.” But the destruction of the water tower marks the sad end to a company Monbiot believes did so much for Lynn. Its height and size ensured that there was a constant and secure supply of clean water at the right pressure which was used copiously in all stages of the food process including being steam-heated to sterilize everything. The destruction of the tower removes the last significant landmark of a local company that is a worldwide household name. “Attempts were made to make the tower a listed building but they failed – I think by the Civic Society. I’m very sorry to see it go” Now he has are only photographic memories of a company that was once the beating heart of the Lynn food industry.



the night before demolishion


Destroyed 2015-09-06 18:27 - TP22073 (Fodderstone Gap Windmill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Shouldham Thorpe Fodderstone towermill was a five storey, 50 foot mill with yellow-pink facing bricks on the outside and red brick on the inside. The mill, built to replace an earlier postmill at Mill Farm in 1830, stood on the south side of the road to the east of Fodderstone Gap, which in turn stood to the north of Shouldham Thorpe. Fodderstone or Foston Gap was originally a separate parish belonging to the Bishop of Ely. The mill ran three pairs of overdriven stones and a smut machine.A datestone was set above the meal floor door on the west side G.A 1830. June 1982: Mill and property advertised for sale by Dean & Partners of Swaffham for £55,000

Shouldham-Thorpe-tower-c1932
Shouldham-Thorpe-tower-24Aug1980



Good condition 2015-09-06 17:33 - TP0374 (Crimplesham)

FB Number: S2152   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked up to feed dogs. mr pkb went to bag the trig




Good condition 2015-09-06 17:11 - TP22969 (Methwold Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig and cutmark - lovely house opposite









Good condition 2015-09-06 17:01 - TP2764 (Denton Lodge)

FB Number: S2163   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice easy find





Good condition 2015-09-06 16:25 - TP6110 (Square Covert)

FB Number: S6132   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

now then this was a bit tricky. we started driving up the track and met a farmer who denied any knowledge of the trig. said the track wouldn't take us anywhere so we said can we go up and turn around. we did but took a wrong turn along the conifers and found the trig. the farmer had driven back and sat at the end of the track then he moved on and so did we...........




Good condition 2015-09-06 16:01 - TP0550 (East Harling)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice to find in it's pen



Good condition 2015-09-06 15:29 - TP23172 (Roydon Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

unusual round tower and a flush bracket on church. Roydon Church is unusual in its dedication to St Remigius. He was the Bishop of Rheims in France and in 496 he baptised King Clovis which led to the conversion of the Frankish people. It is also one of the Round Tower Churches.







Good condition 2015-09-06 15:17 - TP3146 (Fersfield)

FB Number: S6154   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

an easy bag




Good condition 2015-09-06 15:01 - TP1617 (Bressingham)

FB Number: S1952   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy trig to find




Good condition 2015-09-06 11:28 - TP23156 (Garboldisham Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely stenciling on the walls - had to come back on way home to get the cutmark at 15.50hrs as did not find it first time round (christening taking place so felt a bit inconspicuous).









Good condition 2015-09-06 11:09 - TP3298 (Gallows Hill)

FB Number: S2136   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Laughing out loud as Mrs pkb had been napping due to a migraine and she wakes up looks to the left and says there's a pillar there. You are joking. No. Go back round the roundabout and it's there. Hubby soo amazed. Good bag.





Damaged 2015-09-05 19:11 - TP12996 (Gedney Dyke Windmill Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

A scary sign so took photos and ran......In its prime this was one of the most elegant mills in Lincolnshire. It is dated C.I.R. 1836 and was built for a Mr. Rubbins. It worked until 1942 and lost its six patent sails in 1947. The cap followed soon after and it now stands disused but still in reasonable condition. It is very tall, being 68 feet high to the curb, with eight floors. There was a stage at second floor level, and the four pairs of stones remain on the third floor, two French and two grey. http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm71197 a rivot on the steps of the mill? after visiting the trig point discovered there was a rivet here. as we did not hang around due to the imposing sign this was not investigated. this apparently has been an agricultural scrap yard for many years - a dream for vintage finders





Good condition 2015-09-05 18:40 - TP12995 (Gedney Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Mary Magdelene Church and cutmark










Good condition 2015-09-05 18:30 - TP12994 (Fleet Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Fleet. Could not see cutmark but there is one recorded on os database. Stone crumbly and plants and nettles





Good condition 2015-09-05 18:15 - TP12993 (Holbeach Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All Saints Church and pa bolt on church








Possibly missing 2015-09-05 18:09 - TP13001 (Pennyhill Mill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

This red brick tower mill was built in 1826-7 on the site of a smock mill. It originally had four patent sails driving three pairs of stones. By the late 19th century it had been raised to six storeys with six patent sails driving four pairs of stones. It was in use for cereal milling until 1944. The top and sails were dismantled by German prisoners of war in 1945. By 1954 all the machinery had been removed. There are numerous buildings associated with the mill including these pictured here. Pieces of sails can be seen incorporated into some of the adjoining out- buildings








Good condition 2015-09-05 17:53 - TP12992 (Whaplode St Marys Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely setting for church and a cutmark


Good condition 2015-09-05 17:44 - TP12991 (Moulton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All Saints Church and cutmark







Good condition 2015-09-05 17:21 - TP14338 (Spalding Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The parish of St Mary and St Nicolas. cutmark at the rear of the church







Good condition 2015-09-05 17:13 - TP14337 (Chatterton Water Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Alderman George William Chatterton after whom the tower is named. He was chairman of the water board for many years as well as being on the Holland County Council. He lived at Fulney House for many years. Chatterton Water Tower, owned by Anglian Water, which stands by the bus station in Spalding town centre, Lincolnshire. The tower, which was officially opened on 27th April 1955, provides drinking water to the town and local district.




Good condition 2015-09-05 17:01 - TP13002 (Fulney Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

church is part of a restoration programme. also cutmark on church.









Destroyed 2015-09-05 16:55 - TP14339 (Beet Sugar Factory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of vicinity



Good condition 2015-09-05 16:46 - TP22013 (Pinchbeck Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Again another leaning tower which looks like it was purpose-built like this. cutmark under sign entrance at the south door.









Good condition 2015-09-05 16:27 - TP13416 (Surfleet Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Lawrence Church with cutmark










Good condition 2015-09-05 16:08 - TP13417 (Fosdyke Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a lovely church spire and a beautiful cutmark






Slightly damaged 2015-09-05 14:51 - TP7079 (Wragg Marsh)

FB Number: S8577   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

parked at the gate by the bend to the farm. lovely walk along the bank.









Destroyed 2015-09-05 14:16 - TP22017 (Fosdyke Bank Pillbox)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos and gps taken of area - presuming it has been destroyed as no sign of a pill box



Slightly damaged 2015-09-05 13:40 - TP8787 (Sots Hole)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Excellent measurements from cjo




Inaccessible 2015-09-05 13:19 - TP13000 (Fleet Haven)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Raf Holbeach inaccessible. Photos taken of the base but no way of visiting this way.






Good condition 2015-09-05 12:08 - TP0790 (Admiralty Point)

FB Number: S7600   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked in the carpark. bit blustery this morning so put our jackets on. walked around edge of field and through the gate. flush bracket slightly buried. nice walk.







Good condition 2015-09-05 11:25 - TP13743 (Terrington St Clements Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a lovely pa bolt. http://www.terringtonhistory.co.uk/Location-4.htm There was probably a Saxon church on this site as Saxon Lords took time erecting churches on their lands and remains were found during the 19th century restoration. A late Saxon stone fragment with an interlaced design is built into the east wall of the chancel and we know that Terrington was in existence at this time as it is recorded that in “970 Godric gave his lands in Turringtonea to the Abbey at Ramsay” Three concentrations of late Saxon pottery shards were found north of the church during field walking. Dr Seccombe a local doctor, wrote in 1892 of the evidence of a Norman church when underpinning of the west wall and rebuilding of the south west turret of the present church was carried out in 1887. Remains of the bases of the Norman columns of the west door are visible today. The Norman church gave way to an early English building, remains of which can be found in the chancel, the doorway opening into the vestry and the window east of it on the north wall. The double-drain piscine dates from 1272-1307 and the three seat sedilia used by the celebrant, deacon and sub- deacon are of this build and, at the base of the nave pillar near the south side of the crossing can be seen the base of the earlier building. The present building known sometimes as “the Cathedral of Marshland” is reputed to be one of the finest Perpendicular churches in England. It has a fine clerestory and grand west end with a five-light window, built on the Norman and Early English foundations in the 14th and early 15th centuries of Barnack stone transported by water from Northamptonshire. Stone from the previous building was also re-used. Why has Terrington got such a magnificent church? In the boom years of the first half of the 14th century, before the Black Death of 1349 and into the early years of the Hundred Years War, raw wool exports to the continent increased and this area provided excellent grazing on marshland and summer lands in the Fens. The village was rated second to Walpole in the Norwich Taxation of 1254, but it rendered the highest return for the Marshland villages in the levy of 1291 and in the Lay Subsidy of 1334. At the time of building the church was in the diocese of Norwich and in 1342 Edmund de Gonville, founder of Gonville college, Cambridge was appointed Rector. He was also Commissioner of Marshland and seems to have had a close connection with Bishop William Bateman of Norwich. The church has a massive bell tower containing eight bells which stands a few feet way from the northwest corner of the church. It is believed that there were plans to build a central lantern at the crossing similar to the one at Ely Cathedral but it is considered that it may have been too much to support at that position and was never proceeded with. The transepts were to have been longer as can be seen from the unfinished work on the outside. The Black Death was certainly the reason for the much reduced size of the building. Statues of St.Clement and St. Christopher were found during restoration carried out in 1887 hidden behind the redundant buttresses on the west wall. There are two family vaults within the church one under the Altar, the other at the rear of the organ. The one beneath the Altar contains the bodies of members of the Bentinck family. Amongst them are Admiral William Bentinck, John Albert Bentinck and William Pierrepont Bentinck. All were very much involved in the re-routing of the river Great Ouse and reclamation of many acres of land from the sea. The other vault contains the remains of Sir Andrew Snape Hamond and his wife. Sir Andrew Snape Hamond Bart. FRS was a man of some standing, not only locally but also nationally. He was a brother of Trinity House, his father was a respected shipping owner and merchant in London and his uncle Dr Andrew Snape was provost of King’s College, Cambridge. During the American war he was officer commanding the Roebuck which featured quite prominently at that time. He was knighted in 1778 and not long after he was appointed Governor of Nova Scotia and Commissioner for the Navy at Halifax. He was Commander of the river Medway, becoming Comptroller of the Navy in 1794. He was also M.P. for Ipswich on two occasions. He re-built Terrington Court (formerly Hamond Lodge) in 1810 and laid out a hansom park around the building. The font is of 14th century style and the cover which opens out to show scenes believed to be Flemish work depicting the Baptism and Temptation of Jesus. In the transepts are two painted boards dated 1635 of the creed and the Lords Prayer There are many shields on the battlements depicting the arms of local families and one of the Bishop at the time the building was being built. The church registers date back to 1598 and are kept at the Wisbech & Fenland museum.












Good condition 2015-09-05 10:58 - TP9885 (East Nene Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

could not visit the lighthouse but took the footpath to the left and got beside the building to take photos.












Destroyed 2015-09-04 18:02 - TP22176 (Little Snoring Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

long gone



Good condition 2015-09-04 17:53 - TP4450 (Little Snoring)

FB Number: S5276   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

access through the farm up the concrete driveway - no one about but would imagine that access would be granted as per previous comments.





Good condition 2015-09-04 16:26 - TP9886 (Cromer Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely views out to sea and hoping for a helicopter land whilst viewing the trig point.....









Good condition 2015-09-03 19:19 - TP11789 (Outwell Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Clements Church and cutmark








Good condition 2015-09-03 19:12 - TP5140 (Nordelph)

FB Number: S7536   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

up on a bank. layby to pull in - very handy





Good condition 2015-09-03 18:34 - TP11798 (Downham Market Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Edmund Church with a cutmark





Good condition 2015-09-03 18:15 - TP22062 (Hilgay Water Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

water tower with masts




Good condition 2015-09-03 18:03 - TP22076 (Southery Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Mary's Church and a cutmark







Good condition 2015-09-03 17:10 - TP4449 (Little Ouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

great walk along the canal to the trig which is the lowest trig flush bracket slightly buried.






Good condition 2015-09-03 16:40 - TP11770 (Prickwillow Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

sad to see that the church is closed and no idea what the future of it will be. there is also a cutmark on the lhs of the church.






Good condition 2015-09-03 16:25 - TP11771 (Ely Cemetery Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice place and there should be a cutmark on the chapel although we did not find it




Good condition 2015-09-03 15:19 - TP8004 (Ely Cathedral Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

magnificent building and a pa bolt to the lhs of the building












Good condition 2015-09-03 15:16 - TP11775 (Ely Parish Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Mary's Church with cutmark on it also





Inaccessible 2015-09-03 14:48 - TP11773 (Ely Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

tower very much insitu. rivet not investigated and lots of masts in place.





Good condition 2015-09-03 14:27 - TP2633 (Crowhall Field)

FB Number: S1983   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in track gateway and then took path that runs adjacent to the road as the other way up the track was very muddy. Pillar on other side of field and there were inquisitive cows in there and also Massive Mushrooms.









Good condition 2015-09-03 12:52 - TP11779 (Chatteris Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely church with flush bracket to the rhs of the door on the tower





Inaccessible 2015-09-03 12:21 - TP22780 (Welches Dam Pumping Station)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Met workman here. Need to contact environmental agency to even get access and correct paper work. Roof may have been renewed. http://www.ousewashes.info/pumpingstations/welches-dam.htm interesting to see that two engines are now in South Wales - a small world






Good condition 2015-09-03 12:09 - TP11778 (Manea Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Nicholas church with cutmark to left of the door http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm71010





Good condition 2015-09-03 11:52 - TP3996 (Honey Hill)

FB Number: S8063   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

sheep






Good condition 2015-09-03 11:28 - TP11780 (Doddington Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

st mary's church doddington also has cutmark http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm70996







Good condition 2015-09-03 11:19 - TP11781 (Wimblington Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice church with a strong cutmark





Good condition 2015-09-03 11:07 - TP11782 (Town End Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice church and a flush bracket on the road side of the tower








Destroyed 2015-09-03 11:03 - TP9983 (March Gasworks Tower Pole)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

long gone - photo taken of area


Good condition 2015-09-03 10:51 - TP11727 (March Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St peter's Church and a cutmark also on church






Good condition 2015-09-02 18:48 - TP11795 (Crowland Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

last one of the day as we are off out for a meal with peregrinus ....



Good condition 2015-09-02 18:28 - TP11794 (Crowland Abbey Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

church under restoration but still open as there was a concert going ahead later. also a cutmark






Inaccessible 2015-09-02 18:21 - TP0369 (Decoy Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

lots of greenery and we had a date with peregrinus to keep so no digging around in there today i am afraid.......


Good condition 2015-09-02 17:59 - TP11725 (Thorney Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

beautiful building now home to the thorney heritage museum - find the cutmark also : http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm70242













Good condition 2015-09-02 17:37 - TP22006 (Eye Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

not sure this is a spire as it looks like a tower but weather vane very much there. there is a pa bolt cutmark to the rhs of the door near railings covered in moss http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm32355










Destroyed 2015-09-02 17:32 - TP22007 (Eye Green Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of site where it once was


Destroyed 2015-09-02 17:21 - TP22015 (Dogsthorpe Chimney East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

no longer there and near to the amenities


Destroyed 2015-09-02 17:19 - TP22016 (Dogsthorpe Chimney West)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

no longer there and near the amenity tip


Good condition 2015-09-02 17:16 - TP11796 (Peterborough Grain Silo)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

silo still there?


Destroyed 2015-09-02 16:17 - TP11774 (Stanground)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

although destroyed, we took a good walk with the pooches along the path behind the greyhound track and to the TP. took gps reading of area.




Destroyed 2015-09-02 15:26 - TP22027 (Newark Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

believe it to be gone due to new road scheme



Good condition 2015-09-02 15:01 - TP11333 (Peterborough All Saints Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

could not find a cutmark as there is a new extension





Destroyed 2015-09-02 14:45 - TP22026 (Westwood Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

took photo of area with gps - now a hospital



Good condition 2015-09-02 14:34 - TP11329 (Longthorpe Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photo taken of national heritage tower


Good condition 2015-09-02 14:14 - TP11705 (Old Fletton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice big pa bolt as well on church






Good condition 2015-09-02 13:56 - TP11706 (Whittlesey Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

striking water tower in the grounds of playing field





Good condition 2015-09-02 12:55 - TP11707 (Whittlesey Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice church with a very faint cutmark









Good condition 2015-09-02 12:38 - TP11708 (Coates Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice welcoming church with a good strong cutmark






Good condition 2015-09-02 11:46 - TP4920 (Moretons Leam)

FB Number: S8128   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice walk along the bank seeing swans and horses along the route

©pkbathrooms

















Inaccessible 2015-09-02 10:42 - TP22779 (Parson Drove Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

no access gained for bolt. also found a cutmark and line which looked like the start of a cutmark














Good condition 2015-09-02 10:32 - TP11792 (Leverington Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire good and found two cutmarks on church











Good condition 2015-09-01 18:18 - TP11724 (Peterborough Cathedral Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

amazing building. visited late in day so no access gained. this is our 1000th trig point logged.

1000th trig ©pkbathrooms















Inaccessible 2015-09-01 18:17 - TP8007 (Peterborough Cathedral)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 8/10

amazing building. visited late in day so no access gained.










Destroyed 2015-09-01 17:58 - TP22540 (St Johns Close Hospital Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

new hospital building on site and new development still ongoing



Destroyed 2015-09-01 17:40 - TP11331 (Baker Perkins Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos taken of vicinity



Good condition 2015-09-01 17:34 - TP7757 (Peterborough)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

after a trip to go outdoors started doing some local trigs. sat in car a snapped pic.....


Good condition 2015-09-01 15:56 - TP7175 (Castor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

take the footpath from TP11325 - Milton Park. not like us who decided to do it from the other side which involved crossing a dual carriageway!!!!!!!!!!!!! mrs pkb soooo not impressed with mr pkb. that's all I am saying....






Good condition 2015-09-01 15:27 - TP11328 (Castor Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire in good condition and cutmark to the right of the memorial seat of William Joseph Popple









Good condition 2015-09-01 15:15 - TP0652 (Castor FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

nicely found with help of metal detector and the trusty screwdriver. put back under the broken paving slab bits (as in photo)





Couldn't find it 2015-09-01 15:02 - TP11325 (Milton Park)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

metal detector and good old long length screwdriver could not locate this so photo taken of the vicinity. take the footpath to TP7175 - Castor from here. not like us who decided to do it from the other side which involved crossing a dual carriageway!!!!!!!!!!!!! mrs pkb soooo not impressed with mr pkb


Inaccessible 2015-09-01 14:32 - TP22018 (Manor Farm Observation Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

so tempting to risk standing on window ledge and see if it can be seen but........ ladders anyone? site of interest up the road is the Langley bush...








Good condition 2015-09-01 14:21 - TP3282 (G Spinney Field)

FB Number: S8689   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice walk to stretch all our legs. threw a shower and then the sun came out again. the photo looks like we were there in the dark but we weren't!





Destroyed 2015-09-01 13:56 - TP22024 (Marholm Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of vicinity - housing estate


Destroyed 2015-09-01 13:38 - TP22025 (Peter Brotherhood Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

no longer here as it is now a Morrisons store



Good condition 2015-09-01 13:24 - TP11336 (Paston Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

not a cockerel this time and a cutmark to boot.







Destroyed 2015-09-01 13:17 - TP22023 (Hamfield Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

lost to housing - photo taken of vicinity


Destroyed 2015-09-01 13:07 - TP22022 (Werrington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now a housing estate - photo taken of vicinity with gps


Good condition 2015-09-01 12:15 - TP14314 (Glinton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire in good condition. cutmark on church looks like it has been cancelled.





Good condition 2015-09-01 12:08 - TP13414 (Deeping St James Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

church spire in good condition but another elusive cutmark http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm70067




Good condition 2015-09-01 11:41 - TP13413 (Market Deeping Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig in good condition - there is also a cutmark which I did not find: http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm70066








Good condition 2015-09-01 11:30 - TP22012 (Langtoft Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

church spire with weather vane and a cutmark on church






Good condition 2015-09-01 11:01 - TP2754 (Deeping Fen)

FB Number: S8573   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice drive along the lane with plenty of views to be had





Good condition 2015-09-01 10:24 - TP13415 (Deeping St Nicholas Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lots of gargoyles on the spire. could not find the cutmark on the church http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm70062





Inaccessible 2015-09-01 10:06 - TP22030 (Cowbit Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

Cowbit pronounced Cubbit. church below street level with a cutmark to prove it. lovely church of which I did not take a photo of the clock on the tower as I tool photos from other angle (doh) door was open and we went in but the door to the tower was locked and could not investigate whether there is a bolt on roof.........thought about giving the key holder a call to see if this is possible...... The settlement at Cowbit can be traced to pre-Roman Britain. It is probable that on the naturally formed bank of land at Cowbit the cow grazed and thus gave the place its nameby compounding two words of Old Norse; "kua" (cow) and "beit" (pasturage). Nothing is known until 1360 when a Chapel and cemetary were provided by the prior of Spalding within whose oversight the area fell. The present brick nave (to within 10' of the tower) is a part of the original building. The record of the Church's consecration is in a deed dated 1384 which gives the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (February 2nd) as its feast of title. Down to the dissolution of the Monasteries, Cowbit was a dependency of Spalding Priory which would provide the necessare spiritual ministrations. In return Cowbit supplied the priory with fish, fowl and swans. These swans would have been branded with the "Swan Mark" which may be seen in the east window of the south nave wall. Around 1480 this simple church was considerably enlarged. The nave was extended and the tower added. At the East end an opening was made and the chancel added. The removal of the altar to the new east end necessitated the re-consecration of the church on May 11th 1486 by John Russell, Bishop of Lincoln. The porch was added circa 1540. The stone above the north door was perhaps the base of a heavy parapet at Spalding Priory. A drawing in the "Spalding Gentlemans Society" shows the church in the early 19th century covered with a thatched roof. A new lead roof was constructed in the 1830's. In 1984 the church celebrated its 600th anniversary



















Good condition 2015-08-31 14:43 - TP6039 (Snettisham Resr)

FB Number: S2192   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

access gained took photos and legged it!




Good condition 2015-08-31 14:21 - TP11783 (Snettisham Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

an impressive looking church on the approach. lunched at the rose and crown which won 2015 pub of the year. cut mark on the church and also on the wall angle of the road.











Destroyed 2015-08-31 12:17 - TP22070 (Setchey Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

came here to buy beer on a rainy day when we thought we would do sight seeing instead of trigging. later dusty said did you bag the destroyed trig. doh....luckily mrs pkb was being silly uploading visited photos on facebook to prove we had been there.



Destroyed 2015-08-30 17:28 - TP10119 (Gedney Drove End)

FB Number: S8702   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

photos taken of site of tp and photos of the coast above it.




Good condition 2015-08-30 17:22 - TP0371 (Gedney Drove End)

FB Number: 10673   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy find on edge of track which leads up to the sea defence.







Good condition 2015-08-30 17:08 - TP12997 (Long Sutton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

wooden spire and impressive at that. also Pa bolt on church.










Destroyed 2015-08-30 16:54 - TP22064 (Long Sutton Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

gps took us to this location in the photos



Good condition 2015-08-30 16:06 - TP11732 (West Walton Campanile)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

amazing structure. went into st marys church and picked up leaflets regarding the history of the church and camponile.




















Good condition 2015-08-30 15:54 - TP11731 (Walsoken Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire in good condition and a pa bolt on church








Destroyed 2015-08-30 15:44 - TP22057 (Wisbech Gasholder)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

totally gone and now a building site on Cotterell way



Good condition 2015-08-30 15:27 - TP11730 (Emneth Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

good strong cutmark also present







Good condition 2015-08-30 14:35 - TP11729 (Elm Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

also cutmark on church






Good condition 2015-08-30 14:28 - TP11728 (Friday Bridge Water Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice brick building




Good condition 2015-08-30 14:05 - TP11791 (Wisbech St Mary Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

also a cutmark on the church







Good condition 2015-08-30 13:48 - TP3542 (Guyhirn Left Bank)

FB Number: S8126   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice walk along the bank to the trig






Good condition 2015-08-30 12:41 - TP6615 (Turf Fen)

FB Number: S8125   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

quite a hard on to reach. after going behind the travelers houses and meeting up with barking dogs and chickens and passing the wacky baccy plants growing nicely thank you very much out in the open field, down to business. rough walk through edge of field with pea pods thistles and nettles. only to be disappointed that the flush bracket is hidden by soil. really tried to dig it out but decided needed the energy to walk back which didn't seem so bad.... past the plants, up the dodgy bank, past the barking dogs and little chicks that suddenly added to the menargery......







Good condition 2015-08-30 11:54 - TP11793 (Gedney Hill Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

tower intact and cutmark there too





Destroyed 2015-08-30 11:44 - TP22003 (Shepeau Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of vicinity


Destroyed 2015-08-30 11:43 - TP7859 (Holbeach Drove)

FB Number: S8579   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of vicinity


Inaccessible 2015-08-30 11:42 - TP5935 (Shepeau)

FB Number: 10692   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

overgrown and factory debris thrown in area and could not get to the pillar.


Inaccessible 2015-08-30 11:19 - TP22004 (Whaplode Drove Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

interesting structure but no way of getting on the roof to find a disc.









Destroyed 2015-08-30 11:12 - TP12990 (Pear Tree)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

got the old metal detector out and had a bit of a prod around. nothing found. took photo of vicinity showing gps reading


Destroyed 2015-08-30 10:36 - TP22020 (Sutton St James Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

os say destroyed - no access gained to the tower. the tower itself has had a lot of repairs and render to it. there was a cut mark here but we could not find it.







Slightly damaged 2015-08-30 10:10 - TP12999 (Tydd St Giles Bell Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

there is a cutmark on the church and a cutmark on the bell tower also.











Good condition 2015-08-30 09:54 - TP12998 (Tydd St Mary Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cutmark also on church






Destroyed 2015-08-29 10:26 - TP4234 (Kingston Bagpuize Water Tank Auxilliary)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

took photo of vicinity and then went to bag the flush bracket on the church and dont forget the bolt as we did not know about it until logging the flush bracket: http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm15366


Destroyed 2015-08-29 10:23 - TP14907 (Kingston Bagpuize Water Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

mrs pkb does not like these kind of destroyed trigs - always looks like we are casing the joint.....took photo of both 6 and 11 frax close



Good condition 2015-08-29 10:05 - TP14908 (Buckland Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

impressive pa bolt also





Slightly damaged 2015-08-29 09:57 - TP0540 (Buckland)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

first trig of the holiday and mrs pkb spotted the geo cache and also a bt frame and cover (we are on holiday kirstie!!!)








Good condition 2015-08-23 16:48 - TP9816 (Chemistry Laboratory Lightning Conductor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

got as close as we could to take photo





Damaged 2015-08-16 16:50 - TP4097 (Ilchester Crescent)

FB Number: S3374   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

very damaged. really difficult to park but managed to find a space and quickly bag it.



Good condition 2015-08-16 15:04 - TP9593 (St Marys Church Spire Redcliffe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

good spire and pa bolt and one of the Shaun in the City 'Willow' displays outside the church.












Good condition 2015-08-16 14:50 - TP1248 (Bellevue)

FB Number: S3355   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

gained access with permission from the residents of the new build. it is behind fencing.





Good condition 2015-08-16 14:28 - TP9595 (St Pauls Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a good pa bolt as well




Destroyed 2015-08-16 14:18 - TP20717 (Eastville Institute Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos taken of the area were chimney was - nowhere near the medical centre




Good condition 2015-08-16 14:00 - TP5542 (Purdown)

FB Number: S3370   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a lovely west indian man let us in the allotment and said we were not the first to want to go to the pillar. took a lot of camera angles to get the flush bracket number but mrs pkb was determined as we were so close and eventually got a good photo.






Good condition 2015-08-16 13:32 - TP8748 (Stapleton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

imposing church with lovely tree. cut mark on left hand side of church











Good condition 2015-08-15 19:05 - TP10333 (Lechlade Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire intact and cutmark on church





Good condition 2015-08-15 18:43 - TP1811 (Bury Hill)

FB Number: S6425   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked at entrance to track and had nice walk up to the trig went through gateway to bag the trig from the field side.








Good condition 2015-08-15 17:52 - TP3087 (Ewe Hill)

FB Number: S2434   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice walk to trig and pool of water for the sheep







Good condition 2015-08-15 17:20 - TP0305 (Pit Plantation)

FB Number: S5730   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice walk to the trig






Good condition 2015-08-15 16:51 - TP2099 (Chain Hill)

FB Number: S5822   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

straight forward walk to the pillar






Destroyed 2015-08-15 16:26 - TP21313 (Manor Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

a new house insitu now


Destroyed 2015-08-15 16:18 - TP9701 (St Katherines House Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now st katherines care home




Good condition 2015-08-15 16:14 - TP9543 (St Marys School Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a beautiful spire



Inaccessible 2015-08-15 16:07 - TP21315 (Wantage Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

inaccessible but found the cutmark on the church






Destroyed 2015-08-15 16:01 - TP21314 (Stockham Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now a housing estate photo taken of the area


Good condition 2015-08-15 15:53 - TP9541 (Convent Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

took photo of convent spire as near as possible




Good condition 2015-08-15 15:13 - TP3847 (Hill Barn)

FB Number: S5825   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

parked across the road and walked along the path to the field. jumped the ditch and walked through the wheat to the pillar. amazing views on this glorious day.











Destroyed 2015-08-15 14:47 - TP21316 (Windmill Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of area of the block


Good condition 2015-08-15 14:17 - TP10651 (Stanford-in-the-Vale Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice church with a war memorial and a cutmark







Destroyed 2015-08-13 14:07 - TP20976 (Nebo Aero Decontamination Building)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo of area taken



Good condition 2015-08-13 14:00 - TP5069 (Nebo Farm)

FB Number: S2398   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy bag




Destroyed 2015-08-13 12:44 - TP13660 (St Marys Church Tower Vane Devizes)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

couldn't see the vane but found the cutmark







Good condition 2015-08-13 12:17 - TP13575 (Bromham Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely sheep in the grounds. metal gate with ER 1953, cutmark on church ST9615 6517and on wall ST9629 6517







Good condition 2015-08-13 12:00 - TP10392 (St Andrews Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a trig and a pa bolt








Good condition 2015-08-13 11:52 - TP10393 (Chippenham St Pauls Church Spire )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

bagged the trig and went to see if cutmark was there adhoc and woo hoo a flush bracket and a cutmark






Couldn't find it 2015-08-09 15:46 - TP1905 (Capel Cynon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

so overgrown - for a simple trig this turned into a nightmare - will have to return int the winter




Destroyed 2015-08-09 15:13 - TP0216 (Wstrws)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

new road means it has gone



Good condition 2015-08-09 09:19 - TP0612 (Lampeter FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

such thoughtful triggers. nice find and a look inside. great protection





Slightly damaged 2015-08-09 09:11 - TP0528 (Lampeter)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

a nice drive by trig easy to find




Good condition 2015-07-01 16:19 - TP6961 (Windberry Top)

FB Number: S6308   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Couldn't find footpath on very busy road so parked across the road in folly farm car park. Walked up track to farm where I knocked on the farm door to ask permission. Very friendly farmer's wife.Short walk to an easy find. (photo to follow)


Good condition 2015-07-01 16:17 - TP1651 (Broadfield)

FB Number: S6303   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice easy find. Drove straight in and just passed one caravan. (photo to follow)


Good condition 2015-06-28 13:01 - TP9262 (St Pauls Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

apt for the last cutmark and trig of the weekend for Mr PKB




Destroyed 2015-06-28 12:53 - TP12182 (Holy Trinity Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

quite a fine large strong building


Good condition 2015-06-28 11:41 - TP12176 (Cheltenham Parish Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a fine spire at Cheltenhams oldest church



Remains 2015-06-28 11:38 - TP12179 (St Matthews Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

very much gone as dusty states. there is also a cutmark here but the boys didn't bag at this time. http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm59372



Good condition 2015-06-28 11:36 - TP12177 (St Gregorys Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photo taken of church. there is a cutmark although not bagged at this time by the boys http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm68856



Destroyed 2015-06-28 11:15 - TP12169 (Christ Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

photo taken of tower



Good condition 2015-06-28 11:10 - TP12178 (St Andrews Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photo taken of church



Good condition 2015-06-28 11:05 - TP12181 (St Lukes Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig and cutmark




Good condition 2015-06-28 11:02 - TP12175 (Cheltenham College Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a remarkable building




Good condition 2015-06-28 10:56 - TP12174 (Philip & James Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

under extensive scaffolding at the moment - a cutmark also here




Remains 2015-06-28 10:51 - TP9934 (Naunton Park School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

there is a cutmark here also even though we missed it http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm68855



Good condition 2015-06-28 10:38 - TP12185 (Charlton Kings Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photo taken of st mary's church



Good condition 2015-06-28 10:12 - TP4391 (Leckhampton Hill)

FB Number: S2432   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

golf brolly at the ready. interesting inscription at concrete base stating os 1980





Good condition 2015-06-28 09:34 - TP1380 (Birdlip)

FB Number: S2431   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

weather change big brolly and coat to bag this one




Good condition 2015-06-28 09:01 - TP7001 (Winstone)

FB Number: S2409   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

what a sexy beast for our 900th trig point and it is a pillar




Good condition 2015-06-28 08:34 - TP4594 (Lypiatt Resr)

FB Number: S2407   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a quick find



Good condition 2015-06-28 08:21 - TP7011 (Wittantree)

FB Number: S5031   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice roadside find on this rainy morning





Good condition 2015-06-28 08:10 - TP12036 (Bisley Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig and cutmark




Good condition 2015-06-28 07:19 - TP12038 (Kemble Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

all saints church and a cutmark quite a large one at that




Inaccessible 2015-06-28 07:14 - TP12037 (Kemble Aero Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

presumed there


Good condition 2015-06-28 06:56 - TP10579 (Malmesbury Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

and a cutmark



Inaccessible 2015-06-28 06:55 - TP12112 (Malmesbury Abbey)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

photo taken of abbey


Good condition 2015-06-28 06:42 - TP2219 (Cleverton)

FB Number: S2419   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

first one of the day - a bit overgrown but in good nick




Good condition 2015-06-27 18:11 - TP0243 (Barrington Bushes)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

last one for the boys today and a good result. loving the brush in the picture - can see I am going to have to add a few more items to my rucksack to keep up with these two...(mrs pkb aka admin when boys on a jolly!!!)




Good condition 2015-06-27 17:56 - TP2827 (Downs Barn)

FB Number: S6314   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy bag for a very good days bagging - one more to go





Good condition 2015-06-27 17:33 - TP10332 (Idbury Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a trig and a flush bracket to be had




Damaged 2015-06-27 17:22 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)

FB Number: S1548   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

oh dear a crack at lower rhs of flush bracket




Destroyed 2015-06-27 17:13 - TP7688 (Icomb Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photos taken of vicinity. The parish of Icomb or Iccomb as it was previously know, lies in a Cotswold valley about 2 miles south-east of Stow-on-the-Wold; the boundary is formed on the western side by the road from Stow to Burford, and on the south by Westcote Brook, but it runs for the most part along the borders of various fields. The parish, which is now entirely in Gloucestershire, contains about 1,184 acres, of which 513 were in Worcestershire until 1844. This part, known as Church Iccomb, was divided from the rest of the parish by a small stream which is crossed by a footbridge near the village and flows southwards into Westcote Brook. The village stands on the lower slopes of Icomb Hill, near the top of which are the remains of an ancient camp. There was a round tower in "sham Gothic taste" of the early 19th century on the hill at the point where the boundary between Iccomb and Church Iccomb touches the road to the village. Further down the hill this road winds about to form a rough quadrangle, at the south-east corner of which stands the church, while two of its sides form the main streets of Icomb, a stone village which used to sit in a valley of orchards backed by the bare wold.



Good condition 2015-06-27 16:44 - TP10336 (Churchill Church Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a trig point and a cutmark on All Saints church. An evangelical, bible based ministry continues in this beautifully modernised 19th century village church, with its tower a model of the chapel tower of Magdalen College, Oxford, set in the glorious Cotswold countryside.




Good condition 2015-06-27 16:31 - TP10286 (Daylesford Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Peter's Church Daylesford also has a cutmark on building for the benchmarkers out there





Good condition 2015-06-27 16:03 - TP5722 (Rollright)

FB Number: S1530   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

set in oil seed rape - so had to find a different route.




Good condition 2015-06-27 15:29 - TP10287 (Moreton in Marsh Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig and a cutmark on St David's church






Good condition 2015-06-27 15:10 - TP19564 (Todenham Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

what a beautiful place. a pa bolt also on the church an a telephone box converted into a library








Good condition 2015-06-27 14:55 - TP2119 (Charingworth)

FB Number: S5505   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Dusty stops to fuss the horses - come on it's all about numbers you know (pkb on a mission to get to 900......)





Slightly damaged 2015-06-27 14:29 - TP2822 (Dovers Hill)

FB Number: S5105   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

lovely walk up to trig





Good condition 2015-06-27 14:07 - TP5864 (Sedgecombe Farm)

FB Number: S6775   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

dusty's favourite pain.......nettles




Good condition 2015-06-27 13:52 - TP0620 (Campden FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice find using the 'new trigger'



Good condition 2015-06-27 13:45 - TP7835 (Campden Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

not too difficult to uncover



Good condition 2015-06-27 13:36 - TP7171 (Campden)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy find



Good condition 2015-06-27 13:13 - TP6553 (Tower View)

FB Number: S1525   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

sheltered in the cool trees




Good condition 2015-06-27 12:57 - TP12201 (Longborough Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

also cutmark on church




Good condition 2015-06-27 12:48 - TP10337 (Stow on the Wold Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cant believe that whilst bagging the trig at the church the men folk did not find the two benchmarks!!!



Good condition 2015-06-27 12:27 - TP2375 (Condicote)

FB Number: S5784   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice walk up to trig on this glorious sunny day





Slightly damaged 2015-06-27 12:10 - TP2694 (Cutsdean Hill)

FB Number: S1522   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

nice easy find on side of road




Good condition 2015-06-27 11:48 - TP5314 (Parks Farm)

FB Number: S5018   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice walk up to trig





Good condition 2015-06-27 11:20 - TP19483 (Toddington Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.english-church-architecture.net/gloucestershire/toddington/toddington.htm More lovely photos at this website. This is a magnificent church by George Edmund Street (1824-81), one of the arch-apostles of the High Victorian Movement,



Damaged 2015-06-27 10:58 - TP4352 (Langley Hill)

FB Number: S5017   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

walk to trig up bridle path and for the benchmarkers out there two cut marks to be had. One on stone gatepost as you enter field just below pillar and another on a farm building at Langley Hill Farm on way back.




Good condition 2015-06-27 10:06 - TP12200 (Winchcomb Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

cut mark and impressive cockerel. A brief history of the church: Building work on St Peter's Church in Winchcombe started in around 1454: Michelangelo was not yet born, and Leonardo da Vinci was just two years old. Built with the help of gifts from Winchcombe Abbey, from parishioners, and especially from Lord Ralph Boteler, the building we inherit stands almost exactly as it was completed in around 1470. It is unique in several ways: first, being a complete rebuild, its architecture is entirely uniform, in the style of the 'perpendicular' period of English Gothic architecture. Secondly, it is the only fifteenth-century church in Gloucestershire which possesses an arcade with eight bays, and the only one without a chancel arch. For over five hundred years successive generations have looked after the building. The first known repairs were carried out in 1590 and related to the tower. In 1690 some of the battlements crashed through the chancel roof. This resulted in the lowering of the chancel walls and the installation of a barn-like roof. The whole interior, we are told, was whitewashed and painted. During the eighteenth century considerable attention was given to the upper stonework and the lead on the roof and windows. In 1850 the nave roof was restored and, during further restoration in 1873, the chancel walls were raised to their original height and the barn-like roof replaced by the present one. Following a further restoration in 1873 the beautiful east window depicting Jesus with St Peter walking on the water was given (while the Revd Noble-Jackson, a former naval chaplain, was vicar). During the twentieth century, major restoration work was carried out on the roof, including relacement of the old lead-work with a copper roof and supporting the original timber beams in the north and south aisles with a steel cradle. The Lady Chapel was restored and major masonry work was carried out on all clerestory windows. In 1984 the richly carved wooden screen was moved from the chancel step and repositioned at the west end of the church to form part of the new choir vestry. At the same time the bell-ringing chamber was created and the tower arch glazed. The glazed screen is inscribed with the words 'In my end is my beginning', a quotation from TS Eliot's Four Quartets, and was a gift of Canon Ronald Appleton to mark his retirement as Vicar in 1986







Good condition 2015-06-27 09:52 - TP7906 (Sudeley Hill Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a whopper





Good condition 2015-06-27 09:05 - TP5271 (Oxleaze)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice little walk up to pillar




Good condition 2015-06-27 08:42 - TP3696 (Hazleton)

FB Number: S2406   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

in field with the odd pretty poppy






Slightly damaged 2015-06-27 08:27 - TP3241 (Fosse Way)

FB Number: S6320   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

nice quick bag at side of road





Good condition 2015-06-27 08:10 - TP2133 (Chedworth)

FB Number: S2411   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice quick find





Destroyed 2015-06-27 08:00 - TP12034 (North Cerney Observation Post)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of vicinity



Destroyed 2015-06-27 06:59 - TP7614 (Field Farm)

FB Number: S2410   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Photo of vicinity taken



Good condition 2015-06-27 06:22 - TP4631 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S6283   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice quick find with dusty - boys jolly weekend trigging!




Destroyed 2015-06-26 16:32 - TP20810 (Severn Bridge Southside)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

found some old photos on line of the original services and the m4 under construction in 1966.










Destroyed 2015-06-26 16:24 - TP0937 (Aust Cliff)

FB Number: S3325   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

amazing views of the severn bridge. nice to be able to look at it as usually we are travelling on it.








Good condition 2015-06-07 15:02 - TP2944 (Dyffryn Ceidrych)

FB Number: S2499   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a glorious day for trigging.






Good condition 2015-06-07 13:57 - TP6632 (Twyn Henwen)

FB Number: S6356   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

another nice walk to the trig






Good condition 2015-06-07 13:14 - TP2070 (Cefn Cantref)

FB Number: S2495   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice walk up to this one. is that a sheep pen?






Slightly damaged 2015-06-07 12:32 - TP1611 (Brecon Camp)

FB Number: S5452   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

very Welsh trig but covered up the flush bracket in the process






Couldn't find it 2015-06-07 10:30 - TP0614 (Brecon FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

spent two hours looking and with gps and metal detector. used plan of area but gps was taking us too different area. after looking back at the log, believe we should have gone to where the gps was showing us......will have to return - no photo taken by pkb


Destroyed 2015-05-25 16:32 - TP20760 (Tredegar Camp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

steep walk up - great for dogs and ppl. took gps reading as could not locate




Destroyed 2015-05-25 13:01 - TP20750 (Ebbw Bridge Club)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Is it destroyed or inaccessible? http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-01-20/hey-big-spender-fancy-your-own-social-club/ A South Wales social club which hosted Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones has finally brought down the curtain after almost eighty years and is now looking for a big spender to buy the place. The Ebbw Bridge Club, established in 1936 in the Maesglas suburb of Newport, has been put for sale by its members to the highest bidder, after falling numbers forced its closure. The former social club, which is being sold freehold through Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions, has a guide price of £128,000 plus.Former club chairman Albert Jordan, who at 79 is as old as the Cardiff Road club, said: “Dwindling numbers at the club meant that we just couldn’t go on and we were forced to close. Sadly it’s not unusual for a social club such as ours to have to close down these days. “We have had some marvellous acts at the club over the years including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Jim Davidson and Frank Carson-it’s a really sad day for us all to se it closed.” Sean Roper, of Paul Fosh Auctions said: “Ebbw Bridge Club is steeped in history going back almost eighty years. The substantial property, over three floors, has a very large concert hall at the rear as well as bars, games room, lounge, cellar, skittle alley and parking." Last updated Tue 20 Jan 2015 NEWPORT’S Ebbw Bridge Club has been sold at auction for £260,000 – more than twice the guide price for the property of £128,000.Thursday 12 February 2015



Newport's Ebbw Bridge Club sells at auction for £260,000


Destroyed 2015-05-25 12:39 - TP20756 (Monsanto Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

presumed destroyed - no access to plant



Destroyed 2015-05-25 12:28 - TP20767 (Hartridge Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

a new housing estate going up - controversial gypsy camp was earmarked for hartridge farm road but this appears to have been abandoned.


Destroyed 2015-05-25 12:20 - TP20811 (Llanwern Steel Plant)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

constant turmoil at the steel plant with job cuts taking place since 2001 - resulting in buildings demolished?






Destroyed 2015-05-25 12:19 - TP20812 (Llanwern Hot Mill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken as we whizzed by on the new road.....


Inaccessible 2015-05-25 12:12 - TP20808 (Whitson Court)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 8/10

Would love to know if it still exists. Here is some history about the house: Whitson Court is a Welsh example of a neo-classically inspired family house. Built in the grounds of a medieval tithe barnlinked to Goldcliff Priory and on the site of an earlier house, the present property was built for the local MP William Phillips in c.1791 and is currently listed as Grade 2* (one of the finer Smaller Country Houses in Wales, retaining many original features). Originally believed to have been designed by Anthony Keck (who had designed a similar property at Iscoed in Carmarthenshire) Whitson House had many Nash-inspired additions including the unsupported cantilever stone spiral staircase in the hall (similar to that of Ffynone Mansion, in Pembrokeshire)with an arched door frame underneath and plasterwork known to have been used at other Nash houses. There were also false plaster windows added to the ends of the adjoining pavilions which were typical of John Nash. In the same year (1791), Nash was working on his design for Newport Bridge and The Lodge at Whitson Court is a typical Nash design. Monumental inscriptions at Whitson Church indicate that the house was called Whitson House from at least 1789 and for most of the 19th century, but had become Whitson Court by 1903. Memorial stones for the Phillips family may also be found in St.Mary's church in the neighbouring village of Nash. (William Phillips also built Redbrick House in nearby Redwick). After the death of St. John Knox Rickards Phillips, in 1901 ownership of the house passed to a distant relative, Reverend Oliver Rodie Vassall-Phillips. In consequence of the persecution of religious congregations in France, the Sacramentines of Bernay of the Perpetual Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament at the time of the expulsion in July 1903, were compelled to close their boarding-school and go into exile. Thirteen of the sisters retired to Belgium, and founded a house at Hal, while the rest of their community settled at Whitson Court - thanks to the generosity of Reverend Vassall-Phillips, who wrote: "This order of nuns existence is precarious, for they are not permitted to open a school. Their days are spent in prayer, adoration, and the making of altar-breads, vestments, and church ornaments." In 1910, The left pavilion wing which was used as the Estate laundry, was partially destroyed by fire. In March, 1911, the Sacramentines were permitted by Archbishop Farley to open a house in Holy Trinity parish, Yonkers, New York and the house and estate at Whitson were then used as a training school for the African missions. In 1917, the vast Whitson Estate, encompassing most of the local farms and totalling some 1,050 acres (4.2 km2) and the Manorial Title, were sold at auction mainly to its existing tenant farmers. When Bradney published his "History of Monmouthshire" in 1932, the house stood empty. In 1933, Whitson Court and its remaining 18 acres (73,000 m2) of gardens and parkland, were purchased from the then owner, Squire Oakley, by Mr Garroway Smith of "The Chalet" at Ridgeway in Newport who took up residence at the property with his wife Mary and his sister Louise. Mr William Maybury, his wife Olive Maybury and their daughters, Jane and Elizabeth also moved into the house. Their third daughter, Mary, was born at Whitson Court in May 1938. During World War II, the family gave sanctuary to several German Jewish refugees, as well as providing work for German Prisoners of War - many of the paths in the grounds were built by German POW officers housed at the Prisoner of War camp in Nash. Ironically the house was also used as a reference point by German bomber crews, aiming their runs at Newport Docks. Following the death of Garroway Smith in the late 1950s, the house and grounds passed to his niece, Olive Maybury who made various alterations to the house including 3 Neo-Classical plaster relief panels to the fire surround in the Morning Room, an ornately carved fire surround to the former Kitchen and the replacement of the dilapidated spiral staircase to the top floor of the House, with a Gothic secondary staircase (removed from Plas LLecha at Tredunnock). The family collected exotic animals including Bornean Sun Bears, Hymalayan Bears, a Lion and Lionesses and a large collection of Monkeys, Reptiles and Exotic Birds. The family opened the grounds to the public during the 1960s and 1970s and the grounds were a popular attraction for local families and school children. In 1980 Whitson Zoo was closed and many of the animals were re-homed. Olive Maybury continued to live at Whitson Court until her death in 1998 at the age of 99. The house and grounds were subsequently sold by the family and was again left empty, listed on Newport Councils "Buildings at Risk" register. It was sold again in 2008, and is presently under restoration under the guidance of Cadw.





Destroyed 2015-05-25 12:07 - TP20809 (Porton House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 10/10

absolutely gorgeous walk with great company and beautiful countryside. presume gone as we took several gps readings which lead hubby down on the rocks. so as dusty states, probable new sea defence built and block is lost. temted to start digging due to the don't do sign......oooh the rebel in me. anyway I walked on with pooches while the boys went off to geocache. nice cafe where we parked car - good coffee, toilet and biccys for the pooches.......














don't do this don't do that........yawn


Good condition 2015-05-25 10:31 - TP10363 (Nash Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

a trig, two cutmarks and a flood....... The parish church of St. Mary the Virgin in West Nash, dating originally from the 12th century, is an important Grade I listed church, notable for its fine tower and spire and has been called "the Cathedral of the Moors". The church belonged to Goldcliff Priory in 1349 when Robert Arney was instituted to the benefice. The Arney family, in the time of Charles II, left a cottage and six acres of land, called "The Poor's Six Acres", for the support of the poor of the parish. The church was largely rebuilt during the 16th century. The only remains of the Norman church is the North Wall of the chancel and the Squint. An unusual feature, the Squint or Hagioscope was used to enable those with leprosy, smallpox or other such diseases, to see or participate in the service without endangering the rest of the congregation with infection. The tower is unusually located on the north side of the chancel. The church is thought to originally have been much larger, incorporating a North aisle. In the early years of the 20th century the floor of the bellringer's room was used as a temporary mortuary for the bodies of five sailors who had been drowned at sea, in a violent storm, near the East Usk Lighthouse. Four of the sailors had been found lashed to the mast. During World War II the church saw congregations of 400. The interior, following restoration in 2004–2005, is notable for its complete set of 18th century furnishings, with box pews, a three-decker pulpit and a western gallery. In the fields to the south of the neighbouring Church Farm are ancient tumuli, the vestiges of some ancient, possibly mediæval, dwelling or chapel. Unusually, the tower is located on the North side of the chancel, and another notable feature is the stained glass in the East window in which the figures are portrayed in modern dress. A plaque records the great flood of 1607 on the Gwent levels. http://website.lineone.net/~mike.kohnstamm/flood/ January 1607 will be the 400th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters to occur in Great Britain. Most of the low land around the Severn estuary from Barnstaple to Gloucester was flooded. The effects were also seen from Merionethshire to the Gwent Levels and as far away as Norfolk. A number of accounts of the event were written at the time, but they are now quite hard to get hold of. A number of churches in the area bear marks showing the height of the water, or plaques commemorating the flood. There is confusion as to whether it happened in 1606 or 1607. The reason for this is due to a change of calendar. In 1607, James I (James VI of Scotland) was the new king of England and Wales, at the start of the Stuart dynasty. Shakespeare was still writing - he published Macbeth in 1606. Guy Fawkes had attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament just over one year earlier. There were no newspapers as we know them, but pamphlets describing notable events, such as this, would be printed for sale from shops in London. Possible causes of the flood include high tides, crumbling sea walls, storm surge or a tsunami. The tide was certainly at its highest, but this alone would not be enough. The sea defences may have been in a poor state of repair, but are unlikely to have given way on such a scale right across the estuary. A storm surge is quite likely, especially combined with high tides, but there is also evidence that there may have been a tsunami.









Destroyed 2015-05-25 10:22 - TP20772 (Uskmouth Generating Station)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

The Uskmouth power stations (also known as the Fifoots Point power stations) refers to a series of two coal-fired power station at the mouth of the River Usk in the south-east of Newport, Wales. The first of the two station, Uskmouth A power station, was built in the 1950s and demolished in the 1990s. The second station, Uskmouth B power station, was built in the 1960s and is the one in the photos


Uskmouth B Power Station Viewed from the south east, September 2007
Uskmouth_Power_Station_from_Newport_Wetlands_Centre
The new plant will be built on the site of the former coalfired power station Tuesday, 21 August 2007


Inaccessible 2015-05-25 10:18 - TP20771 (Pye Corner Gun Site)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

a trip across the field not so great as the cows were too interested and tripping over and falling flat was not the best mooooove. anyway got to the wrong side of where we thought it was. cows not impressed and nor was I - walked round edge of field, tried to take a pic which turned out to be a sky photo. drove around to other side where hubby took over and got some photos of buildings. so still don't know if bolt still exists.........

first attempt - not tall enough


Destroyed 2015-05-25 09:45 - TP20805 (Spytty Road Overbridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

presumed destroyed due to the structure of the road nad bridge. photo taken of area


Destroyed 2015-05-25 09:40 - TP20752 (Lis-Werry Crossing)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

probably destroyed - photos taken of the location





Destroyed 2015-05-25 09:25 - TP20764 (Repeater Exchange)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

presume it has been destroyed as roof is not flat and building looks like it has been renovated and is now a martial arts centre. I have found more information and perhaps the bolt is still on the roof terrace???? http://www.taoist.org.uk/home_southWales.htm This building, a former telephone exchange, is something of a landmark in its location in the centre of Newport, where it serves as both a regional centre and a local clubhouse. The building was extensively refurbished in 2008 to provide a beautiful practice hall on the ground floor, a kitchen and dining area on the first floor, and comfortable, hostel-style, accommodation on the top floor (complete with roof terrace) for use during the regular workshops held at the Centre. The building has level access throughout the ground floor, with a stair lift providing disabled access to the first floor. I have sent an email with much excitement: Your message has been sent and will be processed shortly, a summary of the details you supplied is shown below. Thank you for contacting the Society. Your email address: kirstiebell3271@hotmail.com good morning, I am afraid this has nothing to do with the society but is an enquiry regarding the building - the roof in fact. I have put a link to a hobby page that my hubby and friend and I are involved with and this building was used as an ordnance survey trigpoint for mapping . On the roof would have been a round bolt with ordnance survey written on it. This is a long shot, but when I read that you have a roof terrace it prompted me to contact you to see if this bolt still remains. It may do so, or if the roof has been renovated it may have been lost. But if you are able to assist in a photo of the roof or the bolt for the trigpointing record page that would be marvellous. I look forward to hearing back from you. http://trigpointing.uk/trig/20764 kind regards Kirstie Hackett



Destroyed 2015-05-25 09:16 - TP20757 (Pickfords)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now darlington court with new houses. not sure if this is pickfords removals as I cannot find any information regarding the area



Inaccessible 2015-05-25 08:59 - TP20781 (Llanhennock Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

no access to tower and a cutmark on the church Llanhennock (A description written in 1891) A Parish on the banks of the river Usk and the road from Newport to Monmouth, 1.3/4 miles north-east-by-north from Caerleon station on the the Hereford section of the Great Western railway, 5 north-east from Newport and 5 south-east from Usk; in the Southern division of the county, lower division of Usk Hundred, Petty Sessional division of Caerleon, Union of Newport, County Court district of Usk; western division of the rural deanery of Netherwent, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff. The church of St. John the Baptist, rebuilt in 1863, is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells: there are 120 sittings. The register of Baptisms and Burials dates from the year 1695; Marriages, 1697. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge £200, with 3.1/2 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Llandaff, and held since 1876 by the Rev. Henry Davies, of St. David's College, Lampeter. Sexton: Timothy Mason. Glen Usk House is the residence of George Washington Egleston Esq. Post: Letters through Newport arrive at 8 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Caerleon. Wall letter box cleared at 4.45 p.m. week days only. School: School (mixed), built in 1851, for 60 children; average attendance, 25; Mrs Sarah Parrott, mistress. The Trustees of the late C. Hanbury Jeigh Esq. are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are Col. Sir Arthur William Mackworth Bart. R.E., D.L., J.P., John Capel Hanbury Esq J.P., of Pontypool Park,Charles Nicholson Esq J.P.of Llwyn-y-Celyn, Llangibby, and Mrs. Nicholl, of Court Blethin, Newport. The soil is stony loam; subsoil, gravel and clay. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area is 1,506 acres; rateable value, £1,646. The population in 1881 was 223. (extracts from Kelly's 1891 Directory of Monmouthshire, transcribed by J. D










Good condition 2015-05-25 08:51 - TP10365 (Caerleon Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

flagstaff trig point and cutmark benchmark







Destroyed 2015-05-04 15:42 - TP20318 (The Rest Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

took photo of area


Good condition 2015-05-04 15:41 - TP5999 (Sker Farm)

FB Number: S7668   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

still hidden but managed to locate



Good condition 2015-05-04 14:42 - TP4325 (Laleston)

FB Number: S2287   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice quick find




Destroyed 2015-05-04 14:36 - TP20458 (Cefn Glas)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

probably destroyed as new housing estate here. took gps reading


Good condition 2015-05-04 12:45 - TP8692 (Glamorgan Blind School Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely preserved building still a school



Inaccessible 2015-05-04 12:35 - TP20461 (Ewenny Priory Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

no access to see if rivet still exists









Damaged 2015-05-04 12:17 - TP6300 (Tair Croes)

FB Number: S2300   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

nice easy bag on side of road. damaged by hedge cutting machine but at least its still in the hedge






Destroyed 2015-05-04 11:48 - TP20463 (Golden Mile)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photo taken of the vicinity


Destroyed 2015-05-04 11:41 - TP20459 (David Street Bunker)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

new industrial units insitu


Damaged 2015-05-04 11:35 - TP8694 (Coychurch Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

cutmark and a trig point to be had at the church







Couldn't find it 2015-05-04 11:23 - TP20467 (Upper Tremains)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

parked at bottom of road opposite kissing gate and walked up and took gps reading




Good condition 2015-05-04 11:04 - TP8693 (Coity St Marys Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig point and cutmark at the church








Couldn't find it 2015-05-04 10:39 - TP20456 (Cae-Cady)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

walked up from road behind bridgend retail park. took gps reading but would need some serious digging to find.




Destroyed 2015-05-04 10:23 - TP15073 (Asyllum Clock Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

parc prison is now here as the Parc Gwylltt Hospital which was here had been demolished. Interesting article https://hchroniclesblog.wordpress.com/category/historic-buildings/




Destroyed 2015-05-04 10:10 - TP10085 (Cefn Hirgoed)

FB Number: S2304   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

bagging the replacement pillar - see log at and photos TP2079 (Cefn Hirgoed)


Good condition 2015-05-04 10:10 - TP2079 (Cefn Hirgoed)

FB Number: 11074   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

bagging the replacement pillar. walked up from roadside




Destroyed 2015-05-04 10:06 - TP15074 (Bryncethin Brickworks Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

recycling depot now



Couldn't find it 2015-05-04 09:54 - TP8655 (Pen-y-Lan Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

went all the way up to the farm and turned round. presuming that the reservoir is tucked away behind the farm.




Damaged 2015-05-04 09:41 - TP4162 (Kenfig Hill)

FB Number: S2303   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

gorgeous bank holiday morning to come trigging








Good condition 2015-05-03 14:54 - TP0610 (Cardigan FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

03/05/15 Came with Dusty and GPS took us to verge opposite house. A long time prodding and hitting stones that sounded like the ting of a bernsten but to no avail...... 31/05/15 WITH NEW METAL DETECTOR IN HAND FOUND!!!!!!!! 5FT FROM ROAD 26 FT RH GATE POST





Good condition 2015-05-03 14:16 - TP7172 (Cardigan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Dusty took us to this one. A nice find on right hand side of path at angle with bungalow.





Couldn't find it 2015-05-03 09:13 - TP8624 (Maen Gwyn Hir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Came back with Dusty to see if we could locate. Up the bank prodding with newly acquired long probe to no avail....



Good condition 2015-04-05 17:43 - TP11327 (Cardigan Church Tower St Marys Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trig and a pa bolt.




Good condition 2015-04-05 17:36 - TP9390 (Intermediate School Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photos easy to take due to it being easter Sunday. And a cutmark to boot.










Good condition 2015-04-05 17:30 - TP11297 (Market Clock Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trig and a flush bracket. Love it..





Good condition 2015-04-05 17:15 - TP5288 (Pant-Y-Groes)

FB Number: S5852   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A nice easy walk up to the trig. Bit muddy around the trig...... Oh and this is our 800th Trigpoint..... Yey....





Good condition 2015-04-05 17:03 - TP6584 (Tre-Wrdan Farm)

FB Number: S5797   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A scramble over the fence to this one.




Good condition 2015-04-05 16:45 - TP0213 (Penrallt-Y-Gardde)

FB Number: S5796   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A nice walk up to this as it is a Pembrokeshire trail to the view point.













Couldn't find it 2015-04-05 14:44 - TP10914 (Carn Gelli)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Logic says go to the highest point. GPS took us to a lower point. But we had a good look around at all rocks. Thought it would jump out at us especially on this beautiful day. Need to take a metal detector.







Destroyed 2015-04-05 13:52 - TP19090 (Dyffryn Brickworks Chimney Lightning Conductor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

GPS reading taken at site. Land looks set for redevelopment with foundations already placed. Goodwick Brickworks began as the ‘Fishguard Harbour Brickworks Ltd' in 1908, just a year after the Great Western Railway arrived. The nearby blue shale and clay was dug by hand. There were two beehive kilns, and steam was used to power a grinding mill, pug mill and wire-cut brick maker. In 1910, the works was bought out and re-organised as the ‘Goodwick Brickworks Ltd' and another beehive kiln was added. It was re-organised again after a closure during the First World War and the beehive kilns were replaced by a continuous type kiln (which was used until 1969), another grinding machine was added and the wire-cut machine was replaced by a stiff plastic brick shaper. Further technical improvements enabled 75,000 bricks a week to be produced in the late 1920s, largely to cope with the growth of Milford. In the late 1930s, on the advice of a Swiss expert, the final layout was adopted. Hand kiln firing was replaced by mechanical feeders worked by compressed air. The drying floor was replaced by drying chambers - two banks of nine. Blackstone diesel oil engines replaced steam power (these were, in their turn, replaced by electric motors in the early 1950s), a loading hoist was added, and the rails for transfer cars extended. These improvements enabled the production rate to be further increased to 100,000 bricks a week. At this time 40 men were employed, although some quarry workers were enticed away by higher wages at Trecwn's Royal Ordnance Factory. Peak production of 120,000 bricks a week was reached during the Second World War. Cheaper road transport replaced rail at this time. In 1946, the ‘British Anthracite Company Ltd' took over. Output fell to 100,000 bricks a week in the next few years due to a labour shortage. There was a further decline to 60,000 bricks a week by 1969, the year of closure, when 30 men were employed. The brickworks was adversely affected by competition from larger firms, the popularity of stone block construction and fluctuations in the national economy. The brickworks were demolished in one week.







Good condition 2015-04-05 13:45 - TP10916 (North Breakwater Light Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

photo taken from TP10915 - East Breakwater Light Centre







Good condition 2015-04-05 13:28 - TP10915 (East Breakwater Light Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely walk along path to this. Beautiful day.





Destroyed 2015-04-05 13:08 - TP19092 (Bigney Observation Post)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Great views from here. Walked down footpath and up hill.









Good condition 2015-04-05 12:36 - TP10917 (Fishguard Church Vane St Marys)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First trig of the day and flush bracket to the right of door and what looks like a faded cutmark.






Inaccessible 2015-03-29 13:33 - TP11484 (Crypton Works)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

http://www.cryptontechnology.co.uk/



Good condition 2015-03-29 13:15 - TP20681 (Westonzoyland Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visitors centre - Battle of Sedgemoor 6th July 1685 The battle of Sedgemoor was fought in the early morning of the 6th July 1685. The previous day the rebel army under the Duke of Monmouth, perhaps by then no more than 3500 strong, lay cornered in the town of Bridgwater (Somerset) by a smaller but far more experienced royal army. During the night, in a last desperate attempt to salvage something from his abortive rebellion, Monmouth launched a surprise night attack from the least expected direction, across the marshy wastes of Sedgemoor. But the rebels’ bold strategy was discovered before they reached the royal camp and then, in the darkness, their cavalry failed to locate the ford giving access to the royal camp. With the element of surprise lost any chance of victory had disappeared. The rebel horse soon fled the field and in open country without cavalry support Monmouth’s infantry proved an easy target for the royal cavalry. The discipline, experience and firepower of the well equipped professional soldiers of the army of James II soon began to tell. As the morning light revealed the rebels’ true plight of the rebels, Feversham launched a join cavalry and infantry attack. Monmouth’s army was totally destroyed. The battle and battlefield are understood in great detail and, with the information provided here, it is possible to visit the site and to gain an exceptionally good idea of the terrain and the course of the action on the 6th July 1685. On a warm sunny day it is a very pleasant landscape to explore.



Inaccessible 2015-03-29 12:42 - TP20675 (Langport Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

for the benchmarkers there is a cutmark on the church




Good condition 2015-03-29 12:34 - TP20665 (Curry Rivel Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Although we did not look for the cut mark there is one on the buttress. The Church of St Andrew in Curry Rivel, Somerset, England dates from the 13th century and is designated as a Grade I listed building. It was included in Simon Jenkins England's Thousand Best Churches. The oldest part of the church is the north chapel which is Norman, however there may have been an earlier Saxon church on the same site. Most of the church is from the 15th century. An earlier tower was demolished and rebuilt in 1861 when the interior was also refashioned. Within the tower are eight bells, the oldest of which is from 1510.[2] The interior includes several 13th century monuments and a parclose screen. The Anglican parish is within the benefice of Curry Rivel with Fivehead and Swell, within the Taunton archdeaconry



Destroyed 2015-03-29 11:57 - TP20545 (Chard Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

no longer there - now 33 Fore Street - Nationwide and a dentists above at 33a.


Destroyed 2015-03-29 11:49 - TP20546 (Chard Gasworks Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

victoria business park


Good condition 2015-03-29 11:29 - TP14862 (Crewkerne Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm57200 a missed opportunity by pk bathrooms


Good condition 2015-03-29 11:14 - TP3482 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S5888   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited with dusty on way home from triggers weekend




Good condition 2015-03-29 10:43 - TP3743 (Hermitage)

FB Number: S5850   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited with dusty on way home from triggers weekend




Good condition 2015-03-29 10:34 - TP0736 (Gore Hill)

FB Number: S1513   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited with dusty




Good condition 2015-03-29 10:12 - TP6293 (Sydling)

FB Number: S5830   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

visited whilst on way home from trigging weekend




Slightly damaged 2015-03-29 09:55 - TP3490 (Greenford Lane)

FB Number: S5874   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

damp morning. on way home after a very enjoyable two nights away with fellow baggers....here's to the next time...




Good condition 2015-03-28 18:29 - TP15018 (The Knoll Cottage Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

lovely building pity no one lives in it to keep it alive





Good condition 2015-03-28 18:15 - TP1111 (Beacon Knap)

FB Number: S5886   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

strange goings on at this trig.......






Good condition 2015-03-28 18:03 - TP10205 (Burton Bradstock Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a cutmark and trig to bag




Good condition 2015-03-28 16:34 - TP9414 (Town Hall Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

pa bolt, flush bracket and trig point a good building!





Good condition 2015-03-28 16:30 - TP10383 (Bridport Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig point, cutmark and bolt to bag here




Good condition 2015-03-28 16:23 - TP0345 (Higher Eype)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

easy find and liz pointed it out for us




Good condition 2015-03-28 15:56 - TP2358 (Colmers Hill)

FB Number: S5962   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a marvellous view and hill. a triggers meet at this one from different directions. come on we haven't finished still plenty time to bag some more.......














Good condition 2015-03-28 15:01 - TP3399 (Golden Cap)

FB Number: S3752   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

the views from here would be fantastic overlooking the sea if it wasn't for the mist.still a great place for a pillar









Good condition 2015-03-28 13:27 - TP2401 (Coppet Hill)

FB Number: S3746   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

misty up here when we visited




Slightly damaged 2015-03-28 12:28 - TP5449 (Pilsdon)

FB Number: S1507   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

a bit misty. took some pics inside the trig pillar









Good condition 2015-03-28 11:47 - TP3343 (Gerrards Hill)

FB Number: S5890   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

this trigpoint has a commerative plate for a little boy called Oscar Gale who died after one day of being diagnosed with streptococcal meningitis just before his 4th birthday. His family have raised a lot of money over the years for the support of the Meningitis Research Foundation. A very poignant tribute. Just some of the stories from the press regarding how the family has been raising awareness and money for charities: http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/5071756.Beaminster_mum_to_run_marathon_in_memory_of_son_Oscar/ http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/4093215.display/ http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1527292 http://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/localnews/10389790.Beaminster_father_cycles_to_Paris_in_memory_of_his_son/






Good condition 2015-03-28 11:41 - TP4328 (Lamberts Hill)

FB Number: S3723   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice location for the pillar




Good condition 2015-03-28 11:10 - TP4346 (Langdon)

FB Number: S5873   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

base on top of ground on this misty morning




Inaccessible 2015-03-28 10:49 - TP20894 (BBC Rampisham)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

inaccessible - perhaps when there is less of an influx, someone will get access in the future?


Inaccessible 2015-03-28 10:42 - TP20870 (Rampisham Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

St Michael & All Angels. Grade I Listed. cutmark to be had also



Good condition 2015-03-28 10:20 - TP5172 (North Poorton)

FB Number: S5512   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a nice steady walk up to this one - clear views at the moment








Good condition 2015-03-28 10:01 - TP3028 (Eggardon Hill)

FB Number: S5885   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

misty up here this morning





Slightly damaged 2015-03-28 09:46 - TP4681 (Martins Down)

FB Number: S5912   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

misty this morning





Good condition 2015-03-28 09:34 - TP15020 (Litton Cheney Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice turret running up the tower. pa bolt to bag as weel




Good condition 2015-03-28 08:47 - TP0768 (Abbotsbury Castle)

FB Number: S5769   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

some strange goings on here at this trig this morning.........












Inaccessible 2015-03-27 16:57 - TP20605 (Lyme Regis Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

st michael the archangel



Good condition 2015-03-27 16:42 - TP10413 (Lyme Regis Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

spire and cutmark






Good condition 2015-03-27 16:40 - TP10412 (Coram Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

see how happy the trigger is.......



Good condition 2015-03-27 16:08 - TP4590 (Lyme Regis Golf Links)

FB Number: S3728   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

four.........on the edge of the golf course....




Good condition 2015-03-27 15:35 - TP14866 (Axmouth Church Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

the cutmark is still upside down....




Good condition 2015-03-27 15:29 - TP14868 (Seaton Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

and a cutmark to be had



Destroyed 2015-03-27 15:24 - TP20596 (Bay Hotel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now private residencies - rivet still there?


Good condition 2015-03-27 15:14 - TP14867 (Seaton Clock Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

jubilee memorial 1887



Inaccessible 2015-03-27 15:08 - TP20642 (Seaton Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

fantastic to see that the water tower is now a private residence. perhaps we should write to the owner an ask them to get a picture of the bolt if it is still there??



Good condition 2015-03-27 14:56 - TP7148 (Beer)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

kept nice and safe under dead leaves



Good condition 2015-03-27 14:53 - TP0643 (Beer FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice and easy left hand side of the wooden gate



Destroyed 2015-03-27 14:44 - TP20543 (RAF Mast NW)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

photos taken of the area





Destroyed 2015-03-27 14:44 - TP20532 (RAF Mast SE)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

now a caravan site



Moved 2015-03-27 14:32 - TP1643 (Broad Down)

FB Number: S3955   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

moved but in good condition - base now on surface





Good condition 2015-03-27 14:21 - TP2983 (East Hill)

FB Number: S3910   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

a mossy number




Good condition 2015-03-27 14:03 - TP14869 (Sidford Church Belfry Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

st peter's sidford




Destroyed 2015-03-27 13:49 - TP20549 (Esplanade Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

opposite the lifeguard station. gps taken




Good condition 2015-03-27 13:40 - TP14870 (Sidmouth Church St Nicholas Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

and a cutmark to bag for all those benchmarkers





Destroyed 2015-03-27 13:15 - TP20571 (Went House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Went House converted? into 4 flats. Still in use.



Destroyed 2015-03-27 12:50 - TP20533 (Staffords Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

gps reading taken of area. could not find any history on the chimney



Destroyed 2015-03-27 12:39 - TP20534 (Stoke Lyme North Turret Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

gps reading taken - new housing estate.previously a mental hospital which was open from 1919 - 1991 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=2968&page=12



Destroyed 2015-03-27 12:30 - TP20540 (Withycombe Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

could not find any history regarding this chimney. (amused at the grid ref as it is the dialing code for Carlisle, mrs pkb hometown)



Destroyed 2015-03-27 12:23 - TP20541 (Withycombe Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

St John the Evangelist. Would just like to report that the cutmark was bagged on this church by hubby!!




Destroyed 2015-03-27 12:13 - TP20539 (Wharf Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

could not find any history regarding the chimney




Good condition 2015-03-27 12:10 - TP20530 (All Saints Church Tower Flagstaff Exmouth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm65829 there is also a cutmark here for those who want to bag it - unfortunately another missed opportunity by hubby and friend!



Good condition 2015-03-27 12:01 - TP20537 (Catholic Church Spire Exmouth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm65828 trig and cutmark (not bagged!!!grrrr)



Destroyed 2015-03-27 11:58 - TP20554 (Maer Bay Hotel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

nice building but did not gain access to find out if rivet still exists


Good condition 2015-03-27 11:55 - TP0344 (Exmouth Promenade)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice find along the promenade glad to see it's still there



Good condition 2015-03-27 11:51 - TP7642 (Exmouth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice leica moment




Destroyed 2015-03-27 11:29 - TP9960 (Pier Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

picture taken of vicinity


Good condition 2015-03-27 11:15 - TP20638 (Holy Trinity Church Tower Exmouth Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

hubby and friend away for triggers weekend - they bagged the trig not the cutmark - will be having words!!!! http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm65827



Good condition 2015-03-27 10:40 - TP20553 (Methodist Church Spire Exmouth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm65826 there should be a cutmark here also - we didn't look (annoying)



Good condition 2015-03-27 10:21 - TP6111 (Squirrel)

FB Number: S4990   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

easy enough to get to




Good condition 2015-03-27 10:00 - TP9412 (Digby Hospital South Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice to see building has been put to good use






Good condition 2015-03-27 10:00 - TP9413 (Digby Hospital North Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

good use of building






Good condition 2015-03-27 09:44 - TP5547 (Pynes Hill)

FB Number: S3713   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

not too bad to get to




Good condition 2015-03-27 09:11 - TP3848 (Hill Barton)

FB Number: S3761   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

on the bank of the railway on the other side of the fence over looked by houses





Good condition 2015-03-27 08:46 - TP14820 (Brad Clyst Church Tower Flagstaff (1986))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

trig and pa bolt to bag here




Good condition 2015-03-27 08:40 - TP0343 (Budlake)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice easy find



Damaged 2015-03-27 08:26 - TP2256 (Clyst Hydon)

FB Number: S3702   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

at least it is still there but damaged from hedge cutting





Remains 2015-03-27 07:10 - TP10638 (Portbury Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

St Mary's Church in Portbury, Somerset, England, is an Anglican parish church close to the M5 motorway. It is a Grade I listed building.[1] It dates from the 12th century, with alteration and extension in the 13th and restoration between 1870 and 1875. It has a Norman doorway and grand fifteenth century porch.[1] There is a Berkeley Chantry chapel with early Berkeley family burials dating from around 1190.[2] There are a number of elderly yew trees in the surrounding graveyard with one reputed to be 900 years old.[3] The Church was extensively renovated in the 19th Century when a cast iron heating system was installed.[4] The parish is part of the benefice of Pill, Portbury and Easton in Gordano within the Portishead deanery.[5] The tower houses six bells hung in the english style of change ringing, the heaviest being the tenor at 21cwt or in modern terms 1 ton, in 2012 work was carried out in the tower to reinstate the floor between the ringers and the bells. Like most bells in the area, they were locally cast by local founders. Many of the bells in this tower were made by the Bilbie family of Chew Stoke.[6] In 2013 the church was added to the Heritage at Risk register because of water damage causing damage to the plaster ceiling






Good condition 2015-03-08 10:25 - TP10364 (Barracks Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Baglan barracks - oalso a cutmark for benchmarkers - ST 3032 8906 CUT MARK ANG WALL BARRACKS NW FACE 65.213 3 'N' 1969 - 0.500





Good condition 2015-03-08 10:02 - TP9400 (Corporation School Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

nice to see this building is still in use as a school. there is a cutmark on the corner of the school building.






Destroyed 2015-03-08 09:53 - TP20749 (Dock Offices)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

unable to gain access to the docks - not sure if the building also has been destroyed. there is also a cutmark on the offices, also unable to determine if this remains. revisit 25/05/15 photos taken from the transporter bridge.