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Good condition 2017-11-15 10:26 - TP3388 (Glenstriven)

FB Number: S8777   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at Inverchaolain church, up through Stronyaraig Farm and straight up the nose to Sron Dearg. Pillar sits on a flatish part of the ridge to Cruach nan Capull; approx 2m W of old fenceline. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Cloud down, no views, although it cleared by time I'd got to Cruach nan Capull to give an extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3388©jonglew
Spider TP3388©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3388©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-14 14:29 - TP1202 (Beinn Mhor)

FB Number: S5476   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Ridge walk from Glenbranter to Benmore. Pillar sits atop slab rock at the highest point of the ridge. Top cap has been lost; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open - upper bolt visible. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP1202©jonglew
Spider TP1202©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1202©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-14 10:44 - TP2644 (Cruach Bhuidhe)

FB Number: S8779   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Linear ridge walk from Glenbranter to Benmore. Pillar sits atop a rocky outcrop in a prominent position, especially when viewed from the S. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Fine panoramic views of surrounding hills.

Pillar TP2644©jonglew
Spider TP2644©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2644©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-13 13:35 - TP3165 (Finbracken Hill)

FB Number: S8773   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the power stn, broadly followed the power lines up the hill over rough heathery ground; small detour to the SW for the 'canyon'. Pillar doesn't appear to be at top of the hill. No cap/plug; rear sight hole open. Views not noted.

Pillar TP3165©jonglew
Spider TP3165©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3165©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-13 11:36 - TP2650 (Cruach Neuran)

FB Number: S6156   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fine stone-built pillar. Came up from the road, parking at NS 0684 8296, following the forest vehicle track to its end, then a steep ascent through conifer plantation to take in Cruach nan Caorach first. Pillar retains an original top cap, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP2650©jonglew
Spider TP2650©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2650©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-11-10 12:42 - TP1409 (Black Hameldon)

FB Number: S4491   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From a layby on minor road due S. Clear track to top through peaty heather. Pillar has a bright white coat of paint; composite top cap; all sight holes open. Some damage to 2 top edges and 1 top corner. Extensive views W & S, other directions in low rain clouds. Large cut arrow on nearby rock is possibly the old trig as a benchmark not shown on any old maps.

Pillar TP1409©jonglew
Spider TP1409©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1409©jonglew
Possible Old Trig TP1409©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-10 11:13 - TP2475 (Cowpe Lowe)

FB Number: S4554   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Boarsgreave on a good track up to Hailstorm Ridge trig, then wet ground across Hailstorm Hill to here. Pillar has a composite top cap; all sight holes open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP2475©jonglew
Spider TP2475©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2475©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-10 10:09 - TP3566 (Hailstorm Ridge)

FB Number: S4615   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Boarsgreave. Pillar has minor chipping to top edges. Asphalt plug replaces lost top cap; all sight holes open. Panoramic views, E better. Cut arrow in nearby rock is more likely the old trig as no benchmark shown here on any maps (other than the pillar FB). On to the Hailstorm hill tops and Cowpe Lowe pillar on very wet ground.

Pillar TP3566©jonglew
Spider TP3566©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3566©jonglew
Possible Old Trig TP3566©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-09 16:57 - TP14376 (Victoria Tower Castle Hill Centre)

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

Grade II listed tower built for Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (as opposed to the public library which was the other option). OS lists a plethora of components: Turret Centre and Lightning Conductor both good; Rivet not investigated; Bolt destroyed Aug 1959.

The Tower TP14376©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-09 10:58 - TP8451 (Dalton Cricket Club)

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

Threaded rod set in concrete on N side cricket club boundary walling. Easy find thanks to CJO's measurements.

Location TP8451©jonglew
Surface Block TP8451©jonglew
Threaded rod TP8451©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-11-08 15:16 - TP14397 (Fixby Pumping Station)

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

Installed/verified 1989, recorded destroyed September 1993. The 1987-90 1:10k map doesn't show a bldg at this location, suspect OS installed it on a concrete base.

TP14397©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-08 15:07 - TP3189 (Fixby Ridge)

FB Number: S1766   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Cotes La, over stone stile then field boundariesto trig. Pillar has a severe horizontal fracture on LHS at sight hole level which extends across rear face and partway across front face. Composite top cap; LHS sight hole open.Extensive views except where blocked by water treatment plant to W.

Pillar TP3189©jonglew
Spider TP3189©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3189©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-08 14:03 - TP3657 (Hartshead Moor Top)

FB Number: S1767   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Edge of a pasture short distance into field N side road; layby parking opposite on S side road. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Good views W/NW.

Pillar TP3657©jonglew
Spider TP3657©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3657©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-08 07:27 - TP4100 (Inchfield Moor)

FB Number: S4444   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Shawforth on good farm tracks. Sat and watch dawn break at the top. Pillar has a coat of white paint covering all metalwork. Asphalt top plug; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4100©jonglew
Spider TP4100©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4100©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-05 23:54 - TP25655 (Duxon Hill Reservoir)

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

Large domed bolt on roof of water tank. Replaces a destroyed pillar.

Water Tank access point TP25655©jonglew
Tank roof and bolt TP25655©jonglew
Bolt TP25655©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-05 15:32 - TP4535 (Longridge Fell)

FB Number: S4561   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at SD 6624 3960 for good forest vehicle tracks. Final muddy section after breaking out of forest and following ridge on a permissive path. Good pillar on large plinth. Original cap retained, indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP4535©jonglew
Pillar TP4535©jonglew
Spider TP4535©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4535©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-11-05 14:13 - TP2943 (Duxon Hill)

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

From the E after the Hoghton FBM. Pillar gone and a water tank in situ with a trig bolt on the top. See TP25655 for photos of the tank and bolt.


Good condition 2017-11-05 14:00 - TP0515 (Hoghton)

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

Few metres along a RoW from the road, NE side of track, directly on the line of wire fencing. Height tag missing.

FBM TP0515©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0515©jonglew


Damaged 2017-11-05 13:04 - TP1362 (Billinge)

FB Number: S3514   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked near end of Beacon Road, short walk on clear tracks to top. Pillar has suffered some serious damage, the spider having been forcibly removed leaving a mess; 'BSM'-style FB; all sight holes open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP1362©jonglew
Damaged top TP1362©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1362©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-05 10:55 - TP5593 (Raw Head)

FB Number: S3124   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of New Lane. Good path to top. Pillar has a military crest in relief cast from mortar or similar stuck on the front (FB) face. Top cap missing, replaced by asphalt plug; RHS and rear sight holes open. Some minor chipping to one top edge. Limited distant views through tree canopy.

Pillar TP5593©jonglew
Spider TP5593©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5593©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 17:40 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)

FB Number: S4228   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Final hill/trig of the day. Steep ascent up Parkin Clough from the E. Extensive nighttime views over Sheffield and surrounds, lots of firework displays to see. Sat up here for about 15 mins, but very cold with a keen wind blowing. Pillar has a fresh(ish) coat of white paint. Composite top cap; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open.

Pillar TP6995©jonglew
Spider TP6995©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6995©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 16:41 - TP0195 (Barbrook)

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

3/4" bolt in concrete block. Rough grass verge, NE side of road, SE end of layby. Quickly located after a few prods. Dug away surrounding turf etc and left exposed.

Surface Block - at dusk TP0195©jonglew
The Bolt TP0195©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-11-04 16:30 - TP7681 (Owler Bar)

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

GPS indicaing an obvious rock a metre or so into the moorland on N side of road. Nothing found.

A rock TP7681©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 16:00 - TP0714 (Harland South)

FB Number: 2998   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Layby parking due E. Stone wall, then bit of a heather-fest for 300m. Pillar has a composite cap; all sight holes appear sealed. No 's' on the FB. On a low hill in heather moorland; flatish 360deg vista.

Pillar TP0714©jonglew
Spider TP0714©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0714©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 14:39 - TP1882 (Calton Pastures)

FB Number: S4152   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked near end of the lane leading from Rowsley up to Bouns Corner. Haddon Estate allow walking on their land, provided walkers stick to the prescribed routes. Not much good for a bagger. Pillar resides close to a stone wall on edge of a cattle pasture. Original top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive views N/NE/E, plus over the wall to the SW.

Pillar TP1882©jonglew
Spider TP1882©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1882©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 13:24 - TP0607 (Matlock FBM Aux 1)

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

In roadside verge. Easy find; exposed it and left uncovered.

Location TP0607©jonglew
Berntsen TP0607©jonglew
Detail TP0607©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 13:09 - TP7161 (Matlock (R))

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

In playpen on a small island in the road outside gates to Riber Hall. Gave the foldng coping saw an outing on the sapling that's growing in the pen, reducing it to 2" tall! Height tag is retained giving 797.28ft.

Playpen - with sapling removed TP7161©jonglew
FBM TP7161©jonglew
Top TP7161©jonglew
Height Tag detail TP7161©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 13:04 - TP0196 (Hearthstone)

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

1" bolt in concrete block. Measured it at 1.4m from wall and 1.3m from second tree. Left it uncovered.

Location TP0196©jonglew
Surface Block TP0196©jonglew
The Bolt TP0196©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 12:06 - TP0190 (Moor Top)

FB Number: S2675   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar, but on wrong side of drystone wall, so a quick hop over. Pillar retains original top cap, indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0190©jonglew
Spider TP0190©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0190©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 11:48 - TP7437 (Leek)

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

Standard Leica dome on large tripod in met office compound adjacent to Thorncliff covered resr.

Active Stn TP7437©jonglew
Detail TP7437©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 11:22 - TP3538 (Gun)

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

Pull in for a few cars on minor road to SSW. Shortwalk on wet, muddy track to top. Pillar sits on an eroding base and one top edge is chipped. Original cap retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. No depressions in top surface for retaining loops. Light cloud down allowing glimpses of a fine panorama.

Pillar TP3538©jonglew
Spider TP3538©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3538©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 10:23 - TP4957 (Mow Cop)

FB Number: S2666   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking 100m or so to the E. Had a look round the Old Man before a short heathery scramble up the bank to the trig. Pillar sits on a small plinth; no cap or plug; all sight holes open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar - with the Old Man photobombing TP4957©jonglew
Spider TP4957©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4957©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 09:17 - TP6366 (The Cloud)

FB Number: S2651   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking on minor road just north of Timbersock. Good path all the way up. Pillar resides on a large stone-built plinth; it has a rippled effect to the smooth screed finish, more pronounced on rear and left faces; also looks a bit care-worn with chipping to top edges. Aasphalt plug; RHS sight hole open. No views today - on The Cloud and in the cloud.

Pillar TP6366©jonglew
Spider TP6366©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6366©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-04 08:28 - TP7178 (North Rode)

FB Number: 11173   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Stumpy trig pillar without a spider, or tall FBM with a FB but no bolt. Roadside on Park Road.

FBM TP7178©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7178©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-03 19:01 - TP3826 (Higher Shelfstones)

FB Number: S2627   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Looks like a nice place but not a lot to see in the pitch dark.Some good urban views though. Pillar has a little damage to 2 of the top corners. Asphalt plug; RHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP3826©jonglew
Spider TP3826©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3826©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-03 15:45 - TP0147 (Crow Knowl)

FB Number: S2768   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From bend in the road due north, parking for a few cars. Tracks and paths to the trig. Pillar has an asphalt plug; front sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP0147©jonglew
Spider TP0147©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0147©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-11-03 13:37 - TP1541 (Boulsworth)

FB Number: S1540   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From minor road, good farm track half of the way, then track across the moor. Nice rock formations. Pillar has a crude coat of bright white paint with FB painted red! Unable to determine if top cap is mortar or composite. All top edges and corners chipped. Hazy panorama.

Pillar TP1541©jonglew
Spider TP1541©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1541©jonglew


Moved 2017-11-03 12:50 - TP0146 (Widdop)

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

Old metal gatepost with its concrete foundation block lies partially in water a short distance from its replacement. Rivet still clearly visible.... for the time being.

Concrete foundations TP0146©jonglew
Old gatepost TP0146©jonglew
The Rivet TP0146©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-11-03 11:40 - TP10114 (Pendle Hill )

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

From Barley on well-marked paths. Pillar destroyed at some point and replaced with FB S2161.


Good condition 2017-11-03 11:40 - TP5370 (Pendle Hill)

FB Number: S2161   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Barley on well-marked paths. Straight up the steep face. Trig replaces an earlier with FB S4696. Pillar has a bad paint job. All sight holes sealed, with front and RHS holes have degrading plugs. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP5370©jonglew
Spider TP5370©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5370©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-11-03 09:58 - TP5119 (Newton Fell)

FB Number: S4698   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From cattle grid parking area to NE. Took a track round perimeter of the quarry. Pillar has no cap or plug; some damage to top surface, one spider arm end exposed. L & RHS sight holes open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP5119©jonglew
Spider TP5119©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5119©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-03 07:49 - TP6883 (White Hill)

FB Number: S5002   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the road to NNE. Marginal tracks across the moor mainly following the fenceline, but quite boggy in places. Pillar has several severe fractures at the base. Asphalt plug; LHS sight hole open, rear plug degrading. Panoramic moorland views.

Pillar TP6883©jonglew
Spider TP6883©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6883©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-11-01 12:56 - TP8054 (Wetherlam)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

With Rick Salter. We dismantled the cairn, or at least until we got down to small stones and mud, then gave up. Cairn re-built to one side. Maybe subsequent triggers will remove some more stones to eventually get to the bed rock and possibly reveal the bolt.

Re-built Cairn TP8054©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 18:33 - TP8940 (Hopetoun Monument)

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

Class B listed structure, 1824. At top of Byres Hill. Internal spiral staircase to viewing parapet at top - no lighting and very dark when it's dark! Cut benchmark to RHS of the entrance. Last of 20 trigs bagged in Borders and Lothian areas today, with Alex Cameron.

The monument - in the twilight TP8940©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 18:01 - TP6000 (Skid Hill)

FB Number: S3129   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking ESE of the hill top. Good track runs along S side of the old quarry, then muddy cattle pasture on W side of quarry and round to the top. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views

Pillar TP6000©jonglew
Spider TP6000©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6000©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 17:41 - TP2786 (Dingleton)

FB Number: S3125   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With Alex Cameron. Roadside pillar picked up en-route to last couple of hills for the day. Pillar has a slight tilt to it and there's a build up of soil ect at the base - needed to be dug away to fully reveal the FB. Original cap is retained, indented lettering; rear and RHS sight holes closed, other 2 not determined.

Pilar TP2786©jonglew
Soil dug away TP2786©jonglew
Spider TP2786©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2786©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 17:22 - TP0085 (Rugged Knowes)

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

On a small rough grassed embankment by the boundary fencing for car park. Domed bolt measured at 1" dia; 1.1m from leaning (and rotting) straining post; 0.9m from fenceline.

Location TP0085©jonglew
Surface Block TP0085©jonglew
Bolt TP0085©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 16:49 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)

FB Number: S3063   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Iconic looking volcanic plug rising out of the mainly lowlying area of Lothian. Good car park. Took the steep direct route to the top and the more easier gradient back on the FP. Pillar has a composite disc plugging the central tube; LHS sight hole open. There is stencilling on the rear face "LIVE FOR / THE / MOMENT". Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5149©jonglew
Spider TP5149©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5149©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 16:04 - TP6906 (Whitekirk Hill)

FB Number: S7186   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked to W of the village. Rough grassy area on a small hillock amid an abandoned golf course. Pillar retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Good views of the local high spots: Bass Rock, N Berwick Law, Arthur's Seat etc.

Pillar TP6906©jonglew
Spider TP6906©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6906©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 15:35 - TP0505 (Dunbar East)

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

Easy spot on grass verge at side of golf club access road. Height tag in place: 19.48 ft.

Location TP0505©jonglew
FBM TP0505©jonglew
Height tag TP0505©jonglew
Height tag detail TP0505©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 15:22 - TP7201 (Dunbar West)

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

Easy spot, buried to it's top on a roadside verge. Looks like it's been that way for a while as the GPS plate is affixed to the top surface. 2.44m from TP and 1.6m from the stay. Height tag missing.

Location TP7201©jonglew
Location wrt TP TP7201©jonglew
Height tag missing TP7201©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 15:02 - TP0586 (Dunbar West FBM Aux 1)

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

Roadside verge, a little tricky to locate as measurements a tad out from the OS sketch but once located Alex C soon had it exposed. We measured it at 5.6m and 7.1m from the inspection chamber hatches, and 4m from road - closely according with CJO's figures.

Alex at work TP0586©jonglew
Location TP0586©jonglew
The Berntsen TP0586©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 14:44 - TP0504 (Wester Broomhouse)

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

Drove down the track towards Pleasants, walked along N side of field boundary. FBM found partially buried where the dry-stone wall starts. Height tag missing. First of 3 FBMs within a couple of kms of each other.

Location TP0504©jonglew
FBM TP0504©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0504©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 14:25 - TP0087 (Skateraw)

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

Rough ground at roadside but located without difficulty. Measured bolt at 2" dia, 6" down and 3.8m from last crash barrier post. Travellers showed mild interest, chatted with them briefly. Thought we were trying to locate an inspection chamber which they helpfully pointed out to us. Road is now blocked off further NW so only one way in and out.

Location TP0087©jonglew
Surface Block TP0087©jonglew
The Bolt TP0087©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 13:43 - TP3501 (Greenside Hill)

FB Number: S7219   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With Alex Cameron. Layby parking to NE on A1107. The HuMP Meikle Black Law first, then a 600m walk across rough and sometime boggy sheep pastures to the trig. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Decent views to N.

Pillar TP3501©jonglew
Spider TP3501©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3501©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 12:53 - TP7501 (St Abbs)

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

Mounted on E side of lifeboat house. Picturesque little harbour. Car parking charges apply... if you choose to pay them.

The boathouse TP7501©jonglew
Active Stn TP7501©jonglew
Detail TP7501©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 12:06 - TP1888 (Camp Field)

FB Number: S7226   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside verge parking due S. Bagged the hill first on track running NW alongside woodland. then directly across pastures to trig, which has a ROC fallout monitoring bunker close by. Pillar has a smooth screed finish with slight reddish tinge to it and minor chipping to 2 vertical edges. Original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open, front plug degrading. Good views to rolling pastures.

Pillar TP1888©jonglew
Spider TP1888©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1888©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-10-18 11:31 - TP0506 (Mordington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy roadside spot. Cracked and chipped; no height tag.

Location TP0506©jonglew
FBM TP0506©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0506©jonglew


Moved 2017-10-18 11:08 - TP3625 (Harelaw Resr)

FB Number: S6460   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Pillar has been moved approx 90m to the NNE and now resides on S side of a field boundary, otherwise intact and in good condition. Original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Partial good views to the N, W & E.

Pillar TP3625©jonglew
Spider TP3625©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3625©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 10:01 - TP6092 (Spartleton)

FB Number: S7141   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the S, path running up SW side Nettles Cleugh then steep direct route over heather and dying bracken. Pillar has several fractures plastered and painted over and with salts leaching out. Original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP6092©jonglew
Soider TP6092©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6092©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 08:48 - TP7244 (Whittingehame)

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

Left the car at the monument and walked down. Easy spot side of a path, NE side hedgerow field boundary.


Damaged 2017-10-18 08:34 - TP0585 (Whittingehame FBM Aux 1)

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

Cap missing and the bolt protruding beyond its case. Easy spot in the grass, no digging required. Benchmark pivot on the low wall surrounding the nearby 1858 monument to James Maitland Balfour, a Category B listed structure.

Location TP0585©jonglew
Detail TP0585©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-18 08:06 - TP6563 (Traprain Law)

FB Number: S3065   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With Alex C. Lovely little hill, went straight up the N face from the car park. Pillar has an asphalt plug replacing the lost cap; front sight hole open. A misty morning, but enough viz to see a grand panorama.

Pillar TP6563©jonglew
Spider TP6563©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6563©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 22:22 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)

FB Number: S3092   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good walk up from Swanston car park, wandered across to Capelaw and Caerketton Hills whilst up there. Pillar has no cap or plug; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views over the city and fellow Pentland hills.

Pillar TP0816©jonglew
Spider TP0816©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0816©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 13:46 - TP7268 (Edinburgh)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Located on the NW end of a HMRC building in the Sighthill area of the city. Easily visible from where the roads Bankhead Crossway South and Bankhead Place intersect.

Active Stn TP7268©jonglew
Detail TP7268©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 12:32 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)

FB Number: S3009   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the end of Wester Hill road, not ideal, better to go from part way along (NT 2316 6998) where the busses stop as there's a FP from there - my return route. Pillar has some slight damage to one vertical edge otherwise good; top cap missing, plug looks as though it's asphalt with some fine mortar round the edges; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views of the city and its surrounds.

Pillar TP6830©jonglew
Spider TP6830©jonglew
Flush Bracket ©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 11:31 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Braids Hill Approach road, good parking (free). Trig first then onto the hill top 200m ESE. Pillar has lost its top cap, replaced with an asphalt plug which is degrading; all sight holes open. Extensive panorama of the city and its surrounds.

Pillar TP1574©jonglew
Spider TP1574©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1574©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 10:51 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From observatory car park - tight squeeze at the moment due to construction vehicles taking up a chunk of it. Short walk to top of the hill. Pillar has exposed foundations, has lost its top cap and has no plug; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open. Extensive panorama of the city and its surrounds.

Pillar TP1446©jonglew
Spider TP1446©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1446©jonglew


Unreachable but visible 2017-10-17 09:37 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: S3016   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Stood on top of the wall and decided to go no further. FB is visible, and readable, from the gate. As Henry (or was it Shakespeare?) said, discretion is the better part of valour - after all the inner security fencing looked tricky.

The outer gates - complete with a cut benchmark TP2929©jonglew
Pillar TP2929©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2929©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 09:16 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy spot on exposed ground-level rock; top of bank running along NE side of road. Road is narrow but extended passing places work for brief parking.

Location TP0583©jonglew
Bolt TP0583©jonglew
Detail TP0583©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 09:13 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

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

Easy spot in dying vegetation. 3m NE side narrow dirt track. No height tag. Narrow road to park on, but nearby extended passing places work well. The Aux is closer to the road on top of the bank.

FBM TP7213©jonglew
FBM - missing height tag TP7213©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 08:54 - TP8888 (Craigentinny Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Uninspiring pole sticking out of the water at end of a breakwater, or line of rocks.

The Beacon TP8888©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-10-17 08:50 - TP0079 (Dogs Home)

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

Sea wall repaired. Rivet gone. Can see the unremarkable Craigentinny Beacon trig intersected stn from here.

Repaired sea wall TP0079©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 08:25 - TP2513 (Craigentinny Golf Course)

FB Number: S3010   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked half way along Craigentinny Ave N, where the residential houses start. Walked down that road and circled back round behind them across golf course to trig. Pillar sits on edge of the course partially in scrub. No top cap or plug; LHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP2513©jonglew
Spider TP2513©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2513©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 07:37 - TP8938 (Nelsons Monument)

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

A Category A listed building sited at the summit of Edinburgh's Calton Hill. Construction started 1807; completed by Thomas Bonnar, 1814-1816. Castellated building; pentagonal single storey structure surrounding 5-stage circular tower with narrower 6th stage. Basically it's in the shape of a telescope. Open to visitors but I was a bit early at 7.30am.

The Monument TP8938©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-17 07:31 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Early morning walk from Edinburgh Central hostel. Easy access in one of the city's parks. Top cap gone, replaced by asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive views over the city although low light levels defeated my photographic skills.

Pillar TP1881©jonglew
Spider TP1881©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1881©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-16 16:41 - TP0685 (Sayers Law)

FB Number: S1663   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking on minor road to NE, by track leading to Faseny Cottage - could have driven down and parked there. Tracks shown on map are a bit hit and miss, fair bit of heather bashing required where it peters out (or we just lost it). Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open; sports a dirty coat of white paint. Cloud down, no views.

Flush Bracket TP0685©jonglew
Pillar TP0685©jonglew
Spider TP0685©jonglew


Toppled 2017-10-16 16:39 - TP2790 (Dirrington Great Law)

FB Number: S6699   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking on minor road to the E. Path tracks due S through felled plantation towards Blacksmill Hill, then WNW to the top. Other than being toppled it's in a sorry state with the spider gone, although the FB is extant. All sight holes open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP2790©jonglew
Top TP2790©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2790©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-16 11:30 - TP4044 (Hownam Law)

FB Number: S7376   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking by disued quarry due E of the hill. Track leads about halfway up, then it gets a bit heathery. Pillar retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. 360deg misty views.

Pillar TP4044©jonglew
Spider TP4044©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4044©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-16 09:48 - TP4430 (Linton Hill)

FB Number: S7435   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking opp. war meorial to SW. Farm and mast access tracks to top. Pillar sits close to a stone wall at edge of a pasture. No cap/plug; all sight holes open. Damp and cloudy, no views.

Pillar TP4430©jonglew
Spider TP4430©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4430©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-10 14:11 - TP5008 (Mynydd Cenin)

FB Number: S8326   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road to NW on a RoW initially. Rough boggy cattle pasture. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; all sight hole open. Extensive 360deg panorama. My last trig pillar on the Lleyn Peninsula.

Pillar TP5008©jonglew
Spider TP5008©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5008©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-10 13:17 - TP8514 (Pen-y-Garn)

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

Bolt set into concrete at top of Craig-y-garn. Only had a swiss army knife to locate it and remove a couple of inches of turf, but seemed to work ok. Left it uncovered.

Location TP8514©jonglew
Surface Block TP8514©jonglew
The Bolt TP8514©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-10 11:44 - TP17752 (Criccieth Castle)

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

Entrance fee now £5, although over-60's cencession just £3.30. Easy find having read previous logs.

Remains of Engine Tower TP17752©jonglew
Location TP17752©jonglew
Bolt TP17752©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-10 11:13 - TP7103 (Ynys Cerig-Duan)

FB Number: S8186   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Interesting spot with varied views over the town, residential, commercial & industrial. Also good land- and sea-scapes. Access was a few metres along the sewerage plant rd, over fencing and up a steep muddy track up the small hill. Top cap is missing, no plug; L & RHS sight holes open. Pillar has a nice plaque commemorating 2 surveyors. Pillar can be seen from the road.

Pillar TP7103©jonglew
Spider 20171010-MoelyGadairLleynPeninsula-Summit.jpg©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7103©jonglew
Plaque TP7103©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-10-09 16:30 - TP2092 (Cefn-Uchaf)

FB Number: S8130   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Short walk across a cattle pasture from minor road to N. Pillar sits on a large plinth on a raised field boundary. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. All 4 top corners have been chipped away.

Pillar TP2092©jonglew
Spider TP2092©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2092©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-10-09 16:08 - TP17756 (Nazareth House)

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

Drove up 2 vehicle tracks, the first started at SH 4629 3888 and terminated at some cottages, 130m from Nazareth House. The second track started at SH 4738 3944 and ended up at Gwynfryn Farm, 150m from the house. At this point I was challenged and turfed off the estate. There is a third access road at SH 4689 3860 which is gated. Insufficient views of the house to form an opinion as to state of the trigs.


Good condition 2017-10-09 15:26 - TP5398 (Pentyrch)

FB Number: S8323   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Llangybi on public FPs. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; LHS and rear sight holes open. Cloud down, fine drizzle, no views.

Pillar TP5398©jonglew
Spider TP5398©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5398©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 16:13 - TP6474 (Thurstaston Common)

FB Number: S3497   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Carpark to SE, off the A540. Short walk on woodland paths. Better views to be had 40m further W. Pillar has a reddish tinge to it and sits on a large plinth. Top cap missing, replaced with a composite disc. 'BSM' style FB; All sight holes open. No views, that I remember - a dull, wet and windy day. With Alex Cameron.

Pillar TP6474©jonglew
Spider TP6474©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6474©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 15:17 - TP11396 (St Andrews Church Spire West Kirby)

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

Grade II listed. Building started 1889, took 20 years to complete it. Slate-hung spire oddly mounted at an angle on the crossing.

Church of St Andrew TP11396©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 15:03 - TP1636 (Brimstage)

FB Number: S3775   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of Rocklands La. Along field bdy round E side woods. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open and rear plug degrading. Just into woodland area, no views.

Pillar TP1636©jonglew
Spider TP1636©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1636©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 14:46 - TP11391 (Wallasey Water Tower Flagstaff)

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

Gorsehill Water Tower, Grade II listed, 1902-5. OS lists Bolt and FS; latter on octagonal turret above octagonal tower. Poor photo (clipped from streetview) on a dull, wet and windy day on The Wirral.

Gorsehill Water Tower TP11391


Good condition 2017-10-07 14:23 - TP9253 (Birkenhead Town Hall Dome)

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

Grade II* building, 1883 restored 1901. Copper dome with finial.

Town Hall TP9253©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 12:19 - TP8892 (Mount Manisty Beacon)

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

Boat trip down the Mersey landing a little NW of Manisty. Brick structure on which the beacon was once mounted upon extant, not sure what form the beacon took. If a light then it should perhaps be classed as 'destroyed'.

The brick structure TP8892©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 10:41 - TP11364 (Prenton Reservoir Turret Centre)

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

Visible from outwith the United Utilities site at junc Reservoir and Tower Roads. Centre present, no access to investigate the Bolt.

Water Tower TP11364©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 10:37 - TP8960 (Grange Hill Monument)

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

War memorial. 40m NW of the Grange Hill trig pillar.

The Monument - on a dull, wet and windy day TP8960©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-07 10:21 - TP3439 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3498   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Old Grange Rd, near junc with Grange Rd (A540). RoW leads off Grange Rd up to the trig and co-located monumnet (also a trig). Pillar sports a dirty coat of white paint; top cap missing, no plug; wet and windy so sight holes not recorded; 'BSM' style flush bracket. Views not recorded either. With Alex Cameron.

Pillar TP3439©jonglew
Spider TP3439©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3439©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-10-06 17:30 - TP6990 (Windy Hill)

FB Number: 10788   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Drove halfway up the hill on a dodgy farm track from the S until it ran out. Pillar sits on a large plinth on N side of stone wall. Has a horizontal fracture extending across the right-hand face. Retains original top cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP6990©jonglew
Spider TP6990©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6990©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-06 13:26 - TP7493 (Sails)

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

1hr 15 from High Seat. Tell-tale water-filled depression in the ground approx half a metre from the cairn. Should have brought my spade with me. Had to dig this one out by hand, and bail out the water.

Hole in the ground TP7493©jonglew
Best I could do by hand TP7493©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-06 11:45 - TP7507 (High Seat)

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

Walked up from Outhgill with Roger Templeman. Grass encroaching a lot and hole full of water and peaty sludge but easily identifiable, approx 2.5m NW of the small summit cairn. Dug away surrounding grass/soil etc and bailed out the water to fully expose the ring. Large pyramidal bolt at centre. Appox 30cm deep.

As found when arrived TP7507©jonglew
Some spadework required TP7507©jonglew
Sludgy mess TP7507©jonglew
Revealed at last TP7507©jonglew
The Bolt ©jonglew


Good condition 2017-10-05 18:28 - TP2592 (Crina Bottom Farm)

FB Number: S5617   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From road to E. Pillar sits on NW side of stock wire fencing, with FB facing SE. Retains original top cap with lightly indented lettering; front sight hole open. Good views S/SW/W.

Pillar TP2592©jonglew
Spider TP2592©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2592©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-10-05 14:08 - TP17125 (Greenwood Leghe)

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

At the insistence of Mr Templeman we walked across a muddy cattle pasture, crossed 3 b/w stock fences and a stream to probe the ground on a field boundary in an unsuccessful manner. Nothing found even worth an exploratory dig.

Probbaly somewhere along this field bdy TP17125©jonglew


Damaged 2017-10-05 09:53 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

FB Number: 2982   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Pleasant walk up from Bruntscar on a cold sunny day. Pillar has substantial damage to all faces and the top with the end of one spider arm completely exposed. Top cap gone, replaced with a composite disc; all sight holes closed. Adorned with palques: three on front face, one on the rear. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0702©jonglew
Spider TP0702©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0702©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-27 18:35 - TP6985 (Windrigg Hill)

FB Number: 10689   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk across a muddy cattle pasture. Pillar retains original top cap with deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive eastern views.

Pillar TP6985©jonglew
Spider TP6985©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6985©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-09-26 18:03 - TP3611 (Hardendale Pike)

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

OS records this one as destroyed May 1982. Nothing on-site remains and nothing seen in the vicinity.

Where it once stood TP3611©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-26 17:14 - TP7379 (Knipe Moor)

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

50m NW of the hill summit. Cut back encroaching grass and dug out moss etc from the lettering. Room for one car (just) at NY 5299 1828; In Scar hill first then made my over here. Nice spot but a bit hazy today limiting the views westwards.

Concrete Ring as found TP7379©jonglew
Before gardening duties TP7379©jonglew
After a tidy up TP7379©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-23 16:55 - TP6650 (Uiseval)

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

Roadside parking opp. Scalpay bridge, straight up and down whilst my walking buddy chillaxed in the Harris Hotel in Tarbert after we'd been hill bagging in N Lewis for the day! Some nice rocky terracing to negotiate. Pillar sits on slab rock; no flush bracket; sight hole facing E is open. Lovely panoramic views.

Pillar TP6650©jonglew
Spider TP6650©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6650©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-23 10:08 - TP1261 (Ben Bragor)

FB Number: S8155   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove to the water works, short hop up the hill to the trig with nephew Andrew. Took in 4 other local tumps on a pleasant 11k walk before returning to the car. Pillar retains original top cap with deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views of most (all?) of North Lewis.

Pillar TP1261©jonglew
Spider TP1261©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1261©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-22 11:51 - TP8179 (Rudha Mor)

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

3/4" diameter bolt on slab rocks. Small sprawling cairn of large boulders rebuilt to give it some form. Lovely remote feel to the location, although only just over 1km from the road.

Bolt - location TP8179©jonglew
Bolt TP8179©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-21 13:28 - TP0835 (An Coileach)

FB Number: 10095   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the Coffin Rd on a round of 9 central South Harris hills. My final South Harris trig. Nice stone built pillar retaining original top cap with raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0835©jonglew
Spider TP0835©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0835©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-20 11:49 - TP1495 (Bleaval)

FB Number: 10097   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Scarasta with Andrew P on 12k circular walk of 3 South Harris hills. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1495©jonglew
Spider TP1495©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1495©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-09-17 19:56 - TP7889 (Mullach Mor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

GR was indicating SW corner of a small building, wondered if it was on the roof, but OS description is 'ht to bolt on block'. Anyway, I couldn't get on the roof so shinned up onto the nearby higher building with a small radome and took some zoom shots but no bolt seen.

Perhaps not on this building TP7889©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-17 19:35 - TP6131 (St Kilda)

FB Number: S8820   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Tempting to give this one a 10! It must be the trig of trigs for locations. Lovely stone-built pillar located 200m due south of the island summit - and cannot be seen from the summit. Oddly the OS installed a trig rivet at the summit at the same time, so not an afterthought as I'd imagined it might have been. Original top cap is retained with raised lettering; all sight holes open.

Pillar TP6131©jonglew
Spider TP6131 - St Kilda©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6131 - St Kilda©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-09-17 19:33 - TP7890 (Conachair)

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

GR indicates a small mound approx 10m SE of the truncated pillar thingy. Possible a concrete block now grassed over. Would need to prod the ground and dig - maybe wardens not keen on that.

Somehere round here TP7890©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-09-17 06:32 - TP8268 (Oiseval)

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

Pre-dawn walk up to bag the hill. GR indicated SW edge of the small shelter cairn. Very rocky and had nothing to prod the ground or dig with. Quite possibly it's still lurking around up there waiting to be found. Nice place to be on a great day.

Somewhere around here TP8268©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-16 12:12 - TP5727 (Roneval Harris)

FB Number: S8992   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up to the reservoir at NG 0253 8678. Crossed to Bhoiseabhal after. Nice hill. Squat stone-built pillar in shelter cairn. Retains original top cap with raised lettering; rear sight hole not determined, other 3 closed.

Pillar TP5727©jonglew
Spider TP5727©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5727©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-10 11:58 - TP5405 (Pen-Ychain)

FB Number: S8324   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked up a bit S of the rly station, over the bridge, by the 'private road' sign. Pleasant walk through golf course etc to a stunning headland given its lack of height - a wild sea making it more so. Pillar has no top cap or plug; LHS sight hole open. Despite the low cloud the sea-scapes were super.

Pillar TP5405©jonglew
Spider TP5405©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-10 09:33 - TP7109 (Ysgubor-Fawr)

FB Number: S8377   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From right-angle bend in the road to SW, parking for 1 car - just. Short hop across a pasture. Pillar sits atop a high plinth raising it up to the level of the banked field boundary. It's on the NE side of wire stock fencing, but close enough that it's not necessary to cross it. Retains original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Good panoramic views.

Pillar TP7109©jonglew
Spider TP7109©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7109©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-09-09 14:38 - TP17747 (Porth-Dinllaen)

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

Avoided the £5 charge at the golf club by parking at SH 2827 4058 and walking an extra 700m each way. Pleasant walk out to the point, across the golf course. GPS led me to the National Coastwatch station on the point, and more specifically to the golf driving platform on its S side. The platform seems to have been re-surfaced and I suspect the rivet is 6" below the new surface. Spoke with the coastwatch people but they had no knowledge of it, or when the re-surfacing was done.

Coastwatch Station TP17747©jonglew
The platform TP17747©jonglew
Should be near the edge of the platform ©jonglew
New kerbstones edging the new surfabe TP17747©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-09 12:41 - TP5501 (Porth Ysgadan)

FB Number: S8182   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove the by-way to parking by sea. Short walk over manicured sheep pasture to trig. Pillar's lost its top cap, asphalt plug replacement; rear sight hole open. Good pamoramic views.

Pillar TP5501©jonglew
Spider TP5501©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5501©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-09 12:11 - TP5007 (Mynydd Cefnamwlch)

FB Number: S8185   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parking in layby opposite disused quarry. Cattle pasture, then followed wall up to avoid gorse. Top of the hill reached and no trig - damn, it's over the wall and into another world! The 3 B's - bramble, bracken and bloody gorse. Trig eventually located with the 3 B's standing guard! Cleared a way to walk round it using a Mk1 boot. Pillar retains an original cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. No views - other than the 3 B's.

After clearing some vegetation TP5007©jonglew
Pillar - as found TP5007©jonglew
Spider TP5007©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5007©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-09 11:14 - TP5392 (Penrhyn Mawr)

FB Number: S8184   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove into Ty-mawr farm but baulked at the £5 parking charge so drove out. Parked on wide grass verge at entrance to the farm, walked along road towards Pen y Borth then veered off left at a field gate across pastures to the small caravan site, through that and across another pasture to the trig. Nice location. Pillar has some chipping to 2 top edges but otherwise good; original cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Nice sea views.

Pillar TP5392©jonglew
Spider TP5392©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5392©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-09-09 09:52 - TP8513 (Gweld Botwnnog)

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

Took a spade and ground prodder with me but didn't even find anything worth digging for as the ground is so rocky I could have dug a dozen or more holes. GPS indicating 2-3m E of the shelter cairn.


Destroyed 2017-09-09 09:39 - TP10045 (Rhiw)

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

15m due S of the replacement pillar - S1824. Cast about for remains, but nothing seen.


Good condition 2017-09-09 09:38 - TP0169 (Rhiw)

FB Number: S1824   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up from Clip y Gylfinhir where there's plenty of parking. Could have driven all the way as good vehicle track. Pillar sits atop a large rocky boss that is the high point of the hill Mynydd Rhiw. Original (?) metal cap is retianed, with no lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views. The destroyed pillar that this replaced (FB S1623) was sited 15m due S.

Pillar TP0169©jonglew
Spider TP0169©jonglew
Flush Bracket ©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-09 08:44 - TP5033 (Mynydd Penarfynydd)

FB Number: S8183   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Across cattle pasture and steeply up from end of minor road to NE, probably best from the sewerage plant though. Pillar has lost its top cap, replaced by an asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Fine panoramic views.

Pillar TP5033©jonglew
Spider TP5033©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5033©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-08 22:49 - TP4877 (Moel-Y-Tryfan)

FB Number: S7442   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the W, parking at end of minor rd. Pillar has the vestige of a Welsh red dragon stencil on one face and some Welsh language grafitti on another (something about seeing rain). Minor damage to one top corner; no top cap or plug; RHS sight hole open. Sighted 5m W of summit rocks. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP4877©jonglew
Spider TP4877©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4877©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-08 16:02 - TP1825 (Bwlch Mawr)

FB Number: S7437   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to Ynys Ddu Farm (SH 3971 4524) for a 14k round of 6 hills, this being the 4th. Pillar sits atop a fine rocky crag with extensive panoramic views. Original top cap is missing, no plug; LHS and rear sight holes open.

Pillar TP1825©jonglew
Spider TP1825©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1825©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-08 12:21 - TP5416 (Pen-Y-Groes)

FB Number: S7269   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at cemetery entrance due E of the trig, over a field gate and short hop across a pasture. Pillar sits against stock fencing, original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5416©jonglew
Spider TP5416©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5416©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-08 11:58 - TP0520 (Caernarfon)

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

Parking in layby at SH 4742 5424, walked N along road then along RoW to Uwchlaw'r-rhos. Chatted with friendly farmer who pointed it out to me on NW side of RoW. Height tag missing.

FBM TP0520©jonglew
FBM TP0520©jonglew
Missing Height Tag TP0520©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-09-08 11:24 - TP2783 (Dinas Dinlle)

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

OS records this as destroyed July 1978. Not convinced it went over the cliff as GPS puts it 2-3m back from the edge. But gone it has.

Where it once stood TP2783©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-08 11:05 - TP17711 (Llandwrog Church Spire)

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

Grade II* listed Victorian church built 1856-60 on site of an earlier medieval church. Tall broach spire. Cut benchmark on a buttress at NW corner.

Church of St Twrog TP17711©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-09-05 12:48 - TP6236 (Strutforth Hill)

FB Number: 10691   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

With Roger Templeman. From the north, parking at a field entrance. Very rough and wet pasture, fortunately a bridge (of sorts) over the Keldhead Sike. Couple of b/w stock fences to negotiate to get to the pillar. Top screed badly damaged, otherwise ok; top cap missing, composite cap replacement; rear sight hole open. Cloud down obscuring any views.

Pillar TP6236©jonglew
Spider TP6236©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6236©jonglew


Damaged 2017-09-05 10:40 - TP5129 (Nine Standards Rigg)

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

With Roger Templeman on a very wet and windy day. We walked up from the minor road to SW, uncovering Millstone Rigg concrete ring on the way. Stone-built pillar in poor condition with several loose stones, a significant amount of top screed missing and no flush bracket. The central plumb-line hole has a composite cap replacing its mising metal cap. There is what superficially looks like a cut benchmark on a flat stone approx 1m N of the pillar. This is quite possibly the old trig.

Pillar TP5129©jonglew
Spider TP5129©jonglew
Flush Bracket hole TP5129©jonglew
Is this the Old Trig TP5129©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-05 10:20 - TP16545 (Millstone Rigg)

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

With Roger Templeman. A wet and windy day. Spent 5 mins prodding the ground and digging up flat rocks before Roger drew my attention to a depression. A minute or so's digging revealed the edge of a concrete ring. 20 mins later it was fully exposed. Paced it out at 9m NNE from the toposcope. Left it uncovered and high-tailed it over to Nine Standards Rigg before dropping down out of the wind.

Concrete Ring TP16545©jonglew
Concrete Ring TP16545©jonglew
The Bolt TP16545©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-04 13:47 - TP5306 (Park Fell)

FB Number: S5534   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Ingleborough on a short round before dropping back to the B6255. Concrete Hotine with an asphalt replacement for the missing metal top cap; LHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP5306©jonglew
Spider TP5306©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5306©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-04 12:34 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Up from the road near Philpin Sleights via an old stone wall running directly up Souther Scales Fell, looking for old benchmarks with Roger Templeman - found a few too. Cloud down on the hill so no views. Stone-built pillar with top cap missing; asphalt plug replacement, which is degrading badly. All sight holes open.

Pillar TP4102©jonglew
Spider TP4102©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4102©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-01 11:28 - TP0067 (Smallburn)

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

SE side of a long layby. Located at first prod. Cleared soil etc to reval 3/4" bolt in concrete block. Local dog walker thought I'd struck gold - I said 'better'. Measured at 0.95m to edge of tarmac, and 0.42m to centre of tree. Left it exposed.

Location TP0067©jonglew
The hole TP0067©jonglew
The bolt TP0067©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0067©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-01 10:41 - TP7489 (Crawlaw)

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

Hats off to Bernie for finding this little stinker. Spent around an hour on site. Finding the stone plinth, which is very irregular, didn't help me, so time wasted there. Peregrinus's measurements were just far enough out to confuse the issue! Dug 2 deep holes before hitting the right spot and excavating the partial breeze-block and metal beer mat and finally clearing the hole to reveal the 1" dia. bolt a full 14" deep. I took the following measurements: from the centre of the rear edge of the bin - 10.85m; from edge of the tarmac - 2.0m; and 1.5m to the RHS of a line from the bin to the house (standing behind the bin). Replaced excavated soil, then the block and beer mat and finally a piece of turf.

Location 1 TP7489©jonglew
Location 2 TP7489©jonglew
The hole TP7489©jonglew
The bolt TP7489©jonglew
OS Sketch ©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-01 09:33 - TP0573 (Dunlop FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy spot; exposed in shortish grass. Didn't need the OS sketch.

Location TP0573©jonglew
Berntsen TP0573©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0573©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-01 09:25 - TP7204 (Dunlop)

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

At the side of a banked driveway to 2 large, gated houses, but accessible from the road. Interestingly the chamber is exposed but has a plastic container full of earth and plants in it making it impractical to remove and look for the bolt. Good condition but height tag missing.

FBM TP7204©jonglew
FBM TP7204©jonglew
Missing height tag TP7204©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-01 08:52 - TP0059 (Howwood)

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

Roadside verge, needed 4" of turf removing. Standard 3/4" bolt in concrete block. Measured it at 0.82m from road edge; 2.4m from 'No Loading' sign; 1.8m from centre of the water flap; and 1.3m from the wooden post. Left it uncovered.

Location TP0059©jonglew
Surface Block TP0059©jonglew
Bolt TP0059©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0059©jonglew


Good condition 2017-09-01 08:09 - TP0054 (Auchengarth)

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

Rock overgrown with bramble etc but not difficult to find. Bolt is a standard 3/4" diameter, well encased in mortar so looks smaller. Measured it at 3.6m NE of the bin post and 2.2m back from the kerb.

Location TP0054©jonglew
Bolt TP0054©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP0054©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0054©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-30 13:20 - TP6124 (St Blanes Hill)

FB Number: S8341   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Final hill (of 28) and trig (of 9) on the Island of Bute. And the best left to last. A fine, if short at 5k, ridge walk ended at this trig with outstanding panoramic views for almost all of the walk. The pillar retains an original top cap with raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Sat and watched an incoming rain storm approach from the W, fascinating stuff! Steep grassy descent to car parking at end of the road.

Pillar TP6124©jonglew
Spider ©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6124©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-30 10:07 - TP4187 (Kilchatton Hill)

FB Number: S8319   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Penultimate Bute trig. Direct route up from the road via an alley between houses at NS 1012 5507. Bit of a bracken-fest and quite steep on the upper stages. Pillar in reasonable condition but for some screed missing from one top corner. Top cap has gone, asphalt replacement; RHS and LHS sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4187©jonglew
Spider TP4187©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4187©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-08-29 15:55 - TP1383 (Birgidale)

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

Drove along the farm track off the B881 towards Birgidale Crieff Butts until farm a couple of hundred metres or so before a gate. Walked from there. Pillar has been replaced by a large professionally built cairn with plaque that refers to the trig. It may be that the pillar has been encased by the cairn, but I can find no evidence of this so have classified the trig as 'destroyed'.

The Cairn TP1383©jonglew
Top of the cairn - no spider TP1383©jonglew
Plaque TP1383©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-29 10:00 - TP1043 (Barone Hill)

FB Number: S8525   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A round of 4 hills over some rough ground, Barone Hill the first one. Parking at a field entrance (NS 0652 6343) leaving access to the field unblocked. Rough farm track leads off in the right direction but eventually has to be left to gain the top of the hill and trig. Top cap has been lost, asphalt replacement; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1043©jonglew
Spider TP1043©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1043©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-08-28 19:37 - TP10325 (Rothesay St Johns Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

CofE church shown on 1965 map but it's a vacant lot on the 1975 map. There now stands an apartment block, 'St John's Place', built in a similar architectural style to the adjacent block.

Where the church once stood TP10325©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-28 17:08 - TP5742 (Rothesay Golf Course)

FB Number: S8527   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking ok at bend in road (NS 0976 6439). RoW leads south of the trig, short divert over a very soggy green which was keeping all the golfers away. Pillar sits adjacent to a large patch of gorse, which is not yet encroaching upon it. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP5742©jonglew
Spider TP5742©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5742©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-28 15:52 - TP2543 (Cranslagmorie Hill)

FB Number: S8415   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in golf club car park, ground extremely soggy so no golfers about. Across the greens and over 2 deer fences. Pillar sits in a very rough and soggy cattle pasture. Retains its original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views to N, E & W. S partially obscured by rising ground to nearby summit of Creag na Buidsich.

Pillar TP2543©jonglew
Spider TP2543©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2543©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-28 08:45 - TP6540 (Torran Turach)

FB Number: S8523   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A round of 3 hills from Glenmore farm. A direct WSW route up onto Glecknabae Hill, then N toTorran Turach. Pillar has lost its top cap and has an asphalt replacement. 1 sight hole open. Weather foul - very wet and very windy - so took no notes.

Pillar TP6540©jonglew
Spider TP6540©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6540©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-27 09:27 - TP6989 (Windy Hill)

FB Number: S8526   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A short 5k round of 3 hills on NE side of Bute. Walked up the access track for the house Shalunt, then some rough partially wooded ground before breaking out onto the hillside. Pillar retains its original top cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama - Arran and Inchmarnock prominent.

Pillar TP6989©jonglew
Spider TP6989©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6989©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-26 17:55 - TP1170 (Beinn Capuill)

FB Number: S8818   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With Carole Engel after the Inchmarnock boat trip. From a small roadside carpark for the viewpoint. After the viewpoint there is no track just plenty of heather, rough ground and some deer-fences; one can be crossed by a stile at NR 9888 7499. Pillar is supposed to be at a 435m spotheight with top of the hill 190m SW at a 438m spot height. But pillar seems to be clearly at the summit and the 438m SH more like 428m. There is a horizontal crack above the FB extending round to left and right sides. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panporamic views.

Pillar TP1170©jonglew
Spider TP1170©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1170©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-26 16:08 - TP2563 (Creag Mhor)

FB Number: S5144   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With Carole Engel after Inchmarnock boat trip. Parked at start of a forest track (NR 93600 7436). Track wends around but somewhere about NR 9343 7371 a break into the rough is required for the last 500m or so. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; all sight holes open. 267m hill summit is reached well before the trig. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2563©jonglew
Spider TP2563©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2563©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-26 12:01 - TP4101 (Inchmarnock Island)

FB Number: S8529   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Party of 10 on the Morag out of Tighnabruaich on a mixed weather day, although it stayed dry for us on the island. The stone-built pillar sits at the island high point. Original top cap retained, raised lettering. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP4101©jonglew
Spider TP4101©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4101©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-26 08:29 - TP1051 (Barr Iolaich)

FB Number: S8187   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With Carole Engel before the Inchmarnock boat trip. Drove along a new forest road that starts at NR 9380 6921, until NW of the pillar; walked in from there, don't be fooled by the short 200m distance, it was tough going through wet head-high bracken, uneven boggy ground and then there are conifers! Pillar sits in a rough clearing in the plantation; original top cap is retained, raisd lettering; front and RHS sight holes open, LHS plug degrading. No views.

Pillar TP1051©jonglew
Spider TP1051©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1051©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-26 07:36 - TP2525 (Craigmore)

FB Number: S8419   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With Carole Engel, we nipped up here before the Inchmarnockboat trip. Parking at NR 9851 6548. Cattle pastures, very soggy ground. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole closed, other 3 open. Extensive views for such a low hill - Inchmarnock looking good.

Pillar TP2525©jonglew
Spider TP2525©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2525©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-25 17:42 - TP0062 (Watston)

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

Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. 1" bolt in concrete found on scrappy verge near end of layby. Used OS measurements from post with pipe nail opp side road, and end of ditch ('a' in OS sketch). Dug away couple of inches of dirt, grass etc, left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0062©jonglew
Surface Block- Detail TP0062©jonglew
Surface Block - The Bolt TP0062©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0062©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-08-25 17:40 - TP0500 (New Cumnock)

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

Have to say this one's gone, or buried. Either way it's unlikely to see the light of day again.

Was somewhere around here TP0500©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-25 17:37 - TP0068 (Craigdarroch)

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

Drove to farm gates within 60m of it. 1" bolt in concrete - easy find after a few prods under 2" of turf, lifted a flap to photograph it and replaced after I'd finished.

Surface Block - Location TP0068©jonglew
Surface Block TP0068©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0068©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0068©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-08-25 17:31 - TP0097 (Brockhill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Used 4 of the measurements from OS sketch and dug a hole half a metre deep but still didn't locate it. Called at nearest but one house. Helpful chap came out to show me where it was as he'd seen the OS using it 10 yrs previous. Reckoned I was right on it. Asked him about water board activity: they inserted a plastic insert into old lead piping so did not dig up the verge, although more recently there was a leak here, evidenced by a repair to the tarmac, so perhaps that did for it.... or it's close by. Left the hole open.

Somewhere near the wall TP0097©jonglew
The hole TP0097©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0097©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-24 15:04 - TP7266 (Daresbury)

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

Beware over-zealous security guards, they will challenge you regarding photography, but stand your ground and argue the toss with them as there are no 'No Photography' signs and no armed guards. They will back down! The AS is on the NE elevation of the cafe, visible from the road.

The AS TP7266©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-08-24 15:04 - TP11311 (Daresbury Laboratory Tower)

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

Is extant then it's at top of the tower.

Lab tower TP11311©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-08-24 15:04 - TP11723 (Daresbury Laboratory Tower Vane)

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

There is no vane atop this tower.

Lab tower TP11723©jonglew
Closer view of top of tower TP11723©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-24 14:55 - TP0524 (Daresbury)

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

Roadside verge, partially buried and has been badly hacked about - both the concrete and bolt are damaged, probably by grass cutters. Height tag gone.

FBM - Location TP0524©jonglew
FBM TP0524©jonglew
FBM TP0524©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-24 13:53 - TP0185 (Weston Roundabout)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Near SW corner of inspection chamber concrete surround, S side of road. Handy parking almost directly opposite. Rivet's been bashed around a fair bit, but looks to be in its original position, so marked as 'good'.

Inspection Chamber TP0185©jonglew
Rivet near SW corner TP0185©jonglew
The Rivet - Detail TP0185©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-24 12:34 - TP1049 (Barr Beacon Resr)

FB Number: S2314   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Gap in security fencing still exists, mid-way along S side of compound at approx SP 0611 9736. Pillar sits atop the covered reservoir with distant views to N & E. Top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering. RHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP1049©jonglew
Spider TP1049©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1049©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-24 12:19 - TP0241 (Pheasey)

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

1 1/2" shallow domed bolt in concrete block on NE side of road. Measured at 13.4m SE of the SE car park entrance post on opposite side of road; 1.0m back from road edge.

Surface Block TP0241©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0241©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-20 13:14 - TP5940 (Sheriffs Park)

FB Number: 10416   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wide verge parking, hopped over the wall and 70m walk back through small conifer plantation. Pillar sits on SE side of a high stone wall, becoming overgrown with nettles and conifers, no time to clear. Asphalt top cap replacement; front, left & right side sight holes closed, rear not determined.

Pillar - as found TP5940©jonglew
Pillar- as left TP5940©jonglew
Spider TP5940©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5940©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-18 11:34 - TP5728 (Roneval South Uist)

FB Number: S8822   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With Carole Engel. Verge parking at NF 7915 1493. Coast path initially (accessed through someone's garden!). Pleasant 8 mile round of 5 hills ending on Easabhal. Original top cap retained with raised lettering. RHS sight hole open. A full panorama of sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP5728©jonglew
Spider TP5728©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5728©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-18 10:27 - TP5487 (Pollachar)

FB Number: S8892   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From due W parking on rough verge; with Carole Engel. Boggy ground. Pillar in good condition retaining original top cap with raised lettering. LHS sight hole open. Good 360deg sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP5487©jonglew
Spider TP5487©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5487©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-18 09:22 - TP1295 (Ben Scrien (Eriskay I))

FB Number: S8890   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A round of the 3 hills on Eriskay with Carole Engel, this one the last. A fine rocky hill. Pillar has a toposcope plate screwed over the spider, was minded to unscrew it to see if spider extant or not, but decided against it. LHS sight hole open. Fine panoramic sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP1295©jonglew
Toposcope TP1295©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1295©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-08-18 07:09 - TP15360 (Greanamul Island)

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

Sailed by on first CalMac ferry of the day, en-route to Eriskay. Scoured the small island with binos but no mast seen.

Wider view of the islands from CalMac ferry TP15360©jonglew
Closer view of central area of main island TP15360©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-17 16:06 - TP7967 (Rudha Glass )

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

Easy spot on slab rock. Small scrappy cairn of large boulders a few metres away, moved it next to the plate. The plate does not have a survey ship name inscribed nor a date.

Location TP7967©jonglew
As found TP7967©jonglew
The Plate TP7967©jonglew
The Cairn moved and re-built TP7967©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-08-17 10:53 - TP0003 (Barra Differential)

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

Listed also in the OS benchmark dBase where description states: (GPS NETWORK STN) BARRA DIFFERENTIAL NBM BOLT IN CONCRETE ROOF. Confirm the roof has been felted and tarred (albeit in poor condition) and no bolt was visible. On surrounding rocks found 3 of the 5 witness bolts which are recorded in the OS benchmark dBase: WM1, WM4 & WM5

The lookout building TP0003©jonglew
The roof TP0003©jonglew
WM1 TP0003©jonglew
WM4 TP0003©jonglew
WM5 TP0003©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-08-17 07:13 - TP7968 (Orosay (Barra) )

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

Crossed about 75 mins before low tide. A bit of rock hopping to avoid narrow but deep channels. Plenty of time for a thorough search but nothing found. Possibly a victim of encroaching vegetation on the extensive rock slabs at summit area.


Good condition 2017-08-16 11:47 - TP7969 (Ard Rubha Mor (Barra))

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

No hydrographic plate found despite a search of surrounding rock, but there is a typical OS domed 1" bolt at the GR. On exposed flat rock with a small cairn adjacent.

Bolt located near small cairn TP7969©jonglew
The Bolt TP7969©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP7969©jonglew


Damaged 2017-08-15 15:23 - TP7927 (Rosinish Cairn)

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

Boy James trip from Castlebay. Cairn was found dismantled, stones looked extant, decided not to rebuild it.

Area TP7927©jonglew
Dismantled Cairn TP7927©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-14 14:51 - TP8169 (Ben Scurrival Transfer Point)

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

Standard 2" dia OSBM bolt. This is also a benchmark. From the name it would seem reasonable to assume it was used to transfer the level to Barra from South Uist (or possibly Eriskay). On flat rock with a small cairn adjacent - approx 70m due E of the trig pillar.

Bolt by cairn, trig pillar in background TP8169©jonglew
The Bolt TP8169©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP8169©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-08-14 12:23 - TP8200 (Greian Head Op)

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

Concrete base is all that remains of a small building; suspect the rivet was originally installed on the roof as no sign of it on adjacent rocks.

Building base TP8200©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-12 17:16 - TP4704 (Meall A' Chaise)

FB Number: 10120   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick up and down via Dunmor Fm. V. steep grassy slopes. Original top cap retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Some minor chipping to one top edge; various hair fractures with salts leaching out. Extensive sea- and landscape panorama.

Pillar TP4704©jonglew
Spider TP4704©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4704©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 15:13 - TP23652 (Eton Wick Church Spire)

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

St John the Baptist Church, Grade II listed, 1866-7. Square shingled spirelet mid-way along roof apex. Cut benchmark on the porch.

Church of St John TP23652©jonglew
The Spire TP23652©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-08-09 14:54 - TP23746 (Wardens Lodge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this destroyed September 1959. Site has been redeveloped and is now Queen's Court, looks like a care home.

Current bldg on site of Wardens Lodge TP23746©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 14:39 - TP0633 (Windsor Castle FBM Aux 1)

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

No OS sketch available for this one and measurements from previous loggers not quite precise enough for an easy find, but a bit of prodding of the ground soon produced results. I measured it at 1.7m N from roadside kerb and 1.2m E from the access kerb. Turf was replaced so a spade/trowel will be useful for subsequent baggers.

FBM - Location Shot TP0633©jonglew
FBM TP0633©jonglew
FBM TP0633©jonglew
FBM - Detail TP0633©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 14:19 - TP23648 (Datchet Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II listed, 13thC rebuilt 1857-64. Octagonal broach spire. Cut benchmark on N face of the tower.

Church of St Mary TP23648©jonglew
The Spire TP23648©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-08-09 13:46 - TP23881 (St Michaels Church Tower Horton)

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

OS record both Bolt and Vane destroyed June 1960. They obviously needed an intersected stn here though as the FS was computed as a 4th order stn in June 1978 - see TP23671.


Good condition 2017-08-09 13:45 - TP23671 (Horton Church Tower )

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

St Michael's Parish Church, Grade I listed, 12thC origins with late 16thC tower. Flagstaff good atop tower stair turret. Cut benchmark on churchyard boundary wall.

Church of St Michael TP23671©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP23671©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 11:17 - TP23617 (Windsor Castle)

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

OS lists 3 components for this trig: Bolt - recorded as destroyed February 1993; Centre - good; and Flagstaff - good. Conquer the Tower tours usually run Aug/Sep, but do not allow access to the topmost turret where this trig is located.

Round Tower Flagstaff TP23617©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP23617©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 11:17 - TP25653 (Windsor Castle Flagstaff)

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

The castle is a Grade I listed monument, it dates to William the Conqueror with the first stone buildings erected by Henry II between 1165 and 1179. The Flagstaff sits atop the turret on the round keep. Conquer the Tower tours usually run during Aug/Sep, but do not allow access to the turret.

The Round Keep TP25653©jonglew
Uppermost Turret and Flagstaff TP25653©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 09:41 - TP7252 (Windsor Castle)

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

With Douglas Law on a private, pre-arranged tour conducted by the castle superintendent, a retired Royal Marines colonel - very pleasant and helpful chap. FBM nestles in against terracing at the NW end of the East Lawn; retains its height tag - 157.19ft.

FBM TP7252©jonglew
FBM TP7252©jonglew
Height Tag TP7252©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 08:11 - TP23651 (Windsor St Stephens Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed Victorian church, 1874. Small spirelet, sometmes known as a fleche, mounted on the ridge tiles of the roof. Cut benchmark on N face.

The Church TP23651©jonglew
The Spirelet TP23651©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-09 08:06 - TP23649 (Windsor Holy Trinity Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed Victorian Church, 1842-4. Cut benchmark on W face.


Destroyed 2017-08-09 07:55 - TP23650 (Windsor Methodist Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1876. A wet day trigging, benchmarking and hill bagging with Douglas. Spire was at the N end of the church; unknown when it was taken (or fell!) down. Cut benchmark on N face.

The Church TP23650©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-08-08 16:15 - TP25769 (Ficticious Station)

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

Suspect this doesn't exist, it's OS name suggests it was created in connection with setting up the GPS network. Has the same (almost) GR as the Heathcote Farm passive pillar.


Good condition 2017-08-08 16:13 - TP0246 (Heathcote Farm)

FB Number: S4802   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

SW side of road with good parking at field entrance 20m or so SE. Becoming embedded into the hedgerow but still accessible. Don't know what the rivet 'Fictitious Station' is all about, it's 'new name' suggests it has a connection to setting up the GPS network; but suspect it doesn't exist. Original matal top cap is retained, indented lettering. Left, right and rear sight holes open, front now belowground level.

Pillar TP0246©jonglew
Spider TP0246©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0246©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-08 15:59 - TP10935 (St Marys Church Flagstaff)

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

Grade I listed, rebuilt after being destroyed by fire 1694. Flagstaff at centre of tower roof. 1GL bolt and cut benchmark on tower support.


Good condition 2017-08-08 15:39 - TP13982 (Warwick Castle Centre)

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

OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components. FS is good, I asked about the Bolt and after a 10 min wait the duty manager returned to inform me he'd been told it had gone during repair work to the tower. I could have paid £14 (half price ticket day) to check, but declined. The castle is Grade I listed, the trigs are on Guy's tower, 14thC.

Warwick Castle - Guys Tower TP13982©jonglew
Top of - Guys Tower TP13982©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-08 15:34 - TP7236 (Warwick)

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

Interesting yet odd location. Access path to Warwick Castle from the E. Height tag gives 182.43ft.

FBM TP7236©jonglew
FBM TP7236©jonglew
Height Tag TP7236©jonglew


Damaged 2017-08-08 15:26 - TP0621 (Warwick FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

On grassed area at side of St Nicholas car park. Cap missing and filled with sandy mud. Bit of a sorry state. Didn't find the OS sketch much use, but have included it here.

TP0621 OS Sketch
Location1 TP0621©jonglew
Location 2 TP0621©jonglew
Detail TP0621©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-05 14:31 - TP7465 (Giggleswick)

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

On top of a covr resr. Low security gate gives good access opportunity, although can easily been seen from the road. Standard Leica dome.

View from the gate TP7465©jonglew
From top of covered resr TP7465©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-05 14:20 - TP9248 (Giggleswick School Chapel Dome)

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

Grade II* ilisted, 1897-1901. Copper covered dome.

Giggleswick School Chapel TP9248©jonglew
The Dome TP9248©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-05 08:38 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

FB Number: S5776   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Horton up Brackenbottom Scar, down Horton Scar when knee started playing up - no chance of doing 26 miles till it's sorted! Stone-built pillar, good but care-worn. Asphalt top plug; all sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP5414©jonglew
Spider TP5414©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5414©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-04 16:54 - TP6249 (Sulber)

FB Number: S5623   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

After the Ribblesdale FBM. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Nice pamorama - including Pen-y-ghent and Ingleborough.

Pillar TP6249©jonglew
Spider TP6249©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6249©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-04 16:41 - TP0516 (Ribblesdale)

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

From the road through a new field gate signed as Brae Pasture Nature Resr. N side of stone wall. Height tag missing.

FBM TP0516©jonglew
FBM TP0516©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0516©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-08-04 15:48 - TP7324 (Selside)

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

The hole in the limestone rock was located but it looks to be too large in diameter for the shaft of any bolt I've seen. I think it unlikely to be the OSBM bolt referred to in a log below as the northing is off by between 8 and 18m. I measured the distance from the gatepost at precisely 30m, which is short by 1m from the OS sketch - I would think it unlikely they would be that far out in their measurement. In addition it's closer to the wall than 0.8m, but didn't measure this. The evidence for that neat round hole in the rock is very slim, hence marking it as 'could not find'.

The Rock TP7324©jonglew
The Rock - look for the distinctive lichen pattern TP7324©jonglew
30m from the gatepost TP7324©jonglew


Good condition 2017-08-04 13:52 - TP12723 (Ingleton Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grade II* listed, 1886-7. OS lists Bolt and Centre as components. No access to investigate the former, but latter is present. Interesting cut benchmark with 1GL bolt on a tower buttress.

Church of St Mary TP12723©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-08-01 14:40 - TP8362 (Heughscar Hill)

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

Took the cairn apart, goes down quite deep to soil and small stones, not possible to excavate that without tools. Got rid of the mass of small stones and rebuilt cairn with just the larger ones making subsequent dismantling much easier. Need a prodder, a pick and a spade for this one!

Cairn as found TP8362©jonglew
Cairn dismantled TP8362©jonglew
Cairn rebuilt TP8362©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-31 17:40 - TP5752 (Roundthorn)

FB Number: S6476   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at start of the quarry walk. Horsey people in the horsey field so up through the woods into a pasture and into conifer plantation to pillar. Original cap retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP5752©jonglew
Spider TP5752©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5752©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-07-31 14:20 - TP4379 (Lazonby Fell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS records this as destroyed April 1994. Always a possibility the estate has moved it but until such times as it's discovered.... Its former location is on the W side of a boggy ride in the middle of Lazonby Fell plantation. Access was from the A6, parking in a layby at Whintonhill and following the permissive paths, well, for about 170m then on an ENE bee-line to a boarded up estate building at NY 5121 3969, possibly a hide - stone walls, b/w fences and 8ft high ferns were some of the obstacles encountered; has the potential to be very boggy in places but not too bad today. From there worked my way through the conifers. On to the tump top some 1.7km S - fly city!

Where it once stood TP4379©jonglew


Remains 2017-07-30 15:47 - TP5479 (Plumpton Head)

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

Head above the parapet time! I found the concrete a previous logger referred to, in amongst a pile of large stones / small boulders. Of course it could be an old post base, but of course it could also be trig remains. It needs excavating properly to ascertain it's provenance, until then it's nice to think another pillar (albeit remains) has been found.

Possible remains TP5479©jonglew
Possible remains TP5479©jonglew
Possible Remains TP5479©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-30 14:22 - TP1492 (Blaze Fell Quarry)

FB Number: S7001   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from NW on permissive path through cattle pasture. Pillar sits on a small mound in a disused quarry. Top cap missing, asphalt plug replacement; front sight hole open. Panoramic views - Lakeland and Pennine hills good.

Pillar TP1492©jonglew
Spider NY 46599 40481©jonglew
Flush Bracket ©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-30 12:47 - TP5841 (Sceugh Head)

FB Number: S7024   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Near roadside pillar, SE side of, and close to, a stone wall. Top cap missing, composite plug replacement. All sight holes closed. Fine views to hills of Lakeland and Pennines.

Pillar TP5841©jonglew
Spider TP5841©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5841©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-28 16:30 - TP8889 (Penrith Beacon)

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

Grade I listed, 1719 on site of an earlier beacon. 2-stage tower with stubby spire atop. Tower is securely locked. Has a 1GL bolt and cut benchmark on it.

The Beacon TP8889©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-26 17:54 - TP0512 (Kirkby Stephen (1976))

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

On roadside embankment SE side of road. Parked opposite in old layby. Height tag missing. Both plates unusually on the same face.

FBM - location TP0512©jonglew
FBM TP0512©jonglew
Top showing missing height tag TP0512©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-07-26 17:47 - TP7488 (Kirkby Stephen (1912))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Would have been were there is now a wide grass verge on W side of A685, a little N of the junc with A683.

Where it was once located - looking south TP7488©jonglew
1975 1:2,500 Map ©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-26 17:28 - TP9727 (Kirkby Stephen Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Stephen's Church is a Grade II* listed building, it was rebuilt c1230 with the tower added early 16thC. There is weather vane at the top of a pole at centre of the tower roof which may or may not be the FS the OS sighted to, however, there is no halyard or pulley at the top. OS also lists Centre and Bolt as components. Also 1GL Bolt and cut benchmark located on the tower's S face.

Church of St Stephen TP9727©jonglew
Church of St Stephen - Tower Roof TP9727©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-26 13:59 - TP9035 (Hawes Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

My first North Yorks trig. St Margaret's Church is a Grade II listed Victorian building, constructed 1851. Pinnacle tops the stair turret at SE corner of the tower. Nice deep, well-defined cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Margaret TP9035©jonglew
The Pinnacle - in poor lighting TP9035©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-07-25 14:27 - TP10128 (Wild Boar Fell)

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

Interesting point about replacement FBs is that the FB is a benchmark not a trig so arguably if only the 'benchmark' is replaced it's still the same trig and shouldn't have a second entry in T:UK - discuss. As it happens the replacement FB has also gone now.


Damaged 2017-07-25 14:27 - TP6943 (Wild Boar Fell)

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

With Roger T, up from Cotegill Bridge to Swarth Fell first. Pillar sits in a shelter cairn and is deteriorating rapidly. Lots of stones missing and the replacement FB now also gone. A few harsh winters will perhaps see its status being changed to 'toppled'. Top cap missing, asphalt plug. Fine panoramic views.

Pillar TP6943©jonglew
Spider TP6943©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-25 10:30 - TP7506 (Swarth Fell Pike)

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

Walked up from Cotegill Bridge with Roger T. My second one of these, and no digging involved this time. Cleared away some encroaching turf etc to reveal it a little more. Measured 4.2m from edge of cairn to centre of bolt in NW direction. Bolt is slightly conical, 3" in diameter. On to Wild Boar Fell.

Location wrt Cairn TP7506©jonglew
Concrete Ring - with turf trimmed TP7506©jonglew
Bolt TP7506©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-24 10:18 - TP11264 (Penrith Church Tower Vane)

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

The Parish Church of St Andrew is a Grade I listed building; re-built 1720 with original 12/13thC tower retained. OS lists Bolt, Flagstaff and Vane as components of this trig. Latter 2 extant at top of tower. Have asked for access to investigate the Bolt. 1GL Bolt and cut benchmark on SW face of tower.

Church of St Andrew TP11264©jonglew
Top of Tower TP11264©jonglew
Vane TP11264©jonglew
Vane Finial TP11264©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-21 17:44 - TP1056 (Barren Fell)

FB Number: S6951   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove up mast access track to second gate, walked from there. Pillar retains original metal top cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1056©jonglew
Spider TP1056©jonglew
Flush Bracket ©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-21 16:16 - TP4087 (Hutton Bank)

FB Number: S6994   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at gated field entrance SSW of trig. Field boundaries then tractor tracks to pillar in middle of a maturing cereal crop - there is no longer a field boundary here as shown on OS 1:25k mapping. Top cap missing, asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Good views E & W, also partially to N; S obscured.

Pillar TP4087©jonglew
Pillar TP4087©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4087©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-21 15:51 - TP3784 (High Dykes)

FB Number: S6995   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk across a cut silage field from field gate opp Honey House (cut benchmark). Pillar sits on NNW side of wire stock fencing and hard against it with FB facing NNW into the field. Top cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open. Good views S, E & W; N mainly obscured by tree line on far side of field.

Pillar TP3784©jonglew
Spider TP3784©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3784©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-20 16:32 - TP6745 (Warnell Fell)

FB Number: S7022   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Along Fell Hill Farm access road then through field gate by mast compound. Pillar sits on a small mound next to field boundary fencing at the edge of an unused pasture, or silage field. Original top cap has been lost, replaced by a mortar plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views. Benchmark rivet found on the milkstand.

Pillar TP6745©jonglew
Spider TP6745©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6745©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-20 15:54 - TP3753 (Hewer Hill Quarry)

FB Number: S7000   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From road to SSE on RoW initially then skirted edge of quarry to find pillar in a fallow field margin. Top cap has been lost, replaced with asphalt plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views N and W, other directions obscured by trees.

Pillar TP3753©jonglew
Spider TP3753©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3753©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-07-20 15:38 - TP4042 (How Hill)

FB Number: S6996   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Over field gate from SW, along disused mast access track through a sheep pasture. Pillar has numerous hair fractures on front, left and rear faces and some damage to the rear left-hand vertical edge at the bottom of the pillar. Original metal top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4042©jonglew
Spider TP4042©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4042©jonglew


Damaged 2017-07-20 15:13 - TP3514 (Greystoke Park)

FB Number: S6953   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

From road to N on good forest access dirt road, then a bit off piste. Pillar in poor state with multiple hair fractures on all faces and a substantial build up of leached salts, top screed also damaged leaving one spider arm end exposed. Top cap missing, replaced with mortar plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views E, all other directions obsured by trees.

Pillar TP3514©jonglew
Spider TP3514©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3514©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-19 17:20 - TP3207 (Flusco Pike)

FB Number: S6481   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Newbiggin on PRoW, then into sheep pasture. Pillar has an asphalt top cap; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama even for a dull hazy day. My new local pillar.

Pillar TP3207©jonglew
Spider TP3207©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3207©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-08 09:04 - TP25774 (Telegraph Bay (Alderney))

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

Chance spot at the centre of a disused circular concrete mast support base on headland above Telegraph Bay in SW Alderney whilst investigating sea stacks. Mortar in which the bolt is set has "OS / ?3" engraved into it - the partial digit could be '6'. The bolt is a bit battered but complete. Use completely unknown. Lat/long: 49.70320°N, 2.22416°W. NB. 512 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (512 STRE) carried out a survey in 1976, see TP25773.

Mast Base TP25774©jonglew
Bolt TP25774©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP25774©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-08 05:28 - TP25773 (Le Rond But (Alderney))

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

Chance find whilst investigating Alderney's high point. Located on W side of grass covered probable WWII bunker. Pristine Hotine pillar with stadard spider but no FB; one sight hole - open. Lat/long: 49.71036°N, 2.19806°W. Nearby, on the bunker roof was found a survey plate emplaced by 512 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (512 STRE) dated 1976. Suspect 512STRE carried out the survey with possibly expertise (either in the field or not) supplied by the OS. See also TP25774.

Pillar TP25773©jonglew
Pillar TP25773©jonglew
Pillar TP25773©jonglew
Spider TP25773©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-07-03 13:36 - TP22351 (Cranfield Ch Sp)

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

Parish Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Grade I listed, 12thC origins. OS have the trig destroyed July 1980, presumably when the spire was removed - the English Heritage listing doesn't mention the spire. A church history web site simply states "The impressive Bell Tower was once surmounted by a Spire". Damaged cut benchmark located on side face of a vestry/chancel buttress.

Church of Sts Peter and Paul - spire replaced by vane TP22351©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 11:23 - TP2136 (Chellington)

FB Number: S6837   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Couple of metres N side of the road, partially buried in a hedgerow - access from E side of hedge. Did some pruning back. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views. My final Bedfordshire pillar.

Pillar - before gardening TP2136©jonglew
Pillar - after gardening TP2136©jonglew
Spider TP2136©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2136©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 11:05 - TP22324 (Podington Ch Sp)

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

Parish Church of St Mary, Grade I listed, 12thC (or earlier) origins. 2 lower stages of the tower are 13thC, upper stage 14thC and crocketed spire added 15thC. Cut benchmark on badly weathered sandstone RHS of porch.


Good condition 2017-07-03 10:46 - TP22325 (Sharnbrook Church Spire)

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

Parish Church of St Peter, Grade I listed, 13thC origins. Spire added 15thC. Cut benchmark on a nave buttress.

Church of St Peter TP22325©jonglew
The Spire TP22325©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 10:27 - TP22326 (Souldrop Church Spire)

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

Church of All Saints, Grade II* listed, medieval origins with late 13thC unbuttressed west tower and broach spire. Cut benchmark on side face of a nave buttress.

Church of All Saints TP22326©jonglew
The Spire TP22326©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 10:12 - TP22376 (Knotting Church Tower)

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

Parish Church of St Margaret, Grade I listed, 12thC origins. 2-stage unbuttressed tower with datestone 1615. OS lists components as: Bolt - no access; Centre - good; and Vane - good atop tower roof. Cut benchmark not on tower, but SW angle of the nave.


Destroyed 2017-07-03 09:15 - TP3010 (Eastfield Farm)

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

OS lists this destroyed March 1971. In an arable field 20m or so NE of a RoW.

Where it once stood TP3010©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 08:54 - TP22714 (Little Staughton Church Spire)

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

All Saints' Church, Grade I listed, mainly 15thC but with some earlier details remaining. 15thC 4-stage tower with 19thC octagonal spire atop. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of All Saints TP22714©jonglew
The Spire TP22714©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 08:39 - TP22713 (Keysoe Church Spire)

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

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grade I listed, late 12thC origins. Early 15thC 4-stage tower with octagonal spire atop. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of St Mary TP22713©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-07-03 08:28 - TP22551 (Riseley)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Hard and narrow grass verge, doesn't make easy finding. Prodded the ground for a few minutes only before deciding not to pursue this one with any rigour.

Somewhere here lies a Block TP22551©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-07-03 08:10 - TP7113 (Bolnhurst)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS lists this trig extant from 1960-71 after which it was replaced by a buried block - most likely the pillar's lower bolt. Located a few metres into an arable field.

Where it once stood TP7113©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-07-03 08:10 - TP0755 (Bolnhurst)

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

Replaced the Bolnhurst pillar in 1971. Good OS sketch means this may be findable although 0.8m down near the corner of an arable field with crops in today. Some of the OS reference points have now gone - pump in nearby garden, and a concrete post - but others remain. Would probably need the farmer on side for a serious dig.

Somewhere here lies a Buried Block TP0755©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 07:51 - TP22736 (Bolnhurst Church Tower)

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

Parish Church of St Dunstan, Grade II* listed, 13thC origins. OS lists components as Bolt and Centre, no access for the former, latter good. Cut benchmark on a chancel buttress.

Church of St Dunstan TP22736©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-03 07:35 - TP22715 (Colmworth Church Spire)

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

Parish Church of St Denys, Grade I listed, c1430. An octagonal spire with lucarnes sits atop a 4-stage tower. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Denys TP22715©jonglew
The Spire TP22715©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-02 12:28 - TP22422 (Bedford Holy Trinity Ch Twr)

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

Church from 1840-1974. From 1980 it's been part of Bedford High School, and is now called Trinity Building. OS lists components as: Bolt (replaced by an asphalt Disc) - no access to investigate; Centre - good; and Flagstaff - not seen.


Good condition 2017-07-02 12:09 - TP22328 (Bedford St Pauls Ch Sp)

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

Grade I listed, 14thC origins, including the steeple, which was re-built 1868.

Church of St Paul TP22328©jonglew
The Spire TP22328©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-02 11:56 - TP22468 (Bedford St Marys Ch Twr)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade I listed, 10th or 11thC origins. OS lists components as Bolt, Centre and Vane. No access to investigate the former, but the other 2 are present. Cut benchmark on a nave buttress.

Church of St Mary TP22468©jonglew
Top of the Tower TP22468©jonglew
The Vane TP22468©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-07-01 12:31 - TP22474 (Goldington Ch Twr)

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

Church of St Mary, Grade II listed 13thC origins. OS lists components as Flagstaff and Rivet, both destroyed September 1968. There is a damaged benchmark rivet at base of a tower buttress.

Church of St Mary TP22474©jonglew


Good condition 2017-07-01 11:21 - TP2540 (Crane Hill)

FB Number: S5879   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From 90 deg bend in road S of Gypsy Corner, room for 2 cars on a dirt pull-in. With No1 son and both grandboys. RoW initially then along S side of hedgerow. As per previous reports, pillar can be accessed ok as it's a walk-in hedgerow. Some cutting back carried out. Original top cap retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP2540©jonglew
Pillar with adornments TP2540©jonglew
Spider plus TP2540©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2540©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-30 22:34 - TP4412 (Lidlington)

FB Number: S6759   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handy dirt pull-in on both sides of the A507 due S of the trig, and a forest track running past a house leading almost to it, large nettle patch for last 10m or so. Pillar sits in light woodland a couple of metres from a golf course boundary. Original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP4412©jonglew
Spider TP4412©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4412©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-30 14:55 - TP22335 (Cosmic Works Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

1960 map shows the Cosmic Works, 1966 map shows the current building. OS record the trig destroyed July 1965. Site currently occupied by Technology Park, a business centre.

Technology Park Business Centre TP22335©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-06-30 14:42 - TP22467 (Kempston Barracks Twr)

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

Barracks armoury, stores and quarters, now masonic centre and offices, Grade II listed, 1876. OS lists a Bolt (1961) replaced by an asphalt Disc (1984). 1977 1:1,250 map shows the trig on the SW of the 2 towers either side of the main entrance.

Trig on Tower to RHS of entrance TP22467©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-30 14:24 - TP12675 (Wootton Church Spire)

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

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grade I listed, 14thC origins. Tower is early 19thC, with slender spire atop. Cut benchmark on a buttress at SE corner.

Church of St Mary TP12675©jonglew
The Spire TP12675©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-30 14:05 - TP22428 (Marston Moretaine Church Tower)

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

Grade I listed 3-stage tower, a separate structure from the church of St Mary the Virgin. First 2 stages early medieval, third stage 14thC. OS lists Bolt and Centre - latter good; tower locked so no access to investigate former.


Destroyed 2017-06-30 13:49 - TP22425 (Houghton Conquest Church Tower)

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

OS record all 3 components - Bolt, Centre and Vane - destroyed July 1977. See TP22420.


Good condition 2017-06-30 13:49 - TP22420 (Houghton Conquest Church Tower (1980))

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

All Saints' Church, Grade I listed, 14thC origins (tower 1393). OS list Rivet and Vane as components. Latter is good atop tower roof; no access to investigate the former.

Church of All Saints TP22420©jonglew
Tower Roof TP22420©jonglew
The Vane TP22420©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-30 13:19 - TP2155 (Chicksands North Radio Mast)

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

RoW through Secondlodge Farm - it's been diverted but diversion gets you there, although only a locally produced sign, usually the council post up a map showing the diversion so suspect it's just the farm being a pain! Crop in the field so followedg MoD boundary fencing then took tractor lines to trig site. Large concrete blocks for tethering the radio mast are extant. Seems the OS replaced this with a buried block when the pillar went in 1969 - as it's dated same as the pillar it's probably the pillar's lower bolt.

Pillar site overlooking Secondlodge Farm TP2155©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-30 12:50 - TP1675 (Broom Farm)

FB Number: S7157   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove all the way to this one, initially on the quarry access road from the W, then a farm track. Located 3m or so S side of a hedgerow on fallow farmland. Exposed foundations (plinth perhaps); original top cap retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Farmland views to S/SW.

Pillar TP1675©jonglew
Spider TP1675©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1675©jonglew


Damaged 2017-06-30 12:25 - TP6268 (Sutton)

FB Number: S5952   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside, not much parking but a quiet road. Pillar has a marked SW lean to it. Original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive farmland views in an arc S-SW-W.

Pillar TP6268©jonglew
Pillar - showing the tilt TP6268©jonglew
Spider TP6268©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6268©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-30 12:00 - TP12671 (Toplers Hill Water Tower)

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

Large and substantial concrete water tower constructed 1934 at a cost of £14,500, aka Langford Water Tower. A billy-bonus bag as here for the potential new tump coming onto Hill-bagging not realizing the tower is a trig. OS list 2 components: Centre and Cut. Former good, no access to investigate the latter.

The Water Tower TP12671©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-30 10:32 - TP14925 (Ridgmont Church Spire)

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

Parish Church of All Saints, Grade II* listed, 1854-5. Stone broach spire atop 3-stage tower. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

All Saints Church TP14925©jonglew
Cut benchmark TP14925©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-25 11:11 - TP3818 (Highbury)

FB Number: S5552   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My final extant Berkshire pillar. Parked in Spencers Wood, in a layby opposite the Farriers Arms PH. Used the access track to Stanbury Park, seems to be a dog walking area. Followed the roughly mowed field boundary round to the pillar, which is located in a paddock (unoccupied today), so a couple of stock fences to negotiate just before it. It sits a metre or 2 from fencing, on the NE side, so is easily accessible. Original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes closed.

Pillar TP3818©jonglew
Spider TP3818©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3818©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-25 10:10 - TP21357 (Aborfield Church Spire)

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

St Bartholomew's, a Grade II Listed Victorian church, 1863. Broached spire. There's a cut benchmark on the porch. OS has mis-spelt Arborfield.

Church of St Bartholomew TP21357©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-06-25 09:28 - TP7460 (Winkfield)

FB Number: 10679   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

See also Tory Hall Farm pillar. This pillar, like Tory Hall, is located within the grounds of Charente Hall. The pillar sits very near to the main entrance to the grounds. It retains its top cap which has raised lettering; all sight holes are closed; there is what seems to be frost damage to the top screed.

Pillar TP7460©jonglew
Spider TP7460©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7460©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-25 09:22 - TP7864 (Tory Hall Farm)

FB Number: 10678   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the RoW running to W side of the church. Access a little tricky but not too difficult. Pillar sits in long grass next to a psuedo-rock-sculpture (it's hollow). Charente Hall doesn't look as though it's occupied, nor the new build either, but there were cars on site by a caravan. Looks like a vanity project and the money's run out! Pillar has no top cap or plug; LHS sight hole is open. Top screen is deteriorating. Views to NE only. On to the Winkfield pillar 150m ESE.

Pillar TP7864©jonglew
Spider TP7864©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7864©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-25 08:24 - TP6550 (Touchen End)

FB Number: S5547   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From SU 8829 7763, bit of a longer walk in than its proximity to the road would suggest, but it worked for me, although not without some drama after leaving the RoW at SU 8808 7718, all overcome! The pillar is buried in dense thorn and was not easy to photograph and I wasn't prepared to do any gardening given the exposure. Original top cap in place, lightly indented lettering; rear SH plug degrading, other 3 sealed (RHS by feel only so possibly it's open). Very horsey, gallops, paddocks, lots of big quadrupeds, very tresspassy.

Pillar TP6550©jonglew
Spider TP6550©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6550©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-15 14:17 - TP7522 (Droitwich)

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

Photographed from the main gate, but also asked and allowed to enter the premises for a better photo.

Swerage Works Office Building TP7522©jonglew
Active Stn TP7522©jonglew
Active Stn - Detail TP7522©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-15 13:55 - TP7267 (Droitwich OS Office)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Site redeveloped for residential housing. AS would have been either rear garden of 41 Lawley Way, or to side of 49.

49 Lawley Way, and garage of 41 Lawley Way TP7267©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-06-15 09:56 - TP17124 (Banner Rigg)

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

GR puts it approx 5m SW of the small shelter cairn. Had a token prod of the ground - no digging was undertaken.

Somewhere near my walking stick lies a buried block TP17124©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-11 13:35 - TP23428 (London Road Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Former site of Church of St John the Baptist, now redeveloped as a modern shopping precinct. Site of the church now occupied by a building housing Boots and Sports Direct with residential flats above.

Current site of the former Church of St John TP23428©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-11 13:24 - TP23438 (Pier Pavilion Vane)

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

1865, the landward remains are Grade II listed. The end of pier pavillion was approx 200m further out to sea from the end of the current pier due to 1964/5 and subsequent storms causing severe structural damage and eventual destruction.

Current pier end, 200m shorter than originally built TP23438©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-11 13:22 - TP23514 (Pier Cinema)

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

OS record this trig destroyed February 1969, possibly due to re-roofing as the building is extant albeit on a greatly truncated pier. This end of the pier is Grade II listed, built 1865. The pier partially colapsed in storms during the 1964/5 winter and further damage was dome in 1999. It is now approx 200m shorter than its original length. The cinema is currently occupied by Sheik's Nightclub.

Former Pier Cinema TP23514©jonglew
View from end of the pier TP23514©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-11 13:17 - TP23405 (Bognor Clock Tower)

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

OS record this as destroyed April 1968. 1963 1:2,500 map shows the trig on St John's Church Tower. Since been redeveloped as residential apartment block, Goodwood Court. I believe previous photographs are of the neighbouring Dolphin Court building.

Goodwood Court, site of St Johns Church Tower TP23405©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-06-11 13:08 - TP23576 (Fitzleet House)

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

16-floor, 50.0m high, residential apartment block. Visible for several miles, certainly from Selsey 10km distant. Remember this being built so probably very early 1960's. Outline only is shown on 1961-2 1:1,250 map, whilst 1968 map names it and the apartment numbers. OS lists components as Bolt and Mast: no access for the former and did not conclusively see a Mast.

Fitzleet House TP23576©jonglew
Fitzleet House - roof viewed from E TP23576©jonglew
Fitzleet House - roof viewed from SW TP23576©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-11 12:53 - TP23437 (Picturedrome Spire)

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

Grade II listed, 1886, assembly hall converted to cinema. It's still the Picturedrome and retains a number of Victorian features.

The Picturedrome Cinema TP23437©jonglew
The Spire TP23437©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-11 12:46 - TP23515 (Reynolds)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records the trig destroyed September 1984. Current building is a replacement for Reynolds Depository, but usage not changed too much - Furniture4Less. The 1971 1:2,500 map shows the building and both components of the trig - Bolt and Centre.

Current building on the site TP23515©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-11 12:25 - TP23578 (Felpham Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, 12thC origins with a 15thC tower, Grade II* listed. OS lists components as Bolt and Vane: former not investigated; latter good at centre of tower roof. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Mary TP23578©jonglew
Top of the Tower TP23578©jonglew
The Vane TP23578©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-11 12:10 - TP23575 (L E C Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

This was at the entrance to the large LEC fridge factory. All gone now and site is being redeveloped.

Redevelopment of the site is underway TP23575©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-11 12:02 - TP23448 (South Bersted Church Spire)

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

Church of St Mary Magdalene; Grade II* listed; 12thC origins with 13thC tower. Shingled, splay-foot spire. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Mary TP23448©jonglew
The Spire TP23448©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 14:40 - TP23424 (Hawthorne Road Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Chimney was attached to a large laundry. All gone now and redeveloped for low cost residential housing. The chy would have sttod in the middle of the access road, Fletcher Way. Previous loggers photo is of the adjacent cemetery chapel.

Fletcher Way TP23424©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 14:16 - TP23519 (The New School)

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

Part of this school site has been redeveloped for residential housing. The estate's main access road, Applegate Way, runs through where the trig was located on the roof of the college building.

Applegate Way TP23519©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 14:02 - TP23431 (North Bersted Church Spire)

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

Holy Cross Church seems to have lost its spire; suspect it may have been a spirelet sitting on the ridge of the roof. The trig is shown on the 1967 1:1250 map, but can find no reference to a spire and not being a listed building information is short.

Holy Cross Church TP23431©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-10 13:48 - TP23569 (Aldwick Church Tower)

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

Parish Church of St Richard, 1934. The last stone-built church in Sussex. Not a listed building. OS lists Centre, Vane and Bolt as components. Vane is good at centre of tower roof; Bolt not investigated. Cut benchmark on NW face of the tower.

Church of St Richard TP23569©jonglew
Church of St Richard - Tower Roof TP23569©jonglew
Church of St Richard - The Vane TP23569©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 13:32 - TP23518 (Sunways)

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

Sunways, or just 1 Bay Walk, is a beach-front property on the Aldwick Bay Estate, a large gated estate of up-market residential housing. Parked at SZ 8990 9857 and took the unlocked pedestrian gate for a 2.5km stroll to the house and back. OS records the bolt destroyed November 1980. Comparing my first photo with the 1962 1:1250 map, which shows the bolt's location, it would seem the property has been either re-built or re-modelled, hence loss of the trig.

View from Bay Walk TP23518©jonglew
View from the beach TP23518©jonglew
Map TP23518©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-06-10 12:59 - TP23546 (Crimsham Manor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

OS record this destroyed June 1989. Bumped up onto a very wide overgrown grass verge. Block would have been near the hedgerow along which runs a narrow but deepish gulley, which doesn't show up well in my photo as long grass is obscuring everything.

Somewhere around here was once an OS block TP23546©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 12:47 - TP23565 (Convent Fields)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS recorded this as destroyed April 1988. On a field boundary, opposite the old convent that's in process of being redeveloped as a school.

It was somewhere around here TP23565©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-06-10 12:21 - TP23413 (Cakeham Manor Farm Tower)

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

Grade II* listed home of Eve Branson, mother to Richard. The tower is part of the 16thC rebuild. The lady I spoke with was unable to give me access and knew nothing of an OS trig station, but she did give me a number to call. ***Update 13 Jun 17. After several phone calls it transpires that the tower is currently undergoing a major refurbishment including having a new roof fitted. The bolt had been found, covered with lead sheeting, presumably from previous work. The contractor removed the bolt and has it in his workshop. He is sending me photographs. I also spoke with the architect who believes the family will be creating a display of some of the more interesting objects found during the tower renovations and that the trig bolt may form part of that. I emailed him some history of it. Hopefully I'll be kept informed of its final destination.


Inaccessible 2017-06-10 11:58 - TP23582 (Harbour Meadow)

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

If extant the bolt is on the roof of this sprawling flat-roofed luxury house which boasts tennis court and swimming pool, and an enviable view over Chichester Channel.

Harbour View TP23582©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 11:32 - TP23564 (Birdham Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

The trig is shown on the 1967 1:1250 map as being on the driveway of 51 Birdham Rd. OS record it destroyed November 1995.

51 Birdham Rd TP23564©jonglew
Where it was located TP23564©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-06-10 10:53 - TP23549 (Plantation)

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

Handy parking at SU 7875 1047. 500m walk on an overgrown field boundary RoW. Spent a while probing the ground on a track-side grassed verge but nothing located worth digging for.

Plantation TP23549©jonglew
Plantation TP23549©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-06-10 10:31 - TP23548 (Monks Farm)

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

Roadside grassed verge with some mature trees adjacent to a children's play park. Spent some time probing the ground but found nothing worth digging for.

Somewhere on this grass verge there be an OS block TP23548©jonglew
High hopes for this obvious depression in the ground were dashed TP23548©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 10:13 - TP23524 (East Leigh Bridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Road bridge over railway track. OS records the trig destroyed August 1968.

East Leigh Bridge TP23524©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-10 10:04 - TP23573 (Chichester House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Late 60's to early 70's, block of 56 residential apartments. OS record the trig destroyed due to re-roofing in 1993. Along with 2 similar blocks located adjacent, Ashley House and Solent House, replaced low cost social housing.

Chichester House TP23573©jonglew
Chichester House TP23573©jonglew


Damaged 2017-06-04 17:11 - TP7214 (Stafford)

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

Easy find 4m back from the kerb in maturing nettles and some light bramble. Moss covered and damaged; passive plate on rear face; bolt is reduced to a stub.

FBM TP7214©jonglew
FBM - Front Face TP7214©jonglew
FBM - Rear Face TP7214©jonglew
FBM - Remains of the Bolt TP7214©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-04 17:00 - TP0460 (Sandon Bridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

No sign of a Surface Block or Trig Rivet. Both deleted from the available on-line OS records, so no knowing which one replaced the other. Possibly lost due to installation of crash barrier. Rivet benchmark on top surface of bridge parapet on opposite side of the road most likely unrelated.

Somewhere along here TP0460©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-06-04 17:00 - TP7878 (Sandon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

No sign of the Trig Rivet or Surface Block. Both deleted from the available on-line OS records, so no knowing which one replaced the other. Possibly lost to installation of crash barrier. Rivet benchmark on top surface of parapet on opposite side of road most likely unrelated.

Somewhere around here TP7878©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-04 10:14 - TP4963 (Mugdock Hill)

FB Number: S3589   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

After the Milngavie FBM, short distance across a sheep pasture. Top cap missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open with an oil can filler cap inserted; 'BSM' style FB. Extensive views N to Campsie Fells, and S to Glasgow.

Pillar TP4963©jonglew
Spider TP4963©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4963©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-04 10:09 - TP7165 (Milngavie)

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

Easy roadside spot on well-maintained verge. Both plates on front face. No height tag.

FBM TP7165©jonglew
FBM TP7165©jonglew
Missing Height Tag TP7165©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-04 10:00 - TP0576 (Milngavie FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find using measurment from iron post, on an unkempt roadside verge with good parking opposite. Covered by 2 pieces of slate and a geocache. Dug away encroaching soil/vegetation etc and replaced slates and cache.

Location TP0576©jonglew
Berntsen and co-located Cache TP0576©jonglew
Berntsen - Detail TP0576©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-06-02 17:59 - TP0933 (Auckeneck)

FB Number: S4913   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Drove along farm access track to junc with comms service track, this being gated, parked and walked. Pillar sits approx 60m SW of the comms compound in an open cattle pasture. The top screed is cracked and partially missing; metal top cap has been lost, replaced with an asphalt plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views to surrounding hills.

Pillar TP0933©jonglew
Spider TP0933©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0933©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-02 17:20 - TP0061 (Gartocharn)

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

Parking on grass verge at Old School Road 120m W. Easy find in unkempt verge as pipe nails in both fence post are extant, used the left-hand one to measure from. Cleared away encroaching soil/vegetation etc and left it uncovered, repacing the mug and beer can to aid location. Bolt was measured at 3/4" diameter.

Surface Block TP0061©jonglew
Surface Block TP0061©jonglew
The Bolt TP0061©jonglew
One of the Pipe Nails TP0061©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0061©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-02 16:58 - TP0679 (Duncryne)

FB Number: S5039   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Permissive path from minor road to SW. Pillar sits atop a lovely wee hill with exceptional views to Loch Lomond, the islands, Ben Lomond etc. Top cap has been lost, no plug; LHS sight hole open; passive station plate on front face.

Pillar TP0679©jonglew
Pillar TP0679©jonglew
Spider TP0679©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0679©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-02 15:48 - TP4290 (Knockour Hill)

FB Number: S5042   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at the waterworks. Did the hill first (175m spot height). Tricky navigation through the woods, lot of felled trees, also deer fence crossed and re-crossed, should have just stayed on NW side of it. An irregular stone-built pillar in woodland. Original top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP4290©jonglew
Spider TP4290©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4290©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-06-02 14:30 - TP15770 (Balloch Dye Works)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Factory, and trig, shown on 1968 maps but building not shown on 1976 map, although OS have destroyed date as 1984. Land redeveloped for residential housing sometime after 1988. Trig would have been where the front garden of #11 Inchtavannach is currently located.

11 Inchtavannach TP15770©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-02 14:16 - TP15748 (Jamestown Church Spire)

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

Category B listed; 1869-70; Gothic T-plan red sandstone church.

Jamestown Church TP15748©jonglew
Jamestown Church - The Spire TP15748©jonglew


Good condition 2017-06-02 13:36 - TP0060 (Bishopton)

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

Tricky little find in long wet grass. CJO's measurements helped, despite distance from fence being 1.4m. Bolt measured at 3/4" diameter.

Location - prior to finding it TP0060©jonglew
Location - after finding it TP0060©jonglew
Surface Block TP0060©jonglew
The Bolt TP0060©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0060


Good condition 2017-05-26 07:53 - TP2635 (Crowlin)

FB Number: S9731   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Early morning fast RIB on a flat calm sea with Seaprobe Atlantis from Kyleakin (peaking at over 70kph). Longay first then on to here, landing on E side of the island. Pillar retains original metal cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar - Raasay in background TP2635©jonglew
Spider TP2635©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2635©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-05-26 07:24 - TP8158 (Longay)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Eary morning Seaprobe Atlantis RIB from Kyleakin. Lack of research meant I didn't even look for this bolt, and my summit photos don't show it.

Longay Summit - Beinn na Callich in background TP8158©jonglew
Longay Summit - Scalpay in background TP8158©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-21 14:21 - TP4908 (Moor Hill (Berneray Island))

FB Number: S8986   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the SW. Some boggy ground to cover, surprising given the dry period. Fine views NE across the Sound, NW to Pabbay, and S to North Uist. Pillar has a fine screed finish; top cap missing, asphalt plug; LHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP4908©jonglew
Spider TP4908©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4908©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-21 12:05 - TP0866 (Ard A'Mhorain)

FB Number: S8994   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the car park at Greinetobht (NF 8192 7562). Pleasant walk over the sands and machair to a prominent hill amongst the dunes at N end of the headland. Pillar has no top cap and is un-plugged; RHS sight hole open. Panoramic sea- and landscape views.

Pillar TP0866©jonglew
Spider TP0866©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0866©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-05-20 16:52 - TP8258 (Vatisker)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10

Inaccessible to me as no-one was in. The 2:k5 maps show the change in land usage since the block was installed. Quite possible it's now lost to landscaping since the house was built.

Rear garden - if extant TP8258©jonglew
1965 Map TP8258©jonglew
1986 Map TP8258©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-20 15:34 - TP8259 (Tolsta Head)

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

1" domed bolt in 13x13" concrete block, partially exposed on the peat-based grassy headland to the E of Tolstadh. Nothing to reference it to. GPS zeroed in at a point 7m NNW so a lucky spot.

Surface Block - after cleaning up the edges TP8259©jonglew
Surface Block TP8259©jonglew
Surface Block TP8259©jonglew
The Bolt TP8259©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-20 14:42 - TP5177 (North Tolsta)

FB Number: S8043   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits on a small mound on relatively flat moorland to the W of Tolstadh. A vehicle access track for the nearby covered reservoir saves walking to this one. Pillar retains its metal top cap, indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. 360deg views, not necessarily inspiring.

Pillar TP5177©jonglew
Spider TP5177©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5177©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-19 14:18 - TP5132 (Nisa Mhor)

FB Number: S8147   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at a junction of minor roads due N. Walked over the 110m tump Ionasaoidhneas Mhor first. Pillar retains original centre cap with indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama of sea- and landscapes.

Pillar TP5132©jonglew
Spider TP5132©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5132©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-19 11:55 - TP8182 (Mangersta)

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

1" domed bolt on rock, estimated at 2m S of summit cairn. The bolt is at an angle, but no knowing if installed like that or if there's been some shifting of the rock since it was installed in 1961.

Bolt wrt summit cairn. TP8182©jonglew
Bolt TP8182©jonglew
Bolt - detail TP8182©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-18 15:33 - TP2217 (Clett Nisabost)

FB Number: S8991   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From cattle grid due N, directly to hill summit. Nice smooth screed finish; top cap missing, no plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama - Taransay, Beinn Dhubh, Ceapabhal etc.

Pillar TP2217©jonglew
Spider TP2217©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2217©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-18 13:59 - TP7549 (Greaval)

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

1" domed bolt fixed to rock with mortar.. Paced it at 12m WNW of summit cairn.

Bolt wrt summit cairn TP7549©jonglew
Bolt TP7549©jonglew
Bolt - detail TP7549©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-18 12:51 - TP8877 (Red Rock Beacon)

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

Viewed from Bideanan.

The Beacon TP8877©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-18 12:51 - TP8878 (Sgeir Volinish Beacon)

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

Viewed from Bideanan.

The Beacon TP8878©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-05-17 16:09 - TP15349 (Luskentyre Banks)

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

Interesting area, the sand dunes are other-worldly in their size and have encroached well inland since the BB was installed. I would estimate the trig is now several metres below the dunes.

Sand Mega-Dunes TP15349©jonglew
X marks the spot - at centre of shot TP15349©jonglew
X marks the spot TP15349©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-17 13:20 - TP2065 (Ceann Reamhar)

FB Number: 10094   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Luskentyre car park, Beinn Dhubh pillar first. Stone-built pillar sits within an enclosed shelter cairn. Original metal top cap retained, raised lettering. Cloud down, no iews.

Pillar TP2065©jonglew
Spider TP2065©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2065©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-17 11:08 - TP1180 (Beinn Dhubh)

FB Number: S8989   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Luskentyre car park. Pillar sits within a shelter cairn. Original metal top cap is retained, raised lettering. LHS sight hole open, front pug degrading. Extensive panoramic views

Pilar TP1180©jonglew
Spider TP1180©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1180©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-15 16:21 - TP15364 (An Dubh Aird)

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

Unusual hexagonal-shaped flat bolt on exposed rock.

On this mound TP15364©jonglew
Grassy Mound in Foreground TP15364©jonglew
The Bolt TP15364©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP15364©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP15364©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-15 11:49 - TP15366 (Creag An Duilisg)

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

1" domed bolt found beneath a raggedy cairn. Cairn re-built with far fewer stones, to leave bolt exposed. Extensive panoramic views, particularly NW to Plockton, from which this ridge looks quite spectacular.

The ridge from Carn a Bhealaich Mhoir TP15366©jonglew
The Raggedy Cairn TP15366©jonglew
The Cairn Dismantled TP15366©jonglew
The Bolt TP15366©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP15366©jonglew
Cairn Re-built Leaving Bolt Exposed TP15366©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-14 20:14 - TP1330 (Bernera)

FB Number: S9750   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Bernera Farm to Bealach Lachrach then direct. Drifted across to Glas Bheinn summit after. Pillar sits in a cairn with rocks obscuring rear and left sight holes. Some minor chipping to top edges otherwise good. Front and RHS sight holes closed; original metal top cap in place with indented lettering. An extensive panorama presents itself. With Mrs G.

Pillar TP1330©jonglew
Spider TP1330©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1330©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-05-14 14:38 - TP8278 (Druin na Leitire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Straight up from beach car park due south; one deer fence to cross. Springy heather. Spent a while probing the ground, only 1 hit; dug down approx one foot to find a nice flat rock approx size of a surface block.... grrrr. Nothing else even close. Fine views over Kyle Rhea and onto Skye.

Somewhere around here is a buried surface block TP8278©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-12 17:31 - TP0140 (Winstanley Stocks)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

1.5" bolt found as per OS sketch on wide grass verge by the stocks. Only a very light covering of soil; cleared soil and cut away encroaching turf to fully expose the smaller than usual block - left in uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0140©jonglew
Surface Block TP0140©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0140©jonglew


Remains 2017-05-07 14:45 - TP3366 (Glamaig)

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

A stiff pull up from Bealach na Sgairde. Base of the pillar clearly indentified with 2 angle-iron reinforcing bars protruding and several easily identifiable fragments found including one with a top loop and another from a central tube. The ungainly summit carin was re-built to give it an improved form. Cloud down otherwise deserving of more than a 6.

Cairn with base of pillar at its NE side TP3366©jonglew
Pillar base TP3366©jonglew
Half-round profile of one of the tubes TP3366©jonglew
Fragment retaining a top loop TP3366©jonglew
Reinforcing bars TP3366©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-05 13:32 - TP1490 (Blaven)

FB Number: S9751   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

10/10 a truly outstanding location with the Black Cuillin spread out as if an amphitheatre, but the rest of the backdrop is also superb on a clear and bright day as today. The Vanessa pillar has lost its top cap but otherwise vgc. All sight holes open.

Pillar TP1490©jonglew
Spider TP1490©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1490©jonglew
With Steve Smith on the nearby summit cairn TP1490©jonglew


Good condition 2017-05-03 13:27 - TP4711 (Meall A Mhaoil)

FB Number: S9695   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the fish farm, up Coire Mor then due north over rough ground. Metal top cap retained, raised lettering; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive views - Red Cuillin, Raasay, Scalpay etc. 4 other hills picked off on return.

Pillar TP4711©jonglew
Spider TP4711©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4711©jonglew
Steve makes a log TP4711©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-04-30 10:40 - TP1214 (Beinn Na Seamraig)

FB Number: S9803   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

From Bealach na Cruinn-leum after a 2.5km drive on an ungated dirt track off the Kylerhea road. Vanessa pillar with some top screed chipped revealing the end of one spider arm; metal top cap retained, indented lettering. Superb views.

Pillar TP1214©jonglew
Spider TP1214©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1214©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-23 11:28 - TP5166 (North Molton Ridge)

FB Number: S5364   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From cattle grid 900m WSW over rough heathery, tussocky ground, although there is a track of sorts most of the way running parallel to the road approx 30m distant. Useful for the return as headed for hill summit first which is 150m NW of the trig. The rough-cast Pillar sits atop a large tumuli. Original metal top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; L and RHS sight holes open. Extensive views, limited only to NW where ground rises slightly to hill top.

Pillar TP5166©jonglew
Spider TP5166©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5166©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-23 10:49 - TP6837 (Western Common)

FB Number: S5431   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road, due S over rough, poor quality pasture. Trig sits atop summit barrow on what the OS map names as Five Burrows Hill, surely a typo for Five Barrows Hill... as there are 5 barrows here. Despite that they name the trig something completely different. Retains original metal top cap, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP6837©jonglew
Spider TP6837©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6837©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-23 10:19 - TP5964 (Shoulsbarrow Common)

FB Number: S5035   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Mole's Chamber, parking for 2-3 cars. Ground still spongy despite recent dry spell. Pillar sits on an embanked field boundary. Retains original metal top cap, lightly indented lettering. Front and rear sight holes open, RHS sealed; LHS below ground level. Extensive views N, S & W; limited to E due to slight rising of the ground to hill summit.

Pillar TP5964©jonglew
Spider TP5964©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5964©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-23 08:53 - TP0268 (Bratton Down)

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

To W of recently tarmac'd layby. Manky grass verge, much driven over. SB easily found under an inch or so of dried mud after measuring the 18.3m from second telegraph pole. 3/4" bolt in rough concrete block. Left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0268©jonglew
Surface Block TP0268©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0268


Good condition 2017-04-21 16:49 - TP0731 (Stoodleigh Beacon)

FB Number: S3908   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at mast access gate. Pillar sits on a small fenced covered resr. Foundations look a bit dodgy although pillar is upright. Original metal cap gone, no plug; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP0731©jonglew
Spider TP0731©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0731©jonglew


Damaged 2017-04-21 15:37 - TP5556 (Quartley Hill)

FB Number: S3914   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

From minor rd to SE. Pillar sits atop an embanked field boundary with its own little thorn bush for protection, unfortunately it didn't work! Hedge flailer has badly damaged the top; all spider arms now exposed. Original top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering. RHS sight hole not checked, other 3 sealed. Cut away some smaller thorn branches.

Pillar TP5556©jonglew
Spider TP5556©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5556©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-11 18:46 - TP1033 (Barlocco)

FB Number: S8291   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A fine rural location and a fine pillar to complement it; early evening sun setting the scene nicely. Walked up from road with Alex C after visiting the tidal island of the same name. Pillar vgc with smooth screed finish; original top cap retained, raiseed lettering; front sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP1033©jonglew
Spider TP1033©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1033©jonglew


Damaged 2017-04-09 11:28 - TP4777 (Merrick)

FB Number: S1586   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

From Bruce's Stone CP. Pillar sits on exposed foundations to S side of a large shelter cairn. Sporting an old and dirty coat of white paint, it is showing signs of severe weathering: top edges badly chipped; 2 spider arms with exposed ends; substantial fracturing to the left, right and front faces at FB level; various chunks of concrete and screed gouged from all faces. It's one redeeming feature is an inscribed s/steel top cap to commemorate a 50th ascent of the mountain. Cloud down, no views today.

Pillar TP4777©jonglew
Spider TP4777©jonglew
Spider - Detail TP4777©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4777©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-04-09 09:52 - TP3068 (Eschoncan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

First stop en-route to Merrick. Left the path at NX 4156 8103 and took a direct route to it over steep and very rough ground. Pillar constructed without a FB. Retains original top cap, raised lettering with what seems to be a casting defect as some letters flush, other raised. Top screed badly broken up with some underlying concrete also degrading. E sight hole open; N closed; S & W plugs both degrading. 360deg panorama with haze restricting views today.

Pillar TP3068©jonglew
Spider TP3068©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-08 14:16 - TP0509 (Buittle)

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

Easy roadside spot, parking 125m SW along road at a field ent. Height tag missing, block partially buried in banked verge. GPS playing up and giving an odd reading so not logged here.

FBM - location TP0509©jonglew
FBM TP0509©jonglew
FBM - missing ht tag TP0509©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-04-08 11:29 - TP8293 (Lady Isle Aux)

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

Contrary to contemporary reports, this elusive surface block is yet to reveal itself despite calculating the offset from the pillar from the 2 GRs and measuring the ground. Frustrating, but large boulders, uneven ground and other detritus prevented it from being found. But why would the OS instal this block 6 years after the pillar was constructed?

Somewhere buried around here lies a Surface Block TP8293©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-08 11:19 - TP4318 (Lady Isle)

FB Number: S4270   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Small low-lying island 4km WSW of Troon in Firth of Clyde. Group visit on Black Magic from Largs in near perfect conditions. Island larger than anticpated with lighthouse and old beacon as well as the pillar and an unfound OS surface block close by (6-7m distant) - one wonders the rationale for that. Pillar is a seabird perch, the expected muck obscuring what seems to be an original top cap, lettering not inspected! Sight holes not checked although my photos shown left and right holes open with front plug degrading.

Pillar TP4318©jonglew
Spider TP4318©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4318©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-07 13:08 - TP11583 (Kirkcudbright St Marys Church Spire)

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

1872-4 Category B listed Gothic Church. 4-stage tower supporting a broached spire.

Church of St Mary TP11583©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-07 13:05 - TP7605 (Kirkcudbright)

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

Affixed to SE gable elevation of RNLI building.

Kerrcoobree Active Station TP7605©jonglew
Needs a clean TP7605©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-07 11:45 - TP7547 (Portpatrick Tide Gauge )

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

1" bolt set into quayside of outer harbour wall. Also listed in OS Benchmark dBase as a 'rivet'.

Tide Gauge Bolt - Location TP7547©jonglew
Tide Gauge Bolt TP7547©jonglew
Tide Gauge Bolt - Detail TP7547©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-04-07 11:44 - TP7529 (Portpatrick)

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

The old 19thc boat shed is a Category B listed building. A new boathouse was completed in 2012. Possibly its construction was a cause of the active stn being removed.

The old boat shed TP7529©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-07 11:28 - TP7218 (Stranraer)

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

Easy spot despite a good covering of moss. Measured at 9.1m W side of road, beneath an ever growing tree. Blank height tag attached.

FBM TP7218©jonglew
FBM TP7218©jonglew
FBM TP7218©jonglew
FBM TP7218©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-04-07 11:23 - TP0589 (Stranraer FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy find on narrow grass verge. As previously noted, it's tilted, probably having been driven over by vehicles entering and exiting lane opposite and so compromising its integrity. Measured at 7.35m from gatepost and 0.9m from road edge.

Berntsen - Location TP0589©jonglew
Berntsen TP0589©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-07 10:25 - TP7738 (Stranraer)

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

Very short mounting pole, on rock outcrop to NE of Knock of Luce farm. Interesting OS-looking 1" survey bolt on adjacent rock, but not OS (at least not in their dBase).

Active Stn TP7738©jonglew
Active Stn - Bolt to RHS TP7738©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-07 10:13 - TP4273 (Knock Fell)

FB Number: S8229   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Machermore on good vehicle track to the Scottish Water building, whence direct to trig over the rough. Pillar is vgc, retaining a metal OS centre cap, raised lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP4273©jonglew
Spider TP4273©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4273©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-04-06 11:14 - TP0689 (Criffell)

FB Number: S1557   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Passed painterman61 and Earby Rambler when descending although didn't know they were triggers! Nice hill, lot of prominence. Good, well-made path up through the forest then muck. Large chip from RHS top edge and horizontal fracture extending all faces at flush bracket level. Extensive panorama. Was sure I'd taken the usual photos, but none found on my camera, just a general summit shot - bizarre.

Pillar is the little think in background TP0689©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-06 10:10 - TP0098 (Overton)

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

1" bolt in concrete block; easy spot as partially uncovered. Block is as a slant, probably been driven over on wide grass verge just N of access road to Overton Cotts, but marked as Good as quite possibly doesn't affect it's latteral position. Benchmark rivet found on wall opp side of road after clearing off moss covering. painterman61 a little out in his thoughts of it not being touched since the 1950's - just 4 hours mate!

Surface Block - Location TP0098©jonglew
Surface Block TP0098©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0098©jonglew


Good condition 2017-04-02 14:10 - TP1907 (Capler Camp)

FB Number: S7284   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

160m ESE of the eastern ramparts of the IA hill fort, located on private land although access doesn't seem to be a problem. Pillar has lost its central cap and has no plug. RHS sight hole is open. Extensive views N, E & S; W obscured by the hill fort.

Pillar TP1907©jonglew
Spider TP1907©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1907©jonglew


Damaged 2017-03-31 13:59 - TP2586 (Cribarth)

FB Number: S2024   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

14 mile leg stretch from Glyntawe doing Bwlch Y Ddau-Wynt pillar first and a few hills. Very soggy ground and streams running high so wet feet for the day. Pillar is located to south side of a large shelter cairn. It sports an old coat of dirty whitewash; has structural damage to one vertical edge; is fractured on front and LHD face; and has much chipping to the top edges. Central top cap is missing, no plug; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2586©jonglew
Damage TP2586©jonglew
Spider TP2586©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2586©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-31 11:27 - TP1826 (Bwlch Y Ddau-Wynt)

FB Number: S2129   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

14 mile leg stretch from Glyntawe for this and the Cribarth pillar - some hills also. Ground very wet and streams running high meant wet feet for the day. Pillar seems in good condition other than minor chipping to some top edges. Central cap missing, no plug; all sight hole open. Cloud lifting, sun penetrating, nice panoramic views.

Pillar TP1826©jonglew
Pillar TP1826©jonglew
Spider TP1826©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1826©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-03-30 14:09 - TP10879 (Customs Warehouse)

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

Grade II listed bonded tobacco warehouse, 1919. Bolt is shown on 1953 1:1250 map, installed at centre of E side of building. No access sought to investigate its existence.

The Building TP10879©jonglew
Locat of the Bolt TP10879©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-03-30 13:51 - TP13956 (University Old Fort Tower)

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

Grade II listed building, 1929. Bolt is on the NW tower - rear LHS in my photos. No access sought. Cut benchmark almost immediately below it.

The Bldg TP13956©jonglew
Tower with the Bolt TP13956©jonglew
Tower looking up from the Benchmark TP13956©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-03-27 12:14 - TP2416 (Corndon Beacon)

FB Number: S5203   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From the N, due S on good vehicle track, then SE steeply up a good grassy track to top. Pillar has some superficial damage to the top edges, with one end of a spider arm exposed. Retains original centre cap, indented lettering; all sight holes open. Cloud down, no views. My 4,000th trig logged on T:UK.

Pillar TP2416©jonglew
Spider Powys©jonglew
Flush Bracket Powys©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-27 10:35 - TP4604 (Maes-Gwyn)

FB Number: 10628   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easier than anticipated. Penetration of the first 10m of the conifers the more difficult, after that just followed a channel between rows of trees; bending low, gardening gloves and secateurs helped. Pillar located in a good sized clearing, cut back encroaching heather. Some minor chipping to one top edge; top cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP4604©jonglew
Spider TP4604©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4604©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-24 15:33 - TP2707 (Cwm Sanaham Hill)

FB Number: S5645   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the NNW on a RoW. Pillar vgc with smooth screed finish intact. Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP2707©jonglew
Spider TP2707©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2707©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-24 14:41 - TP4483 (Llanvair Hill)

FB Number: S5196   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk S along Offa's Dyke after popping up onto Llanfair Hill. Pillar sits on a field boundary 40m SW of the RoW. Retains original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Fine 360deg panoramic views.

Pillar TP4483©jonglew
Spider TP4483©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4483©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-24 09:16 - TP1133 (Beguildy Beacon)

FB Number: S5209   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First trig bagged on the Clun Mill Triggers 2017 weekend. From the W parking on muddy roadside verge. Walked over Stanky Hill en-route, then onto Pool Hill after. Pillar, located on a saucer barrow at summit of the marilyn Beacon Hill, is vgc; retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS and LHS sight holes open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP1133©jonglew
Spider TP1133©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1133©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-03-23 13:39 - TP20837 (Purdown Water Tower)

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

OS records the Bolt destroyed February 1952. There is now no trace of a water tower. Very muddy track approaching from SW.

A water tower once stood here TP20837©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-03-23 12:54 - TP20836 (Horfield Officers Mess)

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

Army Reserve Centre and HQ 7th Military Intelligence Battalion. OS records the Bolt destroyed October 1953, possibly after building had a new roof. It would have been located on the highest part of the building, shown in centre of my photo, most likely a water tower. There is a cut benchmark on the S face of the building.

The Building TP20836©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-03-23 12:28 - TP9584 (Horfield Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of the Holy Trinity with St Edmund, Grade II* listed. OS list Bolt and Flagstaff as components of this trig, both would have been installed on the tower roof, the oldest part of the church (15thC). There is no longer a FS but Bolt could still be extant; no access today to investigate. Benchmark located on a tower buttress.

Holy Trinity Church TP9584©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-03-23 09:21 - TP13871 (Stoke Park Colony Clock Tower)

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

Stoke Park Colony was mental hospital established 1908 around the Elizabethan Dower House. Closed 1985-8, redeveloped for housing and apartments 1997. The Clock Tower fortunately remains but OS has the Bolt destroyed June 1988; most likely the tower was re-roofed.

The Clock Tower TP13871©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-21 11:16 - TP4761 (Meity-Fawr)

FB Number: S2497   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking opposite field gate due S of trig. Pillar retains original top cap, indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views in all directions other than E, obscured by conifer plantation.

Pillar TP4761©jonglew
Spider TP4761©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4761©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-03-19 13:17 - TP9585 (Kingsdown Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Matthew's Church; Grade II listed; 1833-5. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components of this trig. A Sunday service was in progress at time of visit so no access sought to investigate the Bolt; and there was no Flagstaff seen atop the 4-stage tower. Cut benchmark on a nave buttress.

Church of St Matthew TP9585©jonglew
Likely location of the Bolt, if extant TP9585©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-19 13:07 - TP9595 (St Pauls Church Spire)

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

A Grade I listed deconsecrated church, 1789-94. Currently occupied by Circomedia a drama school for circus performers. Not so much a spire as a reducing tiered tower. Cut benchmark with 1 GL bolt to RHS of tower entrance.

Church of St Paul TP9595©jonglew
Top of spire TP9595©jonglew
Entrance Gateway TP9595©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-19 12:36 - TP8748 (Stapleton Church Spire)

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

Curch of the Holy Trinity; Grade II* listed; 1857. Crocketed hexagonal broach spire with lucarnes, atop 3-stage tower. Steeplejack's ladder currently erected to access pinnacle of the spire. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of the Holy Trinity TP8748©jonglew
The Spire TP8748©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-18 14:15 - TP19410 (Kings Caple Church Spire)

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

Church of St John the Baptist; a Grade I listed Parish Church; 13thC origins, tower early 14thC, with top stage and presumably the octagonal spire added late 14thC. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St John TP19410©jonglew
Church of St John - The Spire TP19410©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-03-18 13:55 - TP1893 (Campfield New)

FB Number: S7260   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Hedgerow pillar on W side road with handy layby 20m S on same side of road. Pillar has suffered some damage to one top side and corner, possibly from a hedge flailer. Pruned encroaching thorn and dug away soil to reveal lower section of FB. Top cap missing, no plug. Only front sight hole checked - sealed. Distant views NW along line of the A4137 only.

Pillar TP1893©jonglew
Spider TP1893©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1893©jonglew
Flush Bracket - Detail TP1893©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-03-16 14:05 - TP20838 (Brentry Colony Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

The Brentry Certified Inebriate Reformatory was founded in 1898. In 1922 it became an institution for the mentally ill, and renamed Brentry Certified Institution. It was renamed the Brentry Colony in 1930, and in 1948, under the National Health Service, it became Brentry Hospital closing in 2000. Since then redeveloped for residential housing and re-named Royal Victoria Park. The Water Tower would have been in the rear garden of #7.


Destroyed 2017-03-16 14:05 - TP10738 (Brentry Colony Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

The Brentry Certified Inebriate Reformatory was founded in 1898. In 1922 it became an institution for the mentally ill, and renamed Brentry Certified Institution. It was renamed the Brentry Colony in 1930, and in 1948, under the National Health Service, it became Brentry Hospital closing in 2000. Since then redeveloped for residential housing and re-named Royal Victoria Park. The Chimney stood where house #5 has been built.


Good condition 2017-03-16 13:56 - TP10856 (Concrete House Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A Grade II listed Modernist house built 1935; aka 4 The Ridgeway, doesn't seem to have a name, how modernist is that? The upper floor of the house and Flagstaff can be viewed from the road, although I took a walk along the drive for the photo.

Concrete House TP10856©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP10856©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-16 13:37 - TP9050 (Westbury on Trym Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

Church of the Holy Trinity; Grade I listed; 13thC origins, tower 15thC. OS lists Bolt and Pinnacle: no access sought to investigate the former; the latter prominently on display atop the tower stair turret. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Holy Trinity Church TP9050©jonglew
The Pinnacle TP9050©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-03-16 13:28 - TP10854 (St Monica Home Water Tower Flagstaff)

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

The building, of which the water tower forms a part, is Grade II listed, 1925. The area is described as a 'retirement village' and comprises several other buildings of similar vintage. The OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components: the former not investigated; the latter has gone and what appears to a tall telecoms mast is in situ at top of the tower. Marked as 'inaccessible' for the Bolt.

St Monicas Home TP10854©jonglew
The Tower TP10854©jonglew
Top of the Tower TP10854©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-16 12:58 - TP9592 (David Thomas Memorial Church Spire)

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

A deconsecrated church, currently the offices of Places for People, a retirement / sheltered housing organization. Also, possibly some retirement apartments. Cut benchmark on porch buttress.

David Thomas House TP9592©jonglew
The Spire TP9592©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-03-16 12:30 - TP20717 (Eastville Institute Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS record this destroyed June 1987. The Eastville Institute was the Eastville Workhouse. Constructed 1847, it converted to an old peoples' home post-WWII and was demolished 1972. The chimney stood where now the front garden of #1 Juniper Court is located in the residential development of Maypark.


Good condition 2017-03-11 09:50 - TP0889 (Arnside Knott)

FB Number: S5406   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Dirty coat of white paint. Chipping to top edges; no top cap or plug; front and RHS sight holes open. Plaque on rear face declaring it adopted by Arnside Ramblers c.1997 - sugest they get up there and give it some TLC! Wooded top, no views.

Flush Bracket TP0889©jonglew
Spider TP0889©jonglew
Pillar TP0889©jonglew
Plaque TP0889©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-11 08:58 - TP12739 (Haverbrack Tank Centre)

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

Low profile covered reservoir with concrete slab atop; by general condition and security looks to be disused. Access from S on RoW with a few roadside verge parking options. Vent atop is not at centre of the tank, in addition, OS often cite vent as an intersected stn, therefore IMHO I beg to differ with cjo and do not believe the vent is the trig, but the Centre, as they specify. There is an unprotected circular hole in the top slab that an adult might fit into, but certainly a child - triggers with children should exercise care.

Top of the tank TP12739©jonglew
The way in - S facade TP12739©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-11 08:58 - TP12738 (Haverbrack Tank)

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

Low profile covered reservoir with concrete slab atop; by general condition and security looks to be disused. Access from S on RoW with a few roadside verge parking options. Bolt, measured at 2 1/4" diameter, located approx 2-3m from NW corner. 2 witness rivets also noted: one is 4 1/4" in from N edge of slab, approx 2m NNW of bolt; the other 5 1/2" in from W edge of slab approx 3m SW of Bolt. P30 summit approx 50m NE. There is an unprotected circular hole in the top slab that an adult might fit into, but certainly a child - triggers with children should exercise care.

Bolt - Location wrt Vent TP12738©jonglew
Bolt TP12738©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP12738©jonglew
Witness Rivet 1 TP12738©jonglew
Witness Rivet 2 TP12738©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-10 12:09 - TP16544 (Hart Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Took a walk over here between Loadpot Hill and Swarth Fell. Nice little mound reminiscant of a saucer barrow with a good sized cairn atop. Map indicates 'post & cairn' although no post seen. GPS put the block on the mound, approx 3m S side of cairn.

Somewhere around here lies a buried block TP16544©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-10 11:57 - TP4497 (Loadpot Hill)

FB Number: 10789   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fine stone-built pillar retaining original top cap with raised lettering. 1 sight hole only on LHS - open. Ground at base suffering erosion exposing foundation. Cloud down no views.

Pillar TP4497©jonglew
Spider TP4497©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4497©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-09 17:01 - TP7480 (Grey Knotts)

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

A quick dash up from the Honister slate mine, nice steep rocky path. 2" domed bolt set in mortar, found under the cairn. Rebuilt cairn to one side leaving the bolt revealed. Also located 3 witness rivets in close proximity, all with exposed shafts but all solid for the time being.

Grey Knotts summit cairn - in its new position TP7480©jonglew
Bolt and 3 witness rivets TP7480©jonglew
Bolt TP7480©jonglew
Witness Rivet 1 TP7480©jonglew
Witness Rivet 2 TP7480©jonglew
Witness Rivet 3 TP7480©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-09 14:19 - TP7616 (Causeway Pike)

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

Don't normally go for buried blocks but had to look for this as it had previously been found - hats of to chrisbombington. Who would have known it was only a few inches down? Easily found with GPS although grass had largely reclaimed it after 16 months since previous logger. Cut out a square of turf and left the 2" domed bolt and its concrete block exposed. Also retrospectively discovered the hill, Pike, is a tump - a billy bonus!

Bolt in block, approx 4 inches down TP7616©jonglew
Bolt TP7616©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP7616©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-09 11:31 - TP16527 (Carrock Fell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Fine hill. GR puts the block 1m W and 3m N of the hill summit. Rocky round here so suspect it's not too deep but nothing with me to probe or dig with.

Pole indicates approx locat TP16527©jonglew


Damaged 2017-03-09 09:18 - TP3801 (High Pike)

FB Number: S6945   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Nice stone built pillar which has had its spider replaced with a toposcope therefore unsure what's 'Good' about this pillar, with no spider it could not be used as intended, ergo 'Damaged' surely? LHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP3801©jonglew
Toposcope replaces spider TP3801©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3801©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-08 08:56 - TP5619 (Red Screes)

FB Number: S5639   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Kirkstone Pass Inn. First hill on a 13-mile round of 9, ending up in Ambleside. Nice stone-built pillar; top cap missing, no plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama opened up as I wrote a note, then cloud came in as quick.

Pillar TP5619©jonglew
Spider TP5619©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5619©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-07 13:40 - TP16496 (Swinside)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Pleasant little stand-alone hill with enough prominence to be a Marilyn. Easy access from road to SE, although it's private land so may be issues if owners were around. I didn't take block hunting kit with me. GR puts it 2m E and 5m S of the hill summit.

Somewhere around here TP16496 - Views NNW to Bassenthwaite Lake©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-07 09:58 - TP8050 (Bessyboot)

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

Bolt measured at 2 1/8" diameter. Easy spot exposed on rock, paced out at 2m NNE of summit cairn. It is a bit battered, but is stable and would be perfectly functional. On a round of Wainwright and Nuttall bagging.

Bolt - Location wrt cairn TP8050©jonglew
Bolt TP8050©jonglew
Detail TP8050©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-06 11:52 - TP8360 (Maiden Moor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

GR giving approx 30m N and a little E of the summit cairn on flat short grass. Unfortunately no tools and anyway up here for the hills today.

Somewhere around here TP8360©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-05 16:31 - TP12823 (Long Barrow)

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

GR indicating beneath the larger of the 2 cairns. Unable even to prod the ground.


Good condition 2017-03-05 11:41 - TP4983 (Muncaster Fell)

FB Number: S5763   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice stone-built pillar retaining original top cap, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. 360deg panoramic views. Benchmark rivet on a nearby rock.

Pillar TP4983©jonglew
Spider TP4983©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4983©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 17:35 - TP19965 (Whaddon Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church; Grade I listed; 12thC origins with 14thC 2-stage tower. OS lists Bolt, Centre, Flagstaff and Vane (recorded destroyed June 1987) as components. Flagstaff and Centre good; presume current Vane on the turret is a replacement although the GR puts it to SE corner of tower roof so at least it's in the right place; no access to investigate Bolt. Large cut benchmark on tower W face

Church of St Mary TP19965©jonglew
Tower roof TP19965©jonglew
The Vane - possible replacement TP19965©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-02 17:12 - TP20023 (Shenley Grounds Resr)

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

Large circular water tank. Access to compound not too difficult over main gates. Top of tank covered with approx 10cm of stones below which is a membrane. Cleared stones at the GR but not over a wide area: no bolt found.

The Water Tank TP20023©jonglew
Darker patch in centre of shot cleared TP20023©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-03-02 16:49 - TP20015 (Mellish Court)

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

A high rise residential apartment block. OS lists Rivet and Flagstaff. No access to investigate the former and the latter not seen.

Mellish Court TP20015©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 15:19 - TP19974 (Bletchley Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade I listed, late 12thC origins rebuilt 13-15thC with tower added towards the end of this period. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as component: no access to investigate the former; the latter good, attached to side of the turret, which old maps indicate where it should be.

Church of St Mary TP19974©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP19974©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 14:22 - TP19989 (Great Brickhill Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, mid-13thC. OS lists Bolt, Centre, Centre of Turret and Vane as components. Bolt not investigated, all the others seem good. Cut benchmark at SE corner of the chancel.

Church of St Mary TP19989©jonglew
Tower roof TP19989©jonglew
The Vane TP19989©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 13:40 - TP22348 (Stockgrove Vane)

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

The Vane sits atop what is called The Clock House, within the grounds of Stokgrove Park House. Can be viewed from a RoW to the NW.

The Clock House TP22348©jonglew
The Vane TP22348©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-02 13:30 - TP22403 (Ivylane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Another Bucks block I intended to search for, but a scruffy and overgrown hedgerow liberally laced with bramble and wild rose made me think better of it. GR puts the block on SE side of road, a few metres in from road edge.

Somewhere in there TP22403©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-03-02 13:12 - TP22404 (Bragenham Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Had every intention of searching for this block, but dense, head-high bramble persuaded me not to! GR puts it on SW side of road, approx 4m from road edge, probably close to field boundary fencing.

Somewhere in there TP22404©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 12:22 - TP20012 (Soulbury Church Tower)

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

All Saints Church, Grade II* listed, nave pre-14thC with much added over intervening centuries - tower added early 16thC. OS lists Bolt, Centre, Flagstaff and Vane as components; of which the Vane and Centre are good. Cut benchmark on W face of tower.

Church of All Saints TP20012©jonglew
Tower roof TP20012©jonglew
The Vane TP20012©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 10:43 - TP20020 (Stewkley Church Tower)

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

St Michael's Church, Grade I listed, largely mid-12thC. Some lovely decorative stonework on this Norman church. OS lists Bolt, Flagstaff and Vane as components, with FS destroyed 1966. Vane remains extant - a golden cockerel. Cut benchmark by tower door almost obliterated on badly weathered stone.

Church of St Michael TP20020©jonglew
Tower roof TP20020©jonglew
The Vane TP20020©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 10:02 - TP19980 (Granborough Church Tower)

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

Church of St John the Baptist, Grade II* listed, 14thC with 3-stage tower added 15thC and repaired 1983. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components. Former not investigated, latter 2 looking good.

Church of St John TP19980©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP19980©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 08:34 - TP19972 (Steeple Claydon Church Spire)

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

St Michael's Church, Grade II* listed; 14thC origins. Broach spire atop 3-stage 19thC tower. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Michael TP19972©jonglew
The Spire TP19972©jonglew


Good condition 2017-03-02 06:54 - TP19964 (Hillesden Church Tower)

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

All Saints Church; Grade I listed; tower is oldest part - mid-15thC, rest of the church re-built 1493; restored 1874-5 and agian 1960. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components. They note FS destroyed 1972 and Bolt as missing. There is currently a FS present at NW corner of the tower; the original was on the S side or SE corner, so this replacement is in a different location. However, marked Good for the Centre. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of All Saints TP19964©jonglew
Tower and replacement Flagstaff TP19964©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-02-26 12:48 - TP0951 (Backbury Hill)

FB Number: S6403   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From dirt car park WSW at Cockshoot. Trig sits in a scrubby mixed woodland a little off the RoW; paths have been cut through bracken etc so no access issues. Pillar has minor chipping to one top edges and one corner; original top cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP0951©jonglew
Spider TP0951©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0951©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-26 10:13 - TP4649 (Marcle Hill)

FB Number: S7270   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From dirt car park to N. RoW leads S on E side Hoar Wood. Pillar sits at E edge of Hoar Wood at centre of footpath. Top cap is missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open. Partial views E through spalings.

Pillar TP4649©jonglew
Spider TP4649©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4649©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-26 09:31 - TP14882 (Perryhouse Tower)

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

OS records trig destroyed July 1960. Tower was still showing on 1964 1:10k map, but has gone by time of the 1969 1:2k5 map. It was located at the southern end of the grounds of a house named Perrystone Towers, now named Perrystone Hill House.

Where it once stood TP14882©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-23 12:20 - TP0333 (Trefry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

SE end of crash barrier, embedded in the concrete. Double checked the 1m measurement, it's maybe 1/2 a cm out, but close enough. Easy spot as uncovered.

Location TP0333©jonglew
Rivet TP0333©jonglew
Detail TP0333©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-23 09:32 - TP9624 (GPO Tower)

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

Metal lattice tower.

The Tower TP9624©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-23 09:23 - TP10471 (St Blazey Gate Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church; Grade II* listed; 1848. Broach spire with lucarnes on squat square tower. Cut benchmark on a buttress at E end of the church.

Church of St Mary TP10471©jonglew
The Spire TP10471©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-22 17:23 - TP8584 (Dodman Point Cross)

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

It's at Dodman Point but the Cross is known as Parson Martin's Cross. It's a Grade II listed 7m granite cross erected 1896.

The Cross TP8584©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-22 17:13 - TP2798 (Dodman)

FB Number: S1748   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the NT car park in Penare. Pleasant stroll along RoW to the point, where a cut benchmark can be found on the Watchman's cottage and the nearby Cross is an OS intersected stn. The pillar has lost its top cap, replaced with a mortar plug; rear sight hole open. A peaceful sheltered spot.

Pillar TP2798©jonglew
Pillar TP2798©jonglew
Spider TP2798©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2798©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-22 16:37 - TP10460 (St Michael Caerhayes Church Tower Centre)

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

Grade I listed; 12thC origins; several additions and alterations over the centuries with an 1864 restoration. The tower is 14thC. Centre good, Bolt not investigated. Cut benchmark on W face of tower.

Church of St Michael TP10460©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-02-22 16:13 - TP0332 (Tubbs Mill)

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

Had the measurements thanks to peregrinus posting the OS sketch here (currently not available from the OS), but was unable to locate, as most others before me. I couldn't get the 14.17m and 23.27m measurements to coincide, 2 long measures would have been useful. The wide verge is often used by local farmer for parking so ground is becoming impacted. It must be there, would like to return for this one. Have e-mailed previous logger for more details of her find.


Good condition 2017-02-22 15:48 - TP7682 (Goviley Major)

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

Large concrete platform constructed in the field boundary embankment. Dug away accumulated soil and gorsey/brambley vegetation to reveal an interesting bolt. Not only very large - I didn't measure it, but quite possibly 3" diameter - but it also has a distinct pointiness (did I just make that up?) to it not seen before. Re-covered with peregrinus' flat rock and placed a larger rock on top of that.

The Platform before gardening duties TP7682©jonglew
After some excavating TP7682©jonglew
The Bolt TP7682©jonglew
In Detail TP7682©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-22 15:22 - TP0639 (Grampound FBM Aux 1)

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

Paced out as per peregrinus' log, first prod of the ground revealed it. Dug away surrounding turf and left exposed. Nice wide grass verge, ideal for parking off the road.

Berntsen - location TP0639©jonglew
Berntsen TP0639©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-22 15:10 - TP7231 (Grampound)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy spot on roadside verge although partially embedded in bank field boundary so rear not visible. Height tag retained, 290.03 ft. Safe parking 85m S at entrance to Tregellas Farm.

FBM TP7231©jonglew
Height Tag TP7231©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-22 11:21 - TP21676 (Cubert Church Spire)

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

Church of St Cubert (or Cubertus); Grade I listed; 13thC with tower/spire added 1300. Current broached stone spire dates from an 1852 re-build. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Cubertus TP21676©jonglew
The Spire TP21676©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-22 10:17 - TP0329 (Sea View Lane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Maybe some views from down the lane, but none from the trig. Standard 1/4" rivet in concrete benchseat base; to the left of and in front of the LHD seat support.

Benchseat TP0329©jonglew
Rivet TP0329©jonglew
Detail TP0329©jonglew


Converted 2017-02-22 09:14 - TP7491 (Tregustick)

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

Located on the top of a tumulus, one of a pair, the OS dBase records this as a Block. It seems from the OS archive that there was briefly a Pillar here, constructed around late 1953 to early 1954 with FB S7866. By the time the trig was computed in June 1955 it had been replaced by a Surface Block, which the OS dBase records as being destroyed May 1963, but which seems to be extant. Large bolt measured it at precisely 3" diameter. Nice views from top of the cliffs.

Block TP7491©jonglew
Bolt TP7491©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-21 13:51 - TP10474 (St Dennis Church Tower Vane)

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

Grade II* listed, late 14 to early 15thC with tower added late 15thC. Variously spelled Dennis, Denis, Denys. The vane, atop tower roof, has a fine looking finial of a 2-masted sailing ship (also variously known as a ketch, brig. yawl or schooner). Cut benchmark on S face of the tower.

Church of St Denys TP10474©jonglew
Tower Roof TP10474©jonglew
The Vane TP10474©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-02-21 12:07 - TP10484 (Roche Church Tower)

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

Church of St Gomonda; Grade II* listed; 14thC largely re-built mid-15thC. No access to investigate the bolt, but note Dusty's comments that it's possibly gone with a tower re-roof. Cut benchmark on tower SW angle.

Church of St Gomonda TP10484©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-19 13:30 - TP19411 (Linton Church Spire)

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

Church of St Mary the Virgin; Grade I listed; late 13thC, tower late 14thC. Stopped by chance due to the odd looking spire, not realizing it was a trig and that there is a cut benchmark on it, and there's a very ancient yew in the grounds.

Church of St Mary TP19411©jonglew
The Yew Tree TP19411©jonglew
The Spire TP19411©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-19 12:57 - TP5273 (Oyster Hill)

FB Number: S7271   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the N on PRoW. Pillar is vgc with a smooth screed finish all over and a dirty coat of white paint. Original top cap is retained, with deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP5273©jonglew
Spider TP5273©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5273©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-19 10:01 - TP10868 (Hanley Swan Church Spire)

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

Church of St Gabriel; Grade II listed; 1872-4. Broached stone spire.

Church of St Gabriel TP10868©jonglew
The Spire TP10868©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-19 09:52 - TP10869 (Welland Church Spire)

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

Church of St James; Grade II listed; 1875. Broached shingle spire. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of St James TP10869©jonglew
The Spire TP10869©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-19 09:37 - TP10870 (Upton-on-Severn Church Spire)

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

Parish Church of Sts Peter and Paul; Grade II* listed; 1878-9. Tall, landmark broach spire.

Church of Sts Peter and Paul TP10870©jonglew
The Spire TP10870©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-16 13:25 - TP5403 (Pen-Y-Begwn)

FB Number: S2035   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Final of 52 West Glamorgan pillars. Up from Crynant on St Illtyd's Way. Good track for the most part, until upper section levelled off and became muddy. Pillar sits at edge of a clearing in conifer plantation. Original cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP5403©jonglew
Spider TP5403©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5403©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-16 11:43 - TP3121 (Farteg Hill)

FB Number: S2036   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Crynant, did the tump Mynydd Marchywel North Top first, then out to NW edge of forest and over open ground to the trig on N side comms compound on a small hill. Nice spot with extensive views over valley conurbations. Good forest roads and tracks, not all of them mapped. Pillar wears an old coat of white paint; top cap has gone, replaced with mortar plug; all sight holes open. 6 mile round trip.

Pillar TP3121©jonglew
Pillar catching a rare sight of the sun TP3121©jonglew
Spider TP3121©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3121©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-16 08:58 - TP11498 (Talport Foundry Chimney)

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

Open air museum. There is a chimney on site, but not the one the OS used as an intersetced station,

The Museum TP11498©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-16 08:45 - TP8710 (Ystalyfera Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

English congregational church, built 1868, demolished 2005. Site is a vacant lot occupied by a few cars. Photo of it found on the Ystralyfera History website.

As it was TP8710©jonglew
As it currently is TP8710©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-02-16 08:28 - TP2702 (Cwm Giedd)

FB Number: S2023   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Near enough roadside with parking at field gate. Muddy pasture. Pillar has frost damage to top screed and substantial fractures at FB level extending to LHS and rear. Top cap is missing, replaced with a composite plug, which is holed. LHS sight hole open. Has a reddish hue.

Pillar TP2702©jonglew
Spider TP2702©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2702©jonglew


Toppled 2017-02-16 08:12 - TP5381 (Penller Fedwen)

FB Number: S2022   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Drove to within 150m. Pillar sits at top of the hill Mynydd Uchaf East Top. Seems to have toppled sometime between 1999 and 2003. All intact though: original top cap retained, lightly indented lettering; front sight hole open, RHS and rear selaed, LHS not visible. Misty views, but get the impression there is a good panoramic vista from here.

Pillar TP5381©jonglew
Spider TP5381©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5381©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-14 13:43 - TP2181 (Cil-Y-Llyn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Scrubby woodland. Nothing to be seen.


Damaged 2017-02-14 11:34 - TP6299 (Tair Carn)

FB Number: S2130   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

From minor road to NW. Rough ground, boggy in places; 200m of ascent. Pillar is in a poor state with numerous substantial fractures on all sides and top edges and corners damaged. Top cap has been lost and it has no plug; rear sight hole open. Misty panoramic views.

Pillar TP6299©jonglew
Spider TP6299©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6299©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-02-14 10:36 - TP8718 (Pant-Y-Bryn Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

1:2,500 map puts the trig at the north corner of the covered resr. Spent a while probing the ground on the bank; also dug away stones on the top, down to a black membrane; and checked the 'kerbstones' around the top edge. All in vain.

Somewhere around here TP8718©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-14 09:27 - TP1737 (Bryn Mawr)

FB Number: S2016   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road to SW over rough ground. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Panoramic views, but misty today.

Pillar TP1737©jonglew
Spider TP1737©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1737©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-12 12:49 - TP9583 (Sea Mills Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Edyth's Church, 1924. Dedicated to Lady Edyth Lennard, wife of Lord of the Manor who gave the land for the building of the church. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components: former not investigated; latter 2 good. Oddly the 1:1,250 map of 1971 shows all 3 trig components in slightly different locations on roof of the tower, yet OS give identical GRs for the Centre and Flagstaff. The FS is refixed in 1994 when the GR is then slightly different. The church is not a listed building, which seems an oversight as it is a fine looking building. Cut benchmark on NE face.

Church of St Edyth TP9583©jonglew
Church of St Edyth - The Flagstaff TP9583
1971 Map TP9583. Before the FS was refixed in 1994 there should only be 2 trig locats shown on the church roof©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-12 12:18 - TP8750 (Sneyd Church Spire)

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

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Grade II listed, 1860. Steep tiled spire, atop 4-stage tower, added 1872. Cut benchmark on a buttress at rear of church.

Church of St Mary Magdalene TP8750©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-12 12:11 - TP9586 (Christ Church Spire Sneyd Park)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

1964 map shows the church; 1970 map shows the redevelopment. Apartment block, Julian House, now stands on the spot. Trig and benchmark destroyed.

Church gone, site redeveloped TP9586©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-02-12 12:06 - TP13957 (Cheyne House)

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

51 Upper Belgrave Rd; no indication on the house that it's named Cheyne Ho. Large 4-storey flat-roof house. Presumably bolt is on the roof. No access sought.

Cheyne House TP13957©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-12 10:43 - TP9618 (Cabot Tower)

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

Grade II listed, 1897-8. Built to commemorate the fourth centenary of John Cabot's voyage of discovery to the New World. Open most days of the year; free entry; superb views over the city and a cut benchmark - what's not to like?


Good condition 2017-02-12 09:53 - TP8749 (Christ Church Spire)

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

Grade II* listed, 1841. Broached spire atop 5-stage tower added 1859.

Christ Church TP8749©jonglew
Christ Church - The Spire TP8749©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-02-12 09:40 - TP10878 (Clifton Suspension Bridge West Pier)

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

The bridge as a whole is a Grade I listed structure. Started in 1836 , it took 28 years to complete. The bolt could be on top of the tower, or located on the observation level just below the top. I think it highly unlikely it could be seen from the Observatory Tower, approx 320m away, even if it's located on the roof.

West Pier, or tower, from the Observatory TP10878©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-12 09:16 - TP8752 (Clifton Observatory Tower Vane)

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

The trig is the Vane; the Vane is no longer on the observatory, therefore the trig is destroyed. Fail to see how there can be remains left - it's gone. The observatory is a Grade II* listed building; a former windmill, now camera obscura, it dates from the 18thC, sometime earlier than 1777 when it was recorded as being damaged by fire. Conveted to an observatory 1828.

Clifton Observatory TP8752©jonglew
Clifton Observatory - Tower Roof TP8752©jonglew
Clifton Observatory - The Camera Obscura TP8752©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-10 09:35 - TP3327 (Garth Brengy)

FB Number: S6537   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking to E. 2 field gates save hopping fences. Trig sits on the Twyn-y-gaer IA hill fort (there are others with the same name). Pillar has lost it's original top cap and has no plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP3327©jonglew
Spider TP3327©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3327©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-09 11:54 - TP2324 (Coed-Y-Iarll)

FB Number: S4287   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked along golf club access road. Walked NE along a metalled track, past stables. Then across a paddock and steeply up through pine woodland to hill top, a bramble/bracken scrubby clearing. Pillar has an asphalt top cap relacement; rear sight hole open. Extensive views NE, all other directions obscured by woodland.

Pillar TP2324©jonglew
Spider TP2324©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2324©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-09 09:21 - TP11037 (Refinery Canteen (Works))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Whole area being redeveloped for residential housing. This part completed and occupied. Rivet would have been in the garden (near rear boundary fence) of 16 Ffordd y Rhostir (Heathland Way).

No. 16 on the right TP11037. Photo courtesy Google Streetview


Destroyed 2017-02-09 09:16 - TP11042 (Neath Fire Station Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records the Bolt and Flagstaff destroyed October 1962. Current building looks original from the footprint shown on old maps but obviously several changes of use over the years and maybe some remodelling. Seems to be residential or warden accommodation now. No flagstaff seen.

The Building - FS was at nearest point to camera TP11042©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-09 08:15 - TP5068 (Neath Golf Course)

FB Number: S4332   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in clubhouse car park. Followed edge of the greens, then faux-grass paths to near top of the hill before hitting the bracken - all dead this time of year but bramble still a pain. Pillar has a fine view down the valley. Top cap missing, mortar plug; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP5068©jonglew
Spider TP5068©jonglew
Spider with a view TP5068©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5068©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 19:01 - TP6775 (Wattons Green)

FB Number: S4086   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Muddy field, paddock I think. Pillar has lost its top cap and has an asphalt plug replacement. Right and left side sight holes open, front closed, rear below ground level.

Pillar TP6775©jonglew
Spider TP6775©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6775©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 18:39 - TP5724 (Romford Common)

FB Number: S3352   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy gates with a good pull-in beside them on Lower Bedfords Rd 100m from the trig. Pillar has a 'BSM' style FB; retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Good distant night time views to SW over London.

Pillar TP5724©jonglew
Spider TP5724©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5724©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 18:21 - TP7121 (Dagnam Park New)

FB Number: S5330   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Trig sits 4m or so inside the boundary fencing of the school playing fields, low fencing, but gate open. Pillar has minor chipping to top corners; retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes below ground level.

Pillar TP7121©jonglew
Spider TP7121©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7121©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-02-06 18:15 - TP2716 (Dagnam Park)

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

OS records this computed 1945 and destroyed February 1949. Replaced by S5330. 1938 1:10k mapping shows the location as a field boundary on Dagnampark Farm; by 1960 the whole area has been developed much as it's seen today.


Good condition 2017-02-06 18:01 - TP4956 (Mountnessing)

FB Number: S3871   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A compounded trig; high gate but not too difficult. Pillar retains original cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. FB faces away from road necessitating the compound breach.

Pillar TP4956©jonglew
Spider TP4956©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4956©jonglew
A daytime shot of the water tower and compound gate TP4956©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 17:15 - TP7525 (Warley Water Tower )

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

Large circular water tower SW side of road. OS lists 3 components: Bolt - inaccessible; Centre - good; and Pole (lightning conductor) - destroyed April 1970.

Water Tower TP7525©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 15:40 - TP24173 (City Of London Cemetery Spire)

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

Grade II listed, 1855. Crocketed spire to cemetery chapel.

Cemetery Chapel TP24173©jonglew
The Spire TP24173©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 15:31 - TP24103 (Wanstead Park Baptist Church Spire)

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

Aldersbrook Baptist Chapel on Aldersbrook Rd, 1909. Suffered bomb damage during WWII, subsequently completely renovated. Nice copper-clad spire on tall tower.

Baptist Chapel TP24103©jonglew
The Spire TP24103©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 14:07 - TP9634 (Shooters Hill Water Tower)

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

Grade II listed octagonal water tower, 1910. OS lists 'tower' as the trig, but presumably they would have sighted to the centre, or the mast protruding from the top.

Water Tower TP9634©jonglew
Top of the tower TP9634©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 13:24 - TP0428 (Frognall Corner)

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

Easy find despite being grassed over. 1" diameter bolt set into an expansion join of the concrete. Estimate it's 2.5m back from edge of the underpass. Left it uncovered.

Bolt - Location TP0428©jonglew
Bolt - Red Paint Visible TP0428©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP0428©jonglew
Approx 2.5m from here TP0428©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 12:54 - TP3311 (Garland Hill)

FB Number: S3330   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From golf club car park. Followed edge of one of the greens to the woods, then a bit of a battle through saplings and bramble to the trig. Pillar retains original cap,deeply indented lettering; 'BSM' style FB; front and rear sight holes open. No views.

Pillar TP3311©jonglew
Spider TP3311©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3311©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 12:21 - TP3463 (Great Mount)

FB Number: S3334   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Along the RoW to NW side of the pub. Over a small gate (locked and barbed-wired) and up the mound through laurel and bramble undergrowth. There is a track but runs close to N side of Oakleigh farm house so avoided that. Pillar has a 'BSM' style FB; composite top cap; all sight holes open. No views to speak of, but glimpses through the trees give an idea of what they could be.

Pillar TP3463©jonglew
Spider TP3463©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3463©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-06 11:17 - TP3233 (Fort Farningham)

FB Number: S3329   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fort Farningham is a London Mobilization Centre, dating from end of the 19thC. One of several built to provide ammuntion to protect London in the event of war. Parked just off the A20, RoW through golf course then continued on past light industrial units. Between 2 bungalows (one looked as though it may be residential, the other was offices) and up onto the brambly, wooded mound. There was some movement of people - I didn't ask and they didn't challenge. Pillar has a 'BSM' style FB; top cap has been replaced with an asphalt plug; all sight holes open. No views.

Pillar TP3233©jonglew
Spider TP3233©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3233©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-05 17:09 - TP22426 (Kempston Church Tower)

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

All Saints Church; Grade I listed; Norman origins, largely 15thC rebuild. OS lists 4 components: Bolt, Centre, Flagstaf and Vane. Bolt not investigated; presume Centre must be good; latter 2 both good atop tower roof. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of All Saints TP22426©jonglew
Church of All Saints - Flagstaff and Vane TP22426©jonglew
Church of All Saints - Vane TP22426©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-05 12:35 - TP22470 (Biddenham Church Tower)

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

Parish Church of St James; Grade I listed; Norman origins rebuilt 14thC. OS lists Bolt, Vane and Flagstaff as components. Bolt not investigated; latter 2 good at top of tower. Cut benchmark on S face of tower.

Church of St James TP22470©jonglew
Church of St James - Flagstaff and Vane TP22470©jonglew
Church of St James - Vane TP22470©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-01 14:09 - TP2323 (Coedcae Isaf)

FB Number: S4798   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From W end of Abergwynfi, as others. RoW initially then over rough ground to top. Pillar has lost its top cap and has either an asphalt or mortar plug replacement (tend to think the latter); all sight holes open. Small plaque low down on LHS; doesn't appear to be a memorial, unless CS Woods returned from the dead, as it states he placed it on the pillar himself! Top of the hill approx 25m due E where there are the remains of a lookout tower. Nice 360deg panoramic views.

Pillar TP2323©jonglew
Spider TP2323©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2323©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-01 12:04 - TP5001 (Mynydd Blaen Gwynfi)

FB Number: S1799   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From end of Caroline Terrace, Blaengwynfi, on good forest tracks. Mossy pillar sits in a clearing in a conifer plantation. No top cap, or plug; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open. No views.

Pillar TP5001©jonglew
Spider TP5001©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5001©jonglew


Good condition 2017-02-01 09:17 - TP2083 (Cefn Morfydd)

FB Number: S2060   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked just before entrance to Cae'r-bryn farm at a field entrance, room for one car on verge without blocking gate (or lane). Probably best to take RoW up through the farm, as going the other way (as I did) the path from SS78259652 doesn't exist. Pillar stands in a small hollow with foundations becoming exposed, otherwise vgc. Retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole closed, other 3 open. Views not noted.

Pillar TP2083©jonglew
Spider TP2083©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2083©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-30 14:37 - TP2093 (Cefn-Y-Don)

FB Number: S4333   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Trig sits in a hedgerow field boundary and is becoming overtaken by bramble etc. Access from SW side gives some cover from the farm and also that's the direction the FB faces. Cleared a little but not as much as I would have liked due to proximity to farm and unwelcoming signs. The front sight hole is open, other 3 not checked; top cap has gone, replaced by a mortar plug.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP2093©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP2093©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2093©jonglew
Welcome Sign TP2093©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-30 14:18 - TP8702 (St Davids Church Spire)

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

Grade II* listed church, 1864-66 in 13thC Gothic style. Interesting spire with supporting spirelets. Cut benchmark at S corner of the tower.

Church of St David TP8702©jonglew
The Spire TP8702©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-30 14:07 - TP8700 (Methodist Church Spire)

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

Neath Methodist Church on corner of Brton Ferry and Lewis Roads. 1913. Cut benchmark at RHS of the porch area.

The Church TP8700©jonglew
The Spire TP8700©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-30 13:47 - TP11034 (Garth Mor)

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

Up through disused quarry to pasture. Surface block uncovered, spotted it quickly. A shallow domed bolt, the largest used by the OS, which I measured at 2 3/4" diameter.

Surface Block - Location TP11034©jonglew
Surface Block TP11034©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP11034©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-30 13:06 - TP8212 (Warren Hill)

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

OS records this destroyed November 1994. It would seem to be at or very close to the high point of the hill where the ground doesn't seem to have been disturbed, so odd it's destroyed. Very brambley so declined a search. Interesting location, sandwiched between the A48 and M4. Nice views for a small hill. The owner challenged me as I was returning to the track, seemed friendly enough, but monitored my exit off his land.


Good condition 2017-01-30 09:35 - TP4876 (Moel-Yr-Hyrddod)

FB Number: S2046   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Glyncorrwg. Good forest track to Cefn Mawr pillar first, then along the Coed Morgannwg Way, now a well made wind farm access road, to here. Pillar sits in a small clearing near the edge of a conifer plantation 70m off the path but with good access. Top cap is missing and there is no plug; front sight hole is sealed, other 3 open. No views.

Pillar TP4876©jonglew
Spider TP4876©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4876©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-30 09:06 - TP2081 (Cefn Mawr)

FB Number: S4757   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Glyncorrwg on good forest tracks then a bit of squidge through wind farm to the trig. Pillar has lost its top cap and has no plug; RHS sight hole open; there's a small flake missing from top screed at one corner, otherwise vgc. Hill fog, no views, couldn't even see the wind turbines, could only hear them whomping round.

Pillar TP2081©jonglew
Spider TP2081©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2081©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-27 15:21 - TP7779 (Exeter )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS decamped to new premises in Exeter, along with the active station. This building currently occupied by Matford Business Centre. Ran out of time to visit the new locat, one for another day.

Old Exeter Site for the Active Stn TP7779©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-27 12:43 - TP2639 (Crown Hill Fort)

FB Number: S3436   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fort owned by Landmark Trust, accessed on an open day - 3 this year, although seems access isn't difficult as there are paying guests so place is open most of the time. Pillar atop a gun emplacements on W side of fort. Retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; 'BSM' style FB; rear sight hole open, LHS plug degrading. Trees recently cut back so good views over the city. Cut benchmark at entrance to fort.

Pillar TP2639©jonglew
Pillar atop Gun Emplacement TP2639©jonglew
Spider TP2639©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2639©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-27 12:05 - TP5525 (Preston)

FB Number: S3396   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another trig on a tall plinth on a field boundary bank, this time dwarfed by a large water tank adjacent to it. Also covered with ivy, which was also cleared. Some bramble with this one too. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; 'BSM' style FB; sight holes not checked due to encroaching vegetation on all 4 sides. Misty 360deg views.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP5525©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP5525©jonglew
Spider TP5525©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5525©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-01-27 11:35 - TP7028 (Wonwell)

FB Number: S3392   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Very prominently protruding above the hedgerow as approaching from NE, diverting off the Erme Plym Trail. Sits on a tall plinth built into the field boundary bank. Completely encased in ivy, although didn't take too long to clear it. Pillar retains original top cap, indented lettering; 'BSM style FB; sight holes not checked as vegetation growing up on all 4 sides. One of the top edges is quite badly chipped along its length. 360deg views.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP7028©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP7028©jonglew
Spider - encased in ivy TP7028©jonglew
Spider TP7028©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7028©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-27 09:52 - TP6072 (South Langston)

FB Number: S3400   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road to NE. Trig, on large plinth, sits in middle of arable field currently full of neeps. Plinth detriorating badly and pillar likely to topple in near future but stable at present. Original top cap retained, indented lettering; FB is of the 'BSM' style; rear sight hole open. 360deg views but nothing stunning.

Pillar TP6072©jonglew
Pillar TP6072©jonglew
Spider TP6072©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6072©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-27 08:54 - TP10320 (Modbury Church Spire)

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

St George's Church, Grade I listed, 14thC. The tall broach spire destroyed by lightning 1621, reconstructed in original form. Church sports both cut benchmark and flush bracket, both difficult to access due to the roofers corrugated sheeting surrounding most of the church. Work is now complete and scaffolding coming down in next week or 2.

Church of St George TP10320©jonglew
The Spire TP10320©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-23 16:49 - TP8703 (Welsh Congregational Chapel Spire)

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

Tabernacle Newydd 1909. Have taken the view that if the spire has been lowered (dramatically it would seem as just an apex now), then the trig has been effectively destroyed.

The Church TP8703©jonglew
The runt of a spire TP8703©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-23 10:49 - TP2731 (Daren Wen)

FB Number: S4331   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From SE, parking at end of Thorney Rd. Good tracks and forest roads although not well mapped. Trig 10m or thereabouts N of the path in scrubby woodland; bramble and bracken not too bad this time of year. Mossy pillar has a mortar plug replacing top cap; rear sight hole open. No views but M4 noise intrusive.

Pillar TP2731©jonglew
Spider TP2731©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2731©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-23 10:03 - TP8701 (St Baglans Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed, 1882. Cut benchmark hiding behind a privet hedge.

Church of St Baglan TP8701©jonglew
Church of St Baglan -The Spire TP8701©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-23 08:14 - TP8709 (Port Talbot Light Lamp)

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

As others, viewed from end of the concrete pier to NNE of the light, 240m distant. Looks like the light's been replaced since Dusty's 2012 photo.

The light TP8709©jonglew
Zoomed in TP8709©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-23 07:30 - TP5003 (Mynydd Brombil)

FB Number: 11139   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

After previous loggers encounter decided to make this my first stop of the day - a dawn assault! From the N parking across the road from Goytre Farm. RoW initially then over pastures to trig at ajunction of 3 fields. Pillar sits on a good-sized concrete plinth; either an asphalt or mortar plug (too dark to decide which); rear sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Good early morning views of Port Talbot waking up. No issues with land owners.

Pillar TP5003©jonglew
Spider TP5003©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5003©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-23 07:30 - TP10107 (Mynydd Brombil)

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

Replaced by 11139.


Good condition 2017-01-21 12:21 - TP12495 (Exbury Water Tower Vane)

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

Exbury House is a Grade II* listed building. The listing seems to include the gardens and this water tower, which has a fine vane atop. Gardens were closed today, but good views from the road. FB 10413 on nearby old PO.

The Water Tower TP12495©jonglew
The Vane atop TP12495©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-21 12:10 - TP12497 (Gravel Grader)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS records this destroyed July 1972. The 1970 map shows the pit with conveyor for transporting gravel to the grader. All filled in now and it's a paddock.

Where it was once located TP12497©jonglew
1970-2 1:2k5 map TP12497©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-21 12:07 - TP12409 (Fawley Flare Stack East)

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

For clarification, the Flare Stacks are not chimneys, they are flare stacks, ie the tall pipes supported by metal lattice towers. There are 2 of them and easily identifiable. Viewed from a little south of TP12497.

The 2 Flare Stacks TP12409©jonglew
Fawley Flare Stack East TP12409©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-21 12:07 - TP12408 (Fawley Flare Stack West)

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

For clarification, the Flare Stacks are not chimneys, they are flare stacks, ie the tall pipes supported by metal lattice towers. There are 2 of them and easily identifiable. Viewed from a little south of TP12497.

The 2 Flare Stacks TP12408©jonglew
Fawley Flare Stack West TP12408©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-21 11:56 - TP21215 (Badminston Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Destroyed September 1977, although one wonders why, there's no development. Would have been on NE side of the RoW.

Used to be somewhere around here TP21215©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-01-21 11:31 - TP12412 (Eaglehurst Tower)

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

Or Luttrell's Tower, as it was originally named. A Grade II* listed structure, built 1780 as a folly; restored 1978. Owned by the Landmark Trust, who use the original name in their marketing literature.

Luttrells Tower TP12412©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-01-21 11:00 - TP12407 (Marine Terminal)

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

Comparing Old Maps (which shows the building with the trig) and Google Maps, CJO has correctly identified the building with the trig, as in my photo.

The Building - Photographed from the jetty at Calshot LB Sta TP12407©jonglew
1967-8 1:2,500 map TP12407©jonglew
Google Earth view TP12407©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-21 10:41 - TP12411 (Calshot Castle)

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

OS records this destroyed November 1972. A Grade II* listed building, constructed 1538-41 for Henry VIII's coastal defences. Managed by English Heritage. Currently in the closed season so no access today. In addition to previously mention FB and CutBM, there's also a Rivet BM on the sea defence wall by the steps.

Calshot Castle - with passing container ship TP12411©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-21 10:17 - TP12410 (Fawley Power Station Chimney)

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

Massive oil-fired power stn commissioned 1971 and closed March 2013. Best view point is from Calshot Castle, although a much closer view of the 198m chimney can be gained from the lane at Ower. The building has a Certificate of Immunity from being listed that expires April 2019, presumably by which time it's planned to be demolished.

View from road to Calshot Castle TP12410©jonglew
View from end of the lane at Ower TP12410©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-21 10:04 - TP21202 (Fawley Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Destroyed September 1977. Closest I could get to this was the Refinery Gate No 2, just past Fawley church. Comparing the 1968-70 1:2k5 map with Google Earth maps, can be seen the water tank in question has gone.

1968 Map TP21202©jonglew
Google Earth view TP21202©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-21 10:01 - TP21007 (Fawley Lone Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

OS records this destroyed August 1983. Just past the church is Refinery Gate No 2. Can't get much further than that, but the chy would have been clearly visible from there. No problems with security, seems like previous logger sorted them out!

Refinery Gate No 2 TP21007©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-21 09:57 - TP12498 (Fawley Church Tower Centre)

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

All Saints Church, Grade I listed. Possibly Saxon, or early Norman, enlarged late 12thC, remodelled early 14thC, 2 Victorian restorations 1844 and 1866, damaged by bombing 1940 and restored 1954. OS lists Bolt (not investigated); Centre; Flagstaff (on tower roof); and Vane (on tower roof). Cut benchmark on porch.

Church of All Saints TP12498©jonglew
Church of All Saints - Flagstaff and Vane TP12498©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-21 09:51 - TP7947 (Cement Mixer)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Destroyed March 1963. Closest it's possible to get to the location is Refinery Gate No 1, off Cadland Road. Comparing the 1962 1:10k map (which indicates the trig) with current Google Earth view, there's been a lot of changes in this area of the refinery over the past 50 years. Trig location in centre of both shots.

1962 1:10k map TP7947©jonglew
Google Earth view TP7947©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-18 13:02 - TP9173 (Miskin Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St David's Church, Grade II listed, 1906-7. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components of this trig. No access to investigate the Bolt; the Flagstaff has gone; the Centre is present and correct. Could not see the cut benchmark and believe me I spent a while studying every stone at the S angle!

Church of St David TP9173©jonglew
The Tower TP9173©jonglew
Location of the pesky benchmark TP9173©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-18 12:57 - TP20451 (United Clubs Brewery Tower)

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

Site redeveloped for residental housing. Tower, and rivet, would have been in the road on Clos Brenin approximately to side of house #50.


Destroyed 2017-01-18 12:46 - TP9172 (Pont-Y-Clun St Pauls Church Belfry Vane)

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

Small church with belfy c/w a pair of bells, at rear (SE end) of church. FB S9118 on NW face. there is a cross atop the belfry but no vane - trig destroyed.

Church of St Paul TP9172©jonglew
The Belfry TP9172©jonglew
The Cross - no Vane TP9172©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-18 12:25 - TP4482 (Llantwit)

FB Number: S2358   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at road junction to W. Boggy field to cross on RoW, then a divert up to and past comms mast. Pillar sits in a gap in gorse field boundary. Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. One top corner has been neatly 'shaved' off but otherwise all OK. Good 360deg views, if misty. Final Mid Glamorgan pillar.

Pillar TP4482©jonglew
Spider TP4482©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4482©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-18 12:07 - TP20329 (Pen-Y-Coedcae)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records destroyed October 1975. After walking around rim of the old quarry chasing the tump high point, took a walk up the access road to the house Ty Hapus, where the block would have been. Presume it went when house was built.


Destroyed 2017-01-18 11:31 - TP19177 (Dowlais Cardiff Colliery Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Roundabout at entrance to business park and park and ride.

Where the chimney once stood TP19177©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-18 11:19 - TP11680 (Penrhiwceiber Colliery Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Passing through, stopped for a wander round the park area. No remains of anything connected to the pit. First shaft was bagan 1872 with coal coming out by 1879. Pit closed 1985. Park with sports pitches and a children's play area.

Where the chimney once stood TP11680©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-18 11:17 - TP11584 (Penrhiwceiber Colliery Baths Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Passing through, stopped for a wander round the park area. No remains of anything connected to the pit, save the plaque Dusty's noted. First shaft was bagan 1872 with coal coming out by 1879.


Good condition 2017-01-18 10:02 - TP2077 (Cefn Gwyngul)

FB Number: S2245   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bit of a slog to get here after doing Pen Craig Abercwmboi and Coed Cae Aberaman tumps to the NE first. Parked at ST 0434 9753 where new solar farm is being built. Pillar sits in rough grassland near edge of a young conifer plantation. Top cap gone and no plug; rear sight hole open. Has a number of horizontal hair fractures. Views not noted but hill fog down so there would have been none.

Pillar TP2077©jonglew
Spider TP2077©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2077©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-18 07:41 - TP11582 (Penrhiwceiber Haulage Engine House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Some masonry exists at the GR, but not much. Odd building noted at roadside, but dark and foggy so no photos. Presume the rivet was on the engine house that hauled the waste from the mine below up onto the spoil heap. The colliery produced coal from 1879-1985. Usual vast quantities of fly-tipping.


Good condition 2017-01-17 15:17 - TP9269 (Pontypridd Church Spire)

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

St Catherine's Church, Grade II* listed; 1868. Tall, splay-footed spire atop 4-stage tower.

Church of St Catherine TP9269©jonglew
The Spire TP9269©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-17 15:00 - TP8974 (Pontypridd Monument)

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

Egyptian obelisk in Ynysangharad Park; memorial to the 5th Battallion of the Welch Regiment.

The Monument TP8974©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-17 14:18 - TP5411 (Pen-Y-Foel)

FB Number: S2233   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Aberdare Rd, as others. Bit of a mare getting there though as took the left fork between chichen runs - it's the right fork stupid! Made for some interesting scrambling though. Pillar sits in a sheep pasture, a few metres clear of the forest. It has 3 memorial plaques and sports a fetching white coat of paint, if a little overdue for another (and a cleaning off of the FB!). Cement plug replaces a missing top cap; front sight hole open. A horizontal fracture extends all 4 sides at FB level. Hill fog all day, no views.

Pillar TP5411©jonglew
Spider TP5411©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5411©jonglew
Memorial Plaque #1 TP5411©jonglew
Memorial Plaque #2 TP5411©jonglew
Memorial Plaque #3 TP5411©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-17 12:20 - TP9133 (Tyntetown All Saints Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

De-consecrated church, now Taffy's Cafe (is Taffy and cafe supposed to rhyme?). Probably re-roofed but no belfry.

The Cafy TP9133©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-17 09:57 - TP2089 (Cefn Y Rhondda)

FB Number: S2269   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked by the school in Maerdy. RoW mainly with a steep grassed section up past the rock face to link up with the top track. Mossy pillar sits near the edge of a small quarry and seems hale and hearty, unsure why so many loggers are classifying it Slighty Damaged. Top cap has been lost, no plug (is that it?), all sight holes open. No views due to nearby conifer plantation and hill fog.

Pillar TP2089©jonglew
Spider TP2089©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2089©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-17 08:46 - TP9132 (St Gwynnos Church Belfry)

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

Grade II listed, reputedly 6thC origins, enlarged c1300. Currently having substantial work done on the roof. Cut benchmark on a buttress.

Church of St Gwyno - on a misty morning TP9132©jonglew
The Belfry TP9132©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-17 07:45 - TP3560 (Hafod)

FB Number: S2324   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the N on good farm track RoW, then across sheep pasture. Pillar has yellow paint on 3 sides to approx half-way down. It's lost its top cap and has no plug; rear sight hole open and front plug 90% degraded. Before sunrise and hill fog down so no views.

Pillar TP3560©jonglew
Spider TP3560©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3560©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-12 13:45 - TP8234 (Mynydd Maelwg)

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

First surface block come across that's significantly higher than the ground surface. With NCB etched into the concrete, assume this was a coal board survey mark adopted by the OS. Metal pipe with internal thread protrudes from the top. Concrete round the base is eroding badly.

Above the Surface Block TP8234©jonglew
Above the Surface Block TP8234©jonglew
NCB etching TP8234©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-12 13:20 - TP5034 (Mynydd Portreff)

FB Number: S2282   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Made a bit of a walk out of this to also bag the Mynydd Maelwg NCB block and 2 tumps - Mynydd Garthmaelwg and Bryn. Parked by Llanharan train stn for a pleasant circular 7 miler - would have been more pleasant without the persistent rain though. Ah well, all in the bag now. Pillar in excellent condition and is currently outwith the wind farm footprint, hopefully it stays that way. Retains its original cap with raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Pasture. Misty 360deg views.

Pillar TP5034©jonglew
Spider TP5034©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5034©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-01-12 12:07 - TP8659 (Hendre-Forgan Crescent)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Didn't spend long here, quite exposed from a number of houses, but no-one seemed interested anyway. Nothing found. FB and CutBM bagged on nearby school though, so time not wasted.


Destroyed 2017-01-12 11:57 - TP8695 (Welfare Gardens Clock Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Vane replaced with a cross, therefore trig destroyed.

Clock Tower ©jonglew
Cross replaces the trig TP8695©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-12 11:48 - TP8717 (Gilfach Goch Chapel Cross)

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

St Barnabas' Church, cross at front (NW end) of the building was the trig, but now gone with no trace. Cut benchmark at N angle.

Church of St Barnabas on a dull wet day TP8717©jonglew


Damaged 2017-01-12 11:27 - TP8235 (Mynydd Pen-y-Graig)

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

Easy spot as partially uncovered, no tools with me but kicked away encroaching turf to expose all of the concrete block and left uncovered. Bolt is missing.

Surface Block - Location TP8235©jonglew
Surface Block TP8235©jonglew


Damaged 2017-01-12 11:17 - TP6631 (Twyn Carn-Glen)

FB Number: S2323   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

From N end of Gilfach Goch, 2 steep hillside sections on this short walk. Pillar has a substantial fracture at FB level extending to all 4 sides and the top is also damaged on all 4 edges leaving end of one spider arm exposed.. Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. A damaged pillar. Misty 360deg views.

Pillar TP6631©jonglew
Spider TP6631©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6631©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-01-12 09:58 - TP8237 (Craig Ogwr)

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

Spent 10-15 mins prodding the ground in the rain and gloom at spot indicated by GPS, but like Dusty before me, nothing found.

Somewhere around here lies a buried surface block TP8237©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-12 08:47 - TP10083 (Garn Fawr)

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

Gone, replaced by FB 11008.


Good condition 2017-01-12 08:47 - TP3314 (Garn Fawr)

FB Number: 11002   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the N, parking in a layby on the mountain road junc A4107 & A4061. Trig is outwith the plantation so easy access; large beehive cairns close by. Pillar has lost its top cap and has no plug; all sight holes open.Some damage to top surface leaves one spider arm end exposed. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP3314©jonglew
Spider TP3314©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3314©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-12 08:38 - TP8236 (Nant Blaenogwr)

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

En-route from pillars Mynydd William Meyrick and Garn Fawr. Short diversion over the rough tussocky stuff. Rough concrete block with a deep depresion at centre where the rod-style rvet protrudes. Easy spot as partially uncovered but previous loggers markers not to be seen.

Surface Block - note depression in block TP8236©jonglew
Surface Block - note adjacent rock TP8236©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP8236©jonglew


Damaged 2017-01-12 08:08 - TP5043 (Mynydd William Meyrick)

FB Number: S2246   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

From laybay at junc A4107 and A4061, good forest access road then a thrash through the conifers... although other less difficult means of access are available! Easiest way is along the fire break starting at SS 9469 9392 (burned out 4x4), then along a well defined path through the conifers starting SS 9496 9402. Ah well, at least I came out that way. Pillar is badly damaged, looks like the frost has got to its lower section and damage to top leaves one spider arm end exposed; top cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open. Small clearing in plantation, no views.

Pillar TP5043©jonglew
Spider TP5043©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5043©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 16:14 - TP2738 (Davidstown)

FB Number: S2325   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tricky access, went up the private road and dived left through the hedgerow into a paddock/pasture 20-30m before the house. Pillar retains original top cap, with indented lettering; rear and RHS sight holes open. Nice panoramic views in the glooming.

Pillar TP2738©jonglew
Spider TP2738©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2738©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 15:56 - TP20439 (Hen Felin Wynt)

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

A Grade II listed stone tower known locally as Y Felin Wynt, Hen Felin Wynt or Billy Wynt. Possibly 13C or earlier, it was marked as 'An Old Tower' on Bowen's 1729 map. Restored to its present state 1893. Rivet located on what is effectively the top step; now a bit flattened but presume it would be perfectly functional.

The Tower TP20439©jonglew
Top Step TP20439©jonglew
Slightly out-of-focus shot of the rivet TP20439©jonglew
An in-focus shot of the rivet TP20439©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-01-11 14:38 - TP8233 (Cottage Bach Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Small grassed area with a bench seat. Probed the ground slightly to N in dead bracken, bramble & fly tip, as seems to be the way in Wales! Found a lot of flat rocks around SB size, got fed up after digging them up after the third one.

Somewhere around here lies a buried surface block TP8233©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 14:00 - TP20348 (Edmondstown)

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

Nice find by Dusty in a bit of a crevice and covered with moss etc. Not sure I would have found it without his photos. Shallow domed bolt partially covered with mortar, not sure it's damaged though. Left it uncovered.

Bolt - Location TP20348©jonglew
Bolt TP20348©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP20348©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-11 13:38 - TP9936 (Pen-y-Graig Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Church was on west side junc of Bank and Bishop Streets. Now gone and land redeveloped for residential housing. Church is shown on 1990-93 1:10k map.

Where it once stood TP9936©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 13:30 - TP9275 (Llethrddu Cemetary Church Vane)

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

Trealaw Cemetery Chapel, a Grade II listed building, 1882. The cemeteray is on the land of Llethrddu Farm.

Trealaw Cemetery Chapel TP9275©jonglew
Trealaw Cemetery Chapel - The Vane TP9275©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 12:40 - TP5656 (Rhondda Golf Course)

FB Number: S2357   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Few metres NE of RoW running through the golf course. Retains original top cap with lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP5656©jonglew
Spider TP5656©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5656©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 11:45 - TP11557 (Pentre Church Tower Centre)

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

St.Peter's a Victorian Parish Church, Grade II* listed, 1888-9. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff. Latter 2 are good; didn't investigate the former. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Peter TP11557©jonglew
Church of St Peter - The Flagstaff TP11557©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-11 11:26 - TP11565 (Treorky Cemetery Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Building with the spire has been replaced by something completely soulless. Also failed to find either of the rivet benchmarks on the cemetery walls, bah humbug.

Souless buildings replacing something with a soul (and a spire) TP11565©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 09:51 - TP5004 (Mynydd Bwllfa)

FB Number: S2198   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An 8 mile slog for this and Mynydd Tynewydd over rough wet tussocky grass, through a conifer plantation and in and out the wind farm. Not a pleasant walk and wet to my waist after a 'short cut' across Hirwaun Common! Pillar located in open tussock grass approx 1.5m SE of old boundary fencing. No top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Horizontal fracture one third of the way down extending across front face. Hazy 360deg views.

Pillar TP5004©jonglew
Spider TP5004©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5004©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-11 08:39 - TP5041 (Mynydd Tynewydd)

FB Number: S2270   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Did an 8 mile round for this and Mynydd Bwllfa over rough wet tussocky grass, through conifer plantation, and through wind farm. Nasty walk. Pillar very mossy but seems in good condition. No top cap or plug; RHS sight hole open. Located in a large clearing in conifers.

Pillar TP5041©jonglew
Spider TP5041©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5041©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-07 15:13 - TP8699 (Bridgend Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II listed, consecrated 1887 with spire added 10 years later. Cut benchmark on NW face of nave.

Church of St Mary TP8699©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Spire TP8699©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-07 14:47 - TP9175 (Bridgend St Illtuds Church Tower Lightning Conduct)

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

Grade II* listed Victorian Decorated Gothic rebuilding of an early C14 church. OS lists Bolt, Centre, Flagstaff (destroyed) and Lightning Conductor as components. No sign of a LC, Bolt not investigated, but Centre is good.

The Church TP9175©jonglew
No Lightning Conductor but Centre is present TP9175©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-07 11:00 - TP11044 (Kenfig Burrows Pillbox)

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

Spent 2 hours removing accumulated sand, soil and vegetation form the roof of this pillbox. The task is not complete, I estimate a further hour+ to complete the job. However, after a very short space of time a rivet was located 6cm in from the S egde of the roof (2.1m from E edge), but as this was not a bolt continued to dig until I wore down the patience of Mrs G and nephew Andrew! I throw down the challenge for the next visitor to complete the task to determine whether the rivet found is indeed the bolt, or if a more genuine bolt can be found! In the meantime I will log this as 'Good', with the 'bolt' having been found.

Pillbox Roof TP11044©jonglew
The rivet indicated TP11044©jonglew
The Rivet TP11044©jonglew
The Rivet - Detail TP11044©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-07 10:54 - TP4161 (Kenfig Burrows)

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

OS records this destroyed April 1949. Amongst the sand dunes in the Special Area of Conservation.

Where it was located TP4161©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-05 13:52 - TP8694 (Coychurch Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of St Crallo, Grade I listed, mid to late 13thC with 1871 restoration. Tower collapsed 1877, rebuilt 1888. OS lists only the Flagstaff and there is no flagstaff present ergo Destroyed. Nice cut benchmark on a nave buttress.


Couldn't find it 2017-01-05 12:49 - TP8658 (Heol-y-Llan Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Although up for obtaining access to a water company compound I don't like to exacerbate the situation by taking in prodding, cutting, digging tools! Consequently I didn't seriously look for this block - but I was there.

Photo is of N side of resr, the block is located on S side TP8658©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-05 12:15 - TP8693 (Coity St Marys Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Another Grade I listed church in the Bridgend area, 14thC with 1860 restoration. OS lists just the Flagstaff as a component, which is located at S edge of tower roof. Cut benchmark on the porch.

Church of St Mary TP8693©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Flagstaff TP8693©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-01-05 11:50 - TP20454 (Brackla)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

OS doesn't record this as destroyed but I would say it probably is. OS records it's last maintenance visit as 1962; the 1971 map shows open land; 1983 map shows housing and a school. The block would be on the boundary between rear of 23 Georgian Way and the school. Always possible it could have survived, but unlikely to be found. I didn't stop for photos.


Good condition 2017-01-05 11:31 - TP4325 (Laleston)

FB Number: S2287   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Scrubby piece of woodland W side of 8 Birch Grove, accessed from a gate under a lamp post. Easier to circumnavigate the gate rather than go over it, but mind the 2 strands of cut barbed wire - just 1 of them took out a large chunk of my trousers, hate to think of what 2 could have done! A horizontal fracture runs across all 4 sides at mid-FB level. The original top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes closed. No views.

Pillar TP4325©jonglew
Spider TP4325©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4325©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-05 11:20 - TP8696 (Laleston Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St David, Grade I listed, late 13-14thC with tower added later. OS lists just the Centre for this intersected station. Presumable that's the centre of the tower. Very large cut benchmark on SE angle of tower.

Church of St David TP8696©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-05 11:00 - TP20318 (The Rest Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this Bolt destroyed July 1979, presumably it was on a water tank. No trace of anything now. Just a scruffy field with fly-tipped building debris which I photographed but it's same as Dusty's.


Good condition 2017-01-05 10:57 - TP5999 (Sker Farm)

FB Number: S7668   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the grounds of the disused residential care home (benchmark on the chimney jut). Pillar found easily enough atop the bank on NW side of the track - it's not visible from the track though as it sits in a small hollow. I guess it was originally sited on a low bank, but with the installation of the large circular storage tank next to it that required a substantial bund, the pillar sort of got swallowed up! Anyway, it's now the smallest trig pillar in Britain! The top cap has been retained, with deeply indented lettering; FB and sight holes well out of sight.

Pillar TP5999©jonglew
Pillar TP5999©jonglew
Pillar showing adjacent large storage tank TP5999©jonglew
Spider TP5999©jonglew


Damaged 2017-01-05 09:49 - TP4162 (Kenfig Hill)

FB Number: S2303   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Short walk from the road, through an alley and out into a cattle pasture. Trig sits on a raised field boundary bank and currently has the ignomious duty of providing support to a wobbly fence post. It also has a substantial horizontal fracture running to all 4 sides at mid-FB level. It retains its original top cap with deeply indented lettering; all sight holes are sealed. 360deg views.

Pillar TP4162©jonglew
Spider TP4162©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4162©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-05 09:22 - TP4998 (Mynydd Baiden)

FB Number: S2305   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on minor road to W; RoW initially then across a sheep pasture. Pillar sits on a lowish field bank between b/w stock fencing. It retains its original top cap, indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Has a horizontal fracture on 3 sides at mid-FB level that does not extend to the front face. Good panoramic views.

Pillar TP4998©jonglew
Pillar TP4998©jonglew
Spider TP4998©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4998©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-05 08:14 - TP8698 (Bettws Church Spire)

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

Church of St David, Grade I listed, believed to date from 12thC. The thing at the W end of the church is a bellcote, not a spire, but it has a nice weather vane finial, if a little fishy! Cut benchmark on the porch.

Church of St David TP8698©jonglew
Church of St David - The Bellcote triggy bit TP8698©jonglew
Church of St David - the fishy weather vane finial TP8698©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-03 15:52 - TP20429 (Craig Hr Hudol)

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

OS records this destroyed August 1962. Block was located a short distance into what is now a dense plantation of maturing conifers. Only here for the tump.


Damaged 2017-01-03 14:37 - TP3147 (Ffawyddog)

FB Number: S2285   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

From the N after visiting Pant Blaenhirwr tump summit. Parking in residential area to E and following an near non-existent FP along Cwm Cyffog. Pillar sits in a moat and has suffered a major trauma to the top, looks like a spider extraction has been attempted! Top cap missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP3147©jonglew
Spider TP3147©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3147©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-03 12:59 - TP8239 (Carn yr Hyrdodd)

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

Walked over from the Daren Goch SB. Easy spot as partially exposed, dug away some more turf and left it uncovered. A bent and mashed up rod-style rivet in concrete on ESE side of low, sprawling cairn (IIRC). Also in the OS Benchmark dBase as a cut mark, but arrow on surface of the block clearly pointing to the rivet, so mis-recorded therein.

Surface Block - Location TP8239©jonglew
Surface Block TP8239©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP8239©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-03 12:51 - TP5060 (Nant-Hir)

FB Number: S2343   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the N after Llangeinor TP and Werfa and Daren Goch surface blocks. Ground very eroded with large amount of the foundations now exposed, parhaps a toppler in the near future! Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open with front hole retaining a partial plug. 360deg views, best to W.

Pillar TP5060©jonglew
Pillar TP5060©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5060©jonglew
Spider TP5060©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-03 12:34 - TP8244 (Daren Goch)

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

Walked over from the Werfa SB. Tricky finding this one as no photo clues from Dusty and completely grassed over. Spent 5 mins digging out a rock before finding hitting the SB.Very short rod-style rivet in concrete block on low mound. Left it exposed before moving on to the Carn yr Hyrdodd SB. Also in OS Benchmark dBase as a rivet BM.

Surface Block TP8244©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP8244©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-03 12:04 - TP8247 (Werfa)

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

Dusty's photos helpful in locating this as was completely covered after 4 1/2 years of being undisturbed. Rod-style rivet in concrete block. Nothing to reference it to other than some tufts of a sedge-type grass. Replaced it's mossy coat. On to the Daren Goch SB.

Surface Block - Location TP8247©jonglew
Surface Block TP8247©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP8247©jonglew


Damaged 2017-01-03 11:42 - TP0732 (Llangeinor)

FB Number: 11883   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

From ENE along on mast access track. Badly damaged pillar sitting in an icy moat this morning, top section broken away and substantial fractures to what's left; rusting central tube protruding; FB gone; all sight holes open and oozing salts. This is bordering on 'remains' and will be in a few years. Dull 360deg views due to flat nature of the hill. On to the Werfa surface block. There's a small wooden post with pipe nail (or similar) a metre or so on S side of the pillar - survey related perhaps?

Pillar TP0732©jonglew
Survey post perhaps TP0732©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-03 11:42 - TP10061 (Llangeinor)

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

Replaced by FB 11883


Remains 2017-01-03 11:15 - TP7409 (Crug Yr Afan)

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

Sitting in a depression at top of a barrow. Lower section of the pillar partially on its side with rusting central tube protruding. No FB. Views to W limited by conifer plantation, otherwise extensive.

Pillar Remains TP7409©jonglew
Pillar Remains TP7409©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-03 10:21 - TP8249 (Llyndwr Fawr)

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

Easy spot as partially uncovered. Rod-style rivet. Approx 30m SE from nearest saucer barrow otherwise nothing else to reference it to. OS benchmark dBase records there being a cut mark on the SE face. I didn't excavate to look for it. Always possible it's been mis-recorded and should be a rivet.

Surface Block TP8249©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP8249©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-01-03 10:12 - TP10065 (Mynydd Caerau)

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

Replaced by FB 11941.


Damaged 2017-01-03 10:11 - TP5005 (Mynydd Caerau)

FB Number: 11941   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

From the N, parking roadside in Abergwynfi. Initial steep ascent. Pillar sits on exposed foundations and is badly damaged. Section of concrete missing at front right and RHS, and fracture extending to rear face. Top cap has been lost, no plug; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5005©jonglew
Damage TP5005©jonglew
Spider TP5005©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5005©jonglew


Damaged 2017-01-03 08:50 - TP3211 (Foel Fawr)

FB Number: S4806   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

From A4063 along mast access track. Marked as damaged due to a distinct tilt, also has a little frost damage to top screed. Top cap missing, no plug; front and rear sight holes open, RHS plug degrading. Fine 360deg panorama. A lovely bright day with the pillar bathed in early morning sun.

Pillar TP3211©jonglew
Spider TP3211©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3211©jonglew


Good condition 2017-01-03 08:15 - TP8250 (Foel y Dyffryn)

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

Paced it at 10m E of the hill top. Partially exposed from Dusty's find, cleared some encroaching turf. 1 1/4" shallow domed bolt in concrete block. Nice time of the day, just after sunrise, but not enough light for a close-up shot. Also listed as a benchmark.

Surface Block - Location TP8250©jonglew
Surface Block TP8250©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-12-31 11:39 - TP3326 (Garth Bank)

FB Number: S6508   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Intending doing this from the SW, from layby on A483 but had trouble crossing the river, so drove round to NE end of Garth Bank and ended up driving up the logging road to within 100m of the trig! Unfortunately the local hunt, which I was told "definitely wouldn't be going up Garth Bank", went up Garth Bank, just as I was driving down! Pillar located easily at edge of a track after a little thrash through bramble and young conifers etc. It's lost its top cap and there is no plug; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. There are numerous fractures on all faces and a little of the top screed is missing.

Pillar TP3326©jonglew
Spider TP3326©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3326©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-12-31 08:12 - TP2706 (Cwm Owen)

FB Number: S4875   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked by the cattle grid, surprised to find the flag up, but decided to ignore it being a Saturday and New Year's Eve. Flag by the trig was down so all ok. Pillar has some chunks of concrete missing from the LHD face - shot up? Original cap is retained, indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views today as cloud firmly down on the hill.

Pillar TP2706©jonglew
Spider TP2706©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2706©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 15:39 - TP10355 (Lisvane Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St Denys, a Grade II* listed building, mainly 14thC. Derelict by mid-19thC, restored 1878 at a cost of £500 - would even touch the scaffolding bill today! Cut benchmark by tower entrance.

Church of St Denys TP10355©jonglew
Church of St Denys - Tower Centre TP10355©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-21 15:25 - TP10358 (St Mellons Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

A Grade I listed building, the core of which dates to 14thC. Tower may be from then or just a little later. OS lists Bolt, Flagstaff and Old Trig as components. There is no Flagstaff on the tower and there was no access to investigate the Bolt, and I would know what to look for for the Old Trig. FB S1317 on E face.

Church of St Mellon TP10358©jonglew


Damaged 2016-12-21 15:04 - TP4651 (Mardy)

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

Approached from the end of Mardy Rd, parking (safely) on bend in road as it goes off to Mardy Farm. Walked through a small light industrial area to the rife, then SE to the pillar, crossing the rife on a FB. The pillar sits on a sea defence embankment with stunningly miserable views across mud flats, sorry, the Mouth of the Severn, to N Somerset. It's been maltreated, badly! The spider and FB have gone resulting in considerable damage especially to the top. There is an EABM bolt nearby, but it's not really any consolation!

Pillar TP4651©jonglew
Top of the pillar - sans spider TP4651©jonglew
Front of the pillar - sans FB TP4651©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 14:35 - TP15140 (Roath Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of St Margaret of Antioch, Grade I listed, 1870 replacing an earlier church on the site. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff: no access for the former; latter good on tower roof. Cut benchmark on N face.

Church of St Margaret TP15140©jonglew
Church of St Margaret - The Tower TP15140©jonglew
Church of St Margaret - The Flagstaff TP15140©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 14:29 - TP10357 (Roath Park Church Spire)

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

St Andrews United Reformed Church, Grade II* listed, 1899-1901. Slender lofty spire at N angle. Cut benchmark at West angle.

United Reform Church of St Andrew TP10357©jonglew
United Reform Church of St Andrew - The Spire TP10357©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-21 14:21 - TP10356 (Roath Water Tower (1948) Mast)

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

Penylan Water Tower (aka Cyncoed Rd Water Tower), a Grade II listed structure, c1898. OS lists Bolt and Mast: latter is not present; no access to investigate the former. Converted into a luxury 4-bed home, it was on the market in May 2013 for £1.25m.

The converted water tower TP10356©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 13:59 - TP9399 (City Hall Cupola)

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

Grade I listed, completed 1904 as a town hall (Cardiff didn't become a city until 1905). Clock tower c61m high surmounted by a cupola. Masses of parking but none available therefore unable to stop for a photo!


Good condition 2016-12-21 13:40 - TP9159 (St Johns Church Spire)

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

Church of St John the Evangelist in the Canton district of Cardiff, a Grade II listed prominent Gothic Revival church. Built in stages from 1854, spire constructed 1868-70. FB S1313 at SE corner.

Church of St John TP9159©jonglew
Church of St John - The Spire TP9159©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 13:22 - TP9163 (Llandaff Cathedral Spire)

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

Cathedral Church of Sts Peter and Paul, a Grade I listed building. Some of the original 1120 features remain but it's mainly the 13thC rebuild. Tall stone spire with corner pinnacles. Cut benchmak on a buttress at base of tower.

Llandaff Cathedral TP9163©jonglew
Llandaff Cathedral - The Spire TP9163©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 13:00 - TP9164 (Whitchurch Chapel Spire)

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

Currently Ararat Baptish Chapel, Grade II listed where it's recorded at Tabernacle Chapel. Built 1866 as a Calvanistic Methodist Chapel. Cut benchmark on the boundary wall. Nosey vicar wanted to know why I was photographing 'her' wall! Think she wished she hadn't asked.

The Chapel TP9164©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 12:48 - TP9162 (Whitchurch Asylum Dome)

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

Built 1902-8; originally known as 'Cardiff Lunatic Asylum' and later as 'Cardiff City Mental Hospital'. It's a Grade II lised building. Closed in 2010 there is ongoing planning permission to convert to residential housing and apartments, but currently no activity. The tower is a combined chimney / water tower with a copper-clad dome at summit.

Tower TP9162©jonglew
Dome TP9162©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-21 12:32 - TP5568 (Radyr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records this pillar destroyed September 1956, if the 19th then my 2nd birthday! It was destroyed on construction of the covered reservoir.


Destroyed 2016-12-21 12:27 - TP3099 (Fairwater)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

OS records this destroyed September 1963, most likely when the estate was built. It would have been somewhere in the road opposite #58 Firs Ave. The 1965 1:10k map shows the trig along with Ty-Bronna and no housing.


Damaged 2016-12-21 12:22 - TP7134 (Ty-Bronna)

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

Easy access along side of water tower compound and out into open field at rear of houses. Pillar has been recently lobotomized! Both FB and spider are gone but the wounds have been dressed with mortar. All sight holes closed.

Pillar TP7134©jonglew
Top - sans spider TP7134©jonglew
Front - sans FB TP7134©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-21 12:19 - TP20481 (Pentrebane Water Tower)

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

OS lists Cut and Mast as components. No longer a Mast, just plenty of anntenae on the top. No clues as to where the Cut may be located so have marked it as 'inaccessible'.

The Water Tower TP20481©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-21 11:46 - TP6574 (Tregurnog)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Parked at the church in St Bride's-super-Ely (cut benchmark). RoW to the derelict windmill, then across 2 horse paddocks; one with hill ponies, the other with larger horses, they being more thorough-bred-looking and a little more feisty, but no problems. Pillar was located 20-25m into the field from the NE boundary. Walked the boundary looking for remains in the scrub between field and A4232 but nothing found. Assume Father Ted's thicket is possibly at NW end of the paddock, but didn't search there very hard.


Destroyed 2016-12-21 09:47 - TP15118 (Wenvoe TV Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS list this trig destroyed 'circa 1988'. Wikipedia states site was re-engineered 1985 with the mast replaced by the current one, which is also a trig intersected stn (TP9169).


Good condition 2016-12-21 09:45 - TP9169 (New Wenvoe TV Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

248m mast rising to a structure height of 260.7m including the antennae. Constructed 1985 when previous mast (TP15118) was destroyed. Site is owned and operated by arqiva.

TV Mast TP9169©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-21 07:54 - TP10086 (Leckwith)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS records it re-fixed the pillar in 1956, so why use a different FB? Seems odd as GR is within a metre of the old pillar, so a refix of the co-ords seems more likely than a rebuild, but that seems to be what has happened.


Good condition 2016-12-21 07:54 - TP4392 (Leckwith)

FB Number: 10973   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at start of minor road leading to Leckwith Hill Farm. Walked up road, then RoW across muddy pastures before veering N off-piste through much more mud! Pillar located in a small copse adjacent to a circular water tank at the summit of Cock Hill. It replaces an early pillar that had FB S2336. Current pillar retains original top cap, with lightly indented lettering; all sight holes closed. Pre-sunrise photos. No views.

Pillar TP4392©jonglew
Spider TP4392©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4392©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-21 07:25 - TP9165 (Llandough Hospital Chimney)

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

Tall chimney on NE side of University Hospital Llandough. Drove onto the hospital site at SE entrance and did a circuit of the main buildings passing the chimney. Stopped for a photo op. but just too dark still at 52mins before sunrise.


Good condition 2016-12-21 07:15 - TP9160 (Trinity Methodist Church Spire)

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

A Grade II listed building, opened Jan 1901 replacing an iron church on site. 3-stage tower, broach spire atop. Early morning visit so no photos.


Destroyed 2016-12-21 07:10 - TP9178 (Christ Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Church demolished, replaced by a new build office block / apartments, mainly occupied by Soltysbrewster, an ecology consultancy service. Early morning visit so no photos.


Destroyed 2016-12-21 07:05 - TP2326 (Cogan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records destroyed October 1968. Pillar would have been where the road Trem Elai now runs, at Penarth Heights, a Crest Nicholson development. Early morning visit so no photo.


Good condition 2016-12-20 16:03 - TP9171 (Porthkerry Church Tower)

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

Church of St Curig, a Grade II* listed building, 13thC origins with tower added late 15th or early 16thC. OS lists Bolt and Centre, both no doubt tower related. No access for the Bolt, but Centre is good. There is a faint, over-painted cut benchmark on NW face of the nave.

Church of St Curig TP9171©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-20 15:50 - TP5657 (Rhoose)

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

OS records this pillar replaced by a block in 1943 - 2 years after construction began on RAF Rhoose which trained Spitfire pilots. Now Cardiff airport, this area is used for fire and rescue training with aircraft fuselage in varying states visible from the perimiter fencing.

Where it once stood TP5657©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 15:26 - TP6921 (Whitton Rosser)

FB Number: S2335   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked a little N of ent to Whitton Rosser Fm at small pull-in on W side road. A clean and well-looked after pillar, visible from road in pasture, has lost its top cap but has an asphalt replacement; rear and RHD side sight holes open. Limited 360deg views.

Pillar TP6921©jonglew
Spider TP6921©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6921©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 15:06 - TP3345 (Giants Mound)

FB Number: S2393   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked by church in St Nicholas (for the cut benchmark, and FB on the old school). RoW alongside new school then field boundaries until they run out and a wet thrash through a neep field to wooded earthworks. Very mossy pillar retains its top cap with lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Marginal views through leafless trees.

Pillar. A ray of late pm sun brightens the view. TP3345©jonglew
Spider TP3345©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3345©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 13:59 - TP6301 (Tair Onen)

FB Number: S2279   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at bus stop S side A48. Field boundary RoW S, then solar farm N boundary until opposite trig, before heading across an arable field. Pillar has lost its top cap; front and rear sight holes open. Views N/NW obscured by tree line, otherwise good.

Pillar TP6301©jonglew
Spider TP6301©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6301©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 13:30 - TP5975 (Sigingstone Resr)

FB Number: S2496   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits atop a covered reservoir with nasty fencing surrounding it, however mickandshane's tip still valid almost 11 years on although brambles on inside of the compound make it a little awkward. Original top cap is retained with indented lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP5975©jonglew
Spider TP5975©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5975©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 12:40 - TP7285 (Nash Point 1)

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

Trio of Leica domes atop tall lattice tower to E of the operational lighthouse. Both lighthouses have a cut benchmark.

Nash Point Active Stn TP7285©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 12:40 - TP7286 (Nash Point 2)

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

Tall lattice tower with trio of Leica domes atop; to E of the operational lighthouse. Both lighthouses have a cut benchmark.

Nash Point Active Stn TP7286©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 11:58 - TP0273 (Channel View Farm)

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

Measured at 1.38m from the pipe nails. These are set into the road a few inches from the verge and reasonably easy to spot. 3/4" bolt in concrete block. Was covered but ground disturbed making for an easy find. Re-covered it.

Surface Block - Location TP0273©jonglew
Surface Block TP0273©jonglew
Pair of pipe nails TP0273©jonglew


Moved 2016-12-20 11:36 - TP6931 (Wick)

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

OS recorded this pillar destroyed 44 years ago, but, like all good things, sees the light of day once more. Located at rear of Wick Sports Pavillion on NW side of the hedge, approx 100m WSW of it's original location. FB gone, spider gone, top damaged, all sight holes open. Had a good covering of ivy and bramble, all cleared away. Sitting quite tall on its foundations, didn't immediately recognize it.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP6931©jonglew
Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP6931©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP6931©jonglew
Top - sans Spider TP6931©jonglew
Pillar - sans FB TP6931©jonglew
Wick Sports Pavillion TP6931©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 11:07 - TP6267 (Sutton)

FB Number: S2284   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached from the W, parking at end of a lane that appears to continue to Norton but is closed. Followed lane to convenient field entrance, then over stock fencing and across an arable field with spring barley or similar. Pillar sited near enough centre of field; retains original top cap with lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open, left and front closed, RHD side not determined. 360deg views, SW only to field bdy.

Pillar TP6267©jonglew
Spider TP6267©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6267©jonglew


Damaged 2016-12-20 09:46 - TP6300 (Tair Croes)

FB Number: S2300   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Located roadside on a banked field boundary. Exposed plinth; reasonable coat of white paint. Damaged top, most likey from a hedge flailer, yet retains original cap with lightly indented lettering, but only 1 loop and that's bent over. Rear sight hole not determined, other 3 sealed. Plaque on front face above FB. 360deg views.

Pillar TP6300©jonglew
Spider TP6300©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6300©jonglew
Plaque TP6300©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-20 09:34 - TP7185 (Cowbridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

GR puts it at E side of road but no sign of it and seems long gone.

Would have been somewhere here TP7185©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 09:30 - TP0627 (Cowbridge FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Paced it at 10m from LP and 2m from road edge and there it was with a very light covering of grass. Had the OS sketch (good insurace) but not needed this time.

Berntsen - Location 1 TP0627©jonglew
Berntsen - Location 2 TP0627©jonglew
Detail TP0627©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 09:07 - TP9174 (Penlline Castle Square Tower Centre)

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

Late 18thC house attached to ruins of medieval castle, the whole is Grade II lised. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Old Trig, all of which will be atop the tall 1875 battlemented tower, which was built as a water tower. Approached on RoW from the N.

Tower TP9174©jonglew
Tower TP9174©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-12-20 08:26 - TP6132 (St Mary Hill)

FB Number: S2281   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From minor road to NW on RoW, then over stock fencing. Pillar sits in an area of large boulders strewn over a grassy pasture near 2 comms compounds. It retains original top cap, with indented lettering; rear sight hole open. A substantial fracture partially circles the pillar at approx FB height, extending across front, RHD side and rear (partway) faces; there is also some loss of screed to top surface. Good distant views in early morning murkiness.

Pillar TP6132©jonglew
Spider TP6132©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6132©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-20 07:55 - TP5110 (Newforest)

FB Number: S2243   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From SE on RoW initially, then over earthworks and field gate. Pillar stands in a sheep pasture. Top cap has been lost, replacement asphalt plug; all sight holes sealed. Murky early morning distant views.

Pillar TP5110©jonglew
Spider TP5110©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5110©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-15 12:37 - TP20386 (Bedwas Colliery Pithead Baths Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

The baths of the Bedwas Navigational Coal Mine. The pit operated from 1909 to 1985, producing high quality coal from 1912. It closed after essential maintenance work had been neglected during the miners' strike. Although the area is largely overgrown there is plenty of evidence of a large brick structure at the GR.

Remains of the Pithead Baths TP20386©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-15 12:26 - TP20322 (British Benzole Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Whole area has been overtaken by scrub with buddleia being extremely abundant. Could get no closer than 25m due to impenetrable scrub, but plenty of evidence of past brick and concrete structures hereabouts. The chimney was operated by the British Benzol and Coal Distillation Co. Ltd (no 'e' on the end of Benzol), a subsidiary of British Benzol Carbonising Ltd. It produced coke, motor spirit and other oils from the coal supplied by the nearby Bedwas Navigation Colliery. The mine was closed after the miners' strike of 1984/5 as essential safety work had not been carried out, despite surveys estimating coal reserves equivalent to 60 years of mining.


Good condition 2016-12-15 12:11 - TP20324 (Workmens Hall South Vent)

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

The former Workmen's Hall and Institute is a Grade II lised building constructed 1923, as attested by the 6 foundation stones laid by local dignitaries and all dated January 13th of that year. As Dusty says, the roof vent towards front of the building is the one the OS sighted to. There is a cut benchmark which I missed, on the N face of the SW wing - not visible from front of the bldg, and not on my schedule (bad planning).

The Hall TP20324©jonglew
The 2 Vents TP20324©jonglew
The South Vent TP20324©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-15 11:52 - TP20424 (Mynydd Dimlaith)

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

Seems there's going to be a respected list of prodders logging this one! I spent around 20 mins up here looking for this block and was quite sure I had it at one point before digging out a roughly square flat stone. <*&!$£*> was something like my mutterings at that point. Took a circuitous route up on tracks, approaching the hill top (224m spot height) from the N before heading S to here. My return was a direct bash down to the car at ST16009037 through dead bracken and live bramble!

Round here somewhere lies a Block TP20424©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-15 10:47 - TP20387 (Blaen-Ifor)

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

On Eglwysilan Common, middle of a sheep pasture. Parked at Pen yr Heol Farm. Dogs were out and accommpanied me partway there in the hill fog. Smallish rock standing a few inches proud of the field at summit of a small hill. 1 1/4" bolt with large cut arrow indicating this is also a benchmark.

Trig and Benchmark Bolt in rock TP20387©jonglew
Trig and Benchmark Bolt in rock TP20387©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP20387©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-15 10:18 - TP20407 (Pen-Yr-Heol School)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Destroyed. GR took me to the car park for the Cwm Ifor Primary School. The old school (the Cwm Ifor County Junior School) has been demolished and a new one built on same site, but shifted a bit to the W.

The new school from location of the Rivet TP20407©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-15 10:06 - TP20385 (Beddau Bus Shelter)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Bus shelter has gone. The bus stop has moved 50m SW, away from the road junction, and a new shelter erected.

Location of original shelter with replacement in the background 50m away TP20385©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-15 09:53 - TP20323 (Parcyfelin Street School Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records the trig gone January 1975. Certainly no sign of a replacement vane. The building looks as though it's still a school, but the name board isn't specific: Parc-y-Felin Integrated Children's Centre - it could be anything really, why not just call it a school I wonder?

No vane TP20323©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-15 09:16 - TP7568 (Mynydd Rudry)

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

OS simply states "Height to bolt in block", well this small square metal plate is absolutely nothing like the usual OS bolt. However, I'll go along with this being the trig, but I have a nagging feeling that it may not be, despite being in the right place.

Surface Block TP7568©jonglew
Surface Block - Location TP7568©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-15 08:43 - TP20391 (Caerphilly Church Tower St Martins Centre)

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

St Martin's Church, Grade II listed, 1877-9. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff. Latter two present, no access to investigate the Bolt. Cut benchmark on NW face of the vestry.

Church of St Martin TP20391©jonglew
Church of St Martin - The Flagstaff TP20391©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-14 16:25 - TP19332 (Mynydd Islwyn Church Tower Turret)

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

A Grade II* listed church variously spelled as Tudur and Tudor (Welsh and English spellings perhaps?). First appears in records 1192, but surviving masonry is later. Severely damaged by fire 1800, restored by 1820. Bolt most likely on tower roof. No access for that. Supposed to be a cut benchmark on the tower but couldn't find it in the gloaming.

Church of St Tudur TP19332©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-14 15:42 - TP20401 (Maesdiofal)

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

Slogged up here from Senghenydd to the west. Steep bracken and bramble covered slope. Sheep pasture at the top, probably a much easier way to get here - like on the RoW to the south! Not a single rock anywhere near the GR. OS records the mark has been buried, but I brought no prodding/digging tools with me.


Toppled 2016-12-14 15:05 - TP1824 (Bwlch Carn-Y-Gelli)

FB Number: S2231   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Walked across from road to west. Fortunately FB not buried. Lower bolt chamber exposed, but no lower bolt, quite possibly it's still in the ground as pillar lies where it had been originally erected. The 3 visible sight holes are open; there is a replacement asphalt top plug. Boggy, grassy views over the scrambler and quad bike tracks.

Pillar TP1824©jonglew
Pillar TP1824©jonglew
Pillar - Lower Bolt Housing TP1824©jonglew
Spider TP1824©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1824©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-14 14:43 - TP19372 (Nelson Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St John the Baptist. OS lists Bolt and Centre as components. Former good; no access to investigate the latter. Cut benchmark on the tower.

Church of St John TP19372©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-14 14:23 - TP19243 (Gilfach-Maen Isaf)

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

Access a little tricky, parked in the Garden Village and hopped a dry-stone wall at ST 1059 9816. Some large slabs of rock at base of a dry-stone wall bounding a pasture. Looks like they were removed from the field. OS records the mark as buried, and now it's most likely overlaid with these slabs - unlikely to be found without considerable effort.

Likely location TP19243©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-14 13:59 - TP19179 (Bargoed Secondary School Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

School gone. Site redeveloped for residential housing. A small road, Clos-y-Graig, 11 houses.


Remains 2016-12-14 13:41 - TP3342 (Gelligaer Common)

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

In 2 sections, both on their sides. Lower section is the foundations, lower bolt chamber exposed. Upper section approx 6m S, has the upper bolt chamber exposed, with top half of the pillar missing (except the central tube) so no spider, also no FB. A sad and sorry pillar! Small consolation is the Bargoed ROC Bunker close by.

Pillar Foundations TP3342©jonglew
Pillar - Upper Section TP3342©jonglew
Where the FB was located TP3342©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-12-14 12:12 - TP19294 (Twyn Cornicyll)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Phillip's Town on a RoW initially then steeply up the hillside and over a couple of sheep pastures, negotiating stock fences on the way. There are 2 good-sized flat rocks at ground level, GPS giving one as the most likely location. However, there is a hole/depression in the rock that might have once housed a bolt and its mortar plug. OS records it as such (ie. not buried) therefore have made a leap of faith that it's now probably gone. Lovely views across the Rhymney Valley.

Location TP19294©jonglew
The most likely rock TP19294©jonglew
A hole vacated of a bolt, perhaps TP19294©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-12-14 11:34 - TP19234 (Bargoed Colliery Old Tip)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

Walked the ground but didn't prod for this as I think it may have been installed on the spoil heap, which has a spot height of 266m on my (old) OS map, and is now 50m or so lower at approx 216m.


Good condition 2016-12-14 11:15 - TP9520 (Bedwellty Church Tower Turret Centre)

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

OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components, with the latter destroyed. There is currently a flagstaff attached to the turret which is presumably a replacement, but it's most likely very close to the original. The church is Grade II* listed, 13thC origins, tower 17thC. Saint Sannan was an Irish saint who died 544. Cut benchmark on the tower.

Church of St Sannan TP9520©jonglew
Church of St Sannan - The Flagstaff TP9520©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-14 10:36 - TP5409 (Pen-Y-Fan)

FB Number: S2196   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the pond , £1 for 2 hours. Stock fence and across a few fields to pick up the track. Bounday stone found en-route. Pillar in a sheep pasture. Asphalt top cap replacement; all sight holes open. 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP5409©jonglew
Spider TP5409©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5409©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-14 09:41 - TP9326 (Our Lady of Peace Church Cross)

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

A Grade II* listed RC church from the late 1930's. Cross good atop campanile tower.

Church TP9326©jonglew
A decrepit-looking Cross TP9326©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-14 08:57 - TP6626 (Twmbarlwm)

FB Number: S2213   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Down off Medart then steeply up here. Pillar has the remains of an asphalt top plug; all sight holes open. No views due to morning hill fog.

Pillar TP6626©jonglew
Spider TP6626©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6626©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-09 15:11 - TP9267 (Troed-Y-Rhiw St Johns Church Belfry)

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

Grade II listed, 1852-3. There is definitely a belfry on this church so perhaps re-built as OS records it destroyed 1954. All gates closed and locked necessitating a wall hop.

Church of St John TP9267©jonglew
Church of St John - The Belfry TP9267©jonglew
Plaque TP9267©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-09 14:53 - TP9268 (Aber Canaid Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Church of Saints Peter and Paul, replaced an earlier church in 1912 after the congregation out-grew it. Both churches are on adjacent plots, with the triggy church now obscured behind a small revelopment of residential housing. OS records the trig destroyed December 1982 during the time of Rev. Elwyn Phillips, who retired 1987, when the bell tower was dismantled as it was "thought to be in a dangerous position".

Plaque TP9268©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-12-09 14:39 - TP9280 (Hoover Factory Flagstaff)

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

Factory opened 1948 by the US company to manufacture washing machines. Sinclair C5 also built here in the 1980's. There is a prominent flagstaff set back from edge of the roof which I believe is not the original, given that the location marked on the 1984 map is on the edge of the roof (see map clip below). No access to investigate the trig rivet. But gateman did allow me in to search for the benchmark rivet on the steps (arrow indicates its location in map clip below), but nothing found.

Hoover Factory TP9280©jonglew
Hoover Factory Flagstaff - quite possibly not the original TP9280©jonglew
Map clip showing Flagstaff on edge of roof TP9280©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-09 13:19 - TP8252 (Tunnel Tump)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Spent a while on a box search up to 2m out from GZ, but ground very hard and stony. Ultimately nothing but a pile of rocks found, oh and not to forget the sore hand! This is also listed as a benchmark, verified and levelled in 1958. So, possibly not been disturbed for 58 years. If extant someone will no doubt find it eventually.

Somewhere around here lies a block with a bolt in it TP8252©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-09 13:02 - TP19278 (Fochriw)

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

Trig exposed, with a large stone marking its position. Rod-style rivet embedded in concrete. Non-OS trig post approx 8m due N, can't really miss it. Replaced stone over the block.

Surface Block TP19278©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP19278©jonglew
Non-OS Trangulation Post TP19278©jonglew


Damaged 2016-12-09 12:40 - TP5350 (Pen Carn Bugail)

FB Number: S2232   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Pleasant little walk up from road to S after finding a culvert benchmark rivet at my parking spot. Pillar has no top cap or plug and all sight holes are open. More worrying though is the distinct lean to the SE this pillar has. Top edges are also a bit ragged with one spider arm end becoming exposed; and the FB looks as though it's taken a beating. Nice views.

Pillar TP5350©jonglew
Spider TP5350©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5350©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-12-09 10:15 - TP6630 (Twyn Brynbychan)

FB Number: S2248   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Asked and given permission to park at cattery at end of Fforest Road. Steep farm track then woodland path before breaking out into open. Pillar sits at top of the hill. Top cap missing, no plug; LHD side sight hole open. There is a significant horizontal fracture running round all sides of the pillar at FB level and the top edges are becoming raggedly. There is a Twyn Brynbychan auxiliary buried block approx 350m SSE which doesn't have its own T:UK entry. Extensive panoramic views. Benchmark rivet found on a rock 100m NW.

Pillar TP6630©jonglew
Spider TP6630©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6630©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-09 09:31 - TP11579 (Navigation Colliery Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Scrubby area between road and train track. Couldn't quite bring myself to take a photograph despite taking the effort to stop and walk over to where this chimney once stood.


Good condition 2016-12-09 09:03 - TP9277 (Cefn-Coed St Johns Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed Anglican Parish Church. Originally 1827 but rebuilt in Victorian Gothic style, in stages from 1873. Cut benchmark on nave buttress.

Church of St John TP9277©jonglew
Church of St John - The Spire TP9277©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-09 08:57 - TP9509 (Thorns Factory Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Retail park. Flagstaff would have been where car park now stands approx opposite fronatge of B&Q.


Good condition 2016-12-09 08:42 - TP8970 (Thomastown Monument)

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

Grade II listed Boer War memorial, unveiled 1904. Nice views E.

War Memorial TP8970©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-09 08:33 - TP9279 (H Samuel Cupola)

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

Corner building, quite impressive, but not enough to have it listed.Copper clad cupola with flagstaff atop. Early morning stop allowed for High Street parking before the traffic and wardens congregated.

The Building TP9279©jonglew
The Cupola TP9279©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-09 08:28 - TP9511 (Georgetown Christ Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Grade II listed church, 1857. OS records the trig destroyed January 1974. Presumably cheaper to remove the belfry than to fix it.

Christ Church TP9511©jonglew
Christ Church - the missing belfry TP9511©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-09 08:07 - TP10057 (Mynydd Aberdar)

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

No mention of this pillar on the OS dBase, but guess the information came from somewhere. It's GR is almost identical to the replacement, both having the same Easting and just 1m difference in the Northing.


Good condition 2016-12-09 08:01 - TP4996 (Mynydd Aberdar)

FB Number: S6440   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Apparently replaces an earlier pillar at same GR but no mention of that in the OS dBase, so would be interesting to know where that information came from. Also, interesting that the Mynydd Aberdar Auxiliary, a Buried Block, located approx 330m SSW doesn't feature in T:UK. Anyway, the anomalies aside. The pillar was accessed from the badly fly-tipped minor road to the SE. It has an asphalt replacement plug for the missing top cap; the RHD side sight hole is sealed, other 3 open. I was treated to a lovely 360deg panorama as dawn was breaking over Merthyr Tydfil.

Pillar TP4996©jonglew
Spider TP4996©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4996©jonglew
Dawn breaks TP4996©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-08 14:02 - TP21575 (Yattendon Court)

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

The main building that has the Bolt has been converted into 14 apartments. I drove along the driveway to the main house, approaching from the rear. The house that the previous logger photographed is visible when partway along the driveway; it's not the building with the trig.

Yattendon Court TP21575©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-08 13:43 - TP21348 (Douai Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this trig destroyed June 1959. The water tower stood in an area to the N of the abbey where now chain-link fencing encloses a small area of gardening/building materials in the vegetable garden. I could see no signs of any remains.

Where it once stood TP21348©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-08 12:33 - TP21399 (Thatcham Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, 12thC origins. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components. A large Flagstaff with weather vane atop sits at centre of tower roof; I did not investigate the Bolt. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of St Mary TP21399©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Flagstaff TP21399©jonglew
Church of St Mary - Vane atop Flagstaff TP21399©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-08 12:10 - TP21392 (Henwick)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

I extended my prodding range into the pasture on S side of the stock fencing, covering several 1m sq sections, as well as giving approx 6m of the verge a good prodding, but ultimately all in vain as nothing found.

Somewhere around here TP21392©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-08 11:34 - TP21389 (Clay Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this destroyed April 1963, presumably when the area was developed for residential housing. The 1961 map shows it as open land; by 1966 the development was in place.


Inaccessible 2016-12-08 11:25 - TP21398 (Speen Court)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 4/10

Building is Grade II listed; original 2-storey south part dates from mid-18thC; upper floor added 19thC. At time of listing in 1950 it was owned by Southern Electricity.

Speen Court TP21398©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-08 11:07 - TP21562 (Newbury Church Tower)

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

Parish Church of St Nicolas, a Grade I listed building, c1509-32. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components: Flagstaff extant; Bolt not investigated. Large cut benchmark RHD side tower entrance.

Church of St Nicholas TP21562©jonglew
Church of St Nicholas - The Flagstaff TP21562©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-08 10:43 - TP21534 (Tower Works)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

OS lists Rivet and Flagstaff. Latter is present, for the time being; former not investigated. The building is in process of being demolished so the trig status will soon need to be changed to 'destroyed'.

Tower Works TP21534©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-08 10:43 - TP21393 (New Retort House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records this destroyed 1963, presumably replaced by the Tower Works rivet/flagstaff which was computed that year and remains extant (at least the flagstaff) for a short time as the building is currently being demolished.


Destroyed 2016-12-08 10:29 - TP21397 (Sandleford Hospital)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records the trig destroyed January 1970 although the 1991 map still shows the hospital buildings extant. Since then the site has been redeveloped with smart residential apartment blocks, albeit laid out in a military fashion.

This apartment block stands where the trig was installed TP21397©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-08 10:13 - TP21529 (Park House School)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 2/10

Parked in school car park and wandered around unchallenged. Rivet, if extant, is on tower roof mid-way along the northernmost of the main school building, as shown in the map clip below. Seemed the whole school was milling around changing classes, so whilst I was un-noticed I declined to take any photos!

1969-70 1:2500 map TP21529©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-08 10:00 - TP21531 (Sandleford Priory)

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

A Grade I listed building originally 14thC. Now St Gabriel's independent school for boys and girls. The Bolt is to the SE corner of the building, on the RHD side in my photo.

The Priory TP21531©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-08 09:46 - TP21342 (Headley Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records this destroyed February 1969. There doesn't seem to be a water tower here any longer but it is shown on the 1989 1:2k5 map albeit without the trig symbol, whereas the 1971 map shows the tower with trig symbol, despite the trig being destroyed 2 years earlier. The 1911 map is prior to the water tower, but an old trig is shown approx 45m to the west. Parking in the Church Hall car park handy for this trig and the benchmark on the church.


Toppled 2016-12-04 22:43 - TP5035 (Mynydd Pysgodlyn)

FB Number: S2014   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Toppled, but still located at its original installation GR. Top cap missing, no plug; bottom bolt gone (still in the ground nearby perhaps?); RHD side sight hole open, LHD side not determined. FB extraction has been attempted. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5035©jonglew
Pillar - Sub-Base TP5035©jonglew
Spider TP5035©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5035©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-04 13:59 - TP5045 (Mynydd Y Gwair)

FB Number: S2013   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from road / farm track junc. Pillar has lost its top cap and has no plug (except for a plastic bottle that's been inserted). LHD side sight hole open. Good panoramic views. Final pillar and final hill in the Swansea UA region.

Pillar TP5045©jonglew
Spider TP5045©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5045©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-04 11:30 - TP7695 (Pen-Twyn-Mawr)

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

Walked up from the road to SW. Block found partially exposed approx 60m NNE from top of the hill (although that's not easy to determine). Rod-style rivet/bolt protruding further than is usual. Dug away some surrounding turf to help slow encroachment, left it exposed.

Surface Block TP7695©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP7695©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-04 09:53 - TP3429 (Graig Fawr)

FB Number: S2002   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from SW after bagging the Tyr-Gof surface block, then on the the Graig Fawr tump summit a further 900m NE. Pillar has exposed foundations and sits in a small moat; it has the remnants of a sloppy coat of white paint; retains its original cap with lightly indented lettering; the LHD side sight hole is open. There are extensive views in all directions.

Pillar TP3429©jonglew
Spider TP3429©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3429©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-04 09:25 - TP7710 (Tyr-Gof)

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

Parked at end of a minor road 1.5km NE of Pontarddulais, at Llandremor - roon for a car off the road. Block found whilst en-route to Graig Fawr pillar and tump. Surprisingly, for me, a quick find, although looking for a slight depression helped. Left my spade and prodder by the wall and collected on return. The block and rod-style bolt were found 3-4" down, the turf was completely knitted over from previous visit nearly 3 years ago. Paced it out at 5m on SW side of stone wall. Replaced the turf. For some odd reason I took no photographs.


Good condition 2016-12-04 08:31 - TP8761 (Pontardulais Church Spire )

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

St Teilo's Church, 1850-1. Unable to ascertain if this bldg is listed, but seems not. Cut benchmark RHD side tower entrance.

Church of St Teilo TP8761©jonglew
Church of St Teilo - The Spire TP8761©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-04 08:04 - TP6640 (Tyle-Du)

FB Number: S2067   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Carole Engel's route works fine albeit with the limitations of 6-fig GRs. At SN 62418 00595 I took a direct route through the woods to the pillar. A very mossy and ivy clad pillar it is too. Top cap has gone, asphalt replacement; all sight holes closed, rear plug is degrading. No damage seen but the moss/ivy covering could be concealing something. A few minutes after sunrise so some odd lighting in my photos. No views.

Pillar TP6640©jonglew
Spider TP6640©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6640©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 17:00 - TP5272 (Oxwich)

FB Number: S2389   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My last Gower Peninsula pillar. Parked at castle entrance, 1k walk along muddy farm track. Top cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open. No views as pitch dark.

Pillar TP5272©jonglew
Spider TP5272©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5272©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 15:34 - TP5785 (Ryers Down)

FB Number: S2383   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk up from small NT parking area to W. Retains original cap, deeply indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5785©jonglew
Spider TP5785©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5785©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 14:32 - TP8754 (Whiteford Lighthouse)

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

Grade II* listed, 1865, thought to be the only remaining major cast-iron lighthouse in the British Isles. Walked out along forest track then vegetated dunes and finally sea-bed stones. Impressive structure even though now just a hulk. Became redundant 1921, 18 years before the OS first computed it as a trig and 35 years before they refixed it in 1956. Unsure why previous loggers have marked it as damaged - although clearly damaged as a LH, as a trig it looks fine. Cocklers were busy with several 4x4 out there. I arrived at the LH spot on low tide, cocklers reckon they had about an hour and a half before they needed to leave. So, a 3-window.

The Lighthouse TP8754©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 12:54 - TP5643 (Reynoldston)

FB Number: S2345   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk over good ground from parking to ESE. Original cap missing, composite plug replacement; LHD side sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5643©jonglew
Spider TP5643©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5643©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-12-03 12:35 - TP2179 (Cil Ifor Top)

FB Number: S2286   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at field entrance to S. Short walk up the hill. Pillar has a miasma of fractures on all sides although no way of knowing if it's just the screed or more fundamental. Retains original cap with raised lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views, particularly good to N.

Pillar TP2179©jonglew
Spider TP2179©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2179©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 11:33 - TP5367 (Penclawdd)

FB Number: S2072   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk up from field gate to S. Pillar ensconced in gorse on a raised field bank. Access easiest from S, but FB faces N - photography awkward. Retains original cap, indented lettering. Rear sight hole open, front and LHD sealed, RHD not determined. 360deg views with head above the gorse.

Pillar TP5367©jonglew
Spider TP5367©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5367©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-03 11:03 - TP8631 (Gowerton)

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

Drove up to farm; farmer knew roughly where it was, let me get on with not finding it. Ground strewn with rocks just below grass. Cut out 3 lumps of turf before deciding I was flogging a dead horse.

Somewhere round here TP8631©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 10:25 - TP8933 (Lougher Church Belfry)

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

St Michael's Church, c1757 (dated by a sun dial plaque over main entrance).

Church of St Michael TP8933©jonglew
Church of St Michael - The Belfry TP8933©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 09:42 - TP8932 (Gorseinon Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of Saint Catherine, Grade II listed, 1911-3. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components of this trig. Large flagstaff seen centre of roof of the 3-stage tower; bolt not investigated. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Catherine TP8932©jonglew
Church of St Catherine - The Flagstaff TP8932©jonglew


Damaged 2016-12-03 09:10 - TP3100 (Fairwood)

FB Number: S2375   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Short walk across marshy ground. Top of the pillar has gone including the spider, and an attempt has been made to remove the FB. Rear and RHD side sight holes open. Overlooking the airfield.

Pillar TP3100©jonglew
Top of Pillar TP3100©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3100©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-03 08:29 - TP3800 (High Penard)

FB Number: S2073   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a small gorsey mound in a paddock. Retains original cap, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Good views. Was denied access from here in August by an uncompromising GOML! Bagged it today.

Pillar TP3800©jonglew
Spider TP3800©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3800©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-02 15:48 - TP10179 (Clyne Wood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Better prepared than Dusty but a nasty place to be. Spent some time trampling down bracken, bramble and saplings before starting to probe the ground, but obviously not quite in the right place: nothing found.


Destroyed 2016-12-02 14:59 - TP2705 (Cwm Llwyd)

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

OS records this destroyed September 1964. It was originally sited where the boundary fencing is now located for the covered reservoir, on the S side near the SW corner. As it happens almost exactly where I found the only breach in the chain-link fencing that hadn't been repaired. This allowed access up onto the reservoir, although not sure Ineeded to go in, other than look for the destroyed trig rivet that was on the E side of the compound.

Location TP2705©jonglew
Top of the resr TP2705©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-02 14:59 - TP19129 (Cockett Reservoir)

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

OS records this destroyed April 1993. It was installed on the E side of the reservoir. Found a small breach in fencing near SW corner that allowed access up onto the top.

Rivet was located near where the tower stands TP19129©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-02 14:30 - TP10183 (Colliery Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Computed 1946, OS records it destroyed March 1956. Nothing remaining, now a woodland site on NE side of B4620, Swansea Rd.


Couldn't find it 2016-12-02 14:16 - TP8632 (Bryn-Dafydd)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Spent a while trampling down bracken and bramble in the likely location, but ultimately my prodding of the ground was in vain. Agree with Dusty, slim chance of this being found given the overgrown state and the farm detritus that's been dumped here. Spent more time looking for my prodder after letting go of it when a tyre was evicted from the area!

Should be somewhere around here TP8632©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-02 13:06 - TP8766 (St Peters Church Belfry)

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

Belfry good. Commonwealth graves.

Church of St Peter TP8766©jonglew
Church of St Peter - The Belfry TP8766©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-02 12:28 - TP9873 (Eastern Breakwater)

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

Photographed from end of the West Pier. Unlikely I'll get closer - without getting wet!

SW end of Eastern Breakwater TP9873©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-02 12:00 - TP9872 (West Pier Lighthouse)

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

From car park at E end of the marina. Walked out along pier to the end to see the light that replaced the lighthouse. Pier looks like a couple of good winter storms away from colapsing in places. Agree with Dusty, end of pier is disgusting and stinks. Wasn't worth the walk, except that I could photograph end of the Eastern Breakwater.

S end of West Pier TP9872©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-02 11:53 - TP10182 (Landore School Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

School lost its vane sometime ago as OS records this trig lost over 60 years previous. The trig is shown on 1957-68 1:2k5 map as being at centre of SW face, which doesn't match up with any of the current cupolas. Suspect there has been some work done on the roof as the dormer windows at centre of SW face do not look contemporary with rest of the building; suspect a taller central cupola has been removed. Building appears now to be under renovation / redevelopment - conversion to apartments?

Landore School Building TP10182©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-02 11:41 - TP9030 (Pen Lan Water Tower Mast)

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

OS records Mast, Bolt and Centre as extant components, so unsure why loggers are marking this as destoyed. The Mast is probably gone, only a lightning conductor now protruding from the top; Centre is definitely there; and Bolt may well be there.

Water Tower - view from E side TP9030©jonglew
Water Tower - view from W side TP9030©jonglew


Moved 2016-12-02 11:35 - TP5360 (Pen Lan Fach)

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

Moved, toppled and badly damaged. OS have this recorded as destroyed March 1946, so assuming it's the pillar that was evicted from where the water tower now stands then it's been lying here over 70 years, pity the FB is face down. Spider gone and no bolt at base. A very sorry state. It lies on rough common land on W side of covered reservoir compound, approx 56m W and a little N of where the OS installed it.

Pillar TP5360©jonglew
Pillar TP5360©jonglew
Top TP5360©jonglew
Base TP5360©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-02 11:10 - TP10939 (Electricity Works Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS record this destroyed September 1980. Site has security fencing around it with no buildings standing. Signage sets fine for trespassing at £50,000! One presumes they would need to gain a conviction in a civil court first - and doesn't the court decide the fine? Some work was being carried on today.

The Site TP10939©jonglew
Penalty for Trespass TP10939©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-02 11:06 - TP10009 (Llangyfelach School Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records the dome destroyed April 1969. No doubt why the current receptionist, of 15 years, never recalls seeing one.

The School, sans Dome TP10009©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-02 10:41 - TP8706 (Morriston Chapel Spire)

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

Capel Tabernacl, Grade I listed, 1870-72. Known as The Cathedral of Welsh Nonconformity; impressive spire. Cut benchmark by side entrance at SW corner of the bldg, and another on a boundary wall pier.

Tabernacle Chapel TP8706©jonglew
Tabernacle Chapel - The Spire TP8706©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-12-02 10:25 - TP10938 (ICI Chimney)

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

OS records this destroyed August 1972. Originally site of the Hafod-Morfa Copper Works, presumably ICI bought the works. A lot of the buildings remain, albeit in a ruinous state. Next to the Park and Ride.

The site TP10938©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-02 09:48 - TP2078 (Cefn Hengoed)

FB Number: S3544   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bank at boundary of Bonymaen rugby club and paddock. Scrubby area behind club house, not befitting a pillar! Top cap repalced by asphalt (mortar?) plug; 'BSM' style FB; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP2078©jonglew
Spider TP2078©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2078©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-02 09:23 - TP10940 (Llansamlet Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of St Samlet, a Grade II listed Anglican Parish Church, 1878-80. Large, 4-stage tower of Pennant stone with flagstaff centre of tower roof. OS also list a Bolt as a component; no access sought. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Samlet TP10940©jonglew
Church of St Samlet - The Flagstaff TP10940©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-12-02 09:00 - TP9156 (Birchgrove Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St John's Church. OS has Flagstaff destroyed October 1962, but not the Bolt, so quite possible it is extant on tower roof. Church is disused, no access.

Church of St John TP9156©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-12-02 08:39 - TP8634 (Glyn-y-Gors)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Should be on W side old railway track. Ground quite hard from frost this morning so had difficulty penetrating the surface. Gave up after 10 mins.

Should be somewhere around here TP8634©jonglew


Good condition 2016-12-02 08:02 - TP10133 (Cefn Felindre)

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

From minor road to S. 1 1/2" shallow domed bolt in large concrete block. Partially uncovered so easy spot; dug away edges of turf etc to retard further encroachmentand and left uncovered. Fine views, particularly S to Swansea and Bristol Channel. 1st of 20 trigs, 8 hills and 8 benchmarks in Swansea area today.

Surface Block - Location TP10133©jonglew
Surface Block TP10133©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 16:09 - TP21360 (All Saints Church Spire Basingstoke)

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

Grade II listed, 1915. Spire is a 2-stage, shingle-covered, pyramid roof to the tower.

Church of All Saints TP21360©jonglew
Church of All Saints - The Spire TP21360©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-11-28 15:19 - TP21382 (Bramley Water Tower)

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

The water tower stands on the edge of MoD training land and looks as though it won't last too many more years. The compound is completely overgrown and flooded with filthy muddy water. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Vane as components of this trig. There is no Vane, the Centre exists, but the Bolt cannot be confirmed, although if access into the compound could be gained the base of the ladder looked unsecured albeit overgrown.

The Water Tower TP21382©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-11-28 15:04 - TP21535 (Marnell Dell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Significant re-modelling of the road system has taken place in this part of Basingstoke - and continues. Block should be where the wide tarmac area is in my photo.

Was here somewhere TP21535©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-11-28 14:48 - TP21269 (Park Prewett Tower)

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

This is the site of Basingstoke's Park Prewett mental hospital 1917-97. Redeveloped 2005 for residential housing and now known as Limes Park. The water tower, main clock tower and ballroom hall have all been retained and subsumed into the development. Presume bolt is atop the tower

Park Prewett Tower TP21269©jonglew
Park Prewett Tower TP21269©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-11-28 14:39 - TP21549 (Oakridge Towers)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 4/10

Most likely atop tower block of 48 2-bed retirement/shelterd flats built 1967, in the Oakridge district of Basingstoke.

Oarridge Tower Block TP21549©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-11-28 14:35 - TP21383 (Lillys Factory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Eli Lilly's was a pharmecutical company, with this site constructed 1939 and closed 2007. Whole area is now undergoing a massive £200m redevelopment, although could get no closer than 260m from the trig, so not entirely certain the factory building in question remains or not, but strongly suspect it will not have survived.

Redevelopment - But what is that large white bldg in the distance TP21383©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 14:25 - TP21557 (AA Building)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

OS lists Disc and Mast as components. There is a mast on the roof.

Fanum House - Home of the AA TP21557©jonglew


Toppled 2016-11-28 13:56 - TP21536 (Wootton)

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

Top of low bank on E side of road. Block was wobbly and had signs of an excavation on all sides. GPS had initally put me a few metres S where the bank has been lowered to road/field level. Is possible that it may have been moved when the field access was created, although have no firm evidence of that. Either way the block is loose in the ground hence 'toppled'. It has a rod-style marker.

Surface Block - Location TP21536©jonglew
Surface Block TP21536©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP21536©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-11-28 13:30 - TP21540 (Battledown)

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

Frustrating not to find this. Gate at turning off the road opened automatically. Drove down to the cottages. An old chap answered who knew 'exactly' where the block was as he remembered the OS surveying from it '20 years ago' and he was more than happy for me to search for it. Have to say his memory was quite good as it matched the location on my GPS. Only problem was, despite probing the ground in a box search pattern for half an hour or so, nothing was found and I had to leave empty handed. Better luck with my next one - Wootton.

Somewhere around here TP21540©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 12:17 - TP21127 (West Downs School)

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

A Grade II listed building, c1880. Now the University of Winchester's West Downs Campus. Given the separation of the GRs for the Bolt and Flagstaff, the current mast is in correct position at S edge of the tower, with the Bolt, if extant, being about 5m back (N), approx in line with the chimney in my photo.

West Downs Campus - Flagstaff TP21127©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-11-28 11:58 - TP21045 (Yew Hill Reservoir)

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

Low security gates allowed easy access. Bolt installed on a low pump house bldg atop a low covered reservoir. Roof access easy, but no Bolt due to roof being re-felted. There were plently of bumps so quite possible it remains hidden. There is a low Vent at centre of the building, but would need to be sighting from some height to see it over the bldg's parapet, unless it's been replaced over the years and original was higher. Possible witness rivet located on top surface of the concrete retaining wall to LHD side of the entrance door.

Pump House TP21045©jonglew
Pump House TP21045©jonglew
Pump House Roof - Low Vent TP21045©jonglew
Possible Witness Rivet - Location TP21045©jonglew
Possible Witness Rivet - Location TP21045©jonglew
Possible Witness Rivet - Detail TP21045©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 11:29 - TP21281 (New Alresford Church Tower Vane)

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

Church of St John the Baptist, Grade II* listed, 13thC origins with restoration that involved a virtual re-build in 1898. Interesting Vane atop tower roof. Cut benchmark on NW face of tower.

Church of St John TP21281©jonglew
Church of St John - Tower Roof TP21281©jonglew
Church of St John -The Vane TP21281©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 11:22 - TP20986 (Twyford Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, 1875-8. A short octagonal tiled spire with vane, supported by tower with interesting flint and brick chequer-work.

Church of St Mary TP20986©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Spire TP20986©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 11:08 - TP21038 (Owslebury Church Tower)

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

Church of St Andrew, Grade II* listed, 14thC origins with 19thC restoration. OS lists 2 components: Bolt and Flagstaff. No access for the former; and whilst there is a flagstaff at the SW corner of the tower, I have a suspicion, given the OS GR, that it's not in the original position to the one they used to re-fix the GR in 1987. Anyway, there is a FS there so at present happy to give it a 'Good'. Cut benchmark on W face of tower.

Church of St Andrew TP21038©jonglew
Church of St Andrew - The Flagstaff TP21038©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-11-28 10:51 - TP21294 (Alresford Waterworks Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this destroyed February 1961. The tower would have stood in the grounds of what is now 17 Grange Rd, on the NE side of Jacklyns Lane (B3046). I couldn't get a shot of its former location, without calling at the house, due to high rear fencing, seen on the left in Trigger's photo.


Good condition 2016-11-28 10:09 - TP21279 (Privett Church Spire)

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

Holy Trinity Church, Grade II* listed, 1876-8. A very large and impressive looking church that is now redundant and in care of The Churches Conservation Trust. The prominent and slender stone-broach spire has lucarnes and corner gargoyles. Difficult to get a full shot of the church due to surrounding trees. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of the Holy Trinity - The Spire TP21279©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 09:42 - TP21280 (Steep Church Spire)

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

All Saints Church, Grade II* listed, 12thC origins. Tower and Spire, with exagerated broaches, added a little later c1200. Cut benchmark on N face.

Church of All Saints TP21280©jonglew
Church of All Saints - The Spire TP21280©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 09:23 - TP21292 (East Liss Church Tower Vane)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II listed, 1891 with further building and alterations, including the tower, in 1930. A fine looking cockeral sits as a finial to the vane.

Church of St Mary TP21292©jonglew
Church of St Mary - Tower Roof TP21292©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Vane TP21292©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 09:14 - TP21293 (Greatham Church Spire)

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

Church of St John the Baptist, Grade II listed, 1875. Broach spire. Cut benchmark SE corner of the chancel.

Church of St John TP21293©jonglew
Church of St John - The Spire TP21293©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 08:50 - TP21287 (East Worldham Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, 13thC with substantial restoration 1865. Spire unfortunately swathed in scaffolding today. Cut benchmark on S face.

Church of St Mary TP21287©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Spire TP21287©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-28 08:07 - TP21277 (Medstead Abbey Spire)

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

An Anglican Benedictine Monastery. Alton Abbey, as it is known, is in the village of Beech. The Abbey Church was constructed by the monks between 1901-7 and is dedicated to Our Lady and Saint John. There is a cut benchmark on the lodge.

The Abbey Church TP21277©jonglew
The Abbey Church - The Spire TP21277©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-11-28 07:42 - TP21298 (Ellisfield Tanks)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 4/10

The Northgate Service Reservoir comprises 2 old circular concrete water tanks, decaying and probably no longer in use; and a much larger circular concrete tank that is a more recent installation. The Bolt was installed on the northernmost of the 2 small tanks, which has crumbling concrete on the top rim and for which there was no access.

The 3 reservoir tanks TP21298©jonglew
The one where the Bolt was installed TP21298©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-25 13:44 - TP8827 (Rhymney Church Apex)

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

St David's Church, Grade II* listed, 1839-43. Apex good. Cut benchmark on N side of the porch.

Church of St David TP8827©jonglew
Church of St David - The Apex TP8827©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-11-25 13:06 - TP10082 (Twyn-Y-Waun)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Replaced FB2234 but now itself lost to mining operations, but only just. I got to within 20m of where this would have been.


Destroyed 2016-11-25 13:06 - TP6635 (Twyn-Y-Waun)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Replaced by FB10355, but that's also fallen into the open cast pit!


Good condition 2016-11-25 08:19 - TP6633 (Twyn Mwyalchod)

FB Number: S2166   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked past here several times in my pre-trig-bagging days, but don't recall seeing the pillar so a quick nip up from the reservoir to bag it on a fine morning. The new path is coming on, top 100m or so is done. Pillar is be-decked with the red dragon stencil. Top plug has gone, asphalt replacement; all sight holes are open. There are 2 memorial plaques on the rear for soldiers KIA in Afghanistan: L/Cpl Richard Larkin 2008, and Lt Chesterman 2012. A fine panorama, although Pen y Fan is mostly obscured by Graig Fan Ddu.

Pillar TP6633©jonglew
Spider TP6633©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6633©jonglew
Memorial Plaque 1 TP6633©jonglew
Memorial Plaque 2 TP6633©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-24 14:13 - TP2000 (Carreg Fawr Hill)

FB Number: S2168   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked roadside by a field gate at 329m spot height. Across sheep pasture, up steep boulder strewn bank then nice scramble up the escarpment. Pillar has several mortar repairs but appears in good condition although top cap is missing and has no plug; all sight holes open. Fine panoramic views.

Pillar TP2000©jonglew
Spider TP2000©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2000©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-24 13:09 - TP1467 (Blaen Cwm)

FB Number: S2169   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road to E. Mostly a good forest road nearly all the way, then a bit of rough boggy stuff for last 100m. Pillar has top screed missing from between 2 spider arms. Original top cap retained, with lightly indented lettering; RHD sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Fine views N, all other directions obscured by conifer plantations.

Pillar TP1467©jonglew
Spider TP1467©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1467©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-24 11:13 - TP5454 (Pipton Wood)

FB Number: S5448   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on grass verge at bend in A479, junction with 2 minor roads. Minor road, then RoW, then field boundaries to trig, found partially buried in hedgerow. Cut away some thorn and bramble. Pillar retains the original top cap, lightly indented lettering; front and left sight holes sealed, RHD side open, rear not determined. Views in a narrow arc SW-NW only, all other directions obscured by hedgerows.

Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP5454©jonglew
Spider TP5454©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5454©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-24 09:25 - TP6639 (Tylau)

FB Number: S5451   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking on B4350 across from caravan park ent. RoW up through caravan park, then field boundaries to pasture where trig is a little SW from top of Paddocks Hill. Pillar vgc, retains original cap with lightly indented lettering; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Almost 360deg views.

Pillar TP6639©jonglew
Spider TP6639©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6639©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-23 15:03 - TP19981 (Great Horwood Church Tower)

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

Church of St James, Grade II* listed, 14thC with major additions 15thC and two 19thC restorations. OS lists 4 components: Bolt - not investigated; Centre - good; Flagstaff - centre of twr roof; and Vane - atop turret at SW corner of twr. Cut benchmark on west face of tower.

Church of St James TP19981©jonglew
Church of St James - Tower Roof TP19981©jonglew
Church of St James - The Vane TP19981©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-23 13:40 - TP19987 (Stony Stratford Ch Twr)

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

Church of Sts Mary and Giles, Grade II* listed, late 15thC tower with the rest entirely rebuilt 1776. OS lists 4 components: Bolt, Centre, Flagstaff, Vane all re-fixed 1990. All seen with exception of the bolt.

Church of Sts Mary and Giles TP19987©jonglew
Church of Sts Mary and Giles - The Tower TP19987©jonglew
Church of Sts Mary and Giles - Combined Flagstaff and Vane TP19987©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-23 13:04 - TP19975 (Woughton On The Green Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, 13thC origins with much alterations, additions and restorations over the intervening years. OS lists 4 components: Bolt, Centre, Flagstaff and Vane - the latter 2 destroyed, that is destroyed in the surveying sense as both of these items are extant but not where they should be. The vane is located in the church, there is a plan to re-instal it; the original flagstaff lies horizontal outwith the church. Marked as 'Good' for the centre. Cut benchmark on the tower.

Church of St Mary TP19975©jonglew
Church of St Mary - Flagstaff and Vane TP19975©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-23 12:33 - TP20022 (Milton Keynes Church Tower)

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

Church of All Saints, Grade I listed, 12thC origins. OS lists 3 components: Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff. Latter 2 viewed, no access for the bolt. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of All Saints TP20022©jonglew
Church of All Saints - The Flagstaff TP20022©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-11-23 11:19 - TP5941 (Sherington)

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

The pillar has gone. It is no more. Trudged across a very muddy arable field from the field gate to the SE to find.... nothing! Perhaps it will be subsequently located in one of the nearby hedgerows or the copse to the NW.

Where it once stood TP5941©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-23 08:47 - TP19986 (Shenley Church End Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade I listed, 12thC origins with much alterations, additions and restorations over the intervening years. OS lists 3 components: Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff. Latter 2 seen but no access for the bolt. Cut benchmark on E face.

Church of St Mary TP19986©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Flagstaff TP19986©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-11-23 07:48 - TP7760 (Milton Keynes)

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

Gone. One of the support masts remains, but no domes.

Where it used to be TP7760©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-14 15:47 - TP0568 (Tummel Bridge FBM Aux 1)

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

No OS sketch available for this one, but photos on this site enabled an easy find with only a thin covering of grass. Measured it at 0.98m from stone wall to centre of cap; 1.25m from edge of road.

Berntsen - location TP0568©jonglew
Berntsen - detail TP0568©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-14 15:40 - TP7229 (Tummel Bridge)

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

Paced out at 7.5m into scrubby woodland from edge of road. Mossy. OSBM-style top bolt, with no provision for a height tag.

FBM TP7229©jonglew
Top TP7229©jonglew
Bolt in detail TP7229©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-14 11:17 - TP0671 (Meall Dearg)

FB Number: S1589   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From North Amulree. Pillar has lost its top cap and has no plug; rear and LHD side sight holes open. Extensive panorama on a clear blustery day.

Pillar TP0671©jonglew
Spider TP0671©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0671©jonglew


Remains 2016-11-13 10:51 - TP5842 (Schichallion)

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

From the Braes of Foss car park. Base of the stone-built pillar is still there but no bolt. OS rivet spotted on a rock approx 1 metre to W. Also an odd looking rivety thing at the pillar base; looks like cross-section of a pipe with something in the middle. Perhaps just part of the pillar construction.

Base of the Pillar TP5842©jonglew
Base of Pillar with Rivet in foreground TP5842©jonglew
Rivet in detail TP5842©jonglew
The other rivety thing TP5842©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-12 11:18 - TP2183 (Ciochan A' Chop)

FB Number: S9397   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From quarry car park at Tom Phobuill with Alex Cameron, Smudge Smith and Steve Gillions. Pillar is at summit of Meall Tairneachan. Stone-built; top cap missing, no plug; front sight hole open, others not recorded. A fine location with an extensive panorama - better viewed on a clearer day.

Pillar TP2183©jonglew
Spider TP2183©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2183©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-11 13:15 - TP0042 (Farkhill)

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

3/4" bolt in concrete block, a few inches down in tatty roadside verge. Measured as 1.5m from fence wire; 0.5m E of post with pipe nail in top.

Surface Block - Location TP0042©jonglew
Surface Block TP0042©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0042©jonglew
The Pipe Nail TP0042©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0042©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-06 14:25 - TP3215 (Foel Goch)

FB Number: S8550   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from Llangwm on a small round before heading home to Wilts. Trig sits at summit of a pleasant hill with a large boundary stone next to it. Pillar has an asphalt replacement for the top cap; LHD side sight hole open. Extensive 360deg panorama when the cloud lifts.

Pillar TP3215©jonglew
Spider TP3215©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3215©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-06 10:55 - TP1985 (Carnedd Bachgen)

FB Number: S8547   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice stone-built pillar. Top cap has been lost, no replacement. Didn't note sight holes due to very poor weather - high winds driving some horizontal sleety snow. Steve Smith's Nuttall completion walk. A soggy affair, but spirits kept high with cake! Whiskey saved for later.

Pillar TP1985©jonglew
Spider TP1985©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1985©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-05 16:15 - TP0176 (Garth Goch)

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

Measured at 7/8" diameter, a shallow domed bolt on small mossy rock in long tufty grass. On site of first recorded sheep dog trials in Britain (possibly world), 1873. Easy spot on exposed rock.

Bolt on rock TP0176©jonglew
Bolt TP0176©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP0176©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-05 10:15 - TP1005 (Banc-Y-Garn)

FB Number: S5480   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Despite previous dire warnings of being lost for 20 years, triggers have ensured it will remain accessible despite the attempts of the plantation to deny us access! There is a good little path through the conifers starting at SN 7075 8453 - would be a good idea if visitors took a pair of secateurs to do a little trimming to maintain the pathway. The pillar is in a good sized clearing; it retains the original top cap, indented lettering, where currently 66p resides; front and rear sight holes are open. No views.

Pillar TP1005©jonglew
Spider TP1005©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1005©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-11-05 09:16 - TP7576 (Machynlleth)

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

If the AS is on a low pole at centre of roof, as the GR indicates, it will not be seen from ground level. Unless there has been definitve info from OS on its demise, then I believe there is a strong possibility that this AS is present and correct after all. ***Post-visit note 9 Nov. It's confirmed the AS is present and correct and was transmitting on 8 Nov 16. Now just needs a visual by someone!

Photo from the BIGF Active Stn website TP7576


Good condition 2016-11-05 09:06 - TP0521 (Machynlleth)

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

In its playpen at roadside. Height tag missing. Good parking adjacent.

FBM and railings TP0521©jonglew
BM plate TP0521©jonglew
GPS Network plate TP0521©jonglew
Bolt - with missing height tag TP0521©jonglew


Damaged 2016-11-04 12:28 - TP0883 (Arenig)

FB Number: S1614   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

A cold, wet and windy day. The hill will be white down to 600m in 2 days time, but today it's just not quite cold enough, despite feeling it! Pillar is more than a little weather beaten and has a substantial chunk of top screed missing exposing one end of a spider arm. Top cap has been lost and replaced with an asphalt plug; RHD side sight hole is open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP0883©jonglew
Spider TP0883©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0883©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-02 13:13 - TP19306 (Pen-Ffordd-Goch)

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

Found in heather couple of inches down. Rod-style bolt. Left a mini-cairn atop to mark its position as nothing to reference it to.

On top of a coal waste heap TP19306©jonglew
The Block TP19306©jonglew
A rod-style bolt TP19306©jonglew
Left with a mini-cairn atop TP19306©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-02 11:18 - TP5419 (Pen-Y-Lan)

FB Number: S6967   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked opposite farm holiday lets. RoW goes NW through the lets and out into cattle pasture beyond where trig resides. Plenty of feisty and inquisitive occupants wondering what I was up to! Pillar has a smooth screed finish and retains original top cap, with deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Nice 360deg panorama. My final Monmouthsire pillar.

Pillar TP5419©jonglew
Spider TP5419©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5419©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-02 10:55 - TP6386 (The Grove)

FB Number: S6447   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at field gate, tight, but room for 1 car. Short hop across pasture to trig nestling in against a hedgerow. Another Monmouthshire pillar with a smooth screed finish and retaining original top plug, with deeply indented lettering. Left & right side sight holes sealed; front & back not determined. Good views W, other directions largely obscured by hedgerows.

Pillar TP6386©jonglew
Spider TP6386©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6386©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-11-02 10:50 - TP3097 (Fair View)

FB Number: S6445   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at field entrance at 90deg bend in minor road, followed field boundary to pillar on SW side hedgerow. Becoming a bit overgrown, cut back some thorn and bramble. Top has damage to one corner otherwise it's fine. Original cap has been retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive views S and W.

Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP3097©jonglew
Spider TP3097©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3097©jonglew


Good condition 2016-11-02 09:49 - TP1730 (Bryn Deri)

FB Number: S6443   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at field entrance, short hop across sheep pasture to pillar. VGC with nice smooth screed finish; retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Near 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP1730©jonglew
Spider TP1730©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1730©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-10-30 14:56 - TP19416 (Raglan Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Grade II* listed Anglican Parish Church of St Cadoc, rebuilt 15thC on site of an earlier church, restored 1868. OS records Bolt and Flagstaff: former not investigated, church locked; OS records the latter destroyed 1970, however a replacement can be seen on the tower roof. Although technically correct to record the FS as destroyed, it's quite possible the Bolt exists, therefore 'inaccessible' seems the best condition for this trig.

Church of St Cadoc TP19416©jonglew
Church of St Cadoc - Tower Roof TP19416 - Replacement Flagstaff©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-30 14:12 - TP19420 (Coed Y Prior)

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

1 1/2" diameter bolt found on an irregular shaped rock a few inches deep beneath bracken and light bramble. Nothing much to reference it to: paced out as 17m SE of a benchmark rivet on NE side of the track, and then 8m into bracken on NE side of track. Left it uncovered.

Bolt on rock TP19420©jonglew
Bolt TP19420©jonglew
Bolt - detail TP19420©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-10-29 15:42 - TP20781 (Llanhennock Church Tower)

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

Church of St John the Baptist; Grade II listed; 15thC or earlier, largely rebuilt 1863. Cut benchmark on the tower. Church was locked.

Church of St John TP20781©jonglew
Church of St John - The Tower TP20781 - Bolt up here somewhere©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-10-20 15:40 - TP20804 (Church Farm Caldicot)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Don't usually do Buried Blocks but as I was driving past... OS record it destroyed August 1977, probably when this residential area was developed (1968-71 map shows it as fields). GPS put its location as on the road in friont of #6 Wentwood View.


Couldn't find it 2016-10-20 14:08 - TP20798 (Gray Hill)

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

I had hopes for this one after drawing a blank in Cuhere Wood. But despite a lot of probing still couldn't locate it. Excavated peregrinus' depression to no avail although could still be there as the ground is extremely rocky. Every prod was a possible find! Lots of prodding, lots of digging, nothing found. Bah humbug. Worth the walk for the tump though.

Should be somewhere around here TP20798©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-10-20 13:09 - TP20799 (Cuhere Wood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Couldn't recommend looking for this block. Fairly dense unmanaged woodland, a lot of bramble. Had to walk NW along RoW to ST 45330 92892 before I could head SE and weave my way through the woods. And accessing that RoW was fraught as it's blocked off at ST 45570 92485 and ST 45573 92590, although once on the path it was OK. Picked up a lot of bramble scratches!

Should be somewhere around here TP20799©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-10-20 12:01 - TP20784 (Creigiau Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Large circular tank with a high earth bund for 2/3 of the way around it has replaced the 2 rectangular tanks shown on the 1973 1:2k5 map. GPS put the bolt up on top of the bund at SW side of the current tank.

Replacement Water Tank TP20784 Photographed from location of the destroyed Bolt©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-20 09:20 - TP19412 (Monmouth Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, originated as a Benedictine priory c1075. Largely re-built 1736-7. Octagonal spire re-built 1743. Flush bracket on Priory opposite and cut benchmark on church yard boundary wall.

Church of St Mary TP19412©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Spire TP19412©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-16 10:30 - TP9847 (St Marys Lighthouse Centre)

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

Grade II listed, late 19thC lighthouse. On the tidal St Mary's Island, aka Bait Island.

The Lighthouse and Island TP9847©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-10-16 10:26 - TP9848 (St Marys Lighthouse (1983))

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

GPS indicating the concrete surround on WSW side of lighthouse, near where cut benchmark is located. Last time I had to look for a rivet on this type of 'pebble-dash' concrete I was on my hands and knees brushing my hand over the surface to find it (Orford Lighthouse). That time I was successful, this time I declined due to number of people milling about.

Somewhere around here TP9848©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-16 09:28 - TP8902 (Warkworth Castle Keep Flagstaff)

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

Assuming original flagstaff then it's 'good'. Bolt not investigated.

Castle Keep with Flagstaff atop TP8902©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-10-16 09:23 - TP0095 (Gloster Hill)

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

Nice spot to watch the mud flats on the River Coquet and associated bird life, lousy spot to look for a surface block that's been tarmac'd over. It could be that it's lurking beneath the tarmac, or it could have been dug up and disposed of. Either way it's not going to be found for sometime if ever.

Where it should be TP0095©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 15:04 - TP0587 (Kelso FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find under light covering of rough grass. Beech sapling still the best way to find this, but it's getting bigger. Left it exposed.

Healthy sapling - spade marks the Berntsen TP0587©jonglew
Berntsen now almost directly in front of sapling TP0587©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 14:54 - TP0088 (Middle Softlaw)

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

Easy find with peregrinus' measurements despite being a little out; approx 10cm deep with a solid turf covering. 2" bolt in concrete block; measured at 40cm from road edge, 5.0m from the old wooden post and 5.4m from the new metal gatepost.

Surface Block - Location TP0088©jonglew
Surface Block TP0088©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0088©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 14:40 - TP7137 (Kelso)

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

GR error threw me as convinced myself it was buried! Eventually spotted it as about to give up - shocking. Approx 2m from road edge, partially buried, and approx 10 metres E of the GR. Height tag missing.

Height tag missing TP7137©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 13:56 - TP10385 (Kelso Church Spire)

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

St John's Edenside and Ednam Church of Scotland, a Category A listed building, 1865-7. Large 3-stage tower supports an octagonal spire with two-tier tabernacles.

Church of St John TP10385©jonglew
Church of St John - The Spire TP10385©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 12:57 - TP7499 (Kelso)

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

Drove into the Border Union Showground, to large metal-skin building with standard Leica dome on short post atop.

Active Stn - Location TP7499©jonglew
Leica Dome TP7499©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 12:15 - TP8943 (Davison Monument)

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

Also known as the Lanton Memorial, a Grade II listed structure erected c1827 as a memorial to John Davison of Lanton by his brother Alexander Davison, who was chandler to Lord Nelson. Did not investigate access, a roadside bag.

The Lanton Memorial TP8943©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 09:41 - TP8025 (Flodden Monument)

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

Quick stop in passing, but ended up staying a while to figure out the battleground via very informative info boards - fascinating. 10,000 Scots and 4,000 English soldiers died within view, the Scots king, James IV died leading his army against the Earl of Surrey whilst Henry VIII was in France... fighting the French, what else? James was the last British monarch to die in battle. Did strike me as very PC that some boards didn't even mention the English won. The large granite cross was erected 1910 and has been designated a Grade II listed structure.

Flodden Memorial TP8025©jonglew
Flodden Memorial - plaque TP8025©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-15 09:06 - TP0091 (Tiptoe)

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

Grass well and truly re-grown since CJO's visit last year when it was left uncovered. Standard 1" bolt in concrete block; measured at 1.1m from road edge, but no other help so GPS useful. Replaced turf as verge seems to be driven over a fair bit going by tyre marks.

Surface Block - Location TP0091©jonglew
Surface Block - Location TP0091©jonglew
Surface Block TP0091©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-14 11:01 - TP5946 (Shillhope Law)

FB Number: S8079   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This should have been a good walk to take in Windy Gyle 6km to the N, and tumps between, but was curtailed to just being a quick up and down from Wedder Leap car park! Pillar is a bit care worn with chipped top edges but a reasonably fresh coat of white paint picks it up. Located within a shelter cairn, top cap has been replaced with an asphalt plug; left/front/rear sight holes open, RHD side plug degrading. Panoramic views slightly obscured by low thin cloud.

Pillar TP5946©jonglew
Spider TP5946©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5946©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-10-13 12:15 - TP7788 (Berwick Golf Course)

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

Good excuse for a wander round the perimeter of Berwick to pick up some benchmarks. Have to admit to not probing the ground for this, but as the ground seems undisturbed there's no obvious reason to suppose it's not there. Look out post shuttered up today so no volunteers to talk to. A picture of a fenomark can be seen by clicking 'Fenomark' at top of this page.

Somewhere round here lies a Fenomark, maybe TP7788©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-13 10:54 - TP11241 (Camp Hill Chimney)

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

Building attached to chy undergoing substantial redevelopment to create 4 luxury houses, all of which have been sold. Informed by the builder that the chimney is being retained but will be reduced in height by approx 3' to provide bricks to effect repairs as matching bricks cannot be found.

The Chimney will survive the redevelopment TP11241©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-10-13 10:35 - TP3570 (Halidon Hill)

FB Number: S6232   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked as per previous logger; walked up track and along field boundary. Pillar retains original cap, indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Some damage to 2 vertical edges, one more significant than the other. 360deg views.

Pillar TP3570©jonglew
Showing damage TP3570©jonglew
Spider TP3570©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3570©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-13 09:34 - TP4988 (Murton Whitehouse)

FB Number: S7231   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick visit, accessing along a field boundary from minor road to SW. Pillar retains original cap, indented lettering; rear and LHD side sight holes open. Good 360 deg views.

Pillar TP4988©jonglew
Spider TP4988©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4988©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-12 11:05 - TP4518 (Long Crag)

FB Number: S3572   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk in from road to E. Forestry operations seems to have been completed for now but timber still to be extracted. Pillar has no top cap or plug; LHD side sight hole closed, other 3 open. The FB is of the 'BSM' style. Has a half decent coat of white paint. Good panorama given the filthy weather.

Pillar TP4518©jonglew
Spider TP4518©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4518©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-11 15:39 - TP0588 (Belford FBM Aux 1)

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

Had difficulty locating this due to increasing hedgerow growth and inaccurate OS measurements. Had unsuccessfully searched for it on previous day, returning today with renewed determination and still nearly missed it! Would slightly correct one of peregrinus' measurements to 3.7m along kerb from drain - the 3.5m in from the kerb is spot on. The OS 5.25m diagonal from the drain I measured at 5.0m. And finally, it's 1.55m from the tree, measuring towards the road. Good luck!

The Berntsen - tree 1.55m away TP0588©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-10-11 10:40 - TP10574 (Bamburgh Castle Flagstaff)

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

Grade I listed, 12thC castle. Ruined at time of acquition by Lord Crewe 1704, restored from then. Flagstaff today is on the W turret, OS sited to one on the E turret. Bolt, if extant will be on the S turret. there are a number of private apartments within the castle, this restricts access to top of the keep where the trigs are located. Thus, FS is destroyed and Bolt inaccessible. Adult entrance currently £10.75 - necessary to bag the tump.

Bamburgh Castle TP10574©jonglew
From car park - FS should be on far RHD turret, Bolt on near RHD turret TP10574©jonglew
Keep from within Castle grounds TP10574©jonglew
1967 map indicating where trig components were installed TP10574©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-10-11 10:14 - TP7502 (Seahouses)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

There's a 100m error in the easting for this AS. The GR should read NU 21914 3202 to place it on the RNLI boat house. The GR above indicates a crazy golf course on SW side of the road. Either way it's gone.


Destroyed 2016-10-11 10:11 - TP16628 (North Sunderland Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Site now occupied by the Seafield Caravan Park. Water tower was sited at apex of the hill, where there is now a large garden feature.

Where it once stood TP16628©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-10 14:13 - TP8901 (Holy Island Castle Flagstaff)

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

Grade I listed 16thC defensive structure. Fell into ruins before purchase from WD by Edward Hudson and renovated/converted to a residence 1902. Subsequently gifted it to the NT. OS records the Bolt gone, but no date. Asked for and was given access to the turret and can confirm it has gone. Flagstaff present, extending from floor of upper battery. Adult entrance fee £7.30.

Lindisfarne Castle TP8901©jonglew
Upper Battery and Flagstaff TP8901©jonglew
Turret - probable location of the destroyed Bolt TP8901©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-10 11:35 - TP7150 (Belford (R))

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

In railings at side of road. Totally covered with vegetation. Cut some back at one corner to access the playpen, but too much to do a decent clearance. Ht tag present - 236.88ft.

Hmmmm..... TP7150©jonglew
After clearing one corner to allow access into the cage TP7150©jonglew
The FBM TP7150©jonglew
Passive plate TP7150©jonglew
Height Tag TP7150©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-10 11:26 - TP0093 (Detchant)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Standard 1/4" rivet on concrete surround of an inspection chamber on far side from the road. 4.6m from road edge in long grass etc but reasonably clear.

Inspection Chamber TP0093©jonglew
The Rivet TP0093©jonglew
The Rivet - Detail TP0093©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-10 10:22 - TP1245 (Belford Crag)

FB Number: S3578   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Layby on minor road to NNE, over a field gate and up across a rough cattle pasture. Large herd in residence - bulls, cows, calves, made for an interesting walk! Pillar retains original cap, lightly indented lettering; FB is of the 'BSM' style; RHD side sight hole open. Couple of large WWII pill-boxes close by, both accessible and reasonably clean inside.

Pillar TP1245©jonglew
Spider TP1245©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1245©jonglew
Pill Box 1 TP1245©jonglew
Pill Box 2 TP1245©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-10 09:31 - TP0686 (Greensheen Hill)

FB Number: S1616   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Holburn Grange car park, to St Cuthbert's Cave first. Pillar retains original cap, lightly indented lettering; RHD side sight hole open. Good panoramic views, Lindisfarne prominent to E.

Pillar TP0686©jonglew
Spider TP0686©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0686©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-09 15:12 - TP11239 (Berwick Town Hall Spire)

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

A Grade I listed bldg dating from 1754, restored 1857-8. It hosts a cut benchmark and flush bracket.

Town Hall TP11239©jonglew
The Spire TP11239©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-10-09 14:58 - TP11240 (Berwick Telephone Exchange)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Demolished, town centre site redeveloped with b&m shop now occupying the space. New exchange nearby.

Rear of new store - site of the exchange TP11240©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-10-09 13:21 - TP11238 (Saw Mill Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Saw mills have gone, land redeveloped as a small retail park on S side of Berwick.Chimney would have in the car park opposite where Halfords now stands.

Where it once stood TP11238©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-10-09 13:16 - TP11237 (Springhill Reservoir)

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

Roof of pump house accessed, agree with CJO that roof has been 're-felted leaving no sign of the bolt.

Pump House TP11237©jonglew
Pump House Roof TP11237©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-09 13:10 - TP11236 (Scremerston Church Spire)

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

St Peter's Church, Grade II listed, 1842-3. Broach spire has 2 tiers of lucarnes. 1GL Bolt on tower W face.

Church of St Peter TP11236©jonglew
Church of St Peter - The Spire TP11236©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-09 12:32 - TP11549 (Haggerston Castle Tower Flagstaff)

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

A Grade II listed tower that formed part of a house that was demolished 1933. Drove into holiday park, parked up near to tower. Flagstaff bolted to side of turret, bolt not investigated. Cut benchmark on the tower.

The Tower TP11549©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP11549©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-09 10:56 - TP5741 (Ross Castle)

FB Number: S3697   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Hepburn car park. NT access land. Pillar on E side of stone wall. Top cap missing, no plug; LHD side sight hole open. Large plaque dedicated to memory of Sir Edward Grey. Extensive views NE/E/SE.

Pillar TP5741©jonglew
Spider TP5741©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5741©jonglew
Memorial Plaque TP5741©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-10-08 14:24 - TP3711 (Hedgehope Hill)

FB Number: S8059   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Pillar found in large shelter cairn with reasonable coat of white paint. Top cap missing, no plug; RHD side sight hole open, LHD side plug degrading badly. Several hair fractures. An extensive panorama. Last hill in a pleasant 10 mile circular walk from Langleeford that started with Cheviot.

Pillar TP3711©jonglew
Spider TP3711©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3711©jonglew


Damaged 2016-10-08 11:12 - TP2152 (Cheviot)

FB Number: S1560   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Happy to report pillar has been 'consolidated'. Work has been completed to repair plinth and pillar. Has also had a fresh coat of white paint. Damage to the top remains with the ends of all 3 spider arms exposed. Top cap missing, asphalt plug replacement; LHD side sight hole open.Light cloud down on the hill so views only to surrounding peat hags.

Pillar TP2152©jonglew
Spider TP2152©jonglew
TP2152 TP2152©jonglew


Good condition 2016-10-07 16:44 - TP0094 (Little Houghton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Gully grate covered over but easily identifiable. Cleared grass / turf etc on far side of concrete surround from road to expose standard 1/4" rivet. Left it uncovered.

Rivet - Location Shot TP0094©jonglew
Rivet TP0094©jonglew
Rivet - Detail TP0094©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-10-07 16:30 - TP0687 (Ratcheugh Observatory)

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

Scaffolding gone, no-one at home to enquire re access.

The Observatory TP0687©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-09-26 06:30 - TP8269 (Lochboisdale Pier)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

Waiting for the Mallaig ferry. Nothing found; quite possibly gone due to re-modelling of the terminal.

Farewell view of South Uist from MV Lord of the Isles TP8269©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-09-25 16:12 - TP0849 (Anaigh)

FB Number: S8981   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

W side of A865, just inside boundary fencing of a holiday let - no occupants today so no door knocking required. Pillar has some chunks of top screed missing exposing one end of a spider arm; original top cap retained, raised lettering; LHD side sight hole open.

Pillar TP0849©jonglew
Pillar TP0849©jonglew
Spider TP0849©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0849©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-25 15:46 - TP5771 (Rueval)

FB Number: S8899   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the track to the SE; an unexpected bag after being off-loaded from the Tarbert-Uig ferry after it ran aground at Loch Maddy. Pillar has some very minor chipping to one top edge otherwise vgc; original top cap retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open with upper bolt visible. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP5771©jonglew
Spider TP5771©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5771©jonglew
Upper Bolt TP5771©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-23 11:42 - TP4972 (Muirnag)

FB Number: S5973   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bit of a trek to this one, we followed a track from Tolsta for 1km then it was very wet and boggy moorland for the rest of the walk. Headed for Loch Scarasdail first where a dilapidated bothy on southern edge would provide shelter at a push. It stayed dry for the outward leg but rain and high winds made for a testing return. With my nephew Andrew Purkiss - company appreciated. Pillar is in a shelter cairn, there is some minor chipping to the top edges; original top cap has been retained with deeply indented lettering; all sight holes sealed. A 360deg moorland panorama! On to Beinn Mheadhanach. A nice pair of hills and trig to tick off.

Pillar TP4972©jonglew
Spider TP4972©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4972©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-22 15:24 - TP0660 (Great Bernera)

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

1" domed bolt on flat rock approx 2m NNE of the cairn.

The Bolt - Location TP0660©jonglew
The Bolt TP0660©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP0660©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-22 12:26 - TP7917 (Great Bernera Cairn)

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

Fine old cairn sitting atop rock outcrop at hill top, with a trig bolt next to it.

Cairn TP7917©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-21 15:09 - TP3038 (Eitshal)

FB Number: S7665   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside at start of track to comms compound for a wet and windy 1km walk due N. Pillar vgc other than central top cap missing, no plug; front and LHD side sight holes sealed, others not checked. A prominent hill seen from far and wide. Very misty panoramic views.

Pillar TP3038©jonglew
Spider TP3038©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3038©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-21 12:12 - TP8183 (Meilein)

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

Fine walk over from Hushinish. 1" domed Bolt located 250m NW of high point of the hill on a large flatish rock. Nice views across to Scarp.

The Bolt - Location TP8183©jonglew
The Bolt TP8183©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP8183©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-09-21 10:31 - TP8184 (Husinish Point)

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

2 of us spent 24 mins in high winds on a fruitless search for this Bolt having previously been here earlier in the year to bag the hill not knowing there was also a trig to be found. Obvious conclusion is that it has now been vegetated over. A third visit now required having seen the photo posted by the first logger and knowing we must have looked at this rock several times - frustrating!


Good condition 2016-09-19 15:17 - TP25764 (Stiolamair)

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

Admiralty hydrographic triangulation plate at summit of the tidal island Stiolamair. Survey carried out 1970 by HMS Woodlark survey team.

Hydro survey plate TP25764©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-19 11:49 - TP7483 (Toe-Head)

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

Easy find, paced out at 4m due N of cairn on flatish rock. 1" domed bolt with large cement patch fixing it to rock.

The Bolt - Location TP7483©jonglew
The Bolt TP7483©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP7483©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-09-19 10:43 - TP2101 (Chaipaval)

FB Number: S8988   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From end of the Northton road. Pleasant walk up but strong winds at summit. On to the Toe-Head bolt. Pillar has some minor chipping and lost screed to top edges otherwise good. Top cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open. Very nice panoramic view, if a little misty.

Pillar TP2101©jonglew
Spider TP2101©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2101©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 16:44 - TP6509 (Tom A Mhinisteir)

FB Number: S8040   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking, 500m over rough soggy moorland to trig. Pillar found vgc with original cap retained, raised lettering; LHD side sight hole open. 360deg dull, desolate peat bog panorama.

Pillar TP6509©jonglew
Spider TP6509©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6509©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 16:05 - TP6508 (Tom A Mhile)

FB Number: S8154   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove along track to covered reservoir compound, short walk over soggy moorland thereafter. Pillar vgc and retaining original cap, raised lettering; LHD side sight hole open. 360deg flat peat bog panorama.

Pillar TP6508©jonglew
Pillar - compound masts in background TP6508©jonglew
Spider TP6508©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6508©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-09-18 15:33 - TP8257 (Aird Dell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Exposed block, with 1" diameter bolt, in rough grass. Seems to have been disturbed as block is at slight angle. Approx 1.5m SE of cairn. Short walk over boggy ground from end of the metalled road.

Cairn TP8257©jonglew
Block TP8257©jonglew
Bolt TP8257©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 15:04 - TP1892 (Campar More)

FB Number: S8150   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove to top of the hill bagging the pillar on the return. Desolate peat bog panorama. Top cap missing, asphalt plug replacement; front and rear sight holes open. Some minor chipping to top edges.

Pillar TP1892©jonglew
Pillar TP1892©jonglew
Spider TP1892©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1892©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 13:47 - TP0661 (Butt of Lewis)

FB Number: S8151   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk along a track from the road. Pillar vgc with smooth screed finish. Original cap missing, composite plug; RHD side sight hole open. Extensive 360deg panorama of sea- and landscapes.

Pillar TP0661©jonglew
Spider TP0661©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0661©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 13:05 - TP9674 (Butt of Lewis Lighthouse)

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

37m red-brick tower constructed c1860, automated 1998. FB at tower entrance.

The Lighthouse TP9674©jonglew
The Light TP9674©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 13:05 - TP7261 (Butt of Lewis 1)

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

3 Leica domes attached to railings at top of lighthouse. A damp blustery day.

Active Stns TP7261©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 13:05 - TP7262 (Butt of Lewis 2)

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

3 Leica domes attached to railings at top of lighthouse. A damp and blustery day.

One of the 3 Active Stns TP7262©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 11:38 - TP1091 (Bayble Hill)

FB Number: S8045   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A damp misty day. Semi-submersed track from minor road to E. Pillar has what appears to be a composite top cap; LHD side sight hole open. 360deg panorama, most likely better in more amenable weather.

Pillar TP1091©jonglew
Spider TP1091©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1091©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-18 10:43 - TP9675 (Tiumpan Head Lighthouse)

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

First light 1900, automated 1985. Associated buildings are now kennels and a cattery. FB on a bldg opposite entrance gates.

Tiumpan Head Lighthouse TP9675©jonglew
The Light TP9675©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-12 16:44 - TP0339 (Horsebrook)

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

Short divert off the A38 to bag this en-route home from a couple of days bagging in Plymouth. Standatd 1/4" rivet on bridge over A38.

The Bridge TP0339©jonglew
End of the guard rail TP0339©jonglew
Base of the guard rail support TP0339©jonglew
The Rivet - Detail TP0339©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-12 14:00 - TP8985 (The Column Plymouth)

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

Grade I listed as Devonport Column. Constructed 1824 to commemorates the change of name from Plymouth Dock to Devonport. 137 steps to the top for £2.50 - and no you can't jump, it's all caged in up there. Nice views of the city, even on a damp and misty morning. CutBM with 1GL on surrounding wall.

The Column TP8985©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-12 13:58 - TP25766 (St George's Island)

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

St George's Island aka Looe Island. Unexpectedly came across this plate at the highest point of the island. Surveyed by HMS Fawn (named on the plate), a Bulldog class survey ship 1968-91 - the sixth, and to date latest, RN ship to bear that name.


Good condition 2016-09-12 10:22 - TP9292 (Naval Barracks Dome Plymouth)

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

HMS Drake Officers' Mess. Grade II* listed, construced 1898-1902. Visible from along Saltash Road, but trees restrict a good view from most locations.

The Dome TP9292©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-09-12 10:01 - TP7114 (Kinterbury)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this destroyed November 1956, a short lived pillar having replaced Budeaux Camp just 6 years earlier. Located on what is now waste ground at the rear of 62-64 Roberts Rd.

Site of the pillar TP7114©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-09-12 09:55 - TP1754 (Budeaux Camp)

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

OS records this destroyed August 1950, long before this newish looking residential estate was built. Looks like it was replaced by the nearby Kinterbury pillar, computed June 1950, but that one didn't last long either, and wasn't replaced.

Where it once stood, 10m in front of 10 Kiln Close TP1754©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-12 09:30 - TP7781 (Plymouth)

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

Not brilliant views from the car park, better from up on the bank at SW side of B&Q's Goods In entrance where a clear and uninterrupted view can be gained. Standard Leica dome on a tri-pod stand up on a flat roof.

On a tripod stand TP7781©jonglew
Closer view..... TP7781©jonglew
.... and closer still TP7781©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-09-12 09:15 - TP7293 (Plymouth OS Office)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS occupied this building before moving to grander, and no-doubt purpose-built premises 3km nearer the city centre.


Good condition 2016-09-12 08:10 - TP5632 (Redoubt)

FB Number: S3485   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

At the top of Blockhouse Park giving some nice views over the city, even if it's a damp, misty morning. A stone-built pillar - unusal for a city centre. FB is of the 'BSM' style; no top cap/plug; no sight holes.

Pillar TP5632©jonglew
Spider TP5632©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5632©jonglew


Damaged 2016-09-11 17:30 - TP1531 (Boringdon)

FB Number: S3419   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits atop a stone wall, which looks more like an embankment from the N side, but is clearly a wall from the S side. Scrambled up onto the wall and into the hedgerow; cleared the top to see just how damaged this is with one spider arm end not only exposed but slightly truncated at an angle. The FB is the 'BSM' style; original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; front sight hole open, other 3 not determined. No views from within the hedgerow.

Pillar TP1531©jonglew
Spider TP1531©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1531©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-11 16:31 - TP8034 (War Memorial Plymstock)

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

Stone cross on small plinth. Might be a small IS, but has a commanding location.

The Memorial TP8034©jonglew


Unreachable but visible 2016-09-11 16:07 - TP6140 (Staddon Fort)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

Staddon Fort was the centrepiece of the 19thC Eastern defences commissioned by Lord Palmerston but it's not a listed building. The trig pillar is clearly visible from outside the fort, but on a Sunday afternoon there appeared to be no-one at home - the bell seemed to broken anyway. Had to be satis with a distant view.

Its up there somewhere TP6140©jonglew
Bit of zoom always puts it into perspective TP6140©jonglew
Imposing front door TP6140©jonglew
Yup, its a RN Wireless Station TP6140©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-09-11 16:00 - TP9913 (Mount Batten Castle Red Beacon)

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

Tower is a Grade II* listed coastal defence tower, built 1660's on site of an earlier battery. Structure still shrouded in scaffolding. There is no beacon - it's destroyed folks, no 'remains'.

Before the scaffolding went up TP9913©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-09-11 13:50 - TP21710 (Drakes Island Flagstaff Plymouth)

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

OS record this destroyed May 1974. The flagstaff on the island is approx 50m W of the one the OS sighted to.

Current Drakes Island Flagstaff, but not the one the OS sighted to TP21710©jonglew
OS Flagstaff was where these cannon are lying TP21710©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-09-08 10:10 - TP19357 (Cefn Cilsanws South)

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

OS records this Bolt destroyed May 1972. Walked over from the trig pillar for a look around. No Bolt found.

It was on these rocks TP19357©jonglew


Damaged 2016-09-08 09:55 - TP2071 (Cefn Cilsanws)

FB Number: S2218   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of Crabtree Walk in Trefechan. Across golf course to open access land. Pillar to side of large shelter cairn at top of Cefn Cil-Sanws hill. Looking a little sorry for itself with large fractures on 2 sides and the top badly chipped leaving end of one spider arm exposed. Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP2071©jonglew
Spider TP2071©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2071©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-09-07 10:36 - TP3151 (Fforest Fach)

FB Number: S5533   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Trig sits atop the hill Fforest Fach North Top, Fforest Fach being some 3/4 mile due S. Pillar has suffered some damage to top surface with ends of 2 spider arms exposed. Original cap has been retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Nice clear 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP3151©jonglew
Spider TP3151©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3151©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-07 08:55 - TP3739 (Heol Senni)

FB Number: S2512   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Trig sits atop Fan Bwlch Chwyth, which would like to be a Simm, but can't quite manage it! Parked on minor road 1.8k to WNW. Good access track initially then rough boggy ground to the top. Pillar vgc with small moat surrounding it and exposed foundation; top cap has been lost, no plug. Low cloud clearing with sun trying to break through gave some interesting light.

Pillar TP3739©jonglew
Spider TP3739©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3739©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-07 07:53 - TP0222 (Ystradfellte Summit)

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

Roadside rock, standard 1/4" rivet. Paced at 3m from road edge. Had OS sketch but not necessary, 3 or 4 rocks to choose from, reasonably obvious which one it was.

The Rock TP0222©jonglew
The Rock - Detail TP0222©jonglew
The Rivet TP0222©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-06 15:00 - TP2080 (Cefn Llechid)

FB Number: S6610   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at Dan-y-cefn farm. RoW initially then up bracken covered open access hillside - tracks were available! Pillar retains original top cap, indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Extensive panorama, especially S & SE to main Beacon range.

Pillar TP2080©jonglew
Spider TP2080©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2080©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-06 13:25 - TP6634 (Twyn-Y-Gaer)

FB Number: S6611   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside grass verge on minor road to SSW. Short walk on wide grass track between bracken to top of hill. Pillar has some chipping and denting and a scrappy coat of white paint; also red dragon stencils on all 4 faces. Composite cap replaces a missing metal top cap; rear sight hole open. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP6634©jonglew
Spider TP6634©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6634©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-06 09:30 - TP4469 (Llanfillo)

FB Number: S5366   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road to NW, roadside parking on wide grass verge. Short walk over pastures to trig. Pillar, with reddish hue, has several fractures on and around top screed but all intact at present. Original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; RHD side sight hole open. Extensive views E to Black Mountains.

Pillar TP4469©jonglew
Spider TP4469©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4469©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-06 08:43 - TP5020 (Mynydd Llangorse)

FB Number: S2513   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick dash up from the hostel at Gilfach. Awkward path until breaking out onto open access land. Pillar sits atop a rustic stone plinth and sports an old coat of dirty white paint; red dragon stencils on all 4 faces. Original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Extensive 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP5020©jonglew
Spider TP5020©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5020©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-06 07:45 - TP9124 (Llangynidr Church Belfry)

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

Possibly early medieval, complete rebuild 1928 after a fire with some old stone re-used. Partially buried cut benchmark on W face.

Church of Sts Cynidr and Mary TP9124©jonglew
Church of Sts Cynidr and Mary - The Belfry TP9124©jonglew


Good condition 2016-09-04 14:09 - TP14044 (Ilfracombe St James Church Spire)

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

Anglican Parish Church of St Philip and St James, Grade II* listed, 1856. Pyramidal spire. Camera malfunction, no photos.


Destroyed 2016-09-04 14:00 - TP20305 (Capstone Hill)

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

OS records this block destroyed May 1972. Plenty of other features at the top of this little hill: a non-OS cylindrical trig pillar, a charming memorial statue, flagstaff, views. And a cut benchmark on the bench seat a little below the top. Camera malfunction, no photos.


Good condition 2016-08-31 16:08 - TP20991 (Christ Church Spire)

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

Broached spire. Church is not a listed building therefore history on-line is thin on the ground. Should be a cut benchmark on one of the boundary walls, but the wall's gone.

Christ Church TP20991©jonglew
Christ Church - The Spire TP20991©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-31 14:05 - TP20989 (Winchester Church Spire)

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

Can't add much to Wubbleyew's log other than it's a Grade II listed building, and the 9 apartments are being marketed at between £600k and £1.45m each. But looks like a while yet before anyone moves in. Cut benchmark on base stone of a buttress, which the developers kindly allowed me in to photograph.

Former Church of St Thomas TP20989©jonglew
View from top of the Cathedral TP20989©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-31 13:12 - TP21125 (St Cross Church Tower)

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

The Chapel of St Cross is a Grade I listed building. Founded 1136 the chapel is 12-13thC. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components, all were installed atop the central tower - which is not shown in my photo or Trigger's (we both show the entrance to the hospital). There are 7pm tower tours at a pricey £20 on 2, 16 & 30 Sep 2016, after that need to e-mail them. There is a 1GL Bolt on the chapel which the porter took me round to visit - but forgot to get a photo of the chapel tower and flagstaff, which I am reasonaly sure is extant.

Church of St Cross TP21125©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-08-31 11:13 - TP23951 (Hammer Bottom)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Spent 15mins or so probing the ground, but mature gorse and large grass tussocks made this difficult. Nothing found. Access is easy being approx 10-15m on N side of a wide track. Block is most likely extant but not revealing its secrets today.

Somewhere around here TP23951©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-31 10:27 - TP23948 (Oak Hall School)

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

The school is now a retirement complex named Whispers Park Care Centre. Flagstaff has gone, Rivet may be extant but didn't investigate. They were both installed atop the tower to LHD side of my photo. The building is Grade II listed, constructed 1910.

The Building TP23948©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-08-31 10:01 - TP23947 (Oaken Rough)

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

Spent about 15 mins clearing low bracken/bramble and probing the ground, but nothing found. It's most likely there, just wasn't probing the right spot... or it's a Buried Block.

Somewhere just into the rough at edge of a short grassy area TP23947©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-31 09:10 - TP21275 (Grayshott Church Spire)

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

St Luke's Church, Grade II listed, 1901. A shingled broach spire tops the tower. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Luke TP21275©jonglew
Church of St Luke - The Spire TP21275©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-31 08:58 - TP23958 (Grayshott Hall)

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

Grayshott Spa currently operates from the here. Flagstaff present and correct atop the tower, no access to check for the Bolt. Cut benchmark on the lodge at the entrance.

The Hall TP23958©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP23958©jonglew
Signage TP23958©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 16:27 - TP21477 (Frensham Heights)

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

An independent school and sixth form college. Impressive building. Wandered in for a few photos after making use of their car park. Passed the time of the day with a few people, no-one asked who I was - now that's just good old fashioned courtesy. OS lists Bolt and belfry Vane. The Vane is there atop the belfry, I cannot attest to the whereabouts of the Bolt, but from the closeness of the GRs for the 2 components it will be on the tower roof next to the belfry.

The Main School Building TP21477©jonglew
Top of the Belfry Tower TP21477©jonglew
The Vane - Detail TP21477©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 15:08 - TP21407 (Farnham Church Tower)

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

Church of St Andrew, Grade I listed, 12thC on site of an earlier Saxon church. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff: no access to investigate the former; Flagstaff good atop the tower. There are 2 cut benchmarks on the building, one has a 1GL bolt centre of datum.

Church of St Andrew TP21407©jonglew
Church of St Andrew - The Flagstaff TP21407©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 14:56 - TP21376 (Farnham Congregational Church Spire)

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

Farnham United Reform Church, Grade II listed, 19thC with some 14thC features. Tall slender spire .

United Reform Church TP21376©jonglew
United Reform Church - The Spire TP21376©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-30 14:39 - TP21570 (Skeleton Tower)

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

A metal lattice tower a little south of the Cargate Reservoir. Easiest way to view it is from end of Cargate Terrace, whence my photos were taken. Unknown whether the rivet would be at ground level of part way up the tower. Also unknow if this is the same tower on which the OS installed their Rivet in 1951 - unlikely I would say.

Metal Lattice Tower TP21570©jonglew
Signage TP21570©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-30 14:33 - TP15116 (Cargate No 2 Reservoir Hole)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 4/10

Large 12-sided covered reservoir tank on Cargate Hill in residential Aldershot. Access to compound easy enough, but declined to hunt for the 'hole in lead plug', which should be located in the centre of the resr.

The Reservoir TP15116©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-30 14:26 - TP21401 (Aldershot Methodist Church Tower)

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

Disused church currently known as Wesley Chambers, from which a number of businesses operate. The building is Grade II* listed, dating from 1875 (when the foundation stone was laid). If extant the Bolt will be atop the 4-stage corner tower.

The Wesley Chambers TP21401©jonglew
Aldershot Dental Centre plus several other businesses TP21401©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 14:16 - TP21362 (Cambridge Hospital Vane)

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

Ex-Military hospital now closed. Whole site is being redeveloped for residential housing. The main hospital administration block, on which the vane sits, is being retained for convertion to up-market apartments. The building is Grade II listed and dates from 1875-9. Access is currently limited due to it being a building site.

Tower above Hospital Admin Block TP21362©jonglew
Top of the Tower TP21362©jonglew
The Vane - Detail TP21362©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 13:52 - TP21361 (All Saints Garrison Church Spire)

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

The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, Grade II listed, 1863. 2-stage tower is topped by a pyramidal roof - as opposed to a spire. Cut benchmark on a nave buttress.

Church of All Saints TP21361©jonglew
Church of All Saints - The Pyramidal Tower Roof TP21361©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 13:39 - TP21363 (Church of St George Spire)

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

Roman Catholic Garrison Church of St Michael and St George, Grade II listed, 1892. Shingled spire sits atop a 4-stage tower. Cut benchmark to LHD side of main tower entrance.

Church of St George TP21363©jonglew
Church of St George - The Spire TP21363©jonglew
Brickwork and Moulding above tower entrance TP21363©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-30 13:28 - TP21564 (Queens Hotel Farnborough)

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

Now Holiday Inn Farnborough. The other Queens Hotel in the area is a Wetherspoons in Aldershot. Both Flagstaff (recorded destroyed 1974) and Rivet were installed on the tower above the south elevation. There was no access given to check for the Rivet.

Holiday Inn Farnborough TP21564©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 13:09 - TP21409 (Frimley Church Tower)

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

St Peter's Church, Grade II listed, 1825. OS lists 3 components: Flagstaff - atop tower; Rivet - not seen; and Vane - also atop the tower. Cut benchmark to LHD side of main entrance.

Church of St Peter TP21409©jonglew
Church of St Peter - Flagstaff and Vane TP21409©jonglew
Church of St Peter - Vane in detail TP21409©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 12:56 - TP21364 (Hawley Church Spire)

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

Church of the Holy Trinity, Grade II listed, 1857. Tower, and presumably the shingled broach spire, added 1882. Cut benchmark on a nave buttress.

Church of the Holy Trinity TP21364©jonglew
Church of the Holy Trinity - The Spire TP21364©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 12:39 - TP21355 (York Town Church Spire)

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

York Town, a suburb to the W of Camberley. Church of St Michael, Grade II listed, 1849-51. Tower, and presumably the broach spire, added 1891.

Church of St Michael TP21355©jonglew
Church of St Michael - The Spire TP21355©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-30 12:16 - TP8831 (Blackhill Water Tower Apex)

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

Good access from woodland parking area 500m SW, with wide forest tracks to the tower. OS lists 4 components: Apex (of the penthouse) - I didn't see the penthouse; Bolt - no roof access so Bolt not seen; Centre (of the penthouse) - again penthouse not seen ergo Centre not seen; and finally, Flagstaff - I could see nothing that resembled a flagstaff atop the tower. Would be interesting to know which elements previous loggers saw to give it a 'Good'.

The Tower TP8831©jonglew
Closer look, still no Flagstaff or Penthouse TP8831©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-30 11:16 - TP23838 (Wilton Park Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Destroyed October 1988, replaced by an asphalt disc. From the GR it would have been on roof of the high-rise building that seems to be no longer in use, being surrounded with heras fencing.

Rivet was atop this disused building on Wilton Park TP23838©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-08-30 10:39 - TP7795 (Hammersley Lane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Got a little closer by entering the field and approaching from W side of the sprawling bramble hedgerow, but still needed another 3m to even begin searching the ground. Needless to say, nothing found.


Destroyed 2016-08-30 10:01 - TP10099 (Widmere)

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

Gone, replaced by another with different FB number.


Good condition 2016-08-30 10:01 - TP6938 (Widmere)

FB Number: S6640   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked just inside the B&B entrance as others and walked along field side of hedgerow. Pillar found with 2 top corners superficially chipped, very minor, decided to classify as 'Good'. Top cap missing, residue of an asphalt plug around the rim; LHD side sight hole open, front plug degrading. Extensive views to N-E quadrant.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP6938©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP6938©jonglew
Spider TP6938©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6938©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-30 10:01 - TP23846 (Wilton Park Tower (1988))

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

Wilton Park an interesting place, began as a German PoW camp, then used by FCO after WWII to re-educate Nazis, before becoming an internationl conference centre and also the Army's Eastern Command HQ. Currently it's being partially redeveloped for residential housing; Thames Valley police are making use of it for training; and the Movie Makers have a lot of trailers there, which was where I parked after driving onto the site. The Asphalt Disc replaced a Rivet in 1988, and, if extant, is located atop what appears to be an unoccupied high-rise building, surrounded by heras fencing.

Asphalt Disc atop this building - if extant TP23846©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-30 09:50 - TP23821 (Broomwade Hostel Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this destroyed March 1977. Residential housing estate today. Water tank would have on the boundary fencing between 23 and 25 Oakwood.

Where it once stood TP23821©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 09:43 - TP4092 (Huttons Farm)

FB Number: S4864   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

As previously reported the pillar is completely encased in the thorn hedgerow bounding the NW side of the farm access road. I paced it at 8m beyond the automatic bollards. Hedgerow is not dense and with minimal pruning one could get in there and view the top, I declined due to proximity of road, although FB can easily be viewed and photographed. I didn't look for or see any damage.

On the right in that there thorn hedgerow TP4092©jonglew
Pillar TP4092©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4092©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 09:22 - TP3127 (Fawley)

FB Number: S5994   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at church to N to bag the benchmark, walked down to barn, no sign of CCTV so hopped over field gate into pasture, short walk to pillar located tight up against wire/wood fencing. Top cap missing, asphalt plug replacement; all sight holes open (rear can just be determined by touch). Distant views to N only.

Pillar TP3127©jonglew
Spider TP3127©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3127©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 08:56 - TP6081 (Southend)

FB Number: S5282   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on minor rd to W. Tarmac private road / RoW initially then over 2 field gates into maize field with wide margins unplanted, fortunate as pillar located approx 10-15m in from boundary, on edge of the crop. Original cap retained, lightly indented lettering; front sight hole closed, other 3 open. Limited farmland views only.

Pillar TP6081©jonglew
Spider TP6081©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6081©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-30 07:58 - TP5157 (North End)

FB Number: S5278   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From N on RoW initially, then across arable field and through field boundary hedgerow / wire fencing. After which in view of farm house but no challenge. Original cap retained, lightly indented lettering; RHD side sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Limited farmland views.

Pillar TP5157©jonglew
Spider TP5157©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5157©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-27 15:55 - TP6219 (Stowe Park)

FB Number: S7253   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove to as close as possible then ran 600m each way from the SE to pillar and adjacent obelisk in fierce thunderstorm. Pillar has retained its original top cap and the rear sight hole is open. Felt a bit exposed returning over open fields with lightning crashing overhead! We drove through the security checkpoint for Stowe School without being challenged, a better way would be to walk from Stowe Park, but weather and time didn't make this an option for us.

Pillar TP6219©jonglew
Spider TP6219©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6219©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-27 15:54 - TP8777 (Wolfes Obelisk)

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

Drove to as close as possible then ran 600m each way in a fierce thunder storm - feeling a bit exposed on the run back particularly with a lot of overhead lightning! A Grade I listed structure, c1760; a memorial to Major General James Wolfe (1727-59), career soldier.

The Obelisk TP8777©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-27 09:44 - TP19971 (Buckingham Church Spire)

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

Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Grade I listed, 1777-80. Recessed octagonal stone spire. Cut benchmark on SE face of tower.

Church of Sts Peter and Paul TP19971©jonglew
Church of Sts Peter and Paul - The Spire TP19971©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 15:23 - TP15030 (Gloucester Cathedral Tower Centre)

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

What is a trig Centre? Is it the centre of the structure? Questions, questions, questions. I take it that in this case it is the centre of the tower, but why bother when one of the pinnacles, that can be clearly defined, is designated a trig?

Centre of the roof of the tower TP15030©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 15:21 - TP10507 (Gloucester Cathedral Tower SW Pinnacle)

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

Pinnacle at SW corner of the tower.

The one on the left at the back TP10507©jonglew
Better, can see it now TP10507©jonglew
Magnificent TP10507©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 15:13 - TP7667 (Gloucester Cathedral Tower)

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

Cathedral Church of St Peter and The Holy Family aka Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, Grade I listed, Romanesque church built 1089-1100 for Abbot Serlo on or near site of a monastery founded by Osric c681. Tower tours run most days (£7 - you've been warned). Bolt, Pinnacle and Centre at top of tower, so perhaps worth forking out.

The Cathedral TP7667©jonglew
The Tower TP7667©jonglew
The Bolt - Location TP7667©jonglew
The Bolt TP7667©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP7667©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 12:41 - TP12084 (Hucclecote Church Spire)

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

Church of St Philip and St James. Unknown history, but pre-dates the 1884 map. Small spire at W end of roofline. Cut benchmark on SW corner.

Church of Sts Philip and James TP12084©jonglew
Church of Sts Philip and James - The Spirelet TP12084©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 12:31 - TP12080 (Barnwood Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Lawrence's Church, Grade II* listed. 12thC origins, restored mid to late 19thC. Flagstaff is the only component listed by the OS for this trig and it's gone. Cut benchmark on the E corner.

Church of St Lawrence TP12080©jonglew
The Tower - Vane but no Flagstaff TP12080©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 12:25 - TP12078 (Mental Hospital Spire)

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

Originally Coney Hill Mental Hospital (aka Lunatic Asylum - why don't we still have these, there are plenty of lunatics to fill them!). Opened 1883; closed 1994. Clock Tower building (trig) was gutted by fire 1999. Site since redeveloped for residential housing with clock tower containing 25 apartments. The developers have replaced the spire but with a shortened version. The trig can only be classified as 'Destroyed'.

Only photo I could find showing original spire TP12078©jonglew
Gutted TP12078©jonglew
Redeveloped with shortened replacement spire TP12078©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 12:13 - TP8828 (Coney Hill Church Tower Apex)

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

St Oswald's Parish Church, Grade II listed, 1939. In the Italianate style. Tall, over-powering tower with shallow apex roof atop.

Chursh of St Oswald TP8828©jonglew
Church of St Oswald - The Apex Tower Roof TP8828©jonglew


Remains 2016-08-25 12:00 - TP12072 (Gloucester Cemetery Church Spire)

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

OS records the spire destroyed 1968. The chapels are Grade II listed, constructed 1857. Interestingly the listing records an inset octagonal tower stage capped by the bottom courses of a proposed spire. Clearly some incorrect information here as the OS computed the spire in June 1949. Cut benchmark at N angle of the SW chapel.

The Chapels and Central Tower TP12072©jonglew
Remains of the Spire TP12072©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 11:50 - TP12073 (Hatherley Works Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Derelict former light industrial site in the Tredworth district of Gloucester. Perimeter wall still stands but most behind it is overgrown and ruinous. The pole shown in CJO and Triggers photos at junction of Tarrington and Hatherley roads is not the trig Flagstaff, which was located well within the coplex, as shown on the 1972-6 1:1k25 map clip below.

Perimeter Wall TP12073©jonglew
Perimeter Wall TP12073©jonglew
Behind the Perimeter Wall TP12073©jonglew
Map TP12073©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 11:41 - TP9126 (Upton Church Belfry)

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

Church of St James, 1841. Parish combined with that of All Saints 1989 to form the combined parish of St James and All Saints by which the church is now known. Cut benchmark at NW corner.

Church of St James and All Saints TP9126©jonglew
Church of St James and All Saints - The Belfry TP9126©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 11:31 - TP12079 (Control Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS record this trig destroyed August 1980. Car main dealerships now occupy the location. Early maps show the area as mixed light industrial and government buildings, the trig being on the roof of one such governemtn bldg. So obviously some sort of government control centre. Barnwood is home to a permanent nuclear emergency response centre, perhaps in a former time it was in these buildings.

Current occupants of this site TP12079©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 11:16 - TP9127 (Longleavens Church Belfry)

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

Holy Trinity Church, Grade II listed, 1934. Small copper-clad roofline spire, properly called a fleche; but certainly not a belfry.

Church of the Holy Trinity TP9127©jonglew
Church of the Holy Trinity - The Fleche TP9127©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 11:05 - TP12074 (Wotton Church Spire)

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

St Catharine's (or Catherine's) Church, Grade II listed, 1912-5. A tower and full spire was planned but never built. On the roofline is the small wooden, copper-clad spire, properly called a fleche. There is a damaged cut benchmark at the SW corner.

Church of St Catharine TP12074©jonglew
Roofline Fleche TP12074©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 10:56 - TP12075 (GWR Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this destroyed June 1970. Site sits adjacent railway tracks and is overgrown. Nothing of the water tank remains. 1955 map shows the tank, and trig, very close to the road.

The site TP12075©jonglew
1955 1:2k5 map TP12075©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 10:44 - TP12069 (Whitefield Church Spire)

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

Whitefield Memorial Presbyterian Church, Grade II listed, 1871 in Eclectic Gothic style. Tower at NW corner has a low pyramidal tiled roof replacing original ashlar spire. Spire has gone, there are no 'Remains' other than the supporting tower, which is not the spire. Therefore have classified it 'Destroyed'.

Presbyterian Memorial Church sans Spire TP12069©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 10:34 - TP10506 (Gloucester St Peters Church Spire)

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

St Peter's RC Church, Grade II* listed, 1860-8. Tall broached spire at SE corner of church. Damaged cut benchmark on adjacent presbytery.

Church of St Peter TP10506©jonglew
Church of St Peter - The Spire TP10506©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-25 10:15 - TP12070 (Denmark Road School Tower)

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

Gloucester Girls' High School, a Grade II listed building. c1900 in Northern Renaissance style. There is a turret/tower at both N and S ends of the building, GR indicated it's the S one, above the main entrance, that houses the Bolt. School was mobbed this morning with girlies and their mums, mostly celebrating, a few tears though - GCSE passes have fallien agian this year, but this is a high school!

South end of building TP12070©jonglew
Turret TP12070©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 09:58 - TP12146 (Longford)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS records destroyed July 1982. Parked on Fircroft Rd; across A38, over a field gate and wandered across rough pasture to the GR, which would seem to be on SW side of the stream. All a jumble of overgrown vegetation so just as well it's gone - saved me from looking for it!

Would have been somewhere around here TP12146©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 09:23 - TP12890 (Highnam Church Spire)

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

Church of the Holy Innocents, Grade I listed, 1849-51. Octogonal broach spire. Cut benchmarks at either end of the church.

Church of the Holy Innocents TP12890©jonglew
Church of the Holy Innocents - The Spire TP12890©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 09:13 - TP12062 (Over Bridge)

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

Thomas Telford 1829-30 built to cross the Maisemore Channel, a narrow point of the Severn. Superseded 1960's with the new 4-lane bridge. OS records a 'Bolt in Pavement' destroyed July 1960, no doubt from re-surfacing. Rivet benchmark atop parapet at opposite end of the bridge has survived.

The Bridge TP12062©jonglew
The Bridge TP12062©jonglew
The Carriageway TP12062©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 08:30 - TP12066 (Recommissioned Mills)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Brownfield site sandwiched between Sainsbury's Gloucester Quays superstore and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. The point where the Bolt was located is not in the Sainsbury's car park, but on waste ground which has been levelled and is fenced in with 8' wooden hording restricting any views - except from the gates in my photos. The area was once a hive of activity with warehouses and mills for storing and processing imported corn - wheat, barley, oats, maize, linseed and cotton seed.

The gates TP12066©jonglew
View from the gates TP12066©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 08:17 - TP9125 (Tredworth Church Belfry)

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

Consecrated 1883 as St Paul's, it became St Paul's and St Stephen's when the latter closed in 2010. Cut benchmark on the SW face.

Church of Sts Paul and Stephen TP9125©jonglew
Church of Sts Paul and Stephen - The Belfry TP9125©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 08:11 - TP12064 (Tredworth School Tower Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records the trig destroyed October 1988. Site is a mixed bag with Linden Primary School, a mix of new and old buildings, occupying part of the site, and part redeveloped for residential housing. The old chimney was sited in the parking area behind 3 Bloomfied Terrace, a block of 6 flats.

Entrance to Linden Primary School TP12064©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 08:05 - TP12065 (Barron Works Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

WS Barron & Sons, Mill Engineers, founded in Glos 1905. Company had 2 former locations before moving to this Bristol Rd site 1930. After several mergers and amalgamations company now part of Universal Milling Technology Group of Hull, with Gloucester works moving to Tewkesbury. Site currently undergoing redevelopment for residential housing.

The old Bristol Rd Barrons site TP12065©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-25 07:50 - TP12060 (Hempsted Church Tower Centre)

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

St Swithun's Church, Grade II* listed, 14thC. The 3-stage central tower supports (or supported) the 3 components of this trig: Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff. There was no access this morning to investigate the former and the latter is missing. Have marked the trig 'Good' for the Centre. There is a cut benchmark at SW side of the porch.

Church of St Swithuns TP12060©jonglew
Church of St Swithuns - Tower sans flagstaff TP12060©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-25 07:40 - TP12059 (A H Palmers)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Tower-type structure seen by pervious loggers and shown in photos here has now been demolished. It was the most likely place for the bolt as indicated by my GPS and as shown on old maps, therefore conclude it has been destroyed. Compare my photo with Triggers - new buildings and tower has gone.

The old tower would have been at centre of my photo TP12059©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-25 07:23 - TP12068 (Tuffley Church Tower)

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

St Barnabas's Anglican Parish Church, Grade II* listed, 1938-9. If extant, bolt is likely to be on tower roof. A bit early for access this morning. 2 cut BMs on the church hall across the road.

Church of St Barnabas TP12068©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-25 07:13 - TP12067 (Whaddon Church Tower)

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

St Margaret's Church, Grade II* listed, 13thC with tower added 15thC. If extant, bolt will be on tower roof. A bit early for access this morning.

Church of St Margaret TP12067©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-22 08:39 - TP17749 (Botwnnog Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed building; re-built 1835 and again 1885. Squat 3-stage tower with octagonal belfry atop and octagonal spire atop that. Cut benchmark on NW face.

Church of St Beuno TP17749©jonglew
Church of St Beuno - The Spire TP17749©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-08-21 14:30 - TP17757 (Pwllheli RAF Shed Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 4/10

GR indicates slightly E of centre of the building, which looks original; this is also the location shown on the 1970 1:2k5 map. As there is no tower at this point (or anywhere else on the building), have to conclude the trig has gone along with the tower.

Shed - South elevation TP17757©jonglew
Shed - North Elevation TP17757©jonglew
Clip from 1970 map - usual triangle marks the trig TP17757©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-21 12:33 - TP9789 (Mynydd Mawr)

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

Standard 1/4" rivet at S edge of roof of the easternmost building. After searching exposed rocks on the ground near one of the 2 extant WWII buildings had a peak up top and found it there.

The Building TP9789©jonglew
Rivet - Location Shot TP9789©jonglew
Rivet TP9789©jonglew
Rivet - Detail TP9789©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-21 11:21 - TP7749 (Aberdaron)

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

Intended walked across from Pen y Cil but RoW seemed blocked on E side of Solfach, so drove round and parked at farm. Over field gate out to the Met Office compound where the AS is not located; it's on a small rocky mound to the North of it.

Aberdaron AS TP7749©jonglew
Aberdaron AS TP7749©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-21 09:12 - TP5046 (Mynydd Ystum)

FB Number: S8236   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside verge parking to S; field margins and a stock fence to gain open access land, then sparse gorse to top of Castell Odo, an IA hill fort. Pillar has an exceptionally smooth screed finish all over, a pristine pillar, in fact if there was a recruiting programme for trig pillars, this would be the poster boy (or girl, given the physiognomy). The original top cap, with raised lettering, has been retained; rear sight hole open. Outstanding panoramic sea and landscapes, with Bardsey Island prominent behind headland.

Pillar TP5046©jonglew
Spider TP5046©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5046©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-20 18:35 - TP3316 (Garn Pwllheli)

FB Number: S8327   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked, as others, in college car park on Allt Salem. Short walk on RoW initially, then clear path through gorse etc to trig sitting atop a rocky outcrop with surprisingly extensive views over the local area. Pillar, vgc on plinth, retains original top cap with raised lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP3316©jonglew
Pillar TP3316©jonglew
Spider TP3316©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3316©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-20 11:55 - TP10118 (Yr Eifl )

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

Destroyed October 1961. Its replacement was computed June 1961 so presumably the 2 pillars stood side-by-side for a short while. The new pillar was named The Rivals, an anglicized pronunciation of Yr Eifl, and perhaps a punning name if the 2 pillars were extant at the same time - the new one being the rival of the old.


Good condition 2016-08-20 11:53 - TP6421 (The Rivals)

FB Number: S1620   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A stone-built replacement pillar for Yr Eifl sharing the same FB number as its predecessor. And the same, or similar, names perhaps? The 2 names have a similar sound to each other despite their spellings, and this new one perhaps 'rivalled' the old pillar as they most likely stood side-by-side for a short period with this pillar being computed June 1961 and Yr Eifl being destroyed October of the same year. Maybe there was some punning going on here, or maybe just my imagination. The pillar has an adornment cemented into, and protruding from, the central tube; rear sight hole open. Most likely there are wonderful panoramic views to be had, but not today.

Pillar TP6421©jonglew
Top TP6421©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6421©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-20 09:56 - TP5669 (Rhyllech)

FB Number: S8328   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at field gate 150m NNW of trig. Over gate, across pasture, over a stock fence and into deep bracken (with some bramble mixed in) for approx 5-10m. Trod down undergrowth around pillar, which has an exceptionally smooth and even screed finish. Original cap, with raised lettering, has been retained; RHD side sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP5669©jonglew
Spider TP5669©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5669©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-19 19:33 - TP8092 (Garn Bodvean)

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

1 1/2" bolt in centre of concrete base which is approx 1.5m2. A standard OS 1/4" rivet has been placed mid-way along each side of the square.

The Platform TP8092©jonglew
The Bolt TP8092©jonglew
1 of the 4 rivets TP8092©jonglew


Toppled 2016-08-16 13:14 - TP7332 (Great Treffgarne)

FB Number: S6388   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Pillar has been toppled and is lying on SE side of stock fencing. Its GR indicates that it's at or very close to its originally installed location. FB clearly visible. Interestingly the OS record it as replaced by a Buried Block in March 1992 although that status is not reflected in T:UK at present. There is an original top cap with raised lettering. Sight holes not checked.

Pillar TP7332©jonglew
Pillar Foundations TP7332©jonglew
Spider TP7332©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7332©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-08-16 12:26 - TP6011 (Skybir Mountain)

FB Number: S5851   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking near entrance to Skyber Farm. RoW N, over a raised field bank boundary and across a rough pasture (open access land?) to trig. Pillar has approx 30% of top screed missing leaving all 3 ends of spider exposed. The original top cap has been retained with deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP6011©jonglew
Spider TP6011©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6011©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-16 09:13 - TP10915 (East Breakwater Light Centre)

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

Completed in 1913, it resulted in the harbour silting up - so much for the planners! My shot is from Fishguard Fort, although there is public access along the breakwater, unlike the North Breakwater where there isn't.

The East Breakwater TP10915©jonglew
The East Breakwater Light TP10915©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-16 09:13 - TP10916 (North Breakwater Light Centre)

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

Initial construction completed 1906. Later extended and lighthouse added. My photo snapped from Fishguard Fort.

North Breakwater TP10916©jonglew
North Breakwater Lighthouse TP10916©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-08-16 09:12 - TP10918 (Parc-Y-Morfa)

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

Nice spot above Fishguard Fort, bit of a mare to get to though. Looks a lot clearer than when Dusty visited 2012, most of the gorse has gone from location of the trig. There are quite a few visible rocks protruding the thin soil and sparse heather. Had a poke around and a little dig, but no Bolt was revealed.

Bolt should be under here somewhere TP10918©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-16 08:44 - TP10917 (Fishguard Church Vane St Marys)

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

St Mary's is a Grade II listed Anglican Parish Church constructed 1855-7 on the site of an older church. The structure atop the belfry is probably a lightning conductor, but definitely not a vane. Ergo trig can only be classified 'Destroyed'. FB on W face of the nave.

Church of St Mary TP10917©jonglew
Church of St Mary - Structure atop Belfry is not a Vane TP10917©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-16 08:02 - TP5391 (Pen-Pwll-Melyn)

FB Number: S5792   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at entrance to comms compound on minor road to E. Over a field gate, then followed boundary of an arable field to trig. Pillar sits atop a raised field boundary between b/w stock fences, more than half of it engulfed in vegetative matter! Cleared most of that. Original top cap has been retained with indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Extensive views. Took a visit down into the nearby ROC bunker before returning to the road.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP5391©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP5391©jonglew
Spider TP5391©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5391©jonglew
Entrance to ROC Nuclear Fallout Monitoring Bunker TP5391©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-16 07:11 - TP5030 (Mynydd Morfa)

FB Number: S6398   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fine spot overlooking the N Pembs coast with a fine view along W face of Strumble Head where I was swimming between islands yesterday. Parked at entrance to Carnachenwen Farm, walked NE on minor road to RoW E of Morfa Farm, then paths and field boundaries. Pillar on N side of stock fencing with exposed foundations. Original cap has been retained with deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open.

Pillar catching early morning sun TP5030©jonglew
Spider TP5030©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5030©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-14 15:04 - TP8705 (St Thomas Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed Anglican Parish Church, 1886-90. Ashlar broach spire with lucarnes and vane atop. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of St Thomas TP8705©jonglew
Church of St Thomas - The Spire TP8705©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-14 14:45 - TP8767 (Swansea Guildhall Clock Tower)

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

Grade I listed neo-classical building constructed 1930-4. Tapering central clock tower c48m high. Fine looking building.

The Building TP8767©jonglew
The Clock Tower - Detail TP8767©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-14 14:33 - TP8931 (Mayhill School Cupola)

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

Copper clad cupola with lightning conductor atop. On Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Golwg-Y-Mor (or Sea View Community Primay School).

The School TP8931©jonglew
The Cupola TP8931©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-14 14:24 - TP8935 (Swansea Water Tower Mast)

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

Large octagonal water tower from 1929, in Townhill area of Swansea. OS records extant components as Centre and Mast, both of which appear to be present. Destroyed components were Bolt and Pole.

The Water Tower TP8935©jonglew
Top of the Tower - must be a trig here somewhere TP8935©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-14 14:13 - TP8765 (St Pauls Church Spire)

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

Grade II listed Parish Church, 1850. Slated broad spire.

Church of St Paul TP8765©jonglew
Church of St Paul - The Spire TP8765©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-14 13:44 - TP2253 (Clyne Golf Course)

FB Number: S2063   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From bend in road to NW. RoW over golf course. Pillar has some chipping to top edges, but otherwise in good condition sitting just clear of the gorse to N side of tee-off for hole 3. Original cap is retained, with raised lettering; right and left-hand sight holes open. 360deg panorama.

Mrs G propping up the pillar TP2253©jonglew
Spider TP2253©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2253©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-14 11:32 - TP7812 (Caswell Bay)

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

Walked up from upper car park, thought we'd found the path but very overgrown with fern and bramble. Pushed on anyway to open meadow at top of hill in front of house 'Summercliff'. Grass recently cut but 1 3/4" Bolt clearly visible in concrete block but with encroaching turf. Cleared that away to leave it largely free. Nice views over Caswell Bay beach.

Surface Block - Location TP7812©jonglew
Surface Block TP7812©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP7812©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-10 11:13 - TP20835 (Overndale)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Overndale, 192 Overndale Rd. Fairly large house standing in its own grounds. Trig was short lived; having been computed 1944, OS records it destroyed November 1948 - perhaps that was when the attic was converted. Currently occupied by Ocean Community Services, a private residential care home.

The House TP20835©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-10 10:43 - TP20834 (Lennards Ltd Factory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this trig destroyed March 1980. Lennards was a leading shoe-maker in its day. Factory building on North View is extant but has been split into a number of smaller light industrial units.

Factory Building - Today TP20834©jonglew
Factory Building - In a Bygone Era TP20834©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-10 10:19 - TP13960 (Aero Engineers Water Tower)

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

The now disused Douglas Motorcycle factory. Looks like the building is being renovated as all new windows. Tower at rear of bldg partially accessible from metal fire-escape stairs which I ascended from neighbouring piece of waste ground, though no access found to top of the tower. Plaque at front of bldg declares motorcycles were produced here from 1907-57; as OS computed this trig in 1944 it was presumably doing war work.

Fire Escape Stairs TP13960©jonglew
Water Tower from flat roof at rear of bldg TP13960©jonglew
Top of Tower TP13960©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-10 09:58 - TP13958 (St Georges School)

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

1894 Board School, later St George's Grammar School, then St George's Comprehensive School. Currently a Sikh gurdwara. Bolt is on the roof towards the NW side of the building. There is a cut BM at centre of the NW face.

As it is today TP13958©jonglew
As it was in the horse-drawn era TP13958©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-10 09:48 - TP20839 (Mardons Factory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this trig as being computed 1944 and destroyed 1988. Mardons was a once a giant of the printing and packaging industry, starting life in 1823. The company's big commercial break came with the 1888 contract for printing the packets for Will’s, then Bristol’s biggest tobacco producers. Either 9 or 10 of Mardons 13 Bristol factories were destroyed in WWII bombing, presumably this was one of the 3 that survived. Today the spot once occupied by the Bolt sits between warehouses for Carpet & Flooring - one of the UK's largest flooring distributors.

Where it would have been TP20839©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-10 09:38 - TP20721 (No 26 Birchwood Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

OS records this trig destroyed September 1986. The trig is not shown on either the 1948 or 1964 1:1k25 maps, but assuming it was on the flat roof of the house then possibly lost during re-roofing. There is a cut BM on one of the quoins on the NW face of the house.

Number 26 Birchwood Road TP20721©jonglew


Damaged 2016-08-10 08:56 - TP10369 (St Simons Church Spire)

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

1847 church, closed 1960 due to dwindling congregation. Anglican Church initially allowed Greek community to use the building after which it was renamed the Greek Orthodox Church of St Peter & St Paul in 1963, and subsequently sold to them in 1978 for £125,000. The tower was truncated in 1996 after it became unstable, and was topped with a cross.There is a cut BM on a tower buttress visible from the pavement when church gates are locked.

Church of Sts Peter and Paul TP10369©jonglew
Church of Sts Peter and Paul - The Spire TP10369©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-10 08:33 - TP9596 (St Nicholas City Church Spire)

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

Grade II* listed church with interesting history. Founded before 1154; demolished to make way for re-building of Bristol Bridge 1763-8; it was re-built at the same time, being completed by 1769. Interior then destroyed by WWII bombing 1940; re-built 1974-5 as the City Museum; and from 2007 used as council offices. Octagonal 3-stage spire. FB G2576 across the road on Welsh Back.

Hiding behind trees TP9596©jonglew
The Spire TP9596©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-10 08:08 - TP9593 (St Marys Church Spire Redcliffe)

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

Grade I listed late 12thC church. Spire originally mid-14thC, damaged 1446. The octagonal spire we see today dates from 1872. Cut BM with 1GL bolt on a buttress at tower W face.

Church of St Mary TP9593©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Spire TP9593©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-10 07:47 - TP8740 (St Barnabas Church Belfry Cross)

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

Cross sits atop the belfry. Cut benchmark to RHD side of main entrance.

The Church TP8740©jonglew
The Belfry and Cross TP8740©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-10 07:40 - TP10881 (Broadway Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10

1938-1994 RIP. Latter date was when it finally closed its doors - now disused and unloved but in keeping with the Filwood Park area of South Bristol! Presume bolt is on the roof, but no access.

Cinema Today TP10881©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-10 07:15 - TP13961 (Oldland Common School)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 2/10

Currently Sir Bernard Lovell Academy. Rivet most likely atop the tower. Closest point outwith school grounds is from a RoW on NW side of school.

School TP13961©jonglew
Tower TP13961©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-08 16:13 - TP2084 (Cefn Mynog)

FB Number: S6970   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on wide grass verge at rd junc to NE. Trig at junction of field boundaries, in cattle pasture. Inquisitve herd of cattle kept a close eye on what I was doinf - from within 2 feet! Pruned back the overhanging thorn. Pillar retains the original cap, deeply indented lettering. Sight holes not checked. Views not checked. Cows!

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP2084©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP2084©jonglew
Spider TP2084©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2084©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-08 14:49 - TP5017 (Mynydd Garn Wen)

FB Number: S1581   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at end of the road where signs warn of no driving permitted on the common. Trig found atop large rock outcrop. An old coat of white paint still looks fresh from a distance. Pillar looks a little care worn with a fair bit of chipping from top edges and FB bashed about a bit - marginal 'Good'. Original top cap lost, asphalt plug replcement; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama - Bristol Channel and N Devon coast clear.

Pillar TP5017©jonglew
Spider TP5017©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5017©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-08 14:17 - TP9522 (Hillside County School Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

School has also gone now. A fair stretch of the NW side of Upper Hill Street has been redeveloped for residential housing.

NW side of Upper Hill Street where the school once stood TP9522©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-08 13:47 - TP9512 (Blaenavon St Peters Church Spire)

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

Grade II* listed church, 1804. Small pyramidal spire sitting atop 4-stage tower. Flush bracket S1323 at E corner.

Church of St Peter TP9512©jonglew
Church of St Peter - The Spire TP9512©jonglew
FB 1323 TP9512©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-08-08 10:57 - TP19352 (Twynau Gwynion)

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

Large cairn, insufficient time (or inclination) to dismantle this. Bolt, if extant, will be beneath it.

The Cairn TP19352©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2016-08-08 10:24 - TP19363 (Twyn Pwll Morlais)

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

Smallish cairn. Dismantled it but found nothing beneath. Suspect the Bolt is there somewhere, but not to be found today.

The cairn as I found it TP19363©jonglew
Bolt should be under here somewhere TP19363©jonglew
Taking a closer look TP19363©jonglew
The cairn as I left it TP19363©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 14:50 - TP7767 (Amersham)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

NW end of a large shed on Latimer Park Farm. Standard Leica dome on a pole.

Amersham AS TP7767©jonglew
Amersham AS - Detail TP7767©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-08-04 14:25 - TP1606 (Breakspear College)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

In passing, stopped off to see the destroyed pillar site... as you do! A residential block of flats managed by the Hanover Housing Association has been built where the trig once stood.

Where it once stood TP1606©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-08-04 13:49 - TP5318 (Parsonage Farm)

FB Number: S4466   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked in cemetery car park. RoW to the trig which is sited approx 10m W of the path. Top cap is missing, no plug; all sight holes open. Some damage to one top edge leaving the spider arm exposed; chipping to another top edge. Views to SW. Road noise from A1(M) intrusive.

Pillar TP5318©jonglew
Spider TP5318©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5318©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 13:11 - TP1782 (Burnham Green)

FB Number: S4469   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice spot on the village green. Asphalt top plug; left & right hand sight holes open. Views limited to the green by surrounding trees.

Pillar TP1782©jonglew
Spider TP1782©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1782©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 12:44 - TP4440 (Little Easthall Farm)

FB Number: S4471   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Looks to be a roadside trig from the map, but it's 3m into a rough cattle pasture. Disinterested herd of what looked like Devon rubies in the field today. Pillar retains original cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP4440©jonglew
Spider TP4440©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4440©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 10:39 - TP2931 (Dunsley Farm)

FB Number: S4458   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking in Wigginton, short walk to trig. Pillar stands on S side of a RoW against stock fencing. Original cap is retained with lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole is open. Good views N to Ivinghoe Beacon.

Pillar TP2931©jonglew
Spider TP2931©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2931©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 10:07 - TP4847 (Miswell Farm)

FB Number: S4508   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking for a few cars S side of canal. RoW mostly to trig, then followed a field boundary. Pillar is sited on SW side of stock fencing. It has a strand of b/w round it to support a fence post. Original cap has been retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Nice 360deg views.

Pillar TP4847©jonglew
Spider TP4847©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4847©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 09:30 - TP6680 (Vatches Farm)

FB Number: S4513   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good roadside parking along the A41 here. Trig is in an arable field that currently occupied with a ripening cereal crop. Field boundary initially then tractor lines to within 10m of the pillar which is in a small clearing. Retains the original cap with deeply indented lettering; front sight hole is open. Distant views S and E to Chilterns, otherwise farmland only.

Pillar TP6680©jonglew
Spider TP6680©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6680©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 08:28 - TP4919 (Moreton Farm)

FB Number: S4765   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside parking in Ford. RoW initially then across a paddock, over a deer fence at SP 7869 0899 and into woodland not shown on my 1:25k map. The young woodland has been carefully laid out with the trig in a large clearing at the centre and 7 breaks of varying widths leading away from it. The pillar is on an exposed plinth; the original cap has been retained, with lightly indented lettering; LHD side sight hole is open. A narrow view of the surrounding countryside is presented at the ends of each of the 7 radial arms. There is an inscribed gravestone next to the pillar to Michael Roads 1937-2002. I don't think pets live that long!

Pillar - Gravestone in foreground TP4919©jonglew
Pillar TP4919©jonglew
Spider TP4919©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4919©jonglew


Good condition 2016-08-04 07:35 - TP6698 (Wain Hill)

FB Number: S2026   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk up from car park to SW. RoW initially then through managed deciduous woodland with a number of 'strictly private - no trespassing' signs attached to trees. Pillar has retained the original cap with indented lettering; front and rear sight holes are open. No views.

Pillar TP6698©jonglew
Spider TP6698©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6698©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-31 10:47 - TP6149 (Stamfords Hill)

FB Number: S3856   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handy layby on S side of B1010. Followed field margins S, over stock fencing and up the hill (rough sheep pasture) to trig approx 1.0m W of a field boundary. Pillar has some minor cracking to top screed but nothing too bad; orginal cap has been retained, deeply indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Nice panorama.

Pillar TP6149©jonglew
Spider TP6149©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6149©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-31 10:09 - TP23028 (Danbury Church Spire)

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

Church of St John the Baptist, Grade I listed, 12thC origins. Spire added 15thC although current shingled spire may not be this original one. Cut benchmark with 1GL Bolt on N face of tower.

Church of St John TP23028©jonglew
Church of St John - The Spire TP23028©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-31 10:06 - TP23065 (Danbury Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Large octagonal concrete structure in secure compound. OS lists 3 components: Mast - several of them atop the tower; Centre; and Rivet - no access for this.

The Water Tower TP23065©jonglew
Various masts on Water Tower roof TP23065©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-31 09:28 - TP1104 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S3851   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy find thanks to a comprehensive clearance by CJO 10 days prior to my visit. Did some light pruning as bracken closing in fast to reclaim the pillar again. Original top cap has been lost, no plug; rear sight hole open, L & R closed, front not determined. No views.

A clear channel into the bracken TP1104©jonglew
Some light pruning carried out TP1104©jonglew
Spider TP1104©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1104©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-31 08:12 - TP0403 (Nedging Tye)

FB Number: S2115   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A cheeky passive I hadn't been expecting! Handy gap in roadside hedge allowed access to a small paddock. Pillar found vgc with original top cap in place, raised lettering; LHD side sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP0403©jonglew
Spider TP0403©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0403©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-31 07:10 - TP0551 (Ipswich)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This was a stinker and only but for previous logs did I find it, although I subsequently discovered an OS sketch is available. A bramble-fest, but long trousers, long gaiters, gardening gloves and secateurs will always beat bramble - as it proved today! The 'FBM' is described on the OS sketch as a bolt, so suspect this is not the usual FBM pillar. Anyway, the soil was iron-hard and with limited access was unable to dig it out. Measured as 92cm SE of the telegraph pole - further than I was initially looking. Left it uncovered.

Initial presentation - yep there's the telegraph pole TP0551©jonglew
A path is beaten TP0551©jonglew
The ground is cleared TP0551©jonglew
A bolt is revealed, but it's not really this big TP0551©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 20:05 - TP2207 (Clay Hills)

FB Number: 10745   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

This was actually easier than expected. Followed blackboot29's route, although hadn't read his log but it's intuative after finding track marked on 1:25k map inaccessible. Pillar is within a wide thorn thicket, but it is not too dense as to preclude access - with a little care! Original top cap has been retained, raised lettering; LHD side sight hole is open. No views. A late comer to the party - computed 1960, levelled 1968.

Pillar TP2207©jonglew
Spider TP2207©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2207©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 19:34 - TP0412 (Aldeburgh)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Standard 1/4" rivet on kerb stone at base of sloping section rising to sea wall. Approx 1.5m S of metal railings.

Rivet - Location Shot TP0412©jonglew
Rivet - Detail TP0412©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 18:26 - TP3409 (Goose Hill)

FB Number: S6216   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Woodland car park approx 2.2km to SW, off bend in Lovers Lane, popular with dog walkers as well as lovers! Good forest tracks all the way to within 20m of trig then a fight through gorse and bracken. Cleared away an area around it. Pillar has no top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. No views, not even a nuclear power station to be seen!

Pillar - first sighting TP3409©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP3409©jonglew
Spider TP3409©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3409©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 16:37 - TP7672 (Aldeburgh)

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

Didn't immediately recognize this as different design to the usual Leica dome. Atop the lifeboat house.

Aldeburgh Active Stn TP7672©jonglew
Aldeburgh Active Stn - Detail TP7672©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 15:54 - TP3853 (Hill Farm)

FB Number: S6282   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good farm vehicle track now runs from TM 4265 5525. Followed this until near due W of trig then along tractor lines through field of ripening red onions to trig. Pillar has some cracking to the top screed and an off-set spider; original top cap missing, no plug; RHD side sight hole open. 360deg views a little limited to SE.

Pillar TP3853©jonglew
Spider TP3853©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3853©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 15:12 - TP5085 (Neutral Farm)

FB Number: S4348   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside verge on Short Walk. RoW initially then directly to trig across a field that would be suitable as a bowling green! Pillar found in thorn hedgerow field boundary but reasonably clear of vegetation, just a little pruning back required. Original top cap has been lost, no plug; RHD side sight hole open. No views to speak of.

Pillar - as found TP5085©jonglew
After some light pruning TP5085©jonglew
Spider TP5085©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5085©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-07-30 14:36 - TP0758 (Orford Castle)

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

Grade I listed, 1165-7 for Henry II; currently managed by English Heritage. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components. Spoke with staff for turret access but only public access is to the tower roof; in fact I was told there are no stairways to the turrets, a rather long ladder is required! 1:2k5 map puts the Bolt on the NE turret and the FS in centre of roof - perhaps what previous logger 'Dodders' found was base of original FS? There is a flagstaff but looks as though it's atop the SE turret, if so then not what the OS would have sighted to. There is a damaged cut benchmark at E angle of SE turret.

Orford Castle TP0758©jonglew
Red marker for Flagstaff locat - centre of tower roof, not on a turret TP0758©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 12:47 - TP9887 (Orford Lighthouse)

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

A Grade II listed structure, built 1792. It was decommissioned and sold into private ownership 2013 as encroaching sea has put it in jeopardy. It's expected the sea will have claimed it by 2020. Rivet benchmark on concrete apron at NW side.

Orfordness Lighthouse TP9887©jonglew
Rivet Benchmark TP9887©jonglew
Rivet in detail TP9887©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-30 08:05 - TP10406 (Tunstall Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St Michael, Grade II* listed, 14thC origins with tower added following century. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of St Michael TP10406©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-07-30 07:50 - TP23198 (Parham RAF Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

Visited site of Parham trig after finding it in its new locat. Secure compound with some low silo-type tanks but nothing watery. Trig was computed 1953, 5 years after RAF Framingham had closed after its short 6 year life as a USAF heavy bomber station. Obviously water tank was viable as a trig locat at time OS put a Bolt on it.


Moved 2016-07-30 07:41 - TP5295 (Parham)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Moved   Score: 2/10

Only worker bees at the plant this morning who knew nothing and wouldn't initially give me access to search. However, perseverance paid off. Spied it through the roadside trees. Returned and spoke with them again and they let me in. Over damaged green chain-link fencing at NW side of plant entrance then gap initially very narrow between old chain-link fencing and newer wooden fencing, but widened out into dark scrubby area of young trees. Pillar has been buried to part way up FB. Partially dug out the FB with garden spade but ground as hard as stone - this is a pick-axe job! Original top cap lost, no plug. All sight holes well below ground level. Very mossy. No views.

Pillar TP5295©jonglew
Pillar TP5295©jonglew
Spider TP5295©jonglew
Pillar TP5295©jonglew
Flush Bracket - all I could reveal TP5295©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 18:14 - TP10405 (Snape Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Grade II* listed, mainly 15thC heavily restored 19th and early 20thC. OS lists 3 components: Bolt - not investigated; Centre - good; Flagstaff - at centre of tower roof with vane atop. Cut benchmark at NE corner of nave.

Church of St John TP10405©jonglew
Church of St John - Flagstaff on Tower Roof TP10405©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-07-29 17:32 - TP0759 (Kessingland Church Tower)

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

Parish Church of St Edmund, Grade I listed, 15thC tower the rest rebuilt from 16thC with latest addition 1980. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components: Bolt not investigated; Flagstaff centre of tower roof. Cut benchmark with 1GL bolt at tower NW corner.

Church of St Edmund TP0759©jonglew
Church of St Edmund - The Flagstaff TP0759©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2016-07-29 17:16 - TP7246 (Whitton Green North)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

This should be openly accessible on a grass verge but has now been consumed within a sprawling laurel hedge on SE boundary of 97 Cotmer Rd. Spoke with owner who knew it was there, but couldn't pin-point it for me. Took a little while to locate it. I paced it out at 3.5m from the junction of the hedge with next door's (99 Cotmer Rd) fencing. Top surface has some spalling, and height tag missing.

In the hedge TP7246©jonglew
Top damaged TP7246©jonglew
Height tag missing TP7246©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 17:08 - TP7248 (Whitton Green South)

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

Partially hiding beneath shrubbery in front garden of 101 Cotmer Rd. Can be seen from the path but courtesy knock; permission readily given for a photograph. Good condition but height tag missing.

Whitton Green South TP7248©jonglew
Whitton Green South - Height Tag Missing TP7248©jonglew


Possibly missing 2016-07-29 17:08 - TP0659 (Whitton Green South FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 4/10

Grass verge at S side junction Cotmer Rd and Plovers Way. Didn't spend too much time looking for this. Clip below from 1964 1:2k5 map shows where it should be (crowsfoot shows position of South FBM).

Somewhere on this grass verge TP0659©jonglew
Red Marker pin-points the position TP0659©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 16:34 - TP0413 (Corton)

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

Q. When is a surface block not a Surface Block? A. When it's a Bolt! Found on roadside verge. 30mph sign gone and not a lot on the OS sketch to measure from. 3/4" bolt in roughly cast concrete block. Measured the bolt at 1.05m from road edge. Left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0413©jonglew
Surface Block TP0413©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0413©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-29 16:16 - TP7030 (Wood Farm Gorleston-On-Sea)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Residential housing development has seen this one off. No 9 Curie Drive now occupies the spot where once a mighty trig pillar stood!


Destroyed 2016-07-29 15:50 - TP6414 (The Point South Denes)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this trig destroyed October 1959. Heras fencing prevented a closer visit than 40m. Although my outdated OS 1:25k map shows a car park on the spot. Not so now, just scrubby grasslend.


Good condition 2016-07-29 15:41 - TP8599 (Nelsons Monument)

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

Grade I listed, constructed 1817-9. The first monument dedicated to Nelson in England. Its correct name is the Norfolk Naval Pillar, but is generally known as the Britannia Monument as it's topped by Britannia, not Nelson. Not a lot of people knew that!

The Monument TP8599©jonglew
Britannia in all her splendour TP8599©jonglew
Signage - 3 years late for access! TP8599©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 15:10 - TP7823 (Gorleston)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Located on a privately owned building next to lifeboat station. Standard Leica dome.

Gorleston AS TP7823©jonglew
Gorleston AS TP7823©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 14:55 - TP4661 (Market Road Bradwell)

FB Number: S3811   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Located on a strip of scrubby waste land between rear of houses on El Alamein Way, and Market Rd. On a battered plinth; asphalt top plug; R & LHD sight holes open, rear sealed, front plug degrading. Next!

Pillar TP4661©jonglew
Spider TP4661©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4661©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-29 14:12 - TP22124 (Framingham Radar Mast)

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

OS records this trig destroyed September 1959. There are 2 masts currently on the site with the GR indicating the taller one closest to where the trig was located. However, both are more recent structures. The 1971 1:2k5 map shows 3 masts with the triggy one at the centre.

Current masts TP22124©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 14:00 - TP3258 (Framingham)

FB Number: S2142   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

My visit coincided with arrival of the owner who opened the high wooden gates and allowed me brief access to photograph the pillar. It has retained the original top cap with raised lettering; sight holes were not recorded. A very taciturn chap clearly not schooled in the art of conversation!

Pillar TP3258©jonglew
Spider TP3258©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3258©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-29 12:55 - TP7127 (Park Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

OS records destroyed November 1962. Its replacement pillar, Folly Farm, is 80m NNW.

Where it once stood TP7127©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 12:49 - TP3222 (Folly Farm)

FB Number: 11107   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Folly Lane to S. Walked field margins to trig which is on S side of a drainage channel field boundary. This is a replacement for the nearby destroyed Park Farm trig. Located on a concrete plinth, the original cap has been retained with deeply indented lettering; RHD side sight hole open. Big Norfolk skies - 360deg panorama of.... farmland.

Pillar TP3222©jonglew
Spider TP3222©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3222©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-29 12:28 - TP22183 (Old Buckenham Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records the trig destroyed December 1955. No water tank remains to be found.


Good condition 2016-07-29 12:16 - TP5214 (Old Buckenham)

FB Number: S5268   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On E bank of a dry drainage ditch mounted on a large concrete plinth. Parked at corner of road to N, initial access a little awkward. Pillar has retained its top cap, lightly indented lettering; front sight hole open, left and right holes sealed, rear not determined. No views.

Pillar - shot from drainage ditch TP5214©jonglew
Pillar TP5214©jonglew
Spider TP5214©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5214©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 11:55 - TP7763 (Attleborough)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

SW side of a large single-storey plant building at Attleborough Sewerage Treatment Works. Gate was open, drove in, couldn't find anyone so took my photos, logged a GR and left.

Attleborough AS TP7763©jonglew
Attleborough AS TP7763©jonglew
Attleborough AS TP7763©jonglew
Attleborough AS - Detail TP7763©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-29 10:36 - TP22778 (Haddenham Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

OS records this destroyed December 1968. There is a large water tower at the GR, possibly a replacement, which also has OS triggy things upon it - see TP22805.


Inaccessible 2016-07-29 10:36 - TP22805 (Wilburton Road Water Tower)

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

TP22778 records a destroyed (Dec 1968) rivet at this location on Haddenham Wtr Twr. Is this a replacement tower? The original 2 components of this trig (Rivet and Centre) were both computed June 1968. And although the old and new trigs have slightly different GRs, they are probably not far enough apart for 2 different water towers to have existed simultaneously. Yet the tower is not that old - a small mystery.

Water Tower in background TP22805©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 09:38 - TP3395 (Gog Magog)

FB Number: S4365   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

£3 parking, if you decide to pay it - or take a chance! Trig found in a pasture on NE side of the Wandlebury Iron Age hill fort. Original cap, with raised lettering, has been retained; left, front and rear sight holes are open, with RHD side plug degrading. Pillar has a noticably smooth and even screed finish. The highland coos are in a small enclosure NNW of the trig near the high point of the Gog Magog Hills.

Pillar TP3395©jonglew
Spider TP3395©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3395©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 08:57 - TP5753 (Rowleys Hill)

FB Number: S5069   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Field margins from minor road to NE, then followed tractor tram-lines through a maturing cereal crop to trig at summit of Rowley's Hill. Original top cap has been lost and replaced with an asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Good 360 panorama. Took a visit down into the bowels of the Harston ROC nuclear fall-out monitoring bunker located near the 29m spot height on the way back.

Pillar TP5753©jonglew
Spider TP5753©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5753©jonglew
Harston ROC Bunker TP5753©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-29 08:10 - TP2642 (Croydon Hill)

FB Number: S5950   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the SE on an overgrown RoW. Pillar sits on NE side of the footpath largely free from the hedgerow behind it. There is some chipping from one top corner, so perhaps marginal 'slightly damaged'. Original cap has been retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP2642©jonglew
Spider TP2642©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2642©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-25 15:11 - TP0275 (Pentrebach)

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

Easy spot on flat rock at ground level near bench seat as per OS sketch.

The Rivet - Location Shot TP0275©jonglew
The Rivet TP0275©jonglew
The Rivet - Detail TP0275©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-25 14:33 - TP0221 (Hirwaun Viewpoint)

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

Easy spot on a large slab rock approx 3m NNW of picnic table. Layby nearby. Nice views.

The Rock TP0221©jonglew
The Rivet TP0221©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-25 13:51 - TP7881 (Rhos Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

No longer in the OS passives dBase and at exact same GR as Rhos Cottages surface block. Have to assume this one has gone and been superceded by the SB.


Good condition 2016-07-25 13:51 - TP0463 (Rhos Cottages)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Handy layby within metres of the trig, although evidence of a burned out vehicle made it a messy layby. Easy find with OS sketch, just used the 2.25m measurement from end of culvert and there it was. Dug out the turf to fully expose it and left uncovered. Smaller block than usually seen, with usual 1" domed bolt in centre.

Surface Block - Location TP0463©jonglew
Surface Block TP0463©jonglew
Surface Block TP0463©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-25 12:44 - TP7264 (Carmarthen)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

New shopping centre. Parked up and did a short walk-about. Building gone, Leica dome gone.


Good condition 2016-07-25 10:52 - TP4610 (Maildy)

FB Number: S6397   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking on minor road to W. RoW initially then across cattle pastures (more feisty cattle!) and a couple of stock fences. Pillar has minor chipping to one top edge; original cap retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Nice 360deg panorama with big rain moving in.

Pillar TP4610©jonglew
Spider TP4610©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4610©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-24 17:08 - TP6532 (Torbant)

FB Number: S6391   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside by a field boundary and open gate (SM 8463 3110). Followed field margins to trig which sits atop a large plinth on a raised field boundary. Minor chipping to top edges; original cap retained, indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP6532©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP6532©jonglew
Spider TP6532©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6532©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-24 11:54 - TP5400 (Pen-Y-Bank)

FB Number: S6383   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking at junction minor rd / RoW to SE. Bypassed overgrown path and followed field bdy; over a couple of field gates and stock fences (field of feisty cattle today!); access a little awkward as I approached from S side of a wide gorsey raised field bdy and trig is on N side. Trig sits on a large plinth on said boundary; has minor chipping from one top corner; original cap retained, indented lettering; front sight hole closed, other 3 not determined. Nice 360deg panorama.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP5400©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP5400©jonglew
Spider TP5400©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5400©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-23 06:40 - TP7754 (Cardiff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

En-route to Pembrokeshire, quick divert off the M4 to bag this AS that I've driven past to the N several times where it's not visible. Viewed from near end of Fford Brynhyfryd at a secure gate back entrance into business park as no access allowed from the front gate. Easy spot.

Cardiff AS TP7754©jonglew
Cardiff AS - Detail TP7754©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 14:03 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)

FB Number: S3264   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Composite top cap; 'BSM' style FB; all sight holes open. No views.

Pillar TP5674©jonglew
Pillar TP5674©jonglew
Spider TP5674©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5674©jonglew


Destroyed 2016-07-20 11:43 - TP23977 (St Aubyns Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Congregational Church now a parking lot. 1962-9 1:1250 map shows the current Celestial Church of Christs was St Aubyn's sunday school building.

Where it used to be TP23977©jonglew
The former Sunday School building TP23977©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 11:14 - TP24082 (Beulah Hill Church Spire)

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

All Saints' Church; Grade II listed; 1827-9. Cut benchmark with 1GL bolt at RHD side of tower entrance. Early lunch amongst the tombs and shade from the trees.

Church of All Saints TP24082©jonglew
Church of All Saints - The Spire with Flying Buttresses visible TP24082©jonglew
The Benchmark TP24082©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 10:36 - TP0656 (Croydon FBM Aux 1)

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

Most of the OS reference points have gone, most recently the bench seat, there is now nothing that can be used to quickly find this trig, so without a GPS it will be difficult to locate. However, a relatively easy find with a GPS. 2" bolt (as measured) in large concrete block. From the shiny new red dog doo-doos bin it is 23.05m; and from the road edge 20.4m. Dug away a fair bit of the encroaching turf and left it uncovered.

Surface Block TP0656©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP0656©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 10:23 - TP7190 (Croydon (R))

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

In playpen complete with height tag (449.24ft), on Riddlesdown.

FBM TP7190©jonglew
The Pillar TP7190©jonglew
The Height Tag TP7190©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 10:04 - TP24130 (Warlingham Church Spire)

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

Church of All Saints; Grade II* listed; 1250 restored 1857. Small spire mounted above tile-hung bellchamber on roof line. Weathered cut benchmark on buttress at S angle.

Church of All Saints TP24130©jonglew
Church of All Saints - The Spire TP24130©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 09:46 - TP24194 (Farleigh Asylum Tower Vane)

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

This Grade II listed tower (a free-standing Venetian-style campanile) is all that remains of Warlingham Park Hospital, opened in 1903 as the Croydon Mental Hospital, closed in 1999. The site has since been developed as an up market estate called Greatpark. There is an expansive vane atop the tower.

The Tower TP24194©jonglew
The Vane TP24194©jonglew
The Vane - Detail TP24194©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 09:22 - TP24301 (Woldingham Church Tower)

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

St Paul's Church; Grade II listed; 1933. OS lists 2 components: Bolt - no access to investigate; and Flagstaff - centre of tower roof. Cut benchmark is missing, possibly lost to new stonework.

Church of St Paul TP24301©jonglew
Church of St Paul - The Flagstaff TP24301©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 08:46 - TP24155 (Caterham Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church; Grade II listed; 1888. 3-stage tower with shingled broach spire. Cut benchmark on a tower jut.

Church of St Mary TP24155©jonglew
Church of St Mary - The Spire TP24155©jonglew


Good condition 2016-07-20 08:31 - TP24129 (Chaldon Church Spire)

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

Church of Sts Peter and Paul; Grade I listed; 11thC origins, with tower (and presumably spire) added 1843.

Church of Sts Peter and Paul TP24129©jonglew
Church of Sts Peter and Paul - The Spire TP24129©jonglew


Inaccessible 2016-07-20 08:16 - TP24508 (Netherne Water Tower)

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

The Water Tower is one of the few remaining bldgs that comprised Netherne Asylum, founded 1905 and closed 1994. Site was redeveloped for up market h