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Good condition 2018-06-20 10:05 - TP3455 (Great Hameldon)

FB Number: S4564   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of minor road, near New Laithe. Hameldon Common trig pillar first. Good track to within 500m when a bit of rough tussock grass encountered. Pillar has some minor chipping to top edges and a small crack in top screed otherwise good. Centre cap is missing and tube is unplugged. RHS sight hole open. Cloud down and raining - no views.

Pillar TP3455©jonglew
Spider TP3455©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3455©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-20 09:41 - TP3587 (Hameldon Common)

FB Number: S4565   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of minor road, near New Laithe. Good vehicle track. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering. LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Cloud down and raining - no views. On to the other Hameldon pillar.

Pillar TP3587©jonglew
Spider TP3587©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3587©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-16 13:39 - TP8924 (Battle of Largs Monument)

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

Commemorating the 1263 Battle of Largs fought between the Kingdoms of Norway and Scotland which saw the end to Norway's influence in Scotland. The monument is also know as The Pencil. Erected 1912, Category B listed.

The Monument TP8924©jonglew
Detail TP8924©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-16 12:31 - TP13386 (Clark Memorial Spire Largs)

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

Clark Memorial Parish Church, Category A listed, 1890-2.

The Church and Spire TP13386©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-16 12:25 - TP13385 (Largs St Columba Church Spire)

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

Category B listed building, 1891-3. Cut benchmark on West face.

Church of St Columba TP13385©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-15 15:22 - TP10771 (Ayr Parish Church Spire)

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

St Leonard's Ch, Category B listed, 1886. Cut benchmark on the S face.

Church of St Leonard TP10771©jonglew
The Spire TP10771©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-06-15 15:05 - TP11615 (W C Gray Factory Flagstaff)

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

Site has been levelled and looks to currently being redeveloped.


Good condition 2018-06-15 14:42 - TP11616 (Prestwick Church Spire St Nicholas)

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

Constructed 1908. Small squat pyrimidal 'spire' atop tall red sandstone tower; more an apex than a spire. Cut benchmark on the N face.

Church of St Nicholas TP11616©jonglew
Church of St Nicholas TP11616©jonglew
The Spire TP11616©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-15 14:23 - TP9974 (Monkton & Prestwick Church Tower Pole)

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

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Category B listed, 1837. OS records Bolt, Centre and Pole as components of this trig. The former not investigated, the Centre is good, and the latter recorded destroyed July 1964. Cut Mark with 1GL Bolt noted.

Church of St Cuthbert TP9974©jonglew
The current pole - a mobile phone mast TP9974©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-06-15 13:05 - TP4809 (Middlefield Law)

FB Number: S5475   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From minor road to S. Pillar sits close to a large cairn that marks the hill summit. Substantial amount of top screed missing resulting in all spider arm ends being exposed. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views. Cairn has an interesting stone at its SW side that may be a pivot benchmark, but it could also be an old trig from the primary triangulation, which is shown on the late 19thC 1:2k5 maps.

Pillar TP4809©jonglew
Spider TP4809©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4809©jonglew
Possible Old Trig TP4809©jonglew
Possible Old Trig TP4809©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-15 10:16 - TP5865 (See Morris Hill)

FB Number: S7978   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked just E of Riddingshill at locked gate on mast access track. Pillar sits at the summit of the hill. Centre cap missing, no plug; front sight hole open. Panoramic views. There is an interesting stone immediately adjacent to the pillar with what superficially looks like an OS pivot benchmark, however I believe it may be an old trig from the 19thC primary triangulation, which is shown on the 1894 & 1909 1:2,500 maps.

Pillar TP5865©jonglew
Spider TP5865©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5865©jonglew
Possible Old Trig TP5865©jonglew
Possible Old Trig TP5865©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-13 17:08 - TP4131 (Jerusalem)

FB Number: 10741   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the N parking at NY 6457 1970. Pillar has lost its centre cap, replaced with a mortar plug; rear sight hole open. Rough cattle pasture. Extensive views, particularly good E to Pennines.

Pillar TP4131©jonglew
Pillar TP4131©jonglew
Spider TP4131©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4131©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-12 15:29 - TP11908 (Roadhead Reservoir)

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

Grass has matted together very well since last found 5 years ago. Another flat section of concrete very close by spoofed me and was dug out first. The Surface Block is located very close to the corner of the top of the covered resr beneath 2-3" of turf. Large conical-shaped bolt reminiscent of all Concrete Rings I've seen, and also seen recently on a Curry Stool - measured at 2 3/4" dia. Replaced turf. The hill is a tump, and the Roadhead ROC bunker is a short distance away.

Location TP11908©jonglew
Surface Block TP11908©jonglew
The Bolt TP11908©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-12 13:23 - TP0694 (Whitelyne Common)

FB Number: 10862   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From The Flatt (parking at NY 5597 7842). Long Crag first then on to here. Nice remote feel about the place. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; front sight hole open, LHS plug degrading. Extensive panoramic views. The old pillar, toppled and broken, lies a metre or so to the NE.

Pillar TP0694©jonglew
Spider TP0694©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0694©jonglew


Toppled 2018-06-12 13:23 - TP7475 (Whitelyne Common [old])

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

The bulk of the toppled pillar lies about a metre to NE of the replacement. There are at least 5 large concrete chunks identifiable as part of the old pillar lying in close proximity.

The main section, FB recess to LHS TP7475©jonglew
Identifiable sections TP7475©jonglew
Identifiable section TP7475©jonglew
Identifiable sections TP7475©jonglew
Identifiable section TP7475©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-12 12:33 - TP4517 (Long Crag)

FB Number: S6502   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From The Flatt (parked at NY 5597 7842). En-route to Sighty Crag. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, front plug degrading. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4517©jonglew
Spider TP4517©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4517©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-11 22:37 - TP7297 (Stirling 1)

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

3 x NovAtel (has Leica lost the contract?) domes on the building just S of the summit outcrop. From the given GR I assume the one at the NW corner of the roof is Stirling 1 although difficult to tell as they are all close together.

The Active Stns TP7297©jonglew
The Active Stns TP7297©jonglew
Detail TP7297©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-11 14:37 - TP7298 (Stirling 2)

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

3 x NovAtel domes on a building just S of the hill's high point. Difficult to determine which is Stirling 2, and why is there no Stirling 3? But does it really matter? See Stirling 1 for photos.


Good condition 2018-06-11 13:20 - TP8571 (Wallace Monument Stirling)

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

A Category A listed building; construction lasted 7 years with completion 1869. Entrance fee to the monument now 10.50 (10% reduction for SNT and SNH membership). Walked up to the tower bagging the 3 rivet benchmarks on the way, along with the pivot on the monumnet, and the tump summit (Abbey Craig). Declined to pay the cash to climb the tower.

Monument - as viewed from Flush Bracket G634 TP8571©jonglew
The Crown TP8571©jonglew
Pivot Benchmark at NE corner TP8571©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-11 11:41 - TP4881 (Moncreiffe Hill)

FB Number: S5924   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the Tay Rd car park (NO 1384 2099). Well maintained track all the way. Pillar has an asphalt plug replacing central cap; front sight hole open. Extensive views W over Strathearn.

Pillar TP4881©jonglew
Pillar TP4881©jonglew
Spider TP4881©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4881©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-11 10:21 - TP4611 (Mailer Hill)

FB Number: S6012   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pull-in for 1 car at NO 1013 2028. Signed RoW to all but the last 100m or so. Pillar has lost its central cap, no plug; RHS sight hole open, the other 3 were sealed but all of their plugs are degrading. Views not noted, but it was drizzly.

Pillar TP4611©jonglew
Spider TP4611©jonglew
Flush Bracket - with camera being shielded from the rain TP4611©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-09 20:29 - TP7517 (Braemar)

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

Standard Leica dome; mounted on N elevation of the community fire station.

Initial view from front of the fire stn TP7517©jonglew
View from the rear of the building TP7517©jonglew
Detail TP7517©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-09 16:22 - TP0028 (Well Of The Lecht)

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

Low parapet on NW side of vehicle track leading to parking area, mostly moss/grass covered. However, the NE end, where the rivet is located, is free of vegetation. Standard 1/4" rivet.

The low bridge parapet TP0028©jonglew
Rivet TP0028©jonglew
Detail TP0028©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-09 14:17 - TP7155 (Braemar)

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

On a flattened section of rising ground, paced at 21m from the deer fence. Parked at a gate (NO 1697 9185). Height tag extant but no height recorded thereon.

FBM TP7155©jonglew
FBM - Benchmark Plate TP7155©jonglew
FBM - Passive Stn Plate TP7155©jonglew
FBM - Blank Height Tag TP7155©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-09 14:02 - TP0569 (Braemar FBM Aux 1)

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

Wide grass verge for parking. A little probing required but found quite quickly. Measured it at 1.4m from the fence wire and 3.0m from the straining fence post. Left it uncovered.

Location TP0569©jonglew
The Berntsen TP0569©jonglew
Detail TP0569©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-09 11:58 - TP0675 (Badendun Hill)

FB Number: S6965   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy dirt pull-in near start of the walk (NO 1874 6475). Track all the way to the top - should have taken my bike, would have been a blast descending. Pillar retains an original central cap, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Very hazy panoramic views.

Pillar TP0675©jonglew
Spider TP0675©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0675©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-09 10:38 - TP0495 (Glenshee)

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

Approx 10m into a field, good parking and easy access over a field gate. OSBM plate now below ground level; height tag missing, otherwise good.

Location TP0495©jonglew
FBM TP0495©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0495©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-09 09:46 - TP0673 (Scroggiehill)

FB Number: S9400   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First stop en-route to Aviemore for the RHSoc annual gathering. Handy dirt pull-in (NO 1467 4202) after which good farm vehicle track to the trig. Ground seems to be rising around the pillar - FB is becoming buried and all sight hole now below ground level. Central cap missing, no plug. Panoramic views.

General location TP0673©jonglew
Pillar - initial presentation TP0673©jonglew
Pillar - after some size 10 boots came into play TP0673©jonglew
Spider TP0673©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0673©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-05 17:41 - TP9757 (Rossay)

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

Kayaked across the loch from Drinishader in calm, sunny weather. Visited Scotasay Island curry stool first, then on to here. Survey carried out by HMS Woodlark in 1970, as engraved on the plate. No change from previous visit 6 years and 1 day ago.

Island Top TP9757©jonglew
Hydro Plate TP9757©jonglew
Detail TP9757©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-05 16:50 - TP7469 (Scotasay Island)

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

Kayaked across the loch from Drinishader. Landed on a low tide at SW side of the island, opposire Sgeir Ghlas. Rough, ungrazed ground - a lot of tufted grass and heather. Curry stool in good condition, all 3 legs covered with dry grass but easily revealed. Large conical bolt at centre - very similar to the concrete ring (buried block) trigs. Very little, if any, change from previous logger 6 years and 1 day ago. Paddled on to Rossay for the hydrographic plate.

Island Top TP7469©jonglew
The Curry Stool TP7469©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-05 11:21 - TP6115 (Sron A Ghoirtein)

FB Number: 10072   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a short round of hills from the Huisinish car park. Pillar vgc with a smooth screed finish; original centre cap retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open, front & rear plugs degrading. Extensive sea and land-scape panorama.

Pillar TP6115©jonglew
Spider TP6115©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6115©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-04 10:56 - TP7717 (Flannan Isles)

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

Trip with Sea Harris from Leverburgh. Excellent weather with about a metre of swell; landing was onto rough and badly weathered steps. 1" bolt located on a flatish rock at corner of the lighthouse enclosure wall.

Bolt - Location TP7717©jonglew
Bolt TP7717©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP7717©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-03 11:12 - TP6502 (Toddun)

FB Number: 10091   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From roadside parking area due N. Followed the spine of the hill to it's conclusion in low, misty, damp cloud. Pillar sits within a shelter cairn, it has an almost square profile, very little taper to it; original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; appears to have no sight holes. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar in shelter cairn TP6502©jonglew
Pillar TP6502©jonglew
Spider TP6502©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6502©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-02 16:18 - TP8181 (Sithean Mor (North Harris))

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

Took a little finding as had a covering of heather over it. 1" bolt mortared into slab rock. Paced it at 4.5m WNW from the cairn. Cleared the heather and left it exposed.

Bolt - Location TP8181©jonglew
Bolt TP8181©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP8181©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-02 01:36 - TP3355 (Gillaval Glas)

FB Number: 10088   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk around Glen Skeaudale. A stone-built pillar residing within a shelter cairn approx 100m due S of the hill summit. Centre cap replaced by a composite disc; mossy at the base, but all sight holes, if there are any, appear to be sealed. Misty but hints of extensive views over East Loch Tarbert.

Pillar in shelter cairn TP3355©jonglew
Pillar TP3355©jonglew
Spider TP3355©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3355©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-01 15:20 - TP8163 (Mile-Sgeir)

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

Penultimate of 15 islands visited today on a trip out of Leverburgh with Sea Harris. Located on the eastern of 2 low prominences, both with a good covering of guano, making spotting the 1" bolt a little tricky. Excellent sea conditions made for an easy landing.

The island TP8163©jonglew
peregrinus searches TP8163©jonglew
Bolt TP8163©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP8163©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-01 14:56 - TP7965 (Sgeir Sine )

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

Mortared into a small rock platform on slab rock near the island's high point. The circular plate has no survey ship or date engraved on it; possibly it was HMS Woodlark. Excellent sea conditions made for an easy landing.

The Island TP7965©jonglew
The Plate TP7965©jonglew
The Plate - Detail TP7965©jonglew


Damaged 2018-06-01 12:34 - TP8167 (Tahay Island)

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

Bolt sits at centre of summit cairn at the island's high point. It's a bit of an oddity: superficially appearing to have had the head broken off leaving the shaft embeded in the rock, but then there's the flange/washer that doesn't quite make sense.

Bolt - Location TP8167©jonglew
Bolt TP8167©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP8167©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-31 16:32 - TP3523 (Groay)

FB Number: 10096   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Sea Harris trip from Leverburgh; 9th of 10 islands visited today. Easy landing in calm conditions. Pillar retians an original centre cap, raised lettering. Extensive views of Sound of Harris islands.

Pillar TP3523©jonglew
Spider TP3523©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3523©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-31 09:53 - TP1139 (Beinn A Charnain(Pabbay I))

FB Number: S8993   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Sea Harris trip from Leverburgh. Dropped off at stone jetty S side of the island. Deer fence and golf course to negotiate, otherwise straightforward. A roughly made stone pillar resides within a shelter cairn; an original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering. Fine panoramic views.

Pillar in shelter cairn TP1139©jonglew
Pillar TP1139©jonglew
Spider TP1139©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1139©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-30 16:17 - TP1320 (Benisval)

FB Number: S9405   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Dropped off by Sea Harris on N side of Loch Tealasbhaig for some HuMP bagging with Bob Kerr and Brian Ewing. This the last hill before being picked up at the end of Loch Reasort. Pillar sits on a prominent outcrop adjacent to a large beehive cairn. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering. Extensive views.

Pillar TP1320©jonglew
Spider TP1320©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1320©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-30 14:27 - TP8180 (Snehaval)

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

HuMp bagging along N side of Loch Reasort with Bob Kerr and Brian Ewing after being dropped off, and later collected, by Sea Harris. 1" bolt mortared into open rock at the hill summit.

Bolt - Location TP8180©jonglew
Bolt TP8180©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP8180©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-30 09:47 - TP8165 (Bullaval)

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

Dropped off by Sea Harris on E side of Loch na h-Uidhe. Heavily domed 1" bolt easily spotted on open rock at the hill summit.

Bolt - Location TP8165©jonglew
Bolt TP8165©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP8165©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-29 13:58 - TP9686 (Monach Islands Lighthouse)

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

Tall, brick-built lighthouse. Last of the 5 main Monach Isles visited and landed on. Trip out from Leverburgh with Sea Harris.

The Lighthouse TP9686©jonglew
The Lighthouse TP9686©jonglew
Plaque TP9686©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-29 11:00 - TP2274 (Cnoc Bharr (Monach Island))

FB Number: S8898   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Sea Harris trip from Leverburgh. Landed on Sibhinis on a lowering tide. Dry shod across to Ceann Iar. Pillar sits in an area of sand and marram grass which is slowly banking up around it; the FB needed sand etc removing to fully reveal it. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering.

Pillar TP2274©jonglew
Spider TP2274©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2274©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-28 10:50 - TP9673 (Flannan Isles Lighthouse)

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

Cat B listed structure, 1899; automated 1971. Trip from Leverburgh with Sea Harris. Slightly tricky landing onto badly weathered concrete steps with approx a metre of swell.

Lighthouse TP9673©jonglew
Lighthouse TP9673©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-27 14:09 - TP2214 (Cleiseval)

FB Number: 10080   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From NB 0656 0731. Rough ground, no path. Pillar located in a low partial shelter cairn. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views. No damage noted.

Pillar TP2214©jonglew
Spider TP2214©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2214©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-24 14:59 - TP4912 (Moor Yeat)

FB Number: S6940   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spoke with the owner of this impressively large new-build as he was out cutting his grass. Looked like an ex-farmer from the farming equip lying around - and I thought they were all poor! He was happy for me to visit the pillar, said it will stay. It's on the NE side of the HR and not really accessible from roadside due to density of the hedge. Has a roughly horizontal hair fracture running on at least 2 sides otherwise good; an original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP4912©jonglew
Spider TP4912©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4912©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-24 14:41 - TP11119 (Warwick Bridge Church Spire)

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

St Paul's Church, Grade II listed, 1845. Pivot benchmark.

Church of St Paul TP11119©jonglew
Pivot BM TP11119©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-05-24 14:34 - TP11120 (Warwick Bridge Chimney)

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

OS records this destroyed October 1980. The mill is extant, just the chimney that's gone. The site is now a business park. Grade II listed; formerly a woollen mill, built as a cotton mill in 1790. Chy was on the NW side of the current bldg, the base possibly still existing with a new roof and stainless-steel pipe chimneys.

The Mill Building TP11120©jonglew
Possible base of the chimney TP11120©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-05-24 12:21 - TP11930 (Whin Hill)

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

In the old section of the sand pit quarry. Parked roadside on Fenton Lane, couple of gates/fences and walked over to where it was once sited near enough on the 132m spot height in my OS 1:25k; I was stood approx 12m below it!

Where it once was sited TP11930©jonglew
Very fine sand here TP11930©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-05-24 12:04 - TP3124 (Faugh)

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

Parked at the wall box, got the BM. Walked up through trees from a field gate at NY 5093 5469 to edge of the quarry. I was approx 65m from where the pillar would have stood, but the hill is now one very big sand pit.

The sandpit TP3124©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-05-23 15:28 - TP4219 (King Harrys Common)

FB Number: S6779   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From a little used field gate (NY 5320 4816), room for one car. Nice path runs up the side of the valley following the field boundary and continues on after head of the valley. Pillar has lost some top screed leaving 2 spider arm ends exposed; also has some fracturing on the vertical faces. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Except for N where there is a lot of subatantial gorse, the views are excellent.

Pillar TP4219©jonglew
Pillar TP4219©jonglew
Spider TP4219©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4219©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-23 14:00 - TP5832 (Scales Moor)

FB Number: S6997   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From a field entrance to SSW. Sheep pasture. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. 360deg panorama; Lakeland and Pennine views good.

Pillar TP5832©jonglew
Pillar TP5832©jonglew
Spider TP5832©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5832©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-23 13:16 - TP4694 (Maughonby Farm)

FB Number: S7023   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked by the church, cut through on a RoW to the farm and asked for permission to view the pillar, readily given. Farmer interested and quizzed me on their purpose and function. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; front sight hole open. Becoming overshadowed by straggly elder.

Pillar TP4694©jonglew
Pillar TP4694©jonglew
Spider TP4694©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4694©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-23 12:41 - TP4130 (Jardens)

FB Number: S6477   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the SSW following the field boundary. Pillar has been pressed into service as a gatepost but seems in good condition despite. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole not determined, other 3 sealed. Extensive panoramic views to both Pennines and Cumbrian Mountains.

Pillar TP4130©jonglew
Pillar TP4130©jonglew
Spider TP4130©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4130©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-19 12:26 - TP2841 (Druim Beithe)

FB Number: 10383   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From parking area at end of the road. A large area od seriously boggy ground centred around NM 7635 0006 is best skirted round to the NE. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive sea and landscape panorama of many islands visited over past week.

Pillar TP2841©jonglew
Pillar TP2841©jonglew
Spider TP2841©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2841©jonglew


Moved 2018-05-19 08:52 - TP1172 (Beinn Chaorach)

FB Number: S9729   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Sadly moved from its hillside location, it is currently lying prone still concreted inside the red telephone box that was erected over it when on the hill. It lies dumped unceremoniously with farming and other materials behind a section of wind turbine on Arduaine Farm. An original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering. The FB can be photographed by crawling into the roofless phone box. Owner has a plan to resurrect it to its correct location - but will he ever?

In the phone box TP1172©jonglew
Looks small in there TP1172©jonglew
Spider TP1172©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1172©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-18 15:49 - TP8913 (Hutchesons Monument)

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

Final baggable item on the island for me. The monument stands almost 400m NE of the tump Cladh a'Bhearnaig. A granite obelisk and landmark for navigators, overlooking Ardantrive Bay. Erected 1883 to the memory of David Hutcheson (1799 - 1880), the entrepreneurial ship-owner who operated services to the islands as D. & A. Hutcheson, which later became Caledonian MacBrayne.

The obelisk TP8913©jonglew
Panel on SE face TP8913©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-18 11:56 - TP1942 (Carn Breugach)

FB Number: 10478   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Stayed on the track heading towards the tea room until NM 8159 2708 when diverted off for the summit - others have headed up hill earlier but was holding out for the tea rooms first not realizing how far along the track it is. Rejoined the track at NM 8101 2701 to bag coffee and fruit scones at the tea room before heading off for the other island tumps. Another fine vanessa pillar albeit with minor chipping to top edges; original top cap retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive island and seascape views.

Pillar TP1942©jonglew
Pillar TP1942©jonglew
Spider TP1942©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1942©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-17 16:02 - TP1025 (Bardrishaig)

FB Number: S9720   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Final and highest hill on the Luing S-N traverse with AR, CE & DG. A fine vanessa pillar, freshly painted in brilliant white, but sadly disfigured with the emplacement of a topograph that obsures the top metalwork - if in fact it's still there. The RHS sight hole is open, front plug is degrading. Fine panoramic sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP1025©jonglew
Pillar TP1025©jonglew
Spider TP1025©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1025©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-17 12:39 - TP9762 (Fladda Lighthouse)

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

The islet of Fladda is one of the Slate Islands off the west coast of Luing. Photographed from the summit of Dubh Leathad on Luing. An active light, constructed 1860.

Fladda Lighthouse TP9762©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-17 09:56 - TP0868 (Ard Luing)

FB Number: 10233   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Dropped off at Bagh na h-Aird by Farsain Cruises for a S-N traverse of Luing. Lovely vanessa pillar sits atop a small 65m hill with commanding views of the surrounding islands. Traces of white paint remain; some minor chipping to top edges. An original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering. Extensive sea and landscape views. With DG, CE & AR. My 2,000th extant pillar.

Pillar - Scarba in background TP0868©jonglew
Pillar TP0868©jonglew
Spider TP0868©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0868©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-16 16:13 - TP9776 (Reisa an t-Sruith Lighthouse)

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

Landed on the island returning from Loch Craignish to Craobh Haven marina after an island bagging trip with Farsain Cruises. The trig is one of the modern 'flat pack' navigational beacons. As this trig was computed nearly 60 years ago, is it the same one the OS sited to? Likely not IMHO, but who knows.

Navigational Beacon TP9776©jonglew
Navigational Beacon TP9776©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-15 14:39 - TP2651 (Cruach Scarba)

FB Number: 10512   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a Farsain Cruises trip out of Craobh Haven. Dropped off at jetty NE side of island. Good track to a wall (NM 7046 0454), then followed that to the trig. Vanessa pillar retains orignal top cap, raised lettering. Cloud down, raining, windy, no views.

Pillar TP2651©jonglew
Spider TP2651©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2651©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-15 10:47 - TP10310 (Lunga)

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

Standard 1" OS bolt located on flatish rock beneath cairn. Cairn rebuilt to one side.

Bolt- Location TP10310©jonglew
Bolt TP10310©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-05-14 13:53 - TP10311 (Garbh Eileach)

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

Small grass covered outcrop. Managed to pull away some turf but no tools and proved insufficient to locate the bolt. This one retains its secrets - for the time being!


Good condition 2018-05-14 10:23 - TP3035 (Eileach An Naoimh)

FB Number: 10507   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First hill, first island, only pillar of the day on a 12 tump, 8 island trip around the Garvellachs. Fine vanessa pillar retaining centre top cap, raised lettering. Extensive seascape panoramic views.

Pillar TP3035©jonglew
Spider TP3035©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3035©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-13 15:45 - TP2868 (Duachy)

FB Number: S9705   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good roadside parking at NM 8004 1997 and good farm track most of the way. Last section a steep pull up on grassy slopes. Pillar retains an original cenre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP2868©jonglew
Pillar TP2868©jonglew
Spider TP2868©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2868©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-05-13 14:18 - TP15459 (Easdale)

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

Should be renamed Slate Hill! Could have spent all day digging up slate but after prodding for 5 minutes and with every prod a potential Surface Block, gave it up as a bad idea! Lovely spot though. GPS was indicating W side of the toposcope. Ferry currently 2.10 adult return, takes 2-3 minutes to cross.

Likely location TP15459©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-13 11:03 - TP2648 (Cruach Nam Fearna)

FB Number: S9715   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circuitous route to pick up some hills en-route, Lovely spot with extensive panoramic sea and landscape views. Pillar retians original centre cap, raised lettering; rear and LHS sight holes open, RHS plug degrading.

Pillar TP2648©jonglew
Pillar TP2648©jonglew
Spider TP2648©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2648©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-12 13:11 - TP7151 (Lochgilphead)

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

Parked 400m E on opp side of the road, at a dirt pull-in, opposite a lone house. Took a GR from Old Maps which shows it as a BM, GPS then took me straight to it. Blue gas bottle remains a good marker though, easily spotted as working my way through the scrubby woodland. Hole in deer fence also extant. After going through that, head almost due S (perhaps a little W) following a line of 7 maturing conifers. FBM sports a blank height tag; left thick moss intact so no OS plates seen. Didn't see any damage.

FBM TP7151©jonglew
FBM TP7151©jonglew
FBM - Blank Height Tag TP7151©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-12 11:51 - TP3380 (Glenakill)

FB Number: S8442   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good off-road parking at NR 8676 7013. Followed a very faint and very poor track WSW up through clear fell forest to edge of old forest then almost due S, maybe a little W, to trig over slightly better ground. Extensive views to Loch Fyne and West Loch Tarbert. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Small memorial plaque on rear face close to the ground - Iain AS Kelly, died 25/7/99 aged 21.

Pillar TP3380©jonglew
Spider TP3380©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3380©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-11 10:50 - TP3305 (Garbad)

FB Number: S8700   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Auchenhaw Wood car park (NS 0192 2170). Access track for Ballymeanochglen then good FP to Loch Garbad. Peeled off SE onto a fire break 100m before the loch; 'path' deteriorates at the forest boundary, but push on up a steep slope to the trig. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole open, rear plug degrading. Nice coat of white paint, suffering from forest greening. No views. My final trig on Arran.

Pillar TP3305©jonglew
Pillar TP3305©jonglew
Spider TP3305©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3305©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-10 18:20 - TP2425 (Corriecravie)

FB Number: S8684   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From The Moor, parking with farmer's permission. Field gate at NR 9302 2459 accesses rough and wet pasture. Did the Cnoc Reamhar tump first then over to here. Pillar retains an original top cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Reasonably fresh coat of white paint. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2425©jonglew
Pillar TP2425©jonglew
Spider TP2425©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2425©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-08 13:32 - TP4901 (Monyquil)

FB Number: S8699   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good forest track from NR 9170 3359, diverted off on a mapped fire break at NR 9251 3564 to bag the hill Garbh Thorr, then more mapped breaks to within a short distance of the pilar, then easy access through sparse forest. Interestingly previous loggers have reported an asphalt top plug, but today it had an OS cap with indented lettering! Rear sight hole open. In need of the Arran trig painter's attention.

Pillar TP4901©jonglew
Spider TP4901©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4901©jonglew


Good condition 2018-05-07 17:53 - TP4640 (Maol Donn)

FB Number: S8731   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Picked off n the way down from Goatfell with Carole Engel. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole sealled, other 3 open. Sporting a bright white coat of paint. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4640©jonglew
Spider TP4640©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4640©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-05-06 18:20 - TP5924 (Sheeans)

FB Number: S8720   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Tricky access, thought I was doing well to drive to NS 0114 3368, but from there it was a bit of an Arran horror story of old felled forest, some old extant forest, some new forest, lots of brash, and very wet/boggy. Eventually found a way out onto open hillside where the heather was knee high. Not a pleasant experience from this direction. Pillar retains an original top cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open, RHS plug degrading. Sports a good coat of white paint. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5924©jonglew
Spider TP5924©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5924©jonglew


Damaged 2018-05-03 10:09 - TP0911 (Askival)

FB Number: S6141   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

From Kinloch with Andrew Purkiss and Steve Lewis, via Hallival. wet and windy; cut short the full traverse due to weather. Stone-built pillar with chunks of stonework missing. All 3 spider arm ends exposed; no cap or plug. No views either.

Pillar TP0911©jonglew
Spider TP0911©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0911©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-30 16:14 - TP2652 (Cruach Tairbeirt)

FB Number: S8831   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the railway station, good track leads up through forest. Logging operations until Dec 2018 has closed the track but no-one around today. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2652©jonglew
Spider TP2652©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2652©jonglew


Damaged 2018-04-30 12:01 - TP2370 (Common Hill)

FB Number: S6108   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

From Douglas West. Wind farm track leads to within 200m. Pillar has sustained some damage with much of the top screed missing leaving 2 of the spider arm ends exposed. An asphalt plug replaces a missing top cap; rear and RHS sight holes open. Panoramic viws.

Pillar TP2370©jonglew
Spider TP2370©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2370©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-27 12:45 - TP11108 (Stoney Holme Waterworks Tower)

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

Golf clubhouse on site of the tower these days. Nearby monument will probably relate to the old waterworks.

Monument TP11108©jonglew
Inscription dating from 1861 TP11108©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-04-25 17:33 - TP6761 (Warton Crag)

FB Number: S5335   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Good tracks up the crag from dirt car park to SE. Tarmac'd carpark due S probably an easier way to do this one. Pillar has had a hard life with many visitors, top edges/corners badly chipped; no top cap or plug; rear and RHS sight holes open. Marginal views E, all other directions obscured by scrubby trees.

Pillar TP6761©jonglew
Spider TP6761©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6761©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-25 16:57 - TP5604 (Red Bank)

FB Number: S5333   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From coastal car park to south. Pasture. Pillar has a composite disc cap; rear sight hole open. Extensive views over Morecombe sands.

Pillar TP5604©jonglew
Spider TP5604©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5604©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-25 16:15 - TP6689 (View Field)

FB Number: S5405   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tricky parking. Field gate to SSE. Short hop across a pasture. Pillar has no top cap or plug; all sight holes sealed. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP6689©jonglew
Spider TP6689©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6689©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-22 12:52 - TP2968 (East Brighton Golf Course)

FB Number: S4035   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on The Cliff, a residential road. Took the PRoW past golf club house continuing NE along edge of the links. At track junction headed directly for the pillar. Original centre cap retained, indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2968©jonglew
Spider TP2968©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2968©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-22 12:19 - TP4950 (Mount Pleasant)

FB Number: S4547   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked TQ 3582 0411, RoW due N, then WSW following a field boundary not shown on my 25k map. Pillar sits out on fallow downland retaining an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open; badly chipped top edges. Extensive panorama of rolling downland.

Pillar TP4950©jonglew
Spider TP4950©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4950©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-22 11:50 - TP5113 (Newlands Barn)

FB Number: S4222   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tricky one to access. Parked roadside (TQ 3706 0251). Went up the track veering off right around TQ 3736 0264. Through some scrubby woodland and out into a large hillside field. Easy enough so far. The field is divided into a number of paddocks to be negotiated and finally there are the residents' extended rear gardens. As it happened all went well with no challenges despite horsey people around. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views N & W.

Pillar TP5113©jonglew
Spider TP5113©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5113©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-22 09:13 - TP3782 (High Dole)

FB Number: S3974   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of the minor road. Good path to a Southern Water covered resr compound. Easy gate to negotiate. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Fine downland views all directions except S where resr obstructs views.

Pillar TP3782©jonglew
Spider TP3782©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3782©jonglew
Resr Compound Gate TP3782©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-22 08:45 - TP3960 (Hoddern Farm)

FB Number: S3973   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove all the way to this one on single width metalled road from the Piddinghoe end. Pillar is on field side of wire fencing with original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama of rolling downland.

Pillar TP3960©jonglew
Spider TP3960©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3960©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-22 08:02 - TP6209 (Stonehill Farm)

FB Number: S5190   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of the lane; short walk up to pillar on E side of lane nestling in the hedgerow. Retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, rear & LHS plugs degrading. No views.

Pillar TP6209©jonglew
Spider TP6209©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6209©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-21 15:00 - TP24743 (St Johns Ch Sp)

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

Church destroyed 1942, by German bombing, re-built 1960. The tower escaped damage and is now standalone, presumably it once had a spire atop.

Church of St John TP24743©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-21 14:53 - TP24944 (Hydro Hotel)

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

OS records the trig destroyed April 1989. Some re-roofing perhaps? 1973-4 1:1250 map shows it.

Hydro Hotel TP24944©jonglew
Hydro Hotel TP24944©jonglew
1973 mapping TP24944©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-21 14:30 - TP9310 (Pier Dome)

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

The whole pier is Grade II* listed, opened 13 June 1870. Main dome added 1901. Resplendent in early afternoon sun.

Eastbourne Pier TP9310©jonglew
The Dome TP9310©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-04-21 14:26 - TP24942 (Cavendish Hotel)

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

A grand seafront hotel. Bolt not investigated.

The Cavendish Hotel TP24942©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-21 14:13 - TP9309 (Town Hall Dome)

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

Grade II listed building, 1884-6. Cut benchmark at the E angle.

Eastbourne Town Hall TP9309©jonglew
The Dome TP9309©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-21 14:05 - TP24745 (St Saviour Church Spire)

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

Church of St Saviour and St Peter, Grade II listed, 1865-6 with stone broach spire added 1870-2. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of St Saviour TP24745©jonglew
The Spire TP24745©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-21 13:44 - TP24740 (All Souls Twr Vane)

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

Church of All Souls, Grade II listed, 1882. Cut benchmark on the campanile.

Church of All Souls TP24740©jonglew
The Vane TP24740©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-21 12:59 - TP24739 (Albion Hotel Vane)

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

Bldg extant, vane has gone.

Albion Hotel TP24739©jonglew
Where the vane would have been TP24739©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-21 12:50 - TP9064 (Christchurch Pinnacle)

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

Christ Church, Grade II listed. Original construction 1858-9, but most of the church dates from 1870, with tower completed 1879. The pinnacle is the stone spirelet that sits atop the octagonal stair turret. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Christ Church TP9064©jonglew
The Pinnacle TP9064©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-21 12:36 - TP24943 (507 Seaside)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

OS records this destroyed March 1987. 1967 1:2k5 mapping shows the trig on a garage that occupied the corner slot. That's gone to redeveloment and a retail park now occupies the space.

Retail built where the garage once stood TP24943©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-21 12:27 - TP24742 (Destructor Tallest Chy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

OS records this trig destroyed May 1969. Seems it would have been a tall chimney, perhaps the tallest? 1960-1 mapping shows it. Next iteration from 1970 shows it occupied by a refuse disposal facility, which is about what it is today.


Destroyed 2018-04-21 12:19 - TP24928 (Lynchmere Carew Road)

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

OS records this trig destroyed October 1965. Current building on the site, Merewood Court, would seem to post-date that.

Current bldg on the site TP24928©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-21 12:01 - TP24744 (St Michaels Church Tower Vane)

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

The Church of St Michael and All Angels in Decorated Gothic revival style. Grade II listed, 1901 with tower added 1911.

Church of St Michael TP24744©jonglew
The Tower TP24744©jonglew
The Vane TP24744©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-21 11:37 - TP24945 (St Marys Hospital)

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

OS records this trig destroye November 1991. Site since been redeveloped for smart residential housing.


Good condition 2018-04-21 11:10 - TP8812 (The Peak)

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

2" bolt in concrete block; paced out 3m E side SD Way. Found without too much difficulty in a tell-tale depression on the ground. From centre of the depression at top of the tumulus I paced it at 8m. No tools with me but managed to heel kick the turf from the concrete block. There is some slight damage to the bolt, but nothing that affects its integrity or functionality. Left it uncovered.

Surface Block TP8812©jonglew
Surface Block TP8812©jonglew
The Bolt TP8812©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-04-21 10:44 - TP23579 (Friston Wtr Twr)

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

There is a possibility of a Lightning Conductor viewed from the NE side, but far from conclusive. No access to search for the Bolt.

Friston Tower - as viewed from the NE TP23579©jonglew
Closer view from NE TP23579©jonglew
Lightning Conductor - maybe TP23579©jonglew
View from the SW - nothing like a LC here TP23579©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-04-21 09:14 - TP0424 (Roedean Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Spent an hour measuring with 2 long tapes and probing the ground all to no avail. Several points of measurement on the OS sketch are now suspect: the street lighting has been changed and moved; the road sign would appear to have moved, or gone; the metal gate at entrance has probably gone and been replaced with the height barrier. ***Revisited following day with Sharen Kingham and a group of geocachers. We spent nearly 2hrs measuring, probing, digging and discussing - again all to no avail. Gut feeling says the ground level has been raised or it's been removed. The geocachers have spend a long time looking for this and it's probably not going to be found.

Somewhere around here should be a SB TP0424©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-21 08:29 - TP0998 (Balmer Down)

FB Number: S4002   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Travelling E along the A27, pulled off at Upper Housden Cottages to park at TQ 3631 0915. Walked up through Balmer Farm and on to Blamer Huff where the pillar sits to one side of a scruffy covered resr. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Hazy panoramic downland views, skylarks in abundance, A27 noise still intrusive despite the 1 mile distance. Farmer not pleased when he saw me walking over his ploughed and tilled field - with no crop showing, he drove off in a huff when I started talking about the massive public subsidies farmers get - oops!

Pillar TP0998©jonglew
Spider TP0998©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0998©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 15:49 - TP8994 (Fullers Monument)

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

aka Brightling Needle, a 19thC Grade II* listed obelisk erected by John Fuller (aka Mad Jack) of Brightling Park on a promnent East Sussex hill. Cut benchmark on the SE face. Parked on the triangle of land between roads to the SE. Field gate at TQ 6708 2098 advised 'private, no public access', or words to that effect, but seemed the logical way to access the trig.

The Monument TP8994©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 15:29 - TP6050 (Socknersh Manor)

FB Number: S5147   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Fontridge Lane opposite ent to Drive Cottage. RoW until just past the cottage then veered off E. Pillar found on a plinth within a mature but sparse hedgerow. Retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP6050©jonglew
Spider TP6050©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6050©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 14:58 - TP5089 (New Bines)

FB Number: S5339   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking opposite cottages at TQ 6474 2593. Walked NW along minor road to a field gate (TQ 6459 2598). Followed field boundary initially then straight across a ploughed but fallow field. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, rear plug degrading. Views in a roughly 135deg arc SW thru N.

Pillar TP5089©jonglew
Spider TP5089©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5089©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 14:25 - TP0434 (Mark Cross)

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

MHC with Rivet on concrete surround TP0434©jonglew
Rivet TP0434©jonglew
Rivet - Detail TP0434©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-20 14:01 - TP24726 (Saxonbury Tower)

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

The observation tower, or folly, is located in woodland with a permissive path running through it, but not past the tower. Grade II listed, 1828. The conical iron roof, reputedly covered in copper at one time, shows no sign of a flagstaff and one wonders how it could ever have.

Saxonbury Tower TP24726©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-04-20 14:01 - TP24891 (Saxonbury Tower)

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

The observation tower, or folly, is located in woodland with a permissive path running through it, but not past the tower. Grade II listed, 1828. No sign of a rivet, suspect it's not at roof height given the conical capping, but on the concrete surround at ground level. Searched on the apron by the door but nothing spotted.

Saxonbury Tower TP24891©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 13:39 - TP24913 (Frant Church Tower)

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

Parish Church of St Alban, Grade II listed, 1819-22. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components of this trig. Former not investigated, the other 2 present, along with a cut benchmark and FB 0406S.

Church of St Alban TP24913©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 12:59 - TP1344 (Bestbeech Hill Resr)

FB Number: S1827   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking (TQ 6204 3178). Track then path up to reservoir gates. 2 pillars found, the genuine has all its metalwork in place: original top cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. The pseudo pillar has no metalwork or sight holes - its purpose? Who knows. Glimpses to South Downs through trees.

Pillar TP1344©jonglew
Spider TP1344©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1344©jonglew
The second pillar TP1344©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 12:21 - TP2451 (Cottenden)

FB Number: S5289   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking at end of a farm track. Short distance along to trig nestling in a mainly thorn/briar hedgerow on E side. Pruned back some overgrowing vegetation. Retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; sight holes not determined. No views.

Pillar TP2451©jonglew
Spider TP2451©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2451©jonglew


Moved 2018-04-20 11:56 - TP5979 (Silver Hill)

FB Number: S5292   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Parked opposite Mill Farm, short walk E along road and N along a RoW. The pillar lies neglected in an enclosure on W side of the track where a circular water tank (with trig bolt atop) is being renovated as a residence (nasty shade of lime green paint though). It's current GR is TQ 74279 25746. The spider and top of pillar are completely gone, FB in tact. No sign of a lower bolt.

Pillar TP5979©jonglew
Top of pillar TP5979©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5979©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 11:46 - TP8217 (Silver Hill Resr)

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

Access to roof of tank via ACU. 1 1/2" shallow domed bolt roughly in centre of the roof.

Renovated Water Tank TP8217©jonglew
Front door and letterbox TP8217©jonglew
Tank roof - Bolt marked by short pencil TP8217©jonglew
Bolt TP8217©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 11:20 - TP4005 (Hooks Beech)

FB Number: S5285   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a hedgerow at roadside, but easier to access from garden. Builders in residence today happy for me to dig around. Asphalt plug seals central tube; RHS sight hole not determined, other 3 sealed.

Pillar TP4005©jonglew
Spider TP4005©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4005©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 10:04 - TP2735 (Darwell Wood)

FB Number: S5341   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From a woodland car park (TQ 6954 1951). Did the tump top first, encroaching into private woodland; then on to the pillar, coming out of the wood to pastoral land at TQ 7074 1945, crossing a deer fence, IIRC. Re-entered woods at TQ 7069 1952 to follow forest ride and tracks back to car. Pillar has some exposure to farm house/buildings nearby. Original cap has gone, replaced by an asphalt plug; all sight holes closed. Good views.

Pillar TP2735©jonglew
Spider TP2735©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2735©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 09:20 - TP0437 (Wood`s Corner)

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

Wide, very rough and brambly roadside verge. 1" bolt several inches down; found quite easily once realized a previous visitor had left an old car window frame over it (or was this by chance as no mention on T:UK?), which I replaced, also leaving the block uncovered. Measured it at 4.2m from roadside - almost, but not quite, in line with the 2 gully grates on either side of the road; and now 4.35m from the leaning fence.

Location TP0437©jonglew
Surface? Block TP0437©jonglew
Car window frame marks the spot - for the time being TP0437©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-20 08:54 - TP4140 (Jurys Gut)

FB Number: S5340   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On W side of a narrow track leading to the Sugar Loaf. Asphalt plug seals the central tube; RHS sight hole open, rear below gnd level so not determined. Views E. The nearby Sugar Loaf is a Grade II* listed conical hollow obelisk erected as a land mark by John Fuller (aka Mad Jack) of Brightling Park. Early C19.

Pillar TP4140©jonglew
Spider TP4140©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4140©jonglew
The Sugar Loaf TP4140©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-04-20 08:16 - TP6257 (Summertree Farm)

FB Number: S5350   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at road junc. RoW through Summertree Farm to pillar which resides in a thorn hedgerow. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Some light pruning of new growth carried out. FB faces into the hedge so awkward to photograph. No views.

Pillar TP6257©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6257©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-04-19 22:14 - TP24925 (Langney Point Martello Tower)

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

Grade II listed, 1806. Tower #66. A bit run down at the moment. Bolt will be on the roof somewhere, if extant. All bolted and barred today so no access.

Martello Tower TP24925©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-19 17:41 - TP7774 (Eastbourne)

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

Gone. Relocated somewhere.

Was on the life boat house TP7774©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 16:57 - TP7799 (Pevensey Azimuth Mark)

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

The Azimuth Mark is indeed the spider atop the approx 8' 6" high concrete structure. There is also a FB lower down(10034). Sought out farmer, not a man to take prisoners! Reluctantly let me walk across his marshy field to it as 'I'd caught him early in the season and asked'. Not a man to be crossed. He has removed the wooden element of the structure as was becoming dangerous and so whilst I was unable to see the spider he confirmed its existence. He requested I take no photographs (although did snap the FB, and took 2 longer-range snaps from the road) and does not want any more baggers. I would suggest a very stealthy night visit from TQ 64652 05443 (wide rifes elswhere so this is the only realistic spot to attack it from) - and take steps to view the spider.

The structure TP7799©jonglew
FB10034 TP7799©jonglew
FB10034 TP7799©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 16:12 - TP24797 (Newton Telescope Dome Centre)

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

Hadn't realized this was a trig at the time of my visit to the Herstmonceax pillar. Seems the telescope is no longer in use, but building remains extant.

The Telescope Building TP24797©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 16:10 - TP3747 (Herstmonceux)

FB Number: S7288   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the church. Transit Meridian and Solar pillars bagged first, then on to this one sited a little south of the Newton telescope in a field. Centre cap missing, tube sealed with a composite disc; LHS sight hole open, front plug badly degraded.

Pillar - Newton Telescope Dome in background TP3747©jonglew
Pillar TP3747©jonglew
Spider TP3747©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3747©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 15:52 - TP7831 (Herstmonceux)

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

Mounted on a large tripod at ground level and sited on a grassed area to W side of the Geodesy building, close to the Solar pillar. Standard Leica dome, not often seen so close to the ground.

Active Stn TP7831©jonglew
Detail TP7831©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 15:52 - TP0011 (Solar)

FB Number: 11666   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the church, Transit Meridian pillar first, then back down the road taking the RoW at TQ 6431 1013. This pillar and the Active Stn next to it are sited on a grassed area in front of the Geodesy building, a little off the RoW, but guys at the telescope didn't seem concerned. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering.

Pillar TP0011©jonglew
Spider TP0011©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0011©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-19 15:41 - TP15262 (Herstmonceux (old))

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

Unsure if this shed is (was) the trig. But there it was at the specified GR, close to the Transit Meridian pillar.

The Shed TP15262©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 15:41 - TP6562 (Transit Meridian)

FB Number: 11492   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the church. Walked back up the road to start of a RoW (TQ 6430 1039). Veered off NE through woodland, over a couple of gates and into the kitchen gardens. Pillar has an upturned pot for a cap, beneath which is an original centre cap, raised lettering.

Pillar TP6562©jonglew
Spider TP6562©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6562©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 15:14 - TP6981 (Windmill Hill)

FB Number: S5331   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside (TQ 6457 1221). Took RoW off SW side road to TQ 6455 1209 then over stock fencing and through sheep pasture. Pillar sits on a small grassy hill (pasture or paddock). Original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Hazy views to S Downs.

Pillar - windmill in background TP6981©jonglew
Pillar TP6981©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6981©jonglew
Spider TP6981©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 14:47 - TP5130 (Ninfield Resr)

FB Number: S5287   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another adopted pillar also remembering the Auxiliary Units set up 1940 to combat a potential German invasion. The pillar sits atop the large covered reservoir, accessed through a gap in the hedgerow at TQ 6992 1273. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. A Royal Observer Corps nuclear fallout monitoring bunker is sited within the resr compound on the NE side.

Pillar TP5130©jonglew
Pillar TP5130©jonglew
Spider TP5130©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5130©jonglew
Plaque TP5130©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-04-19 14:43 - TP24917 (Ninfield Water Tower)

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

Most likely atop the water tower that's within the covered resr compound, but visible from outwith.

Water Tower TP24917©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 14:16 - TP1086 (Battle Hill)

FB Number: S5293   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk along a RoW off Caldbec Hill towards the windmill. Pillar has an asphalt plug sealing the centre tube; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views W & NW.

Pillar TP1086©jonglew
Spider TP1086©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1086©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 13:50 - TP1449 (Blackland Wood)

FB Number: S6247   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk from a parking spot to SE. Woodland location. Pillar sports an adoption plaque which remembers the Auxiliary units set up in 1940 to resist a potential German invasion. Asphalt plug seals centre tube; LHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP1449©jonglew
Spider TP1449©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1449©jonglew
Plaque TP1449©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 12:31 - TP4139 (Jurys Gap)

FB Number: S6245   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The most easterly of the East Sussex pillars. Sits now within the sea defences with the FB partially buried by a cement screed - had a club hammer but no cold chisel so will have to leave this for a subsequent trigger to sort out! Pillar has an asphalt plug replacing top cap. All sight holes now below ground level. Sea and landscape views abound.

Pillar TP4139©jonglew
Spider TP4139©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4139©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 11:59 - TP3854 (Hill Farm Winchelsea)

FB Number: S6244   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant spot overlooking low-lying ground to the west. Boundary stone, fire basket beacon, remains of an old stone bldg (windmill?). Plenty here. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Very pastoral. Picked up a handful of benchmarks nearby.

Pillar TP3854©jonglew
Pillar TP3854©jonglew
Spider TP3854©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3854©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-04-19 11:08 - TP0553 (Guestling)

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

Roadside verge, at junction of minor roads. Large chip from one top corner. Height tag missing.

FBM TP0553©jonglew
FBM TP0553©jonglew
Height tag missing, and chipped TP0553©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 10:32 - TP2984 (East Hill)

FB Number: S5284   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tricky to access. Parked on Barley Lane, track up hillside starts at TQ 8317 1017. Went straight past the narrow steep track that leads up to the trig, but back tracked a bit and located it. Cut back a fair bit of vegetation on the way up and much more round the trig, although cramped and not much space to work up there as ivy, thorn, elder and gorse abounds. Pillar has no cap or plug; sight holes not determined. No views.

Pillar TP2984©jonglew
Spider TP2984©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2984©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 09:53 - TP0978 (Baldslow)

FB Number: S5286   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk on a RoW from roadside parking. Pillar sits on edge of what was once a sports/recreational field, base of a pavillion (shown on old maps) extant - dog walkers now in the ascendancy. Top edges suffering from chipping; original cap retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes sealed, RHS plug degrading. No views.

Pillar TP0978©jonglew
Spider TP0978©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0978©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 09:28 - TP3486 (Green Street)

FB Number: S5291   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Took Swineham Lane to Hyfield Riding Stables. Parked there and asked for permission, readily given. Although pillar can be seen in the hedgerow from the road, access is marginally easier from the field side. Pillar has barbed wire wrapped around it and the FB faces into the hedgerow so awkward to access. Original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; sight holes not determined.

Pillar TP3486©jonglew
Spider TP3486©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3486©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-19 09:06 - TP4951 (Mount Resr)

FB Number: S5288   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Replaces S5288 which was destoryed when the covered resr was constructed. Parked on St James Ave (TQ 7458 0896), alley between houses and access track to the resr; easy gates. Pillar sits atop the resr, it has a composite disc capping the central tube; all sight holes open. Urban views to WNW.

Pillar TP4951©jonglew
Pillar TP4951©jonglew
Spider TP4951©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4951©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-19 09:06 - TP10043 (The Mount)

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

OS records this destroyed May 1976. Presumably it went when the covered reser was constructed. S5288 was installed on top of the resr 6 years later.


Good condition 2018-04-19 08:39 - TP1041 (Barnhorn)

FB Number: S5346   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking tricky (TQ 6914 0772). Walked across a busy road, through Hill Farm on a RoW. Awkward crossing of a broken fence, ditch, nettles etc to small scrubby mound with trig. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Views to S & SW.

Pillar TP1041©jonglew
Pillar TP1041©jonglew
Spider TP1041©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1041©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-19 08:20 - TP9962 (Cooden Mount Cupola)

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

OS records this destroyed September 1986. 1979 mapping shows the large house off Cooden Sea Road which had the cupola. Area since been developed for residential housing. 16 Coverdale Ave now occupies the space.

Where it once stood TP9962©jonglew
1979 mapping TP9962©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-04-19 08:11 - TP7524 (Normans Bay)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Ground looks like it's been reworked with new fencing etc. Paced out the 8.3m but unsure which side of the fencing it would be. Had a stump around but difficult to make any real attempt to search for it.

Somewhere round here TP7524©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 17:39 - TP6373 (The Crossways)

FB Number: S5109   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Final trig of 18 for the day. Parked in church car park. Plenty of tracks through the woods - well used by youths and dog walkers. Over the fence at TQ 6170 0453 and across a pasture/paddock to trig. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Some views westward.

Pillar TP6373©jonglew
Spider TP6373©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6373©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 16:35 - TP8822 (Maresfield Church Tower)

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

The Parish Church of St Bartholomew is a Grade I listed building dating from c1080. The tower dates to 15thC. OS lists Bolt and Vane as components. The church warden kindly gave me escorted access to the roof to investigate the bolt, located on the turret roof. There is also a cut benchmark and FB G2014 on tower buttresses.

Church of St Bartholomew TP8822©jonglew
Vane - snapped from the ground TP8822©jonglew
Vane detail - snapped from the ground TP8822©jonglew
Tower roof TP8822©jonglew
Stairwell turret TP8822©jonglew
Bolt TP8822©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 15:00 - TP2621 (Cross-In-Hand Mills)

FB Number: S5474   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (TQ 5586 2180). Field gate gives access to a 'field' from where access can be gained to the pillar. I think there's a easier way by heading up the access track for the derelict-looking windmill. Pillar sits in a scrubby area of dead bracken and long grass; retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Some distant views.

Pillar TP2621©jonglew
Pillar TP2621©jonglew
Spider TP2621©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2621©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-18 14:44 - TP5508 (Possingworth Park)

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

OS records this destroyed April 1970. Old maps indicate it was located on the field side of the roadside fencing.

Somewhere around here there once stood a trig pillar TP5508©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 13:49 - TP0433 (Argos Hill)

FB Number: S1826   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Owners not in, all gates wide open. A neighbour seemed to think they are getting a little awkward with allowing access to the trig, suspect there are some for the windmill too. Visible from the road (probably only as gates open) so took the opportunity, but didn't hang around. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering.

Pillar TP0433©jonglew
Spider TP0433©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0433©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-18 12:55 - TP10072 (Camp Hill)

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

Presumably replaced by FB S5097, which has a GR placing it 1m south, so were they located apart, or just re-computed and the decimals rounded up (or down)? We'll probably never know.


Good condition 2018-04-18 12:55 - TP1891 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S5097   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked N side minor road (TQ 4684 2878). Short walk across gorsey heathland with pillar on the edge of a stand of conifers. The pillar has a reddish tinge to it; top screed is fractured; retains an original centre cap with deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Presumably replaces an earlier pillar with FB S1823.

Pillar TP1891©jonglew
Spider TP1891©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1891©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 12:10 - TP3357 (Gills Lap)

FB Number: S1822   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Small layby on E side road at TQ 4694 3180. Direct from there, although by walking N on the road 60m there's a wide break throught the gorse and bracken. Pillar sits to one side of a circular stand of conifers. It has a very reddish tinge to it; original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Views to NW only.

Pillar TP3357©jonglew
Spider TP3357©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3357©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 11:52 - TP2143 (Cherry Garden)

FB Number: S1820   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (TQ 5110 3545). Walked 100m NW along road then along a wide fallow strip between arable fields for the pillar. Original top cap retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Distant farmland views, nothing to get excited about.

Pillar TP2143©jonglew
Spider TP2143©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2143©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 11:31 - TP5791 (Salehurst)

FB Number: S1821   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (TQ 4855 3929). Mast access track, with 3 locked gates IIRC, leads out into a pasture where pillar is sited. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive views in a 90deg arc SE to SW.

Pillar TP5791©jonglew
Spider TP5791©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5791©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 11:16 - TP0427 (Gotwick Farm)

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

Roadside verge parking on opposite side of road. MHC completely covered but a few probes located it. Rivet seems to be one of the headless type but difficult to say as its a bit beaten up.

MHC partially cleared TP0427©jonglew
Rivet on MHC surround at centre of snap TP0427©jonglew
A shiny, distorted Rivet TP0427©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 10:46 - TP7773 (Weir Wood)

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

Drove up access road to water works where there is plenty of parking. Seems there's a RoW through a small gate to woods beyond, handy for the trig bagger. Standard Leica dome mounted on side of what appears to be an admin bldg. Several worker bees abount but no-one queried my photographing and note taking.

Weir Wood TP7773©jonglew
Weir Wood TP7773©jonglew
Detail TP7773©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 10:30 - TP3946 (Hindleap)

FB Number: S5102   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Car parking area to SE. Short walk through sparse woodland, plenty of dead bracken and gorse. Pillar has a reddish tinge to it; no centre cap/plug; all sight holes open with some damage around the front one. No views.

Pillar TP3946©jonglew
Spider TP3946©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3946©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 09:20 - TP0918 (Atheralls Farm)

FB Number: S5112   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Free car park in Fletching, picked up the benchmark on the church first, then through churchyard and out on a PRoW. Pillar sits in a thorn hedgerow, no tools with me so no pruning. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole open, rear not determined. 360deg farmland views with South Downs on skyline.

Pillar TP0918©jonglew
Spider TP0918©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0918©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-04-18 08:48 - TP0429 (Ridgewood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Parked in The Highlands Inn car park opposite entrance to Ridgewood Manor. The entrance is now boarded up but easy to circumvent this on the left (south) side. Beyond there has been some extensive groudwork - tree, shrub etc clearance, and copious amounts of building material placed at the track edge, almost certainly covering the rivet - if extant. It's currently not feasible to make a proper search for it.

General Location TP0429©jonglew
Probably under the tiles if extant TP0429©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 08:33 - TP6648 (Uckfield Quarry)

FB Number: S5113   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Sandridge, in the new(ish) residential estate and hopped over chain link fencing into scrubby woodland. Pillar is visible from the road and sits quite close to the fencing. There is some fracturing to the top screed; an original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. No views. Chatted with a resident outside his house, suggested they clubbed together and put in a stile or gate.

Pillar TP6648©jonglew
Spider TP6648©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6648©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 07:49 - TP8842 (Wannock Windmill Apex)

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

W side of A2270, easy roadside parking in residential area, not quite were a windmill might be expected to be found. Grade II* listed where it's named as Polegate Windmill, 1817. Also known as Mockett's Mill, Ovenden Mill, after past owners, and Willingdon Mill. Seems it may be open to the public, but not at 7.49am.

Wannock Windmill TP8842©jonglew
The Apex TP8842©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-18 07:37 - TP24786 (Willingdon Church Spire)

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

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grade I listed, tower late 12thC to early 13thC. The spire is a short broached shingled affair. Damaged cut benchmark on a buttress.

Church of St Mary TP24786©jonglew
The Spire TP24786©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 18:21 - TP6105 (Spring Barn)

FB Number: S3982   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked TQ 4025 0931 at small pull-in to leave narrow road clear. Along lane to last house on left then over field gate. Had a gathering of interetsed young cattle, tried to explain trigging to them but don't think they got it - also very common in majority of humans. An original top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP6105©jonglew
Spider TP6105©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6105©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 17:45 - TP1440 (Blackcap)

FB Number: S3978   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking on wide roadside grass verge (TQ 3722 1309). Took RoW leading steeply up tp meet the SDW, then on tracks E to the trig. Pillar sits on open downland at edge of woodland. Some chipping to top edges; top cap missing, asphalt plug; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP1440©jonglew
Spider TP1440©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1440©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 17:06 - TP3246 (Founthill Resr)

FB Number: S5101   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access from a field gate (TQ 4218 1988) and across an arable field. Pillar, with foundations exposed, sits atop an old covered brick-built water tank. An original top cap is retained, indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Distant views to N only.

Pillar TP3246©jonglew
Spider TP3246©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3246©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-04-17 16:52 - TP5152 (North Common)

FB Number: S5077   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Woodland car park W side Warrs Hill Lane. Plenty of tracks leading to the pillar located in light woodland - mainly dead bracken and gorse. Top screed is badly fractured, as are all vertical faces, with S face leaching salts. What appears to be an original top cap is retained, but there is no lettering. RHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP5152©jonglew
Spider TP5152©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5152©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 15:54 - TP2206 (Clay Hill)

FB Number: S5110   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside. RoW leads past Clayhill House and over arable land to the trig which stands on a large square plinth. Original top cap retained, indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Good farmland views.

Pillar TP2206©jonglew
Spider TP2206©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2206©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 14:16 - TP5616 (Red Lion Pond)

FB Number: S3988   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside layby parking E side road at Itford Farm. SDW leads up to the trig, a short cut can be taken to circumvent the big loop the path takes southwards. Pillar sits in open downland on the egde of what may have been a dew pond. Cap gone, no plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive downland panorama.

Pillar TP5616©jonglew
Spider TP5616©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5616©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 13:35 - TP6324 (Tarring Neville)

FB Number: S4005   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by a field gate (TQ 4446 0375). Fairly steeply up across a pasture to trig which has extensive panoranic views. Pillar retains an original top cap, indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Cut benchmark found on nearby St Mary's Church.

Pillar TP6324©jonglew
Spider TP6324©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6324©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 12:31 - TP4749 (Meeching Down)

FB Number: S3976   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside by a school (TQ 4420 0111). Trig sits in scrubby woodland to N side of community grass land, a few young families enjoying picnics etc - seemed a miserable and unkempt place but takes all sorts. Pillar has minor chipping to top edges; asphalt residue around the rim of the open central tube; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP4749©jonglew
Spider TP4749©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4749©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 12:12 - TP6071 (South Heighton)

FB Number: S4045   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The trig sits in a paddock with easy access. Parked on Fairholme Rd (unadopted) and walked up Crest Rd (also unadopted), over field gate and into the field. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole not determined due to close proximity of a water trough, the other 3 holes are sealed. Extensive views S & E.

Pillar TP6071©jonglew
Spider TP6071©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6071©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 11:50 - TP5729 (Rookery Hill)

FB Number: S3979   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Slightly tricky roadside parking (TQ 4703 0056). RoW not obvious across horsey land, suspect owners would rather there not be one. Pillar sits on open land at margins of undeveloped downland and large arable field. It has an odd arrangement not seen before at centre of the spider. Rear sight hole is open. Extensive panorama of sea and landscapes.

Pillar TP5729©jonglew
Pillar - views west TP5729©jonglew
Spider TP5729©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5729©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-17 11:32 - TP6086 (Southlands)

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

OS records this trig destroyed March 1968. Had a chat with the gardener first then the owner. Both very interested to know a trig pillar once stood on the edge of the front garden. 1964 1:2k5 mapping shows the pillar, with development on N side of the road only.

Front garden of 108 Firle Rd TP6086©jonglew
1964 mapping TP6086©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 10:32 - TP2763 (Denton Hill)

FB Number: S4042   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the High and Over car park (TQ 5091 0110). RoW to The Comp pillar first, then on to here. Pillar sits on a field boundary some 70m W of the RoW. An original top cap in retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. An extensive panorama of rolling Sussex downland.

Pillar TP2763©jonglew
Spider TP2763©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2763©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 09:54 - TP6370 (The Comp)

FB Number: S3975   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the High and Over car park (TQ 5091 0110). Took the RoW along Cradle Down. A little tricky getting to the pillar. Located in a wide, sparse elderberry hedgerow that can be walked into and out the other side. Pillar retains an original top cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Regained the RoW and walked on to the Denton Hill pillar.

Pillar TP6370©jonglew
Spider TP6370©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6370©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 09:30 - TP0430 (Frog Firle)

FB Number: S4004   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits in a pasture on the field side of roadside stock fencing. Parking at the High and Over car park immediately to the NE. A composite disc cap replaces the original; rear sight hole open. Good parking spot for The Comp and Denton Hill trig pillars.

Pillar TP0430©jonglew
Spider TP0430©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0430©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 09:07 - TP0552 (Alfriston)

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

Near enough roadside, easy parking. Small chipping to one top corner, height tag retained. 2 other nearby benchmarks I missed.

FBM TP0552©jonglew
FBM TP0552©jonglew
Height tag and chipped corner detail TP0552©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-17 09:06 - TP5860 (Seaford Head)

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

From South Hill Barn car park; pleasant walk out with lots of dogs taking their owners for a walk. Pillar went over the cliff in 1986. The surface block installed a few months after that is set further in land and survives.

Where it has gone TP5860©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-17 09:06 - TP10051 (Seaforth Head)

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

Interestingly no dates for the loss of this pillar. Would assume that this replaced S3987 which went (over the cliff one suspects) in 1986, to be replaced by a surface block later in the same year. So where does this one fit in to the scheme? A conundrum, but presumably as there's pillar present, it went the same way as the first one.

Presumably it followed its predecessor over the cliff TP10051©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 08:56 - TP23411 (Seaford Head (1986))

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

Located approx 25m from current cliff edge; on the land side of the roped boundary, so within the golf course. Greenkeepers showed an interest, thought I was digging divots in their course! GPS led me to it - large bolt, possibly 2" dia in concrete block, approx 3" deep. Nothing to reference it to; left it uncovered.

Surface Block TP23411©jonglew
Surface Block TP23411©jonglew
The Bolt TP23411©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-17 08:26 - TP2178 (Chyngton)

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

OS records this destroyed January 1967. It would have been in the front garden of #5 Chyngton Lane had it survived. The 1963-4 1:2k5 map shows it just south of #1 and #3. Obviously #5 was a development too far for it.

The house that did for the pillar TP2178©jonglew
1963-4 mapping TP2178©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 07:54 - TP2222 (Cliff End)

FB Number: S3981   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Squeezed the car into TV 5374 9861 without managing to block the gate. A mile walk each way on tracks, across sheep pastures and following field boundaries. Pillar isn't quite at Cliff End (yet, but give it time), OS could perhaps have better named it given some choice from the 1:25k map. An original top cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape panorama.

Pillar TP2222©jonglew
Spider TP2222©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2222©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 07:01 - TP0453 (Beachy Head)

FB Number: S1834   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From nearby YHA Eastbourne, third trig of the day. Parked in the pub(?) car park opposite. Pillar has some very minor chipping to top edges; retains an original top cap, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape panorama.

Pillar TP0453©jonglew
Spider TP0453©jonglew
Flush Bracket ©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-17 06:57 - TP24838 (Black Robin Sub-Station)

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

Handy pull-in here but nothing left to see.

Around here somewhere once stood a sub-station, with a bolt on it. TP24838©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-17 06:49 - TP2972 (East Dean Hill)

FB Number: S5076   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Dog walkers' car park 350m SW. Short grassy path to trig, what more does a trigger need? 1st of 22 East Sussex trigs today. Pillar retains an original top cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive seascapes to the E.

Pillar TP2972©jonglew
Spider TP2972©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2972©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-16 19:20 - TP6376 (The Drove)

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

OS records destroyed October 1965. 1956 1:2k5 map shows the pillar at W edge of the B2123. Possibly lost due to road widening.

1956 1:2,500 map TP6376©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-16 19:15 - TP6160 (Stanmer)

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

OS records destroyed June 1964. Pillar was on S side of what is now a minor road running parallel to A27 and on the N side. It may have been lost to the A27 cutting.


Good condition 2018-04-16 18:54 - TP9339 (Bishop Hannington Church Tower Cross)

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

Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, Grade II listed, 1938-9. Day centre added 1970 which did for the benchmark. Prominent cross on bell tower at E end of church.

The Church TP9339©jonglew
The Cross TP9339©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-16 18:32 - TP4952 (Mount Zion)

FB Number: S4034   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on Thornhill Rise to SW; underpass RoW leads out to arable land. Pillar sits just inside a pasture to E side of bridleway. Original cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open. Fine downland views to N, W & E.

Pillar TP4952©jonglew
Spider TP4952©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4952©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-16 18:15 - TP3600 (Hangleton Park)

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

Residential expansion sometime between 1955 and 1965. 1965 1:2k5 map shows pillar would have been very close to the SE side of #32 Hardwick Road.

32 Hardwick Rd TP3600©jonglew
1965 1:2,500 Map TP3600©jonglew
1953-55 1:2,500 Map TP3600©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-16 17:59 - TP0423 (Devil`s Dyke)

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

1" bolt beneath a few inches of turf (replaced) on low bank to NE side dirt car park. OS sketch good.

Surface Block - Location TP0423©jonglew
Surface Block TP0423©jonglew
The Bolt TP0423©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-16 17:25 - TP8993 (Chattri Monument)

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

From the dirt parking area to E of the A23/A27 junc. Up to the Sweet Hill trig first then across to here. Lovely peaceful spot nestling in a fold of the South Downs. A poignant reminder of war - a monument of white Sicilian marble erected where the bodies of Hindu and Sikh soldiers from the Indian sub-continent were cremated having fought and died for us in The Great War (WWI) - the Muslems have been laid to rest elsewhere. A Grade II listed structure, constructed 1921.

The Monument TP8993©jonglew
Memorial Stone TP8993©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-16 16:44 - TP6281 (Sweet Hill)

FB Number: S3893   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From dirt parking area to E of A23/A27 junc; RoW all the way. Pillar sits to one side of the FP in a scrubby area of nettles and briar - secateurs would have been useful. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views, although road noise intrusive.

Pillar TP6281©jonglew
Pillar TP6281©jonglew
Spider TP6281©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6281©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-08 14:58 - TP4150 (Keirwoodhead)

FB Number: S6163   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked along the old A9, past derelict Chapelbank Cottages, then farm track and pastures. Pillar sits in a wooded area. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP4150©jonglew
Spider TP4150©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4150©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-08 14:22 - TP6842 (Westmuir)

FB Number: S6165   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking to SE. Field gate, along a boggy and gorsey track. Pillar sits in scrubby light woodland. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP6842©jonglew
Spider TP6842©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6842©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-08 13:50 - TP6475 (Tibbermore)

FB Number: S6019   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the farm, didn't see anyone. Good farm track to the pillar which sits on W side of stock fencing. Original top cap retianed, deeply indented lettering. FB faces the fencing and is partially buried. Some pruning of the hedge was undertaken. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP6475©jonglew
Spider TP6475©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6475©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-08 12:55 - TP2761 (Denmarkfield)

FB Number: S6015   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking near entrance to Pitmurthly Fm. Track up side of the manse then field boudaries. Pillar sits just inside woodland; no top cap or plug; rear site hole open. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP2761©jonglew
Spider TP2761©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2761©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-08 10:20 - TP2890 (Dun Davie)

FB Number: S7482   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From bottle bank car park, as others. Track leads off due N to small comms tower, whence SW to top of the hill. Easy quarry fencing to negotiate. Took a direct route down over brash, but far shorter and quicker. Pillar sits well away from edge of the quarry; has a memorial plaque; no cap or plug. With Carole Engel, en-route south.

Pillar TP2890©jonglew
Spider TP2890©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2890©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-08 09:26 - TP4175 (Kessock Ord)

FB Number: S7760   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From parking area N of the A9 and SW of the trig - perhaps not the best way to attack it from, but certainly an interesting one. Once the main path is reached it's straightforward. Pillar sits approx 30m SE side of the track. Top cap missing and just the residue of an asphalt plug. Front and RHS sight holes open. Woodland, no views.

Pillar TP4175©jonglew
Spider TP4175©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4175©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-08 08:25 - TP5478 (Ploverfield)

FB Number: S7762   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Roadside verge parking (NH 6254 4934). Over a field gate and N to NH 6246 4955, whence wide fire break. Narrow gap in gorse starting at NH 62083 49250 leads to the pillar, sitting in a small clearing with high gorse all round. Top cap is retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open. No views.

Pillar TP5478©jonglew
Spider TP5478©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5478©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-07 19:13 - TP7032 (Wood Hill)

FB Number: S8460   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking (NH 6952 5412), ignoring the multitude of unofficial 'no parking' signs, surely all unenforceable anyway. Skirted SE side of Ormond Hill on a permissive path - what! after all those 'no parking' signs! South of Ormond some of the mapped paths (the ones we wanted) no longer exist. Turned due W at NH 6959 5333 over brash to pick up a higher track followed to NH 6943 5318 whence a direct(ish) route to the trig. Bit of light gorse, but nothing that needed cutting back. No top cap, or plug. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP7032©jonglew
Spider TP7032©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7032©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-07 17:56 - TP3239 (Fortrose Hill)

FB Number: S8038   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Probably didn't attack this from the best way, but hey, ho, it was interesting. From NH 7232 5794, thought Buachaille - beware, several mapped tracks no longer in existence, or at least not accessible from this direction. If venturing this way (perhaps foolish) then some key GRs are: NH 7192 5786; NH 7184 5788; and NH 7158 5751 - strictly in that order. Be prepared for mud and slurry - lots of it; several stock fences to be negotiated; and finally an electric fence - which can be ducked through with simplicity - into a paddock, with friendly horses. My bagging partner was not amused!

Pillar TP3239©jonglew
Spider TP3239©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3239©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-04-07 16:38 - TP9965 (Gallow Hill Lamp)

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

Seems the pillar and this lamp were computed at the same time, but the lamp went AWOL 11 years later. Its GR would have put it about 6m away, no sign of anything now. Nice BM spot by CJO - which I didn't.


Good condition 2018-04-07 16:34 - TP3293 (Gallow Hill)

FB Number: S8446   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Sutors of Cromarty car park to NE. Pleasant walk over cattle then sheep pasture to hill top and trig, passing the Cromarty ROC bunker. Pillar is vgc with top cap missing, no plug. Fine views to Moray and Cromarty Firths. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP3293©jonglew
Spider TP3293©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3293©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-07 16:10 - TP9713 (Cromarty Lighthouse)

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

A Category A listed building, 1846. Signage indicates it's a lighthouse field station and part of Aberdeen University.

Cromarty Lighthouse TP9713©jonglew
The Light TP9713©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-07 15:18 - TP4188 (Kilcoy)

FB Number: S8131   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Tricky pillar to access due to densely packed conifer plantation with gorse (very dense near the trig), broom and heather filling every conceivable space not occupied by tree - nasty little spot! From parking area (NH 5792 5265) goo dtrack to NH 58765 53065 when a direct and full-frontal attack was made - with extreme prejudice! Pillar was located in a semblance of a clearing, at which time encroaching gorse was ruthlessly cut back with saw, secateurs and gay abandon! (heavy duty gardening gloves a must for this one). Top cap lost, asphalt plug replacement. Needless to say there were no views - other than gorse and conifer. With Carole Engel.

Pillar - as found, don't be fooled by apparent lack of gorse TP4188©jonglew
Pillar - after a little slash and burn (more slash than burn) TP4188©jonglew
Spider TP4188©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4188©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-07 14:42 - TP2373 (Conan)

FB Number: S8051   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside; mounted on a high concrete plinth and subsumed into a wide stone-constructed field boundary. Pillar retains an original top cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP2373©jonglew
Spider TP2373©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2373©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-07 13:43 - TP2262 (Cnoc A Mhargadaidh)

FB Number: S7934   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From NH 5697 6716. Good forest tracks to NH 5610 6710, then a sharp right turn on an unmapped track to the wooden lookout tower then just make your way up through immature well-spaced conifers. Nice hill. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. With Carole Engel.

Summit area TP2262©jonglew
Pillar TP2262©jonglew
Spider TP2262©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2262©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-07 10:22 - TP1241 (Beinn Tharsuinn)

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

From roadside parking area (NH 6598 7764). Easy 4km walk in to the disused quarry on wide vehicle track (locked gates so unable to drive it); through that and out onto fellside to Torr Leathann, then across to the pillar. No flush bracket, as constructed, and no top cap, not as constructed. The pillar sits forlornly on a flat lump of a hill in light cloud with no redeeming features today.

Summit area on a dull day TP1241©jonglew
Pillar TP1241©jonglew
Spider TP1241©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-06 17:17 - TP2574 (Creag Vallich)

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

Parked at road junc to SW. Took a near enough direct line up over rough ground, initially following a rubbish track recently bulldozed across the hillside, crossing the fenceline at NH 6485 9214. Pillar is vgc albeit with no top cap, but an asphalt plug seals the central tube. At least 2 sight holes are open. Constructed without a FB.

Pillar TP2574©jonglew
Spider TP2574©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-06 11:26 - TP4703 (Meall A Chaise)

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

Parked at NC 6710 1113. Followed the fenceline to the hill, then across to the trig. Pillar constructed without a FB; central cap retained, raised lettering. On the drive down estate worker politely requested me not to take the car up the track. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP4703©jonglew
Spider TP4703©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-05 18:01 - TP0977 (Balconie)

FB Number: S8267   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the church half mile to the W. FB over outflow of R Sgitheach. Pillar retains metal top cap, raised lettering. All sight holes closed (although possible front is open below grass level). Fine shoreline views across Cromarty Firth to Black Isle. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP0977©jonglew
Spider TP0977©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0977©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-05 16:52 - TP2257 (Cnoc A' Bhreacaich)

FB Number: S8263   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at NH 5366 6058, walking through Drynie farm. Good track all the way albeit through half a foot of slurry and mud where the cattles are fed! Not pleasant but an occupational hazard for a bagger. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Fine views. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP2257©jonglew
Spider TP2257©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2257©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-05 13:49 - TP2276 (Cnoc Ceislein)

FB Number: S8373   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up after parking at Fyrish (NH 6176 6902). Some mapped paths no longer in existence. Quite tough going over rough heathery ground with mid-calf soft snow once out on open fellside. Pillar vgc but without a top cap and no plug. Fine panoramic views. Off to the monumnet hill next (Cnoc Fyrish). With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP2276©jonglew
Spider TP2276©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2276©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-04 15:54 - TP1939 (Carn Bhren)

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

Bit of a slog over deep heather and soft snow to this one from Gruinards (roadside parking at NH 5475 9083). A lovely hill completely ruined by the walk in. Pillar was constructed without a FB and has lost its top cap, no plug. Extensive views. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP1939©jonglew
Spider TP1939©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-03 18:43 - TP7220 (Tain)

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

Easy spot from the road, a few metres inside a field gate, S side road. Rough ground, mossy pillar, height tag missing.

FBM TP7220©jonglew
FBM TP7220©jonglew
Missing height tag TP7220©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-03 18:38 - TP0560 (Tain FBM Aux 1)

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

Wide roadside verge, easy parking. Took a little while to locate due to me interpreting the measurements incorrectly. I had assumed "6m from metal gate post" meant 6m along the fence then 4m out, but no. It's 4m out from the fence, and 6m on a diagonal from the gate post. Precise measurements are 4.25m and 6.45m. Grass dead and longish, a damp evening. Carole Engel sitting in the car bored!

Berntsen - Location TP0560©jonglew
Berntsen TP0560©jonglew
Berntsen - Detail TP0560©jonglew


Moved 2018-04-03 17:13 - TP5176 (North Sutor)

FB Number: S7677   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Fortunately this pillar has been saved from destruction from quarrying by it being moved a short distance - approx 45m to the SE. It now site proud with its concrete foundations above ground, albeit at a slight tilt, next to the quarry boundary fencing at NH 81409 69017. Parked at Castlecraig and accessed scrubby woodland at NH 8142 6925. The pillar has lost its top cap and has no plug; there is minor chipping to the top screed; front and LHS sight holes open. In addition a substantial lump of concrete has become detached from one vertical edge. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP5176©jonglew
Spider TP5176©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5176©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-03 15:10 - TP3942 (Hilton Resr)

FB Number: S7418   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the farm and walked up. Trig sits on a covered water tank but cannot be seen from the farm track due to an outgrowth of gorse. Pillar retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering. With Carole Engel.

Its on there somewhere TP3942©jonglew
Pillar TP3942©jonglew
Spider TP3942©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3942©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-03 14:12 - TP4330 (Lamington)

FB Number: S7679   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bit of a swine to access, but return route far better. Drove along forest roads to NH 7432 7813, parking in a long lay-by. Fire break from NH 7419 7801 was ok to NH 7405 7806 when a direct line to the pillar encountered a lot of windfall seriously impeding, but not stopping, progress. Return was very easy, taking an almost direct route through mature conifers back to car. Pillar is vgc retaining original centre cap, raised lettering. No views. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP4330©jonglew
Spider TP4330©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4330©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-03 12:40 - TP2289 (Cnoc Navie)

FB Number: S8264   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From NH 6752 7339. Mapped paths to NH 6655 7240 when an unmapped fork to right is worth taking then turn right at NH 6627 7222 on a faint logging track. Bit of a thrash from there. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP2289©jonglew
Spider TP2289©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2289©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-03 11:43 - TP2281 (Cnoc Duaig)

FB Number: S8265   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Snowy woodland location. Quick nip up a rough fire break from the road. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering. No views. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP2281©jonglew
Spider TP2281©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2281©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-03 09:55 - TP7957 (Scotsburn Navigation Pole)

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

From NH 66765 77852. Good foresty tracks to NH 68490 78560 then fire break to top of Cnoc an t-Sabhail. Continued S on wide break increasingly becoming clogged with self-seeded conifers. Pole looks in good condition, part wood, part metal construction. Wonder who used it?

The Pole TP7957©jonglew
Top of the Pole - looks like theres something missing TP7957©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-02 18:08 - TP0665 (Cnoc An T- Sabhail)

FB Number: S1815   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From NH 71560 83403, some of the mapped paths don't exist so a little tricky in places. Final leg through sparse self-seeded conifers then out onto heather-clad fellside. Some boundary stones to find; 1 located, 2 others not found. Pillar looks vgc, although top cap missing. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP0665©jonglew
Spider TP0665©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0665©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-02 13:59 - TP1604 (Breac Bheinn)

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

Up from Whale Cottage (derelict). Nice sploges of orange lichen on the pillar, which retains its original top cap, deeply indented lettering. Constructed with no FB. Fine views. On to Meall Dheirgidh and Meall nan Eun before returning to car. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP1604©jonglew
Spider TP1604©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-02 10:16 - TP1928 (Carn A Choin Deirg)

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

Drove along Glen Alladale to NH 4032 8942 when deep snow drifts prevented further vehicular progress. Continued to end of track on foot then up the mountain. Pillar encased in snow and ice, no flush bracket seen, but it doesn't have one anyway. Top cap missing, no plug. With Carole Engel

Pillar TP1928©jonglew
Spider TP1928©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-01 16:24 - TP4243 (Kinrive Hill)

FB Number: S8414   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked in from NH 65280 75610, visiting Cnoc Corr Guinie hill first. Pillar vgc with original top cap retained, raised lettering. Fine views over Cromarty Firth. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP4243©jonglew
Spider TP4243©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4243©jonglew


Good condition 2018-04-01 11:29 - TP1945 (Carn Chuinneag)

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

Walked in from Amat Lodge to N. Good winter conditions with hard packed snow. Not much seen of the pillar, which was constructed without a FB. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP1945©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-31 18:08 - TP1458 (Blackstand)

FB Number: S7670   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar with layby opposite. Mounted on a large concrete plinth in a sprawling woody hedgerow. Access not too difficult. Top cap retained, raised lettering. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP1458©jonglew
Spider TP1458©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1458©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-31 17:16 - TP4937 (Mount Eagle)

FB Number: S7971   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Tricky one due to an immature and dense conifer plantation, planted, as they do, on an old plantation - rough ground, gorse, heather etc - not nice. NW side of comms compound head along a fire break to NH 64808 58972 then nothing for it but to plunge in - head directly for the pillar. Top cap missing, no plug. Getting lacerated with Carole Engel.

Pillar TP4937©jonglew
Spider TP4937©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4937©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-26 10:08 - TP7531 (Knocknevis)

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

Tricky spot on this concrete inspection chamber slab, but there it is.

Concrete Slab TP7531©jonglew
By the yellow pencil TP7531©jonglew
Not very big TP7531©jonglew
Yep, that it TP7531©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-03-26 09:10 - TP7836 (Clatteringshaws)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

GPS indicating it was at SW side of junc forest road / A712. If lost then possibly due to widening of the junction.

Somewhere around here TP7836©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 18:01 - TP4851 (Mochrum Fell)

FB Number: S8268   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last trig of the day. Roadside verge parking by old school house. Pleasant walk over rough ground after leaving the farm track at NX 3088 5066. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open. Extensive panorama, views over Luce Bay excellent. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP4851©jonglew
Spider TP4851©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4851©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 16:54 - TP12344 (Inchparks)

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

1 1/2" bolt in concrete block located in middle of a gorse hedgerow. Measured at 7.3m NW from centre of concrete gatepost; under a few inches of loose soil etc. Left it exposed. Thanks to CJO for the ~7m measurment without which would have been more difficult to locate. With Alex C and Tony J.

Just going in here to look for something TP12344©jonglew
Too late Tony, Alex has found it TP12344©jonglew
Surface Block TP12344©jonglew
Bolt TP12344©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 16:23 - TP12345 (Stranraer St Andrews Church Spire)

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

A Category A listed building, 1896-8. Former St Andrew's, now Trinity Church. Stubby octagonal spire.

Trinity Church TP12345©jonglew
The Spire TP12345©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 16:14 - TP12346 (Sheuchan Church Tower Centre)

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

The High Kirk of Stranraer, 1841. A Category B listed building. 3-stage tower supports the OS 'centre' and almost certainly the 'bolt', if extant. Latter component not investigated.

The High Kirk of Stranraer TP12346©jonglew
The Tower TP12346©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-03-25 15:30 - TP12348 (Auchneel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Spent a while here, searching scrubby gorse banks between b/w fencing on both sides of the road (CJO's log doesn't specify which side!), hampered by a copious amount of dead bramble as well as the barbed wire. Bit of a nightmare really and nothing to show for 3 of us searching for half and hour. Well done to CJO for finding this 5 years ago - but will it ever be found again?

NW side of road TP12348©jonglew
SE side of road TP12348©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 15:12 - TP8944 (Tor of Craigoch Monument)

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

Class B listed 4-stage solid tower, 1850. Built by public conscription in memory of local MP Sir Andrew Agnew. With Alex and Tony.

The Monument TP8944©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 15:10 - TP6530 (Tor of Craigoch)

FB Number: S8189   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Small car park for the monument to SW. Pillar sits just off the high point of the hill, in the shadow of the somewhat larger trig - the monument. Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. A very smooth screed finish. Extensive views, particularly good over Loch Ryan. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP6530©jonglew
Spider TP6530©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6530©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 14:02 - TP9837 (Corsewall Point Lighthouse)

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

A Class A listed building, now a hotel. Light was first lit 1817; automated 1994.

The Lighthouse TP9837©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 13:50 - TP0455 (Corsewall Point)

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

Easy find using previously logged measurements; under an inch or 2 of turf, which was replaced after photographing, then down to the lighthouse/hotel for tea and medals. But, just a thought, is this in fact the unfound Blackhead Rock passive stn that replaced the Corsewall Point surface block. BH Rock cannot be found, yet replaces this one, which has been found.

Surface Block - Location TP0455©jonglew
Surface Block TP0455©jonglew
The Bolt TP0455©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-03-25 13:43 - TP7869 (Blackhead Rock)

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

Oddly this would seem to have replaced the Corsewall Point surface block (which is no longer in the OS Passive dBase), yet that one remains extant whilst this one can't be found. Is the CP SB infact this trig? Several rocks at grass level just inside the pasture along the fenceline, all those found were inspected but nothing found. With Alex and Tony.

Somewhere around here TP7869©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 13:33 - TP1854 (Cairnbowie Hill)

FB Number: S8188   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking to N of bend in road. B/W fencing to gain field access, then up across a muddy pasture. Pillar sits on NE side of stock fencing on an exposed rectangular base. Original top cap retained, raised lettering. Extensive panoramic views. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP1854©jonglew
Spider TP1854©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1854©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 12:57 - TP4288 (Knocknain)

FB Number: S8190   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking to SW. Field gate and straight up across muddy sheep pasture. Pillar sits on N side of wall/stock fencing with original top cap retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive farmland views. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP4288©jonglew
Spider TP4288©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4288©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 12:30 - TP4192 (Killantringan)

FB Number: S8086   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking due N. Pillar sits in rough pasture retaining original top cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open, front plug degrading. Very smooth screed finish. Extensive panoramic views - Ireland, Kintyre etc. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP4192©jonglew
Spider TP4192©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4192©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-03-25 11:46 - TP1852 (Cairn Pat)

FB Number: S1816   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Drove halfway up the mast access road to locked gate. Pillar sits at top of The Rhins, at summit of the highest hill. Horizontal fracture runs along LHS and rear faces at FB level. Metal (original?) top cap retianed, unusually with no lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP1852©jonglew
Spider TP1852©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1852©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 11:16 - TP1858 (Cairngarroch)

FB Number: S8127   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking due N. Crofter indicated best way up and unhitched electric fence for us. Pillar sits on SE side of double stock fencing and retains original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive views except N where nearby Bailie Hill obscures the view. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP1858©jonglew
Spider TP1858©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1858©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 10:41 - TP1861 (Cairnhandy)

FB Number: S8163   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking to NW. Followed pasture/forest boundary steeply up a muddy sheep pasture. Pillar site on NE side of stock fencing. Original top cap retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Very smooth screed finish. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP1861©jonglew
Spider TP1861©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1861©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 10:09 - TP3320 (Garrochtrie)

FB Number: S8198   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk up a good farm track from roadside verge parking to NE. Pillar sits on SW side of stock fencing, just inside a sheep pasture. Retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, front & LHS plugs degrading. Good views. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP3320©jonglew
Spider TP3320©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3320©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 09:54 - TP0096 (Low Curghie)

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

Convenient parking next to it and an easy spot near end of the sea wall; standatd 1/4" rivet. With Alex and Tony.

Sea Wall TP0096©jonglew
Rivet TP0096©jonglew
Rivet - Detail TP0096©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 09:44 - TP12350 (Observation Post No 8)

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

A rather odd looking item, seems to be about double width of a normal pillar with a spider on the top (no lettering) but no flush bracket. Presumably the 1" bolt set into the top next to the spider is the 'rivet'. It's located within a low-security MoD compound with easy access from the road. With Alex and Tony.

The pillar - thing TP12350©jonglew
Viewed from outwith the wire TP12350©jonglew
Spider TP12350©jonglew
Bolt, or Rivet TP12350©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 08:44 - TP4110 (Inshanks)

FB Number: S1812   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Located at summit of Inshanks Fell. Land owner allowed access and advised best route up. Pillar vgc, retaining original top cap, indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive views. With Alex and Tony.

Pillar TP4110©jonglew
Spider TP4110©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4110©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-03-25 07:57 - TP8352 (Mull of Galloway)

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

GPS was indicating SW side of the summit mound; probed the ground here but nothing worth digging for. Also spent some time probing on top of the mound, where it would make more sense to sight a trig. Excavated turf from concreted areas, but no bolt found. With Alex and Tony.

Is it on top of the mound - nothing found TP8352©jonglew
Concrete block, but not triggy related TP8352©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-25 07:39 - TP9031 (Mull of Galloway Lighthouse)

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

Grade A listed building, 1828. First in a run of 21 trigs visited today on The Rhins; with Alex and Tony - at the 2018 Newton Stewart Triggers Meet.

The Lighthouse from the tump summit TP9031©jonglew


Damaged 2018-03-24 13:36 - TP1869 (Cairnsmore Of Fleet)

FB Number: S1561   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

On a 22k linear walk from Brocklock Bridge to Gatehouse rly stn with a small group of fellow baggers at the 2018 Newton Stewart Triggers Meet. Pillar has suffered substantial structural damage and has large chunks missing from top corners. Top cap missing, no plug; front sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP1869©jonglew
Damage to LH side TP1869©jonglew
Spider TP1869©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1869©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-24 10:10 - TP5746 (Round Fell)

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

First stop on a 22k linear walk from Brocklock Bridge to Gatehouse rly stn with a small group of fellow baggers at the 2018 Newton Stewart Triggers Meet. Pillar commands a wide panorama on open fell. Another construct with no FB - OS, what were you thinking of! Top cap missing, composite plug replacement. Sight holes not noted.

Pillar TP5746©jonglew
Spider TP5746©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-23 16:01 - TP2810 (Doon Hill)

FB Number: S8192   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk up from car park to NW. Scruffy area next to a covered resr. No notes taken; from the snap looks like an asphalt plug replaces the metal top cap. With Alex C; met 61 and ER at the pillar.

Pillar TP2810©jonglew
Spider TP2810©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2810©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-03-23 10:56 - TP0508 (Creetown)

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

Another D&G mud-fest! Parked at start of track. FBM located on W side of a stone wall. Has a sizeable chunk missing from one top edge; height tag missing. With Alex C.

FBM TP0508©jonglew
FBM TP0508©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-23 10:48 - TP4752 (Meikle Bennan)

FB Number: S8372   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wandered across from Pibble Hill with Alex C. No notes taken but photos show a replacement top cap - difficult to determine the material used from a snap. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP4752©jonglew
Spider TP4752©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4752©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-23 10:41 - TP1862 (Cairnharrow)

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

From halfway up mast access track to Cambret Hill, with Alex C. Pillar sits protected by stone walls approx 13m S of the summit cairn. One of a number of pillars in this area constructed without a flush bracket; top cap missing, asphalt replacement. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP1862©jonglew
Spider TP1862©jonglew


Damaged 2018-03-23 10:33 - TP7530 (Carsluith Castle)

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

Easy spot on wide grassed area between A75 and layby. Low outcrop which the grass cutters pass over - pity the operators don't lift their cutting blades high enough to clear the bolt. With Alex C.

Bolt - location TP7530©jonglew
Bolt TP7530©jonglew
Bolt - detail TP7530©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-03-23 10:26 - TP7837 (Kirklaugh)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Rivet on a rock, concrete gate post footings, concrete block (surface block)? Who knows. GPS was indicating rough grass verge on N side of A75, near a field gate. Probed the ground while Alex C dug, ultimately all in vain as nothing was found.

Somewhere around this partially excavated verge TP7837©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-03-23 10:15 - TP7532 (Ravenshall Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

GPS indicating rough grass verge S side A75. Spent a while clearing concrete surround to the BT MHC, found it to be in a poor condition. Also probed the surrounding ground, especially to the E where the GPS was indicating. Ground very stony, nothing was found worthy of deploying the spade. With Alex C.

The BT inspection chamber TP7532©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-23 09:28 - TP0859 (Anwoth)

FB Number: S8317   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at church (1GL Bolt for the benchmarkers) (NX 5821 5595). Short walk N on road to muddy FP through churned up cattle pasture. Pillar sits at top of Boreland Hills where monuments abound but narry an IS amongst them. Top cap missing, composite plug replacement; rear and RHS sight holes open. Panoramic views. With Alex C.

Pillar TP0859©jonglew
Spider TP0859©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0859©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-03-22 13:45 - TP1318 (Bengairn)

FB Number: S8424   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Small parking area at NX 7907 5233 - room for a car, maybe 2. Good track heading off NW to beyond the Foresthill ruin, then across rough ground to top of the hill. Pillar has some chipping from top edges/corners; retains original top cap, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panorama. With Alex C.

Pillar TP1318©jonglew
Spider TP1318©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1318©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-22 10:26 - TP6881 (White Hill)

FB Number: S8445   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at end of the road (NX 8800 5357). Cliff coast path until past worst of the gorse (NX 8766 5349), then across sheep pasture to top of the hill. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape panorama. With Alex C.

Pillar TP6881©jonglew
Spider TP6881©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6881©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-22 09:18 - TP4958 (Moyle Hill)

FB Number: S8464   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on minor rd (NX 8431 5638). Good woodland track to NX 8471 5730 whence smaller track to the top. Pillar has been heavily painted, inc all metalwork, and bears a Community Partnership plaque. Top cap missing, no plug. With Alex C.

Pillar TP4958©jonglew
Spider TP4958©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4958©jonglew
Plaque TP4958©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-21 17:45 - TP5114 (Newlaw)

FB Number: S8425   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking to SE. Good farm track most of the way. Pillar sits in an area of ancient earthworks. It retains an original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole open. Cloud down, no views. Last hill/trig of the day. With Alex C.

Pillar TP5114©jonglew
Spider TP5114©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5114©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-21 16:35 - TP1350 (Big Airds Hill)

FB Number: S8444   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From car park to NE, at end of the road. Along farm access road. Circumvented the farm using pastures to the E and S, completely missing Little Airds Hill - doh! Return route took us through the farm where we were GOML'd by an irrate Yorkshireman - a very unfriendly and unhappy man. The pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Cloud down on a damp afternoon, no views. With Alex C.

Pillar TP1350©jonglew
Spider TP1350©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1350©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-21 15:05 - TP1757 (Buittle Mains)

FB Number: S8316   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From WSW, parking for a couple of cars at roadside. Dalbeattie Resr almost dry so a direct walk to the top across the resr. Pillar sits at the summit of Barskeoch Hill retaining original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole open. Misty panorama on a damp afternoon. With Alex C.

Pillar TP1757©jonglew
Spider TP1757©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1757©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-21 11:58 - TP4546 (Lotus Hill)

FB Number: S7974   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking just off the road to the NE, then followed forest track on a circuitous route that eventually wound its way to top of the hill. No notes taken but photos show front and LHS sight holes open; and residue of a replacement top plug - mortar or composite not known. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP4546©jonglew
Spider TP4546©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4546©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-21 09:33 - TP4677 (Marthrown)

FB Number: S7979   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at a track junction (NX 9304 7052) on the forest roads. Woodhead Hill first then across to the trig. Pillar stands on its plinth in conifer plantation; retains an original top cap, deeply indented lettering; front sight hole open. No views. With Alex C.

Pillar TP4677©jonglew
Spider TP4677©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4677©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-03-18 17:19 - TP3806 (High Scales)

FB Number: S6942   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A hedgerow trig, short distance from the road. The thorn is trying to consume the pillar but the bagger fights back! One top corner has been chipped away. Top cap missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open. Views to Solway Firth and D&G coastline.

Pillar - before felling duties TP3806©jonglew
Pillar - after felling duties TP3806©jonglew
Spider TP3806©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3806©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-18 16:59 - TP9360 (Highmoor Cupola)

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

In a rundown area of Wigton, the tower, with cupola atop, sits on Highmoor Mansion, a bit of a misnomer these days as the 'mansion' is now a series of down market apartments and the tower looks completely out of place, in fact it probably looked out of place when it was built in 1885 as a family home as the stonework is at complete variance to that of the house. The tower is not a listed building.

The tower TP9360©jonglew
The cupola TP9360©jonglew
Presumably the crest of the Banks family - While I breathe, I hope TP9360©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-18 16:35 - TP5740 (Rosley Reservoir)

FB Number: S6947   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking due E. Field boundary, scrubby woodland (where farmer dumps all his rubbish), field boundary. 3 sides have metal railing fencing, one side has barbed wire. However, the gate is open in the railing fence on the W side. Reservoir was constructed 1929 but appears to be disused now. Pillar sits atop the NW corner. Original top cap retained; LHS sight hole open. Good panoramic views.

Pillar sitting atop small covered reservoir TP5740©jonglew
Pillar TP5740©jonglew
Spider TP5740©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5740©jonglew
Construction details TP5740©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-03-18 16:16 - TP11265 (Thursby Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of St Andrews, a modern construct, rarely for a church it's not a listed building. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components: Bolt not investigated; Flagstaff is missing.

Church of St Andrews TP11265©jonglew
Missing Flagstaff, maybe the Bolt is up there TP11265©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-03-18 15:53 - TP1381 (Birds Hill)

FB Number: S6930   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking. Cattle pasture with friendly belted galloways. Pillar sits on W side of, and is partially consumed by, thorn hedgerow. One top corner has been chipped away, most likely from a flailer, and there is a patina of hair fractures covering at least the front face. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering; front, LH & RH sight holes closed, rear not determined.Good general views all directions.

Pillar TP1381©jonglew
Spider TP1381©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1381©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-18 15:28 - TP4629 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S6937   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside verge (NY 4466 5235). Short walk along farm access track opposite, and pasture to trig in a decidedly horsey environment. Pillar retains its original top cap, deeply indented lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP4629©jonglew
Spider TP4629©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4629©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-18 15:04 - TP1059 (Barrock Fell)

FB Number: S6943   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at Barrock End farm and asked for permission - readily given by owner's father. Short walk up access path for the comms mast. Pillar sits outwith the compound and has an exceptioanally smooth screed finish. Top cap missing, asphalt plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views N & E.

Pillar TP1059©jonglew
Spider TP1059©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1059©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-17 16:30 - TP3076 (Eskett Farm)

FB Number: S5660   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at old quarry entrance, skirted southern end then into farmland. Pillar sits by a raised field boundary and is partially embanked with side and rear sight holes now below ground level, front hole is sealed. Top cap missing, mortar plug.

Spider TP3076©jonglew
Pillar TP3076©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3076©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-16 12:04 - TP7573 (Bell Crags)

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

Bolt was under the carin, at W edge. Slightly moved the cairn to leave the Bolt exposed. 3 witness rivets also noted on surrounding rocks; 2 at approx 1m distance to NW and SW of the bolt; the third at approx 2m distant to the E.

Cairn slightly moved to leave Bolt exposed TP7573©jonglew
Bolt TP7573©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP7573©jonglew
Witness Rivet to SW TP7573©jonglew
Witness Rivet to E TP7573©jonglew
Witness Rivet to NW TP7573©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-03-12 16:16 - TP3078 (Eston Beacon)

FB Number: S4275   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Last hill/trig of the day. Parked at the Flatts Lane car park. Fithy mud path all the way up, pouring with rain, as it had been all day. Gotta be mad or something to be a bagger. Top edges badly chipped and one top corner gone. Original top cap retained, lightly indented lettering; front and RHS sight holes open. Cloud down no views.

Pillar TP3078©jonglew
Spider TP3078©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3078©jonglew
The nearby Beacon TP3078©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-12 14:59 - TP5734 (Roseberry Topping)

FB Number: S4415   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Saw this hill from a distance yesterday and decided to put it in today's schedule without knowing what its name was, such was its fascination. A lovely looking hill, with lethal rock steps covered with mud due to incessant rain all day. Pillar can best be described as care worn with most of the top edges/corners chipped away; its dirty coat of white paint slightly relieved by a painting on the RHS face. Top cap missing, no plug, but asphalt residue; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Cloud down no views. 2 car parks in the village, one free, the other, nearest start of the walk, 2.50 for first 2 hours - avoided that one.

Pillar TP5734©jonglew
Spider TP5734©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5734©jonglew


Damaged 2018-03-12 13:28 - TP7931 (Louven Howe Aux 2)

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

The second of this type, presumably specially constructed for... what? Possibly linked to the Snod Hill BMEWS site. It's all falling apart, and is in a worse state than the Aux 1 that's 3.25km to the W, with the top section containing the spider completely detached from the pillar.

Pillar TP7931©jonglew
Spider TP7931©jonglew


Damaged 2018-03-12 12:03 - TP7930 (Louven Howe Aux 1)

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

80m due E of the Hotine. Seems it was constructed by up ending a large precast concrete drainage pipe and filling it with concrete then setting a spider into the top. It's all falling apart now with the pipe fractured and pieces falling away. It's purpose, along with the Aux 2 (3.25km W)? Unknown, but speculate it's related to the Snod Hill BMEWS site, but if so perhaps there should be something to the S, unless the Horcum pillar worked.

Pillar TP7930©jonglew
Pillar TP7930©jonglew
Spider TP7930©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-12 11:58 - TP4552 (Louven Howe)

FB Number: S4392   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From small roadside car park 5km NW. Waterlogged track - all the way. Pillar sits a few metres E of the hill summit. Pillar retains an original top cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP4552©jonglew
Spider TP4552©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4552©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-12 08:15 - TP7294 (Scarborough)

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

Roadside parking on Filey Rd (TA 0583 8526), along Reservoir Lane, over a low wooden gate, then to compound security gates. Standard Leica dome within compound, but visible from without.

Active Stn TP7294©jonglew
Active Stn TP7294©jonglew
Detail TP7294©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-12 07:34 - TP7827 (Olivers Mount Monument)

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

A Grade II listed granite obelisk war memorial; erected after WWI. A wet morning, which is how it stayed all day.

War Memorial TP7827©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-11 17:13 - TP12679 (Ravenscar Mast)

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

Stones throw from the Ravenscar trig pillar. NE side of Scarborough Rd.

The Mast TP12679©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-11 17:10 - TP0130 (Ravenscar)

FB Number: S1521   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking on concrete hard standing very close by. Pillar sits in a boggy area of heather moorland. A composite cap replaces a missing top cap; rear sight hole open. Flat moorland views.

Pillar TP0130©jonglew
Spider TP0130©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0130©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-11 15:11 - TP0697 (Botton Head)

FB Number: 2988   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Located on a saucer barrow at summit of Urra Moor, in wide expanse of heather moorland. Walked up from the FC's Clay Bank car park on a good track. Pillar has a broken composite disc replacing a missing centre cap; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP0697©jonglew
Spider TP0697©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0697©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-03-11 11:18 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

FB Number: S4421   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From the Lord Stones car park (free). Good path. Pillar has some damage to the top screed; foundations are exposed and seem to be weathering more than the pillar. Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes closed. Extensive panorama. Nice old benchmark on the adjacent boundary stone.

Pillar TP6927©jonglew
Spider TP6927©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6927©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-11 10:08 - TP2794 (Dodd End)

FB Number: S7585   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From parking due N on good track to SE 4787 9490 then up over heather moorland. The stone-built pillar sits in an expanse of heather moorland approx 100m WSW of the summit of Black Hambleton hill. A mortar plug replaces the missing central cap; all sight holes sealed. Good views in all directions.

Pillar TP2794©jonglew
Spider TP2794©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2794©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-11 08:46 - TP7496 (Yearsley)

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

Easy spot from the road, or from within the compound. Are these an older type of Leica models? Certainly not the more usual domed type.

Active Stn TP7496©jonglew
Active Stn TP7496©jonglew
Detail TP7496©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-03-11 08:43 - TP7097 (Yearsley)

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

OS records this destroyed August 1967. It would have been at the S corner of the covered reservoir.

Site of the pillar TP7097©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-03-11 08:40 - TP17701 (Yearsley Resr)

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

GR led me to a hatch cover approx centre of the NE edge of the covered reservoir. There were some bumps and irregularities under thick green paintwork, but nothing that look as though it may have been a rivet. Jury's out on this one.

Gates TP17701©jonglew
It should be on the concrete hatch surround TP17701©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-11 08:10 - TP11144 (Crayke Church Tower Centre)

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

St Cuthbert's Church; Grade II listed; 15thC on site of an earlier church. OS lists Bolt and Centre; former not investigated. Nice cut benchmark and 1GL bolt on S face of the tower.

Church of St Cuthbert TP11144©jonglew
1GL Bolt TP11144©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-08 11:55 - TP3461 (Great Knoutberry Hill)

FB Number: S8285   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the NW, following up line of the old fence (no longer in existence), searching for 5 rivet benchmarks - 3 found. Fine stone-built pillar. Spider; top cap missing, no plug; no front sight hole, other sides not checked due to banked snowed. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3461©jonglew
Spider TP3461©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3461©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-07 15:07 - TP1493 (Blea Moor)

FB Number: S5228   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the NNE, along the forestry road, picking up the RoW that tracks the rly tunnel. At the first air shaft headed directly over rough moorland to the trig. Pillar has an asphalt plug replacing a missing cap; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP1493©jonglew
Spider TP1493©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1493©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-03-06 16:38 - TP2676 (Culgaith)

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

OS records this destroyed August 1962. Probably replaced with the nearby Rose Bank that was computed June 1961. GR indicates it was on SW side of the road, but 1957 1:10,560 map puts it on NE side. This is due to the road being straightened - it was on NE side of old road, which is now SW side of the straightened road. Capiche?


Good condition 2018-03-06 16:01 - TP1648 (Broad Lea)

FB Number: 10743   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wide verge parking near ent Powis House. Very soggy and muddy RoW, then quick nip across a large pasture (field boundaries shown on mapping have gone). Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive pamorama.

Pillar TP1648©jonglew
Spider TP1648©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1648©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-03-06 15:37 - TP11263 (Appleby Castle)

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

GR indicates the bolt is on the 12thC keep (Caeser's Tower) at Appleby Castle, a Grade I listed building and a wedding venue. All gates etc open today although castle was closed to the public. Wandered in and did a circuit of the keep. It all looks in good condition and signage indicates it will open to the public at some point. Whether renovations have involved a new roof and whether the bolt has survived will possibly be known in the near future.

The Keep TP11263©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-06 14:54 - TP3837 (Highgate)

FB Number: 10812   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in Morland, FB across the swollen ford. Walked up to Highgate Farm - took RoW to NY 6083 2223, then field boundaries. Pillar sits on edge of a pasture, SE side of stock fencing. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Good views E to Dales.

Pillar TP3837©jonglew
Spider TP3837©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3837©jonglew


Good condition 2018-03-06 14:18 - TP7129 (Rose Bank)

FB Number: 11073   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

SW side of stock fencing. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole ope, other 3 notascertained, below grd level, Mainly farmland views with Dales to E.

Pillar TP7129©jonglew
Spider TP7129©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7129©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-03-06 14:09 - TP11925 (Leacet Hill Reservoir)

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

The GR indicates a small covered reservoir near SW corner of the compoud (near the gates), which would appear to have been replaced by the large metal tank. It's in a dipalidated condition and largely overgrown except for the SW corner where the top is partially clear. Cleared some moss but nothing found.

Probably this small disused covered resr had the Bolt TP11925©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-02-25 14:56 - TP1762 (Bull Hill)

FB Number: S4485   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked at end of the road, past Crowthorn Resr.. Partially frozen ground allowed a direct route over peat hags. Just inside a MoD danger area, but no flags flying today. Pillar has a significant amount of top screed missing; cap gone, asphalt plug; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP1762©jonglew
Spider TP1762©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1762©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-25 14:56 - TP13409 (Peel Monument Flagstaff)

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

Spotted and photographed from the Bull Hill trig pillar. Flagstaff clearly visible at 2.6km (with binos or camera zoom). The monument is a Grade II listed structure, 1851-2, erected in tribute to Sir Robert Peel in effecting repeal of Corn Laws. Manchester's northern suburban sprawl of Ramsbottom in background.

Peel Monument TP13409©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-24 13:37 - TP6843 (Weston)

FB Number: S3926   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Roadside parking at 166m spot height to N. Good path down to the SW CP, veered off W at Dawes, following field bdy to trig. Pillar sits on a high plinth in the hedgerow but has had a platform built round it at base level, with ladder stile on N side to give easy access. Memorial plaque attached for Capt Holman, an ex-OS employee from 1926-48. His family are adoptees and are obviously proud of their ancestor - the pillar also has a reasonably fresh coat of white paint although a little gardening is required. Original cap retained, lightly indented lettering. Sight holes not noted. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP6843©jonglew
Spider TP6843©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6843©jonglew
Plaque TP6843©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-24 11:20 - TP3799 (High Peak)

FB Number: S3907   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside parking on Ladram Rd (at Sea View Farm). RoW on Barr's Lane initially then a bit of a slog through brash and bramble, would have been better to continue on that path till it meets coastal path and double back. Track leads up to the trig. Returned via coastal path. Pillar has some slight damage and a repair to the top screed; no top cap or plug; RHS and front sight holes open. Extensive panoramic sea and landscape views. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP3799©jonglew
Spider TP3799©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3799©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-24 09:34 - TP6804 (West Down Beacon)

FB Number: S3755   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the Golf Club car park. Pillar sits just off the high point of the hill. Some minor damage to top screed; top cap missing; LHS sight hole open. Nice views. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP6804©jonglew
Spider TP6804©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6804©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-23 14:38 - TP2715 (Daggeridge Farm)

FB Number: S3931   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking to NW. Pillar sits atop a large plinth in a hedgerow on a field bdy. Beech and thorn hedging encroaches but nothing with me to cut it back. Top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering. FB faces E but easiest to access the W side. Tricky to get a decent FB shot. Good panoramic views.

Pillar - E face TP2715©jonglew
Pillar - W face TP2715©jonglew
Spider TP2715©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2715©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-23 13:48 - TP4074 (Huntsham Castle)

FB Number: S3906   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Called at Castle Farm, Mrs Farmer very amenable, directing me up through her garden and under the washing. Pillar sits in the NE corner of an IA hillfort retaining an original cap, indented lettering. Marginal views through leafless trees.

Pillar TP4074©jonglew
Spider TP4074©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4074©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-02-23 13:00 - TP20562 (Pitt)

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

In or close to a mature hedgerow near a gateway between arable fields. Had nothing with me to probe the ground or dig - just as well as angry farmer evicted me! In course of our 'discussion' I asked if he knew of the OS carring out surveying from here, but got a negative response.

Location TP20562©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-21 14:00 - TP1799 (Burrows Resr)

FB Number: S3764   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at compound gates, took one look at the gap beneath and dismissed it. Walked the entire perimeter looking for a weakness. 2 points presented (NW corner and S side) where I got onto top of the wire but could see no way of getting down on the inside - or more importantly getting back! Returned to the gates and went under the LHD one, with some difficulty. Pillar has no top cap or plug; front and rear sight holes open. No photos, lost all of them from today in an IT glitch.


Good condition 2018-02-21 10:38 - TP4592 (Lympstone Common)

FB Number: S3766   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Layby parking W side of B road (SY 0243 8545). Took the long way round getting there via RoW to NE necessitating a 400m walk alongside this busy road. Returned more directly on a mapped track - little used now. Pillar sits outwith the reservoir compound; has no top cap or plug; all sight holes closed. Mainly beech woodland, no views. No photos from today, all lost in an IT glitch.


Good condition 2018-02-20 16:50 - TP0734 (Dumpdon)

FB Number: S1709   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last hill/trig of the day after a round of 25 assorted bags. Small car park to E side of the hill fort. Easy stroll to the top with low winter sun providing good light. Pillar has no top cap or plug; RHS and LHS sight holes open. Extensive views all directions other than S where trees obscure.

Pillar TP0734©jonglew
Spider TP0734©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0734©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-20 15:35 - TP1405 (Black Down)

FB Number: S3904   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Muddy parking area immediately to the N. Scrubby woodland, plenty of bracken and bramble. Pillar has no top cap or plug; front sight hole closed, other 3 open. No views.

Pillar TP1405©jonglew
Spider TP1405©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1405©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-20 15:05 - TP2140 (Cheriton Hill)

FB Number: S3956   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking to SE. Pillar retains original top cap, indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Good views all directions other than SE where hedgerow obscures.

Pillar TP2140©jonglew
Spider TP2140©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2140©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-02-20 14:39 - TP4574 (Lowmans Farm)

FB Number: S3720   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

On a field bank between golf course and a pasture, access from its NE side. Pillar has some damage to one top corner. Top cap missing, no plug. No notes taken so sight holes and views not recorded.

Pillar TP4574©jonglew
Spider TP4574©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4574©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-20 14:00 - TP6939 (Widworthy Hill)

FB Number: S3721   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the field bdy from SY 2132 9836 rather than use the nearby RoW. Sitting on a large plinth at edge of an arable field. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open.

Pillar TP6939©jonglew
Spider TP6939©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6939©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-20 09:21 - TP5292 (Paradise Farm)

FB Number: S3719   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking due E. Short walk to trig. Pillar has no top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Good panoramic views.

Spider TP5292©jonglew
Pillar TP5292©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5292©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-02-18 13:59 - TP12342 (Beeston Castle)

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

Visited for the hill, but declined to take a spade with me and do any digging. Looking at a 1:2,500 map it looks like it may be on (or in?) the tower to LHS of the entrance bridge.

1971 1-2k5 map TP12342©jonglew


Damaged 2018-02-14 11:55 - TP1141 (Beinn A Chlachain)

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

From parking area N side Applecross Bay. Increasingly difficult ascent over rough country as winds strengthen to gale force. Extreme difficulty standing at the summit shelter cairn, wind literally took me off my feet at one point depositing me 2m from cairn. Vanessa pillar has a damaged top with spider completely exposed but secure. Unable to read FB due to build up of snow and inability to clear it due to weather conditions. Beat a hasty retreat to the nearby Highland 5 and down to Strath Maol Chaluim.

Pillar TP1141©jonglew
Spider TP1141©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-13 16:45 - TP7538 (Lochcarron)

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

Front gable end of small fire station; not visible from the road. GR on T:UK is 75m out from the actual location.


Good condition 2018-02-13 15:24 - TP0954 (Bad A' Chreamha)

FB Number: S9778   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a round of hills in the area, this the last. Dropped down to the road from here between Mid and North Strome. Vanessa pillar sits in a shelter cairn. All sight holes open; top cap missing, no plug. Extensive panoramic views.

Flush Bracket TP0954©jonglew
Spider TP0954©jonglew
Pillar TP0954©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-10 12:03 - TP9814 (Inverness Town Hall Spire)

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

Category A listed building, 1791. 2 Bridge St; opposite the town hall. Octagonal spire on 3-stage tower.


Good condition 2018-02-10 11:53 - TP9813 (Inverness Free Church Spire)

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

Category B listed building, 1889-92. Octagonal spire on 4-stage tower.

Free Church Spire TP9813©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-10 10:59 - TP0558 (Contin FBM Aux 1)

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

Quick find under thin covering of grass/turf using OS sketch. Cleared away encroaching vegetation and left it uncovered.

Berntsen - Location TP0558©jonglew
Berntsen TP0558©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-10 10:50 - TP7181 (Contin)

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

Just into an open gated garden, easy spot from the road. Height tag missing.

FBM TP7181©jonglew
FBM TP7181©jonglew
Missing height tag TP7181©jonglew


Damaged 2018-02-09 13:11 - TP1940 (Carn Breac)

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

Fine stone-built pillar in its bespoke shelter cairn. The top is damaged, with all spider arm ends exposed, cap missing and no plug. There is no Flush Bracket, and oddly there doesn't seem space for one to have been fitted, although records show there was. Sight holes weren't checked as snow was banked up around the pillar. A fine panorama of Scottish mountains were viewed in clear weather - before intermitant snow blizzards hit.

Pillar TP1940©jonglew
Spider TP1940©jonglew
Was the Flush Bracket on the E face TP1940©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-07 21:49 - TP0485 (Achnasheen)

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

Easy spot after parking N side road on dirt just at start of the new path. Through the gate and over rickety b/w fencing into a scrubby parcel of grassland to NW side of track. Height tag missing otherwise good.

Location TP0485©jonglew
FBM TP0485©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0485©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-06 08:59 - TP0002 (An Cuaidh)

FB Number: S6119   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove up to the comms compound. Quick 1k trot across the peat hags with Steve Smith. Pillar in good condition retaining originaltop cap, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.


Good condition 2018-02-05 14:13 - TP1884 (Camas Ruadh)

FB Number: S9420   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely spot overlooking Upper Loch Torridon and Loch Shieldaig. Pillar has no top cap or plug, otherwise good. Sight holes notnoted.

Pillar TP1884©jonglew
Spider TP1884©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1884©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-02-03 16:34 - TP0559 (Scorguie FBM Aux 1)

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

I spent over half an hour here probing the ground. Using the photograph to provide a line on which to prod, and the amount of window showing to give a distance along the line I will have been very close, but unfortunately didn't strike the right spot. Disappointing.


Good condition 2018-02-03 16:11 - TP7203 (Scorguie)

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

Can be seen from the lane running behind No. 51, but decided to knock and see what reception I got. As it happened a favourable one; the owner directed me to the side gate. She has lived there approx 3 years and has had 4 callers for it (I didn't tell her how many had peeped over, under, round her rear fencing!). Height tag missing, otherwise good.

FBM TP7203©jonglew
Missing height tag TP7203©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-03 14:14 - TP7274 (Inverness)

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

Photographed from the Weldex carpark on SE side of Arnold Clarke as not a good vantage point from there. Standard Leica dome on the gable end of an apartment block.

Active Stn TP7274©jonglew
Active Stn TP7274©jonglew
Active Stn - Detail TP7274©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-03 13:46 - TP0487 (Daviot)

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

Roadside, between a dilapidated stone wall and new stockfencing. Looking a bit sorry for itself. Missing height tag.

FBM - feisty cattle in shot TP0487©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0487©jonglew


Good condition 2018-02-03 13:19 - TP0025 (Milton Of Moy)

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

1" bolt in concrete block. Easy roadside find; OS sketch handy but measuring not necessary. Needed to dig a channel to drain the water away. Left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0025©jonglew
Surface Block TP0025©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0025©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-02-03 12:23 - TP5236 (Ord Ban)

FB Number: 10767   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Short steep walk up from the estate car park to E. 1.50 parking charge for the day. Vanessa pillar has some damage to top screed otherwise good. Top cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open. Fine panoramic views.

Pillar TP5236©jonglew
Spider TP5236©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5236©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-02-02 12:01 - TP1934 (Carn An Fhreiceadain)

FB Number: S1564   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parking at golf clubhouse. Pillar iced up a bit but damage clearly visible on lower front and LHS faces. Top cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Lovely vista.

Pillar TP1934©jonglew
Spider TP1934©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1934©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-31 17:39 - TP0493 (Dalwhinnie)

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

Located approx 15-20m W side road in rough heathery ground. Tricky to spot in the dark. Nothing to reference it to other than the Milestone mentioned by others. Height tag missing otherwise good.

FBM TP0493©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0493©jonglew


Moved 2018-01-31 15:58 - TP0771 (Aberuthven)

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

Moved and toppled. Easy access at side of the old A9. Some nasty smelly farm detritus to negotiate first though. The FB is facing down so no knowing if it's still there. Composite top cap replacement; no lower bolt seen; no sight holes seen open.

Pillar looking sadly forlorn TP0771©jonglew
Spider TP0771©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-01-31 15:51 - TP7867 (Coronation Road)

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

Same GR as Upper Kinfauns surface block. The assumptin being that this has been replaced by a SB. Tend to agree with that.


Good condition 2018-01-31 15:49 - TP0454 (Upper Kinfauns)

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

Didn't take too long to locate. 1" bolt in concrete block. Measured at 1.3m from fence post; 3.1m from road edge.

Surface Block - Location TP0454©jonglew
Surface Block TP0454©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-31 15:42 - TP0496 (Perth)

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

12m into a rough pasture SW side minor road. Height tag missing.

FBM - complete with shadow selfie TP0496©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0496©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-30 10:14 - TP3444 (Grayrigg Forest)

FB Number: S5663   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From large layby on A685 near Hause Bridge. Stone-built pillar; no top cap or plug; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP3444©jonglew
Spider TP3444©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3444©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-28 15:36 - TP10583 (Ayr Town Hall Spire)

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

Category A listed spire, 1830. 225ft, completed on schedule for 9,965.

Town Hall Spire TP10583©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-28 15:14 - TP10772 (Ayr St Andrews Church Spire)

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

1893, Category B listed building. 6-stage tower with spire atop.

The Church TP10772©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-28 12:14 - TP1700 (Brown Carrick)

FB Number: S1583   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From start of the gated mast access road. Some wet, boggy ground just beyond the compound. Pillar has no top cap or plug; LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Cloud down, no views.


Good condition 2018-01-27 16:05 - TP11613 (Wallace Tower Ayr)

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

1830-2, Category B listed building; on the High Street. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components. Former not inverstigated, the other 2 present. 1GL Bolt and cut benchmark near street level.

Wallace Tower TP11613©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-01-27 14:19 - TP11614 (Ayr Harbour)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A wild weather day, visiting a friend on Ayr with a long beach walk culminating in a trig bolt at the harbour entrance. The bolt has had plenty of traffic, heavily scored and looks rather flattened.

End of the pier TP11614©jonglew
Location TP11614©jonglew
Bolt TP11614©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-27 12:45 - TP11612 (Ayr Promenade)

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

Covered with sand, but good photos from previous loggers so soon located it.

Location TP11612©jonglew
Bolt TP11612©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-01-25 11:58 - TP14761 (Hartcliff Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 6/10

Tower door unsecured so ascended the 60+ steps to the top. No bolt found, probably due to the renovations mentioned below - with one caveat, the OS comment on a safety hazard, so is the bolt on the parapet wall? I didn't check.

The Tower TP14761©jonglew
Top of the stairwell TP14761©jonglew
View from the top TP14761©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-01-25 09:52 - TP10817 (Wharncliffe Chase)

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

Deer Park, unsure if this is open access or not. OS records the block destroyed August 1978 but seems odd why it would have been removed, so possibly it's still there. Had a half-hearted poke around, nothing found.

Top of the hill and location of the Surface Block TP10817©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-01-25 08:29 - TP0526 (Broomhead Moor)

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

Chance spot whilst driving past, tricky parking. Height tag missing. Appears to have been an attempt to prise out the top bolt.

In its playpen at roadside TP0526©jonglew
The FBM TP0526©jonglew
Missing height tag TP0526©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 16:15 - TP10308 (Hope Church Spire)

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

St Peter's Church, Grade I listed. Early 14thC origins, tower reportedly rebuilt 1728, with squat stone broach spire atop. FB S9067 across the road on a pub.

Church of St Peter at dusk TP10308©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 15:42 - TP3795 (High Neb)

FB Number: S2157   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very nice place to be, afternoon turned out fine with a good wind blowing. From CP to S, at Dennis Knoll. Good path/track all the way up through the escarpment, no scrambling needed. Pillar has no top cap or plug; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Superb panorama.

Pillar TP3795©jonglew
Spider TP3795©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3795©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 14:50 - TP5986 (Sir William Hill)

FB Number: S4148   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove the BOAT from the west, some rough going, large deep puddles etc; hopped a wall; easy bag. Pillar has no top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP5986©jonglew
Spider TP5986©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5986©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 14:07 - TP4911 (Moor Plantations)

FB Number: S4151   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk on good tracks from road to SW. Cork Stone is interesting. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. 360deg views.

Pillar TP4911©jonglew
Spider TP4911©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4911©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 13:19 - TP1522 (Bolehill East)

FB Number: S1716   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by cemetery - Black Rock car park costs. Easy walk up, straight through the old quarry, can go round but easier to go through it. Pillar sits on a roughly circular rough stone plinth and has various adornments, flowers etc. No cap/plug; LH & RHS sight holes open. Views to W & E, other directions obscured by trees

Pillar TP1522©jonglew
Spider - with friendly animals TP1522©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1522©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 12:10 - TP7019 (Wolfscote Hill)

FB Number: S4187   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Verge parking just before Wolfscote Grange. Walked 400m SE along the road to take sting out of the hill. Took direct line down the hill on return. Pillar has a composite plug replacement for the metal cap; rear and LHS sight holes open; NT plate on front face. Good panoramic views.

Pillar TP7019©jonglew
Spider TP7019©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7019©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 11:18 - TP6856 (Wetton Low)

FB Number: S4169   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Rough roadside verge parking. Couple of muddy pastures to cross from a field gate due E. Top cap missing, asphalt plug replacement; LHS sight hole open. Good panorama to local hills.

Pillar TP6856©jonglew
Spider TP6856©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6856©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-24 11:02 - TP9044 (Wetton Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

St Margaret's Church, Grade II* listed. 14thC tower, remainder rebuilt 1820. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Pinnacle as components of this trig. Former not inverstigated; from the GR the latter would appear to be the NE pinnacle in the E-W orientated church, although all 4 pinnacles are of equal height and shape.

Church of St Margaret TP9044©jonglew
Pinnacle at RHS of photo is the trig TP9044©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-23 15:59 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)

FB Number: S2760   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last and by far the best trig of the day. Lovely hill. Parked in roadside parking area (SJ 9827 6869). RoW all the way to the top - a fine walk. Pillar has a composite top cap replacing original metal cap; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP5970©jonglew
Spider TP5970©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5970©jonglew
Summit area TP5970©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-23 14:00 - TP2306 (Cobden Edge)

FB Number: S2770   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of the road, where it says No Parking - local resident said it would be ok. Never met the farmer, so guess it was. Walked up past the cross (a 'T' actually, but locals call it a cross for some reason). Pillar sits at edge of heather moorland. Original top cap is retained, raised lettering; rear and RHS sight holes open. 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP2306©jonglew
Spider TP2306©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2306©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-23 13:24 - TP4668 (Marple Ridge)

FB Number: S2753   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

NW edge of a paddock/pasture. Parked SSW at roadside (small pull-in for 1 car), hopped the fence, short walk. Pillar retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; front and LHS sight holes closed, other 2 not determined.

Pillar TP4668©jonglew
Spider TP4668©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4668©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-01-23 11:38 - TP17284 (Idle Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Winter not much better than summer for this block, such is the density and extent of the bramble. I didn't even venture over the fencing.

Somewhere under that lot lies a block TP17284©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-01-23 10:03 - TP1459 (Blackstone Edge)

FB Number: S4502   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Walked down from the north after parking at The White House (PH). Low cloud, rain and high winds - a joy! Pillar has a bright(ish) coat of white paint and sits prominently on a rocky tor some 170m NW of the hill summit. Top cap missing, mortar plug; LHS sight hole open. Some damage to the top. Cloud down, no views. The arrow mark on the summit rock noted in some Hill-bagging logs is probably not a benchamrk as none shown on any old maps and no pivot depression can be detected. It's more likely to be the old trig shown on the 1894 map at the high point of the hill.

Pillar TP1459©jonglew
Spider TP1459©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1459©jonglew
Summit rock with arrow approx 170m NE TP1459©jonglew
Arrow on summit rock TP1459©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-01-22 15:56 - TP2748 (Dean Moor)

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

OS records this destroyed May 1968, no sign of any 50-yr old remains seen. Large sheep pasture. Last trig of the day, bypassed it earlier due to farmer in the field.

The field TP2748©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-22 15:17 - TP3332 (Gatebarrow)

FB Number: S5668   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked up at 98m spot height, entrance to Calva Hall farm. Called at farm house (barking dog), tennant isn't the farmer, but said should be ok to proceed 'if I keep my head down'. Over the pack horse bridge and followed good farm tracks then field boundary. Pillar sits between pastures, between b/w stock fencing. Top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Panoramic views of mainly farmland, the Lakeland hills all in low cloud. Challenged by farmer on returning over PH bridge. Happy with me visiting the trig though.

Pillar TP3332©jonglew
Spider TP3332©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3332©jonglew
The Pack Horse Bridge TP3332©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-01-22 14:28 - TP16523 (Winscales)

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

Comparing Aye Jimmy's first 2 photos and mine (and previous logger's), it would seem that whilst the caps look the same, the concrete surround has been changed, it's much deeper now and the concrete is much fresher and smoother, leading most likely to the demise of the bolt. Unless I'm missing something.

At the corner closest to camera TP16523©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-01-22 14:09 - TP7511 (Leyland National Works)

FB Number: 11392   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Odd looking pillar with slate slab cladding the 4 sides and top - one slab missing and the top slab loose. Located to RHS of the entrance to what is now an Eddie Stobart truck yard, tucked away in the mature shrubbery but easily accessible. Inscription names it as a 'Bench Mark' set up by Prime Minister Harold Wilson on 20 Feb 1970. So he didn't just dedicate it, he set it up. An excellent example of manual labour! Drove in and parked with the wagons, a few drivers around, no-one seemed interested in me.

Pillar TP7511©jonglew
Top TP7511©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7511©jonglew
Inscription TP7511©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-22 13:59 - TP5310 (Park House)

FB Number: S5666   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to Park House Farm, unmapped road on my 1:25k map. Walked along farm access road, then short distance along hedgerow. Pillar sits on a plinth, approx 5m NW into a pasture. Top cap missing, mortar plug; RHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP5310©jonglew
Spider TP5310©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5310©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-01-22 13:16 - TP12819 (Moresby)

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

1956 10,560 map shows this as a reservoir, despite looking more like an ex-WWII bunker. Map also shows the trig located to the NE end of the structure, which is largely covered with soil and turf. There are 2 access points, both with a cap of corrugated metal and concrete. Possible the bolt is on the exposed surrounds to one of these access points but cap was too heavy to move.

Reservoir TP12819©jonglew
NE end of the reservoir TP12819©jonglew
1956 map TP12819©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-22 12:40 - TP3798 (High Park)

FB Number: S5767   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wide roadside verge for parking at Studfold. Called at Keekle Head Farm, but only caged barking dogs answered. Proceeded on muddy farm track to the derelict WWII buildings then 50m on over rough moorland pasture to the pillar. Top cap missing, has a roughly applied mortar plug; LHS sight hole open. 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP3798©jonglew
Spider TP3798©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3798©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-22 10:38 - TP2949 (Eaglesfield)

FB Number: S5768   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From a field gate to SE; roadside verge parking. Pillar sits in a pasture at top of Crag Hills. Top cap missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP2949©jonglew
Spider TP2949©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2949©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-14 12:34 - TP7578 (Swindale Common)

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

On a round of the Naddle Forest hills. 1" domed bolt on small area of slab rock at ground level; paced at 1.5m due S of the small cairn. Grass/moss etc encroaching, cut some away. Approx 120m N of Hare Shaw, which also has a cairn.

Location wrt Cairn TP7578©jonglew
Bolt - with grass encroaching TP7578©jonglew
Bolt - free from encroaching grass TP7578©jonglew
Bolt - detail TP7578©jonglew


Good condition 2018-01-13 11:38 - TP7307 (Selside Brow)

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

Exposed at ground level; at summit of Branstree.

Concrete Ring TP7307©jonglew
Concrete Ring TP7307©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-01-09 15:19 - TP8080 (Sea View Crag)

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

Small cairn of large rocks in gorse at the summit. Didn't dismantle the cairn to search as OS records this trig destroyed September 1976. With Rick Salter on a round of South Lakeland tumps.

Low Heights summit cairn - maybe the bolt was under it TP8080©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-01-07 11:40 - TP0693 (High Street)

FB Number: S1541   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

From Mardale Head, walked up over Riggindale. Pillar has some damage to it. There is a fracture extending across the LHD and rear faces; a patch of screed is missing from the LHS; and some concrete is missing from the base of one of the rear vertical edges. The original top cap is missing, composite plug replacement; all sight holes are sealed. Lovely spot with extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0693©jonglew
Spider TP0693©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0693©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-31 15:09 - TP2590 (Crickadarn)

FB Number: S5536   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside parking (SO 0711 4096). Sheep trod traverses up the hillside from here. Several options for top of the hill, but only 1 trig. Another white paint job where FB has been painted over and spider not faring too much better. Original top cap retained. No notes taken.

Pillar TP2590©jonglew
Spider TP2590©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2590©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-31 12:44 - TP4562 (Lower Chapel)

FB Number: S5698   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside parking at junc (SO 0029 3708). RoW, then off piste for last section. Heavy rain and strong westerlies all the way, joy! Pillar has been completely painted - all metalwork coated. No top cap or plug; RHS sight hole open, others not noted. No notes taken due to filthy weather.

Pillar TP4562©jonglew
Spider TP4562©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4562©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-31 10:20 - TP2068 (Cefn Bola-Maen)

FB Number: S5523   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From unfenced minor road to E; good parking. Wide, short-grassed track to pillar at top of hill of same name. Pillar has 4 memorial plaques, 3 for what seems to be members of a walking group (Drover's Walkers?), and 1 for a dog. Nice coat of reasonably fresh whitewash. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Nice polished metalwork. Misty panoramic views. Looks like some damage to the top from my photo but none noted at time of visit.

Pillar TP2068©jonglew
Spider TP2068©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2068©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-31 08:59 - TP4784 (Merthyr Cynog)

FB Number: S6536   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Blaendyryn on RoW to Garreg Fawr hill, then over rough tussocky ground to the trig. Pillar vgc although has no top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Sitting on a low plinth in the middle of no-where. Nice remote feel about this one. Misty panoramic views.

Pillar TP4784©jonglew
Spider TP4784©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4784©jonglew


Damaged 2017-12-30 14:15 - TP2086 (Cefn Trum)

FB Number: S6584   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked at field ent to SE (SN 9991 3954). Farm track to MoD boundary then over good ground to trig, sitting next to a raggedy warning flag. Pillar is leaning thus damaged. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Misty panoramic views.

Pillar TP2086©jonglew
Spider TP2086©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2086©jonglew
General Location TP2086©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-12-30 12:06 - TP8582 (Twyn Rhyd Car)

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

Hill bagging trip so not equipped for digging. Had a prod about but nothing found that would have been worth digging for anyway. Interesting place, this the best time to go on to the Sennybridge Trainig Area.

Summit Area TP8582©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-30 10:34 - TP3153 (Ffynnon Bevan)

FB Number: S5646   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the red kite observation parking area (SN 9633 4671). 11 mile walk around the range to pick up this and a couple of other hills. With the Brecon NY group - you know who you are. Plenty of ordnance lying around. Stuck to the RoW marked on OS mapping but path virtually non-existant - ground rough, tussocky and boggy. Pillar sits atop a saucer barrow well into the ranges at the top of the hill Pen Tri Chrugiau. Composite top cap replacement; rear sight hole open. Misty panorama on a damp day.

Pillar TP3153©jonglew
Spider TP3153©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3153©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-29 15:04 - TP8964 (High Warren Monument)

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

En-route from West Yorks (Christmas) to YHA Brecon (New Year). Compound fencing tricky, but gate on SW side is easy.

Monument TP8964©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-29 15:03 - TP3811 (High Warren Resr)

FB Number: S2732   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

En route from West Yorks (Christmas) to YHA Brecon (New Year). Tricky fencing but gate on SW side of compound was easy. Pillar retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open.

Pillar TP3811©jonglew
Spider TP3811©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3811©jonglew
The Gate TP3811©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-12-29 15:00 - TP11308 (High Warren Reservoir Aux)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Fencing is tricky but access to the compound is straight forward going over the gate on SW side of compound. Pillar and monumnet bagged on a quiet day with no golfers around, mainly due to a water-logged course. No-one else about either. Rivet is probably on the roof of a building to the NE side of the compound.

Easy gate TP11308©jonglew
Rivet locat TP11308©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-29 13:40 - TP0142 (Hordern Stoops)

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

Found this on the way down from Winter Hill. Easy find using just the 2.68m measurement from the wall end (from the OS sketch). Stanbdard 1" bolt in concrete block. Dug away encroaching soil, grass, snow etc and left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0142©jonglew
Surface Block TP0142©jonglew
The Bolt TP0142©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-29 13:09 - TP13276 (Winter Hill TV Mast)

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

Couldn't see much of this 309.48 metres (1,015.4 ft) tall structure due to low and dense cloud. It's tethering points are impressive, all 15 of them. Constructed 1966, operated by Arqiva.

The Mast TP13276©jonglew
One os the 15 tie-downs TP13276©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-29 12:51 - TP0701 (Rivington)

FB Number: 2999   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up in the snow from Hordern Stoops. Pretty desolate up here in snow and with the cloud down. No-one around. Pillar has a red rose stencilled on 3 sides; top cap missing, asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Very low cloud giving no views and not much viz.

Pillar TP0701©jonglew
Spider TP0701©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0701©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-12-29 12:47 - TP13275 (Winter Hill Wireless Station)

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

Tricky to know where this rivet was emplaced. The GR would indicate somewhere just inside the compound from the S side. Old Maps a bit frustrating as the 1960-3 1:2k5 map doesn't show it, but the earlier and later 1:10,560 maps do. However, their resolution doesn't allow for pinpointing where the trig was installed. The compound is near enough impregnable so no chance of finding it without bona fide access. My money goes that it's on the roof of one of the buildings, more towards the W side of the compound.

The compound TP13275©jonglew


Damaged 2017-12-28 14:43 - TP2811 (Dorket Head)

FB Number: S4664   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar, spotted by chance driving past, quick pull over onto wide grass verge. Pillar has some significant damage to the top, leaving one spider arm end exposed; it also has a definite tilt rendering it 'damaged'. Original top cap retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP2811©jonglew
Spider TP2811©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2811©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-27 15:15 - TP14383 (Titus Lane Reservoir)

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

OS records this trig destroyed September 1974. Had a look round the site as it's the top of the hill. Presumably the site's had a makeover and the bolt was a casualty.

Bolt would have been around here TP14383©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-27 15:14 - TP14384 (Emley Moor New Reservoir)

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

Hopped the gate and had a look round as this is also the high point of the hill. OS lists a Cut and a Bolt as components - both down as destroyed at different times. Had a look round the concrete base of a lattice tower but nothing seen. Presume the site has had a makeover at some point.

Somewhere round here was the original installation TP14384©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-27 15:11 - TP14385 (Emley Moor Reservoir)

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

Presumably a reservoir once, but that's all gone and the site is now a parcel of waste ground with a static caravan on it. OS records the Bolt destroyed 1973 (no month recorded).

Site TP14385©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-27 15:06 - TP13927 (Emley Moor TV Mast)

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

1,084-foot-tall (330.4 m) concrete tower, began transmitting in 1971 and is a Grade II listed building, where EH describe it as 'Arqiva Tower', Arqiva being the company that operates the site. The tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom - apparently.

Business end of the tower TP13927©jonglew
Site entrance TP13927©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-27 14:47 - TP5496 (Pool Hill)

FB Number: S1769   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Small roadside pull-in near the trig. Pillar sits on a raised field boundary a few metres from the road. Composite top cap replacement; front and LHS sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP5496©jonglew
Spider TP5496©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5496©jonglew


Toppled 2017-12-27 13:55 - TP3676 (Haw Cliff Top)

FB Number: S1757   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Sad, perhaps it's foundations became undermined, who knows. Pillar retains a composite top cap. FB not seen as facing into the dirt. Doesn't seem to be far from its original position. The OS dBase gives the precise GR that I recorded.

Pillar TP3676©jonglew
Pillar TP3676©jonglew
Base TP3676©jonglew
Spider TP3676©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-27 13:07 - TP7020 (Wolfstones Height)

FB Number: S4400   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Oh dear, what has this poor pillar been yoked with! Diamond Jubilee madness - surely a better way to do this than wreck a trig pillar - whatever! Parked at junction of roads due S. The pilar is in tact despite the 'thing'. Composite top cap replacement; front sight hole open. Extensive views to surrounding snow-capped fells. Next.

Pillar and - the thing TP7020©jonglew
Spider TP7020©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7020©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-27 12:18 - TP6819 (West Nab)

FB Number: S1756   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice rocky tor. Parked roadside due E on the Wessenden Head Rd (not ideal but little traffic today), and walked rough ground to the top. Pillar has a composite top cap replacement; rear sight hole open. There's a grand vista. High point is a humungous boulder and there's an old benchmark on a nearby rock. Great place.

Pillar TP6819©jonglew
Spider TP6819©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6819©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-27 09:47 - TP4930 (Moss Moor)

FB Number: S4487   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En-route from parking area to NW, to Way Stone Edge. Lovely snowy condition, but not deep. Pillar has been painted, all of it, matalwork too - not good. I couldn't determine what the top cap is, such are the layers of paint. All sight holes open. Extensive views S, W & N; E obscured by rising ground.

Pillar TP4930©jonglew
Spider TP4930©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4930©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-27 08:56 - TP6925 (Wholestone Moor)

FB Number: S4198   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in a residential street off Round Ings Rd to NE. RoW initially then across a boggy cattle pasture, despite frost/snow it was still all soft. Pillar has an odd replacement centre cap, seemed to be metalic. RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP6925©jonglew
Spider TP6925©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6925©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-26 15:23 - TP10516 (Breedon-on-the-Hill Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Parish church of St Mary and St Hardulph (new one on me); Grade I listed; formerly the church of an Augustinian Priory; founded early 12thC. OS lists Flagstaff and Bolt. The former sits atop the tower roof, the latter not investigated. Had a speculative scan for a BM, there is one on the SE corner, but I missed it due to extremely weathered stonework.

Church of Sts Mary and Hardulph TP10516©jonglew
Flagstaff atop tower TP10516©jonglew


Damaged 2017-12-26 14:50 - TP4124 (Ives Head)

FB Number: S1637   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking to SE of road junc, to W of trig. Woodland before breaking out into cattle pasture complete with a feisty herd that definitely needed an eye keeping on! Pillar sits atop a pleasant grass-covered rocky top with some great views. There is a severe fracture running across the front and RHS of the pillar, extending to the rear. Original top cap retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Good panoramic views, extensive to N.

Pillar TP4124©jonglew
Spider TP4124©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4124©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-26 13:18 - TP0254 (Daventry North)

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

Parking at scout hut entrance 20m or so S of the trig. Wasn't sure this would be findable given growth of the hedgerow, but was surprisingly easy - perhaps luck played its part. 1" bolt in conc. block as per OS sketch.(partially).

The sprawling hedgerow TP0254©jonglew
Surface Block TP0254©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-26 13:12 - TP0623 (Daventry FBM Aux 1)

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

Didn't take too long to find, Carole E assiting with the tapes. Used 2 measures - from the lamp post and the gas marker, as per the OS sketch, and intersected them. Still took a little prodding to come up with the tell-tale sound of steel on aluminium. An inch of 2 down under the grass.

Measuring #1 TP0623©jonglew
Measuring #2 TP0623©jonglew
The Berntsen TP0623©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-26 12:53 - TP7195 (Daventry)

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

No-one at home so peeked over the garden fence to spot it in middle of the lawn. Height tag retained - photographed as 460.19ft.

FBM TP7195©jonglew
FBM - with height tag TP7195©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-25 16:02 - TP6986 (Windy Bank)

FB Number: S4703   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the road due N. Quick dash across a pasture. Pillar has a composite top cap replacement. No other details noted. Poor photographs due to failing light, also wet and windy - nasty weather.

Pillar TP6986©jonglew
Spider TP6986©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6986©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-25 15:46 - TP13759 (Blackburn Church Spire St James)

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

Pitched roof atop the tower, not really what you might call a spire. But it's there.

The Church TP13759©jonglew
The Spire TP13759©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-25 15:40 - TP17233 (Revidge Iron Tank)

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

Parked at end of Paignton Rd. Narrow track between houses. Tank has gone, replaced by a toposcope. Seems from the 1968 1:2k5 map that the trig was also an OS benchmark, confirmed by the OS BM dBase which gives 'NBM BOLT W ANG CONCRETE TK', although OS used the abbreviation 'TK' for both 'track' and 'tank', almost certain that in this instance it was 'tank', as indicated by the mapping. So there is almost ceertainty that the bolt was lost when the tank was removed. CJO can stand down. Nice views though.

Toposcope TP17233©jonglew
The tank has gone - along with the bolt TP17233©jonglew
Map TP17233©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-12-25 15:16 - TP17224 (Stanley House Farm)

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

Walked over after bagging the tump Stanley Hill. The BB is approx 30m NE of the hill summit. Squelchy pasture at present. From the spa car park.


Unreachable but visible 2017-12-25 13:48 - TP1511 (Boardmans Heights Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Circumambulated the compound with Carole Engel but no easy access point. Pillar very visible from outwith the compound; FB can be clearly seen.

Pillar TP1511©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1511©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-25 13:02 - TP13846 (Blackrod Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of St Katharine, Grade II listed, earliest part is lowest stage of tower - early 16thC. OS lists Flagstaff and Bolt. Former present at centre of tower roof; no access (or time) to investigate the latter.

Church of St Katharine TP13846©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP13846©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-25 11:03 - TP4307 (Knowsley Park)

FB Number: S3516   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In at SJ 45948 93230, up through Riding Hill and Stand Wood. Easy Christmas Day bag, with Carole Engel (who was bagging the hill). Pillar has a 'BSM' style FB; original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering. Good views to the wildlife park.

Pillar TP4307©jonglew
Spider TP4307©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4307©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-12-25 09:45 - TP2467 (Cow Lane)

FB Number: S2799   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Residential parking due N. Hill first then walked round a very soggy and muddy cattle pasture to the trig. On a mission with Carole Engel so no details noted down. But photos indicate slight damage to the top screed with one spider arm end exposed; top cap missing, no plug.

Pillar TP2467©jonglew
Spider TP2467©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2467©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-25 08:50 - TP13628 (Clarkes Hill Reservoir Mast)

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

Very close to the trig, and a lot more visible!

The Mast TP13628©jonglew


Unreachable but visible 2017-12-25 08:50 - TP2199 (Clarkes Hill Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Tricky outer fencing. A half-decent photo (given the circumstances) can be gained from scrambling part way up the gate and inserting an arm with a caerma on the end of it between the wires, which I believe are not electrified, perhaps a trembler system? No details of the pillar were obtained. With Carole Engel, who got no closer than I.

The gate TP2199©jonglew
Pillar TP2199©jonglew
Pillar TP2199©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-24 10:59 - TP14182 (Thornhill Lee Parish Church Spire)

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

Church of Holy Innocents, Grade II listed, 1858. The broach spire sits atop a 3-stage tower. Cut benchmark on tower buttress.

Church of Holy Innocents TP14182©jonglew
The Spire TP14182©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-12-24 09:27 - TP5916 (Sharpah)

FB Number: S5498   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Easy walk up from SE. Pillar sits atop a nice looking hill. There is some damage to one vertical edge at the base of the pillar. Top cap missing, composite plug; RHS sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP5916©jonglew
Spider TP5916©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5916©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-24 08:09 - TP8027 (Cracoe War Memorial)

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

From Cracoe, parking part way along Fell Lane (SD 9824 5988). Rough ground, boggy, windy, cloud down to around 350m so no views from the top. Such a dull day I deleted my useless photos!


Good condition 2017-12-19 13:50 - TP9834 (Bass Rock Lighthouse)

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

Braveheart from N Berwick harbour with group of like-minded baggers. Grade C listed, where 1902 is given; however, inscription above entrance has 1901.

Seaward approach TP9834©jonglew
On the way to the island summit TP9834©jonglew
Inscription above entrance TP9834©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-12-19 12:30 - TP11255 (Gullane Hill House)

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

Large house overlooking Gullane golf course. Called but no-one at home. Large-scale mapping shows the bolt at centre of roof.

The House TP11255©jonglew
1965 1:2k5 map TP11255©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-19 12:09 - TP4209 (Kilspindie Golf Links)

FB Number: S3157   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in GC car park, asked at pro shop, access readily given. Half-mile walk along the groundkeeper's track between fairways. Pillar sits in the angle of a stone wall overlooking the club's dump site. Metal top cap retained, lightly indented lettering; mRHS sight hole open. 360deg views.

Pillar TP4209©jonglew
Spider TP4209©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4209©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-16 10:49 - TP7459 (Green Fell)

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

Couple of inches of snow to clear, couldn't see it for looking initially. W angle of the concrete surround - back left-hand corner when viewing from the road.

There somewhere TP7459©jonglew
Definitely there - dead centre of the pic TP7459©jonglew
There it is TP7459©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 22:41 - TP11266 (Tempest Tower)

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

2" bolt set into sandstone flag roofing the stair well. Tower is a Grade II listed folly constructed 1875 incorporating a number of atrefacts from a Carlisle hotel on Banks St demolished the previous year. Tower currently undergoing renovation by the farmer, Anthony Martin, who kindly allowed me access. The staircase and flooring are not complete and access was a little precarious. He was unaware of the OS connection, but very interested and assured me the bolt would remain.

Tower from the road TP11266©jonglew
Tower roof TP11266©jonglew
Stairwell roof TP11266©jonglew
The Bolt TP11266©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-14 16:00 - TP1695 (Broughton Moor)

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

Large pasture, looks like open access for dog walkers. OS records this destroyed January 1992.

The field a short while after sunset TP1695©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 15:33 - TP2617 (Crosby)

FB Number: S5673   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

RoW through residential housing, then out into an arable field - a muddy stubble field today, with pillar sitting in a patch of dead nettles; there could be a worse time of the year to bag this one. Top cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. Extensive views all directions except NW where the bungalows present a barrier.

Pillar TP2617©jonglew
Spider TP2617©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2617©jonglew
Sunset shortly TP2617©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 15:00 - TP9003 (Aspatria Church Pinnacle)

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

St Kentigern's, a Grade II* listed Victorian parish church, 1846-8. The OS sighting point is the larger pinnacle topping the stair turret, at SE corner of the tower.

Church of St Kentigern TP9003©jonglew
The pinnacle - with vane atop TP9003©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 14:45 - TP6866 (Whin Bank)

FB Number: S5770   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at a field gate 80m or so NE along minor road from pillar. Muddy cattle pasture. Pillar sits on a raised field boundary between b/w stock fencing and is being consumed by gorse, thorn and bramble. Cut back some of it to get a FB shot - FB faces SW, I'd approached from the NE. Original top cap retained, indented lettering; rear sight hole open, RHS plug degrading. Extensive views.

Pillar - as it presented itself TP6866©jonglew
After some tidying up TP6866©jonglew
Spider TP6866©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6866©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-14 14:23 - TP5091 (New Cowper)

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

Was located somewhere within first 10m of a raised field boundary, odd this one's gone, but no sign of it anywhere and OS record is as destroyed July 1991. So gone it is.

Would have been somewhere along this gorsey field bdy TP5091©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-14 13:42 - TP7128 (Raise How)

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

Pasture. OS records this destroyed December 1968. Replaced by Aldoth (FB 11397) located approx 35m SW in the hedgerow, which was computed June 1968.

The field - the replacement pillar can be seen in the background TP7128©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 13:40 - TP0810 (Aldoth)

FB Number: 11397   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Verge parking to ENE - very soft and muddy. Walked over site of Raise How, the original pillar. Aldoth sits on a plinth in a gorsey hedgerow. Top cap missing, no plug; sight holes not determined. Extensive views N across the Solway Firth.

Pillar TP0810©jonglew
Spider TP0810©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0810©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 13:25 - TP2913 (Dundraw)

FB Number: S6825   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; left and right sight holes open, front plug degrading.

Pillar TP2913©jonglew
Spider TP2913©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2913©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 12:52 - TP4914 (Moorhouse Hall)

FB Number: S6817   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Called at the farmhouse, permission readily given. Pillar sits in thorn on a raised field boundary between b/w stock fencing. Original top cap retained, deeply indented lettering; sight holes not determined. Hopped over the second wire to bag the hill top 180m across a muddy pasture in driving rain - the things we do!

Pillar TP4914©jonglew
Spider TP4914©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4914©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-14 12:19 - TP3466 (Great Orton)

FB Number: S6932   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking in Great Orton; along a wet track, 2 mega puddles, but both can be circumnavigated with ease. Pillar sits on a raised field boundary amongst thorn and between b/w stock fences; best approached from the W side. Top cap missing, asphalt plug; RHS and rear sight holes open.

Pillar TP3466©jonglew
Spider TP3466©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3466©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-13 15:35 - TP6858 (Wharrels Hill)

FB Number: S5709   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove up comms mast access road. Pillar located on NE side, and outwith, the compound. Odd centre cap, seemed to be of a thin metalic material; RHS sight hole open, rear not determined. Dusk, views to West good.

Pillar TP6858©jonglew
Spider TP6858©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6858©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-12-11 14:34 - TP14782 (Bleasdale Church Tower)

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

St Eadmor's Church, Grade II listed, 1835 on site of an earlier chapel, restored and chancel added in 1897. OS lists Flagstaff - destroyed; and Rivet - possibly on the tower but no access to investigate. Nice cut benchmark on the porch, on the riser of the top step.

Church of St Eadmor TP14782©jonglew
Cut benchmark TP14782©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-11 13:22 - TP3096 (Fair Snape Fell)

FB Number: S4651   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parking area to S on Startifants Lane. Up and over Parlick, then on to the hill top on a cold crisp day where the peat hags were all frozen. Pillar has scabby coat of white paint; asphalt top plug; rear and RHS sight holes open. Extensive views, particularly to W.

Pillar TP3096©jonglew
Spider TP3096©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3096©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 16:03 - TP0366 (Normanby Le Wold)

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

Wide roadside verge. Slight deprsssion was a giveaway to its location, no measuring needed. 1" bolt in concrete block.

Surface Block - Location TP0366©jonglew
Surface Block TP0366©jonglew
Surface Block - The Bolt TP0366©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 15:47 - TP0753 (Acre)

FB Number: 2995   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road to SE, sign on field gate advises no public access. Pillar sits on NW side of field boundary at the county high point. Asphalt plug replaces top cap; rear sight hole open. 360deg farmland views.

Pillar TP0753©jonglew
Spider TP0753©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0753©jonglew


Inaccessible 2017-12-07 15:04 - TP10532 (Swanland Water Tower)

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

Bolt shown on old maps as being on N side of the tower; Active Stn on S side.

Swanland Water Tower - Active Stn visible on RHSof tower TP10532©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 15:03 - TP7476 (Swanland)

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

Standard Leica dome on S side of large round water tower.

Swanland Water Tower TP7476©jonglew
Active Stn - Detail TP7476©jonglew


Damaged 2017-12-07 14:49 - TP0709 (Cave Wold)

FB Number: 2968   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

On a field boundary RoW, access from minor road to E. Pillar has suffered considerable damage; composite cap; rear sight hole open. 3 metal loops embedded in each side, presumabley for affixing stock fencing. 360deg farmland views.

Pillar TP0709©jonglew
Spider TP0709©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0709©jonglew


Damaged 2017-12-07 14:23 - TP0601 (South Cave FBM Aux 1)

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

Bit more tricky to locate than the North Cave surface block due to the ditch, consequent wet ground and no OS sketch. Counter-intuitively the ditch runs at right-angles to the road, with the Berntsen being located at its NE edge (RHS looking from the road). It's slightly at an angle and so the position is almost certainly compromised from the original installation, hence 'damaged'. Measured at 4.2m from verge/road boundary.

Somewhere in there TP0601©jonglew
Berntsen TP0601©jonglew
Berntsen - Detail TP0601©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 14:14 - TP0167 (North Cave)

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

2" bolt in concrete block well embedded in brambles. Used OS measurements from mounting stone and roadside to locate it several inches down

Somewhere in there TP0167©jonglew
Surface Block TP0167©jonglew
Surface Block- Detail TP0167©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 13:55 - TP7211 (South Cave)

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

Nestling beneath hedging facing onto small village green. Height tag retained: 104.05ft.

FBM TP7211©jonglew
FBM TP7211©jonglew
Height Tag TP7211©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 13:05 - TP6078 (South Wold)

FB Number: S6296   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Side gate to compound on the minor road is more accessible to a hop over than the one facing onto the A166 - thick gardening gloves useful. Located on E side of covered reservoir, can be seen from the road ok. Asphalt top plug; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP6078©jonglew
Spider TP6078©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6078©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-07 13:03 - TP17669 (Garrowby South Radar Mast)

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

OS records this destroyed April 1970. Nothing now to be seen.


Destroyed 2017-12-07 13:00 - TP17668 (Garrowby North Radar Mast)

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

OS records this trig destroyed April 1970. The modern mast has been constructed 20m N of this mast's location.


Good condition 2017-12-07 12:06 - TP0517 (Wetherby)

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

Buried to its top in a grassed road junction triangle. Dug away encroaching grass. Large bolt on top surface, different from most FBMs with no provision for a height tag.

FBM - as it presented itself TP0517©jonglew
FBM - Location Shot TP0517©jonglew
FBM - encroaching grass cleared away TP0517©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 11:17 - TP4420 (Lindley Moor)

FB Number: S7712   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Small car park at 266m spot height on B6451. Numerous muddy woodland tracks, a lot of them seem to have been cycled along. Pillar sits majestically atop a large boulder, with a small scramble required to reach it. Composite top plug replaces the OS metal cap; all sight holes open. Limited 360deg views.

Pillar TP4420©jonglew
Pillar TP4420©jonglew
Spider TP4420©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4420©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 10:43 - TP11833 (ROC Observation Post)

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

Near SW corner of the higher roof section. Handy ladder gives roof access. The Guiseley nuclear fallout monitoring bunker is co-located.

Aircraft monitoring post TP11833©jonglew
SW corner of roof TP11833©jonglew
Rivet TP11833©jonglew
Rivet - Detail TP11833©jonglew
Guiseley ROC Nuclear Fallout Monitoring Bumker TP11833©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-12-07 10:22 - TP8459 (Otley Chevin)

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

Didn't spend a lot of time looking for this as had assumed it destroyed, but see that's just speculation by previous loggers as they've not located it; OS don't record it thus. Have changed it's status to unknown.


Destroyed 2017-12-07 10:19 - TP6363 (The Chevin)

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

Short walk from car park. Pillar was located by a track leading up to the high point of The Chevin, a hump. OS records this as destroyed November 1969; no remains found.

Pillar location TP6363©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-12-07 09:15 - TP0704 (Rombalds Moor)

FB Number: 2959   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Flagged path from end of Ilkley Road. Pillar has an asphalt top plug; all sight holes open; 2 top corners damaged. Passive station plate missing. Panoramic views.

Pilar TP0704©jonglew
Spider TP0704©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0704©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-07 09:02 - TP0152 (Whetstone)

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

Small rock at ground level, grass/moss ect encroaching. OS sketch handy to identify the 2 fence posts with pipe nails inserted.

Rivet - Location TP0152©jonglew
Rivet TP0152©jonglew
Rivet - Detail TP0152©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-06 14:29 - TP4431 (Lintzgarth Common)

FB Number: S6630   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From minor road to W, parking roadside near the 539m spot height at Scarsike Head. Followed N side of field boundary. Pillar has no top cap or plug; rear sight hole open, RHS plug degrading. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP4431©jonglew
Spider TP4431©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4431©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-06 13:50 - TP4025 (Horseshoe Hill)

FB Number: S6723   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove up to the comms mast - 100m track leads across boggy heather from there. Pillar is VGC other than an asphalt top plug; RHS sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP4025©jonglew
Spider TP4025©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4025©jonglew


Remains 2017-12-06 13:48 - TP10658 (Horseshoe Hill Mast)

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

Base of an earlier mast is close to a modern comms mast. OS records the trig as computed 1990, the assumption being that the base is the remains of the earlier mast that the OS sighted to. 1976-7 1:10k map is first one to show a mast here, previous map (1953) doesn't show one.


Good condition 2017-12-06 13:24 - TP2625 (Crow Coal Hill)

FB Number: S6627   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick nip up from minor road to SW over rough ground. Pillar is VGC; it has a replacement top plug of an indeterminate material not seen before - not obviously asphalt or mortar; RHS sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP2625©jonglew
Spider TP2625©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2625©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-06 12:38 - TP1526 (Bolts Law Hunstanworth)

FB Number: S6705   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the cattle grid at Packlet's Gate. Followed the fence line initially then picked up the RoW to the trig. On to the hill top after. Pillar has no top cap or plug; RHS sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP1526©jonglew
Spider TP1526©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1526©jonglew


Destroyed 2017-12-06 12:03 - TP0116 (Lintzgarth)

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

Replaced by the Lintzgarth2 bolt.


Good condition 2017-12-06 11:57 - TP7870 (Lintzgarth 2)

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

1" bolt in NW corner of concrete seat base. Some moss etc to scrape away.

Seat TP7870©jonglew
Bolt TP7870©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP7870©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-06 11:22 - TP2865 (Dry Rigg)

FB Number: S6766   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the 454m spot height on minor road to WSW. Some interesting land formation round Groove Rake on the way up - related to old quarry works or landslip, maybe a mixture of the 2. Pillar has no top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP2865©jonglew
Spider TP2865©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2865©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-12-06 10:12 - TP3479 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S6658   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From Byerhope Bridge, with Alan Caine - a vicious westerly wind blowing. Took tracks most of the way, just final 100m over the heather. Pillar has no cap/plug; RHS sight hole open. Top badly damaged. 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP3479©jonglew
Spider TP3479©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3479©jonglew


Damaged 2017-12-06 08:46 - TP1783 (Burnhope Seat)

FB Number: S6366   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Small pull-in for parking immediately S of disused quarry to W on B6277. Rough but mainly dry up to the hill top, then a peat bog mess on to the trig. Pillar sits on a large, and damaged, plinth. Top screed also badly damaged with all spider arm ends exposed; and one top corner and an area at the base damaged. No top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP1783©jonglew
Spider - high winds, camera shake TP1783©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1783©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-04 13:29 - TP6327 (Tayness)

FB Number: S8797   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Invergroin on a round of local hills with Steve Smith. Pillar retains original top cap, raised lettering; front sight hole closed, other 3 open. Panoramic views over Loch Long, Arrochar, Tullich Hill etc.

Pillar TP6327©jonglew
Spider TP6327©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6327©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-04 11:09 - TP4112 (Invergroin)

FB Number: S8823   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Invergroin. Pillar has no cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP4112©jonglew
Spider TP4112©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4112©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-12-03 13:48 - TP1309 (Ben Vorlich)

FB Number: S6510   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Ardvorlich via the South Top and both Little Hills. Pillar is losing the top screen, 25-30% gone; top cap gonem no plug. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP1309©jonglew
Spider TP1309©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1309©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-02 17:05 - TP0058 (Glen Fruin)

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

Easy find despite an inch or so of turf covering it. OS sketch helpful, but previous loggers photo was more helpful. Left it uncovered.

Location TP0058©jonglew
Rivet TP0058©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-12-01 16:05 - TP2510 (Craigend)

FB Number: S3620   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Drove up to compound. Pillar sits outwith, and on S side of, perimeter fencing. Some damage to top corners and becoming overgrown by thorn. Top cap gone, asphalt plug replacement; 'BSM' style FB. Partial views S to Paisley. Twilight so poor quality photos.

Pillar TP2510©jonglew
Spider TP2510©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2510©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-01 15:44 - TP5222 (Old Mains)

FB Number: S3605   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking on A8 due S of the trig. Walked up farm access road, no-one about. Pillar visible in a subble field, wandered across to it. Original top cap retained, indented lettering; 'BSM' style FB; front sight hole not determined, other 3 open. Good panoramic views and local hills and Glasgow suberbs.

Pillar TP5222©jonglew
Spider TP5222©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5222©jonglew


Good condition 2017-12-01 14:51 - TP9462 (St Andrews Church Spire)

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

Category A listed building, 1739-56. Elaborate steeple: square section to lower 2 stages, above this rises an octagonal colonnaded drum with dome, surmounted by pinnacle with ball finial. Arts centre. Missed the 1GL bolt - poor prep!

Church of St Andrews TP9462©jonglew
Steeple TP9462©jonglew
Current usage TP9462©jonglew
Plaque TP9462©jonglew


Possibly missing 2017-12-01 14:44 - TP9461 (Templeton Carpet Factory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 6/10

Suspect this bolt no longer exists. The building is a Category A listed structure; built in stages from 1857 on site of an former cotton mill. In 1985 extensive renovations saw the central section demolished to form a courtyard. The bolt wouldn't necessarily have been affected by this as it is/was located a few metres in from the SW facade (shown in my photo), but suspect some serious re-roofing has been carried out and it will have gone. But with lack of evidence 'inaccessible' is probably safer.

SW facade TP9461©jonglew
1966-72 1:2k5 map extract TP9461©jonglew
Current mapping showing courtyard TP9461©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2017-12-01 14:29 - TP0577 (Necropolis FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Scrubby area a little SE of the FBM that may have been a shrubbery. If extant, and no reason to believe it isn't, then will take some finding.

Area TP0577©jonglew
Somewhere in here TP0577©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2017-12-01 14:27 - TP7169 (Necropolis)

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

E side of park wall in scrubby area. Most top edges and corners damaged. Height tag missing.

Location TP7169©jonglew
FBM TP7169©jonglew
Missing height tag TP7169©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-25 15:11 - TP7018 (Wolfhole Crag)

FB Number: S4998   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice remote feel to this place. Extended my walk up to Ward's Stone to pick off this one. Didn't get to see the wolf, his hole or the crag though. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering. Minimal views due to low cloud.

Pillar TP7018©jonglew
Spider TP7018©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7018©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-25 13:59 - TP0700 (Mallowdale Pike)

FB Number: 2981   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Early pillar, 1936 construction, and part of the passive network. Retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Blizzard coming through, cloud down no views. On to Wolfhole Crag.

Pillar TP0700©jonglew
Spider TP0700©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0700©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-25 13:36 - TP6740 (Wards Stone)

FB Number: S4996   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Jubilee Twr car park. Nice rocky location. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Murky panoramic views, snow blizzard just been through and another threatening. On to Mallowdale Pike and Wolfhole Crag.

Pillar TP6740©jonglew
Spider TP6740©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6740©jonglew


Damaged 2017-11-25 12:17 - TP2242 (Clougha Pike)

FB Number: S4999   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

From Jubilee Tower. Fenceline up to Grit Fell then rocky path out to Clougha Pike. Pillar has had something cemented onto the top, of which a partial white plastic disc remains, and the mortar which is covering the spider. Rear sight hole is open. Extensive panorama, specifically W to Lancaster. On to the 2 pillars on Wards Stone, and then to Wolfhole Crag pillar.

Pillar TP2242©jonglew
Spider TP2242©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2242©jonglew


Good condition 2017-11-25 09:18 - TP6823 (West View)

FB Number: S5336   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short hop over a very wet and muddy pasture from Little Fell Rd. Pillar has a soggy moat. No cap/plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP6823©jonglew
Spider TP6823©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6823©jonglew


Damaged 2017-11-21 13:13 - TP0867 (Ard Bheinn)

FB Number: S8688   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

On a round of 3 Highland 5's from The String, this the last. Pillar sits in a shelter cairn, has some damage to the top with 1 spider arm end exposed; also areas of screed missing, now all painted over. Original top cap is retained, indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Cloud down on the hill, no views.

Pillar TP0867©jonglew
Spider TP0867©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0867©jonglew


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. Neither, it's a Gravity Stn. 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.

FBM TP7244©jonglew
FBM - Detail TP7244©jonglew
No height tag TP7244©jonglew


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: 49.70320N, 2.22416W. 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: 49.71036N, 2.19806W. 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 Church Spire)

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


Slightly damaged 2017-04-08 14:16 - TP0509 (Buittle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   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. ***Revisited 22 Mar 2018 with Alex C. Took a spade with me and dug round the pillar to reveal its sides. Noticed a large chip missing from one of the top corners.

FBM - location TP0509©jonglew
FBM TP0509©jonglew
FBM - missing ht tag TP0509©jonglew
Revisited Mar 2018 TP0509©jonglew
Revisited Mar 2018 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