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Good condition 2019-04-11 19:43 - TP7716 (Pickhill Church Tower)

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

All Saints Church, Grade II* listed, 12thC origins with 19thC restoration. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components. No access for the former, the other 2 present and correct, and the trig marked Good for these. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of All Saints TP7716©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP7716©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 19:23 - TP0156 (Marton Le Moor)

FB Number: S7663   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Verge parking on minor road to NW. Pillar sits roadside in a hedgerow, with no access issues. Centre cap replaced with composite disc; all sight holes sealed. Almost co-located with the Kirby Hill ROC post.

Pillar TP0156©jonglew
Spider TP0156©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0156©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2019-04-11 18:16 - TP0157 (Roman Ridge)

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

Pipe nail located but no Block found.

Location TP0157©jonglew
Pipe Nail TP0157©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 17:39 - TP3226 (Fordoles)

FB Number: S1852   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits a few metres into an arable field. Centre cap replaced by compsite disc; RHS and rear sight holes open, front plug degrading. Extensive farmland views.

Pillar TP3226©jonglew
Spider TP3226©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3226©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 17:06 - TP1994 (Carr)

FB Number: S1846   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits at side of a lane becoming part of the hedgerow; flailer damage to one top edge. Centre tube open, with remains of a composite cap around the rim; all sight holes open.

Pillar TP1994©jonglew
Spider TP1994©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1994©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 16:29 - TP0201 (Dinnington)

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

Tricky find due to depth of fly tipping which included brick bats etc. 1" bolt in concrete, left it uncovered. Measured it at 7.2m E from the tree, 3.3m from edge of tarmac.

Surface Block - Location TP0201©jonglew
Surface Block NH 28175 87880©jonglew
7.2m from the tree ©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 15:09 - TP2300 (Coal Aston)

FB Number: S4159   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Buried to above the FB. Composite centre cap.

Pillar TP2300©jonglew
Spider TP2300©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 14:47 - TP14550 (Dronfield Church Spire)

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

Church of St John the Baptist, Grade I listed, late 13thC origin. Slender octagonal spire.

Church of St John TP14550©jonglew
The Spire TP14550©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 14:30 - TP1578 (Bramley Moor)

FB Number: S1839   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking for a roadside pillar, nestling in a blackthorn hedgerow. Centre cap gone, replaced with asphalt plug; sight holes not determined.

Pillar TP1578©jonglew
Spider TP1578©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1578©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 13:44 - TP3176 (Fir Hill)

FB Number: S1798   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Did the hill first, then on to the trig. Mapped field boundary has been grubbed up, one large arable field now. Centre cap gone, replaced with an asphalt plug; front & rear sight holes open, other 2 plugs degrading.

Pillar TP3176©jonglew
Spider TP3176©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3176©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 12:27 - TP13020 (Keppels Column Centre)

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

Grade II* listed, 1773-80. Securely locked so no opportunity to investigate the Bolt.

The Column TP13020©jonglew
No access TP13020©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 12:07 - TP5595 (Rawmarsh Resr)

FB Number: S1745   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Brilliant blue paint job, can be viewed from outwith the compound, including the FB. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open.

Pillar TP5595©jonglew
Pillar TP5595©jonglew
Spider TP5595©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5595©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-04-11 11:51 - TP13023 (Hoober Stand Reservoir)

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


Good condition 2019-04-11 11:51 - TP7458 (Hoober)

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

Standard Leica dome clearly visible on gable end of a building within the water compound. Viewed from roadside (SK 4130 9852).

Active Stn TP7458©jonglew
Detail TP7458©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 11:42 - TP13021 (Hoober Stand No 1 Centre)

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

OS lists Monument and Centre as components - not really very helpful, especially when they record the Centre as destroyed! The monumnet is Grade II* listed, 1747-9. Cut benchmark on the NE face.

The Monument TP13021©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-04-11 11:42 - TP13022 (Hoober Stand No 2)

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

OS record this destroyed July 1971, presumably on the walk-way at the top, perhaps the tower was re-roofed.


Destroyed 2019-04-11 11:42 - TP8968 (Hoober Stand Monument)

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

Despite being listed here as an Intersected Stn, SK39/T11 is a Bolt, and is recorded as destroyed September 1971.


Destroyed 2019-04-11 11:23 - TP9990 (Wathwood Water Tower Pipe)

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

OS records this destroyed July 1972. Certainly no water tower seen from perimeter fencing.


Moved 2019-04-11 10:17 - TP8496 (Summer House)

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

Hedgerow extends a short distance from the woodland, but approx 20m before the SB it's been grubbed up and ploughed. I suspected the SB wouldn't have survived this, which proved be to correct when the block was spotted (at SE 48225 06086) in the corner of the field approx 35m NW of its installed locat. It has a cut arrow and as such is also listed as an OS benchmark.

New locat TP8496©jonglew
The Block TP8496©jonglew
Detail TP8496©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-11 10:04 - TP3761 (Hickleton Spring)

FB Number: S1744   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at SE 4853 0637. Woodland track to arable field. Oil seed rape crop, fairly impentrable so followed tractor lines NW and circled round to the trig. Pillar sits at edge of woodland, an original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes sealed. Marginal views to NE.

Pillar TP3761©jonglew
Spider TP3761©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3761©jonglew


Moved 2019-04-07 13:23 - TP0853 (Annaside Banks)

FB Number: S5766   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Parked at Kiskin Farm, over The Hawes first then on to the coast for the pillar... which due to coastal erosion has slipped down the muddy bank. FB and original centre cap are retained, latter with indented lettering. Front sight hole sealed, not possible to check the others. Easy scramble down the bank, although would expect it to be trickier in wet weather.

Pillar TP0853©jonglew
Spider TP0853©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0853©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-07 12:38 - TP0131 (High Hyton)

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

Easy spot, but needed to clear away a lot of encroaching vegetation. Standard 1/4" rivet set into concrete surround of a gully grate; at front LH corner as facing the bank.

After clearing some vegetation, mud etc TP0131©jonglew
The Rivet TP0131©jonglew
Detail TP0131©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-04-07 12:09 - TP5868 (Selker Point)

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

Severe coastal erosion. Spoke with farmer who remembers the pillar. Told me the brick remains mostly buried in shingle on shoreline is from the look out hut. There were several large pieces of concrete, far too big to be trig remains, however, one smaller piece with metal tubing protruding is a contender.

View to where the trig would have been TP5868©jonglew
Lookout Post Remains TP5868©jonglew
Possibly pillar remains TP5868©jonglew


Possibly missing 2019-04-07 10:51 - TP16480 (Corney Hill Radar Mast)

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

A modern radar installation; original mast used by the OS possibly gone.

Replacement radar TP16480©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-04-07 10:14 - TP16475 (Eskmeals Tower)

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

MoD firing range managed by QinetiQ. Spoke with security guy who had worked there 20 years, local chap, very friendly. Old tower, presumabley brick-built, went before his time. Modern metal lattice tower with comms cabin atop now occupies the same location.

Replacement tower on footprint of the old one TP16475©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-07 09:38 - TP2418 (Corney Hill)

FB Number: S5638   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bit of a convoluted route to get here after roadside verge parking (SD 1150 9066). Took a RoW through Corney Farm to SD 1094 9072, then over a wall/stock fencing, across a pasture and over a wall as trig is on E side. Pillar retains original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open, rear plug degrading. Extensive views.

Pillar TP2418©jonglew
Spider TP2418©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2418©jonglew


Damaged 2019-04-03 15:14 - TP6192 (Stock Hill)

FB Number: S1512   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking to W, beware anti-climb paint unnecessarily applied to top rail of farm gate. Pillar sits to N side of a farm track with a definite tilt to it rendering it damaged as would be unusable. Centre cap gone, mortar plug replaces; all sight holes closed. Marginal views S through hedgerow.

Pillar TP6192©jonglew
Spider TP6192©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6192©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2019-04-03 13:05 - TP6190 (Stock Furlongs)

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

Doh! Shudda read the logs! Went to former locat in middle of an arable field. Nothing much to see there. Need to re-visit.

Pillar installed location TP6190©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-04-03 12:02 - TP11554 (Horncastle Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, early 13thC original, heavily restored 1859-61. OS lists Bolt and Old Trig as components: no access to investigate the former; latter possibly the spirelet atop the tower.

Church of St Mary TP11554©jonglew
Spirelet - perhaps the Old Trig TP11554©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-03 11:21 - TP9903 (Kirton End Windmill Apex)

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

Grade II listed structure, 1833, sails removed 1936. OS records the trig destroyed June 1964. Since converted to private residence, presumably with a new roof. Technically destroyed.

The Windmill TP9903©jonglew
The Apex TP9903©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-03 11:15 - TP13419 (Kirton Church Tower)

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

Church of Sts Peter & Paul, Grade I listed, mid-12thC origins. OS lists Bolt - inaccessible, Centre - extant & Flagstaff - removed 1979. Flush Bracket on W face.

Church of Sts Peter and Paul TP13419©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-04-01 14:50 - TP21518 (Priors Wood Water Tower)

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

OS lists Rivet and Flagstaff as components. No access for the former, and no sign of the latter amongst the comms gear atop the tower. Cut benchmark recorded at entrance gate.

An obscured view from the road TP21518©jonglew
Clearer view from Priorswood road TP21518©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-01 14:17 - TP21369 (Shackleford Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II listed, 1865. Wooden shingled broach spire.

Church of St Mary TP21369©jonglew
The Spire TP21369©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-01 14:02 - TP21365 (Charterhouse School Spire)

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

Grade II listed building, 1872. Small car park at SU 9603 4468, after which road blocked by bollards, walked up to the main building.

The main building TP21365©jonglew
The Spire TP21365©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-01 13:50 - TP21368 (St Peter & St Paul Church Spire)

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

Grade I listed, mainly 12, 13 and 14thC with earlier origins and later additions and alterations. 14thC octagonal, leaded spire. Cut benchmark on building to rear.

Church of Sts Peter and Paul TP21368©jonglew
The Spire TP21368©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-01 11:26 - TP21054 (Stoneham Ch Twr)

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

Church of St Nicholas, Grade II* listed. Medieval 3-aisled church, rebuilt c1600, restored 1826. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components: former not investigated; latter sits atop tower roof.

Church of St Nicholas TP21054©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP21054©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-01 11:16 - TP12622 (St Albans Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Grade II listed Anglican church, 1933. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components. Former not investigated; latter is present, attached to the circular turret atop tower.

Church of St Alban TP12622©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP12622©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-04-01 08:21 - TP0277 (Luppitt Common)

FB Number: S3744   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar, FB face buried to halfway up, dug it out, first time it's seen the light of day for a few years - Dusty's photo on here in 2010 the last pic of it. Severe chipping to top edges - flailer damage. Composite disc seals centre tube. Substantial gorse branches cut back.

Pillar TP0277©jonglew
Pillar TP0277©jonglew
Spider TP0277©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0277©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0277©jonglew


Possibly missing 2019-04-01 08:06 - TP12621 (Brampton Tower Wireless Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Brampton Tower is a large residential apartment block in the Bassett area of Southampton. There is comms infrastructure atop the building but nothing looks to be of 1973 vintage. On balance would say the trig has gone.

The Apartment Block TP12621©jonglew
Rooftop arrays TP12621©jonglew


Good condition 2019-04-01 07:50 - TP21031 (Rownhams Church Spire)

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

St John's Church, Grade II listed church, 1855. Short octagonal spire. Nice cut benchmark at NE corner.

Church of St John TP21031©jonglew
Spire TP21031©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-31 15:04 - TP4393 (Lee Moor)

FB Number: S3431   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice remote feel to this trig. Bagged after the Penn Beacon pillar. Foundations exposed; original cap retained, lightly indented lettering; BSM-style FB; all sight holes open. Misty moorland views.

Pillar TP4393©jonglew
Spider TP4393©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4393©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-03-31 14:47 - TP5384 (Penn Beacon)

FB Number: S3427   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Hillson's Brake (SX 6075 6118). Out onto open moorland at East Rook Gate from where an ATV track, faint at times, leads up the this trig and beyond to the Lee Moor pillar, after which I retraced my steps back to the car. Pillar is in good condition, except for the upper half of the BSM-style FB, which looks as though it's been prised away snapping off. Top cap missing, mortar plug replaces; front and RHS sight holes open, LHS plug degrading. Misty moorland views.

Pillar TP5384©jonglew
Spider TP5384©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5384©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 22:23 - TP4940 (Mount Folly)

FB Number: S3408   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the road to NNE parking in large field entrance (SX 6636 4511). Quick nip across a silage field. Pillar sits on a large plinth: rubble, concrete, mortar. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; BSM-style FB; rear and RHS sight holes open. Good views.

Pillar TP4940©jonglew
Spider TP4940©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4940©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 21:59 - TP1130 (Beeson)

FB Number: S3403   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the W on a farm track. The road running S from Huckham Farm Cross not on my satnav, so a little navigational confusion, but got there eventually. Pillar sits in a stubble field, so no access issues today. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; BSM-style FB; rear sight hole open. Huge panoramic views.

Pillar TP1130©jonglew
Pillar TP1130©jonglew
Spider TP1130©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1130©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 21:18 - TP5519 (Prawle)

FB Number: S3503   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good verge parking 100m due S. Pillar is located on a high raised field boundary and is being subsumed into the thorn hedgerow. Cleared away the ivy but left the thorn. Significant flailer damaged to all top edges. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; BSM-style FB; LHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP5519©jonglew
Spider TP5519©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5519©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 20:19 - TP3277 (Fursdon)

FB Number: S3506   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside (almost), high on top of a raised field boundary. Some damage (flailer?) to one top corner. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; BSM-style FB; LHS sight hole open. Nice panoramic views.

Spider TP3277©jonglew
Pillar TP3277©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3277©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-30 17:06 - TP21693 (BBC)

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

Existing building is a replacement, on a different footprint, from that where the trig bolt was installed.

Replacement Building TP21693©jonglew
1954 2500 mapping showing original building TP21693©jonglew
Current large-scale mapping showing current building and position of the trig TP21693©jonglew


Possibly missing 2019-03-30 16:23 - TP7805 (Blackdown Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 4/10

Low security covered resr. GR was indicating a large vent which had recently had some repair work done. If extant possible it's now covered with new cladding/felt. Took a look on top of a nearby pump house but nothing seen there. Have to conclude it's gone.

The likely location TP7805©jonglew
Possible location TP7805©jonglew
Not up here TP7805©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-30 15:38 - TP10002 (Burgh Island Chapel)

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

GR indicates the small square roofless building - there is no longer any Bolt, Flagstaff or Lightning Conductor here.

Roofless Building - Chapel Remains TP10002©jonglew
Chapel Remains. Covered Resr several 10s of metres east TP10002©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 13:45 - TP2995 (East Sewer)

FB Number: S3500   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on road leading up to the NT property (formerly shared with the YHA). Good RoW south leads up the headland to the pillar, which sits atop a tall plinth in a raised field boudary embankment. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; BSM-style FB; rear sight hole open. Views E and W only. NB. This should be named East Soar... seems something got lost in translation.

Pillar TP2995©jonglew
Spider TP2995©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2995©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-30 13:12 - TP21806 (Salcombe)

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

OS record this destroyed 1958. Would like to say the bolt was lost due to vent cover replacement, but it looks like it's been replaced quite recently, so the 1958 destruction of the bolt likely to have been caused by other renovations/repairs/upgrading.

It was here TP21806©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 12:30 - TP0642 (Kingsbridge FBM Aux 1)

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

Buried, but not too deep. A few prods revealed its locat. Left it uncovered. NB. Covering it with slate is not very helpful, the berntsen cover makes a distinctive sound when hit with a metal prodder... very different from slate.

Berntsen TP0642©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-30 12:10 - TP2969 (East Charleton)

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

OS records this destroyed November 1982. Roadside verge parking (SX 7594 4257), took a walk up the RoW then along tractor lines in a large arable field to its original locat.

Was sited around here TP2969©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-30 11:38 - TP5504 (Portlemouth)

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

Replaced by buried block Aug 1961, although computing date for both pillar and block is 1937, so likely pillar was removed leaving the lower pillar bolt as a buried block. Large ploughed field, would need to be reasonably deep to survive.

Was somewhere around here TP5504©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 11:10 - TP7780 (Prawle Point)

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

RoW from car park. One of the newer Leica domes, mounted on gable end of the NCI building. Had a chat with the volunteers on duty today, they were interested in knowing what it was.

Active Station TP7780©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2019-03-30 09:58 - TP0341 (Kellaton)

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

Gateposts from which the OS took their measurements seem to have been moved away from the road by a metre or 2. Took measurements from them anyway, which put the block at edge of the tarmac, clearly not right according to the sketch. In addition the verge seems to have been landscaped and may have been raised. If the SB is extant, will be tricky to find.

Somewhere in this verge area TP0341©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 07:59 - TP6709 (Wallaton)

FB Number: S3502   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (SX 7912 4846). RoW towards Coombe Farm, then diverted along a field boundary that ran out; arable field for last 100m. Pillar sits on a raised field boundary becoming consumed by bramble etc. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; BSM-style FB; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP6709©jonglew
Spider TP6709©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6709©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-30 07:36 - TP5695 (Ritson Brake)

FB Number: S3505   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on lane (SX 7754 51940). Narrow way between fencing for utility compound and the property to its NE. Pillar has a pronounced lean; original centre cap retained, indented lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP5695©jonglew
Spider TP5695©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5695©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-29 18:08 - TP11196 (Lynton Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grade II* listed, 13thC tower, main reconstruction 1891-1905. OS lists Bolt, Centre & Flagstaff as components. No access to investigate the former, whose GR indicates is at the SW corner of the tower, along with the Flagstaff, which is at that location.

Church of St Mary TP11196©jonglew
Flagstaff to SW corner of the Tower TP11196©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-29 17:37 - TP7308 (Hollerday Hill)

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

Nice example of a trig co-existing with a benchmark. 1 1/2" bolt set in an exposed concrete block with cut arrow. Paced out at 5.5m NW of the bench seat. Nice panoramic views.

Surface Block - Location TP7308©jonglew
Surface Block TP7308©jonglew
The Bolt TP7308©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-29 14:21 - TP2025 (Castle Field)

FB Number: S5162   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking on Lydiate Lane (SS 7038 4812). Accessed pastures via field gate (SS 7054 4830). Did Lynton Hill first, then on to the trig. Pillar sits half a metre in from a raised bank field boundary and is becoming engulfed in gorse. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole sealed, other 3 open.

Pillar TP2025©jonglew
Spider TP2025©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2025©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-29 11:28 - TP4165 (Kentisbury Down)

FB Number: S5152   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tenuous roadside parking (SS 6414 4400), NE side road. Field gate and pastures to trig on raised field boundary between b/w stock fencing. Pillar retains original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP4165©jonglew
Spider TP4165©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4165©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-29 09:47 - TP4680 (Martinhoe Common)

FB Number: S5153   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (SS 6756 4752). Followed fence line to a junction of fences, not all of them extant. Pillar sits on a large concrete slab raising it a foot or so above field level; an original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Sea mist covering the area, no views today.

Pillar TP4680©jonglew
Pillar TP4680©jonglew
Spider TP4680©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4680©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-28 16:07 - TP8844 (Lickey Obelisk)

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

Parked roadside (SO 9920 7500), woodland tracks to the Grade II listed monument erected in memory of 5th Earl of Plymouth, 1834.

The Monument TP8844©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-28 15:53 - TP4411 (Lickey Hill)

FB Number: S3147   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Large car park to WSW, off Monument Lane. Pleasant walk over Beacon Hill, popular dog walking / family area, to the trig on edge of open woodland. Pillar sits on a large chamfered plinth; no centre cap/plug; LHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP4411©jonglew
Spider TP4411©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4411©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-28 15:15 - TP11496 (Rednal Hill)

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

OS record this destroyed April 1952, 4 years after its computation. Nice area, quite possible it's still there, would the OS actually lift it out of the ground? More likely they had no further need of it and just marked it destroyed in their dBase - maybe those nice pines grew up rendering it useless.

Somewhere around here TP11496©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-28 14:50 - TP3259 (Frankley Beeches)

FB Number: S2330   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From layby due N, on E side road. Through pleasant beech stand to its S side. Pillar sits at margin of woodland and arable field. Minor chipping to top edges; no centre cap/plug; all sight holes sealed. Small memorial plaque on rear face. Fine views in an arc E -> S -> SW.

Pillar TP3259©jonglew
Spider TP3259©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3259©jonglew


Possibly missing 2019-03-28 14:16 - TP17945 (Turners Hill Water Tower)

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

Roadside verge parking (SO 9690 8885). RoW initially then across pastures/padocks. Large compound with a tall comms mast (also a trig), but didn't spot a water tower in there.

Water twr was located due W of the main mast TP17945©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-28 13:25 - TP17950 (Sedgley Mast South)

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

OS record this as destroyed with a new tower constructed at 'similar location'. Photo shows the new tower.

Replacement mast TP17950©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2019-03-28 13:22 - TP17948 (Sedgley Beacon Reservoir)

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

Spent some time poking around the top of this overgrown and disused covered resr. Fenced off but access quite easy. Several concrete slabs investigated but nothing found. The tower is more interesting and access to the top feasible... but not advised. OS record the Bolt as extant, but the Centre destroyed.

Top of the covered resr TP17948©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-28 13:15 - TP17949 (Sedgley Mast North)

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

2 intersected stations, a trig bolt and a county top. Plenty of bagging opportunities at Sedgley.... however, the most interesting item is the early 19thC Grade II listed Sedgley Beacon Tower, which has no OS connection.

Mast TP17949©jonglew


Possibly missing 2019-03-28 11:55 - TP18307 (Meirheath Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Bolt was installed on the flat roof building on the covered resr, not on the water tower. From the gate the building looks to have been re-felted at least, if not re-roofed. If the bolt has survived, it is likely to be under the new felt and so no longer visible.

Bolt installed on flat roofed building TP18307©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-28 09:17 - TP18005 (Turners Hill Mast)

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

Roadside verge parking (SO 9690 8885). RoW initially then across pastures/padocks. Large concrete tower topped by tall lattice structure. At the right locat for the trig, but whether a replacement to that the OS computed in 1990 is unknown.

Mast TP18005©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-28 08:32 - TP2315 (Cocknage Wood)

FB Number: S3896   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked W side Cocknage Lane, 80m due E of the trig at a gated entrance to the woodland; steeply up to pillar atop the ridge. No centre cap or plug, all top edges slightly chipped; all sight holes open. Marginal views through denuded trees.

Pillar TP2315©jonglew
Spider TP2315©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2315©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-28 08:23 - TP11301 (Bowdon Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grade II* listed, 1858-60. Flagstaff good at centre of tower; no access to investigate the Bolt, which was installed at SW corner of tower roof.

Church of St Mary TP11301©jonglew
Flagstaff atop tower TP11301©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-27 14:48 - TP11099 (Dikehead Silo Centre)

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

OS records Bolt and Centre as components of this trig. Whilst the fomer is inaccessible, the latter seems present and correct.

The Silo TP11099©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-27 14:23 - TP11097 (Mossedge Reservoir)

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

Old maps name this as Cross Bank Resr, long gone now - as the block most likely is too.

Where it once was TP11097©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-03-27 14:00 - TP11098 (Kirklinton Church Tower)

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

St Cuthbert's Church, Grade II* listed, 1845 replacing a medieval church.

The Church TP11098©jonglew
The Tower TP11098©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-27 13:46 - TP11911 (Howend)

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

Bolt sits on a large octagonal concrete slab on a low ridge in an arable field. Parked on grass verge due S, hopped stock fencing and across a barren field. Suspect this may be the roof of a buried pill box as no evidence of it being a base for anyhing.

The slab TP11911©jonglew
The bolt TP11911©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-27 13:31 - TP16532 (Number 4 Camp Wtr Tank)

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

OS records this trig destroyed August 1978. The site is one of the largest defence munitions sites in Western Europe although has been reduced in size since 2013. Took a walk over the Gaitle High and Low Bridges to a low security gate, where I decided to proceed no further given the bolt is reported destroyed.

One way in TP16532©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-27 12:51 - TP11910 (Oakshawhill)

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

3" dia conical bolt more usually seen in curry stools and concrete ring buried blocks. Set onto a low raised hedgerow. Measured at 19.2m from the stone GTP and 2.7m from road edge.

Surface Block - Location TP11910©jonglew
Surface Block TP11910©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-27 12:04 - TP3935 (Hilltop)

FB Number: S6616   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking to NW. Boggy RoW, kept to SW side of fenceline. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open.

Pillar TP3935©jonglew
Spider TP3935©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3935©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-27 11:43 - TP4013 (Hopeshead)

FB Number: S6891   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk after parking at bend in road. Pillar sits on a large plinth with stock fencing tight against its RHS. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP4013©jonglew
Spider TP4013©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4013©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-21 13:35 - TP2351 (Collering Hill)

FB Number: S6484   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From layby due N (NY 6282 6893). Conifers not planted too densely, easy to walk through them. Green and mossy pillar sits in a less dense area of the plantation, an original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP2351©jonglew
Spider TP2351©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2351©jonglew


Damaged 2019-03-21 13:18 - TP0112 (Green Sike)

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

Top of low concrete parapet on SE side road, NE end. Rivet head has been broken off. A few other spoof rivets/bolts/ferrules etc close by, the rivet stalk being the more difficult feature to determine. Unsure about every other loggers' 'slightly damaged' - with the head missing, surely 'damaged' more appropriate - or even 'remains'.

Culvert and Parapet TP0112©jonglew
OS measurements are good TP0112©jonglew
The rivet stalk TP0112©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-21 12:39 - TP0820 (Allieshaw Rigg)

FB Number: S6506   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wide verge parking at 90deg bend in road to NNE. Boggy ground intervenes, pillar sits at summit of hill. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; sight holes not noted, but from my photo front and RHS are sealed. Good views.

Pillar TP0820©jonglew
Spider TP0820©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0820©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-21 12:16 - TP3929 (Hillhouse)

FB Number: S6890   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits on a raised feild boundary, unencumbered by any vegetation. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open, the other 3 plugs are all degrading.

Pillar TP3929©jonglew
Spider TP3929©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3929©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-21 11:18 - TP6350 (The Beacon)

FB Number: S6503   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Grass verge parking (NY 5684 7352). RoW mostly, then followed field boundary. Pillar retains an origianl centre cap, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive moorland views.

Pillar TP6350©jonglew
Spider TP6350©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6350©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-03-21 10:15 - TP11909 (Stapleton Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II listed, 1830. Church locked... and no handy warden arrived whist I was there. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Mary TP11909©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-19 14:41 - TP10120 (Dufton)

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

Out and back from Dufton with Roger T.


Damaged 2019-03-19 14:41 - TP2876 (Dufton)

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

Out and back from Dufton with Roger T. Stone-built pillar in poor condition; several stones missing or displaced, and the FB has been robbed. Spider is extant, with raised lettering on the centre tube cap. Cloud down - no views.

Pillar TP2876©jonglew
Pillar TP2876©jonglew
Spider TP2876©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-03-18 12:04 - TP3607 (Hard Hill)

FB Number: 10791   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Nice remote feel to this pillar. Walked across from Little Dun Fell. Pillar has some damage to the top screed leaving one of the spider arm ends completely exposed; no centre cap or plug; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP3607©jonglew
Spider TP3607©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3607©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-18 11:00 - TP16543 (Great Dun Fell Wireless Transmitter Mast)

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

Several masts on the site, but nothing at the GR. OS record it destroyed January 1968.


Good condition 2019-03-14 15:44 - TP1433 (Black Rigg)

FB Number: S6491   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From NY 5081 8186, good forest roads to within 30m of the pillar. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. On an overgrown fire break, no views.

Pillar TP1433©jonglew
Spider TP1433©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1433©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-14 15:04 - TP1422 (Black Knors)

FB Number: S6498   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at track entrance (NY 5242 7976). Good forest roads to with 50m of the pillar, which sits a short distance into felled forest, plenty of brash for the hop across to it. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP1422©jonglew
Spider TP1422©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1422©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-14 11:58 - TP3384 (Glendhu Hill)

FB Number: S7998   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From NY 5035 8347, good forest roads to NY 5619 8558 after which rough and tussocky ground. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3384©jonglew
Spider TP3384©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3384©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 14:30 - TP16494 (Stainburn Headgear)

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

Farmland with wind turbines. Nothing to see of the former pit.

Somewhere across the field TP16494©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 14:03 - TP16512 (Hawkhill Observation Hut)

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

OS records destroyed May 1966. The nearby Workington ROC Post was unsecured and a visit into the bowels took place.

Pasture now, ROC Post in background TP16512©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 13:49 - TP16485 (Gillhead Colliery Headgear)

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

Several houses scattered across the site of the former pit. A low, water-filled circular brick structure can be seen at the GR for the pit head, along with a coal board vent pipe.

The pithead TP16485©jonglew


Damaged 2019-03-11 13:34 - TP16522 (Moorhouse Guards)

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

Parked roadside on residential estate (NY 0202 3141). Block marked as destroyed by OS, found within an open hedgerow at the given GR. Have marked it as damaged as the block is exposed and appears slightly at an angle. 1/2" long rod protruding from the block, which has letter 'OS' inscribed on it.

Surface Block - Location TP16522©jonglew
Surface Block TP16522©jonglew
Surface Block TP16522©jonglew
Detail TP16522©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-11 13:16 - TP16481 (Thames Board Mill Chimney)

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

My snap, taken from Lowca Lane, doesn't look much like the other photo here, but seemed to be at the right GR. Well, it's a chimney...

The Chimney TP16481©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 13:13 - TP16493 (St Helens Pit Headgear)

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

Sunk 1880, closed 1966. Site cleared and landscaped.

1940 photo of the headgear TP16493©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-11 13:05 - TP11533 (West Seaton Church Tower Centre)

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

Redundant church dating from 1891. For sale with a 75,000 price tag, and currently under offer. GR for the Centre indicates it's the small turret. No Flagstaff, only a lightning conductor. No access to investigate the Bolt or Cuts. CutBM on a tower buttress.

The Church TP11533©jonglew
The Turret TP11533©jonglew


Remains 2019-03-11 12:54 - TP16476 (Tide Signal Vane)

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

OS records this destroyed November 1969. I believe the vane went then, but not the structure supporting it which, from its GR, would seem to be the cylindrical metal structure that is obscuring the letter 'R' in 'RNLI' in both of my photos. Accessed both sides of the river mouth; better views from the public slipway on S side.

Wider view TP16476©jonglew
Is that the supporting structure left of centre TP16476©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 12:25 - TP11532 (Technical College Flagstaff)

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

College gone, community hospital built on the site.

Site of former Tech College TP11532©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-11 12:16 - TP11531 (Workington Methodist Church Spire)

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

Surrounded by heras fencing, building looks to be in a poor state. Not a listed building, quite possible it will be either re-purposed or demolished. CutBM on boundary walling.

The Church TP11531©jonglew
The Spire TP11531©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 12:07 - TP16483 (Oxford Cinema Flagstaff)

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

Wetherpoons now. Cupola but no flagstaff atop.

The cinema building TP16483©jonglew
Cupola sans flagstaff TP16483©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-11 11:54 - TP11529 (Workington St Johns Church Vane)

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

Grade II* listed, 1822-3. Good vane atop cupola. 1GL bolt and cutBM on E facade.

The Church TP11529©jonglew
The Vane TP11529©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-11 11:50 - TP11530 (Workington RC Church Tower Vane)

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

Church of Our Lady and St Michael, Grade II listed, 1876. Vane atop gabled bellcote at N end of church. CutBM on a buttress.

The Church TP11530©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 11:43 - TP16482 (Workington Cemetery Spire)

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

Drove into cemetery and parked near the grassy high point where the spire once stood. Nothing now remains of a former building.

Where it once stood TP16482©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-11 11:29 - TP16479 (Workington Iron Works Chimney)

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

OS records destroyed November 1984. Visited the site today.


Destroyed 2019-03-11 11:29 - TP16472 (Workington Iron Works Tower)

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

OS records destroyed November 1984. Visited the site today.


Destroyed 2019-03-11 11:22 - TP16515 (Solway Pit Headgear)

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

Sunk in 1937 by the United Steel Company; nationalised by the NCB 1947; closed in 1973. Site now cleared and pit head capped.

The capped pit head TP16515©jonglew
The headgear in its day TP16515©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-07 13:45 - TP4801 (Middle Fell)

FB Number: S6494   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From NY 7500 4247, large new layby. Grassy track keeps to west side of mapped RoW to access land at NY 7518 433, then a direct line to the trig; 1 stone wall to negotiate. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged (1 allen screw extant); all sight holes open.

Pillar TP4801©jonglew
Spider TP4801©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4801©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-07 12:18 - TP3608 (Hard Rigg)

FB Number: S6493   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at NY 7559 4762, after which the land owner has rendered the track impassable by motor. Up to Blacklaw Cross then followed the wall to trig and hill top - some nice boggy patches. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged (one allen screw extant); all sight holes open. Extensive views despite the rain, east better.

Pillar TP3608©jonglew
Spider TP3608©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3608©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-07 10:54 - TP5305 (Park Fell)

FB Number: S6576   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nosed the car onto verge just into the track (NY 6996 4392). Walked from there but could easily have driven up and parked at NY 7026 4479. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS and rear sight holes open, RHS plug degrading. Good misty views in persistent rain.

Pillar TP5305©jonglew
Spider TP5305©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5305©jonglew


Damaged 2019-03-06 13:44 - TP3841 (Highwatch Currick)

FB Number: S6488   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

From CP (NY 7995 4322). Followed fenceline S bagging a number of hills to Dead Stones, then due E to here. Pillar badly damaged, mainly the top but many fractures lower down. Centre cap gone, tube plugged; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views. A nice remote pillar, but suffering from ravages of the weather.

Pillar TP3841©jonglew
Spider TP3841©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3841©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-02 12:53 - TP4294 (Knott Hill)

FB Number: S5386   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On occasion of Rick Salter's final Cumbrian hill. Ample parking just off A595 (SD 1802 8645). Raven Crag first then near enough direct line to here. Pillar has lost its cap, mortar plugs the central tube; rear and RHS sight holes open. Cloud intermitantly down offering some glimpses to the Duddon Sands etc.

Pillar TP4294©jonglew
Spider TP4294©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4294©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-03-01 15:51 - TP0046 (Bogside)

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

Easy parking on wide grass verge. Had a poke at the GR but nothing found. Likely the inspection chamber did for it; very unlikely any road improvement scheme played a part in the demise of this passive, old maps show a similar road configuartion as now exists, most likely they were once a bit narrower. All overgrown now - compare my pic with that of the first logger.

Location - a tad overgrown TP0046©jonglew


Damaged 2019-03-01 13:23 - TP0677 (Mount Battock)

FB Number: S1584   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

As others, parked by telephone box at Millden. Good estate dirt road nearly all the way up. Pillar looks to be in a bad way. Despite previous repairs round the base area, there is severe erosion going on here. Centre cap missing, replaced with a composite disc. LHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views. Caught up in heather burning on way down, serious smoke for a mile!

Pillar TP0677©jonglew
Spider TP0677©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0677©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-01 10:18 - TP0571 (Banchory FBM Aux 1)

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

Lucky on this one given previous logs, although peregrinus' measurements were to blame for that! After making the measures my first prod hit pay dirt.

Location TP0571©jonglew
Berntsen TP0571©jonglew
Good measurements from peregrinus TP0571©jonglew


Good condition 2019-03-01 10:13 - TP7146 (Banchory)

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

Just into a wooded area, N side of a private driveway. Parked on the minor road near its junc with A93. Height tag missing otherwise good.

Location TP7146©jonglew
Detail TP7146©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-28 12:44 - TP2571 (Creag Thoraraidh)

FB Number: S6844   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy trog up from Snowgate on a good dirt access track for the comms compound. Over the rough from there to hill top, then due south for the trig pillar. An original centre cap is retained; LHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP2571©jonglew
Spider TP2571©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2571©jonglew


Damaged 2019-02-28 09:44 - TP0481 (Lybster)

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

Easy spot on N side road, W side track. A few metres from road edge, by the old hotel sign - no sign of any renovations here! There's a large chunk missing from one top corner and the height tag has gone.

Location TP0481©jonglew
Detail TP0481©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-27 16:13 - TP7588 (Kirkwall)

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

Met office compound near airport car park exit. Bumped up onto the grass verge to park at HY 4821 0765. Standard Leica dome, tripod mounted.

Active Stn TP7588©jonglew
Detail TP7588©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-27 15:14 - TP2973 (East Denwick)

FB Number: 10588   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Large car park at The Fairy (HY 5899 0790). Walked to The Gloup and followed coastline to Mull Head. Stunning around Brough of Deerness, some good scrambling. Lang Geo also worth a look. A very nice part of Orkney. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open, and contains a geocache.

Pillar TP2973©jonglew
Spider TP2973©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2973©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-27 14:37 - TP2755 (Deerness)

FB Number: S4777   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Verge parking (HY 5705 0709).Walked up past Seatter farm. Pillar sits on a mound approx 30m south of the Deerness ROC post. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP2755©jonglew
Spider TP2755©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2755©jonglew
Deerness ROC Post TP2755©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-27 13:09 - TP6760 (Warthill Farm)

FB Number: 10851   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at Warthill Farm. Farmer came out to see what the fuss was about after his really friendly, but really annoying dog mobbed us. He was ok and quite apologetic (the farmer, the bloody dog wasn't!). Pillar sits on a mound; an original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP6760©jonglew
Spider TP6760©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6760©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 12:45 - TP5192 (Noup Head)

FB Number: 10639   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove to the lighthouse. Pleasant cliff top walk down to North Hill passing this trig soon after the start. Pillar sits approx 20m off the high point of Noup Head hill. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Commanding views. The last of Westray's 7 trigs.

Pillar - passive stn TP5192©jonglew
Spider TP5192©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5192©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 12:40 - TP9667 (Noup Head Lighthouse)

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

A Category B listed structure, David Stevenson, 1898. Nice remote feel about this spot at the NW tip of Westray. My 6th of 7 Westray trigs.

The Lighthouse TP9667©jonglew
The Plaque TP9667©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 12:11 - TP4354 (Langskaill)

FB Number: 10646   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside trig - 2nd of the Westray 7. Pillar sits on the field side of stock fencing with FB facing SE, away from the road. An original centre cap is retained; rear sight hole open. Reasonable views, but lacks the height for great views.

Pillar TP4354©jonglew
Spider TP4354©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4354©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 10:51 - TP3183 (Fitty Hill)

FB Number: S4734   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at East Kirbest, room for 3-4 cars. Took a direct line to top over Vins Hamar. Scenic route back via Hooro Nev -> Whey Geo -> Skea Hill -> West Kirbest. Nice area - stunning cliffs. Pillar sits on a mound at the hill summit; asphalt centre plug replaces a lost metal cap; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama as befits the island's high point. My 5th of Westray's 7 trigs.

Pillar TP3183©jonglew
Spider TP3183©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3183©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 09:46 - TP1609 (Breck)

FB Number: S9325   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The most northerly of the Westray trigs, my 4th of the 7 on this Orkney island. Parked roadside verge (HY 4577 5224). Could have driven to it if gate was unlocked (can't remember now) as the buildings at end of the track are ruins. Pillar sits on trackside of stock fence field boundary. No centre cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive views but elevation too low to be great.

Pillar TP1609©jonglew
Spider TP1609©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1609©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 09:22 - TP8998 (Braehead (Westray) Church Gable Pinnacle)

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

Cat C listed building, 1866. The pinnacle is very weathered, but there it sits atop the NE gable. 3rd of 7 Westray trigs.

The Church TP8998©jonglew
The weathered pinnacle TP8998©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 08:47 - TP6910 (Whitelet)

FB Number: 10644   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First of Westray's 7 trigs. From a field gate on the road WSW of the trig - sheep pasture. Pillar has very minor chipping to some top edges. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP6910©jonglew
Spider TP6910©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6910©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-26 07:37 - TP8868 (Vasa Beacon)

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

Passed within 150m on the ferry to Westray.

The Beacon TP8868©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-02-25 17:21 - TP12014 (Kirkwall Distillery Chimney)

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

The Highland Park distillery buildings are Category B listed. The chimney the OS sighted to has been demolished, it's gone, there are no remains. The map clip below shows it as a stand-alone chimney not connected to any of the buildings. It is definitely not one of the modern 'pagoda' chimneys.

Distillery main entrance TP12014©jonglew
Where it once stood TP12014©jonglew
1965-6 1:2k5 map clip TP12014©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-02-25 17:20 - TP12013 (Lint Brae Punchmark)

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

Parked roadside opposite Twartquoy, at entrance gate for this low security covered resr - it's a fast road, care needed. Couple of farm gates to hop over. The vent cover in question looks to be a modern replacement. Had a look for a punch mark but didn't hold out much hope of finding it... and I didn't.

The covered reservoir TP12013©jonglew
The new vent cover TP12013©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-25 16:48 - TP9795 (Kirkwall Cathedral Spire)

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

St Magnus Cathedral, Category A listed, dating from 1137. Constructed of red and yellow sandstone. Octagonal spire above the crossing.

The Cathedral TP9795©jonglew
The Spire TP9795©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-25 14:17 - TP9665 (Graemsay Lighthouse)

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

Hoy Sound High Lighthouse; a Category A listed building, Alan Stevenson 1851. Described as the Rolls-Royce of Orkney lighthouses. Viewed/photographed from Point of Ness, Stromness.

Hoy Sound High Lighthouse, Graemsay TP9665©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-02-25 13:32 - TP1639 (Brinkies Brae)

FB Number: S9106   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good parking at HY 2540 0980, and good track from there. Pillar sits near top of the hill with extensive views over Stromness and beyond. Centre cap has gone, no plug; all sight holes open. Chipping to top edges.

Pillar TP1639©jonglew
Spider TP1639©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1639©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-25 12:55 - TP4816 (Miffia Hill)

FB Number: S9326   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from end of the minor road due south, past the Miffia ruins. Pillar sits on wrong side of field boundary, so a hop over an unstable electric fence needed to properly check out the pillar. Original centre cap lost, composite disc replacement; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP4816©jonglew
Spider TP4816©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4816©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-25 10:13 - TP3488 (Greenay Hill)

FB Number: 10629   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Farmer happy for us to park by his barn at Cloke. Waymarked muddy path. Pillar has a composite disc plugging central tube; all sight holes open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP3488©jonglew
Spider TP3488©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3488©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-24 17:21 - TP6687 (Vestra Fiold)

FB Number: 10638   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove farm track until due N of the pillar, over a field gate and across a pasture. Pillar sits in a small muddy moat. No centre cap or plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive early evening panorama - Hoy good.

Pillar TP6687©jonglew
Spider TP6687©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6687©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-24 16:49 - TP8026 (Kitchener Memorial)

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

Category C listed, constructed 1926. Lovely cliff-top location. Walked up from Mid Colomquoy on a good track.

The Memorial TP8026©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-24 15:52 - TP9664 (Brough of Birsay Lighthouse)

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

One of David A Stevenson's 26 Scottish lighthouses, constructed 1925. Crossed several hours off low tide.

The Lighthouse TP9664©jonglew
Plaques TP9664©jonglew
Plaque TP9664©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-24 14:00 - TP4797 (Mid Tower)

FB Number: 10593   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove up to Fibla Fiold mast. Flat walk across boggy grass / peat hag moorland from there. Pillar sits just off the hag that's deemed to be the high point of the hill. It's lost it's metal centre cap, having a composite disc replcement; RHS sight hole open. Hazy views.

Pillar TP4797©jonglew
Spider TP4797©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4797©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-24 12:05 - TP4815 (Midland Hill)

FB Number: S9058   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove up mast access road, bit rocky in places. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP4815©jonglew
Spider TP4815©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4815©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-24 10:40 - TP8867 (Akla Beacon)

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

Metal pole with conical cap, 30m S of the trig pillar.

Akla Beacon TP8867©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-24 10:38 - TP0805 (Akla)

FB Number: 10572   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk up from HY 3215 0545 on good tracks. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP0805©jonglew
Spider TP0805©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0805©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-23 15:22 - TP1570 (Brae Of Moan)

FB Number: 10647   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice spot, walked up from Craigielea, good roadside parking (HY 3850 3262). Took a look at the hermitage on the way and also the ruined Moan croft/farm. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Views not noted.

Pillar TP1570©jonglew
Spider TP1570©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-23 14:25 - TP4148 (Keirfea Hill)

FB Number: 10642   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parking at the council tip entrance, up the west side of the compound - direct route to top, steep and a little scrambly in one place. Lovely location, just off the hill summit. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive panorama, views north to Westray good.

Pillar TP4148©jonglew
Spider TP4148©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4148©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-23 12:21 - TP4267 (Knitchin)

FB Number: 10643   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Used Taversoe Tuick cairn parking area, doing the cairn and Blotchnie first. Waymarked birders track through some wet ground goes to the island high point, then on to here. Pillar in pristine condition with an original centre cap retained, indented lettering. Sight holes a little tricky to determine, looks like LHS is open, front sealed, not sure about the other 2. Large cairn on hill top nearby restricts views a little, but generally extensive.

Pillar TP4267©jonglew
Pillar TP4267©jonglew
Spider TP4267©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-22 16:57 - TP9666 (Cava Lighthouse)

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

Passed within 220m on the Houton - Ly Ness ferry.

The Lighthouse TP9666©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-22 15:55 - TP0804 (Aithsdale)

FB Number: S9057   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (ND 3058 8966). Pillar sits on S side of a fenced off disused quarry. Spider is open, sight holes not noted.

Pillar TP0804©jonglew
Spider TP0804©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0804©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-22 13:35 - TP6594 (Trowieglen)

FB Number: S9322   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From a small pull-in on N side of road (HY 2364 0068). Up Trowie Glen keeping to E side for Dwarfie Hamars Knap first. Pillar sits within a shelter cairn; original centre cap retained, raised lettering. Front sight hole open, others not noted.

Pillar TP6594©jonglew
Spider TP6594©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6594©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-22 11:18 - TP6729 (Ward Hill)

FB Number: S4737   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came across from Cuilags after parking at HY 2224 0338. Steepish ascent up Water Glen over rough ground. Nice hill top though. Pillar sits within a shelter cairn, top has some damage. No centre cap, sight holes not noted. Extensive panorama. Mountain hares in their winter coat abound.

Pillar TP6729©jonglew
Spider TP6729©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6729©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-21 18:05 - TP6936 (Wideford Hill)

FB Number: 10677   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up on a metalled road from the south. Parked next to trig - missed the ROC post in the dark, returned for it another day. Pillar has a mortar plug to replace missing centre cap; all sight holes open. Extensive dusk views across Scapa Flow with a rig and the Flotta oil terminal lit up nicely.

Pillar TP6936©jonglew
Spider TP6936©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6936©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-21 17:22 - TP3390 (Glims Holm)

FB Number: 10850   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Small pull-in for couple of cars at ND 4743 9883, SE side road, larger CP closer to Churchill Barrier 3. Short walk across sheep pasture, roadside stock fencing to negotiate. Pillar retians an original centre cap, raised lettering; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive views across Scapa Flow.

Pillar TP3390©jonglew
Spider TP3390©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3390©jonglew
Views across Scapa Flow to hills of Hoy TP3390©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-21 17:00 - TP4453 (Little Wart)

FB Number: 10652   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at ND 4656 9623, walked from there on a good farm track. Pillar sits amongst some agricultural detritus at the 'summit' of Burray island. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views over Scapa Flow.

Pillar TP4453©jonglew
Spider TP4453©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4453©jonglew


Damaged 2019-02-21 17:00 - TP8875 (Little Wart Beacon)

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

Metal beacon on tall pole sitting close to the trig pillar, unsure if there was ever a light on it but there's something missing from the top, so agree with the 'dmamged' classification.

The Beacon TP8875©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-21 16:08 - TP8874 (Nevi Skerry Beacon)

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

Passed by on the ferry from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope but failed to snap it then! Took the first pic from Uppertown, on the way to walking to Gropenally. Second photo I can't take the credit for.

The Beacon - snapped from 2.5km TP8874©jonglew
The Beacon - snapped from a bit closer TP8874©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-21 15:44 - TP6432 (The Wart)

FB Number: 10690   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Roeberry House. Good grassed track to the top. Pillar screed has a patina of hair fractures but otherwise sound. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open, rear and LHS plugs degrading. Extensive panoramic views, N to Scapa Flow good.

Pillar TP6432©jonglew
Spider TP6432©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6432©jonglew


Damaged 2019-02-21 14:42 - TP6077 (South Ronaldsay)

FB Number: S4738   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

First trig bagged on Orkney after departing the ferry at St Margaret's Hope. Pillar is sited on a large concrete slab, possible of WWII vintage, that has a definite tilt to it, thus rendering the trig unusable, therefore 'damaged' is the logical classification. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; front sight hole open, others not noted. Extensive views over South Ronaldsay.

Pillar TP6077©jonglew
Spider TP6077©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6077©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-21 12:05 - TP3900 (Hill Of Slickly)

FB Number: S6677   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside - chance spot on way to Gills Bay. Original cap retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS & RHS sight holes open. Uninteresting panoramic views.

Pillar ©jonglew
Spider TP3900©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3900©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-16 13:39 - TP7818 (Tees Head)

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

From Kirkland via Maiden Way. Trig is exposed at bottom of a rocky hole, about 10-12" down, immediately to W of the tall cairn.

Concrete Ring TP7818©jonglew
Detail TP7818©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-16 13:20 - TP0695 (Cross Fell)

FB Number: 2979   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Kirkland via Maiden Way. Pillar retains original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole not checked, other 3 open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP0695©jonglew
Spider TP0695©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0695©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-14 12:34 - TP0944 (Aye Gill Pike)

FB Number: S5665   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good track near enough alongside the wall all the way from near the cattle grid (SD 6971 9111). Pillar has a composite disc replacing the centre cap; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0944©jonglew
Spider TP0944©jonglew
Spider TP0944©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0944©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-12 12:46 - TP6344 (Thack Moor)

FB Number: S6504   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Renwick on good tracks all the way. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; LHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

PIllar TP6344©jonglew
Spider TP6344©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6344©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-11 12:48 - TP1504 (Blotting Raise)

FB Number: S6176   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from Croglin on a good vehicle track till last 150m. Pillar has an asphalt centre plug; RHS and rear sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP1504©jonglew
Spider TP1504©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1504©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-07 14:04 - TP3173 (Fingland Rigg)

FB Number: S6887   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From layby (NY 2768 5738). Field gate at NY 2744 5741. Pillar sits on a raised field boundary, best accessed from west side. Mortar centre plug; LHS and front sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3173©jonglew
Spider TP3173©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3173©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-07 13:39 - TP0691 (Bowness Hall)

FB Number: S6929   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Called in at the farm, farmer directed me through field gate (NY 2268 6194). Muddy cattle pasture. Pillar accessed from SE side hedgerow. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, rear not checked. Extensive panorama. Cut benchmark on roadside farm bldg.

Pillar TP0691©jonglew
Spider TP0691©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0691©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-07 13:06 - TP1914 (Cardurnock)

FB Number: S6939   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (NY 1727 5890). Walked the lane, hopped fence and across sheep pasture. Pillar sits in a gorse field boundary, but is accessible. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open, RHS & rear not determined - below ground level. Good views across the Firth.

Pillar TP1914©jonglew
Spider TP1914©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1914©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-02-07 12:44 - TP16530 (Kirkbride Aero Water Tower)

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

The slightly smaller and squatter of the 2 towers on the former RAF Kirkbride. Operational from 1939-60, it's currently used for small industrial units. The tower is well protected with high walls and gates, and is probably deemed unsafe to climb. Rivet is on the top, as per my second picture.

The Tower TP16530©jonglew
1965 2500 mapping TP16530©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-07 12:31 - TP0103 (Sleightholme)

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

1" domed bolt in concrete block. Good 4" down in rough grass verge, found quickly located as per OS description. Replaced the divot.

Surface Block - Location TP0103©jonglew
Surface Block TP0103©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0103©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-07 12:07 - TP6322 (Tarnriggmoor)

FB Number: S6948   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spoke with farmer who directed me. Pillar sits on a raised field boundary in a thorn/gorse hedgerow, FB facing south. Original centre cap retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama mainly farmland.

Pillar TP6322©jonglew
Spider TP6322©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6322©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-05 13:57 - TP3427 (Gragareth Fell)

FB Number: S5404   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Leck House. Headed north first for Crag Hill pillar, picked this up on the return. Ground eroded at base, exposing foundations. Centre cap gone, no plug; RHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views

Pillar TP3427©jonglew
Spider TP3427©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3427©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-05 12:44 - TP2488 (Crag Hill)

FB Number: S5661   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Leck House. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views, north better.

Pillar TP2488©jonglew
Spider TP2488©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2488©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-02-03 11:50 - TP4990 (Musgrave Scar)

FB Number: 10815   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Good parking at the Haybergill Centre (NY 7507 1668), then along Hayber Lane RoW to NY 7704 1809, after that made it up as went along. Pillar sits high up on the Scar, An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Each of the 4 vertical corners have some damage near the base, this extends along the RHS. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4990©jonglew
Spider TP4990©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4990©jonglew


Remains 2019-02-02 13:00 - TP1803 (Burton Fell)

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

In a shelter cairn, pillar has collapsed, FB gone, spider sits to one side.

Remains in shelter cairn TP1803©jonglew
Remains TP1803©jonglew
Spider TP1803©jonglew


Good condition 2019-02-02 10:08 - TP4987 (Murton Pike)

FB Number: 10806   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from public CP in Murton. Foundations exposed, but otherwise looks good, although had a feeling some of the top screed was missing but only cleaned off snow from the centre cap - which is an asphalt plug. Rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP4987©jonglew
Spider TP4987©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4987©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-01-31 13:33 - TP6156 (Staneshaw Rigg)

FB Number: S6577   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked on Pennine Way - first gate up from Garrigill (NY 7300 3969). Bullman Hills first then across to here. Pillar has no centre cap/plug. Sight holes not noted. Very minor chippping to top edges. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP6156©jonglew
Spider TP6156 - Staneshaw Rigg©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6156©jonglew
Pillar TP6156©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-28 14:23 - TP1530 (Booze Moor)

FB Number: S4418   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Stang House, plenty of roadside parking. Direct line across grass/heather moorland. Pillar has no cap/plug; LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Bleak panoranic views.

Pillar TP1530©jonglew
Spider TP1530©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1530©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-28 13:41 - TP4008 (Hoove Faggergill)

FB Number: S4422   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Stang House, plenty of roadside parking. ATV track most of the way over bleak, mainly grass moorland. Pillar has no cap/plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP4008©jonglew
Spider TP4008©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4008©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-28 12:42 - TP10013 (Barnard Castle Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade I listed, 12-14thC but tower re-built 1873-4. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components. Latter present at centre tower roof; enquired re-access for the Bolt but none forthcoming today.

Church of St Mary TP10013©jonglew
Church of St Mary - Tower Roof TP10013©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-28 12:01 - TP6259 (Sunningdale Farm)

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

OS record this destroyed June 1978. Was on N side road, most likely lost to a road improvement scheme.


Good condition 2019-01-24 14:22 - TP4166 (Kentmere Pike)

FB Number: S5636   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Sadgill. Good track up onto the ridge from NY 4759 0497. Fine stone-built pillar; mortar centre plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4166©jonglew
Spider TP4166©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4166©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-23 12:47 - TP2687 (Cumrew Fell)

FB Number: S6505   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from Newbiggin on good track all the way, past the shooting hut. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive Panoranic views.

Pillar TP2687©jonglew
Spider TP2687©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2687©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-22 15:30 - TP16478 (Micklam Brickworks Chimney)

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

Produced fire-bricks using fireclay from adjacent Micklam mine. Long retaining wall about all that survives.

Remains of the brickwork buildings TP16478©jonglew
Base of the chimney TP16478©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-22 15:29 - TP16491 (Micklam No 5 Headgear)

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

OS records this destroyed December 1977. Fireclay mine, closed early 1980's. Site has been levelled, nothing remains.

Sea views from where the headgear stood TP16491©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-22 13:23 - TP16499 (Whitehaven Mill)

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

OS records the trig destroyed March 1975. GR for the bolt is at entrance to a boat yard, west side of Tescos.

Mill site TP16499©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-22 13:05 - TP12822 (Haig Colliery Chimney)

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

OS records this destroyed October 1983. Main buildings and headgear are extant but chimney gone. It's a museum, but signage says closed indefinitely. Business park adjacent for handy parking.

Colliery buildings - chy would have been front and centre if still standing TP12822©jonglew


Remains 2019-01-22 12:56 - TP16477 (Poor Law Institute Chimney)

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

Whitehaven Union Workhouse, OS records the trig destroyed October 1967. The workhouse was vacated in the early 1960, whilst then being used as a long-term geriatric hospital, due to mining subsidence and demolished thereafter. Brickwork from base of the chimney survives in the scrub. Handy layby parking 50m away.


Destroyed 2019-01-22 12:51 - TP12821 (Ladysmith Colliery Chimney)

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

OS records this destroyed November 1969. Whole area has been levelled - massive brownfield site now.

Site as viewed from the east TP12821©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-22 12:48 - TP11537 (Marchon Chemical Works Chimney)

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

Brownfield site - whole area has been levelled. The factory closed 2005. In its heyday it was the largest single-site producer of Sodium Tripolyphospate in the world and the largest single-site producer of Sulphuric Acid in Europe, employing 2,500 workers.

Site as viewed from the east TP11537©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-22 12:20 - TP16519 (Tomlin Old Coastguard Hut)

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

OS records this destroyed May 1966. Nipped up from the car park; pasture; no signs on the ground of the hut ever being here.

Views west from site of the CG hut TP16519©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-22 11:45 - TP16487 (Beckermet No 2 Pit Headgear)

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

OS records this destroyed December 1976, the iron ore mine being closed 3 years earlier. Spoke with the owner, Mike, very enthusiastic about Cumbrian industrial history. Shaft goes down over 1,100ft, thick concrete cap covers it. All headgear gone but most other buildings extant; one converted into his residence. Sign on the gate says Winscale Moor Pit - an alternative name for the No 2 pit was Winscales Pit.

The capped shaft TP16487©jonglew
No2 Shaft Headgear in its heyday TP16487©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-01-19 12:04 - TP2337 (Cold Fell Pike)

FB Number: S1538   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Forest Head, roadside verge parking (NY 5822 5747). Good paths, interesting through the disused quarry at start. Pillar has some damage to 2 of the vertical corners. An asphalt plug had been fitted, of which only a residue remains around the edge of the centre tube. RHS sight hole open. Cloud down, very limited visibility.

Pillar TP2337©jonglew
Spider TP2337©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2337©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-15 11:44 - TP3510 (Grey Nag)

FB Number: S6575   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from the A686, visiting Black Fell trig first. Lot of peat hags to negotiate. Pillar sits on a concrete plinth atop a large mound of boulders. Centre cap missing, residue of a composite plug; all sight holes open. Extensive moorland panorama.

Pillar and summit area TP3510©jonglew
Pillar TP3510©jonglew
Spider TP3510©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3510©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-15 10:28 - TP1407 (Black Fell)

FB Number: S6373   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from U-bend in A686 to S. Pillar has no cap/plug; rear sight hole open. No views at time of visit, but returning couple of hours later cloud had lifted giving fine panoranic moorland views.

Pillar TP1407©jonglew
Spider TP1407©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1407©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-13 15:41 - TP16533 (Quarry Hill Filter Works)

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

Roof of pump house at S side small covered reservoir. Easy access from road.

Location TP16533©jonglew
Bolt TP16533©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP16533©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-01-13 15:24 - TP16534 (Wigton Church Tower)

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

St Mary's, Grade II* listed, 1788, on medieval site. OS lists Bolt - no access to investigate; and Flagstaff - recorded destroyed August 1978. The flagstaff is now sited at ground level in the church grounds.

The Church TP16534©jonglew
Tower roof - no flagstaff TP16534©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-13 15:00 - TP4232 (Kingside Hill)

FB Number: S6954   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at wide farm entrance (NY 1575 5149). Walked NW 75m to access field, followed field boundary, then hopped over stock fencing to access pillar on S side of a thick gorse boundary. Pillar is being consumed by gorse but is accessible - FB photography a little awkward. An original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open, front sealed, other 2 not determined.

Pillar TP4232©jonglew
Spider TP4232©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4232©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-13 14:37 - TP16526 (Silloth Church Spire)

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

Christ Church, Grade II listed, 1870-1. Broach spire above 3-stage tower. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Christ Church TP16526©jonglew
The Spire TP16526©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-01-13 14:31 - TP16474 (Solway Mills)

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

Carr's Flour Mill. Bolt located on roof of large building. Photos indicate where it is, good luck with getting access.

Arrow indicates location TP16474©jonglew
Triangle marks the trig TP16474©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-13 14:18 - TP1123 (Beckfoot)

FB Number: S5772   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking opposite the house, otherwise good car park 150m N. Pillar sits at roadside on a field boundary, field access needed to check all round it. Original centre cap retianed, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive views all round. EABM marker in grass verge, approx 1m in front of the pillar.

Pillar TP1123©jonglew
Spider TP1123©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1123©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-13 13:57 - TP5794 (Salta)

FB Number: S5773   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spoke to farmer at Hill House Farm who was happy for me to see the trig. Found on a banked field boundary at rear of a large newish looking shed. A bit gorseified but not too bad. Need to access it from the SW side. Piillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open, front hole below gnd level.

Pillar TP5794©jonglew
Spider TP5794©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5794©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-13 13:32 - TP16473 (Prospect Water Tower)

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

OS record 2 components, both destroyed, albeit on different dates: Bolt went March 1957, and Centre July 1991. Just a muddy field there now with no sign of a tower.

Site of the water tower TP16473©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-13 13:14 - TP6279 (Swarthy Hill)

FB Number: S5674   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good parking across the road. Went straight up the steep embankment, gorse can be easily avoided, field gate at the top. Trig is located half a metre on NW side of stock fencing, in gorse, but not too dense. FB can be seen from the field. Pillar has a mortar cap sealing central tube; rear sight hole open, LHS plug degrading. Panoramic views, but need to be tall enough to see over the gorse for those to N and W.

Pillar TP6279©jonglew
Spider TP6279©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6279©jonglew


Possibly missing 2019-01-13 12:54 - TP16508 (Castle Hill)

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

Lost to hill top seating area. The law of unintended consequences.... they just made a good hang-out for local kids from look of the mess.

Possibly beneath that concrete base. TP16508©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2019-01-13 12:45 - TP16511 (Solway View)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Somewhere to the S side of the entrance walling to The Pines. Surface looks as though it's been raised with soil, rubble etc. Would be difficult to locate this one.

Somewhere under that conifer TP16511©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-12 13:25 - TP3979 (Holme Knott)

FB Number: S5518   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking on open fellside at SD 6456 9063. Quad track initially, then over rough ground. On to the tump top some 550m SE. Pillar has lost its centre cap; all sight holes open. Cloud down but there were limited misty views all round.

Pillar TP3979©jonglew
Spider TP3979©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3979©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-10 15:42 - TP3054 (Elslack Moor)

FB Number: S4451   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From car park to west. Pillar has a composite cap plugging the centre tube; all sight holes open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP3054©jonglew
Spider TP3054©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3054©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-01-10 14:23 - TP4145 (Keighley Moor)

FB Number: S4494   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From layby (SD 9791 3789) and up through Two Laws Farm. Pillar has a good size section of the top screed missing. A composite disc plugs the centre tube; front and rear sight holes open. Cloud down, no views. A distinctive cut arrow on a large boulder 4m due S of the pillar is possibly the old trig from the Principal Triangulation.

Pillar TP4145©jonglew
Spider TP4145©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4145©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-10 12:46 - TP7008 (Withins Height)

FB Number: S4319   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Ponden Resr, roadside parking (SD 9956 3711). Pennine Way mostly then over some rough ground. Pillar has a composite disc plugging the centre tube; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive heather moorland views.

Pillar TP7008©jonglew
Pillar TP7008©jonglew
Spider TP7008©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7008©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-01-06 14:03 - TP6962 (Winder Hill)

FB Number: S5659   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Last hill on a round of 8 in the Howgills today. Came down from The Calf, then dropped down to the road. Pillar is careworn with a very chipped top and multiple coats of paint, carelessly applied. It's white today, but past coats have been green and red. Centre cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. Ground erosion has exposed the foundations. Cloud down so no views today.

Pillar TP6962©jonglew
Spider TP6962©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6962©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-06 12:45 - TP6361 (The Calf)

FB Number: S5676   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a round of 8 Howgill hills. Up from Beck House Farm hitting some hills to the NW first. Pillar has an asphalt plug in the central tube; front sight hole open. Cloud down, no views today.

Pillar TP6361©jonglew
Spider TP6361©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6361©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-04 14:54 - TP7029 (Wood Close)

FB Number: S2091   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From road junc to NE. Where the RoW changes direction near the reservoir, took a direct line across a pasture. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive views of mainly flat farmland.

Pillar TP7029©jonglew
Spider TP7029©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7029©jonglew


Inaccessible 2019-01-04 13:19 - TP10736 (Old John Tower)

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

1878 Grade II listed gothic folly. Presume the Bolt will be on the roof; all locked up today so no access.

The Tower TP10736©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-04 12:24 - TP10089 (Croft)

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


Slightly damaged 2019-01-04 12:24 - TP2597 (Croft)

FB Number: 11802   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Heavily over-painted, including all metalwork. Pillar has an odd central plug, which seems to have appeared in 2015. RHS sight hole open. About the only good thing about this pillar is the views, and the impressive hole in the ground next to it.... awesome!

Pillar TP2597©jonglew
Spider TP2597©jonglew
Device plugging central tube TP2597©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2597©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-04 11:46 - TP4261 (Knaptoft)

FB Number: S5038   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at field entrance to S. Pillar is in a low security covered reservoir compound with easy access. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP4261©jonglew
Spider TP4261©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4261©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-04 10:55 - TP12879 (Bringhurst Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St Nicholas, Grade II* listed, constructed 12-15thC, resored 1862. OS lists Centre and Rivet as components - no acces to search for the latter.

Church of St Nicholas TP12879©jonglew
The Tower TP12879©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-04 10:40 - TP11889 (Beanfield Water Tower)

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

OS records Flagstaff and Rivet as components. The smaller (in diameter and height) tower, closer to the road is the one and it has a flagstaff. No access to search for the rivet.


Good condition 2019-01-03 16:26 - TP0389 (Orwell)

FB Number: S5059   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the minor road due S. Lot of pheasants and feeders along the track. A late afternoon half-mile stroll (each way), arriving a bit after sunset at the trig, which stands on a wide margin between arable fields. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive views south.

Pillar TP0389©jonglew
Spider TP0389©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0389©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-03 15:41 - TP0392 (Six Mile Bottom)

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

1" bolt set in concrete behind the armco barrier, approx 1 - 1.5m from the end. Had to scrape away an inch or so of soil, moss, rotting leaves etc. Left it exposed. Busy slip road, parked on the minor road opposite.

Location TP0392©jonglew
The Bolt TP0392©jonglew
Detail TP0392©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2019-01-03 14:58 - TP0396 (Chilton Street)

FB Number: S4357   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Layby (passing place?) parking 30m or so N of the pillar. Across a dry ditch into field and walked back to it. Top looks like it's suffered flailer damage. Centre tube plugged by a composite disc; RHS sight hole not checked, other 3 closed. FB facing S, awkward to photograph without cutting back some hedging material. Good farmland views W.

Pillar TP0396©jonglew
Spider TP0396©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0396©jonglew


Damaged 2019-01-03 14:41 - TP7179 (Clare)

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

The pillar is free-standing although not toppled, quite possibly displaced several metres from its installed position; presumably the underground chamber is extant. Both GPS and BM plates are missing, as is the heigt tag, and there is substantial damage to the block. Other than that all is fine......

FBM TP7179©jonglew
FBM - missing plates TP7179©jonglew
FBM - missing height tag TP7179©jonglew
Map shows possible displacement from installed position TP7179©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-03 14:31 - TP0653 (Clare FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find near base of road sign on small triangle of grass at Three Ways.

The Berntsen TP0653©jonglew
Location TP0653©jonglew
Someone dropped a penny TP0653©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-03 14:08 - TP0393 (Helion Bumpstead)

FB Number: S2094   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Could find no damage other than centre cap missing, replaced by composite disc. Located in fallow ground a few metres in from an arable field boundary. All sight holes open.

Pillar TP0393©jonglew
Spider TP0393©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0393©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-03 13:56 - TP22918 (Helion Bumpstead Water Tank)

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

OS records the trig destroyed December 1959. Spoke with the (youngish) farmer who remembered the tank (a brick tower). Reckons his dad demolished it 25-30 years ago, but he also took me to a spot almost 40m from the OS 10-fig GR for the trig - false memories on locat and date perhaps.

Was on Parkins Farm - Little Biggs Farm on the map. TP22918©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-03 12:56 - TP1912 (Cardinals Green)

FB Number: S4517   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Took the dismantled rly line by error and ended up on a trog around a pile of field boundaries, got there in the end. Made a more direct route of the return. Pillar sits on N side of a dry ditch on a large plinth that's partially in the ditch. Original centre cap retained, indented lettering; LHS sight hole open, front plug degrading. Marginal farmland views.

Pillar TP1912©jonglew
Spider TP1912©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1912©jonglew


Destroyed 2019-01-03 11:45 - TP0383 (Shefford)

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

Wall has been rebuilt, perhaps a vehicle hit it. They made a close match, but a study between photos of old and new walls reveals 2 fairly obvious differences between them which verifies the re-build.

The wall - sans rivet TP0383©jonglew


Good condition 2019-01-02 10:49 - TP11810 (Higham Ferrers Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade I listed, 13th to mid-14thC, restored 17th and 19thC. Octagonal ashlar spire linked to pinnacles by impressive flying buttresses. Cut benchmark by tower side door.

Church of St Mary TP11810©jonglew
The Spire TP11810©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-31 14:19 - TP0199 (Charnwood)

FB Number: 2964   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice location with easy access - if you don't mind paying 2 for parking (free for 10 mins if you can out and back to it in that time - auto barriers so cannot avoid the charge if over the 10 mins). However, verge parking available just outside the car park entrance - baggers don't pay! Pillar has an asphalt plug sealing the central tube; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0199©jonglew
Spider TP0199©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0199©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-12-31 13:07 - TP6166 (Stapleford Hill)

FB Number: S4668   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From Bramcote Hills CP. Across the road and up through woodland - beware of kami-kaze mountain bikers! A careworn pillar with top screed damaged; centre tube missing its cap and is unplugged; all sight holes open. Partial views through denuded trees.

Pillar TP6166©jonglew
Spider TP6166©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6166©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-12-31 12:10 - TP18816 (Whiteborough Reservoir)

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

OS records this destroyed March 1987. Site is now within a large works compound. Concrete base of a former building at GZ. Here for the county top and the tump. 3 bags for price of 1 - bargain.


Destroyed 2018-12-31 10:37 - TP17609 (Brodsworth Colliery Headgear No 3)

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

OS records this trig (Bolt and Mast) destroyed October 1980. Whole site of the former mine has been transformed into a country park and is a popular local walking area.


Good condition 2018-12-31 08:58 - TP10781 (Diddersley Hill Reservoir)

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

2 1/4" diameter bolt set into concrete roof of water tank at top of Diddersley Hill. Easy access from field gate off B road, and up past the new water compound.

Water Tank TP10781©jonglew
Bolt TP10781©jonglew
Bolt - detail TP10781©jonglew


Moved 2018-12-31 08:16 - TP4203 (Kilmond Scar)

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

Pillar gone, ground at top of quarry has been scraped. Walked down through quarry but pillar not spotted anywhere. ***Revisited 28 Jan 2019. Spoke with quarry manager. Pillar is currently lying prone in the quarry at NZ 0250 1366, it retains all its metalwork. It is intened to reinstall it approx 45m south of its original locat sometime in summer 2019.

Pillar at 28 Jan 2019 TP4203©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-29 09:52 - TP5665 (Rhuemach Hill)

FB Number: S9728   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk of 5 tumps from NM 6341 8538, although better parking at end of the minor road. Took a near enough direct line to the trig from Cruach Rhue over rough ground. Confusingly the hill named Ruemach Hill is approx 950m NE (and is 1m higher than this hill). Pillar has an asphalt centre plug; all sight holes open. Occupies a commanding position at the co-(almost)high point of the W end of the peninsula. Fine panoramic views to the islands.

Pillar TP5665©jonglew
Spider TP5665©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5665©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-12-28 14:01 - TP7284 (Malaig)

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

Mounted on a building at the ferry terminal. It appears to be a standard Leica receiver but with the white protective dome missing, not a disc-type as a number of previous loggers have stated. Seems to have lost the dome sometime in the summer of 2012 going from previous logs. Clearly it's working fine without it.

Location TP7284©jonglew
Detail TP7284©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-28 13:55 - TP0036 (Mallaig)

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

Large culvert W side road; S end of long layby. Standard 1/4" rivet at one corner; a little tricky to spot.

Culvert TP0036©jonglew
Rivet - detail TP0036©jonglew
Rivet TP0036©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-28 13:18 - TP0779 (Achaidh Mhoir)

FB Number: S9804   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Large car park to S. Accessed hill at NM 6659 9193, then direct route to top. Nice vanessa pillar; asphalt centre plug; LHS & RHS sight holes unplugged, front plug beginning to degrade. Extensive panorama - Rum and Eigg good.

Pillar TP0779©jonglew
Spider TP0779©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0779©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-28 12:28 - TP7734 (Arisaig)

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

Drove into the marina and parked right next to it. Located on a small mound at start of a breakwater; mounted on a short pole close to the ground. Pole appears to be leaning, but didn't like to test it for stability in case a wobble caused Southampton to think there was an earthquake event happening.

Active Stn TP7734©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-26 16:17 - TP3873 (Hill Of Corrachree)

FB Number: S8727   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From small layby (NJ 4507 0506). Due S over felled forest, lot of brash, not ideal. Returned over pastures via Broombrae and back along the road - much easier. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; sight holes not noted.

Pillar TP3873©jonglew
Spider TP3873©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3873©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-26 13:44 - TP2493 (Craig Ferrar)

FB Number: S8703   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at start of an old track (NO 4963 9883). Took the track for approx 250m, then straight up over rough ground. Gorse and broom higher up, but can weave in and around it ok. Lot of dead bracken, could be trickier at different time of year. Pillar sits in moderately dense vegetation; an original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP2493©jonglew
Spider TP2493©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2493©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-26 11:11 - TP10153 (Tarland Church Spire)

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

Category B listed building, 1869 with spire added 20 years later. Faint benchmark.

The Church TP10153©jonglew
The Spire TP10153©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-25 13:08 - TP0962 (Baderonach Hill)

FB Number: S8743   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fine ridge walk from Pressendye. Pre-Christmas dinner blow; with Gill Stevens. Pillar has a smooth fine-screed finish; no centre cap or plug; LHS sight hole unplugged, front plug degraded. Extensive panoramic views.


Good condition 2018-12-25 11:30 - TP5524 (Pressendye)

FB Number: S8710   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from the Petts, parking part way between B road and East Pett. Linear Christmas Day blow to Deskryshiel. With Gill Stevens. Pillar has a smooth fine-screed finish; no centre cap or plug; rear sight hole open, RHS plug degrading. Fine and extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5524©jonglew
Spider TP5524©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5524©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-24 15:46 - TP10154 (Rhynie Church Spire)

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

Category C listed building, 1823, but later much altered.

The Church TP10154©jonglew
The Spire TP10154©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-12-24 13:24 - TP3166 (Findlays Seat)

FB Number: 11088   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Verge parking at end of minor road (NJ 2759 5631). Good track to Moniemouies and beyond joins up with mast access track, headed SSW, at NJ 2650 5618. Another of the square format Lossiemouth Base Extension pillars, constructed very early on in the 20thC to test the accuracy of the 19thC Principal Triangulation. The trig has a damaged cast iron apex cap covering top of the pillar (with geocache beneath). Centre tube has no cap or plug; rear sight hole open, RHS plug degrading. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3166©jonglew
Pillar TP3166©jonglew
Top Cap TP3166©jonglew
Spider TP3166©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3166©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-24 11:44 - TP2697 (Cutties Hillock East)

FB Number: S1810   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From large forest car park to west. Cutties Hillock first then across to here on a mix of unmapped forest tracks, mapped fire breaks and good old fashion blasting through easy open woodland. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Conifer woodland, no views.


Good condition 2018-12-24 11:35 - TP2696 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: 11091   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From large forest car park to west, with good unmapped tracks through woodland to trig. Pillar is of a square format, constructed very early 20thC to test the accuracy of the 19thC Principal Triangulation, several decades prior to the Secondary Triangulation. Centre cap missing, tube unplugged; rear sight hole open. Extensive views north.

Pillar TP2696©jonglew
Spider TP2696©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2696©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-24 10:43 - TP5735 (Roseisle)

FB Number: S7189   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (NJ 1385 6777). Spoke with the owner of the first house, he doesn't own the land but said it would be ok to go up. Continued farm track to NJ 1426 6783 then field margins. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP5735©jonglew
Spider TP5735©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5735©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-24 10:00 - TP8144 (Forres Tower)

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

Nelson's Tower, Category B listed, 1806, restored after a fire 1900. No access today to view the Bolt, but Centre and Flagstaff are good. Aircraft warning light on the top is a separate trig. Open daily 2-4pm Apr-Sept.

The Tower TP8144©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP8144©jonglew
Info Plaque TP8144©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-24 10:00 - TP9560 (Forres Tower Light)

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

Nelson's Tower, Category B listed, 1806, restored after a fire 1900. See TP8144 for access details.

The Light TP9560©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-12-24 09:09 - TP8149 (Ardersier Resr)

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

Have changed this from 'destroyed' to 'unknown'. The whole top of Cromal Mount is highly vegetated with the ground covered with a thick layer of dead bracken etc. Likely the top of the resr is there, and the bolt also.


Good condition 2018-12-24 08:27 - TP8151 (Fisherton Resr)

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

Semi-circular roofed concrete structure, not high, but mossy and tricky to get onto for a good shot of the bolt. 4 x witness rivets, 2 at each end, are easier to see and photograph. Parked at mast access point (NH 7498 5121), walking up through woods on plentiful tracks.

The Structure TP8151©jonglew
The Bolt TP8151©jonglew
1 of the 4 Witness Rivets TP8151©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-23 15:13 - TP13138 (Wades Road)

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

Rough scrub ground SW side of Wades Rd. Rod-style rivet in concrete block with a cut arrow pointing to it - the usual construct when a SB is also a benchmark. Measured at 4.0m NW of fenceline running at 90deg to road; and 0.7m from fenceline running parallel to road. Old bike frame placed over it.

Surface Block TP13138©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-23 13:29 - TP10039 (Achnagarron Church Spire)

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

Rosskeen Free Church of Scotland, Category B listed, late 19thC. Church also sports a cut benchmark.

The Church TP10039©jonglew
The Spire TP10039©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-23 13:04 - TP15391 (Invergordon East Pier)

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

Rivet is inaccessible as building is unsafe and access was denied by the pier security staff. However, the other component, the Flagstaff, is on display.

Harbour Office Building TP15391©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP15391©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-23 12:27 - TP8148 (Meddat)

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

Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff all present and correct, although the FS is a bit worse for wear. Building looks like a WWII lookout tower, or possibly connected with the Tain Range. Bolt at centre of flat roof, access tricky.

The Building - Sharon at the Flagstaff TP8148©jonglew
The Bolt - full roof access a little too tricky TP8148©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-12-23 11:52 - TP8146 (Loch Eye Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 0/10

Inaccessible today - 6 of us in 4 cars were turned off the land. The farmer less than impressed!


Good condition 2018-12-23 11:19 - TP8202 (Tain Range)

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

Accessed the site at NH 8213 8148, parking at a barrier (NH 8310 8262), walking from there. Ladder was required (thanks to Gerry) to access roof of single-storey building. Rivet found mounted on a small dome of asphalt on an extension at NE end of the bldg.

The Building TP8202©jonglew
The Roof TP8202©jonglew
The Rivet TP8202©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-22 11:59 - TP10041 (Fortrose Church Spire)

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

Nice clean stonework, some building work going on here with gates locked - is it still a consecrated church or a private residence? Benchmark round the corner from the main entrance.

The Church TP10041©jonglew
The Spire TP10041©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-20 13:11 - TP3475 (Green Bell)

FB Number: 10805   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a round of Howgill hills in inclement weather. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; front and rear sight holes open. Cloud starting to lift a bit, some misty views.

Pillar TP3475©jonglew
Spider TP3475©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3475©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-19 14:45 - TP7367 (Great Yarlside)

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

40m due E of the hill's high point. Easy spot as exposed on the ground. Very securely fixed, unlike Seat Robert.

Location TP7367©jonglew
Birds eye view - a bird on the ground TP7367©jonglew
The Bolt TP7367©jonglew


Damaged 2018-12-19 09:53 - TP7368 (Seat Robert)

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

Easy spot, exposed and very close to the high point of the hill. The concrete ring, its base and the bolt, as a composite unit, have become detached from the ground. It also has a pronounced tilt to it. Useless from a functional perspective, hence damaged.

Location TP7368©jonglew
The Ring TP7368©jonglew
The Ring TP7368©jonglew
The Bolt TP7368©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-17 11:04 - TP4812 (Middleton)

FB Number: 10798   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at Longdale; on a round of Howgill tops. Picked up this trig en-route between Langdale Knott and Simon's Seat. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; rear sight hole open. Cloud down, but lifted later when on Hand Lake. From there it was seen that the views would have been extensive.

Pillar TP4812©jonglew
Spider TP4812©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4812©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-16 13:45 - TP7466 (Iron Band)

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

From Deadman Gill Bridge, good parking. Ground has the potential to very boggy, all rendered firm today after recent low temps. Exposed in short grass, it would benefit from some spade work to clear away encroaching grass. 3" dia slightly conical bolt at centre of the 3 concrete arms.

Curry Stool TP7466©jonglew
Curry Stool TP7466©jonglew
The Bolt TP7466©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-16 12:06 - TP3460 (Great Knipe)

FB Number: 10796   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk up from Slapestone Bridge (NY 8480 1473) - plenty of parking. Some potentially very boggy ground rendered firm by recent low temps. Pillar sits at the hill summit on a sqaure concrete plinth that is deteriorating at one corner. The centre cap is missing and is replaced with an asphalt plug, although it's been painted so is possibly mortar. Rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP3460©jonglew
Spider TP3460©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3460©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-12-16 10:56 - TP6727 (Warcop)

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

Quick nip up from the gate. Large concrete apron assembly area where the pillar once stood. Nice views N.

Views N from where it once stood TP6727©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-15 13:28 - TP4153 (Kelky Fell)

FB Number: S6507   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Talkin Head Fm. Good RoW to NY 5683 5583, then mapped farm track which wasn't up to much. A stone wall to negotiate. Pillar has a fair bit of the top screed missing; composite cap plugging the central tube; rear sight hole open. Views not noted, it was blowing a real hoolie.

Pillar TP4153©jonglew
Spider TP4153©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4153©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-15 11:30 - TP8363 (Hurleton Road)

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

2" domed bolt in concrete block. Tricky one to locate without a measure so relying on pacing. Dusty's photo very useful. Dug away about 6 inches of soil/vegetation and left it exposed.

Location TP8363©jonglew
Surface Block TP8363©jonglew
The Bolt - close-up was out of focus TP8363©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-15 11:04 - TP11916 (Wheelbarrow Hall)

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

Asked the farmer - seeing as he was there. 2" domed bolt in concrete block between 2nd and 3rd post after the fence takes a 45deg turn to the NW. Over 5 years since last log and was a few inches down. Dug away encroaching field and left it exposed.

Location TP11916©jonglew
Surface Block TP11916©jonglew
The Bolt TP11916©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-12 16:01 - TP7373 (Cockshot Lane, Storth (BM))

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

Not so easy to locate as others have indicated, although it was dusk and I needed a head torch. Also there is a significant soil build up and a lot of vegetation along that wall, and further, none of the previous logs or photographs really give a good idea as to where it is. All very academic really as this is a benchmark and not a trig - but hey ho, it's on T:UK so has to be bagged. After finding it I measured 3.5m following the wall round from the LHS gatepost, a slight approximation as there were saplings etc growing against the wall which my measure went round. Anyway, it's a standard OS benchmark rivet on a rock at the base of the wall, with a cut arrow pointing to it.

The Rivet - another useless photo for finding the thing TP7373©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-12 15:02 - TP8079 (Lowick)

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

Probably less than a metre north from the fairly obvious high point of the hill. The ground was disturbed as a giveaway for location. I had a mind to lift the plate, but only had a trowel and a prodder with me and it proved to be quite large so let it lie. Replaced the turf I lifted.

Location - not much of a giveaway TP8079©jonglew
The OS asleep on the job, and not wishing to be disturbed TP8079©jonglew
Close up TP8079©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-12 12:12 - TP1780 (Burney)

FB Number: S5382   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good parking at SD 2595 8520 (despite the damaged No Parking sign). Took a direct line N to the hill top and trig. Centre tube has an asphalt plug; front sight hole plug beginning to degrade, the other 3 holes are open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP1780©jonglew
Spider - with a little bit of finger TP1780©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1780©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-12 10:36 - TP1009 (Bank House Moor)

FB Number: S5385   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the road junc due north, direct line taken over heather moorland. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear and RHS sight holes open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP1009©jonglew
Spider TP1009©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1009©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-12 09:01 - TP6347 (The Alps)

FB Number: S5378   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the N, on a mapped farm track initially, then across sheep pasture, with a stone wall to negotiate near the top. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Adoption plate on LHS face. Good panoramic views.

Pillar TP6347©jonglew
Spider TP6347©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6347©jonglew
Adoption Plate TP6347©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-11 17:07 - TP1901 (Cannon Winder)

FB Number: S5591   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A night assault from Winder Bridge (SD 3581 7484). Took the road to the farm then peeled off at SD 3528 7487 to make a direct line across 2 muddy pastures for the trig. I took no notes and failed to photograph the spider - doh!

Pillar TP1901©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1901©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-11 15:14 - TP6085 (Southfield Bank)

FB Number: S5471   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at end of the road, to the NNW of the trig. Took a path along the land side of the houses, then along edge of the golf course. The RoW (Cumbrian Coastal Way) is along the beach, then a clamber up the bank to the trig, not ideal in wet and windy weather. An original cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscapes.

Pillar TP6085©jonglew
Spider TP6085©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6085©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-12-11 14:24 - TP3959 (Hodbarrow)

FB Number: S5454   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From Millom, take the road due south, then left at the junction. A badly potholed and narrow, in places, road then leads to a large parking area. Once there the trig is very close by, near the ruined windmill. Some minor damage to the top edges; no top cap or plug; LHS sight hole open although raised ground level has it largely bunged with soil etc. Short drive on to the disused Hodbarrow Lighthouse, which is open and can be climbed up for some good views of the area.

Pillar TP3959©jonglew
Spider TP3959©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3959©jonglew
Hodbarrow Lighthouse TP3959©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-11 13:45 - TP10521 (Millom Church Spire)

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

St George's Ch, Grade II listed, 1874-7. Recessed octagonal spire atop the tower. No benchmarks.

Church of St George TP10521©jonglew
The Spire TP10521©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-12-11 10:24 - TP2301 (Coal Gate)

FB Number: S5383   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at SD 2181 8683, not ideal but it worked. Pillar sits just off a RoW. Some of the top screed missing; top cap has gone, mortar plug seals the central tube; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP2301©jonglew
Spider TP2301©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2301©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-11 09:14 - TP7454 (Barrow Monument)

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

Impressive seamark and monument to Sir John Barrow. A Grade II* listed structure, 1850. It looks like a lighthouse as that's what it was built to resemble. Open during the warmer months.

The Monument - on a dull day of low cloud and heavy drizzle TP7454©jonglew
The entrance TP7454©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-10 16:07 - TP12737 (Cross Moor)

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

There are 2 witness rivets in the kerb, probably 3 or 4m apart - I didn't measure. If you pick the wrong one, you won't find the block. Small, 3/4" bolt set in concrete block. Measured at 2m precisely from the kerb, and 22.5m NW from the road repair. Light was failing, it was after sunset, so photos not brilliant.

The Block TP12737©jonglew
The Bolt TP12737©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-10 14:24 - TP3787 (High Haume)

FB Number: S5373   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside verge parking at SD 2240 7509. Took the RoW running N past the comms compound. Pillar sits at the top of the hill High Haume Beacon, a large cattle pasture. It has an asphalt plug replacing the centre cap; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP3787©jonglew
Spider TP3787©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3787©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-12-10 13:24 - TP12736 (Dalton Church Tower)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II* listed, 1882-5. Presume the bolt is on the tower roof, there's a cut benchmark lower down.

Church of St Mary TP12736©jonglew
The Tower TP12736©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-12-10 12:56 - TP17109 (The Billings)

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

Up here to bag the hill, had a poke about but to be honest only half-heartedly, I didn't even take a spade with me.

Somewhere in this muddy cattle pasture lies a Buried Block TP17109©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-10 12:35 - TP1550 (Bowesfield)

FB Number: S5380   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at SD 2303 7090. Followed the hedgerow up on field side, then across to the trig, which has a lot of exposure to the busy farm across the road. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP1550©jonglew
Spider TP1550©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1550©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-10 12:13 - TP12729 (St Michaels Church Tower)

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

OS lists Bolt and Centre as components. The church was locked so no access to investigate the former, but the latter was good.


Slightly damaged 2018-12-10 10:39 - TP1387 (Birkrigg Common)

FB Number: S5374   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A careworn pillar with chipped top and a knocked about feel to it. Nice spot though with easy access from the south. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. An adoption plate is affixed to the rear face. Extensive panorama of sea and landscapes.

Pillar TP1387©jonglew
Spider TP1387©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1387©jonglew
Adoption plate TP1387©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-10 09:58 - TP12728 (Bardsea Church Spire)

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

Holy Trinity Church, Grade II listed, built over a 10 year period 1843-53. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

The Spire TP12728©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-10 09:13 - TP12727 (Glaxo Chimney)

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

Good visibility from due west, along North Lonsdale Road. It's the brick one on the left.

The Chimney TP12727©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-12-09 11:28 - TP8049 (Rough Crag)

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

Given previous logs I declined to dismantle the cairn, hence unfound. It's probably there somewhere, waiting to be found.


Good condition 2018-12-09 09:17 - TP2685 (Cumblands)

FB Number: S5765   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at Bell Hill Farm (SD 0821 9805), took a RoW to Cumblands Farm where I knocked and asked - permission readily given. Pillar sits on a low field boundary embankment, between stock fences and being subsumed into gorse and bramble. Centre cap missing, asphalt plug; FB faces NW; rear sight hole open, others not checked.

Pillar TP2685©jonglew
Spider TP2685©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2685©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-07 14:54 - TP6459 (Thorny Gale)

FB Number: 10813   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Quick nip over the wall from the road. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Large inset plaque on front face of the pillar declares the final observation of the re-triangulation of Great Britain was taken from this pillar on 4 June 1962. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP6459©jonglew
Spider TP6459©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6459©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-07 14:22 - TP3508 (Grey Grit)

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

Nice stone-built pillar, shame it had to be painted. No centre cap or plug; LHS and RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3508©jonglew
Spider TP3508©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3508©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-04 14:12 - TP1356 (Bigland Tarn)

FB Number: S5590   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the road to the south. Cumbrian Coastal Way initially, then across pastures. Pillar retains an original centre cap, indented lettering; sight holes not noted. Extensive views, Bigland Tarn serene.

Pillar TP1356©jonglew
Spider TP1356©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1356©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-02 15:23 - TP4041 (How Barrow)

FB Number: S5588   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From a small dirt parking area at SD 3543 7922. Took a RoW up through the woods (not particularly easy to follow) to approx SD 3581 7897 when headed due N to the trig. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; front & RHS sight holes open, other 2 not noted. Extensive views.

Pillar TP4041©jonglew
Spider TP4041©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4041©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-02 14:13 - TP7527 (Hospice of Hampsfell)

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

Grade II listed structure, 1835-46. Easy roof access via external steps. Large OSBM-style bolt on the roof.

The Hospice TP7527©jonglew
The Bolt - close ups were blurred TP7527©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-02 13:06 - TP4054 (Humphrey Head)

FB Number: S5589   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the access road to the outdoor centre. Pleasant walk in vile weather conditions along the promontory. Pillar has no centre cap or plug and with minor chipping to one top edge; LHS sight hole closed, other 3 open. Extensive sea and landscapes.

Pillar TP4054©jonglew
Spider TP4054©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4054©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-02 10:16 - TP6651 (Ulpha Fell)

FB Number: S5587   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Located on edge of woodland with some good views E. Accessed from the road to W: field gate, pasture, over a stone wall, up through woodland. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; RHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP6651©jonglew
Spider TP6651©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6651©jonglew


Good condition 2018-12-02 09:09 - TP3752 (Heversham Head)

FB Number: S5398   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the E, following field boundary. Pillar sits in rough pasture, approx 30m S of the bdy walling. Chipping to top edges and a scrappy coat of white paint makes this a careworn looking trig. No centre cap or plug; LHS & RHS sight holes open, front and rear plugs degrading. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP3752©jonglew
Pillar TP3752©jonglew
Spider TP3752©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3752©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-30 12:58 - TP5853 (Scout Hill)

FB Number: S5517   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (SD 5664 8395). Mapped RoW initially then across rough pasture. Pillar has an asphalt plug; all sight holes open.

Pillar TP5853©jonglew
Spider TP5853©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5853©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-29 12:35 - TP11095 (Brampton Church Spire)

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

St Martin's Ch, Grade I listed, 1877-8. Small lead spire atop the apex tower roof. Benchmark lower down.

Church of St Martin TP11095©jonglew
Spire TP11095©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-29 11:16 - TP9566 (Telecom tower)

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

Walked past on an 8-mile trog around town picking up mainly destroyed intersected stns, nice to find one still standing - or is it? OS computed this in 1986, is it still the same tower over 30 years later? Who knows.

3-stage Metal Lattice Tower TP9566©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-11-29 11:03 - TP11117 (British Railways Staff Hostel Tower)

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

Milton Hilltop Hotel, looks a bit seedy. Bolt presumably on the tower roof; I didn't seek access.

Hotel TP11117©jonglew
Tower TP11117©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-29 10:43 - TP11115 (Upperby Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St John the Baptist, 1840, surprisingly not a listed building. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components - all destroyed July 1966. The Centre is clearly still present, no Flagstaff and no access to check for a Bolt. A fine 1GL benchmark on the tower.

The Church of St John TP11115©jonglew
The 1GL Benchmark TP11115©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-29 10:28 - TP11116 (Lakeland Laundry Chimney)

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

Site redeveloped. Current large scale mapping puts the chimney in the rear garden of #66 Cavaghan Gardens. These houses back onto the Aldi site. Chimney is shown on the 1966-71 1:2k5 mapping, but none thereafter.

66 Cavaghan Gardens TP11116©jonglew
1966-71 mapping TP11116©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-29 10:01 - TP9108 (Carlisle Mental Hospital Belfry)

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

The hospital has been redeveloped for smart residential housing. The Belfry once stood where now is the rear garden of a large house #3 Holly Lane.

3 Holly Lane, on RHS of photo TP9108©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-29 09:54 - TP11118 (Carlisle Mental Hospital Chimney)

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

Site redeveloped for smart residential housing. Current large scale mapping puts the chimney on top of the garage of #6 Hunters Crescent.


Couldn't find it 2018-11-29 09:28 - TP11915 (Durranhill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

A bramble-fest still, probably need a hard winter to kill off the pesky vegetation.


Good condition 2018-11-28 13:51 - TP3769 (High Audland)

FB Number: S5514   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On access land; gate at SD 5843 8524 saves jumping over the wall. Pillar has a composite disc plugging the central tube; LHS and RHS sight holes open. Dreich - views not notes.

Pillar TP3769©jonglew
Spider TP3769©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3769©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-26 16:25 - TP5263 (Overton Hall)

FB Number: S5379   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

RoW leads SW off Chapel View, a recent(ish) residential development. Pillar sits in a cattle pasture, complete with cattle. Centre cap missing, composite disc replacement; all sight holes open. Panoramic views over River Lune mud flats.

Pillar TP5263©jonglew
Spider TP5263©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5263©jonglew
Early evening views to the SW TP5263©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-11-26 14:04 - TP4035 (Hough Hill)

FB Number: S3454   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From the car park to SW. Good track follows the rack face NE then up onto the top of the hill. Pillar has been painted white sometime ago (getting a bit care worn now) and sports a red rose stencil on each of the 4 faces. All top edges badly chipped; centre cap missing, no plug; BSM-style FB; LHS and RHS sight holes open. Extensive and impressive panoramic views. Brinscall cold war nuclear fallout monitoring post close by.

Pillar TP4035©jonglew
Spider TP4035©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4035©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-26 13:27 - TP7413 (Grey Heights)

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

OS records this destroyed September 1979. Parked at the dam (SD 6138 1803), room for 1 car; good tracks to the trig site.

Would have been somewhere around here, just off the hill summit TP7413©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-26 11:11 - TP3641 (Harrocks Hall Resr)

FB Number: S3475   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at S end of Sanderson Lane. trig sits atop a small covered reservoir with low security fencing which is easily negotiated next to the gate, which is spikey and not to be negotiated (by me anyway). The FB faces the fencing, so can be photographed with a decent zoom lens. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open; BSM-style FB. Extensive views.

Pillar TP3641©jonglew
Spider TP3641©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3641©jonglew
Gate, fencing and trig TP3641©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-26 10:19 - TP8891 (Ashursts Beacon)

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

Plaque on the beacon declares this was presented to Wigan Corp. 1962. However, it seems to be a Grade II listed structure dating from 1798.

The Beacon TP8891©jonglew
The plaque TP8891©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-26 08:24 - TP11313 (Halton Church Spire)

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

St Mary's Ch, Grade II listed, 1851. Octagonal bell turret east gable of nave, with slender spire atop.

Church of St Mary TP11313©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-11-26 07:43 - TP14102 (Woolton Church Tower)

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

Church of St Peter, Grade II* listed, 1886-7. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff. Former most likely on tower roof, and inaccessible today; the latter destroyed 1984, although there seems to have been a replacement installed as there is currently one up there.

Poor photo of St Peters Ch - replacement FS visible TP14102©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-25 16:58 - TP3045 (Ellesmere Point)

FB Number: S3105   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking on The Mere. Access footpath round N end of the water, then off past Crimps Farm. Pillar sits a short divert off the RoW in a pasture. Asphalt centre plug; rear sight hole open; several mortar repairs. Extensive views. Here with a group for Alex C's 1,000th extant trig.

Pillar TP3045©jonglew
Spider TP3045©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3045©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 17:17 - TP0711 (Wirswall)

FB Number: 2991   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the RoW leading to Wickstead Old Hall. Diverted off the track and across pastures, managed to spook a herd of catte in the dark. Pillar retains what appears to be an original centre cap, no lettering; sight holes not noted. Dark, no views.

Pillar TP0711©jonglew
Spider TP0711©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0711©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 16:49 - TP5138 (Norbury Resr)

FB Number: S4754   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking due W. Pillar sits on a small disused covered reservoir surrounded by low spiked railings which offer no protection from the enthusiastic bagger. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; front sight hole closed, other 3 open. Dark, no views.

Pillar TP5138©jonglew
Spider TP5138©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5138©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 16:26 - TP1690 (Broomy Bank Farm)

FB Number: S4751   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a roadside throny, brambly hedgerow, best accessed from the roadside as that's where the FB is facing. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; front sight hole sealed, others not checked.

Pillar TP1690©jonglew
Spider TP1690©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1690©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 15:28 - TP11434 (Cliff Bank)

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

From a small dirt layby (SJ 4667 5360). 1" bolt in rock with a few mossy stones covering it - replaced after some poor photos taken in poor light. Rhododendron rampant here, quite a push through to get this and the hill summit close by.

Small cairn with rocks moved to reveal the bolt TP11434©jonglew
The Bolt TP11434©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 11:44 - TP3817 (Highash)

FB Number: S3102   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wide verge at track side. Regemental crest in relief on one face. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Murky 360deg views.

Pillar TP3817©jonglew
Regimental Crest detail TP3817©jonglew
Spider TP3817©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3817©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 10:56 - TP10741 (Delamere Mast)

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

Substantial lattice structure within a secure compound.

The Mast TP10741©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 10:55 - TP10743 (Delamere Water Tower)

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

Ladder up side of water tower is extant, all messed up at the top though, so care needed not to trip! 2" dia (estimated) bolt sits at one corner of the concrete surround of the hatch at centre of the domed roof. Hatch was opened but made no attempt to enter.

Water Tower TP10743©jonglew
Water Tower roof TP10743©jonglew
Looking into the abyss TP10743©jonglew
The Bolt TP10743©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-23 10:55 - TP10742 (Delamere Water Tower Flagstaff)

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

OS records the FS destroyed September 1978, the Bolt is still extant.

Water Tower sans FS TP10742©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-11-23 10:47 - TP2757 (Delamere)

FB Number: 2985   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits next to a disused water tower (which has a trig bolt atop) in a scrubby, brambly area. Mortar screed on the top looks as though it's either deteriorating badly (me being generous), or been chipped away in an attempt to remove the spider (most likely). Centre cap gone, tube is unplugged; rear sight hole open. Murky views to the E.

Pillar TP2757©jonglew
Spider TP2757©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2757©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-23 09:35 - TP3723 (Helsby Hill)

FB Number: S3499   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the old quarry car park due S. Pillar sits on slabby sandstone rocks overlooking River Mersey mud flats. It sports a very tatty coat of badly chipped green paint overlaying other thick coats of chipped paint, but otherwise looks ok. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open; BSM-style FB. Extensive misty views W & SW.

Pillar TP3723©jonglew
Pillar TP3723©jonglew
Spider TP3723©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3723©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-20 09:25 - TP1539 (Boughton Place)

FB Number: S1802   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits well ensconced in a hedgerow with stock fencing on its NW side. More accessible from the SE side, the FB faces NW. Ideally a trig bagger will visit both sides of the hedgerow. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; sight holes not noted as all are now below ground level. A little tricky getting a decent shot of the FB. Views not noted.

Pillar TP1539©jonglew
Pillar TP1539©jonglew
Spider TP1539©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1539©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 17:31 - TP6269 (Sutton Bassett)

FB Number: S4917   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good RoW along the Midshires Way from road junc to west. Last section cuts across a muddy recently sown arable field. Pillar sits on W side of a field boundary and retains an original centre cap, indented lettering; all sight holes open. Views not noted as pitch dark.

Pillar TP6269©jonglew
Spider TP6269©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6269©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 16:27 - TP9479 (Naseby Church Spire)

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

Had planned to visit this properly, but time ran out so drove past in the gloaming. Spire quite clearly present and correct though. Benchmark on NW corner of the tower - perhaps a revisit one day.


Good condition 2018-11-19 16:16 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

FB Number: S1534   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quickie from the farm gate to the N. New hedging plated, pillar could be encased in blackthorn eventually. Plaque commemorates that this was the trig from where the first observations were made for the re-triangulation of Britain. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. In the gloaming, views not noted.

Pillar TP0256©jonglew
Plaque TP0256©jonglew
Spider TP0256©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0256©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 15:37 - TP0897 (Ashby Grange)

FB Number: S4993   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hedgerow recently been cut making this an easy find 80m along the field boundary from a field gate. Original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; sight holes not checked. Good views E and SE.

Pillar TP0897©jonglew
Spider TP0897©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0897©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-11-19 14:54 - TP19591 (BBC Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Could see no sign of any water towers, or tanks. The 1971 1:2k5 map shows the mark on a 'tank'. Same tank appears on the 1977-8 map but no trig indicated.


Good condition 2018-11-19 14:17 - TP6169 (Staverton)

FB Number: S5106   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the De Vere hotel car park. Did the hill first, then pleasant woodland and pasture walk to the trig. Pillar sits approx 0.3m from stock fencing, in a cattle pasture. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP6169©jonglew
Spider TP6169©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6169©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 13:36 - TP3082 (Everdon)

FB Number: 2969   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

RoW leads through Bullshill Farm from the west. Pillar sits on a loose field boundary providing easy access to the trig. No centre cap or plug; LHS sight hole open. One of the few 4-digit FBs with no 'S' preceding the number. Good views N.

Pillar TP3082©jonglew
Spider TP3082©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3082©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 11:46 - TP0727 (Charwelton)

FB Number: S1499   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove up to the mast compound. Pillar sits off to the SE. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open, front not determined.

Pillar TP0727©jonglew
Spider TP0727©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0727©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 11:23 - TP0252 (Iron Cross)

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

Easy find in rough roadside verge using 2 measurements from the OS sketch - 12.44m from MHC across the road, and 2.4m from road edge. 1" bolt in concrete block. Left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0252©jonglew
Surface Block TP0252©jonglew
Surface Block - Bolt TP0252©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 09:48 - TP12608 (Wardington Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Grade I listed, 12thC origins with a 15thC tower. OS lists 4 components: Bolt - not investigated; Centre, Flagstaff and Vane - all good. Flush bracket on west wall of the tower.

Church of St Mary TP12608©jonglew
Tower TP12608©jonglew
The Vane TP12608©jonglew
FB11085 TP12608©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-19 08:58 - TP6464 (Thorpe Lodge Farm)

FB Number: S6743   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Sheep pasture, easy access via the service resr access track. Erosion around the base of the pillar has exposed the plinth a bit but all stable enough. Horizontal hair fracture on one side, extending round to others. Original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views South & West.

Pillar TP6464©jonglew
Pillar TP6464©jonglew
Spider TP6464©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6464©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-11-16 12:22 - TP19831 (Port Meadow)

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

Rough disturbed ground E side of a muddy stream. Would be difficult area to search.

Somewhere around here TP19831©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-15 12:44 - TP23885 (St Peters Church Tower Chertsey)

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

St Peter's Church, Grade II* listed. Largely rebuilt 19thC but tower is original from 13thC. OS lists components as Bolt - not investigated; Centre - good; Flagstaff - good. FBS0526 on a tower buttress.

Church of St Peter TP23885©jonglew
Tower Roof TP23885©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP23885©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-13 15:14 - TP23598 (Tangmere Aero Water Tower)

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

This part of the airfield has been redeveloped for residential housing. The GR for the bolt points to the middle of the entrance to Canberra Place, a small cul-de-sac.

Where it was once located TP23598©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-13 14:47 - TP23455 (Catholic Church Spire)

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

Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Philip, Grade I listed, 1870-3. Church has a small spire, a fleche, which has been replaced 3 times in the history of the church. Possible it had been removed pending replacement in 1975 when the OS declared the trig destroyed. The church was built with a main spire planned, but never built as the foundations were deemed inadequate to take the additional weight.

The Cathedral TP23455©jonglew
The Fleche - on the left TP23455©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-13 12:04 - TP6504 (Toke Farm)

FB Number: S6184   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Lady of the house (#2 High Fords Close) happy to let me come through - "it's another one of those trig point nutters Dave" she called to her husband who was eating lunch in the kitchen (substitute appropriate name for Dave as don't think I have that right). Pillar sits in the corner of a small garden at rear of the house. Asphalt centre plug; rear sight hole plug degrading, RHS hard against fence so not checked, front and LHS holes closed. No views.

Pillar TP6504©jonglew
Spider TP6504©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6504©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-13 11:03 - TP0445 (The Leacon)

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

Roadside verge parking near enough opposite (on S side rd). 1" bolt in concrete block well into the brambles, but easy spot with the brick visible. Cleared back brambles and tidied away encraoching soil/vegetation. Measured at 1.4m from N edge of MHC and 2.9m from road edge white line. Left it uncovered with brick replaced.

Surface Block - Location TP0445©jonglew
Surface Block TP0445©jonglew
The Bolt TP0445©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-13 10:31 - TP2354 (Colliers Hill)

FB Number: S4026   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking to the SE. Field boundary/RoW, then followed the field bdy round rather than walk over a muddy newly planted crop - which was necessary a short while later as trig is located 50m into the field. Pillar sits on very exposed foundations; has a mortar replacement for a missing centre cap; all sight holes open. Estensive panoramic views. My final Kent trig pillar.

Pillar TP2354©jonglew
Spider TP2354©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2354©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-13 09:55 - TP4236 (Kingswood)

FB Number: S4025   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Large woodland car park to NNW, short walk through coppiced woodland. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, LHS and rear plugs degrading. No views.

Pillar TP4236©jonglew
Spider TP4236©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4236©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-12 16:59 - TP25467 (PA Institute Chimney)

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

OS record this as destroyed February 1980. Site since redeveloped for smart 3-storey apartment buildings. Chy would have been located where block 32-42 George Roche Rd now stands.

32-42 George Roche Rd, Canterbury TP25467©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-12 16:29 - TP25621 (Canterbury Waterworks)

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

OS records the bldg destroyed July 1997. Site since redeveloped as a retail park. New buildings have a vague similarity to Victorian utility bldgs.

Retail Park TP25621©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-12 16:11 - TP25466 (Canterbury Gasworks Chimney)

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

Redeveloped for residential housing, chy would have been part way down what is now Gas St, opposite #5.

Gas Street, Canterbury TP25466©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-12 16:01 - TP8996 (Dane John Monument)

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

Grade II listed monument.

The Monument TP8996©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-12 00:03 - TP25468 (Canterbury Presbyterian Church Spire)

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

OS records this destroyed June 1974. Area since redeveloped for what appears to be a large apartment block - St Andrew's House.

Current occupant of the space TP25468©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-11 15:58 - TP0658 (Wye FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy spot as exposed, although turf is (was) encroaching. Tidied it up.

Location shot - pre-tidy up TP0658©jonglew
Location shot - post-tidy up TP0658©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-11 15:53 - TP7255 (Wye (R))

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

Nearby parking tricky but possible. Playpen (slightly different design to the norm) is there, but no FBM marker post. Can we assume the underground chamber is extant? Scope for a dig?


Good condition 2018-11-11 15:29 - TP2393 (Coombe Farm)

FB Number: S3989   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Close to the road, quick hop over a field gate. The trig had an expanse of chalk spread round it, speculation this might be marking it for an aerial survey. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Nearby fire basket beacon; extensive views.

Pillar TP2393©jonglew
Pillar TP2393©jonglew
Spider TP2393©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2393©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-11 15:14 - TP5872 (Sellindge)

FB Number: S3994   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Field side of a roadside hedgerow/field boundary. Access a little tricky, up the embankment, and coincidentally through the HR and over the stock fencing. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive views in an arc E-SE-S.

Pillar TP5872©jonglew
Spider TP5872©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5872©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-11 14:53 - TP6091 (Sparrow Court)

FB Number: S3847   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From B2067 to the S. Pillar is sited 10m or so in from the hedgerow in a closely cropped sheep pasture. Mortar centre plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP6091©jonglew
Spider TP6091©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6091©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-11 14:18 - TP25307 (Lydd On Sea Station)

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

OS record this destroyed May 1982. Had a wander over some rough, uneven ground with long grass, it may well still be there but didn't expend any energy or time searching for it.

Somewhere around here TP25307©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-11 13:56 - TP25248 (Dungeness Lighthouse)

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

Disused lighthouse, Grade II listed, now museum. Built 1901-1904 to replace 1792 lighthouse. OS lists Bolt and Centre as components - both good. Despite closing early was lucky enough that staff were still on site and allowed me a quick nip up top to snap the large 2"+ shiny bolt.

The Lighthouse TP25248©jonglew
The Bolt TP25248©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP25248©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-11 13:49 - TP7661 (Dungeness)

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

Standard Leica dome. Near E end of the RNLI boathouse.

Active Stn TP7661©jonglew
Detail TP7661©jonglew
More detail TP7661©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-11 13:39 - TP0448 (Dungeness)

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

Didn't take too long to spot, despite its size, or lack thereof. Measured at 4.65m from the gatepost.

General Location - pencil near bottom of the snap TP0448©jonglew
Rivet TP0448©jonglew
4.65m from GTP TP0448©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-11 12:53 - TP3451 (Great Chart)

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

Parked roadside (TQ 9845 4103). Small gap in the hedgerow opposite the T-junction leads into the meadow. Managed to get to ground zero without too much difficulty; a direct assault through the bramble etc not really feasible, but there is a back way in. Needless to say nothing was found.


Good condition 2018-11-11 10:24 - TP6849 (Westwell)

FB Number: S4028   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parking without restricting access at TQ 9848 4798. Took a track through the woods running parallel to the road, heading SW. Once at the woodland/field boundary headed directly for the pillar, which sits approx 1m into scrubby woodland. There's a rickety old deer fence to negotiate - awkward, but not too difficult. Cleared a number of encroaching branches etc from the trig. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, LHS plug degrading. No views

Pillar TP6849©jonglew
Spider TP6849©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6849©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-11 10:03 - TP4082 (Hurst Wood)

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

OS record this pillar destroyed November 1965, there's now a big hole in the ground from an old sand extraction site where it once stood. Good views over the site, now very much returned to nature, can be had from hopping the fence along the SW side of Charing Heath Road, to the NW of where the pillar was installed.

Disused quarry site TP4082©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-11 07:49 - TP5227 (Old Wives Lees)

FB Number: S4029   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice little mound, locals like it (they call it The Mound). They have recently cut back the understory, culled saplings, overhauled the fire basket beacon, installed a hand-rail(!) and have scheduled a small shindig up there for tonight. The pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Good views through the trees this time of year.

Pillar TP5227©jonglew
Spider TP5227©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5227©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 16:07 - TP0450 (Bekesbourne)

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

1 3/4" bolt (estimated) in concrete block. Measured at 3.7m from the finger post and 1.1m from road edge. Dug away covering turf and left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0450©jonglew
Surface Block TP0450©jonglew
Surface Block - The Bolt TP0450©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 15:49 - TP6112 (Squirrel Mills)

FB Number: S3993   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on wide grass verge by farm entrance, found a politely written note on the car asking me not to park there again. I replied, equally as politely, and depositied the note in their letter box. Anyway, back to business - the pillar sits on an unfenced field boundary. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. A memorial bench seat has been sited immediately adjacent to the pillar. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP6112©jonglew
Spider TP6112©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6112©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 15:24 - TP1454 (Blackney Hill)

FB Number: S3992   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the big tree (TR 2546 5678), as others. Followed an unfenced field boundary, where the pillar resides between arable fields. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1454©jonglew
Spider TP1454©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1454©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 14:47 - TP0451 (Royal St Georges)

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

Pesky rivet took a while to spot on a concreted area with a mass of small stones just about rivet sized! Assumed I'd spot this quite easily, but I seem to have developed rivet-blindness. Had to resort to using peregrinus' measurements after which it was obvious.

On this concrete somewhere TP0451©jonglew
Ah, there it is TP0451©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 13:51 - TP4009 (Hope Farm)

FB Number: S4037   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the war memorial (TR 3736 4521), as others. Good track to Brockhill Farm then RoW to TR 3698 4587 after which a direct line to the trig. Pillar sits tight against wire stock fencing and is being consumed by the hedgerow. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; sight holes not checked. Tricky to get a good shot of the FB. Views west only.

Pillar TP4009©jonglew
Spider TP4009©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4009©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 12:50 - TP7658 (St Margarets At Cliffe)

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

Easy spot, no measuring needed. 2" bolt in concrete block set at roadside. Dug away encroaching soil etc and left it uncovered. Was recorded on T:UK as a Rivet, changed it to Surface Block.

Surface Block - Location TP7658©jonglew
Surface Block TP7658©jonglew
Surface Block - Bolt TP7658©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 12:17 - TP5909 (Shakespeare Cliff)

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

Residential parking (TR 3016 3972). Footbridge across the A20, then a good track leads up to the North Downs Way. Pillar is of the Vanessa style, constructed with no flush bracket; standard tribrach, no centre cap but some sort of a plug that's partially damaged. Nice views even if the weather was pants.

Pillar TP5909©jonglew
Spider TP5909©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 11:59 - TP3122 (Farthingloe)

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

Vanessa-style pillar built with no flush bracket. Is it really an OSGB36 pillar? More likely for the channel tunnel project. Residential parking (TR 3016 3973); RoW NNW, then when track turns sharp right a track weaves up through gorse and scrub to the pillar. A damaged asphalt plug replaces centre cap.

Pillar TP3122©jonglew
Spider TP3122©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-10 11:15 - TP2170 (Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe))

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

Pillar would have been near the entrance to a utility complex connected to the Channel Tunnel. Samphire Hoe area worth a visit.

Chunnel Apron from Shakespeare Cliff TP2170©jonglew
Pillar would have been around here somewhere TP2170©jonglew


Moved 2018-11-10 10:41 - TP2054 (Cauldham Farm)

FB Number: S1791   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Moved and toppled. After Swinge hill tump summit (where the pillar was originally installed), continued across the arable field to the pillar's new resting place. Flush bracket and spider, with an original centre cap, are retained, centre cap with deeply indented lettering; all sight holes closed. The pillar rests beneth the spreading branchesof an oak tree, life's labours done.

Pillar TP2054©jonglew
Spider TP2054©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2054©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-10 09:49 - TP10071 (Dover Hill)

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

On balance, have to say this is not the base of the destroyed pillar. It doesn't appear to be concrete (aggregate) and is too far away from the current pillar - the GR's provided by the OS would put the old and replacement pillars within a metre of each other.

Probably not the old trig base TP10071©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 09:46 - TP2821 (Dover Hill)

FB Number: 11112   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked roadside immediately to the N. Hopped the fence and a quick dash in pouring rain. Asphalt centre plug, sight holes and views not noted. Supposed base of the previous pillar noted and visible in my first photo.

Pillar TP2821©jonglew
Spider TP2821©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2821©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-11-10 09:29 - TP12396 (Wingate Hill)

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

Ground a litle rough at the top of this hill, but had hopes of finding it. Had a good prod about and thought I had it but turned out to be concrete footings, perhaps for an old aerial mast. Gave up after that as could see me digging out 2 or 3 more of these.

Not the Surface Block TP12396©jonglew
Not the Surface Block - Detail TP12396©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 08:46 - TP12352 (Castle Hill)

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

Located 4.5m WEST of the metal stump near top of the hill. I declined to dig out any more turf due to the potential 20k fine for disturbing the ground! I would estimate the bolt at 2" dia. 3" bolts are reserved for 'concrete ring' buried blocks and curry stools.

Surface Block - Location TP12352©jonglew
Surface Block TP12352©jonglew
Surface Block - The Bolt TP12352©jonglew
Signage TP12352©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-11-10 08:29 - TP7891 (Castle Hill)

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

From TR 2135 3815, roadside parking. RoW leads up to hill top. Interesting bespoke (non-OSGB36) trig pillar sits to W of the hill summit and somewhat lower, overlooking the channel tunnel entrance. It would appear to be an upended drainage pipe (fractured), concrete filled, with a tribrach mounted on the top; no flush bracket. Presumably installed for channel tunnel surveying along with a few others in this area. A more conventional trig stn sits at the hill summit.

Pillar TP7891©jonglew
The Tribrach TP7891©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 07:57 - TP5840 (Scene Farm)

FB Number: S1788   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From golf club car park. Walked round the clubhouse to find the trig on a patch of rough ground. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; LHS and RHS sight holes open. A small electrical consumer unit has been fixed to the rear face with cabling disappearing into the ground - for course lighting perhaps. Limited views.

Pillar TP5840©jonglew
Pillar - rear face TP5840©jonglew
Spider TP5840©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5840©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 07:11 - TP25292 (Tolsford Hill Radio Mast)

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

Massive concrete and steel BT mast gantry with 6 substantial concrete platforms topped with a steel superstructure.

The Mast TP25292©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 07:09 - TP6507 (Tolsford Hill)

FB Number: S1787   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the end of Westfield Lane, parking by the BT compound. Easy leg stretch along the Saxon Shore Way. Signage indicates the army train here using blank ammunition. Nothing going on this morning. Pillar has some minor chipping to top edges otherwise good; exposed foundations. Centre cap missing, asphalt plug replacement; rear sight hole open. Flat 360dg views, limited by early morning mist.

Pillar TP6507©jonglew
Spider TP6507©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6507©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-10 06:37 - TP5654 (Rhodes Farm)

FB Number: S3824   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked by a field gate and took a farm lane SE to the trig. Located between stock fencing in a scrubby strip of land - a little awkward to access. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; All sight holes appear closed, dawn so tricky to tell.

Pillar TP5654©jonglew
Spider TP5654©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5654©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-11-09 22:49 - TP0446 (Kingsland Lane)

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

I was on the money here but could not find it. Cleared a lot of the blackthorn to create 2 tunnels and then cleared a load from within to move about. Measured out the 4.5m from the kerb - not an easy proposition in itself. Spent quite a while probing the ground, but very awkward conditions and got scratched up badly. Very elusive, had to give up on this one. Maybe this is the first previously found ground level trig that's defeated me. Blackthron is a b*st*rd!


Destroyed 2018-11-09 16:04 - TP2164 (Chislet Colliery)

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

OS records the pillar destroyed August 1977. Site redeveloped as Lakesview International Business Park. The trig would have been to the SE of a large industrial unit belonging to Hornby Hobbies. Inside that bldy the manufacture of a number of world famous brands takes place: Hornby, Airfix, Scalextric, Humbrol and Corgi, to name a few.

Signage TP2164©jonglew
Where it would have stood TP2164©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 15:37 - TP6217 (Stourmouth)

FB Number: S3991   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From East Stourmouth, roadside parking (TR 2648 6247). RoW into large apple orchard then followed orchard boundary to trig. Pillar has a pronounce lean to it rendering it 'damaged'; an original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; LHS and RHS sight holes open. Extensive views in an arc W/NW/N.

Pillar TP6217©jonglew
Spider TP6217©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6217©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 15:02 - TP5672 (Richborough Hill)

FB Number: S1842   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside parking near enough due E. Over b/w fencing and across a muddy recenty ploughed field. Pillar retains an original centre cap, indented lettering; rear sight hole plug degrading, other 3 holes open. An extensive panorama of farmland views.

Pillar TP5672©jonglew
Spider TP5672©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5672©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-09 14:43 - TP7669 (Telegraph Hill)

FB Number: S1843   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Site has had many miitary and civilian uses over the years since it first opened in 1916. After the RAF finally withdrew in 1999 it continued as Kent international airport and the MoD Fire Trg establishment. The later use remains, the former not. The trig pillar was sited at the W end of the airfield, near that end of the runway, perhaps that's why it went in 1961. With the Army now in occupation there is a high security perimeter fence.


Destroyed 2018-11-09 14:04 - TP0554 (Isle of Thanet)

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

Would have been around the entrance to the M&S Foodhall.

Somewhere around here TP0554©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-11-09 13:57 - TP0765 (Rumfields Water Tower)

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

Large water tower, once dominated the landscape before the urban sprawl of Broadstairs and Ramgate surrounded it. OS lists 2 components: Bolt - not investgated; and Flagstaff - not seen, presume destroyed.

The Water Tower TP0765©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-11-09 13:39 - TP25598 (North Foreland Lighthouse)

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

Bolt, if extant, on W side of gallery circumnavigating the light. No access sought. The Lighthouse is a Grade II structure built 1869.

Lighthouse TP25598©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 13:39 - TP25486 (North Foreland Lighthouse Vane)

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

Grade II listed, 1761. Vane good atop the light.

Lighthouse, vane atop the light TP25486©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 13:39 - TP7288 (North Foreland 1)

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

3 x standard domes with Novatel logo, on a stand-alone lattice mast in grounds of the lighthouse.

Active Stn TP7288©jonglew
Active Stn TP7288©jonglew
Active Stn - Detail TP7288©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 13:39 - TP7289 (North Foreland 2)

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

3 x standard domes with Novatel logo, on a stand-alone lattice mast in grounds of the lighthouse. See http://trigpointing.uk/trig/7288 for photos.


Good condition 2018-11-09 13:20 - TP0452 (Palm Bay)

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

Large bolt, estmated at 2" dia. Located E side of a low wooden barrier. OS sketch useful but not essential as there was a tell-tale depression in the ground.

Surface Block - marked by screwdriver planted in the ground TP0452©jonglew
Surface Block TP0452©jonglew
Surface Block - The Bolt TP0452©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-09 13:10 - TP10012 (Pier Dome)

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

OS records this destroyed May 1974. Nothing left of the pier now, although there is a marker in the sea at approx the same spot which may be a shipping hazard mark.

Sea views towards the old pier TP10012©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 13:08 - TP7771 (Margate)

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

Mounted at E end of the RNLI building. Standard Leica dome.

The Active Stn TP7771©jonglew
The Active Stn TP7771©jonglew
Active Stn - Detail TP7771©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 12:55 - TP0474 (Copton)

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

Easy find SE side of road bridge over M2. 1" bolt in concrete block below a thin layer of leaves, soil etc. Dug away to expose the block and left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0474©jonglew
Surface Block TP0474©jonglew
Surface Block - The Bolt TP0474©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 12:44 - TP8997 (Quex Monument)

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

Waterloo Tower, Grade II listed, 1818-20. With later 19thC cast iron lattice-work spire surmounting brick tower. Seems to be in poor state of repair as all fenced off.

Waterloo Tower TP8997©jonglew
Waterloo Tower TP8997©jonglew
Hen weather vane finial TP8997©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 12:05 - TP9439 (Herne Bay Pier Cupola)

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

Visible out to sea from the Cliff Edge Surface Block.


Good condition 2018-11-09 11:53 - TP7665 (Cliff Edge)

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

Easy spot as small hole in turf - no measuring needed. Removed a larger square of turf to reveal all of the block and a rod-style rivet. Turf replaced, leaving just the small tell-tale hole. 1" bolt in concrete block.

Surface Block TP7665©jonglew
Surface Block TP7665©jonglew
Surface Block - The Rivet TP7665©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 11:32 - TP4534 (Longreach)

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

Pillar resides in the rear garden of #5 Martindown Rd. No-one in when I called. Knocked on #3 who happily let me into her rear garden and climb onto the trampoline to view the pillar in her neighbour's garden. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; unable to view FB or sight holes.

Pillar TP4534©jonglew
Spider TP4534©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 10:43 - TP3125 (Faversham Resr)

FB Number: S4063   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From TR 0151 5942. Through apple orchard to old service resr. Access at NW corner, then head E along the N face to the steps, which were very brambly and highly vegetated. Not possible to walk up steps from the bottom as too much bramble so climbed up onto them about halfway up, using the railings to assist. Once on top of the resr, trig cannot be seen due to it being completely encased in above head-height rampant shrubbery. Pushed through to find the pillar, whcih if not for the shrubbery would be very exposed to the works compound below. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; sight holes not noted; no views. This was an awkward one.

Pillar TP3125©jonglew
Spider TP3125©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3125©jonglew
Looking down onto the steps from top of resr TP3125©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 09:50 - TP6543 (Torry Hill Park)

FB Number: S3494   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wide grass verge for parking, opp. farm ent. RoW to the trig, well inside a large open pasture partially bounded by trees. Damp day; lots of mud on the track. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; rear sight hole open; BSM-style FB. Views not noted, but are limited by mature trees.

Pillar TP6543©jonglew
Spider TP6543©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6543©jonglew


Unreachable but visible 2018-11-09 09:09 - TP3232 (Fort Borstal)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Can easily be seen from the gate. Didn't bother trying for access given the owners' form with casual visitors.

Pillar Location TP3232©jonglew
Pillar TP3232©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-09 08:19 - TP4934 (Motney Hill)

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

The sewage works is used as a depot for Clancy Docwra. Plenty of them around when I arrived at the main gates, but no-one showed any interest, and as the gates were open... Needless to say nothing was found.


Good condition 2018-11-09 08:11 - TP0441 (Motney Hill)

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

From the car park to SW. Pleasant walk along top of the dyke; rotting hulks of old boats lying on the mud make for an interesting distraction, lots of bird-life also. 1" bolt in concrete block easy to locate given OS sketch and measurements by other loggers. Measured it at 6.9m from road side of the kerb, and 3.1m from dog bin post. Dug away encroaching soil/turf etc and left it exposed.

Surface Block - Location TP0441©jonglew
Surface Block TP0441©jonglew


Not Logged 2018-11-09 06:57 - TP3992 (Home Farm)

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

Tricky one given the density and height of the bramble that completely encases the pillar; bramble as thick as a baby's arm! After chipping away from the field side of the drain I could eventually just glimpse the pillar but could only extend a pole in to tounch it; unable/unwilling to expend the time and effort to get any closer - no view of the spider or FB; unable to comment on condition other than almost inaccessible at the current time.

View from the track side of the drain TP3992©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-09 06:48 - TP0443 (Grain)

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

Wide rough verge with plenty of off-road parking. Measured out the 5.84m as per OS sketch and spotted a tell-tale depression immediately. 1 1/2" bolt in rough concrete block. Left it exposed.

Location TP0443©jonglew
Bolt TP0443©jonglew


Damaged 2018-11-08 16:23 - TP4181 (Keycol Farm)

FB Number: S3492   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked on a busy minor running parallel to the A249 (TQ 8701 6370), footbridge took me over the A rd, continued NW to Cranbrook Wood, whence SW on a field boundary, then directly to trig over a beet crop then fallow ground. Pillar has lost its spider and top has suffered significant damage. BSM style FB; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views, except N where tree line imposes limits.

Pillar TP4181©jonglew
Damaged top TP4181©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4181©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-08 15:37 - TP0440 (Church Farm)

FB Number: S6162   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk from the golfers' car park. Pillar sits on an easily accessible part of the grounds. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, rear plug degrading. No views beyond nearby trees.

Pillar TP0440©jonglew
Spider TP0440©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0440©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-08 14:20 - TP25298 (Home Office Regional Wireless Mast)

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

OS records this destroyed 1972. There is a replacement mast on the site, run by Arqiva.

The Arqiva mast TP25298©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-08 13:32 - TP0439 (Iden Green)

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

1" bolt in concrete block close to a MHC, approx 4" down. Easy find with OS sketch. Replaced turf.

Surface Block - Location TP0439©jonglew
Surface Block TP0439©jonglew
Surface Block - Bolt TP0439©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-08 12:10 - TP6971 (Windmill Farm)

FB Number: S5349   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From TQ 6701 3790. Over a field gate (barbed wire wrapped around it), into a cattle pasture and round to the pillar. Some exposure to the nearby farm, looked more like small business units perhaps. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP6971©jonglew
Spider TP6971©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6971©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-11-08 12:04 - TP24899 (Flimwell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

OS records this as destroyed May 1978. Would they have dug it up and disposed of it? Unlikely, so always possible it's still there. In a dense patch of bramble, had a look in passing, but no prodding and even less digging.

In there somewhere - if still there TP24899©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-11-08 10:31 - TP3449 (Great Bounds)

FB Number: S5156   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Service reservoiry compound, low sec fencing, hopped over the gate.Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open, LHS plug degrading; some damage to top screed leaving concrete exposed. No views.

Pillar TP3449©jonglew
Spider TP3449©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3449©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-08 08:08 - TP25778 (Maidstone)

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

Located on a flat roof sports club cum community buidling, not easily visible. First photo is from top of the pub car park wall on the NW side. Better photo from top of the large climbing frame in the kids play area - helpful if there are no kids there.

Active Stn TP25778©jonglew
Active Stn - Detail TP25778©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-08 07:47 - TP7208 (Snodland)

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

By a field gate, easy to spot. Height tag missing otherwise good.

FBM TP7208©jonglew
FBM TP7208©jonglew
Missing Height Tag TP7208©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-08 07:36 - TP0657 (Snodland FBM Aux 1)

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

Rough verge, close to road edge, parking opposite better as layby very narrow. Took some additional measurements - 9m from end of the layby; 23.9m from centre of layby; 0.7m from edge of tarmac. The cap is loose, came away when digging away surrounding soil etc. Replaced as best as possible.

Location TP0657©jonglew
Location TP0657©jonglew
The Berntsen TP0657©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-07 17:05 - TP7772 (Maidstone)

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

Spent 10 mins walking up and down the road in twilight rush hour traffic looking for the darn thing not realizing it wasn't there - doh! Will teach me to read the logs properly. Found its replacement the following day.


Destroyed 2018-11-07 16:27 - TP2476 (Cox Heath)

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

Pillar has gone, OS record it as being replaced by a Buried Block, which I didn't look for. Spent sometime hunting around in the woodland at dusk for the remains spotted by others. I found several lumps of concrete which I gathered up and grouped together, none of which I could positively identify as trig remains.

Possible remains - not conclusively identified as such TP2476©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-07 15:54 - TP5755 (Roydon Hall)

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

From the 90deg bend in Park Rd (near 108m spot height), to the N. Walked over after bagging the hill summit (Birchetts Hill). Nothing to be seen. OS record it as destroyed May 1970.


Possibly missing 2018-11-07 15:32 - TP0435 (Four Wents)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Couldn't find it, assume it's probably gone.


Good condition 2018-11-07 15:10 - TP4081 (Hurst Wood)

FB Number: S2040   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking tricky, squeezed the car into a disused(?) field entrance (TQ 6230 5429). RoW until last 50m or so, then through woodland with nasty brambly understory. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP4081©jonglew
Spider TP4081©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4081©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-07 15:06 - TP0438 (Cross-At-Hand)

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

1" bolt in concrete block, located very close to the kerb as per OS sketch. Left it uncovered.

Surface Block - Location TP0438©jonglew
Surface Block TP0438©jonglew
Surface Block - Bolt TP0438©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-07 14:03 - TP0762 (Sevenoaks Church Tower)

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

Church of St Nicholas, Grade II* listed, 1614 with 13thC origins. OS lists Flagstaff (destroyed); Bolt (not investigated); and Centre of turrent vane (good) as components. Church also supports a 1GL Bolt benchmark.

Church of St Nicholas TP0762©jonglew
Turret Vane TP0762©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-11-07 13:43 - TP8220 (Hogtrough Hill)

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

Probably on the roadside bank. Highly vegetated, didn't spend time looking for it.

Somewhere up there perhaps TP8220©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-07 13:28 - TP4287 (Knockholt Beeches)

FB Number: S3358   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on edge of the 'village green' (TQ 4664 5862). RoW to the trig located on SW side of a not very dense beech hedgerow which is trying to swallow the trig whole! Pillar retains an original centre cap, indented lettering; rear sight hole open; BSM-style FB. Views not noted as raining, again.

Pillar TP4287©jonglew
Spider TP4287©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4287©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-11-07 12:52 - TP6792 (Well Hill)

FB Number: S3331   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at a gated forest access point (TQ 4936 6306). RoW mostly, with pillar sitting just off to E side of the track. 'BSM' style FB; asphalt centre plug; RHS sight hole open. Fractured at lower level. Woodland, no views.

Pillar TP6792©jonglew
Spider TP6792©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6792©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-07 12:26 - TP0010 (Rowdow Hill)

FB Number: S2034   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk across a pasture from parking on the grassed triangle at rd junc to E. Pillar has central tube plugged but unable to deermine the material, asphalt possibly, but painted so may be composite; LHS sight hole opne, rear plug degraded. Views limited to the pasture due to surrounding trees.

Pillar TP0010©jonglew
Spider TP0010©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0010©jonglew


Damaged 2018-11-07 11:41 - TP2161 (Chimhams Farm)

FB Number: S1811   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (TQ 5696 6398). RoW crosses a wet muddy field, with a young crop growing to, Kingsdown Farm. Continued on the RoW circumventing the farm on it's SE side, then followed field boundary to TQ 5633 6453, whence a direct line taken to the trig, partly over another wet muddy field with crop growing. Pillar has a marked lean, hence classifying it as damaged. An original cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive, flat farmland views.

Pillar TP2161©jonglew
Spider TP2161©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2161©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-07 11:04 - TP5858 (Scudders Hill)

FB Number: S3327   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Narrow lanes, parking tricky, got in at TQ 5863 6717, field gate, but posts erected so no vehicular traffic likely to use it. Arable field with a crop - very muddy. Pillar has a 'BSM' stylr FB; no top cap/plug; RHS sight hole open, LHS plug dgrading. Extensive views - N/NW best.

Pillar TP5858©jonglew
Spider TP5858©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5858©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-07 10:33 - TP23980 (Southfleet Reservoir)

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

OS records this destroyed October 1991, presume it was on the roof of the small tower at top of the service reservoir. Looked possible to get up there... provided the rickety looking cast iron drain pipe held! I didn't attempt it, but might have if bolt was extant.

Southfleet service resr building TP23980©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-11-07 09:45 - TP2941 (Durndale)

FB Number: S3486   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of a Oaklands Rd, very close to the pillar. 'BSM' FB; no top cap/plug; LHS sight hole open. Damage to one top corner exposing the end of one of the spider arms. Urban area, no views.

Pillar TP2941©jonglew
Spider TP2941©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2941©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-11-07 09:24 - TP5583 (Randall Wood)

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

Unsure why this went, would have made a feature in the country park. 2 parking on weekdays, or chance it for the 15 mins it takes....

Around abouts here somewhere there once stood a trig pillar TP5583©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-06 16:37 - TP1125 (Beechmont)

FB Number: S5155   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Over a field gate due N of the trig, which sits on W side of hedgerow. Asphalt plug replaces centre cap; rear sight hole open. Bramble encroaching. Dusk, no views noted.

Pillar TP1125©jonglew
Spider TP1125©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1125©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-06 16:00 - TP4955 (Mountjoy Farm)

FB Number: S5157   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked S side road (TQ 5124 4763). Up the E side of the hedgerow, then through a gap just before the trig, which sits on W side. Thorn is encroaching but had no secateurs with me so nothing cut back. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, others not checked.

Pillar TP4955©jonglew
Spider TP4955©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4955©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-06 15:58 - TP6032 (Smarts Hill)

FB Number: S5154   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

SW side of hedgerow, need to access the field to get to it. Becoming encased in brambles, cut back enough to photograph the FB, which faces into the hedgerow. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; front sight hole open.Good views, to the S mainly.

Pillar TP6032©jonglew
Pillar - after gardening duties TP6032©jonglew
Spider TP6032©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6032©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-06 14:46 - TP4657 (Markbeech)

FB Number: S1829   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Trig sits on S side of a high security service reservoir, in a small patch of woodland. It has a fairly good coat of cream paint with a white rampant horse on red background stencilled on all 4 faces. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive views S to the Weald.

Pillar TP4657©jonglew
Spider TP4657©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4657©jonglew


Converted 2018-11-06 14:01 - TP2210 (Clay Pits)

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

Pillar has gone, replaced with a large block that sits about 6" above ground level with a 2" shallow domed bolt. I guess this is supposed to be the pillar base, but the bolt is not the usual one used for an upper bolt in a trig pillar. It can be viewed through the hedgerow from the S side, but need to be on N side to see it properly. The Edenbridge ROC Moniting Post is nearby.

Block TP2210©jonglew
Bolt TP2210©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-06 13:25 - TP3337 (Gaywood Farm)

FB Number: S5158   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Trig resides in a heavily vegetated strip of land between a pasture and an arable field, with new crop sown. Approached from W side first, but realized the E side would be marginally easier - which it was; had to cut away copious amounts of thorn and bramble to get over the stock fencing. More vegetation removed to reveal the pillar. An original cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP3337©jonglew
Pillar TP3337©jonglew
Spider TP3337©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3337©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-06 12:40 - TP7314 (Toys Hill Topograph)

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

From large forest car park to N. Good tracks.

Toposcope TP7314©jonglew
The Tribrach TP7314©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-02 15:40 - TP2292 (Cnoc Reamhar)

FB Number: 10379   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Farm track runs due N from Gallachoille for about 700m, then it's soggy sheep pastures, then it's steeply up through conifers continuing up over open hill side - other routes are no doubt available! Fine Vanessa pillar greets those persitent enough. Original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open; Extensive panorama, Jura (and its Paps) particularly good.

Pillar TP2292©jonglew
Spider TP2292©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2292©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-02 14:21 - TP2271 (Cnoc An T-Samhlaidh)

FB Number: 10361   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the caravan park. Farm track to NR 7310 8716 then straight up the hill. 32 min round trip with the bracken all dead. Pillar sits in scrubby woodland so minimal views through tree branches. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open, front plug degrading. Pillar sports a GPS plate, yet is not in the passive stn dBase - perhaps it was, and was deleted.

Pillar TP2271©jonglew
Spider TP2271©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2271©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-11-02 12:10 - TP15465 (Mid Danna)

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

There is a dense gorse presence on this hill but ridgeline has been cleared, creating a rough route running NE-SW. GR was pointing a few metres off the ridge, to the NW. Did some crawling under and pushing through but not a single rock to be seen. All long since vegetated over no doubt.

Somewhere in this mess of gorse, bracken and grass TP15465©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-01 13:27 - TP5980 (Silvercraigs)

FB Number: S8755   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at end of minor road (NR 8879 8490). Walked vehicle track past Anchorage, then veered off piste at NR 8930 8480. Through a deer gate into a conservation area. Deer fence running approx E-W across Silver Craigs to be negotiated. Pillar sits approx 30m NE of the hill summit. It was raining and windy and I had no jacket so a few quick snaps and away. My photos indicate an original cap is retained, raised lettering, but sight holes not noted. Great views, Eilean Mor prominent, which I'd just been on.

Pillar TP5980©jonglew
Spider TP5980©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5980©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-01 11:14 - TP0053 (Ronachan)

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

Pouring with rain and windy. Parked right next to it and spotted immediately on exiting the car. One of my quickest bags - back in the car in a jiffy. Standard 1/4" rivet set approx centre of the concrete path leading off SE end of layby/car park to beach.

Location TP0053©jonglew
The Rivet TP0053©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-01 10:10 - TP4280 (Knock Scalbart)

FB Number: S8564   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on wide farm track just N of Balrgreggan House (NR 7227 2162). Continued along farm track to the disused quarry, then off-piste to the top. Some very minor chipping to one top corner and a horizontal hair fracture extending partially around the pillar. Centre cap is missing, no plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views, Island Davaar particularly good.

Pillar TP4280©jonglew
Spider TP4280©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4280©jonglew


Good condition 2018-11-01 09:16 - TP4120 (Island Davaar)

FB Number: S8566   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked across shingle spit as it was being revealed, short central section of minor paddling near the shipping marker. Took the vehicle track round to the lighthouse first, then due S across the island to the trig. 2 horizontal hair fractures, at different levels, extend round much of the pillar; an original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP4120©jonglew
Spider TP4120©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4120©jonglew
Lighthouse TP4120©jonglew
Shingle spit viewed from trig pillar TP4120©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-31 16:21 - TP9355 (Longrow Church Cupola)

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

Bagged in failing light before hunting out the Backpackers Hostel. Church is a Category B listed building, 1869.

The Church TP9355©jonglew
The Cupola TP9355©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-31 15:57 - TP7737 (Campbeltown)

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

Standard Leica dome. Easy spot at apex of the gable-end of the lifeboat house.

Active Stn TP7737©jonglew
Detail TP7737©jonglew
Info plate TP7737©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-10-31 11:56 - TP8291 (Cnoc nan Gobhar)

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

Wandered up here in wind and rain after waking out to Eilean Garbh. There is a cairn where the GPS was indicating the SB should be, I declined to dismantle it due partly to the weather, but also it's a reasonable size. The hill top is also marked by a cairn 75m N.

Perhaps a cairn was erected over the SB. Hill summit in background TP8291©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-10-31 10:13 - TP9499 (Meall Glamaidth)

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

Bit of an epic getting to this one after parking at Ardailly in the holiday let parking space (NR 6439 5070). Lots of gorse, rhododendron, rough ground - and bramble, more bramble than I've ever seen in one place - nasty! One of the more difficult hills to access. The Pipe would appear to have been installed 10m or so SW of the hill top. Some rubbish rock here, partially vegetated, but nothing pipe-like found.

Somewhere around here the OS installed a Pipe TP9499©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-31 08:46 - TP2555 (Creag Bhan)

FB Number: S8535   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove a dirt road to NR 6463 5057, where car can be parked off the track. Narrow track leads up past a covered reservoir and through gorse and rocks for approx 500m to the summit area of rounded, slabby rock. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama of sea and landscapes.

Pillar TP2555©jonglew
Spider TP2555©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2555©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-10-30 16:34 - TP15497 (Eriska)

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

Parked in hotel car park. Track leads up the hill from NM 9033 4308. Bolt would be approx 55m NE from the toposcope - which I took to be the hill summit, but perhaps it's the bolt that's at the top. Anyway, where the bolt should be is very rough ground covered with dead bracken and long grass. Nothing found that might support a bolt. Nice hotel though.

Somewhere in this lot TP15497©jonglew
Overlooks an interesting property TP15497©jonglew
Nearby toposcope TP15497©jonglew
The Hotel TP15497©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-10-30 13:12 - TP15496 (Balliveolan)

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

From NM 8421 4156; took a spade and a prodder with me to aid a search. The wall is broken down and ground very rocky where I was looking - GR indicates it's on NE side of the wall, but Old Maps places it further from the wall than I was searching. Nothing found.

Search area TP15496©jonglew
1974 2500 map TP15496©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-30 12:12 - TP3139 (Fennaerochan)

FB Number: 10518   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a round of 3 of Lismore's hills from Port Ramsay. Fine Vanessa pillar sits atop the hill Creag Sgeanach. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; LHS and rear sight holes open, front plug degrading. Superb panoramic views.

Pillar TP3139©jonglew
Pillar TP3139©jonglew
Spider TP3139©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3139©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-30 08:43 - TP1052 (Barr Mor)

FB Number: 10472   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From end of the B8045. Rough ground but not too difficult. Nice Vanessa pillar; centre cap missing, asphalt plug; rear sight hole closed, other 3 open. Extensive panorama of sea and landscpaes.

Pillar TP1052©jonglew
Pillar TP1052©jonglew
Spider TP1052©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1052©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-29 16:32 - TP4500 (Loch Hill)

FB Number: S3061   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the farm and asked farmer's son (Fleurtations MD) who readily gave permission. Pillar is now an integral part of a stone wall, and despite being phyisically sound, is technically damaged as 2 sight holes are no longer accessible. Original centre cap retianed, lightly indented lettering; FB faces E; rear SH sealed, front below ground level. Near enough 360deg visibility, W best.

Pillar TP4500©jonglew
Spider TP4500©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4500©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-29 14:11 - TP11258 (Tantallon Castle)

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

A Category A listed semi-ruined mid-14th-century fortress. 1" bolt embedded in upper walk-way. 6 entrance fee, 4.80 for concessions.

The Castle TP11258©jonglew
Upper walk way TP11258©jonglew
The Bolt TP11258©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-10-29 13:48 - TP11257 (The Grange Tower Flagstaff)

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

A Category B listed building, 1904. OS lists 3 components: Bolt - not investigated; Flagstaff - destroyed July 1960; and Vane - destroyed July 1971. Would assume all 3 were installed on tower roof. There is currently a FS on the tower but assume it's a replacement and unknown if in same position as the original, therefore should not be accepted as evidence of the trig being 'good'.


Good condition 2018-10-29 11:12 - TP9833 (Fidra Lighthouse)

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

A Cat C listed building. Kayaked out from North Berwick.

The Lighthouse TP9833©jonglew
The Light TP9833©jonglew
Plaque TP9833©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-28 15:27 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk from parking area to the east. Pillar sits in a rocky cattle pasture at the top of Cairnpapple Hill. Centre cap missing, no plug; BSM style FB; all sight holes open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP0991©jonglew
Spider TP0991©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0991©jonglew


Damaged 2018-10-28 13:57 - TP4946 (Mount Maw)

FB Number: S2654   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

On a round of Pentland hills from Baddinsgill Farm. Pillar has substantial damage to the top, spider is extant but all arm ends exposed. Centre cap missing, no plug; LHS & RHS sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP4946©jonglew
Spider TP4946©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4946©jonglew


Damaged 2018-10-28 11:53 - TP6802 (West Cairn Hill)

FB Number: S3084   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

On a round of Pentland hills from Baddinsgill Farm. Pillar has substantial damage to the top, spider extant but all arm ends exposed and tie-down loops bent/damaged. Centre cap missing, no plug; RHS sight hole plug deteriorating, all other sight holes open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP6802©jonglew
Spider TP6802©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6802©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-26 16:29 - TP12724 (Hayclose Lane TV Mast)

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

In passing. Stopped to take some snaps.

The Mast TP12724©jonglew
The TV bit TP12724©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-26 15:22 - TP3721 (Helm)

FB Number: S5515   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely hill; accessed from the south, parking at the 122m sport height; good tracks to the top. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; front and rear sight holes are open; the foundations are exposed due to soil erosion around the base. There was an extensive panorama today with very clear and bright skies.

Pillar TP3721©jonglew
Spider TP3721©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3721©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-21 17:18 - TP8585 (Gilberts Monument)

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

Grade II listed monument, 1856. Final trig of the Cornwall island bagging exped.

The Monument - it was getting dark TP8585©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-21 11:10 - TP8770 (Godrevy Island Lighthouse)

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

Grade II listed lighthouse, 1859. Kayaked out from the Gwithian Towans surfers' beach. Tricky landing and departure from an old landing stage on E side of the island.

The Lighthouse TP8770©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-20 17:09 - TP8579 (Carn Brea Monument)

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

Bit of a missed opportunity here as it seems there's a bolt that I wasn't aware of at the NW corner of the plinth, which was fairly easily accessible from the SW corner, plently of toe and finger holds to climb up and down. The monument is Grade II listed as the Dunstanville Memorial, dated to 1836.

The Memorial, summit rocks in foreground TP8579©jonglew
Inscription TP8579©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-20 16:03 - TP0327 (Hudder Down)

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

Very easy find now the new NT stone signage is in place. I removed the turf to photograph the bolt, and replaced it after. Some very odd stares from the third estate, but no-one interested enough to ask - perhaps it was the spade and the long screwdriver!

As it presented on arrival TP0327©jonglew
The surface block TP0327©jonglew
The Bolt TP0327©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-20 14:17 - TP1800 (Burthallan)

FB Number: S7906   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at SW 5049 4068 and walked along RoW from there. Pillar sits 20+m E of the track in a sea of dead bracken and live bramble, a narrow track leads to it if one is patient enough to continue on the path until it becomes apparent! The centre tube is uncapped and unplugged; RHS sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP1800©jonglew
Spider TP1800©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1800©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-20 13:47 - TP1534 (Botallack Head)

FB Number: S8138   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up to SW 3640 3344 where it seemed appropriate to park and walk the remaining 300m or so. The pillar sits atop cliffs with fine seascape views. There is some chipping to the top edges; centre cap missing, no plug; LHS and rear sight holes open.

Pillar TP1534©jonglew
Spider TP1534©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1534©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-20 13:25 - TP10448 (Pendeen Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St John the Baptist, Grade II listed, 1852. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components: former not investigated; latter 2 present. Flush Bracket S7040 on NW face of the tower.

Church of St John TP10448©jonglew
Centre and Flagstaff TP10448©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-20 13:12 - TP8691 (Pendeen Lighthouse)

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

Grade II listed, constructed 1900.

The Lighthouse TP8691©jonglew
The Light TP8691©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-20 13:08 - TP10488 (Pendeen Outhouse No 1 )

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

The northeasterly of the 3 outhouses. Access to roof gained via the wall and a handy downpipe; a little tricky. Standard 1/4" rivet located at centre of flat roof, on a small mound of asphalt.

Outhouse No 1 TP10488©jonglew
Roof - rivet at centre TP10488©jonglew
Rivet TP10488©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-19 18:32 - TP6586 (Trink Hill)

FB Number: S7868   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tricksie access due to being surrounded by a massive sea of gorse. From the Engine House pub car park at Cripplesease. RoW heading E initially then veered off NE to pick up a wall of large boulders at SW 50265 37112, walked (boulder hopped) along its top following it round to the trig in rapidly diminishing daylight. Pillar has a fresh coat of brilliant white paint, unfortunately it's not in a prominent location so can't be seen from anywhere. Centre cap missing, no plug; sight holes not noted, but photograph shows front and RHS holes open. Views also not noted, but would seem to be minimal.

Pillar TP6586©jonglew
Spider TP6586©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6586©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-19 17:52 - TP8580 (Knills Monument)

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

Grade II* listed structure, 1782. Granite triangular pyramid on a square railed plinth, originally intended as a mausoleum for John Knills, one time mayor of St Ives..

The Monument TP8580©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-19 17:05 - TP7617 (Trevalgan Hill)

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

Chance spot on the Android app as parking up for Rosewall Hill. Nipped up and found the 1" bolt exposed on bare rock. May have been some rock erosion as the bolt's shaft is partially exposed, but it's stable.

Location TP7617©jonglew
Bolt TP7617©jonglew
Exposed shaft TP7617©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-19 16:44 - TP6577 (Trendrine Hill)

FB Number: S1707   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tricksie. From layby (SW 4730 3916), field gate into a rough cattle pasture. Followed fenceline to SW 4765 3859 then picked up a narrow track through gorse to trig. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Spider TP6577©jonglew
Pillar TP6577©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6577©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-19 15:00 - TP0325 (Woon Gumpus Common)

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

Easy find given the good directions/measurements provided by others. 1" bolt in concrete block; measured at 1.5m to edge of tarmac and 0.5m left of centre of rock. Dug away encroaching vegetation and left it exposed.

Location TP0325©jonglew
Surface Block TP0325©jonglew
Bolt TP0325©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-19 13:42 - TP0009 (Bartinney)

FB Number: S1706   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the Carn Brea car park to SW. Pillar has a composite disc sealing the centre tube; LHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive sea/landscape pamorama.

Pillar TP0009©jonglew
Spider TP0009©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0009©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-19 12:00 - TP0466 (Porthcurno)

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

Car was parked over it when I arrived, discovered the driver, who graciously re-parked allowing me to take a snap.

The Bolt TP0466©jonglew
Result TP0466©jonglew
Thwarted - or was I TP0466©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-10-19 12:00 - TP7874 (Minack)

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

Most likely replaced by the Porthcurno surface block. The GR puts it approx 6-7m away. Ground has been redeveloped into grassed parking for the theatre, so any hope it may have survived is unlikely.


Good condition 2018-10-19 11:20 - TP0636 (Paul FBM Aux 1)

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

Found quite easily as exposed, although in longish grass. Measured from centre of telegraph pole 4A to centre of Berntsen - 9.0m; to road edge - 1.1m.

Location TP0636©jonglew
Measurement TP0636©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-10-18 17:38 - TP6399 (The Lizard)

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

GPS indicares it would have been on the parking area outside #2 or #3 Per Kithen. Pity it wasn't relocated. That's the NT for you - vandals. Spoke with one of the residents - estimates houses were built early 2000's. 1982 map shows the trig on a field boundary.

Current site residents - some cars TP6399©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 17:22 - TP8759 (Lizard East Lighthouse)

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

Grade II listed building, 1752. Tower at West end had a light also, until 1903.

Lighthouse TP8759©jonglew
The Light TP8759©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 17:17 - TP7279 (Lizard 1)

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

3 standard Leica domes mounted at top of the W tower.

West tower of the lighthouse complex TP7279©jonglew
3 Leica receivers TP7279©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 17:17 - TP7280 (Lizard 2)

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

3 standard Leica domes mounted at top of the W tower.

West tower of the lighthouse complex TP7280©jonglew
The 3 Leica receivers TP7280©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 17:00 - TP7782 (Lizard)

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

Old style Leica dome on the upper (old) boat house. On apex of SW gable end. Shiny new boathouse sits much lower down the cliff face.

Active Stn TP7782©jonglew
Old-style Leica Dome TP7782©jonglew
Detail TP7782©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 16:24 - TP5520 (Predannack Head)

FB Number: S7869   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at end of the monor road leading to Windyridge and the Wollas Farms. There is no RoW marked on the map, but a dog walkers path leads off towards the trig following farm vehicle tracks most of the way. Closer, it gets a bit messy with a raised field boundary embankment to be negotiated. Pillar sits quite high up atop one of these. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape panoramic views.


Good condition 2018-10-18 15:49 - TP10466 (Mullion Church Tower Centre)

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

Parish Church of St Mellanus, a Grade I listed building, 15thC origins with tower erected c1512. OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstaff as components of this trig. Bolt not investigated; latter 2 present.

Church of St Mellanus TP10466©jonglew
The Flagstaff and Tower Centre TP10466©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-10-18 15:42 - TP21658 (Predannack Water Tank)

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

OS records this trig destroyed June 1973. Wandered along the road after finding the Ruan Minor surface block, not expecting to find a water tank, and I wasn't disappointed. 1963 1:10k map is only one I can find that shows the tank with trig atop.


Damaged 2018-10-18 15:30 - TP8076 (Ruan Minor)

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

Block is located on top of roadside raised embankment, on W side of road. The bolt head has been broken off. Also listed by the OS as a benchmark, evidenced by an arrow cut in the concrete.

In that gap in the hedgerow TP8076©jonglew
The Block TP8076©jonglew
Cut arrow, and Bolt head broken off TP8076©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-10-18 14:29 - TP5739 (Roskruge Beacon)

FB Number: S7688   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside atop a high embanked field boundary. Adjacent stone stile gives good access up onto top of the bank. Pillar has some severe damage to one top edge, most likely inflicted by a flailer; original centre cap gone, composite plug replacement; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views, sea and landscapes.

Pillar TP5739©jonglew
Spider TP5739©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5739©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 14:01 - TP3407 (Goonhilly Down)

FB Number: S1732   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Small dirt layby at SW 7291 2129, whence RoW through to the pillar which sits atop what appears to be a saucer barrow in some nasty gorse/bracken scrub. No centre cap or plug; RHS sight hole open. Views to S/SW only.

Pillar TP3407©jonglew
Spider TP3407©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3407©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 12:52 - TP0328 (Bosawsack)

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

Found Dusty's block ok. Can't be anything else but. Although the OS measurement from the wall is well out - I measured at 1.25m. However the other 2 measurments, from the gateposts, are near enough spot on. 3/4" bolt with a cross incised into the head, set into a rough concrete block..

Getting tangled up in tape TP0328©jonglew
In those brambles lies an OS trig station TP0328©jonglew
Thats it - a surface block TP0328©jonglew
With a bolt head cut with a cross TP0328©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 12:00 - TP7228 (Troon)

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

Chatted with house owner opposite, who keeps the grass cut and knows all about it having herself chatted with an OS guy affixing the GPS plate to it. Height tag in place - 658.04ft.

FBM TP7228©jonglew
FBM TP7228©jonglew
Height Tag TP7228©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 11:50 - TP0638 (Troon FBM Aux 1)

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

A circular, dead patch of grass gave away its location. Dug away the turf, replaced it after photographing. Measured it at 5.35m from centre of front edge of bench seat, and 2.95m from edge of tarmac.

Location TP0638©jonglew
Berntsen TP0638©jonglew
Turf replaced TP0638©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 11:13 - TP8073 (New Downs)

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

On a raised field boundary. Access straight forward from SW side from a field gate at SW 6294 4068. Cleared a channel from edge of the platform through to the estimated 1.5" dia bolt.

Platform TP8073©jonglew
Cleared channel through to the bolt TP8073©jonglew
Bolt TP8073©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-10-18 10:55 - TP7518 (Camborne)

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

Replaced by a standard Leica dome. Was located on the ground, a little NW of the current AS.


Good condition 2018-10-18 10:55 - TP25650 (Camborne (new))

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

Standard Leica dome on a ground-mounted tripod to S (rear) of the Met Office building. Kindly shown round by a met office man, former OS surveyor.

The Active Stn TP25650©jonglew
Leica Dome TP25650©jonglew
Details TP25650©jonglew


Damaged 2018-10-18 09:44 - TP0746 (St Agnes Beacon)

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

Unsure what is 'good' about this abomination - is it another NT job? No longer functional as sight holes cannot be used, therefore 'damaged'. From minor road to E. Why the need to convert pillars to toposcopes, why not just build one to the side? Vandals!

Encased pillar - vandalized TP0746©jonglew
Toposcope - why leave the spider visible, pointless TP0746©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-18 08:43 - TP0331 (Fraddon)

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

Easy spot on corner of MHC surround, bit of a flattened 1/4" rivet. Wide grass verge for parking by the trig.

Location TP0331©jonglew
Manhole Cover Surround TP0331©jonglew
The Rivet TP0331©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-17 17:29 - TP8776 (Trevose Head Lighthouse)

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

From car park to S and after visiting the pillar. Lighthouse is Grade II listed, constructed 1847. Keepers' accommodation has been converted to holiday apartments.

Lighthouse TP8776©jonglew
The Light TP8776©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-10-17 17:22 - TP0330 (Trevose Head)

FB Number: S1755   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From car park to SW. Pillar sits on E side of a HM coastguard comms building. Centre cap missing, replaced with a composite plug; LHS sight hole open; 2 large chips out of the top edges. Extensive sea and landscape panorama.

Pillar TP0330©jonglew
Pillar TP0330©jonglew
Spider TP0330©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0330©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-17 16:30 - TP7452 (Padstow)

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

Standard Leica dome atop the Harbour office building.

Active Stn TP7452©jonglew
Active Stn TP7452©jonglew
Detail TP7452©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-16 15:29 - TP1715 (Brownthwaite)

FB Number: S5344   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Verge parking at SD 6567 8094. Followed the RoW round, then went off piste. One stock fence to negotiate. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive panoramic views. With Roger Templeman.

Pillar TP1715©jonglew
Spider TP1715©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1715©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-16 11:36 - TP1875 (Calf Top)

FB Number: S5670   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the cattle grid (SD 6686 8478). Followed the wall up looking for old benchmarks. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; RHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views. With Roger Templeman.

Pillar TP1875©jonglew
Spider TP1875©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1875©jonglew
How to photograph the FB TP1875©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-14 14:00 - TP8081 (Redscar)

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

Tell-tale depression in ground several metres SW summit rock. Cast iron plate approx 12" square placed over a bolt set into rock. Replaced plate and turf after removal for photographing.

Location TP8081©jonglew
Plate TP8081©jonglew
Bolt revealed TP8081©jonglew
Bolt TP8081©jonglew
Covering plate and turf replaced TP8081©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-12 11:32 - TP5671 (Riccarton)

FB Number: S3085   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked NW side railway crossing. Pillar sits in a paddock with live horses running free - very friendly though and like their foreheads rubbing hard! Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Good views.

Pillar TP5671©jonglew
Horses TP5671©jonglew
Spider TP5671©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5671©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-10-11 13:28 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Redford Wood car park by Threipmuir Resr. Good tracks up and over West and East Kip. Pillar has some damage to the top screed, one spider arm end is exposed, several hair fractures in the rear face. Asphalt plug largely gone, just a residue around the central tube remains. RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0683©jonglew
Spider TP0683©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0683©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-10-11 10:45 - TP16269 (Cramond Church Tower)

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

Cramond Kirk, Cat A listed, 1656 with 15thC tower. Bolt shown on old maps as being at NW corner of tower roof - no access today.


Good condition 2018-10-11 09:08 - TP9830 (Newhaven Church Spire)

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

United Free Church, 1852 with spire added 1883. Now deconsecrated and is the Alien Rock climbing wall.

Church TP9830©jonglew
Spire TP9830©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-10 20:30 - TP9829 (Newhaven Lighthouse)

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

Category B listed, 1869, first lit 1878.

Lighthouse TP9829©jonglew
Lighthouse TP9829©jonglew
The Light TP9829©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-10-10 16:39 - TP3937 (Hillwood)

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

Walked up to the hill top (Ratho Hill), where an impressive new 'log cabin' has been constructed. Pillar should be in a pasture approx 100m WSW but was removed around 2008-9.


Slightly damaged 2018-10-10 15:29 - TP2725 (Dalmahoy Hill)

FB Number: S2697   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Standing on a nice outcrop above the plain, easy access. Top of the pillar is a bit care-worn and there's a hair fracture running horizontally around the pillar a little above the FB. Original centre cap has gone, replaced with an asphalt plug; sight holes not noted, but photographs show front and LHS are sealed. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2725©jonglew
Spider TP2725©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2725©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-10-10 12:14 - TP4343 (Lang Loan)

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

Low field boundary embankment, very scruffy area. Didn't look for the remains.

Site TP4343©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-07 16:36 - TP7226 (Trawsfynydd)

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

Located W side of the A470, up the steep roadside embankment and just over the wall. Height tag missing.

FBM TP7226©jonglew
FBM - both language plates affixed and ht tag gone TP7226©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-07 16:25 - TP0603 (Trawsfynydd FBM Aux 1)

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

West side of A470, NW side road junction, handy pull-in. Easy find with peregrinus' measurements. A few inches down beneath turf, which was replaced after photographing.

FBM Aux - location TP0603©jonglew
FBM Aux - detail TP0603©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-10-07 15:36 - TP8524 (Foel Offrym)

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

From the Precipice Walk CP (SH 7457 2114) taking a near enough direct line up steep grassy, heathery, dead-brackeny slopes. Had a token look but no prodding or digging gear with me. Should have read the logs first!


Inaccessible 2018-10-07 14:46 - TP17753 (Dolgellau Church Tower Auxiliary)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade II listed, tower 1716. Would seem there are 2 bolts here, unless the OS removed the first one that become obscured by the flagstaff. No access this afternoon.

Curch of St Mary TP17753©jonglew
Quite possibly 2 bolts up there TP17753©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-10-06 13:39 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

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

Pillar's had a chequered history resulting in appearing to have been built without a flush bracket despite it having one originally. Primary Trigs in Wales by John Davies gives a good account. Centre cap gone, and just a residue of the replacement composite disc remains.

Pillar TP1839©jonglew
Spider TP1839©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-10-05 15:50 - TP8100 (Foel Caer-Berllan)

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

From the Castell y Bere CP. Had a poke about but nothing found. I didn't dismantle the cairn as getting late in the day and more hills to do, but it's been done and the bolt not found under it. Not sure that hole in the rock had a bolt in it... but who knows.


Good condition 2018-10-04 12:06 - TP6893 (White Howe)

FB Number: S5671   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a round of Birketts, Synges and Wainwright Outliers from Dryhowe Bridge. Pillar retains an orginal centre cap, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP6893©jonglew
Spider TP6893©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6893©jonglew


Good condition 2018-10-03 17:08 - TP1721 (Brunt Knott)

FB Number: S5519   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at SD 4762 9989 - room of a car at end of the barn. Walked up through Brunt Knott Farm on a PRoW, then veered off piste to the trig. Nice stone-built pillar with extensive panoramic views. Centre cap replaced with a composite plug, painted bright yellow! All sight hole sealed.

Pillar - with summit rock to the right TP1721©jonglew
Pillar TP1721©jonglew
Spider TP1721©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1721©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-26 17:30 - TP6789 (Weighton Wold)

FB Number: S6291   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Large layby due S on the A1079, short walk along a farm track to the pillar, with the Market Weighton ROC Monitoring Post adjacent. Centre cap gone, replaced with a composite disc; rear sight hole open. Extensive views, N & E good. Had to nip back to the car for a torch to explore the ROC post.

Pillar TP6789©jonglew
Spider TP6789©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6789©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-09-26 15:59 - TP1367 (Bilton)

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

OS records this destroyed July 1974. Successive old maps show the development of the area for residential housing. Current large scale mapping puts the pillar on the party wall between 61 & 63 Ark Royal.

Where it once stood TP1367©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-09-26 15:52 - TP12286 (Holderness Road Methodist Church)

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

Kingston Wesley Meth Ch. A Grade II listed building, 1913. Bolt was installed on the roof as per attached map clip.

The Church TP12286©jonglew
Bolt locat - 1974-8 2k5 mapping TP12286©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-09-26 13:21 - TP21910 (Battery Observation Post Spurn Point Aux)

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

OS records both Bolt and Centre destroyed December 1977 although a fair bit of concrete in a recognizable form exists. I hunted around for my own satisfaction, but all very overgrown - nothing expected and nothing found.

Somewhere round here #1 TP21910©jonglew
Somewhere round here #2 TP21910©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-09-26 13:18 - TP21909 (Spurn Point)

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

OS records this destroyed April 1950. The 1971 1:2k5 mapping shows it to have been on a building to the S of the old lifeboat cottages, all now demolished/destroyed. Whole area is very overgrown.


Good condition 2018-09-26 12:53 - TP9026 (Spurn Lighthouse)

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

Parked roadside at Warren Head, where gate closes the road off to the hoi polloi. Don't be suckered into paying for car parking here. Pleasant 6k walk down to the end, the lighthouse is the first building encountered, about 1km before the point is reached. A Grade II listed bldg, constructed 1893-5. Sports a couple of benchmarks.

The Lighthouse TP9026©jonglew
The Light TP9026©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-26 11:36 - TP7561 (Easington)

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

Attached to a single-storey water/sewerage pumping stn.

Active Stn TP7561©jonglew
Standard Leica Dome TP7561©jonglew
Detail TP7561©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-26 11:25 - TP12273 (Easington Church Tower Vane)

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

All Saints', a Grade I listed parish church, 12thC origins with tower added 14thC. Vane good at centre of tower roof.

Church of All Saints TP12273©jonglew
The Vane TP12273©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-26 11:06 - TP0649 (Patrington FBM Aux 1)

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

Thanks to CJO's measurements. Quickly located, with minimal prodding, beneath an inch or 2 of turf. Removed the covering turf and left it exposed.

There it is TP0649©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-26 10:59 - TP7184 (Patrington)

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

As others have found, in the front garden of #22 Church Lane. Knocked but no answer so took the liberty of a quick snap. Height tag missing.

The FBM TP7184©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-26 10:57 - TP9179 (Patrington Church Spire )

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

St Patrick's Church, Grade I listed, early 14thC with the octagonal spire added a century later.

Church of St Patrick TP9179©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-09-26 10:03 - TP17635 (South Ferriby Lime Works Chimney)

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

OS records this destroyed October 1992, so the current chy is a replacement.

The replacement chimney TP17635©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-09-26 09:49 - TP5827 (Saxby Wold)

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

Pillar was on the N side of the track, covered resr is on S side. Seems construction of the tank wouldn't have necessitated removal of the pillar, perhaps the farmer didn't like it.


Inaccessible 2018-09-26 09:14 - TP8510 (Sawcliffe Resr)

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

Not really inaccessible as could easily have hopped over the gates but decided against digging up the reservoir. GR puts in roughly in the centre of the covered resr at E side of the compound.


Inaccessible 2018-09-23 17:22 - TP16424 (Waid Academy)

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

A Category C listed building, 1884-6. Currently disused and boarded up. Bolt most likely on the tower roof, no sign of a Flagstaff. Had a look round for an access weakness, but none found.

The Academy TP16424©jonglew
Likely locat of the Bolt TP16424©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-23 14:42 - TP10215 (Isle Of May Lighthouse)

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

A Category B listed building, 1815-6. Trip on the May Princess from Anstruither. Lighthouse open and ascended.

Lighthouse TP10215©jonglew
The Light TP10215©jonglew
Station Plaque TP10215©jonglew
Station Plaque TP10215©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-23 10:25 - TP4215 (Kincraig Hill)

FB Number: S3161   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up from the car park just before caravan park entrance (NO 4694 0049). Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; rear sight hole open, front plug degrading. Extensive sea and landscape panorama.

Pillar TP4215©jonglew
Pillar TP4215©jonglew
Spider TP4215©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4215©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-21 15:25 - TP5324 (Pasturehouse Farm)

FB Number: S6113   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits at the summit of Fiend's Fell, a hill classified as a Nuttall. Walked across rough heather moorland from the burned out Hartside Cafe. Centre cap missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open, rear plug degrading. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5324©jonglew
Spider TP5324©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5324©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-21 12:01 - TP4554 (Low Abbey)

FB Number: 10737   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the cottages and walked from there. Pillar sits at edge of a silage field and has some angle iron attached to it, for what purpose I can't guess. Otherwise in good condition. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4554©jonglew
Pillar TP4554©jonglew
Spider TP4554©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4554©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-16 13:51 - TP6511 (Tom Bailgeann)

FB Number: S7490   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the mast access track from B862. Steep rutted track comprising large loose stones, not feasible to drive unless in a tracked vehicle, gate locked anyway otherwise may have tried it. Pillar sits adjacent to the unfenced comms buildings and mast. Centre cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole plugged, other 3 open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP6511©jonglew
Pillar TP6511©jonglew
Spider TP6511©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6511©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-14 14:08 - TP1149 (Beinn Alligin)

FB Number: S9431   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

On an ACW round of the Beinn Alligin tops. This the last before dropping down to the car park. A fine ruggedly built stone pillar. Centre cap missing, no plug; LH and RHS sight holes appear open (from my photos), other 2 sealed. Grand views.

Pillar TP1149©jonglew
Pillar TP1149©jonglew
Spider TP1149©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1149©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-13 15:29 - TP1938 (Carn Beag)

FB Number: S9426   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From NH 1328 5545, which is one end of the Ledgowan estate road, the other end is at Ledgowan Lodge, Achnasheen. Followed this road to within 400m of the hill summit. Pillar found within a semi-circular shelter cairn; centre cap missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP1938©jonglew
Spider TP1938©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1938©jonglew


Damaged 2018-09-13 12:11 - TP3175 (Fionn Bheinn)

FB Number: S9416   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar has substantial damage to its top with the spider missing completely. Front and LHS sight holes open. Extensive views... when not being obscured by cloud.

Pillar TP3175©jonglew
Spider TP3175©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3175©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-12 12:20 - TP1954 (Carn Geuradainn)

FB Number: S9498   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked in from Achintee on a good track to NG 9844 3876 from where started hill bagging. A circular stone-built pillar in a shelter cairn. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open, front plug badly degrading, rear and RHS holes plugged. Fine views to a multitude of hills in an interesting landscape.

Pillar TP1954©jonglew
Spideer TP1954©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1954©jonglew


Damaged 2018-09-09 11:18 - TP1185 (Beinn Eighe)

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

Stone built pillar in shelter cairn, 160m SW of the Munro summit. Large stone missing from the top and the flush bracket has gone. Seems the centre cap, with raised lettering, is a replacement as previous loggers have commented on it missing. Sight holes not noted. Views have also gone missing today but had to give it a 7 for location.

Pillar TP1185©jonglew
Spider TP1185©jonglew
Space for a flush bracket here TP1185©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-03 10:02 - TP12933 (A Chroic)

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

Large bolt cemented into rocks a metre or so to N side of hill summit.

Bolt TP12933©jonglew
Bolt TP12933©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-03 08:23 - TP2847 (Druim Nan Carn)

FB Number: S9547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Verge parking at NM 2652 6360. Near enough direct route over rough ground, wet in places. Pillar sits up on a rocky headland overlooking the scattered islands at NE end of Coll. Lovely remote feel to the place. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; all sight hole open, plugs having degraded on some of them.

Pillar TP2847©jonglew
Spider TP2847©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2847©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-02 13:48 - TP1273 (Ben Hogh)

FB Number: S3674   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside verge parking on a wet and windy day (NM 1774 5829). Field gate at NM 1782 5840 then near enough direct route to the trig. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS and rear sight holes open, both front and RHS plugs deteriorating. Extensive views limited by low cloud. Hill summit is now a further 500m to the SE.

Pillar TP1273©jonglew
Spider TP1273©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1273©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-01 14:39 - TP10235 (Skerryvore Lighthouse)

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

Category A listed, 1838-44, Alan Stevenson. RIB from Tiree with Tiree Sea Tours. Too much swell and a cautious boatman necessitated us viewing from the boat.

Skerryvore LH TP10235©jonglew
Skerryvore LH TP10235©jonglew
The Light TP10235©jonglew
Access steps, well about the rocks TP10235©jonglew
Ladder to the helipad TP10235©jonglew


Good condition 2018-09-01 11:38 - TP9503 (Suil Ghorm Light Lamp)

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

Constructed 1935. Boat trip with Tiree Sea Tours. Unable to land due to swell, and a cautious boatman.

Lighthouse on Suil Ghorm island TP9503©jonglew
Lighthouse TP9503©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-08-31 17:36 - TP15454 (Clachan Mor)

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

Final Tiree trig, clean sweep of all 14 visited today, along with the 7 tumps on the island. Pity then I couldn't find it. Several rocks dotted around the GR, all partially grassed over. Pulled back the grass on lots of them but ultimately all in vain.

Around here somewhere TP15454©jonglew
Not found on this rock TP15454©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 16:43 - TP6681 (Vaul)

FB Number: S9730   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy bag from end of the minor road. Pillar sits on a low rocky headland and retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views despite its lack of elevation. Final Tiree pillar and penultimate Tiree trig.

Pillar TP6681©jonglew
Spider TP6681©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6681©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 16:29 - TP7970 (Urvaig)

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

Drove to within 40m. The large patch of turf at the high point of this low ridge of rock was always a possible spot as Alex C thought. Well, it took a bit of tugging but my trusty spade was not needed. Crew from HMS Cook carried out the survey in what seems to be 1951.

Under that turf lies a Brass Plate TP7970©jonglew
There it is TP7970©jonglew
Detail TP7970©jonglew
An over-excited bagger TP7970©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-08-31 16:15 - TP7934 (Harbour)

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

GR was indicating several metres E of the pillar, on a grassed mound on other side of a stone wall. Nothing to probe or dig with, and not visible on the surface anywhere (or if so I missed it).

Possibly on this grassy mound TP7934©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 16:10 - TP3604 (Harbour)

FB Number: S9701   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on dirt road near the pier (NM 0848 4755). Quick nip up to the trig, located on N side of a wall (hill top is on S side). Pillar retains original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views. Co-located hydrographic survey plate not found.

Pillar TP3604©jonglew
Spider TP3604©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3604©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 15:42 - TP25786 (Soa)

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

Unexpected item in the bagging area! Standard hydrographic survey plate inscribed HMS Hecla 1959. Located at the high point on the tidal island.

Brass Plate TP25786©jonglew
Brass Plate TP25786©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-31 15:10 - TP9721 (Scarinish Lighthouse)

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

OS computed this trig in 1960, when the original short octagonal light was present. It's since been replaced by a modern 'flat pack'.

Current Lighthouse TP9721©jonglew
Plaque TP9721©jonglew
Original Lighthouse TP9721©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 14:23 - TP8912 (Baugh Monument)

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

Monument has been repaired.

The Monument TP8912©jonglew
Inscription TP8912©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 13:50 - TP7735 (Tiree)

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

One of the newer style Leica domes. Drove to the airfield and parked with other cars. Short walk across some rough ground to a gated (but not locked) compound where the trig resides with some weather stn eqiupment. Doesn't seem to be an access problem - as long as you're not spotted I suspect.

Active Stn TP7735©jonglew
Detail TP7735©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-31 13:46 - TP13350 (Reef Aero Control Twr)

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

The modern control tower is at approx NL 99908 44704, about 100m WNW of the GR for this trig, which is shown on old maps as being on one of a small cluster of building (the old control tower), none of which remain.


Good condition 2018-08-31 13:28 - TP15235 (Old Signalling Tower Flagstaff)

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

Category A listed building; listing states built mainly 1837-40, for the construction and servicing/maintenance of Skerryvore Lighthouse, although plaque on tower indicates 1843, and in use 1844-1937. Accommodation block now seem to be private residences, unsure of tower use.

Tower and accommodation block TP15235©jonglew
The Tower TP15235©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 13:05 - TP1276 (Ben Hynish)

FB Number: S3644   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good metalled access road to the NATS radar at top of Carnan Mor. Signage indicate it's a private road, not for the likes of hill/trig baggers, but it proved to an excellent way to the top. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; FB is of the 'BSM' style, partially obscured by rising ground levels; none of the sight holes could be seen. Super views in most directions, radome obscures views to NE.

Pillar TP1276©jonglew
Spider TP1276©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1276©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-08-31 11:45 - TP15455 (Beinn Ceann A'Mhara)

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

Not seen on rocks surrounding the cairn so dismantled that, but nothing found.

Cairn dismatled TP15455©jonglew
... and re-built TP15455©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-31 10:44 - TP1190 (Beinn Hough)

FB Number: S9712   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From end of the metalled road to the N, parking by the cattle grid. Ground a bit rough, but nothing too challenging. Pillar sits amongst disused WWII buildings and paraphernalia, centre cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open, LHS plug disintergrating. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1190©jonglew
Spider TP1190©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1190©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-30 15:36 - TP7516 (Fort Augustus)

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

Mounted atop the fire station lattice tower.

Fire Stn Tower TP7516©jonglew
Active Stn TP7516©jonglew
Standard Leica Dome TP7516©jonglew
Upshot TP7516©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-30 15:21 - TP7227 (Glen Moriston)

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

5m into the rough from edge of the mown grassed area, towards the river. Blank height tag in place.

The FBM - Benchmark and GPS plates TP7227©jonglew
Blank Height Tag TP7227©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-30 15:20 - TP7787 (Glen Moriston (1956))

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

Presumably replaced by the current FBM approx 1.36km to the SE. Lost to road widening/improvements perhaps.


Good condition 2018-08-30 14:51 - TP0557 (Glen Moriston FBM Aux 1)

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

Not a simple find as grassed over. Measured at spot on 2.5m from the fence (the 7m from rowan tree is good). Top tip: measure the 7m in a NE direction (away from the community hall). Tidied it up and left uncovered.

Location, looking South TP0557©jonglew
Location, looking North TP0557©jonglew
The Berntsen TP0557©jonglew
The Measurements TP0557©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-30 13:54 - TP0022 (Foxhole)

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

1" bolt immediately adjacent newish stock fencing, on the field side - possibly the new fencing has been installed closer to the road than the original as OS normally instal these on the public verge. A few metres N of the pull-in, on W side road. Covered with grass but easily found.

Location TP0022©jonglew
Surface Block TP0022©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP0022©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-30 12:59 - TP0024 (Ardersier)

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

Standard 1/4" rivet at W corner of MHC surround. NW side entrance to what appears to be a new residential development.

Location TP0024©jonglew
Manhole Cover TP0024©jonglew
A slightly fuzzy Rivet TP0024©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-29 15:01 - TP1791 (Burraland)

FB Number: 10459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

After Mousa, drove to near end of the road (HU 4391 2364). Direct line across pasture, stile in stock fencing. Pillar retains original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open, rear plug degrading. Extensive panorama - Mousa looking good.

Pillar TP1791©jonglew
Spider TP1791©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1791©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-29 13:24 - TP9649 (Mousa Lighthouse)

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

OS computed this trig 1961. The current light is a more recent 'flat pack' replacement. Unsure if possible concrete base of former LH can be classed as remains. The site is Perie Bard, a tidal island at the easternmost point of Mousa, which perhaps should be a Siblet.

Lighthouse TP9649©jonglew
Lighthouse TP9649©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-28 16:49 - TP3075 (Esha Ness)

FB Number: 10455   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the cemetery, quick nip up the hill to the Sae Breck top where the pillar resides. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive sea/landscape panorama. Lost all my photos from today.


Good condition 2018-08-28 16:41 - TP9643 (Esha Ness Lighthouse)

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

Category B listed, 1929. Keepers' accommodation now a private residence. Lost all my photos from today.


Good condition 2018-08-28 14:27 - TP6377 (The Dudd)

FB Number: 10463   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From HU 3416 5637. Direct route over sheep pastures, some stock fencing to negotiate. Pillar retains original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama. Lost all my photos from today.


Good condition 2018-08-27 17:07 - TP6134 (St Ninians Isle)

FB Number: S9542   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely walk over the sands and up onto St Ninian's. Followed the cliff tops round to the pillar, then on for a complete circuit of the 'island' in late pm as the sun began to sink. Pillar retains original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Great location on the headland, descended as far as I dared to get a shot of Loose Head. Super views.

Pillar TP6134©jonglew
Spider TP6134©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6134©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-27 12:38 - TP5757 (Royl Field)

FB Number: 10598   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at HU 4144 2959. Skroo and Holm Field hills first, then due S to Royl Field. Pillar retains original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive sea and landscape views over southern Shetland, E & W Burra islands to W looking good.

Pillar TP5757©jonglew
Spider TP5757©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5757©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-27 11:02 - TP6083 (Souther Hill)

FB Number: 10452   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at HU 4055 6748. Up onto Dalescord Hill via Wester Scord first then a 1.8k trek across rough ground to the trig. An unexpected Vanessa sits on a large concrete plinth; original cap retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive views all directions.

Pillar TP6083©jonglew
Spider TP6083©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6083©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-26 16:42 - TP10397 (Lerwick)

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

Was located in a large compound here with a mass of other instrumentation and monitoring equipment. Its replacement has been installed outwith the compound, 100m SE.

Site of the first Lerwick AS TP10397©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-26 13:20 - TP9659 (Symbister Lighthouse)

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

OS computed this trig in 1961, presumably when the original octagonal 1904 light was present. The current light is a more modern 'flat pack'. http://www.lighthousedigest.com/Digest/database/uniquelighthouse.cfm?value=7336

Replacement lighthouse TP9659©jonglew
Plaque TP9659©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-26 12:48 - TP9661 (Suther Ness Lighthouse)

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

Couldn't find anything on the web about the original lighthouse mentioned by first logger and the link doesn't work. OS computed this trig in 1961, this seems to be a more recent 'flat pack' lighthouse replacing the original - ergo original destroyed.

Replacement lighthouse TP9661©jonglew
Plaque TP9661©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-26 12:22 - TP2106 (Challister Ness)

FB Number: 10519   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second of the island's 4 trigs. Parked at end of the road at Vaivoe. Gained the foreshore to circumvent the crofts then across pastures; couple of stock fences to negotiate. An unexpected Vanessa found, with original centre cap retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive sea/landscape panorama.

Pillar TP2106©jonglew
Pillar TP2106©jonglew
Spider TP2106©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2106©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-26 12:13 - TP7731 (Lerwick)

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

Mounted very close to the ground on slab rock in open moorland. No access issues.

Active Stn TP7731©jonglew
Detail TP7731©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-26 11:12 - TP2216 (Clett)

FB Number: 10523   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Ferry from Laxo to Symbister on a day trip to Whalsay. First of the island's 4 trigs; drove to within 65m of it - track a bit rough and steep in places but the faithful little Kia managed it ok. A Vanessa pillar sits on a large concrete plinth; original centre cap retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2216©jonglew
Pillar TP2216©jonglew
Spider TP2216©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2216©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-25 15:44 - TP6879 (White Grunafirth)

FB Number: 10578   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at end of the minor road (HU 2835 8161). Took a near enough direct line over rough, peaty grond. Pillar retains original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views - Ronas Hill impressive.

Pillar TP6879©jonglew
Spider TP6879©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6879©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-25 14:38 - TP4335 (Lanchestoo)

FB Number: 10444   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at end of the road in Isbister. Walked up past the cemetery. Picked up the farm track at HU 3731 9167 for the return. Pillar is the most northerly on Shetland Mainland. Centre cap missing, no plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views - Yell's west facing coastline impressive.

Pillar TP4335©jonglew
Pillar TP4335©jonglew
Spider TP4335©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4335©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-08-25 12:54 - TP5725 (Ronas Hill)

FB Number: S5494   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

From Collafirth Hill, plenty of parking near the masts. Easy, gently sloping ground. Across to Mid Field first. Lovely stone-built pillar using local red stone sited in a shelter cairn. Top has some superficial damage to the screed; original centre cap retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Superb views over much of Shetland. Geocache at rear of pillar.

Pillar TP5725©jonglew
Pillar TP5725©jonglew
Spider TP5725©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5725©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-25 10:37 - TP4961 (Muckle Roe)

FB Number: S9550   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at HU 3336 6602. Mapped track to HU 3251 6503 where LH fork goes to trig and RH to hill top. Took the later, then across the rough for 500m to the trig. Rejoined track at HU 3240 6489 for return. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; rear sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive panorama above the high shelter cairn walls.

Pillar TP4961©jonglew
Spider TP4961©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4961©jonglew
Shelter cairn TP4961©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-08-24 15:11 - TP10429 (Hords Head)

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

GR indicating N side of the grassed over stone wall boundary. Spent a few minutes probing the ground but nothing found.

Somewhere around here TP10429©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-08-24 13:34 - TP10427 (Hamnafield)

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

Spent a while probing the ground but difficult to say where it was in long grass and undulating ground. GR was pointing several metres to the SE of the 344m spot height. Had a peek under the cairn, but nothing found there.

The cairn dismantled - no trig found beneath TP10427©jonglew
The cairn re-built TP10427©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-24 12:54 - TP3244 (Foula)

FB Number: S4733   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Flight from Tingwall. Enough time on island for a near enough complete circuit. Steeply up Da Kame from Da Nort Bank first, then across easy slopes to Da Sneug for the pillar, disappointingly not a Vanessa. Original centre cap retained, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. A special place with superb sea and landscape views. Bonxies present but not a problem. On to the Hamnafield Surface Block.

Pillar TP3244©jonglew
Spider TP3244©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3244©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-23 15:40 - TP8254 (Lerwick Coastguard Station)

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

Located in the grounds of the Coastguard Stn, to the rear. Walked up the front steps and round the back. From previous logs seems lucky not to have been challenged. Odd looking block with a rivet, also listed as a benchmark. Unsure what's damaged about it so have marked it as 'good'.

Surface Block TP8254©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-23 15:21 - TP10402 (Lerwick Town Hall Flagstaff)

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

Category A listed 5-bay symmetrical Gothic and Flemish Baronial style town hall, 1881-3. OS lists Centre and Flagstaff as components - both seem present and correct, unlike the Rivet which has a separate listing on T:UK.

Lerwick TH TP10402©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-08-23 15:20 - TP10403 (Lerwick Town Hall)

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

No access sought. Seems it's probably missing from first logger's comment.


Slightly damaged 2018-08-23 11:59 - TP0803 (Aith Ness)

FB Number: 10443   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

From the road (HU 5078 4183) drove the track up to Aith (HU 5142 4336), from there pleasant walk out to Score Hill on Aith Ness. Pillar, sited adjacent to an impressive 6" WWI breech-loading gun, has some superficial damage to top screed; original centre cap retained, deeply indented lettering; front and RHS sight holes open. Extensive sea/landscape panoramic views.

Pillar TP0803©jonglew
Spider TP0803©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0803©jonglew
WWI Gun - trig in the firing line TP0803©jonglew
View to Score Head TP0803©jonglew
Plaque TP0803©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-22 17:52 - TP7098 (Yell)

FB Number: S4927   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From HU 5152 8550, late afternoon in pretty awful weather after a great day on Fetlar - the vagaries of the Shetland weather! Picked off on the way to the Yell high point, the Hill of Arisdale, re-christened the Hill of Arse Crack - it was that rough. Anyway, back to the trig. Original cap retained, lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. An extensive panorama of grey dullness presented itself.

Pillar TP7098©jonglew
Pillar TP7098©jonglew
Spider TP7098©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7098©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-22 15:20 - TP4252 (Kirk Knowe)

FB Number: 10537   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Last of the 4 Fetlar pillars, attacked from the road due W; a couple of stock fences to negotiate. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. More extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4252©jonglew
Pillar TP4252©jonglew
Spider TP4252©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4252©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-22 14:14 - TP0946 (Baa Neap)

FB Number: 10516   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove along a farm track to HU 6640 9077. Followed the fence line N from there for 470m, then a reasonably direct line to the trig. An unexpected Vanessa, sitting some way back from the cliff edge. Central tube open; LHS sight hole open. Extensive sea/landscape panorama. Beware the bonxies.

Pillar TP0946©jonglew
Spider TP0946©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0946©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-22 12:59 - TP3356 (Gillis Field)

FB Number: 10484   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From end of the road (HU 6078 9049). Good track to HU 6086 8900 when the boggy 'blink and you'll miss it' path leads off to the unexpected Vanessa. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3356©jonglew
Spider TP3356©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3356©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-22 11:42 - TP0001 (Fetlar)

FB Number: S4928   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove airstrip access road to reservoir. Fairly easy going from there, bearing a little left to avoid the soggy area. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Flat rough pasture summit area with extensive panoramic sea/landscale views.

Pillar TP0001©jonglew
Pillar TP0001©jonglew
Spider TP0001©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0001©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-21 15:49 - TP5577 (Ramnageo)

FB Number: 10451   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nipped across stock fencing and pasture from the road as the rain started to pick up for the last bag of the day before the 2hr (and 2 ferries) journey back to Lerwick. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS and rear sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5577©jonglew
Spider TP5577©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5577©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-21 15:06 - TP6677 (Valla Field)

FB Number: 10449   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An unmetalled vehicle track branches off the A968 at HP 5951 0459. This is drivable in a 2WD car to HP 5873 0706 where discretion became the better part of vallour and I reversed 170m to a large passing place to park. A 4WD would have managed it easily. 1km further on to the trig, located on the Unst high point. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; LHS and rear sight holes open, RHS plug badly degraded. Extensive views over this Shetland island and beyond.

Pillar TP6677©jonglew
Pillar TP6677©jonglew
Spider TP6677©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6677©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-21 13:49 - TP2221 (Clibberswick)

FB Number: 10448   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From HP 6481 1295. Took a direct line across pastures which increasingly became boulderized, some stock fencing to negotiate. Nice remote feel to the cliff top location. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape panorama.

Pillar TP2221©jonglew
Spider TP2221©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2221©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-21 13:01 - TP10494 (Ward Of Norwick Mast)

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

The road to Sothers Hill and on down to here is marked as a MoD road, no unauthorized vehicles, or words to that effect. Was stopped partway down by a RAF comms technician, but proceeded anyway. Site has 5 masts, all more recent than the one the OS used, which has gone.

Mast site TP10494©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-21 12:54 - TP10495 (Sothers Field Mast)

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

2 more recent masts are located within the compound. Nothing at the trig's GR.

Mast site TP10495©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-08-21 12:39 - TP5826 (Saxavord)

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

Sadly the pillar is inside the wire and with the site being re-activated there is no access and unlikely to be so in the future - unless the site footprint is altered and the pillar ends up outwith the wire. We wait to see. In the meantime the top section of the pillar is visible, but no detail can be seen.

Pillar - LHS of photo TP5826©jonglew
Pillar TP5826©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-20 12:31 - TP3094 (Fair Isle)

FB Number: S4736   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Flight from Tingwall, 20mins approx. There's time on a day trip for a circuit of the island including all (most) of the hills (Sheep Rock and the 2 other stacks would be tricky to fit in). Pillar sits to the W of the island summit point, in a small shelter cairn. A composite cap plugs the centre tube; RHS sight hole open. Extensive seascapes to S, W & N.

Pillar TP3094©jonglew
Pillar TP3094©jonglew
Spider TP3094©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3094©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-19 17:16 - TP5833 (Scalla Field)

FB Number: 10596   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Upper Kergord. Took the track N for a few hundred metres before veering off NW for the top over some rough peaty ground. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic view.

Pillar TP5833©jonglew
Spider TP5833©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5833©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-19 14:52 - TP1595 (Brassa)

FB Number: S4539   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove up to this one, access track not brilliant, but negotiable in a small 2WD car (hire cars seem to be better at this). Pillar is located to one side of a shelter cairn at the hill top. Centre cap missing and tube is unplugged; rear and RHS sight holes open. Some stones moved to get a straight shot of the FB. Extensive views, marred a bit by the adjacent comms site.

Pillar TP1595©jonglew
Spider TP1595©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1595©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-08-19 14:16 - TP10408 (Ander Hill Tower)

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

Scaled internal wall corner towards an opening giving access to the 'porch' roof, but decided discretion the better part of valour and descended before falling! ***Revisited 23 Aug 2018 with an extendable ladder and gained roof access. No sign of the rivet on either the lower or upper roof sections, or the parapet. Lower roof is in a poor condition; upper roof possibly been re-roofed in past 20-30 years.

The Structure TP10408©jonglew
Internal attack point. Upper window the target TP10408©jonglew
23rd return: ladder helped... a bit TP10408©jonglew
23rd return: lower roof secton TP10408©jonglew
23rd return: upper roof section TP10408©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-19 12:03 - TP5190 (Noss Head)

FB Number: 10534   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

One of the highlights of the Shetland trip. Small inflatable operated by the RSPB warden on certain days of the week. 2-3hrs needed for a leisurely walk around the island - ACW is better as the Noss Head cliffs come into view majestically soon after passing the Holm of Ness. Lovely Vanessa pillar at the summit, retains its original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole closed, other 3 open.Extensive sea/landscape panorama.

Pillar TP5190©jonglew
Spider TP5190©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5190©jonglew
First view of the cliffs - stunning TP5190©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-19 09:18 - TP9657 (Bressay Lighthouse)

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

Category B listed building. David and Thomas Stevenson, 1858. Keepers' accommodation now holiday lets.

Bressay Lighthouse TP9657©jonglew
Business end for the OS TP9657©jonglew
Lighthouse Plaque TP9657©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-08-18 16:14 - TP5807 (Sandness)

FB Number: S9545   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From HU 2073 5644. Track for a large part, not really drivable. Centre cap retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Top screed damaged at 2 top corners. Extensive views to Papa Stour.

Pillar TP5807©jonglew
Spider TP5807©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5807©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-18 11:05 - TP5854 (Scrae Field)

FB Number: 10462   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From HU 4145 3517. Followed fence line up for 200m before crossing it and veering off NE. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views. Had a poke round the WWII buildings on stilts on the way down.

Pillar TP5854©jonglew
Spider TP5854©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5854©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-18 10:01 - TP5851 (Scousburgh)

FB Number: 10461   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove up on partially metalled road, steep and gravelly in places, not really recommended in a small 2WD car. Pillar has no centre cap/plug; rear sight hole open, front plug degrading. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5851©jonglew
Spider TP5851©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5851©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-18 09:25 - TP3182 (Fitful Head)

FB Number: 10599   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove up a reasonable metalled road from HU 3733 1391. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive sea/land scapes.

Pillar TP3182©jonglew
Pillar TP3182©jonglew
Spider TP3182©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3182©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-18 09:00 - TP10389 (Compass Head Transmitter Mast)

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


Destroyed 2018-08-18 08:55 - TP10390 (Compass Head D/F Aerial)

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

It may be that there are remains here, a concrete base, some concrete block anchoring points, but none can now be positively identified from all the old military buildings etc that are up here. Destroyed is the only sensible option.

The current site TP10390©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-18 08:44 - TP6251 (Sumburgh Head)

FB Number: 10543   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drive up to the lighthouse, where the pillar resides on the W side. Looks to have a composite(?) disc replacing the centre cap. No sight holes determined - all are below current ground level. Extensive seascapes.

Pillar TP6251©jonglew
Pillar TP6251©jonglew
Spider TP6251©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6251©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-18 08:40 - TP7299 (Sumburgh Head 1)

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

Standard Leica domes x3 on lighthouse roof.

Active Stn TP7299©jonglew
Active Stns x3 TP7299©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-18 08:40 - TP7300 (Sumburgh Head 2)

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

Standard Leica domes x3 on lighthouse roof. See http://trigpointing.uk/trig/7299 for photos.


Good condition 2018-08-18 07:16 - TP9646 (Sumburgh Head Lighthouse)

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

Category A listed building, 1821. Another Robert Stevenson construction.

The lighthouse TP9646©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 17:40 - TP0029 (Fogwatt)

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

1" bolt in MHC surround, SW side A94. Parked up on high grass verge 75m further SE.

The Manhole Cover TP0029©jonglew
The Bolt TP0029©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP0029©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 16:58 - TP8907 (Duke of Gordons Monument)

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

Category A listed building, 1839, statue added later. Roadside parking on N side Lady's Hill, then steeply up a dirt track.

The Monument TP8907©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 16:48 - TP15409 (Lady Hill)

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

1" bolt, couple of inches down in the grassed area E side of the monument .Used thejackrustles diagram, but would qualify the measurements as 13.7m and 11.6m. Also, 0.8m N of a line produced from the S side railings.

Measurements I took TP15409©jonglew
Location Shot TP15409©jonglew
Surface Block TP15409©jonglew
Bolt TP15409©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 16:08 - TP0030 (Lochhill)

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

1" bolt several inches down in rough roadside verge. 14.7m on OS sketch good, also pipe nail extant in fence post.

Rough verge TP0030©jonglew
Surface Block TP0030©jonglew
Bolt TP0030©jonglew
Pipe Nail in nearby fence post TP0030©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 15:28 - TP0026 (Burghead)

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

Standard 1/4" rivet on an exposd flat rock at ground level. Located to S side of the tower in sparsely grassed area.

Location TP0026©jonglew
The embedded rock TP0026©jonglew
The Rivet TP0026©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 15:15 - TP1784 (Burnside)

FB Number: S7238   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pulled into a field entrance off the Broad, to S of the trig (NJ 1713 6973); walked from there. Pillar is mounted on a small mound overlooking an RAF comms compound; appropriately the gorse has been burned off around the trig. Top cap missing, no plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP1784©jonglew
Spider TP1784©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1784©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 14:38 - TP8142 (Burghead CG Station)

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

OS lists Bolt, Centre and Flagstff as components. No sign of the Bolt, most likely lost when the tower was re-roofed - staff on duty had no idea when this might have occurred. Centre and Flagstaff good. The tower is a Category C listed early to mid-19thC building where it's described as 'Storm Signal to N of Harbour'; it's on the site of a Pictish fort, and was a WWII look-out post.

The Tower TP8142©jonglew
Roof - site of the Flagstaff and the missing Bolt TP8142©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 14:22 - TP0561 (Elgin FBM Aux 1)

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

In grass verge to RH (south) side entrance to Quarrelwood FC car park. Easy find with stone still marking its position, and replaced after photographing.

Location TP0561©jonglew
The Berntsen TP0561©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-17 14:19 - TP15394 (BBC Mast)

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

Several masts on the site but this one has gone.

View from gate at NJ 1236 6871. BBC Mast was approx 150m beyond mast at centre TP15394©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-08-17 14:14 - TP7215 (Elgin)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

In conifer woodland. Height tag missing; minor chipping to top edges and one corner. Measured at 39m from road edge, 29m from wooden posts (vehicle barrier).

Location TP7215©jonglew
Benchmark plate TP7215©jonglew
GPS plate TP7215©jonglew
Missing height tag TP7215©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 13:53 - TP10256 (York Tower)

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

Category B listed 3-stage octagonal folly, 1827. OS lists Disc and Flagstaff, Disc presuably on the roof (no access), where the Flagstaff resides. Hill is also a tump, appropriately named York Tower.

The Tower TP10256©jonglew
The locked door TP10256©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 13:27 - TP1911 (Carden Hill)

FB Number: S6935   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the large turning area at end of the road (used mainly by the mobile library's weekly visit). Spoke with house owner, who kindly allowed me access through his property and out into conifer woodland beyond. Pillar sits a few metres S side of the track. Mortar top plug; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP1911©jonglew
Spider TP1911©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1911©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-17 12:24 - TP0027 (Dallas)

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

1" bolt on concrete MHC surround. Located to rear LHS.

Location TP0027©jonglew
Location TP0027©jonglew
Bolt TP0027©jonglew
Bolt - Detail TP0027©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-11 09:28 - TP5726 (Ronay)

FB Number: S8895   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Obligingly dropped off by the salmon farmers at Ceallan. 4 1/2 hours needed to cover the 5 hills on the island - longer than planned due to rough, undulating and heavily vegetated terrain. Pillar sits on the highest of the island's hills. It's condition is vgc, retaining an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape views. Nice harbour cafe.

Pillar TP5726©jonglew
Pillar TP5726©jonglew
Spider TP5726©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5726©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-10 16:18 - TP3549 (Haarsal)

FB Number: S8902   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Picked off on the way down from Hecla at end of a fine walk over South Uist hills. Pillar retains an original centre cap, rasied lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic seascape, landscape and mountain views.

Pillar TP3549©jonglew
Pillar TP3549©jonglew
Spider TP3549©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3549©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-10 14:13 - TP8168 (Hecla)

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

1 1/2" domed bolt found cemented into bed rock beneath summit cairn. 3 witness rivets located, each a metre or so roughly W, NE & NW of the bolt. Summit cairn rebuilt as a doughnut with bolt just remaining visible.

The Bolt TP8168©jonglew
The Bolt TP8168©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-08-10 11:03 - TP1203 (Beinn Mhor)

FB Number: S5971   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Stone-built pillar sits within an encircling shelter cairn. There is some minor damage to the top screed but otherwise all vgc. Top cap missing, as is the replacement asphalt plug of which only a residue remains around the periphery of the tube; front sight hole open. Extensive and superb panorama, as expected from the highest point in the Uists/Benbecula archipelago.

Pillar within shelter cairn TP1203©jonglew
Pillar TP1203©jonglew
Spider TP1203©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1203©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-09 15:57 - TP5765 (Rudha Ardvule)

FB Number: S8891   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at NF 7155 2974, but could have driven out to the end of the track. The trig sits out on a small promontory poking out into the Atlantic Ocean, and does have a remote feel about it. The large stone obscuring the spider was unceremoniously removed revealing a missing centre cap, and the replacement mortar plug was also missing; LHS sight hole open. Views west to the New World - honest!

Pillar TP5765©jonglew
Spider TP5765©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5765©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-09 14:55 - TP4725 (Meall Dubh)

FB Number: S8888   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy bag - along a croft access track then up across a rough pasture littered with disused small-holding paraphernalia. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views, pariculalry SW to Loch Baghasdail.

Pillar TP4725©jonglew
Spider TP4725©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4725©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-09 14:34 - TP3573 (Hallan Cemetery)

FB Number: S8903   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice location on the machair just outwith the cemetery's NW boundary walling. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP3573©jonglew
Spider TP3573©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3573©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-09 11:07 - TP6929 (Wiay (South Uist))

FB Number: S8897   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Ferried across very obligingly by the salmon farmers, who even gave me a radio to call them when I wanted to come back. Fairly dense heather and bracken; 70 mins needed for the 2 hills on the island, doing a linear walk (dropped off at NF 8706 4715 / picked up at NF 8601 4584). Pillar has an excellently well-preserved screed finish; a composite centre cap replaces the metal original; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views over a watery Benbecula.

Pillar TP6929©jonglew
Pillar TP6929©jonglew
Spider TP6929©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6929©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-08 17:02 - TP2192 (Claddach)

FB Number: S8978   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked across the road from track leading to house. Hopped the fence and nipped across a soggy sheep pasture. Pillar has a composite cap replacement; rear sight hole open. Extensive (flat) panoramic views.

Pillar TP2192©jonglew
Spider TP2192©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2192©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-08 15:39 - TP0797 (Aird)

FB Number: S8894   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking for a few cars at end of the road, through/over a field gate and short walk across the machair to the pillar in corner of a fenced field. Centre cap replaced by a composite plug; LHS sight hole open. Extensive (flat) views.

Pillar TP0797©jonglew
Spider TP0797©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0797©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-08 15:15 - TP7732 (Benbecula)

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

Standard Leica dome mounted on a tripod on flat roof of the East Camp Community Trust. Building was formerly part of RAF Benbecula. Handy metal ladder attached to the building had been left unsecured. Had a good look round inside the building too - didn't see a soul.

The Building TP7732©jonglew
The Active Stn TP7732©jonglew
Building in former years TP7732©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-08 14:06 - TP0874 (Ardivachar)

FB Number: S8980   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on narrow roadside verge opposite field gate and waited out a heavy shower. Over the gate into a cattle pasture, complete with benign cattle (nice family group of dad, several mums and babes, all happy and ignoring me). Pillar is vgc retaining an original centre cap, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. Extensive (flat) views.

Pillar TP0874©jonglew
Spider TP0874©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0874©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-08 13:36 - TP5801 (Sandavig)

FB Number: S8893   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short distance from road in a rough pasture. Ground round the base is suffering from shrinkage leaving the foundations exposed, although pillar seems upright for time being. Centre cap has gone, composite cap replacement; LHS sight hole open. Extensive (flat) views.

Pillar TP5801©jonglew
Spider TP5801©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5801©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-08 12:38 - TP1303 (Ben Tarbert)

FB Number: S8904   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good off-road verge parking at NF 8146 3866. Walked back along the road to NF 8114 3878 then near enough directly up the hill. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1303©jonglew
Spider TP1303©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1303©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-08 11:58 - TP2833 (Drimore)

FB Number: S8901   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Called ahead once I got off the Barra-Eriskay ferry. 30 mins later was being escorted into the camp for a viewing by very friendly QinetiQ staff, who manage the site. They have periods of highly intense activity when the place is in lock-down. If you call then you'll likely get a response similar to Steven Bruce's. Pillar is in excellent contion on a high brick-faced plinth; an original centre cap is retained; LHS sight hole open. Photography was allowed as long as none of the buildings etc were captured. But outside the wire it's not so easy to monitor. Logger below refers to top of the hill having been levelled and the pillar moved, but the OS dBase gives a GR very close to the current location so that may not be correct.

Pillar TP2833©jonglew
Spider TP2833©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2833©jonglew
View of the site from the road TP2833©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-07 15:23 - TP4977 (Mullach A'Charnain (Gighay Island))

FB Number: S8854   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trip out from Castlebay on the Boy James visiting 14 islands in and around the Sound of Barra. Landed on NW side of the island; pleasant walk of around 700m with a little scrambling up to the top. Pillar vgc retaining an original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama of sea and landscaps.


Good condition 2018-08-07 13:59 - TP3272 (Fuday)

FB Number: S8852   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trip out from Castlebay on the Boy James visiting 14 islands in and around the Sound of Barra. Landed on E side of the island, just N of Rubha Carraig-chrom. About 1k to the trig over rough, ungrazed ground. Pillar is in excellent condition retaining an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP3272©jonglew
Spider TP3272©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3272©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-07 13:04 - TP15358 (Lingay Island (Sound Of Barra))

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

Trip out from Castlebay on the Boy James visiting 14 islands in and around the Sound of Barra. Landed on W side of the island with a pleasant short walk over grazed ground. No sign of the existence of a mark, it's gone the same way as those on Hartamul and Greanamul.

Portrait shot of the island TP15358©jonglew
Island summit TP15358©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-07 11:35 - TP7919 (The Stack (Stack Islands) Cairn)

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

Trip out from Castlebay on the Boy James visiting 14 islands in and around the Sound of Barra. Landed at the northern end of the island, approx 600m walk to the trig, which is actually the last remaining section of the tower of a medieval tower house, once a stronghold of the MacNeils and later home to the notorious pirate wrecker Breabadair Stache, from where it got it's alternate name of Weaver's Castle (corruption of reiver's)

The Cairn TP7919©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-08-07 09:57 - TP15359 (Hartamul Island)

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

No mast; no mast base seen. On a 'Boy James' trip from Castlebay bagging Sound of Barra islands.

Hairteamul radiating cloud TP15359©jonglew


Good condition 2018-08-05 12:00 - TP7273 (Glasgow)

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

Standard Leica dome at rear of building, not on the side elevation as all other loggers have posted.

The Active Stn TP7273©jonglew
Leica Dome TP7273©jonglew
Up-shot TP7273©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-08-04 17:08 - TP8056 (Wasdale Crag)

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

Large areas of slab rock at the top of this working quarry, with a thin covering of soil and spoli over a good percentage of it. There's been a lot of human activity here with old rusting and bent over stud bolts protruding, and large bore holes drilled into the rock. Possible it's hiding, but also quite possible it's gone.

Possibly near these old anchor bolts TP8056©jonglew


Remains 2018-07-25 10:10 - TP2745 (Deadh Choimhead)

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

Cairn at hill summit is largely made up of concrete chunks of the trig, all placed on the trig base which has the upper bolt extant and the 4 reinforcing rods protruding some 18" (one still encased in concrete) and which holds the cairn together. I dismantled it all to photograph the bolt, rebuilding after. Pleasant walk up, parking at start of a mapped track (NM 9462 2748). A good (unmapped) logging road was picked up at NM 9455 2798 and followed round the hill to NM 9502 2826, whence it was steep and rough to the top.

A fine hill TP2745©jonglew
And a fine summit, shame about the trig TP2745©jonglew
The exploded cairn TP2745©jonglew
The upper bolt TP2745©jonglew
Bolt detail TP2745©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-07-24 17:14 - TP6059 (Soroba)

FB Number: S9648   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Nosed the car into what seemed to be a lorry park near entrance to quarry (NM 8646 2771) - all quiet at 5pm. Took the track towards Upper Soroba (private house), and veered off N at the wooden chalet. A broad band of dense bracken had to be circumnavigated as it contained nettles - a combo not sitting well with shorts and previously lacerated lower limbs! Once above the bracken, ground is long grass and very tussockated (new word). Pillar has a chunk of concrete missing from one top edge; top cap replaced with an asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive views to local hills.

Pillar TP6059©jonglew
Spider 20180724-SorobaStrathclyde1.jpg©jonglew
Flush Bracket 20180724-SorobaStrathclyde1.jpg©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-23 17:49 - TP8883 (Ladys Rock Beacon)

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

First log from an island visitor. Technically this is a skerry, not an island, and it's submerged at high tide. Site of a grim attempted murder of Lady Catherine Campbell as she was left on the island by her husband Lachlan Maclean of Duart in 1527. It backfired, she was rescued, he was later murdered in his bed by her brother. Climbed to top of the beacon to photograph the plaque.

The Beacon TP8883©jonglew
The plaque TP8883©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-23 17:22 - TP9763 (Eilean Musdile Lighthouse)

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

Group charter with Etive Explorer out of Dunstaffnage marina. This is actually Lismore Lighthouse, just happens to be located on Eilean Musdile. It's a Cat A listed building constructed by Robert Stevenson, dating from 1833. The 2 keepers' cottages are privately owner - no-one in residence today.

From the approach TP9763©jonglew
From the island TP9763©jonglew
The light TP9763©jonglew
The plaque TP9763©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-07-23 13:05 - TP15487 (Shuna Island)

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

GR was indicating several metres to the NW of the island high point, searched there but concentrated on the area of the summit. All in vain though, several grassed over flat rocks found, dug down to a few with difficulty but nothing found (probing and digging with a tyre lever borrowed from the boatman). Somewhat time constrained though as another island was calling. With Reg Willis (Ger on here).

Ger searching TP15487©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-20 15:54 - TP0143 (Dent)

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

1" bolt in concrete block. Easy find due to a pronounced depression in the verge next to the bench seat. Enlarged the hole but back-filled it after photography. With Roger Templeman.

As found before digging commenced TP0143©jonglew
Surface Block TP0143©jonglew
Bolt TP0143©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-20 11:20 - TP2965 (East Baugh Fell)

FB Number: S5662   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Rubbish weather day, but a great stone-built pillar in really good condition. Centre cap has gone, asphalt plug replaces; LHS and rear sight holes open. Cloud down on the hill - no views.

Pillar TP2965©jonglew
Spider TP2965©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2965©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-19 12:28 - TP6461 (Thornyslack)

FB Number: S5669   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in long passing place on minor road to ENE. Field gate into sheep pasture. Pillar has a composite centre cap replacement; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP6461©jonglew
Pillar TP6461©jonglew
Spider TP6461©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6461©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-07-18 12:19 - TP7821 (Kirkstonefoot)

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

The 6" map puts it on the W side of the wall at the point it makes a shallow turn to the SE - also at the point where it's collapsed. Spent 30mins shifting stones away from the wall where the trig should be, but ultimately couldn't get down far enough due to soil etc accumulation at the base of the wall. There's no reason to suspect the bolt has gone, just need to shift enough of the collapsed wall to have a fighting chance of finding it.

6 inch map clip TP7821©jonglew
The wall - as found TP7821©jonglew
After some clearance - but not enough TP7821©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-16 16:21 - TP6915 (Whitfell)

FB Number: S5472   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fellside parking SD 1496 8963, lovely topography to the N, nice set of rocky tops to ascend before heading over to the trig. Pillar sits behind a large cairn at Whitfell summit and is not seen until the last moment when approaching from SW. An original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Small section of top screed missing from one corner. Extensive views in most directions - obscured to SW by the cairn.

Pillar and summit cairn TP6915©jonglew
Pillar TP6915©jonglew
Spider TP6915©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6915©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-16 14:45 - TP8069 (Stoneside Hill)

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

2 1/4" domed bolt, very similar to an OSBM benchmark bolt. On exposed rock at the top of the hill.

Bolt - Location TP8069©jonglew
Bolt TP8069©jonglew
Detail TP8069©jonglew


Damaged 2018-07-16 09:42 - TP0698 (Black Combe)

FB Number: 11602   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

On a round of hills with Steve Lewis. The pillar sits within a large shelter cairn; it's looking a bit care worn with significant damage to the top leaving all 3 spider arm ends exposed. Top cap missing, replaced with a composite cap; rear sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.


Remains 2018-07-16 09:41 - TP10059 (Black Combe)

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

There are many chunks of concrete embedded in the large shelter cairn that are most likely the remains of the old pillar. 2 were found that could almost certainy be attributed to it, one with a flat side and the other with an impression of the central tube.

Remains TP10059©jonglew
Remains TP10059©jonglew


Inaccessible 2018-07-14 12:52 - TP12820 (Hensingham Church Tower Apex)

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

St John's, a Pre-Victorian church, consecrated 22 Jul 1811, surprisingly not a listed building. Presume the Bolt is on the tower roof. Trig is oddly described as an Apex by the OS, which is more usually for an intersected station. Church locked today, so no opportunity for a search. Nice clear cut mark on SE angle of the S aisle.

Church of St John TP12820©jonglew
Bolt up here most likely, if extant TP12820©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-07-14 12:34 - TP5673 (Richmond Hill)

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

Residential housing area. Pillar was on NW side of Ellerbeck Lane, on the SW boundary of #32.


Good condition 2018-07-12 11:08 - TP9840 (Little Ross Lighthouse)

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

Cat B listed building, Thomas Stevenson, 1846. Kayaked out from Brighouse Bay.

View from Meikle Ross TP9840©jonglew
View from Little Ross TP9840©jonglew
Plaque TP9840©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-11 13:06 - TP7306 (Saddleback)

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

First visited here 2006 but have no recollection of the trig, so finally 12 years later I'm back. The ring is exposed but was full of very compacted small rocks and dust, looks like the bolt hasn't seen the light of day for years. Took about 30mins to clear it using a stone as a pick. 2" domed bolt (as measured) found at the centre, not the usual 3" conical bolt found in other similar trigs.

As Found TP7306©jonglew
After clearing out the ring TP7306©jonglew
The Ring and Bolt TP7306©jonglew
The Bolt TP7306©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-10 16:40 - TP4695 (Maulds Meaburn Moor)

FB Number: 10414   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking and field gate due N - 200m dash across a mixed sheep/cattle pasture. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. An adoption plaque adorns the RHS face. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4695©jonglew
Spider TP4695©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4695©jonglew
Plaque TP4695©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-10 15:17 - TP5081 (Nettle Hill)

FB Number: 10676   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fine stone-built pillar in shelter cairn. Pleasant walk up from Crosby Garrett after parking beneath viaduct. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; rear sight hole open. A little of the top screed is missing, but overall in good shape. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5081©jonglew
Pillar TP5081©jonglew
Spider TP5081©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5081©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-10 14:12 - TP3715 (Heights)

FB Number: 10740   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the cattle grid, layby may have been better. Up the RoW, then veered off over a field gate and across a silage field. Pillar sits in a corner of the field minding its own business. Composite plug replaces the metal cap; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views, Pennines particularly good.

Pillar TP3715©jonglew
Spider TP3715©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3715©jonglew


Damaged 2018-07-09 14:48 - TP3536 (Gummers How)

FB Number: S5640   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Sad state for a trig pillar, especially a fine stone-built one. Several stones now missing and it's looking a bit precarious. Centre cap has gone, replaced by a mortar plug. Rear sight hole sealed, other 3 open - upper bolt clearly visible. Fine panoramic views.

Pillar TP3536©jonglew
Spider TP3536©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3536©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-09 13:33 - TP7523 (Saskills)

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

Well, what can I say? 3 rivets found: one on the summit rock - it was slightly obscured by the cairn, which I dismantled looking for a bolt and re-built to one side leaving the rivet clear; the other 2 found on nearby rocks to the south paced out at 5m and 9m. OS describe this as a Bolt, but it's been changed on T:UK to Rivet, so perhaps it is a rivet, perhaps it's the rivet on the summit rock. That's where my money is.

Rivet Locations TP7523©jonglew
Summit Cairn - in pieces TP7523©jonglew
Summit Cairn - re-built, with Rivet arrowed TP7523©jonglew
Rivet on summit rock TP7523©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-07-09 11:16 - TP17122 (Lords Seat)

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

OS record the Bolt as 'Mark Buried - dest 08/76'. Was the cairn built over it, thus burying it?


Good condition 2018-07-09 08:47 - TP10520 (Levens Church Spire)

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

Church of St John the Evangelist, Grade II listed, 1828. Octagonal spire surmounting an octagonal belfry on a rectangular tower. Cut benchmark with 1GL bolt on east face.

Church of St John TP10520©jonglew
The Spire TP10520©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-07-08 16:23 - TP4154 (Kelleth Rigg)

FB Number: 10675   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From due S, followed stone wall up, through thistley sheep pasture. One stock fence to cross. Pillar, with minor damage to one top edge, stis on W side of stone wall, FB facing W. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive views, limited to NE by nearby trees.

Pillar TP4154©jonglew
Pillar TP4154©jonglew
Spider TP4154©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4154©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-07-08 14:48 - TP5175 (North Side)

FB Number: 10804   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parking fellside off minor road to E. Rough pasture, would be wet normally but for this dry spell. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. Top screed and concrete at one corner has suffered some damage, pillar integrity not affected. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5175©jonglew
Spider TP5175©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5175©jonglew


Couldn't find it 2018-07-07 13:54 - TP12818 (Mellbreak)

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

Nipped up here to bag the top - missed off my 2014 visit to the maim Mellbreak summit. GR given is about 35m NE of the summit cairn; didn't really make a concerted effort at looking for it - too rocky.


Slightly damaged 2018-07-06 17:42 - TP1062 (Barrowfield)

FB Number: S5672   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parking area due N. Pleasant walk S along Scout Scar taking in a couple of 'hills' on the way. Pillar has no centre cap and is unplugged; all sight holes open. There is minor chipping to the top edges and the whole thing is a little care-worn, but nothing significant. Full panoramic views, but a bit limited to the S.

Pillar TP1062©jonglew
Pillar TP1062©jonglew
Spider TP1062©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1062©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-06 17:08 - TP12726 (Bradleyfield Radio Mast)

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

Parked next to it for Cunswick & Scout Scar. Walked past it twice for Cunswick Scar. Didn't photograph it.


Inaccessible 2018-07-06 16:52 - TP12725 (GPO Kendal)

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

Large building on Highgate. Presume the rivet is on the roof.

The Post Office building TP12725©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-06 15:32 - TP1325 (Benson Knott)

FB Number: S5733   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From a layby to W of railway bridge on the Appleby Rd to N. Pillar sits on one top whilst the high point of the hill sits on another 100m E. Centre cap gone, asphalt replacement; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1325©jonglew
Pillar TP1325©jonglew
Spider TP1325©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1325©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-06 13:49 - TP4837 (Millrigg Moor)

FB Number: S5516   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice spot, but still a bit of M6 noise intrusion. Good farm track RoW from the N, then short hop acoss a sheep pasture. Pillar has lost its centre cap, mortar plug replacement; all sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4837©jonglew
Spider TP4837©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4837©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-05 16:37 - TP5592 (Ravensworth Fell)

FB Number: 10793   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From SSE on RoW initially then over low heather. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar with hill summit in background TP5592©jonglew
Pillar TP5592©jonglew
Spider TP5592©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5592©jonglew


Slightly damaged 2018-07-05 14:51 - TP5518 (Powson Knott)

FB Number: 10674   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Along Knott Lane, from SSW. Pillar has significant damage to top screed, all 3 spider arm ends exposed. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5518©jonglew
Spider TP5518©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5518©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-03 15:47 - TP0237 (Greensforge)

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

Paced out 12.5m from the tree, old car wheel spotted in high bracken - it's doing an excellent job of marking out and protecting the trig. Removed the wheel; checked the bolt and blew off the dust; replaced the wheel.

The Block TP0237©jonglew
The Bolt TP0237©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-03 14:54 - TP0235 (Blackstone Farm)

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

3 1/2 years since last log, and a dry spell meant rock had soil. Took a while to find as difficult to probe anything deeper than an inch or so. Eventually located it 3-4" down. Standard 1" bolt in concrete block. Lining up the 2 lighting poles across the roundabout to the E, and measuring the 6.5m from kerb is the key, although 13.2m measurement also good. The brick didn't really help as confuses the probing process. Replaced my spoil to aid the grass cutters.

Lining up the lighting poles TP0235©jonglew
Surface Block TP0235©jonglew
Surface Block TP0235©jonglew
Bolt TP0235©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-03 13:58 - TP2611 (Crookbarrow Hill)

FB Number: S3841   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Called at the house; chap with a N American twang happily showed me the 'easiest' route - happened to be the longest, but I followed his instructions round to the W side and up through a field gate. Pillar sits atop a small but prominent little hill giving extensive panoramic views. Composite cap replaces the metal plug; front sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Slight damage to top screed in vicinity of a tie-down loop, otherwise good.

Pillar TP2611©jonglew
Spider TP2611©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2611©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-03 13:13 - TP0240 (Thorne)

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

Tricky find due to the OS measuring from the hinge side of the gate and their diagram not being clear on this, hence was searching several metres too far to the W. Finally spotted cjo's "6 ft W from latch side of gate" comment and found it straight away (measured at 2' 6" from the metal fencing). Dug away encroaching soil etc and cut back branches from the tree. Standard 1" bolt in concrete block; unsure why the OS decided this was a rivet. Left it all uncovered.

Rivet - or rather Surface Block TP0240©jonglew
Rivet - or rather Bolt TP0240©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-03 11:34 - TP0245 (Ettington)

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

1" bolt in concrete block, set well back from road on wide grass verge. Used aranc's 16.7m measurement, and the OS's 8.25m; combined with a recently cut verge made this an easy find a few inches down.

Measuring up TP0245©jonglew
The Block TP0245©jonglew
The Bolt TP0245©jonglew


Good condition 2018-07-03 10:59 - TP0726 (Meon Hill)

FB Number: S4374   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at a field gate to ESE (SP 1840 4499). Pleasant walk up crossing the earthworks (not much to be seen) at the 181m spot height. Pillar sits in a blue sea of borage approx 30m from the field boundary on an unusual plinth of loose stones. A damaged composite cap replaces the metal cetre plug; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP0726©jonglew
Spider TP0726©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0726©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-30 13:18 - TP0267 (Natty Cross)

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

Little tricky to locate due this small triangle of land at road junc being so overgrown. Made the measurements, probed the ground, dug the hole - there it was. 1" bolt in concrete.

Surface Block - Location TP0267©jonglew
Surface Block TP0267©jonglew
Surface Block - 5m from the MHC TP0267©jonglew
The Bolt TP0267©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-30 12:52 - TP7225 (Torrington (R))

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

In the car park. Playpen keeps the kids and dogs away. Height tag missing.

FBM - location TP7225©jonglew
FBM - OSBM Plate TP7225©jonglew
GPS Plate TP7225©jonglew
Levelling Bolt - Missing Height Tag TP7225©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-30 12:43 - TP0625 (Torrington FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy spot in the short, well-tended grass. Nearby burger van plying its trade, bikers in abundance. No measuring required, no digging needed, no cheers from the public!

Berntsen - Location TP0625©jonglew
Berntsen TP0625©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-30 12:08 - TP7519 (Appledore)

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

SE elevation of the RNLI boathouse. The old style Leica dome.

Appledore Boathouse TP7519©jonglew
Active Stn TP7519©jonglew
Active Stn - Detail TP7519©jonglew
Active Stn - More Detail TP7519©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-30 11:32 - TP0265 (Fairy Cross)

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

1" bolt in concrete block. Good measurements made this an easy find. Measured at 13" deep after digging out loose soil. Left it open just replacing the old vehicle number plate.

Surface Block - Location TP0265©jonglew
Surface Block - 4.2m from road sign TP0265©jonglew
The Bolt TP0265©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-29 15:51 - TP13979 (Tintagel Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Dedicated to St Materiana, a Grade I listed parish church, c1100. Tower dates to late 14th to early 15thC. OS lists Flagstaff and Rivet as trig components: former present on tower roof; latter not investigated despite finding warden on site but unable to give me roof access as she didn't have the tower stair key! Cut benchmark on S face tower.

Church of St Materiana TP13979©jonglew
Flagstaff TP13979©jonglew


Destroyed 2018-06-29 15:20 - TP21677 (Delabole Church Vane)

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

Church of St John the Evangelist, Grade II listed, c1880. There is no vane here, looks like it's been replaced with a cross at apex of the pyramidal tower roof.

Church of St John TP21677©jonglew
Tower Roof TP21677©jonglew
Cross replaces Vane TP21677©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-29 14:58 - TP2376 (Condolden Barrow)

FB Number: S5615   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From field gate W side rd, near 304m spot height. Prominent barrow 130m into cattle pasture. Top of the barrow suffering severe soil erosion leaving pillar with exposed foundations and leaning. No centre cap or plug; RHS sight hole sealed, other 3 open. Extensive sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP2376©jonglew
Pillar TP2376©jonglew
Spider TP2376©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2376©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-28 17:32 - TP0334 (Tresparrett Down)

FB Number: S5504   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

SE side of a fieldgate, on a raised field boundary. Composite cap; sight holes not checked.

Pillar TP0334©jonglew
Spider TP0334©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0334©jonglew


Possibly missing 2018-06-28 17:24 - TP0640 (Boscastle FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

Didn't spend too long looking for this after reading previous logs. There is no OS sketch for it, suspect it went sometime ago, if it ever existed. A short farm track leads off the road to where the GR indicates it should be.

A not very helpful photo of where it should be TP0640©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-28 17:20 - TP7153 (Boscastle)

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

Tricky parking on a busy road, but car can be got near enough off the road at a field entrance immediately to SW of the FBM. Partially buried in a low bank; dug away at the rear but very hard ground and large rocks, one removed. Could not see a GPS plate, suspect there isn't one. No height tag.

FBM - location TP7153©jonglew
FBM TP7153©jonglew
Missing height tag TP7153©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-28 11:29 - TP3349 (Gibbet Hill)

FB Number: S3450   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From roadside pull-in (SX 5094 8144) at E side rd. Good farm track leads up onto the hill. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open; FB is of the 'BSM' style. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP3349©jonglew
Spider TP3349©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3349©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-28 09:54 - TP0901 (Ashleigh)

FB Number: S5750   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking 80m W at a farm track entrance on opp side road. Trig sits on a high plinth on a field boundary embankment; got level with it on the road then up and over the bank, reversed on the way out, easier than looking for a gate somewhere. There was a comprehensive ivy jackey protecting the pillar, removed that to find an original centre cap retained, deeply indented lettering; sight holes not determined. Some very minor damage to one top corner. Third trig in a row buried in a hedgerow this morning.

Pillar - before gardening duties TP0901©jonglew
Pillar - after gardening duties TP0901©jonglew
Spider TP0901©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0901©jonglew


Damaged 2018-06-28 09:25 - TP5579 (Ramsdown Plantation)

FB Number: S5681   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked 70m SW on minor road. Pillar sits on field side of a field boundary hedgerow with handy gap in HR thus it can be accessed from roadside. One top corner badly chipped away, most likely flailer damage. FB faces NW (into the field); original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; sight holes not noted.

Pillar TP5579©jonglew
Spider TP5579©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5579©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-28 09:01 - TP1563 (Bradstone Barton)

FB Number: S5748   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar sits at base of a field boundary embankment, measured at 23.6m N of a metal fieldgate post. It is being comprehensively consumed by the hedgerow and is tricky to spot. I made no attempt to clear anything. There seems to be a tree growing out of the top! hence spider not seen (if extant); sight holes not accessible to check; FB can be photographed.

Pillar - in there somewhere TP1563©jonglew
Pillar - buried TP1563©jonglew
Top - or at least what can be seen of it TP1563©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1563©jonglew


Damaged 2018-06-27 12:27 - TP8856 (Cut Hill Peg)

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

Well, all I can say about that piece of wood driven into the peat and now exposed on one side, is... not a lot really. But is it really an OS trig - a piece of wood? Not their usual style for a permanent survey marker.

Summit cairn, upper peat hag to RHS of photo is the one with the stake TP8856©jonglew
This peat hag - damn sun TP8856©jonglew
Yay - there it is, a manky bit of wood, surely not TP8856©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-26 16:31 - TP20290 (Spreyton Church Tower Centre)

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

St Michael's Parish Church, Grade II listed, Norman origins completely rebuilt 15thC. OS lists Bolt and Centre as components - no access to investigate the former. Cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of St Michael TP20290©jonglew
Tower Roof TP20290©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-26 15:41 - TP2829 (Drascombe)

FB Number: S4904   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

What a busy little road, and being a typical Devonshire country lane, is not wide enough for 2 cars! The pillar sits high up on a roadside field boundary embankment. Easy enough to hop up there, where I spent 20 mins or so sawing and pruning the vegetation whilst copious amounts of traffic passed below me with the occasional wagon where the driver could turn sideways and look me in the eye from 3 feet away! The top has suffered some damage from the hedge flailer with one corner extensively smashed away. No centre cap or plug; sight holes not checked.

Pillar - as found TP2829©jonglew
Pillar - after gardening duties TP2829©jonglew
Spider TP2829©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2829©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-26 13:47 - TP1244 (Bel Tor)

FB Number: S3469   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Large car park WNW, walked along the road, hopped stock fencing and across a cattle pasture, complete with benign cattle. Pillar sits amongst, but not atop the tor rocks; buried in thorn and bracken. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; LHS sight hole open; FB is of the 'BSM' style. Extensive views, but partially blocked by the looming summit tower close by, which was a nicelittle scramble.

Pillar in a sea of bracken TP1244©jonglew
Pillar TP1244©jonglew
Spider TP1244©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1244©jonglew
Trig sits behind the LH rock tower TP1244©jonglew


Damaged 2018-06-25 20:09 - TP6714 (Walreddon)

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

OS have this marked as destroyed August 1954, 5 years after installation. As the spider and FB are missing suspect that's their idea of destroying a pillar - in this case. The pillar is located on a field boundary embankment immediately to the RHS of a paddock gate. It's easy enough to see from the roadside, easier now I've pruned back a lot of the vegetation.

Pillar TP6714©jonglew
Missing Spider TP6714©jonglew
Missing Flush Bracket TP6714©jonglew


Damaged 2018-06-25 17:57 - TP4213 (Kilworthy)

FB Number: S3471   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Field gate due west on minor road. Parking tricky; space for a car 240m further S along the road on opp side. Pasture had a large herd of feisty young cattle that galloped around me and the field, but just being inquisitive! Pillar sits high on a field boundary embankment. Cleared a comprehensive ivy jacket to get to it. Flailer damage to one top corner with a spider arm end exposed. Original cap retained, lightly indented lettering. FB is of the 'BSM'style.

Pillar - before gardening duties TP4213©jonglew
Pillar - after gardening duties TP4213©jonglew
Spider TP4213©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4213©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-25 17:13 - TP8832 (Golf Course Pyramid Apex)

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

From parking area to SE. Easy walk up on wide grassy track through gorse. Triangular structure known as The Pimple, Grade II listed, 1914 - the entrance to a covered reservoir.

Golf Course Pyramid TP8832©jonglew
The Apex finial TP8832©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-25 15:29 - TP21864 (Walkhampton Church Tower Centre)

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

St Mary's Church, Grade I listed, circa late 15thC. As luck would have it the builders were there and allowed me escorted access to the tower roof - up the spiral stairs, down the scaffolding. We conducted a thorough search, twice, despite the protecting sheets laid over the leadwork, but failed to find a Bolt. Builder suggested the leadwork looked much newer than the 1948 instalation date for the Bolt. Fortunately the Centre is extant, so marked as 'good'.

Church of St Mary TP21864©jonglew
Tower Roof TP21864©jonglew
External view of the tower battlements from the scaffolding TP21864©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-25 13:33 - TP2536 (Cramber Tor)

FB Number: S3440   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From parking area to SW. N first to South Hessary Tor, then across rough tussocky ground to here. Pillar has no centre cap but has an asphalt residue around the rim of the tube; all sight holes open. 360deg views.

Pillar TP2536©jonglew
Spider TP2536©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2536©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-25 09:32 - TP2477 (Cox Tor)

FB Number: S3449   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From 90deg bend in road to N, 750m direct to here, then on a round of 3 more tors. Pillar has no centre cap or plug; all sight holes open; FB is of the 'BSM' style. Extensive panorama of tors and lowlands.

Pillar TP2477©jonglew
Pillar TP2477©jonglew
Spider TP2477©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2477©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-24 18:54 - TP7256 (Yelverton)

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

We're not used to our FBMs being below gnd level! Should have read peregrinus's log properly and I might have taken some measurements and done some probing. This one is 5cm down according to the OS sketch, no longer available from the OS Passive site. Spade work required. ***Re-visited 30 Mar 2019 after it had been re-found. Parked opp side rd on golf course.

OS Sketch TP7256©jonglew
Re-visit on 30 Mar 2019 TP7256©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-24 18:51 - TP0641 (Yelverton FBM Aux 1)

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

Roadside verge at N side junc A386 / Golf Links Rd. Run out the measures and found it almost immediately under the old car fuel flap referred to by previous loggers, and a thin covering of grass. Replaced the flap, but not the grass.

Location TP0641©jonglew
Berntsen and old fuel flap TP0641©jonglew
7m from cattle grid TP0641©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-24 18:42 - TP5707 (Roborough Down)

FB Number: S3411   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Well manicured heathland, short walk from roadside parking on this one-way road (runs S-N). Pillar has no centre cap or plug; RHS sight hole open; FB of the 'BSM' type.

Pillar TP5707©jonglew
Spider TP5707©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5707©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-24 18:21 - TP7725 (Sheepstor)

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

Easy spot on roadside rock - standard 1/4" rivet. Parking at cattle grid on Portland Lane a few metres to the N.

Location TP7725©jonglew
Rivet TP7725©jonglew
Detail TP7725©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-24 18:05 - TP5686 (Ringmoor Down)

FB Number: S3409   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked uppast Gutter Tor, from parking area to NNE. Pillar retains original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; FB is 'BSM' style; all sight holes open. Plaque on rear face proclaims, correctly, this is Gutter Tor Trig Point. But more correctly it's the Trig Stn on Gutter Tor, that is named Ringmoor Down by the OS - pedants rule! Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5686©jonglew
Spider TP5686©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5686©jonglew
Plaque TP5686©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-24 09:23 - TP5159 (North Hessary Tor)

FB Number: S3442   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice prominent spot atop a classic West country tor. The pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; LHS and RHS sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Summit Rocks and Pillar TP5159©jonglew
Pillar TP5159©jonglew
Spider TP5159©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5159©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-23 18:55 - TP14414 (Okehampton Methodist Church Spire)

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

Fairplace Meth Ch; a United Church representing both Methodist and the United Reformed Churches. Church was opened as the new Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 1904, refurbished late 1990's reopening 1999.

The Church TP14414©jonglew
The Spire TP14414©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-23 17:52 - TP14420 (All Saints Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Church of All Saints, Grade II* listed, 15thC tower, remainder rebuilt in 1842-4. OS lists Bolt and Flagstaff as components: former not investigated; latter located centre of tower roof. 1GL bolt and cut benchmark on a tower buttress.

Church of All Saints TP14420©jonglew
The Flagstaff TP14420©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-23 17:01 - TP14422 (Bratton Clovelly Church Tower Centre)

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

Church of St Mary, Grade I listed, mainly mid-late 14thC. OS lists compnents as Bolt and Flagstaff (both destroyed 1974 - with Disc replacing Bolt 1975), and Centre. No access today investigate the tower roof, but Centre is in evidence. ***Revisited 28 Jun for an escorted search of the tower roof. Disappointingly no Disc found.

Church of St Mary TP14422©jonglew
Top of the Tower - from the ground TP14422©jonglew
Tower Roof - no Disc seen TP14422©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-23 16:44 - TP2024 (Castle Field)

FB Number: S5579   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at comms compound by lane signed as leading to Broadley Castle Farm (Coxwall Farm on my 1:25k map). Pillar sits on a plinth between raised field boundary and stock fencing to N side of lane, beneath overhanging trees. Original centre cap retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP2024©jonglew
Spider TP2024©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2024©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-23 14:29 - TP0986 (Ball Farm)

FB Number: S5163   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From a field gate to NW where parking available for a car. Pillar is well and truly buried in a wide hedgerow to the extent that access is minimal. The FB can be seen and photographed, but the dense and mature holly bush has all but claimed it. Unable to determine the centre cap or sight holes.

Pillar - in there somewhere TP0986©jonglew
Pillar - yep, there it is TP0986©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0986©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-23 14:26 - TP2063 (Cawsand Hill)

FB Number: S5362   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A fine Dartmoor location. Pillar sits on exposed foundations just off summit of Cosdon Hill. No centre cap or plug; all sight holes open. 360 deg panorama.

Pillar TP2063©jonglew
Spider TP2063©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2063©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-22 19:03 - TP3290 (Galford Down)

FB Number: S5631   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at wide forest entrance (SX 4877 8606) E side road, dropped down S 70m to field gate on W side road, into cattle pasture following edge of woodland. Pillar sits at ground level on SW side of a raise field boundary, consumed in ivy and other vegetation. Had nothing with me to make a clearance. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering. Sight holes not determined; views not noted.

Pillar - in there somewhere TP3290©jonglew
After a small clearance TP3290©jonglew
Spider TP3290©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3290©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-22 16:56 - TP2982 (East Hill)

FB Number: S4924   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at 90deg bend in road to WNW, by Klondyke. Short walk up through gorse onto open short-grassed sheep pasture. Pillar has minor damage to one top edge; no centre cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2982©jonglew
Pillar TP2982©jonglew
Spider TP2982©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2982©jonglew


Good condition 2018-06-22 12:10 - TP25749 (Exeter)

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

Parked in the Holiday Inn Express car park and walked into the Met HQ grounds; no discernible security. Active Stn is located in a compound of bizarre looking weather instruments on the N side of Coriolis Way North.

Active Stn TP25749©jonglew
Active Stn TP25749©jonglew
Detail TP25749©jonglew


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 2018-06-03 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 10:56 - 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 2018-05-28 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; R