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Not Logged 2019-01-31 13:15 - TP0724 (Malvern)

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

Have been meaning to log this photograph for some while. Having a declutter on the computer was the perfect opportunity!

A frosty Malvern!


Good condition 2019-01-05 12:00 - TP11762 (Histon Church Tower)

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

In Histon for an FA Vase game, so went to have a look at the church before the match [Histon won 2-1].


Good condition 2019-01-05 11:15 - TP4221 (Kings Bush)

FB Number: S5798   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On side of the A1198 adjacent to the Wood Green Animal Shelter. All sight holes open. Original plug with shallow letters Concrete base exposed all round, especially on W side. No paint. Extensice level views N and S.


Good condition 2018-07-06 12:50 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)

FB Number: S7474   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A slog to the summit on a sweltering day but well worth the effort for the fantastic 360 degree panorama. Brilliantly white painted; missing plug; all sightholes open. Great spot!!


Good condition 2018-07-05 14:35 - TP3553 (Hadden)

FB Number: S7183   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just off lane, in hedgeline between wheat and barley fields. Original plug with deeply indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. Traces of white paint. Lovely views N/S/E. Nice spot.


Good condition 2018-07-04 09:30 - TP8942 (Thomsons Monument)

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

Monument to James Thompson, local poet. Logged whilst finding the geocache which is on the monument site. Lovely views especially W towards Kelso racecourse. Nice spot!


Good condition 2018-07-02 16:15 - TP4612 (Mainberry)

FB Number: S7406   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In hedgerow between arable fields and at this time of year very hard to spot. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Quite a lot of white paint. All sightholes open. Moderate views.


Couldn't find it 2018-06-30 10:45 - TP7137 (Kelso)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 0/10

Had to give up on this one. Could not find it for love or money and just ran out of time looking!


Good condition 2018-06-30 10:30 - TP0088 (Middle Softlaw)

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

Took longer than I thought it would but eventually found it.


Good condition 2018-06-30 10:15 - TP0587 (Kelso FBM Aux 1)

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

Straight-forward find thanks to the photos. Beech now a small tree!


Good condition 2018-06-30 09:50 - TP6832 (Wester Softlaw)

FB Number: S7389   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Roadside pillar on grass verge of lane. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint on N side. Sightholes below ground level. Great views N/E/S. Good spot!


Good condition 2018-06-30 07:50 - TP7499 (Kelso)

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

On roof of showground, situated on floodplain of River Tweed. Easily seen from the passing road.


Good condition 2018-06-29 07:45 - TP10385 (Kelso Church Spire)

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

Largest of two church spires in Kelso. Just up the road from our hotel. Passed on a pre-breakfast walk.


Good condition 2017-12-02 14:30 - TP13695 (Pontefract Church Spire)

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

Up here in Pontefract for the FA Vase game. Passed by the church en route to the ground.


Good condition 2017-10-10 13:15 - TP1184 (Beinn Edra)

FB Number: S9404   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Really isolated spot! Excellent all-round views! Pillar is in good condition save for a plastic plug replacement. Quite a lot of faded white paint. Concrete base exposed at grass level all round. Surrounded on three sides by a low wall of stones. Three sight-holes open. Great spot!


Good condition 2017-09-21 10:15 - TP8896 (Penzance Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

A very fine church, unfortunately not open at the time of our visit.


Good condition 2017-09-19 16:55 - TP7200 (Sancreed)

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

Found after a visit to the nearby Bernsten. Nothing to add from previous logs!


Good condition 2017-09-19 16:30 - TP0634 (Sancreed FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find as it is still uncovered.


Good condition 2017-09-19 15:15 - TP10490 (Madron Church Tower Centre)

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

Observed after a visit to Trengwainten Gardens and logging the adjacent geocache. Fine church!


Good condition 2017-09-19 12:50 - TP10448 (Pendeen Church Tower Centre)

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

Fine church of local stone.


Good condition 2017-09-19 12:15 - TP8691 (Pendeen Lighthouse)

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

Lovely spot, found after a visit to the local Levant Mine.


Good condition 2017-09-18 14:00 - TP10431 (St Ives Island Coast Guard Station Centre)

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

Lovely spot with great views! Found on a day visit to St. Ives.


Good condition 2017-09-18 09:55 - TP10432 (Carbis Bay Church Spire)

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

Impressive church, observed from the bus en route to St. Ives.


Good condition 2017-09-17 16:40 - TP8770 (Godrevy Island Lighthouse)

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

Observed from the pillar. Great view!


Good condition 2017-09-17 16:35 - TP6395 (The Knavocks)

FB Number: S7935   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Glorious afternoon! Walked from the NT North Cliffs car park to bag some geocaches en route. Another pillar of irregular granite blocks. No plug. All signt holes open. Excellent views all round! Great spot!


Good condition 2017-09-15 13:00 - TP10468 (St Buryan Church Tower Centre)

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

Observed on a very windy day after a visit to Lands End. An unusually designed tower in good condition.


Good condition 2017-09-15 10:40 - TP4337 (Lands End)

FB Number: S8142   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Built of irregular granite blocks on a raised concrete base. Original plug with raised letters. S sighthole open, others closed. Good westerly views on an extremely windy day with raging seas.


Good condition 2017-09-15 10:40 - TP9879 (Longships Lighthouse)

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

Observed from lands End on a very windy day! Half covered in sea spray!


Good condition 2017-09-15 09:30 - TP10435 (Sennen Church Tower Centre)

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

First and last in England. Passed by on a very windy day en route to Lands End.


Remains 2017-09-14 15:50 - TP10461 (Hayle Church Tower Vane)

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

A beautiful church, seen in close up if you take the old route through Hayle instead of the new A30 bypass.


Good condition 2017-09-12 15:40 - TP8579 (Carn Brea Monument)

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

Visible from our hotel in Illogan. A steep climb to the summit but worth it for the views. Monument to the Basset family [local mining magnate] who also gave the land which is now Tehily Country Park.


Good condition 2017-09-12 10:00 - TP10452 (Tuckingmill Church Tower Vane)

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


Good condition 2017-07-06 15:30 - TP8903 (Conwy Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Logged during an afternoon in Conwy.


Good condition 2017-07-06 15:15 - TP9756 (Ynys Mon TV Mast)

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

Easily visible from the Red Wharf Bay - Beaumaris road.


Good condition 2017-07-04 15:00 - TP9755 (St James's Church Spire)

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

Another very impressing building! Thought at first it was the cathedral!


Good condition 2017-07-04 14:30 - TP8745 (Bangor College Tower Flagstaff)

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

Very impressive building! Logged during an afternoon in Bangor.


Good condition 2017-07-04 11:10 - TP8751 (Penrhyn Castle Tower Flagstaff)

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

Logged during a visit to the castle.


Good condition 2017-07-03 17:30 - TP8030 (Bulkeley Memorial)

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

Very impressive monument, the history of which was detailed during a visit to nearby Plas Newydd.


Good condition 2017-07-03 16:15 - TP8134 (Marquis of Anglesey's Column)

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

Another very impressive monument, the history of which was discovered during a visit to nearby Plas Newydd.


Good condition 2017-07-02 18:00 - TP9861 (Menai Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from the bedroom window of our B&B in Llanfairfechan.


Good condition 2017-07-02 18:00 - TP9606 (Puffin Island Tower)

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

Viewed from the bedroom window of our B&B in Llanfairfechan


Good condition 2017-07-02 10:30 - TP11326 (Blaenporth Church Spire)

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

Passing by en route to Aberystwyth on A487.


Good condition 2017-07-01 21:15 - TP0213 (Penrallt-Y-Gardde)

FB Number: S5796   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Well, the views from here certainly look good on the photos. This evening the cloud was so thick it was hard to find the pillar let alone admire the view! Missing plug, no paint. E facing sighthole open, others closed.


Good condition 2017-07-01 19:15 - TP6584 (Tre-Wrdan Farm)

FB Number: S5797   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Deeply embedded in a gorse hedge just off the minor road between Moylgrove and Newport. Easy access over fence. Plug missing. No paint. W facing sight hole open but others embedded in grass. Again, no views due to inclement weather [it's been a bad week!!].


Good condition 2017-06-27 12:30 - TP1006 (Banc-Y-Warren)

FB Number: S5807   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely pillar on top of a large tump. Views would be excellent but for another day of grotty Welsh weather! Asphalt plug replacement. No paint. E/W sight holes open, others closed. Followed the suggested route from other logs, parking on A487.


Good condition 2017-06-26 14:15 - TP5294 (Parc-Y-Pratt)

FB Number: S5847   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visible off the A487 and fairly easy parking/access. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint. Concrete base exposed a grass level. No views today due to grotty weather.


Good condition 2017-06-26 10:05 - TP11297 (Market Clock Tower Vane)

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

An excellent indoor market! Found whilst on holiday in the local area.


Good condition 2017-06-26 10:00 - TP11327 (Cardigan Church Tower St Marys Centre)

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

No flag flying! Very interesting church inside.


Good condition 2017-04-02 14:10 - TP6422 (The Roaches)

FB Number: S2598   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely white-painted pillar atop a rocky outcrop with concrete base exposed all round to about 15". Plug missing. All sight holes open. Excellent 360 degree views today. Great spot!


Good condition 2017-02-18 16:05 - TP9362 (Town Hall Cupola)

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

Passing by while spending the afternoon in South Shields.


Good condition 2017-02-18 14:00 - TP9850 (Tynemouth South Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from the cannons overlooking South Shields harbour on a very cold and windy afternoon.


Good condition 2017-02-18 14:00 - TP9849 (Tynemouth North Lighthouse)

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

VBiewed from the cannons overlooking South Shields harbour on a cold and windy afternoon.


Damaged 2017-02-18 12:15 - TP3663 (Hasting Hill)

FB Number: S4093   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

It's a long day trip from Brum to South Shields and back, so not a lot of time for trig hunting but spotted this gloriously white-painted pillar from the northbound A19 and couldn't resist a detour. No plug and huge chunks of concrete missing. N/S sightholes open, other closed. Good views over Sunderland to the North Sea and also of the Nissan factory inland in spite of a rather cloudy day.


Good condition 2017-01-28 14:00 - TP19999 (Newport Pagnell Church Tower)

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

Here in Newport Pagnell for the FA Vase game. Lovely parish church, light and airy inside. The lady on duty did not have the means to give me access to the tower even if she had wanted to!


Damaged 2017-01-28 12:30 - TP3336 (Gayhurst)

FB Number: S7190   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Sited beneath a horse chestnut tree alongside a lane. No plug or spider. No paint. All sight holes closed or below soil level. Expansive southern views; no views north.


Good condition 2017-01-07 14:00 - TP13901 (Mansfield Methodist Church Spire)

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

In Mansfield for the FA Vase game. Passed by the church on the way to the ground. Very small spire on a square base.


Good condition 2017-01-07 13:50 - TP13900 (Mansfield Church Spire)

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

Again, passing by on the way to the football ground for the FA Vase game. Very impressive church in spite of a very gloomy day.


Good condition 2016-12-24 11:30 - TP1680 (Broom Hill)

FB Number: S3795   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A revisit today as it looks as if this pillar's days are numbered. The farmer on whose land it is on wishes to extend the quarry area and has currently stopped at the pillar as he is unsure as to whether he can demolish it or not. Possibly he may extract it from its present location and transport it elsewhere on the farm but the situation isn't cflear at the moment.

S3795 on the brink......


Good condition 2016-11-13 13:30 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)

FB Number: S2777   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Passing nearby on the way to a book fair in Buxton. An easy pillar, close to the lane and adjacent to a dry stone wall in grass field. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Faint traces of white paint. South and west sight holes open, others closed. Concrete base just visible under flush bracket. Views not too good today due to mist.


Good condition 2016-11-09 11:45 - TP18007 (Halesowen Church Spire)

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

St. John's is one of the oldest churches in the area, about 950 years old. A find sandstone spire!

St. John's, Halesowen.


Good condition 2016-10-26 14:25 - TP18349 (St Augustinas Church Spire)

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

Contrary to the website, this spire is actually in Edgbaston, Birmingham and NOT in Smethwick. A fine spire, recently refurbished, just off the main A456 Hagley Road entrance to Birmingham City Centre.

St. Augustine's spire, Edgbaston, Birmingham.


Good condition 2016-10-24 11:30 - TP18164 (Oldbury Church Tower Centre)

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

A fine tower in the centre of my local town in the West Midlands.

Christchuch Tower, Oldbury.


Good condition 2016-10-24 10:30 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)

FB Number: S3063   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A stunning white pillar with a plastic plug insert.Plenty of interest, with a toposcope, whalebone arch replica and superb views over the North Sea. East walk from the car park. Concrete base exposed all round and S facing site hole open. Great spot!


Good condition 2016-10-12 15:45 - TP2203 (Clauchland)

FB Number: S8701   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely white-painted pillar in grassy field overlooking the sea. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. One sight hole open, others closed. Rather misty out to sea so distant views curtailed today but a great spot!


Good condition 2016-10-04 16:00 - TP14572 (Market Drayton Church Tower Vane)

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

Impressive church on a bluff overlooking the town.


Good condition 2016-09-29 14:45 - TP19597 (Christ Church Spire)

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

A very old church, situated directly on the watershed of England, so rain on one side of the churchyard drains to the Severn Estuary and on the other side to the North Sea.

Spire of Christ Church, Quinton


Good condition 2016-09-28 09:40 - TP18367 (Smethwick Holy Trinity Church Spire)

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

A Gothic revival church in the old part of Smethwick.

Spire of Holy Trinity, Smethwick.


Good condition 2016-09-19 13:30 - TP0593 (Penrith FBM Aux 1)

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

Spent a long time in the wrong place then eventually realised I was focusing on the wrong grit bin! Eventually found it under grass cuttings from a recent mow.


Good condition 2016-09-19 11:29 - TP7188 (Penrith (R))

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

A survivor of the A66 dual carriageway. Walked to the spot from the Bernsten in Stainton - easier to do this than try to park on the side of the A66 and clearer view of the road when crossing. Broken fence aided the location as the vegetation was very deep. Good to find one with the height still in place + rivet also.


Good condition 2016-09-17 12:45 - TP11264 (Penrith Church Tower Vane)

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

Passed by on the way through Penrith town centre looking for the Peugeot garage!!


Good condition 2016-09-16 16:05 - TP5794 (Salta)

FB Number: S5794   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another hedgerow pillar access from farmyard with permission. Original plug with deeply indented letters. N sight hole open. No paint. Good views all round.


Good condition 2016-09-16 16:05 - TP5794 (Salta)

FB Number: S5773   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another hedgerow pillar access from farmyard with permission. Original plug with deeply indented letters. N sight hole open. No paint. Good views all round.


Good condition 2016-09-16 14:00 - TP6279 (Swarthy Hill)

FB Number: S5674   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely coastal pillar on sight hill overlooking the sea, surrounded by gorse. Surprisingly hard to access from the shore. Missing plug. No paint. Sight hole under FB open, others closed or inaccessible. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2016-09-16 12:30 - TP1887 (Camp Farm)

FB Number: S5657   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Visited after spending time in the museum. Fields between museum and pillar now recovered from the archaeological dig. Missing plug. In hedgerow. No paint. Good views over Solway Firth.


Good condition 2016-09-16 10:35 - TP10421 (Battery Spire)

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

An excellently-refurbished building , now home to the Roman Museum. Very interesting! Also logged the local cache.


Good condition 2016-09-16 10:30 - TP10784 (Maryport Church Spire)

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

Passed by en route to the Roman Museum.


Good condition 2016-09-16 10:15 - TP5476 (Pleasant View)

FB Number: S5675   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar on field boundary built on large concrete plinth. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Traces of white paint. Good views over the Irish Sea.


Good condition 2016-09-14 15:55 - TP2913 (Dundraw)

FB Number: S6825   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A roadside pillar, slightly leaning. Original plug with raised letters. No paint. E and W sight holes open, others closed. Expansive views over the Solway Firth and Lake District.


Good condition 2016-09-14 15:30 - TP6322 (Tarnriggmoor)

FB Number: S6948   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Almost invisible in the hedgerow. Original plug with deeply indented letters. E sight hole open, others closed. No paint. Access via farm complex with permission.


Good condition 2016-09-14 15:10 - TP3375 (Glasson)

FB Number: S6938   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar on huge concrete plinth about 2' high adjacent to gateway. Missing plug. No paint. N sighthole open, others closed. Good views over the Solway Firth.


Good condition 2016-09-14 12:30 - TP1914 (Cardurnock)

FB Number: S6939   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Another pillar in a gorse hedge! Original plug with deeply indented letters. No paint. N sighthole open, others closed.


Good condition 2016-09-14 11:50 - TP4232 (Kingside Hill)

FB Number: S6954   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Hard to find this one with all the surrounding vegetation. Original plug with deeply indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. Some views but nothing spectacular. No paint.


Good condition 2016-09-14 10:30 - TP9003 (Aspatria Church Pinnacle)

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

Passed by en route to Silloth on the Solway Firth.


Good condition 2016-09-14 09:40 - TP6858 (Wharrels Hill)

FB Number: S5709   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Adjacent to a huge telecommunication mast. Access from layby on A595. Concrete filler used for missing plug. No paint. All sight holes closed. Fair views towards the Solway Firth and Lake District.


Good condition 2016-09-14 07:30 - TP9734 (Keswick Church Spire)

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

Just up the road from our hotel in Keswick. Visited early morning to find the geocache. Hugh Walpole, a local writer, is buried in the churchyard.


Good condition 2016-09-06 14:15 - TP2449 (Coton Park)

FB Number: S2263   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access off footpath and into Woodland Trust area. Pillar is under a huge beech tree, now full of nuts! Original plug with slightly indented letters. E sight-hole open, others closed. Covered in lichen but sandstone surfacing can be seen in places. Good views SW otherwise obstructed by trees.


Good condition 2016-07-26 17:30 - TP9261 (RC Church Dome Ludlow)

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

A very impressive fairly modern building. Didn't have time to go and have a look inside, however. Presumably the large cross on top of the dome is the actually intersecting station.


Good condition 2016-07-26 16:00 - TP9278 (Ludlow Church Tower Vane)

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

Had an interesting chat in St. Lawrence's with the chap on duty and learned some interesting things about its history. A fine church in the middle of a bustling market town.


Good condition 2016-06-25 13:30 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)

FB Number: S2760   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Steep climb up here after a long walk from Macclesfield station! Plenty of geocaches to find on the way, however! The pillar stands on a flat platform of stone slabs. Plastic plug replacement. Two sight holes open, two closed. Traces of white paint. Really nice spot with great views all round.


Good condition 2016-05-06 15:15 - TP22255 (Lowestoft Church Spire (St Margarets))

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

Lovely church, the churchyard full of spring blossom.


Good condition 2016-05-06 15:00 - TP25688 (Church Farm Water Tower)

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

Imposing white-painted structure on pillars.


Good condition 2016-05-05 18:20 - TP13507 (Pakefield Water Tower Centre)

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

Imposing structure close to large roundabout on A12.


Good condition 2016-05-05 17:15 - TP23398 (Wrentham Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Patriotically flying the flag of St. George!


Good condition 2016-05-05 16:23 - TP2207 (Clay Hills)

FB Number: 10745   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Had trouble finding this one! End of track [which is now very overgrown] marked by large tree trunk. Pillar is in a deep thicket and easily missed. Faded white paint now mold-encrusted. Original plug with raised letters. E sight hole open. No views.


Good condition 2016-05-04 15:00 - TP2935 (Dunwich Common)

FB Number: 10738   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Sitting on a small knoll surrounded by trees almost on the cliff top at Dunwich Heath. Access by minor path to N if walking from the National Trust visitors' centre. Peeling white paint; missing plug. E/N sight holes open. Sitting on a flat concrete base at grass level. Lovely views N to Southwold and S to Sizewell on a glorious afternoon. Nice spot!


Good condition 2016-05-03 16:55 - TP1788 (Burnt Hill Oulton Broad)

FB Number: S3812   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Access off footpath in western urban area of Lowestoft. Met an interested local who had lived there all his life and had never noticed it. faded white paint. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. Ivy encroaching rapidly! No views.


Good condition 2016-05-03 16:35 - TP7248 (Whitton Green South)

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

In the front garden of 101 Cotmar Road. Surrounded by spring-flowering shrubs. Easily seen from the pavement.


Slightly damaged 2016-05-03 16:30 - TP7246 (Whitton Green North)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Easily seen through a hole in the laurel hedge. Slight damage to top corner.


Good condition 2016-05-03 09:30 - TP9940 (Oulton Broad Church Belfry (St Marks))

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

Seen from the A12.


Good condition 2016-05-03 07:15 - TP25689 (Lowestoft Church Tower (St Peters))

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

Just inland from our hotel in Lowestoft.


Good condition 2016-05-02 19:30 - TP22256 (All Saints Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Lovely church, built right by the sea.


Good condition 2016-05-02 17:30 - TP10802 (Covehithe Church Tower Centre)

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

Another partially ruined church, still used for worship each Sunday. Close to the rapidly-eroding Suffolk coastline at this point.


Good condition 2016-05-02 16:30 - TP23394 (Wangford Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Passing by on the A12 en route to Lowestoft.


Good condition 2016-05-02 13:15 - TP0472 (Southwold Harbour)

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

Found as a result of the kerbside marker. Glorious afternoon by Southwold harbour.


Good condition 2016-05-02 11:00 - TP9888 (Southwold Lighthouse)

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

Unfortunately not open for visits when I was there but a well-maintained building, as they all are.


Good condition 2016-05-02 10:30 - TP7997 (Southwold Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Beautiful, light roomy church. Also found the geocache hidden outside.


Good condition 2016-04-09 13:35 - TP4652 (Margery)

FB Number: 2965   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A fine view from here today with a brisk wind. A white-painted pillar [slightly fading] with plastic plug replacement. Situated in a slight depression surrounded by large smooth boulders. One sight hole open, others closed. Slight [repaired] damage to one top corner.


Good condition 2016-03-17 13:40 - TP2592 (Crina Bottom Farm)

FB Number: S5617   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar adjacent to fence line near metal gate. Original plug with shallow lettering. One sight hole open. Concrete base exposed up to 18" all round. Good views today! Nice spot.


Good condition 2016-03-17 11:00 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

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

Rather cloudy today so no real views. Local stone pillar with asphalt replacement plug. All sight holes open. Pillar built on large flat stone block.


Good condition 2016-03-16 13:00 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Stone block pillar with asphalt plug replacement. All sight holes open. On a bleak open plain with superb views all round today despite a cold wind. Quite a bit of snow on surrounding summits. Great spot!


Good condition 2016-03-15 11:30 - TP17961 (Walsall Church Spire)

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

Lovely church atop a hill overlooking the busy town centre. If I'd realised there was no photo I'd have taken one! Anyway, a pint in the adjacent 'Black Country Arms' and some good hearty Black Country food can be recommended to all visitors!


Good condition 2016-03-12 14:00 - TP13978 (Hereford Cathedral Tower Flagstaff)

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

Here for the FA Vase semi-final. Lovely cathedral. Flagstaff not obvious from all directions.


Good condition 2016-03-12 13:30 - TP14663 (Hereford St Peters Church Spire)

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

Here for the FA Vase semi-final. Lovely afternoon.


Good condition 2016-03-12 13:15 - TP14874 (Hereford All Saints Church Spire)

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

Here for the FA Vase semi-final. Lovely afternoon!


Good condition 2016-02-20 14:00 - TP10319 (Salisbury Cathedral Spire)

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

Superb spire and the cathedral currently has an outdoor sculpture exhibition to admire. Pity it was pelting down with rain!!


Good condition 2016-02-20 13:30 - TP13119 (St Pauls Church Tower Vane)

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

Found on a very soggy afternoon in Salisbury


Good condition 2016-01-26 09:45 - TP13968 (Hanbury Church Tower Centre)

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

This is a favourite spot for me to bring my walking group! The interior of the church is beautiful and they have open days several times a year. Rantastic snowdrop display in early spring in the churchyard. Lovely views over the surrounding rural area. The field to the south of the church, where the footpath drops very steeply to the lane is the only place I know where you can occasionally harvest St. Georges mushrooms in late-March to early May - and they are absolutely magnificent fried with some bacon!


Good condition 2016-01-23 16:00 - TP10887 (Ombersley Church Spire)

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

Logged returning from a day in Worcester. Lovely church!


Good condition 2016-01-23 14:41 - TP10863 (St Andrews Spire)

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

Logged on a lovely afternoon visit to Worcester city centre.


Good condition 2016-01-23 14:00 - TP10862 (Worcester Cathedral Flagstaff)

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

Logged on a lovely afternoon in Worcester city centre.


Moved 2015-12-29 15:30 - TP5422 (Peopleton)

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

As its been almost 12 years since I first logged this pillar it seemed a shame [as I was in the area] not to go and have a look at it now that it's been 'rediscovered'. The farmer at Lower Cowsden Farm confirmed that it was the ex-Peopleton pillar. To access the new location, park outside Lower Cowsden Farm [SO945528] and walk eastwards along a farm track. After about 400 metres you will come to another track on your right; this is a public footpath but the footpath sign is on the opposite side of the hedge to where you are standing, so you can't see it until you cross the hedgeline. Walk along the new track across the field for about 200 metres and, when you reach a hedgeline running across the track you will see a gate on your left and that's where the pillar is located. A sorry sight!


Good condition 2015-12-23 12:00 - TP0713 (Blake Mere)

FB Number: 2989   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Glorious views today although raw cold in the wind. Lovely white-painted pillar with plastic plug replacement. Metal OS plate and also [lovely to see these!] a memorial plaque to the 5th Staffs Home Guard, Leek Battalion. Concrete base exposed all round at grass level. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2015-12-18 10:30 - TP19532 (Wolverley Church Tower Vane)

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

A fine church on a sandstone outcrop above the village.


Remains 2015-06-29 13:45 - TP3804 (High Rake)

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

Followed the instructions of previous visitors to access this rather sorry pillar. Good views on a lovely morning.


Good condition 2015-06-25 13:45 - TP0214 (Pendine Cross Roads)

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

Found after a visit to the Pendine pillar. Vegetation cleared away so a fairly easy spot.


Good condition 2015-06-25 13:30 - TP0719 (Pendine)

FB Number: S1572   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy access to pillar from nearby lane. One or two minor cracks in the pillar but condition generally good and nice to see an original plug round here - deeply indented letters. Concrete base exposed at grass level. Welsh and English OS plates. Lovely coastal views!


Good condition 2015-06-24 14:45 - TP9018 (Whetstone Hill Church Spire)

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

Passed by while in the area on holiday.


Good condition 2015-06-24 11:30 - TP1651 (Broadfield)

FB Number: S6303   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Very overgrown pillar on large raise concrete block in hedgerow on edge of camping site. You need to be a bit brave to get to the flush bracket! No plug and no paint. Moderate views.


Good condition 2015-06-23 11:15 - TP1873 (Caldy Island)

FB Number: S6392   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Wonderfully located pillar on south side of Caldey Island, adjacent to the lighthouse. Wonderful views across the Bristol Channel on a glorious day. The plug is missing but otherwise I could see no reason to log this as 'slightly damaged' so I've logged it as 'good'. No paint. N/W sight holes open. Concrete base exposed at grass level all round. Possibly the nearest trig point to a chocolate factory?? What's not to like about that!!

Caldey Island, looking west.


Good condition 2015-06-23 11:15 - TP8753 (Caldy Island Lighthouse)

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

Good to be able to log the lighthouse and the pillar from the same spot!


Good condition 2015-06-22 13:00 - TP9019 (Carew Cheriton Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

An interesting tower/spire just off the A477. Logged while finding the adjacent geocache.


Good condition 2015-06-22 09:40 - TP5139 (Norchard Beacon)

FB Number: S6310   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar on large concrete block in hedgerow alongside road. It has a geocache located in the east sight hole which we logged also! Missing plug. No paint. Good views all round.


Good condition 2015-06-22 09:40 - TP5139 (Norchard Beacon)

FB Number: S6310   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar on large concrete block in hedgerow alongside road. It has a geocache located in the east sight hole which we logged also! Missing plug. No paint. Good views all round.


Good condition 2015-06-22 09:30 - TP6418 (The Ridgeway)

FB Number: S6305   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar on top of large concrete block in hedgerow at top of private house drive. No paint. Missing plug. S facing sight hole open. Ivy encroaching on E side. Good views.


Good condition 2015-06-21 16:40 - TP9020 (Tenby Church Spire)

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

Excellent, light, airy church. Lots of people about on a lovely afternoon. Found the flush bracket! Spire in excellent condition.


Good condition 2015-05-05 17:30 - TP9424 (Hertford County Hall Cupola)

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

Lovely building! Passed by this afternoon returning from Ware. Traffic jam at island so plenty of time to have a good look.


Good condition 2015-05-05 13:35 - TP22582 (Ware Church Tower Spire)

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

Currently covered in scaffolding due to some repointing of the surface of flint. Had a long conversation with the director of music of the church who was packing up after a funeral. Lovely church but sadly, no camera, so no photo!


Good condition 2015-04-30 14:45 - TP9440 (Upper Deal Parish Church Cupola)

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

Lovely building! Most interesting tower/cupola. Unfortunately, batteries had run out on camera so no photo!


Good condition 2015-04-30 14:30 - TP9441 (RM School of Music Cupola)

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

Lovely building!


Good condition 2015-04-30 10:10 - TP7658 (St Margarets At Cliffe)

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

Easy to find. Passing by on the way to the NT Visitor's Centre on the White Cliffs.


Good condition 2015-04-30 10:00 - TP12697 (St Margarets at Cliffe Church Tower Centre)

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

Passing by on the way to the NT Visitor's Centre on the White Cliffs.


Good condition 2015-04-29 15:00 - TP25473 (Hoath Church Spire)

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

Photo uploaded.

Hoath church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-29 11:00 - TP9439 (Herne Bay Pier Cupola)

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

Viewed from a distance after morning coffee in Wetherspoons! Declined the invitation to swim out and have a closer look.


Good condition 2015-04-29 10:15 - TP25481 (Herne Bay Clock Tower Vane)

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

Lovely clock tower - said to be the tallest stand-alone clock tower when built.

Herne Bay clock tower.


Good condition 2015-04-29 10:00 - TP25485 (Herne Bay Church Spire)

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

Photo uploaded.

Herne Bay church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-28 19:45 - TP1454 (Blackney Hill)

FB Number: S3992   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In middle of arable land. easy access at this time of year and no-one around in the evening light. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sight holes below or at soil level. Agricultural views all round.


Good condition 2015-04-28 19:30 - TP25441 (Ash Ch Sp)

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

Photo uploaded.

Ash church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-28 19:15 - TP25475 (Wingham Church Spire)

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

Photo uploaded.

Wingham church.


Good condition 2015-04-28 19:10 - TP25474 (Ickham Church Spire)

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

Visited whilst returning from Canterbury. Photo uploaded.

Ickham church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-28 09:50 - TP25465 (Forwich Church Spire)

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

Visited on the way to Canterbury. Photo uploaded.

Forwich church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-27 16:30 - TP5672 (Richborough Hill)

FB Number: S1842   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited whilst at Richborough Castle. In centre of arable field. Concrete base exposed slightly at one corner. Faded white paint. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sight hole under flush bracket open. Good all-round views.


Good condition 2015-04-27 14:15 - TP25471 (Worth Church Spire)

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

Photo uploaded. Lovely pub just round the corner!!

Worth church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-27 14:00 - TP0451 (Royal St Georges)

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

Visited after a quick browse in the club shop at Royal St. Georges Golf Club. Hard to find - the man in the toll booth was very interested in a person on his hands and knees looking at the concrete!


Good condition 2015-04-27 11:00 - TP25646 (Sandwich St Clements Church Tower)

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

Church is no longer regularly used as a place of worship. Occasional services held but can be hired for community activities.


Possibly missing 2015-04-27 10:30 - TP25427 (St Georges Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Photo taken on a lovely sunny morning. Flagstaff not in situ - possibly temporarily removed? Lovely tower!

St. George's tower


Good condition 2015-04-27 07:45 - TP0452 (Palm Bay)

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

An easy find once I located the incised cross on the guard rail. Lovely morning and good views along the coast.


Good condition 2015-04-26 19:00 - TP25447 (Margate Methodist Church Spire)

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

This is now a Coptic church. Photo uploaded.

Margate Methodist [now Coptic] church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-26 19:00 - TP25439 (St Pauls Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Photo uploaded - note that the flagstaff isn't there! Possibly temporarily removed?

St. Paul's tower flagstaff


Destroyed 2015-04-26 17:35 - TP7669 (Telegraph Hill)

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

Visited for the sake of completion as I was in the area.


Good condition 2015-04-26 14:30 - TP8997 (Quex Monument)

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

Beautiful monument in a lovely parkland setting. The house, museum and the excellent farm shop/cafe are definitely worth a visit, the latter especially if the weather is poor as it was today!!


Good condition 2015-04-26 12:50 - TP25424 (All Saints Church Spire Birchington)

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

Photo uploaded.

All Saints church, Birchington.


Good condition 2015-04-26 12:40 - TP25443 (Dent De Lion Church Spire)

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

Photo uploaded.

Dent de Lion church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-26 12:30 - TP25432 (All Saints Church Spire Westbrook)

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

Photo uploaded.

All Saints, Westbrook, church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-26 11:30 - TP7771 (Margate)

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

Spotted on a damp walk along Margate promenade en route to the Turner Centre.


Good condition 2015-04-26 10:20 - TP25470 (Congregational Church Spire)

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

Photo uploaded.

Margate Congregational church spire


Good condition 2015-04-26 10:10 - TP25445 (Margate Parish Church Spire)

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

Photo uploaded.

Margate parish church spire.


Good condition 2015-04-26 10:05 - TP25440 (St Peters Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Photo uploaded.

St. Peter's church tower flagpole


Good condition 2015-04-26 10:00 - TP25426 (RC Church Tower Vane)

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

Photo attached.

Broadstairs RC Church tower vane


Good condition 2015-04-26 09:55 - TP7289 (North Foreland 2)

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

Just down from the Lake District and now in Thanet. What a contrast!! Station seen on a dull and misty morning.


Good condition 2015-04-26 09:55 - TP7288 (North Foreland 1)

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

Again, spotted on a damp and misty morning.


Good condition 2015-04-26 09:55 - TP25486 (North Foreland Lighthouse Vane)

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

Photo attached.

North Foreland Light vane


Good condition 2015-04-23 14:15 - TP0944 (Aye Gill Pike)

FB Number: S5665   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A real slog of a walk from Dent on a really warm day - but the views from the pillar made the effort worth while! A lovely white-painted pillar with a brown plug replacement. Situated on a grassy area adjacent to a broken stone wall. Great spot!


Damaged 2015-04-22 15:15 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

FB Number: 2982   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Another glorious day! What fine views from the top!! The pillar has seen better days but has a plastic plug replacement and three plaques on the flush bracket side, including a local charity group plaque. Concrete base exposed about 10" all round.


Good condition 2015-04-20 12:30 - TP3461 (Great Knoutberry Hill)

FB Number: S8285   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A stone built pillar with a close-by stone seat for the weary! Missing plug. One sight hole open. Glorious views on a lovely day!


Toppled 2015-03-14 12:30 - TP4361 (Lantern Pike)

FB Number: GONE   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Visited the toposcope first and then the toppled pillar with FB removed. Lovely views from here today!


Inaccessible 2015-02-28 14:30 - TP12042 (Cricklade Church Tower)

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

Here this afternoon prior to the FA Vase Quarter Final at Highworth Town. There was a wedding rehearsal going on in the church so access to the tower was not possible. Found the bench mark and then the geocache.


Good condition 2015-01-14 14:00 - TP2075 (Cefn Du)

FB Number: S7314   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On grassy area in midst of heather moor. Quite a lot of fading white paint. Asphalt plug replacement. Concrete base exposed at grass level. One sight hole open, others closed. Remains of derelict building close by and piles of bricks from said building stacked against pillar. Very windy today but good views all round.


Good condition 2014-09-16 13:45 - TP2982 (East Hill)

FB Number: S4924   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great views over Okehampton from here! Pillar has plug missing. Two sight holes open. Vague traces of paint. On grassy plain surrounded by gorse. Pillar is slightly lower than summit and on exact summit are two stubs of substantial pillars alligned across the crest, plus a smaller stub as the third corner of a square. All have a small amount of residual metalwork projecting from the top. No obvious signs of a fourth. Looking at old OS maps, this may be the remains of an old tramway or some similar structure? Red flags visible today. Note added 2/10/14: Eric Hemmery in his book 'High Dartmoor' says that the pillars mentioned above are in fact relics of a WW2 searchlight installation.


Slightly damaged 2014-09-15 17:15 - TP6061 (Sourton Tors)

FB Number: S5606   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Again, wonderful views today! Pillar is slightly damaged - chunk of concrete missing adjacent to flush bracket, area of patched repair under flush bracket and repaired crack around pillar at flush-bracket level. No plug. No paint. Granite oputcrops all round. Concrete base exposed at ground level. Plug appears to be leaning ever so slightly [or is it me???].


Good condition 2014-09-15 13:00 - TP3462 (Great Links)

FB Number: S3451   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar placed on granite tor below main summit. Missing plug. Flush bracket has 'raised S'. No paint. All sight holes open. Shallow concrete base. Great views!!


Good condition 2014-09-15 09:45 - TP3349 (Gibbet Hill)

FB Number: S3450   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fabulous views all round today!! Pillar on grassy plain, original plug with raised letters. Flush bracket with 'raised S'. No paint. One sight hole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed some 4" all round.


Good condition 2014-09-14 16:15 - TP2477 (Cox Tor)

FB Number: S3449   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely views all round! Pillar in the centre of granite outcrops. Concrete base exposed some 4" all round. Traces of paint. Plug missing. All sight holes open. Flush bracket with 'raised S'. Nice spot!


Good condition 2014-09-13 17:30 - TP5159 (North Hessary Tor)

FB Number: S3442   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar on granite outcrop adjacent to communications station, masts and other paraphenalia. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Two sight holes open, others closed. No paint. Flush bracket has 'raised S'. Lovely all-round views including nice one of Princetown prison. Easy access via trackway.


Good condition 2014-09-13 11:45 - TP1247 (Bellever Tor)

FB Number: S3458   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar on high point of granite tor. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Flush bracket has 'raised S'. No paint. Sight hole below flush bracket open, others closed. Small plaque dedicated to Creber family. Currently has a WW1 wreath on it placed by local scouts. Lovely all-round views!


Good condition 2014-09-12 14:00 - TP2960 (Easdon Tor)

FB Number: S3542   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached through forestry track and head-high bracken. Pillar is set on a granite boulder with a thin concrete base. Asphalt plug replacement. No paint but much mildew! Flush bracket has 'raised S'. Good views! Sight holes closed.


Good condition 2014-09-11 15:45 - TP3588 (Hameldown Tor)

FB Number: S3459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unfortunately covered in primarily red and white graffiti. Missing plug. All sight holes open. Concrete base exposed at grass level. Traces of paint. Adjacent to a low cairn. Good all-round views.


Good condition 2014-09-11 11:30 - TP4766 (Meldon Hill)

FB Number: S3448   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Original plug with slightly indented letters. All site holes open. Traces of paint. Memorial plaque to Frederick Painter on reverse of pillar, which has a 'raised S' on flush bracket. Extensive views from top of rock-strewn slope.


Good condition 2014-09-06 12:30 - TP19562 (Sherbourne Church Spire)

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

Passing by on the way to Charlecote Park. Beautiful spire on a church that seems to have been re-roofed. Batteries in camera are flat hence no photo! Easily access along cul-de-sac lane; spire also clearly visible from Barford bypass on A429.


Good condition 2014-08-30 13:00 - TP11820 (Wem Church Tower Centre)

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

Here today for the FA Cup match between Shawbury United and Tividale. Lovely church with good stained-glass windows.


Good condition 2014-08-30 11:15 - TP11467 (Battlefield Church Tower Centre)

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

Passing by on the way to Wem and logged this after finding the geocache at the nearby A49/A53 intersection. Lovely church!


Slightly damaged 2014-06-27 11:15 - TP2857 (Drumcarrow Craig)

FB Number: S4809   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

On a rocky outcrop adjacent to a minor road. In company with masts and other extraneous paraphenalia of modern life. There is an easy walk up to the trig, which has a crack around the middle of the pillar and the plug is missing. All sightholes open. Expansive views all round.


Good condition 2014-06-26 16:15 - TP4308 (Knox Hill)

FB Number: S4597   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

One of the most difficult trigs to date, both to access and to find. The gorse hasn't gone away in the last three years! Followed roughly the way suggested by the last visitor and eventually found it. No views at all due to gorse. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed several inches all round. It was a pleasure to get back to the car!!


Good condition 2014-06-26 15:30 - TP7141 (Arbirlot)

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

Found by using the notes of other visitors. Height of vegetation in the lane suggested I wouldn't have much luck but got there in the end, having turned back once.


Couldn't find it 2014-06-26 15:00 - TP0570 (Arbirlot FBM Aux 1)

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

Had been here for about 5 minutes when, right out of the blue, a huge articulated lorry can trundling down the lane. There was no way it was going to get past my car so I had to reverse quite some way and I'd lost interest after that! Should have taken a print of the photo before going on holiday!!


Good condition 2014-06-26 14:15 - TP0050 (Auchmithie)

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

Fortunately, the concrete surface of the block was partially exposed. I only had to scrape away a little vegetation to expose the stud. Quite a busy junction this, so be wary of where you park!


Good condition 2014-06-26 13:30 - TP15563 (St Marys Church Spire Arbroath)

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

Visited whilst on holiday in Carnoustie

St. Mary's spire, Arbroath


Good condition 2014-06-25 15:15 - TP4969 (Muirheads Resr)

FB Number: S4596   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Made heavy weather of this, probably because I wanted to find the geocache first and then got rather disorientated. Found the pillar in the end but the high vegetation made it really difficult to locate. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Quite a lot of paint. East sight hole open, others closed. Accessed through gate to west side, partially hanging off hinges. No significant views.


Not Logged 2014-06-25 10:05 - TP15560 (Friockheim Church Spire)

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

Interesting church. 1885 shown on clock face.

Friockheim Church spire.


Good condition 2014-06-25 09:45 - TP1856 (Cairnconon Hill)

FB Number: S4484   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Approached from the east, climbed over a metal gate and walked through woods. Found the geocache then hunted for the pillar. The gorse has encroached upon it considerably but there was a trail leading to it, obviously a cattle-gathering spot. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. East sighthole open, others closed. Some views North-South.


Destroyed 2014-06-24 19:25 - TP4174 (Kerryston Bank)

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

Just a field of potatoes, one of many in this area. Just passing by to confirm with other visitors that the pillar is no longer there.


Good condition 2014-06-24 11:15 - TP10284 (United College Church Spire St Andrews)

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

My visit co-incided with graduation day! What a scene in the sunshine with pipers, senior staff and graduates all parading down the street!

United College spire, St. Andrews


Good condition 2014-06-24 09:45 - TP15547 (St Stephens Church Spire Broughty Ferry)

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

Passing by on the way from Carnoustie to Dundee


Good condition 2014-06-23 15:30 - TP14343 (Forfar East Church Spire)

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

Visited whilst on holiday in Carnoustie

Forfar East spire


Good condition 2014-06-23 15:00 - TP15611 (Forfar County Building Spire)

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

Visited whilst on holiday in Carnoustie

Forfar County Buildings spire


Good condition 2014-06-23 13:45 - TP6812 (West Hills)

FB Number: S1610   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a rounded summit in the centre of a potato field. As we had just experienced a downpour of tropical intensity, climbing from the lane to the pillar was an experience in itself! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. East sighthole open. Traces of paint. Expansive views all round.


Good condition 2014-06-23 13:00 - TP15610 (Forfar West Church Spire)

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

Visited whilst on holiday in Carnoustie

Forfar West spire


Good condition 2014-06-23 09:00 - TP15555 (Carnoustie Church Spire)

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

Photographed while on holiday in Carnoustie

Carnoustie spire


Damaged 2014-06-17 13:00 - TP4860 (Moel Morfydd)

FB Number: S3104   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Pillar is very badly damaged just above ground level. Traces of white paint still visible. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Two sightholes open, others closed. Great views today with some hazy sunshine. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2014-05-12 15:00 - TP2559 (Creag Each)

FB Number: S6220   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

More superb views from here, a grassy knoll with isolated stones, near a conifer plantation. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed and all a grass-level. No paint. Great spot!


Good condition 2014-05-11 12:15 - TP3001 (Eastbow Hill)

FB Number: S6183   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely views from this pillar, set on a grass/heather summit surrounded by large stones, adjacent to a stone wall. Plug missing and no paint. SE sighthole open, others closed. Nice spot!


Good condition 2014-03-16 13:30 - TP4867 (Moel Wyn)

FB Number: S8450   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A slog up to the summit, to be rewarded with low cloud and mist in spite of a sunny start. A substantial square slate construction with asphalt plug replacement. Some graffiti on the slates but this does not in general deter from what would be a great spot on a clear day. Must footfall erosion around pillar. Sight holes all closed.


Good condition 2014-03-08 14:00 - TP11892 (Market Harborough Church Spire)

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

Here for some retail therapy while family members went to the football in Leicester. Beautiful church with lovely stained glass window inside, made all the better by the bright sunshine.


Good condition 2014-01-19 17:45 - TP11800 (Wilby Church Spire)

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

Lovely church with fine flying buttresses. Found the nearby geocache and viewed the church from the cache's location then off to the next village for a meal on the way home.


Good condition 2014-01-19 13:15 - TP11805 (Wellingborough St Marys Church Tower)

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

Another fine church! Two good ones in the same place.


Good condition 2014-01-19 13:00 - TP11806 (Wellingborough Gasworks Chimney)

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

Easily spotted structure.


Good condition 2014-01-19 12:20 - TP11804 (Wellingborough Church Spire)

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

Lovely church - and just as sunny an afternoon as in the picture. Time also for a quick look around the town centre.


Good condition 2014-01-19 12:00 - TP11803 (Wellingborough Grammar School Cupola)

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

Here today for the FA Vase game so a chance to check the intersecting stations. This one reminds me of my old school - it has a cupola just like this. I wonder if there was a standard design for these institutions?


Good condition 2013-12-26 14:00 - TP9263 (Bilston Clock Tower Dome)

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

Interesting bit of architecture. Passed by today on a geocache hunt.


Good condition 2013-12-26 13:15 - TP12840 (Darlaston Church Spire)

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

Passed by today on a geocache hunt.


Good condition 2013-12-26 13:00 - TP12331 (Wednesbury Church Spire)

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

Impressively sited on a ridge with good views over the Black Country. Local geocache here together with an interesting bit of ancient history in the surrounding gardens.


Good condition 2013-12-26 12:15 - TP13058 (Dudley Church Spire)

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

Always known locally as 'Top Church' for obvious reasons! Passed by today on the way to a geocache hunt in Wednesbury and Darlaston.


Good condition 2013-11-14 13:15 - TP12334 (Stockingford Church Tower)

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

Logged on the way to see my aunts in Galley Common, just down the road.


Possibly missing 2013-11-14 12:00 - TP12458 (Nuneaton Water Tower Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

Impressive water tower but no sign of the mast!


Destroyed 2013-11-14 11:30 - TP12460 (Courtaulds Chimney Nuneaton)

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

I remember this factory when I was young as my aunts live in Nuneaton not far from here. Now modern housing.


Good condition 2013-11-14 11:00 - TP12336 (Nuneaton Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Logged whilst geocaching! Interesting church architecture.


Good condition 2013-10-31 11:30 - TP10891 (Tardebigge Church Spire)

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

Beautiful spire, clearly visible from the A448 dual carriageway. Impressive flying butresses and also, just down the hill from the churchyard, is the entrance to to Tardebigge canal tunnel and, in the opposite direction, the start of the famous Tardebigge staircase of locks taking the Birmingham-Worcester canal from the edge of the plateau down into the Severn Vale.


Destroyed 2013-10-19 15:30 - TP3948 (Hints Hill)

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

Passes by today with the rambling group on the footpath to the west of the old trig site. As has been said, the pillar was removed by the re-alligned A5.


Good condition 2013-07-11 16:30 - TP9251 (Law Courts Dome)

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

Observed after a visit to 'The Great Gathering' of A4 Pacifics at the National Railway Museum.


Good condition 2013-06-21 13:30 - TP0971 (Baildon Hill)

FB Number: S1801   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Totally forgot to log this pillar, visited whilst doing some geocaching in the area. Lovely white-painted pillar on moorland in a slight depression with concrete block exposed about 12" all round. Ashphalt plug replacement. All sightholes open. Good views at the time but rain was rolling in from the south west. Nice spot!


Slightly damaged 2013-05-27 11:30 - TP3287 (Gains Law)

FB Number: S7469   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Plug missing. Traces of white paint. E and W sight holes open, others closed. Concrete base exposed at grass level. There is a crack around the entire pillar about a foot above ground level. Good views!


Good condition 2013-05-26 15:00 - TP5264 (Overwells)

FB Number: S7565   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Access to the spot is easy, thanks to a clear footpath - but when you get there, finding the pillar is another matter as it's totally swamped by gorse. When you do find it, inspecting it can be a painful business! The plug is original with deeply indented letters. No real paint. Sight holes appear closed. Good luck!!


Good condition 2013-05-26 14:00 - TP8047 (Waterloo Monument)

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

Striking monument adjacent to the triangulation pillar. There is a plaque on it which reads: Lat: 55 32' 5.6" Long west: 2 32' 45.6" or in time 10.11.1 Level of base above level of sea: 774 feet. Marker stone T.M.B. 13th March 1835. Great spot!


Good condition 2013-05-26 14:00 - TP5376 (Peniel Heugh)

FB Number: S7471   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Adjacent to the Waterloo Monument Original plug with deeply indented letters and [like another one found today] appears to have been recently polished! S sight hole open, others closed. The N top corner is slightly chipped but not enough to log it as slightly damaged. Lovely spot! Great views today!


Good condition 2013-05-26 11:30 - TP4970 (Muirhouselaw)

FB Number: S7910   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Original plug with deeply indented letters. SW and NE sight holes open. Traces of paint. Large concrete base exposed all round. It appears as if the plug might have been recently cleaned! Nice spot!


Good condition 2013-05-26 10:15 - TP1254 (Belsesmoor)

FB Number: S7508   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of white paint. S sight hole open, others closed. Concrete base visible at ground level. Reasonable westerly views and a lot of gorse! Easy access along track at edge of field.


Good condition 2013-05-02 10:50 - TP8843 (Wychbury Hill Obelisk)

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

An obelisk on the Hagley Hall estate, refurbished by the current Lord Cobham in the last two years after being in a state of near collapse for decades. Great gathering point for sledging in the winter!


Slightly damaged 2013-05-01 14:00 - TP0865 (Aran Fawddwy)

FB Number: S1608   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

What a great spot on a beautiful day! Stone built pillar on a rather rickety base surrounded by piles of rocks. No plug and all sight holes blocked. Initially thought the number was 1603. Wonderful views all round!


Good condition 2013-04-30 09:45 - TP9322 (Coleshill RC Church Tower Cross)

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

Passed by on way to my aunt's funeral in Nuneaton. Church is now closed and boarded up after scandal in the recent past.


Good condition 2013-04-30 09:25 - TP10718 (Aston Church Spire)

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

Passed by on the way to my aunt's funeral. Lovely church - shame about the adjacent football ground....


Good condition 2013-04-27 15:26 - TP9614 (University Tower)

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

Another one that I can see from my bedroom window! Visit here from time to time to either visit friends in hospital nearby or to do a bit of research in the University Library - soon to be replaced with a modern eyesore - and the tower is a wonderful structure.


Good condition 2013-04-27 15:25 - TP9615 (Birmingham GPO Tower)

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

Forgot to check that this was on the site! Walk passed it at least once a week and can see it from my bedroom window!


Destroyed 2013-04-21 11:00 - TP7828 (Carnaby South)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Last visit of the holiday, just for completeness. No signs of pillar from railway.


Good condition 2013-04-21 10:00 - TP3589 (Hamilton Hill)

FB Number: S6369   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Early morning walk before returning home after holiday. Lovely spot on a 'tump' near the coast with good views towards Bridlington. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint. W sight hole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 4". Great spot!


Couldn't find it 2013-04-20 19:15 - TP0363 (Hilston)

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

Running out of time now and had a quick look but, as others have said, its location isn't obvious so had to leave it.


Destroyed 2013-04-20 18:50 - TP5636 (Renish)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Not here but visited for the sake of completeness.


Good condition 2013-04-20 18:15 - TP6193 (Stockbridge Hill)

FB Number: S2433   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar on a small grassy clump in middle of arable field. Fortunately soil dry and no-one about so approached from cemetary. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sight holes below ground level. The pillar appears to be leaning very slightly from the vertical. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2013-04-20 17:45 - TP9027 (Withernsea Lighthouse)

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

Very impressive structure now a cafe/museum. can be seen for miles.


Good condition 2013-04-20 17:30 - TP3403 (Golf Course)

FB Number: S2473   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy access from footpath across golf course which was very busy on a Saturday afternoon. Some golfers knew exactly where it was. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sight holes at or below vegetation level. Just some views of the various fairways.


Good condition 2013-04-20 16:30 - TP0364 (Withernsea Road)

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

Easy find opposite farm track.


Good condition 2013-04-20 16:30 - TP4818 (Mile House)

FB Number: S2467   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Fortunately the hedges haven't greened up yet and so pillar was spotted without a problem. Quick nip into farm yard [deserted] to get FB number. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sight holes below soil level. No significant views.


Good condition 2013-04-20 16:10 - TP0649 (Patrington FBM Aux 1)

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

In grass verge very close to entrance to children's play area. Found after some prods with the trusty trowel then replaced soil on top to avoid kiddiewinkies vandalising it.


Good condition 2013-04-20 16:00 - TP5326 (Patrington)

FB Number: S2478   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Uninsiring location in grassy field next to the road opposite play ground. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Faded white paint. S sight hole open, others closed. No significant views.


Good condition 2013-04-20 15:55 - TP9179 (Patrington Church Spire )

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

Very ornate church spire which can be seen for miles around the village.


Good condition 2013-04-20 15:10 - TP1102 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S2463   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Followed the advice of previous visitors and drove here. Pillar on side of track near mast. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sight holes below vegetation level. Uninspiring views.


Good condition 2013-04-20 14:45 - TP2245 (Clump)

FB Number: S2462   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Awkward access, first along footpath and then across arable field following tractor tracks as much as possible. Fortunately the soil was dry! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint left. Sight holes below vegetation level. Good views to coast and surrounding agricultural land.


Unreachable but visible 2013-04-20 13:15 - TP3325 (Garth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

Managed to spot the trig through the fence but place all closed and no-one apparently around.


Destroyed 2013-04-20 12:15 - TP5118 (Newton)

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

Took a walk after finding the local geocaches. No sign.


Good condition 2013-04-20 11:45 - TP2781 (Dimlington)

FB Number: S2457   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar stands a few yards off the lane which winds around the gas terminal in a field of winter grain. East access off the road. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Concrete base exposed about 2" all round. S sight hole open, others closed. Excellent north views along the Holderness coast, S to gas terminal and NW over Holderness.


Good condition 2013-04-20 11:40 - TP7561 (Easington)

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

Passed by on the way back from Spurn Point.


Good condition 2013-04-20 11:00 - TP9026 (Spurn Lighthouse)

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

Fabulous spot, one of the iconic coastal features to stand on! Lighthouse in good nick which is more than can be said for the road, some of which had been all but washed away with recent gales.


Couldn't find it 2013-04-19 14:55 - TP7219 (Flamborough)

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

Unfortunately arrived at a time when the owner was out, so no chance of a find.


Couldn't find it 2013-04-19 14:40 - TP0648 (Flamborough FBM Aux 1)

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

Spent 10 minutes prodding with the trusty trowel to no avail. Photo doesn't give much away.


Good condition 2013-04-19 14:30 - TP0362 (Sixpenny Hill)

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

Found quite easily using the OS sketch. Excavated all soil cover and left exposed. On junction between B1229 and minor track. No significant views.


Unreachable but visible 2013-04-19 09:45 - TP5836 (Scarborough Road Resr)

FB Number: S6333   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Not going to attempt a fence-climb. Trig visible clearly from layby and FB [unusually] faces the road!!


Destroyed 2013-04-18 17:30 - TP7418 (Carnaby North)

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

Visited for the sake of completeness after dropping in to 'The World of Rock'. How can anyone eat the stuff??


Slightly damaged 2013-04-18 15:30 - TP8834 (Carnaby Temple Apex)

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

Had a walk here after doing the geocache in Carnaby Village. Strange folly in a rather scruffy farm location. Interesting place, though.


Good condition 2013-04-17 09:45 - TP11135 (Brandesburton Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Lovely squat church building. Passed by on the way to Beverley from Bridlington. Very windy!


Good condition 2013-04-16 17:30 - TP11229 (Bridlington Holy Trinity Church Spire)

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

Passed by on the way back to our guest house in Bridlington - here for a few days holiday. Lovely building!


Remains 2013-04-16 16:45 - TP9902 (Sewerby Windmill Apex)

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

Passed by after a curtailed visit to Bempton Cliffs - too windy to walk upright!


Good condition 2013-04-16 16:30 - TP1343 (Bessingby)

FB Number: S6365   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Accessed from the parallel track. Situated in a hedge gap between two arable fields. Faded paint. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Sight holes below vegetation level. Moderate agricultural views.


Moved 2013-04-16 15:30 - TP1480 (Blakehowe)

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

Very windy! Did the nearby geocache then set off along the permissive path towards Bempton Cliffs. Pillar on side of track next to old tanker. Adjacent fields with spring grain. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Concrete base exposed about 3" all round. Good views all round.


Good condition 2013-04-16 12:20 - TP7269 (Flamborough Head 1)

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

Easily spotted from the lighthouse.


Good condition 2013-04-16 12:20 - TP7270 (Flamborough Head 2)

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

Easily spotted from the lighthouse


Good condition 2013-04-16 12:15 - TP8769 (Flamborough Lighthouse)

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

Great spot! So windy it was hard to stand up!


Good condition 2013-04-16 12:00 - TP3194 (Flamborough)

FB Number: S6327   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A lovely white-painted pillar adjacent to the old lighthouse tower and the golf course. Easy access from road. Asphalt plug. N sighthole open, others below grass level. Wonderful views on a day so windy it was hard to stand upright!


Good condition 2013-02-18 11:00 - TP3210 (Foel Fadian)

FB Number: S8517   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fantastic day except for a viciously cold wind. Pillar is on a raised concrete plinth. The plug is missing and there is no paint visible. S/E sightholes open, others closed. Lovely views.


Slightly damaged 2012-12-06 14:00 - TP5541 (Purbeck)

FB Number: S6102   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

There is a large chunk of concrete missing from one side of the pillar and several smaller chunks also. The pillar stands on a small concrete plinth, visible at grass level. There is an asphalt plug replacement. No significant white paint noted. South sighthole closed but others open. Rain closing in so views not brilliant.


Good condition 2012-12-06 11:30 - TP3399 (Golden Cap)

FB Number: S3752   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Misty today but still good views along the Dorset Coast. The pillar has an asphalt plug. If you look hard there are some traces of white paint! The pillar stands on a concrete plinth about 3" above ground level and the area around it is heavily used as this is a great viewpoint, not only for Coast Path walkers but also for those from the nearby car park. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2012-12-03 15:30 - TP3742 (Hergest Ridge)

FB Number: S8181   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A lovely spot on a grassy plain with great views and buzzards overhead. Asphalt plug replacement. Traces of faded white paint. Pillar is on a small raised concrete plinth with a pile of boulders on the one side.


Good condition 2012-12-03 12:00 - TP5154 (North Daren)

FB Number: S7276   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Some faded white paint but very little. Plug missing. Pillar is leaning very slightly and sits on top of a substantial plinth surrounded by a flat rock. Great views!!


Slightly damaged 2012-12-03 09:30 - TP3668 (Hatterrall Hill)

FB Number: S6114   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Faded white pillar without its plug and spider. Some bits knocked out of the top edge and sides but only very minor damage. Pillar is on top of a rock base about 10 inches high. Excellent views!


Good condition 2012-10-21 16:30 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)

FB Number: S2766   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A fine upstanding pillar on a large [artificial??] mound surrounded by boulders. Visible from a long distance. Plastic plug replacement. Traces of white paint. All sightholes filled. Wonderful afternoon, clear as a bell. You can see for miles. Great spot - well worth the slog!


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 15:00 - TP5610 (Red Hill)

FB Number: S6561   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Plug missing. All sight holes open. Concrete base exposed all round at grass level. A few chips to the concrete. Expansive views all round. Nice spot!


Slightly damaged 2012-09-18 16:00 - TP3308 (Gare)

FB Number: S7686   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 1/10

Ivy covered pillar in hedgerow. Almost impossible to access the top so contented with the flush bracket alone. No views.


Couldn't find it 2012-09-18 09:30 - TP0332 (Tubbs Mill)

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

Had no more joy than the others. Extensive excavations here presumably by earlier visitors so spent 20 minutes digging elsewhere but to no avail. Very elusive.


Good condition 2012-09-17 17:45 - TP9622 (Penryn Clock Tower)

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

Visited after a day in Falmouth and a visit to the local Peugeot dealer to sort out a problem with the car!


Destroyed 2012-09-17 14:30 - TP4170 (Kergilliack Resr)

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

Visited for the sake of completeness whilst on a day visit to Falmouth.


Good condition 2012-09-17 13:00 - TP9143 (Grammar School Belfry)

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

Observed whilst on a day visit to Falmouth.


Good condition 2012-09-17 11:00 - TP9623 (Old Observatory Tower)

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

Observed whilst on a day visit to Falmouth.


Slightly damaged 2012-09-15 14:00 - TP7685 (Camerance Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Found the structure; first one of these I've logged. Very overgrown and did not attempt to climb it!


Good condition 2012-09-13 15:49 - TP3407 (Goonhilly Down)

FB Number: S1732   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found whilst geocaching. Easy access along footpath from road - initially thought access would be from Goonhilly Visitors Centre, but was wrong. Next to a strange conctrete pillar and a standing stone, on a small hump. Faded white paint. No plug. W sighthole open, others closed. Expansive southerly views. Saw sand lizard on way back to the car!


Not Logged 2012-09-12 16:45 - TP7683 (Tregear Water Tank)

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

Couldn't resist this challenge as I was so close. Hard to get to. Even harder to access. had to remove moss - but there it was.


Good condition 2012-09-12 16:45 - TP7683 (Tregear Water Tank)

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

Couldn't resist this challenge as I was so close. Hard to get to. Even harder to access. had to remove moss - but there it was.


Good condition 2012-09-12 16:00 - TP7231 (Grampound)

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

How difficult can it be to find an FBM?? Tjhanks to dal's clue I eventually got there; it might be OK in the spring but in the late summer it isn't easy! Definitely one for the gloves and protective clothing. OS tag has gone. Overgrown but otherwise unscathed.


Couldn't find it 2012-09-12 15:41 - TP0639 (Grampound FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Joined the ranks of the DNF's. No marking on road and, after 10 minutes of hopeful prodding with the trusty trowel, had to give up.


Good condition 2012-09-11 15:35 - TP2798 (Dodman)

FB Number: S1748   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Tarmac plug replacement. Easy access just off coast path and near to disused hut [where geocache is hidden!]. No paint. Ivy encroaching on N side. E sighthole open, others closed. No views due to growth of local vegetation. Cross can be seen from here.


Good condition 2012-09-11 15:30 - TP8584 (Dodman Point Cross)

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

Huge cross on the Dodman peninsular. Visited after logging the pillar and finding the adjacent geocache. Wondeful views on a glorious afternoon.


Good condition 2012-05-26 16:15 - TP7144 (Arundel)

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

Just through the gateway on A284 and on the left. Opposite Duchess Lodge. Great to see one of these with its original height tag [411.11 ft].


Good condition 2012-05-26 13:00 - TP3473 (Greatham)

FB Number: S6404   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not easy to get to at all. Just been for a visit to RSPB Pulborough Brooks and on the way to a pint in 'The Bridge' on a sweltering day. Followed hedge lines and a quick nip across to the trig in arable crops. It appeared to be slightly leaning or was this just me? Original plug with deeply indented letters. No paint. Concrete base exposed about 8" and some large concrete pieces around. Good views over the marshlands.


Good condition 2012-05-26 09:45 - TP0655 (Arundel FBM Aux 1)

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

Hard to spot in spite of recent visit. On grass verge by carpark.


Good condition 2012-05-25 19:30 - TP5170 (North Park)

FB Number: S4057   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just off footpath leading from the A259 so access easy. Very overgrown. Missing plug. No paint. Sightholes below ground level. Wheat in field growing fast!


Destroyed 2012-05-25 17:00 - TP5158 (North Farm)

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

Just a quick check after a day in Chichester.


Good condition 2012-05-25 13:00 - TP9141 (Chichester All Saints Church Belfry)

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

Arrived here after watching the peregrines on Chichester cathedral. Blisteringly hot!!


Good condition 2012-05-25 10:15 - TP1620 (Brick Kiln Farm)

FB Number: S4054   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In arable field with reasonably easy access, not far off Chichester bypass. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes below soil level. Moderate agriculatural views.


Good condition 2012-05-24 16:00 - TP2459 (Court Farm W Blatchington)

FB Number: S4032   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Awkward access off Devil's Dyke road. In arable field, so a quick nip through the crops to the pillar. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Good views but hazy on a very warm day.


Good condition 2012-05-24 15:10 - TP2770 (Devils Dyke)

FB Number: S4033   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last came here in 1967 with a University field course! It wasn't as hot as it is today [29C] but the place hasn't changed a great deal. Original plug with raised letters. No paint. S sighthole open, others closed. No paint. Concrete base exposed about 18" all round. Hazy views.


Good condition 2012-05-24 10:20 - TP0418 (Ferring)

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

A surprisingly easy find in spite of vegetation growth and the disappearance of the yellow paint on the road! Adjacent to arable field with views to the sea.


Good condition 2012-05-24 09:45 - TP6501 (Toddington)

FB Number: S4056   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

A survivor of the housing development, in a small narrow copse. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes below soil level. No paint. No views.


Good condition 2012-05-22 16:30 - TP6840 (Westfield)

FB Number: S4111   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Parked at the start of the private drive and walked from there. Pillar is partly engulfed in a growing hawthorn bush at the intersection of footpaths and surrounded by concrete rubble. Ashphalt plug replacement. No paint. Sightholes below ground level. Yellow liched bubbles. Moderate views.


Destroyed 2012-05-22 13:55 - TP6797 (Wepham)

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

Just a quick check after spending the morning in Arundel.


Destroyed 2012-05-22 13:49 - TP6359 (The Brooks)

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

Passing by on the way to Arundel. No sign.


Good condition 2012-05-22 12:15 - TP5531 (Priory Farm Tortington)

FB Number: S3998   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good job I had read the logs for this! Approached via the camp site after intending to walk along the river. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Traces of paint. Concrete base expopsed about 10" all round. Good views towrads Arundel and later, when returning to the river we were amazed at how quickly the tide comes in!!


Destroyed 2012-05-21 16:30 - TP2405 (Copyhold Farm)

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

Just passing by on way to Bognor so called in just the record.


Slightly damaged 2012-05-21 14:30 - TP3013 (Easton Farm)

FB Number: S4018   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Top corners damaged. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. On side of track between arable fields. No paint. Sight-holes below ground level. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2012-05-21 13:20 - TP0354 (Selsey Bill)

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

Easy find on a blisteringly hot day. Lovely views around the bay. Now for a pint in 'The Lifeboat'!


Slightly damaged 2012-05-21 10:45 - TP0355 (Selsey)

FB Number: S4221   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Just off public footpath, so a quick nip into the field [avoiding crops!] to log the pillar. There is a chunk missing out of the N/E face. Plastic plug replacement. OS anti-vandal plate. No paint. Yellow lichen spots. Moderate all round views - but heard a cuckoo whilst logging!! What a bonus!!


Good condition 2012-04-28 13:00 - TP4840 (Milquhanzie Hill)

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

Original plug with deeply-indented letters. S sighthole open, others closed. Traces of white paint. On cropped grass by two broadcasting towers. Great view, spoiled by the metal monstrosities. Lovely day!


Slightly damaged 2012-03-07 13:30 - TP6001 (Skiddaw)

FB Number: S1543   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I'll give it 8 on the assumption that the view is great on a good day! Today it was snowy and misty and really cold. The pillar has a missing plug and slight damage to the top surface, in addition the several minor chips out of the side. The concrete base is eroded on one side but otherwise is intact.

White out on Sdiddaw!


Good condition 2011-12-10 12:00 - TP2094 (Cefn-Y-Ffynnon)

FB Number: S7332   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lost my notes on this one until today! Came here to watch Lincoln beat the locals in the FA Vase and had time to pop up here to look for the nearby geocache and then log the trig point. Lovely view from here, in spite of all the wind farms out at sea! The plug is intact with deeply indented letters. It's in a pasture and is obvious ly an animal gathering point. The concrete base is exposed about 4" all round and there are a few traces of paint. In a pasture field easily accessed over a gate from the footpath to the E. Nice spot! Pity the geocache had gone missing.....


Good condition 2011-11-19 12:30 - TP0005 (Moel Fammau)

FB Number: 2961   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views today in spite of a lack of sunlight. The pillar is in good condition considering it's in such an easily accessible location. There is some cracking around the pillar at the top-of-FB level and some minor chips off the top but generally it's OK. The plug is missing. Traces of paint. Base exposed at grass level and there are a network of flat stones in the grass at the base of the pillar. Nice spot!


Good condition 2011-09-19 10:00 - TP6529 (Tor Hill)

FB Number: S4291   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In the garden of 7 Laureston Close. Very friendly owner. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes obscured. Awkward access even from the garden. Some reasonable views of Torquay - would be better on a fine day.


Good condition 2011-09-17 14:50 - TP0748 (Little Haldon)

FB Number: S1708   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Buoyed with the success of finding the bolt at Haldon Car Park, this was very easy, being just off a public path across the golf course. Original plug with slightly indented letters. OS anti-vandal plaque. Concrete base exposed all round at grass level. N sighthole closed, others open. Good northerly views.


Good condition 2011-09-17 14:45 - TP0342 (Haldon Car Park)

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

Did not expect to find this but made some rough measurements with the OS sketch, had a dig around with the trusty trowel and......BINGO! Uncovered all the overlying vegetation so it is now exposed. As a hint to future visitors, the bolt is on the grass verge, almost exactly level with the top of the 'SLOW' sign painted on the road. No significant views except over the open common land. Also - if you are driving in to the car park beware of the very narrow entrance!! Uploaded photo of exposed bolt.

Bolt in grass verge.


Good condition 2011-09-17 10:00 - TP6351 (The Beacon)

FB Number: S3537   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just off a [very narrow!] minor road off the A379. On a tall plinth in hedgerow. Ashphalt plug. No paint. Sightholes closed or obscured. Lovely views along the coastline N/S.


Good condition 2011-09-14 12:00 - TP7704 (The Point)

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

An easy spot, in the concrete at the edge of the car park. Lovely views along the River Teign and out to sea.


Good condition 2011-09-13 14:00 - TP1334 (Berry Head)

FB Number: S3520   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Ashphalt plug. Concrete base exposed all round. Some white paint. Plug with raised S. All sightholes closed. Views to the south only, due to high gorse.


Couldn't find it 2011-09-13 13:15 - TP7726 (Guzzle Down)

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

Passing by on the way to Brixham so spent 15 minutes trying to find something that might resemble a bolt or rivet. However, I wasn't successful. More information needed for this one!


Couldn't find it 2011-09-12 16:45 - TP2717 (Daison Rock)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Asked permission from the very kind lady at The Hollow at the end of Main Avenue. She directed me to the jungle and, after some very painful foraging on the side of a sheer cliff I decided that discretion was the better part of valour and gave up.


Good condition 2011-09-12 16:00 - TP3296 (Gallows Gate Resr)

FB Number: S3518   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In reservoir compound. Found the hole having read the hints! Hard to squeeze in! Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes closed. Strange green flush bracket with raised S. No significant views.


Good condition 2011-09-11 14:45 - TP6711 (Walls Hill)

FB Number: S4295   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On open access land near Babbacombe. Cricket match taking place in the hollow below! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes closed or obscured by soil/lichen. No significant views.


Good condition 2011-09-11 12:45 - TP5430 (Petit Tor)

FB Number: S4293   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very difficult access over the last few yards but worth the effort! Spectacular views along the south coast. Ashphalt plug. S/W sightholes open. Concrete base exposed all round. Great spot!


Good condition 2011-09-03 15:40 - TP5385 (Penn Hall Hill)

FB Number: S3834   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access, on a grassy 'tump' just off the line of the public footpath. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Slight crack across pillar at FB height. East sighthole open, others closed; no paint. Concrete base exposed at grasslevel, rising to 2" on east side. Good views from here to most major Worcestershire hills. A lovely, timeless spot.


Good condition 2011-08-20 12:15 - TP1029 (Barford Down)

FB Number: S2605   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Still tipping down with rain! Pillar in middel of hawthorn and not easy to access. At field boundary. No plug or paint. Concrete base exposed all round, as a plinth. No views due to appalling weather.


Good condition 2011-08-20 11:00 - TP5754 (Royal Oak)

FB Number: S2621   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Tipping down with rain this morning. A quick climb over a difficult fence to get the pillar which is in the middle of a vegetable field. Faint spots of paint. Missing plug. No real views due to weather.


Couldn't find it 2011-05-13 17:00 - TP0437 (Wood`s Corner)

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

Had the sketch with me together with the trusty trowel. However, the almost total lack of rain for 10 weeks in this area had made the verge rock hard and the vegetation was up to my knees and so, although I made one or two attempts to penetrate the soil where I thought it should be, I didn't have any luck. Needs to be visited when the verge is soft and preferably after the grass cutters have been!


Good condition 2011-05-13 16:45 - TP4140 (Jurys Gut)

FB Number: S5340   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Found the geocache first then logged the pillar! On footpath leading to Jack's Folly, so easy access. Ashphalt plug replacement. No paint. Sightholes closed or invisible. Concrete base exposed 2" on Fb side of pillar. No views.


Good condition 2011-05-13 09:30 - TP4005 (Hooks Beech)

FB Number: S5285   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Buried in the hedgerow and almost invisible at this time of year - Winter visit would be better! Needed to park a long way off and walk along narrow busy road, then onto footpath and access the pillar that way. Ashphalt plug replacement. Sightholes buried imn vegetation. No paint. No real views from here.


Good condition 2011-05-12 15:00 - TP6373 (The Crossways)

FB Number: S5109   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just south of the Eastbourne bypass, access over fence off footpath. In arable field surrounded by blackberry briars. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint except for some red on the flush bracket. No real views.


Good condition 2011-05-12 12:15 - TP0430 (Frog Firle)

FB Number: S4004   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On side of road to Alresford, so easy parking in adjacent layby. Plastic plug. No paint. OS anti-vandal plaque. Sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed 4" all round - sheep gathering spot! Greta views along the Cuckmere River to the S.


Good condition 2011-05-12 10:15 - TP0453 (Beachy Head)

FB Number: S1834   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Origimnal plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. OS anti-vandal plaque. Concrete base exposed all round at grass level. In surprisingly goiod condition for a pillar so exposed to public attention! Greta coastal views!


Slightly damaged 2011-05-11 20:00 - TP1041 (Barnhorn)

FB Number: S5346   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Just off public path through an arable field whose barley was amazingly well-advanced for this time of year. Farmyard full of junk just by pillar which is on a slight knoll. Oringinal plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes below soil level. Piece of blue rope is wrapped all round the pillar. Good views over local marshes to NW and coast to the S.


Couldn't find it 2011-05-11 19:30 - TP7524 (Normans Bay)

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

According to the position, it's by the level crossing near Norman's Bay station, which was put here when a beached dead whale attracted huge numbers of visitors about 100 years ago! Had a very good look around all the trusted spots but couldn't find it.


Good condition 2011-05-11 16:00 - TP3747 (Herstmonceux)

FB Number: S7288   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Adjacent to old observatory buildings in a clearing. Access on path through woods, not exactly public but no-one around. Plastic plug replacement. OS anti-vandal plaque. No paint ans sightholes closed.


Good condition 2011-05-11 15:45 - TP0011 (Solar)

FB Number: 11666   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Easily accessed just off footpath from church. ASHTECH measuring equipment feature on top of pillar and adjacent to an active station. No paint. Original plug with deeply indented lettering. Concrete base exposed all round. Sightholes closed. OS anti-vandal plaque.


Good condition 2011-05-11 15:30 - TP6562 (Transit Meridian)

FB Number: 11492   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In a sort of garden nursery area just off footpath through woods. Concrete bowl still on top. Sightholes closed. Very quiet but I didn't linger as it's definitely in a no-go area.


Good condition 2011-05-11 14:35 - TP6981 (Windmill Hill)

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

Access through gap in hedge on top of raod embankment opposite windmill. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes closed. Moderate views S and lovely windmill opposite!


Good condition 2011-05-11 14:15 - TP5130 (Ninfield Resr)

FB Number: S5287   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

A beautifully white-painted pillar in a reservoir compund in Ninfield village. Plaque indicates it was adopted by Peter and Yvette Wilmott in 1995 and dedicated to members of SX203 Ashburnham Patrol of the British Resistance Unit 1940-44, otherwise known as the Auxilliary Units. Original plug with slightly indented letters. All sightholes below grass level. Access off main road, squeezing past gate post of compound and up steps to reservoir.


Good condition 2011-05-11 13:00 - TP1086 (Battle Hill)

FB Number: S5293   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

In public open space close to Battle windmill [and the geocache!]. Ashphalt plug replacement. No paint. Sightholes closed. Moderate N views.


Slightly damaged 2011-05-11 13:00 - TP0552 (Alfriston)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Hard to find in the nettles and undergrowth! Original height plate [303.56] still in place. Slight chunk of concrete missing. Near barn wall.


Good condition 2011-05-10 17:15 - TP0978 (Baldslow)

FB Number: S5286   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On the edge of playing fields on a public path above Hastings. Original plug with slightly indented letters, now painted yellow! No paint on pillar. Sightholes below grass level. Good views S towards Beachy Head.


Slightly damaged 2011-05-10 16:45 - TP0553 (Guestling)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

On a road junction and easily spotted as the grass cutters had been round in the last couple of days. One top corner has been lost but otherwise OK. OS anti-vandal plaque. No views. Geocache behind roadsign on opposite side of road!


Good condition 2011-05-10 13:15 - TP0448 (Dungeness)

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

Easy spot as the rivet is white painted and surrounded by a square of white paint. Desolate views over this rather curious landscape.


Good condition 2011-05-09 15:30 - TP6032 (Smarts Hill)

FB Number: S5154   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked adjacent to the pub and followed the public footpath to the pillar. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Faded white paint. Sightholes closed. On edge of arable field which is badly in need of some rain! Good views to the W/SW.


Good condition 2011-05-09 15:00 - TP4657 (Markbeech)

FB Number: S1829   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I thought this one would be in the reservoir compound, so had a pleasant surprise. Rather hard to park safely but then a walk along the lane, over the gate, up the hill - and there it was on the edge of a clump of trees. Original plug woth deeply indented letters. White paint is standing up well! Lovely views over the agricultural fields Kent. Good spot!


Destroyed 2011-05-09 10:00 - TP5979 (Silver Hill)

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

Passing by the spot today and, as others have said, no signs of pillar.


Good condition 2011-05-08 16:50 - TP6504 (Toke Farm)

FB Number: S6184   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Brilliant! I love pillars in gardens and they are few and far between these days. In the garden of Bungalow No. 2 and a really lovely elderly couple live there, who were only too pleased to show me the pillar. All sightholes are closed. Ashphalt plug replacement. No paint and no views. Had a pleasant chat about trig points later.


Good condition 2011-05-08 15:45 - TP3854 (Hill Farm Winchelsea)

FB Number: S6244   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A white painted pillar adjacent to a fire beacon in an open field by Winchelsea. Original plug with deeply indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed at grass level. Lovely views all round to sea in S and over Sussex countryside N/E/W; good spot!


Good condition 2011-04-12 15:20 - TP3338 (Geal Charn Mor)

FB Number: 10695   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar is sheltered partially by a rock wall. The plug is missing. Faded white paint. Howling gale on this day and views obscured by cloud. Would be a wonderful spot on a good day!


Not Logged 2011-03-30 15:00 - TP2630 (Crowborough)

FB Number: S2043   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 2/10

In ground of water pumping station adjacent to brick building. Hopped over the fence to access and didn't hang around! Faded white paint visited by the local graffiti artists with green spray. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No real views.


Good condition 2011-03-30 13:30 - TP3357 (Gills Lap)

FB Number: S1822   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Glorious afternoon and it was so quiet and still at this pillar with conifers all round that you could have been in the middle of the Siberian taiga! A red snadstone pillar close to the AA Milne Memorial; half expected Pooh or Piglet or Kanga to come bounding out from somewhere! Original plug with deeply indented letters; sightholes closed. No real views from here but such an evocative spot.


Good condition 2011-03-30 12:20 - TP1891 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S5097   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A red sandstone pillar with clear views all round with pockets of conifers. Original plug with deeply indented letters. All sightholes closed. Easily accessible from car park nearby.


Good condition 2011-03-25 12:00 - TP1443 (Blackdown)

FB Number: S1675   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My first new pillar of 2011! Lovely spot on a glorious day. Plug is missing but otherwise OK. Very white painted. E sighthole open, others closed. On edge of mature coniferous forest with clear W views.


Good condition 2010-12-04 12:00 - TP2347 (Coley)

FB Number: S2065   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

On the way to the GeoCachers Christmas Lunch at nearby Hixon so called in to see the pillar. A snowy, frosty landscape had led the hens to be inside! Permission granted to view the pillar; plastic plug replacement. All sightholes closed.Quite a lot of white paint on flush bracket face, otherwise sparse. Pillar quite easily visible from road and binoculars will give you the FB number if you don't want to get authorisation.


Destroyed 2010-12-04 11:30 - TP2038 (Castle Ring)

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

Slithered up here on the snow and ice. Knew that the pilalr had gone but just wanted to enjoy the view [not much in the murk] and the spot the concrete where the pillar once stood.


Good condition 2010-09-04 12:45 - TP6136 (St Stephens Hill)

FB Number: S2052   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy-access trig on the grass verge of a farm access road. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Quite a large amount of paint. The concrete base is exposed about 4" all round. W sighthole open, others closed. Lovely view N over Blithfield Reservoir. Nice spot!


Slightly damaged 2010-09-04 12:30 - TP2364 (Colton Manor Farm)

FB Number: 2972   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked on the lane and accessed the trig field through the hedge off the public footpath. The farmer was mowing the grass at the time but took no notice of me whatsoever. The pillar is on a raised mound at the top of the field which gives very good views over Staffordshire. The concrete base is exposed about 4" all round. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Traces of paint. There is a large chip out of the pillar on the SW edge, probably as a result of contact with farm machinery. N sighthole open, others closed.


Good condition 2010-09-04 12:00 - TP4060 (Hunger Hill)

FB Number: S2253   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy-access pillar in a field of Italian rye grass, just off a public footpath. Original plug with slightly indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. Traces of paint. Lovely views to S and slightly less so to the N. E/W views obscured by trees.


Good condition 2010-07-20 12:15 - TP7059 (Wool Camp)

FB Number: S6075   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access, situated between a minor road and the barbed wire fence of Bovington tank training ground. You can park in a layby which has an explanatory board decribing the local scene. Then the footpath takes you to the trig, which is on the top of small hump surrounded by gorse bushes. The plug is missing and ivy is starting to encroach the sides of the pillar. No paint. Sightholes belopw ground level. Some views over the tank training ground but nothing to see today.


Good condition 2010-07-10 16:30 - TP0556 (Dornie FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy spot on a newly-mown grass verge. Lovely view of the castle to the west.


Couldn't find it 2010-07-10 16:30 - TP7198 (Dornie)

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

In spite of all the successful logs, this one eluded me. The ditch was full to overflowing due to last night's torrential rain and there was no way across it. Peered everywhere for about 20 minutes then gave up. Definitely a winter spot, I think.


Good condition 2010-07-10 13:30 - TP2666 (Cuaig)

FB Number: S9800   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Unusually round pillar, similar to those seen near Dover which were erected for the building of the Channel Tunnel. I wonder if this pillar was built here when the coastal road to Applecross was completed in the late '60's? Anyway, the plug has gone. The W sighthole is open and the S sighthole partially open. White painted top. Concrete base at ground level all round. Wonderful views to Harris, Rona, Raasay, Skye and NW Highlands. Easy access from the car park - but beware after heavy rain!


Good condition 2010-07-08 15:21 - TP3042 (Elgol)

FB Number: S9509   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Lovely white-painted pillar, found after a visit to Elgol, a marvellously isolated spot with a school on the beach! How cool is that! Pillar easy access just off mountain road. No plug and sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed about 2" all round. Wonderful views over the Cuillens and coastal Skye. Great spot!


Good condition 2010-07-07 16:00 - TP5819 (Sasunnaich)

FB Number: S9403   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A wild and windy day! Parked in the layby on the A87, throught he gorse to the old road, then over the barbed wire fence and across the common and up to the top of the pronounced 'tump' to get the pillar. Plug is missing but otherwsie OK. No paint and all sightholes closed. Good views over the loch.


Good condition 2010-07-04 16:30 - TP5564 (Quoys Of Reiss)

FB Number: S6546   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An awkward access pillar, involving a walk along a farm track and then negotiating some fencing. On a huge concrete block which is in bad condition. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Small traces of paint. Good all rounhd views.


Good condition 2010-07-04 16:00 - TP3061 (Enag)

FB Number: S6549   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

On the side of a just-about-motorable track from the A99. On a huge concrete base about 18" high. Original plug with slightly-indented letters [which have been filled in]. No paint. W sighthole open, others closed. Wonderful views to the sea in the east and over the floe country.


Good condition 2010-07-04 15:30 - TP3900 (Hill Of Slickly)

FB Number: S6677   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy-access laneside pillar.Original plug with deeply indented letters. Traces of paint. N sighthole open, S sighthole slightly open. Excellent all round views over the floe country.


Good condition 2010-07-03 16:30 - TP5189 (Noss Farm)

FB Number: S3951   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A strange number for this area. Awkward access - found a gap in the stone wall by the lane where there wasn't any barbed wire and then nipped across the field. In unmown grass field with sheep. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Traces of paint visible. Lovely views seaward along the Caithness coast.


Good condition 2010-07-03 15:00 - TP0018 (Sarclet)

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

Found without any problems with the help of the OS photo and the trusty trowel! The fence in the background of the photo now has a gate added but it is still easy to locate the block. Cleared away all vegetation for any future visitor. Good views over the floe country all round.


Good condition 2010-07-02 17:00 - TP3882 (Hill Of Harland)

FB Number: S6595   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Access off minor road, over a gate and through what appear to be some derelict military buildings. Pillar is in a grassy area and is obviously a sheep-gathering spot. Original plug with deeply indented latters. Traces of paint. Sightholes closed. Good all round views.


Good condition 2010-07-02 16:55 - TP5054 (Myrelandhorn)

FB Number: S6550   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Close to road but still had to negotiate two fences to get there. Lots of white paint. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Concrete base exposed about 12" all round. Good all-round views.


Good condition 2010-07-02 16:45 - TP3925 (Hillhead Farm)

FB Number: S6169   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to reach, along track through derelict farm buildings but once there access was tricky due to barbed wire fencing. On edge of pasture field with sheep. Quite alot of paint. Sightholes closed. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Good all round views.


Slightly damaged 2010-07-02 16:25 - TP4953 (Mounthalie)

FB Number: S6665   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Roadside pillar but needed to climb the wall to get the FB number! Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Slight damage on top NE/NW faces. No paint. Concrete base exposed about 10" all round. Lovely views except to the E.


Good condition 2010-07-02 16:15 - TP1549 (Bowertower)

FB Number: S6596   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On common land at the end of a dead-end track and excavation pit. Easy access. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Traces of paint. E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base expopsed about 2" all round. Good views N/W/S.


Good condition 2010-07-02 13:00 - TP0017 (Dunnet Head)

FB Number: S4781   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

This is my first visit here for 42 years and I have to say that it hasn't chnaged a great deal except for the carved stone sign telling you that this is the most northerly point. When I was last here it was a simple metal plate stuck in the ground! The pillar is painted white, with na plastic plug. W sighthole open, others closed. Concrete based exposed about 4" all round. Wonderful views to Orkney, Cape Wrath and the North West Highlands. They don't come any better!


Good condition 2010-07-02 11:30 - TP6759 (Warth Hill)

FB Number: S2673   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Again, a fantastic spot with views from Orkney to NW Highlands on a super morning. Original plug with slightly indented letters. N sighthole ope, others closed. No paint. Concrete base exposed slightly on S face. Also did the nearby geocache on the way up. Great spot!


Good condition 2010-07-02 10:00 - TP0482 (Duncansby Head)

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

Found in between the Duncansby Head and Warth Hill pillars.


Good condition 2010-07-02 09:30 - TP2905 (Duncansby Head)

FB Number: S6678   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

What a magnificent morning. Spectacular views in every direction. Missing plug but a lot of white paint still in evidence. S sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 12" all round. Great spot!


Good condition 2010-07-01 14:20 - TP0481 (Lybster)

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

Easy spot on the A9 thanks to the OS photo. Anti-vandal plate in place.


Good condition 2010-07-01 09:50 - TP0025 (Milton Of Moy)

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

Easy find thanks to the OS photo. Cleared away the surface vegetation for future visitors. Lovely views along valley in both directions


Good condition 2010-06-23 13:00 - TP7428 (Ambleside)

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

Spotted on way through Ambleside on the way to Scotland.


Good condition 2010-05-22 12:50 - TP2300 (Coal Aston)

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

Parked in Avon Close, walked through the gate into the field and found the pillar behind the netting at the top of the hill. Plastic plug replacement visible but the rest of the pillar was completely buried in nettles so couldn't see the FB. No paint visible except for some strange yellow paint markings on the top surface. Lovely N/W views from here on a glorious day. Off now to the wedding - and reception at Chatsworth House! Well...someone's got to do it!


Good condition 2010-05-22 12:30 - TP1578 (Bramley Moor)

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

Up here today for a wedding in Dronfield, so time for a couple of local pillars. This one is in the north hedge on the side of the road, by a car boot field, whose gate gives access to the pillar.Ashphalt plug replacement. No paint but lichen spotted. Sightholes below soil level and FB number at soil level. Good views N/E on an absolutely fabulous day!


Good condition 2010-05-14 09:30 - TP4450 (Little Snoring)

FB Number: S5276   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

In the garden of a house opposite the end of Manor Close. The lady of the house gave me permission to cross her lawn and through the hedgerow to get the pillar, which is just about visible from the road. Asphalt plug replacement. Traces of paint. N sighthole open, others closed. the pillar is rapidly becoming ivy-clad! No views at all.


Good condition 2010-05-13 17:00 - TP6793 (Wellingham)

FB Number: S2122   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Resplendent in the middle of a broad bean field. What a good job I wasn't here in July, or I might have picked a bag full!! Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. Wide concrete base all round. E sighthole open. Flush bracket has a faint sheen of yellow paint. No significant views.


Good condition 2010-05-13 16:30 - TP4687 (Massingham)

FB Number: S2141   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

An easy access pillar, at the junction of a minor road and the Peddars Way. Plastic plug replacement. Traces of paint. S sighthole open, opthers closed. OS anti-vandal plaque in place. High hedges restrict views.


Good condition 2010-05-13 11:30 - TP7017 (Wolferton)

FB Number: S7543   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked to the N of the pillar and had an unmolested walk along the track and up the bank [difficult]. Had a bit of trouble spotting the trig to start with but got there in the end. Traces of paint. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. S sighthole open, others closed. Bracken it growing up around it now. Some N views over the marshes.


Good condition 2010-05-13 09:45 - TP5148 (North Barsham)

FB Number: S7721   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An awkward access pillar, at the junction of three hedges overlookinhg arable fields. Traces of paint. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Sightholes closed. Good N views to the sea east of Wells.


Slightly damaged 2010-05-13 09:15 - TP2479 (Crabbs Castle)

FB Number: S7604   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Walked along the track from the SW of the pillar, passed some very large derelict farm buildings. A tractor driver from the farm nearby watched my progress with mild interest and a farewell wave of the hand! On side of the track, with an ashphalt plug replacement, which itself now has a large hole in it. Chunks of concrete missing from top edges of E/W faces. Traces of paint. N sighthole open. Good E views over agricultural Norfolk.


Good condition 2010-05-12 14:45 - TP5438 (Piggs Grave)

FB Number: S2140   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In a small copse just off a B road S of the crossroads. Easy access through hedge and over field. Asphalt plug replacement. Traces of paint. N sighthole open, others closed. No views due to growth of vegetation.


Good condition 2010-05-11 11:10 - TP6450 (Thornham)

FB Number: S7602   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Compared to the nearby FBM, this is a doddle, being by the side of the lane at a junction. Ashphalt plug replacement. No paint. W sighthole open. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. Excellent views N to The Wash and Lincolnshire coast.


Slightly damaged 2010-05-11 11:00 - TP0546 (Thornham)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 1/10

I would never have found this without reference to previous logs. It is inside the hedge from the layby - entrance just to the S. It is now totally overgrown; I could just make out a small part of the iron fence which surrounds it and then had to clear away brambles and other vegetation to take a peep. There is a chunk of concrete missing from the top surface. OS Datum stud intact and anti-vandal place still there. No views at all.


Slightly damaged 2010-05-11 10:30 - TP1584 (Brancaster Field)

FB Number: S7603   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

In hedgerow on side of green lane. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Chunk out of top of W face, probably due to hedge trimmer. All sightholes closed. Plastic-coated reservoir in adjacent field. No views due to high hedges.


Good condition 2010-05-11 10:00 - TP5911 (Shammer House)

FB Number: S7723   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy walk from the lane, on the opposite side of the hedge to the bungalow. Pillar in hedgeline between two arable fields. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Traces [faint] of paint. All sightholes closed. On a slight rise with good N/S views from either side of hedge.


Good condition 2010-05-10 12:45 - TP1131 (Beeston Hill)

FB Number: S5279   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Found the nearby cache and then logged the pillar. Ashphalt plug replacement. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed all round at grass level. Excellent views W towards Balkeney spit and E towards Cromer. Lovely spot on a glorious day!


Good condition 2010-05-10 10:00 - TP6332 (Telegraph Hill)

FB Number: S5281   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

I approached from the footpath to the E of the pillar. This is not a good idea as one has to scramble up a very steep bank and then forage in the undergrowth to find the pillar. Probably easier to approach across the heath from the W. Ashphalt plug replacement. Traces of paint. Sightholes closed. No views at all due to encroaching vegetation.


Good condition 2010-05-10 09:40 - TP0375 (Cley Eye)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy spot thanks to the OS photo and other logs. Good views E over the bird reserve.


Good condition 2010-05-09 16:30 - TP5090 (New Buildings Farm)

FB Number: S7724   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a bridleway in between two arable fields - flush bracket facing away from the bridleway so you need to nip through a gap in the [very prickly] hedge! Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Sightholes all closed. Traces of paint. Good N/S views. Several hares in the field as I walked back to the car.


Slightly damaged 2010-05-09 15:55 - TP2039 (Castle Rising)

FB Number: S7542   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Just off the A149 at a roundabout by a farm shop. Nipped over the fence whilst no-one was looking! The field is now grass so no problem walking across it. Very slight damage to top surface, hardly worth noticing. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint. W sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. Moderate W/N views.


Good condition 2010-05-09 15:30 - TP3637 (Harpley)

FB Number: S2162   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On the side of a narrow lane in Harpley village. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. S sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base just visible at grass level. Good S views.


Good condition 2010-05-09 14:14 - TP6713 (Walpole St Peters)

FB Number: S2109   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

On the way to a week's holiday in north Norfolk. Spotted this pillar in the house drive in Walpole St.Peter. Walked down the drive unmolested and logged the pillar. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. No views due to garden hedges and the adjacent garage building.


Good condition 2010-05-08 13:05 - TP1037 (Barn Hill)

FB Number: S3266   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Here today, courtesy of a good friend who got two tickets for the FA Trophy Final, so time to get this pillar before the match. Good views of the stadium in spite of the grey, windy, drizzly conditions. The plug is resin. The flush bracket has a 'raised S'. The sightholes are filled and it's been quite nicely painted white although some of this is peeling off now.


Good condition 2010-04-26 17:45 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

On a perfect evening the views along the Dorset coast don't come any better than this! I remember it as being a real snorter of a climb back in the 1970's leading the school sixth form party - and it hasn't got any easier 26 years later! The plug is original with slightly indented letters. Lovely white lichen coatings over the pillar. East/West sightholes open; base exposed about 9" all round. This is a great spot and worth every grunt and groan to climb it!


Good condition 2010-04-26 16:00 - TP6062 (South Barn)

FB Number: S2579   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Accessed from the road through Langton Matravers. Another spot where I used to bring field course parties on transects across Purbeck! Good to see the pillar survives alongside its stone wall. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes closed. Good views all round, especially towards the sea. Glorious day!!


Good condition 2010-04-26 14:44 - TP0350 (Durlston Head)

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

Would never have found this without the photo! Glorious afternoon and good views to the south. Camper van parked only a couple of feet away!


Good condition 2010-04-26 13:00 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Wonderful day! I used to bring Sixth Form Geography fieldtrips here in the 1970's/80's and haven't been back for 25 years, so it was good to return! The pillar si quite white, with concrete base exposed all round. Sightholes closed. Great views all round. Great spot! Saw a golden oriole here on a Spring day in 1978!!!


Good condition 2010-04-06 18:30 - TP2219 (Cleverton)

FB Number: S2419   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Returning from a national Trust day in Wiltshire and took time to visit this pillar. Used the path from the east and then negotiated the fence! There is a slight jaunty lean to the pillar but otherwise it's OK. Easy to spot now before the vegetation gets going. original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint but lichen spots. Sighthole under FB is open, others closed or not visible. Good views northwards from here.


Destroyed 2010-04-06 15:05 - TP1547 (Bowden Park)

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

Knew that it wasn't here but came to admire the view over Lacock before visiting the village. Pity it's gone.


Slightly damaged 2010-03-15 16:00 - TP4304 (Knowle Hill)

FB Number: S6001   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Decided to walk up the bridleway from the A35 but discovered the field had been newly ploughed and the path not re-instated so went through the hedge gap and then branched left and walk up the edge of the field, hedge left. At pond at the top, walked round with the water on the left to the far side, slipped through the gap in the hedge, turned right - and there was the pillar [although it might be more difficult to spot when the leaves are out]. The plug is missing and there is damage to the top surface, probably from the hedge trimmer. No paint. Concrete base just visible in one corner. Sightholes closed or below ground level. View to Hardy Monument in the S and expansive views N/E/W. Great spot on a really lovely day.


Good condition 2010-02-07 11:15 - TP2032 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S5899   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely spot on the top of an old castle mound. The gate to the south did not have a 'Private' notice, so I used that. The pi8llar has its original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. S sighthole open, others closed. The concrete base has been exposed about 12" all round. Fine views to the N, even on a rather murky day.


Slightly damaged 2010-02-07 11:05 - TP3660 (Harvard)

FB Number: S5046   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

An easy access pillar on the side of a farm access road. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sight holes below vegetation level. There is a chunk of concrete missing from one vertical edge, which is why I have labelled it as 'slightly damaged', otherwise the pillar is OK. Moderate agricultural views S and SW.


Good condition 2010-01-02 13:45 - TP5219 (Old Harpers)

FB Number: S2798   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The last one I had time for before going to the match. Huddled near to a dry-stone wall quite close to the parking spot on the lane. Very tricky underfoot [and a hairy drive along the lane as well!] The pillar is in good condition apart from a missing plug. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. By now the snow had stopped and the gloom was beginning to lift, so the views of the moors and surrounding urban areas were apparent.


Destroyed 2010-01-02 13:10 - TP5813 (Sandy Lane)

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

House has now been sold [one should hope so by now!] but otherwise, nothing to add.


Good condition 2010-01-02 12:30 - TP4905 (Moor Field)

FB Number: S2748   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Parked by the tyre/exhaust garage and then had to negotiate a frozen lane before setting off across the paddy field to the pillar. Conditions couldn't have been much worse. However, the pillar's in good shape apart from a missing plug. West sighthole open, others closed. Traces of paint. Again, there are possible some reasonable views from here but today it was snowing and foggy and I couldn't see anything.


Slightly damaged 2010-01-02 11:50 - TP2467 (Cow Lane)

FB Number: S2799   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Up here today for Lincoln City's big day out at The Reebok Stadium. We lost, of course, but we wonh't forget the occasion! A chance to grab some trig points on the way to the game, starting with this one. Easy access via a footpath from the neighbouring housing estate and then across the snow to the pillar. It's slightly chipped on the top and the plug has gone. No paint. All sightholes below soil level or closed. There's probably a good view from here but today it was snowing and foggy so I couldn't see a thing!


Good condition 2009-11-28 15:25 - TP4050 (Hulse)

FB Number: S2725   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just been to Northwich Victoria to see Lincoln get to the third round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1998! Couldn't resist a pillar to celebrate the success and the fact that we'd won meant that the huge quatities of mud here didn't bother me too much! This is flat open ground and the pillar is easy to spot. Approached from the N along the path then W along the access road. The pillar has a plastic plug replacement. The concrete base is exposed about 9" all round although covered with vegetation. S sighthole open. Moderate agricultural views. My first new log for almost 2 months!


Good condition 2009-09-20 16:00 - TP0891 (Arreton Down)

FB Number: S2480   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As others have said, this isn't easy to get to. I found a farm gate a few hundred yards to the west of the pillar and from there access is possible although difficult. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sightholes closed. Views are good but the gorse obstructs some and you cannot see to the N easily.


Good condition 2009-09-19 15:35 - TP5559 (Queens Bower Resr)

FB Number: S2519   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Well, this is it! My 1000th trig point! My Dad was born on the Isle of Wight and so it's good to be back in such a spot for an auspicious occasion! There was a gentleman in the garage of the house with the caravan park and he gave me permission to walk through the park and over the gate. The pillar is at the top of a gorse-encrusted hill but there is a stile to give access. The plug is original with raised letters - unusual for these parts. S sighthole open. Faint traces of paint. Concrete base exposed at grass level. Good views to S/W.


Good condition 2009-09-19 11:15 - TP7364 (Gurnard)

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

Lovely views here. Found the bolt easily and then the nearby cache. No-one here this morning!


Good condition 2009-09-19 10:30 - TP2594 (Crockers Pit)

FB Number: S2494   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Easy access from A3020 over a stile then branch left through field. Pillar is between two barbed wire fences but they are not a problem. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. W sighthole open. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. Moderate SW views.


Good condition 2009-09-19 10:00 - TP4508 (Lode Hill)

FB Number: S2417   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fortunately, just as I arrived a lady was putting her horse to grass and so she said it would be fine for me to go [pub closed at this point!]. Pillar has lost its plug but otherwise it's fine. Traces of paint. On a pronounced 'tump' and obviously a gathering spot for the horses as the base has been exposed about 18" all round. Great views on a lovely morning.


Unreachable but visible 2009-09-18 15:30 - TP0751 (Bembridge Fort)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Friday afternoon, gates locked, no-one there, say no more!


Good condition 2009-09-18 13:30 - TP1688 (Broomlands)

FB Number: S2493   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Just through a barbed wire fence by the side of a footpath. Asphalt plug replacement. All sightholes closed. No paint. Ivy-encrusted on N side. No views at all due to surrounding copse.


Good condition 2009-09-18 10:45 - TP4432 (Lion Field)

FB Number: S2481   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

This took some finding as the area is being heavily redeveloped with factory units and the pillar is almost completely buried in vegetation. Asphalt plug replacement. No paint. W/N sightholes open. No views. I wonder if this will survive longterm?


Good condition 2009-09-17 15:40 - TP7170 (Calbourne)

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

FBM now easily visible although quite a lot of detritus is still around. Easy to park nearby.


Good condition 2009-09-17 15:30 - TP0646 (Calbourne FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find with the help of the OS photo. No-one in pub garden at the time! Grass recently mowed.


Destroyed 2009-09-17 13:30 - TP3783 (High Down)

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

Absolutely fabulous day! Views along the coast pristine. Just been to The Needles for a viewing and to find the two caches so couldn't resist a walk up here even though the trig point has gone. RIP.


Couldn't find it 2009-09-16 14:30 - TP0645 (Freshwater FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Spent half an hour trying to locate this but in the end the vegetation beat me. Probably there somewhere...


Good condition 2009-09-16 14:00 - TP0468 (Compton Down)

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

Easy spot from the roadside. Busy road!


Good condition 2009-09-16 10:45 - TP7295 (St Catherine 1)

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

Gorged on blackberries and found the nearby cache! Active station OK. Fantastic views!


Good condition 2009-09-16 10:45 - TP7296 (St Catherine 2)

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

Gorged on blackberries and found the nearby cache. Fantastic views today. Active Station OK.


Good condition 2009-09-16 10:00 - TP0352 (Wroxall Down)

FB Number: S2517   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful morning yet blowing a gale! OS anti-vandal plate. Asphalt plug. Traces of paint. W sighthole open. Alongside minor road by radar station. Excellent S/W/N views.


Good condition 2009-09-15 13:15 - TP3674 (Haven Street)

FB Number: S2490   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In pasture field on a footpath adjacent to memorial. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Two corners repaired on top edge. No paint. E sighthole open. Concrete base exposed 2-3" on N/W sides. Good allround views.


Good condition 2009-09-05 16:00 - TP3734 (Henmoor Hill)

FB Number: S1935   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Little has happened to this pillar in the last 4 and a half years! Approached from the footpath in the south after a leisurely stroll from Bourton village. No-one about in Westwood Farm so no problems with straying off the path. The white paint is fading a bit now but the pillar is still OK. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. Magnificent views south as far as Clent Hills and Frankley Beeches - if it hadn't been for the Rowley Hills I could have seen my house! North views to the quarry along Wenlock Edge. Lovely spot!!


Good condition 2009-09-05 13:15 - TP5955 (Shirlett Common)

FB Number: S1987   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Initially misread where I was on the map and ended up in someone's garden. Fortunately, the guy was mowing the extensive lawn on a very upmarket tractor gizmo and he redirected me to the correct path! When I walk through woodlands like this, I wonder who owns them? A lovely white-painted pillar in the conifer trees just off a forest trail. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. S/E sightholes open, others closed. No real views due to the trees.


Good condition 2009-09-05 12:30 - TP4700 (Meadowley)

FB Number: S1992   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached from Meadowly along the bridleway to the east and then was aided in my search by the fact that the field had been newly ploughed. The trig is OK; original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint around the top area and on top of the flanks. N sitehole open, others closed. Good allround agricultural views.


Good condition 2009-07-31 13:00 - TP6161 (Stanpit Marsh)

FB Number: S4376   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Logged while doing some caches in the local area. The plug is original with raised letters. Traces of paint. Sightholes below soil level. On the edge of the local marshy nature reserve so twitchers about! Moderate views over the low-lying area.


Good condition 2009-07-20 17:35 - TP6453 (Thorns)

FB Number: S2713   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

As has been said, this is invisible from the road at this time of year. Took one look at the broken gate with barbed wire and decided that the easier approach was to park at the road junction to the west of the trig and climb the gate there! The plug is missing but otherwise it's OK apart from a minor crack in one side. Three sightholes closed - the other invisible. No paint. Moderate views S to the Isle of Wight. The barley is ripening nicely!


Good condition 2009-07-20 11:50 - TP0306 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S2707   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just visible from the road through the gorse bushes. Ashphalt plug replacement. All sightholes open. Concrete base exposed at grass level on three sides. OS anti-vandal plaque. Traces of white paint. Views of the Fawley refinery to the SE.


Good condition 2009-07-20 11:35 - TP3664 (Hatchet Moor)

FB Number: S2706   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

An easy roadside pillar in surprisingly good condition considering its exposure to Joe Public. Ashphalt plug replacement; quite a lot of white paint; north sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base visible at grass level all round. Moderate all-round views with some ponies grazing nearby.


Good condition 2009-06-15 11:00 - TP2469 (Cowards Marsh)

FB Number: S4318   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Now, I know trig pointing can be a bit masochistic but this is beyond the pale. The brambles have almost completely taken this pillar over and it's a real pain to get near it. The plug is missing and that's about all I can tell you other than the FB number which was located after some pretty hefty scratches! Good views over the surrounding low land which only partially made up for the self-inflicted damage! Off to The Channel Islands now for a couple of weeks, so that will be trig less!


Good condition 2009-06-15 10:30 - TP6126 (St Catherines Hill Bosley Heath)

FB Number: S4377   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An elevated pillar on a sandy knoll that has now been converted into a viewing area with a rail fence. The pillar is in good condition apart from a missing plug and stands on a concrete plinth. The views are good but would probably be better in winter.


Slightly damaged 2009-06-15 10:00 - TP1461 (Blackwater Hill)

FB Number: S2571   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

In a small pine wood not far from a housing estate. Many paths to get lost on so access no problem. There is an asphalt plug repalcement and some damage to the top corners of the pillar. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed all round. No clear views due to trees.


Good condition 2009-06-05 16:30 - TP4632 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S2711   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A pleasant pillar right by the sea, in a grass field. The original plug has gone - now ashphalt replacement. All sightholes open. Traces of paint. Good views of the Needles and along the coast towards Bournemouth. Clumps of thrift all around the base of the pillar. Nice spot!


Good condition 2009-05-30 16:30 - TP3379 (Glebe Land)

FB Number: S4009   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

I also thought [like Rhayader Wanderer] that you might get to this from the main road. Wrong again!! So followed the route taken by others and found the pillar tightly against the hedge. You can get your hand round the feel the FB and, knowing the number in advance, you can confirm it by touch. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Very overgrown and, if you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it!


Good condition 2009-05-30 16:30 - TP3379 (Glebe Land)

FB Number: S4009   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

I also thought [like Rhayader Wanderer] that you might get to this from the main road. Wrong again!! So followed the route taken by others and found the pillar tightly against the hedge. You can get your hand round the feel the FB and, knowing the number in advance, you can confirm it by touch. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Very overgrown and, if you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it!


Destroyed 2009-05-30 11:30 - TP4658 (Markeaton Golf Course)

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

Unlike its counterpart to the south of the A52, this one appears to have succumbed to building...unless somebody on the estate knows better....


Good condition 2009-05-30 11:05 - TP6008 (Skitteridge Wood)

FB Number: S4006   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Followed the time-honoured trail alongside the water tower complex and found the pillar sitting forlornly in the wood, gradually being overgrown with ivy. The plug is original with raised letters. There is quite a lot of paint visible plus some red graffiti. There is slight damage to the SW corner of the top face. N/S sightholes open. It has narrowly escaped being submerged by a fallen tree. No views at all.


Good condition 2009-05-30 10:55 - TP4659 (Markeaton Hill)

FB Number: S3984   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

This is the fifth trig point I have found on my travels that is in someone's garden - lucky beggars! This one is in good condition. The original plug is there - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. N/S sightholes open, others closed. Concrete base is exposed up to 12" all round. No views except for the houses - but if it were me, I'd have painted it white with a black FB with gold numerals and have got a flower bed around it......


Good condition 2009-05-11 16:35 - TP0467 (Keyhaven Two)

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

Thanks to the OS photo, this was an easy find and it's not yet been covered by vegetation, either. A quick hunt around in the grass and there it was! Good views across the coastal marsh behind the shingle spit - a small group of dunlin were foraging in the shallow waters. Also medium distnt view of the isle of Wight.


Good condition 2009-05-11 16:20 - TP4591 (Lymore)

FB Number: S2710   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy-access pillar, just off a dead-end lane with a useful layby right by it. The 0pillar stands on a small embankment on the edge of an arable field with good views E across to the Isle of Wight. The plug is missing but otherwise it's fine. E/W sightholes open; N sighthole closed and S sighthole invisible. No paint but a few white lichen circles. Nice spot.


Good condition 2009-04-26 12:00 - TP6087 (Southover Heath)

FB Number: S5936   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access to the pillar in forested land. It's partially hidden by a gorse bush. The plug is replacement ashphalt. All sightholes are open and there are traces of paint left. No significant views. Came here on bike to get local caches but then had two quick punctures and had to walk all the way back. I shall remember the pillar for that alone!


Slightly damaged 2009-04-23 18:20 - TP4941 (Mount Hill)

FB Number: S4774   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Situated just below a hill summit on which stands a fine monume to John, 4th Earl on Hopetoit. The plug is missing. There is some white and yellow lichen on the pillar and there are some chips out of the top and sides. Concrete base projects about 4" all round. NW sighthole open, others closed. Fine spot.


Good condition 2009-04-23 09:30 - TP4002 (Hoods Hill)

FB Number: S3203   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Another inaccessible water board pillar [Hoodshall Service Reservior]. However, much of the detail can be observed without too much problem. The plug is missing. The SW/SE sightholes are open [others cannot be seen]. Traces of paint. No real views in any direction.


Good condition 2009-04-22 17:00 - TP6892 (White House Hill)

FB Number: S3534   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A good position, not quite on the top of the hill but with restricted views either because of forest plantation or the top of the hill. The plug is original ald looks as if it might once have had raised letters. Remains of white paint. SW sighthole open, others closed. Flush bracket has 'Raised S'. Base visible to on side but mainly covered by grass. Fylingdales dome visible.


Good condition 2009-04-22 10:45 - TP2691 (Currack Rigg)

FB Number: S4277   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

God all round views from this dominant spot. The Pillar is OK, with replacement ashphalt plug. Yello and white lichens add nicely to the colour! S sighthole open, others closed. Small amount of concrete base projecting and surrounded by small stones. Hard to get to but worth the effort!


Good condition 2009-04-19 14:30 - TP2256 (Clyst Hydon)

FB Number: S3702   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Parked in the embayment by the water tanks which is handy. The pillar is still very overgrown with holly and ivy. There is a replacement asphalt plug. Built on a concrete slab embedded in the hedge. Very awkward to get the FB number. S sighthole open but others obscured by vegetation. Another good pub which I found afterwards on such a glorious day is the Merry Harriers on the B road south of Cullompton.


Good condition 2009-04-19 11:15 - TP0343 (Budlake)

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

On the way home from Devon and calling in the Killerton House and Budlake Post Office, which is about 100 yards from the rivet. This was easy to find - the grass cutters had been around. A lucky survivor of the M5, I think


Destroyed 2009-04-18 14:45 - TP1793 (Burrington Moor)

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

As others have said, no sign of the pillar. Visited the spot for the sake of completion.


Good condition 2009-04-17 16:30 - TP4165 (Kentisbury Down)

FB Number: S5152   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Followed the same route as Mick and Shane it's an awkward place to get to and, with the animals around you can hardly do it without them drawing attention to you! The pillar is on a low hedge line with the plinth exposed. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes appear to be recently closed. Traces of paint can just about be seen.


Good condition 2009-04-17 15:30 - TP4680 (Martinhoe Common)

FB Number: S5153   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An easy-access pillar - but I wouldn't fancy it after heavy rain as the mud just inside the gate off the lane had to be seen to be believed, thanks to the local herd of cattle. The pillar is on a concrete plinth at the junction of two fences. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes open. No paint. Had an interesting chat with the farmer, who had stopped on the lane by the car to find out what I was doing. He was quite upset that the OS don't pay farmers a rent to have trig points on their land. You wish......!!


Good condition 2009-04-17 14:50 - TP7308 (Hollerday Hill)

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

Really spectacular spot this! Found the rivet after a fruitless search for Exmoor's First geocache, which has gone missing [like the pillar!!]. So, the killer walk up from valley of the Rocks was worth it!


Good condition 2009-04-17 14:30 - TP2025 (Castle Field)

FB Number: S5162   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Hidden in a hedge which can be approached via Lydiate lane if you get permission - quicker than walking from valley of the Rocks. I think MartinC has put the wrong photos here - they are for the pillar on Martinhoe Common. This one has the original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes difficult to see!


Good condition 2009-04-17 11:30 - TP6837 (Western Common)

FB Number: S5431   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Built on top of a large barrow with commanding views. Parked on the lane to the E, negotiated the barbed wire fence and headed off to the pillar. Fortunately it was dry! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. The top of the pillar has been reconcreted. All sightholes open. Concrete base exposed about 6" all round. Great spot!


Good condition 2009-04-17 11:00 - TP5166 (North Molton Ridge)

FB Number: S5364   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Superb views - well worth the trek across the rather bleak moorland to get to the pillar. I was so glad that the weather on the previous few days had been dr as I wouldn't fancy this hike after heavy rains. The plug is original with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint survive here and there. Two sightholes open, others closed.


Good condition 2009-04-17 10:30 - TP1602 (Brayley Barton)

FB Number: S5361   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The dew was there again this morning in bucket loads! An awkward access pillar but got there in the end. Set in a hedgerow as so many are round here. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. W sighthole open, others closed. Pleasant views of local agricultuarl landscape.


Good condition 2009-04-17 10:00 - TP3994 (Homedown)

FB Number: S4883   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The sheep in the field went berserk when I went for the pillar! Never heard so much bleating in all my life! The pillar is in the hedgerow protected by a flowering gorse bush. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes obscured by vegetation. Good allround views.


Good condition 2009-04-17 10:00 - TP4085 (Hutcherton Down)

FB Number: S5325   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked on the road south of Gunn and headed for the trig accompanied by sheep bleating, so got there and back as quickly as possible. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. In a hedgeline like so many others round here.


Destroyed 2009-04-17 09:40 - TP2320 (Codden Hill)

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

Again, I knew it wasn't there but the thought of the view from the monument was irresistable on such a lovely morning - and so it proved. Impressing monument on, presumably, the spot where the pillar once was. Great spot!


Good condition 2009-04-17 08:40 - TP6779 (Waytown)

FB Number: S5322   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Decided to approach from the south, so found the footpath off the minor road, crossed two stiles then headed right along the field boundary and straight to the pillar. It's on a high concrete plinth in a commanding spot overlooking the Taw estuary. No paint. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. Great spot!


Destroyed 2009-04-14 14:00 - TP0274 (Blue Anchor)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

On the way to Devon for a few days. Called in here just for the sake of completion. As has been said - definitely gone. RIP.


Good condition 2009-03-31 16:00 - TP3977 (Holme Heath)

FB Number: S6038   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

This afternoon they were in the middle of tank firing practice and so this had to be a very furtive grab over the barbed wire. The flush bracket is partially buried in the undergrowth and the sightholes are not visible. The plug is missing. The white paint is still there but faded. Saw an army land rover approaching over the next brow and so got out as quickly as I could!!


Good condition 2009-03-31 12:05 - TP5879 (Sexys Farm)

FB Number: S6101   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just a quick opening of the gate off the lane and a run up the hill! Fortunately the sheep were in the neighbouring field! The pillar is on a prominant hill. The plug is missing and all signt holes are open. The base has been heavily eroded and the concrete is visible about 18 inches deep all round - obviously an animal gathering spot. The plug hole was filled today with a fading bunch of flowers! Good all-round views.


Good condition 2009-03-14 16:30 - TP7086 (Wycomb)

FB Number: S4642   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Collected the nearby Geocache then off to get the trig pillar. It's in a commanding position with excellent views over Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and easily accessible near the junction of two footpaths. It stands on a slight hump in a pasture field and is obviously a gathering point for livestock. The one corner of the top face has a deep crack in it. Original plug - slightly indented letters. Faint traces of paint. S sighthole open. Super views! Good spot.


Good condition 2009-01-30 12:30 - TP3989 (Holyhead)

FB Number: S1633   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely views from here - snow on Snowdonia! The pillar is all intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. White paint and wooden plaques on 3 sides to describe the views. Sert on a mound of stones. A fair hike - but worth every puff and blow. Great spot!


Good condition 2009-01-29 13:15 - TP5522 (Prescelly)

FB Number: S1574   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful views from up here today - I must have got carried away as I forgot to log the details for a week! The pillar is on a large round concrete base near to a small cairn of stones. The plug is missing and there is no paint. All sightholes are open. Considering its exposed location, there are one of two cracks in the surface but overall it has stood the test of time well. Great spot!


Good condition 2009-01-20 21:30 - TP7162 (Melbourne)

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

Amazingly, it has been five years since my last visit when I couldn't find the thing. However, with a GeoCache meeting in the local village tonight, a repeat attempt was definitely on the cards, especially as it has now been so valiantly exposed. However, I initially still couldn't find it in the dark and it was only when I met RoPeHe at the meeting that he gave me the definitive instructions and so, when the meeting was over, back I came - and there it was. It's good to lay a ghost....


Good condition 2009-01-20 17:00 - TP4883 (Money Hill)

FB Number: S2264   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Like others before me, it's about time I invested in some up-to-date maps, as the new road around Ashby threw me a bit. The pillar is accessed across a muddy field off the bridleway. Original plug - slightly indented letters. No paint. The concrete base is just about exposed at soil level. E sighthole open, others closed. Agricultural views all round.


Destroyed 2009-01-20 16:00 - TP5223 (Old Manor Farm)

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

Nothing to add, really. Just a muddy field with views over the power station. No sign of the pillar anywhere.


Good condition 2009-01-20 15:15 - TP0910 (Askew Hill)

FB Number: S2237   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An easy-access pillar on a public footpath with excellent views over Repton and NW towards Burton and the power station. Eastern views blocked by the copse. Pillar is in good condition with the original plug - slightly indented letters. No paint. South sighthole open, others closed. Also found the adjacent geocache while there!


Destroyed 2009-01-02 14:10 - TP0943 (Axton)

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

Paid a quick visit to the spot as I was in the area but, as others have said, there is no sign of the pillar anywhere.


Good condition 2009-01-02 13:00 - TP2492 (Craig Fawr)

FB Number: S3535   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely white-painted pillar on top of a rocky outcrop overlooking the Irish Sea and the windfarm. FB has a 'raised S' Original plug now replaced by a plastic one. The base is quite eroded all round. Sightholes closed. A little bit of graffiti but not bad considering the white paint! Easy access to the top of the mound and great views. Nice spot!


Good condition 2009-01-02 12:35 - TP7209 (Dyserth (R))

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

An easy find at this time of year. The FBM is easily visible but has the height plate missing. Otherwise, it's fine and so are the railings!


Couldn't find it 2009-01-02 12:15 - TP0604 (Dyserth FBM Aux 1)

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

I had no better luck that the previous visitors. This one definitely needs a metal detector to find it. I agree with other comments - the road sign has definitely been moved. However, although I found several promising locations, even the trusty trowel couldn't unearth it!


Good condition 2009-01-02 10:40 - TP0177 (Point Of Ayr)

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

A cold and misty day. Some views over the sand dunes but the place was deserted and all the local tourist places closed. Found the rivet with no trouble, thanks to the OS photo.


Good condition 2008-11-25 16:00 - TP1439 (Blackbushe Aerodrome)

FB Number: S5559   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Tucked away across a ditch on the side of the A30 - perhaps a lucky survivor? Parked in the layby heading east and walked back to the pillar. The plug is original with slightly-indented letters. White paint can be discerned under the moss and greenery. One sighthole open [forgot to check which one!!!]. No significant views other than of the airport to the N. Last one of the day on the way to see Lincoln put in the most dismal of performances against Aldershot!


Good condition 2008-11-25 13:45 - TP0318 (Phoenix Green)

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

Found quite easily using the OS photo. Block is covered with quite a few brambles but was easily access. On side of minor road with no significant views.


Good condition 2008-11-25 13:00 - TP3709 (Heckfield Heath)

FB Number: S5992   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Easily seen from the A33 Wellington Monument carpark - but protected by a high deer fence and access was decidedly tresspassy! Followed the paths through the wood from the house access road off the minor road to the E. There is no plug. Traces of faded white paint. W sighthole open. No views at all.


Good condition 2008-11-23 12:15 - TP1079 (Batcombe Hill)

FB Number: S5909   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Last of three for the day whilst on the way to Weymouth. This one is in a hedgerow on the side of a bridleway and the FB faces the right way, for once! Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No real paint at all. Sightholes either closed or covered over. Nearby masts don't do anything for the views. I had hoped for better views than this but they were a bit disappointing.


Good condition 2008-11-23 11:45 - TP1057 (Barrington Hill)

FB Number: S3740   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy access over a gate from the lane. As I approached the pillar, two roe deer appeared from by the side of it and scampered across the field - lovely! The pillar has no plug. The sightholes are closed and it's quite ivy-covered with some traces of paint. In a hedgerow between two arable fields with expansive all-round views.


Good condition 2008-11-23 11:30 - TP6201 (Stoke Hill)

FB Number: S3969   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Approached along the bridleway from the lane then realised I hadn't reads the logs and had to retrace my steps and climb the gate into the adjacent field. Original plug with raised letters. N sighthole open, others closed or invisible. Traces of paint appear from beneath the ivy. In hedgerow behind an electric fence on edge of pasture field. Moderate E views.


Good condition 2008-10-25 14:15 - TP5745 (Round Berry)

FB Number: S2295   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Discovered that access from the SE wasn't possible due to the delightful Shetland pony stud farm! Then tried access from the west and this proved to be OK [with permission]. Pillar has original plug [slightly-indented letters]; no paint. Sightholes that were visible were closed. It's in a hedgerow on a farm compound with no significant views.


Good condition 2008-10-25 13:00 - TP0194 (Potford Bridge)

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

An easy find with the help of the photo and the faded yellow paint that is still on the road. Very little vegetation cover either. Some views over Polesworth and a great view of the M42....


Good condition 2008-10-21 13:45 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)

FB Number: S4113   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My first pillar for nearly two months, due to holidays and other problems. Set on a rock in the middle of a peat bog but not too squelchy today! Concrete plug replacement. Sighthole on opposite face to FB open, others closed. White paint, now faded. Good views on a very breezy day.


Good condition 2008-08-28 16:50 - TP1496 (Blewburton Hill)

FB Number: S3738   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Found after a day's visit to nearby Steam Railway Centre in Didcot and also after logging the nearby GeoCache. The plug is missing; no paint; west sighthole open, others closed. Situated in open access land behind a barbed wire fence. Good all-round views on a breezy day. Nice spot.


Good condition 2008-08-25 12:05 - TP1594 (Brasenose Farm)

FB Number: S6776   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Isn't it interesting how a small tupperware Geocache is easier to find than a huge great trig pillar? Found the nearby cache easily but really struggled to find the pillar which is buried in the hedge and overgrown with brambles and ivy between two wheat fields. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Sightholes either closed or invisible! Traces of paint. Distant agricultural views to the east.


Good condition 2008-08-23 13:30 - TP7333 (Little Wenlock)

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

Dug up half the sodden grass verge trying to find this! Two years of non-visits can do wonders for the vegetation! Good views of the wooded Wrekin on the side you don't often see.


Good condition 2008-08-06 16:00 - TP6719 (Walton Grounds)

FB Number: S6781   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy-access pillar, just a short easterly walk from the bridleway and the pillar is easy to see in the hedgeline. Ashphalt plug replacement. Traces of paint. Sightholes appear all closed. Good views to the south and south-west. A pleasant spot with the old fort not far away.


Slightly damaged 2008-08-06 15:15 - TP6203 (Stoke Lyne)

FB Number: S6763   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

The Wanderer's instructions are excellent - approach via the bridleway from the west would be more difficult. The pillar is hard to spot at this time of year, deeply buried in the hedge between a newly-ploughed field and a wheat field. Concrete plug replacement; traces of paint; sightholes not visible. The concrete base is heavily undermined on the east side and the pillar may be leaning just slightly. There are two large chunks of concrete missing from the right hand edge of the east face. Moderate easterly views


Good condition 2008-08-03 10:10 - TP6146 (Stainburn Hill)

FB Number: S1879   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

The second log on the way to the Mega cachebash in Harrogate. Found the gate into the field, which was open, then waded through chest-high grass and brambles to find the pillar. The east/south sides are now very much enravelled in ivy. Plastic plug replacement. Traces of white paint. All sightholes open. Some westerly views through the trees which would dobtless be better in Winter.


Good condition 2008-08-03 10:00 - TP0517 (Wetherby)

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

A strange FBM, logged on the way to the Mega Cachebash in Harrogate. An easy find on the grass triangle. The view helped solve a riddle - we could not understand why there were so many MGB's on the road but from here we could see them all gathering on the local hill-climb circuit to the south! Some WS/W views.


Unreachable but visible 2008-07-26 12:30 - TP1579 (Bramley Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Didn't have time to try to find a way into the reservoir compound and didn't fancy risking the barbed wire, especially with a footie match to go to! Pillar is easily visible from the edge of the compund.


Good condition 2008-07-26 12:00 - TP6901 (Whitecote)

FB Number: S3807   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Lincoln away at Farsley Celtic today so an opportunity to do a couple of local trigs on the way to the match [and a couple of caches too!]. This one is just great! Reminds me of a similar pillar in suburban Nottingham where the owner of the garden with the trig point in it has covered it with bedding plants and the like! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. E/W sightholes open. Like others have said, how many of us would like one of these....


Good condition 2008-07-10 18:45 - TP6137 (St Whites Farm)

FB Number: S6246   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy acces, just through a metal kissing gate off a public path. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint. W sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed on west side just above grass level. Distant views S/SE. In hedgerow on side of pasture field field.


Destroyed 2008-06-30 16:30 - TP0788 (Addlebrough)

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

Access via the Devil's Stone from the dead-end road, keeping wall to your right. Did the Geocache then access the summit [not easy - wouldn't recommend it!]. Original pillar replaced by cairn of local stone. Superb views of Wensleydale and Semer Water.


Good condition 2008-06-30 10:50 - TP0143 (Dent)

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

It's worth noting that things have changed here alittle since the OS photo/sketch. The Dent village signpost and the position of the bench are different and this threw me for a bit. Found the lump of tarmac and ignored it - then decided that's where the block should be and fortunately decided to investigate further!! A lovely spot in Dentdale on the edge of this iconic village with its famous station [albeit 4 miles away!]


Good condition 2008-06-29 11:45 - TP0149 (Hem Gill Shaw)

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

Found straight away without any problem. Magnificent views from here! Also found the nearby geoCache while I was there so a double helping!


Good condition 2008-06-27 10:15 - TP1890 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S7272   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just off the footpath and on the summit of a hedgerow. Had to battle through a head-high field of cattle beans and wheat and it was very wet!! Plastic plug replacement. Traces of white paint. All sightholes open. Excellent views to the N.


Good condition 2008-06-27 09:30 - TP6436 (Thiefgate)

FB Number: S7587   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quite easy to access off nearby lane but wheat crop rather wet after the rain. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Some white paint. Sightholes either closed or invisible. Good views of the dales from here. In hedgerow.


Good condition 2008-06-26 11:50 - TP7385 (Richmond)

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

On roof of Coalsgarth Service Reservoir. Easily visible from the road. Good views.


Good condition 2008-06-26 10:00 - TP6382 (The Fleak)

FB Number: S8286   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A strength-sapping trek from the Reeth-Askrigg road on a very windy day. A local limestone pillar with the plug and spider missing. The views would be great from here on a clear day - which this wasn't! There were two saving graces - saw a family of golden plovers [2 adults + 4 chicks] and a family of red grouse [2 adults and 6 chicks]!


Good condition 2008-06-25 11:45 - TP0153 (Hunton)

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

In the three years since the last visit the vegetation has grown again! Took a long time to find this one but got there in the end! Very quiet rural spot.


Good condition 2008-06-24 15:20 - TP3688 (Haypark)

FB Number: S7880   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a bridleway between three different cereal fields. The top was covered with owl [or buzzard?] pellets! Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. E/W sightholes open. Lovely views towards Ripon in the W and the North York Moors in the E. Local church bells ringing! Skylarks everywhere. Incidentally, if you approach from the road to the south [which I did] beware of the HUGE alsation in the pig farm that you walk through - it scared the **** out of me!!!


Good condition 2008-06-24 15:00 - TP0156 (Marton Le Moor)

FB Number: S7663   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Oh dear! This is another of those infuriating roadside pillars that you think are going to be easy but in Summer they are hopelessly buried in vegetation. Got there after walking up and down the road for 10 minutes! Plastic plug replacement. Traces of paint. Sightholes below vegetation level. OS anti-vandal plate. Good views E to North York Moors and NW to Dales.


Destroyed 2008-06-10 18:30 - TP5927 (Sheephouse Farm)

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

A brief visit to Portishead to see a very sick friend. A quick trip here on the way home. Like previous visitors, one is not encouraged to add one's vehicle to the huge mountain of them sitting on the dockside! I did enquire at the port gates but no-one seemed to know anything about the pillar so it must have been removed completely.


Good condition 2008-05-30 18:30 - TP4139 (Jurys Gap)

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

A flying visit to these parts but couldn't return home without finding one pillar! This one is beautifully white-painted. Comcrete plug replacement. Green FB due to salt spray. Embedded into the embankment by the sea so seems very squat. N views over marshes, E over Dungeness to the power station, S over the sea [just spotted a ferry!] and W to Camber. There is an ants nest under the pillar! Nice spot!


Good condition 2008-05-22 17:45 - TP3596 (Hangerberry Hill)

FB Number: S6318   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Had trouble finding this due to the 'extra barn' factor. Parked in Carters Piece, strolled through the wood and then got confused when the path opened out as to which was the barn marked on my OS map. The sheep didn't make things any easier, either! Anyway, eventually sorted it out and managed to find the trig, having walked past it once! Was this a bad day, or not? Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sight holes closed. On a slight mound in the beautifully-blossomed hawthorn bushes with no real views at this time of year. Sheep everywhere!


Good condition 2008-05-18 09:30 - TP5193 (Nower Wood)

FB Number: S3363   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Easy access, on a National Trust permissive path. Plug has a plastic replacement. FB has the usual 'Raised S' for this area. Traces of paint. N/S sightholes open, others closed. No views at all but a lovely woodland area with the bluebell carpet just dying away.


Good condition 2008-05-18 09:00 - TP4791 (Mickleham Down)

FB Number: S3364   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A steep climb up from the carpark to start the day! Just the thing after a hearty breakfast! The plug has been replaced with concrete. FB has the 'Raised S'. Sightholes closed. No paint. On grassy area adjacent to woodland. Moderate views.


Good condition 2008-05-16 16:30 - TP7362 (Leith Hill Tower)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

If my calculations are correct, this is my 900th trig log and what a smashing place to find it! Delayed my visit until Friday when the tower is open to NT members [like me!] but unfortunately the good weather had gone and the views were very misty. Found the stud in pristine condition and will upload a photo when I've got them off the camera. Incidentally, the NT collecting boxes round here [I've spotted three of them, one here , one on Ranmore Common and one at the foot of Box Hill] look just like trig pillars!

Leith Hill Stud Stud on top of Leith Hill Tower, 16.0.08


Good condition 2008-05-16 15:15 - TP2200 (Clarks Green Farm)

FB Number: S5100   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Interestingly, on the way to this pillar from Newdigate, you go down Trig Lane! Where did that name come from, I wonder? Not a lot has happened to this pillar in the last 18 months and, if it hadn't been for a passing dog-walker, I don't think I would ever have found it. When I did, there followed a very painful excursion into the brambles! Original plug with slighty-indented letters. Sightholes all closed. No paint. One or two small cracks on the top surface. No views at all. Strange number for this area from what I have seen.


Good condition 2008-05-16 14:45 - TP5930 (Shellwood)

FB Number: S3279   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The area has been cleared of vegetation and is now part of a horse paddock, to which the owner [who was driving by in her Range Rover] let me have access. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Just off a bridleway. W sighthole open, others closed. FB has 'Raised S'. The base of the figures '2' and '7' are broken. Traces of paint. Moderate views W/S/E.


Good condition 2008-05-16 14:15 - TP0422 (Norwoodhill)

FB Number: S3280   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Easy access, just over stile into a pasture field full of inquisitive cattle! Deeply embedded in hedge. FB has 'Raised S'. OS anti-vandal sign. Traces of paint. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Concrete base exposed 6" all round. No views in any direction.


Good condition 2008-05-15 17:00 - TP6277 (Swains Farm)

FB Number: S3278   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access on footpath in pasture field. Original plug with slighty-indented letters. Quite well-painted. Obviously a sheep-gathering spot as the concrete base has been exposed about 8" allround! FB has a 'Raised S'. Moderate views.


Destroyed 2008-05-15 16:30 - TP2739 (Dawes Green)

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

As has been said by others, there is only the base left where the pillar once stood. RIP.


Good condition 2008-05-15 16:15 - TP5633 (Reigate Heath)

FB Number: S3337   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access, just to the W of Reigate Windmill and on the edge of the golf course. Ashphalt plug replacement. No paint. All sightholes open. Moderate views NW. FB with a 'Raised S'.


Good condition 2008-05-15 15:50 - TP5634 (Reigate Park)

FB Number: S3328   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A lovely white-painted pillar in a public-access area above Reigate. Missing plug. FB has a 'Raised S'. S sighthole open, others closed. Nice parkland views but nothing distant.


Couldn't find it 2008-05-14 10:40 - TP5774 (Rushett Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Unlike the previous visitor I didn't have any way of getting into the compound and so had to give up. No visible sign of the pillar.


Couldn't find it 2008-05-14 10:15 - TP0419 (M25 Junction 9)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

You take your life into your own hands finding this! I parked in a layby on the A24 and walked along the verge to the site with traffic belting past. When I got there it was so overgrown that I gave up any real hope of finding the block although it's probably still there somewhere. Even with the sketch I couldn't find it as the OS markers are invisible now.


Good condition 2008-05-14 09:30 - TP4893 (Monksgreen)

FB Number: S3362   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

This one gave me a lot of grief. Approached from the wrong direction through a field of very inquisitive and frisky cattle. Then had to clamber over a fence and then had to battle the vegetation which has grown up again. Locating the pillar wasn't easy, either. There is a plastic plug replacement. Traces of paint. Sightholes closed or obscured by soil. No views from here at all. Flush bracket with 'Raised S'.


Good condition 2008-05-14 09:10 - TP2480 (Crabtree Cottages)

FB Number: S3361   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy access on a bridleway but no significant views except SE to Box Hill. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. FB has 'raised S'. N sighthole open, others closed. No paint. Saw a deer on the lane whilst walking back to the carpark.


Slightly damaged 2008-05-12 17:10 - TP1553 (Box Hill)

FB Number: S3358   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A wonderful evening and great SE/S/SW views! Haven't been here since 1967! A large chunk of concrete has been knocked out of the SE side of the pillar at FB level. Ashphalt plug replacement. So white-painted you can see it for miles! Concrete base exposed at grass level all round. E sighthole open, others closed. Still a great spot after all these years!


Good condition 2008-05-12 09:45 - TP2924 (Dunley Wood)

FB Number: S3778   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Set off up the path from the nearby carpark. Got to the reservoir compund and assumed it might be in there. Only with the help of a passing dog-walker did I locate it! It's very moss covered but with traces of paint. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes closed. No views whatsoever.


Slightly damaged 2008-05-07 14:00 - TP0323 (Hindhead)

FB Number: S1535   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Logged this in the process of finding the two caches that overlook the north and south ends of the new Hindhead Tunnel construction sites. The pillar has slight damage to one side and the sides have been embellished with National Trust paraphenalia + a viewpoint top. Quite white-painted. Concrete base allround about 8" high on top of larger base. A very hot walk on a superb day and some rewarding views.


Damaged 2008-04-27 19:40 - TP1893 (Campfield New)

FB Number: S7260   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Well, I think this is more than just slightly-damaged. One top corner is totally missing, exposing part of the spider bracket and the one side is also slightly cracked. Presumably this pillar has had an argument with a hedge cutter. Anyway, it's right by the side of a layby on the A4137 and I can imagine that in Summer it would be almost buried by foliage. As it was I almost missed it. Very squat in hedge with sightholes below soil l;evel. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. If you're tall, like me, there are some good views in all directions.


Good condition 2008-04-27 19:25 - TP6916 (Whitfield)

FB Number: S7259   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Awkward access from lane but got there is the end - very muddy fields due to heavy rain earlier. The top is so badly covered in ivy that it was impossible to get at the plug - I think it was original with slightly-indented letters. A few traces of paint. Sightholes below soil level. In a hedgerow between an arable field and a pasture field. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2008-04-27 18:15 - TP5762 (Ruardean Hill Resr)

FB Number: S6274   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In a reservoir compund but it is easy to open the gate by just tweaking the bolt a little bit. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sightholes below grass level. Some eastward views. Easy parking about 100 metres from pillar.


Good condition 2008-04-27 18:00 - TP6941 (Wigpool Common)

FB Number: S6279   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

At this time of year the pillar is visible from the lane so access to it was easy. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint visible. W sighthole open, others closed. No views at all from here.


Damaged 2008-04-26 12:30 - TP6542 (Torrisholme Barrow)

FB Number: S5369   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Well, where has that season gone? Our last away game and had to come here as it is a new ground for us - and terraces aswell! Great! And we won 2-1 which was an even bigger bonus. Did this, the only local trig point, plus the nearby cache at the same time. This is in awful condition with a missing top and green graffiti on the flush bracket makes the number hard to read. Anyway there are some good views over the Bay but this doesn't compensate for the sad fate that this pillar had it store for it.


Good condition 2008-04-25 13:15 - TP4457 (Litton Hill)

FB Number: S7905   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A well-preserved pillar on a grassy summit. Quite dramatic views today with the clouds. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. Three sight-holes open. Concrete base exposed about 6" all round. No trail-bikers today! Nice spot.


Good condition 2008-04-24 17:40 - TP2400 (Coppet Hill)

FB Number: S6313   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This took longer than it should have done as I mistook where I was on the OS map and ended up on the bridleway below the pillar and so had a longer walk than I should have done. The pillar is in good condition with a replacement asphalt plug. Faint traces of paint to be seen. Sightholes below grass level. Excellent views W/NW over the Wye valley to Wales.


Damaged 2008-04-04 17:30 - TP1665 (Broken Cross)

FB Number: S5413   Condition: Damaged   Score: 1/10

Good job I had read the last log and took note of the directions, or I would never have found this, deeply hidden in the fast-growing conifers! Covered in moss, and the top is badly cracked. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes obscured. No views from here at all. Glad to get back to the car!


Good condition 2008-04-04 15:00 - TP3186 (Five Dykes)

FB Number: S3602   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

At the junction of 5 fields amidst boulders from dry stone walls and barbed wire. Views of wind turnbines to the S and radio mast [ugh] to W. Flush bracket is of the 'raised S' type. W/S sightholes open, others closed. No paint. Original plug with slightly indented letters.


Good condition 2008-04-04 13:15 - TP1414 (Black Hill (NS77))

FB Number: S3660   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely spot with good distant views. This is a 'raised S' flush bracket. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. W/S sightholes open, others closed. No paint. Base flush with ground which is bare - livestock gathering spot? Looks like this may have been a hill fort at one time?


Damaged 2008-04-01 17:15 - TP2317 (Cockshoot Wood)

FB Number: S6770   Condition: Damaged   Score: 1/10

On the edge of a housing estate where Forestry Commission land begins. Most of the top 1 cm. of concrete has been removed, exposing the tri-bracket badly. Original plug is still there - deeply-indented letters. Traces of white paint. W sighthole open, others closed. A drive-by pillar!


Good condition 2008-04-01 16:20 - TP1607 (Bream Cross)

FB Number: S6769   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access, in hedgeline between two pasture fields and just over a gate off the lane. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. A few traces of paint. Concrete base exposed on S/E sides. W sighthole open, others closed. Excellent W/NW/N views.


Good condition 2008-04-01 16:10 - TP5789 (Sailors Folly)

FB Number: S3342   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Tried the SW approach from the public path but there is no access, so had to climb the gate off the lane and walk through the sheep! I can imagine this would be hard to get at in summer but OK at this time of the year. The plug is original - slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes below veg. level. In hedgerow between two pasture fields. Good distant views all round.


Good condition 2008-04-01 15:55 - TP0231 (Harthill)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Spent 20 minutes digging holes in the grass verge before finding the bolt - which was only partially covered with grass! Cleared the veg from it for the next finder. No views from here and a surprising busy road.


Good condition 2008-04-01 15:30 - TP6479 (Tidenham Park)

FB Number: S3378   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A lovely white-painted pillar, although the paint is now fading a little. In an area of heathland reclaimation. There is an interesting information board on the way to the pillar from the carpark. Ashphalt plug replacement. This is one of those with the raised 'S' on the flush-bracket. W sighthole open, others closed. Lovely E views to Severn estuary.


Good condition 2008-04-01 14:50 - TP7060 (Woolaston)

FB Number: S3343   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is a cracking place for a pillar! Parked by the level crossing, then a bracing sunny walk along the bank of the Severn just as the tide was coming in. Access to the pillar was a bit difficult and I could see how the nettles would give problems in the summer! The plug is original - slightly indented letters. No paint. West sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base visible about 6" all round. In a hedgeline between what were last year two sweetcorn fields. Lovely views along the Severn estuary to the power stations, and inland. Severn Bridge just visible. Great spot!


Good condition 2008-03-07 15:50 - TP1580 (Brampton Abbotts)

FB Number: S7232   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of mpaint. N and E sightholes open, others closed. In a field boundary between a paddock containing some very inquisite horses and a newly-ploughed field. Lovely views all-round. Easy access, just off public footpath.


Good condition 2008-03-07 15:45 - TP7156 (Brampton Abbotts (R))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

An easy spot at this time of year before the vegetation gets going. Behind the usual iron railings and with the anti-vandal metal plate visible to the left. Awkward place to park!!


Possibly missing 2008-03-07 15:30 - TP0616 (Brampton Abbotts FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

As with the other visitors, this wasn't possible to find and I suspect it was removed when the new farmtrack was built. With the fence missing it wasn't possible to pinpoint a location, even with the OS sketch and, unusually, the OS photo doesn't show where the Bernsten actually IS! I did try scraping away at the new hardcore for a bit but didn't find anything.


Good condition 2008-03-07 14:00 - TP2128 (Chase Hill)

FB Number: S7289   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just had lunch and a pint in Wetherspoons in Ross - and did I regret it after the slog up here to the old fort!! Anyway, the pillar is in good shape apart from an ashphalt plug replacement. Its in the open in an arable field. Somw white paint discernable. A good spot!


Good condition 2008-03-07 12:15 - TP0464 (Ross On Wye North)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

About 3" of soil have accumulated since Ianmac's visit, so I had to use the OS sketchmap and the trusty trowel to dig this out, which I eventually did so it's currently exposed for all to see. On side of road - don't park in the Beefeater carpark as it's pay-and-display! No significant views.


Slightly damaged 2008-02-12 17:15 - TP5340 (Peel Park)

FB Number: S4608   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Last of the day before a pint and a bite to eat and then off to the game! This one has a plastic plug replacement - I haven't found a genuine plug all day! - and is very white. On the edge of conifer trees in tussock grassland. Quite good condition considering the number of people who must come up here, especially in summer.


Good condition 2008-02-12 16:30 - TP6158 (Stanhill)

FB Number: S4626   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In empty pasture field - again very soggy! Plastic plug replacement and quite a lot of faded paint. South sight-hole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. Good N/NE views on a glorious day!


Good condition 2008-02-12 16:00 - TP2872 (Duckworth Hill)

FB Number: S4612   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access just over a gate and by a public path. In the centre of an extremely muddy sheep pasture! Ashphalt plug replacement. West sight-hole open, others closed. Base exposed about 12" allround and the pillar is sitting in a huge pool of deep mud and slurry - approach with caution or your car will stink for the rest of the day! Lovely N/NE views, moderate S views.


Good condition 2008-02-12 15:00 - TP1538 (Bottoms Farm)

FB Number: S4654   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access, just over a stile with a convenient parking spot. Quite a bit of faded paint. Plastic plug replacement. Base exposed all round. South sight-hole open, others closed. Excellent views W/N/E.


Good condition 2008-02-12 14:45 - TP4948 (Mount Pleasant)

FB Number: S4424   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy access, on side of track just up from the farm. Had a nice conversation with an elderly lady who was doing some gardening in the sunshine. Pillar is leaning slightly but otherwise it's fine. Asphalt plug replacement. No paint. East sighthole open, others closed. Excellent all-round views.


Destroyed 2008-02-12 13:40 - TP2587 (Cribden Hill)

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

Up here today to see Lincoln thrash Accrington 3-0, so a chance to do some local caches and trig points. Visited the local halo then a chance to check on the trig location, which, as we know, isn't there anymore but the views on a glorious day like today were well worth the effort!


Good condition 2008-01-12 15:45 - TP6108 (Springfield)

FB Number: S1454   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Quite a lot of white paint still survives on this pillar, which is on the edge of a horsiculture field, fortunately with the FB facing towards the track. Base just exposed on left side. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Moderate all-round views.


Good condition 2007-12-30 15:30 - TP0620 (Campden FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bumped into Pyoung1's at the Cotswold CacheBash and, when he had texted to say that he had found it with his metal detector, paid a second visit [actually a third!] - and there it was, conveniently hidden underneath a plastic flower pot. Many thanks to Pyoung1's for helping me to lay a ghost.


Destroyed 2007-12-26 13:35 - TP5111 (Newhall)

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

No sign of the pillar in this location and presumably demolished during the construction of the M606.


Slightly damaged 2007-12-26 13:15 - TP2758 (Delf Hill)

FB Number: S4128   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 1/10

Approached via the track from the SW which did the springs on my car no good at all. Used the information from previous visitors to track down the gorse-covered 'tump' and eventually stumbled on the pillar. Fortunately, the dogs were strangely silent today but the gorse was just as effective! The plug is a plastic replacement and there is a chunk out of the pillar at the top corner. Quite a bit of faded paint visible. Really duff location.


Toppled 2007-12-26 12:45 - TP7087 (Wyke)

FB Number: S4120   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

Followed the advice of previous logs and climbed over the gate opposite the farm. No animals in field. Kept to hedgeline by the lane and then headed off to the corner by the pylon to find the pillar. Chemical works at full steam even though it was Boxing Day. Pillar is lying on its side with FB uppermost.


Destroyed 2007-12-26 12:25 - TP4067 (Hunsworth Hill)

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

Like others before me, had a quick look around and a jog along the footpath but pillar not there and not on OS map.


Good condition 2007-12-26 12:00 - TP4825 (Mill Carr Hill)

FB Number: S4201   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This was an emotional day; our first visit to Valley Parade since the fire of 1985 when two of Lincoln's supporters died and some twenty odd of Bradford's. Peter Jackson laid a wreath at the start and it was all very poignant. The memories of that afternoon are too awful to note here and the result [they beat us 2-1 in the 90th minute] was almost an irrelevancy. Anyway, this pillar is probably the closest to the ground; it's easily accessible just a quick climb over a gate watched by some curious horses. Plug has a plastic replacement. N sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed all round. Good views S/W. On edge of pasture field.


Destroyed 2007-12-26 11:00 - TP5843 (Scholes)

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

Unless it is in a local garden [and I didn't have time to find out] the pillar has definitely gone. Not at front or back of houses.


Good condition 2007-12-08 11:15 - TP6730 (Ward Hill)

FB Number: S7886   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the way to Hereford for the annual pilgrimage to watch Lincoln. This year a bad decision after 8 minutes cost us a player and the game. When I got here it was tipping down with rain so had a very wet walk up the field and the views were nil. The plug is original with deeply-indented letters. The concrete base is exposed allround - probably a sheep gathering spot. Traces of fading paint. W/E sightholes open, others closed. Thank heaven the rain stopped before the game started!


Good condition 2007-11-10 10:00 - TP7450 (Toton Sidings)

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

On the way to the steam railway gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse so took the chance to have a lookat the engines in Toton Yard [been here many times] and find the trig point which I never knew was here! Found without any problems. How many other anorak pursuits are there, one wonders...


Good condition 2007-11-09 12:45 - TP7063 (Woolfox)

FB Number: S8691   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Managed to drive along the concrete road alongside the A1 and park in the barn area quite close to the pillar. Walked the last 200 yards and didn't see a soul. This is a graveyard of old Land Rovers, agricultural machines, lorries and skips all of which are overgrown and seem to have been here for ever. Also there are the remains of old Nissan huts etc. What was this place?? Anyway, the pillar is still there with the original plug - an unusual type with raised letters. Traces of paint on all sides. N sighthole open, others closed. Some N views but otherwise a place best forgotten.


Destroyed 2007-11-09 12:45 - TP1119 (Beaumont)

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

Checked out the location as I was so close but, as others have said, there is no trace of the pillar, which would have been in the middle of what is currently a winter-cereal field.


Damaged 2007-11-09 11:50 - TP7090 (Wymondham)

FB Number: S4659   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

This one is very badly damaged, presumably by agricultural machinery blasting the hedgerows to bits. There is a huge chunk out of the E face, part of the N face and a lesser chunk + large crack out of the S face [with grass growing out of it!]. The plug is still there - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sightholes below soil level. Expansive E/S/W views. Another grass-verge pillar!


Good condition 2007-11-09 11:30 - TP4031 (Hose Hill)

FB Number: S4887   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On the grass verge on the side of the lane so easy access. Plastic plug replacement. No paint and very moss-covered. Sightholes below ground level. Moderate agricultural views.


Slightly damaged 2007-11-09 11:00 - TP0527 (Waltham-on-the-Wolds)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Beside a lane about 1 mile NE of Waltham village. It took an age to find as I came without the OS map/sketch. Eventually found it nearly buried in vegetation. An unusual FBM in a block of concrete. OS plate but otherwise not a lot to tell you what it is! Near-distant agricultural views.


Good condition 2007-11-09 10:00 - TP3014 (Eastwell)

FB Number: S4911   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A roadside pillar, high on a bank. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint but pleanty of white lichen blobs. E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed up to 18" allround. Excellent NW/N views. Now off to do Bluebell Wood cache.


Good condition 2007-10-30 10:45 - TP7067 (Woore Resr)

FB Number: S2762   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Unusually, this pillar is in an unfenced North West Waterboard area with full public access, reached by a footpath from the road. The plug is missing but otherwise it's in good condition. No paint. SW sighthole open, others closed. Excellent views on the SE/S/SW/W/NW sightline to Welsh Hills and across Cheshire Plain.


Good condition 2007-10-27 15:00 - TP3518 (Grindle Farm)

FB Number: S1857   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Approached from the north on the lane from Kemberton. No problems with access. Pillar is on the edge of a small area of woodland and the pheasants were everywhere! Sunday lunches galore! All intact with original plug - slightly indented letters. Some white paint but fading. E and W sightholes open others closed. No real views today but could be better on a clearer day.


Good condition 2007-10-27 14:00 - TP4511 (Lodge Hill)

FB Number: S1847   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached via the footpath from Shifnal to the NE. There is a convenient gate to climb over into the field adjacent to the pillar, which is behind another fence in a small copse. All intact with original plug - deeply indented letters. Quite a lot of fading paint on all faces. Sightholes closed. I assume there would be a good view from here on a clear day but today was very murky with drizzle in the air.


Good condition 2007-10-18 12:30 - TP4568 (Lower Ley)

FB Number: S5028   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Well, this was definitely 'Lonely Planet' day up here as every habitation was utterly deserted so I had to find my own way, using the footpath to the west. This proved difficult and the barbed wire fences are still much in evidence. The pillar is in good nick, with the original plug - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. West sighthole open, others closed or below vegetation level. Pillar is close to a hedge in a pasture field. Lovely views on a glorious day!


Possibly missing 2007-10-18 10:45 - TP2165 (Chosen Hill)

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

Up here today to get the two GeoCaches. Had a long conversation with some Severn-Trent workers on the adjacant water plant and they are quite certain that the current toposcope was built around the original trig pillar. So I have labelled this as 'possibly missing' - because it might be still there! As there isn't a 'present but invisible' description, I think that is the most appropriate one. Glorious morning and fantastic views over Gloucester and The Malverns today.


Destroyed 2007-10-15 13:10 - TP4856 (Moel Fferna)

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

Not a lot more to add to previous notes! The bits of concrete are still there in the wall of the shelter. Not much of a view today but I guess it would be great when the weather was a bit clearer. Lots of pheasants and partridge about - one or two grouse also.


Good condition 2007-10-13 18:15 - TP7455 (Church Lawford)

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

On the way home from the Diocesan Choir Festival in Rugby School Chapel, so decided to check this out. If I had been in more suitable clothing I would have had a wander across the field but the dampness made me decide to use the binoculars instead! Clearly visible from the lane leading to the A45.


Good condition 2007-10-01 10:40 - TP2234 (Clipston)

FB Number: S4778   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

An easy approach from the lane via a convenient gap in the hedge. The pillar is in a small copse so no views at this time of year in any direction. The plug is an ashphalt replacement. No paint. E/W sightholes open, N/S closed.


Slightly damaged 2007-09-29 14:50 - TP2694 (Cutsdean Hill)

FB Number: S1522   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

I don't know how this pillar has slipped through my net over the years, especially as it's one of those simple types on the grass verge. However, mopped it up today! The plug is missing but otherwise it's in pretty good nick, with just a couple of small chunks missing from the top and one corner. W sighthole open, others closed. E sighthole appears to have been recently closed. Holes under hooks filled in. Good E views.


Good condition 2007-08-21 10:45 - TP7440 (Lichfield)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Was passing close by today so thought I would check this out. It is definitely an active station, fitted to the roof of the small administrative building of this Severn-Trent sewage treatment plant. The place was open today and I was able to drive in to the site and park right by the station. The engineer on duty did not know when it had been put there but it is certainly there!


Good condition 2007-08-16 11:30 - TP1804 (Burton Grange)

FB Number: S4893   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In a small pasture enclosure just about 15 yards off a footpath leading into the farmyard. Today there were sheep in the pasture who didn't show any real interest as I nipped over the fence. Had to remove three large boulders from the top of the pillar in order to see that the plug is original with raised letters. No paint. All sightholes open. No views in any direction due to high hedges.


Good condition 2007-08-16 11:15 - TP3414 (Gorse Hill)

FB Number: S4882   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Deeply embedded in a hedge about 100 yards along a house drive and right opposite the house. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Some white paint. W sighthole open, others closed. Moderate N views from here but expansive views from the approach along the lane, especially N and W.


Good condition 2007-08-16 10:15 - TP0367 (Little Hale Fen)

FB Number: S4638   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Walked along the track alongside the drainage channel to get to the pillar. Its all in one piece with original plug - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sightholes below soil level. OS anti-vandal plaque in place. Expansive flat views in all directions. A rather bleak and remote spot - perhaps that's why so few people have been!


Damaged 2007-07-24 17:00 - TP0885 (Arlescott)

FB Number: S1988   Condition: Damaged   Score: 1/10

This trig should have a health warning - DO NOT GO IN SUMMER! I should have taken more notice of the other logs. Easy approach from Jack Mytton Way [park on B road where Way crosses it] and footpath but when you get there.........Thought I might see it from the potato field - no chance. So over the gate into the Severn Trent Water compound, up the embankment, try to machete the brambles using the old legs and then locate the pillar deep in the hedge. I could not possibly get at the FB so I trust previous logs are accurate! There is damage to one corner of the top. The plug is original, I think with slightly-indented letters [hard to tell when it's this badly overgrown]. No paint. Back to the car for some tranquilisers.


Good condition 2007-07-20 11:35 - TP6335 (Temple Hill)

FB Number: S4650   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Had trouble locating it at first as it is very squat and buried in vegetation on the side of the bridleway. Original plug, slightly-indented letters. No paint. Flush bracket number almost buried and sightholes below soil level. In between two unharvested wheat fields. Near-distant agricultural views all round.


Damaged 2007-07-20 11:15 - TP2863 (Dry Doddington)

FB Number: S4635   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

This pillar is badly damaged. There is a huge chunk of concrete out of the west face and this has led to large horizontal cracks around the middle of it. Original plug - slightly-indented letters. No paint. Concrete base exposed all round by about 6". In centre of uncut Italian ryegrass field with easy access over a gate from the lane. Excellent views S/W/N/NE.


Good condition 2007-06-10 18:10 - TP6255 (Summerfields Hill)

FB Number: S2101   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had a stroll along the lane and met a lovely family who lived in one of the houses there. The two young children declared that the pillar was 'the centre of their universe' and that they met there every day! How delightful! They had recently moved here from Brentford in London and were still getting used to the wide open spaces. I explained to them how the pillar was used and the children assured me that they were going to 'map the whole world' from there! The pillar is all intact - original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. N sighthole open, others closed. Lovely views all round from here. No wonder they find this place so magical. A really lovely experience!


Good condition 2007-06-10 16:50 - TP6955 (Wilsford Heath)

FB Number: S4842   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access along bridleway to pillar, opposite a large silage heap on edge of wheat field. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Some superficial suface cracks at top otherwise good condition. Sightholes below soil level. Lovely views NE/E/SE otherwise masked by hedge.


Good condition 2007-06-10 16:25 - TP6790 (Welby)

FB Number: S4844   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Walked up the track from Welby village and found the pillar deeply overgrown in a hedgerow between two barley fields. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes below soil level. Some views eastwards otherwise agricultural near-distance. Quite easy approach via bridleway.


Good condition 2007-06-06 17:00 - TP6219 (Stowe Park)

FB Number: S7253   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A beautifully-situated pillar in the deerpark of Stowe House, near the obelisk. Parked in the NT carpark after a visit to nearby Claydon House and follewed the well-trodden pathway. All intact with the original plug - deeply indented letters. Traces of paint [more around the FB]. Lovely views over the House and School from here. Good spot!


Good condition 2007-06-06 16:10 - TP3029 (Eggborough Plough)

FB Number: S7265   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Parked in a gateway near the crossroads and walked along the edge of the field. Found the pillar almost completely buried in the hedge. All intact - original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint on all faces. Sightholes below vegetation level. Moderate W views over what appears to be a set-aside field.


Destroyed 2007-06-06 15:00 - TP5552 (Quarrendon)

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

Approached from the footpath running SW from A413 then made my way across fields. A very remote spot, this. The pillar is on my OS map but there is no sign of it in real life!


Destroyed 2007-05-30 17:50 - TP4315 (Lade Bank Drain)

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

Another wild open space. Thanks to saginavalis I had no need to trek along the dyke as it obviously wasn't there when viewed from the bridge.


Destroyed 2007-05-30 16:30 - TP6627 (Two Acres)

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

Flat agricultural fen without a trig point. Field given over to [I think] sugar beet. No sign of the pillar.


Good condition 2007-05-30 13:43 - TP4650 (Mardon Hill)

FB Number: S2058   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Last trig of the day and it was drizzling heavily. Of course, the footpath [I approached from the W] ran through a field of waist-high grass so I got soaked and then I couldn't find the pillar for love or money. Using previous logs I eventually found it almost completely covered with vegetation which meant more soaking trying to access it. The plug is plastic. There isn't any paint and the sightholes are below soil or vegetation level. Incidentally, there was an interesting memorial oak tree by the second stile off the lane. Good views E on a clear day, which today wasn't.


Good condition 2007-05-30 11:15 - TP0373 (Gibraltar)

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

There are now two lumps of tarmac hiding the block! Found it without any trouble - up here to do some bird watching today. Wild place with good views over the dunes and a very impressing visitors centre which serves a good cup of tea!


Destroyed 2007-05-30 10:40 - TP2772 (Dexthorpe)

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

Unfortunately there wasn't anyone in the house at the time of my visit to corroberate [or otherwise] the pillar's demise. No sign of it in the front garden of the house.


Good condition 2007-05-30 10:30 - TP2719 (Dalby Bar)

FB Number: S6059   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A very easy pillar on the side of the A16. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes below soil level. Oh! - were they not all this easy......


Slightly damaged 2007-05-26 13:50 - TP1988 (Carnedd Moel Siabod)

FB Number: S7317   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Wonderful views from the top of here today. The pillar is a homespun one or local stone blocks one or two of which are missing, as is the plug. There is quite a lot of erosion around the base of the pillar, probably caused by climbers! Great spot!


Good condition 2007-05-22 17:30 - TP3045 (Ellesmere Point)

FB Number: S3105   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Did a couple of the Mere caches at Ellesmere, then had a walk to the pillar, a surprisingly isolated spot with lovely views to the Welsh Hills on this beautiful evening. Easy access, just off path. Traces of white paint and quite white at the top [recent repaint?]. Resin plug and concrete base exposed about 8" all round. E sighthole open. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2007-05-22 15:15 - TP5098 (New Marton)

FB Number: S3110   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I do find these lane-side pillars hard to find! Located it eventually and had to hop over the fence to get access. Traces of white paint remain and the original plug has slighty-indented letters. There holes under the lugs are very deep. All sightholes closed. In a hedge and FB hard to get at. Reasonable S views of agricultural Cheshire.


Good condition 2007-05-22 11:00 - TP0180 (Gwynfryn)

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

Out for a day at Erddig House, so couldn't resist a visit to this small place of pilgrimage, with three trigs in 50 metres! Found this one easily because the grass had been recently cropped! Fiar S views.


Good condition 2007-05-22 11:00 - TP0605 (Wrexham FBM Aux 1)

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

The second of the three, this one found after searching through the grass cuttings! Right by the side of a busy road with a blind summit.


Good condition 2007-05-22 11:00 - TP7254 (Wrexham)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Last of the three, on the opposite side of the road to the Bernsten. Rather overgrown [grass cutting doesn't apparantly stretch to the fence] but found OK. English and Welsh anti-vandal notices on sides. No FB number or height plaque.


Destroyed 2007-04-22 17:00 - TP5232 (Ongutein Manor)

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

No sign on map and no sign on the ground, either. Some good views to the south from here, othwerwise an intensive agricultural area.


Good condition 2007-04-21 18:00 - TP3556 (Haddon Lodge)

FB Number: S6824   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A lucky survivor of the realligned A605, just at the top of an embankment on a bridleway. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. N sighthole open, others closed. Good E/W views.


Good condition 2007-04-21 16:30 - TP0382 (Moonshine Gap)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I must admit that I didn't expect to find this as no-one has been for years, so it was an unexpected joy to stumble on it easily! Good views to the S but otherwise just a normal road-side location.


Good condition 2007-04-21 12:00 - TP0800 (Airfield Land)

FB Number: 11183   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

I must admit that I would never have found this without the help of the farmer who was painting his house at the time and told me exactly where it was, as it's now invisible in a crop of tall rapeseed. Anyway, off into the rape I go, and found it eventually. Very good condition with original plug - raised letters. Still quite brightly painted. All sightholes buried. No real views except southward. When I got out I was covered from the waist down in bright yellow pollen! Off now to the St. Ives cache-bash so I've got to find a clothes brush from somewhere.....


Good condition 2007-04-21 11:45 - TP3424 (Grafham)

FB Number: S5880   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Found this having read the other logs, otherwise its just not visible from anywhere. Original plug with deeply indented letters. Traces of faded paint. All sightholes below soil level. Views of Graffam Water through the fence. Very many thanks to the kind owner who let me in!


Good condition 2007-04-16 09:30 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Couldn't resist this before coming home as it was such a glorious morning and the views from the summit are superb! The plug is a concrete replacement. E/W sightholes open, others closed. No paint. Large mortared stone base, heavily undercut by erosion. Great spot to end with!


Good condition 2007-04-15 11:00 - TP2861 (Drummond Hill)

FB Number: S9308   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In a small grass clearing, surrounded by heather. Original plug with raised letters. N sighthole open, others covered with moss or grass. Pillar is made of what seem to be granite slabs about 2' x 3'. On the flush bracket the number '8' is spaced away from the other digits, oddly! No paint. Views from W - NE distant, otherwise obscured by forest.


Good condition 2007-04-14 16:00 - TP2879 (Dull Wood)

FB Number: S9375   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a small heather mound surrounded by a lowish earth bank. New planting closeby and a few large boulders exposed a short distance to the N. Original plug in place with raised lettering. W sighthole open at ground level, E closed, others invisible. Base not exposed. Much paint on N face, less on others [none on W]. Good allround views with lovely view of snow on [I think?] Ben Lawers. Great spot.


Good condition 2007-04-14 10:10 - TP2737 (Dathbhuidhe)

FB Number: S9393   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This pillar is on a heather moor in a sheltered refuge shaped like a horseshoe. Remains of fence to the N. The plug is missing but otherwise it's OK. W/N sightholes open, others closed. Some paint low on the N face. Base covered with thick moss. Distant views in all directions. Great spot!


Good condition 2007-04-13 16:00 - TP6833 (Wester Ulston)

FB Number: S7387   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up here on family business for a couple of days, so not time for much trigging but the chance to do one or two and nice to be in a good spot for one's 800th trig! This one is all intact with original OS plug - deeply-indented letters. NE sighthole closed, others open. No paint. Base covered. Distant views to the E but closer in other directions. On rough ground on edge of ploughed area near to drystone wall.


Possibly missing 2007-04-11 17:30 - TP0247 (Oatley Hill)

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

Well, you can add my name to the list of glorious failures! Arrived with all the pictures and other paraphenalia and was digging in the verge when the farmer, who was ploughing in the adjacent field hopped over the gate to see what I was doing. He said that you can see the house to the NW but the church at Hook Norton is now invisible since the barns on the opposite side of the road were refurbished. He also said that the different coloured tarmac resulted from replacement water pipes and so it is possible that the block was removed when these pipes were laid.......or it could still be under all that rubble!! Anyway, the farmer didn't know anything about the block and said he hadn't seen anyone visit it in 40 years! So....there you have it!


Good condition 2007-04-11 17:00 - TP5722 (Rollright)

FB Number: S1530   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy-access pillar at the junction of three fields, two bright yellow with rapeseed and the third with winter cereals, approached via a path of the lane. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. A few faint traces of paint. Sightholes below soil level. Good views W/N, moderate S/E but a good view of Chipping Norton in the distance.


Good condition 2007-04-04 17:00 - TP4898 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S1919   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A brilliantly-white painted pillar, amazingly graffiti-free considering it's on open access land near the monument. Plastic plug replacement. N sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base just visible on S/W sides. Superb views in all directions, especially W/N. Lovely views also over Lilleshall village.


Good condition 2007-04-04 16:45 - TP6476 (Tibberton)

FB Number: S1936   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A roadside pillar, still brightly white-painted. OS-type plug, but without any lettering. Sightholes below soil level. Good views S and W.


Slightly damaged 2007-04-04 16:30 - TP5966 (Shray Hill)

FB Number: S3093   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

On a 'tump' by a footpath, surrounded at base by a small sandstone outcrop and an irrigation standpipe. In a newly-ploughed field. Quite a lot of faded paint and well-weathered. Missing plaque from recess. Concrete base protruding slightly to the W of snadstone base. Original plug, well off-centre, with slightly-indented letters. Expansive views in all directions except directly W.


Good condition 2007-04-04 16:10 - TP2454 (Cotwall)

FB Number: S1921   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Well - its on my 1:50000 sheet 126 which I must admit is very old [it doesn't have the M54 on it or the re-aligned A5]. Not too easy to access but it's in a hedgeline alongside an arable field. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Some paint still remains. Sightholes below soil level. The rabbits are still there....


Good condition 2007-04-04 15:30 - TP5204 (Oakhouse Farm)

FB Number: S4740   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy-access pillar, on a footpath just off a lane. Quite a lot of faded white paint, now tastefully mottled with yellow lichen! In a hedgerow between a cereal field and a newly-ploughed field. Original plug with slight-indented letters. Sightholes below soil level. Expansive views in all directions, particularly W/NW/E.


Good condition 2007-03-18 16:00 - TP4859 (Moel Maen-Efa)

FB Number: S3536   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Almost a 'perched' pillar this one, as the base has been so eroded by the sheep. There are traces of paint on all faces. The plug has an asphalt replacement. All sightholes open. More great views on an icy cold day!


Good condition 2007-03-18 14:30 - TP4869 (Moel Y Parc)

FB Number: S3517   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Cold and snowy today! However, great views from this pillar. It's in good condition in spite of a concrete plug replacement. All sightholes closed. Paint on SE/SW faces. Concrete base exposed about 3" allround. In sheep pasture with excellent views.


Good condition 2007-03-17 14:25 - TP3645 (Harrowby)

FB Number: S2110   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access off a farm road - just a quick hop over the gate. Original plug with raised letters. Concrete base exposed about 6" allround. No paint. Sightholes closed. On the edge of a paddock with a couple of horses who took no interest in me at all! Middle-distance agricultural views.


Good condition 2007-03-17 12:00 - TP3196 (Flat Cliff)

FB Number: S2103   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the nearby village and walked along the tracks to the pillar with no problem. Just had to hop over the fence when I got there. Another blessed mobile-phone mast. Where's my hacksaw..... The pillar is intact with original plug - deeply-indented letters. No paint. S sighthole open but at ground level. Others closed. Excellent W and N views - can just about see Lincoln Cathedral......


Good condition 2007-03-03 20:14 - TP0210 (Bitchfield)

FB Number: S2106   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy access pillar just off the lane in a hedge. OS anti-vandal plate. Original plug with raised letters. No paint. Sightholes below soil level. Very good all-round agricultural views.


Good condition 2007-03-03 20:11 - TP6204 (Stoke Tunnel)

FB Number: S2105   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy-access pillar on top of an embankment built above a tunnel on the east Coast main line. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Very mildewed. Sightholes below soil level. Fair views to the N.


Slightly damaged 2007-03-03 13:00 - TP2886 (Dumpling Farm)

FB Number: S8695   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

This must be one of the most endearing names of any pillar in Britain! A pity that farmyard machinery hasn't done it much service! Badly chipped at the top. Original plug with raised letters. N sighthole open, others closed. No paint. In an extremely muddy field with winter arable crops.


Good condition 2007-03-03 11:40 - TP4062 (Hungerton)

FB Number: S5417   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Had to ask permission at the Hall to get this but once done, access is easy. Original plug with unusual slightly-indented letters [not the usual type]. No paint; E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed all round about 8" - a gathering ground for animals, I think. In a pasture field but no animals today - lambs in adjacent field. Good views S.


Good condition 2007-02-22 17:15 - TP4000 (Honington Heath)

FB Number: S2102   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Had trouble locating this pillar but got there in the end. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes below ground level. No paint. Flush bracket has become buried again! Good allround views although damp and murky today.


Good condition 2007-02-22 14:45 - TP5144 (Normanton Hill)

FB Number: S2104   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just had a good lunch in 'The Red Lion' at Caythorpe and got the local cache before coming here. Several dog-walkers about - obviously a good spot down this deadend lane. The pillar is just off the lane opposite the reservoir compound. Quite a lot of faded white paint and a delicate covering of ivy! Original plug with raised letters. N sighthole open, others closed. Good views to the N. On the edge of a pasture field just the wrong side of a barbed wire fence with a 'Keep Out' notice on it.


Good condition 2007-02-22 12:00 - TP0909 (Askerton Hill)

FB Number: S4851   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

An easy road-side pillar in a gap in the hedge. Plastic plug replacement. No paint. Sightholes below soil level. Good views to the S.


Good condition 2007-02-22 11:30 - TP1537 (Bottesford)

FB Number: S1751   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This pillar is adjacent to the beacon erected in 2000 by Bottesford Parish Council. Easy access on a public bridleway. It has a plastic plug replacement; no piant; E sighthole open, others closed. The concrete base is partially visible at grass level. Excellent all-round views although very murky today. Now off to find the nearby cache!


Good condition 2007-02-13 16:45 - TP1742 (Bryn-Y-Wystyn)

FB Number: 10986   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy access, though muddy. I imagine this pillar would be harder to find in summer when the hedge has leafed up properly. Original plug with raised letters - unusual for these parts. As other logs have said, probably a replacement for Five Turnings. Agricultural views.


Good condition 2007-02-12 17:10 - TP5932 (Shelvock)

FB Number: S3224   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access, parking by Shelvock farm and a quick hop through the gate on the footpath. Grass field with sheep and two bullocks. Another 'raised S' pillar. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Concrete base on rock outcrop at summit of tump. No paint. S sighthole open, others closed. Excellent views all round except to the W. Another b****y mobile-phone mast ruins it.


Destroyed 2007-02-12 16:25 - TP7122 (Five Turnings)

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

Could not understand why there was one here as there is another so close. No sign of it on my map and no sign in real life, either!


Good condition 2007-02-12 16:00 - TP6265 (Sutton)

FB Number: S3212   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on the nearby railway bridge and jumped quickly over the stile to access the pillar. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Raise S on the FB. Concrete base exposed allround, to a depth of about 8" on N side. W sighthole open, others closed. Good all-round views. Was just about the head back to the car, when a huge articulated lorry appeared down the lane and almost had to demolish the bridge in order to get round my car, in spite of me waving desperately at him whilst running down the field. How many other triggers have this problem? - whenever I park on a quiet lane, something inordinately large inevitably comes along....


Good condition 2007-02-12 15:00 - TP6365 (The Cliffe)

FB Number: S3126   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

That's better! A good pint and now a window of dry weather. Walked up from the Ruyton end to do the GeoCache first then made my way to the pillar, which is in a lovely spot, adjacent to the Millenium toposcope and the reservoir. Lovely views, especially S/W/N.Plastic plug replacement. Concrete base exposed at grass level all round. SW sighthole open, others closed. No paint. Great spot!


Good condition 2007-02-12 12:30 - TP2318 (Cockshutt)

FB Number: S3221   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Still pelting down so this was a wet and muddy log! Another of those pillars with the 'raised S'. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. On a 'tump'in a grassy field with no animals but bridleway access extremely muddy. Also, awkward to park the car by the main road. Concrete base visible all round. Moderate agricultural views but murky today. Time for a pint in the 'Leaking Tap' I think!!


Good condition 2007-02-12 12:00 - TP0182 (Noneley)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Still raining hard so I didn't have high hopes of finding this but....as often happens..I took a look at the sketch, prodded with the trusty trowel and found it straight away! Flat agricultural views in all directions. SB on side of a very flooded lane after the recent snows.


Good condition 2007-02-12 11:30 - TP6782 (Webscott)

FB Number: S3214   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another pillar by a mobile phone mast!! Actually, I parked under the old quarry [where it said No Parking] and walked up through the trees. An excellent piece of sandstone and I might have admired the area a bit more had it not been tipping with rain! S above the numbers on the FB and original plug with slightly-indented letters.


Good condition 2007-02-10 13:30 - TP6548 (Totley)

FB Number: S4135   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up here today for a GeoCache meeting at 'The Moorlands' and happened to pass this pillar whilst walking from the station to the pub! Easy access off the road and then ploughed my way through the snow to get to the pillar. Original plug with slightly-indented lettering. Good views over Sheffield although today the murk prevented seeing these to the best advantage. Good spot! Now for a pint in the pub - very disappointed to find it a real-ale desert!!


Good condition 2007-01-09 10:45 - TP1512 (Boarscastle)

FB Number: S4801   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Raining heavily so parked where Mick and Shane parked but decided to head straight over the gate and up to the field summit. Lovely views from here especially over the coast, in spite of the rain. Original plug with deeply indented letters. No paint. E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. In pasture field.


Destroyed 2007-01-08 11:15 - TP3831 (Higher Welsford)

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

Down here in North Devon to celebrate the wife's 'special birthday' so wanted very much to find this pillar - there are few 'First to Log' ones left these days! Anyway, parked by the farm in Welsford hamlet and was about to set out in the pouring rain along the bridleway when the farmer appeared and asked where I was going. On hearing about my quest, he told me that the pillar was uprooted about 20 years ago. It lay in a ditch until summer 2006 when, as the farmer was digging several large pits for drainage, he took the opportunity to bury it. So it is now about 15 feet down under the Devon moorland. No doubt someone can tell us all what the FB number was - the farmer couldn't remember. Ironically, if I had come here when I was last in the area [February last year], I would have found it before its burial. RIP.


Destroyed 2007-01-01 13:15 - TP2603 (Croker Hill)

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

Magnificent views from here - in spite of the communications tower! Rain definitely approaching [it was an extremely soggy afternoon on the Macclesfield Town terraces later on, and Lincoln lost 2-1 into the bargain]. No trig - as expected - but a nearby cache!


Good condition 2007-01-01 12:45 - TP2722 (Dalebrow)

FB Number: S2738   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Spotted a rear-entrance to the course through a gate just off the Prestbury Road. Found a couple of golfers who directed me straight to the pillar [after admonishing me for being there!].Original plug with slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, the others closed. Some paint but much more lichen! Base exposed about 3" all round. In a small copse with no real views at all.


Slightly damaged 2007-01-01 12:30 - TP5093 (New Farm)

FB Number: S2736   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

On top of a mound in the middle of a harvested sweetcorn field, fortunately with well-drained soil! Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Base visible up to 6" all round. Top badly splintered at all corners. No paint. Good all-round views.


Destroyed 2007-01-01 11:50 - TP0808 (Alderley Edge)

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

Another blue nasty - although this one was expected. A very lovely spot this even though rain seemed to be on the way. Trig not on my map.


Destroyed 2007-01-01 11:30 - TP4849 (Moat Hall)

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

Didn't read the previous logs and was surprised not to find this trig as it is clearly shown on my OS map which isn't that old! Found a large hole in the hedgerow which was perhaps where the pillar used to be. Area now used for carboots in the summer.


Good condition 2007-01-01 11:15 - TP4134 (Jodrell Bank)

FB Number: S4227   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Being January 1st the site was closed, so had to seek someone to ask permission for access to trig. Couldn't find anybody so crept round the barrier and then had a quick foray to the trig which is near to the fence. It's all intact - original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Base just visible on two sides. All sightholes closed. Superb view of the dish! Otherwise not a lot to see.


Destroyed 2006-11-11 13:15 - TP1568 (Bradwell Wood)

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

Easy access to the site, just off the A500. However, the trig isn't there any more and there is no trace of it in the local area. Good views all round from here -m can see our destination at Vale Park!


Good condition 2006-11-11 12:45 - TP1357 (Bignall Hill)

FB Number: S2676   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful situation on a mound just adjacent to the Wedgwood Monument and a small water-board complex. Approach on path off B5500. The plug is an ashphalt replacement. No paint. Superb views in all directions! It is a pity that this place isn't made more of an attraction - it would be great for picnics up here on a warm summer's day.


Good condition 2006-11-11 12:15 - TP1402 (Black Bank)

FB Number: S2678   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy-access pillar, up some steps off a dead-end lane. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of white paint on top surface. Some small cracks on top surface but condition generally OK. E sighthole open, others closed. Good views N/E over Stoke. Shame about the pylon close by........


Good condition 2006-11-11 11:20 - TP3714 (Heighley)

FB Number: S2764   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This one is in a newly-ploughed field close to a boundary with pasture. Quite easy access off nearby lane. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint. Concrete base visible about 6" all round. All sightholes closed. Good all-round views.


Good condition 2006-11-11 11:00 - TP6367 (The Cloughs)

FB Number: S3885   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This was quite a surreal experience. Parked on the edge of the housing estate and then had quite a hunt to find the pillar which I managed by a spot of good luck! Arrived there at exactly 11.00 on Armistice Day - and the view afforded me an opportunity to watch a good number of people and vehicles [including a Council dustbin lorry] - come to a halt for two minutes and then move on. The lorry driver and his mate even got out of their lorry to stand to attention. This makes me very much aware that the British spirit is alive and well! The pillar is very heavily encrusted with moss and is hard by a barbed wire fence on the edge of public open-space. Ashphalt plug relpacement. No paint. N sighthole open, others closed. Easy access. Good views to the N over Stoke. An interesting experience.


Possibly missing 2006-11-11 10:30 - TP1508 (Blurton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 1/10

Again, no trace and the spot is now a school. Had a look around as far as was possible in case it had been moved but no-one around the consult, so assumed it had gone.


Destroyed 2006-11-11 10:00 - TP3595 (Hanford)

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

Up here today to watch Lincoln get controversially dumped out of the FA Cup by Port Vale, so a chance to do some trigs! This one is definitely missing - there is a school playing field where it once was. Had a mooch about the area but could find no trace. RIP.


Slightly damaged 2006-10-28 12:15 - TP6520 (Toot Hill)

FB Number: S6240   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Just visible from the A3102 running round the south edge of the estate and, once you get in to the estate [the hard bit!], access is easy. There is a top corner missing but the plug [red-painted] is original with slightly-indented letters. Quite a pleasant spot although noisy.


Unreachable but visible 2006-10-28 11:45 - TP3197 (Flaxlands Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Like everyone else, I got within 15 feet of the pillar but the reservoir complex was larger than I thought it would be and, as the football was looming and I had a cache or two to do aswell, didn't have time to venture to either of Glaslyn's suggested access points. The pillar is in good condition, with no visible paint.


Good condition 2006-10-28 10:40 - TP1507 (Blunsdon)

FB Number: S2421   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Down here today to watch Lincoln beat Swindon to go top of League 2 - first time since 1997! This pillar was quite easy to find, between two fields, one pasture and one recently ploughed. It has the original plug - slightly-indented letters. No paint. All sightholes below soil level. Good views S/SW.


Good condition 2006-10-18 11:30 - TP3844 (Hill Barn)

FB Number: S7899   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Having read the other logs, decided to go straight to the farm and ask permission to view the pillar. The farmer was very interested and even came with me! He was very keen to learn how the pillars had once been used. This one is all intact, with the original plug - deeply-indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed all round at soil level. No paint but some lovely lichen on the top surface - must be the clean air! Moderate views, obscured today by some early fog which hadn't lifted. Trig on top of a pasture field with some very curious sheep!!


Destroyed 2006-09-27 19:00 - TP2170 (Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe))

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

Yes, definitely missing. Nothing more to add to the other logs except that the spot is a good one for bird watchers.


Good condition 2006-09-27 18:30 - TP3122 (Farthingloe)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another exhillarating spot with great views. Another of the round pillars but this time in a slightly less nerve-racking position. Gives you a great sense of achievement to get here!


Good condition 2006-09-27 17:30 - TP5909 (Shakespeare Cliff)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Every time I get off a cross-channel ferry it always seems to be the middle of the night, so this was a welcome change and a chance to go somewhere different for the 750th trig! The view over Samphire Hoe is excellent even though the position of the pillar is a little precarious! Round shape, no FB, plug missing. Great spot!


Good condition 2006-09-07 18:20 - TP5931 (Shelton Bar)

FB Number: 11556   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A nice one to finish the day! I also parked in the supermarket carpark and walked up to the pillar. The plug is missing and, as other loggers have said, it is an unconventional design. No paint. Sightholes open. No real views from here and it was a relief to get away from the traffic chaos that is engulfing the A500 at the present moment!


Destroyed 2006-09-07 18:00 - TP5187 (Norton)

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

Another housing estate; another missing pillar. Got a bit lost around the cul-de-sacs but couldn't find a trace of it. Asked on or two residents if they knew of its location but all I got were some rather strange looks!


Good condition 2006-09-07 17:20 - TP3504 (Greenway Hall)

FB Number: S2657   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Managed to park at the farm entrance and walk along the footpath. The farmer was in the yard and he gave me permission to climb on to the hill summit to log the trig. Original plug with slightly-indented letters [rivets appear new]. Some paint on top surface. All sightholes open. By a stone wall at the edge of a pasture field with tremendous all-round views on a gorgeous day.


Good condition 2006-09-07 17:00 - TP1703 (Brown Edge)

FB Number: S2668   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from the east via a narrow and easily-missed path behind a group of houses. Trig is just off the path on a pronounced ridge. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. All sightholes open [3 at soil level]. Magnificent W views and also to the E through the trees. N/S views obscured but a lovely peaceful spot with the heather now in full bloom.


Good condition 2006-09-07 16:05 - TP3772 (High Bent)

FB Number: S2649   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Been to get a couple of local caches and for a look around Biddulph Grange Gardens. This trig is an easy hop over the wall of the lane in a field of docile Fresian cows. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. All sightholes open. Concrete base badly eroded and about 12" above soil level. Magnificent all-round views from here.


Good condition 2006-09-07 12:00 - TP4957 (Mow Cop)

FB Number: S2666   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Easy access from the lane that leads from the National Trust's Mow Cop Castle carpark. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. A lot of white paint. All sightholes open. Huge plinth on which the pillar proudly stands and, on a glorious day like today the views were superb in every direction. A great spot!


Destroyed 2006-09-07 11:30 - TP6885 (White Hill)

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

Had a wander around the housing estate but no sign of the trig loitering in a back gardebn anywhere, so concluded it must have vanished.


Good condition 2006-08-27 12:00 - TP7250 (Wicken (1913))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

At the point where the Fen River Way crosses the A1123. Easily spotted but hard to see within its railing due to overgrown vegetation.


Good condition 2006-08-27 12:00 - TP0549 (Wicken (1984) (R))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Totally unsure which of these is which, so decided to log both sites just in case! Surely this information should be merged?


Good condition 2006-08-27 10:30 - TP5205 (Oakington)

FB Number: S8635   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Had a slice of luck here as the gates opposite Brookfield Farm were open so I parked up and walked confidently along the concrete track to the trig. Its all intact with original plug - raised letters. Traces of paint. NW sighthole closed; all the others open. An interesting piece of green and yellow rope tied to one of the hooks at the top! When I got back to the car there was a small group of people gathered round wanting to know what I had been doing and why I was parked there. I explained but they didn't seem convinced! I'll probably get a court marshall now!


Good condition 2006-08-09 15:00 - TP5864 (Sedgecombe Farm)

FB Number: S6775   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I had read the previous logs, so came prepared - but still had a terrible time finding it. In fact, I even went to the neighbouring farm [now a private house] and the owner said he had never seen it. However, went back through a gate into the sweetcorn field and then managed to find it. Had to go back into the bull field [no bull today, thank Heaven] to get the FB number, but impossible to log anything else about it as the brambles and nettles had consumed it completely. A real pearl!!


Good condition 2006-08-09 13:40 - TP6553 (Tower View)

FB Number: S1525   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

In the heart of a forestry plantation with no views; not an aptly-named pillar! Parked on the A424 by the gate at the W end of the forest and then walked through the trees on the forest road until I found it. Original plug - slightly-indented letters. No paint. SW sighthole open, others closed. Strange spot!


Good condition 2006-08-08 16:10 - TP2785 (Dinedor Hill)

FB Number: S6311   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This is a great spot! The pillar is in magnificent isolation atop a hill in a parched pasture field [there is a MPM not far away but we'll forget that!] with glorious views over Hereford to the N and down the Marches to the S. The plug is original - deeply-indented letters. Some paint visible. S sighthole open, others closed. Not easy to access - walked up from Dinador village and had to cross one awkward fence N of the footpath then it was easy.


Slightly damaged 2006-08-08 15:30 - TP0951 (Backbury Hill)

FB Number: S6403   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 1/10

Well, here we are - the first away game of the season again and it's been a few years since we came to Hereford. If I remember, this is fasgadh country so I wonder whether he was in the ground? If he was, he won't have liked Lincoln's 2-1 win! Anyway, did a couple of trigs on the way. Found this one more by luck than judgement as it is now totally concealed by gorse and bracken. Original plug with raised letters. Quite a bit of graffiti scratched into the spider and one top corner has broken off + a few other cracks. Some visible paint. All sightholes closed. No views at all. On the edge of a rapidly-growing conifer plantation, not too far off a footpath.


Destroyed 2006-08-02 10:15 - TP1752 (Buddon Wood)

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

Went into the reception area of the Mountsorrel Quarry and chatted to the receptionist. She did not remember a pillar being there but said there were a couple of recently-retired workers who might. The pillar hasn't been preserved near to the buildings so has probably gone for ever - but she did say that if she found out any further information about it she would let me know.


Damaged 2006-08-02 09:50 - TP4124 (Ives Head)

FB Number: S1637   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

An awkward hike up to the top of a rocky tor from the crossroads to the west. Lovely view from here especially towards Beacon Hill - would have been better if it hadn't been so cloudy! As said, the pillar is on a rocky outcrop. No paint. N/S sightholes open. Original plug - slightly-indented letters.


Destroyed 2006-07-29 19:30 - TP4520 (Long Hill)

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

Just checked on this one after a pint and a meal after the match. No trace but a decent view over Hucknell from the spot where the pillar should be.


Good condition 2006-07-29 18:45 - TP6973 (Windmill Hill)

FB Number: S2576   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Situated in a grotty old farmyard that is definitely in need of some TLC! Still, the pillar is all intact; the plug is original [slightly-indented letters]. Unusually large hooks on top surface. The vegetation around it is growing! S sighthole open, others closed. Not a place to hang about for too long!


Good condition 2006-07-29 14:30 - TP0941 (Awsworth)

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

The poor folks here must be getting a bit fed up with visitors now! Anyway, they were very welcoming and I just made it before the game kicked off! Shame about the depth of the flush bracket below the soil level. Also the plug [raised letters] is unusual for this part of thr world.


Destroyed 2006-07-29 14:00 - TP6031 (Smalley Road)

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

As has been said before, this one probable disappeared when the road was rebuilt. No trace of it anywhere.


Unreachable but visible 2006-07-29 13:30 - TP2044 (Cat And Fiddle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Unfortunately the owners of the windmill weren't at home and the gates to the drive appear to have been replaced with solid wooden electrical variety. Climbed onto the wall to photo the windmill [for my mate in California who is potty about them!] and then took Father Ted's advice and spotted the pillar from the main road.


Good condition 2006-07-29 13:10 - TP5805 (Sandiacre)

FB Number: S1641   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Right by the side of a lane on the edge of a wheat field - even a parking layby next to it! Asphalt plug replacement; traces of white paint. Holes under lugs infilled. N and S sightholes open, others closed. Good N - S views from here. You might even be able to see Ilkeston Town Football Club which is where I'm off to for my one customary pre-season friendly with Lincoln [we lost 3-2!]


Couldn't find it 2006-07-17 20:49 - TP0630 (Flax Bourton FBM Aux 1)

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

Like the two previous visitors, I didn't have the time to hunt for this. Spent 10 minutes hacking away at the vegetation but to no avail. Definitely a winter visit needed.


Good condition 2006-07-17 15:50 - TP2774 (Dial Hill)

FB Number: S3275   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a hill in open-access land just off Dial Hill Road. Surprising good condition for such a place. No plug. All sightholes open. Some paint to be seen. Lovely views S to Mendips and W to Newport. N views restricted by trees. Now for the local Geocaches!


Destroyed 2006-07-17 14:00 - TP0908 (Ashton Hill Golf Course)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

No sign of it on the maps nor in real life. Asked at the clubhouse if anyone knew anything about it but nobody did.


Good condition 2006-07-17 13:50 - TP0287 (Failand)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

After failing with the Bernsten I didn't expect to find this, so it was a surprise when I did, relatively easily, as it wasn't overgrown, just covered with grass mowings. However, is this a surface block? I couldn't understand how to get the OS link to work [they have changed it] and I think this is something that I got completely tied up with near Bath last year when I found one of these and a proper Surface Blaock only a few feet away. I would like to get the OS site to work and come back here with a proper sketch.


Good condition 2006-07-17 13:50 - TP7080 (Wraxall)

FB Number: S3274   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Found the house and knocked on the door [and that of the neighbour's] but neither were in. Pillar in full view from side gate so did a quick shifty down the garden to have a look. Am probably on CCTV now! Anyway, this is one of those with the 'raised S' on the FB. Original plug [slightly indented letters]. S sighthole open, others closed. In a lovely garden, and it was so hot today I could have jumped in the ornamental pool!


Good condition 2006-07-17 12:30 - TP7221 (Flax Bourton (R))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Totally overgrown. Could just about see the railings and that was all. Has to grovel with sticks to bash down the vegetation inside the railings in order to ascertain that the BM was still there! Another winter visit needed!


Good condition 2006-07-12 15:05 - TP5539 (Puleston)

FB Number: S1946   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On an oak-capped hillock almost completely overgrown by bracken which is in the middle of a large field of barley to one side and potatoes to the other. Another with a strange plug - appears OS but with no writing on it. Quite a few patches of white paint. Holes under hooks filled in. Concrete base visible at ground level. N sighthole open, others closed. Quite easy access from lane. And by the way...... it's July 12th today - and the farmer is combining the wheat in the adjacent field!! Is this global warming??


Good condition 2006-07-12 12:30 - TP4507 (Lockley Wood)

FB Number: S4748   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Approached via the farm road from the north, past the barn. Spooked a little owl in the hedge and watched a buzzard overhead. Past the barn there are some tricky bits of barbed wire to overcome before you get to the pillar, which is deeply incised into the hedge and very moulded over although the traces of paint still show through! The plug is interesting - appears OS but with no writing on it. Moderate views from here but along farm track there are views to Rodney's Pillar and the Welsh Hills. Saw no llamas but there was a great bull in the field by the farm track!


Good condition 2006-07-12 11:20 - TP0184 (Longpools)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Still easily accessible as the grass hasn't grown back over it. All I had to do was to find the exact spot and then brush away the relatively recent grass mowings. The concrete and the stud and easily findable for once!


Good condition 2006-07-12 11:10 - TP3947 (Hinstock)

FB Number: S1937   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Off to get a few local caches today so a chance to log some trigs as well. This one is just off to A41, access by an old green lane. Its in the hedge of a wheat field. The plug is original - deeply indented letters. Quite a bit of patchy white paint. Holes under hooks infilled. Sightholes below vegetation level. Good distant views S to Wrekin, Caer Caradoc and beyond.


Good condition 2006-06-28 16:45 - TP3796 (High Onn)

FB Number: S1962   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access off lane - just over the fence. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open - and containing a wasp's nest!! Concrete base exposed about 12" all round. In a pasture field with some distant views especially to the W - Wrekin visible.


Good condition 2006-06-28 16:25 - TP6968 (Windmill Bank)

FB Number: S1945   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quite easy access via footpath and then to the right of the house through open gate. Pillar is on a hill in a rough pasture field with young bullocks today - very inquisitive! Quite a lot of white paint. S sighthole open others closed. Concrete base exposed 3" all round. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Excellent all-round views especially to the N.


Good condition 2006-06-28 15:15 - TP5535 (Prospect Hill)

FB Number: S1953   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Parked on the lane and walked through a field of oats to the top of the hill, where the pillar is in a small copse of trees. No pheasants, but spooked a buzzard on the way up! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. Concrete base exposed at soil level. All sightholes closed. No views at all!


Good condition 2006-06-28 14:45 - TP1692 (Brough Hall)

FB Number: S1961   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

It's not often that a pillar is close to a wonderful pub - but this is one! Quite easy access via a footpath and over a fence - pillar is in a wheat field close to the hedge line so easy to get at. Plastic plug replacement. Quite a lot of white paint. E sighthole open, the others closed. Hooks under holes filled in. Moderate agricultural views. Now for a well-earned pint!


Good condition 2006-06-28 12:25 - TP0787 (Acton Trussell)

FB Number: S1968   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

A difficult to access pillar! The footpath from the village isn't there any more and so this meant some manipulation of fences and a little trek through a wheat field. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. Not an easy place to get to!


Good condition 2006-06-28 12:10 - TP7021 (Wolgarston)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

As everyone else has said, this is an oddity. Lovely condition with no flush bracket and a strange spider. Huge concrete base exposed all round. Nicely white painted although rather muddy! Clearly visible from the road and gap in the hedge allowed access [watch barbed wire!].


Good condition 2006-06-23 12:15 - TP0916 (Aston Grove)

FB Number: S4973   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Decided to approach from the SE along the bridleway and then followed the edge of the field when the bridleway turned into the wood - this was easy because the farmer had left a wide edge to the wheat field! Spotted the pillar just inside the wood so hopped over the fence to get it. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. E sighthole open, others closed. No views in any direction due to foliage.


Slightly damaged 2006-06-17 20:10 - TP1837 (Cader Berwyn)

FB Number: S1545   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

A glorious end to the day up here! The plug has a plastic replacement and the top is breaking up quite a lot. No paint. Sightholes open. By this time most people had gone home and so it was pleasantly quiet and getting cooler. Wonderful views but tending to cloud over a bit. Great spot!


Good condition 2006-06-17 10:30 - TP2707 (Cwm Sanaham Hill)

FB Number: S5645   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely views from here on the Offa's Dyke path especially today. It will be sweltering later on! The pillar's plug is missing. There are traces of paint but not much. The concrete base is exposed about 3" all round - I think this is a sheep-gathering spot. W sighthole open, the others closed. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2006-06-15 14:15 - TP1559 (Bradley)

FB Number: S2006   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite an easy approach from a small layby on the lane to the SE of the pillar. Walked alongside an overgrown green lane to a gate, then over into a magnificent wildflower meadow, along the hedge to the pillar. The original plug is still intact - deeply indented letters. S sighthole open, others closed. No paint. Concrete base exposed 4" all round. It's actually in an unimproved pasture field with one or two grazing sheep who showed no interest in me at all! Lovely views all round, especially W to Clee Hills. Now for a pint in 'The Eagle and Serpent'!


Good condition 2006-06-15 13:00 - TP1374 (Birch Farm)

FB Number: S2430   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just been for a couple of caches in The Wyre Forest and now for a couple of trigs! Can't be a bad thing to do on your birthday! Anyway, this pillar is now almost invisible as its wheat field's crop is almost on a level with its top! Access is easy - just walk into the field off the dead-end lane and follow a tractor track through the wheat. The plug is original with deeply-indented letters. S sighthole open, the others closed. Quite a pile of stones piled up around the pillar. No paint. Lovely views all round.


Good condition 2006-06-14 20:35 - TP0258 (Mileoak Farm)

FB Number: S7335   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very ivy'd up! In a hedge by the side of the road but easily accessible round the edge of the wheat field. Some white paint. No plug. Sightholes below vegetation level. I must admit that I didn't see the anti-vandal plaque on it but it was very much covered in ivy, so I probably just missed it. Lovely views NW/N/NE over the agricultural land.


Couldn't find it 2006-06-14 20:22 - TP6944 (Wilds Farm)

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

Sorry chaps! Got absolutely soaked pacing up the field and the road looking for this which was totally invisible. I'll take your word for it that it's there and may come back during the winter......


Good condition 2006-06-14 17:15 - TP0729 (Whittlebury Church Tower)

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

Arrived as the churchwarden and her friend were doing the church flowers! She allowed me to climb into the bellringers area but access to the top of the tower where the bolt is was by a vertical wooden ladder not very well attached to the wall and then a complicated trapdoor through to the bells, followed by a similar ladder and trapdoor to the roof. The warden said she wasn't happy about me going up there - and neither was I!!! One day, somebody will come and look at this in addition to logging the benchmark on the tower base!


Good condition 2006-06-14 11:50 - TP5981 (Silverstone)

FB Number: S9372   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A white-painted pillar alongside a map of the Silverstone site. Came today as assumed there would be activity after the Grand Prix - and so there was! Some F1 testing, to be precise, which was ear-bending. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. N and W sightholes open, the others closed. As has been said, there is a memorial plaque on the W face of the pillar.


Good condition 2006-06-14 11:20 - TP6749 (Warren Farm)

FB Number: S7327   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Actually, the easiest way is to go further down the road from the bridleway and climb the fieldgate into the field where the trig is! The plug is original - slightly-indented letters. A little trace of paint. Sightholes below vegetation level. Some moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2006-06-05 15:45 - TP2444 (Cot Farm)

FB Number: S6407   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by the cattle grid and through the gate into the field. No-one around at the new house, so hopped over the barbed wire by the big tree and straight to the pillar. It has the original plug with deeply-indented letters. S sighthole is open and there is a large nettle plant growing out of it! Traces of paint. Concrete base exposed in N/E corner. Lovely views S and E and W towards Offa's Dyke.


Good condition 2006-05-31 18:20 - TP0830 (Alton Grange)

FB Number: S2265   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Well, the last one of the day and trig number 700! Started on the footpath and then skirted the small copse to find a rather sad-looking pillar between the trees and a field of oil-seed rape which was in full flower and so must have been late-sown as all the other fields around here flowered some time ago. Traces of white paint beneath the grey. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes below vegetation level. Some mid-distance views NE, otherwise nothing, but still a pleasant agricultural spot.


Destroyed 2006-05-31 16:20 - TP0968 (Bagworth)

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

In a corner of a small patch of wood now owned by The Woodland Trust - or so my Explorer 245 says! However, as others have found, the pillar has gone. Had a good hunt around, including navigating through thistles that appeared to be growing for England but no sign of the pillar.


Slightly damaged 2006-05-31 14:30 - TP1022 (Bardon Hill)

FB Number: 2962   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Found the nearby Geocache and had a good read of the information board whilst watching the quarry go at full pelt! What astounding views from here today and plenty of birders around looking for a peregrine falcon. Very white-painted. On huge plinth above Bardon Quarry. E sighthole open. Some graffiti. Damage to one of the top corners but otherwise unscathed. Asphalt plug. Great spot, especially after a pint in Leicestershire's highest pub!


Good condition 2006-05-31 12:15 - TP3776 (High Cademan)

FB Number: S1635   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found the nearby GeoCache then climbed up to the trigpoint. Another granite outcrop with lovely views N/W. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Quite white-painted, even the flush bracket! W sighthole open, others closed. Quite a lot of graffiti, including a large red splodge on S face, but otherwise surprisingly unharmed! A lovely spot for a picnic!


Good condition 2006-05-31 11:30 - TP0199 (Charnwood)

FB Number: 2964   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Another fantastic viewpoint on a glorious day! Had been here sometime ago to find the geocache and didn't log the trigpoint then. Managed to get away without paying the carpark fee by running up to the trig quickly! Asphalt plug replacement. All sightholes closed. Traces of paint and a very tiny bit of graffiti. Huge concrete base. Very minor cracks on top surface but generally unharmed! Great spot!


Good condition 2006-05-31 10:45 - TP4663 (Markfield)

FB Number: S2312   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

What a lovely spot! On a high granite outcrop in what is now a Hill Hole Nature Reserve. Wonderful views in all directions on a sunny day like this! Asphalt plug replacement. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed on W/S sides. Adjacent toposcope explains what you can see but unfortunately doesn't give distances on it! Easy access along path out of Markfield village street.


Good condition 2006-05-17 13:30 - TP6315 (Tanvats)

FB Number: S4610   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Well, that's the end of offspring's three years in Lincoln and this is perhaps the last trig that I haven't bagged that's within easy motoring distance. Managed to drive all the way down the track to Poplar Farm when the kind lady directed me to a 'private' bridge across the ditch and on to the bank of the drainage channel to get the pillar which was surrounded by a very large herd of Jacob's sheep! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint - but a huge mass of bird droppings on the top! N sighthole open, others closed. Huge concrete base exposed up to 18" allround. Good views over the surrounding fen and a real present - saw a marsh harrier quartering the ground on the way down the farm track! Lovely!


Good condition 2006-05-11 11:00 - TP6197 (Stocklinch)

FB Number: S5052   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This is an easy-access trig if you can negotiate the very narrow lanes to get there! The last trig of my holiday and what a lovely day for it! The plug is missing. Quite a lot of white paint. Concrete base exposed W and S sides. Sightholes are vegetation-covered. Moderate near-distance agricultural views. Now a quick look around Barrington Court and then back home.


Good condition 2006-05-09 15:15 - TP3028 (Eggardon Hill)

FB Number: S5885   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just been to find the nearby GeoCache and then came back to log the trig. It's in the middle of a luxurious Italian ryegrass field and is accessable via the bridleway if you don't fancy climbing the barbed wire fence off the lane! It has an asphalt plug replacement. No paint. N sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base visible at soil level all round. Lovely views from here, especially S towards the sea.


Good condition 2006-05-09 12:15 - TP6293 (Sydling)

FB Number: S5830   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In what was an old hedgeline between two [unusually] spring-planted cereal fields. Asphalt plug replacement. No paint. S sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 3" allround. Reasonable all-round views.


Good condition 2006-05-09 12:00 - TP0736 (Gore Hill)

FB Number: S1513   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A white-painted pillar in the middle of a newly-planted arable field, just above Hilfield Friary [paid it a visit for the first time since 1980]. Asphalt plug replacement. OS anti-vandal plaque. S/W sightholes open. Distant E views otherwise obscured by trees.


Good condition 2006-05-09 11:15 - TP2583 (Crete Hill)

FB Number: S5944   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I wonder what car mickandshane drive! I wouldn't have fancied the chances of mine on the track up from Godmanstone. However, I walked it and it was a long hike. Original plug with [strangely] slightly-indented letters. No paint. In hedgerow alongside arable field with good all-round views. Now for a pint in The Smiths Arms!!!


Good condition 2006-05-09 10:25 - TP2098 (Cerne Abbas Reservoir)

FB Number: S5942   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

In a reservoir compound by the side of a lane and a quick hop over the gate. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. S sighthole open. No paint. Concrete base about 8" exposed on S and N sides. Good S views.


Good condition 2006-05-09 10:10 - TP2123 (Charlton Higher Down)

FB Number: S5941   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just off a bridleway in a cereal field. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. One top corner is missing, otherwise good condition. Traces of paint, especially on the E face. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed about 10" all round. Good all-round views.


Toppled 2006-05-08 16:00 - TP2776 (Dick O' Th' Banks)

FB Number: S6003   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

BINGO! Drove along the quarry entrance road and it was obvious that the pillar had gone. However, I went into the quarry offices and the receptionist told me with great glee that 10 years ago the Warmwell Quarry management bought the pillar from the OS [they have an adoption certificate]; they then dug it up and replaced it in the gardens at the back of their reception area! And there it was, in the middle of the lawn, surrounded by what would have been six weeks ago a beautiful display of daffodils. Unfortunately, they had sunk it so deeply into the grass that I had to dig up a chunk of their lawn in order to expose the FB number! It has the original plug with deeply-indented letters; no paint; all sightholes below soil level. There is a very large chunk of concrete removed from one of the top corners. However, it's very much alive and well!


Good condition 2006-05-08 13:00 - TP5677 (Ridge Way)

FB Number: S6074   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint, sightholes covered in vegetation. On the side of a lane in hedgerow on side of arable field. Good all-round views.


Destroyed 2006-05-08 12:43 - TP0644 (Dorchester FBM Aux 1)

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

Nothing further to add to previous logs - no OS link and no trace of the Bernsten, either.


Good condition 2006-05-08 11:15 - TP7196 (Dorchester (R))

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

In a lovely little park on the edge of Dorchester town centre with magnificent horse chestnut trees. Surrounded by railings. Weeds are growing around it rapidly! There is a DogOwners notice attached to the railings!


Good condition 2006-05-08 09:45 - TP0347 (Frome Hill)

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

Easy spot, at end of crash barrier on newish section of A352. Awkward to park and lots of traffic!


Good condition 2006-05-07 19:30 - TP6889 (White Horse Hill)

FB Number: S6005   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. E/W sightholes open. Concrete base exposed about 6" all round. Magnificent views to Portland, Weymouth Bay and east and inland towards Dorchester. Over a fence just off the Inalnd Coast Path.


Good condition 2006-05-07 17:44 - TP4879 (Moigns Down)

FB Number: S6002   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In an arable field with a scramble under the fence trick to get to it. A long way off the road, too! Original plug with deeply-indented lettering [seems the norm for this part of the world]. All sightholes closed. No paint. Good allround views.


Good condition 2006-05-07 16:55 - TP2103 (Chaldon Down)

FB Number: S6034   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A very tricky fence to get at this but persevered and managed it without ripped trousers! Original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint. N sighthole open, others closed. Good views in all directions.


Destroyed 2006-05-07 16:30 - TP1781 (Burngate Resr)

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

Had a deserved pint in the pub after this! No sign of it in the compound - and no guns today!


Couldn't find it 2006-05-07 15:20 - TP0348 (Daggers Gate)

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

Impossible, even with the OS sketch because, on a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon like this, every square inch of grass verge was occupied by parked cars that didn't want to pay the £2.50 in the Durdle Door carpark!!


Good condition 2006-05-07 13:50 - TP3585 (Hambury Tout)

FB Number: S5945   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Been to find the two Durdle Door caches then plodded up the hill to the pillar. No plug and no paint. Concrete base exposed 12" all round. N-S sightholes open. Views inland [seamist and hill restricts seaward views]. In area of public access lane which takes me back to the 1970's when I used to come here every year leading 6th-form Geography fieldcourse parties - nice to see some of then around today aswell!!


Good condition 2006-05-07 09:45 - TP1455 (Blacknoll Hill)

FB Number: S6004   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Beautifully white-painted trig on top of hillock surrounded by gorse bushes just off lane. No plug. All sightholes open. Concrete base exposed on E side. Overlookinjg Winfrith power station and views in all directions.


Good condition 2006-05-06 17:00 - TP1658 (Broadwey)

FB Number: S6000   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

What a lovely number! Easy access to this one off path after lovely walk up from village. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Cracks across top surface, otherwise OK. No paint. Sightholes below vegetation level. In hedge on edge of pasture field with distant views in all directions. Returned to car in time to hear that Lincoln had reached the play-offs again for the fourth year running!


Slightly damaged 2006-05-06 16:20 - TP4681 (Martins Down)

FB Number: S5912   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Off path by A35. No paint and no plug. Easy parking right by start of path. S sighthole open, others closed. Nasty piece of concrete removed from top S/W corner. Concrete basee xposed all round about 9". In sheep pasture with excellent all round views [though murky at this time].


Good condition 2006-05-06 11:50 - TP1111 (Beacon Knap)

FB Number: S5886   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Why are roadside pillars often so hard? Had a real game spotting this and then a even worse time accessing the FB number! Thickly encrusted with vegetation and no plug. Sightholes not visible. No paint. In hedge on right side of road as you travel towards Bridport. Hard parking!


Good condition 2006-05-06 11:40 - TP0768 (Abbotsbury Castle)

FB Number: S5769   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Small carpark nearby so an easy find. Asphalt plug replacement. No paint. E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed up to 18" all round. In a dip on top of a hill with excellent all round views.


Good condition 2006-05-06 10:30 - TP4780 (Merry Hill)

FB Number: S5940   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Some tiny chips off the top but otherwise fine. N sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed 8" to E and grass level to W. On side of sheep pasture on coast path. Excellent all-round views.


Good condition 2006-05-05 19:07 - TP3199 (Fleet)

FB Number: S6037   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked by the campsite entrance and walked across the field. The plug is missing. Sightholes below soil level. No paint but lovely white lichen patches! By a stone wall in a pasture field. Wonderful S views over Fleet lagoon, Chesil beach and Portland. Great spot!


Good condition 2006-05-05 13:30 - TP0346 (Bill Of Portland)

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

Had to dig this one out with the trusty trowel with the OS sketch in hand! Wonderful views over Portland Bill and a lovely pub right next door!


Good condition 2006-05-04 15:15 - TP3482 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S5888   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The first trig of the holiday and I wish they would all be so simple! Over a gate off the A356 and there you are. Asphalt plug. N sighthole open, others closed. No paint. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. In slight dip in pasture field - obviously an animal grazing spot! Good N views - pity about the mobile phone mast!


Good condition 2006-05-02 11:00 - TP3367 (Glan-Hafon)

FB Number: 10335   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent views of the Berwyn Mountains from here! The pillar is surrounded by a pile of stones and has an asphalt plug replacement. No paint. Sightholes below stone level, as is concrete base. Awkward to access in the sense that the surrounding land is very wet!!


Good condition 2006-04-26 12:04 - TP6603 (Tulach Hill)

FB Number: S9451   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Situated in a grass clearing in the heather with a nearby cairn. Asphalt plug replacement. N sighthole closed, others open. Quite a lot of paint on N face, traces elsewhere. Concrete base exposed at grass level. Superb views of snow-covered peaks to the N. Incidentally, if anyone comes here again, please check the FB number as it could be 4451 [can't read my own writing!!]


Good condition 2006-04-25 18:25 - TP1687 (Broomieknowe Golf Course)

FB Number: S3071   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A lovely pillar by a wall in an earth patch close to the 11th tee [183 yard par 3!]. Original plug with slightly indented letters [looks recently polished]. Much paint, especially on S and E faces. All sightholes closed. Reasonable golfing views!


Good condition 2006-04-23 17:45 - TP5117 (Newton)

FB Number: S4894   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had originally intended to walk N from North Clifton but spotted the track off the A1133 which leads almost straight to the pillar and is much quicker. This pillar would be hard to spot when the vegetation has grown as it's deeply embedded in a hedgeline along an arable field. This is serious power-station country and four are visible from here, as well as the pylons almost over your head. Also the Trent is visible at this time before the leaves grow fully. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes covered with vegetation. Lovely views E towards Lincoln Cathedral. Nice spot!


Good condition 2006-04-23 17:00 - TP2304 (Coates Farm)

FB Number: S4843   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another remote pillar! Asked at the farm in Coates and was advised to follow track N from farm and round the small woodland area, then access the trig that way. It's in a field of winter cereals. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. All sightholes closed. Concrete base visible at soil level. Expansive agriculatural views. Another one well-deserved!


Good condition 2006-04-23 16:15 - TP3639 (Harpswell Low Farm)

FB Number: S4669   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This must be one of the remotest spots in the area! The pillar is at the end of a LONG green lane, so any delusions I had about driving to it soon disappeared and it proved an excellent way to settle the Sunday lunch and pint had in Lincoln earlier on! The pillar is in a hedgeline between a newly-ploughed field and a field of winter cereals. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. All sightholes below soil level. The long hike was made better by the larks, pheasants and banks of cowslips and there is a very interesting information board by the farm about the long-vanished village of Heapham. I deserved this one!


Destroyed 2006-04-23 15:15 - TP3378 (Glebe Farm)

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

Uninspiring location. Pillar not visible from the lane and I did have a quick shifty around nearby Spridlington village to see if it had magically appeared in someone's front garden - but no. Another one bites the dust...


Destroyed 2006-04-23 14:20 - TP1749 (Bucknall)

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

Had a walk along the track off the B1202 but there was no trace of the trig - just some skylarks which was good to see!


Good condition 2006-04-23 14:00 - TP6704 (Walk Farm)

FB Number: S4929   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Followed Mick and Shane's instruction and found the gate easily. A walk up the field - and there it was! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes below soil level. Traces of paint, but not much. In hedge line by a rape-see field, just coming into flower. Some agricultural views.


Good condition 2006-04-23 11:15 - TP5133 (No Mans Heath)

FB Number: S2261   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy walk along the green lane to the summit of the hill and the pillar is in the field on your right, just a quick nip over the fence. There is an asphalt plug replacement; N sighthole open, others closed. No paint. Concrete base visible all round at grass level. On the edge of a pasture field with good southern views.


Good condition 2006-04-22 13:00 - TP6089 (Soutra Hill)

FB Number: S3064   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Very little paint. E sighthole closed, the others open. Concrete base visible all round. Good allround views, especially N and W. Great views of the wind farm.....if youi like that sort of thing.


Good condition 2006-04-17 17:30 - TP0317 (Shirburn Hill)

FB Number: S2025   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Well, an amazing 3-0 win for Lincoln and this trig and its associated cache finished the day off nicely! Also great to watch more red kites overhead. The pillar is red sandstone with an ashphalt plug replacement. Cancrete base exposed all round by about 4" - this is an animal collecting spot! In pasture field just in from the hedge but unfortunately with no views due to trees and hedges. All sightholes closed. No paint.


Good condition 2006-04-17 10:50 - TP5612 (Red House Farm)

FB Number: S4929   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Once you have negotiated the deep ditch and the barbed wire, the walk alongside the railway is quite easy. The pillar is in the hedgeline with FB facing outwards. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint on E face and lots of lichen. Tiny knocks on the top face do not put it into the 'slightly-damaged' catagory. All sightholes closed. Expansive E/SE views to Chilterns and across arable fields.


Couldn't find it 2006-04-17 10:30 - TP4235 (Kingston Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Down here today for Lincoln's penultimate away match of the season and had caches and other things to do so didn't have much time. Climbed up through the woods like the others but couldn't find it anywhere so, after watching two red kites and a muntjac deer gave up and went on my way! No doubt it's there somewhere.


Good condition 2006-04-16 14:00 - TP6079 (Southdean Law)

FB Number: S7689   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Asphalt plug replacement. Traces of paint. S sighthole closed, others open [E - W has clear view through]. Concrete base visible. Distant views all round but murky weather approaching from the W which curtailed some of these. Neighbouring trig pillar clearly visible!!


Good condition 2006-04-16 12:00 - TP5763 (Rubers Law)

FB Number: S7496   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful views from here! Plug missing but otherwise pillar fine! Very white still! All sightholes open [you can see daylight in both directions]. Excellent all round views. Great spot!


Good condition 2006-04-16 12:00 - TP5763 (Rubers Law)

FB Number: S7496   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful views from here! Plug missing but otherwise pillar fine! Very white still! All sightholes open [you can see daylight in both directions]. Excellent all round views. Great spot! About 15 metres SSE, in the cleft of the hill summits, there is a memorial plaque celebrating 2000 years of religious worship there.


Slightly damaged 2006-04-01 16:50 - TP5993 (Six Hills)

FB Number: S4907   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

For the third time today I have been to a pillar which isn't on my OS129 sheet. Is there anyone else out there whose got a sheet like this? As a result, I really struggled to find this, walking right to the rear of the woodland and then leaping [!!] the water-filled ditch before eventually locating it, more by luck than judgement. It's very overgrown. There is a plastic plug replacement. The sightholes are veg-covered. You can discern traces of paint beneath the moss. Cracks are appearing in various places around it. No real views at all from here.


Slightly damaged 2006-04-01 16:20 - TP0202 (Broughton Hill)

FB Number: S4674   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Located inside an easy-access reservoir compound. Cracks are appearing all over the pillar but it's intact with original plug - deeply-indented letters. The cracks are all down the W face from the tribracket and below the OS anti-vandal plaque. N sighthole open, the others closed. No paint. Fine views to N/NW.


Damaged 2006-04-01 13:30 - TP1806 (Burton Lazars)

FB Number: S4660   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Easy access as it's on a public footpath just off a lane. Fortunately it was dry as the field it's in has been ploughed. It's on a slight rise overlooking Melton Mowbray. There are some very nasty cracks at the base of the S face extending into the W face. Plug is original with raised letters and a design that I haven't seen many times. Lichen but no paint. S sighthole open, others closed. Moderate all-round views.


Good condition 2006-04-01 12:30 - TP1794 (Burrough Hill)

FB Number: S4680   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Magnificently sited on the hill fort - and yet again it's not marked on my edition of OS 129. Went to the toposcope as this was a windswept but clear day, then watched the kite-flyers before finding the GeoCache and then went up to the pillar. The concrete base is exposed all round. The original plug is still there - slightly-indented letters. No paint. N sighthole open, the others closed. The views [except to the SE where the copse obliterates it slightly] are great! This would be a lovely spot for a picnic on a warm summer's day. Fortunately the carpark ticket machine wasn't working!


Toppled 2006-04-01 12:10 - TP6068 (South Croxton)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

Found this thanks to Father Ted's log. Easy access at present due to lack of crops or vegetation cover. Like him, I can't really see why this has been moved. Incidentally, it isn't on my OS sheet 129.


Good condition 2006-04-01 11:50 - TP1662 (Brockleys Farm)

FB Number: S4661   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A lovely white-painted pillar on the side of a farm drive. Sheep in all adjacent fields but farm had several horses on display. Mick and Shane have done a great job exposing the flush bracket and there are concrete blocks around the edge of their excavations. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. Good allround agriculatural views.


Damaged 2006-04-01 11:40 - TP3263 (Frisby Lodge)

FB Number: S4677   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

A roadside pillar on the A607. Easy access via a convenient gateway. Pillar is in the hedge with flush bracket facing E. Several very bad cracks across the pillar but it is still intact. Original plug - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. N sighthole open, others closed. Extensive N views and also to the S if you're tall enough! Concrete base just visible.


Slightly damaged 2006-03-28 12:30 - TP5083 (Nettleham)

FB Number: S4910   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Plug still intacted. Damaged on base. Good views across nettleham and Lincolnshire Police HQ. Sight holes fine

Trigpoint South View Looking south from trig towards Lincolnshire Police HQ
Damage to trigpoint Trigpoint is beginning to become undercut


Good condition 2006-03-21 15:00 - TP5049 (Mynydd-Y-Glyn)

FB Number: S4727   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fabulous views of the snow-covered hills all round! Easy to access this pillar from the lane. All intact with the original plug [slightly-indented letters]. All sightholes open. No paint. Slight cracks on top surface but nothing to worry about. Concrete base exposed and projects about 2" from grass surface. Much lichen on E face and top surface.


Slightly damaged 2006-03-21 12:15 - TP0824 (Allt-Y-Main)

FB Number: S4747   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Not too difficult to access this pillar, being on the crest of a ridge and against the fence. There is also a bench close by and a memorial plaque on the ground adjacent to the pillar. The pillar itself is all intact with the original plug [slightly-indented letters]. SE sighthole open, others closed. NW top corner chipped and the top appears to have been recemented. Concrete base flush with ground and eroded slightly on NE/NW corners. Traces of paint. Nice spot!


Good condition 2006-02-27 17:20 - TP4763 (Melbury Hill)

FB Number: S5489   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just finished both of the Powler's Piece caches so by now it was snowing and quite dark. So much so that I found the trig by sheer luck as it is so grimy you can miss it easily! No paint. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed all round. Easy access off forest track just past where the bridleway goes off the the left if you are coming up from the Bideford lane. No views at all.


Good condition 2006-02-27 16:25 - TP6902 (Whitefield Down)

FB Number: S4877   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A lane-side hedgerow pillar with easy access onto the top of the hedge to get the flush bracket which faces away from the road. All sightholes closed [apparantly recently judging by the very white cement!]. The pillar is slightly off-centre in the hedge so the concrete plinth is exposed about 3' on the W side. Expansive all-round views from here but watch the traffic if you park as the cars go like bats out of hell along this road.


Good condition 2006-02-27 15:30 - TP7301 (Taunton OS Office)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

A first-to-log, eh? That's a real priviledge these days! Anyway, I've been in a spot like this before in Colchester last year. No-one seems to know where the OS Office is, except that it is in a faceless block of offices. Anyway, if you stand on the A38 inner-ring road at the point where the pedestrianised road leads into the town centre, you can see the station [I think!] on the roof of the building with all the other paraphenalia of mobile-phone masts, satellite dishes, etc. Not a pleasant spot and very busy with traffic.


Good condition 2006-02-27 13:15 - TP2740 (Daws Green)

FB Number: S3730   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just been for lunch in Bradford-on-Tone so coulsn't resist the opportunity to grab this lane-side pillar, even though I had to look hard to find it as the vegetation is eating it. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes below soil level. Facing a pasture field with good all-round agricultural views.


Slightly damaged 2006-02-27 10:15 - TP3511 (Greyland)

FB Number: S5625   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Easy access off a lane through a gate. A hedgetop pillar on a huge concrete plinth, protected by barbed wire so unfortunately I couldn't access the top to check the plug. One top corner severed, apparantly recently. Plinth about 5' tall! No paint. All sightholes closed. Wonderful views S to a snow-covered Dartmoor which looked just like a Christmas cake after the recent blizzard.


Slightly damaged 2006-02-27 09:45 - TP3957 (Hobbacott)

FB Number: S5633   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Another hedgerow trig by a main road, the A3072, with its own little layby to park in! Missing plug and damaged topside, probably by hedgetrimmers. E sighthole open, the others closed. On a huge concrete plinth about 3' high allround. Wonderful views W to the coast and E to Dartmoor.


Good condition 2006-02-27 09:15 - TP3983 (Holsworthy Beacon)

FB Number: S5632   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Access hasn't got any easier! Walked through the woodland like mickandshane, expecting to come across the pillar in the trees but, like they said, it's on a grassed clearing by someone's garden. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. Very slight traces of paint. No views at all from here due to the trees.


Good condition 2006-02-27 09:00 - TP6622 (Twelve Acres)

FB Number: S5630   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A lane-side hedgerow pillar underneath the pylon lines. Covered in ivy and hard to access the top - some athletic jumping confirmed the absence of a plug! No paint and vegetation obscures all sightholes. Wide ranging views in all directions.


Good condition 2006-02-26 16:00 - TP1333 (Berry Down)

FB Number: S4835   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A difficult pillar to access. You have to hop over the gate by the road junction and hope for the best as there isn't really anyone to ask. Anyway, I don't think anyone would have bothered today as it was like a walk in Siberia. The pillar is set on a huge concrete plinth by a hedge. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. No paint. Glad to get back to the car!


Slightly damaged 2006-02-26 14:45 - TP3967 (Holdstone Down)

FB Number: S5438   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked in the lane-side carpark and hiked up in a bitter easterly gale. Buzzard quartering the ground just in front of me took little notice! There is damage to the top surface of the pillar and the plug is missing. The east face was snowbound! No paint. All sightholes are open. Concrete case exposed all round up to 3" on W face. Fantastic views along N Devon and Somerset coastline and inland over a snow-covered Exmoor. Would be a great spot on a good day - today I could hardly stand up!


Good condition 2006-02-25 14:15 - TP6911 (Whitely)

FB Number: S5575   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A hedgetop, lane-side pillar. Very slight damage to one top corner but not enough for a 'slightly-damaged' log. Original plug with slighty-indented letters. No paint. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed about 4 feet all round. Good all-round views from here.


Good condition 2006-02-25 13:45 - TP3792 (High Moors)

FB Number: S5574   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A hedgetop pillar just across a field off a lane. The farmer was muck-speading at the time which made for an inspiring walk!! He was quite happy for me to go across. No paint. All sightholes closed. Unfortunately I could not access the top of the pillar as the vegetation in the hedge was too thick so couldn't check the plug. Good views in all directions from here.


Good condition 2006-02-25 12:00 - TP3735 (Henna Cliff)

FB Number: S5628   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Did the nearby GeoCache by Hawker's Hut then walked along the coast path, which included a real hike out of the stream valley to the top of the headland then over the barbed-wire into the field with the pillar. Missing plug but otherwise OK. No paint. W sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed all round up to 4". Wonderful views along the Devon/Cornwall coast from here. Now a pleasant stroll back along the footpath to Morwenstow and a pint in the nearby pub! Well-deserved!!


Good condition 2006-02-25 11:00 - TP3278 (Furze Farm)

FB Number: S5577   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

I think I deserve this one! At first attempt couldn't find it at all, so went into the Post Office and sought the advice of the postmaster. Then parked on the school carpark [half-term week, fortunately]; hopped over the gate and then played dodgems with two very frisky horses. At first I couldn't find it but then I spotted it almost behind the two stable buildings deep in the hedge. Very difficult to access due to vegetation. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes below vegetation level. No significant views at all. Then more dodgems to get out of the field!


Good condition 2006-02-25 10:40 - TP3730 (Hendon Moor)

FB Number: S1764   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a very boggy field behind a farm. No-one in at the farm so I climbed the gate and eventually had to wade through a juncus-covered marsh to access the pillar. No paint. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, the others closed. It's on a huge concrete base exposed all round. Reservoir compound to the W. There is slight damage to the figures on the flush bracket. Several RAF planes about! Good views to S and N along the coast.


Slightly damaged 2006-02-25 10:10 - TP1786 (Burnstone Farm)

FB Number: S5687   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

I thought this one would be in the water-tower compound, so climbed a couple of fences to access this. Wrong again! This meant another dodgy climb through the brambles to access the correct field, full of sheep. Damage to top corners. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Sightholes below vegetation level. No paint. Inland agricultural views.


Slightly damaged 2006-02-25 09:50 - TP5185 (Northway Farm)

FB Number: S5368   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A lane-side pillar, covered with ivy in the hedgerow but no vegetation in leaf at this time of year so spotted easily. There is one top corner missing, probably after a brush with the hedgeclipper. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes below vegetation level. Excellent views along the N Devon coast and inland over fields. No paint.


Couldn't find it 2006-02-25 09:30 - TP0265 (Fairy Cross)

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

I had no luck either, even with the OS photo and sketch! Dug several exploratory holes with the trowel but gave up after 15 mins. No doubt it's here somewhere......


Good condition 2006-02-08 16:05 - TP2638 (Crown Hill)

FB Number: S4797   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up the path from the Fosse Way past the farm with two interested alpacas. Be careful you don't stray off the path and find yourself on the wrong side of the hedge [which I did]. There is an asphalt plug replacement. No paint except around the flush bracket. N sighthole closed, all others open. Its in a corner of an unploughed cereal field from last year and a well-growing broad bean field to the S. Buzzard circling overhead, together with an RAF fighter jet! Lovely N views over Warwick [St. Mary's tower stands out], Leamington and the S edge of Coventry. Nice spot - and the farm owners have put some benches by the path!


Slightly damaged 2006-02-08 15:40 - TP4415 (Lillington)

FB Number: S2353   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

On the edge of a housing estate, just over a gate into a field of horsiculture. Fortunately the said animals were at the other end of the field! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes below soil level. Slight damage to top surface but in remarkably good condition considering its position.Traces of paint. Some views to the S.


Destroyed 2006-02-08 10:30 - TP4306 (Knowle Hill Resr)

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

What a superb conversion! Looks like something out of 'StarTrek'. Unfortunately the owners were not at home but I had a long chat with the gardener who was repairing the gravel paths; he said that the current owners were the people who actually had it converted and he has worked for them ever since they have been there. He has no recollection of a pillar being there so it must have disappeared when the water installation was decommissioned. Nice spot with views S.


Destroyed 2006-01-25 14:20 - TP6976 (Windmill Hill)

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

Haven't been here since I was knee-high to a duck, so the pillar was probably here at that time! What is left looks suspiciously similar to a surface block. The windmill is great, though, and by now the skies were blue and there were spectacular views over Warwickshire. Incidentally, I think a 'Birmingham Post' photographer must live near here because whenever they haven't any news to fill up their spaces, they print a picture of this windmill!


Good condition 2006-01-25 11:15 - TP0904 (Ashorne Park)

FB Number: 10975   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just finished doing the 'Blue Bells' GeoCache so popped in here. Quite a long way off the path from Ashorne but no access problems due to open parkland. The pillar is in a slight hollow in the ground - obviously an animal-gathering spot! The concrete base is exposed 2-4" all round. Original plug with raised letters. Very slight traces of paint. W sighthole open, others closed. Some views N but rather murky at this time.


Slightly damaged 2006-01-21 12:00 - TP4775 (Mercers Farm)

FB Number: S5096   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

This pillar isn't easy to get at properly! The original plug is still there - slightly-indented letters. No paint. Much moss, especially on NW face. Top of north-eastern corner has a repair and there is a bad crack around the base of the top. A sightholes closed. Excellent views from here of Chanctonbury Ring, 'Jack and Jill' windmills at Clayton and Ditchling Beacon.


Good condition 2006-01-12 11:10 - TP4571 (Lower Nash Farm)

FB Number: S3806   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just off the Clee Hill - Tenbury road. Parked in a gate and hopped over it into a sheep pasture, to the indignation of the sheep. Then discovered the pillar squeezed between a hedgerow and the mother of all electric fences so had to be very careful! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Very mucky, but traces of paint still there. All sightholes below vegetation level. TS=JD on the tribracket [I haven't seen this on a pillar for ages, and still don't know what it means!]. Views S towards Tenbury and the Teme Valley and over the hedge Clee Hill is clearly seen.


Good condition 2006-01-12 10:50 - TP3158 (Field Farm)

FB Number: S3837   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

An easy-access pillar, just over a gate from a lane. In a hedgerow between an orchard [rare in these parts now!] and a field of animal fodder crops. Original plug with slightly-indented letters; traces of paint. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed about 1" on S/W faces. Some views S/SE/E from here.


Slightly damaged 2006-01-02 13:45 - TP0715 (Loath Hill)

FB Number: 2994   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

First found the nearby GeoCache, then up the hill by the side of the woods and across to the pillar which is between the conifer woods and an unharvested maize/sunflower field [why do they leave these fields unharvested?]. There is a large chunk of masonry out of the S/W face junctions and it looks as if the pillar has been partly excavated as the concrete base is exposed by about 10-12" all round and there seems to be a large hole underneath it. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Faint traces of paint. All sightholes open, Anti-vandal plaque on east face. B****y mobile-phone masts adjacent to it - I must start carrying an oxy-aceteline torch. Some views east and north but otherwise blocked by trees.


Unreachable but visible 2006-01-02 11:45 - TP1561 (Bradmer)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

On the side of the B6035 near the old windmill. Walked along the access track to the gate but couldn't see any way of getting in and the bungalow next door was unoccupied at the time, so had to give this one up. Explored the possibility of going round the back of the reservoir via the haulage depot on the corner but that also proved fruitless.


Good condition 2006-01-02 11:30 - TP3229 (Forest Hill)

FB Number: S1738   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

So, Lincoln's first away match of the year so couldn't resist a quick nip to Mansfield. Dire game and apparantly about to lose the manager. At least there were some trigs to ease the gloom! This one is on a forest track, just off the A 6075. Plastic plug replacement; no paint. E sighthole open, others closed. No views at all due to the conifer trees - but a big notice saying 'Shooting in Progress' so beat a hasty retreat.. They could have done with some shooting at the match!


Good condition 2005-12-29 15:00 - TP3118 (Farlow)

FB Number: S2004   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Adjacent to the churchyard of St. Giles, Farlow, which is a 'living churchyard' with lovely maps to show you where all the wildlife lives. Walked through and took a look at the wall - easy jump but didn't fancy the climb back, so went through the next door gate instead! On the edge of a sheep pasture with what I'm sure would be lovely views westwards on a good day. The hoar frost on the top was about half-an-inch thick today but revealed the original plug - deeply-indented letters. S sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 3" all round. No paint. This is a lovely peaceful spot on top of a very slippery hillclimb in the car! Glad I was going up it today and not down! Incidentally, the ducks and chickens in the barn by the church provided excellent entertainment for 'er-indoors' who stayed in the car!


Good condition 2005-12-29 14:45 - TP0232 (The Baytree)

FB Number: S1995   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

An easy bag, right by the side of the road and over the gate. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. All sightholes below soil level. No paint. Anti-vandal plaque faces the lane. I imagine that the views from here westwards would be good but today it was murky and the hoar frost as thick as it gets!


Good condition 2005-12-29 14:30 - TP5074 (Netchwood Common)

FB Number: S1934   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Amazing that a reservoir/water tower complex should have an opening gate entrance! To cap it all, there was even a Port-a-loo there! Useful if you've just had a pub lunch and a pint of 'Abbot'! The pillar has its original plug with slightly-indented letters [actually, it felt quite oily which was strange as there was no oil or any other liquid on it]. All sightholes below ground level. Quite a lot of white paint and patches had peeled to reveal the red-sandstone underneath. No views at all from here due to the hedges and tower.


Good condition 2005-12-22 10:00 - TP1133 (Beguildy Beacon)

FB Number: S5209   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely spot on a heather moor. The pillar is surrounded by a small grassy patch. The plug is actually there - slightly-indented letters. No traces of paint. W sighthole open but others closed. Concrete base exposed allround about 6 - 8". Lovely views across the moors from here even though today it is a bit murky. Nice spot!


Good condition 2005-12-21 11:20 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

FB Number: S1534   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Well, it has taken a long time for me to get to this place of pilgrimage but today I made it. The winter crops were up so well that access to the pillar was easy. It has the original plug with raised letters. E sighthole open, the others closed. Traces of paint. Concrete base exposed about 3" all round. Surrounded by crops but with excellent views S and SW and W. Commemorative plaque and also OS anti-vandalism notice. It's been a pleasure to come!


Toppled 2005-12-21 11:10 - TP2828 (Downton Hill)

FB Number: S4918   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Thanks tro the previous logs, this was a relatively easy find. Parked on the lane and groped through the copse and then to the field, which has winter cereals and that deadly marl soil that sticks on to the bottom of your shoes!! There is the original plug with raised letters. Traces of paint. N sighthole open, others closed. The concrete base is visbile. Good distant views from here over Leicestershire and Northants.


Not Logged 2005-12-21 10:50 - TP4261 (Knaptoft)

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

Just to say that I passed by again today - and amazingly, the field adjacent to the reservoir had a large number of young lambs in it!! LAMBS? On December 21st??? Is this another by-product of global warming??


Good condition 2005-12-21 10:30 - TP6701 (Walcotefield)

FB Number: S4878   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

As Father Ted says, you can drive down the lane as far as the trig location. The pillar is embedded in the hedge and now is adjacent to two large sugar-beet heaps - the beet was being harvested today. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. All visible sightholes closed. Flat agricultural views to S and SE and E.


Good condition 2005-12-15 15:45 - TP1736 (Bryn Iocyn)

FB Number: S7339   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A lovely spot, this - on a grassy hill above Conwy with a lot of interested sheep. The plug is missing but otherwise it's fine. There is quite a reasonable amount of paint on the SW/NW faces. The NE sighthole is open, the others closed. The concrete base is exposed but flush with the nibbled grass. Great views N over the coastline; views to the S restricted. There is an obelisk nearby and the burnt ground by the pillar suggest a beacon fire up here, possibly for the Trafalgar celebrations? Lovely spot!


Good condition 2005-12-15 13:30 - TP0522 (Conwy)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A most unusual spot for an FBM, hard up against a dry-stone wall and well off the road. It has three metal plaques but no height plaque. Easily spotted this time of year as the brackem has died! Lovely views from here especially S towards the hills.


Good condition 2005-12-10 10:40 - TP4803 (Middle Hope)

FB Number: S3269   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fabulous day! Views right across to South Wales, Steep Holm, Flat Holm, Sand bay and Weston-s-Mare. The pillar is splendidly white with an ashphalt plug replacement. All sightholes are open. The flush bracket is one of those with a 'high S' above the number. The base of the '2' and '6' have been chipped away. Concrete plinth around the base is exposed all round between 6 and 8 inches. magnificent spot! Off now to find the Point of View geocache.


Good condition 2005-12-10 10:15 - TP0283 (Sand Bay)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Down here for the day to visit friends so could not pass up the chance for a couple of local trigs. Thanks to the OS link site photo, this was an easy find and I didn't have to dig for it as the grass around it has been neatly cut out. Good views to the sea [if you have your binoculars as the tide was out!].


Good condition 2005-12-07 12:45 - TP2413 (Corley Resr)

FB Number: S2363   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Took the binoculars with me and could see it very clearly through the fence. Walked all the way round the enclosure to detect all sightholes closed. Traces of paint. Couldn't see the plug due to its elevated position on top of the complex. Pleasant, quiet village location adjacent to the school.


Good condition 2005-12-07 12:30 - TP3975 (Hollyberry End)

FB Number: S3086   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Well, my 600th trig is here at last. An easy approach through the wood and along the hedge between two winter cereal fields. The FB is at soil level and all sightholes are below soil level. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint, especially on E face, and much lichen. Flat agricultural views E but otherwise hedge and woods prevent distant views. Watch the very deep and well-used rabbit holes on the edge of the field!!


Toppled 2005-11-30 09:05 - TP5246 (Ossington)

FB Number: S4671   Condition: Toppled   Score: 4/10

A cold, murky morning but a worthy find! A rather sad demise for such a landmark but at least it's still there.. Well done to the finders!


Good condition 2005-11-12 09:05 - TP6379 (The Edge)

FB Number: S4744   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from the east and spotted the pillar easily [at this time of year] from the lane. Went to park on the verge and almost sank into the mud so beat a hasty retreat! Got into the field at the gate to the NW and then had to negotiate a quagmire as there had been heavy rain and the field between the lane and the pillar is now ploughed and the winter cereal crops about 4" high. It's in a hedgeline and all intact - plug with slightly-indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. Traces of paint visible. Good views W towards Welshpool and Rodney's Pillar and some views E towards Shrewsbury.


Unreachable but visible 2005-11-07 14:20 - TP1815 (Bushbury Hill Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

Parked in the cemetery and walked along the adjacent bridleway. A large complex of huge cylindrical concrete structures. Took the advice of previous logs and, because I am quite tall, I could see it on top of one of them. Had hoped [against hope] that there might have been someone there to let me in but all to no avail!


Good condition 2005-11-07 11:20 - TP5817 (Saredon Hill)

FB Number: S1837   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access from the lane, just a hop over the fence. It stands in splendid isolation in the centre of what was an arable field with stubble left and in the process of being ploughed. Fortunately I could avoid the ploughed bits to get to the pillar! It's all intact with a plastic plug replacement. Some white paint. W sighthole closed, the others open. Concrete base exposed all round. Excellent all-round views over Cannock Chase and to Clee Hills. Shame about the phone masts and the M6/M6 Toll. Nice old pink-painted windmill in the adjacent village.


Slightly damaged 2005-11-02 16:35 - TP6767 (Watchwood)

FB Number: S1704   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Parked quite a way away in order to find the geocache, so had a long walk through the woods in the gathering gloom. Fortunately the pillar is beautifully white-painted - even the FB! The plug is intact with slightly indented letters. Two of the top corners are missing, which is why I have logged it as 'slightly-damaged'. N sighthole open, the others closed. No real views from here at all.


Good condition 2005-11-02 14:40 - TP2877 (Dukes Wood)

FB Number: S4885   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Parked in the Nature Reserve carpark and went off in search of the pillar, which, without the help of a couple of volunteer rangers doing some tree-felling, I would probably never have found! They were very interesting to talk to and one of them remembered that the woodland was once just heathland and scrub, which would explain why the pillar was put here even though today you can't see a thing and it would be worse in Summer! It's very moss-covered but intact. Plug has slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint beneath the green moss. E sighthole open, the others closed. To help future hunters, it's just adjacent to a small glade in the wood which appears on your left as you are walking from the carpark.


Good condition 2005-11-02 14:15 - TP3485 (Green Ridges)

FB Number: S4640   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A lovely lunch in 'The Bramley Apple' at Southwell after some retail therapy for the wife, then off to get this pillar. Thought access might not be too easy but was mistaken - there was even a carparking spot. The pillar is about 20 yards in from the hedge in a grain field with stubble. Fortunately [unlike its neighbour] it hadn't been ploughed! The plug is original - slightly indented letters. Traces of paint visible. All sightholes below soil level. Wide agricultural views over Nottinghamshire in all directions except N, where view is blocked by hedge.


Slightly damaged 2005-11-02 11:10 - TP6471 (Thurgarton Quarters)

FB Number: S4625   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

An easy drive past the Nurseries and parked by the gate behind which is the pillar. Two top corners have been removed, presumably by the hedgecutter. The plug is intact - slightly indented letters. No paint. All sightholes open. There are distant agricultural views S and W.


Good condition 2005-10-26 16:30 - TP0726 (Meon Hill)

FB Number: S4374   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Read Mick and Shane's log; then took one look at the contour lines on my OS map and decided that discretion was the better part of valour and decided on an east-side approach, asking permission from Meon Hall [WATCH THE DOGS!!]. This way, past the barn, is much less steep! Fortunately the rain had now stopped but the pea-field has been ploughed and was in a dire state. Anyway, the plug is missing but otherwise it's in good shape. No significant paint. Sightholes below soil level. Good views from here [as one would expect] but those to the S and E are best.


Good condition 2005-10-26 15:15 - TP0895 (Ash Hill)

FB Number: S5065   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Decided on the Jubilee Cottage approach. Was walking along the path across the top of the ridge towards Cold Comfort Farm when I got caught in a deluge that Helen Young, Alex Deakin & Co would probably describe as an "isolated shower". Went for cover in the hedge, only to end up covered in burrs from a burdock plant. To crown it, the pillar is in a newly-ploughed field which the deluge turned to a quagmire. Anyway, enough of my problems! The pillar is all intact with the original plug - slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed on SW/S side to a depth of about 8". There is a repaired crack to the left of the FB. It still has a bit of paint. On a good day the views from here would be distant all round!


Good condition 2005-10-26 14:45 - TP2591 (Crimscote Down)

FB Number: S5058   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Managed to locate it, just by the barn on the bridleway and deeply embedded in the hedge. Followed the hints from previous logs to gain access to the FB number. No paint. Original plug -slightly-indented letters. All sighhtholes below vegetation level. Between a newly-ploughed arable field and a pasture field with sheep. Good views N/NW.


Good condition 2005-10-26 14:10 - TP4098 (Ilmington Down)

FB Number: S5104   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily accessible from the nearby bridleway and just 100 yards or so off the lane. Original plug -slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, the others not visible. No paint. In stone wall between two arable fields. Plug is quite pock-marked. Lovely views all round - although a bit misty today. Shame about the dreaded mobile phone masts!! Managed to find the geocache after a great deal of searching. Three buzzards circling overhead.


Good condition 2005-10-23 15:00 - TP3532 (Gryn Moelfre)

FB Number: S3128   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Had no difficulty with access [there is a stile just to the N] - only with the climb! The pillar is intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. No paint. The concrete base can be seen but is flush with the grass and there are a lot of loose stones from the walls scattered around it. Like the previous pillar visited, this one has a sculpted crest above the FB, now covered in lichen [this one obviously isn't adopted]. Again, lovely views all round. Nice spot.


Good condition 2005-10-23 13:15 - TP5027 (Mynydd Mawr)

FB Number: S3095   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

So! An adopted pillar. My first one since North Devon last year! This one has a sculpted 'fleur-de-lys' on the top half of the N face above the FB which says 'Adopted by the Gentian Club May 1994 594m.' The plug is now missing. There is no paint. The N sighthole is closed and the others are open. The concrete base is exposed allround, about 8" above grass lavel. A very active mole just to the N of the pillar and what appears to be an abandoned mine about 100m SW. Lovely distant views in all directions over a true 'patchwork quilt' countryside.


Destroyed 2005-10-19 17:10 - TP1462 (Blackwood)

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

Not on my OS map and not in situ either. Thanks for the warning about the steep drop! Couldn't see the concrete chunks described in an earlier log.


Slightly damaged 2005-10-19 15:15 - TP3052 (Elmton)

FB Number: S1793   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Well, after last night's rain the muddy-track season is back with a vengeance! The pillar is easily access down the farm track which has been heavily used by tractors recently, hence the mudbath. Embedded in a hawthorn hedge. Original plug with slightly indented letters [I have the scratches to prove it!]. Large chunk out of one top corner and another from the side face where the FB is. No paint. Sightholes below soil level. It overlooks arable fields and a working [limestone?] quarry just to the E. Distant views to the N and E.


Good condition 2005-10-19 14:45 - TP0462 (Bolsover)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Ah...would that all bolts were this easy! On the side of a large access chamber in its own piece of concrete. Only just survived the current roadworks which have seen a new access road built right by it. No vegetation to clear at all! Moderate agricultural views to the E.


Good condition 2005-10-19 11:30 - TP7316 (Mansfield West Notts College)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Very interesting! No paint and a plug which looks like those with raised letters - but there are no letters! No number on flush bracket. Concrete base exposed all round. Easily seen and accessed from the A611. I must find out more about this pillar - hope to log more details soon.....


Destroyed 2005-10-19 11:15 - TP6274 (Sutton Resr)

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

Yes, not on the OS map and no trace of the pillar by the observatory. I wonder if this is the one that has gone to Mansfield College?


Slightly damaged 2005-10-19 10:55 - TP0854 (Annesley Park)

FB Number: S2574   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

In spite of AlanLodge's excellent notes I still had problems with this. The conifers are growing like wildfire. Fortunately the pillar still has a lot of white paint and that's what saved me! It has a plastic plug and I couldn't see the sightholes. No views at all due to the trees. Roll on Christmas......


Good condition 2005-10-19 10:30 - TP0198 (Home Farm Pillar)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In spite of the sketch and the previous logs I still had trouble finding this. In the end, it was nearer to the fence than I thought and under the hedge. Very busy location. No real views exept some S towards Nottingham.


Good condition 2005-10-12 15:30 - TP1363 (Billinghay)

FB Number: S4865   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A partially-buried pillar between two arable fields on a public path behind some new housing development. I still had to dig out the flush-bracket so, after what others have said, this must disappear very quickly! There is an asphalt plug and all the sightholes are below the soil. No paint. Disturbed two large hares in the field on the way to the pillar which was nice to see. Lovely views to the N/NE/E across the Fens.


Slightly damaged 2005-10-12 14:40 - TP4678 (Martin Fen)

FB Number: S4688   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

An excellent way to settle the pub lunch - lovely stroll along the edge of the drainage channel. 22 swans in the channel that continually kept taking off as I walked alongside them. There is a nasty crack around the base of the pillar on the S face. The original plug is there - slightly-indented letters. No paint. W sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed on the N side where the bank descends sharply into the arable fields. Flat distant views allround.


Destroyed 2005-10-12 11:15 - TP3223 (Folly Hill)

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

Yes, huge arable field with no trace of the pillar. Not on my OS map. Rest in peace.


Good condition 2005-10-12 09:55 - TP7326 (Noel Street, Nottingham (BM))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Just passing on the way to Lincoln, so checked out the location at the tail end of the Nottingham rush-hour. Very busy spot.


Good condition 2005-10-06 17:30 - TP6665 (Upper Norton Farm)

FB Number: S3821   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Accessed this one from the Bromyard road to the west, asking permission from a very suave gentleman in a Mercedes who came down the house drive just as I was about to give up. It's deeply embedded in a hedge, with holly covering it and brambles framing it. A very prickly prodding of the top surface found the plug - slightly indented letters. No paint to speak of. All visible sightholes closed. On the edge of a sheep pasture with views that would be pleasant on a clear day.


Good condition 2005-10-06 17:00 - TP4566 (Lower Hegdon)

FB Number: S7889   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

At first I thought it was in the water compound but a glance over the gate corrected this! In a field of very curious cows! All intact with original plug - deeply indented letters. Some paint on all faces. Concrete base exposed about 4" where cows have gathered [they were there when I arrived]. All sightholes closed. There would be good views to the N/NW from here on a good day. If you go - beware of the cowpats round the pillar..........


Good condition 2005-10-06 16:35 - TP5096 (New House Farm)

FB Number: S7963   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This one needed permission for access and the farmer was only too pleased to direct me. The pillar is behind a huge pile of hay bales, on the edge of a pasture field. All intact - plug with deeply indented letters. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed about 6" on W face below flush bracket. Some paint on all faces. Large crowd of house martins gathering on wires - they need to be off soon! Reasonable N views in spite of gloom.


Good condition 2005-10-06 16:00 - TP4922 (Morgans Hill)

FB Number: S7895   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On a 'tump' just off a public bridleway. Some [new?] white paint under flush bracket on W face. Original plug - deeply indented letters. Concrete base exposed about 12" allround. E sighthole open, the others closed. Currently it's in a pasture field adjacent to a strange 'corridor' of seeded plants with a plastic 'barrel' in the middle [is this something to do with pheasant rearing?]. Anyway, the views over Leominster are good and would be distant on a good day - but [as Glaslyn said] the polytunnels are dire; most of them have had their polythene removed now but a few still remain [autumn strawberries]. This is a real desecration of the landscape.


Good condition 2005-10-06 15:30 - TP1389 (Birley Hill)

FB Number: S7885   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached from the NW, which necessitated a very steep climb onto the common - then had trouble locating the rather overgrown pillar. It's all intact - plug with deeply indented letters. Much moss and just a few traces of paint. All sightholes closed. Some views from here on a good day but today was very murky.


Good condition 2005-10-01 19:30 - TP3221 (Foel Y Geifr)

FB Number: S8545   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The final local stone one of the day, this time with more excellent views, including Cader Idris. The plug is intact - raised letters, which looked smaller than usual? All sightholes open. No paint but much lichen, especially on E face. Base is exposed except on the E side. On a grassy patch in the middle of the heather with some quartz boulders sprinkled around it. Quite easy access to this from the local narrow road.


Good condition 2005-10-01 19:00 - TP0176 (Garth Goch)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spotted easily on the side of the B4391 road. The OS sketch was spot on! Much more lichen and you will have to scrape it off to see the bolt!


Damaged 2005-10-01 18:45 - TP3544 (Gwastadros)

FB Number: S8508   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Another one made of local stone and squatter than the norm. Some chips around the top and a crack at FB level. No plug. No paint but some moss again. W sighthole open, others closed. The base of the pillar is also badly corroded but in an area of stones on a grassy hill with views of Lake Bala. Another nice spot.


Good condition 2005-10-01 16:15 - TP5972 (Sian Llwyd)

FB Number: S8457   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Well, three weeks in Italy with no trigpoint in sight, so this was a real adrenalin-basher! Wonderful place although views restricted by mist today. This pillar is mortared undressed stone. Original plug with raised letters. NW sighthole open, the others closed. The pillar seems squatter than most. No paint at all but quite a bit of moss here and there. On a grassy patch in amongst the heather. Great spot!


Good condition 2005-09-14 14:20 - TP5127 (Night Fold Field)

FB Number: 3689   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trig still got its moat! Came here to see the Citrine Wagtail (but didnt). Plug still intact, great views all directions. You could see miles out to sea today (not a cloud in the sky)


Good condition 2005-09-09 19:55 - TP0855 (Annesley Road)

FB Number: S1648   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Parked in the layby by the M1 access and found the pillar by the mast. It's all intact with the original plug - raised letters [the first one today]. Only the faintest traces of paint. All sightholes closed. You can get a few views over the surrounding area and these would probably be better in winter with the leaves off the trees.


Unreachable but visible 2005-09-09 19:30 - TP2986 (East Kirkby Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

Turned off the road down Nest lane but, like most previous visitors, had no chance of getting into the compund as any waterboard officials would long since have gone home to watch the cricket!


Good condition 2005-09-09 18:30 - TP5582 (Ranby)

FB Number: S1859   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Took the advice of previous loggers. Parked in the cul-de-sac opposite the prison and then followed the line of conifers. The first thing to note was that there are enough rabbits here to feed the inmates of the prison for the next year! Then, to my amazement, right by the side of the pillar was a magnificent 'Mitre' leather football, probably from the exercise yard! That's two finds from consecutive pillars! There's quite a bit of faded paint on this one, and the plug is original - slightly indented letters. W sighthole open, the others closed. All you can see is the trunks of the conifers and the fence just outside the main prison compound. The adjacent field has potatoes which haven't yet been harvested.


Good condition 2005-09-09 18:10 - TP0947 (Babworth Farm)

FB Number: S4831   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In a hedgerow about 100 yards off the lane, between a field of parsnips and a newly-harvested carrot field. Fortunately, the harvester had left the odd carrot or two lying on the surface, so it's carrots for lunch tomorrow! Why can't pillars be on the side of asparagus fields??.... It's all intact with the original plug - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint visible. All sightholes below soil level. Again, a good view of the east-coast main line from here.


Good condition 2005-09-09 18:00 - TP5492 (Pond Farm)

FB Number: S4896   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

This is one lucky pillar! If the entrance road to the Tarmac headquarters had been built just 10 feet further north it would have been curtains for it! As it is, it's right by the A638, all intact with the original plug - slightly-indented letters. Some paint visible. All sightholes below ground level. No views from here at all.


Good condition 2005-09-09 17:30 - TP5640 (Retford Sewage Works)

FB Number: S4845   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

No real problem to get to, walking along field boundary. The pillar has the original plug - slightly indented letters. All sightholes closed. No real traces of paint. No significant views from here.


Destroyed 2005-09-09 17:25 - TP3689 (Hayton Castle)

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

Parked in Hayton and walked along the bridleways which was very pleasant. Still marked on my Landranger but, like those before me, I could find no trace of it.


Good condition 2005-09-09 16:50 - TP5639 (Retford Golf Course)

FB Number: S4906   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Haven't been over a golf-course to get a pillar for some time, so this was a nice change. Was also able to point it out to a couple of passing players who probably thought I was a niblick short of a full set of clubs! It's still no easier to find and accessing all the bits is hard. The original plug has deeply-indented letters which seems unusual for round here. Sightholes covered with vegetation, a lot of it prickly! No real traces of paint. This is really a winter pillar if you want to find it easily.


Good condition 2005-09-09 16:45 - TP5239 (Ordsall Hill)

FB Number: S4923   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Awkward access to this pillar but fortunately no animals around today and no people in sight anywhere. The pillar is in a small copse of trees and has the original plug - slightly-indented letters. A few traces of paint low down on the sides. All sightholes closed. Good views over Retford from here.


Destroyed 2005-09-09 16:40 - TP4441 (Little Gringley Farm)

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

Still on my map but, like the others, could find no trace of it - and no-one to talk to for further information! Quite a pleasant spot.


Slightly damaged 2005-09-09 16:30 - TP5844 (Schrog Hill)

FB Number: S4805   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Easy access to this one, parking in the entrance to a farm walking along the inside of the hedge. The field has been ploughed, planted and the crop is just coming through. The pillar is intact, with the original plug [slightly-indented letters]. Slight chip on one top corner. All sightholes closed; no paint. Concrete base exposed on N/W sides. Good distant views to the N and W.


Good condition 2005-09-09 16:15 - TP3527 (Grove Kennels)

FB Number: S4834   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Had difficulty finding this;like previous loggers, I assumed it was nearer to the road than it actually is! It's actually partly buried and deeply hidden in the hedgerow on side of newly-harvested arable field. All sightholes below soil level. No significant paint visible. Some views NW towards Retford. Also hard to park....


Good condition 2005-09-09 16:05 - TP3571 (Hall Farm)

FB Number: S4830   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In the hedge on the edge of a sugar-beet field on side of the main road. Assumed the fb faced the field and when I got there it didn't, so had to crawl into the hedge to get it. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. Sightholes all below vegetation level. No significant views from here.


Good condition 2005-09-09 15:45 - TP1691 (Brotherwood Farm)

FB Number: S1865   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

So, offspring back in Lincoln for his final year and me off to Italy for 3 weeks tomorrow [no trigs there!], so an opportunity to do the Retford cluster before I go!. This one is quite a hike off the lane but easy access along farm tracks. Asphalt plug replacement. No significant paint visible. N sighthole closed, others open. Concrete base exposed 12" or more on W face. In splendid isolation in a huge arable field, one half of which has been recently ploughed, the other harvested but unploughed. Commanding views all round, including Lincoln cathedral distant. For the train spotters among us, there is a good view of the east-coast main line.


Good condition 2005-08-31 17:00 - TP0861 (Apley Terrace)

FB Number: S1877   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Thought this would be hard to access but, when the bridleway turned southwards there was a convenient tractor track to the top of the field. This pillar still has quite a lot of faded white paint but it is half covered in very thick lichen on the bottom half - all sightholes thus invisible! The plug is original - deeply indented letters. It's on the edge of a woodland to the west and a sugar beet field to the east. Thus, there is a superb panorama from NE - E - SE but you can't see a thing to the west!


Good condition 2005-08-31 11:35 - TP6667 (Upper Riddings)

FB Number: S1856   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the entrance to a track and found an easy gap in the hedge, then followed the field boundary to the pillar. It's quite white painted, with an asphalt plug replacement. E sighthole open, others closed. In the centre of an arable field of fodder crops of some kind, right underneath the overhead power lines. Good views eastwards towards Wolverhampton, NW to Wrekin [and you can also see the exhaust chimney from the Ironbridge power station, if that's what turns you on...].


Good condition 2005-08-25 11:45 - TP6016 (Sledge Green)

FB Number: S5021   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had difficulty accessing this. Did what previous logs suggested but the arable field is now waist high with unharvested oats and the brambles along the edge were wicked! Gave up after 40 yards and took the path to the east of the trig in a pasture field then climbed the ridge and found a hole in the hedge! Original plug - slightly-indented letters. Traces of white paint. W sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base well exposed [about 12"] on two sides. Lovely westward views to Malverns but eastward views obstructed partially by hedge. Nice spot!


Good condition 2005-08-23 14:30 - TP0157 (Roman Ridge)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Close to the point where the A638 passes the A1 and managed to persuade the driver to pull into the sliproad from the latter to find this, even though he thought I was quite mad! Without the trusty trowel, I thought it might be difficult but recent grass mowers and a good OS picture proved more than adequate. A very busy location!


Good condition 2005-08-23 13:50 - TP3777 (High Common)

FB Number: S2070   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access pillar on edge of newly-harvested grain field just off the side of the road. Very white painted. Original plug - slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2005-08-20 14:00 - TP4132 (Jesters Hill)

FB Number: S6741   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Just had a lovely pub lunch in "The Plough" at Warmington and this was a great way to walk it down. Truly a lovely spot, adjacent to the fire beacon with its commemorative plaque shown nicely in the photo. Easy access up the mound just off the Shutford Circular footpath. Original plug - deeply indented letters. Traces of paint visible. E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed all round from 6" - 12". Wonderful views E/NE/N/NW; mid-distant views W/SW. S views obscured by small copse adjacent to pillar. Pastureland full of inquisitive sheep!


Good condition 2005-08-20 12:00 - TP6407 (The Mount)

FB Number: S6748   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access, just off a public footpath out of Farnborough village. On the edge of a sheep pasture near a fence and sheltered by a large ash tree. Original plug - deeply indented letters. Traces of paint. E sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 3" all round. Lovely views through the trees over S. Warwickshire.


Good condition 2005-08-16 14:00 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Great view, clear day. Plug filled in but clips are clear. Fringe Festival on at the moment so lots of shows going on up here: pipers, clowns even a guy fire breathing


Good condition 2005-08-09 17:45 - TP0711 (Wirswall)

FB Number: 2991   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Came here after bagging the 'Swan Lake' geocache. This is a lovely spot, just off a public path on a small tump. It looks like the original OS plug with rivets but no lettering on it which I haven't found very often. OS anti-vandal plaque. S sighthole open, others closed. Traces of white paint. Concrete base exposed about 8" all round. In a sheep pasture with wonderful views from E right round to S and then NW.


Good condition 2005-08-09 17:45 - TP0459 (Tushingham)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Had fun with this! It's on a mown grass verge and, with the help of the OS picture and sketch, I got there in the end, even though it's about 3" deep in the soil. As the grass looked so nice I hadn't got the heart to dig it all out, so I covered it up again! Future hunters note: 1. Look for the red paint mark on the kerb - it's directly in the grass from there about 10 feet. 2. If the paint has disappeared, then check the OS photo- behind the white car is the gate to the house - it's directly in line with the gate.


Slightly damaged 2005-08-09 16:25 - TP0814 (Alkington Grange)

FB Number: S3116   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Just off a lane - enter the field just past the trig on a footpath and then walk along the hedge to where the pillar is squeezed between the hedge and a concrete structure. Plastic plug replacement. W sighthole open, the others closed. Traces of white paint. There are distant views W/NW, otherwise bushes obscure the scenery. The western edge of the top face has been knocked off, presumably by hedge-clipping machinery.


Good condition 2005-08-09 16:00 - TP0900 (Ashfields)

FB Number: S4739   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just off a public path [which, as has been said, isn't marked in the field - incidentally, the path going in the opposite direction to the trig comes to an abrupt end facing 7-foot high sweet-corn!!]. There is a plastic plug replacement. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed about 12" all-round. It's in a pasture field and this is obviously a gathering ground for the animals. Lovely W views towards Wales. Large numbers of house martins chattering overhead.


Good condition 2005-08-09 15:45 - TP7192 (Prees (R))

FB Number: 11171   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Well, it's the first away match of the season, so it's off to Chester to see The Imps self-destruct in the 95th minute. It's going to be a long season..... Anyway, time to get some trigs on the way and this little beauty is on the side of a lane, currently heavily disguised by bracken and thistles but protected in its own little patch by some railings. Very tall for an FBM and still some white paint on it. It's in a dip of the road so there are no real views in any direction.


Good condition 2005-08-06 16:45 - TP0856 (Anslow Leys)

FB Number: S2251   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Found a convenient stile off the lane by the entrance into a farm with some haulage vehicles. The pillar is all intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. Some traces of paint visible. W sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 3" all round. It's on the edge of a pasture field behind a row of houses. Good E views, including two power stations and the Coors Brewery in Burton. As a confirmed real-ale anorak the latter didn't exactly fill me with joy......


Damaged 2005-08-06 16:25 - TP4039 (Hound Hill)

FB Number: S2240   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Like the others, I started on the footpath from the lane easily but then had trouble finding where the path went. Eventually located the pillar in the middle of a wheat field on top of the hill. It has the original OS plug - slightly-indented letters. All sightholes below soil level. Traces of paint are still visible. The top is badly chipped on the west side probably as a result of an over-zealous tractor driver and so the end of the tribracket is exposed. Goods views from here in all directions except W. The new prison is clearly visible in the foreground.


Good condition 2005-08-06 16:05 - TP0193 (Mackley)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Even with the OS sketch this took some finding as I don't have a GPS. Eventually unearthed it and cleared all vegetation away with the trusty trowel so anyone going in the near future shouldn't have too much of a problem. No significant views from here.


Good condition 2005-08-06 15:45 - TP3620 (Hare Hill)

FB Number: S2242   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

No-one was home when I called but the pillar was now easily visible, so I nipped over the gate into the field. It has the original OS plug - slightly-indented letters. Quite a bit of white paint. No sightholes visible. Lovely views through from SW to SE. I was watched inquisitively by two lovely horses and some sheep in the adjacent paddock.


Good condition 2005-08-04 13:00 - TP0206 (Kelham)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Found the site easily and cleared all the vegetation off the inspection cover and the surrounding concrete before finding the rivet. It's in the bottom left corner of the concrete if you are facing the field. The 'marker post' mentioned on the OS link sketch has been broken and it lying face down on the ground. Some views northwards but nothing to speak of.


Destroyed 2005-08-04 11:00 - TP2056 (Caunton)

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

Another one bites the dust. This one isn't on my Landranger and this is another large grain field with no hiding place. Good agricultural views from here.


Destroyed 2005-08-04 10:45 - TP3023 (Edingley)

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

It's on my Landranger map [I really must get a new one!] but the huge grain field was devoid of any signs of a pillar. Sholud have read the other logs first.....


Good condition 2005-08-01 19:30 - TP6940 (Wighay Farm)

FB Number: S4647   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Very close to kick-off time and [having not read the previous logs] had a devil of a game to find this as it's very well hidden in a small copse. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. Traces of paint. Right by the roundabout but you can't see a thing. Anyway, just made it to the ground by 19.45 and we won 3-1. Whether this is a good omen for the season ahead.....who knows?


Good condition 2005-08-01 18:45 - TP6751 (Warren Hill)

FB Number: S1705   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Between a hedge and a brutal electric fence just off a lane, and guarding a filed of ten thousand free-range chickens! There a 1p. piece on the top of the pillar [which I left intact!]. It has the original plug - one of those unusual ones with highly-raised letters set in a double indented circle. Some white paint. All sightholes below soil level. Limited agricultural views. There is also a field next door growing red onions!!


Destroyed 2005-08-01 18:30 - TP2951 (Eakring Brail)

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

The position is in the middle of a wheat field and it's gone. I also searched the hedge at the bottom of the field between the wheat and broad beand but not there either. It's still on my OS Landranger map so its demise must have been recent. Nice views from here S/SW over Nottinghamshire.


Slightly damaged 2005-08-01 18:10 - TP4550 (Lound Wood)

FB Number: S4854   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Just by the road, but on the wrong side of the hedge and thus difficult to access. Deeply imbedded in the hedge and a chunk missing off the top corner. Plastic plug replacement. No real traces of paint. All sightholes below soil level. Minor agricultural views E.


Good condition 2005-08-01 17:45 - TP4377 (Laxton)

FB Number: S1567   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Ajdacent to the Golden Hill Severn-Trent reservoir [and the mobile-phone mast!]. The plug has now been replaced by a plastic insert. E sighthole open, others closed. Traces of paint visible. Lovely views N/NW over Sherwood Forest from here. Easy access, just off a lane.


Good condition 2005-08-01 17:20 - TP0006 (Darlton)

FB Number: S4631   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

So, haven't seen the Imps since the second debacle at Cardiff, so thought a visit to Hucknall Town might be interesting and chance to get some pillars on the way! This one is in a hedge on the edge of a wheat field, easily accessed just off the main road and now on a new DEFRA Conservation Walk. Original plug - slightly-indented letters. No paint. S sighthole open, others closed. OS anti-vandal plaque on S side. Good views over Nottinghamshire to the S/W/E and Lincoln Cathedral just visible to the NE.


Good condition 2005-07-26 17:15 - TP6352 (The Beck)

FB Number: S3827   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

What a magnificent spot to end the day! Over a rickety gate just off the Worcestershire Way. On top of a tump sheltered by three beech trees. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. All sightholes closed. No paint. Concrete base just visible on NW side. Superb views to Malvern, Clent and Lickey, Clee and Welsh Hills. I think you all know how much I love my Worcestershire and it doesn't get a lot better than this! What a lovely spot!


Good condition 2005-07-26 16:50 - TP3851 (Hill Farm)

FB Number: S7884   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Decided to go straight to the farm and ask for access so met the dogs! Also met a very aged farmer who remembered the OS coming to erect the pillar when he was very young, so we had a very interesting conversation - another lovely person to meet! The pillar is in a hedgerow, overlooking a hay field which was being mown today. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Very little paint visible. All sightholes open. The top is very overgrown with hawthorn so needs to be gently lifted to access the plug. Concrete base exposed about 2" all round. Lovely views S and E.


Good condition 2005-07-26 16:30 - TP3398 (Gold Hill)

FB Number: S7286   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Initially couldn't find this, so went into the farm on the corner of the lane. Here was greeted by the new owners who were discussing with their architect how they were going to gut the place and turn it into a luxury home!! They took me to their own personal stile in the hedge - and there was the pillar right by it! You do meet some interesting people. It's all intact with the original plug - deeply indented letters. Some white paint on all faces. Concrete base exposed 3 - 6" all round. On a 'tump' at the edge of a pasture field with lovely views in all directions except N.


Good condition 2005-07-26 16:00 - TP5273 (Oyster Hill)

FB Number: S7271   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy access pillar, on a public footpath off a narrow lane but a lay-by to park in. It's all intact with the original plug - deeply indented letters. A few traces of paint. All sightholes open. Concrete base exposed on all sides except S. In the centre of a pasture field with a mixed herd of friendly Fresian and Jersey cows. Lovely views N to Clee and end of Malverns, and W to Welsh Hills. Lovely spot.


Good condition 2005-07-26 11:45 - TP4616 (Mainstone)

FB Number: S7045   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy access, in a hedgerow over a metal gate just off the A438. The recent rains had turned the ploughed field into a soggy mess but that's par for the course! It's all intact except that the plug is missing. All sightholes closed. Good views SE marred by the polytunnels! Traces of paint visible.


Slightly damaged 2005-07-26 11:30 - TP6683 (Veldt House)

FB Number: S7137   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I thought someone must have been here recently as I followed an obvious path through the maturing wheat! The top of the pillar is badly chipped and the plug is missing. One hook-hole destroyed. All sightholes closed. Traces of paint. Concrete base exposed allround 4 - 6". Good views over Herefordshire in all directions. Quite easy access about 50 yards off a public path.


Good condition 2005-07-22 18:40 - TP0728 (Muswell Hill)

FB Number: S1460   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just off a public path in centre of pasture field with sheep. Has OS anti-vandal plaque on E face. Plastic plug replacement. No paint. E sighthole open, othjers closed. Concrete base exposed all round at ground level. Super views in all directions except S. Pity about the mobile phone mast........


Good condition 2005-07-22 18:25 - TP0257 (Three Points)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Just been to Heet Farm pillar and found this after a bit of difficulty on the side of the A41 road. A lot of traffic but some views over agricultural land and towards Waddesdon Hill. The trusty trowel was af use again!


Good condition 2005-07-22 18:15 - TP3713 (Heet Farm)

FB Number: S6773   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access, just off a lane through an open gate. It's in a pasture field by a rather overgrown pond. Quite a bit of faded white paint. Original plug - deeply-indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. No significant views from here.


Good condition 2005-07-22 17:55 - TP5516 (Poundon Hill)

FB Number: S6765   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Arrived at the heavily-fortified compound to find the gates open and no-one about. Spotted the pillar, partly-concealed by a huge lorry with 'Le Mans 24-hour Endurance Race TeamTruck' on it. There's a lot of white paint but no plug. The flush-bracket is painted white. All sightholes below ground level. Shot out quickly - and 30 seconds later the security gates closed automatically, so I got in the car and bolted!!!


Good condition 2005-07-22 17:40 - TP4826 (Mill Hill)

FB Number: S4762   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Park in the Springhill Prison carpark and follow the public path which passes through the Prison Farm! There were a herd of black rare-breed sheep there today. The pillar is just off the path in a pasture field. The plug is missing. Some white paint on top and W face. S sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed 12" allround - obviously a sheep gathering point! Excellent views in all directions except N. By the way, if you are a pregnant woman going for this trig - beware! There is a notice on the gate by the carpark warning you to stay clear of the sheep!!


Good condition 2005-07-22 16:25 - TP6826 (Westcott Aerodrome)

FB Number: S4506   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

This pillar is on what is now Westcott Venture Park - I presume an old RAF base. I asked at the site entrance and the man in charge gave me very clear directions to the pillar and I was able to drive right up to it. It has the original plug - slightly-indented letters. There is very little paint. E sighthole open, others closed. Some views SW towards Waddesdon, otherwise nothing.


Good condition 2005-07-22 16:00 - TP5550 (Quainton Resr)

FB Number: S4454   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A quick nip over the fence into the waterboard compund for this one. It's all intact with the original plug [deeply indented letters]. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. Not far from a dreaded mast, overlooking Quainton with its windmill. The Railway Centre is also visible. Really lovely views from here.


Good condition 2005-07-22 15:30 - TP6692 (Waddesdon Hill)

FB Number: S4511   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An easy-access pillar just off a lane and on the side of the Swans Way path. All intact - plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. Lovely views in all directions except W, over The Chilterns, surrounding farmland and Aylesbury. Buzzard and red kite circling around. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2005-07-17 14:00 - TP4868 (Moel Y Llyn)

FB Number: S8515   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Biked it up from Yns Hyr reserve as far as possible than a steep climb. There is an ashphalt plug replacement. All hooks OK. Very little white paint. Its completely surrounded by rocks - all sightholes below rock level. Great views today in all directions. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2005-07-16 18:00 - TP0234 (Knightwick)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Had a wonderful walk on the Worcestershire Way over Suckley Hill, then a pint of Hookey in 'The Fox' at Lulsley. Thus fortified, came with long handled trowel and OS sketch determined to succeed! This was actually my third visit here [I never bothered to log the second] and, having arrived, it was obvious that some serious digging had taken place since Visit 2. I concentrated on the dug areas to no avail, so, in the absence of a tapemeasure, I lay down flat on the ground to use myself as a distance measure, then started again. After 30 minutes, several bad nettle stings and two equally nasty blisters.....BINGO!! I have dug it all out and it's in pristine condition, so any visitors in the near future should have no problem locating it. If you stand by the side of the footpath notice, facing in the direction of the arrow, then it's about 18" from the base of the post to your left. Good hunting! It's very satisfying to lay a ghost......


Good condition 2005-07-15 19:45 - TP0521 (Machynlleth)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Protected by railings on side of lane by the golf course. English/Welsh OS plates. Pleasant all-round views over local hills.


Destroyed 2005-07-15 18:55 - TP0219 (Clarach Bay)

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

Yes, the OS sketch/photo shows this to be on the old bridge which has now been removed in favour of a new concrete structure which is part of road re-development and the ubiquitous McDonald's/industrial estate/warehouse development on the edge of Aberystwyth.


Slightly damaged 2005-07-15 18:45 - TP0529 (Aberystwyth)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

A quick trip here to drop offspring at Yns Hyr for work with RSPB, so not a lot of time to spend trig hunting! This is an easy find, on a lane side close to the entrance to a golf range and a PYO farm. Top corner chipped, otherwise OK. OS notice in English and Welsh. No guard rails. Good views SW.


Good condition 2005-07-07 14:30 - TP3558 (Haffield Bank)

FB Number: S7274   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily-spotted pillar just off a lane on a very large concrete base about 3 feet high all round, presumably to level it as it's on the side of a steep slope on the edge of a pasture field. The plug is missing but otherwise it's OK. N/S sightholes open, the others closed. Very little paint visible. Buzzards wheeling around below my level in the adjacent field. Lovely views W over Herefordshire, S towards the Cotswolds and N to Eastnor Park obelisk and British Camp on Malvern.


Good condition 2005-07-07 14:05 - TP2127 (Chase End)

FB Number: S5030   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A lovely cream-painted pillar on top of a grassy tump at the far southern end of the Malverns, a short walk along a lovely path just off a lane. Asphalt plug replacement. N sighthole closed, others open. On a very wide concrete base with lovely views E to Bredon Hill and the Cotswolds, W over the Welsh Marches and N to Eastnor Park obelisk and the S. Malverns. Lovely spot for a picnic! Found after an excellent lunch in the remote 'Farmers Arms' pub just off Birtsmorton Common.


Good condition 2005-07-03 19:18 - TP7303 (Wormleighton 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Side-by-side to the other active station. Nothing more to add.


Good condition 2005-07-03 17:55 - TP7304 (Wormleighton 2)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Well......nothing more to say, really! What a wierd place to find one of these [or two, actually!]. If I hadn't seem them on the roofs of OS Offices in various places, I wouldn't have known. As Father Ted says, an odd building, down a farm lane off the A423. Some rural views, but nothing to speak of.


Slightly damaged 2005-07-03 17:30 - TP6106 (Spring Farm)

FB Number: S6738   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Back in the 1960's I used to pound along this road when it was the A41 at a steady 35 mph on my way backwards and forwards to college in London - it was as fast as my Ford Anglia would go! Little did I think that 40 years later I would be grovelling in a hedge looking for a trig pillar! It proved difficult to park [as others have said] and difficult to find as it is very overgrown. Original plug - deeply indented letters. Sightholes not visible in the undergrowth! Some traces of white paint. No real views at all, just wheat fields and hedges. Very little traffic now on the new B4100.


Destroyed 2005-07-03 10:30 - TP7009 (Withycombe Farm)

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

Not on my map - and my map doesn't have the M40 on it either! - presumably removed for agricultural purposes as there doesn't appear to be any other reason why it isn't here. Views over agricultural landscape and NE towards Banbury.


Good condition 2005-06-27 17:45 - TP6870 (Whiston Hall)

FB Number: S1849   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Well, this is my 500th trig. I fondly imagined this landmark would be reached in some spectacular location like Scafell Pike - but here I am, parked up in a potato field on a narrow lane NW of Wolverhampton! Still, they all count..... This one is easy to find, just through a gap in the hedge on the side of a barley field. It's all intact, with the original plug - slightly-indented letters. The top is covered with thick gorse which needs to be prised up gently to see the plug. White-painted, with all sightholes below soil level. Goods views W over Shropshire and E towards Wolverhampton. A very busy lane at this time of night with all the affluent Black Country workers returning to their rural retreats!


Good condition 2005-06-27 10:40 - TP7082 (Wrockwardine Wood)

FB Number: S1913   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

In an area of public-access woodland. Parked at the bottom of some steps near "The Red Lion" pub and found it easily. The undergrowth had been cleared away and access was easy. The plug is missing. There is some paint but not much. S sighthole open, the others closed. No views from here at all.


Good condition 2005-06-27 10:25 - TP5609 (Red Hill)

FB Number: S1858   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A very white-painted pillar at the entrance to a farm road by the side of the A5. Original plug with slightly indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. The pillar is leaning slightly but otherwise sound. Excellent views W over Telford and Wrekin, N over Cheshire Plain, E to Cannock Chase. You can even see the plumes of steam from the Ironbridge Power Station, if you're in to that sort of thing..


Good condition 2005-06-27 10:10 - TP2483 (Crackley Bank)

FB Number: S1898   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Walked along the footpath from the south through the wood, with lots of lovely butterflies in the field by where I parked the car including my first red admirals of the year. The pillar is just inside the wood so you have no views in any direction at this time of year. Covered in moss but white paint still visible. Concrete plug replacement. N sighthole open, others closed. Heard the pheasants......


Destroyed 2005-06-21 16:30 - TP0914 (Astley)

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

Farm buildings described by fasgadh are still there but no trig pillar. Not on maps, and no hiding place.


Good condition 2005-06-21 12:45 - TP2137 (Chelmarsh)

FB Number: S1978   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In the centre of a pasture field with a herd of very docile fresians. However, a warning to future triggers - I parked by the church at Chelmarsh and used the path opposite; this necessitated climbing no fewer than five electric fences and one small field had a [fortunately equally-docile] bull in it. Better to use the bridleway from the village and then cut W on the other path - only one electric fence that way! The pillar is all intact with the original plug - deeply indented letters. No paint visible. W sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed about 3" all round. Lovely views W to Clee Hills and E towards Wolverhampton. Top surface appears to have been recently reskimmed.


Good condition 2005-06-21 12:10 - TP3693 (Hazelwell)

FB Number: S1979   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In a hedge on a public path above the old coal-mining village of Highley, with an oil-seed rape crop ripening in the field. All intact with the original plug - an unusual one with raised letters that are in an indented circle. White paint still visible, especially under the flush bracket. All sightholes below soil level. Lovely W/NW views over the Clee Hills.


Good condition 2005-06-21 11:45 - TP4302 (Knowle Hill)

FB Number: S2427   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Are there any wine-making triggers out there? If so, this one's for you! It's sheltering under a lovely elderberry bush which is in full flower - a visit here in October should be well worth your while! Access isn't too easy - better to check with the local farm and then there is a convenient gap in the hedge where you can climb the fence and then there are no more obstacles. The pillar is all intact with its original plug with deeply-indented letters. No paint visible. W sighthole open, the others closed. Lovely views NW to Clee Hills, N to Wrekin, E to Cannock Chase and Clent. No views S. Nice broad beans growing in access field!


Good condition 2005-06-10 16:40 - TP6469 (Thruxton Down)

FB Number: S1697   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I must admit that I didn't realise it was leaning at all! Parked on the lane and walked past the Keep Out sign - which I took to mean the field rather that the footpath. The pillar has an asphalt plug replacement. No paint. W sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. It's between a wheat field and a newly-planted section that is protected by dead crows swinging sedately on sticks. Not quite sure what is planted in it! Good distant views over the Plain in all directions except N where a small copse obscures the view. Buzzard mewing overhead.


Toppled 2005-06-10 15:45 - TP7002 (Winterslow)

FB Number: S2604   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Left to rest under an electricity pylon in the middle of a newly-mown hayfield adjacent to a water tower. No plug. Traces of paint. W sighthole open, the others closed. The concrete base is completely exposed and the pillar is leaning slightly. There are distant views N/S but E/W views obscured by trees. Easily accessible just off a lane.


Destroyed 2005-06-10 11:30 - TP5557 (Queen Manor Farm)

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

SHOULD be on a bluff overlooking Salisbury - but it's not on the map and not on the ground either. Nice spot with lovely views but no pillar.


Destroyed 2005-06-10 11:00 - TP5505 (Porton)

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

Should be in the middle of the runway of the airfield but no sign of it and not on the map either!


Good condition 2005-06-10 10:20 - TP6587 (Triple Plantation)

FB Number: S1928   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A very white-painted trig by the roadside. Even the flush bracket is painted white! Only the S sighthole is closed, all the others are open. The plug is missing. There are excellent views, especially to the N and W - you can see the tanks moving across the Plain today!


Good condition 2005-06-02 16:50 - TP1014 (Bannerdown)

FB Number: S3220   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Had real difficulty finding this pillar as it has been engulfed by brambles and my OS may wasn't really too clear about its exact position. There is a resin plug replacement. Some traces of paint visible if you look carefully! It was too overgrown to see if any of the sightholes were open. No real views in any direction due to trees. Came face to face with a small muntjac deer on the way to the pillar which was rather nice.


Good condition 2005-06-02 16:35 - TP0292 (Bailbrook)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

I'm not surprised that no-one's been here as the lane is incredibly narrow. However, I got the surprise of my life when I got here. With the help of the OS photo I found the overgrown surface block and dug it out with the trusty trowel. The clue is to look at the section of repaired road on the photo - the SB is just past the end of the repaired section on the same side as the layby [passing-place]. However, between the passing place and the SB there is a brand new Bernsten!! It is not overgrown and marked by a yellow arrow on the road. Amazing! I have discovered something that isn't in the lists. How do I go about logging this?


Good condition 2005-06-02 16:35 - TP0292 (Bailbrook)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

I am using this system at the suggestion of 'Ted'. There IS a surface block here and there is also a Bernsten about 10 feet away from it which isn't listed on the database. The Bernsten looks new and is not covered by vegetation at all. It is also marked by a yellow arrow on the road. If I have logged this incorrectly, perhaps one of the site regulators would tell me!


Good condition 2005-06-02 16:00 - TP6054 (Solsbury Hill)

FB Number: S4066   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Logged this on the way to getting the City Lights cache. It is on the summit of the National Trust-owned hill with a wonderful view of the city of Bath spread out below. There is no plug and no paint. However, there is some [now mainly obliterated] graffiti and a few chips out of the edges of one face but generally good condition. N sighthole open, the others closed. The concrete base is now about 18" above soil level as the pillar is obviously a gathering ground and the soil has badly eroded. This afternoon there were about 15 swallows milling around it. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2005-05-22 13:10 - TP6295 (Syerston Aero)

FB Number: S4922   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I have been pounding up the A46 for years now and today [probably following the euphoria of yesterday's triumph at Macclesfield and Lincoln's impending trip to Cardiff] I decided to give it a go. Having asked at the farm for access, it was surprisingly easy to get to the pillar - although not easy to find it, as it has been completely overrun by nettles, brambles and a 15'-high hawthorn tree. However, got here in the end and the reward was a magnificant view all along the Trent Valley as far as Radcliffe Power Station and close views over the nearby sailing centre just across the river. The pillar is OK - it has the original plug with slightly-indented letters but unusually painted yellow! W sighthole open, others closed. No paint on pillar. I had to make a quick climb over the barbed-wire fence into the adjacent aerodrome which is now used as a gliding station in order to get the F.B. number. However, this is a really lovely spot and it's nice to be the first one here!


Destroyed 2005-05-22 11:20 - TP1586 (Brands Hill)

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

The cereals are now growing well and I don't thuink it will be too long before they have the harvester out! Such is modern-day farming! However - no pillar!


Good condition 2005-05-22 11:10 - TP0200 (Thrumpton)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Found it eventually. I only had the OS skethch which was a bit misleading and I spent some time digging with the trusty trowel in the wrong place. When I moved to the other side of the gateway [no gate!] I found it easily without any vegetation cover. A passing farmer on a tractor confirmed that I was in the correct place! Good views from here over Radcliffe Power Station.


Destroyed 2005-05-22 10:00 - TP6227 (Strelley)

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

I agree with Father Ted. I could find no trace of it and it isn't on the current OS map; I think i would have been able to see it if it is there. Incidentally, the geese are still there...


Slightly damaged 2005-05-22 09:35 - TP6166 (Stapleford Hill)

FB Number: S4668   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

On the top of a hill in the Hemlockstone Wood urban open space. Not in bad condition really apart from the black and blue grafitti all over it! All sightholes open and the one under the flush bracket has been "enlarged"! Plastic plug replacement. Top corners chipped. No original paint. Distant views through gaps in trees except E.


Destroyed 2005-05-09 18:30 - TP3408 (Goose Green)

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

Now part of the fast A120 just off the A12. No chance of survival.


Destroyed 2005-05-09 18:28 - TP3502 (Greenstead)

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

Not on my OS map and the area has new housing on it. Had a good look around for any residual debris but found nothing.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:26 - TP7073 (Wormingford)

FB Number: S1904   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily access, being on side of path just off a road. Original plug - but a strange type with raised letters that I hadn't seen before. E sighthole open, others closed. Traces of paint on E face. Particularly good views N/NW.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:24 - TP1513 (Bocking)

FB Number: S1901   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Another red sandstone pillar, on the side of a narrow but very fast lane - watch where you park for this one! A lot of blothcy white lichen. All sightholes below soil level. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:21 - TP0404 (Jaggers)

FB Number: S1900   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A red sandstone pillar with a plastic plug replacement in a rapeseed field [almost completed covered by it] adjacent to the Nature Reserve entrance. Has OS anti-vandal plaque. N sighthole open, others closed. Good S views over Mersea Island.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:17 - TP3450 (Great Bromley Radar Mast)

FB Number: S4528   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Cracked it! Got so frustrated at being able to see 3 faces but not the important one that I went into the surrounding caravan complex and found a guy with the security number for the padlock on the gates to the compound and he quite happily let me in. It has the original plug - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint on three sides. All sightholes closed. Directly beneath a very tall radio mast with just a few agricultural views W/SW. Worth the effort!


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:15 - TP4626 (Manningtree)

FB Number: S2112   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On the edge of an arable field just off a lane. Plug is missing. Some white paint on all faces. All sightholes below ground level. Expansive S/Sw views.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:12 - TP6241 (Stutton Hall)

FB Number: 10667   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

I would never have found this without the help of the lady from the adjacent cottage who kindly pointed to the [just visible] top above a mound of trees, nettles and brambles. Took quite an effort to get to it! There is a concrete plug replacement and quite a lot of white paint. All sightholes below vegetation level. Cuckoo nearby. Some views south but others obliterated.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:10 - TP7117 (Nether Hall)

FB Number: 10911   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A roadside pillar. The plug is missing. All sightholes are closed. Traces of paint on top and all faces. Can just see the River Stour looking N.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:08 - TP2760 (Dengewell Hall)

FB Number: S4337   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On edge of a track between two arable fields. Has an asphalt plug replacement. Holes under hooks largely infilled. N/S sightholes open, others closed. Paint still visible on E face. Flat views in all directions - Harwich Docks just visible to NE.


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:06 - TP0402 (Runkin's Corner)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

I feel really proud of this, as someone had decided to have a bonfire right over the location, so I had to shift a mountain of ash and half-burned wood. Fortunately it was right where it should be and subsequent visitors should have an easier time!


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:03 - TP4349 (Langham Lodge)

FB Number: 10641   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

In a small copse so impossible to see anything at this time of year. Has a plastic plug replacement. S sighthole open, the others closed. Faint traces of paint on E face. After a few seconds, I also discovered it was crawling with ants.........


Good condition 2005-05-09 18:00 - TP7040 (Woodfield)

FB Number: S4350   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

In an arable field just off a public path so access easy. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Holes under hooks infilled. N/S sightholes open others closed. Virtually no paint. Incongruous mobile-phone-mast to SW. Average rural views.


Good condition 2005-05-09 17:58 - TP0399 (Crabb’s Farm)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Found this easily with the help of the OS link photo and recently mown grass. It's on a traffic island just off the A12. Dug the whole thing out with the trusty trowel so it's currently a very easy find.


Good condition 2005-05-09 17:56 - TP5086 (New Barn)

FB Number: S3857   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On the edge of an arable field and a newly-fenced paddock. Plug is missing and the hole is currently filled with an inverted mini jampot! N sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed all round. Hardly any paint. Fine views to the N.


Good condition 2005-05-09 17:54 - TP7265 (Colchester)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Visible from the nearby river bridge. Modern office building with masts galore but this was quite easy to pick out once you stood in the right place......


Good condition 2005-05-09 17:52 - TP2955 (Earls Hall)

FB Number: S4518   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On side of public path and nearly dwarfed by the rape seed. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. A little white paint on S face. S sighthole closed, others open. Concrete base exposed all round. Plenty of swallows about. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2005-05-09 17:48 - TP1835 (Cabbage Row)

FB Number: S1933   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Juat back from holiday in the area and got my notes mixed up so will have to log all these for today! This one has an ashphalt plug replacement and some white paint. Sightholes below soil level. Misty views NE over Hamford Water and heard a cuckoo briefly over the marshes. Lots of rabbits! Just off a public path so access easy.


Unreachable but visible 2005-04-27 14:00 - TP2455 (Coundon Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

After reading the previous logs I wasn't expecting much so I wasn't disappointed! Nothing more to add. This is definitely a grass-cutters pillar!


Slightly damaged 2005-04-24 10:00 - TP1342 (Berwyn)

FB Number: S4717   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Found the access hard, there being no easy way onto the ridge where the pillar was and the farmer has obviously gone out of his way to prevent rustling with some serious fences. However, the view from the top was well worth the effort! The plug is original, with slightly-indented letters. Quite a bit of flaking paint. Sightholes closed. Some cracks appearing around the top surface. Also some slight erosion around base - possibly a sheep-gathering area. Great views over Llansantffried and Powys. Nice spot!


Good condition 2005-04-24 09:40 - TP0606 (Oswestry FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Again, an easy find after last year's failure, thanks to the two visitors who went a couple of weeks ago. Again, cleared away all overgrowth to the interest of a couple of van drivers in the adjacent layby.


Good condition 2005-04-24 09:35 - TP0181 (Llynclys)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

There is something very satisfying about coming back to a previous failure and succeeding! Following the removal of vegetation by the Council and Pyoung1's visit, and having the OS sketch this wasn't too difficult a find. I have cleared away all vegetation with the trusty trowal so if you want to find it easily - go soon!


Slightly damaged 2005-04-24 09:00 - TP5965 (Shrawardine Resr)

FB Number: S4743   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

An easy-access pillar of a dead-end lane on the edge of the village of Shrawardine just off A5. It's in a 'protected'little embayment. Has original plug with slightly-indented letters. There is some frost-damage resulting in bad cracks around the top surface of the pillar. Sight-holes not visible, being covered in thick ivy and vegetation. A little paint visible. On a small 'tump' with good views SW and W, but other ways masked by trees.


Good condition 2005-04-17 13:30 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Lovely whitewashed pillar on the summit of the Pentland Hills. All intact with original plug - slightly-indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. The base of the pillar is surrounded by gravel and the pillar seems to be built up alittle on the E and S at the base. Lovely views as one would expect from such a spot!


Good condition 2005-04-16 17:50 - TP2013 (Carsinker Law)

FB Number: 10126   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

All intact with original plug - slightly-indented letters. Very deep holes under lugs. E sighthole blocked, others open [although S hole is right by wall, so hard to tell]. Only a very small quantity of paint visible. Eroded concrete base stands about 6" proud of the grass. Dry-stone wall runs E-W behjind pillar. Lovely views in all directions. Nice spot!


Good condition 2005-04-16 17:30 - TP5870 (Sell Moor)

FB Number: S7479   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This one's all intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. Quite a lot of paint on N and W faces. Very deep holes under lugs. N and W sightholes open, others closed. Concrete base visible but flush with grass and there are many large stones about. Next to a dry-stone wall and an old-fashioned aerial mast - they don't look any better than the modern ones! Good distant views all round.


Good condition 2005-04-16 15:30 - TP0684 (Black Hill (NT72))

FB Number: S7402   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Up here to do a bit of climbing and a chance to get some pillars. This one is all intact with the original plug - deeply indented letters. Quite a lot of white paint except on S face. W sighthole blocked, the others clear. Concrete base undercut and exposed about 6" on all sides except W. Excellent allround views. The pillar is close to some old vertical steel stakes and perhaps this was once a quarry? On short-grassed hill.


Good condition 2005-04-15 15:20 - TP0293 (Horton)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

With the aid of the OS linksite sketch this was an easy find, being on the side of the lane where I had parked the car to find the Horton pillar. I cleared away the encroaching vegetation so it is all open to view at the present time. Some views across the adjacent fields, especially NW.


Good condition 2005-04-15 15:15 - TP4030 (Horton)

FB Number: S2534   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

In a hedge between a grass field and an arable field. Very close to an extremely pungent silage mound! The plug is missing. Allsightholes open but at soil level. No paint. Reasonable agricultural views over the Cotswolds dip slope. Easy access down a farm track about 100 yards off a lane.


Destroyed 2005-04-15 11:30 - TP3434 (Grange Farm)

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

Yes, definitely an M4 casualty. Not on my current OS map, and, as far as I can tell, the motorway would have run striaght through it.


Good condition 2005-04-15 11:00 - TP6506 (Tolldown Resr)

FB Number: S3218   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Thinking it to be in the reservoir complex, I spent a lot of time wandering around trying to find it. Wrong again! I eventually located it adjacent to the mobile phone mast on the edge of a woodland just off the Cotswold Way. The flush bracket is one of those with the S between the B and the M. The plug is missing, otherwise it's OK. No paint. All sightholes open. No views from here at all.


Good condition 2005-04-11 11:00 - TP5260 (Oversley)

FB Number: S4979   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A very pleasant walk from Exhall village via a network of paths. The pillar is adjacent to a large 1930's detached house with a mock castellated tower, hence its name Oversley Castle. Today the field was full of sheep and lambs so I had to be careful. The plug is original with slightly-indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. Very little paint. Good views E and S but west blocked by copse which contains a mobile phone mast!


Good condition 2005-04-11 10:05 - TP5748 (Round Hill)

FB Number: S2332   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A 'red' pillar on top of a pronounced 'tump', accessed via the Heart-of-England Way and a bit of barbed wire fence! Original plug - slightly indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. Traces of white paint also. Concrete base exposed at soil level all round. Excellent views over the Warwickshire countryside in all directions.


Good condition 2005-04-05 14:00 - TP1376 (Birchen Edge)

FB Number: S2154   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Horizontal rain when i got to this one, just finished a days climbing and off back to pub for a swift half before the mini bus leaves! Trig is bright white, with replacement plug. good views despite the rain


Good condition 2005-04-04 17:50 - TP2230 (Clifton Hill)

FB Number: S4903   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access, just off a public path in a field of winter cereals. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint. S sighthole open, the others closed. On slight hillock with good views over the Trent and you can see at least 3 power stations from here, possibly four. With a bit of imagination you can also just make out Lincoln Cathedral to the NE. Good view over South Clifton village to the N.


Good condition 2005-04-04 17:05 - TP3101 (Faldingworth)

FB Number: S4881   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Easy access pillar in a hedge between a field of winter cereals and a house drive. Plastic plug replacement. All sightholes closed. No paint. Concrete base exposed about 6" all round. No significant views in any direction.


Slightly damaged 2005-03-29 17:30 - TP1664 (Brocton Field)

FB Number: 11490   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

The last pillar for the day - still got two caches to find and by now it was raining. This pillar is by the glacial boulder and its carpark. Quite white painted. Asphalt plug replacement. N sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed by up to 12" all round. Good views from here over the Chase as I know from earlier visits but today it was very murky.


Couldn't find it 2005-03-29 16:00 - TP5808 (Sandonbank)

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

Like deego, I should have read the other logs first! I spent about half an hour fruitlessly scouring the hedges with no joy. Fortunately the fields were grass and not ploughed! Will come back again and add myself to the list of triggers at the farm!


Good condition 2005-03-29 15:45 - TP7214 (Stafford)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

At this time of the year it wasn't a hard thing to spot but when the nettles are high.... It's best to park by the bridge where the surface block is and walk along the road towards Stafford. As a help - look for the 'horses and pedestrians in road' roadsigns that are on the side of the road going up from the bridge towards Stafford. The FBM is about 2 metres from this sign, further towards the hedge and slightly further up the hill.


Good condition 2005-03-29 15:40 - TP0460 (Sandon Bridge)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Took the OS sketch with me and, like previous visitors, found what I think must be it. In a rather odd place on a bridge rising over the River Trent.


Slightly damaged 2005-03-29 13:40 - TP6721 (Waltonhurst)

FB Number: S1973   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Very difficult to access through hedge off lane. All intact with original plug - slightly indented letters. Agricultural machinery has struck yet another blow and chopped of one of the top corners. Some white paint remains. Moderate views N/E.


Good condition 2005-03-29 13:25 - TP2049 (Cats Hill)

FB Number: S1980   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In the middle of a small copse, accessible through a gate that leads to a field where a Sunday Market is held. The plug is missing, otherwise it's OK and very white painted. N/W sightholes open, the others closed. Holes under hooks filled in. No views at all due to trees.


Good condition 2005-03-29 11:25 - TP2640 (Croxton)

FB Number: S1989   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Now well into the 'Alchemy' cache group! This pillar is buried in a hedge on a public bridleway so access is easy. Original plug deeply embedded in ivy [slightly indented letters]. White painted. All sightholes below soil or vegetation level. Good views N/W/S and can see the stump of the old Croxton windmill clearly. Many rabbits about - AND!! I have seen my first swallow of the year! Also heard my first chiffchaff, so this has been quite a 'red-letter'pillar.


Destroyed 2005-03-29 11:00 - TP1820 (Butter Hill)

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

Not on any maps of mine. Like previous visitors I could find no trace of it within the complex. The remains of the windmill were observable, however!


Good condition 2005-03-29 10:35 - TP6266 (Sutton)

FB Number: S1954   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In hedgeline between two winter cereal fields and quite easy access off A519. Interesting plug - it seems original but there is no lettering on it at all. The first one like this that I have seen. Holes under hooks infilled. Traces of flaking paint. E sighthole open, the others closed. Some agricultural views.


Good condition 2005-03-29 10:15 - TP6846 (Weston Heath)

FB Number: S1897   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Quite a white-painted pillar in the middle of a winter cereal field just off the A41. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. N sighthole open, the others closed. Holes under hooks infilled. Concrete base exposed by about 2 - 4" all round. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2005-03-29 10:05 - TP1509 (Blymhill)

FB Number: S1899   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Fortunately the farmer was in the adjacent farmyard so that prevented any clandestine gate climbing. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint but alot of white lichen blobs on it and much moss around the base. N sighthole open, the others closed. Holes under hooks infilled. Some views eastwards over farmland.


Good condition 2005-03-29 08:02 - TP0187 (Havannah)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

A surprising easy find, as the concrete was actually sitting above the level of the grass! Trowel not needed. On side of A41 near to a convenient layby. Much traffic.


Good condition 2005-03-27 13:45 - TP5010 (Mynydd Coch)

FB Number: 10331   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An Easter challenge! Approached from the western side, parking the car in the narrow lane, then climbed the track up the valley side before striding [?] off across no-mans-land. All intact with original plug - slightly indented letters. S sighthole closed but all the others open [W one smaller!]. Much moss on E face and some paint, especially on N face. Concrete base slightly exposed all round. Good distant views in an E - W line, even for a rather grey day like today and Lake Vyrnwy was visible. On a small patch of grass in the middle of the heather. A nice, and very inaccessible, spot!!


Good condition 2005-03-25 18:20 - TP1581 (Brampton Hill)

FB Number: S5079   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from the west, where a farm track off the bridleway leads right past the pillar - which is so deeply covered in ivy that I walked straight past it! It has original plug with slightly-indented letters. Quite white painted which is how I eventually found it! All sightholes invisible! Good views in all directions.


Good condition 2005-03-25 18:05 - TP1743 (Buckby Resr)

FB Number: S4964   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

I agree with Father Ted - I had a good look through my binoculars at the pillar through the railings and that was the number I came up with. The pillar is quite white-painted and stands on top of the reservoir embankment just off a lane junction. No real views from the road but I should imagine the pillar itself has quite commanding views.


Good condition 2005-03-25 17:50 - TP6864 (Whilton Hill)

FB Number: S5041   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily accessed via a public footpath off a lane. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. E sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round as this is obviously a sheep-gathering spot! There were quite a few in the field at the time. Good all round views over rural Northamptonshire.


Good condition 2005-03-25 17:35 - TP7195 (Daventry)

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

Yes, spotted it through the hedge, as previous visitors have said! Now surrounded by flowering narcissi!!


Good condition 2005-03-25 17:30 - TP0623 (Daventry FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

On the way to Nene Park to see Lincoln thrash Rushden & Diamonds, so couldn't resist a second visit now that Father Ted has done such a good job! I still had problems finding it but managed it in the end. As a further clue, if you park your car on the entrance to Norton Road, the bernsten is half way between Norton Road and the nearest tree on your right [as you face Eastern Way]. I dug it all out with the trowel so [for a bit at least] it should be easy to spot.


Good condition 2005-03-24 12:35 - TP6839 (Westfield)

FB Number: S6884   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In a hedge between two large arable fields about 200 yards off lane. After the rain the field was incredibly muddy! Asphalt plug replacement. Some white paint. All sightholes below soil level. Wolds views N and E.


Good condition 2005-03-24 12:25 - TP5211 (Octon)

FB Number: S8721   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On the edge of a muddy arable field just through a small copse from the road with a good view of the adjacent crematorium.... Concrete or asphalt plug. S sighthole open, others closed. Embedded in brambles. Some views E but nothing special. Rain now stopped.


Good condition 2005-03-24 12:10 - TP6884 (White Hill)

FB Number: S6334   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Embedded in a hedge by a lane, fortunately with the flush bracket facing outwards. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. The plug has been painted over with white paint and this is now peeling off. All sightholes closed or invisible. Some white paint. Skylark above adjacent field. Distant murky views.


Good condition 2005-03-24 12:00 - TP5153 (North Cotes)

FB Number: S6335   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A very white pillar on the grass verge of a lane. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. E sighthole open, others closed. Lapwings and skylarks overhead. Rather murky views as it was still raining!


Good condition 2005-03-24 11:45 - TP0359 (Redcliffe Farm)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Easily found with OS picture and sketch. On the grass verge of the A165. If it hadn't been raining cats and dogs I would have dug it all out with the trusty long-handled trowel. As it was, I did uncover the vegetation from the bolt itself and it shouldn't be too difficult for future triggers.


Good condition 2005-03-24 10:30 - TP2243 (Cloughton)

FB Number: S6323   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Raining by now, so a quick visit as it's fortunately just off a lane. Quite white painted. Original plug with deeply indented letters. I imagine you could see something from here on a good day!


Good condition 2005-03-24 10:00 - TP1671 (Brompton Wold)

FB Number: S6325   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Up here for the day to collect offspring from North York Moors expedition so just had to take the opportunity.... This one has a concrete plug replacement but is otherwise Ok. N sighthole open, others closed. A little white paint visible. Large recesses below hooks. In an old hedge line between two arable fields. I imagine there would be good views from here on a good day but it was very murky today. However, saw 6 hares on the lane coming up the hill from the A64.


Destroyed 2005-03-19 15:30 - TP0860 (Apley)

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

In an agricultural no-mans-land near Apsley village. No hiding place and not on my Landranger map.


Good condition 2005-03-19 14:50 - TP1591 (Branston Booths)

FB Number: S4609   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

My Landranger map seems to show this pillar in a slightly different location and as such it took me half-an-hour to locate it. It's in a hedge between two fodder fields. All intact - plug has deeply indented letters. Some white paint. NE sighthole open, the others closed. Moderate agricultural views - it was a bit murky today so I couldn't see the cathedral [or even the floodlights on Sincil Bank....].


Good condition 2005-03-19 14:15 - TP5136 (Nocton Heath)

FB Number: S4833   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On the side of a 'private' track between two huge daffodil fields [different!]. No paint. All intact with original plug [slightly indented letters]. Very dirty [from passing quarry traffic?] and I had to clear the flush bracket to see the number. All sightholes below ground level. View not clear due to hedgerows.


Good condition 2005-03-19 13:30 - TP0365 (Ashby Lodge)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This is my second visit here, the first, while logging the nearby pillar, proved fruitless. This time I returned with the OS link photo and my trusty long-handled trowel. Discovered it after some trial digs. For the benefit of future triggers, I have dug it all out so it is currently easy to spot. This caused some passing interest from the A15 traffic and also from a male yellowhammer in the shrub who was obviously hopeful for some worms.


Good condition 2005-03-18 11:30 - TP0963 (Badland Hill)

FB Number: S8074   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A glorious day and in the area so a very rushed visit! All intact with original plug - deeply indented letters. Deep recesses under the lugs. All sightholes open. Some white paint on NE face. Concrete base exposed by about 6". Really good views - is the mound artificial?


Good condition 2005-03-16 19:56 - TP6949 (Willingham Hill)

FB Number: S4895   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On the side of a large arable field. All intact with original plug - slightly indented letters. N sighthole open, the others below soil level. Virtually no paint. Views S to Marten village and E to Lincoln Cathedral in the distance and W over the Trent Valley. Friendly alsatian in neighbouring house!


Good condition 2005-03-16 12:30 - TP3163 (Fillingham)

FB Number: S4921   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In a fiedl easily accessed through a gate off the B1398. Surrounded by some rocks of oolitic limestone. All intact - plug has slightly-indented letters. All sightholes open. No paint. Some views westwards but most blocked by hedges or trees.


Slightly damaged 2005-03-16 12:00 - TP6670 (Upton)

FB Number: S4840   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

On the edge of a field by a road junction on the edge of Upton village. All intact - plug has deeply indented letters. Some cracking/chipping to top surface. E sighthole open, the others not visible. No paint. I agree - not a very inspiring spot - but better that the last one!


Good condition 2005-03-16 11:45 - TP6912 (Whites Wood)

FB Number: S4916   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Deeply embedded in a very prickly blackthorn hedge. You can only really approach it from the fence side of the hedge as that's the way the flush bracket faces. All intact - plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. All sightholes open. Concrete base exposed by about 12" on E side overhanging the ditch. No real views except over the Gainsborough industrial estate.


Good condition 2005-03-16 11:30 - TP6354 (The Belt)

FB Number: S4872   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

In between two arable fields at a place where the hedge is no more! All intact with original plug [slightly indented letters]. Some paint visible. General agricultural views which, on a rather dreary day like this, didn't amount to much.


Destroyed 2005-03-16 11:25 - TP5101 (New Ville)

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

Again, definitely gone and not on OS maps. Field appears to have some sort of fodder crop in it. Not possible to hide a pillar.....


Good condition 2005-03-16 11:00 - TP4808 (Middlefield)

FB Number: S4838   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On the playing fields of a large comprehensive school which are protected by fences, security cameras etc. Like Fort Knox. Asked permission in Reception and managed to scoot across the fields to the pillar before the hoardes descended for lunch break. All intact, with original plug [slightly indented letters.] Some white paint visible. Considering the location the pillar is in remarkably good nick!


Destroyed 2005-03-16 10:55 - TP4382 (Lea Wood Farm)

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

Approached from the village of Lea over the railway. No pillar but some lapwings in the field which was nice to see. Like the previous visitor says, probably removed for ease of farming!


Unreachable but visible 2005-03-08 13:45 - TP0714 (Harland South)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

Another trig on my assesment which i was only able to walk past, looked for minute to see if there was a gate but couldnt find one and didnt fancy climbing the stone wall and barbed wire fence so left it be.


Couldn't find it 2005-03-08 11:30 - TP7003 (Wirestone)

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

On my walking assessment from university, pasted this trig down the road but did not have time to stop and search for it in the trees. Lovely bit of woodland though


Good condition 2005-03-07 16:30 - TP2375 (Condicote)

FB Number: S5784   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This should have been a pleasant half-mile walk along the old Roman Icknield Street but unfortunately several 4 x 4 owners appear to have commandeered it and it was a bit of a mudbath. The pillar is on the grass verge of the track and has a plug with unusual deeply indented letters. No paint but a lot of white lichen blobs! All sight holes below soil level. Far reaching views in all directions except S.


Good condition 2005-03-07 11:40 - TP0243 (Barrington Bushes)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Until I logged the adjacent trig pillar about 10 days ago I didn't know there was a bolt there! Having discovered that there was, I couldn't resist a second visit, so, armed with the OS link sketch and a long-handled trowel I found it remarkably easily. To help future triggers, I have cleared away all the vegetation so it is now clearly exposed, still with some of the OS yellow paint on the concrete. Pleasant spot, on side of lane.


Good condition 2005-03-07 11:10 - TP2196 (Clapton)

FB Number: S5783   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Missed Mick and Shane by a day! I went the other way. Parked by the gate to the field of chickens and asked the lady in the bungalow [who was selling the eggs!] for access. Still had to get through the hedge at the far end of the field but made it! The plug is missing. The S and W faces are still quite white. N sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed about 2" all round. It's at the field boundary of two pasture fields with good N/NW views and some views E.


Good condition 2005-03-07 10:40 - TP3696 (Hazleton)

FB Number: S2406   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

About 25 yards off the A40, unfortunately in a very sticky-wicky newly-ploughed arable field. There is a plastic plug replacement and some white paint left. All sight-holes open. Surrounded at the base by Cotswold stone boulders and concrete base exposed on west side. Moderate agricultural views.


Good condition 2005-02-26 13:25 - TP2827 (Downs Barn)

FB Number: S6314   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

I'm amazed that no-one's logged this before as it's right by the side of the lane and there is a small layby to park in. It's all intact but with a concrete plug replacement. E sighthole open, the others closed. A little white paint. No significant views, just local agricultural scenery.


Damaged 2005-02-26 13:15 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)

FB Number: S1548   Condition: Damaged   Score: 2/10

Off to Cheltenham to see the Lincoln game - we lost and this isn't my lucky ground! Much must have happened to this pillar! For a start the plug is missing and it is the first pillar I have come across where the plug hole isn't central to the top of the pillar; it is markedly off-centre, as is the tribracket. There is a very nasty crack which starts at the base of the flush bracket and goes all round the south and east sides of the pillar. The concrete base is exposed by about 6" all round. All sightholes closed. Very little paint. It's on a small mound in the centre of some trees just off a lane, adjacent to a pretty awful repair garage with its associated paraphenalia. No real views at all.


Good condition 2005-02-22 17:20 - TP5327 (Paudy Cross Roads)

FB Number: S4611   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Returning from Lincoln now and the light fading so it was a good job this one was on the grass verge at the entrance to a farm. The flush bracket number was again below soil level and so I had to dig it out. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Very little paint. All sightholes below ground level.Large rock leaning against the side away from the road. Some westward views in the gathering gloom.


Good condition 2005-02-22 11:40 - TP4152 (Kelham Hills)

FB Number: S4837   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Not the most auspicious spot for one's 400th trig but they all count. Snowing like the clappers at this point. No leaves on the hedge so could see the pillar easily through the fence. Original plug. All three visible sightholes closed. No paint. Possibly there might be some views in better weather but it was a much as I could do to see the car on the other side of the lane.


Toppled 2005-02-22 10:30 - TP1494 (Bleak House Hill)

FB Number: S1634   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

Like others before me, I just couldn't resist having a peep as this, as I had tried twice before to furtively scour the Service Area. I would very much like to know how RoPeHe managed to find this as it's on a deadend lane so passing traffic doesn't exist!! Anyway, apart from a couple of chipped top edges it's fine! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. S sighthole closed, the others open. No paint. Quietly residing on the lane-side.


Slightly damaged 2005-02-22 10:15 - TP2808 (Donington Resr)

FB Number: 11801   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

The wife really enjoyed this one! For many hours she has sat in laybys, farm gates, grass verges, etc. but this time she could marvel at the planes landing on one of the main runways at East Midlands Airport while I exercised my 'right to roam' in the adjacent field! When I had a chat to the plane spotters and told them what I was doing, there was a certain amount of head-scratching and 'Oh, I see' - ing. As Father Ted says, we are a strange lot, the British! Anyway, this one has a crack across it and a concrete plug replacement. Only the N sighthole is closed. There is some white paint. The concrete base is exposed all round and badly so on the W face - it may be in danger of toppling in future. In pasture field on top of what is [was?] the reservoir, presumably.


Good condition 2005-02-16 16:30 - TP5269 (Oxenton)

FB Number: S5020   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Well, I've finally got here after two previous failed attempts! This must be one of the most glorious [and inaccessable] spots on the entire Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border. The plug is original [slightly indented letters]. SE sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed all round. No visible paint. Amazingly, for such an isolated spot, there is some unreadable graffiti chipped into the face above the flush bracket! There are fantastic views from here - N to Bredon, S/SE to Dixton Hill and the Cotswolds, W to Malvern and SW towards the Bristol Channel. Spooked a tawny owl on the way up. For those like me who love this part of the world, it doesn't get much better than this! It would have been a great place to celebrate one's 400th trig - but the 398th will have to do. Fabulous spot!


Slightly damaged 2005-02-16 12:10 - TP2822 (Dovers Hill)

FB Number: S5105   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Lovely spot on the National Trust land at the top of the escarpment with great views N and NW over The vale of Evesham. Convenient carpark and a short stroll across the grassland. Original plug [slightly indented letters]. No paint. N sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed by about 4" allround. Unfortunately, the National Trust decided to use the pillar for one of their 'Dovers Hill' signposts and this has quite badly damaged the S face of the pillar.


Good condition 2005-02-16 11:30 - TP2119 (Charingworth)

FB Number: S5505   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Amazingly, the tyres are still there! As has been said, an easy bag just off a lane and over a gate. Today, however, two local hunt meetings were making their mark on the area just before the 'ban' so there were horses, dogs and 4x4's everywhere. The plug is intact [slightly indented lettering]. N sighthole open, the others closed. Large concrete base exposed on all sides. Some white paint visible. Very good views W/S/E.


Good condition 2005-02-16 11:00 - TP5314 (Parks Farm)

FB Number: S5018   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Built close to a dry-stone wall on the edge of what is now a winter cereal field but with considerable traces of last year's broadbean crop! All intact with the original plug [slightly indented letters]. W sighthole open, the others closed. Moss-encrusted on three faces for the lower 12". Holes under hooks filled in. Quite easy access, down track just off bridleway. Expansive agricultural views allround.


Damaged 2005-02-14 12:45 - TP5480 (Plynlimon)

FB Number: S1578   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

I agree with the last visitor - this should definitely be categorised as 'damaged'. Most of the top is missing including the plug; the tribracket is hanging on by its fingernails. There is a crack out of one edge and smaller cracks around the face. The concrete base is exposed all round. Good views today - and pretty cold, too!


Good condition 2005-02-12 16:15 - TP3283 (Gables)

FB Number: S3425   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

One of those flush brackets with an elevated 'S'. Some cracking but not significant. E sighthole open the others closed. In a hedge just off a public path not far off the A45 so found it on the way home from Draycote Water. It could be more difficult in summer when the foliage gets going. Views E obscured by hedge but some views S/W.


Good condition 2005-02-12 13:00 - TP3738 (Hensborough Hill)

FB Number: S2359   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a slight hump above the reservoir adjacent to one of the picnc areas. Has a concrete plug replacement but otherwise OK. A lot of white paint. S sighthole open, the others closed. Excellent views over the Reservoir and S over Warwickshire and Northants. Nice spot in spite of today's Force 7! The ensueing walk around Draycote Water to settle the pub lunch was extremely blustery!!


Good condition 2005-02-12 12:00 - TP0250 (Dunsmore Heath)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Thanks to the OS picture this was an easy spot, on a traffic island adjacent to the A45. The grass hadn't covered it completely and the OS had painted a yellow circle on the block around the bolt. Not a pleasant spot, however.


Good condition 2005-02-12 11:40 - TP1618 (Bretford)

FB Number: S2360   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a pasture field just off a public bridleway. Plug intact [slightly indented letters]. N sighthole open the others closed. No paint. Concrete base exposed slightly on S side. Expansive views over agricultural land and towards Rugby in the E.


Toppled 2005-02-12 11:00 - TP6044 (Snowford)

FB Number: S2354   Condition: Toppled   Score: 4/10

Thanks to Father Ted's brilliant observation I didn't need to walk the railway track - just drove straight up the farm drive! It looks really smart with the nameplate on it. It's all intact with the central plug [slightly indented letters]. All sightholes closed. Some reasonable views N/NE. I wish I could get one of these for my front drive!


Damaged 2005-02-12 10:30 - TP1760 (Bull And Butcher)

FB Number: S2364   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Just adjacent to a public path off the A423, now the field is planted with winter cereals. The pillar is badly damaged with cracks all round about halfway down the pillar - looks like frost damage rather than agricultural machines. The plug is still intact [slightly indented lettering]. N sighthole open the others closed. Some visible white paint. No significant views.


Good condition 2005-02-08 12:35 - TP3795 (High Neb)

FB Number: S2157   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Trig could do with another coat of paint. Up here with my university group as part of navigation training. Well worth having a look at the grouse shooting butress's (about 250m behind trig away from edge of rockface). If you walk to the hut and then follow the gully/4x4 track then you will come to a line of them. Mist just clearing when i got here today. Later found the pole (like teasel) but must disagree on the colour of the symbol, it is definatly a blue triangle not a black one!


Slightly damaged 2005-02-04 11:10 - TP4352 (Langley Hill)

FB Number: S5017   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

The electric fence has gone and so access is quite easy now. Unfortunately, not only has the plug disappeared but also the entire tribracket aswell. Two of the hooks are present, the other is broken. No paint. All sightholes open. A lot of lichen and moss on it. The plug hole was filled with a bunch of [dead] carnations! It's on a sort of 'common' not far from the disused quarry with good views S towards Winchcombe and further afield. Incidentally, if anybody is thinking of coming here soon - beware! My car and I will testify to the fact that this is a serious contended for the 2005 award for 'Muddiest Approach to a Trig Pillar'.


Good condition 2005-02-04 10:00 - TP0809 (Alderton Hill)

FB Number: S5019   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I'm not surprised that no-one's been here as access is difficult and involves some rather steep climbing! Actually, the pillar is on Dumbleton Hill and not Alderton Hill - but that's bytheway. The reward for getting here is not only the view but also to discover that this is one of that rare breed of trig pillars that are commemorative. It is surrounded by a small copse of newly-planted beech trees and on it there is a plaque which says: 'The Millenium Beeches'. 20 trees planted by Lord and Lady Hambro, January 2000.' Unfortunately, 3 of these have died but the others look good. The pillar is all intact, with original plug [slightly-indented lettering]. N sighthole open, the others closed. Traces of white paint. Great views N over the Vale of Evesham and towards Bredon Hill and you can also see Dumbleton Hall through the trees at this time of year [they are clearing the lake at present and so there is something of a pooh in the air]. No views S due to trees. Lovely spot!


Destroyed 2005-01-29 16:30 - TP6398 (The Lawley)

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

So...two of us up here on the same day? Needed the walk after the pub lunch and snowdrops - and it really is a climb up here! You can just about make out where the pillar was - I wonder why they removed it? It's on my old Landranger map but not on my current Explorer. Still, the views over Shropshire are well worth the effort to get here. Great spot!


Good condition 2005-01-29 12:15 - TP3598 (Hanging Hill)

FB Number: S3123   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On a rocky outcrop in the centre of an open-access woodland and a good playground for the local Shrewsburyites, I imagine. Concrete plug replacement. Some white paint. SW sighthole open, the others closed. Base exposed about 4" allround. Above the flush bracket there is a rectangular indentation which looks as if a plaque of some kind was here at one time. No views from here due to woodland, but had some spectacular views over Shrewsbury whilst making my way up here. Nice spot for a picnic. Off now to see the snowdrops at Attingham Park [after a pub lunch and a pint...].


Good condition 2005-01-29 11:50 - TP2124 (Charlton Hill)

FB Number: S1920   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A glorious spot, with views to the Wrekin, Wales and The Lawley/Long Mynd. On top of an outcrop of pink rock, as fasgadh says. Concrete plug replacement. Quite a lot of white paint, especially on S face. All sightholes open. Much lichen growing on it. No sheep today but gate into field open so access easy. A pity about the two adjacent mobile phone masts........


Slightly damaged 2005-01-29 11:15 - TP1622 (Brickyard Field)

FB Number: S5064   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

In the centre of a large arable field, fortunately still with stubble from last year and unploughed. Easy access just off a lane. The plug is still there [slightly indented lettering]. Some cracks on the top surface and a piece of cement removed. Base exposed alround to a depth of about 3". N sighthole open, the others closed. Some white paint visible. Good alround views, especially NW towards Wales. Buzzard patrolling the skies.


Good condition 2005-01-29 11:00 - TP1683 (Broomcroft)

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

I suppose I shall have to get a blue nasty for this - all because I didn't have my binoculars with me! The pillar is on a farm devoted to horsiculture, on a small tump. Impossible to access through all the horse fields so I managed to get within 10 yards of it on the other side of the high fence. The flush bracket was facing me but I couldn't make out the number without the bins. All sightholes are closed; there are traces of white paint on all faces. Impossible to see the top so I don't know if the plug is still there. Superb views W towards Wales and The Wrekin and E towards Wenlock Edge.


Destroyed 2005-01-19 15:00 - TP6544 (Torton House Farm)

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

Had a stroll down a track off the A442 and fasgadh will be pleased to know that industrial agriculture continues unabated! Some views here [it was murky by now] over Kidderminster but a muddy spot, trig-less.


Destroyed 2005-01-19 14:20 - TP4185 (Kidderminster Sewage Disposal Wks)

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

Grotty spot at the rear of the old sugar refinery and on a corner beween the sewage works and the sports ground [which doesn't look much used]. I think the pillar would have been just inside the sewage works complex. Anyway, I got permission to go down and have a look [there were some workmen there on the old refinery site] but there is no trace of where it once was.


Destroyed 2005-01-19 14:00 - TP2837 (Droppingwell Farm)

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

In the area today so took the opportunity to check out some of the missing pillars! This one has definitely gone. Approached the site off the public path at the rear of the housing estate near the old sugar refinery. It's on the edge of the nature reserve with a good view over the nearby Severn Valley Railway - but there is no trace of the old pillar at all.


Destroyed 2005-01-14 15:15 - TP4669 (Marriage Hill)

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

I thought at first that the new A46 Evesham bypass might have taken this but not so. Anyway, it's not on any maps; I could find no trace of it; and I didn't even find any rabbits.....


Destroyed 2005-01-14 15:00 - TP3084 (Evesham Road Reservoir)

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

It's on my old Landranger but not on my current Explorer map. However, as luck would have it, my visit co-incided with that of a Water Board van! The chap in the van vaguely remembered one being there but says he thought it went when they had some engineering done there in the 1980's [he thinks]. Anyway, it's definitely gone.


Damaged 2005-01-09 16:00 - TP5693 (Risley)

FB Number: S4623   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

After the last one, this was a gift! Easy to spot at this time with no leaves about. Nasty chunk out of the pillar - probably [as said in previous logs] by a hedge trimmer. Easy access off a public path. Radcliffe Power Station clearly in view plus some of suburban Nottingham.


Good condition 2005-01-09 14:50 - TP4561 (Lowdham Lodge)

FB Number: S4683   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Awkward to get to? You're not kidding! First I tried access via Lowdham Lodge which involved a drive down a half-mile track definitely made for 4 x 4's [which I don't have] only to find the place locked up like Fort Knox, so I ended up in a layby on the A612 and climbed up a very steep slope through some pasture fields. Its all intact with the original plug [slightly indented letters]. N sighthole open, the others closed. Some white paint but not alot. Good views south over the Trent valley.


Good condition 2005-01-08 16:00 - TP6143 (Stagborough Hill)

FB Number: S3798   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

What more could one's wife want on her birthday but a visit to Kidderminster to watch Lincoln [lose] and be dragged off to a previously-unvisited pillar? Awkward to get at this one - I have been sizing it up for some time. A walk through Ribbesford Woods on the Worcestershire Way, then a trek across a [very muddy] field used as a quad-bike course and finally an uphill climb through a sheep pasture. The original plug is still there [slightly-indented letters]. West sighthole open, the others closed. No paint visible. The concrete base is about 3" exposed allround and badly eroded [where the sheep gather I expect]. Superb views over Stourport to the SE and Clent Hills to the E. Nice spot!


Good condition 2005-01-06 14:20 - TP4510 (Lodge Farm)

FB Number: S5280   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This one is a beauty, right in the middle of the Norfolk Showground! As a result it has been adopted and is brilliantly painted white. The original plug is there with slightly indented letters and it has been cleaned and polished. '8'-shaped recesses for the lugs. The top has apparantly been reset with concrete by about 1cm. and the NW corner has been slightly chipped. E sighthole open, the others closed. There is a small chip out of the NW face at FB level.Square base is about 4" proud of the grass and eroded somewhat. It's on the S edge of a tarmac path with clear views around the Showground. Access was easy as the gates were wide open!


Destroyed 2005-01-06 12:00 - TP6718 (Walton Ferry Old Fort)

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

Another one that's not on the map and vanished to the great Triangulation in the Sky. No sign of it anywhere.


Destroyed 2005-01-06 10:00 - TP1501 (Bloody Point)

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

Not on the current 'Landranger' map and appears to have disappeared under a housing estate. RIP.


Good condition 2005-01-05 15:45 - TP1832 (Bylaugh)

FB Number: S5269   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On the W side of a track which was one of several in this large agricultural estate. The Hall was visible and appeared to be having a 'makeover' of some sort. Got permission from a passing agricultural machine driver. The original plug is still there with slightly indented letters. A lot of paint on the N/W faces, less on E and very little on W. Base covered by grass. Good distant views W but other directions restricted to a few 100 m due to woodland.


Good condition 2005-01-05 12:50 - TP4028 (Horsford Heath)

FB Number: S5270   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

About 10 metres inside the edge of a wood with no views at all. Original plug still there - slightly indented letters. N sighthole clear, the others closed. Moss low down on W face. Quite a lot of white paint. Base is covered by soil.


Good condition 2005-01-05 11:50 - TP4692 (Matlask)

FB Number: S5283   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This one is in the middle of a large and extremely muddy arable field. There is a block of concrete aggregate next to it which might possibly have come from the base. The original plug is still there with slightly indented letters. The sightholes are all buried and it is POSSIBLE that I have the wrong FB number as the FB was also partly buried. [someone will check, I'm sure!]. Quite a bit of moss on top and E/W/N faces. Very little paint. Flat distant views over agricultural land.


Good condition 2005-01-05 11:00 - TP2966 (East Beckham)

FB Number: S5273   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This one is 10m. inside the S edge of a small wood, so you can't see much from here! It has the original plug with slightly indented letters. N sighthole open [but covered in ivy], the others closed. Much paint on N/E faces. There are a few glimpses of views S only.


Good condition 2005-01-04 16:00 - TP3998 (Honingham)

FB Number: S5275   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Situated in a hawthorn hedge [very prickly, too!] on south side of a minor road. The plug is missing. N/E/W sightholes closed but S impossible to tell. Fair cover of white paint with ivy creeping up from the base. Good views N [given flat land]; pigfarm to S; woodland about 100m. to south also.


Good condition 2005-01-04 14:45 - TP6278 (Swanton Morley)

FB Number: 10860   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Had to get special permission to get this one as it's on Robertson Barracks. I was amazed that no-one there really knew what it was! Anyway, it's on a sort of roundabout inside the Barracks. The original plug has a concrete replacement. There are deep holes under the lugs. NE sightholes open, the others closed. Good paint cover with some lichen. Square concrete base visble but flush with grass. Views consist of Army buildings only.


Good condition 2005-01-04 13:40 - TP1797 (Burrow Hill)

FB Number: S1982   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This one is in a large open field with grassland to the E and an unploughed arable field to the W. The plug has a concrete replacement. E/W sightholes open; N partially open; S closed. Many small patches of white paint visible amongst the patches of lichen. Good agricultural views, especially SW where ground falls away.


Good condition 2005-01-03 12:25 - TP7237 (Hatton Heath (R))

FB Number: 11172   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Got this last one for the day on the way to the Ironbridge GeoCache. On the side of a lane by a 'layby' and protected by railings. No really clear views in any direction.


Damaged 2005-01-03 12:15 - TP6419 (The Righi)

FB Number: S3094   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

In a hedgerow between two fields, one planted with grass the other harvested but unploughed. There is a large chunk out of the top of the pillar and another large chunk out of the SW face, almost certainly the result of over-zealous agricultural machines. The plug is original with slightly-indented lettering. Just a trace of paint. All sightholes closed. Interestingly, on the SW face, a small sculpture, which looks rather like a torch or beacon, about 12" x 6", has been added to the pillar. Lovely views westwards towards Wales but hedge partially obscures eastward views.


Good condition 2005-01-03 12:00 - TP1690 (Broomy Bank Farm)

FB Number: S4751   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Off to Chester to see Lincoln get a win in the 91st minute so an opportunity for a couple of trigs on the way! This one was an easy catch, in a hedge on the side of a lane with the fb facing outwards. Original plug with slightly-indented lettering. A couple of small chips out of the top NE corner. Some white paint visible. E sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base badly exposed on the NW facing side and undercut. Lovely all-round views over Cheshire and westwards towards Wales.


Good condition 2004-12-29 12:45 - TP4034 (Hotley Hill)

FB Number: S6783   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not too easy to get at this but the views are very good when you get there! The plug is missing but otherwise it's in good condition. E sighthole open, the others closed. Quite a lot of paint on the S face, otherwise virtually none. Trees and farm buildings obscure views in SW but otherwise good distant views.


Good condition 2004-12-29 10:55 - TP6694 (Waddon Hill)

FB Number: S5067   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Oh, trigpointing can be such fun! Took Father Ted's advice and left home with spare shoes and bleach. Farmer somewhat non-plussed! The original plug is still there with slightly indented lettering. W sighthole open, the others closed. Very deep recesses under the lugs. Quite a lot of paint remaining on N & W faces. Distant views and what a GREAT mobile phone mast....


Good condition 2004-12-28 15:00 - TP4419 (Lindley)

FB Number: S4296   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

By now the frost had melted and the newly-ploughed arable field was very muddy indeed! Original plug with slightly-indented letters. No paint visible. N sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed slightly in NW corner. A lot of noise from A5. Rather restricted farmland views.


Good condition 2004-12-28 14:45 - TP6669 (Upton)

FB Number: S2380   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

An easy spot in a hedge by a lane with FB facing outwards for once. Original plug with slightly indented letters. NE sighthole open, the others closed. A little white paint visible. Quite a lot of horsiculture around. Wide views over farmland but nothing special.


Good condition 2004-12-28 14:00 - TP2597 (Croft)

FB Number: 11802   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A chance to re-visit the adjacent GeoCache and then a rather slippery climb up the hill on a frosty day. Brilliant white pillar - even the FB was white! Plastic plug replacement. N sighthole open, others closed. Outstanding views in all directions, especially over the neighbouring quarry where the sandstone strata showed up very well. Nice spot!


Good condition 2004-12-28 12:55 - TP2240 (Cloudesley Bush)

FB Number: S2377   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Not such a pleasant walk if the field has been newly ploughed! Fortunately the frost was still in the ground so it wasn't too bad. Original plug with slightly indented letters. S sighthole open, others closed. Some white paint. Base plinth exposed by at least 12" all-round. Views W over farmland but no views E due to hedge.


Good condition 2004-12-28 12:45 - TP7025 (Wolvey Heath)

FB Number: S2362   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

As said in previous logs, this is just down a short track off a lane and adjacent to a water tower-cum-mobile phone mast. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Midway between a harvested but unplughed cereal field and a fodder-crop field. SW sighthole open, the rest closed. Just a slight trace of paint. Good views W to Nuneaton and in other directions over flat farmland. Nothing special.


Couldn't find it 2004-12-18 13:50 - TP0259 (Wardrobes)

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

Found the general location easily but there was no sign of the rivet and I didn't have the necessary prodding tools with me and also the time of the kickoff at Wycombe was getting a bit close for comfort so had to abandon this one. It shouldn't be too difficult to find, however, and needs another visit.


Good condition 2004-12-18 13:35 - TP0261 (Windsor Hill)

FB Number: S2027   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Inside a pasture field by a crossroads. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Some traces of white paint. SW sighthole open, the others closed. Has an O.S. anti-vandal plate on it. Good views SW along the scarp of the Chilterns.


Damaged 2004-12-18 13:15 - TP4563 (Lower Farm)

FB Number: S4763   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

A lot of misfortune has obviously befallen this pillar over the last 12 months! All the top corners have been knocked off, one of them quite badly, I imagine the result of hedge-trimming machines or other miscellaneous farmyard ephemera. Anyway, the plug is intact - slightly indented letters. N sighthole open, the others closed. No real traces of paint. Quite good views S towards the Chiltern escarpment. Saw one of the beautiful Chiltern red kites quartering a field just down the road from the pillar.


Destroyed 2004-12-17 11:00 - TP3480 (Green Hill)

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

Not on my Landranger or Explorer maps and no sign of the trig either. Good view over the railway line SE but otherwise all built up. Isn't it baffling how some pillars survive when houses are built [as I found out earlier this morning] and others don't? Perhaps there is a formula about it..... Anyway, I would be grateful for knowing what the FB number once was.


Damaged 2004-12-17 10:30 - TP6263 (Sunrise Hill)

FB Number: S4619   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Situated on top of a small scarp of open access land and obviously the target of the local vandals. Very blackened by fire, and a very nasty crack around the entire pillar just above sight-hole height. Two hooks gone. Plug replaced by plastic insert. All sightholes open. Broken glass all around it. Numbers on flush bracket painted white. Good views over west Nottingham.


Good condition 2004-12-17 10:10 - TP7291 (Nottingham)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Signed into security in order to access the Government Buildings site, along with about a dozen other people who were about to take their driving tests! Found the relevant building, a small single storey block about the size of a large greenhouse, with the active station bolted onto the side of the door and protruding above roof height. Had a very interesting conversation with an employee who was just arriving for work about bolts, rivets and surface blocks [as you do...!!].


Destroyed 2004-12-17 09:45 - TP6945 (Wilford Brickworks)

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

Hard to imagine that this was once a brickworks. They have done a good job on the site and there were a lot of birds about when I was there. Unfortunately, they took the pillar. RIP.


Destroyed 2004-12-17 09:25 - TP6578 (Trent)

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

A nice spot by the River Trent. Parked on the picnic site carpark just to confirm that the pillar wasn't there!


Good condition 2004-12-17 09:05 - TP3764 (High Acre)

FB Number: S4622   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A lovely feature in the back garden of 'High Tor', No.5 Edale Rise. As a previous visitor has logged, the owner has adopted the pillar which he has painted beautifully white [he told me that 2005 will see a fresh coat as the present one is peeling!]. Original plug with slightly indented letters. All sightholes closed. Good views NW but otherwise the bungalow obscures the view.


Good condition 2004-12-17 08:40 - TP6165 (Stapleford)

FB Number: S1644   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

So,it's the end of term at Lincoln so off to pick up offspring + kitchen sink and the chance to grab a few more of the Nottingham trigs. This one is on the edge of a field by Sisley Avenue. The cereal crops are now starting to appear but it is still possible to access the pillar, which is all intact with original plug, with slightly indented letters. The NW sighthole is open, the rest closed. Some traces of paint visible. Views NE over farmland but very gray and murky this morning.


Good condition 2004-12-14 19:01 - TP6445 (Thorn Hill)

FB Number: S2376   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

One of the easiest ever! On a patch of stone setts on the right side of Turnberry Drive, right outside someone's house. No paint in eveidence - why don't the locals adopt it?? There is a concrete plug replacement. All sightholes closed. Quite a lot of blobs of lichen growing on it. Considering how many pillars get uprooted when housing estates are built, it's amazing that this has survived!


Good condition 2004-12-14 14:25 - TP3852 (Hill Farm)

FB Number: S4317   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access just off a public path. Original plug with slightly indented letters. North sight hole open the others closed. No real paint evidence. A pretty bleak spot with views over suburban Nuneaton the the S and N over the agricultural flatness.


Destroyed 2004-12-14 14:00 - TP5195 (Nuneaton Fields)

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

Scoured the fence line and there is no hiding place here between two hugr arable fields. I found what looked like the hole where it was. Also climbed the grass mound adjacent to the fence but no sign. No doubt somebody will tell us the FB number?......


Good condition 2004-12-14 13:40 - TP6905 (Whitehouse)

FB Number: S4297   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Cracked it! Discovered that the small house [Whitehouse Farm Cottage] is unoccupied and so went down its garden, over the fence and plodded across the recently ploughed field, which fortunately wasn't too soggy in the absence of any serious rain recently. There is a plastic plug replacement and all hook holes are filled in. East sighthole open, the others closed. No real evidence of any paint. No real views from here at all.


Good condition 2004-12-08 13:30 - TP4915 (Moot Hill)

FB Number: S2061   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This one is on a slight ridge in a generally flat terrain with a small copse to the NW. It's in a rather wet pasture field. It's all intact with the original plug with slightly indented letters. The NW sighthole is open, the others closed. No paint visible but large blotches of lichens. The concrete base is just visible above grass level on the SW corner. Good distant views over the local farmland from the NE clockwise round to the West but otherwise the copse blocks the view. Quite a pleasant spot.


Good condition 2004-12-08 11:25 - TP7004 (Wistow)

FB Number: S4861   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On the very edge of a winter cereal field with crops growing well! About 20 yards from the road. Also, not too deeply incised into the hedge with was a real bonus. It's all intact with the original plug with slightly indented letters. North sighthole open, the others closed. No paint visible but a lot of lichen on the W face especially. Good agricultural views in the east semicircle but those to the west blocked by the hedge.


Good condition 2004-12-08 10:25 - TP4261 (Knaptoft)

FB Number: S5038   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This one is in a small field of small reservoirs, slightly below their summits. It's all intact with the original plug with slightly indented letters. There are very deep, almost '8' shaped holes under each lug. West sighthole open, the others closed. A fair amount of paint on the S and W faces. Concrete base projecting about 6" above grass level. Fair views over agricultural terrain, especially SW but reservoirs obscure views NE. And, yes!! There is the ever-present MPM about 15 yards SE of the pillar.


Not Logged 2004-12-07 16:15 - TP7177 (Cat and Fiddle)

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

Just a note to say that, as I was passing by on the way to the Macclesfield game, there is much building work going on here and the FBM was completely surrounded by huge red plastic cones!!


Slightly damaged 2004-12-07 15:20 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

FB Number: S4230   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

What a fantastic day! Peerless blue sky and not a breath of wind. Views from here were superlative - especially over Edale and Hopedale and the sun starting to go down over the Pennine ridge near 'The Cat and Fiddle'. Quite breathtaking. What a pity about the Castleton cement works! The National Trust have done a great job with the path to the summit and there is even a low mound of individual stone sets that the pillar stands on. It wasn't like this 20 years ago when I was last here! Anyway, the pillar is non-standard local stone with a plastic plug replacement. All hooks are damaged. All sight holes open. Almost all the white paint has gone. However, the views were worth it, even though there was later trauma on the open terraces as Lincoln contrived to lose 2-1 to Macclesfield in the last 10 minutes of the game! Are we disheartened?...... Answers on a postcard...


Good condition 2004-12-07 12:15 - TP5986 (Sir William Hill)

FB Number: S4148   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Magnificent pillar - it could just have rolled off the production line! Brilliant white and only the plastic plug replacement tells you it's been around a bit. N sighthole open, the others closed. Set on a knoll adjacent to a trackway but a stile is close so access is easy. Magnificent views in all directions. Only the b*****y mobile phone mast ruins it. Great spot!


Slightly damaged 2004-12-01 14:30 - TP2325 (Cofton Common)

FB Number: S4020   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

The easiest access is to park by Cofton Junior School on the cul-de-sac and then access the path that goes behind the houses. Its on a small knoll in a very wet field! The plug is OS original with slightly indented letters. There is no paint and several chunks of concrete are missing from the top corners. Some black graffiti on the E face. North sight hole open, the others closed. The concrete base is exposed slightly on all sides. Good views today S towards the Bittell Reservoir and Vale of Evesham and NW to Frankley Beeches.


Destroyed 2004-12-01 14:00 - TP4559 (Lowans Hill)

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

Like Father Ted, I couldn't understand why this pillar is missing so I went to Lowans Hill Farm but unfortunately the guy I spoke to hadn't been there long enough the remember the pillar. However he did say that there had been some exploratory work done near the farm for possible building or a possible land-fill site and so that's when it could have been removed. Anyway, it's definitely gone and not on my current Explorer map. No doubt somebody will tell me what the flush bracket number was....


Good condition 2004-12-01 12:30 - TP0240 (Thorne)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Following a check on the weblink, this proved to be an easy find as it wasn't really covered by vegetation. It's on the grass verge of the A422 adjacent to a small picnic area. Nice views S/SE towards the Cotswolds but a busy road for a picnic!


Good condition 2004-11-29 15:00 - TP4878 (Moel-Y-Waen)

FB Number: S3101   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

It's all intact but the original plug has a metal replacement. All sightholes closed. Very little white paint visible. Good views again from here!


Good condition 2004-11-29 11:00 - TP4654 (Marial Gwyn)

FB Number: S8581   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Set in a small grass clearing in a heather moor near to what looks like an old mine working and also possibly a shooting hut? Anyway, it's all intact with the original OS plug with raised lettering. Very little white paint but thick moss on the top and some on NE face. SE/SW sightholes clear, the others closed. The concrete base projects about 8" above ground level where the hill slopes down. Great views allround!


Good condition 2004-11-24 11:15 - TP6660 (Upper Farmcote)

FB Number: S2429   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite easy access, just inside a field off a public path. Had to climb the fence to see the flush bracket but it was quite easy to do so. The pheasant-rearing appears to have gone and instead there is much crop diversification - around the pillar are a field of sunflowers [unharvested]; a field of maize [just being harvested]; and another crop that I simply hadn't a clue about!! Never seen anything like it - similar to giant rhubarb. Is this a GM Food establishment?? Anyway, the pillar is very white, on a small knoll with good all round views. The plug is original and one of those unusual ones with deeply indented letters. All sightholes below soil level. TS = JD stamped on the tribracket. A lot of partridges on the footpath field and a buzzard calling overhead.


Good condition 2004-11-24 10:20 - TP5243 (Orton Hill)

FB Number: S1840   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily accessible through gaps in the hedge off a bridleway. On the edge of an as-yet-unploughed cereal field. There is a metal plug replacement and the letters TS = JD are stamped on the tribracket. It's quite squat and no sightholes are above ground level. There is very little white paint. Holes under hooks are virtually filled in. Reasonable all-round views, especially SE/S towards the Himley Hall estate.


Destroyed 2004-11-20 16:30 - TP4237 (Kingswood Camp)

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

Parked the car in the Kingswood Common carpark and had a mooch around for the pillar even though it's missing from my current 'Explorer' 219. I have been to the centre with students for a residential and there certainly isn't a pillar there. I think it was where the main dormitory block now is.


Good condition 2004-11-20 15:55 - TP6801 (West Beech)

FB Number: S1841   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A very white pillar, in a small paddock just off a lane in the monied area west of Wolverhampton. Original OS plug with slightly indented lettering. All sight holes closed. The hollows underneath the hooks have been virtually completely filled in. Incidentally, the huge 1930's mansion next door is called 'TrigStone House'!!


Destroyed 2004-11-20 12:45 - TP0189 (Moseley)

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

A dank and gloomy November day on the M54. Walked up the cycle track in the absence of any cyclists and [like the previous visitors] could find no trace of it.


Good condition 2004-11-17 11:05 - TP0230 (Sutton Marsh)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Paid a return visit today after seeing fasgadh's photo and the photo on the weblink. This time I looked in the right place, under the footpath sign and not on the opposite side of the road! Managed to locate it with a bit of digging. That's one blue nasty laid to rest......


Good condition 2004-11-17 10:45 - TP6974 (Windmill Hill)

FB Number: S7887   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Surprisingly easy to access this, it being not far off a footpath and with no gates or fences to climb. It's all intact with one of those unusual plugs which have deeply indented letters. West sighthole open, the others closed. Quite a bit of white paint visible. It's almost on the summit of a 'tump' with glorious views SW to Hereford and the Black Mountains and E to Malvern. The concrete base is much exposed and deeply undercut on the S/N/W sides. It's near to a Severn Trent installation and the grass around it has recently been ploughed and reseeded. Nice to see a flock of fieldfares in the hedge. Nice spot!


Good condition 2004-11-17 09:45 - TP4395 (Leigh)

FB Number: S3826   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

I couldn't agree more!! It was so hard to spot that I had to walk up and down the footpath three times before I eventually cracked it and then got very scratched trying to enter the hedge [there didn't seem an easy way to get into the field next door!]. The central plug is still there with slightly indented letters. Impossible to tell if all sightholes were closed. Two horses in the footpath field watched me with deep interest!


Good condition 2004-11-15 13:45 - TP0128 (Hartlepool)

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

Easy to find, assumed that it was the strut with the circle and this wasn't the fence bolt (on sketch), strong winds blowing in at the moment


Good condition 2004-11-14 09:45 - TP4388 (Lean Low)

FB Number: S4112   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easily visible from the A515 and the climb eased the chill of the morning! A lot of cattle in one field and an equally large number of cowpats - beware! All intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. West sight hole open, the others closed. Lovel views all round from here; a really nice spot!


Good condition 2004-11-14 09:05 - TP5317 (Parsley Hay Farm)

FB Number: S4145   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just off the A515. Very cold morning with frost on the ground. The pillar has a plastic plug replacement but otherwise is fine. No white paint visible. North sight hole open, the others closed. Good views over the plateau. Right by a drystone wall.


Good condition 2004-11-13 16:15 - TP1882 (Calton Pastures)

FB Number: S4152   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Glorious spot on the edge of a sheep pasture by a dry-stone wall which had been specially lowered for a westward view. All intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. No white paint. West sighthole open, the others closed. Magnificent views eastwards over the Chatsworth estate and esatwards over Bakewell and the Peak District. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2004-11-13 15:00 - TP5191 (Noton Barn)

FB Number: S4183   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

By a dry-stone wall in a sheep pasture just off a lane. All intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. North and South sightholes open, the others closed. Very little white paint. The concrete base is exposed by about 3 inches all round and there is some erosion beneath it. Lovely views all round.


Good condition 2004-11-13 14:50 - TP4525 (Long Rake)

FB Number: S4172   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had a similar experience to fasgadh - the field had been very recently muck-spreaded and the pillar [including the flush-bracket] was also sprayed with muck which I had to remove to get the number. Not a pleasant experience! It's all intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. North sight hole open, the others closed. About 100 yards off a lane through a convenient gate. Good all-round views.


Good condition 2004-11-13 14:25 - TP6930 (Wibben Hill)

FB Number: S4186   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Just off a footpath outside Tissington village, on the edge of a pasture field and partly surrounded by some very mature beech trees. All intact with the original plug with slightly indented letters. North sighthole open, the rest closed. No paint visible. Lovely views North/South/East over the Peak District. A lovely spot - but watch the cowpats, especially around the pillar which is obviously a gathering ground....


Good condition 2004-11-13 13:50 - TP1378 (Birchwood Park)

FB Number: S2276   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

My second visit here. Couldn't locate it the first time but this time I climbed the fence of the Roston Common Severn-Trent site and then found it deeply embedded in a holly hedge. Good job the flush bracket faced outwards! All intact with the original plug - slightly indented letters. South sight hole open, the others closed. Just a little white paint visible. Quite good agricultural views eastwards but hedge obscures anything westwards. On edge of harvested arable field.


Destroyed 2004-11-13 13:00 - TP2403 (Coppy Hall Farm)

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

Yes, definitely gone. Not on my 'Explorer' map and now a housing development. Another case for a floral tribute...


Good condition 2004-11-13 12:15 - TP0241 (Pheasey)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Had a similar experience to Father Ted! Found the spot, courtesy of fasgadh's photo, then spent time rummaging amongst a pile of rubbish [this is a fly-tipper's paradise!] and, having moved a broken car windscreen, found it under some crushed vegetation. I doubt it will be visible for long..........


Good condition 2004-11-06 14:20 - TP6715 (Walsgrave Hill)

FB Number: S2381   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Again, just off the Centenery Way, this time with good views over the A46 and sounds of the M6 and M69 in harmony with it! All intact with the central plug with very raised lettering. Virtually no white paint visible. On the edge of the Coombe Abbey Country Park.


Slightly damaged 2004-11-06 13:40 - TP3157 (Field Barn)

FB Number: S2378   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

About 20 yards into a recently-ploughed mudbath just off the Centenary Way. I approached it from Witheybrook village and it wasn't too bad a walk even in the gloomy conditions. It's all intact with the central plug which has very raised letters. Some white paint on the SW face. North sighthole open, the rest closed. Great views of the M6 and extremely noisy. Not a great place! The pillar, as Father Ted says, has cracks appearing all around it. The flush bracket has been painted black, which is quite fitting with the location!


Destroyed 2004-11-06 10:15 - TP3446 (Great Barr)

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

Yes, definitely missing! I think somewhere about the point where the A34 passes over the M6. Stuck in a traffic jam at the moment approaching the notorious Spaghetti Junction roadworks. Contemplated laying a floral tribute.. but I was in the middle lane of the M6 at the time so it didn't seem appropriate!!


Slightly damaged 2004-11-05 10:40 - TP3845 (Hill Barn)

FB Number: S3836   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

According to my Explorer 204, this pillar should be at the junction of 3 hedges but they have all gone, leaving it standing proudly in the middle of a very soggy field of fodder crops, on the top of a 'tump' [to use a fasgadh term!]. It's all intact with the original plug with slightly indented letters. There is virtually no white paint. East sight hole open, the rest closed. There are two small chunks out of the vertical edge between the south/east faces and one chunk out of the edge between the west/north faces. Lovely views westwards to Malvern, south to Bredon and over agricultural land north and east. Quite easy access, about 100 yards off public path with no fences. Good to be back in Worcestershire!


Good condition 2004-10-27 17:15 - TP3181 (Fiskerton)

FB Number: S4899   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The last find of the day before taking offspring for the team's first rugby match of the season. This one's on the edge of a newly-planted field of fodder crops. Original plug with slightly indented letters. West sight hole open, the others closed. No white paint but quite a lot of lichen. Couldn't get at it from the bridleway so had to walk around the field [again!]. Some agricultural views eastwards but hedge restricts anything westwards.


Good condition 2004-10-27 16:30 - TP3669 (Hatton)

FB Number: S4693   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Deeply embedded in a hedge on the side of a lane just off the A158. Of course, the flush bracket faced into the field, so a long trudge to find a fordable jump of the ditch and then an equally long trudge back on the edge of a very waterlogged arable field. The original plug is still there with slightly indented lettering. All sight holes are closed. There is a faint trace of white paint on the west face only. Quite a lot of ivy growing around it. Reasonable views eastwards towards Horncastle.


Good condition 2004-10-27 12:15 - TP5877 (Sewage Farm)

FB Number: S6159   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Well, here's another viewpoint! I parked by the side of the Trent just outside Burton Joyce [heron stalking the bank] and walked along the path from the Burton Joyce Sports Centre. Was rewarded by a class 66 going by on a heavy freight train and really enjoyed the walk! There is a plug replacement. The west sight hole is open, the others closed. No great views - just flat arable fields to the south.


Good condition 2004-10-27 11:35 - TP0887 (Arnold Lodge)

FB Number: S4869   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Followed the path across the field which was very muddy and inhabited by sheep. Original plug with very slightly indented letters. All sight holes filled. A tiny bit of white paint on the top surface only. In a hedgerow just off the B684. Some limited views East and North East. Incidentally, the three pillars in this area must be some of the closest pillars anywhere - all three are within half a mile of each other!


Damaged 2004-10-27 11:25 - TP4195 (Killisick Lane)

FB Number: S4613   Condition: Damaged   Score: 2/10

Damaged badly on west face and on top surface. The plug is now missing completely. One hook damaged and the hole underneath filled in. East sight hole open, the others closed. Very little white paint. Completely surrounded by trees at the top of a cul-de-sac of detached houses which face an area of open ground.


Good condition 2004-10-27 11:15 - TP2811 (Dorket Head)

FB Number: S4664   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Quite deeply buried in the grass verge by a set of traffic lights. The flush bracket number was below ground level but had been 'excavated'! Very white. Plug with raised letters. All sight holes buried. Limited views in all directions and a busy crossroads.


Good condition 2004-10-27 11:00 - TP3402 (Golf Course)

FB Number: S4617   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy access up a short path from the footpath on the A611. Concrete plug replacement and very little white paint but quite a lot of lichen! All sight holes are open. Views over the golfcourse to the west, otherwise nothing. Not a particularly auspicious pillar for my 300th log, but...at least it was there!


Good condition 2004-10-19 12:15 - TP2787 (Dionscourt Hill)

FB Number: S7893   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I will have to take Father Ted's word for the views - today the whole area was shrouded in mist and I had a job to even see the pillar! I accessed it by parking just outside the gate of Lodge Farm after climbing up the track past the National Trust car park, then walking along the Mortimer Trail and from there along the connecting track to the National Trust woodland. All intact with the plug with indented letters. Superficial cracks all around the sides have obviously been repaired. There is a little white paint still showing. North sighthole open, the rest closed. On the edge of a very wet pasture field full of very-interested sheep.


Good condition 2004-10-19 11:15 - TP0723 (Bleathwood)

FB Number: S3832   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

So this was fasgadh's local trig? Well, it's still there; found it easily by popping through the gate off the lane. The plug is intact. There is very little white paint left. The sightholes have been deeply invaded by ivy roots. There are good views westwards towards Wales and north towards Clee Hills. My luck was in - there was a 1p. piece stuck under one of the hooks, so off for a booze up.......


Good condition 2004-10-06 15:40 - TP4855 (Moel Eiddew)

FB Number: S8516   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

What a hike up here! A real grind. Anyway, this one's all intact with the original plug. SW sighthole free, the others concreted [and the NE one also painted over!]. Appreciable amount of white paint on the NE face, a fair amount on the SE, and none on the others. The concrete base projects above grass level by about 8" and there are stones set around it. Again, views a little restricted by the weather, which was perhaps a blessing in disguise as it meant that I wasn't able to admire the line of wind turbines marked on my map.....


Good condition 2004-10-06 13:15 - TP3431 (Graig-Fawr)

FB Number: S8558   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This one's all intact with the original plug. All the sightholes are clear. Faint traces of white paint on NE and SE faces. The concrete base projects above grass level by about 6" to the NE and SE and in the NE there is some erosion around it. Looks generally very solid! Blowing like the clappers at present but visibility retricted by one of those 'frequent showers' we were [correctly!] promised. On a fine day this would be a great spot.


Good condition 2004-10-05 15:00 - TP6637 (Tyddyn-Amlwg)

FB Number: 10351   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Ah, ha! Another one of these Welsh trigs with the 5-digit numbers. This one has easy access off the road - in fact about 30 yards from a layby which is very convenient! It's all intact with the central plug and it looks as if the top has been repaired with a thin layer of concrete at some time which might explain the extra-deep lug-holes. There are some cracks across the top and a small chip out of the NW corner but nothing major. There is quite a lot of paint on the N and E faces. Good views to the south and south-west but otherwise, the forest blocks things out. The pillar is set in deep bracken/heather and you have to look carefully to find it!


Good condition 2004-10-05 12:00 - TP1841 (Cae-Bardd)

FB Number: S4728   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Back from 3 weeks in the south of France and definitely got withdrawal symptoms! Great to see a real pillar again. Do they have them in France? I'm sure somebody knows. Anyway, this one is sandwiched between a barbed-wire fence and a wooden one. The plug is missing but the top is otherwise OK. The West sighthole is closed, the others open. There is evidence of some minor cracking and repair on the east face and a lot of lichen! Good distant views and close by is a wooden seat on which there is the insciption: "Fred Jones 1921-1998 At peace on the land he loved". Well, Fred - I can quite understand why you liked it up here!


Good condition 2004-09-15 16:05 - TP6402 (The Maypole)

FB Number: S3948   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

My second attempt at this pillar. The first time I tried from the road going south - no joy. This time I followed the path underneath the Severn Valley Railway viaduct. Found the broken fence as fasgadh said and climbed on top of the knoll. Found the pillar and the barbed wire fence into its enclosure had partially been removed so access wasn't too difficult. It's quite white, with the original plug. The west sighthole is open, the others closed. No real views at all but did see GWR No 4167 go over the viaduct as I was walking to the pillar.


Good condition 2004-09-15 11:15 - TP3420 (Gothersley)

FB Number: S1888   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A hard pillar to access - ask for permission at Gothersley Farm. Then, follow the track SW from the farm to the small copse where a path climbs to the pillar. DON'T go across the horse paddocks [like I did] or you may get zapped by the electric fences [like I did..]! The pillar is very white and has obviously been recently painted. Plug is original with very indented lettering. All sight holes closed. It's on a knoll with good eastward views towards the Black Country conurbation. Other views restricted by trees.


Destroyed 2004-09-04 18:00 - TP5141 (Nordley)

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

Not on my current Explorer map and, as fasgadh says, there is simply no hiding place, so I guess this is another that has gone to the big trig-pillar depot in the sky.....


Good condition 2004-09-04 16:05 - TP1701 (Brown Clee Hill)

FB Number: S4545   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Paid a return visit today as the weather was just superb! The pillar has a concrete plug replacement and a few traces of white paint. The W/E sightholes are open, the rest closed. There is a huge re-inforced concrete base which puts the base of the pillar about 3' above ground level. The west face of this re-inforcement is very badly eroded. The NW corner is badly cracked on the top. Fantastic views today in all directions - only the radio masts prevent a 10/10. Great spot!

Up here again! S4545 with horrible communication mast


Possibly missing 2004-09-04 12:50 - TP5261 (Overton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 3/10

This one is on my [slightly out-of-date] Landranger map but not on the current edition of the Explorer map, where there is a tiny break in the hedge boundary line where I think the pillar once was. No trace of it however, so it looks as if an over-zealous farmer has had a go at it....


Good condition 2004-09-04 12:25 - TP6663 (Upper Hollicott)

FB Number: S1993   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In the corner of a field just outside the hedge. Newly mown hay field on one side and cattle on the other. Very white painted with plug intact. The east sighthole is open, the others closed. Access off the Jack Mytton Way footpath. Superb horse mushrooms on the path on the edge of the hayfield, so a good tea is looked forward to......


Good condition 2004-09-04 11:55 - TP1625 (Bridgnorth)

FB Number: S1931   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a small grassy terrace out of the sweet chestnuts above some of Bridgnorth's sandstone caves. Quite a lot of white paint, and the tribracket has also been painted white. The plug is missing but a large candle has been wedged into the hole!! A fire has also been recently started by the NE face, and on this face there is some blue graffiti. All sightholes are open. Lovely views over Bridgnorth to the west; to Clee Hills SW; and the Wrekin NW. No east views due to woodland. Easy acces via footpath off the main Bridgnorth - Wolverhampton road.


Good condition 2004-09-03 16:50 - TP2237 (Clocaenog)

FB Number: S8559   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Yes, quite an amazing memorial about 15 yards to the West. A really colourful near view of heather, gorse and rowan. There is a concrete plug replacement. The East sighthole is open, the rest closed. The base isn't visible and the pillar is quite squat in the grass. There are only slight traces of paint. The views in the eastern semicircle are really good, but the woods obscure the rest. Again, on a day as wonderful as today, this is a great spot!


Good condition 2004-09-03 15:20 - TP3152 (Ffridd Fawr)

FB Number: S3511   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All intact with the original plug. Again, the holes under the lugs are filled in. Only a very slight trace of white paint is visible. The NW sighthole is open but the rest closed. Considerable moss on the top, SE/SW faces. The base has been surrounded with deliberately placed rocks all flush with the grass. Great views in all directions and I am now becoming very familiar with the geography of the Prestatyn Wind Farm.....


Good condition 2004-09-03 14:05 - TP3214 (Foel Gasyth)

FB Number: S3509   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is one of those with the S between the B and M! It's all intact with the original plug. The holes underneath the lugs have been filled in. The NE/SW sightholes are concreted, the others open. Very little paint is visible and the NE face is heavily covered with lichen. The concrete base is generally flush with the ground but there is quite a lot of erosion around the base. Good views all round, especially SW - the NE views are obscured by the hill.


Good condition 2004-09-03 12:45 - TP4865 (Moel Tywysog)

FB Number: S3508   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Again, good views from here including the Prestatyn Wind farm to the north, if you like that sort of thing! The flush bracket is quite corroded and I am not sure if the number is 3508 or 8508 [somebody will probably tell me!].The S is between the B and the M. The central plug is missing. NE/NW sightholes closed, the others open. No paint visible. The concrete base is about 4" out from the base of the pillar and is about 1" proud of the grass surface but it has been reinforced by some rounded rocks and some concrete which projects about 18".


Good condition 2004-09-03 10:50 - TP4490 (Lletty-Yr-Eos)

FB Number: S8580   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Great views up here today from all directions except the East which is obscured by woods. The sea is to the NE. The top is all intact with the original plug. NW sighthole open, the rest closed. The SE/SW faces have quite a lot of white paint remaining but little on the others. The concrete base projects about 6" above grass level. About 20 yards to the East is what looks like some sort of services installation - possibly a waterpipe access? Good spot!


Good condition 2004-09-02 12:00 - TP8961 (Rodneys Pillar Monument)

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

Retrospective log for when I logged the trig pillar!


Good condition 2004-09-02 11:00 - TP1613 (Breidden Hill)

FB Number: S4796   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I'm sorry to disappoint everybody - but the flush bracket number doesn't tally with the logs!! Anyway, really in a hurry today, so managed to climb to the pillar from the car park; walk to the toposcope; find the White Admiral geocache; and walk back to the carpark in 51 minutes! The pillar is brilliant white with a plastic plug replacement. All sight holes are open. Some initials have been carved into the pillar [PY] and there are one or two small chips out of the N facing side but generally it's in good nick. The views on such a glorious day as today were absolutely spectacular. A really great spot!!


Destroyed 2004-09-01 10:40 - TP4127 (Jackson Fold)

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

Yes, the hole is big enough to take Manchester, let alone its rubbish! The yellow hats are still ferreting about and of the pillar there is no trace. As fasgadh says, it's still on the maps, however.


Good condition 2004-09-01 10:15 - TP3741 (Hercules)

FB Number: S2794   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is not my usual neck of the woods but up here for a day on the East Lancs. Railway and couldn't resist the opportunity..... This was a splendid day and the views from up here are excellent, over Bury and the surrounding Greater Manchester conurbation. Quite easy access off lane. Pillar is intact with the original plug. One sight hole open, the others closed. Some traces of white paint. Nice spot!


Good condition 2004-08-30 15:15 - TP2664 (Crutch Hill)

FB Number: S3840   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On the way home now after picking 8 lbs. of blackberries in our favourite spot. This pillar is accessed through a gate off a lane N of Droitwich. It's now surrounded by a small copse of relatively young trees and an easily-climbed barbed-wire fence. It's all intact with a plug with indented letters. Some white paint still visible. N sighthole open, the others closed. Good views S over Droitwich and in all other directions over surrounding agricultural land. The Droitwich radio masts are well-known local landmarks to the NE.


Destroyed 2004-08-30 11:15 - TP3039 (Elbury Park)

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

A brisk NW wind and lovely sunshine gave excellent views over Worcester today - but no pillar. Not marked on my current Explorer map. Actually, I'm not convinced that the reservoir was the site of the pillar - I think it might have been just a little further north on the edge of the ridge. However, it's all academic, really.....


Good condition 2004-08-30 10:50 - TP4362 (Lantridge Hill)

FB Number: S3800   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very deeply embedded in a hedge between a newly-ploughed field and a pasture field. All intact with a plug with slightly indented lettering. Just a little white paint still visible but impossible to see the sight holes due to the thickness of the hawthorn hedge. The pillar appears to be leaning very slightly to the left as you face the flush bracket. Superb views of Malvern Hills to the west and Bredon is visible to the east. Spooked a lovely buzzard when I walked into the field from the lane.


Destroyed 2004-08-30 10:15 - TP3850 (Hill End)

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

Yes, definitely missing. No hiding place for it in the middle of a very large arable field. No trace remaineth thereof.


Good condition 2004-08-24 12:10 - TP2450 (Cottagers Hill)

FB Number: S1660   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The first visit of the season to Lincoln and a trouncing of Derby County in the Carling Cup! This is pillar I have had my eye on for sometime but access to it is very difficult, through two unharvested wheat fields and a small copse on a steep hill. Anyway, it's all intact with the original plug. Quite a lot of white paint. S sighthole closed, the others open. The hollows under the hooks have largely been filled in. It's actually just on the edge of a hedge between two wheat fields and in a very commanding position with lovely views westwards towards the East Midlands airport [you can watch the planes land] and over south Derbyshire and north warwickshire; southwards over Charnwood Forest; and some eastwards views towards Newark. The huge towers of Radcliffe-on-Soar rather spoil it, however and they would be less masked by trees in Winter.


Good condition 2004-08-18 19:15 - TP7051 (Woodlands Farm)

FB Number: S4314   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy access here, on a footpath just off a lane. It's all intact with the original plug. The concrete base is about 6" proud of the grassy surface probably because the livestock in this pasture field use this as a meeting point and have created a small hollow around its base. The N sighthole is open, the rest closed. Slight traces of white paint - no trace of the red mentioned in a previous log. Pleasant agricultural views to the N and E.


Good condition 2004-08-17 18:50 - TP3376 (Glassthorpehill)

FB Number: S5037   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the edge of a pasture field with cows. At top of a knoll with steep west-facing incline. All intact with the original plug. Some white paint on the SE face. NW sight hole open, the rest closed. A lot of erosion under the NW face so that the concrete base is about 15" proud of the surface. Good views east over Northamptonshire but western views obscured at this time of year by the hedge. M1 noise very apparant and you can see it well just a few yards into the field.


Destroyed 2004-08-17 15:30 - TP5751 (Roundhay Farm)

FB Number: S6834   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Yes, definitely missing. Not in either of the wheat fields, one of which had been harvested and not in the hedge separating them, either. Perhaps someone could put us out of our misery and tell us the original FB number? {Many thanks for the e-mail - I have added the FB number to the log}


Good condition 2004-08-17 15:05 - TP0465 (Denton South)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On the grass verge of the A428. The yellow paint mentioned in the last log has now gone, thanks to zealous grass cutters, but located the bolt quite easily thanks to the OS link sketch and the fact that the vegetation hadn't really had time to properly cover it yet. Some pleasant N views but a very busy road.


Good condition 2004-08-17 14:55 - TP7093 (Yardley Hastings)

FB Number: S9368   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Accessed through empty barn area - horses in field next door. Deeply embedded in hedge but flush bracket faced outwards. Original plug. No white paint visible. All sight holes closed as far as I could see. The concrete base has been exposed on the flush-bracket side. The highest 'S' number I have logged so far!


Good condition 2004-08-17 10:45 - TP1498 (Blisworth Hill)

FB Number: S7239   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hard to access this, as to the north there is an on-going business park development which has a high fence blocking off the trees and to the south is a stud-farm which has equally high fences and CCTV's. Found the hole in the hedge used by a previous logger and got there that way! In deep woodland adjacent to one of the Blissworth canal tunnel ventilation shafts.


Slightly damaged 2004-08-14 16:15 - TP3470 (Great Tew)

FB Number: S6778   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

This one is on the edge of a broad bean field, just inside the field from the lane to Little Tew with a convenient hedge break for access. It's all intact with the original plug with indented letters. There are some chunks of concrete out of one side and some on the top edges also. All sight holes closed and very little paint on it. There are good views Southwards but North views are blocked by the hedge and.....yes, you've guessed it - a mobile phone mast!!!


Slightly damaged 2004-08-14 12:30 - TP2624 (Crouch Hill)

FB Number: S6745   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

This one is at the top of a wooded knoll in an area of open-access land on the edge of Banbury's suburban area. As a result, it's obviously a gathering ground for the local youth as it's covered in graffiti; there were a lot of broken bottles around it and a small fire had obviously been successfully started in the hole where the plug should have been. It has also been painted a vivid shade of yellow at some point and a lot of the yellow paint remains. There is a large chunk missing halfway down the edge between the NW/SE faces and some chips in the top. The base protrudes about 3" above grass level. There are good views N/NW but other directions are obscured by trees.


Good condition 2004-08-14 12:05 - TP0251 (Grimsbury)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Thanks to the OS link site, I found the position easily, right by the stile. However, I had to remove [and replace!] several large clods of earth/grass before eventually locating the block about 3" down in the vegetation! Very good views of the Banbury industrial estates and the M40 - if you like that sort of thing......


Destroyed 2004-08-07 13:45 - TP5259 (Overley Hill)

FB Number: S1912   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Right in the middle of a huge cutting through what looks like the local sandstone on the re-alligned and widened A5. I wonder if it ever appears ghostlike on stormy nights to scare motorists to death?


Slightly damaged 2004-08-07 13:00 - TP0712 (Wrekin)

FB Number: 2980   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

So, the footie season starts again and it's off to Shrewsbury to see Lincoln open their account with 3 points! This was the perfect day to climb the Wrekin if you wanted to lose a stone in sweat! Still, the views were spectacular from the Long Mynd, round to the Clees; over the Cheshire Plain and west to Wales. Been here several times before but never logged the pillar in those far-off days. Anyway, there is some graffiti on it and it has been chipped away abit but on the whole it's not bad. Incidentally, the whole of the northern side of the Wrekin, which includes the pillar, is up for sale at the moment; the local Wildlife Trusts have formed a consortium to try to buy it and the National Trust are also interested; let's hope whoever gets it makes sure it stays in the public domain as this is a great spot!


Good condition 2004-08-05 18:10 - TP4594 (Lypiatt Resr)

FB Number: S2407   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On top of a small water board installation, easily access through a gap in the hedge off the adjacent footpath and then an unlocked gate into the site. There is no plug; the hooks are OK but the indents below them have been filled in. There is some residual white paint. The NE sighthole is open, the rest closed. Some reasonable agricultural views but nothing particularly noteworthy. Just by the road where the footpath goes off is a small workshop where metals are made into attractive ornaments.


Good condition 2004-08-05 12:50 - TP5599 (Ready Token)

FB Number: S2408   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Well, well, well! What a find! Actually, the pillar isn't in quite the same place as my OS Landranger sheet 163 says it is; the map puts it half way down the drive to Furzey Barn Farm, but actually it's right outside the farm entrance gate. The pillar is brilliantly white painted, the whitest I've seen since one in Lincolnshire last year. The plug is intact; the S sighthole is open but the rest are closed. However, on the S face there is a metal plaque which reads: "In memory of Harold George Adams 1901 - 1970 and his wife Hilda F. Adams 1900 - 1977". Apparantly they were the couple who owned the farm when the pillar was put up by the OS and they looked after it. Who paints it now I'm not sure, but presumably the person who erected the plaque. Amazing what you find! Actually, I would be interested to know the origin of the name of this pillar [Ready Token]; it's certainly right underneath the flypath for Fairford RAF base. One of these days I shall invest in a digital camera and then share these finds with everybody else!


Good condition 2004-08-05 11:20 - TP3241 (Fosse Way)

FB Number: S6320   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

How surprising that no-one's logged this before, as it's right on the grass verge of the A429, next to a layby! Anyway, there is no plug but otherwise it's in pretty good nick, with some residual white paint. All sight holes are blocked. There are some open agricultural views W and E but the road is very busy.


Good condition 2004-07-31 12:05 - TP3966 (Holcomb Nap)

FB Number: S3790   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Here I am in my beloved south Worcestershire, today walking in one of my favourite places - Bredon Hill. The pillar is about 1/3 down from the summit on a pronounced terrace on the eastern flank of the hill. It's all intact with the original plug, with indented lettering. The east viewhole is open, the rest closed. The concrete base is some 4" above grass level, and there is quite a lot of erosion around the base indicating it is a meeting place for possibly people but more probably sheep! There is no white paint visible at all. It's in a sheep pasture about 300 yards off a bridleway and near a wood from which 3 buzzards 'mewed' lazily overhead and, on a wonderful day like today the E/SE views over the Cotswold scarp, Oxenton Hill, Dumbleton Hill and the Vale of Evesham stretched out before me. A green woodpecker 'laughed', the butterflies played around in the air - what a wonderful spot! Off down to Ashton-under-Hill now for a picnic and a pint of 'Old Hookey' in "The Star" inn. You could have died and gone to Heaven.........


Good condition 2004-07-29 17:45 - TP0228 (Blakemere Hill)

FB Number: S7013   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily accessed, on the grass verge of a bridleway/track and at a point where the hedge opens and gives a glorious view over Peterchurch village with its superb spire, and the Golden Valley around it. There is an anti-vandal plaque on it and quite alot of white paint. The original plug is still there and all view holes are closed. Found my first blackberries of the year in the hedge and acquired enough fresh peas from the surrounding fields that were hanging over the track to accompany the cottage pie I had for tea on arrival home! Can't be bad!!


Good condition 2004-07-29 17:20 - TP2319 (Cockyard Tump)

FB Number: S6379   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely spot this, right on top of the 'tump' sheltered by two large oak trees. Easy access over a convenient gate. It's all intact with the original plug and gazing out over a sheep pasture with excellent views in almost all directions over the Golden Valley. Concrete base just visible and proud of the grass. West viewhole open the others closed. A lot of white paint on it. A really nice spot!


Slightly damaged 2004-07-29 16:15 - TP6610 (Tump Farm)

FB Number: S7015   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A beautiful track with multitudes of birds and butterflies. Derfinitely a Bill Oddy place! Easy access to the pillar over a convenient gate. A nasty chunk of concrete has been knocked out of one of the top corners but the plug is still there and there is a lot of paint still on it. SW viewhole open, the rest closed. Lovely views towards the Black Mountains.


Good condition 2004-07-29 16:00 - TP6674 (Urishay Common)

FB Number: S7012   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In a hedgerow right on the side of the lane with a co-operative flush bracket to boot! The original plug is there with indented lettering. Quite a lot of white paint. The concrete base protrudes quite considerably from the ground. Only two faces were actually visible, the others totally shrouded in ivy and other hedge materials so couldn't check the view holes. Very good views east and west.


Good condition 2004-07-29 15:35 - TP1528 (Bonnylands)

FB Number: S7940   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily accessed, at the end of a track leading to a BT radio mast that really put the mockers on the eastward views! However, it's just outside the fence, so no problems. The plug is missing; the east face viewhole is open, the rest closed. There is a lot of white paint still visible. There are lovely views westwards over the Black Mountains but the mast ruins the east views. Stopped to chat with a farmer who was looking after one of his cows in the adjacent field with its 2-day old calf.


Good condition 2004-07-29 15:00 - TP5532 (Priory Wood)

FB Number: S7892   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Although it's only just off a lane, access to this pillar was hard work, as it's deep in a hedge between two fields of broad beans and the hedge had some of the most vicious brambles I have encountered for some time! Anyway, it's all intact with the original plug. All sight holes are filled and there are patches of white paint on all faces. Good agricultural views esstwards but hedge obscures the view westwards.


Good condition 2004-07-22 17:45 - TP0531 (Church Stretton)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy to find, on the grass verge of a narrow lane right by the parking layby for the Hazler Hill pillar. Anti-vandal plaque on it. Lovely views S and SW over rural Shropshire. N views obscured by Hazler Hill.


Good condition 2004-07-22 17:45 - TP3695 (Hazler Hill)

FB Number: S5200   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An easy walk up from the FBM, following the track to - guess what? - YES! A mobile-phone mast!! The pillar has a plastic plug replacement and quite a lot of residual white paint. The base protrudes about 3" above the grass in a field full of what else but sheep! All views holes are open.Wonderful all-round views but ruined by the mast. These things are like triffids; they get everywhere.


Good condition 2004-07-22 16:30 - TP2704 (Cwm Head Farm)

FB Number: S5430   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This one caused me a lot of grief, as it's in the wrong place on the map! My current edition OS Explorer Sheet 217 has the pillar just SW of the mobile phone mast. This is the exact spot where there is a huge compost heap!! I was contemplating how I might solve this problem when I caught sight of the pillar about 100 yards to the NE of the mast on the edge of the hedge! It's all intact with the original plug on the edge of a newly-harvested rapeseed field. Access is easy through a farm gate. The north hole is open, the rest closed. No visible paint, but a lot of lichen! There are lovely views N towards Church Stretton; W towards the Long Mynd; and SW down the Marches. All views E obscured by hedge and the b****y mobile-phone mast doesn't help!


Good condition 2004-07-19 16:45 - TP1400 (Bissell Wood)

FB Number: S2292   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This pillar has been bugging me for ages and today I managed to track down the landowner and get permission to access it. It's in the middle of one of those wonderful hayfields where the grasshoppers scatter everytime you put your foot down and the butterflies are everywhere. Also some horses grazing and there was a small horse show going on in the adjacent field! It's all intact with the original plug with indented letters. The SW viewhole is open, the rest closed There is some white paint on the NE face. On top of a pronounced knoll with lovely views SW to Malvern and N to the Clent Hills. Bissell Wood itself obscures the W/NW views. Nice spot!


Unreachable but visible 2004-07-18 19:20 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: S3016   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Having read the logs of this place over the months, no visit to Edinburgh would be complete without tracking it down! It's like a Guantanamo Bay for trig pillars! Got the flush bracket number through the binoculars as the grass wasn't that tall. Can't add anything else, really; it's just a priviledge to have been here!


Slightly damaged 2004-07-18 18:50 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

I haven't stood here for 36 years, so by now it's probably 6" shorter - or, if you go for the ice-age land-readjustment theory, 6" taller! Anyway, on a day like today with clear blue skies there can't be a better view in the whole of the UK. The pillar has a lot of graffiti on it, some of that inspired by the recent Euro 2004; it's very white and a non-standard design, with a short stumpy base. The central plug is missing and there are some chips out of the top corners. Also, two of the three hooks on the top face are broken. Otherwise, it has survived the numbers of visitors very well. By the way, don't any Scottish people come up here? - most of the people wandering about on the summit were from all the four corners of the world!


Good condition 2004-07-18 18:20 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Well, here we are again; up in Edinburgh for the day, this time to collect offspring off train from Caithness accompanied, no doubt, by half the contents of the peat bog. Found this one quite easily having got through the trees; although the grass is long, there wetre a lot of footprints around it.


Good condition 2004-07-18 18:20 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Actually, I think I spotted this before I found the FBM. Easy to see, on a small outcrop again surrounded by trampled grass.


Good condition 2004-07-13 17:35 - TP4311 (Kyre Green)

FB Number: S3830   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the map, I expected this one to be on the grass verge. Wrong again! It was on the wrong side of the hedge - but fortunately access into the field by the gate was easy and the farmer had left just enough room alongside his wheat to creep up the side of the hedge. It has the original OS plug and is in very good condition apart from a slight chip on one top corner. Very slight traces of white paint. All view holes concreted. Excellent eastwards view panorama but hedge obscures views westwards.


Good condition 2004-07-13 16:40 - TP0227 (Bollingham)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Found the spot easily thanks to the OS link site. It's on the grass verge of the A4111 just south of Kington. However, locating the bolt was another matter altogether but, after several false digs, it appeared on the end of the trowel! As a reward, follow the 'Black and White Villages Trail' to Pembridge and have a pint in the lovely pub!


Slightly damaged 2004-07-13 11:45 - TP6416 (The Riddox)

FB Number: S7898   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Three consecutive numbers this morning! This one is in a redundant corner of a farmyard, surrounded by rusting machinery, with a huge load of metal wire wrapped round it and completely overgrown with nettles. However, I had a most interesting conversation with the [aging] farmer, who remembered the OS coming and erecting it! Apparantly they used it quite a lot and they repainted it in the late 1960's. It has its original plug but a few bits have been knocked off the top corners [no doubt caused by wrapping wire round it!]. It's still quite white. The eastern face hole is open, the others plugged. You can't see anything from here other than farm buildings but the old farmer was really pleasant!


Good condition 2004-07-13 11:00 - TP5307 (Park Field)

FB Number: S7897   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the edge of a pasture field close to the hedge with easy access over a gate off a lane just off the A44. Spooked a buzzard in the adjacent copse and, judging by the dive-bombing it gave me, it could have been nesting! The pillar has an original plug with indented letters. The east face hole is open, the others filled. Traces of white paint on all faces. Good views to the south and southwest.


Good condition 2004-07-13 10:35 - TP2417 (Corner Cop)

FB Number: S7896   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached the pillar through the garden of Hospital Cottage, where the residents gladly opened the gate for me into a lovely hay field full of butterflies. Also a super badger sett just about 100 yards from the pillar in a small copse. The pillar has a concrete plug replacement and quite a lot of white paint. The NW face hole is open, the others blocked. There are lovely westwards views towards the Welsh mountains and moderate views over Leominster and eastwards. Nice spot!


Good condition 2004-07-07 16:30 - TP4479 (Llansaintfraed In Elvel)

FB Number: S6558   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

What a great spot! Fantastic views in all directions from here. The pillar is all intact with the central plug and all four holes are free and see-through. The north face of the pillar is very slightly weathered and a bit irregular and there is some moss on this face and on the top of the pillar. Much paint left on the east and north faces, very little on the others. Concrete base projects about 8" above grass level and is abit rounded off on the corners. Great spot!


Destroyed 2004-07-07 14:30 - TP2066 (Cefn)

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

This one isn't marked on my OS map and sure enough, it's not there [which is perhaps re-assuring?]. On the top of the hill there is a patch of land where the grass wasn't growing very well as if there might be concrete below the surface, so maybe that's where is was? I'll need the help of those in the know for the flush bracket number!


Good condition 2004-07-07 12:45 - TP2254 (Clyro Hill)

FB Number: S5527   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This one's all intact with the original plug. The digits on the flush bracket appear to have been recently polished! Only the east hole is not filled in. Quite a lot of paint remaining on all faces. The concrete base projects about 8" from the ground but the height of the grass in the field comes close! Great views in all directions - BUT..... What's that over there? Is it a bird? - NO! Is it a plane? - NO! Is it a MOBILE PHONE MAST?? - YES!!!


Good condition 2004-07-07 10:30 - TP6639 (Tylau)

FB Number: S5451   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This one's all intact with the original plug. Quite a lot of paint remaining. The NW face hole is concreted but the NE/SW is see-through. There is some erosion to the base of the pillar and the concrete base is about 4" projecting from the earth. Great views to the west but somewhat restricted by trees in other directions especially south. The pillar isn't actually on the hill summit - that's a little way to the NE.


Good condition 2004-07-06 17:40 - TP0007 (Cleeve Hill)

FB Number: S1529   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On edge of dry-stone wall about 300 yards from the car park at the end of the dead-end lane. The central plug is missing but otherwise it's OK. The base stands just proud of the grass - it's on the edge of a huge pasture field with newly-sheared sheep. Traces of paint left on all four faces. There is an extensive repair to one top corner. There are distant views in all directions but the flat nature of the surrounding land means the views are all distant. Such a pity about the radio/phone masts by the car park which ruin the ambiance of the place. It has an OS anti-vandalism plate on the N face.


Slightly damaged 2004-07-06 16:40 - TP4391 (Leckhampton Hill)

FB Number: S2432   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Superb spot on the top of the hill, although to get the very best views you have to walk 200 yards west to the 'Nixon' toposcope and then the spectacular view over Cheltenham can be seen properly. There is a concrete plug replacement and the pillar is painted a delicate shade of eggshell blue! There is a large chunk of concrete missing out of the SW/NW faces and the top corners are all chipped - this has been all painted over. The huge concrete base stands about 1.5 feet proud of the grass and seems re-inforced below that. Found a large clump of pyramidal orchids in the grass by the path! Great spot!


Good condition 2004-07-06 15:55 - TP5816 (Sapperton)

FB Number: S2423   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

An easy one. About 100 yards off a lane tucked in the right hand hedge of the Bishops Drive, a walk on the Bathurst Estate. The central plug is missing but otherwise it's OK and fortunately [for once] the flush bracket faced outwards! A lot of white paint left on it. A pleasant spot but no real views in any direction.


Couldn't find it 2004-07-06 15:45 - TP7202 (Sapperton (R))

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

Disappointed about this. Again, searched everywhere on the crossroads but the verges were very overgrown and there was simply no sign of it at all. There was a new Transco pipe station on one side of the crossing which looked new, but I don't think it would have been removed. I need to come back in the Winter.


Couldn't find it 2004-07-06 15:30 - TP0618 (Sapperton FBM Aux 1)

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

The OS link wasn't working so I didn't hold out much hope of finding this so I wasn't disappointed! Spent 10 minutes combing the grass verges on the crossroads but no sign of it at all. Need a pinpoint on the location to have any chance.


Good condition 2004-07-06 10:10 - TP1380 (Birdlip)

FB Number: S2431   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

While offspring is in Caithness logging pillars that even Iainmac probably can't pronounce, I'm back in Middle England! This one's on a footpath just out of the village of Birdlip in the middle of an old-fashioned hay meadow with lots of different grasses and a multitude of butterflies. Where have all these meadows gone??? Anyway, the original plug is there with indented letters and everything is all intact with a little paint still showing. Distant views all round and nearby over Birdlip village. A nice place!


Good condition 2004-07-05 12:05 - TP2273 (Cnoc Badaireach Na Gaoithe)

FB Number: S7446   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

To get to this trig point, firstly an 8 mile hard core track has to be negociated, (half way along the grass starts to grow down the middle of the track and the potholes require a 4x4 at minimum), then when you reach the end of the track (if you can call it this when it ends - more like grassy path with spodgies of hard core which the 4x4 follows) you then have to walk up a wide ride through the forest until you come to the Bunehorn estate. Here a deer fence must be climbed. The fence is 10ft high and laced with barbed wire. I suggest climbing it at one of the points where a supporting beam has been put in to hold the fence up in the bog. Once on the other side the trig is viewable (as long as it is clear). But, looks are deceptive. Still to come is a 2 mile walk over the Dubh lochens (blanket bog area of the world) and evading the attention of (a) the midges and (b) if you have not phoned Henry to get permission to be on the land his game keeper who looks after the deer up here and will see you are as a poacher (luckily I had permission as I was up here doing bird surveys for the RSPB at Forsinard). IF you reach the trig, (many people walking up here fall into the bog up to their waist and then turn round to get changed), you will find wonderful views to the north, east and west. To the south you look back at the forest. On a clear day (like I had) you can see the sea and to the west you have the highlands and all the Munroes stretching towards the Outer Hebrides!) Now the challenge is to find the car again!!!!!


Good condition 2004-07-04 17:00 - TP0480 (Reay)

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

Right on the side of the road but unreachable in the rain due to the fact that a 15ft high deer fence is in the way. Normally I would climb it but due to the conditions and the fact I am on the way to Thurso for food will leave it this time!


Good condition 2004-06-29 18:00 - TP5107 (Newchurch Hill)

FB Number: S5650   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This is a lovely spot with extensive views over Herefordshire and Wales. The plug is all intact with significant white paint on the NE/SE faces. The concrete base is about 4 inches above grass level on all sides. The pillar is atop a grassy hill with considerable gorse cover and, about 10 metres to the east there is considerable scorching of the ground so either local folks have lit a beacon here or campers have been active!


Good condition 2004-06-29 16:30 - TP0862 (Apostles Farm)

FB Number: S7939   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another high flush bracket number! The plug is all intact and there is alot of white paint remaining on all faces. The concrete base is well exposed on all sides and there is quite heavy erosion around it. It is partly concealed in a dense high hedge/barbed wire fence which restricts the views except to the south east/south west vista which is excellent! Much cereal farming in the area.


Couldn't find it 2004-06-29 12:15 - TP5971 (Shuttocks Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 0/10

Oh, dear! Decided that the best way of tackling this pillar was to approach from the bridleway to the east. Wrong again! Got hopelessly caught up in a jungle of rapeseed, thistles, nettles and brambles all about 5 foot high which made progress towards the pillar impossible. I should have gone from the footpath to the west but, having eventually managed to extricate myself from the clutches of the undergrowth I didn't have time to start again so this will have to be a second visit! I'm quite sure the pillar is still there - but I simply had no chance of reaching it.


Good condition 2004-06-29 11:25 - TP1078 (Batchley Farm)

FB Number: S7962   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

An unusually high flush bracket number for this area! The pillar is situated in a small overgrown copse just off a farm entrance road on the A44 so it's hard to get at. The plug is all intact with indented lettering and one new rivet. There are traces of white paint on all faces. The concrete base is exposed on the east face. You can get some views eastwards through the trees but can't see anything in any other direction. Views may be better in winter.


Good condition 2004-06-26 14:20 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Birmingham to Edinburgh and back in one day is a long haul!! Still, offspring + kitchen sink safely on train to Caithness in spite of the John Knox Parade which left two thirds of the city centre offlimits to traffic and the other third grid locked with taxis, buses and idiots like me who knew nothing about it! Couldn't come this far without finding one pillar and this was the obvious one, being on a bracken-covered rocky hill just off the A702. A quite white pillar with some decoration by local residents, otherwise condition good! The outstanding views mentioned by previous visitors might have been better if it hadn't been pelting down with rain. Where will I go in 3 weeks time, I wonder, when I have to repeat the journey?


Good condition 2004-06-20 13:00 - TP1331 (Berrow Green)

FB Number: S3823   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Another elusive Worcestershire pillar nailed! This one is in a cracking spot, on the lower summit of Berrow Hill Iron Age fort. On the actual summit is a large metal fire-holder for the beacon chains that are lit on special occasions. Needed to ask permission from Berrow Farm as there is no public access up here. The central plug is missing and on the tri-bracket are the letters 'TS = JD' which have been stamped into the metal. Any ideas? Terrific views south to Malvern, unusually looking 'end-on'; and eastwards across the Severn Vale to Bredon Hill and beyond. The views westwards are obscured by trees but in Winter you should be able to see in all directions. A nice spot!


Good condition 2004-06-16 18:05 - TP5057 (Nab Head)

FB Number: S2754   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Eventually used the route from Pott Shrigley cricket ground as I couldn't find the path from Bollington. The pillar has all the original metalwork incuding the plug. The flush bracket appears to have been recently polished clean. No paint left. Concrete base is about 1 foot above grass level and there is quite a lot of erosion around it. A short distance to the south is what appears to be a filled-in mine shaft. Good views in all directions.


Good condition 2004-06-16 16:00 - TP1482 (Blakelow)

FB Number: S2756   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached this via the golf course, which didn't go down too well with some of the more elderly players! However, I did keep to the shale paths and avoided some of the more bizarre shots. Pillar has its original plug and all metalwork is OK. Some traces of paint on all sides of the pillar. Concrete base just visible above the grass line. Good views to the north but to the south there is a stone wall right by the pillar and if you peer over it you have a majestic sight of rubble, excavations of some kind or another and a lot of rusting heavy machinery - so don't bother!


Good condition 2004-06-15 10:15 - TP7182 (Oswestry)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Found this one quite easily. As fasgadh says, it's in a rather dangerous spot so if you have any trig-kiddies, don't let them loose here! Confirm that plate on top says 352.83 feet. You can park in the sideroad opposite the sharp bend.


Couldn't find it 2004-06-15 10:05 - TP0606 (Oswestry FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Two blue nasties in 10 minutes! This was the real head-scratcher. In spite of standing right over it and using the photo and sketch, I STILL couldn't find the blessed thing! When I get chance in winter to find the surface block again, I must come here too! Very disappointing.


Couldn't find it 2004-06-15 09:50 - TP0181 (Llynclys)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

In spite of the photo and plan, this proved impossible as the nettles by the fence were at least 4 feet high and surpassed only by the height of the brambles. This one is very definitely a wintertime treat. Not even a whiff of it.


Good condition 2004-06-07 18:20 - TP3216 (Foel Gurig)

FB Number: 10349   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Great to see some more wind turbines just a few miles south; I was beginning to have withdrawal symtoms. The views from here are great all round. The pillar is in good condition with the original plug - another one of these funny flush bracket numbers like the last one. There are some slight chips in the pillar on the SW/NW faces and some paint visible on the SE/NE faces. The concrete base is a few inches proud of the grass. Nice spot.


Good condition 2004-06-07 16:30 - TP1827 (Bwlch-Y-Cloddiau)

FB Number: 10330   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Interesting number! This one is in what appears to be a forest fire-break and is entirely surrounded by a stone wall about 12 feet in diameter so that you can hardly see it. Many rocks and undergrowth inside the wall to keep the pillar company. Extensive paint on the SW face but little on the others except for a large blotch on the NW which appears to be fresh. The plug is intact with what appear to be new rivets and there is a slight chip on the NE top edge but nothing to worry about. Great views of larch [?] trees but little else. Had a very close encounter with a buzzard on the way to the pillar!!


Good condition 2004-06-07 14:10 - TP5354 (Pen Dihewid)

FB Number: S5571   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Doesn't life seem better after a picnic and a pint? Great views from here again except for the wind turbines; they get everywhere! Consecutive flush bracket numbers again! Incidentally, the flush bracket on this pillar looks odd, as if it has been made from a different metal? Anyway, all the top is intact with the original plug. There is still some paint visible but the SW face is very moss-encrusted. It's on a slight mound in a forest clearing and [would you just know it?] - on the forest side of the fence!


Good condition 2004-06-07 11:30 - TP2712 (Cyrnau Bach)

FB Number: S5570   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

It's all intact with the original plug and there are still a few traces of white paint. Great views in all directions and the mist has cleared by now which makes it even better! Incidentally, on my OS map there is a wood by the pillar but it's been cut down.


Good condition 2004-06-07 10:15 - TP3267 (Fron Ddu)

FB Number: S5478   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Another great spot although by now some sea mist had restricted the distant views. The top is all intact with original plug. There are some very slight chips out of the pillar on the west and south faces. Sturdy base slightly larger than base of pillar and about 2 foot exposed above grass level. Lovely spot!


Good condition 2004-06-07 07:30 - TP1004 (Banc-Bwa-Drain)

FB Number: S5479   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely morning! Great views alround from here except for the 8 wind turbines - there will soon be more of these than sheep! The plug is missing but the tribracket is fine. There is a repair at the base of the flush bracket. The pillar stands about a foot high from the grass in a slight hollow.


Good condition 2004-06-05 14:05 - TP1599 (Brauncewell)

FB Number: S4694   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Another pillar that has grown into the hedge, this time between two wheat fields. It's all intact with the original plug[slightly-indented letters]. All sightholes below soil level. W facing top edge slightly chipped. No paint. Easy access down a path off the A15. Nice to hear a skylark singing overhead whilst I was clearing the hedge debris off myself!!


Good condition 2004-06-05 13:45 - TP0896 (Ashby)

FB Number: S4901   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Deeply emmersed in a hawthorn hedge between two arable fields about 300 yards off the A15. The original plug is all intact and white paint is still showing. Flushed a small flock of partridge by the pillar. No real views in any direction. Had a quick look for the nearby bolt but didn't have the OS diagram so this will have to be one for another day.


Good condition 2004-06-05 08:40 - TP2338 (Cold Harbour)

FB Number: S1636   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

So, it's the end of the University year and it's off to Lincoln to collect offspring with the kitchen sink etc. This one's on the side of the A6006 but I still had problems locating it, probably because I assumed it couldn't be in the trees but had to be in the wheat field. Wrong again! The plug is there - one with raised letters - and there's quite a bit of white paint visible. Lot's of birds in the wood. No real views except northwards. A lot of traffic - be careful!


Good condition 2004-06-03 15:15 - TP3209 (Foel)

FB Number: S3127   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another lovely spot above Llangollen surrounded by heather with great distant views [near views are restricted by gentle slope of hill]. The plug is missing but otherwise the condition is good with paint showing on all four faces. Another one with a rectangular recess above the flush bracket as if a plate or something has been there in the past. There is a cairn about 20 yards from the pillar and also a shallow artificial hole with a heap of spoil, so whether this was an old mine I don't know.


Good condition 2004-06-03 13:00 - TP1731 (Bryn Du)

FB Number: S3109   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A lovely spot this above Llangollen; you can see for miles in all directions. You have to pop through a gate marked 'private' for the last 100 yards to the pillar but there wasn't anybody around for miles so I wasn't too worried. I would appreciate those in the know checking the number on the flush bracket as it was so badly corroded it was almost impossible to read and I may have got it wrong! Otherwise the pillar is in good shape with the original plug. Above the flush bracket there is a rectangular recess where there was apparantly a plate of some kind which has now gone. No idea what it could have been. Right up here amongst the heather I doubt if many people would have read it anyway!! Great spot!


Good condition 2004-06-03 09:15 - TP4467 (Llanerch Farm)

FB Number: S3216   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is one of those with the 'S' above the number, between the B and the M. The original plug is still there but somewhat corroded, as is the flush bracket. Some paint left on all four faces. Great views to the north but restricted in other directions as pillar is below the highest point of the hill. The interesting thing about this pillar is that it appears to have been reconcreted and, as the concrete was setting, somebody has decorated it with handprints and also put some small pebbles in it to make the letters KN, GS [or QS]and JC [or JG]. Some early graffiti artists??


Slightly damaged 2004-06-02 15:15 - TP1486 (Blakes Hill)

FB Number: S3802   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Just got my year's supply of asparagus from the local farm and had a pint in 'The Mount' at Stanton, so came here. What a spot! Apple orchard one side and grain field the other; spectacular views to the Cotswolds S/SE; to Dumbleton Hill S; Oxenton Hill SW; and the distant Malverns to the west. I could sit here all day! And the pillar... well, the plug's OK; the depressions under the hooks have been filled in; one top corner has been chipped off and this has caused nasty oblique cracks across the SW and SE faces. It's under a circle of large oak trees. Buzzards wheeling overhead. A peerless place on a peerless day!


Good condition 2004-05-26 15:15 - TP4776 (Mere Court)

FB Number: S3820   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A glorious spot at the junction of four blossom hedges and four flower-filled pasture/hay fields. Easy access off a lane near to Shell Ford picnic site and pillar is on a public path. It's on the summit of a low ridge and you can see in all directions. If you haven't cottoned on to the fact that I love the Worcestershire countryside at this time of year, perhaps this'll convince you! Disturbed three curlew and a small fox near the pillar, which is all intact with the original plug.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-26 11:40 - TP3919 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S3845   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Approached through the woods from the NW and disturbed an owl in the process! There is a metal plug replacement and some slight cracking on the south and west faces. The base protrudes about 1 ft. above the earth. In the centre of a pasture field full of wild flowers. Good views to the south towards Bredon but in other directions obscured by trees. Nice spot.


Good condition 2004-05-25 16:00 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)

FB Number: S2156   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trig set on top of a huge boulder on the edge of the rock face. Had just finished my rock climbing practical exam and so had to grab the trig! Spider and plug intact. Wonderful views in all directions over the hills. Not many climbers around.


Good condition 2004-05-21 13:00 - TP5418 (Pen-Y-Gwaith)

FB Number: S8518   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Lovely little back lane off the A5 and then a pleasant walk through the forest. The pillar is made of rough slate blocks and is almost rectangular. There is a plastic plug replacement. The stout concrete base is about 6" proud of the surface on a low mound. Sadly, the views aren't as good as I'd hoped - mostly restricted by trees but to the East you have a good panorama of 3 wind turbines of which no sensible architect would be proud. Incidentally, there are some very odd calcium carbonate deposits on the north face - almost like stalactites!


Slightly damaged 2004-05-20 14:50 - TP5422 (Peopleton)

FB Number: S3843   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

This is my 200th different log and it's one that has eluded me for some time, being in the very middle of an agricultural no-mans-land. However, on this glorious day I plotted it's downfall in 'The Crown' at Peopleton and, when I finally got out there, it wasn't too difficult. The pillar itself is a bit sad; one top corner is damaged, the holes under the hooks have been filled in; there is a metal plug replacement which has badly corroded and it's leaning slightly and covered in lichen; the concrete base is now 2 feet proud of the soil. However, it's in the corner of three beautiful hedges covered in blossom; the fields are awash with larks and I disturbed a curlew on the way; a buzzard wheeled overhead and the wild flowers were lovely. Beautiful views westwards to Malvern; south to Bredon; east to Cotswolds; north to Clent and Lickey. If you love agricultural Worcestershire on a lovely day, this is a magical spot.


Good condition 2004-05-18 15:00 - TP2074 (Cefn Cyfarwydd)

FB Number: S7480   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A good hike to get here but good for the constitution! It's all intact with the central plug. It appears to be made of dry-stone walling blocks reinforced with cement. The base is flush with the grass and there is a scattering of boulders all round it. It's the first one I've come across with TWO O.S. anti-vandalism plaques, the top one in Welsh and the bottom one in English! I presume they say the same thing although the one in Welsh could say: "Hello, you anorak - haven't you got anything better to do on a Tuesday afternoon?" Good unrestricted views in all directions!


Good condition 2004-05-18 11:15 - TP3328 (Garth Mountain)

FB Number: S7338   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Climbed a barbed-wire fence to get this. It's off a public path - but there was a clear track to it so I don't think I was the first one to get there! The plug is missing but otherwise it's in good condition with quite a bit of paint on the east face. The pillar is flush with the grass and there are super views in all directions. Good spot!


Good condition 2004-05-15 17:00 - TP2193 (Claines)

FB Number: S3625   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Yes - so overgrown that I almost missed it. Only just survived the 'new' A449 link road to the M5.Once I'd cracked how to get onto the bridge over the A449 access was easy. Some views southwards but a lot of traffic noise.


Good condition 2004-05-15 16:00 - TP5985 (Sinton Farm)

FB Number: S3831   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

You got it right, fasgadh! It's in an arable field about 20 yards off a public path. The wheat/barley is now about 2 feet high! It's all intact with the central plug and traces of paint on the south face. On a gorgious day like today the views SW to malvern and NW to Abberley were quite spectacular. Quite a hike from the road but well worth it.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-14 21:19 - TP3000 (Eastacott Hill)

FB Number: S1601   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

The last trig of the holiday - and what a gem!! Access via an open-field [ which badly needs the silage cutters on it!] about 100 yards off a public path. It's all intact with the central plug but it is leaning slightly and there is severe erosion around the base. However, there is a metal plaque on the east face which says: " Dedicated to the Volunteers of the 203 Devon British Resistance Movement known as "Auxilliary Units" who worked in this area 1940 - 1944" Never seen anything like that at all! Thick sea mist today but this would be a super spot on a clear day! A great end to a good few days!


Good condition 2004-05-14 21:16 - TP0535 (Countisbury)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

In a small carpark off the A39 adjacent to the National Trust's Barna Barrow plaque. In the centre of a small piece of grass surrounded by a low stone wall. Usual anti-vandalism plaque. Very misty but I doubt that you could see the sea from here even on a clear day.


Unreachable but visible 2004-05-14 21:12 - TP4576 (Loxhore)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Another 'top-of-the-hedge' pillar, almost completely enshrouded in gorse, heather, ivy, etc. In spite of this vegetation encroachment, I could tell what it was through the binoculars. Now, I reckon I'm pretty adept at accessing awkward trigs but I could find absolutely no way of getting through the two fields to get at the pillar! There were no obvious gates and climbing the walls was out of the question. Had to accept defeat. If I come here again, I will have another crack at it!


Good condition 2004-05-14 21:08 - TP5948 (Shilstone Hill)

FB Number: S5486   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A shortish walk through the heather moor off the B3223. Very misty and the pillar appeared out of the gloom! However, on a good day this would be a super spot! It's all intact with the original plug on a super-strong concrete base. Many skylarks about and I heard a cuckoo as I parked the car.


Good condition 2004-05-14 21:06 - TP0268 (Bratton Down)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Seriously misty! Easy to find, on the grass verge of a lane just off the A399. Again - appears to have recently been reconcreted. Couldn't see anything!


Good condition 2004-05-14 21:02 - TP4435 (Little Ashridge)

FB Number: S5360   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another 'top-of-the-hedge' pillar on the side of a very narrow lane. The silage cutters were out in force in the adjacent fields and were quite perplexed as I battled with considerable ivy and other undergrowth to get on top of the hedge to check the plug - which is all there! Very hard to get the flush bracket number! Far-reaching views to the coast and the Torridge valley.


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:59 - TP7225 (Torrington (R))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

On the opposite side of the carpark to the bernsten - near the loos! In an area of grass protected by iron railings and the usual OS anti-vandalism plaque. No reals views from here at all.


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:57 - TP0625 (Torrington FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Very easily found, adjacent to a litter bin at the entrance to the carpark on the west side of Torrington. The grass cutters had recently been which made finding it even easier! Nice views SW over the wooded Torridge valley.


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:55 - TP3824 (Higher Hollam Farm)

FB Number: S4888   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a 3-foot high concrete base at the junction of three hedges [all fields with sheep!]. All intact, with the original plug. Had considerable difficulty battling through nettles and brambles to find the flush bracket - seared hands resulted. Good views over Torrington to the north.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-14 20:52 - TP6346 (Thatton Farm)

FB Number: S5367   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Another 'top-of-the-hedge' pillar on the side of a lane. It is extremely ivy-encrusted and the top is starting to crumble a bit but generally it's all intact with the original plug. Good views in all directions.


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:50 - TP6448 (Thornehill Head)

FB Number: S5488   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A very easy one, this. Right on the side of a lane crossing a small common. The central plug is missing but otherwise it's fine!. Some reasonable views north and west.


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:47 - TP4048 (Huish Moor)

FB Number: S5319   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Not missing at all! In fact, it's about 300 yards north of the new A39 and access is from a lane - ask at the house opposite for permission. It's another 'top-of-the-hedge' pillar but this time a 3 foot square stone base has been hacked into the wall to build it on. Central plug intact and all in good condition. Far-reaching views over North Devon. Good spot!


Toppled 2004-05-14 20:44 - TP5282 (Panorama)

FB Number: S3717   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Absolutely! How did they move this? It must take a very determined effort! However, no problems with finding it!


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:41 - TP0267 (Natty Cross)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Someone had been here recently as the block is about 3" below soil level and had neatly been dug out and all the vegetation removed [it was still lying around!]. Even with the OS site photo I doubt if I would ever have found it. It's on a triangular piece of grass in the centre of a junction of lanes. No significant views.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-14 20:38 - TP2177 (Churchcombe)

FB Number: S5318   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

No access here, so asked at Belle Vue Farm by the crossroads. It's another 'top-of-the-hedge' pillar, very ivy-encrusted between a field of sheep [what else?] and the reservoir. One top corner is missing, but the original plug and tribracket are all intact. Sea mist again, so no real views.


Couldn't find it 2004-05-14 20:36 - TP3299 (Gammaton Cross)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 0/10

I've no doubt it's here, but the lane was so narrow and the hedges so thick that I couldn't see it anywhere. Even when I did park and walk I still couln't find it. However, I have no doubt it's here somewhere......


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:33 - TP5134 (No Mans Land)

FB Number: S5316   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Where did this name come from? Anyway, it's built on a 3 ft. high granite base in a large arable field about 100 yards off a narrow lane. Access over ancient redundant gate. All intact with the original plug. Wonderful views westwards over Braunton and SE over Saunton Sands.


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:31 - TP3827 (Higher Slade)

FB Number: S5167   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Built right on top of a typical Devon wall/hedge. Access fairly easy off track to wireless mast. Flush bracket faced into the hedge [typical] so had to climb on top of the wall which was very hard. The top is all intact with the original plug. Tremendous views NE over Ilfracombe and NW over the Bristol Channel. Some views southwards inland. Sheep everywhere!!


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:28 - TP0266 (Willingcott)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

An easy find thanks to the OS link site photo. It's clear of vegetation and the concrete appears new. At T junction of roads on edge of golf course. Some views but nothing spectacular.


Good condition 2004-05-14 20:23 - TP0965 (Baggy Point)

FB Number: S5686   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Just back from a few days in North Devon and my bits of paper got a bit mixed up so will have to log all these on the same day! This one is extremely hard to find especially in thick sea mist! Fortunately, a 21st century shepherd on his quadbike appeared and gave me a helping hand! It's on the wrong side of a high Devon wall/hedge which had to be climbed over. Made of stone blocks and almost rectangular. Original plug and all intact. On a clear day this would be a great spot! Quite why the National Trust chose to place one of their metal signs on the east face was beyond me unless they are trying to teach the sheep to read! Excellent bird life around - stonechats, whitethroat - and superb carpets of wild thrift and sea campion.


Good condition 2004-05-05 16:45 - TP5456 (Pistern Hill)

FB Number: S2266   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Impossible to access this without permission as the farmyard you go through is plastered with CCTV's! The lad I asked got really interested in the pillar - which I don't think he had ever really noticed before even though it's clearly visible on the skyline above the farm. It's all intact with its original plug; very good condition with a very solid base. Just by the hedge line in a pasture field. Excellent views SW over Ashby-de-la-Zouch; N over Derbyshire and the edge of the Peak District and NE over Nottingham and Radcliffe-on-Soar power station. Shame that the rather functional modern farm buildings ruin it abit in the foreground.


Good condition 2004-05-05 10:40 - TP6946 (Willesley Resr)

FB Number: S2256   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On top of Severn-Trent Willersley Reservoir site. Easily access over gate down a very quiet dead-end lane It's all intact with an O.S. replacement central plug. Very good condition. No really significant views in any direction but a lot of traffic noise from the adjacent A42 - and a very heavy shower to boot!


Good condition 2004-05-04 16:30 - TP4464 (Llandegley Rocks)

FB Number: S6557   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Quite a hike up here but the pillar is fine except that the central plug is missing. It's got traces of paint on the South and East faces and is in overall good condition. It is adjacent to a large cairn which is presumably the origin of its name. Very good all round views.


Good condition 2004-05-04 14:00 - TP5200 (Nyth Grug)

FB Number: S6559   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

It's all intact with the original plug but there are some small cracks developing in the pillar towards the top of the South and West faces. All-in-all, though, it's OK. Some traces of paint on the north face only. Very good all-round views again! Another nice spot!


Good condition 2004-05-04 12:30 - TP6429 (The Smatcher)

FB Number: S7729   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

All intact with the original plug. There are traces of white paint on all faces except the North. Very good, sound concrete base. Excellent all-round views. Nice spot!


Good condition 2004-05-02 18:35 - TP6056 (Somerton Castle)

FB Number: S4828   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily accessed off a narrow lane through one of these barbed-wire fences that open up if you know where to look! It's on the top of the earth bank that forms part of Somerton Castle ruins - a motte and bailey, I think - and it's in really good condition with the original plug. There are lovely views over Lincolnshire in all directions although the easterly view is cut short by the scarp slope of the Wolds. Nice spot!


Destroyed 2004-05-02 16:20 - TP6747 (Warren)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Just off the Lincoln bypass and not marked on my OS Landranger 121. This is another poor unfortunate to have succumbed to an orgy of building, this time in the Lincoln suburbs. No hope of it surviving!


Good condition 2004-05-02 15:15 - TP5635 (Rempstone Hill)

FB Number: S4886   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

An easy one, this; about 10 yards off a public path and just over the stile from a lovely wide-verged country lane. Fortunately the flush bracket faced outwards as the pillar is set neatly into the hedge. It's all intact with the original plug. There are sone reasonable agricultural views NW/SE but nothing special.


Good condition 2004-05-01 14:15 - TP1327 (Bentley Park Wood)

FB Number: S3050   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In the middle of what was a maize field from last year and hasn't been ploughed. Quite easy access off the neighbouring bridleway. The pillar is all intact with the central plug but is deeply-seated with the flush bracket partly obscured. No real views in any direction but, as the previous log says, a good pub!!


Slightly damaged 2004-05-01 14:05 - TP1326 (Bentley)

FB Number: S2379   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Right in the middle of a huge field of late-sown broad beans but easy access off B4116. Although you can still see a bit of white paint, this pillar has been painted steel blue and there is quite a bit of that colour left. The top is intact with the original plug but three of the faces are badly cracked; only the east face is clear of cracking. There is a very substantial concrete base about 4 foot square. Good views westwards.


Good condition 2004-04-28 20:15 - TP5415 (Pen-Y-Graig)

FB Number: S7303   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a wood on a small hill, accessed by a track through dense undergrowth. You have really got to look hard for this one! It's all intact including the plug which looks as if it has been recently re-riveted. There is quite a lot of paint on the north face but little on the others, especially the south. The only problem is that the flush bracket is very badly corroded and the last digit [which I am convinced was a 3] could possibly be an 8 and I would value a second opinion. Good views eastwards but all other directions blocked by woods.


Damaged 2004-04-28 14:15 - TP4866 (Moel Wnion)

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

Oh, dear! After a grind of a walk from Bethesda this is most certainly the saddest pillar I've so far seen. It's not concrete but made of stone blocks cemented together. The entire top section including the plug, tribracket and hooks has gone completely, as has most of the SW face, which includes the flush bracket, so I will need the help of those with access to the OS files for the FB number. The pillar is squarer than normal with about a 2 foot base. It's within a stone windbreak which my OS map says is a cairn but I don't think it is. Great views towards Anglesey.


Good condition 2004-04-28 11:30 - TP2815 (Douglas Hill)

FB Number: S7316   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I think this is what I have seen several people call a 'marilyn'? It's not on the highest point of the high but slightly down the one side. However, there are good views NE to SW. The central plug is missing but otherwise the top is intact with tribracket and hooks. Just a few traces of paint present. The base sits in boulders on what is a small boulder field. There is a small stone windbreak along the NW facing side. Many thanks to fasgadh - this is NOT a marilyn!


Good condition 2004-04-26 15:50 - TP5939 (Sheriffs Lench Farm)

FB Number: S3801   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the centre of a vast arable field about 100 yards off a farm track. No public access so I asked at the farm, which is just off the Blossom Trail around the Vale of Evesham. It's all intact with the central plug. The top has been re-concreted and most of the gaps under the hooks have been filled in. There is also a minor repair below the flush bracket. There are good views westwards towards Malvern and Abberley across the Vale of Evesham but eastwards there is a mini concrete Millenium Dome and a mobile-phone mast. Sir Christopher Wren would not have been particularly pleased with either of them.


Damaged 2004-04-25 14:15 - TP4509 (Lodge Farm)

FB Number: S4618   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Hidden in a hawthorn hedge about 30m off the the main road. Of course the FB plate was on the otherside to the road so a few scratches later and I had the number. One whole corner has been ripped off but the plug remains. No real views from here but looking verticaly you normally see a big A-wac plane which is based at RAF Waddo just down the road!


Possibly missing 2004-04-25 11:19 - TP0650 (Navenby FBM Aux 1)

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

Looked around on all sides of the junction but to no avail. I look like a lobster now after all the riding and looking but it has been a fun morning!


Possibly missing 2004-04-25 10:50 - TP7168 (Navenby)

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

Verge is very over grown. Tree, brambles etc. Also being on my bike the main road is very unforgiving and very busy so didnt have long to look. Couldnt see it anywhere


Couldn't find it 2004-04-23 10:45 - TP0620 (Campden FBM Aux 1)

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

Found the location easily enough thanks to fasgadh's photo - but spent over half an hour fruitlessly searching the grass verge without locating it. Incidentally, the cabbages are cauliflowers and the farmer has let sheep graze all over them rather than harvest them, which may say something about the common agricultural policy...... Anyway, a blue nasty that came...well,... out of the blue!


Good condition 2004-04-23 10:40 - TP7171 (Campden)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easily found. If you are approaching Chipping Campden from the A44 along the B4081, then it's on your right, about 500 yards off the A44 and by a metal gate that leads into woodland. There is an impromtu layby on the opposite side of the road. It's in good condition but quite well buried on two faces so if there is a flush bracket it wasn't visible and I didn't have a trowel in the car for excavations. There is a metal OS anti-vandalism plate on the north face. Good views north towards Campden but not in any other direction.


Good condition 2004-04-18 17:55 - TP3632 (Harmston)

FB Number: 2952   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Raining in stair-rods! Fortunately, the pillar is on the side of a farm track about 200 yards off the A607, so I got saturated rather than drowned. No S number on flush bracket. All fully intact including the central plug. There would be good views westwards from here on a fine day - which this very definitely wasn't! The pillar is one of the whitest I've seen for ages - could have had a recent coat of paint.


Good condition 2004-04-17 12:45 - TP7263 (Carlisle)

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

Brilliant! Went down to the offices whilst in Carlisle for the football (Carlisle v Lincoln - finished 2-0 to the mighty imps!) anyway, I got inside and then was met by a security guard who agreed to take me up onto the roof. Active stations are amazing :). a tripod with a ball (not a dome) ontop. CARL is scripted on the side but no number anywhere.


Slightly damaged 2004-04-14 22:06 - TP7177 (Cat and Fiddle)

FB Number: 11174   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Right in the middle of the disabled carpark of 'The Cat and Fiddle' - you could easily fall over it! Quite a Health and Safety issue, really! A few chips have come out of it. Excellent views, especially westwards. Incidentally, the pub is open all day.....


Good condition 2004-04-14 18:45 - TP0525 (Macclesfield)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last visit of the day before returning home. Found it easily on the junction of a minor road and the A537, right against the wall. Very good views westwards over Macclesfield. Again, no railings around it - that's 3 FBM's today and none had protective railings.


Good condition 2004-04-14 18:00 - TP5950 (Shining Tor)

FB Number: S2773   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

A brilliant white pillar with a plastic plug replacement and some very minor pitting of the concrete on the west/south faces of the pillar. Quite a lot of erosion around the base and a high flush-bracket plate. Spectacular views in all directions today - a fitting end to a good walk from 'The Cat and Fiddle' FBM and also found the geocache in the wall!


Good condition 2004-04-14 11:45 - TP7178 (North Rode)

FB Number: 11173   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

On a small patch of grass opposite Gateway Cottage and near railway bridge. No railings round it; instead, there was a lovely display of daffodils on the grass.


Good condition 2004-04-14 10:30 - TP2226 (Cliff Top)

FB Number: S2278   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Spotted this while on the A52, going for a Geo-Caching Day in the Peak District. It's by a drystone wall on the edge of a pasture field about 100 yards off the main road. There is a plastic plug replacement otherwise it's all there! There are spectacular views from here, especially northwards.


Good condition 2004-04-12 14:15 - TP7290 (Northampton)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Yes, it's there! If you go to the OS building on the side of Gladstone Road and walk down the side of it into the yard of the MOT garage round the back, you can see the station on the roof, right over the door which says 'Staff Entrance Ordnance Survey'. A grotty location in the industrial paraphenalia of north Northampton.


Slightly damaged 2004-04-12 13:30 - TP4065 (Hunsbury Hill)

FB Number: S7331   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Had real trouble finding this as it's now concealed in a small copse with no views in any direction. However, the Country Park is a very pleasant spot and a real breath of fresh air for the local Northamptonites. There was a lot of broken glass around the base of the pillar but, apart from a chip out of the top surface, the condition was OK with the central plug [which I think has been replaced - has pronounced raised letters]. No views at all from the copse.


Good condition 2004-04-12 12:45 - TP6786 (Weedon Hill)

FB Number: S5502   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just off a lane near the village of Weedon and on the edge of a field of oilseed rape which was just coming into flower. It's all intact with the central plug. There are really good views over Northamptonshire in all directions. Incidentally, if anyone else goes in the near future, be aware of the fact that right by the pillar is an automatic bird-scarer! It went off while I was there.........


Couldn't find it 2004-04-12 12:00 - TP7195 (Daventry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 0/10

On the way to see Lincoln play at Northampton so called into Daventry. Spent a good 20 minutes meticulously searching the grass verges on the main road and the housing estate but couldn't find it anywhere. The estate dates to 1970's, I think, so I wonder whether the builders removed it?


Couldn't find it 2004-04-12 12:00 - TP0623 (Daventry FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 0/10

Couldn't find this either! Also, the OS link site isn't working and so I wonder if, like the FBM, it's gone missing?


Good condition 2004-04-07 17:00 - TP5467 (Pittern Hill)

FB Number: S5057   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a pasture field with evidence of the old ridge-and-furrow, just off a track opposite the remains of Kineton windmill. All fully intact with a very substantial concrete base. Good views over Kineton and towards Edge Hill.


Destroyed 2004-04-07 16:30 - TP2175 (Church Hill)

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

A superb spot on a pronounced knoll above Burton Dassett church and adjacent to Burton Dassett Country Park. The views are spectacular from here in all directions but especially westwards to the Malverns. The only things that ruined the ambience were the noise of the nearby M40 - and the fact that I couldn't find the pillar!!! I think it has been demolished - there was an area of ungrassed land with broken brickwork and concrete bits strewn about which is where I think it used to be - and also adjacent to that the farmer has excavated quite a chunk out of the hill to level it for arable farming. The pillar is marked on my Landranger 151, but it's the 1979 edition which doesn't have the M40 on it! I would be grateful for a second opinion if anybody else is in the vicinity at any time - best to ask permission at the farm by the church as there is no public access up here. NOTE: Many thanks for the extra information. I will log the trig as Definitely Missing!


Good condition 2004-04-07 12:05 - TP5934 (Shenlow Hill)

FB Number: S5066   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On the summit of a pronounced knoll above Thames Water's Shennington Reservoir, on the edge of a pasture field with fresian cattle. All intact with central plug; there is a minor repair below the flush bracket. Super views in most directions except N where it is partly obscured by a hedge. Needed a pint of 'Hook Norton' in the excellent 'Castle Inn' on Edge Hill after this!


Good condition 2004-04-07 11:40 - TP4436 (Little Barn Hill)

FB Number: S5062   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It's in the centre of yet another large arable field, in a fenced-off enclosure which contains the remains of what I think was an underground watertank [it would hardly have been an air-raid shelter in these parts]. It's all intact with the central plug. Good views in all directions.


Damaged 2004-04-07 11:30 - TP6982 (Windmill Hill Farm)

FB Number: S5072   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

In the centre of a huge arable field just off the A422. No easy access so I asked at the Garden Centre next door. There is a large chunk missing out of the N face, presumably by an over-zealous agricultural-machine driver, but otherwise it's all there with the central plug. It seems to be where the old hedge line used to be and stands on the divide between a field of broad beans and a pasture field. Disturbed a skylark whilst walking to it, which was nice to see.


Good condition 2004-04-07 11:05 - TP1428 (Black Martin Hill)

FB Number: S5063   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite a long way off the A422 in the middle of an arable field. There is a plastic plug replacement and a bit of surface cracking on the top but otherwise it's fine and still quite white. Good views E to Upton House and S to Cotswolds and Edge Hill


Good condition 2004-04-07 10:45 - TP4521 (Long Hill)

FB Number: S4976   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In a hedge on the side of an arable field with another convenient layby for parking. All intact with central plug. Some superficial cracking on the top and deep holes under the hooks. A minor repair under the flush bracket. Fine views NE to Warwick, where St. Mary's church tower is clearly seen, and SW to Edge Hill.


Good condition 2004-04-07 10:37 - TP0245 (Ettington)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Using the photo on the OS link this is an easy find and not covered with grass either. How very thoughtful of those lovely people from the OS to put it opposite a layby with a snackbar in it... Some quite reasonable views but a busy road.


Good condition 2004-04-03 08:35 - TP0205 (Orston)

FB Number: S4652   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Situated on the very edge of a pasture field right by the road and about 20 yards off a public footpath, so access easy. It has a metal anti-vandal plaque. It's all intact with the central plug. It has quite good views easterly but westerly views are obscured by a high hedge. There is a very substantial concrete base.


Good condition 2004-04-03 08:20 - TP1031 (Barkestone)

FB Number: S1750   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On the grass verge of a narrow lane so really easy to see. All intact with central plug. Good views eastwards towards Nottingham and also southwards but rather misty this morning as the rain gets nearer.


Destroyed 2004-04-03 08:00 - TP2616 (Cropwell Wolds)

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

Not on my current Landranger 129 and it has definitely disappeared. The huge arable field and the track through it showed no sign whatever of a pillar and so I reckon the farmer has removed it. Can't think of any other explanation - probably in the way of modern agricultural machines....


Good condition 2004-03-31 11:05 - TP1023 (Bardon Hill)

FB Number: S4971   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Yet again I managed two pillars with consecutive numbers! Actually, I think there is a spelling error here, as the place is called BOrdon Hill and not BArdon Hill. Its just off the end of a tarmac drive to the Bordon Hill Severn Trent pumping station and so access was quite easy. It's all intact with the central plug; erosion around the base is quite bad, however. Good views over Stratford-on-Avon and west towards Alcester. However, the ambience is rather ruined by a mobile phone mast which [as I don't possess a mobile phone] I think I have every right to describe as hideous!!


Good condition 2004-03-31 10:45 - TP6791 (Welford Hill)

FB Number: S4972   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

On the grass verge of a cul-de-sac lane leading to Welford Hill Farm. Disturbed two muntjac deer on the lane and my activities were closely watched by two superb racehorses in the adjacent field! The pillar is all intact with the central plug and is still reasonably white. There are no real views from here at all.


Slightly damaged 2004-03-31 10:25 - TP4245 (Kinwarton)

FB Number: S5506   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

On the Heart of England Way long-distance path. There is a concrete plug replacement; quite a few large chips out of the top surface and the burn marks from the fire are still very visible on the flush-bracket side [but the party remains have gone!]. Good views over the Roman town of Alcester and its associated industrial ephemera.


Destroyed 2004-03-27 10:30 - TP4001 (Hoo Farm)

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

Not on my current Explorer map but it is on my 1974 1:50 000. However, the builders have obviously removed it even though they don't appear to have built on its precise original location. Another case for making them listed buildings......


Good condition 2004-03-24 16:45 - TP3858 (Hill House)

FB Number: S4170   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The flush bracket is slightly corroded and the plug has a concrete insert. Otherwise in good nick! It's in a slight dip on a small mound and there is some quite heavy erosion around the concrete base. The whole thing is surrounded by a posse of small stones.Very windy!!


Good condition 2004-03-23 15:30 - TP0235 (Blackstone Farm)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Even with the picture on the OS site I had trouble finding it - but where there is a will there's a way! Quick-growing grass and an active mole didn't exactly help proceedings, either! Note to fasgadh: I tried quite a few locations before eventually locating it; stand facing the signpost to Leominster shown on the picture and it's on the river-bank side of the small footpath that allows pedestrians to cut the corner. It was under a molehill and may have been re-covered by the same animal!


Good condition 2004-03-20 11:50 - TP0244 (Balsall Street)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Easily found, thanks to the picture on the OS site and Father Ted's clue about the white paint! However, the paint mark might be hard to spot with the leaves on the hedge, so another clue is that on the opposite side of the road is an underground gas-pipeline marker with its orange hat; the rivet is almost opposite to it. No real views from here.


Good condition 2004-03-20 11:20 - TP1118 (Beaudesert)

FB Number: S2331   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

In a small paddock right at the back of a huge house known as Beaudesert Farm. In spite of three Mercedes and a Range Rover parked outside the place was completely deserted so, after extensive knocking, I wandered passed the swimming pool and into the paddock for a quick look. Probably caught on CCTV by now..... The pillar is very white; all intact; and has very good views eastwards. Incidentally, the dog was extremely friendly!!!


Good condition 2004-03-20 11:00 - TP7068 (Wootton Hill Farm)

FB Number: S4977   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Right by the farm house at the top of the drive. Everywhere was completely deserted, except for sheep and some unbelievably young lambs, so I had no problem taking a look at the pillar. It's all intact with the central plug which appears to have been re-riveted recently. Base is very substantial. Good views of the tower of Wootten Wawen church - the oldest parish church in Warwickshire - and also extensive views south-westwards.


Good condition 2004-03-20 10:30 - TP6002 (Skilts)

FB Number: S2338   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An awkward one this; right in the centre of a huge arable field way off the public path. Approach is best via Skilts School and Upper Skilts Farm - where I asked permission to stray some way off the public path! It's all intact with the central plug. Extensive views southwards and westwards over Redditch.


Destroyed 2004-03-10 16:45 - TP7052 (Woodloes Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Another one to fall foul of the builders! No chance of survival here. Incidentally, how do we know the flush bracket number if the pillar is missing? Not on my OS map of 1974. NOTE: Thanks to Clochandighter for the note! I should have spotted it myself - I had been to Bishops Tatchbrook the same morning!!!!


Good condition 2004-03-10 16:30 - TP1451 (Blacklow)

FB Number: S5006   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The path approach has now been diverted so you don't actually pass the sheep unless, like me, you go the wrong way! They were all inside today. This is the second time I've logged two pillars of consecutive numbers. It's all intact with the central plug about 10 yards off the path on a raised mound of earth in a crop field [presumably fodder for the sheep?]. Good views over Leamington Spa and Warwick and over the new Warwickshire Golf Club.


Good condition 2004-03-10 16:15 - TP5224 (Old Milverton)

FB Number: S5007   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

About 50 yards off road, through a gate. Good traces of white paint and pillar in good condition, although has a concrete plug replacement. In a crop field but the way it is positioned suggests it is on the line of an old hedge now long-since vanished. Good all-round views over Warwickshire.


Good condition 2004-03-10 11:50 - TP7236 (Warwick)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

In an unusual place! However, safe from the weather! I loved the lamppost.


Good condition 2004-03-10 11:40 - TP0621 (Warwick FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

This is obviously a popular spot - 3 visits in 4 days! Having cracked the OS link site, thanks to fasgadh, this was a breeze! Right by the 'Pay and Display' machine on a small piece of lawn.


Good condition 2004-03-10 11:35 - TP0246 (Heathcote Farm)

FB Number: S4802   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Right on the grass verge! All intact with an OS 'anti-vandalism' plaque. Some views of St. Mary's church but otherwise disappointing - how nice to see the flush bracket facing the road, however!


Good condition 2004-03-10 11:05 - TP1396 (Bishops Tachbrook)

FB Number: S2349   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Unlike Father Ted, I opted to go to the left to Hill Farm and asked there for permission to go through their farmyard which was OK! The pillar is fully intact with central plug and there were a flock of about 30 fieldfares in the field which was a real bonus [a good day for wildlife!]. There are good views to the north of the tower of St. Mary's, Warwick.


Good condition 2004-03-10 10:30 - TP2397 (Copdock Hill)

FB Number: S5060   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access, just about 70 yards off a bridleway. However, quite hard to find as it is buried in a small copse and in the summer it would be quite hard to spot. All intact, including central plug. However, when I got there the little copse was sheltering a small herd of wild fallow deer - a lovely stag and 5 hinds. I don't know whether they were more surprised than I was! A real bonus! No real views at all but good marks for wildlife - there was even a buzzard soaring lazily overhead.


Good condition 2004-03-06 17:40 - TP6420 (The Ring)

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

This was a bit of a double whammy! Came here after seeing Lincoln beaten by two Cheltenham goals in the last 5 minutes! Parked in the carpark by the golf course and climbed up to the pillar - thinking it was Cleeve Hill!! But.... it wasn't! I can't believe that no-one has been here before. The views from the pillar are marvellous, especially southwest over Cheltenham, west towards Wales and northwest to the Malverns. There is an adjacent aluminium toposcope. The pillar is fully intact including the plug. The NW and SW faces have a 'Cotswold Way' footpath arrow on them. The base is very solid. I went in the evening, so the views with the lights going on were spectacular and I missed all the golfers, as you have to walk over a golf-course to get here. It must be in line for the 'Best Views from a Golf-Course' award!


Good condition 2004-03-03 14:55 - TP4076 (Hurcott Farm)

FB Number: S3839   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the very edge of a pasture field off a public path - fortunately the farmer was in the field putting in a new fence so access was no problem. It's all intact including the central plug. Some good views north and east and limited views west.


Good condition 2004-03-03 14:45 - TP2873 (Dudhill Farm)

FB Number: S3835   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a hedge, right by the side of the B4204. For once in a while, the flush bracket didn't face away from the road! It's all intact, including the central plug although the base is starting to get overgrown by ivy. Quite good views but it was raining by now and so it was all a bit misty.


Destroyed 2004-03-03 11:30 - TP3190 (Flaggoners Green)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

It's not on my 1974 OS map and there is now a new housing estate in this location. One of the residents told me the estate was built in the late 1960's so it is certain that it fell foul of the builders. Why can't pillars be listed as Ancient Monuments like red 'phone boxes and some letter boxes?


Good condition 2004-03-03 11:10 - TP1638 (Bringsty Common)

FB Number: S3828   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was a very nostalgic visit! I spent many happy hours as a kid with my Mum and Dad and grandparents on Bringsty Common often culminating in a picnic outside "The Live and Let Live" inn. This was one of the rare pubs that had no vehicular access and I well remember the brewer's dray having to stop on the A44 and the draymen rolling the beer barrels down the hill to the pub. Sadly, the pub is no more - and yet the framework of its sign still hangs on the side of the A44 right by the carpark where you park to get the pillar. The pillar is in good shape apart from a missing plug and has obviously been recently repainted white. Has it been adopted? It's in a ring of huge horse chestnut trees where I gathered conkers in my youth! There are excellent views all around and there is a relatively new toposcope about 100 yards from the trig. Glad to have been back!


Good condition 2004-03-03 10:50 - TP0532 (Suckley)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Found this easily, right by the side of the lane and surrounded by green railings. Exact height on metal plate - 264.83 feet. Another metal plate warning of not damaging it, etc. It looks as if the vegetation inside the railings has been recently cleared. Good views northwards. Adjacent to a small cottage.


Couldn't find it 2004-03-03 10:45 - TP0234 (Knightwick)

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

Another rivet - another blue nasty! Looked everywhere for the blessed thing but to no avail! What is happening? Is there a phantom rivet remover out there.........??


Good condition 2004-03-03 10:30 - TP1644 (Broad Green)

FB Number: S3822   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar intact with central plug still there. In a hedge just off the lane and easily accessible via a path next to a bungalow. Excellent views southwards to malvern and eastwards towards Worcester.


Good condition 2004-02-28 14:45 - TP4244 (Kinver Edge)

FB Number: S2291   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition for such a popular spot. The graffiti artists have had a bit of a go at the north face. The plug has a concrete replacement and it looks as if the original tribracket has also been replaced. Quite a bit of erosion around the base, which is not surprising with all the walkers here. Lovely views eastwards towards Birmingham, Dudley, and Clent Hills. The views westwards will be obscured by silver birch trees in summer but only a few yards south of the pillar there is a gap in the trees and the views of Clee Hills are excellent! Only a few hundred yards away is the junction of the Staffordshire Way, Worcestershire Way and The North Worcestershire Path. Good spot!


Good condition 2004-02-25 12:05 - TP5747 (Round Hill)

FB Number: S5029   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy one this, just yards off a public path in the middle of a pasture field on top of a large knoll - it's well named! All intact including the central plug. The top appears to have been re-skimmed at some time and there is minimal cracking to this repair. Otherwise condition is fine. Spectacular views northwest to Malvern, south to Severn Estuary and eastwards to Bredon and Cotswolds - although the view in summer would probably be hampered by foliage on some nearby trees. Good spot!


Good condition 2004-02-25 11:35 - TP3141 (Fern Hill)

FB Number: S3963   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In the middle of an unploughed crop field next to the A38 and easy access through a gate. The field appeared to have been maize last year, so in Summer, if they grow maize again, this trig will be impossible to find!! All intact including central plug. Fine views westwards covering virtually the entire length of the Malverns and eastwards to Bredon Hill.


Good condition 2004-02-25 11:25 - TP0238 (Dunstall Common)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My first surface block! Having experienced trouble with rivets and bolts I came expecting a long search - and [as is always the way] I found it straight away! It's in the grass verge adjacent to a make-shift layby on the lane. Vegetation has been cleared from it. Very good views westwards towards Malvern.


Slightly damaged 2004-02-20 12:30 - TP6417 (The Ridge)

FB Number: S5148   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

The number on the flush bracket doesn't match fasgadh's log. Like him, I took some time to find it as it's well hidden in an area of open-access woodland adjacent to Ridgewood High School - fortunately it's half-term week and so there were no kiddywinks about! The central plug has a concrete replacement and there is some damage to the top corners of the pillar. You can't really see anything from here in any direction and I imagine it would be even harder in summer when the foliage is on the trees. The one thing I really liked about it was that you can park in the carpark of 'The Foresters Arms' and have a pint after your efforts!


Slightly damaged 2004-02-18 12:00 - TP6284 (Swinderby)

FB Number: S4628   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Had another go at this today as I couldn't really believe it was missing! Sure enough - a diligent search revealed it to be completely covered in ivy so as to be invisible! It is so integrated into the hedge that you would walk passed it a hundred times! The ivy was so think that I had trouble removing it. I think the central plug is missing but I'm not sure. The flush bracket faced away from the road [how strange!] so I had to risk arrest and nip over the hedge into the MOD area to remove yet more ivy and find it! I feel quite proud of this one.


Good condition 2004-02-15 16:00 - TP0859 (Anwoth)

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

Passed trig from a distance as i travelled back along the A75 from Rugby tour in convoy with the team (we had just got off the ferry from belfast). Due to the speed which we were travelling at i was unable to stop and run up to the trig to get the number. Trig appeared to be in good condition, and was surrounded by two other monuments. from the distance i was away the one appeared to be a war memorial and the other a round pillar (perhaps a toposcope?).


Slightly damaged 2004-02-11 16:30 - TP4105 (Inkberrow)

FB Number: S3865   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

On top of a small knoll, adjacent to a large 50-foot folly-type tower. This was built in 1942 as a wartime lookout post and has recently been rebuilt much higher and used for...you've guessed it...a mobile-phone mast! Apparantly, the guy who looked after it [and the trig point] got the MBE for his troubles [he is known to the locals as Uncle Desmond]. Anyway, the pillar has very nasty cracks on the N and W faces and lesser cracks on the N and E faces, with some repairs. There is a concrete plug replacement. Very good views in all directions and even the tower adds something to the place! Incidentally, there is no path so I called into the house adjacent to the field and they own the land, so access no problem.


Good condition 2004-02-11 16:05 - TP4565 (Lower Farm Throckmorton)

FB Number: S3962   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

At far side of a small paddock, free of animals, and adjacent to Throckmorton Airfield. All fully intact, including central plug. Some views northwards but generally disappointing. You could plane spot, providing it didn't get you a prison sentence.........


Good condition 2004-02-11 11:15 - TP4456 (Littleton Resr)

FB Number: S3792   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My 100th successful trig! Quite a milestone, I suppose - although if you called it that they would be all by the side of the road! This one is inside one of those highly fortified Severn/Trent water establishments. Fortunately, it's right by the side of a footpath and so easily visible. All fully intact and built on a substantial 6-foot square concrete base. Lovely views in all directions except south, where the large squat watertower obstructs anything! Incidentally, the adjacent footpath is definitely a contender for the "Muddiest Path In Britain" award, so if you are going wear wellies; I didn't - and seriously regretted it!


Good condition 2004-02-11 10:30 - TP5678 (Ridgeway)

FB Number: S4974   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Spent half an hour searching for this pillar. I knew it was there because of fasgadh's photo, but I couldn't find it. Then, whilst trudging disconsolately back to the car, I almost fell over it! OS Landranger 150 and Explorer 220 do NOT mark the footpath that it is adjacent to, and so I thought I was in a different location! No wonder I was going round in circles. Anyway, after all that I wasn't going to let 20 yards of donkey paddock put me off [especially as the donkey's weren't there!!]. Pillar is all intact but there are no real views in any direction.


Good condition 2004-02-10 13:05 - TP2308 (Cobley Hill Farm)

FB Number: S5503   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I suppose that if all pillars were as easy as this, it would take the fun out of things...... Anyway, the fallen windpump has gone and the central plug has been replaced with a plastic insert. Pillar in good condition. Very good views westwards to Malvern and Abberley Hills and eastwards towards south Birmingham and Warwickshire.


Good condition 2004-02-05 15:30 - TP5299 (Park Croft)

FB Number: S7888   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy access, just off the Wye Valley Walk long-distance-path. Close to a hedge at top of pasture field. No central plug but otherwise fine and quite white! Excellent views in all directions - again some great views of the flooded Wye valley. Live by a river? Not me!!!


Good condition 2004-02-05 12:10 - TP1773 (Burghill)

FB Number: S7890   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just off the A4110 and a convenient lay-by to the field. Fortunately the farmer was ploughing in the winter stubble so no difficulty about access. Pillar is intact with central plug. Unfortunately the flush bracket had got buried with decades of ploughing so I had to dig it out! Good views to the west and south. Very close to hedge.


Good condition 2004-02-05 11:45 - TP4589 (Lyde Cross)

FB Number: S7883   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A tricky one this. About 50 yards off the public path so some nifty footwork through the brambles, limbo-dancing under a leaning hawthorn and a quick nip over the barbed-wire fence resulting in a gashed hand. All par for the course! Central plug missing but otherwise in good condition. Good firm base. Very good views over the flooded Wye and Lugg valleys and over Hereford.


Couldn't find it 2004-02-05 11:20 - TP0230 (Sutton Marsh)

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

These bolts and rivets are starting to bug me! Another blue nasty! Went to the right place and searched all around but all I could find was a large hole near the place where it should have been. Has it disappeared? Who knows!


Good condition 2004-02-05 10:50 - TP6887 (White Hill Reservoir)

FB Number: S7282   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The young trees are growing well! Quite a hike to this one and I nearly got lost coming at it from the most difficult way! However, the plug has a concrete replacement, otherwise the pillar is in good shape with traces still of white paint. The west-facing base has eroded somewhat. Good views to the north and east but the mobile-phone masts don't exactly help the ambience of the place!


Good condition 2004-01-31 10:05 - TP1249 (Bells Lane)

FB Number: S3131   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Intact pillar with central plug and tri-bracket. In amazingly good condition considering it is surrounded by tower blocks and completely open access land! I would have expected the paint-spraying brigade to have had a go at it by now. The only real view is towards the NW where you can see the University Tower and beyond.


Couldn't find it 2004-01-25 16:10 - TP0235 (Blackstone Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

According to the map on the website, this bolt is right in the middle of the traffic island by the new River Severn bridge on the Bewdley bypass. Spent quite a while combing the island [to the obvious perplexity of passing traffic] and also searched diligently around all the verges by the island but I think it has fallen victim to the road building. A second opinion would be valuable....


Destroyed 2004-01-25 15:30 - TP0882 (Areley Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

This one isn't marked on any of my OS maps at any scale. A visit now tells me that the area has been dug up for a housing estate - looks 1970's age. There is a small open-space area in the middle but a diligent searched uncovered precisely nothing so I conclude that this pillar has been a victim of over-indulgent building!


Good condition 2004-01-25 15:30 - TP2378 (Coneygreen Farm)

FB Number: S5199   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar intact with central plug and tri-bracket. On top of a pronounced grassy knoll but access only possible through farm so permission needed. Good views eastwards over Stourport towards Clent and Romsley Hills. Shame about the huge pile of rusting farmyard ephemera and an assortment of about 12 wrecked cars which spanned a few decades...


Good condition 2004-01-25 12:30 - TP1397 (Bishops Wood)

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

About 5 yards into a field, clearly visible from the lane leading into the nursery but impossible to climb the barbed-wire gate and, as fasgadh says, the flush bracket faces away from the lane. I enquired at the nursery but the land doesn't belong to them - it belongs to a group of horsey folks who have protected the field to stop people rustling the horses! Yes, really! Good condition with central plug and tri-bracket intact. Very overgrown with moss towards the base. No significant views in any direction.


Good condition 2004-01-21 16:20 - TP0229 (Broad Green)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Needed the help of the man from 'Sunnyside'!! When you have succeeded there is a bench nearby dedicated to Julie Walters - but NO, not THAT Julie Walters!! Poor views but a pleasant country lane well-used by dog walkers.


Good condition 2004-01-21 11:25 - TP5709 (Rock Green)

FB Number: 2950   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Intact pillar on a very substantial concrete base in the middle of a small paddock adjacent to the A4117. Unfortunately no way to get at it from the road so I asked permission at the farm. The original plug has been replaced and very neatly riveted down. There is some slight cracking to the north face of the pillar but this has been very carefully repaired. Good views eastwards to Clee Hills and westwards over the town of Ludlow.


Slightly damaged 2004-01-21 11:00 - TP6498 (Titterstone Clee)

FB Number: 2943   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

There is no 'S' letter on the flush bracket! Central plug is missing and there is slight cracking on the north face of the pillar Good re-inforced concrete base. Excellent views in all directions, marred only by the radar station. I intended to get here last week but when I got onto the hills the A4117 was blocked by several inches of snow and everywhere was total chaos! Oh, the vagaries of the English weather......


Good condition 2004-01-21 10:30 - TP3931 (Hillocks Farm)

FB Number: S3804   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar with central plug intact and no obvious damage. A quick nip over the gate off the lane and try not to spook the sheep! Good views allround especially towards the Clee Hills westwards.


Good condition 2004-01-14 16:25 - TP4381 (Lea Castle Gardens)

FB Number: S3783   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Fully intact pillar with central plug still there. On the edge of a private garden but easily visible from the adjacent field, even though you have to go through the house entrance gate to access the field! Some views eastwards but generally disappointing. The allocated name is strange as Lea Castle Gardens are some way off across the A449.


Good condition 2004-01-11 16:00 - TP1077 (Bassingfield)

FB Number: S4779   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In middle of field of winter cereals just off the A52. Have passed the spot many times and this time I was determined to crack it, so found a gap in the hedge, jumped over a waterlogged ditch and plodded up the field! Plug and everything else intact, and there is a very substantial 5 footsquare concrete base around it. Views poor.


Toppled 2004-01-11 12:40 - TP6013 (Slacks Hill)

FB Number: 2993   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

No 'S' on the flush bracket number. The plug is missing, as is the tri-bracket. One hook is also badly damaged and the whole pillar is leaning at about 30 degrees to the vertical. Obviously someone has made a concerted attempt to remove it, without success. It's in the middle of a field, currently planted with winter cereals. No access by path so I asked at the farm. Super views over Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.


Damaged 2004-01-11 12:30 - TP6980 (Windmill Hill)

FB Number: S4653   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

A quick 100 yard dash in the rain over a muddy stubble field to the pillar. Its plug is intact but it has several huge chunks taken out of it, right into the brickwork below the concrete, presumably by agricultural machinery. Some reasonable views but nothing special.


Destroyed 2004-01-11 11:30 - TP1494 (Bleak House Hill)

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

Had a bit more time today so I approached the site from the service station, as the pillar is still marked on my latest 'Explorer' sheet 245. However, in spite of a long search on the new embankment [to the perplexity of some HGV drivers] it simply isn't there!


Slightly damaged 2004-01-10 11:50 - TP4080 (Hurst Hill)

FB Number: S3700   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

A rather muddy half-mile trek to the top of the hill from the edge of the built up area. Plug is intact with central plug; some slight abrasion around the top corners and some erosion around the base. This would be a pleasant spot for a summer picnic but unfortunately you can't see a thing in any direction! Just a small glade in the middle of the wood.


Good condition 2004-01-10 11:30 - TP0249 (West Farm)

FB Number: S6764   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In a hedge on the side of a lane, so easy to access and the flush bracket faced the lane for a change! The central plug is missing and the top is very overgrown with ivy. Has a metal OS plate warning against damage. No significant views.


Couldn't find it 2004-01-08 13:45 - TP7162 (Melbourne)

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

The grid reference suggests it is further along the lane towards Ticknall but a long search failed to find it. I even went down the deadend lane on the left just before Ticknall but no luck. However, it was raining hard and I bet it's here somewhere; it needs a fine day and some time to scour the grass verges......


Good condition 2004-01-08 13:40 - TP0461 (Melbourne Common)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The bright colours made this easily visible. In the grass on the left side of road heading towards Ticknall.


Good condition 2004-01-08 13:40 - TP0608 (Melbourne FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Yes, it's still here! If you stand facing the bolt with your back to the road, it is about 8 yards to the left, slightly further into the grass verge and partially buried by a molehill but the soil was easily cleared


Good condition 2004-01-08 13:25 - TP5704 (Robin Hill)

FB Number: S1724   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Intact pillar with plug. Very large metal plaque on the side - obviously specially made as the shape was perfect! This gave a really detailed history of the bridleway between Melbourne and Mitton upon which the pillar stands. Good views in all directions except westwards, even on a day of tipping rain like this one!


Good condition 2003-12-31 18:57 - TP0239 (Grimley Hall)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Found easily by the side of the FBM that I visited earlier in the month.


Good condition 2003-12-31 15:40 - TP0619 (Bromsgrove FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Many thanks to fasgadh for the picture of the site because as soon as I saw it I knew why I hadn't been able to find it when I went earlier in the month. Yes, you've guessed it - I had parked the car on top of it!! Good condition and very easy to spot!


Good condition 2003-12-31 15:15 - TP3956 (Hob Hill)

FB Number: S2333   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

For the first time ever I have visited two consecutive trig points that have consecutive numbers! This one has its plug intact and good views to the NW, otherwise views are rather obscured by trees. Missed fasgadh by one day!


Good condition 2003-12-31 14:30 - TP3698 (Headley Heath)

FB Number: S2334   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In good condition with central plug intact. Situated in a hedge at the back of Gay Hill Farm - not accessible without permission so call into the Egg Shop! Some views towards the NW but otherwise disappointing.


Slightly damaged 2003-12-20 13:05 - TP1633 (Brills Farm)

FB Number: S1908   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Raining in stair-rods [still!]. Pillar is deeply embedded in a hedge right opposite the farm buildings. Again, the flush bracket number [which was unusually low] faced away from the lane and so a soggy trek into the field was needed. One does wonder about the people who put these pillars up in the first place....... The pillar had one top corner completely missing but otherwise was intact, including plug.


Good condition 2003-12-20 12:30 - TP0208 (Till Bridge)

FB Number: S4858   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Raining in stair-rods! Fortunately the pillar was in a hedge right by the lane [although the flush bracket faced away from the lane and necessitated a very wet foray into the field. The pillar has an OS metal plate warning of vandalism and is fully intact with plug. Good views [even in the rain] especially westwards.


Good condition 2003-12-20 08:15 - TP1921 (Carlton)

FB Number: S4678   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

So here I am on a really dark and murky morning with a torch up a bridleway looking for a trigpoint! Anyway, it was fortunately easy to spot, fully intact including plug. A very flat area and impossible at this time to see whether you could see much or not. I suppose on a clear day you could probably see Lincoln Cathedral - who knows?


Good condition 2003-12-18 11:30 - TP5933 (Shendley Hill Farm)

FB Number: S3069   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Right on the edge of a jealously-guarded bit of public open space adjacent to Shenley Court Comprehensive School. Central plug missing but has plastic insert, otherwise intact. Extensive views over the city of Birmingham which, on a lovely crisp day like today, looks remarkably pleasant! No views westwards, however.


Good condition 2003-12-17 10:15 - TP3505 (Greetwell)

FB Number: S4666   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

located 20ft from a public bridle way behind a silage pile. After climbing the silage found the trig to be in a hedge. In good condition with plug still intact.


Unreachable but visible 2003-12-17 09:30 - TP5083 (Nettleham)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

The trig is located 0.5 miles from nettleham lane behind deepdale garage in the middle of a wheat field. After asking at the garage if it would be ok if I walked up the hedge line to the trig and meeting a wall of silence I proceeded down the lane to the police headquarters and found out that the land is owned by John Townend a local plumber. Will try and contact him so access can be gained to the trig.


Good condition 2003-12-16 11:15 - TP7160 (Bromsgrove (R))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Found it after a great deal of searching! The pillar is in excellent condition, surrounded by green iron railings. Unfortunately, the entire bit of land had been completely overgrown by a huge ivy bush and I almost needed a machete to get to it! It's in a lovely spot up a very quiet lane just outside Bromsgrove but with minimal views.


Couldn't find it 2003-12-16 11:00 - TP0619 (Bromsgrove FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Found the spot where it should have been but there had been quite a bit of road re-surfacing and I couldn't find it. It might have been concealed in the grass verge somewhere but I hadn't got time to spend digging up the grass! Not a particularly interesting spot.


Slightly damaged 2003-12-16 10:50 - TP2015 (Caspidge Farm)

FB Number: S3796   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Quite a challenge this one, as it's nowhere near any right-of-way and I had problems finding out who owned the land. Turns out it's owned by the local scout group, who obviously use the field extensively [they have built an assault course on it and also orienteering posts are in evidence]. The pillar is still quite white, but fading, and has a replacement plastic plug; one hook missing; and slight damage to the top corners. However, it's built on a huge 6 ft. square concrete base and so it should be around for a while. Lovely views westwards, even on a rather dull day like today but no views in any other direction.


Good condition 2003-12-13 16:15 - TP4411 (Lickey Hill)

FB Number: S3147   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Living as I do right by the Warley Reservoir trig [which is how I monitor the movements of the Water Board and grass mowers in order to get the fb number!] you can, with a pair of binoculars and a bit of imagination, see this trig from my bedroom window, so it was nice to be up here again to log it. Central plug missing and one of the three hooks on the top is damaged, otherwise in very good condition for such a popular spot. Today it was nearly dark and the views over Brum with all the lights coming on were really superb! From the summit of the hill, it's even better!


Good condition 2003-12-13 15:20 - TP6755 (Warridge Lodge)

FB Number: S3781   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful view of the sun beginning to set behind the Malverns! Also excellent views to Abberley and Clee. Like fasgadh, however, it was a bit too cold [and damp!] to take advantage of the park bench. Pillar, with central plug, intact.


Good condition 2003-12-13 14:45 - TP7267 (Droitwich OS Office)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Clearly visible from the old A38 if you stand in the right place by the railings! The next time I am down here on a weekday I must try to get a closer look when the place is open! On top of the flat roof of one of a group of low buildings on the edge of the town. Not a particularly interesting spot - the view from the roof would probably be better!


Good condition 2003-12-09 14:15 - TP7180 (Nuneaton (R))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Heading into Nuneaton on the B4114 it's about 20 yards from the junction with the B4111 on the left side of the road. Excellent condition, in it's own tiny plot of land surrounded by iron railings, right on the edge of the pavement. Another grotty spot, however, and you couldn't see anything other than buildings and traffic.


Good condition 2003-12-09 14:05 - TP0622 (Nuneaton FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

If you are heading into Nuneaton on the B4111, it's on the left hand side, just by the entrance to an old colliery waste heap, now an unofficial tip! Very easy to see as the top appeared to have been recently cleaned and was clear of any vegetation growth. Really grotty spot!


Slightly damaged 2003-12-06 15:05 - TP1060 (Barrow Hill)

FB Number: S5149   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Again, the flush bracket number did not match fasgadh's log! On top of hill next door to a huge 25ft. metal cross, presumably erected by the adjacent St. Mark's church? [You can park in the church carpark and access to the trig is by a gravel path/flight of steps. Good views all round, to Clee Hills westwards and Abberley/Clent southwards. Plug missing and some damage to top corners of pillar.


Good condition 2003-12-06 14:55 - TP2129 (Chase Pool Lodge)

FB Number: S1881   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily accessible from lane although not on public path. Field full of sugar beet but fortunately they were harvesting it and so access to trig was easy. Plug intact. The flush bracket number didn't match Fasgadh's log! Good views allround, even though it was a grey day.


Good condition 2003-12-06 14:45 - TP0237 (Greensforge)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

If travelling west, it's on your left just before the summit of the lane. There is a layby about 200 yards further down the lane for parking. Good condition - easy to spot as the bracken hasn't grown over it! Good views eastwards over Dudley, even on a grey day like today!


Slightly damaged 2003-12-05 12:30 - TP5112 (Newland Farm)

FB Number: S3833   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Intact pillar with central plug still there. Needs painting. It has lost a chunk of concrete out of one face, probably due to contact with a large agricultural machine [the farmer seems to plough to within 6 inches of it even though it's in a hedge and on a public footpath]! Excellent views all round, especially to Malvern in west. The ambience of the place is rather ruined by the proximity of the M5, however - it's about 300 yards in a straight line and decidedly noisy!


Good condition 2003-12-05 11:40 - TP2231 (Climers Hill)

FB Number: S3842   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Intact, with central plug in place. Needs a coat of paint otherwise good! Quite easy to access - about 300 yards off footpath along edge of wood. Excellent viws eastwards and today was a lovely day. Westward views obscured by trees.


Good condition 2003-12-03 15:40 - TP3922 (Hillend)

FB Number: S1975   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Extemely muddy! Turnips in field and it had been raining. Pillar intact with central plug. Needs painting. Very hard to get at from lane. There are some views NE towards Pattingham but it was nearly dark and very murky.


Good condition 2003-12-03 11:00 - TP5298 (Park Attwood)

FB Number: S2293   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily accessible through gate on lane. In middle of pasture field. Pillar intact with central plug. Needs a coat of paint. On a good day you would probably get good views over the Severn Vale but not on a murky day like this!


Good condition 2003-12-02 12:00 - TP3192 (Flagstaff Wood Abberley)

FB Number: S3870   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I haven't been here for about 6 years, so it was good to see the trig in such good condition - Bournville Ramblers are doing a good job! The central plug is missing, however, as has been replaced by a cement bung. The tower mentioned in one of the logs belongs to Abberley Private Boarding School, which is just at the bottom of the hill. Logged this trig on the way to getting nearby Geocache. Super day! Views are better at this time of year when there are no leaves on the trees.


Slightly damaged 2003-11-28 13:15 - TP6451 (Thornhill)

FB Number: S4980   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar intact. Paint fading. Nasty crack through two sides but otherwise intact with plug. Good views all round towards Malvern in West and over Avon Valley in East. Easily accessible through gate at side of A441.


Good condition 2003-11-28 09:30 - TP1701 (Brown Clee Hill)

FB Number: S4545   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Not a particularly attractive site but the views all round are superb - actually, fasgadh's right! I thought Stiperstones was the highest point in Shropshire but this is, by 4 metres! Sorry about the mistake with the flush bracket number - I misread my notes!!!


Good condition 2003-11-26 15:10 - TP5301 (Park Farm)

FB Number: S3961   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On edge of Kempsey Common so easily accessible. Pillar intact - just needs a coat of paint. Good views SW to Malvern and SE to Bredon. There is a pub "The Farmers Arms" where you can park - and they're open all day......!


Good condition 2003-11-26 10:50 - TP4848 (Moat Farm)

FB Number: S3803   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fully intact - just needs a coat of paint. Easily accessible on footpath from the lovely Strensham Church. Great views west to malvern, NW to Clee, SE to Bredon and Cotswolds and a view over the R.Avon. Lovely spot!


Unreachable but visible 2003-11-22 12:30 - TP1049 (Barr Beacon Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

After reading Fasgadh's log I didn't expect to get this - and I wasn't disappointed! I expect the Water Board representatives were in the pub celebrating the England Rugby victory! Anyway, the spot isn't too bad on a nice day [today it was raining]. There are good views towards Cannock Chase and even as far as the south Pennines when the weather's clear.


Good condition 2003-11-19 12:45 - TP6066 (South Carlton)

FB Number: S4879   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Intact, including central plug. In hedge on slight rise giving good views over Lincolnshire in all directions. Access easy - about 100 yards off road up farm track.


Couldn't find it 2003-11-19 11:30 - TP6284 (Swinderby)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Spent 10 minutes searching. There was a gap in the hedge/fence where I think it might have been. The gap is now filled with a Ministry of Defence notice that informed me that if I attempted to access the site i would be "...contravening the Official Secrets Act and thus liable to arrest and prosecution." Now - I know trig points are important....but not THAT important. Discretion was the better part of valour here.


Good condition 2003-11-19 10:30 - TP3995 (Homestead Farm)

FB Number: S4644   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar intact including plug. Rather grotty spot in hedge on bridleway with rusty caravans on edge of farm but good views NW over Nottingham.


Couldn't find it 2003-11-19 09:55 - TP1494 (Bleak House Hill)

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

Spent 15 minutes looking for this. Since my map was produced there is now a motorway service area and also a mobile phone mast in a protected area with the associated paraphenalia. I even rumaged through the New Age Travellers' encampment to no avail. I think this might have gone! Good view over the M1 and the runways at East Midlands Airport if you like that sort of thing.......


Good condition 2003-11-18 13:00 - TP1680 (Broom Hill)

FB Number: S3795   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

At top of field about 100 yards off lane. Ask at Villa Farm [opposite] for permission. Pillar intact including plug on top. Needs painting but otherwise very good condition. Good views westwards to Malvern, Abberley and Clee. Pity about all the rusting farm machinery about...


Good condition 2003-11-12 16:00 - TP3047 (Elm Bank)

FB Number: S3791   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Central plug missing, otherwise OK and fairly recently repainted. Views N/S/E good but view W to Malvern obscured by trees and probably not visible in summer. By pure chance, as I logged this pillar, I met a man who had spent 20 years working for the O.S. erecting trig points!! There is now virtually nothing I don't know about how they are put together - and I also learned some fascinating information about flush bracket numbers! Incidentally, the information on the trig -point listing, which is now on the website used to be sold by the O.S.!!


Good condition 2003-11-12 15:15 - TP0724 (Malvern)

FB Number: 2974   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

A classic pillar on Worcestershire Beacon, the summit of Malvern Hills and the highest point in Worcestershire. Today you could see 50 miles in all directions. Adjacent to granite toposcope erected in 1897 for Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The pillar has the OS warning notice about vandalism attached to it, dated July 1999. Central plug missing, otherwise OK. Great spot!


Good condition 2003-11-11 11:30 - TP6957 (Wimbury)

FB Number: S3784   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

About 100 metres off A456 in hedge on edge of field which has access via stile. Pillar is intact and in good condition but there is a lot of erosion below its base and it could easily topple in future. Some graffiti. Views of Kidderminster would probably be reasonable on a good day - but today is was very foggy!


Good condition 2003-11-09 15:45 - TP4892 (Monks View)

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

This is a gem! It's in the back garden of a house called Monk's View and the owner has incorporated it into a brick wall! Unfortunately, only two sides are now visible and neither of these have the flush bracket so that is now firmly cemented into the wall and its number is probably gone for ever. I didn't dare ask him to demolish it.....


Good condition 2003-11-09 12:45 - TP5497 (Poollands Farm)

FB Number: S3799   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On edge of public carpark for Hartlebury Common National Nature Reserve. Intact. Disappointing views but you can see a bit over the Severn Vale south-westwards. Access easy.


Good condition 2003-11-08 14:05 - TP5811 (Sandwell Park Golf Course)

FB Number: S3148   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Pillar intact and white-painted [but fading]. A real hike across the golf course to find it - beware of golfers in all directions. Views very disappointing.


Good condition 2003-11-05 11:15 - TP2611 (Crookbarrow Hill)

FB Number: S3841   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

On summit of small but pronounced knoll right by Junction 7 of M5. Intact but hole in top has been filled in. Fantastic views over Worcester, to malvern and to Bredon Hill and Cotswolds. There is even a lone horse chestnut tree to sheter under! Public path leads to summit.


Good condition 2003-11-05 09:55 - TP3259 (Frankley Beeches)

FB Number: S2330   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On edge of small beech wood, which is a well-known local landmark and now looked after by the Woodland Trust. Super views east over Birmingham and SW towards Malvern. Pillar intact. Watch the buzzards! - I nearly hit one whilst parking in the layby across the road!!


Good condition 2003-11-05 09:45 - TP1068 (Bartley Farm)

FB Number: S3070   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Trig point intact. Easily visible from path around edge of housing estate. Trig is on north edge of Woodgate Valley Country Park. Good views south-west.


Good condition 2003-10-29 16:15 - TP0919 (Atkins Farm)

FB Number: S4507   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Right in the middle of a thicket - totally overgrown! Plate number visible with some difficulty! About 300 metres NW of footpath on edge of field. No views except across field East.


Good condition 2003-10-29 12:15 - TP5451 (Pink Hill)

FB Number: S4758   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Dead right! Definitely in the middle of the hedge! Fortunately, the metal plate faces the road and is easily visible. Good views NW over Princes Risborough.


Good condition 2003-10-25 12:55 - TP0818 (Allesborough)

FB Number: S3964   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

About 500 metres off the old A44 across an ancient ridge-and-furrow field. Good views west to Malvern Hills. Farmhouse opposite - pop in to get permission to cross the field- no rightofway


Good condition 2003-10-22 14:45 - TP6662 (Upper Heath)

FB Number: S7900   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just inside field but clearly visible from roadside verge on A4117. Good views to west.


Good condition 2003-10-18 16:01 - TP5220 (Old Hill Farm)

FB Number: S3844   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

In middle of field surrounded by crops. Access by gate but not on a right of way.


Good condition 2003-10-18 14:25 - TP2979 (East Grove Farm)

FB Number: S3838   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Just over a hedge - quite easy access although not on a right-of-way. Good views to south.


Good condition 2003-09-28 14:30 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)

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

Very clean and polished plate with toposcope attached. Cool,and breezy but a good view.


Good condition 2003-09-24 17:14 - TP4292 (Knolls)

FB Number: S5208   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Close to public bridleway. Path through heather leads to it. Right by the Midland Gliding Station so be very wary of gliding activities/falling ropes/etc. Very interesting to watch, however!


Slightly damaged 2003-09-24 15:30 - TP4524 (Long Mount)

FB Number: S5201   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Some erosion around base. Fantastic views. At summit of Long Mynd. National Trust toposcope right next to it.


Good condition 2003-09-24 14:30 - TP6185 (Stiperstones)

FB Number: 1523   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Non-standard; made of stone blocks. Sited on top of rocky crag - some climbing needed! Fantastic views! Highest point in Shropshire.


Good condition 2003-09-09 16:30 - TP4448 (Little Ormes Head)

FB Number: S7323   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Superb views all round especially to W over Llandudno and towards Great Orme.


Good condition 2003-09-09 12:49 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)

FB Number: S1627   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very good viewpoint over Llandudno from by the side of the cablecar station. By car you have to pay a toll or pay the parking fee!


Good condition 2003-08-28 08:40 - TP6743 (Warley Resr)

FB Number: S2329   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trig totally inaccessable, on private water board land. (can be reached though if the water board are there or the lawnmower person is there cutting the grass!)


Good condition 2003-08-20 13:40 - TP3564 (Hagworthingham)

FB Number: S5257   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

out in the open on the side of the main road. Really near to SPINE ON THE LINE and so had to go and find it.


Good condition 2003-08-20 13:06 - TP2017 (Castcliffe Hill)

FB Number: S6061   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Another trig, another hedge. between the road and a maize field. took ages to find.


Slightly damaged 2003-08-20 11:55 - TP0754 (Cold Harbour)

FB Number: S2720   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

I could see the bracket number but there was no way i was going to stand next to it. The pillar is on the opposite side of a thick hawthorn hedge and through head hieght nettles.


Good condition 2003-08-20 11:54 - TP3202 (Flint Hill)

FB Number: S4684   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Set back from a track under a tree. seems to be in good condition


Good condition 2003-08-20 11:45 - TP6703 (Walesby Top)

FB Number: S2595   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

pillar is right in the middle of a hedge which divides 2 fields


Good condition 2003-08-20 11:38 - TP6934 (Wickenby Bridge)

FB Number: S4315   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Completly overgrown by hawthorn hedge.


Good condition 2003-07-31 12:17 - TP0207 (Glaston)

FB Number: S2011   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

on top of an embankment, below of whih a railway tunnel passes! amazing view


Slightly damaged 2003-07-21 14:04 - TP5903 (Sgurr Nan Coireachan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

arrived here inh horrizontal rain. Amazed to find that the coloum was circluar and made of pebbledash material. this is decaying and not in good condition!


Good condition 2003-07-21 12:00 - TP0670 (Fassfern)

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

Viewed from the road as i was being taken by mini bus to glenfinnen. column looked to be in good condition with a lovely view over the loch.


Not Logged 2003-07-21 11:20 - TP4622 (Mam Nan Uranan)

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

spent a good hour on this hillside looking for the pillar. The hillside is steep and covered in trees and so after a while i gave up and tried to catch my group up (who i was treking with) before i got to glenelg!


Good condition 2003-05-13 19:20 - TP0725 (Walton Hill)

FB Number: 1533   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Had to run past this one on an orienteering course (in the hail) looked in good condition as i past


Good condition 2003-05-05 19:35 - TP1767 (Bunkers Hill)

FB Number: 1889   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Buit naughty with this log, had to cross a fence and run to the middle of a field :). Good fun! Grass is up well in the field!


Good condition 2003-05-05 18:20 - TP7023 (Wolverley Road Nursery)

FB Number: 3945   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

area quite overgown so trig hard to spot! (amazingly)


Slightly damaged 2003-05-05 14:20 - TP3786 (High Habberley Farm)

FB Number: 3953   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 1/10

Base a bit damaged, small indent on one side as it it has been struck by a hammer. Trig is in someones front garden as it faces the road.


Good condition 2003-04-27 15:20 - TP4380 (Lea Castle Estate)

FB Number: s3782   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Set next the A451 so not a very pleasant spot, nice views though. Nice to find one finally!


Destroyed 2003-04-25 12:11 - TP2215 (Clent Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Hunted in rain for 20 mins, trigpoint has gone (and isnt on the OS maps either)




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