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Unreachable but visible 2016-07-25 19:00 - TP14120 (Buckland Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 8/10

Another gilded weather vane. St Andrews, Buckland is now in the care of the The Churches Conservation Trust and is open most weekends. However there is no regular public access to the tower.

Tower weather vane Tower weather vane on St Andrew's church, Buckland
St Andrew's church, Buckland

Good condition 2016-07-25 18:45 - TP8799 (Periwinkle Hill)

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

Not so easy to find in July when the vegetation is higher. The gorse bushes have gone, it was just a mater of finding the correct spot and moving the vegetation aside to find the bolt and block which is uncovered.

Good condition 2016-07-25 18:20 - TP4417 (Limlow Hill)

FB Number: S5956   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the hedge just north of the badger set, all metalwork present. This pillar is hidden when the the hedge is in leaf. Beautiful views across South Cambridgeshire.

Good condition 2016-07-25 18:00 - TP6435 (Therfield)

FB Number: S2055   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Inside the water tower compound but there is a gap in the fence by the southwest corner. The pillar is complete including all brass fittings. Not much few because of panels on the chainlink fence and overgrown Cupressus leylandii.

Good condition 2016-07-21 09:30 - TP14119 (Reed Church Tower Vane)

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

Beautiful warm sunny morning. Tower vane in good order (gilded cockerel). Notice at church states that building works are to be taking place to maintain fabric of roof so access may be possible to arrange at that time.

St Mary's church, Reed. Weather vane gilded cockerel

Good condition 2007-10-20 17:23 - TP6482 (Tighvein)

FB Number: S8733   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition with brass plug in position in the centre of the spider. Circular low wall on twin summit to south (possible surveyors camp) as well as some other small constructions. A hard boggy slog round the five tops around Urie Loch before reaching here.

Good condition 2007-10-19 17:16 - TP0848 (An Tunna)

FB Number: S8686   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy find for Arran while on a bit of a bog trot chasing down some more of the 56 mountain tops on Arran. Brass plug present and pillar is in good condition.

Good condition 2007-09-07 13:55 - TP3987 (Holy Island)

FB Number: S8715   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Its taken five visits down to lamlash but eventually we got across to Holy Island. While the rest of the group visited the caves I sprinted round the island and up Mullach Mor. Trig in good order with top bracket in place but top of the pillar decorated with mementos.

View towards the trigpoint

Damaged 2007-07-29 16:58 - TP7441 (Abhail)

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

Noticed from the Traditional Survey Control file for Landranger Sheet 69 that there should be a trig point on top of Caisteal Abhail, as it was there in 1978. No sign of a pillar but there is a square groove chiselled into the granite top of the tor with concrete splodges in two corners. Close to one of the corners is a brass OS type bolt to which the given height of 858.926 metres refers. Great views from the top of Arran's second heighest mountain out to Ireland and up to Glen Coe.

Bolt ©Jango & Boba Fett
View from remains of trig point ©Jango & Boba Fett

Good condition 2007-06-30 13:25 - TP4501 (Lochain)

FB Number: S8736   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

One of those days when sunshine was suddenly replaced by strong winds and slicing rain. Beautiful light across southern Arran and across to Kintyre. Walked up from Auchencar through shoulder high bracken and then springing heather. Pillar in good condition with brass spider and centre plug still in place.

Flush Bracket
View from trigpoint
Top of the trigpoint

Good condition 2007-06-15 15:40 - TP4901 (Monyquil)

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

Very soggy walk in along forestry tracks and rides heading up towards the smallest of the four Ben Tarsuinn on the island. Unlike Grbad on the south coast this trig sits on a rocky knoll in a small clearing only 42m at 042Grid from an obvious boulder with a quartz vein at the bend in the forest ride. Pillar in good condition with spider plugged with a bitumenous blob.

Flush Bracket

Good condition 2007-06-05 15:41 - TP2425 (Corriecravie)

FB Number: S8684   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Beautiful views today, and even some blaeberries to eat on the way up. Pillar is in good condition with some remains of paint on the north side. The brass spider is plugged with the usual bituemenous plug. Strange that no one has been up here before.

Flush bracket
Top of the trigpillar

Good condition 2007-05-12 10:30 - TP4138 (Jura)

FB Number: S3680   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Off Arran for a few days. Camped on the coll between Beinn a' Chaolais and Beinn an Or before visiting this our second of tree Paps for the day, claiming a FTF on a geocache on the way.


Slightly damaged 2007-04-28 08:30 - TP5910 (Shalloch On Minnoch)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Never come across a trig pillar with no flush bracket before but I note from the OS traditional control database that the spot height refers to the top surface of the pillar and so I assume that there never was as Flush Bracket. Great views with the mountains of Arran looking like candles poking out of a cloud sea.

Good condition 2007-04-26 22:21 - TP0689 (Criffell)

FB Number: S1557   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came up in darkness and cloud cover through the very boggy path. Pillar is in good condition with a bituminous top plug. Moon broke through cloud and great night time views to the south.

Good condition 2007-04-23 16:09 - TP7318 (Glyder Fach Ferrule)

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

This trig point is shown on the previous edition of the 1:25,000 Explorer series and listed on the OS traditional control database as a third order trig point marked by a bolt at SH6564658286 (SH57 TD21). The location does require scrambling over large boulders to reach and is marked by a brass ferrule (drop in anchor) approx. 20mm diameter with a central threaded hole whose upper surface is flush with the rock surface. At about 50cm radius from the ferrule at 120˚ intervals are 3 brass studs on the rock surface. Found in strong gusting winds and very poor visibility after great scramble up the Bristly Ridge.

Good condition 2007-04-07 11:32 - TP6539 (Torr Righ Mor)

FB Number: S8732   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Beautiful location which is most easily reached by clambering up the heathery slope from the new footpath to the King's Cave as it comes out of the forest through a gate. Extensive views across to Kintyre. Trig is in excellent condition with the brass plug still in place.

Flush bracket
Top of the trigpoint

Good condition 2007-03-30 18:59 - TP1322 (Bennan)

FB Number: S8738   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar in very good condition at the end of concrete track up to water board resevoir. Spider is in place.

Trigpoint and water board huts
Flush bracket

Good condition 2007-03-20 10:32 - TP7427 (Corrie Quay (Arran))

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

Passive Station C1NS0242. Marked by a bronze bolt on top of the concrete pad beside the toilets at the southern of the two quarry harbours at Corrie. Beautiful sunny day with perfect views across the Firth of Clyde.

Bolt ©Jango & Boba Fett
View from Sandstone Quay ©Jango & Boba Fett

Good condition 2007-03-19 14:23 - TP4321 (Laggan)

FB Number: S8716   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Crisp snow above 350m and very stiff breeze blowing down from the north. Could see ben Lommond and far up Loch Fyne. Some interesing looking Admiralty structures to the east of the summit and about 1km further south with metal pillars and the remains of metal shelters. Pillar is in good condition if a little blasted on one side and the bronze cap is still in place.

Good condition 2007-02-10 13:32 - TP2046 (Catacol)

FB Number: S8718   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Blustery day but great views to the north up Loch Fyne and across to Kintyre. Pillar is in good condition with some patches of white still visible. Three of the drain holes are sealed with concrete and one with a wodden plug. The brass spider is present.


Good condition 2007-02-04 12:49 - TP3393 (Goat Fell)

FB Number: S1607   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition although the top plug is missing and is plugged with the usual bituminous fill. Perfect windless day with the temperature hovering on freezing and a cloud sea to the east hidding the Ayrshire coast, while to the west Jura and Ireland were in view.

Good condition 2007-02-03 17:01 - TP3305 (Garbad)

FB Number: S8700   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Getting to the top of Cnocan Garbad was the easy part; the last 35m through the dense spruce plantation to the pillar was the problem. Eventually found the pillar after conducting a box search by compass practically crawling under the lowest branches. Pillar is in good condition despite being encrusted in moss and both the flush bracket and brass spider are still inplace. It would take a dedicated vandal to find this one.

Flush Bracket
Pillar in the gloomy forest ©Jango & Boba Fett

Good condition 2007-02-03 12:53 - TP5815 (Sannox)

FB Number: S8690   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Top of the pillar is in perfect condition with the spider and brass plug in place. The pillar is in good condition and only needs a lick of paint. On the east side of the pillar it is inscribed "JL 7N" and there are four iron stakes about 5m from the pillar for guy lining a mast. There is an atomatic weather station close by.

Flush bracket

Damaged 2007-01-26 17:01 - TP1349 (Bharrain)

FB Number: S8730   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Brass plug at the top is missing and there are some chunks of concrete missing from the edges with a prominent girdling crack. Not much view today as inside cloud but on finer days this is the place to be to get away from the crowds on Goatfell.

Flush bracket

Good condition 2006-09-01 15:11 - TP6889 (White Horse Hill)

FB Number: S6005   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent condition and easily accessible either through the gate at the end of the track or by stradling the fence opposite the pillar where the barbed wire isn't stapled to one of the posts. Brass top plug in position.

Good condition 2006-08-18 14:19 - TP6365 (The Cliffe)

FB Number: S3126   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition, unusual recess on the north side above the flush bracket. Brass top plug absent but filled with resin insert.

Good condition 2006-08-07 17:53 - TP1814 (Bush Wood)

FB Number: S4912   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nice to see that the paint job from February last year is standing up to the vagaries of the weather. Also the vegetation is a lot better than it was. When I first visited the pillar back in January last year it was inside a bramble thicket and had a sapling growing up through the central void. It took two two lunchtime visits just to clear back the overgrowth enough to expose the pillar, a third to scrub off all the acumulated grime, mud and moss before applying two coats of Santex Brilliant White. Nice to see an old friend looking so well.

Trig pillar sitting at the edge of the wood
View northward over the trig pillar

Destroyed 2006-08-05 21:50 - TP6415 (The Quarry)

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

According to my GPSr the pillar should have been up against the southwestern corner of the bungalow, 2 Stayngate Walk, Dunston Drive, Oulton Broad. There was a little stone pyramid in the front garden but this was a garden ornament rather than a trig point.

Damaged 2006-08-05 21:08 - TP0659 (Whitton Green South FBM Aux 1)

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

Returned to Carlton Colville having scaled the position onto the 1:1250 map accompanying Whitton Green South FBM. Using a tent peg I probed all across an area 5mx5m where the Berntsen Monument should be, but no little alloy Manhole Cover was found. The only feature that was found was an oval shaped flatish topped concrete mound about 0.3mx0.2m. This feature is 19.8m northeast of the Whitton Green South FBM and c1.2m in from the kerb.

View northwards towards the road junction and the concrete pad.
The concrete pad which has no obvious bolt, rivet or marker.

Good condition 2006-08-03 19:30 - TP0413 (Corton)

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

Brass round head bolt set in the northwestern quarter of a concrete pad set about 6cm below the level of the grass verge. Still some of the yellow surveyors paint on the concrete block.

View south past trig (walking poles) to 30mph roadsign
The survey marker round head bolt

Destroyed 2006-08-03 17:55 - TP6414 (The Point South Denes)

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

I worked around here for a Hydrographic Survey company from the mid 1980s for 10 years and the pillar was certainly not here in 1986. The location is just south east of the spilling beach on a graveled area that has been used variously as a car park and as a storage area for material being used for sea defenses. It is currently vacant but blocked off to vehicles.

Looking northward past site of trig oint (walking poles)
Looking eastward past the site of the trig point (walking poles)

Good condition 2006-08-03 16:52 - TP0378 (Mill Farm)

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

Marker is a brass rivet 5mm dia and standing 10mm proud of the concrete block which is amoungst the mulch at the edge of an overgrown bed alongside the fence.

Looking northeast towards the trig (walking poles)
Concrete block relative to the wooden railings.
Closeup of the rivet, centre of yellow circle below orange GPSr

Good condition 2006-07-29 17:21 - TP0375 (Cley Eye)

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

This is definately a rivet as it is a brass roundhead (c 10mm dia) with an arrow cut in it (no OSBM) which is on the parapet of the existing weir structure. The drainage channel is now backfilled with dredged tailings and a new floodgate/weir has been built about 10m to the south.

Close up of the Rivet
View from floodbank past old sluice gate to new sluice gates.

Good condition 2006-07-21 13:40 - TP7246 (Whitton Green North)

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

The FBM has a passive network plaque on it and also has a passive network station description ( The survey marker is just under the hedge of 97 Cotmer Road but on the curtilage of public road. The Grid reference of the trig, as scaled from the 1:1250 plan is TM 51897 91302

View northward towards the FBM marker under the hedge
Detailed view of the FBM marker/passive network station

Good condition 2006-07-21 13:30 - TP7248 (Whitton Green South)

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

The FBM has a passive network plaque on it and also has a passive network station description ( 101 Cotmer Road is up for sale again so its your chance to have a beautifully maintained FBM in the middle of your front lawn. The Grid reference of the trig, as scaled from the 1:1250 plan is TM 51873 91246

View over the wall at the FBM in the front lawn of 101 Cotmer Road
Detailed view of the FBM marker/passive network station

Good condition 2006-06-26 01:55 - TP3923 (Hillhead)

FB Number: S5493   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Excellent condition with OS centre plug still in position.

Slightly damaged 2006-06-25 23:59 - TP1044 (Barons Cairn)

FB Number: S5468   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Sitting on top of a prehistoric cairn just north of an industrial estate. Pillar is generally in a good state of repair but the corners at the top of the pillar are heavily chipped and rounded, the OS top plug is missing and it has some graffiti on it.

The trig pillar at midnight

Good condition 2006-06-25 21:15 - TP0666 (Brimmond)

FB Number: S1585   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

OS top plug is missing but otherwise in good condition. Tarmac access track from car park on minor road. Popular area with dog walkers.

The Trig Pillar
View southeastward past the Trig Pillar
View eastward over Aberdeen to the sea

Good condition 2006-06-25 14:55 - TP6317 (Tap Of Noth)

FB Number: S7136   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Pillar is set on a concrete plinth on the rampart of the vitrified hill fort. Good condition although OS top plug is missing.

Top of trig pillar
The Trig Pillar

Good condition 2006-06-25 12:43 - TP5735 (Roseisle)

FB Number: S7189   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Well cared for at the summit of Tappoch and can be accessed by the footpath from Westbank Farm to the south. There is a picnic spot near by and several benches to sit and enjoy the view. All the expected furniture is there including the OS brass top plug.

Top of the trig pillar
Flush Bracket
View of the pillar

Good condition 2006-06-22 14:56 - TP0561 (Elgin FBM Aux 1)

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

Easily found using the OS photo although a wee manhole cover on a grass verge was not so interesting as the views to the north.

The wee manhole cover
View from road towards the FBM The blue folder is just behind the FBM cover in the verge
View northward from the FBM site

Destroyed 2006-06-22 11:43 - TP4545 (Lossiemouth Base West Terminal)

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

In a public green space on a 1970s private housing development. Builders at one of the houses were very amused by my antics! On the photos the walking pole is on the former Trig Pillar coordinates.

Looking south to former location of trip pillar
Looking north to former trig pillar location

Good condition 2006-06-22 10:10 - TP0026 (Burghead)

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

Despite the Royal Signals being on exercise with their RF antenae set up around the location is was easy to find as the rivet in on the only blob of concrete in the relevant area. Excellent views across the Moray Firth and eastward along the coast.

Slightly damaged 2006-06-21 11:04 - TP4777 (Merrick)

FB Number: S1586   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Pillar sits on a small concrete plinth which now sits proud of the ground surface. Top plug is missing and there is a crack running around pillar below the the level of the flush bracket.

Top of the pillar with flowers
Flush Bracket and crack
Trig point with its plinth

Damaged 2006-06-19 13:22 - TP2152 (Cheviot)

FB Number: S1560   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Sits on a 2m plinth made of breeze blocks which is then surrounded by a area paved with flag stones. The concrete of the pillar is pitted and erroded with several cracks. There is no top plug but the bitumen resin plug is in place. A big beast of a hill but not at all boring.

Flush bracket showing damage to pillar
Top of pillar showing spider
Trig pillar on its plinth

Good condition 2006-06-19 12:00 - TP4224 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S7997   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Apart from its pinkish colour and lack of paint and a top plug this one is in pretty good condition, probably because the Kings Seat is not the most striking of tops.

View northwestward past the trig point
Flush bracket

Good condition 2006-06-19 11:21 - TP6988 (Windy Gyle)

FB Number: S7999   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar stands on a large cairen (burial mound) and is in generally good condition although the OS top plug is now missing. At some stage it has been repainted with what looks like domestic vinyl paint although this has mostly peeled off ecept on one side.

Flush Bracket
View southward from Windy Gyle
Top of Trig Pillar

Good condition 2006-06-14 18:25 - TP0410 (Seething)

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

Brass bolt in centre of small concrete pad on the northern verge of minor road. Station is just east of a hawthorne bush. Parking place on concrete pad on south side of single track road.

The bolt and concrete pad
Orange GPSr is just above the concrete marker in the verge
Bolt is in the verge just right of bush and below fence post

Good condition 2006-06-14 16:47 - TP3258 (Framingham)

FB Number: S2142   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

By the drive about 3m north of bungalow. Rang door bell and asked to visit. Pillar in very good condition with intact top brass plug. Pillar is slightly pink in colour.

Flush Bracket
Top of trig pillar
Trig pillar or garden feature

Good condition 2006-06-12 13:45 - TP3998 (Honingham)

FB Number: S5275   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Hard to reach flush bracket as all but the north side are inside a hawthorne hedge. Took fix at an offset location as the pillar is under an oak tree. Top plug missing but otherwise in good repair.

Trigpoint hidden in the hedge
Missing Top Plug

Good condition 2006-06-08 14:30 - TP0376 (Weston Green)

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

Marker was buried under grass verge, so had to use OS field sketch to recover it. Brass Bolt in northwest corner of 20cm x 20cm concrete base about 8cm below level of verge. Field sketch shows marker much closer to bank, in reality it is only 30sm from verge as measured distance is from edge of carrageway not slip road.

Brass Bolt
View from the roadside Marker is in the verge below the Orange GPS reciever.

Good condition 2006-06-03 21:57 - TP3298 (Gallows Hill)

FB Number: S2136   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Logged in the dark but as right next to a roundabout on the A11 visibility was excellent. Overal good condition.

Night view towards roundabout
Flush bracket

Good condition 2006-06-03 14:47 - TP0374 (Crimplesham)

FB Number: S2152   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

vgc, resin top plug, field is planted with peas this year.

View of pillar looking north ©Jango & Boba Fett
View of resin top plug ©Jango & Boba Fett

Slightly damaged 2006-05-27 20:50 - TP4510 (Lodge Farm)

FB Number: S5280   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Found in the middle of a Red Neck encampment for a Country Music Festival. As stated in previous logs the pillar is well cared for, the top has been resurfaced and chipped in one corner. Yee Hah!

Trig Pillar in the middle of Red Neck Country

Good condition 2006-05-22 08:03 - TP0377 (Salhouse)

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Not the most interesting location, on a single lane rat run into Norwich. Plain small concrete slab deeply hidden in tall grass just below the hedge line. Brass rivet o/s in place but no sign of hawthorn stump.

View of Passive Station site On the north side of road in verge just below hedge line.
Concrete marker slab Slab is flat topped but with an irregular plan shape©Jango & Boba Fett

Good condition 2006-05-16 04:30 - TP0306 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S2707   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

There is an offset survey marker, 11m at a bearing of 075 Grid from the trig point.

The Trig Pillar at 4:30 am
The offset survey marker SU 40404 04599

Good condition 2006-05-15 23:30 - TP6453 (Thorns)

FB Number: S2713   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy access through field entrance about 50m to the west. All other comments still stand, on headland behind thick hawthorn hedge and not easily visible from the road. No top plug.

Thorn Trig at night

Good condition 2006-05-05 17:00 - TP6276 (Swaffham)

FB Number: S2150   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a little field of Winter Wheat. Foundation slab is about 10cm above the soil level, otherwise in good condition with plug still in place.

Looking east in May 2005
Close up of bracket, May 2006.

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