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Damaged 2017-02-04 17:40 - TP3750 (Hethel)

FB Number: S4827   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

At the moment its buried back in the hedge, but the hedge has been recently given a haircut so in these winter months it is quite easy to see the pillar through the sparse branches, even if it was gloomy dusk.

Good condition 2017-02-04 16:28 - TP3298 (Gallows Hill)

FB Number: S2136   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick drive-by and the darkness was already upon me. Yes its there, yes its still missing its top plug, and otherwise seems to be in good condition. As far as the darkness-with-a-torch thing could make out....

Destroyed 2015-09-12 15:00 - TP3190 (Flaggoners Green)

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

Bromyard is a nice place, but not for a trig pillar, it seems...

Good condition 2015-09-12 14:00 - TP1638 (Bringsty Common)

FB Number: S3828   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Attending the local Bromyard Folk Festival and decided to wander off piste a bit...Pillar in flaky-paint condition (it used to be white painted) and no plug in the top. Good views from the hill though.

Good condition 2015-07-04 14:31 - TP0794 (Agden Hill)

FB Number: S5881   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hot sunny day and its a 1km walk from Easton Road along the bridleway. Buried in north side of hedge.

Good condition 2015-07-04 11:29 - TP4886 (Monk Field)

FB Number: S9369   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hiding in the bushes next to main footpath through new housing estate. All very boring.

Possibly missing 2015-05-03 08:06 - TP19591 (BBC Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

This is marked as being a bolt, set in 1946, on land which was formerly run by the BBC. Fast forward to 2015, and the land is no longer a BBC transmitting station, and the water tower that used to be on the site is no more. So the chances that the bolt still exists, is pretty much zero. If it has been replaced then it ought at least to be renamed because the BBC left this site a few years ago and it is now owned and run by the company that operates all the radio and TV transmitters for the main broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 etc...). The compound is not accessible to the public anyway which makes checking for a bolt impossible, but we can make certain highly educated guesses based on what we know... If you come to this site looking for a water tower, you may be given to wonder just why they bothered to fix a bolt here when right next door is a great big field with a radio mast in it.... why not use that? In 1946 there was a radio mast run by the BBC, and there has been one on the site ever since, although not the same one, and not in exactly the same place. If you wander around the field on the top of the hill you will find a round metal plate (on a concrete plinth) which has a hole in its centre about an inch across. This, research tells us, is the gimbal plate that the old radio mast rested on and it is about 150m from the location of the current transmitter mast. The current mast now no longer transmits TV and Radio but it is still used as a tower for mounting microwave repeaters and mobile phone antennae. So why place a bolt? Who knows.... A radio mast would have been much easier to find and visible from a lot further away!

Transmitter mast that is NOT a bolt! The current mast that is now only for mobile phones and microwave dishes.©MCL

Good condition 2015-04-25 16:34 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

FB Number: S1534   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick hop over gate from road and its about 30 yards in. Flat landscape, boring views, farm setting.

Good condition 2015-04-25 15:30 - TP3376 (Glassthorpehill)

FB Number: S5037   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Sunny afternoon gives beautiful views since the trig is on quite a high little hill. Access from the east along bridleway.

Good condition 2014-10-21 17:00 - TP1618 (Bretford)

FB Number: S2360   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Chilly (8C) windy, pelting rain day. Park in village hall car park and 5 minute walk up path to field. The view once you get there (if you can see through the pelting rain) is really quite good.

Good condition 2014-07-18 15:49 - TP2724 (Dalginch)

FB Number: S3156   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Sunny day, warm, with fine views. Took a 28 part panorama spanning almost 180 degrees.

Good condition 2014-07-15 10:16 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Only takes about 15 minutes from the car park. Oh and a lot of breath.... Park by the two transmission towers and its about 500m uphill all the way. But oh, the views...

Good condition 2014-07-13 17:22 - TP4984 (Municipal Golf Course)

FB Number: S4215   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Mind the broken glass near the viewpoints

Good condition 2014-04-19 20:31 - TP3449 (Great Bounds)

FB Number: S5156   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Well the gate was unlocked so we went in...

Destroyed 2014-04-19 18:22 - TP9919 (Brenchley Air Beacon)

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

When I set out to do this one I was using the Android app and didn't read the single log! So got there to find a House instead of a beacon.

Good condition 2014-04-19 17:46 - TP0440 (Church Farm)

FB Number: S6162   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Located on the side of a golf course. Easy access on foot from golf club car park. This one has an OS plaque on it.

Remains 2014-04-19 16:51 - TP2476 (Cox Heath)

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

Remains as noted by previous logs

Good condition 2014-04-19 16:41 - TP9635 (Kent County Constabulary Clock Tower)

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

Coppola currently encased in scaffolding but still visible

Destroyed 2014-04-19 15:42 - TP5755 (Roydon Hall)

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

The surprising thing here is not the non-existant pillar, but the amazing triumphal arch that greets you as you walk back to your car (assuming you parked on the nearby country road corner to the north...)

Triumphal arch the middle of nowhere! Its actually about half a mile from the old house it belonged to. ©MCL

Destroyed 2014-04-19 14:09 - TP0435 (Four Wents)

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

This rivet and in fact the whole manhole has been removed. The earth at the location given by the OS diagram is soft and obviously churned in the last couple of years. No manhole or plinth at all. Comparing the old photos from previous years, it is plain to see that the entire manhole and its plinth has been completely removed ... but they didnt take away the old SV lollipop sign by the fence.

Resculpted verge Arrow shows the location where the manhole-with-rivet was located.
Alternate view showing the brook behind Showing the result of removing the manhole.

Good condition 2014-04-19 12:30 - TP4081 (Hurst Wood)

FB Number: S2040   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A short walk from a lonely gate in the woods on what is in fact a bridleway. This is another 'Hurst Wood', since there is another one about 20 miles down the road towards Ashford. 'Hurst' is a Kentish word meaning a forest clearing where you raise pigs, so its not surprising there are more than one in the county!

Good condition 2014-04-19 11:45 - TP7083 (Wrotham)

FB Number: S2012   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The Olympic Trigpoint! (..S2012?) ... Views from the top of the North Downs across the weald of Kent. Behind you is the great Wrotham Heath transmitter. Access to the trig is easiest along the field edge from the road to the west. Takes about 7 minutes each way.

Good condition 2013-07-23 14:46 - TP3492 (Greenham)

FB Number: S6936   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisited this one to find and photograph the abandoned trig a few metres away. Oh and my last visit was in the dark, so this time we had daylight for better pictures.

Toppled 2013-07-23 14:11 - TP7431 (Greenham Common)

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

Strictly this has been both toppled AND moved since it is a few metres away from its original location, and 6m away from its successor.

Good condition 2013-07-23 13:17 - TP5515 (Pound Bottom)

FB Number: S2632   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Doesn't look much like a bottom to me (land as flat as a pancake) and there was certainly no pounding going on. This pillar sits in the middle of nowhere, with a neat little fence arranged around it. Short walk from road across scrubland.

Slightly damaged 2013-07-22 12:32 - TP3706 (Heath Moor)

FB Number: S5624   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

No-one has visited this poor little pillar for four years and in that time the signs of age are beginning to appear. The top edges of the pillar are starting to crumble and it has lost those clean-cut lines of youth. (haven't we all!) Hence I am marking it down as slightly damaged. Nothing serious, its got a lot more life left in it yet...

Notice the slight crumbling of the concrete edges...

Slightly damaged 2013-07-22 07:20 - TP3824 (Higher Hollam Farm)

FB Number: S4888   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy walk along the hedge from the field gate. The lane is very narrow and the hedge is very high so getting there in the car can be like negotiating a maze... Had breakfast while parked in the entrance to the field on a boiling hot summer morning...yes even at 7am!

Remains 2013-07-22 06:55 - TP9826 (Little Torrington Church Tower)

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

Far too early in the morning to go climbing towers...

Good condition 2013-07-22 06:35 - TP8829 (Castle Bowls House Apex)

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

Very early summer morning, met a man with a dog, and admired the views which are stunning

They do like to be precise dont they! ..saw this marker sign in the backstreets of Torrington on the way to the Bowls Club©MCL

Good condition 2013-07-22 06:26 - TP9824 (Torrington Church Spire)

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

Good condition 2013-07-22 05:47 - TP7225 (Torrington (R))

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

Still in excellent condition, and easy to find.

Good condition 2013-07-21 18:11 - TP7519 (Appledore)

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

Bolted to the side of the RNLI station at the top of the slipway. Easy access by car but don't park so as to obstruct access by emergency vehicles.

Good condition 2013-07-21 17:22 - TP11217 (Bideford Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Not to be confused with the town hall flagpole which is less than 100 yards away and itself a very prominent landmark atop a magnificent cupola

NOT this one.... Its the sort of thing that might have been chosen had there not been a church right next door...©MCL

Good condition 2013-07-21 16:13 - TP11206 (Monkleigh Church Tower Centre)

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

Reassuringly there.

Destroyed 2013-07-21 14:39 - TP11216 (Strand Cinema)

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

Nice housing on the same site, but I did manage to find an old photo of the original cinema on a website (just google for it) and I think I preferred the old cinema over the new housing. It was a classic Art Deco design.

Good condition 2013-07-21 10:02 - TP11207 (Buckland Brewer Church Tower Centre)

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

Its a long way up there... Nice warm summer afternoon...Ok so it was baking hot. No-one about. Nice gate to the churchyard.

The churchyard gate ©MCL

Remains 2013-05-11 16:19 - TP5232 (Ongutein Manor)

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

I believe I have found what's left of the old trig! Now, if YOU were an old, out-of-work, broken-down pillar, where would YOU hide? Across the road from its original location is a ditch and one end of it is has chunks of concrete , about enough to make one pillar. Further, one of the lumps clearly shows the remains of one of the sightline holes. See photos. I'm satisfied this can hardly be anything but the old trig so I'm logging it as newly found remains. Most of the chunks are too large and well-ensconsed to be moved, but anyone with enough time and muscle could heave them out and maybe locate the flush bracket. Chain-gang anyone?

Location of remains ©MCL
The lump with the old sightline tube clearly visible ©MCL
The same lump from a different angle ©MCL

Good condition 2013-05-11 14:52 - TP0382 (Moonshine Gap)

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

Compared with four years back when Peregrinus was here, the surroundings are much more hostile to anyone trying to find this. Hedges now so tall you cannot use any of the sight-lines from the OS diagram (Transmitter masts and telegraph poles are just invisible through the foliage) Only found this one by measuring up the road from the marked gate post with my father's trusty old surveyor's tape. Luckily its 120ft long!

Block position given by yellow marker ©MCL
A closer look at the position ©MCL

Slightly damaged 2013-05-11 14:22 - TP5825 (Sawtry Top Lodge)

FB Number: S6823   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Simple walk up the track to the trig. It is a private road so dont take your car up. Trig is quite sunk into the ground almost up to the level of the FB so I had to do a bit of scraping to get the number.

Good condition 2013-05-11 13:00 - TP2402 (Coppingford)

FB Number: S6818   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Its a Byway... You are allowed to drive a vehicle up it, (april to october only). So I drove right up near to the trig. Very dull views though.

Remains 2013-05-11 12:18 - TP9905 (1 [Great Gidding Windmill Apex])

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

Couldn't find it 2013-05-11 11:49 - TP8796 (Top Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Ditto as Peregrinus

Couldn't find it 2013-05-11 11:49 - TP7556 (Top Farm)

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

An hour of poking revealed nothing but I can understand why... this soil is so fine its like dark sand, and the wind whips it up into sandstorms and thus clogs up and builds mini dunes around things. When I got home I had to wash it out of my HAIR! Im guessing over the years, this block has been covered to a considerable depth.

Weird dust storms The brown clouds either side of the tree are soil, not rainclouds!©MCL

Good condition 2013-05-07 15:14 - TP10790 (Woburn Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

The thing we are looking for is the white flagpole on top of the tower...

Flagpole ©MCL

Good condition 2013-05-05 15:53 - TP0260 (Faxton)

FB Number: S2074   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access, park on verge of road, over wooden bridge and turn left!

Slightly damaged 2013-05-05 14:41 - TP3426 (Grafton)

FB Number: 10370   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

As mentioned before, the gates are locked thus blocking vehicular access to the car park and woods. But since there is a pedestrian gate which is NOT locked, one assumes that the place is open for walkers, which indeed many walkers seem to believe since the place was quite bustling with activity this afternoon. OK so it was a bank holiday weekend and it was nice warm sunny weather.

Good condition 2013-05-05 12:33 - TP0533 (Cranford)

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

Found both ends of the chamber after some rooting around in the vergeside undergrowth.

The two ends of the chamber, in context.

Slightly damaged 2013-05-02 18:00 - TP8845 (Boughton Obelisk)

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

Yes this is slightly damaged. There is no way it can be described as "good" condition, but thats not to say its bad either. It is a very old stone built monument which is showing the ravages of time. Many of the lower blocks suffer from receding mortar, where the mortar is wearing back into the cracks leaving the stones in sharp relief with deep spaces between them. I suspect this is due to human activity since it seems to be confined to the lower stones within reach of people, probably of a climbing disposition.

Destroyed 2013-05-02 17:44 - TP7290 (Northampton)

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

It seems odd flagging something made of 21st century technology as "destroyed", but this station is definitely gone. As my photo shows, the location described by Lathama no longer has the rig visible. So have they moved it? Nope... a careful study of the surrounding buildings reveals nothing. Finally, a check on the active RINEX database on the OS website reveals that the station NORT no longer is listed and therefore does not exist. So it really has gone and should be marked as such.

The location described by Lathama ©MCL

Destroyed 2013-04-20 12:47 - TP7009 (Withycombe Farm)

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

If it was destroyed in '62 then its been gone for over 50 years now... Maybe we should gather and hold a BBQ to commemorate "destruction birthdays" once they get to 50!

Slightly damaged 2012-12-31 15:00 - TP0996 (Ballomill)

FB Number: S4775   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Ok this was noted as vgc in 2007 by peregrinus, but Im afraid to report that the scottish weather has not been kind to it since then. As the photo shows, serious crumbling has taken place on the top surface and edges.

Ballomill top surface As at the end of 2012, note the heavy weather damage. ©MCL

Good condition 2012-06-10 07:15 - TP0389 (Orwell)

FB Number: S5059   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A 6 for the views. Easy access from north across field and through wooded copse. Park on the A603 just on the bend which incidentally is exactly where the Prime Meridian transects the road. Oh what a nerd I am!...

Good condition 2012-06-10 06:45 - TP4543 (Lords Bridge)

FB Number: 10845   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Access via the gate as per Asbown below... Just inside the gate hidden in the trees are two huge 10m (approx) radio dishes facing upwards, like a giant salad bowl. Not been used for many years having been decomissioned in 1968. They are part of a large array of these dishes, arranged along a 1-mile track. They could park them anywhere along the track they wanted so as to get different characteristics of the overall array. As for the trig pillar, well this year its in a field of wheat. Easy access along tramlines. Got my legs drenched with the overnight dew.

Good condition 2012-06-10 06:00 - TP7125 (New Farm)

FB Number: S6225   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Indeed you can get a vehicle up to the top by the trig pillar. I watched someone do it. (Hah and you thought I was being lazy!) The lad had to access the green shed thing that is next to the two reservoir tanks inside the compound. Interetingly the shed has a TV aerial on it. Seems an awful lot of effort just to get Channel four... The pillar is indeed part buried, up to the bottom of the flush bracket. Otherwise in good condition.

Destroyed 2012-06-10 05:52 - TP3083 (Eversden)

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

Logging this as missing while I log its replacement (New Farm)

Good condition 2012-06-10 05:10 - TP6435 (Therfield)

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

An early morning is what's required for this one. Nobody about to ask awkward question like "what are you doing inside a locked compound with a camera?" Well its not my fault it was locked! Nice water tower. ...

Good condition 2012-06-10 04:42 - TP1830 (Bygrave)

FB Number: S5008   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Did this one just as the summer sun was rising on an early sunday morning. Nice walk along the bridleway, but oh so long! At this time of year the pillar is all but obscured by the brambles but I managed to fight my way in to get the data shots.

Good condition 2012-06-09 18:50 - TP9423 (Broadway Chambers Cupola)

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

A beautiful building in a rather smart area of Letchworth Garden City. The town hall (for thats what the building is) overlooks an oval shaped public arena with a central park and fountain ringed by a roadway. When I was there, a wedding party was using the park area for the usual wedding photos with all the guests standing around in smart dress wondering when it was going to be their turn... Also overlooking the public space is the old Letchworth Grammar School building.

The whole building
Zoom in on the cupola

Good condition 2012-06-09 18:30 - TP5987 (Sish Lane)

FB Number: S4470   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

It's interesting because it's in a school playing field. Its only just making the grade of "Good" condition now, and the top eyelet holes look as though they have been plugged badly with play-doh!... well I suppose it is a school after all.

Good condition 2012-06-09 14:37 - TP7761 (St Neots)

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

The given coordinates for this staion are slightly inaccurate. The original position would have put the station on the roof of the cafe at the airfield. However, when I got there, there was nothing on the roof of said cafe... so I looked around and spotted it on a kind of mobile frame, sitting about 80m away from the buildings. Hence I have entered corrected coordinates, although since this is an active station it is of course broadcasting its actual location constantly! I also present the first picture of the station. Courtesy of my zoom lens...

The active station SNEO Situated at the end of a line of gliders well away from the main buildings. I wonder how securely fixed down that stand actually is?

Good condition 2012-06-09 13:59 - TP4417 (Limlow Hill)

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

Buried in a thick-ish hedge but not inaccessible. There is just room to stand slightly hunched next to the pillar for photographic purposes...Plug intact, access from east side of hedge.

Good condition 2012-06-09 13:25 - TP2540 (Crane Hill)

FB Number: S5879   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar in reasonably good condition. It is buried deep in a large hedge but inside the hedge is not dense and it is possible to stand upright while right next to the pillar.

Good condition 2012-05-26 17:58 - TP9632 (NAE Tower)

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

This "tower", from the outside looks like some sort of storage tank, but it isn't. It's a custom-built tower to house an indoor skydiving centre. It is basically a vertical wind tunnel in which you can float freely in a massive controlled updraught powered by huge fans below. Sounds hideous? Maybe, but its better than falling out of a plane!


Good condition 2012-05-26 15:28 - TP3056 (Eltisley)

FB Number: S5883   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bugger to get to, this one. As someone noted the grass is cut but no tractor access. Well I can reveal that the grass is cut by elves who are flown in my helicopter on the sixth tuesday of every month... Access is actually via adjacent fields to the southeast. Start from the gate access in Potton End (thats the street name) which runs south from the village green. There are two small fields to cross as you work your way behind the houses towards the church.

Slightly damaged 2012-05-26 14:10 - TP3454 (Great Gransden)

FB Number: S9245   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Chunk taken out of top corner, trig buried flush in hedge. Easy access from field entrance to south. Nice water tower on other side of field.

One of the best kept water towers Ive seen in the area. ©MCL

Good condition 2012-05-26 13:57 - TP3667 (Hatley Wilds)

FB Number: S5951   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It seems everywhere I go, Griefmeister was there a couple of weeks before.... The lane he mentions is the best way to get to this one and in the baking hot day I went, there was no boggyness left in the country lane. Interesting bit of old railway passed on the way up to the trig. This would have been part of the old Oxford-to-Cambridge line, of which only the Bletchley-to-Bedford section remains in operation. Trig has original plug with indented lettering and the concrete surface is showing signs of years of weathering.

Good condition 2012-05-26 12:43 - TP2642 (Croydon Hill)

FB Number: S5950   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This one gets a 7 because of the views. Parked by the field gate to the west and its an easy walk round to the trig. Original plug intact but there is some slight crumbling of the top edges of the pillar. Years of lichen I suspect....

Destroyed 2012-05-26 10:07 - TP4890 (Monks Hardwick)

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

Good condition 2012-05-26 09:35 - TP8795 (Galley Hill)

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

Its quite a long walk to this one from the main car park, though if you manage to have an excuse to use the car park next to the main house then the walk is only half as long. I visited this place early on a very hot day before the temperatures became stratospheric.

No its not the hole for your grandmas washing line...

Slightly damaged 2012-05-26 08:00 - TP6268 (Sutton)

FB Number: S5952   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside trig with easy access. As previously noted, this one leans slightly towards the field. Bracket faces road and there is some slight damage to the top edges of the pillar. Original plug still intact.

Destroyed 2012-05-20 21:08 - TP4264 (Knighton)

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

Gone for good. (or bad...)

Slightly damaged 2012-05-20 20:58 - TP0281 (Wall Common)

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

This is the first one where I have been unable to reach the flush bracket. Oh well there is no doubting the pillar is present and intact even if a little overprotected by the surrounding ground.

Good condition 2012-05-20 20:27 - TP5332 (Pawlett)

FB Number: S3259   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Plug is concrete/asphalt not original, but otherwise good condition. very easy access from nearby field gate, which they even graciously left open for me!

Good condition 2012-05-20 17:50 - TP6655 (Unity Farm)

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

One of two in the same street (well almost, and the street is very very long. Brean Down is at its other end.... )

Good condition 2012-05-20 17:30 - TP1608 (Brean Down)

FB Number: S3270   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This one takes a while but what you see is worth it. When you park the car at the bottom of the steps and climb the 5 million stairs to the top, please don't leave your camera in the car..... Just speaking from experience there. It's a loooong way down and if you suffer from vertigo don't look down as you climb.

I definitely needed the drink! (other brands of soft drink are available from your local stores...)©MCL

Good condition 2012-05-20 16:42 - TP0283 (Sand Bay)

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

I am actually Griefmeisters stalker....

Good condition 2012-05-20 16:11 - TP4803 (Middle Hope)

FB Number: S3269   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A bit misty but still great views of the bay. You do this one as a warm-up exercise for Brean Down... in fact when I did this one, I actually had the map printout for Brean Down in my hand and was thinking, once I got to the trig, how short the distance was.... Then I realised my error!

Good condition 2012-05-19 14:45 - TP6448 (Thornehill Head)

FB Number: S5488   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy bag at side of road, cant miss it! Was greeted by two very polite 15 year old boys on bicycles who knew exactly what the trig was and what they were used for. They said they had visited quite a few of these things locally but had no knowledge of this website. So who knows, maybe we will get a couple of new members signing up.

Damaged 2012-05-19 13:28 - TP1786 (Burnstone Farm)

FB Number: S5687   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Very well buried in a thick hedge and the top covered in thick ivy. On a substantial hedgebank because the flush bracket is at chest height, even if you do have to dig into the hedge to find it.

Good condition 2012-05-19 12:17 - TP6151 (Stanbury Point)

FB Number: S5434   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good walk from the NT car park, takes about 20 minutes. Then you leave your keys on the gatepost at the trig and realise when you get back to the car park.... Then it only takes about 8 minutes each way!

Destroyed 2012-05-13 17:16 - TP4564 (Lower Farm)

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

The location would put this pillar right in the middle of a thicket at the top of a mound by the side of the M40 motorway....! The pillar was originally at the ground level of the old A40 as shown in the 1982 photo. Also check out the old road position in the 1945 aerial photos on Google Earth...Since then, the old road has been ripped up, moved about 100m north, and the huge new earthworks mound built up to go between the motorway carriagway and one of its sliproads. This means the ground at that point is several metres higher than it was 30 years ago. So anywone who thinks the pillar might still be in that wooded copse on the mound is just dreaming. There is no reason the motorway construction people would have uprooted the pillar, preserved it then put it back when they finished 10m or so higher than they found it. ...or would they? Only an unauthorised climb to that mound top will confirm, but I know where I would place my bets...

Good condition 2012-05-13 15:00 - TP4235 (Kingston Hill)

FB Number: S4760   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This deserves such a low score in revenge for what that thicket did to my body! (Hint...DONT wear shorts and a T-shirt...unless you are a fan of medieval torture techniques) Anyway this took me and my compatriot over an hour to find drawing blood from me and wrecking a new coat on Jason. (No it wasn't the Golden Fleece...). We first found the concrete post and push our way in but then somehow the path divided (well i call it a path only in the very loosest of terms) and we must have taken the wrong fork. Inside the thicket there is no hope of GPS lock and we fumbled and scratched around for ages before finally happening upon the beast. yes we also tried the trick of getting down on the floor of the thicket and looking through all the trunks to spot the concrete but sadly that just doesnt work! I hate it, I despise it, and I hope the little git rots in hell. Apart from that it was a lovely sunny afternoon with the birds tweeting and the lambs bleating... :)

Damaged 2012-05-13 14:00 - TP4563 (Lower Farm)

FB Number: S4763   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

As people have noted before, this one is crumbling from the top. With the farm gate so near it really is a dash-and-grab job. Park in the gate inlet not on the whizzy road itself...

Good condition 2012-04-28 20:20 - TP4029 (Horton)

FB Number: S7198   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Well as the Cyclist has noted there is a problem with the way the footpath enters the field. It doesnt do it at the point where the map says it does! I happened to bump into the farmer and he said that as far as he is concerned, the footpath now goes through the gate, and indeed it has been designed with a suitable lock mechanism for walkers and ramblers. So there you have it.. mystery solved.

Good condition 2012-04-28 20:00 - TP0728 (Muswell Hill)

FB Number: S1460   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Sheep look after this one, with help from the OS plaque... Top plug is missing.

Good condition 2012-04-28 19:40 - TP1632 (Brill House)

FB Number: S4764   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition 2012-04-28 19:15 - TP2962 (Easington)

FB Number: S1887   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The views would be nice if the rain stopped... The trig is in good condition, plug intact, eyeholes a bit filled in but otherwise good.

Good condition 2012-04-28 18:50 - TP0899 (Ashendon Resr)

FB Number: S4756   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A village-let perched on top of a hill!... And a trig perched on top of a hill-on-to-of-a-hill!.. There are no fence holes now, and a second, shiny new gate has been installed next to the old one and the minefield and machine gun nests have probably been replenished with new ordnance... Better put my James Bond costume on!

Good condition 2012-04-28 18:20 - TP4615 (Mainshill)

FB Number: S4933   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Climbed up the path from the road towards the observatory. Very windy.. even the camera tripod got blown over. And the rain, oh the rain.... After nearly three years everything seems still intact and I get the feeling this one is a bit looked-after, maybe by the Astronomers? Its very neatly painted and hedge next to it is properly trimmed. All you expect to see next is a smooth bowling green and some elderly ladies....

Destroyed 2012-04-28 17:50 - TP3528 (Grovehill Farm)

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

Rainy and Windy and not very nice. And nothing to see either...

Good condition 2012-04-28 17:30 - TP1674 (Brookside Farm)

FB Number: S4930   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The very charming Mr A. Jones let me in and showed me where his trig pillar was. Peeing down with rain and the mud in these parts is very very claggy. Every footfal gets heavier and heavier and you end up being about two inches taller than when you went in. .... Then it all falls off in the car... Now lets clear up this business about the location moving: I talked to Mr Jones and he tells me it has not been moved to his knowledge and that BT visited it last year (why?) and were quite happy with their satellite lock they got for it. So I took a new waypoint and have submitted it as the actual current co-ordinates of the trig.

Good condition 2012-04-21 20:15 - TP6041 (Snow Hill)

FB Number: S4543   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Buried in an angry bramble bush. Just got photos of top and FB by poking arm in and hoping. All in order it seems.

Good condition 2012-04-21 19:45 - TP5088 (New Barns)

FB Number: S4548   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

You must beehive yourself doing this can drive to this one along the byway which is gravelled enough to allow a car to get along it. The pillar is just the other side of a gate which is easy to duck under for access. Within ten yards is an area of about 20 beehives, though at this time of year not a single bee was spotted. Pillar still in good condition.

Good condition 2012-04-21 18:30 - TP7040 (Woodfield)

FB Number: S4350   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access across arable field. Walk in the tramlines to avoid damage!

Good condition 2012-04-21 17:50 - TP4349 (Langham Lodge)

FB Number: 10641   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy find, situated in open wooded copse just off country lane. Top plug all intact and no damage to the pillar. Maybe a bit greenish tinge from algae rather more than most pillars but I put that down to the sheltered woodland location.

Couldn't find it 2012-04-21 17:35 - TP0402 (Runkin's Corner)

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

As noted for some years, this marker, if it still exists is buried under a huge pile of rubble and hardcore. I suspect the pile has grown since Pharisee's visit four years ago. The OS sketch mentions a concrete octagon and indeed the remains of this are scattered around. One assumes the octagon originally covered a manhole which is indeed still in existance. By my GPS positioning, the point where the marker would have been has some two feet thick of hardcore on top of it... My guess is no-one is going to find this now without earthmoving equipment.

The main pile of hardcore
Part of the octagon (the base I think)
Another part of the original octagon ..This time its a piece of upper section, and at least a complete octagon!

Good condition 2012-04-15 19:50 - TP0897 (Ashby Grange)

FB Number: S4993   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

As people have noted before, the FB is buried almost up to the bottom of the FB number. Easy field gate to duck under. And speaking of ducks... a few around on the pathway quacking excitedly at me as I invade their afternoon.

Good condition 2012-04-15 19:20 - TP1337 (Berry Hill Farm)

FB Number: S5068   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Took the route in via the bridleway. Trig situated at very corner of hedge. All intact. Fluffy lambs with anxious mothers....

Good condition 2012-04-15 18:50 - TP5131 (Nippets)

FB Number: S6740   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wrong side of hedge on first try but luckily there is a low bit of fence that can be easily climbed over just a few yards from the trig. The FB faces north....

Good condition 2012-04-15 18:00 - TP0727 (Charwelton)

FB Number: S1499   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Drive up the access road to the base of the tower and its a short walk across the grass to the trig. All intact. Just how many towers does one need on one hilltop?

Destroyed 2012-04-13 19:50 - TP0251 (Grimsbury)

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

Four years on and quite unsurprisingly it is still missing.... Thought I would take a peek just in case something new had been put back in its place but no.

Slightly damaged 2012-04-13 19:20 - TP2624 (Crouch Hill)

FB Number: S6745   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

The graffiti artists are back.... The local estate has been described below as commuter belt housing. Well now we know what the youths get up to when their parents are busy commuting. The pillar has been sprayed yellow at some point in the past (it's fading a bit now) and a rather unglamorous phallus has been painted in black on the western face. Plenty of broken bottles again but on the bright side, the views are stunning. Notice also the ring of tree saplings in the field to the east. A sort of "woodhenge"... Its even on the satellite photos on Google.

Good condition 2012-04-13 18:30 - TP6719 (Walton Grounds)

FB Number: S6781   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Still there, no change to condition. Lovely views to north.

Good condition 2012-04-10 18:33 - TP2139 (Chelveston)

FB Number: S9373   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Access to this one from the SW via footpaths as marked on OS map. However, the footpath appears to terminate just past the trig point. The land it used to cross is now signposted as "dangerous ground" and offers no other elaboration. Anyway, you get to this one by going over the gate some 50m to the E and suffering the glare of numerous cows who can't get into that bit of the field because of some electric fence. They will all shamble over as far as the fence will allow and moo at you incessantly while you try frantically not to attract attention...

Good condition 2012-04-10 16:14 - TP1626 (Briggs Lodge Farm)

FB Number: S6787   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

18 months on and plug and spider still intact... moss is starting to encroach the top surface though.

Good condition 2012-04-10 14:30 - TP7759 (Wellingborough)

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

This one is situated on the roof of the main building of the Broadholme Water Treatment Works near Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. You can get to this one by parking near the traffic lights (off the road please!) and then walking along the Nene Way public footpath which follows the line of the main driveway to the sewage works. Although the compound is protected by big motorised gates by the roadside, and more gates by the actual compound, (and probably minefields and machine-gun nests every ten yards..) the puplic footpath passes right by the main inner gate with no barrier to keep pedestrians out. So although you can't drive into the compound without seventeen security gates needing to be opened after vicious interrogation, you can walk right in and nobody stops you! On the return journey, you walk across the riverside meadow and can see a beautiful single-track stone bridge (with passing places for pedestrians to nip into). This carries the main road although modern traffic flow has to be regulated by those pesky traffic lights I mentioned earlier. Although designed for the days of horse and cart, I wouldn't fancy myself hiding in one of those cubbyholes while a ten ton artic thundered past!

Composite photo of station ©MCL
That lovely bridge... ©MCL

Good condition 2012-04-10 13:14 - TP5586 (Raunds)

FB Number: 11003   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Interesting one this because of its unusual number. So unusual that, with the space included, you can't type it into this database! Hence entering it without the space as 11003... Best way to get to this one is via field gate from roadway some 50m west of the hedgepoint. Over the gate, and walk round the very wide field border till you reach the trig. No scratchy hedges to scramble through!

Good condition 2012-04-09 19:00 - TP5612 (Red House Farm)

FB Number: S4929   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Edge of field full of rapeseed. Next to railway line full of big things whooshing past every few minutes. Parked by the bridge and sneaked along the field edge. Getting dark, with just enough light to take photos.

Good condition 2012-04-08 23:02 - TP6698 (Wain Hill)

FB Number: S2026   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A lot of huffing and puffing up very steep hill. Approached from the NE via the paths marked on OS map. From where I parked the car to the top of the hill is a vertical height of 65 metres and it bloody feels like it!

Good condition 2012-04-08 18:06 - TP5451 (Pink Hill)

FB Number: S4758   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hedge is thinner than in previous years but I guess that might be the drought...

Good condition 2012-04-08 17:24 - TP0261 (Windsor Hill)

FB Number: S2027   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Standing all alone in the corner of a field. The view in one direction is lousy... woods. The view the other way is fantastic. The radio tower you can see on the hills is about 10 miles away..

Good condition 2012-04-08 11:12 - TP2195 (Clapham Road Resr)

FB Number: S6833   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10 about on Easter day is there? <wink> ...

Destroyed 2012-04-07 15:05 - TP0259 (Wardrobes)

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

This road junction has been totally dug up and redesigned in the last few years... If you want proof of that, just compare the aerial photos on Google Maps with the Google streetview of the same place. The grassy island that used to inhabit the centre of the junction, shaped like a half-moon, has now totally gone. All the furniture is brand new and you can see from the lines of the roads compared to the old photos that everything was dug up during the overhaul. And that includes our rivet.

Good condition 2012-04-02 12:03 - TP3009 (Easterfield)

FB Number: S4290   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nine years since my first visit and this time I pick a day when the gold course is open....

Destroyed 2012-03-30 17:21 - TP7673 (Pound Farm)

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

No sign of it. But then I never expected any....

Destroyed 2012-03-30 17:15 - TP7841 (Wood Farm)

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

Yes this one is gone. TP6679 Varneys Wood is the one that replaced it.

Slightly damaged 2012-03-24 17:15 - TP6203 (Stoke Lyne)

FB Number: S6763   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Unremarkable location but as people have logged already the trig is not vertical. The leaning trig of Lyne maybe we should rename it. Its angle is about the same as that tower in Piza. Did notice a strange deposit of something like porridge just in front of the trig. Wasn't going to investigate to find out though!

Slightly damaged 2012-03-24 16:30 - TP1498 (Blisworth Hill)

FB Number: S7239   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Mossy and crumbling edges is all I can say here. Finally after 9 years I come back and find what was there all along. Comparing my photos from my last unsuccessful visit (which I didn't actually log on here) I can see now why i missed it. The dense undegrowth that completely hid the trig in 2003 is all gone. Probably due to acid rain, global warming, or more likely, the current drought! Now the change of condition: Looking at the photos of others and seeing the moss eating away at the flaking crumbling edges, I reckon we should now class this one as slightly damaged. Its been going that way over the last few years and its just a matter of when we actually pin the changeover down. Its a bit arbitrary I know but i think there are other trigs in the same state that are classed as slightly damaged so I'm voting for this one to go the same way.

Couldn't find it 2012-03-17 17:30 - TP0254 (Daventry North)

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

It should be noted that the diagram kindly provided by the OS is out of date.... the fence with the posts they so meticulously counted for guidance, is no longer in existence. If anyone is going to find this thing, its going to have to be using measuring tapes from the lamp post and telegraph pole to triangulate. There is a new railing where the fence once was. We also have to consider the possibility that it has been removed during the building work.

Good condition 2012-03-17 17:00 - TP0623 (Daventry FBM Aux 1)

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

Very easy to spot in the short grass, but even so my Etrex took me straight to it. Please note the tree mentioned and featuring in Father Ted's photo has now been cut down... see my own and Dusty's photos for the evidence.

Slightly damaged 2012-03-17 16:24 - TP3082 (Everdon)

FB Number: 2969   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Plug missing (see previous photos) and chunks missing from side, hence rating of slightly damaged. Walked up from the road to the west via farmyard. Pillar not actually on footpath but not far off it. This is the first pillar I have found that has a FB number that is only four digits. Normally they have a letter (usually S) as a prefix. Anyone know why?

Good condition 2012-03-17 15:30 - TP1487 (Blakesley Heath)

FB Number: S7432   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the field today was one solitary and rather snooty-looking bull. I could tell it was a bull by the size of its bullocks. It stood in the middle of the field, which is in fact right in the line of the footpath, and faced me at all times, by swivelling as I skirted the field, like a steam locomotive on a turntable. Lucky I wasn't wearing my red shorts...I took a quick photo by the trig and beat a hasty retreat. Plug intact and pillar in good condition.

Good condition 2012-03-17 15:02 - TP7195 (Daventry)

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

Destroyed 2012-03-04 18:00 - TP3451 (Great Chart)

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

Destroyed 2012-03-04 16:46 - TP4082 (Hurst Wood)

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

Good condition 2012-03-04 16:11 - TP6849 (Westwell)

FB Number: S4028   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My recommendation is to visit this one in winter. It is easily seen through the thin brambles branches since they have no summer foliage. Other people have noted difficulty getting into the main field but in fact there is a footpath across the field from approx 2/3 way up the eastern edge (at the point where the lane bends away from the field), to the SW corner. So you just climb the stile to get in. This still leaves you on the wrong side of the fence from the trig but as I said if you do it in winter its no prblem seeing and photographing the thing.

Slightly damaged 2012-03-04 15:27 - TP2354 (Colliers Hill)

FB Number: S4026   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked to the south and climbed the hill following the edge of the field in freezing driving wind and lashing rain, in shorts and hoodie. The mud was slippery walking out to the lonely pillar and the umbrella I used for shelter almost whisked me away down the hill again. Oh the things we do for these little fellows... I agree with the previous logger that the condition of the base means this should be logged as slightly damaged. But only slightly....

Good condition 2012-03-04 15:00 - TP1539 (Boughton Place)

FB Number: S1802   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access to this one but you need to be on the west side of the hedge to see the Flush Bracket. Driving wind, Lashing rain, so I didn't stop to admire any views.

Good condition 2012-03-03 17:16 - TP3974 (Holly Hill)

FB Number: S2039   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Located in woods atop small hill. Picnic bench and information board nearby, though both are now showing signs of disrepair. The trig itself is in good condition with plug intact.

Slightly damaged 2012-03-03 16:15 - TP7208 (Snodland)

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

On the Pilgrim's Way. Nothing to add to previous logs about the mark itself, but i did notice a huge number of "lollipops" at the side of the path nearby. (see photo)... just in the middle of nowhere!

What a lot of lollipops! ©MCL

Good condition 2012-03-03 15:21 - TP8036 (Naval Memorial)

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

I grew up less than a mile from this point. To us locals it was always called "the war memorial" but it is more properly called a "naval memorial" because all the names of the people who died that are listed on the plaques are just the naval personnel from the two great wars of the twentieth century. And there are a lot of them,.. all categorised from midshipmen to chefs... The monument is open to the public and very imposing, standing in clear sight of the surrounding Medway Towns. As you stand on the surrounding fields (called "The Great Lines") there is in fact a napoleonic fort in tunnels virtually beneath your feet (Fort Amherst, and you can visit those for a guided tour too. So what about its place in this database... Well I notice it is a fairly recent addition and comes under the class of "monument", and I have only met one other of these before (TP7898 Bridgwater Monument near Tring in Hertfordshire). That is a tall tower much like this one but has a high platform you can climb to, and on that one, the mark is a stud in the corner of the platform. However, there is no platform on this Naval Monument, although it IS possible for workmen to get inside it via a door cunningly disguised as panel 29. There are in fact stairs going up inside it, and you can see slit windows up the side of the tower. So, based on the assumption that there is not access to a high platform, and based also on the fact that I could not find any trace of a stud or bolt at ground level I am forced to conclude that the tower itself is the marker and maybe the spike on the top is the reference point! I notice that with the orientation of the slits, it would have been possible to sight two other trigs, namely TP3232 Fort Borstal, and TP3992 Home Farm. So maybe the OS surveyors could climb up inside the tower and have a special platform inside which mere mortals such as us are never likely to get access to. But I rather suspect this is just an intersection point marker...visible for reference from two other trigs but never used for sighting outwards. Anyway I have furnished a few photos of the monument, the lion statues guarding it, and the cunningly concealed door. Anyone else shed any light on this?

Naval memorial Showing the whole of the tower and its base. There are walls surrounding the tower on three sides with even more names on them....©MCL
Closer detail of the base Showing the panels of names of the fallen seamen©MCL
The lions and the ledge Possibly a bolt or rivet may be fixed on one of these ledges? Not visible from ground level.©MCL
Panel No29 is in fact a door ..cunningly disguised to look like all the other panels, except you notice this one has hinges on the left and a couple of keyholes in amongst the names on the right.©MCL
The keyholes .. showing that this is a door and the only visible way to get inside the monument. But why would anyone want to do that?©MCL

Good condition 2012-03-03 14:30 - TP0443 (Grain)

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

Yeah its there, you just have to measure carefully... One thing I must say is that the houses shown in Iainmacs picture have all been demolished. Thats in 7 years...

Good condition 2012-02-28 07:30 - TP7760 (Milton Keynes)

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

I happen to be a customer of the company that is right next door to Leica... so i drive past this station at least once a week..

Slightly damaged 2012-02-28 07:15 - TP7910 (Bridge 839 (M1))

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

I'm marking this one as slightly damaged because the bolt appears to have been bent out of shape (see photo) The bolt is situated over the middle lane of the northbound carriagway, about 18 inches from the southern railings. The bridge is indeed old, it was built at the same time as the M1 itself. It appears on my 1965 OS map.

The bent bolt Notice the bolt has been bent over to the right. ©MCL

Not Logged 2012-02-26 17:37 - TP0729 (Whittlebury Church Tower)

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

OK so now I have an idea.... Time and technology have moved on since my log some years ago and still no-one has managed to bag this one. It strikes me that what we need is one of those little radio controlled helicopters with a camera on it...and someone who can fly it. Any takers?

Good condition 2012-02-25 16:20 - TP6864 (Whilton Hill)

FB Number: S5041   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Sheep. And not much else. Distant roar of M1 motorway. Pillar still in good shape, plug intact

Good condition 2012-02-25 15:29 - TP6786 (Weedon Hill)

FB Number: S5502   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nothing to add to all the other entries except to say it is still there, still intact and just as easy to get to.

Good condition 2012-02-12 15:23 - TP4626 (Manningtree)

FB Number: S2112   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

It looks as though I am stalking Beastmarsta! Anyway, a singularly ininteresting location, just inside a field some 5m from the roadway hedge. Easy access from the roadside through a natural opening in the hedge. Well trodden I would say.

Good condition 2012-02-12 14:04 - TP0404 (Jaggers)

FB Number: S1900   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily reached from the adjacent lane. Standing about 5m from hedge in field. This pillar can be seen on Google Streetview! All intact with top plug and OS Plaque. Score 7 because of the views.

Good condition 2012-02-12 11:46 - TP7766 (Ardleigh)

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

I can't believe I'm the first person to log this after all these years!.. This is of course NOT a pillar. From the photo you can see it is a small radio device mounted atop a short pole on the side of the building. The building looks as though it has something to do with the local water board. Location is on the shore of a reservoir. Gates locked, no direct access, and even if there was there are no lovely numbers to collect!

Ardleigh Active Station Its the little white blob on the top of the short pole on the wall of the building...

Slightly damaged 2011-12-05 16:30 - TP4763 (Melbury Hill)

FB Number: S5489   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Damaged pillar has a sizeable chunk bitten out of the top edge. These woods must be inhabited by ferocious monsters that eat concrete. Or maybe just teenagers! Pillar has many dimples and holes hacked into it but the top plug is intact.

Damage to top edge of pillar This is why i mark it as slightly damaged.©MCL

Slightly damaged 2011-12-05 14:47 - TP5185 (Northway Farm)

FB Number: S5368   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

if you have a small car, are thin, and breath in deeply, you can park in the lane next to the trig. If not... don't!

Good condition 2011-05-02 17:10 - TP5510 (Potcote Farm)

FB Number: S7337   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

We parked at the gate on the track to the radio masts and just walked across the field of cows. Bloody things didn't even notice us....

Slightly damaged 2011-05-01 16:53 - TP3299 (Gammaton Cross)

FB Number: S5356   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Very high laneside hedges and very hard to get in to photograph the FB but used a camera on a stick. Trig still present in 2011!

Good condition 2011-05-01 14:00 - TP4435 (Little Ashridge)

FB Number: S5360   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Once you are out of the lane the views are amazing. Trig still in good condition still buried high up in a laneside hedge. Only got photo of top by sticking camera on a pole and waving it with a time delay!

Good condition 2010-07-03 21:40 - TP4919 (Moreton Farm)

FB Number: S4765   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Interesting location because of the inscribed memorial stones next to the trig pillar. Might almost have been a grave, but Im sure its not. Visited this one with the last gloomy light of day fading away, so getting back along the paths was fun to say the least. Its about this point my partner-in-crime says ..You do know that Etrex has a trackback feature dont you?...

Good condition 2010-07-03 15:00 - TP8973 (South African War Monument)

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

Did this one at the same time as the adjacent trig TP4899. Literally yards apart.

Good condition 2010-07-03 08:37 - TP4899 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S6207   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The shorter path up the hill is also the steepest, and nasty to descend if you are fat. (Well I might as well admit it!)

Good condition 2010-06-30 16:59 - TP0919 (Atkins Farm)

FB Number: S4507   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nasty one to get to, but if you don't wear a thin T-shirt, and you don't wear shorts, you won't be mutilated by the thicket. I did, I do, and I was....

Good condition 2010-06-30 15:54 - TP2470 (Cowcroft)

FB Number: S4453   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Park in church car park and walk through woods. Lovely "lane" setting (see photo).

How idyllic...

Slightly damaged 2010-06-30 10:51 - TP0380 (Bovingdon Green)

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

Apart from the lost cap, nothing else wrong with it.

Toppled 2010-06-24 21:14 - TP5751 (Roundhay Farm)

FB Number: S6834   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Since last year a new fence and gate has been installed, which has the effect of hiding the poor trig even more.

A new fence and gate

Destroyed 2010-06-24 17:02 - TP7113 (Bolnhurst)

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

Not even a nice place to visit.

Destroyed 2010-06-22 23:13 - TP5552 (Quarrendon)

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

Logged to stop the dot on the interactive map from being blue....

Good condition 2010-06-22 16:30 - TP6826 (Westcott Aerodrome)

FB Number: S4506   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Can it really be three years since anyone was here last? The security guard at the gate was most helpful, going and fetching a manager who then authorised us to go onto the compound. Still in vgc, on a beautifully manicured piece of lawn tucked in a disused corner of the old airfield.

Good condition 2010-06-22 16:00 - TP6692 (Waddesdon Hill)

FB Number: S4511   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another summer and another survivor. Still in vgc, situated next to wire fence on FB side so photos are tricky. Indented lettering and clean cap.

Destroyed 2010-06-21 18:36 - TP1565 (Bradwell Common)

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

This is really a note log about the rivet mentioned by peregrinus a couple of logs down the page. Since MK is my home town, I am interested in finding it so I went to look today... From my calculations, careful study of high scale maps and a walk around with my trusty Etrex, I conclude that the rivet is located on teh flat roof of the building that bears the name Lloyds Court. The site is managed by a company in Oxford Street, London called LaSalle Property Management. There is no local contact. I think access is likely to be tiresome...

Good condition 2010-06-20 19:00 - TP0257 (Three Points)

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

What a horrendously busy road! Parked in field gate thingy about 100m east. Initially walked the wrong way up the road, because I had the etrex on OSGB setting but hadn't changed the datum!!! Why do people think its funny to scream out of car windows at you as they whizz past?

Good condition 2010-06-20 18:30 - TP3713 (Heet Farm)

FB Number: S6773   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 2010-06-20 18:00 - TP4826 (Mill Hill)

FB Number: S4762   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Now I have a rant to spout here, but first the paperwork..I say Slightly Damaged only becuase the plug is missing, otherwise the pillar is in good condition and has at one time been painted white, though thats mostly worn off now. Now the rant. I notice other loggers have mentioned the state of the footpaths in this area, but I have another issue. We parked in the Prison car par (like Lathama)and took the path across the field of rare black sheep (yeah we thought they were goats too!). In the adjacent field were all white sheep, so I guess they have to keep them apart if they dont want to end up with lots of grey lambs.... Anyway, after crossing the field of black sheep and foll.owing the path along the far fence into the gravelled yard, you turn sharp right and have to climb over two stiles. So you put your hand firmly on the top horizontal bar of the stile (the one you are going to have highest in between your legs when you are astride the stile), ready to pull yourself up onto the stile platform. And then you realise that you fingers have just been punctured by hidden barbed wire, stapled to the unseen face of the horizontal bar! What freaking idiot put that there! THESE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SAFE PLACES TO WALK. Need less to say BOTH stiles (within 10m of each other) are treated the same way so that anyone coming from the wrong side is going to put their hand right onto a chunk of spiky metal. Are these landowners morons? If anyone knows who to complain to, for trig sake do so before someone else gets slashed. I had to have stitches!

Good condition 2010-06-19 17:00 - TP2240 (Cloudesley Bush)

FB Number: S2377   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just been given a new coat of white paint it seems.

Good condition 2010-06-13 06:30 - TP5512 (Potterscrouch)

FB Number: S4510   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I followed the footpath for about 50m then turned left into field of caravans, then followed hedge along to gate into paddock.

Destroyed 2010-06-13 05:45 - TP1606 (Breakspear College)

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

Like everyone says its a birdbath out there!

Slightly damaged 2010-06-13 05:30 - TP6679 (Varneys Wood)

FB Number: 10709   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

The best access is indeed from the field side, and its not a problem getting to it, since the field actually has a public footpath going through it (although not past the trig pillar).

Good condition 2010-06-13 05:30 - TP3161 (Fieldsend)

FB Number: S4455   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This one needs gauntlets. Thick ones. Situation still as previous logs detail. Best place to park is in the lane's dogleg about 100m south.

Good condition 2010-06-13 04:50 - TP7243 (Hemel Hempstead (R))

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

Railing enclosure filled with foliage but the pillar is just visible still. As to the location: When the FBM was originally placed, Washington Avenue (as it is now) was actually part of an extended Piccotts End Lane, which used to come right past at this point following roughly the eastward route of the road, until it finally joined St Agnell's Lane at about where Astley Cooper School is now. The whole area was the Grovehill estate, and this part of Hemel is still known by that name.

Good condition 2010-06-13 04:50 - TP0651 (Hemel Hempstead FBM Aux 1)

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

Actually Pharisee, it really is there, exactly where the diagram says it is! I too, turned up in the small hours of the morning and measured everything out and the first prod I made struck gold! It is not buried deep, and the grass had not completely grown over it. It is about a half inch below the grass ground level thats all. I present the world with the first photograph of the intact Berntsen chamber... As there is no photograph of this station in the OS database, could the Admin please forward the photo to the OS for inclusion

The Berntsen shown by arrow with inset of actual chamber (lid removed)

Good condition 2010-06-13 04:30 - TP3809 (High Street Green)

FB Number: S4459   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Moderately interesting location in that the nearby woods have an ancient tumulus in them. Good condition, cap intact. The ground is obviously higher now than when the pillar was built... Maybe they put a new layer of dirt over the old ground and called it Hemel Hempstead....:P

Good condition 2010-06-09 12:30 - TP0549 (Wicken (1984) (R))

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

If you poke around at this one you get a warning over a tannoy that says "You are being monitored by close circuit cameras. If you are not authorised to be in this area you must leave immediately". How rude, I thought. But I went anyway.

Good condition 2010-06-09 12:08 - TP3567 (Hainey Hill)

FB Number: S8061   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Since my failed visit back in 2004, things have changed. Today I had no difficulty getting access. The farm manager (or owner, whatever..) stopped by in his land rover and asked what i was looking for, and when I told him, he was fine about me going and looking. He even told me the best route to get to it. Nice chap. Curiously, he asked me if I had "bought" it... was I the "owner". Someone else had visited in the past saying they had "bought the rights to look after these things"... I didn't disillusion the poor chap. Didn't seem proper!

Good condition 2010-06-01 17:00 - TP3472 (Great Widmoor Wood)

FB Number: S4512   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Nice wood except in the rain.... Still in good condition, the top plug being particularly clean I noticed.

Good condition 2010-05-27 15:40 - TP4847 (Miswell Farm)

FB Number: S4508   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked next to the canal bridge at Little Tring and followed the footpath towards Miswell Farm. Once at the gates to the field with the trig in, you have a choice to make. The trig is either to the left of the fence or the right, and from the gate you can take either side. Well, its actually the left hand side you want, climbing the hill with the fence to your right. Pillar is at the top. Still in good condition with cap intact. Field contains cows and bull, who don't seem to notice you at all. Mind the cowpats.

Good condition 2010-05-23 15:00 - TP6902 (Whitefield Down)

FB Number: S4877   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Absolutely fantastic views in all directions. Beautifull sunny day and you can see for miles and miles. (Presumably to at least two other trigpoints...!)

Good condition 2010-05-18 18:00 - TP5981 (Silverstone)

FB Number: S9372   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I don't think they will be getting rid of this one in any kind of hurry. Beautifully kept, and beautifully situated.

MCL woz ere! Since they so nicely provide a map, I thought I would point out the exact location of the pillar on it. ©MCL

Good condition 2010-05-18 17:16 - TP6219 (Stowe Park)

FB Number: S7253   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Peregrinus is right about the slight damage to the trig pillar. Otherwise fairly intact, with friendly sheep nearby. Oh yes, and a huge obelisk, which now has its own page on this website..

Slightly damaged 2010-05-18 15:46 - TP8777 (Wolfes Obelisk)

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

This obelisk is only a few yards from the trig pillar TP6219 so I am moving the photos I took of the obelisk from the trig-log to here. The trig pillar page should now only be for the pillar and not this monument. One has to wonder why they put a trig pillar so close to an intersection point... However the condition of this obelisk is not very good. Yes it is still standing but look at the condition of the surface in my photo.. its broken, crumbly, weatherbeaten, and definitely showing its age. (I mean the stonework not me!)

The base of the obelisk showing what damage time has done
The obelisk from grass level ©MCL

Good condition 2010-05-17 07:43 - TP0624 (Great Linford FBM Aux 1)

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

This has now been removed from the OS database (presumably retired) and therefore the link to the OS page at the top of this page is now broken

Slightly damaged 2010-05-16 18:00 - TP6082 (Southend Hill)

FB Number: S1884   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Well in 2003 I took a look at this one and promised myself to return and its only taken 7 years! I am marking this down as Slightly Damaged in that there is quite a lot of etched graffiti scratched into the sides of this pillar. It is known by the local youths as a place to go (I know this because my current companion IS one of the local youths...) and several have left notice of their undying love for each other and exactly when they are supposed to have done it and who they are supposed to have done it with. Apparently they call it Nipple Hill because of it's profile with the trig pillar on top. So, I have to say that we cannot honestly rate this as a perfect pillar any more. Functionally it is all there, but cosmetically scarred. In addition there appears to be a quantity of dried manure on the top. Says it all, really...

Good condition 2010-05-16 17:00 - TP4440 (Little Easthall Farm)

FB Number: S4471   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

As reported earlier, barbed wire fence round field. Sent minion in to get fresh pictures. Its good to have nimble, fearless minions at one's beck and call...

As it looks in May 2010

Good condition 2010-05-16 16:45 - TP0384 (Ansells End)

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

So there we were, kneeling by the side of a godforsaken bend in an unheard of road in the middle of nowhere, scrabbling around in the dirt for a lump of metal fixed in some concrete, the size of a fingernail. Just what kind of people are we all? Bloody mad I reckon.... (Found it though!)

The rivet pointed out

Slightly damaged 2010-05-16 15:00 - TP6734 (Warden Hill)

FB Number: S4541   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

"Slightly Damaged" in that the top plug is missing. Otherwise in fairly good condition.

Good condition 2010-05-15 18:51 - TP6736 (Warden Tunnel)

FB Number: S6801   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Has it really been 7 years since I was last here?! Well this time I found it, after all the hard work by previous loggers. (I use the word "logger" purely in its arboreal sense....)

Good condition 2010-05-15 15:00 - TP6167 (Staughton South)

FB Number: S9374   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Tucked in a brambly hedge, with no views to anywhere. Access is by footpaths since the road has been gated off.

Good condition 2010-05-15 14:00 - TP3642 (Harrold Park Farm)

FB Number: S6835   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Damaged 2010-05-11 15:00 - TP1760 (Bull And Butcher)

FB Number: S2364   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

The pillar has now been painted white. Lets guess that this is maybe to make it more visible and less easy to hit when driving a tractor!? Certainly seems to have taken some hits over the years.

Fresh coat of white paint 2010

Good condition 2010-05-08 15:00 - TP5742 (Rothesay Golf Course)

FB Number: S8527   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

..And it is still in place a year later!

Good condition 2010-04-30 15:00 - TP3742 (Hergest Ridge)

FB Number: S8181   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

1001 things to do on an orienteering course... #844: Find a Trig!

Good condition 2010-03-31 21:45 - TP6715 (Walsgrave Hill)

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

Still present March 2010

Damaged 2006-06-13 17:51 - TP0851 (Angle Bridge)

FB Number: S8069   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Still toppling almost a year later. I won't hold my breath. Otherwise, conditions unchanged across the board.

Destroyed 2006-05-13 07:00 - TP1578 (Bramley Moor)

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

This pillar has now definitely been removed, obviously in the last 9 months or so. See photo of place in hedge where pillar once stood. A few of the base stones are still in evidence but the pillar is gone.

Missing Trig pillar This is the remains of the base stones at the site in the hedge.
The hole in the hedge As you can see, the pillar is definitely gone.

Good condition 2006-05-04 18:00 - TP0819 (Allexton)

FB Number: S5194   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The thing about this trig is the fantastic view you get across the valley. Mind the cows. They chase and have large prongs on them. Situated at the edge of a field on the hilltop.

The plate

Good condition 2006-03-23 18:00 - TP5994 (Skeffington)

FB Number: S4866   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

No problem finding this one, as previous loggers have said. Pillar in good condition and plug intact. The plate is on the side away from the road. Since no-one else has submitted a photo I suppose I had better...

Skeffington Plate
Skeffington top plug

Good condition 2005-04-16 06:05 - TP5790 (Salcey Forest)

FB Number: S7262   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

As mentioned before, this trig has a flag tied to it, so you can see it from the road even when the crops are high (this year it seems to be rapeseed). Trig appears to be in good condition with the holes around the top plug being used as threading points for the rope holding the flagpole up.

One way of keeping tabs on a pillar!

Slightly damaged 2005-02-16 03:10 - TP1675 (Broom Farm)

FB Number: S7157   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy access, the pillar is hidden behind the short hedge lining the approach track. However it is easy to walk round, even at 3am on a frosty night! The only reason I rate this as slightly damaged is because of the exposed nature of the base. However, it is always possible that it was built like this... We'll never know.

Slightly damaged 2005-02-16 02:40 - TP4221 (Kings Bush)

FB Number: S5798   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Yup certainly slightly damaged. Base is too exposed and is crumbling into the small ditch. Yes it *was* 3am when I did this one. No I'm not mad. Probably

Good condition 2005-01-30 20:36 - TP0249 (West Farm)

FB Number: S6764   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another trig-n-dash candidate. Right by the road, inset into the hedge. Can't miss it...

Good condition 2005-01-30 19:50 - TP6003 (Skinners Green Farm)

FB Number: S6094   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

The only distinguishing feature of this pillar is that the base is at eye level, up on a bank by the side of the lane. Unusual. Also, it is shown on OS maps as being on the wrong side of the road. It is actually on the same side as the footpath across the field.

Good condition 2005-01-30 19:08 - TP3492 (Greenham)

FB Number: S6936   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Did this one at night, so didn't spot the extra dead pillar in the dark. However the main pillar is easy to find even at night.

Destroyed 2005-01-11 22:04 - TP3128 (Fayway)

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

I can't find it either

Destroyed 2005-01-11 20:20 - TP3010 (Eastfield Farm)

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

Not on the maps, and not in the real world either.

Slightly damaged 2005-01-09 12:30 - TP0258 (Mileoak Farm)

FB Number: S7335   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy access from road. Behind hedge a few yards from gap.

Good condition 2005-01-09 03:44 - TP3535 (Gumley Wood)

FB Number: S4666   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Middle of the night on a tiny country lane. Hmm. who says this hobby isn't challenging?

The plate

Good condition 2005-01-09 03:05 - TP4261 (Knaptoft)

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

Quite easy access, even at the dead of night! Lathama's report needs no embellishment.

Good condition 2005-01-09 02:30 - TP7004 (Wistow)

FB Number: S4861   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access via nearby gate. On the edge of the field against a the hedge away from the road.

Couldn't find it 2005-01-06 16:09 - TP0755 (Bolnhurst)

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

This one is so unreachable that the OS themselves haven't reached it since 1990. Their next planned visit was supposed to be 1995 and that was ten years ago. I see no reason why it would not still be in position but since it is buried nearly a metre below the surface of a road, this one must be considered totally unreachable. However, there is one thing that caught my eye... the OS sketch for this mentions that it is a buried block "with detector"... what does this mean.... does it have a tag that may be found at a much shallower level? does it have some kind of battery powered beacon in it? or some mild radioactive source? If not then what did the OS surveyer mean when he wrote "with detector". Maybe it can be found with a metal detector because of its metal bolt but it would have to be a very strong detector to scan a metre down in to the ground...

Damaged 2005-01-01 16:48 - TP0381 (Ravensden)

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

It seems to me that the head of this rivet has been removed/knocked-off/etc. there is a mark on the brick surface which appears to have the remains of the stem of the rivet embedded in it, but the head is now gone.

Ravensden rivet remains You can see the OS "fan" marks aimed at the point, and the remains of the rivet, but the head is missing. the brick top is totally flush

Good condition 2004-12-31 12:00 - TP0383 (Shefford)

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

Easily found on the top of the wall at one end. Size of a penny.

The rivet

Destroyed 2004-12-31 11:00 - TP2155 (Chicksands North Radio Mast)

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

Oh yes definitely not present. Be aware that parts of the surrounding area have been sealed off by the military and they don't much like people who appear to be snooping. Some of the access footpaths now blocked since they went across what is now a military compound.

Slightly damaged 2004-12-29 13:15 - TP6106 (Spring Farm)

FB Number: S6738   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Like the others said, buried in a hedge some 25m from the roadside.

Good condition 2004-12-29 12:55 - TP6464 (Thorpe Lodge Farm)

FB Number: S6743   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great view from this one. You can see it from the road, as it is standing exposed in the middle of a field next to a transmitter site and reservoir. Cap in place, no damage to pillar.

Outstanding in its own field!

Good condition 2004-12-29 12:30 - TP6944 (Wilds Farm)

FB Number: S7431   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fairly boring location, in a hedge by a road, middle of nowhere. Cap intact and easy acces to pillar through hedge. Mind you, it is winter...

The plate

Slightly damaged 2004-09-20 15:24 - TP4065 (Hunsbury Hill)

FB Number: S7331   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Not much more to add since Scafell produced his report. The pillar is still there, intact and forgotten. Plug intact and four holes accessible.

Destroyed 2004-09-06 08:47 - TP5583 (Randall Wood)

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

Like Alan said, definitely missing, but a lovely country park nonetheless.

Slightly damaged 2004-08-21 17:00 - TP0657 (Snodland FBM Aux 1)

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

It really is there, by the side of the road, in a passing-point layby. Very worn top, probably because of all the cars that keep driving over it!

The FBM set into the road The coin by it is a 2 coin (for scale purposes)
Location of FBM I'm pointing to it!©MCL

Good condition 2004-08-21 16:00 - TP6473 (Thurnham Court Estate)

FB Number: S3490   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cap is missing from the top and the centre tube is now full of small stones, maybe deliberately done by the authorities. Otherwise good condition and a fantastic view. Very good information point as well. Well done to the local council!

The Flush Bracket

Slightly damaged 2004-03-30 18:00 - TP5248 (Otter Bush Farm)

FB Number: S1986   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Standing in a field about ten feet from the nearest hedge, this pillar is fully intact and in fair condition.

The Plate
The pillar

Destroyed 2004-03-30 17:44 - TP7005 (Witchford)

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

What a fantastic industrial estate....NOT! Especially since it seems to have eaten this trigpoint. As the photo shows, the location is now a car park for a light engineering company.

The white arrow shows where the pillar should be.

Slightly damaged 2004-03-30 16:30 - TP2633 (Crowhall Field)

FB Number: S1983   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Buried in a viscious hedge behind a nasty electric fence placed at just the right height to do things to a guy's wotsits. Dry roast nuts anyone...? I was able to crawl to within about three feet of the pillar and aim the camera as best I could at arm's length to get the plate. Pity about that small thorny branch that got in the way...

The plate, partly obscured by a twig Taken at arm's length halfway into the thick hedge. Enhanced and cropped using Paintshop Pro.
Enhanced picture, ...with dotted line highlighting the position of the pillar in the hedge. Don't be fooled: The pillar is full size, it just looks small because it is so far to the back of the hedge that perspective makes it look mini!

Good condition 2004-03-09 16:53 - TP0465 (Denton South)

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

Very boring location, just on a main road verge. About an inch below soil surface level, overgrown by grass. However, recently accessed by officialdom since there is a painted yellow triangle in the surrounding grass locating it easily. Recent excavations by contractors laying pipes or cables has left the adjacent verge soil disturbed.

The bolt showing painted triangle. Bolt is at tip of yellow tape measure.
Middle-distance shot Notice the disturbed soil on the right hand side.

Good condition 2004-03-09 15:59 - TP7093 (Yardley Hastings)

FB Number: S9368   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

This pillar is definitely intact, buried in a hedge. The pillar is on land owned by The Elms Stud Farm, just up the road. Permission was sought for access. The field often contains horses so don't bother trying to access without permission or you might be sorry! Cap is fully intact and pillar is in generally good, if neglected, condition.

The plate
The pillar itself

Destroyed 2004-03-09 15:20 - TP5751 (Roundhay Farm)

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

Location is in the middle of a crop field, and the farmer has obviously removed the pillar as there is no trace of it. Photo shows where pillar use to be.

The field missing it's pillar. The white arrow points to the original location.

Good condition 2004-02-08 16:30 - TP2394 (Coombe Hill)

FB Number: S2042   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the middle of a sheep field, and the base surrounded by a moat of boggy mud. As mentioned by the Hedgehogs, the pillar appears to have been painted at some point with rust-coloured paint. The plate itself is very smooth and almost looks "polished" unlike most ones which go dirty and rough-looking. Cap has been permanently plugged, as photo of top shows. Overall I think this rates a "Condition: Good" rather than it's original "slightly damaged" log.

The moat of mud You can clearly see the footpath as it goes straight across the sheep field. Oh, and the mud. Did I mention the mud?
The cap I think this qualifies as a good condition pillar, and this pic of the cap, properly plugged is typical of the condition of the rest of the pillar.

Good condition 2004-02-08 15:26 - TP2931 (Dunsley Farm)

FB Number: S4458   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This pillar still has its screw cap intact, and is situated right on a public footpath only about 50 yards from the road. No access problems at all, and the view of Tring is moderately scenic.

The Plate
View along the path

Couldn't find it 2004-02-01 17:30 - TP6362 (The Chestnuts)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

It was dark so a further visit to check this small area of wasteland in the daylight may well prove fruitful. However, I'm not hopeful.

Unreachable but visible 2004-02-01 16:50 - TP2342 (Coldharbour Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Noting that Teasel has visited this one, I have to say that it lies on private land just off the main road and at the time of my visit I was unable to gain access to the land because the owners were not at home. I did however manage to wave the camera round the obscuring hedge to get a couple of photos, so I have logged this as "unreachable but visible". May return at a later date to get pictures of the plate.

The closest I was able to get Taken by holding the camera at arm's length round the end of the hedge obscuring the pillar from the road.

Slightly damaged 2004-02-01 13:30 - TP4820 (Miles Hill)

FB Number: S5542   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Fairly easy to get to this one. The pillar was once painted white, which has now become very old and flaky. Cap has been plugged, and the edges of the concrete, around the holes especially, has started to crumble. Lovely view from position.

The Plate
Pillar and view across the valley

Good condition 2003-07-16 16:30 - TP1134 (Beighton)

FB Number: S4245   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fantastic views in all directions from this pillar! It took a while to find where to park, but eventually the local housing estate provided a spot, and a pleasant walk along the public footpath through it. The weather was wonderfully hot and scintillatingly sunny, as the photo shows. The cap on this pillar has been replaced with some sort of plug made of tar or bitumen. Otherwise, the pillar is all intact, in the middle of a wheatfield, next to an old footpath.

The Plate
The pillar

Unreachable but visible 2003-07-16 15:50 - TP3551 (Hackenthorpe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 0/10

As Morseman says, this one is in the back garden of a private house, part of a new-ish housing estate built on the site probably only in the last 20 years. My first visit revealed nothing, but a second trip (after Iainmac) proved he was right and the pillar is still in existance!

Good condition 2003-07-12 21:00 - TP4368 (Lavendon Wood)

FB Number: S6836   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This one is on private land, but as far as terrain goes, is dead easy to get to. The pillar is embedded in a hedge right by the main farm track across the land. Blink and you'll miss it.

The pillar
The Plate

Slightly damaged 2003-07-11 19:34 - TP2743 (Deacon Hill)

FB Number: S7162   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I agree with what Pharisee has said below. The main difference between his and my visit would appear to be the amount of chalked graffiti on the pillar. You have to see the views though...

Somewhat more graffitti...

Good condition 2003-07-11 18:22 - TP3816 (Higham Gobion)

FB Number: S6803   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Right next to the road, buried in a hedge, with absolutely no redeeming features to the location whatever. But hey, its another trigpoint!

The Plate
The pillar ©MCL

Slightly damaged 2003-06-15 16:49 - TP1099 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S4550   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

The pillar is on top of Ivinghoe Beacon, a stunning viewpoint at one end of the "Ridgeway" footpath which stretches across southern England. The cap on the pillar has been deliberately sealed, presumably by the same tourist body that provided the nearby map-on-a-plinth. This place is a magnet for ramblers and afternoon walkers, as well as people who like to fly model gliders.

The Plate
MCL, the pillar, and views behind it. ©MCL

Destroyed 2003-06-15 14:30 - TP6977 (Windmill Hill)

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

There is now no sign of this pillar. It should be right by the side of the road, but it most certainly is not. See the pictures.

It just isn't there! Arrow denotes position by GPS©MCL
And it's not behind the hedge either!

Good condition 2003-05-25 14:00 - TP2136 (Chellington)

FB Number: S6837   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Stuffed in the corner of a field just next to the road but half buried inside a hedge. The cap is in place.

The plate
The Pillar

Slightly damaged 2003-05-11 12:00 - TP6711 (Walls Hill)

FB Number: S4295   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

This one is on public land overlooking Anstey's Cove in Torquay. Easy access, as it is within 6ft of a footpath. Cap is intact and damage is only slight chipping along some edges.

The Plate
The pillar

Unreachable but visible 2003-05-11 11:00 - TP5430 (Petit Tor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

This pillar is still there, and you can see it, but you can't get to it without either a helicopter or rock-climbing gear. It rests on top of a limestone outcrop on the shore of Torbay. See photo. <p> Interestingly, at the foot of the outcrop, I found the item in the photo entitled "whats this?". It would seem to be a plinth of some kind, on which parhaps a trig pillar might have once stood. There were four bolts embedded in the plinth at what could have been the four corners of the base of a pillar. I wonder....

Distance shot ...climb that if you will!
But What is this? it a former position of the pillar?

Inaccessible 2003-05-11 10:45 - TP6529 (Tor Hill)

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Imagine a chunk of limestone the size of a 4-storey block of flats, dumped in the middle of the backstreets of Torquay, high on a hill. Then imagine the trigpoint pillar on top of it, and you have pretty much the situation for this trigpoint. To reach it you would need rock-climbing equipment or a helicopter. There is no access to the top of the rock from any of the surrounding streets.

The Location (arrow marks the spot)

Good condition 2003-05-11 10:00 - TP5830 (Scadson)

FB Number: S4285   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This one requires a bit of a climb, but being in the Torbay area, the views are tremendous. The pillar is next to a hedge about 40ft into a field. This one appears to be made out of the local reddish limestone rather than the more usual concrete. Quite unusual in that respect. Cap is intact and pillar in good condition.

The Plate
The Pillar

Inaccessible 2003-05-11 09:30 - TP3296 (Gallows Gate Resr)

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Can't get to this one and can't see it either. I'm sure it is probably there, but since it is inside a water-board reservoir compound, access is something that will require permissions.

Inaccessible 2003-05-11 09:00 - TP2717 (Daison Rock)

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

This pillar location is within a private garden in the middle of the backstreets of Torquay. The address is "The Hollow", Main Avenue, Torquay. Permission is going to be required for this one. Considering the location, I would hazard a guess that the pillar is still there, just not visible from the road.

Possibly missing 2003-04-29 16:47 - TP6736 (Warden Tunnel)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

After two visits to this location I am convinced the pillar is gone. It used to be on top of a long mound made from earth spoil from the digging of the railway tunnel underneath it. The first visit ascertained the location as covered in thick brambles and trees. Between visits I took the trouble to create a special overlay of the OS map on top of the aerial photographs of the area. On my second trip I took that printout with me, to try and identify some of the individual trees on the picture. Even with this extra information, I can find no trace of a piller even buried deep in the thickest brambles at the top of the hil. The GPS co-ordinates given are in fact slightly out in that they point to a position on the edge of the mound at field level (no its not there either!) rather than on the ridge of the mound which is where the OS map puts it. I suspect it to be missing, but can't prove it till winter, though *why* anyone would take the trouble to remove it remains a mystery. This derelict land means it is not in anyone's way and never was.

Damaged 2003-04-29 16:23 - TP0913 (Astey Wood)

FB Number: S6839   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

This pillar is buried in a hedge right by the side of the B560. The top plate and cap is missing but the FB is present.

The Plate
The Pillar ...buried in the hedge
The location ... in hedge to right

Good condition 2003-04-29 15:37 - TP7233 (Great Linford (R))

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Located next to the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes, this FBM is fully intact, and has a "modern" GPS-Network plaque on the side. However the plaque appears to have been partially painted over with something vaguely green (see photo) and the OS database does not list it any more. One assumes it has been only very recently retired (probably within the last 3 years). One can see why: The chamber is right up close to the edge of a wooded area so that view of the sky at that point is fairly restricted, especially in summer. The fact that another FBM has been established within a few hundred metres in a much more accessible place tends to lend credence to this argument. Nevertheless, a nice green railing round it protects it from passers by quite effectively.

The Granite block
The Enclosure
The GPS plaque ... with remnants of some green overpainting.

Damaged 2003-04-27 16:30 - TP2172 (Church Farm)

FB Number: S6840   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

This is an interesting one. The pillar is on a no-longer-existing footpath, so is now in the middle of a farm field. The farmer showed me the 1928 plans of the farm which showed the old path. The pillar now wobbles having been hit a few times over the years with farm tractors etc. Cap is intact, but someone has tried plastering/cementing over the holes at the base of the pillar.

The Plate
The Pillar
The cemented holes
It wobbles if you push it hard

Slightly damaged 2003-04-27 16:00 - TP3093 (Eyreswood Farm)

FB Number: S6838   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

This pillar is buried deep inside a hedge right by the road. No problem to find, just a problem to photograph! Cap intact, with slight chipping to the concrete pillar edges.

The Plate
The cap, buried in the hedge
The location within the hedge

Good condition 2003-04-27 11:58 - TP0624 (Great Linford FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This took me three visits to locate, since the grass has grown thickly over the cap of the Bernsten.

The Location (arrow marks the spot)
The Bernsten's cap ..with 1 coin for size

Good condition 2003-04-27 11:42 - TP0262 (Whaddon Road)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

The only trick about finding this one is to read the notes from the OS. The block is located 10cm BELOW ground level. IE in a little hole dug for the purpose. To this end, the hole is covered/filled with a specially cut section of log. This makes it easy to find too, once you realise what you are looking for.

The Location (arrow marks the spot)
The block

Good condition 2003-04-27 10:54 - TP0263 (Parklands)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

This rivet is in the middle of a new housing estate and quite easy to find. I wonder how may kids play on the grass where it is located and wonder what on earth it really is...

Rivet closeup
The Location (arrow marks the spot)

Good condition 2003-04-26 16:00 - TP2955 (Earls Hall)

FB Number: S4518   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

You can get a car to within half a mile of this pillar so the walk isn't long. Pillar is situated in the middle of a field right next to a public footpath. The view is really quite good. Cap is intact.

The pillar
The Plate

Toppled 2003-04-24 01:46 - TP6493 (Tiptree Hill)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Lets call this one TipTrig hill shall we? This is because we found it on it's side in a nearby wood. See photo. Plate was not attached so we have no idea what its number was.

The pillar, lying in the undergrowth Found in a copse some 150 metres or so from the original location which would have been in the middle of a farmer's field.

Good condition 2003-04-24 01:36 - TP5941 (Sherington)

FB Number: S7209   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is standing in the middle of a field. And I mean the middle. The most wonderfully sunny warm day in April and the bluest of skies. The view is superb.

The Plate
The Pillar ..and MCL ©MCL

Good condition 2003-04-21 16:00 - TP2037 (Castle Mound)

FB Number: S4552   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A very steep climb up a grassy hill (the mound, in fact) and this is at the very top. Its on the maps, and present, but the capping plate is missing so be careful not to drop your Etrex down there!

The plate
The Pillar

Good condition 2003-04-21 16:00 - TP0379 (Dunstable Down)

FB Number: 2951   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Pillar is in corner of farmland field, within 10m of the road, and in clear view. There are no obscuring hedges or fences. The pillar has an OS Passive GPS station plate on the side as well as the usual flush bracket. The number off the plate is missing the "S" prefix that the OS say it has, but my photo shows its absence!

The plate...
The OS GPS plate
The pillar

Inaccessible 2003-04-20 16:00 - TP3125 (Faversham Resr)

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

This one will require access permission from Southern Water. Since it was Easter Day, the place was locked up. More work neded on this one methinks.

Good condition 2003-04-20 12:00 - TP3992 (Home Farm)

FB Number: S3487   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This pillar is now one-third buried from its base upwards, such that the plate is now at ground level. Otherwise the pillar is in good condition. Oh and mind the ditch.

The Plate
The pillar, with Wronskian thus showing how much it has been buried. ©MCL

Good condition 2003-04-19 16:00 - TP4121 (Isle of Harty)

FB Number: S4062   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This pillar looks out across the Swale waterway at the north Kent coast from the Isle of Sheppey. Pillar in good condition. On a warm day this is a lovely walk along from the Ferryman Inn. Today, however, it was icy cold and blowing a NE gale off the North Sea!

The Plate
The pillar ©MCL

Damaged 2003-04-19 16:00 - TP4181 (Keycol Farm)

FB Number: S3492   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

This pillar is in the middle of a field of cows and they have damaged it slightly with all their rubbing up against it (I have it on good authority that a cow likes to rub up against something hard...) No capping plate I'm afraid.

The Plate
The Pillar

Inaccessible 2003-04-19 16:00 - TP4934 (Motney Hill)

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

More work needed here. The pillar is marked on OS maps as being inside the sewage works grounds. Permissions will need to be sought from Southern Water before this one can be logged properly.

Good condition 2003-04-19 15:00 - TP3050 (Elmley)

FB Number: S3493   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Not to be confused with a famous brand of cream substitute, this pillar is in the middle of a bird sanctuary, at the side of a track that is closed to vehicles, yet quite walkable. Located 100 yards or so beyond the barrier gate right next to a river/stream/waterway of some description this location has got to be one of the most remote and desolate locations in the southeast of England. Even the birds seem to have abandoned it!

The Plate
The Pillar

Good condition 2003-04-19 14:49 - TP0441 (Motney Hill)

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

I used to play round here when I was a boy!

The bolt head

Inaccessible 2003-04-18 16:00 - TP3232 (Fort Borstal)

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

Since 1999, and Sapper's visit, the fort seems to have become private property and is guarded by fierce dogs. I could only get a long-distance photo of the top of the pillar so I know it is still there.

The Pillar ...from the nearest available point
..and the bit of the picture we are interested in

Good condition 2003-03-26 16:00 - TP4412 (Lidlington)

FB Number: S6759   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This pillar is on land owned by Lord Tavistock. Access along the track from the A507 is blocked by a private house, but if you ask nicely, the inhabitants will let you walk further up the path in order to visit the pillar. Don't do this without asking though. Pictures are available for this pillar, and the capping plate is intact. It is shown on OS maps.

The Plate
The Pillar

Good condition 2003-03-24 16:00 - TP3592 (Hammer Hill Farm)

FB Number: S7166   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice easy one to reach, since you can park the car right next to it. Interesting thing about this location is teh fact that it is right next to a miniature railway club. I don't mean "model" I mean "miniature". ie the ones you sit on and ride. You don't get many of *those* to the square county...

The Plate
The ageing monument itself, ...and a trigpoint! ©MCL

Good condition 2003-03-24 16:00 - TP4674 (Marsh Farm)

FB Number: 11424   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This pillar still exists, and is now on a new housing estate, right on the edge, along a public footpath. This is the first trigpoint I have found that has a 5 digit OS number, without a prefix letter. You can park and see the pillar from the roadside.

The Plate
The Pillar

Good condition 2003-03-09 16:00 - TP3029 (Eggborough Plough)

FB Number: S7265   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar still in existance, but hidden just behind a hedge away from the roadside. Access only via a short walk along the edge of the field.

The Plate
The Pillar
The location

Good condition 2003-03-09 15:00 - TP3395 (Gog Magog)

FB Number: S4365   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Logging this trigpoint as part of the Geocache "Polar Bear's Folly". Pillar still has its cap intact so no hole for the Etrex to fall down....

The Plate
The Pillar

Good condition 2003-03-06 16:00 - TP3336 (Gayhurst)

FB Number: S7190   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This pillar is still intact, and shown on OS maps in green. The top of the pillar has lost its triangular insert so is certainly unused. However there is a plate on the side saying "Adopted by MK Ramblers in Memory of BILL OAKLEY 1921-1991 RA Area Footpath Secretary". The "MK" stands for "Milton Keynes". Took pictures of plate and pillar.

The Plate
The Ramblers plaque
The pillar ...showing the missing capping plate

Good condition 2003-03-06 16:00 - TP5511 (Potsgrove)

FB Number: S7202   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Shown in green on OS maps, this pillar is intact, but hidden behind the hedge right by the road. Even passing by, without prior knowledge, you would never guess it was there, but it is.

The Plate
The Pillar
the hedge hiding the pillar from view The round wheeltrim in the picture shows the position of the pillar behind the hedge.

Good condition 2003-03-03 16:00 - TP2233 (Clipper Down)

FB Number: S2041   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This trigpoint exists, but is shown on OS maps in green (unused). It is located at the very corner of a wooded area, about 20m inside the wood, next to an old shed. Since the shed obscures the view for the trigpoint, and the shed looks to be about 20 years old, I would think this trigpoint has been unused since the 1970s. The concrete column has a National Trust boilerplate set into one side with the words "National Trust" and "Clipper Down" on it. I guess the plate must be about 18 inches diameter. The top of the column has a hole vertically down into its bowels, which is just wide enough for an Etrex GPSr to slip down, never to be seen again! (No mine didn't, but it was close...).

The Plate
The Pillar with NT Boilerplate

Good condition 2003-03-03 15:00 - TP7898 (Bridgewater Monument)

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

Logging this one retrospectively as I did this one the same day I did TP2233 Clipper Down. Of course on the day I had no idea it was actually to be included in the OS database...and my photos from the day prove it certainly was there! In a similar way to TP8036 Naval Monument, this is an intersection marker, where the monument itself is the trig pillar... not necessarily any bolts or rivets that might also have been added for local surveying.

Good condition 2003-02-25 16:00 - TP1543 (Bow Brickhill)

FB Number: S7203   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

This is very close to geocache "Keynes Overlook". Same woods, and about 3 minute's walk away. However this trigpoint is buried deep inside the trees at the top of the hill and is obviously unused. The fact that it is in the "old" database suggests it is only there because no-one could be bothered to take it away. I Took pictures while I was there. Actual coordinates of pillar, after taking about ten readings and settling on the best average, is N52 00.060 W0 40.085 This trigpoint appears on current OS maps in green which suggests unused. I have an OS map from the 1960s, and on that it is marked in black, obviously very much still in use back then.

Bow Brickhill plate
Bow Brickhill pillar

Destroyed 2003-02-25 16:00 - TP1565 (Bradwell Common)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

This trigpoint is quite obviously no longer in existance, considering what has happened to the area in recent years. What was a nice rural hill in the middle of North Buckinghamshire, is now slap bang in the middle of Central Milton Keynes (just behind the library, in fact) Took pictures of the area, which is now a small grassy open area with a few bushes, and a plaque denoting the fact that the area is an ancient site where tribal Saxon Chiefs used to meet for their Anual General Meeting of Bigwigs, to sort out who was killing whom and how many cows the victim's wife was going to have to pay in tribute. The 1960's OS map I have shows this trigpoint as a valid location, but it is not shown at all on the current one. Since they ripped everything up when they built the New City of Milton Keynes, I suspect it was taken away sometime between 1967 and 1975. I must put a cache here sometime...

The place it used to be.... The arrow marks the point my GPS says was the original place for the pillar.

Good condition 2002-11-24 15:00 - TP5550 (Quainton Resr)

FB Number: S4454   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Did this one at the same time I did the nearby Geocache GC9350 since only an idiot would climb that hill twice... Noisy landrover owners club having fun in the nearby field. They paid no attention to me ..

Good condition 2002-10-05 12:00 - TP2597 (Croft)

FB Number: 11802   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I'm post-logging this after finding it in my photo archives from 2002 when I did the nearby geocache.

Good condition 1986-04-14 18:04 - TP0017 (Dunnet Head)

FB Number: S4781   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just found the photo from a Scottish holiday in 1986. It was getting dark and was freezing cold... typical April evening in northern Scotland!

All the barbed wire is now gone... ©MCL

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