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Good condition 2017-11-17 14:24 - TP13873 (Newark Cemetery Spire)

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

A fine spire in an extensive graveyard. To the south of the chapel is an interesting Polish wartime grave section, still much decorated because of the time of year.


Not Logged 2017-11-03 12:54 - TP9060 (Kew Pagoda Pinnacle)

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

Unfortunately for me, I could not see even a small part of the pagoda as it is entirely surrounded by sheeted scaffolding to allow restoration work to be carried out. No doubt it will reappear looking perfect, but will it still have same pinnacle?

The pagoda in its wrapper


Good condition 2017-10-31 15:55 - TP10212 (Aunsby Church Spire)

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

There is a cut bench mark on the church too, which I found much harder to spot than the spire.

Tower and spire


Good condition 2017-10-23 15:30 - TP14326 (Heydour Church Spire)

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

A pleasant location, with the spire nicely framed by trees.

Spire in the trees
Tower and spire


Inaccessible 2017-10-13 15:52 - TP13955 (Chew Magna Church Tower)

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

A bonus TP log as I visited thinking there was only the FB S1442 to log.

The church tower The FB is on the left side of the buttress on the right (north-west) angle of the tower.


Good condition 2017-10-13 15:12 - TP1774 (Burledge Hill)

FB Number: S2557   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I walked up via the track at the top of Church Lane and then followed the PROW to the north-east side of the hill to gain the path to the top. A good condition pillar, apart from the loss of the plug. Good views, especially when patches of sun passed over the lake and village, but not all around because of the hedge.

TP1774
S2557
TP1774 top


Good condition 2017-10-13 13:02 - TP1472 (Blagdon)

FB Number: S1516   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A muddy walk up from Ellick Farm, and boggy on the final slope, but the pillar stands dry on its stone-covered mound. Only one passing horse rider for company on this rather grey day. Views were distant in all directions but not clear enough for decent photos.

The pillar on its mound.
TP1472
S1516
TP1472 top


Good condition 2017-10-12 14:03 - TP9049 (Long Ashton Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

The pinnacle is the obvious component to log from ground level, there being no flagstaff and the bolt presumably inaccessible.

Church tower with pinnacle.


Moved 2017-10-12 13:40 - TP0908 (Ashton Hill Golf Course)

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

After visiting the auxiliary I went down the bank of the fifth tee to start looking for the moved pillar but it wasn't obvious so I had to use my phone to re-read previous visits to help me find it just in the bushes behind the tee. I should have assumed the minimum movement to get it out of the way. The pillar is much patched after the removal of the flush bracket and over the top too, perhaps after removal of the spider. One wonders why. After visiting the pillar I stayed in the bushes/trees to regain the paths in the bracken back to Folleigh Close but encountered some old stone pits to the east of the 4th green which were a bit of a hazard.

The moved pillar.
The patch over the FB location.
The rather rounded top patch presumably after brutal removal of the spider.


Good condition 2017-10-12 13:34 - TP8037 (Ashton Hill Golf Course Auxiliary)

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

I parked in Folleigh Lane and took the public footpath, then the well-defined but unofficial paths through the bracken in the generally right direction, and emerged on to the south side of the 4th green. There were a few golfers putting on the green who ignored me as I kept close the wall to get to the 5th tee, where this former buried block of the original pillar now stands proud of the ground.

The former buried block.


Good condition 2017-10-08 15:45 - TP9459 (Wells Cathedral NW Tower Centre)

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

After an enjoyable lunch get-together with family, we took a stroll around this interesting part of Wells. A rather different scene from when I was last here in 2007, with film trucks, lights and cables all around for the filming of Hot Fuzz.

The north-west tower.


Destroyed 2017-10-04 11:50 - TP21904 (Electricity Kiosk)

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

I viewed the location from the car park of the Trawlerman pub. This used to be the Flamingo nightclub, somewhere I visited a few times around 1970 but I do not remember the so-called kiosk.

Former location viewed from the Trawlerman car park. The kiosk location was where the low red brick building now stands.


Inaccessible 2017-09-07 16:06 - TP13734 (Great Hale Church Tower)

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

A very solid-looking tower, not accessible, but the 1GL bolt at the base of the north-west angle certainly is.

Great Hale Church Tower


Good condition 2017-09-07 15:50 - TP0367 (Little Hale Fen)

FB Number: S4638   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I too drove to the pillar but had to keep a set of wheels on the central grassy ridge because of insufficient ground clearance. It is in good condition with all metalwork intact.

TP0367
S4638
TP0367 top
The lonely pillar.
Only the sight hole on the south-east face is exposed, just.


Good condition 2017-09-07 15:24 - TP13733 (Heckington Church Spire)

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

A fine spire and a flush bracket for a bonus.

Heckington Church Spire


Good condition 2017-09-07 14:37 - TP13731 (Ewerby Church Spire)

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

A CM is on the north-west angle.

Ewerby Church Spire


Damaged 2017-08-19 11:22 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)

FB Number: S1548   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Revisit. Again a hop over the fence from the footpath by the farm and sheep in the field.

TP7085
S1548
TP7085 top showing the off-centre spider.


Good condition 2017-08-17 15:03 - TP10290 (St Aldgates Church Spire)

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

Spire seen but no decent opportunity to photograph from where I was walking because of trees and buses.


Good condition 2017-08-17 14:55 - TP10289 (Cathedral Spire)

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

Cathedral Spire as viewed through the gateway of Christ Church Collage.


Good condition 2017-08-17 14:54 - TP9284 (Christ Church Dome)

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

Street view.
As viewed from the footpath to Christ Church Meadow.


Good condition 2017-08-17 14:36 - TP10293 (University Church Spire)

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

Church and spire


Good condition 2017-08-17 14:31 - TP9285 (Radcliffe Camera Dome)

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

Radcliffe Camera


Good condition 2017-08-17 13:22 - TP10291 (St Martin & All Saints Church Spire)

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

The tower and spire


Good condition 2017-08-17 12:02 - TP10294 (Carfax Tower Vane)

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

Carfax Tower as viewed from High Street,


Good condition 2017-08-16 14:00 - TP10333 (Lechlade Church Spire)

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

Spotted on a town drive-through.


Good condition 2017-08-15 12:19 - TP25765 (Spire of St John the Baptist Church)

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

Nice church, interesting interior.

View of the west end where the parking and paths at the west end were being resurfaced.
The spire


Slightly damaged 2017-07-27 11:17 - TP1625 (Bridgnorth)

FB Number: S1931   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I walked up from the housing estate below but the footpath alongside the B4363 was overgrown, forcing me out into the road in a couple of places. Then the footpath changes side on a bend causing you to need to cross the road again to pick up the PROW. Finally a rather brambly push through to the pillar to be rewarded with a good view of Bridgnorth. As others have noted, the pillar is cracked, the plug is missing and a fire has been set against the pillar.

TP1625
S1931
TP1625 top
The pillar and view


Good condition 2017-07-24 13:59 - TP9278 (Ludlow Church Tower Vane)

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

One has to be a fair distance away to be able to see the vane, the church being tightly hemmed in by Ludlow's buildings.

Tower view from outside Butter Cross.
A fine view of Ludlow from the top of the castle tower, showing the church tower and vane.


Good condition 2017-07-24 12:52 - TP9261 (RC Church Dome Ludlow)

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

An unusual style of church, looking rather out of place in its environs, but easy to spot whilst driving into Ludlow.


Not Logged 2017-07-24 12:50 - TP5709 (Rock Green)

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

Seen from the road whilst driving into Ludlow so can't vouch for condition. I intended to come back for this one but didn't manage it.


Good condition 2017-06-29 13:37 - TP5857 (Scrub Lane)

FB Number: S5958   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by with my walking group so recorded as a revisit. Still quite clear of vegetation.

TP5857
S5958
TP5857 top
Woldtimers with yours truly on the right.


Good condition 2017-06-25 10:50 - TP20060 (London Orphanage Vane)

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

Seen from the Holiday Inn on the west side of Watford Junction station. The hotel was my overnight stop after a fantastic gig by Jeff Lynne/ELO at Wembley Stadium.


Destroyed 2017-06-24 18:56 - TP12509 (Wembley Stadium East Flagstaff)

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

I was at the stadium for a fantastic gig by Jeff Lynne/ELO. Clearly the flagstaff is long gone but luckily enough, I took an interior picture that I found encompassed the former location having done some checks.

Inside Wembley Stadium The former location corresponds with the bottom end of the access between seating blocks 103 and 104, arrowed in picture.


Good condition 2017-06-21 16:24 - TP15098 (Scartho Church Tower Centre)

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

This was my local church when I lived in the Scartho area from 1973 to 2009. I could have picked from old dates for a retrospective log but an afternoon in Grimsby/Cleethorpes allowed a current log and photos.

Scartho church
Scartho Church Tower


Destroyed 2017-06-21 15:55 - TP21896 (Weelsby Chimney)

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

Wilton Road industrial estate, chimney long gone.

The current building on the former chimney site.
National Library of Scotland 1937-61 1:25000 map showing the chimney was associated with a brick works. Peaks Farm West block and one of the Waltham Radar Masts are also shown.


Destroyed 2017-06-21 15:35 - TP12945 (Cleethorpes Gasholder)

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

The site of the gas holders is now in different industrial use.

View of the end of Tennyson Road The gas holder was roughly in line with the housing on the left.
1963-4 1:2500 The trig triangle is on the shaded circular gas holder. The nearby water tower trig is also on the map.


Destroyed 2017-06-21 15:11 - TP21899 (Carrs Mill)

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

The building that carries the bolt was located near the rear of the site so the closest approach is from housing to the south.

The relevant building was roughly on the line of the strip of road, a former access?
1964 1:2500 map A bit hard to see but the trig triangle is on the south-west end of the group of buildings aligned south-west to north-east.


Inaccessible 2017-06-21 14:54 - TP15089 (Bradley Church Tower)

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

I visited this church for the 1GL bolt in June 2007 but then was not aware of the church's trig role, so a revisit to follow that up was needed. The rivet was not investigated and the tower no longer has a flagpole but a replacement stands near the porch.

Church and current flagpole


Destroyed 2017-06-21 14:42 - TP15099 (Waltham Water Tank)

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

I agree that the closest approach to the tank location would be from the field at the back of Mill Close but I too viewed the location from the close.

1965 1:2500 map The windmill trig point is also marked.
View from Mill Close


Moved 2017-06-15 15:45 - TP3023 (Edingley)

FB Number: S4850   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

I too viewed this pillar in the rear garden of the manor house from the adjacent bridleway. It appears to be in good condition despite the move. The FB number was readable by digital zooming on my picture.

TP3023
Where the pillar used to stand


Good condition 2017-06-13 11:16 - TP25653 (Windsor Castle Flagstaff)

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

The flag was flying today so she was at home.

Turret and flagstaff Zoom view from the end of Castle Hill.
Old Maps 1956-7 1:1250 showing flagstaff trig point location (right) and the bolt location (left).


Destroyed 2017-06-13 11:16 - TP23617 (Windsor Castle)

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

Location was about 2.5 metres west of the flagstaff.

Turret and flagstaff
Old Maps 1956-7 1:1250 showing flagstaff trig point location (right) and the bolt location (left).


Destroyed 2017-06-13 10:42 - TP23737 (Eton College Chapel)

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

Seeing the buildings of Eton College is interesting in itself but I have to assume that the OS were right that the bolt was removed or covered nearly sixty years ago, so an average score results.

Old Map 1971-74 1:1250. The mark position corresponds with the ridge of the current roof where there is no longer any surface usable for surveying.


Good condition 2017-06-07 15:28 - TP11906 (Grantham Church Spire)

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

Seen from the train many times over the years but this was my first visit to the churchyard for a proper log.

Church and spire


Good condition 2017-05-18 12:20 - TP14929 (Cathedral Spire Leicester)

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

Made a visit to the new tomb of Richard III.

Tower and spire


Good condition 2017-03-17 12:55 - TP13655 (University Tower Vane)

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

Seen whilst visiting Lakeside Arts Theatre for a performance of The Storm Officer starring our daughter.


Good condition 2017-03-02 14:57 - TP14474 (Skellingthorpe Church Tower Centre)

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

Church visited in 2010 to log the cut mark but I didn't pay any attention to the the tower and its unusual pinnacle, so now put right.

Church tower


Good condition 2017-02-05 10:56 - TP12318 (Blyth Church Tower Centre)

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

Travelling northbound on the A1, Blyth church tower and its flagstaff is dead ahead until the modern A1 veers away from its historic route through the village. The residents must be thankful for that.


Destroyed 2017-01-27 16:00 - TP17638 (Winteringham Water Tower)

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

A drive-by, noting the pylons and the absence of a water tower.


Inaccessible 2017-01-11 17:27 - TP8512 (Raventhorpe Resr)

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

I drove up to as close to the location as possible but a gate and fencing prevent final access. The block is on the original reservoir but two larger reservoirs have been built to the north and south of this one, and an extensive solar farm is to the south and east, so there are plenty of security cameras about.

Location is to the left of frame, on the south-east corner of the covered reservoir behind the meter house.
1953 1:25000 map extract showing only the original reservoir.


Not Logged 2017-01-11 15:00 - TP17647 (Raventhorpe Farm)

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

I didn't walk up to the location, merely photographing the general area from the track leading up to the reservoirs. I concluded the location looks accessible for anyone prepared to dig.

Location is just beyond the far end of the copse.


Destroyed 2017-01-05 15:36 - TP14501 (Upton Water Tank)

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

As others have said, housing is now on the site.

Location
Map extract SK88 1:25000 1953. The water tank TP is left and the pillar (which I forgot to revisit) is right.


Destroyed 2017-01-05 11:06 - TP19055 (Lea Marsh)

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

Presumed destroyed because of the OS comment, but I did not do any probing for this one.

Former location The moles have been trying it find it too! The view is north-east from the gate in Ted's picture.
Map extract SK88 1:25000 1953


Slightly damaged 2016-12-01 15:41 - TP1633 (Brills Farm)

FB Number: S4908   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A revisit. It was barely visible in the hedge from the roadside so I went through a gap a few yards to the south-west but stayed outside of the electric fence. This made it a bit tight to walk back to the pillar and to get enough distance for photos. I do not know if the fence was live but the curious horses approached yet remained safely away from the fence.

TP1633
TP16733 top Rather hard to photograph because of the hedge.
S4908


Good condition 2016-12-01 13:34 - TP1921 (Carlton)

FB Number: S4678   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A revisit as my walking group passed this way. Still in good condition, rather surprising in view of its accessible position, but the area does suffer from fly tipping.

TP1921
TP1921 top
TP1921 wider view
S4678


Destroyed 2016-11-24 12:54 - TP24695 (Stoke Newington Engine House Shaft)

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

The reference to shaft in the name is puzzling as Old Maps 1954 1:2500 shows a trig point on the top of the turret at the south angle of the building. The turret is on the right in the photo at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1874075 by Malc McDonald. The building is in use as a climbing centre. My second bonus spot after being diverted off the A1 because of a road closure.

Old Maps 1954 1:2500


Good condition 2016-11-24 12:39 - TP12531 (St Michaels Church Spire Wood Green)

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

A southbound road closure of Holloway Road caused me to come via Wood Green to get to Islington, giving a bonus spire log.


Good condition 2016-11-17 15:56 - TP14504 (Cox Hill Water Tower Flagstaff)

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

An attractive-looking tower with flagpole still in situ but unlikely to have flown a flag for a long time.

Water Tower


Good condition 2016-11-17 15:51 - TP14505 (Gainsborough Water Tower Centre)

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

It's quite hard to get a clear view of the water tower close-up because of the surrounding trees, but after today's squalls had blown through, most of the leaves had been stripped.

Water Tower


Good condition 2016-11-03 11:07 - TP14510 (Bishop Norton Church Tower Centre)

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

First visited for the cut BM in 2011, seen again today and this becomes my TP log. The church was locked so no bolt investigation was possible.

Church and tower The cut BM is on the nearest angle.


Destroyed 2016-10-27 14:39 - TP14614 (Low Marnham Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

No flagstaff to be seen, but the cut BM was.

Church tower


Destroyed 2016-10-27 12:37 - TP14613 (Normanton-on-Trent Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

No flagstaff visible, but the cut mark seen.

Church tower


Good condition 2016-10-20 12:11 - TP12938 (Barrow-On-Humber Church Tower Centre)

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

I probably have a tower photo from a visit to the 1GL bolt in 2008 but here again on a walk, so today's visit becomes my log.

Church tower


Destroyed 2016-10-12 14:27 - TP9581 (Blaise Castle East Turret Flagstaff)

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

Although the same name is applied to both components of this station, the grid references show the flagstaff location was the north turret and the bolt location the east turret. Old Maps 1953 1:2500 map shows two trig point symbols, one on the north turret, the other on the east. A flagpole without a flag was on the north turret but as the OS say the flagstaff was destroyed then this must be a replacement. It is likely that entirely new fixings would have been used so I don't think remains is appropriate. I also noted the cut mark by the door on the south face.

Blaise Castle from the west with flagpole showing on the north turret.
Blaise Castle from the east
1953 1:2500 map extract shows two trig points.


Good condition 2016-10-11 12:35 - TP8774 (Wellingtons Monument)

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

Seen many times from the M5, and approached closely at an unrecorded date, today I remembered to note the time of passing for a log.


Remains 2016-10-09 15:36 - TP10461 (Hayle Church Tower Vane)

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

Seen a couple of days before whilst passing but today I stopped to log the flush bracket. It was a Sunday and a commemorative service was just ending and I managed to get away just in time before the road was closed for a parade.

Church with vane location and existing flush bracket S7036 below.


Good condition 2016-10-09 13:15 - TP8579 (Carn Brea Monument)

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

Seen in silhouette from the A30.


Good condition 2016-10-09 12:06 - TP8585 (Gilberts Monument)

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

Seen from the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, on the Bodmin General to Boscarne Junction section.

View from the railway


Good condition 2016-10-08 16:03 - TP10467 (St Michaels Mount Church Tower Centre)

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

The church and tower were only viewable from around the harbour as the castle and church are closed on Saturdays.

Tower
Castle and church


Good condition 2016-10-08 15:11 - TP10468 (St Buryan Church Tower Centre)

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

A drive-by, so no detail investigated, just the clearly observable centre.


Not Logged 2016-10-08 14:59 - TP0466 (Porthcurno)

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

Whilst visiting the Minack Theatre, I turned on my Garmin and was surprised to see this surface block and the former rivet in the vicinity. A quick bit of research using the cafe's free wifi told me what to look for. I was without suitable tools and finger nails and car keys were not good enough to prise up the stone so I had to be content with finding the exact location.

Covering stone but the OS marking is fading.
Location I didn't notice any marking on the kerb, just tyre marks.


Destroyed 2016-10-08 14:49 - TP7874 (Minack)

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

If the rounded grid references can be relied on, the rivet's location was 1 metre east of the surface block, i.e. about the third kerbstone from the right in my location photo.

Former location is possibly the 3rd kerbstone from the right. The stone in the grass covers the surface block TP0466.


Good condition 2016-10-08 12:42 - TP4337 (Lands End)

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

A revisit for our daughter's benefit who had not been to Lands End before.

Pillar
Pillar top with complete metalwork.
S8142


Inaccessible 2016-10-08 12:23 - TP21619 (Wolf Rock Lighthouse)

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

It took me a while to realise this lighthouse was visible from Lands End because the sun was in an adverse position, but some cloud allowed me to take a photo with maximum optical zoom on my camera, with subsequent digital zoom.

Lighthouse as viewed from Lands End, 15 kms away.


Good condition 2016-10-08 12:13 - TP9879 (Longships Lighthouse)

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

Lighthouse as viewed from the vicinity of the much photographed fingerpost.


Good condition 2016-10-08 12:00 - TP10435 (Sennen Church Tower Centre)

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

A drive-by so no details noted, nor photo taken, but I was here in 2009 for the flush bracket so I need to look for a photo.


Good condition 2016-10-07 16:58 - TP10431 (St Ives Island Coast Guard Station Centre)

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

A good viewpoint, with all three of St Ives' sandy beaches visible.

Coastguard station set in a former gun emplacement.


Good condition 2016-10-07 13:18 - TP6395 (The Knavocks)

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

Pillar unfortunately without its National Trust plaque.
The spider minus plug.
Pillar with view towards Godrevy Island.
S7935


Good condition 2016-10-07 12:39 - TP8770 (Godrevy Island Lighthouse)

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

Seen on a very pleasant walk around the headland to The Knavocks pillar.

The island with its lighthouse


Destroyed 2016-09-29 15:48 - TP21988 (Scopwick Water Tower)

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

The site is a copse with quite mature trees so the water tower must have gone quite some time ago. The OS legacy database says destroyed 1978.

The copse and former location
1953 1:25000 map extract


Destroyed 2016-09-23 10:19 - TP14637 (Warren Water Tank)

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

The location corresponds with the rear of the property 64 Benson Crescent, one of the houses shown in CJO's picture. Luckily, the bins were out when the Google Street View car was there, helping with the identification of the property.

Approximate location This inset of the cycle way into the trees is close but I should have been facing the hidden houses to my right.
1953 1:25000 map This map extract also shows the location of Warren pillar to the WNW.


Destroyed 2016-09-22 16:24 - TP14616 (Cromwell Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

The road outside the churchyard was the start and end point of today's walk.

Tower with no flagstaff apparent.


Good condition 2016-09-22 15:36 - TP14612 (Norwell Church Tower Centre)

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

On today's walk route.

Tower


Good condition 2016-09-22 13:06 - TP12322 (Carlton-On-Trent Church Spire)

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

Today's walk passed through the village but not directly past the church so I returned later for a closer view and to log the cut mark.

Church and spire as seen from walk.
Spire as photographed later.


Destroyed 2016-09-15 16:40 - TP22039 (Willoughby Chimney)

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

The chimney location was just in front of the second shed.
1975-6 1:2500 map


Inaccessible 2016-09-15 16:29 - TP14331 (Willoughby Church Tower)

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

St Helen's church was locked. A cut BM is on a buttress at the NW angle of the tower.

The tower


Destroyed 2016-09-15 12:04 - TP22033 (Candlesby Hill Pumping Station)

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

Comparison of the 1971 1:2500 map with the modern satellite view shows that CJO photographed the correct former location.

1971 1:2500 map
Site photo I thought these empty slabs might have been the location, but I was wrong.


Good condition 2016-09-13 11:47 - TP6060 (Sough Top)

FB Number: S4146   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views from here but didn't have much time to enjoy them. This was a quick dash up from Taddington and back down before heading home to Lincoln for grandparenting duties.

TP6060
TP6030 top
S4146


Good condition 2016-09-05 15:56 - TP14327 (Caythorpe Church Spire)

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

The bench marks database tells me I've been here twice before but a third visit now made to complete the IS log. The type of spire is called a crocketed spire.

Church and spire
The spire


Good condition 2016-09-05 15:05 - TP3645 (Harrowby)

FB Number: S2110   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

No animals in the paddock today, but some unfriendly barbed wire wound around the gate's top rail gave me a few scratches. In very good condition, all metalwork intact.

TP3645
S2110
TP3645 top


Good condition 2016-09-05 14:31 - TP4000 (Honington Heath)

FB Number: S2102   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My planned route was the same as CJO's but ploughing started in one of the fields adjacent to the field boundary. So I waited for the tractor to arrive at my field corner to ask permission of the driver, readily given. A good condition pillar but not much of a view.

TP4000
S2102
TP4000 top


Good condition 2016-08-25 13:58 - TP4650 (Mardon Hill)

FB Number: S2058   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A revisit whilst using the nearby footpath with my walking group. The frontage with the FB is nicely clear but the pillar is embedded in the hedge.

TP4650
S2058
TP4650 top The bitumen cap is visible.


Destroyed 2016-08-18 16:34 - TP25717 (Skendleby Radar Mast)

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

The mast was on the site of RAF Skendleby and was part of a radar system to detect low flying aircraft and shipping from 1941. Only an associated brick building still stands. The adjacent highly secure site was a Cold War era bunker now in private ownership. A site visit is described at http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/s/skendleby/

A view about south. The mast site was off to the right.
The remaining building. The mast site was beyond and to the left.


Good condition 2016-08-18 16:20 - TP14333 (Grebby Windmill)

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

A good view of the impressive conversion is to be had by walking up the track just south of the main entrance to the property.

Converted windmill


Good condition 2016-08-10 15:36 - TP22138 (Aylsham Church Tower Vane)

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

Vane on top of a small spire surmounting the church tower.

Tower with vane


Good condition 2016-07-30 14:40 - TP10785 (Stratford-on-Avon Church Spire)

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

Spire viewed from a riverside location, having crossed over via the hand-operated chain ferry.


Good condition 2016-07-30 11:10 - TP8972 (Welcombe Monument)

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

A fairly distant view from the campsite I was staying at, on the other side of the River Avon.


Good condition 2016-07-18 12:02 - TP9750 (Teversal Church Tower Vane)

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

A cockerel weathervane atop the tower, with FB S9100 at the tower foot.

The tower
Tower top and vane


Possibly missing 2016-07-17 15:50 - TP8576 (Bridge 19)

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

The bridge has been removed and the former railway route is now the Teversal Trail, one of a series of railway routes converted for walking, cycling and horse rising, connecting some reclaimed colliery sites. The GR locates the block just off the NW end of the bridge in the middle of what was a field access track. My view was from the bottom of the cutting only, the sides and top being overgrown. The block possibly still exists but may have been dug out with removal of bridge foundations.

View NE at the site of the bridge.


Destroyed 2016-07-17 15:17 - TP18758 (Pleasley Colliery)

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

The description does not indicate the structure on which the bolt was placed but the location corresponds with the north-easterly headgear of the two remaining winders. Whether the bolt was lost to a new shaft or to replacement headgear in 1956 is unclear but maybe the label destroyed was an assumption. Perhaps the structure can be climbed on an open day to check.

Winding house and headgear
The relevant headgear


Destroyed 2016-07-17 12:55 - TP18808 (Silverhill Colliery Headgear)

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

Nothing remains of any structures on this site, now restored as an amenity called Slilverhill Wood with tracks and trails for cycling and walking. However, two fenced and capped shafts can be seen with pipes for gas venting, the one nearest the road being the site of the winding gear with the bolt.

Location
Old Maps 1962 1:2500 The trig point is marked as a triangle superimposed on a smaller structure in the centre of the extract.


Inaccessible 2016-07-16 14:48 - TP10758 (Hardwick Hall)

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

An enjoyable visit to the grounds and house, but no access to the roof asked for and likely to be refused. Old Maps shows a trig point on the roof of the four-storey section at the north end.

Hardwick Hall, east face The bolt is/was on the rightmost four-storey section in this view.
Hardwick Hall, west face The bolt is/was on the leftmost four-storey section in this view.
Old Maps 1961-62 1:2500


Destroyed 2016-07-13 10:45 - TP12578 (Silverstone Water Tank)

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

Noted the location of the absent water tower on a F1 practice day visit to Silverstone.


Couldn't find it 2016-07-07 11:15 - TP19062 (West Firsby)

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

I don't think this block is inaccessible as the location indicated on Bing map is on the west side of the grassy track just south of its right angle bend, outside of the fenced oil well compound. This position is also confirmed by Old Maps. Today, I was passing with my walking group so there was no opportunity to start excavation, and the wrong time of year, so I'm making a not found log.

Bing map
Location by the edge of the grassy track, near the tall weed?
Location just left of where I stood?


Good condition 2016-06-25 15:45 - TP10353 (Ashbourne Church Spire)

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

A fine spire, visible from a distance, but photographed closer whilst logging FB S9518.

Ashbourne Church
The spire


Possibly missing 2016-06-11 11:05 - TP20836 (Horfield Officers Mess)

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

A comparison of building footprint on the Old Maps 1952 1:1250 map, which shows the trig point, and Google satellite view shows that the current building is the one that carried the bolt in a position at the north-east corner of an elevated section visible from the ground. The OS records it as destroyed, possibly indicating the roof has been resurfaced or wall coping stones replaced.

Ground view
Location close-up Old Maps indicates the bolt was on or close to the nearest angle of this elevated section.
Old Maps 1952 1:1250 extract
Satellite view


Good condition 2016-05-05 14:13 - TP14498 (Torksey Church Tower Centre)

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

I had previously visited in March 2009 to try to find the 1GL bolt on the tower without success so probably have a photo from then, but Torksey was the start and end point of today's walk so this visit becomes my log.

Tower


Inaccessible 2016-04-27 14:37 - TP13483 (Lincoln St Marys Church Tower Punch Mark)

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

Assumed inaccessible but maybe access could be arranged as the building is in use as a homeless shelter.

Tower


Good condition 2016-04-21 16:05 - TP1103 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S2124   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My regular walk with friends ended near here so I thought it was time to revisit after 12 years. It still looks good despite its convenient roadside position but I guess it gets well hidden by the hedge in summer.

TP1103
TP1103 top
S2124


Good condition 2016-04-17 12:51 - TP9835 (Barns Ness Lighthouse)

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

Seen from a train, about to return safely to England.


Not Logged 2016-04-17 10:55 - TP10975 (Larbert Church Tower)

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

This log is merely the sighting the church and tower from a train so I can only confirm that there is a tower which probably still carries the bolt. It is likely to be inaccessible but I will leave the condition as unknown.


Destroyed 2016-04-16 18:30 - TP15511 (Gasworks Chimney)

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

Other loggers' recent comments made me realise that I too had spotted the site being used by a circus or funfair.


Good condition 2016-04-16 18:05 - TP6842 (Westmuir)

FB Number: S6165   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The only good pointer to whether we had parked in the right spot was the gate but this leads to a quite overgrown and branch overhung way in. However, this route is much drier than the boggy ground off the track where the pillar sits. The last pillar of a great day out with Father Ted and Griefmiester, back to Comrie for a curry!

TP6842
TP6842 top
S6165


Good condition 2016-04-16 17:35 - TP6475 (Tibbermore)

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

Perhaps due to the limitations of cartography at the 1:50,000 scale, the pillar is shown close to the line of the path from the west, north of the pylon route, but in reality the pillar is on the pylon line. We reached the wrong side initially, having to walk back along the hedge to get to the track on the other side.

TP6475 From the opposite side carrying the FB.
TP6475 The FB side.
S6019 after a bit of digging.


Good condition 2016-04-16 16:29 - TP15525 (Stone Table Cliff)

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

I had SlainteJimmy's photo on my Garmin to help but it still took several minutes by three of us to find this rivet aka bolt.

The bolt
Location The bolt is alongside my Garmin.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-16 16:18 - TP4241 (Kinnoull Hill)

FB Number: S5917   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A not too difficult walk up through the wood, eventually leading to an open view of the Tay valley. The pillar is cracked at the bottom of the flush bracket and all the way around above the sight holes. After a diversion via Kinnoull Tower, it seemed a much longer walk down, probably because we went the wrong way.

TP4241
TP4241 and view
TP4241 top
S5917


Good condition 2016-04-16 15:24 - TP7099 (Yellow Hill)

FB Number: S5918   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Father Ted describes our access route well but our timing wasn't optimum for the brief snow shower. Some muck spreading was going on in an adjacent field but the workers showed no interest in us.

TP7099 Most of the snow shower has moved on.
TP7099 top
S5918
TP7099 and view


Good condition 2016-04-16 14:55 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)

FB Number: S3206   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

After the exertions of Benarty Hill, an easy roadside one.

TP6828 Nicely presented with nearby daffodils
TP6828 top
S3206


Good condition 2016-04-16 12:40 - TP1315 (Benarty Hill)

FB Number: S3140   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

So many photos and comments from this event, so I'll keep it simple with a photo of the presentation of FB 12394 to the hero Rob.


Good condition 2016-04-16 11:33 - TP16308 (Leslie Church Spire)

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

Easily seen from the main street of Leslie whilst travelling from East Lomond to the meet point for RHW's last pillar at Benarty Hill.


Good condition 2016-04-16 10:48 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I suggested bagging this one before meeting up with others for RHW's last pillar on Benarty Hill but it look a bit longer than expected to get here and to do the not long climb from the car park. It is unusual to be able to view a pillar from quite a height above it. The cut bench mark on the topograph on the hill summit is 23.4m higher than S3163.

TP2990 from above. Not visible from the toposcope.
TP2990
S3163
TP2990 top
TP2990 with Griefmiester and Father Ted.


Good condition 2016-04-16 08:42 - TP14340 (Comrie Church Spire)

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

Confusingly, one of two churches with spires in close proximity but the other is not an intersected station.

The spire
Comrie church and spire.


Good condition 2016-04-15 17:49 - TP6534 (Torlum)

FB Number: S6223   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar number one of a great weekend with fellow triggers, accompanied by jonglew who kindly offered to take me here on the first evening. My first highish view of scenery in this part of Scotland was not a disappointment.

TP6534
S6223
TP6534 top
TP6534 and me. Photo taken by jonglew.


Good condition 2016-04-15 16:47 - TP8916 (Baird Monument)

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

Logged with jonglew, whose description covers it. An effusive inscription praises Baird but I suspect he was not a nice man.

The monument


Good condition 2016-04-15 16:07 - TP8915 (Melville Monument)

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

One several sightings of the monument whilst staying in Comrie with fellow trig fans, but I ran out of time to get up to this one.


Destroyed 2016-04-15 14:28 - TP15528 (St Columbas Church Tower)

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

The location was pointed out to me by pkbathrooms as he kindly gave me a lift from Perth station to Comrie for the gathering for Rob Woodall's last trig pillar event.

The replacement church


Good condition 2016-04-15 13:29 - TP15562 (Ladybank Church Spire)

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

Not shown as a church with a spire on the OS map, perhaps a bit too small to qualify. This was the last of several casual observations through train windows on a journey to Perth to join in a gathering for Rob Woodall's last trig pillar.


Good condition 2016-04-15 13:20 - TP16312 (Markinch Church Spire)

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

This unusual spire was seen from the train.


Good condition 2016-04-15 12:36 - TP9015 (Flagstaff Tower Edinburgh Castle)

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

Seen from the train well below the castle ramparts.


Good condition 2016-04-15 11:57 - TP11243 (Belhaven Church Spire)

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

Seen from a train.


Good condition 2016-04-15 11:46 - TP11242 (Dunbar Church Tower Centre)

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

A lovely church in red stone, framed nicely in the train window.


Good condition 2016-04-15 11:35 - TP11239 (Berwick Town Hall Spire)

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

Seen from the train crossing the Royal Border Bridge.


Not Logged 2016-04-15 10:30 - TP10536 (Durham Cathedral Tower)

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

A log for the flagstaff location, seen from a train, but obviously not a log for the bolt! Not sure I could actually see the flagstaff as the top part of the tower was shrouded in scaffolding.


Good condition 2016-04-15 10:13 - TP10617 (Market Place Clock Tower Spire Darlington)

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

Seen from the train whilst heading north.


Good condition 2016-04-15 10:13 - TP10616 (St Cuthberts Church Spire Darlington)

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

Seen from the train whilst heading north.


Good condition 2016-04-03 15:45 - TP9123 (Kelham Hall Belfry)

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

A good view of the belfry and the other skyline features can be had whilst approaching Kelham via the minor road from the north.


Good condition 2016-03-17 17:22 - TP14702 (South Dalton Church Spire)

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

A very tall tower and spire, silhouetted against the setting sun.


Good condition 2016-03-17 16:57 - TP12300 (Malton Church Spire)

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

A prominent spire, readily seen when driving through Malton.


Good condition 2016-03-17 16:55 - TP12301 (Old Malton Church Tower Centre)

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

Tower, therefore centre, seen whilst passing.


Good condition 2016-03-17 15:55 - TP4017 (Horcum)

FB Number: S6912   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Slightly boggy ground, and deep ruts in the adjacent field to get over, but otherwise quite easy to access. I entered the field via the gate on the access track to the farm to save one fence climb, only to find one more close to the pillar, but easy.

TP4017
S6912
TP4017 top


Damaged 2016-03-17 15:15 - TP7931 (Louven Howe Aux 2)

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

I spotted the pillar, if that's the right term for a concrete pipe, when I parked on the nearby road to watch Flying Scotsman on the NYMR in the valley below. I came back later to properly visit it.

TP7931 RAF Fylingdales in on the horizon.
TP7931 showing much damage.
TP7931 top


Good condition 2016-03-17 10:55 - TP12696 (Pickering Church Spire)

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

Seen whilst heading for the railway.


Good condition 2016-03-17 10:15 - TP14703 (Bainton Church Tower Centre)

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

A prominent tower, easily seen from the A614.


Good condition 2016-03-02 14:23 - TP14337 (Chatterton Water Tower Centre)

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

Easy to see from the railway, en route to London.


Good condition 2016-02-25 16:38 - TP14455 (Misterton Church Spire)

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

A church spire that is hard to miss when driving through, but I stopped also to log the cut bench mark, only to find I'd already done it in 2011.


Good condition 2016-02-25 16:20 - TP14454 (Haxey Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

No flag was flying at the mast today. There is a cut mark on the SW angle of the tower. My walking group's lunch stop today was the nearby Duke William pub, one of the four pubs that are "goals" for the annual Haxey Hood, but not the winning pub in 2016. Outside the churchyard is the mounting block where the Hood Fool makes his speech.


Good condition 2016-02-25 16:20 - TP14453 (Haxey Water Tower Centre)

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

A good view of the water tower is possible from the churchyard after logging the church flagstaff, saving a short walk.


Good condition 2016-02-25 15:59 - TP12917 (Belton Church Tower Centre)

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

No flagstaff seen. On taking a GR reading for the cut bench mark on the SW angle of the tower, it was apparent that the GR given for this record is incorrect. Using the OSGB36 data for the centre, the GR should be SE 78276 06332, assuming .99 of a metre doesn't justify moving the GR to the next 1m square east. The GR has been corrected subsequently by admin.


Good condition 2016-02-21 12:02 - TP9595 (St Pauls Church Spire)

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

Seen from the end of the M32 as I approached central Bristol.


Good condition 2016-02-12 10:30 - TP23142 (Diss Church Tower Vane)

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

The distinctive structure topped by a vane is easily seen.


Good condition 2016-02-11 16:19 - TP25694 (Orford Castle Flagstaff)

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

The castle was closed but the flagstaff was easily seen.

Castle with flagstaff
Castle with flagstaff lit by the setting sun.


Inaccessible 2016-02-11 16:19 - TP0758 (Orford Castle)

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

Old Maps 1974 1:2500 map shows a trig symbol at the north end of the castle. The castle was closed today, and from others' logs, the bolt is inaccessible anyway.

1974 1:2500 from Old Maps.
Orford Castle Old Maps indicates the bolt is/was on the tower to the right.


Good condition 2016-02-11 15:49 - TP9887 (Orford Lighthouse)

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

There's no ferry service at this time of year so I had to be content with a view from Orford village.

View from Orford.


Inaccessible 2016-02-11 13:32 - TP23395 (West Bar Water Tower)

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

Tower centre can be called good but the bolt is inaccessible.

Water tower


Good condition 2016-02-10 16:04 - TP25693 (Aldeburgh Water Tower Centre)

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

Continues to be spoiled by scaffolding. Bolt inaccessible.

Water tower


Inaccessible 2016-02-10 16:04 - TP23195 (Aldeburgh Water Tower)

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

As the tower is scaffolded, access to to the bolt may be negotiable, but not tried by me.

Water tower


Good condition 2016-02-09 13:59 - TP7997 (Southwold Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Impressive church, flagstaff easily seen but bolt inaccessible.

Church and tower
Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2016-02-09 12:39 - TP9888 (Southwold Lighthouse)

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

As others have said, an unusual location for a lighthouse.

Lighthouse
Sole Bay is the name of a beer brewed in Southwold, and the location of a sea battle between Anglo/French and Dutch fleets in 1672.


Good condition 2016-02-09 12:18 - TP23389 (Blythburgh Church Tower Centre)

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

An impressive church, seen in passing, so only the centre and flagstaff loggable, bolt inaccessible.


Good condition 2016-02-07 15:28 - TP23399 (Saxmundham Water Tower Centre)

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

Seen whilst passing so the centre can be called good, but the bolt inaccessible.


Inaccessible 2016-02-07 13:46 - TP23155 (Framlingham Church Tower)

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

Bolt inaccessible but the flagstaff topped by a vane was easily seen.

The tower The centre and flagstaff are part of the station.


Good condition 2016-02-04 15:22 - TP3202 (Flint Hill)

FB Number: S4684   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A walk took me past again but I am unable to ignore and not repeat log!

TP3202
TP3202 top
S4684


Destroyed 2016-01-25 15:30 - TP17703 (Elvington Water Tank)

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

After an interesting visit to the nearby Yorkshire Air Museum, I noted the housing now occupying the site of the water tank, but did not enter the access road.


Good condition 2016-01-25 11:03 - TP10439 (Howden Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Fine tower and flagstaff with an impressive ruin at the eastern end.


Possibly missing 2016-01-15 11:09 - TP17640 (Castlethorpe Bridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 1/10

The location of the block was viewed from the path alongside the River Ancholme, but the actual site close to the hedge at the north-west corner of the field was not visited. A bridge giving access to the field over a ditch has been blocked by some large pieces of masonry so these may be worth inspecting in case the trig block is among them.

The block location was about where the puddle is, close to the hedge.
Another photo taken later in the day, showing the blocks on the field access bridge.


Inaccessible 2015-12-26 10:44 - TP13957 (Cheyne House)

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

Passed many times without realising the building had any trig significance but having realised I made sure it was on today's walk-about.


Inaccessible 2015-12-10 15:29 - TP14511 (Waddington Church Tower)

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

Possibly I took a photo of the church tower when I visited for the cut BM in 2010, but as the location was the start and end point for a walk on a wet day, a new photo seemed simpler. On entry, the church was very dark but I did manage to check that the access to the tower was locked.

Tower


Good condition 2015-12-03 15:35 - TP5601 (Rectory Farm)

FB Number: S2626   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It was easier to find than my last visit over 11 years ago.

TP5601
S2626
TP5601 top


Destroyed 2015-12-02 14:54 - TP24364 (Fuel Research Station Tower)

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

The former industrial area of the Greenwich peninsula has been or is undergoing development so one is unlikely to find even a surviving bench mark, let alone a trig point. The location of this tower seems to be on West Parkside, a dual road with a bus way alongside a normal roadway.

Tower location on West Parkside.


Good condition 2015-11-26 16:05 - TP21960 (Billinghay Church Spire)

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

An unremarkable church spire.

Tower and spire
The spire in failing light.


Good condition 2015-11-20 12:18 - TP9052 (Yate Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

Flagstaff and pinnacle at the north-east corner of the tower seen.

Yate Church Tower
Flagstaff and pinnacle
Pinnacle


Good condition 2015-11-20 11:52 - TP9053 (Chipping Sodbury Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

The pinnacle is at the north-east corner of the tower. The flagstaff was also visible.

Church tower This view hides the flagstaff.
Pinnacle


Good condition 2015-11-20 11:23 - TP20930 (Rectory Camp)

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

An interesting location with good views but it's puzzling that the rampart remains do not form a circle. Perhaps the slope was adequate protection to the west. The block is as left by the previous visitors and is easy to find at the north end of the rampart.

Surface block
The rod-style rivet.
Rampart north end
View west.


Good condition 2015-11-20 11:07 - TP0293 (Horton)

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

This took a few minutes to find, I was prodding about 2 feet away and finding plenty of stones. Once in the right spot, very little excavation was needed, just back-heeling the encroaching grass away, not bad considering it's nearly three years since the last recorded find. The alignment of the telephone wire and the old wooden post on the opposite side of the road were the best references as the distant monument was hidden by a hedge.



The view across the road whilst standing on the block. Extension of the alignment of the telephone wire is the other good reference.


Slightly damaged 2015-11-20 10:43 - TP4030 (Horton)

FB Number: S2534   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

The hedge was sparse, probably trimmed earlier in the autumn, and now devoid of leaves so there was no problem in seeing this pillar and its flush bracket. There is some damage to the S edge of the top.

TP4030 west side.
S2534
TP4030 top
TP4030 east side.


Good condition 2015-11-12 15:47 - TP14631 (South Collingham Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Flagstaff without a flag, surmounted by a small vane.

Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2015-11-12 12:34 - TP14632 (North Collingham Church Tower Vane)

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

The vane was visible at the top of the flagstaff, no flag flying.

Roadside view through the tree branches.


Good condition 2015-10-29 11:33 - TP3181 (Fiskerton)

FB Number: S4899   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A 4th visit, keeping tabs on one of my local trig pillars. Some recent damage is apparent at the bottom of the south-east corner, but all metalwork is still intact and top edges are all fine so I am still calling the condition good. The damage can be seen in Bridgeman's 2013 photo but not before.

TP3181 The damage can be seen on the angle at the bottom.
S4899
TP3181 top
Yours truly at the pillar.


Destroyed 2015-10-29 11:33 - TP19047 (Fiskerton Aero Water Tank)

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

The field was viewed from Fiskerton pillar, all apparently ploughed but possibly some around the former tank base was unploughed as CJO suggests, but I didn't check.


Inaccessible 2015-10-22 16:05 - TP21901 (Red Hill Water Tower)

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

The water tower has been superseded by a modern structure and covered reservoirs to the north-east but this unusual concrete structure remains.

Red Hill Water Tower Presumably the tank is in the upper part.
Old Maps 1978-79 1:2500 shows the triangle symbols on the water tower and the mast.


Good condition 2015-10-12 11:05 - TP9618 (Cabot Tower)

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

A sunny day for the climb up the hill and the tower, so good views in all directions.

Cabot Tower
The winged figure that tops the tower, and presumably the observed point.


Inaccessible 2015-10-08 15:56 - TP13471 (Bourne Church Tower)

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

The flagstaff was visible, but no attempt made to access the bolt.

Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2015-10-08 14:48 - TP2754 (Deeping Fen)

FB Number: S8573   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Most loggers drove here along the drove road it seems, but as I was approaching from the Baston end, I walked the 1.2 miles from Deeping Fen Farm. I passed two people doing some fine traditional hedge laying. Pillar very good condition, only the north-west sighting hole open.

TP2754
TP2754 top
S8573


Slightly damaged 2015-10-08 13:32 - TP6472 (Thurlby)

FB Number: S8685   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I took the same route as Carole, climbing over the barbed wire at the stile where the footpath enters the next field. Cattle were in the field with the pillar but didn't seem much interested in me.

TP6472
TP6472 top
S8685


Good condition 2015-10-01 16:35 - TP8615 (Ashcroft)

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

I thought this would be easy to find after Chris's tidying last year, and his clear references but after several minutes of walking and scraping grass with my boot I had to resort to the long screwdriver to find it. Some grass growth over the block had occurred with only some longer grass flattened over it.

TP8615


Good condition 2015-10-01 15:54 - TP14456 (Walkeringham Church Tower Centre)

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

Church visited to log the cut mark in July 2011 but I didn't properly note any tower features, so a revisit to log the IS. No flagstaff apparent.

Walkeringham Church Tower


Good condition 2015-09-26 11:10 - TP10378 (Wakefield Cathedral Spire)

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

Seen from the train to Leeds so no chance of also noting S0528.


Destroyed 2015-09-24 16:11 - TP15085 (Gypsy Lane Water Tower)

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

I explored the copse to see if there were any identifiable remains but only found some ground depressions and bits of concrete. The obvious remains are the roadside SV post and valve chamber.

SV post with chamber in front.


Inaccessible 2015-09-24 15:50 - TP15084 (North Kelsey Church Tower)

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

A rather squat tower but presumably high enough in this area for the required observations. Bolt inaccessible, if still there.

Church tower


Good condition 2015-09-20 17:03 - TP6940 (Wighay Farm)

FB Number: S4647   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In climbing over the fence I got some splinters in my hand, but after photographing the pillar I realised I need not have suffered for my hobby as I could have walked around the end of the fence a couple of metres away! Metalwork at the top is complete and the pillar is in good condition despite proximity to a built-up area.

TP6940
TP6940 top
S4647


Good condition 2015-09-20 14:28 - TP13895 (Papplewick Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

I tried to drive along the lane to the church only to be confronted by a gate so I had to reverse out again, and the main road is not ideal for parking on because of a bend. However that is what I did and strolled to the church. Flagstaff present but no flag flying. Another church without a cut bench mark, disappointing.

Papplewick Church
Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2015-09-20 14:14 - TP10889 (Linby Church Tower Centre)

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

The flagstaff was visible but no flag flying. I was disappointed that this church does not also carry a cut bench mark.

Linby Church Tower
Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2015-09-20 12:18 - TP18710 (Papplewick Waterworks Chimney)

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

Visited on a steaming day, a very enjoyable visit with plenty of good solid Victorian engineering to amaze. I also took the optional short bus trip to the underground reservoir not realising that this was the location of the standpipe TP9991 so a worthwhile further 2.

The chimney on a steaming day, hence the smoke.


Destroyed 2015-09-20 11:35 - TP9991 (Papplewick Resr Stand Pipe)

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

Destroyed but still an interesting location to visit as part of the old underground reservoir tour one can take on Papplewick Pumping Station steam days. The standpipe was just south of the entrance to the underground reservoir and at the entrance is an old photograph showing the entrance, then a meter house, with the standpipe alongside. The location of the standpipe is now overgrown with trees and shrubs.

Old photograph displayed at the entrance to the disused underground reservoir.
The remains of the metering house is the entrance to the reservoir. The standpipe location was in the trees and bushes to the left.


Slightly damaged 2015-08-30 15:27 - TP4810 (Middleham Low Moor)

FB Number: S7586   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I also walked up from the road following the gallop, finding the pillar just beyond the upper end of the gallop. Not the highest point around by any means but still expansive views of Wharfedale and beyond. All four sight holes are open and the centre mark is visible.

TP4810 The pillar with the gallop beyond.
TP4810 top
S7586
TP4810 from the gallop.


Good condition 2015-08-29 14:40 - TP10832 (Saltburn Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

The tower of Emmanuel church still has scaffolding but the flagstaff, minus any flag, is visible.

The scaffolded tower with flagstaff.


Good condition 2015-08-29 14:29 - TP10833 (Saltburn Church Spire)

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

A prominent spire close to the railway station. I also spotted the cut bench mark.

Church and spire


Inaccessible 2015-08-19 14:20 - TP15087 (Binbrook Aero Water Tower)

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

I remember this base as an active station from which Lightnings would scramble and roar over Grimsby to intercept something in the North Sea. Now a private industrial estate but no problems with access as some businesses trade with the public. The bolt is presumably still existing but not accessible. A cut mark is on the SW angle of one of the buildings in this group.

Water tower
Water Tower A cut mark is on the building angle at the bottom of the steps.


Destroyed 2015-08-19 13:41 - TP21898 (Wellington Street Methodist Church Spire)

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

The church still exists but looks to have been rebuilt in recent times minus a spire. Old Maps show that the spire was very close to the corner of the road junction, now merely part of the the car park for the rebuilt church.

The church from Rutland Street. The spire was to the left of this picture.
The church from Wellington Street The spire was to the right of this picture.


Good condition 2015-08-19 13:27 - TP12943 (Hydraulic Tower Spire)

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

I lived in Grimsby for 36 years so the tower has been seen countless times, but I have yet to find some photos I took when I went to the top of the tower during a charity event. However, today on a quick return visit I thought I should add a ground-based log.

Dock Tower


Good condition 2015-08-19 13:27 - TP9630 (Hydraulic Tower SE Inner Corner)

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

I lived in Grimsby for 36 years so the tower has been seen countless times, but I have yet to find some photos I took when I went to the top of the tower during a charity event. However, today on a quick return visit I thought I should add a ground-based log.

Dock Tower


Good condition 2015-08-19 13:27 - TP9629 (Hydraulic Tower SW Inner Corner)

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

I lived in Grimsby for 36 years so the tower has been seen countless times, but I have yet to find some photos I took when I went to the top of the tower during a charity event. However, today on a quick return visit I thought I should add a ground-based log.

Dock Tower


Destroyed 2015-08-19 13:20 - TP21894 (Grimsby St Andrews Church Spire)

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

The church here was demolished in 1961/2 and replaced by an unattractive shopping development and tower block. These have also served their time and are fenced off for demolition.

Location


Good condition 2015-07-31 18:15 - TP19007 (Newton Aero Water Tower)

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

The elevated part of the A46 over the new Saxondale roundabout gives a good view when travelling towards Newark, allowing the water tower to be seen, confirming at least the centre's existence.


Good condition 2015-07-30 18:46 - TP4094 (Ibsley Common)

FB Number: S6438   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A year less one day since the last recorded visit, now that's a surprise. My wife and I walked up from Linwood attempting to follow the footpaths shown on the OS maps but out on the heath animals seem to have created their own versions that led us through some very boggy ground. The pillar is still resplendent in white paint but the paint makes the FB digits a bit less clear but still S6438, not S6428.

TP4094 resplendent in white
S6438
TP4094 top


Destroyed 2015-07-30 18:46 - TP10093 (Ibsley Common)

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

As others have noted, only the replacement with S6438 is to be found here.


Destroyed 2015-07-30 16:20 - TP21032 (Sawmills Chimney)

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

I saw the same view as Trigger when I drove over the railway bridge, no chimney, and the sawmill site occupied by new housing.


Good condition 2015-07-30 11:41 - TP12566 (Ringwood Priory Tower Flagstaff)

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

The flagstaff and vane were visible, and the cut mark was also noted.

Ringwood Priory showing the flagstaff but not much of the vane.
Ringwood Priory flagstaff and vane
Ringwood Priory tower, flagstaff and vane


Good condition 2015-07-30 11:41 - TP12567 (Ringwood Priory Tower Vane)

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

The flagstaff and vane were visible, and the cut mark was also noted. I agree with jonglew's reasoning, and I also record this as good.

Ringwood Priory showing the flagstaff but not much of the vane.
Ringwood Priory flagstaff and vane
Ringwood Priory tower, flagstaff and vane


Good condition 2015-07-29 16:41 - TP9882 (Needles Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from the shore at Milford on Sea.


Destroyed 2015-07-28 12:51 - TP12551 (Radio Mast East)

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

At both mast locations there seems to be some stonework left in the ground that appears aligned rather than randomly discarded, so those may be remains of mast bases or stay points.

Masts location The east mast was on the sandy area above the stone sea wall and the west mast beyond the left-hand end of the grass-covered dune.


Destroyed 2015-07-28 12:51 - TP12550 (Radio Mast West)

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

At both mast locations there seems to be some stonework left in the ground that appears aligned rather than randomly discarded, so those may be remains of mast bases or stay points.

Masts location The east mast was on the sandy area above the stone sea wall and the west mast beyond the left-hand end of the grass-covered dune.


Good condition 2015-07-28 12:50 - TP12547 (Christchurch Priory)

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

As viewed from the footpath up to Hengistbury Head, the tall pole with the fish-shaped weathervane could be seen.

Christchurch Priory as viewed from the footpath to Hengistbury Head.


Good condition 2015-07-28 12:42 - TP6753 (Warren Hill)

FB Number: S2569   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Rather breezy but good views today.

TP6753 View over Chichester Harbour.
TP6753 top
S2569


Good condition 2015-07-27 14:42 - TP12615 (St Peters Church Tower Spire)

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

The church was rebuilt in 1926 so that's why the 1GL bolt is not to be found, only the later CM.

Tower and spire The spire appears to top the spiral staircase at one corner of the tower.


Good condition 2015-07-27 14:33 - TP12616 (Holy Trinity Church Spire)

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

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2015-07-27 14:05 - TP12617 (Winchester Cathedral Tower Centre)

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

There was no flag flying at the flagstaff today.

Tower


Destroyed 2015-07-27 11:30 - TP0631 (Winchester FBM Aux 1)

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

Not a serious look, just a drive-by. Plenty of competent triggers have concluded it's destroyed so I'll go with that.


Good condition 2015-07-26 15:50 - TP21281 (New Alresford Church Tower Vane)

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

The weathervane has an unusual shape.

Vane
Tower and vane


Good condition 2015-07-17 15:39 - TP13198 (Bowling Church Spire)

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

Seen from the A650 whilst descending to Bradford centre.


Good condition 2015-07-17 15:31 - TP12759 (Oakenshaw Church Spire)

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

Readily seen from the M606.


Good condition 2015-07-16 16:34 - TP13481 (Dorrington Church Tower Centre)

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

I have driven past this church often but not found it convenient to pull up and park on a whim. Today I had been walking in the area and so was better able to properly visit, and also to spot the cut bench mark.

Church tower


Good condition 2015-07-16 16:09 - TP13482 (Ashby De La Launde Church Spire)

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

A fine spire and the cut mark also seen.

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2015-07-13 15:51 - TP13730 (Anwick Church Spire)

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

A rather ornate spire, topped by a weathervane.

Anwick Church Spire


Good condition 2015-06-29 12:14 - TP12798 (Sawley Church Spire)

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

Spire seen from a narrow boat on the Trent Mersey Canal.

Sawley Church Spire


Inaccessible 2015-06-25 17:00 - TP13485 (Gringley Water Tower)

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

The tower stands in a fenced site, and presumably any top access is internal as no external means can be seen.

Water Tower


Good condition 2015-06-25 15:40 - TP14457 (Walkeringham Brickworks Chimney)

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

A good view of the chimney is possible from the towpath of the Chesterfield Canal but the signs on the gate giving access to the site from the road are not inviting! The Brickmaker's Arms has been demolished.

The chimney as viewed from the Chesterfield Canal towpath.


Remains 2015-06-25 14:38 - TP13486 (Gringley Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Yes, there is a vane on top of the flagstaff, but maybe a flag could still be raised on the pole. A photo at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4242466 dated 9 Nov 14 shows a flag being flown, so is Remains the correct condition?

Gringley Church Tower The flush bracket is on the buttress in the left of the picture and the 1GL bolt is behind the bench.


Good condition 2015-06-18 13:55 - TP2991 (East Marsh)

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

I was passing this way again with walking friends and asked them to guess what might be lurking below grass cuttings and stones here. Not surprisingly, no correct guesses! It was good to reveal this one again after an interval of 9 years since my last visit.

TP2991 top The top metalwork is still intact.
Me at the scene.


Inaccessible 2015-06-04 16:45 - TP22053 (Halton Holgate Church Tower)

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

Bolt presumably inaccessible but cut bench mark seen.

Halton Holegate church tower


Good condition 2015-06-04 16:24 - TP14332 (Orby Church Tower Centre)

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

Bolt presumably inaccessible but tower centre could still be observed.

Orby church tower


Inaccessible 2015-06-04 16:09 - TP22045 (Burgh Le Marsh Church Tower)

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

The bolt is presumably inaccessible. I also spent some time looking for the cut bench mark without success.

Burgh le Marsh church tower


Good condition 2015-05-11 11:10 - TP11550 (Embleton Church Tower)

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

I don't know why the centre should be labelled as destroyed unless it was marked by something physical. I ventured up the spiral staircase to the bell-ringing floor but was daunted by the long wooden ladder going to the next stage.

Embleton church
Tower staircase The Strictly No Access sign is out of sight.


Good condition 2015-05-10 16:30 - TP10574 (Bamburgh Castle Flagstaff)

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

I did a castle tour many years ago so a photo for a retrospective log might turn up, but today was just a drive past, with flagstaff visible.


Good condition 2015-05-10 14:01 - TP8901 (Holy Island Castle Flagstaff)

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

The island and castle were visited on a rather windy and chilly day. The flagstaff is located on the upper battery, accessible as part of the castle visit, free to National Trust for Scotland members, which is cheaper to join than the English version!

Flagstaff


Good condition 2015-04-28 12:19 - TP11330 (Southwark Cathedral Tower Flagstaff)

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

Good clear views from the Shard today, with several intersected stations in view, the closest being Southwark Cathedral.

View from the Shard
Zoom view There might be a bolt there somewhere.


Good condition 2015-04-28 12:13 - TP11187 (Tower of London Flagstaff)

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

Another IS viewed from the Shard that I am happy to log as I have previously visited the Tower of London, and the Shard presents a different viewing opportunity.

The Tower of London from the Shard.
The flagstaff from the Shard.


Good condition 2015-04-28 12:12 - TP11189 (Tower Bridge North Vane)

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

I too have done the bridge tour including the upper walkway but my log is from the Shard on a good viewing day.

Tower Bridge View from the Shard.
North vane close-up.


Good condition 2015-04-28 12:12 - TP11188 (Tower Bridge South Vane)

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

I too have done the bridge tour including the upper walkway but my log is from the Shard on a good viewing day.

Tower Bridge View from the Shard.
South vane close-up.


Moved 2015-04-23 13:48 - TP12950 (Peaks Farm West)

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

It's good and perhaps unusual that this block has survived. A new road junction here was created in connection with the Peaks Parkway, originally without traffic lights, but after a spate of accidents, traffic lights were added with some further alterations, so it's a lucky survivor.

The block


Destroyed 2015-04-23 13:43 - TP21895 (Waltham Radar Mast North East)

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

This record covers four mast locations of New Waltham Wireless Station which I think was a Royal Navy station. Some of the road names of the estate now occupying the site reflect naval connections. I lived in the area from the early 1970s so I can remember the masts which were taken down in September 1980 according to the OS.

Old Maps 1966 1:2500 Shows the four triangulation station symbols, the NE mast tagged.
NW mast location at the junction of Amethyst Court with Trafalgar Park.


Good condition 2015-04-22 14:44 - TP13723 (Wellingore Mill Centre)

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

Appears well looked-after as a private home. It would be interesting to know if the bolt still exists but probably gone in the interests of a watertight roof.

Wellingore Mill


Good condition 2015-04-22 14:36 - TP13724 (Wellingore Church Spire)

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

A nicely positioned church, looking good as viewed northbound on the A607, but I walked no further than the churchyard for my spire photo.

Wellingore Church Tower


Good condition 2015-04-16 15:45 - TP3505 (Greetwell)

FB Number: S4686   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another walk-by with my walking group. The pillar is easy to see at present.

TP3505
S4686
TP3505 top


Slightly damaged 2015-04-15 16:33 - TP5327 (Paudy Cross Roads)

FB Number: S4611   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Most visitors have called the condition good, and that certainly is true for the top metalwork, but the pillar has had several scrapes from its proximity to a farm entrance, so I'm saying slightly damaged.

TP5327
TP5327 top Some damage to the pillar is evident.
S4611 Some digits are indistinct because of scaling or corrosion.


Good condition 2015-04-15 16:33 - TP0199 (Charnwood)

FB Number: 2964   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited with a group of friends after going to Stoneywell, a nearby National Trust property. Views quite good today, Nottingham at about the limit of visibility.

TP0199
2964
TP0199 top


Destroyed 2015-04-14 11:52 - TP21993 (Coaling Plant)

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

Presumably this was the coaling plant for Lincoln locomotive shed, but much of the former railway land is now occupied by Lincoln University buildings, including a few conversions from railway use, but not the coaling plant.

Location was just west of the Brayford Way bridge which now runs over the site.


Destroyed 2015-04-09 16:06 - TP21963 (Bassingham Radar Mast West)

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

Just an empty field, as expected, the OS reporting the mast destroyed October 1964. A trig symbol is just discernible on Old Maps 1956 1:10,560 map.

Mast location I probably should have pointed the camera a bit more to the left to include the mast's location, but it would be no more informative.


Destroyed 2015-04-09 15:55 - TP21961 (Bassingham Radar Mast East)

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

Just an empty field, as expected, the OS recording the mast destroyed October 1964. A trig symbol is just discernible on Old Maps 1956 1:10,560 map showing that the location was close to the hedge on the north side of the lane.

Mast location


Destroyed 2015-04-09 15:55 - TP14633 (Swinderby Aero Water Tank)

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

The tank was located behind the building directly facing the main entrance. This entrance is now blocked and only a part of the building remains in a mostly cleared part of the site.

Old entrance
Tank location was behind these building remains.
Old Maps 1976 1:2500


Good condition 2015-04-01 15:33 - TP3702 (Healing Creek)

FB Number: S2593   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The pillar that started it all for me. It's located on land that belonged to the company I worked for, and after a nearby lunch with other retirees, I walked along the Humber bank sea wall past the factory to view this pillar again. A strong, cold wind was blowing off the Humber.

TP3702 The pillar with the Lenzing fibre factory beyond.
TP3702 The FB is readable on the original.


Good condition 2015-03-29 10:03 - TP15020 (Litton Cheney Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

My last TP log of a great triggers gathering based at Litton Cheney YHA.


Good condition 2015-03-28 18:00 - TP9414 (Town Hall Cupola)

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

With Father Ted, we dropped off Roger Templeman within sight of the cupola at the end of a great day of trigging and benchmarking as part of the triggers spring gathering.


Good condition 2015-03-28 17:35 - TP3399 (Golden Cap)

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

The last pillar of our circuit and a joint visit with Father Ted and Roger Templeman. Roger and I have visited before but we were happy to indulge Ted.

TP3399
TP3399 top By looking back through the pictures, the padlock has been there since at least 26/12/13.


Good condition 2015-03-28 16:22 - TP2358 (Colmers Hill)

FB Number: S5962   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Joint visit with Father Ted. The views are improving after suffering low cloud at other pillars earlier in the day.

Trig and view


Slightly damaged 2015-03-28 15:26 - TP5449 (Pilsdon)

FB Number: S1507   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A significant crack is present, left of the FB. All sight holes are open and the inner mark can be seen.

TP5449
S1507
The inner mark
TP5449 top


Good condition 2015-03-28 14:18 - TP4346 (Langdon)

FB Number: S5873   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Joint visit with Father Ted and Roger Templeman.

TP4346


Inaccessible 2015-03-28 13:45 - TP20870 (Rampisham Church Tower)

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

Tower I tried the tower access door but it was locked.


Inaccessible 2015-03-28 13:26 - TP20894 (BBC Rampisham)

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

The person monitoring the security camera must have been very puzzled and perhaps concerned at the number of people wandering up today. Roger Templeman, Father Ted and I tried to get in by talking nicely to an electrical contractor but no joy. A caretaker can be spoken to on the intercom Monday to Friday, he told us. Saturday today!

It's good to know everyone's GPS agreed on which building the bolt is/was on.
Old Maps 1:2500 1973 shows the bolt at the NW end of the building.


Good condition 2015-03-28 12:39 - TP5172 (North Poorton)

FB Number: S5512   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A joint visit with Father Ted and Roger Templeman.

TP5172
S5512
TP5172 top


Good condition 2015-03-28 11:29 - TP3028 (Eggardon Hill)

FB Number: S5885   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Visited with Father Ted whilst Roger Templeman waited in the car as he'd been here before. Very foggy, no view, so he didn't miss anything.

TP3028
S5885
TP3028 top


Slightly damaged 2015-03-28 10:51 - TP4681 (Martins Down)

FB Number: S5912   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

One of several logs for today by participants of the triggers Dorset gathering.

Father Ted and Roger Templeman at the pillar.
TP4681 top Shows slight damage.


Good condition 2015-03-28 10:00 - TP1111 (Beacon Knap)

FB Number: S5886   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Logged jointly with Roger and Father Ted as part of a triggers outing.

TP1111 Like Curryscrim's photo, the pillar looks an odd shape. Is it because of the limited viewing angles combined with lens effects?
TP1111 The rear view has better proportions.
Roger logging it too.


Good condition 2015-03-28 09:07 - TP0768 (Abbotsbury Castle)

FB Number: S5769   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A 7 out of 10 score balances the fierce wind and dense low cloud with the pleasure of being able to join in with celebrating Father Ted's 1000th pillar visited, along with the others taking part in the triggers spring gathering.

Ted at the pillar He needed to hang on because of the wind!
Ted
S5769


Slightly damaged 2015-03-19 15:38 - TP6341 (Tetford Hill)

FB Number: S6057   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Another log whilst walking the area. No further damage seems to been sustained, just to a back corner as noted in the earliest logs.

TP6341
S6057
TP6341 top A bit of the rear left corner has been damaged.


Good condition 2015-03-07 11:12 - TP10767 (Trinity Methodist Church Spire)

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

It's hard to miss the spire, but I failed to find the cut bench mark. Checking on arrival home, I found I looked at the wrong set of steps.

Harrogate Trinity


Good condition 2015-03-05 14:50 - TP13715 (Dunham Church Tower Centre)

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

I probably have a photo of the tower from my visit to log the bench mark in 2010 but I'll make today's walking group pass-by the IS log. Much of the church is fenced off because of loose slates.

Dunham on Trent church


Good condition 2015-02-26 13:41 - TP10876 (Bredon Church Spire)

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

Like others, seen many times from the M5, but today I made a mental note of the time so I could add a log.


Destroyed 2015-01-14 15:01 - TP15236 (Fillingham Water Tower)

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

The tower and triangulation symbol are shown on the Old Maps 1:2500 1974 map. The tower has gone but the fencing remains, with a mast in its own compound in the NE corner of the tower compound.

View from the SE. The tower was in the centre of the fenced compound.


Destroyed 2014-10-27 12:11 - TP24615 (CWS Silo)

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

I had taken some waterfront pictures nearby and reviewing them in relation to Old Maps I realised I was able to confirm that this silo and associated trig marks have gone.

From Old Maps 1:1250 1959 map showing trig point symbol at NW angle of building.
Location was at far left These waterfront buildings are not the building that carried the bolt, but at the far left, the empty quayside is where the silo formerly stood.


Destroyed 2014-10-19 15:55 - TP19598 (Courtaulds Main Works Chimney)

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

Viewing from the junction of Lockhurst Lane and Foleshill Road, a chimney lies in roughly the right direction but this is the shortened remains of the Amtico vinyl floor tile factory chimney. Amtico was part of the Courtaulds group and its quite tall chimney and the Courtaulds main works monster were prominent local features.


Good condition 2014-10-18 16:50 - TP19599 (Coventry Cathedral Spire)

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

My first revisit to the old cathedral after a gap of over 40 years. In central Coventry, a lot has changed in that time and a lot has not, especially here.

St Michael's tower and spire


Inaccessible 2014-10-18 15:55 - TP19695 (Courtaulds Main Works Tower)

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

Like Father Ted, I used to be employed by Courtaulds, first in Coventry then elsewhere. Needing to make a quick visit to Coventry, I decided to pass by some old haunts, noting this surviving clock tower en route.


Good condition 2014-09-30 14:19 - TP13722 (Waddington Aero Water Tower Centre)

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

Not accessible because of its location within RAF Waddington but visible from the access road, and more distantly from the aircraft viewing enclosure on the A15.

View from the entrance road
View from the A15 at the aircraft viewing enclosure
Avro Vulcan XM607 as viewed from the A15.


Remains 2014-09-18 16:25 - TP14328 (Spridlington Church Vane)

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

A substantial church with an unusual tower roof, but no vane is to be seen.

Tower
Tower roof


Good condition 2014-09-18 16:05 - TP3101 (Faldingworth)

FB Number: S4881   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

After a walk nearby I decided to revisit this pillar. It was fairly well hidden at this time of year.

TP3101
S4881


Destroyed 2014-09-18 16:03 - TP19059 (Faldingworth Aero Water Tank)

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

The former location of the water tower is heavily overgrown area a little NNW of Faldingworth pillar. No sign of any remains.

Location The tower used to stand in the tree-covered area behind the shed.
Old Maps 1970-72 1:2500 map, showing location of tank and pillar trig points.


Inaccessible 2014-09-11 16:03 - TP21987 (Mareham-Le-Fen Church Tower)

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

Tower not accessible but access may be negotiable as a modern rectory seems to be located within the church grounds. An unusually large cut bench mark is on the east end of the church.

Tower


Good condition 2014-08-31 14:48 - TP13878 (Alford Church Tower Centre)

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

An easy drive-by spot of the tower with its flagstaff.


Good condition 2014-08-31 14:20 - TP13877 (Trusthorpe Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

There is a large car park serving the church and village hall, but, unaware, I had parked further way amongst the bungalows. A flagstaff is present but with a rather tatty union flag.

Church tower with flagstaff
Flagstaff close-up


Good condition 2014-08-31 11:19 - TP14330 (Maltby Le Marsh Church Tower Centre)

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

One could get a good fix on the tower centre, but the church is far from good, in fact signed as unsafe. I approached from the pub car park which is the start of a public footpath, initially providing access to houses but then becomes a field path. There is no view of the church until the last moment when an opening into a surprisingly well-kept churchyard appears. I also think the church building may be in private hands, with a simple rope separating it from the churchyard.

Church
Tower


Destroyed 2014-08-31 10:30 - TP22050 (Strubby Aero Water Tank)

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

As Chris says, formerly on the edge of a copse now adjacent to a golf course, and definitely gone. My view was from the east, across a couple of fairways, after an overnight stop at Woodthorpe Leisure Park in our campervan.

Former location is by the copse beyond the fairways.


Destroyed 2014-08-22 14:18 - TP12946 (Winter Gardens)

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

The bolt was on the Winter Gardens building which occupied the fenced site, and the refurbished leisure centre and mini-roundabouts all predate the demolition of the Winter Gardens. Old Maps 1:10,000 1975-1994 shows a triangulation station symbol on the building very close to the Kingsway roadside. I went to several functions at the Winter Gardens but cannot remember enough of what the building looked like to say where the bolt was likely to have been.


Couldn't find it 2014-08-07 16:35 - TP21999 (Metheringham)

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

Couldn't find it rather overstates the effort I made at this one. I walked the road verge to the location shown on my sat nav but did not do any poking around in the ground as the roadside ditch was deep in grass, and the east side of the ditch is now the line of a hedge. This block was dual purpose, also listed with a bench mark at 0.2m below ground and is shown on Old Maps 1973-8 1:2500 but not clearly enough to see which side of the ditch it was on.

Location? Ditch and hedge east side of B1189.


Good condition 2014-08-04 14:22 - TP25714 (Belvoir Castle Turret Centre)

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

Station SK73/21 consisting of the turret centre, flagstaff and bolt, separated from the rivet PP81by 8 metres. Unlike the inaccessible rivet, at least the centre of the turret is clearly existing, but this turret no longer has a flagstaff. A flagstaff is however visible on another turret. Old Maps 1971-2 1:2500 map shows two triangulation station symbols on Belvoir Castle.

The turret The relevant turret is the small diameter one joined on to the large circular section of the building, on top of which is/was the location of the rivet TP7972.
1971-2 map The left station is the rivet, the right one the turret centre, flagstaff, bolt.


Inaccessible 2014-08-04 14:22 - TP7972 (Belvoir Castle)

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

The rivet is/was located on top of a circular section of the building, with an adjoining turret used as station SK73/21 (TP25714).

Belvoir Castle The rivet is/was on the roof of the circular section of building; the adjoining turret is TP25714.
1971-2 map The left station is the rivet, the right one the turret centre, flagstaff and bolt.


Destroyed 2014-07-24 16:29 - TP11516 (New Barracks Flagstaff)

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

I have passed by several times thinking I should stop and make a correct record for this IS, and today I did, only to find not just one mark but three on T:UK! I don't know why this one qualifies for multiple entries when so many other multi-component station do not, but I'll accept the bonus.

North tower No flagstaff.
South and north towers The flagstaff on the south tower that confounded me!


Inaccessible 2014-07-24 16:29 - TP15178 (New Barracks)

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

A bonus log arising from a visit to put right an erroneous log of TP11516!

North tower The GR suggests the bolt is/was close to or on the south parapet, the one in shade.


Good condition 2014-07-24 16:29 - TP15177 (New Barracks Centre)

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

A bonus log arising from a visit to put right an erroneous log of TP11516!

North tower


Good condition 2014-07-20 18:27 - TP14843 (Charles Church Spire)

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

Often seen when I lived in Plymouth but a city I do not often go to these days. However, noted in passing today. The church was burnt out by incendiary bombs in March 1941 and left as memorial to the civilian deaths in the city's air raids.


Good condition 2014-07-20 18:11 - TP8986 (Naval Monument Plymouth)

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

Seen many times when I lived in Plymouth, but I awaited another visit to log.

Monument


Destroyed 2014-07-20 18:07 - TP21710 (Drakes Island Flagstaff Plymouth)

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

As viewed from the Hoe, a flagstaff was visible but Old Maps 1:2500 1967 shows a flagstaff as a triangulation station near the east end of the island, so I think this station has gone.

Drake's Island The flagstaff used as a triangulation station was behind the trees centre-left of the island, not the flagstaff visible to the right.


Good condition 2014-07-20 18:00 - TP9880 (West Lighthouse)

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

Seen often when I lived in Plymouth to the end of the 1960s and on later visits, but this latest visit used for a log.

Lighthouse


Good condition 2014-07-20 18:00 - TP8860 (East Beacon)

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

Viewed again from Plymouth Hoe.

East Beacon


Remains 2014-07-19 10:44 - TP21698 (Bittaford Chimney)

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

The chimney still exists but it looks to have been shortened when compared to a photograph in a book about the Redlake Tramway and china clay works. That could be the reason for the OS reporting the trig point destroyed but clearly there are remains. The building was a clay drying works, closed in 1932, then used by an agricultural engineering company, as seen by me often from trains in the 1960s.

Chimney


Good condition 2014-07-18 18:08 - TP8771 (Start Point Lighthouse)

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

Some sea mist affected the views today, but nevertheless an attractive spot to visit. A cut bench mark is listed on the lighthouse but I was well past any guided tour, the gate being firmly locked.

Lighthouse
Close-up


Good condition 2014-07-18 11:40 - TP1615 (Brent Hill)

FB Number: S3430   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I picked the wrong morning for this one, mist, drizzle and wet ferns so I got soaked. My decision to go up the steep slope through the ferns didn't help and I only discovered on going down the somewhat better route around the NE end of the access area. No views to be had at all, totally different the following day as I drove past in sunshine on the A38.

TP1615
S3430
TP1615 top


Good condition 2014-07-16 15:12 - TP5689 (Rippon Tor)

FB Number: S3457   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A breezy walk up from Hemsworthy Gate to good views from the summit.


Good condition 2014-07-15 17:45 - TP8773 (Breakwater Lighthouse)

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

I viewed the lighthouse from the quay, not enough time to walk the length of the breakwater.


Destroyed 2014-07-15 14:35 - TP20576 (Shaldon Bridge)

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

Old Maps 1963 1:2500 shows a triangle symbol on the west parapet of the bridge near the south end of the section that has been widened. That was done by 2002 but no triangle symbol appears on the 1978 map, so the bolt may have been lost to earlier works. Original parapets with coping stones remain closer to the Shaldon end, but modern metal railings replace the parapets on the widened section, so it has gone.

Shaldon Bridge Viewed from the east, the bolt was near the left-hand end.


Destroyed 2014-07-15 14:26 - TP20531 (Pier Flagstaff)

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

As viewed from the vicinity of the lighthouse, no flagstaff was apparent and the likely location is now occupied by a large PIER sign, so I think it's gone.

Old and new flags St Michaels flagstaff is in the distance and the grey roof structure was the location of the pier flagstaff.


Good condition 2014-07-15 14:26 - TP20535 (St Michaels Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

A white-painted flagstaff on the top of the tower was clearly visible from the vicinity of the lighthouse.

Old and new flags St Michael's flagstaff is in the distance and the grey roof structure was the location of the pier flagstaff.


Good condition 2014-07-15 14:24 - TP9881 (Teignmouth Lighthouse)

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

The lighthouse has some fencing around it as the location seems to be in use as a base for contractors doing sea wall repairs after winter damage. Also the decorative bike wheels shown in earlier photos have gone.

The lighthouse


Good condition 2014-07-15 12:34 - TP7704 (The Point)

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

Whilst not specifically looking for this mark nor the EABM whilst strolling along here, both were very easily seen. The EABM, being newer, is hardly worn but this bolt has suffered a bit from the passage of feet.

The bolt


Destroyed 2014-07-08 16:00 - TP13721 (National Grain Silo Centre)

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

I can remember seeing the silos from the 1970s onward but cannot pinpoint when they disappeared. This log is merely a recent passing of the location.


Good condition 2014-07-03 16:11 - TP13455 (Lade Bank Chimney)

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

A surprise TP logging opportunity as I went to log the flush bracket. A fine chimney, presumably long disused since the pumping operations went electric. The roads around here are straight but not suitable for fast driving as they are very undulating. It's easy to be airborne then ground the car!


Possibly missing 2014-07-02 14:55 - TP21900 (Standard Ice Company)

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

The building still stands as a Christian Centre, but the perimeter walls and roof area have probably been altered significantly since its use as an ice factory, so I record as possibly missing rather than destroyed. Other events, non-religious, also take place here and I attended several with the family in the 1980s.


Destroyed 2014-07-02 14:50 - TP12944 (Ritz Cinema Cleethorpes)

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

Driving along Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes again, as we did countless times from the 1970s on. I can remember the Ritz cinema from then but whether it was in use I can not.


Good condition 2014-07-02 14:42 - TP9631 (Cleethorpes Water Tower)

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

A familiar landmark from the years of taking the children to Cleethorpes but today a bit of spare time en route to Grimsby allowed another drive along the front. It was good to see Cleethorpes very busy on a mid-week sunny day.

Tower


Good condition 2014-06-18 14:45 - TP11519 (South Anston Church Spire)

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

Seen from the A57 whilst eastbound back to Lincolnshire.


Good condition 2014-06-18 13:30 - TP13146 (Denton Church Spire)

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

Seen from the start of M67 on a journey back from Holyhead to Lincolnshire.


Not Logged 2014-06-18 10:27 - TP2090 (Cefn-Cwmmwd)

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

I approached this pillar from the field through which the footpath passes only to find that this was not the best side and I did not have time to look for a way into the next field. My view was a poor one of the pillar high in the hedge, almost a silhouette, so I was unable to assess the condition.

TP2090 A poor photo of the pillar in the hedge.
Location The pillar is in the hedge just right of the tree which has grown quite a bit since iainmac's 2005 photo.


Good condition 2014-06-10 14:50 - TP8134 (Marquis of Anglesey's Column)

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

Easily seen from the Britannia Bridge whilst driving towards Holyhead. I went up the column with the family but this was decades before I became a trigger so I am not going to attempt to find the date.


Good condition 2014-06-10 14:10 - TP10641 (Bodelwyddan Church Spire)

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

A striking church, prominent alongside the A55, a road complained of by previous loggers. Sorry, but I probably contributed significantly to the road noise as I passed by in my campervan.


Good condition 2014-06-10 11:53 - TP9859 (Skerries Lighthouse)

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

Seen in the distance from the Holyhead-Dublin ferry. As the lighthouse itself rather than a detail is the intersection, I am happy to call the condition good.

Skerries Lighthouse As seen from the ferry.


Good condition 2014-06-10 11:52 - TP12986 (Breakwater Lighthouse Vane)

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

Seen from the Holyhead to Dublin ferry.

TP12986 One of my pictures from the ferry, the best to show the vane.


Good condition 2014-06-10 11:45 - TP9858 (Holyhead Lighthouse)

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

Seen from the ferry as it left for Dublin Port.

TP9858 The lighthouse.


Good condition 2014-06-10 10:31 - TP8958 (Skinners Monument)

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

The pillar overlooks the waiting area for the ferry to Dublin Port.

TP8958 As viewed from my campervan in the ferry waiting area.


Good condition 2014-05-17 17:08 - TP11872 (Uppingham Church Spire)

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

Station TL08/INT029, spire, computed to 3rd order in 1954 and maintained in 1973.

Church and spire


Good condition 2014-05-17 16:00 - TP12883 (Seaton Church Spire)

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

Station TL08/INT024, spire, computed to 3rd order in 1954 and maintained in 1984. Seen in passing through the village.


Good condition 2014-05-17 15:24 - TP11883 (Laxton Church Spire)

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

Station TL08/INT017, spire, computed to 3rd order in 1954 and maintained in 1984.

Spire
Laxton church


Good condition 2014-05-17 12:20 - TP11882 (Bulwick Church Spire)

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

Station TL08/INT005, spire, computed to 3rd order in 1954 and maintained in 1984.

Church and spire


Possibly missing 2014-05-15 16:07 - TP7852 (Ludford Magna North)

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

I hadn't realised the closeness of this pair of Project Emily pillars to the B1225 until today when passing en route to meet my walking group, they showed on my sat nav. So I stopped on the way back home to photograph the locations, for this one the lay-by a bit further north. Trees and vegetation were in full leaf so I didn't bother to check nearby hedges, but previous loggers suggest I wouldn't have found anything.

Pillar location?


Possibly missing 2014-05-15 15:55 - TP7544 (Ludford Magna South)

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

I hadn't realised the closeness of this pair of Project Emily pillars to the B1225 until today when passing en route to meet my walking group, they showed on my sat nav. So I stopped on the way back home to photograph the locations. Trees and vegetation were in full leaf so I didn't bother to check nearby hedges, but previous loggers suggest I wouldn't have found anything.

Pillar location?


Good condition 2014-05-07 18:32 - TP11179 (St Pancras Station Spire)

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

Like Rob, I had a bit of time before my train, the 1906 to Lincoln, so I took the opportunity to photograph this and the Kings Cross station flagstaff. I must have seen them casually many times before knowing of their use by the OS. I also found a couple of nearby cut bench marks.


Good condition 2014-05-07 18:32 - TP11178 (Kings Cross East Tower Flagstaff)

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

I had a bit of time before my train, the 1906 to Lincoln, so I took the opportunity to photograph this and the St Pancras station spire. I must have seen them casually many times before knowing of their use by the OS. The view of this one is now much improved. I also found a couple of nearby cut bench marks.


Good condition 2014-04-21 13:19 - TP9432 (Imperial Institute Cupola)

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

Station TQ47/INT110 computed to 3rd order in 1945 and maintained in 1981. My view was from Babylon, the restaurant in the roof garden above Kensington High Street, a surprise oasis above the hubbub.

Queen's Tower from above Kensington High Street


Good condition 2014-04-19 15:59 - TP14918 (Greenwich Observatory Time Signal Ball Centre)

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

A most unusual and interesting object used as a trig point, the ball on top of the Greenwich Observatory that is dropped at 1pm daily as a time signal. It is station TQ47/T247, computed to 3rd order in 1945 and maintained in 1970. The station also used to consist of an old trig and a bolt at locations up to 6m away from the ball, but these were reported destroyed in September 1951.

Time Ball The ball is in its rest position, only being raised shortly before 1pm.


Good condition 2014-04-19 15:55 - TP8841 (Canary Wharf Tower Apex)

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

Seen often on visits to London, and today more closely from the Docklands Light Railway, but my log is from Greenwich Park, on the way up to the Observatory.

Docklands view


Good condition 2014-04-18 12:43 - TP14913 (Waresley Church Spire)

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

I diverted, perhaps unnecessarily, off the southbound A1 when I encountered queuing traffic but got the bonus of passing through this village and spotting the church and its spire. It is station TL36/INT020 computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1975.


Good condition 2014-04-18 11:38 - TP11702 (Gorse Lane Water Tower)

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

Station SK73/T009 consisting of a disc (replaced a bolt), centre and mast, but the disc is also reported destroyed. My view of the tower was from the southbound A1 and I can't say I noticed a mast.


Inaccessible 2014-04-13 14:05 - TP14830 (Metheringham Water Tower)

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

Station TF05/020, bolt, computed to 2nd order in 1950 and maintained in 1980. The water tower is easy to see from the B1189 but I took the opportunity to visit Metheringham airfield visitor centre and whilst there strolled north to see the tower more closely. The tower is not part of the visitor area and I encountered the farmer driving along the track past the tower, but he was OK about it.

Metheringham Water Tower Bolt


Inaccessible 2014-04-10 16:27 - TP14512 (Kirton in Lindsey Aero Water Tower)

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

Formerly RAF Kirton in Lindsey then later the Army's Raglan Barracks, the base closed in 2013. It is quite difficult to get a good view of the water tower from close to the base because of other buildings, and fencing, barbed wire and trees alongside the B1398, the closest road. Also double yellow lines are extensive but I'm not sure of their current legal status. Fortunately, the police were more interested in someone nabbed for speeding in Kirton rather than my parked car. In the end, I took a distant photo from the entrance to a glider field south of the base.

Water tower and other buildings


Destroyed 2014-04-10 15:50 - TP14812 (Kirton Water Tower)

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

Station SK98/T072 was a rivet computed to 4th order in 1960 and destroyed in July 1978, presumably when the tower also was taken down. Certainly no tower can be seen now.


Good condition 2014-04-06 14:07 - TP14509 (Hemswell Aero Water Tower Centre)

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

As CJO says, the area is a warren of antiques sales rooms, which were the reason for my visit. I avoided paying for parking by using the car park for the Guardroom showroom but paid 50p for entry to the showroom, valid for all the others of the same company, and refundable on purchases including the cafe. A photo opportunity presented when I visited Water Tower Antiques.

Water Tower


Inaccessible 2014-04-02 15:58 - TP12931 (Castlethorpe Mill)

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

My third and last mill visit this afternoon, opportunistically done after a lunch get-together in Kirmington with former work colleagues. More recent building around the mill makes taking a good photo of the mill a bit tricky.

Mill tower


Good condition 2014-04-02 15:49 - TP12930 (Bells Mill Centre)

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

At the time of my visit there was someone on one of the upper floors of the mill and he was as curious about me as I was of him. We had a shouted conversation and I explained the mill's role in surveying, and he said he was a pest control officer shooting the pigeons in the mill. I suspect he was the local air rifle enthusiast rather than an official.

Bells Mill The rifle shooter stepped out of view for my photo.


Destroyed 2014-04-02 15:35 - TP12935 (Wrawby Windmill)

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

It's a shame that the the windmill itself was not used as an intersected station as it would be a worthy structure to log, but sadly the log is merely a destroyed surface block. I do not know if it is the same location, but Old Maps 1:2500 1907 shows a triangulation station of some sort slightly NNW of the mill.

Wrawby Windmill Old Maps 1907
Wrawby Mill


Good condition 2014-04-02 15:10 - TP12937 (Thornton Curtis Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Station TA12/INT024, flagstaff, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1987. A flagstaff is to be seen but whether it is still the one existing up to 64 years ago is a moot point.

Church tower
Tower top close-up with flagstaff


Good condition 2014-04-02 14:36 - TP12954 (Brocklesby Church Spire)

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

Station TA30/INT024, spire, computed the 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1987. The church is located in the grounds of Brocklesby Park, the seat of the Earls of Yarborough. The Brocklesby Hunt is also based here, and the hounds were making a racket during my visit.

Church and spire
Spire


Destroyed 2014-03-25 16:51 - TP0200 (Thrumpton)

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

I joined the queue of standing traffic right alongside the concrete strip that covers the location so it was only a small bonus to be able to log this lost surface block.


Good condition 2014-03-25 16:43 - TP11261 (Ratcliffe Church Spire)

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

Station SK54/INT045 computed to 4th order in 1950 and maintained in 1961. Seen many times over the years whilst travelling along the A453 which is something I regretted doing today as soon after I was in standing traffic.


Good condition 2014-03-25 14:28 - TP10337 (Stow on the Wold Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SP42/T035, consisting of a bolt, flagstaff and centre, all computed to 3rd order in 1952 and maintained in 1972. No flagstaff is visible in my photo.

Stow on the Wold church tower


Not Logged 2014-03-25 10:00 - TP3696 (Hazleton)

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

Spotted whilst travelling east along the A40. The pillar looked good but this was not close enough to confirm the condition.


Good condition 2014-02-22 17:03 - TP14485 (Elston Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TF05/T019 consisting of the centre and a bolt, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1982. The tower and its pinnacles looks out of proportion to the rest of the church.

Elston church


Good condition 2014-02-22 16:47 - TP14484 (Thoroton Church Spire)

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

Station SK73/INT037, computed to 3rd order in 1949 and maintained in 1982.

Tower and spire
Spire


Good condition 2014-02-22 16:36 - TP0205 (Orston)

FB Number: S4652   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An unintended revisit caused by hasty planning, but nevertheless still worth doing whilst in the area. No problems with sheep being fed this time.

TP0205
S4652
TP0205 top


Good condition 2014-02-22 16:07 - TP14483 (Barkestone Church Spire)

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

Station SK73/INT017, the spire, was computed to 3rd order in 1949 and maintained in 1978.

Tower and spire
The spire


Good condition 2014-02-22 15:56 - TP1031 (Barkestone)

FB Number: S1750   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy roadside trig, the road well surfaced and drivable despite not being shown on my sat nav. Further down the lane is an old bridge over the disused Grantham Canal, water-filled but weed-choked.

TP1031
S1750
TP1031 top


Good condition 2014-02-22 15:39 - TP14482 (Harby Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SK73/T011 consisting of the centre, vane and bolt, computed to 3rd order in 1949 and maintained in 1978, except the vane which had been removed. However, a vane is visible in my photo. My sat nav delivered me to the closest point it could but then I walked quite a long way around via the school to get to the church. After, I noticed a path out of the churchyard at the other end which was a much shorter way back to the road.

Harby Church


Good condition 2014-02-22 15:15 - TP3014 (Eastwell)

FB Number: S4911   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I liked this one in its elevated roadside position. perhaps a bit vulnerable to collapse having looked at the field side. The adjacent tree doesn't look happy either, with a huge canker on its trunk. A good view over the Vale of Belvoir.

TP3014 Location view.
TP3014
S4911
TP3014 top
View towards Vale of Belvoir The bank is steep on the field side.


Good condition 2014-02-22 14:37 - TP7086 (Wycomb)

FB Number: S4642   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I walked up from Scalford but one field did not have the footpath remarked across it after ploughing and planting. Fortunately, it was not too muddy. The pillar stands in another grassy field that the footpath passes through, so access was easy. However, I nearly took the wrong footpath for my return as another one enters the same field. Good views.

TP7086
S4642
TP7086 top
TP7086 With yours truly.


Good condition 2014-02-22 13:28 - TP13909 (Ab Kettleby Church Spire)

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

I parked near the Methodist Chapel and walked through the field to the church, passing through a gate with various ironmongery being used as a gate closure weight. The church and spire looked attractive in the sunshine.

Churchyard gate Using a pulley wheel and electricity isolation box.
Church and tower
Spire


Not Logged 2014-02-22 13:20 - TP0202 (Broughton Hill)

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

An unintended revisit because of hasty planning. I had a quick look over the gate to confirm the pillar is still there but didn't get close so no other details noted.


Good condition 2014-02-22 12:36 - TP4530 (Longcliff Hill)

FB Number: S4786   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A pleasant walk up Midshires Way, although rather churned by horses, then through a gap to the adjacent field. Quite good views from here, although less pleasing to the SE over Old Dalby industrial area.

TP4530
S4786
TP4530 top


Good condition 2014-02-22 11:33 - TP6950 (Willoughby)

FB Number: S4691   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy roadside bag, looking oddly short compared to normal. The flush bracket is still clear, thanks to tomytucker.

TP6950
S4691
TP6950 top


Slightly damaged 2014-02-22 10:51 - TP5635 (Rempstone Hill)

FB Number: S4886   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

In the hedge, field side, a little to the SW of the start of the footpath.

TP5635
S4886
TP5635 top


Slightly damaged 2014-02-22 09:45 - TP5993 (Six Hills)

FB Number: S4907   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

I've driven past Six Hills loads of times over the years, but none had been a good opportunity to stop and look for this one. Put right today as stop number one of a day out in the Nottinhamshire/Leicestershire border area. I walked from the hotel car park. In woodland just off a rather boggy clearing, quite easy to spot at this time of year. The pillar has cracked quite badly.

TP5993
S4907
TP5993 top


Good condition 2014-02-10 13:31 - TP14366 (Castleton Church Spire)

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

Station SD80/INT024, computed to 3rd order in 1945 and maintained in 1979. Easy to see from the M62 so I am surprised to be the first to log this spire.


Good condition 2014-02-10 12:03 - TP8028 (Ashton Memorial)

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

Station SD47/INT001 computed to 3rd order in 1983. The database shows the station had previously been computed in 1950 and destroyed in 1966, but clearly not the memorial. Presumably the observed component (the vane?) was removed and replaced. A striking building, visible from the M6.


Good condition 2014-02-10 11:45 - TP10520 (Levens Church Spire)

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

Station SD47/INT028 computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1976. Seen from the A590.


Destroyed 2014-02-07 15:21 - TP10419 (Lancaster Moor Hospital Tower Flagstaff)

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

Station SD47/T084, consisting of a flagstaff and bolt, computed to 4th order in 1953, and both destroyed in August 1972. The building and tower are visible from the M6.


Good condition 2014-02-07 15:12 - TP12721 (Scorton Church Spire)

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

Station SD47/INT013, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1976. As others have said, easy to see from, and rather too close, to the M6.


Good condition 2014-02-07 15:00 - TP13849 (Higher Walton Church Spire)

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

Station SD30/INT023 computed to 3rd order in 1947 and maintained in 1980. Easy to see from the M61/M6.


Good condition 2014-01-26 16:14 - TP10652 (Repton Church Spire)

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

A tall, slender spire on this interesting old church. Tower repairs have been completed.

Tower and spire Not looking slender in this view!


Good condition 2014-01-26 12:53 - TP12859 (Spondon Church Spire)

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

Station SK54/INT033, computed to 3rd order in 1938 and maintained in 1978. The church and spire are easily seen from the A52.


Remains 2014-01-23 14:05 - TP14130 (Grasby Church Spire)

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

Station SE91/INT005, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and destroyed, i.e spire removed, in November 1959. The church is very much alive but its tower looks out of proportion without a spire and seems too sturdy. In the nearby Cross Keys pub on the A1084 are old photos of the village, including some showing the church with the spire.

Grasby Church


Good condition 2014-01-18 22:57 - TP0167 (North Cave)

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

A joint effort with Father Ted, and quickly successful, unlike the nearby Berntsen. He spotted the stud on the road's edge and measured the 6.4m (thanks, CJO!) at a right angle to the road and my screwdriver hit the block first time. We uncovered enough to get a clear view of the large bolt which was left exposed.

TP0167 Location relative to old gate.
TP0167 Close-up.
Father Ted clearing the block.


Good condition 2014-01-18 15:51 - TP7211 (South Cave)

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

Completion of the local trio with Father Ted. The FBM is in excellent condition with height plate still in place, although I wasn't able to read the height like I did in 2006. Fading light or eyesight?

TP7211
TP7211 With Father Ted.


Good condition 2014-01-18 15:25 - TP0601 (South Cave FBM Aux 1)

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

A joint effort with Father Ted, and success for me at last after the unfortunate episode in 2006. The ground was very soft with water standing in patches and had recently been worked over by a vehicle that had pressed a number of stones into the ground and investigation holes tended to fill with water quite quickly so prospects were not initially good. However, prodding around the rough measurements made by Ted eventually bore fruit. The Berntsen was about 3-4 inches down and was left uncovered and marked by a stick stuck in the ground.

TP0601 Very muddy ground!
TP0601 Close-up.


Good condition 2014-01-18 13:37 - TP0813 (Alkborough)

FB Number: S1459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I gladly accepted Father Ted's invite to join him for a bit of trigging today in an area reasonably well covered by me but new for him. It's a great improvement to be doing it with company! The track to this pillar was very muddy but the pillar stands by some trees on firmer, drier ground. The pillar is still in good condition with top metalwork intact.

TP0813
S1459
TP0813 top


Good condition 2014-01-18 13:22 - TP12924 (Alkborough Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SE73/011 consisting of the centre, flagstaff, old trig, vane and bolt. The bolt was computed to 2nd order in 1939, the others to 3rd order 1950-1959 and maintained in 1974. The flagstaff and vane are visible.

Tower
Flagstaff and vane


Inaccessible 2014-01-16 16:33 - TP14020 (Harpswell Reservoir)

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

Station SK98/T079 was/is a rivet computed to 4th order in 1960 and maintained in 1980. The location is within a fenced Anglian Water reservoir compound so is not accessible. Unusually, this mark is shown with a triangulation station symbol on the OS 1:25,000 map and its map position suggests the mark was/is on a low structure on the SW reservoir bank, or the steps leading up to it.

Reservoir The rivet location may be on the structure or the steps.
Map extract


Good condition 2014-01-16 16:05 - TP14019 (Scotter Church Tower Centre)

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

St Peter's church. Station SK98/015 consisting of the centre, old trig and flagstaff, computed to 3rd order in 1950 (flagstaff 1989) and all maintained in 1987. Something is wrong with the OS record! All components are at the same location.

Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2014-01-16 15:48 - TP12919 (Messingham Church Tower Centre)

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

Holy Trinity church. Station SE91/T006, consisting of the centre, bolt and flagstaff (destroyed June 1989), computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1987 (excluding flagstaff).

Tower


Good condition 2014-01-14 16:15 - TP11021 (Knaresborough Church Spire)

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

A prominent spire, easy to see as you approach Knaresborough from east or west, but less easy to spot as you drive through even though much closer.


Good condition 2014-01-11 15:25 - TP3564 (Hagworthingham)

FB Number: S5257   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A revisit after nearly 9 years since the first visit, with the late afternoon sun brightening the pillar and the views today.

TP3564
S5257
TP3564 top
West view Lincoln Cathedral is on the horizon, left.


Good condition 2013-12-29 15:13 - TP12671 (Toplers Hill Water Tower)

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

Station TL36/020 consisting of the centre and what is described as an X-cut on the vent, unlikely to be visible from the ground. They were computed to 2nd order in 1950 and maintained in 1975. It is a prominent water tower, easily seen west of the A1, and today bathed in warm sunshine from the low sun.


Remains 2013-12-19 12:20 - TP13894 (Kirkstead Station Chimney)

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

Station INT061 computed to 3rd order in 1950 and reported destroyed in October 1962. However, Old Maps and old photographs show that an existing chimney stack was the intersect and the only change has been the replacement of six tall chimney pots by short ones fitted with wire net domes to keep birds out. The station was closed in 1970 but is occupied by an enthusiast who has posted various signs and old photos of the location.

Station view The relevant chimney is the leftmost.
Chimney
Old station photo The stack has taller pots.


Destroyed 2013-12-05 14:45 - TP9584 (Horfield Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

I have passed by several times but today I was able to take a longer look whilst at the traffic lights and confirm that no flagstaff is visible.


Remains 2013-11-26 10:30 - TP13773 (Tower on the Moor)

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

Station TF05/036 was a bolt computed to 2nd order in 1950 but reported destroyed in May 1953. Presumably the bolt was located on the roof or on an open parapet, but as the tower still stands but is in poor condition, the bolt's location may have been lost by falling away or deliberate removal. The tower is on private property but can be seen from the 4th tee of Woodhall Spa Golf Club. I reached the tee by a lane leading off the B1191 to a golf practice area then heading SW through the undergrowth. The tower is the stair turret of what is believed to have been a 15th century hunting lodge.

The tower
View from the 4th tee.


Good condition 2013-11-20 15:48 - TP12676 (Buckden Church Spire)

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

Station TL36/INT004 computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1979. The spire is easily seen from the A1 which skirts the village on its west side.


Good condition 2013-10-24 14:28 - TP1691 (Brotherwood Farm)

FB Number: S1865   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite good views from here, over to the Trent power stations, and over the nearby East Coast Main Line, where trains passed by quite frequently. A pleasant walk up from the road which crosses the railway on the top of a short tunnel.

TP1691
TP1691 top


Good condition 2013-10-24 13:52 - TP13631 (South Leverton Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SK98/T030 consisting of a bolt and the centre, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1982.

Church and Tower


Good condition 2013-10-24 13:36 - TP13630 (Sturton Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SK98/INT020 consisting of the centre only, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1982. Oddly, the village is called Sturton le Steeple but the church does not have one, but the top of the tower has a number of pinnacles.

Sturton Church Tower
Tower top close-up


Good condition 2013-10-24 13:16 - TP13629 (Bole Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SK98/T003 consisting of the centre and a bolt, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1982.

Bole Church and Tower


Couldn't find it 2013-10-24 12:32 - TP8615 (Ashcroft)

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

A pleasant day for a walk along the bank of the River Trent but a failure to find this surface block is not surprising. No diagram and no certainty that the flood bank height is the same as when the block was installed. Poking around with my long screwdriver led me to excavate a couple of patches of pebbles under the grass but no block. An Environment Agency bench mark is located to the NE, on the top of the bank at SK 81297 88732 (my measurement).

Location photo 1
Location photo 2
The nearby EABM


Good condition 2013-10-17 16:25 - TP13292 (West Ashby Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TF05/T062 consisting of the centre and a bolt, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1981.

Tower


Good condition 2013-10-10 11:13 - TP11488 (Pill)

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

Thanks to the efforts of CJO and assistants, the block is still clear of soil and vegetation at the surface but overhung by grass and branches at this time of year so I had to spend some time trying to match his photo to the seasonal appearance. I should have paced it out, it would have been easier.

Location My hard-to-see rucksack marks the spot, below the hanging branch in the centre of the photo, about 18m NW of a gap in the fence/hedge, on the NE side.
The block
Rivet


Good condition 2013-10-10 10:35 - TP2117 (Chapel Pill Farm)

FB Number: S3375   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Some curious cattle in the field the pillar stands in but no-one else seen. The pillar is close to the fence so can be photographed without entering the field.

TP2117
TP2117 top
S3375


Good condition 2013-10-02 15:30 - TP13209 (Yarburgh Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TA30/T018, consisting of the centre and a bolt, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1974 (bolt), 1981 (centre).

The tower


Good condition 2013-10-02 15:10 - TP13208 (Marsh Chapel Church Tower Spire)

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

Station TA30/T019 consisting of the spire, centre and rivet, computed in 1950 and maintained in 1981. The map symbol for the church is one without a spire and the so-called spire is a pinnacle at the SE corner of the tower forming the top of the enclosed staircase and is surmounted by a vane. The village is now known as one word, Marshchapel.

Church and tower
Tower top with spire/pinnacle


Good condition 2013-10-02 14:55 - TP13194 (North Cotes Church Tower Vane)

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

Station TA30/INT021, vane only, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1987. The church is also home to flush bracket S8477.

Church and tower
Tower and vane


Good condition 2013-09-26 15:17 - TP13186 (Laughton Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SK98/T018 consisting of an old trig, the centre and a bolt, all computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained 1980. Laughton All Saints' church.

Church and tower


Good condition 2013-09-14 15:46 - TP12989 (Stenigot Radar Mast No.4)

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

Station TA30/INT022 consisted of 4 radar masts in a line from TF 25579 82715 (No.1) to TF 25682 82553 (No.4), equally spaced. They were all computed to 3rd order in 1950. Only No.4 now remains, the others being destroyed in February 1973 but their bases remain. The masts were originally used for air raid early warning from 1940 and later as navigation aids for bombing targeting. Mast No.4 is now used for training for working on elevated structures. At the north-west end of the site are the remains of four dish antennae which were part of a NATO microwave communication system from 1959 into the 1990s. A thoroughly interesting location!

Mast
One of the abandoned microwave antennae with the mast in the background.


Good condition 2013-09-12 15:30 - TP12988 (Hainton Church Spire)

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

Station SK98/INT002, computed to 3rd order in 1950. Strangely, the OS database records the spire as destroyed May 1974 but clearly not. Maybe repairs were needed and the OS regarded the computation as unreliable. Inside the church are some splendid effigies and monuments of the Heneage family, residents of Hainton Hall from the 15th century to now.

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-09-01 15:30 - TP12982 (Uffington Church Spire)

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

Station TF22/INT039 computed to 3rd order in 1961 and refixed in 1987. Church and spire easily seen from the A1175.


Good condition 2013-09-01 12:49 - TP12329 (Stamford St Marys Church Spire)

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

Station TF22/INT037 computed to 3rd order in 1961 and refixed in 1987. The church carried a 1GL bolt and cut mark, now infilled with cement.

View from Town Meadows.
Spire


Good condition 2013-09-01 11:36 - TP12330 (Stamford All Saints Church Spire)

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

Previously seen close-up when logging the 1GL bench mark in November 2007, today's view was from the pleasant Town Meadows, alongside the River Welland.

View from Town Meadows. All Saints' is on the left, and the other tower is St John's.


Good condition 2013-08-29 12:28 - TP12957 (Owmby Church Tower Centre)

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

Station SK98/T028 consisting of the centre, a bolt, old trig and flagstaff, reported destroyed in 1974. The station was computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1962 (centre and old trig) and 1980 (bolt). The centre, flagstaff and old trig were coincident.

Owmby Church


Good condition 2013-08-11 14:15 - TP12956 (Greetham Church Spire)

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

Station TF22/INT018, computed to 3rd order in 1961 and maintained in 1984. Easily seen from the B668 through the village.


Good condition 2013-08-10 15:23 - TP10788 (Oakham Church Spire)

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

A fine church topped by a spire. I too noted the cut mark on the west face of the church.

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-08-08 16:37 - TP12843 (Haugham Church Spire)

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

Station TA30/INT016, spire only, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1981. This rather ornate Gothic Victorian church is no longer used for services but is being maintained for public access.

Haugham Church and Spire


Good condition 2013-07-24 16:47 - TP12838 (Stixwould Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TF05/T051 consisting of the centre, a bolt and old trig which is coincident with the centre. They were computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1980.

Stixwould Church and Tower


Good condition 2013-07-18 16:41 - TP6934 (Wickenby Bridge)

FB Number: S4915   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A revisit after 8.5 years, but I should have waited another 0.5 as summer isn't the best time to visit this one. The pillar appears to be in good condition but I wasn't able to stand at it to observe the top.

TP6934
S4915


Good condition 2013-07-17 15:58 - TP9251 (Law Courts Dome)

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

Like Lathama, I too was in York for a visit to the NRM on the last day of the "Great Gathering" of A4 pacifics. The gathering is to be repeated at the end of October into early November.

View from Ouse Bridge.


Good condition 2013-07-05 17:45 - TP10322 (St Marys Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Seen en route to and from an event at Nottingham Castle.


Good condition 2013-07-04 15:50 - TP12626 (East Kirkby Windmill Centre)

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

Station TF47/INT021, the windmill centre, computed in 1950 to 3rd order and maintained in 1981. The windmill had lost its sails in 1927, well before the OS took any interest. The mill looks almost naked, with most of a former render coating gone, exposing the brickwork.


Good condition 2013-07-04 15:45 - TP12624 (West Keal Church Tower Vane)

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

Station TF47/INT022 is the vane, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained 1981. The church is on a hillside above the village and with a sloping churchyard, viewing the vane, which appears to be at the centre of the tower, is difficult when close to the church but can be seen from lower down the access lane.

West Keal Church The vane is visible in this view.


Destroyed 2013-07-04 15:22 - TP12623 (Spilsby Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Station TF47/INT023 was the flagstaff, computed to 3rd order in 1950, maintained in 1970 and marked as not destroyed on the OS database. However, I could see no flagstaff, nor is there one showing in photos of the church on Geograph so I think it has gone. There is a prominent weathervane on a pinnacle at the SE corner of the tower that would do as an alternative, if ever needed.

Spilsby Church Tower Weathervane but no flagstaff.


Good condition 2013-07-04 15:10 - TP12607 (Sausthorpe Church Spire)

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

Station TF47/INT026, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1981. An ornate church, the spire especially so and surmounted by a cross.

Church and spire
The spire


Good condition 2013-07-01 15:33 - TP8749 (Christ Church Spire)

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

Visited with the grand-daughter after finding a few Gromits currently displayed around the city.

The spire


Good condition 2013-06-29 15:46 - TP10637 (Keynsham Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Easily seen and adjacent to the A4 which now bypasses Keynsham. Today, no flag was flying at the flagstaff.


Good condition 2013-06-27 11:46 - TP8748 (Stapleton Church Spire)

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

Couldn't help but notice this church and spire whilst passing by en route to a walk along the Frome valley from Snuff Mills.


Good condition 2013-06-23 16:45 - TP12398 (Manthorpe Church Spire)

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

Station TF05/INT088, computed to 4th order in 1959. The rather ornate spire is surmounted by a cross. The church carries a 1GL cut mark with bolt and a later cut bench mark.

Church and spire The two cut bench marks are near the bench on the left.
Spire close-up


Good condition 2013-05-31 12:51 - TP11918 (Caledonian Spire)

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

Station TQ47/INT036, 3rd order, computed in 1945 and maintained in 1980. The spire is on the clock tower of what was the Metropolitan Cattle Market, later Caledonian Market. The market area was extensive with stalls, pens, sheds and slaughterhouses. All is now a public open space, Caledonian Park, but the clock tower remains.

Clock tower
Spire Not really a spire, a pyramidal top with a dragon weather vane. The clock was fast.


Destroyed 2013-05-31 12:35 - TP11917 (St Mary Magdalene Church Tower Islington Flagstaff)

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

Station TQ47/T089 consisting of the flagstaff and a bolt, both 3rd order, computed in 1945 and maintained in 1980. This is an imposing Georgian church. No flagstaff was visible from various angles so I assume it has gone.

View from the east, no flagstaff.


Good condition 2013-05-24 12:05 - TP9017 (Slebech Church Spire)

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

Easy to spot alongside the A40.


Possibly missing 2013-05-24 11:55 - TP7833 (Haverfordwest (1956))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 0/10

The 1966 1:2500 map on Old Maps shows the position of the FBM was just south of the A40 and a little east of the start of the track that leads to the existing FBM. Comparison with the modern map suggests that road improvements may not have quite reached the location of this FBM, although it is very likely it was removed. There is a large lump of concrete/stone overgrown with brambles on the south side of the fence, just east of the gate. This needs investigating with secateurs and a crowbar to turn it over. Any volunteers?

The gate on the south side of the A40.
The lump
1968 map extract


Good condition 2013-05-24 11:52 - TP7239 (Haverfordwest)

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

Top and two sides reasonably clear of soil, the other two faces quite buried. It looks as though cattle tread around here so the location on a sloping bank is not conducive to keeping clear. No height is recorded on the top plate.

FBM on the bank side
TP7239 close-up
TP7239 top


Good condition 2013-05-24 11:30 - TP10913 (Roch Castle Flagstaff)

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

Castle seen from A487 whilst passing, with two flags fluttering in the stiff wind.


Good condition 2013-05-24 10:46 - TP6055 (Solva)

FB Number: S6686   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to drive right up to the mast close to the pillar's location. Some old fencing posts were strewn around and needed moving to get a reasonable view of the flush bracket. A very windy day.

TP6055
S6686
TP6055 top


Good condition 2013-05-22 18:47 - TP11619 (Twr-y-Felin Hotel Vane)

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

I viewed the hotel(?) from the lane to Caerfai Bay, taking a picture as best I could through the Heras fencing that now seems to surround the site. A refurbishment project was due to start in 2013 so maybe it has started.

Hotel


Good condition 2013-05-21 14:52 - TP5122 (Newton Mountain)

FB Number: S6385   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Despite not being logged for a couple of years, the pillar was reasonably clear of vegetation. The views are good from here, but a local dog-walker directed me to the footpath north of Newton, from which a super view of the meeting of the Western and Eastern Cleddau can be seen.

TP5122
S6385
TP5122 top


Good condition 2013-05-21 12:26 - TP9019 (Carew Cheriton Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

A short diversion off the A477 to log this one. A curious conical top to the spiral staircase attached to the tower.

Church and tower
Tower and pinnacle close-up


Good condition 2013-05-20 12:09 - TP8753 (Caldy Island Lighthouse)

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

Lighthouse topped with a large weathervane, firmly pointing north today, but quite pleasant weather nevertheless. The south face of the lighthouse tower also carries a cut bench mark, not easy to see because of the layers of white paint.

Lighthouse


Good condition 2013-05-20 12:05 - TP1873 (Caldy Island)

FB Number: S6392   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A very interesting island to visit, with the pillar and lighthouse, an intersected station, in close proximity above the south coast with great views over to Lundy and distant Somerset and Devon.

Westerly view
TP1873
S6392
TP1873 top The plug is missing.


Good condition 2013-05-19 11:51 - TP9020 (Tenby Church Spire)

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

The church spire dominates this delightful town, and the church scores twice more for bench markers, with a flush bracket and a 1GL cut mark with bolt.

Spire


Good condition 2013-05-02 16:23 - TP11704 (Middle Rasen Church Tower)

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

Station SK98/010, consisting of a bolt and the centre, computed 1950 and maintained in 1980. The bolt is 2nd order and the centre 3rd order.

Middle Rasen Church
Tower


Good condition 2013-05-01 14:14 - TP11646 (Laceby Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Station TA30/T004, 3rd order, consisting of the flagstaff, centre and a bolt, all computed in 1950 and maintained in 1987.

Tower with flagstaff
Close-up


Good condition 2013-05-01 14:03 - TP11645 (Great Coates Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TA30/T043 consisting of a rivet and the centre, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained in 1987.

Tower
Tower close-up


Good condition 2013-05-01 13:55 - TP11644 (Little Coates Church Spire)

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

Intersection TA30/INT012, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained 1987. A squat, fairly modern tower attached to a much older nave. The spire is also squat, not much of which is visible from the ground close to the church.

Tower Only a small portion of the spire is visible, surmounted by the more prominent cross.


Good condition 2013-04-15 17:39 - TP9061 (Big Ben Pinnacle)

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

Although I have been a lot closer at other times, today's log and view was from the South Bank outside the former County Hall.

View from the South Bank.


Good condition 2013-04-15 14:49 - TP9341 (St Pauls Cathedral Cross)

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

It was busy around the cathedral today with TV stations getting their vans and other paraphernalia set up for Margaret Thatcher's funeral two days later.

The dome and cross


Good condition 2013-04-13 12:10 - TP11554 (Horncastle Church Tower)

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

Station TF05/T097 consisting of an old trig and a bolt, computed in 1951 and 1950 respectively, and both maintained in 1981. I am assuming that the old trig is in fact the small spire which still exists, but my photo also shows a flagstaff.

Horncastle Church
The spire The flagstaff is also just visible.


Destroyed 2013-04-11 16:31 - TP11517 (Lincoln St Giles Church Tower)

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

Intersected station TF05/T088, 3rd order, consisting of a bolt and a flagstaff, computed in 1950. The bolt was refixed in November 1988, but the flagstaff was destroyed in April 1974.

The tower
Tower close-up No flagstaff is evident.


Destroyed 2013-04-11 16:23 - TP11516 (New Barracks Flagstaff)

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

Intersected station TF05/T085 consisting of a bolt, the centre and a flagstaff, all 3rd order, computed 1950, 1950 and 1974 respectively, all refixed in November 1988. This is Sobraon Barracks, occupied by a company of the Royal Anglian Regiment. Later loggers have made me realise I concentrated on the wrong tower so this log and its photos have been edited accordingly.

South tower with flagstaff adjoining the entrance, but this was not the tower used as the trig station.
Flagstaff on the south tower The flagstaff referenced by the OS was on the north tower.


Good condition 2013-04-10 12:26 - TP11518 (Grimsby Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Intersected station TA30/T008, consisting of a vane, bolt and the centre, 3rd order, computed in 1950 and maintained 1987, and the flagstaff, refixed to 4th order in 1968 and also maintained in 1980.

St James' Church
The flagstaff and the vane


Good condition 2013-04-09 14:18 - TP11515 (Caistor Church Tower Centre)

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

Intersected station TA12/T030 consisting of the centre, a bolt and a flagstaff (gone), 3rd order, all computed 1950 and maintained in 1987.

The tower


Good condition 2013-04-09 13:23 - TP11514 (Scartho Road Institution Tower Centre)

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

Intersected station TA30/T007 consisting of the centre and a bolt, 3rd order, computed in 1950 and maintained in 1987. This and associated buildings were Grimsby Union Workhouse, later Scartho Road Hospital, but mostly superseded by the adjoining Diana Princess of Wales Hospital. The boiler house chimney of the latter is now a more prominent point than this tower. Film fans will know that the old hospital buildings feature in the film Clockwise.

The tower from the south-east.
The tower south face.


Good condition 2013-04-06 13:31 - TP9260 (Council House Dome)

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

Snap, Roger! It seems we stood in virtually the same position for our photos.

The dome


Good condition 2013-04-04 15:30 - TP11504 (Blyton Church Tower Centre)

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

Intersected station SK98/INT001, consisting of the centre, 3rd order, and a bolt, 2nd order. Both were computed 1950 and maintained 1980.

Church tower


Good condition 2013-04-03 16:40 - TP11507 (Gainsborough Holy Trinity Church Spire)

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

Intersected station SK98/INT006, 3rd order, computed in 1950 and maintained 1980. Previously visited in December 2010 to log the bench mark but I didn't take a suitable spire photo then. Put right now.

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-04-03 16:18 - TP11506 (Morton Church Tower Flagstaff & Centre)

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

Intersected station SK98/INT023, flag and centre, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained 1980. The flagstaff is at the centre, presumably hence the joint name used by the OS.

Church and tower
Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2013-04-03 14:56 - TP11503 (Manton Church Spire)

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

Intersected station SE91/INT001, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained 1987. At my previous visit here to log the bench mark in November 2011 I did not take a suitable spire photo, so today I put that right. The church is in private occupation.

Former church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-03-26 16:47 - TP9592 (David Thomas Memorial Church Spire)

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

Interection ST57/INT029, 4th order, computed in 1944 and maintained 1979. The frontage with spire hides a complete rebuild behind, all apartments. There is a cut mark on the SW side of the frontage, just visible from the the footpath on that side.

Spire


Destroyed 2013-03-26 16:29 - TP9585 (Kingsdown Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Intersection ST57/T088, 4th order, computed in 1944. The station includes a bolt. Not shown as destroyed on the OS database, but no flagstaff was evident. A cut mark is on a buttress at the west angle.

Church tower No flagstaff evident.


Destroyed 2013-03-26 16:03 - TP9586 (Christ Church Spire Sneyd Park)

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

Intersection ST57/INT006, 3rd order, computed 1944 and destroyed January 1969. The site is now occupied by a block called Julian Court.

Julian Court


Good condition 2013-03-26 15:41 - TP8750 (Sneyd Church Spire)

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

Intersection ST57/INT034, 4th order, computed in 1944 and maintained in 1979. I looked for the OS-listed bench mark but couldn't find it.

Spire


Good condition 2013-03-26 15:30 - TP9583 (Sea Mills Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Intersection ST57/T063 computed in 1944 and refixed in September 1992. The station includes a bolt and the centre, last maintained in 1979, but the centre is not quite co-incident with the flagstaff refix.

Church and flagstaff
Tower and flagstaff


Good condition 2013-03-26 15:13 - TP9655 (Kings Weston TV Mast)

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

Intersection ST57/INT056, 3rd order, computed in 1983. I walked a bit along the track above the back gardens of the houses, hoping to spot the nearby pillar but I didn't see it. It is probably well overgrown again, not having been logged for a couple of years.

Mast


Good condition 2013-03-22 12:27 - TP11290 (Nettleham Church Tower Vane)

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

Intersected station SK98/INT022, computed 1961 as a 4th order mark but refixed as 3rd order in November 1988.

Church and vane
The vane


Good condition 2013-03-22 12:11 - TP11296 (Faldingworth Church Spire)

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

Intersected station SK98/INT001, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained in 1980. A neatly tiled spire surmounted by a weathervane.

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-03-21 12:52 - TP3181 (Fiskerton)

FB Number: S4899   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Two years and few days after my walking group last passed this way, we were here again. This time I did bother to go through the hedge to check the pillar properly. The adjacent track was very difficult to walk, much cut up, uneven and slippery due to recent use by horseriders. They are worse than off-road motorbikers but at least they are legal.

TP3181
TP3181 top


Destroyed 2013-03-12 13:00 - TP11295 (Doddington Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TF05/INT011, 3rd order, computed 1950 and destroyed in November 1955. Only the spire was destroyed, the church is still in use and open when the adjacent Doddington Hall (Elizabethan) is open.

Tower minus spire


Good condition 2013-03-07 16:25 - TP11293 (Horsington Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TF05/INT019, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained in 1980. At the time of my visit the spire was rigged with ladders for access to the weathervane. I resisted the temptation to climb and properly log the visit!

Spire
The way to the top!


Good condition 2013-03-07 16:07 - TP11292 (Wispington Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TF05/INT079, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained in 1981. An unusually-shaped spire, architects must have a name for it, surmounted by an ornate cross.

The church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-02-28 15:45 - TP11234 (Coleby Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TF05/INT010, 3rd order, computed in 1950 and refixed in November 1988. The village is on Lincoln Edge, and there are good views from the end of the lane.

Tower and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-02-28 15:24 - TP11233 (South Hykeham Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TF05/INT029, 3rd order, computed 1950 and refixed in November 1988. The church tower carries a 1GL cut bench mark and bolt on the NW angle.

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2013-02-28 10:13 - TP11232 (Aubourn Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TF05/INT002, 3rd order, computed 1950 and refixed in November 1988. The tower, apse and other part walls are all that remain of the 19th century St Peter's church, the current St Peter's being a 13th building at the east end of the village. To avoid confusion, these remains are known as Aubourn Clock Tower.

Auborn Clock Tower
The spire


Destroyed 2013-02-28 10:04 - TP11231 (Harmston Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

The church is complete but no flagstaff is to be seen. It was intersected station TF05/INT058, 3rd order, first computed in 1950 and refixed in November 1988. It is marked as not destroyed on the OS database, but has gone since. The Red Arrows were doing a lot of flying over nearby Waddington airfield, the team being temporarily away from normal base at Scampton.

Harmston church No flagstaff is visible in this view.
Another angle, still no flagstaff


Good condition 2013-02-28 09:51 - TP11230 (Branston Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TF05/INT006, 3rd order, computed in 1950 and maintained in 1980. Seen many times as this village is adjacent to my home village but today making it the first of a small batch of local intersected stations I am finally getting around to logging.

Branston church and spire
The spire


Destroyed 2012-11-12 21:14 - TP10738 (Brentry Colony Chimney)

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

The chimney was intersected station ST57/INT055, 3rd order, computed 1978 and destroyed April 1985. Brentry Colony was a mental hospital and its administration building, now known as Repton Hall, remains as apartments where I stayed for a few days. The hospital boiler house and chimney site are now occupied by housing.


Inaccessible 2012-11-09 15:42 - TP10644 (M5 Footbridge)

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

My log records the last time I passed under this bridge as it was due to be demolished in an overnight closure of this section of the M5 on 10th/11th November. Work was already in hand on exposing the bridge bases on either side.


Good condition 2012-11-06 15:36 - TP9596 (St Nicholas City Church Spire)

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

I viewed the church from Bristol Bridge then walked on to look for bench marks in Broad Street where I took four more pictures then tripped over a kerb and broke my camera! I'd had it nine years, taken thousands of trig-related pictures, so here's the last one for TUK from my Olympus C-5050 Zoom. RIP!

St Nicholas's church and spire


Good condition 2012-11-06 15:19 - TP9593 (St Marys Church Spire Redcliffe)

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

An impressive church and spire. The church also carries a cut bench mark with bolt from the First Primary Levelling (1849) on its west face.

The spire


Inaccessible 2012-10-30 13:48 - TP10878 (Clifton Suspension Bridge West Pier)

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

I have walked and driven over this bridge many times but I pick this date as I took a photo that shows the relevant tower. Old Maps 1:2500 1954-1973 shows a triangulation symbol on top of the west tower, SE of the road's centre line.

View from the Clifton side The far pier is the location of the bolt.


Destroyed 2012-10-30 12:49 - TP8752 (Clifton Observatory Tower Vane)

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

A good viewpoint. The vane is missing and I am uncertain how it could be reinstated without interfering with the camera obscura.

Clifton Observatory


Good condition 2012-10-29 12:37 - TP9618 (Cabot Tower)

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

Seen a number of times, been close, but not yet gone up it, something I should do. Today's log is a viewing from SS Great Britain, another worthy artefact.

View from SS Great Britain
Zooming in


Good condition 2012-10-25 13:45 - TP10737 (Brigg Church Tower Centre)

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

Intersected station SE91/T003, 3rd order, comprising the centre, flagstaff (gone) and bolt. All were computed in 1950 and maintained in 1987.

Brigg St John's church Viewed from the west in Bigby Street.
The tower No flagstaff is visible.


Good condition 2012-10-18 16:08 - TP10735 (Dunholme Church Tower Centre)

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

Intersected station SK98/002 consisting of the centre, flagstaff and bolt, 3rd, 3rd and 2nd order respectively. All were computed in 1950 and maintained in 1980. The flagstaff is now gone.

Dunholme church tower I viewed the tower from several directions but no flagstaff was visible.


Good condition 2012-10-03 14:56 - TP4156 (Kelstern)

FB Number: S8636   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A revisit on my way back home from the quarterly get-together of former work colleagues.

TP4156 Still looking good.


Good condition 2012-10-03 14:32 - TP10731 (Ludborough Church Tower Centre)

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

Intersected station TA30/T017, 3rd order. The station included the centre, a flagstaff (gone) and a bolt, computed 1950, 1973, 1950 respectively and all maintained 1981.

Ludborough Church Tower No flagstaff.


Good condition 2012-10-02 15:05 - TP7756 (Skegness)

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

The antenna is on the apex at the north end of the lifeboat building.

Skegness Lifeboat Station The antenna is on the far end.
Antenna close-up


Good condition 2012-10-02 13:38 - TP0850 (Anderby Creek)

FB Number: S5965   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A revisit with my grandson, who didn't seem that interested.

Tom at the pillar


Good condition 2012-09-18 11:29 - TP3229 (Forest Hill)

FB Number: S1738   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The pillar is just on the edge of the wood bordering the NE side of the track a short distance in from the road. As first encountered, it was deep in bracken but quite easy to get close. The FB faces away from the track and the plug has been replaced by a cap. The top of the pillar looks unusually concave.

TP3229 As first seen.
TP3229
S1738
TP3229 top The concave surface doesn't show up well.


Good condition 2012-09-17 16:31 - TP10411 (Edwinstowe Church Spire)

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

Intersection SK56/INT003 3rd order. Computed 1938, maintained 1982. The spire is surmounted by a weathervane. The tower carries a cut bench mark on one of its buttresses.

Spire The clock was 5 minutes fast.
Spire top


Good condition 2012-09-13 16:17 - TP3669 (Hatton)

FB Number: S4693   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I was in the area with my walking group so I decided to revisit this one, and at the wrong time of year again. Barely visible in the hedge at first but I managed a reasonable clearance for the FB face but a picture of the top was more difficult. The OS plug is still in situ.

TP3669 As first spotted.
TP3669 After a bit of clearance.
S4693
TP3669 top


Good condition 2012-08-22 14:07 - TP10340 (Lincoln St Nicholas Church Spire)

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

Intersection TF05/INT044, 3rd order. Computed 1950, refixed November 1988. The church carries flush bracket 2241, seen in 2007, but I didn't take a photo of the spire at the time. This was a revisit to put that right. The spire appears to have a cross at the top.

Tower and spire
Spire close-up


Good condition 2012-08-16 15:56 - TP10338 (Marston Church Spire)

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

Intersection TF05/INT022 3rd order, computed 1950, maintained 1980. A revisit to this church, previously visited to log the 1GL bench mark. A local man gave us a thorough history of the church and pointed out England's oldest (~500yrs) laburnum tree and the 17th century sundial in the churchyard. The spire is topped by a weathervane.

Tower and spire


Good condition 2012-08-15 10:24 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)

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

Easy access, just off the road. The pillar looks as though it has been sprayed with slurry, now dry. All in good condition, including spider and plug.

TP3972
TP3972
S2777 Showing signs of having been sprayed with slurry.
TP3972 top Picture taken from the top of the adjacent wall.


Damaged 2012-08-14 18:35 - TP3614 (Hardings Booth)

FB Number: S4131   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

We stopped one night at the caravan park in our campervan so I couldn't miss the opportunity to visit the pillar. I didn't see the stile from the campsite to the field so I entered the wood by the site entrance and looped around south and west following vague footpaths in the wood, then to the edge of the field to the north of the campsite. The wall topped with barbed wire was fairly easy to get over. The pillar top is badly damaged but the spider, less plug, is still in place.

TP3614
TP3614
TP3614 top
S4131


Slightly damaged 2012-08-10 17:22 - TP7316 (Mansfield West Notts College)

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

Easy access from Cauldwell Road, with car park handy. The pillar is in a good position for views to the south so looks as though it should always have been here, but no! The plug with OS lettering is still in place.

TP7316 Approaching from the car park at the rear entrance.
TP7316
TP7316 top
Blank FB


Good condition 2012-08-02 11:06 - TP10244 (Welbourn Church Spire)

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

Thanks to Griefmiester I am able to log this intersection. It doesn't show on the on-line OS trig marks database, presumably because it is 4th order. I visited the church to find the cut bench mark (not found) and photographed the spire in case it's an intersection but then failed to find it on the database. The type of spire is called a crocketed spire.

Church and spire
Spire


Slightly damaged 2012-07-25 15:07 - TP0202 (Broughton Hill)

FB Number: S4674   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

The pillar is located on the north side of a covered reservoir within the fenced compound but the gate by the handy pull-in is easy to get over. The pillar is quite badly cracked but seems to be holding together OK.

TP0202
TP0202 View from the covered reservoir.
TP0202 top Sorry about the shadow!
S4674


Good condition 2012-07-25 14:01 - TP4031 (Hose Hill)

FB Number: S4887   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easier bag than I expected, roadside with a handy parking space nearby but really a generously long passing place. Some chipping of the top edges has occurred.

TP4031
TP4031 top Some slight damage.
S4887


Good condition 2012-07-25 12:04 - TP1794 (Burrough Hill)

FB Number: S4680   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An interesting iron age fort site with super views, although haze prevented identification of many distant hills on the topograph. It was only as we were leaving the car park that I noticed the parking machine - sorry, didn't pay!

TP1794
TP1794 and sheep
TP1794 top
S4680


Good condition 2012-07-25 11:20 - TP1662 (Brockleys Farm)

FB Number: S4661   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A well looked-after pillar a short distance down the farm access road, but the hedge is starting to encroach a bit.

TP1662
TP1662 and the farm road
TP1662 top
S4661


Good condition 2012-07-12 16:32 - TP10782 (Thorne Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Station SE73/T050, 3rd order, computed/maintained 1948-1971, consisting of a bolt, vane and flagstaff. The OS database records that the tower was reroofed in 1998 which may have affected the bolt, and the flagstaff was due to be moved in April 1996. I log the flagstaff as that was all I could see, but its position may now be slightly different from the given grid reference.

Thorne church tower View from the south-east.
Thorne church tower South-west face.


Good condition 2012-07-05 12:47 - TP10415 (Louth Church Spire)

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

Intersection TA30/INT007, 3rd order, computed 1950, maintained 1981. I have seen this prominent (295ft high) tower and spire many, many times since the mid 1970s but pick a recent walk with the Woldtimers as a log reference.

View from the north Some of the Woldtimers approach the town centre, hence the Wild fowl sign?
Louth church tower and spire


Good condition 2012-06-30 16:20 - TP10414 (Clumber Church Spire)

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

Intersection SK58/INT003 3rd order, computed 1938, maintained 1982. I've done the walk around attractive Clumber Lake a few times over the years but pick the most recent as a log for this intersection.

Clumber church
Clumber church spire


Good condition 2012-06-27 20:47 - TP10561 (Lincoln St Swithins Church Spire)

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

Intersection TF05/INT045, 3rd order, computed 1950, refixed 11/80. A landmark easy to spot for anyone travelling up or down Lindum Hill. The spire is surmounted by a weather vane but the compass pointers are missing.

St Swithin's Church Spire
View from Lincoln Cathedral St Swithin's is in the right of frame. Bracebridge Water Tower TP9542 is on the horizon. Picture taken 15/09/11 whilst on a cathedral roof tour.


Unreachable but visible 2012-06-25 14:29 - TP7288 (North Foreland 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

A mast to the south-west of the lighthouse carries the antenna sets NF01 and NF02. The grid references suggest that the north-east pair is NF01 (this station) and the south-west pair is NF02.

Lighthouse The relevant mast is beyond.
TP7288 I think NF01 are the two antennae on the right of the picture.


Unreachable but visible 2012-06-25 14:29 - TP7289 (North Foreland 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

A mast to the south-west of the lighthouse carries the antenna sets NF01 and NF02. The grid references suggest that the north-east pair is NF01 and the south-west pair is NF02 (this station).

Lighthouse The relevant mast is beyond.
TP7289 I think NF02 are the two antennae on the left of the picture.


Good condition 2012-06-20 12:02 - TP8989 (Yarborough Monument)

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

It was interesting to find this monument dedicated to the Earl of Yarborough whose land I have much walked over in Lincolnshire. Great views north and south from here.

The monument
The monument and my transport
View north Over Bembridge towards Portsmouth.
View south-west Looking towards Sandown.


Good condition 2012-06-19 10:31 - TP9417 (Lymington Church Cupola)

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

Prominent church and clock tower at the top of the hill in High Street. The cupola is surmounted by a weather vane.

St Thomas\' Church
Cupola


Good condition 2012-06-18 16:57 - TP0467 (Keyhaven Two)

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

Still clear of soil once I'd parted the right patch of grass to reveal it. Could this be the same surface block as TP7884? The diagrams are identical. Perhaps the co-ordinates measured for C1SZ3090 in 1993 were somehow lost and the same surface block required re-measuring in 1998 and appeared as C2SZ3090.

C1SZ3090 or C2SZ3090 or both?


Possibly missing 2012-06-18 16:57 - TP7884 (Keyhaven)

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

I have recorded the condition as possibly missing but could this be the same surface block as TP0467? The diagrams are identical. Perhaps the co-ordinates measured for C1SZ3090 in 1993 were somehow lost and the same surface block required re-measuring in 1998 and appeared as C2SZ3090.

C1SZ3090 or C2SZ3090 or both?


Good condition 2012-06-18 14:48 - TP9883 (Hurst Castle Light-House)

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

An interesting location, lighthouse and Napoleonic fort on the end of long shingle spit. It was flush bracket S0545 that brought me here but I'm happy there's an intersection to log too.

Lighthouse
Lighthouse and east end of fort A low brickwork wall close to the end of the fort carries flush bracket S0545.
The spit, fort and lighthouse.


Good condition 2012-06-17 17:52 - TP3664 (Hatchet Moor)

FB Number: S2706   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Yes, roadside, but not that easy to find a close-by spot to park a van!

TP3664
TP3664 Van in the distance.
S2706
TP3664 top


Good condition 2012-06-17 17:10 - TP7102 (Yew Tree Heath)

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

After a pleasant afternoon's cycling in the New Forest an easy bag en route back to the touring site near Lymington.

TP7102
TP7102 The chimneys of Fawley refinery are in the far distance.
S2715
TP7102 top


Good condition 2012-06-16 13:39 - TP7196 (Dorchester (R))

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

Initially almost invisible because of towering dock plants, a big change from how others have seen this. After reaching through the railings and pulling the weeds aside a photo was possible. A local walker thought it was some sort of memorial so he got the explanation!

TP7196 Keep off the weeds! I'd already done some damage.
TP7196 Close-up.


Good condition 2012-06-16 13:30 - TP10302 (Dorchester Church Spire)

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

Dorchester All Saints' church on High Street West, along which I walked to get to Dorchester FBM. I have started to photograph likely-looking spires in case they turn out to be intersections, and I was not disappointed here. The spire is surmounted by a cross.

Dorchester All Saints' church
The spire


Not Logged 2012-06-16 12:22 - TP10382 (Barracks Tower Flagstaff)

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

The location was visited to log the flush bracket 205, not aware at the time that there was an intersected station here. I do not know which of the two flagpoles shown in my photograph (if either) were used as the intersection.

Tower and two flagpoles


Good condition 2012-06-14 12:45 - TP3399 (Golden Cap)

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

A windy walk up from Seatown but rewarding views.

TP3399
S3752
TP3399 top


Good condition 2012-06-13 16:42 - TP9414 (Town Hall Cupola)

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

Intersected station ST70/INT010, 3rd order. Cupola above clock faces, surmounted by a weather vane. The town hall also carries flush bracket 2118 and a cut mark with bolt.

Town Hall
Cupola


Good condition 2012-06-13 16:24 - TP10383 (Bridport Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

The church tower has a plethora of potential logs, mostly at slightly different locations, this flagstaff, a vane, a bolt and a centre coincident with an old trig. Perhaps the centre/old trig implies something remaining on the roof, but the bolt certainly does, so a tower top visit is needed to confirm these. All five points have the same station number ST70/T080.

Bridport St Mary's The vane and flagstaff appear in this picture.


Good condition 2012-06-13 16:24 - TP10383 (Bridport Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Station ST70/T080 consisting of a vane, the centre, an old trig, flagstaff and bolt, all computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1977. The centre and old trig are coincident but the other components are at slightly different locations.


Good condition 2012-05-31 16:57 - TP9820 (Binbrook Church Spire)

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

Intersected station TA30/INT013, 3rd order. I have seen the spire many hundreds of times from the B1203 but needed a little detour to visit properly. The church is apparently St Mary's and St Gabriel's but that is too long for a TP name! The spire is surmounted by a weather vane.

St Mary\'s and St Gabriel\'s Church
Tower and spire


Good condition 2012-05-26 15:21 - TP9815 (St Stephens Church Spire Canonbury)

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

Intersected station TQ47/INT208, 3rd order. Spire on St Stephen's church tower, surmounted by a cross.

Church and spire
Spire


Good condition 2012-05-15 12:38 - TP9540 (Lincoln St Catherines Church Spire)

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

3rd order intersection TF05/INT043. The OS spell the name with a C but the church is now St Katherine's Heritage and Cultural Centre.

St Katherine\'s


Couldn't find it 2012-05-15 12:21 - TP8620 (Fox Covert)

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

I too couldn't find it despite much prodding with a long screwdriver. All I found were stones from the nearby broken-down wall. Good views from here so I was able to see the approaching shower but I didn't make it back to the car in time.

Location, view south-west. Shows tools of the trade!
Location, view north


Good condition 2012-05-15 11:51 - TP9542 (Bracebridge Water Tower Vane)

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

3rd order intersection TF05/INT041. This prominent tower is on the site of the former Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum, finally closed in 1989 under a more PC name. The buildings still stand but are abandoned. The OS description refers to a vane but this has gone, but destroyed hardly seems an appropriate condition.

Water tower
A more distant view.


Good condition 2012-04-30 15:45 - TP9539 (Welholme Congregational Chapel Spire)

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

3rd order intersection TA30/001. The building is now the Welholme Museum Store. The tower carries a cut bench mark on the SW angle.

Former church
The spire


Good condition 2012-04-30 15:04 - TP9538 (Grimsby St Marys Church Spire)

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

3rd order intersection TA30/INT006. This Catholic church calls itself St Mary's on the Sea. It is on a small eminence in the East Marsh district of Grimsby so I guess it was sort of sea-side before the area was much built on in the heyday of the fishing industry.

St Mary\'s View from SW.
St Mary\'s Church View from NE.


Good condition 2012-04-30 13:32 - TP9350 (Linwood Church Spire)

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

3rd order intersection SK98/INT003. A church down a dead-end lane off the B1202, the spire of which I have seen many times over the tree-tops but never visited before now.

Linwood church
Linwood spire


Good condition 2012-04-30 13:07 - TP9148 (Stainfield Belfry)

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

Stainfield St Andrew is a Grade II* listed building dating from 1711. I had not seen this building before and I was expecting a rather more prominent belfry but I suppose it's good enough for a fairly flat part of Lincolnshire.

Stainfield church
Stainfield belfry


Good condition 2012-03-27 12:10 - TP6069 (South Forty)

FB Number: S4624   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I too drove to the end of Little Drove, although there is not much parking space but lots of noisy dogs. A good condition pillar on the south side of the South Forty Foot Drain with the railway on the other side. Unfortunately, my camera was not ready when a train went past.

TP6069
TP6069 top
S4624


Good condition 2012-03-02 16:09 - TP2303 (Coalyard Hill)

FB Number: S3151   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I was dropped off at the roadside by friends and followed the the very narrow edge of the recently ploughed field. A nice spot but views rather spoilt by mist today. I then walked back to rejoin the others at Ardross farm shop, where there is a non-pillar flush bracket G2488.

TP2303
TP2303 top
S3151


Good condition 2012-02-28 11:17 - TP4215 (Kincraig Hill)

FB Number: S3161   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On a walk from Shell Bay to Elie with friends, but didn't do the chain walk. A nice spot with commanding views and some interesting wartime relics as well as the pillar.

TP4215
TP4215 top
S3161


Couldn't find it 2012-02-26 14:57 - TP0083 (Elie)

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

An attractive village and harbour scene but only the picnic table on its plinth to be seen on the spot where the rivet is buried.

TP0083 location The rivet is apparently buried under the right-hand edge of the table plinth.


Destroyed 2012-02-16 16:00 - TP0860 (Apley)

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

I did a check of the entire perimeter of the field, looking in ditches, hedges, and in particular a small overgrown area at the easternmost corner, but could not find any trig remains.


Toppled 2012-02-08 12:30 - TP7541 (Bardney West)

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

This was really an attempt to find Bardney East, but I thought I ought to revisit Bardney West too. Bardney West still stands close to the intersection of runways 02/20 and 12/30 at the north end of the site.

TP7541


Possibly missing 2012-02-08 12:19 - TP7843 (Bardney East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 1/10

My aim was to search the edges of Austacre Wood for remains of Bardney East but access is less possible than the Forestry Commission symbol on the OS map suggests. A private house, pig farm and timber works occupy the NE perimeter of the airfield site, so my hopes that the pillar might be discarded here came to nothing.

The former location.


Good condition 2012-02-03 13:22 - TP0360 (Luxmore)

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

I finally got around to correcting my error of over seven years ago, finding the rivet without any difficulty this time.

TP0360 location The rivet is in the furthest corner.
TP0360 The rivet.


Good condition 2012-02-02 14:52 - TP3505 (Greetwell)

FB Number: S4686   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passing by with my walking group, I noted this pillar is no longer hidden by straw bales, the charred ground showing that they had caught fire. No fire damage to the pillar or the hedge in which stands is apparent.

TP3505
TP3505 top I think the original plug is still there.
S4686


Good condition 2012-01-12 14:12 - TP7247 (Hibaldstow)

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

One of my walking group knows the operator of the dog training field so I took an opportunity to be inside the fence to get a photo not spoiled by the fence wire. In good condition, but minus the height plate, and carrying an ORDNANCE SURVEY BM plate on the NW face, and the damage notice on the NE.

TP7247


Good condition 2011-12-29 14:02 - TP11280 (Kirmington Church Spire)

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

I visited the church mainly to locate the cut bench mark, but also noted the spire.

Church and spire This photo concentrates on the end of the church where the cut bench mark is located.


Good condition 2011-12-29 12:30 - TP12936 (Ulceby Church Spire)

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

A visit with my walking group. We expected to find the local pub open but it wasn't, so it was sandwiches from the local shop, eaten in the lee of the church entrance porch.

Church and spire


Good condition 2011-12-01 11:28 - TP10575 (WxH Chimney)

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

Intersection TA12/INT028, 3rd order, computed 1950, maintained 1987. The OS description is W X H CHY, more fully the chimney of Wilkinson and Houghton Brick and Tile Works. The chimney and associated kiln are Grade II listed.

Chimney and kiln
W X H CHY


Good condition 2011-10-23 13:47 - TP10584 (Chesterfield Church Spire)

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

Seen a few times over the years but I pick the day when I tried and failed to find the 1GL bolt on the north transept. I presume the OS decided the spire was stable before using it, otherwise the condition should be Moved instead of Good.

The crooked spire


Good condition 2011-10-19 10:52 - TP6583 (Trewannion Down)

FB Number: S5692   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No problems with access, just some surprised sheep. The plug is missing, replaced by a cap. A bit too far away from the coast for the best views but still a nice location.

TP6583
TP6583 top
S5692
The pillar and ROC bunker


Slightly damaged 2011-10-19 10:15 - TP2376 (Condolden Barrow)

FB Number: S5615   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I have to call this one slightly damaged because of the lean, but the pillar is otherwise OK. The plug is missing and has no cap. The views up and down the coast were good today.

TP2376 Showing the coastline to the SW.
TP2376 Showing the coastline to the NE.
TP2376 top
S5615


Good condition 2011-10-17 16:55 - TP0334 (Tresparrett Down)

FB Number: S5504   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar on the roadside bank, with OS plate, but with screw plug gone and replaced by a cap.

TP0334
TP0334 top
S5504


Couldn't find it 2011-10-17 16:50 - TP0640 (Boscastle FBM Aux 1)

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

Only a half-hearted look, in view of the long grass and others' failures. This turned out to be my 500th location recorded on TUK, so I should have planned a better TP to mark it.


Good condition 2011-10-17 16:43 - TP7153 (Boscastle)

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

Fairly clear of grass, only needing a few sweeps with the boot to make presentable for photography. Some slight damage to the bolt is apparent, and the height plate is missing.

TP7153


Good condition 2011-10-16 17:59 - TP7586 (Sea Wall)

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

A brief return to my old home town to log this, one of very few spiders that may still exist, and maybe the only accessible one. The position on the sea wall means that observations were limited to an arc approximately NE to SSE, unless the surveyor wanted to risk tombstoning! It would be interesting to know what observations were made using this spider.

Spider
View over to Mount Batten Point The site of a former seaplane station, hence maybe the propeller mounted on a post.
SX45 part scan Part of the 1960 SX45 2.5 inch map showing the spider as a triangulation station.


Unreachable but visible 2011-10-01 15:38 - TP7796 (Lincoln Minster)

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

The 1st of October was Lincolnshire Day, with free access to the cathedral, including the roof and tower tours. These are bookable, but the roof tours stop at the end of October for the winter season so I took the opportunity on an unusually warm October day to do this interesting tower tour. The roof tour is also worthwhile. I believe I could just glimpse a part of the metalwork of the spider mounted on the top of a sturdy length of timber that provides support for a number of emergency services radio aerials on the tower top. Close approach to the aerial's support is not permitted, presumably because of the radiation, and anyone with a pacemaker is not permitted on the tower tour! The views are great of course.

Aerials and their support.
Close-up of the north face of the support. One end of the spider\'s metalwork is just visible, unless I\'m mistaken.


Remains 2011-09-07 15:37 - TP10557 (Canwick Cemetery Spire)

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

Intersection TF05/INT042, 3rd order, computed 1950, destroyed 09/62. The cemetery chapel still stands but is abandoned and fenced off. It has a small tower which is presumably the location of the spire until 1962.

Canwick Cemetery Chapel Presumably the spire was on the square tower.


Damaged 2011-09-03 17:18 - TP0527 (Waltham-on-the-Wolds)

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

This FBM is getting worse, a lot of damage showing especially on the N and W side, presumably from trimming or mowing, which has also taken away the OS notice. The bolt top has been scraped and no height plate remains, although the lettering HEIGHT ABOVE DATUM remains as it's part of the bolt casting. The ground level is steadily swallowing this mark.

TP0527 The FBM is just managing to peep above the grass.
TP0527 Quite a lot of damage is apparent.
TP0527 Bolt close-up.


Slightly damaged 2011-09-03 15:14 - TP2886 (Dumpling Farm)

FB Number: S8695   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

I too approached via the footpath from the south-west to find the pillar standing in stubble. There is some damage to the NE and SE corners, especially the latter.

TP2886
TP2886 top Showing the damaged SE corner.
S8695


Good condition 2011-09-03 14:48 - TP6204 (Stoke Tunnel)

FB Number: S2105   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I failed to find this pillar some years ago, having wrongly thought it was in the vicinity of the mobile phone mast on its separate section of tunnel spoil, so I'm glad to get it right now. A grassy track led me up on to the top of the pile and then a double-back through the weeds to get to the pillar close to the NE edge of the bank. An interesting location on the top of a tunnel that I often pass through, and near where Mallard set its steam speed record in 1938.

TP6204
TP6204 top
S2105


Good condition 2011-09-03 14:27 - TP0210 (Bitchfield)

FB Number: S2106   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The pillar is mostly clear of the hedge with only minor damage to corners and edges despite the fact that the hedge has recently been trimmed. All metalwork is intact and the OS notice still in place.

TP0210
TP0210
TP0210 top
S2106


Toppled 2011-09-03 13:58 - TP6336 (Temple Wood)

FB Number: S8570   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

The track past the mast compound is now a permissive bridleway, and from it, a tree hides the pillar on the NW side of the compound. The pillar leans, not against the fence, but on its normally buried lower mass of concrete which sits on uneven ground. The pillar is still in good condition with all metalwork intact. The sight holes opposite and left of the flush bracket are both open. The GR is for the found location.

TP6336 The pillar trying to hide behind a tree.
TP6336
TP6336 top
S8570


Destroyed 2011-09-03 12:53 - TP7565 (Folkingham East)

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

I had a clamber over the rubble and debris heaps nearest to the location of the pillars not in expectation of spotting anything familiar, and so it turned out. Some piles appear to be recent heapings of runway concrete, others much older which may be where the pillars are buried. I walked over the location of the west pillar in stubble, but didn't do the same for the east pillar location.

TP7565 location View approximately NW over the pillar location towards a rubble heap.
TP7565 location View approximately SE over the pillar location towards Temple Wood.
Structure remains and old heap
Recent heap


Good condition 2011-09-03 11:58 - TP3414 (Gorse Hill)

FB Number: S4882   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Only the base of the pillar with the flush bracket is visible without having to peer through the hawthorn. The top looks to be intact and in good condition, as best as I could see.

TP3414
TP3414 top
S4882


Good condition 2011-09-03 11:34 - TP1804 (Burton Grange)

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

A horse was in the field again, rather skittish, and started galloping when it saw me, so I too stayed outside the fence. The pillar appears to be in good condition.

TP1804 As viewed from outside the fence.


Slightly damaged 2011-08-08 16:01 - TP4245 (Kinwarton)

FB Number: S5506   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

There are far more tracks in the fields than the OS map suggests so I had a shorter walk than expected, presumably thanks to local dog walkers. The pillar stills sports the white paint from 2009, but it cannot disguise the damage to the top.

TP4245 The light industrial area of Alcester beyond, on and around the route of the railway.
TP4245 top
S5506


Slightly damaged 2011-08-08 14:45 - TP6451 (Thornhill)

FB Number: S4980   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

As I was driving a van, I could see this one over the hedge and pulled up in the field entrance on the opposite side and entered via the small gate at the north end of the field, as others have done. Comparing photographs, this has been repainted since 2007. All top metalwork intact but pillar has cracks.

TP6451
TP6451 top
TP6451 base Has some extra strapping been used to stabilise the pillar?
S4980


Good condition 2011-08-07 14:29 - TP0724 (Malvern)

FB Number: 2974   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A fairly easy walk up from Earnslaw car park. Good views but quite windy once out of the trees. Sun, clouds and veils of rain in the distance added to the splendour of the view. Most other people seemed to be more interested in the nearby topograph so no problem obtaining pictures of the pillar.

TP0724 Just one more of a much photographed pillar.


Good condition 2011-08-01 12:49 - TP2486 (Crafts Hill)

FB Number: S5907   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A bit brambly but not too difficult to get to from the road, the fence being almost flattened. It's in a corner of the golf course, definitely in the "rough" as various trimmings have been dumped around it. The FB faces the fence of the adjacent garden so no no view incorporating the FB is possible.

TP2486 The FB faces the fence on the left.
TP2486 top
S5907


Destroyed 2011-07-31 17:52 - TP3083 (Eversden)

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

The given GR points to a corner of the field just SE of the reservoir compound and just NE of the bridleway (Mare Way). http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm20946 gives the answer - this pillar was destroyed in 1950 after replacement by TP7125 and FB S5953 was reused on TP5536 Pudding Hill. So it did exist but is long gone.

TP3083 location? TP7125 is just visible, near left edge of frame.


Good condition 2011-07-31 17:50 - TP7125 (New Farm)

FB Number: S6225   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Still only limited security at the reservoir compound, so just a hop over the gate was required. The ground is built up around the base of the pillar so that all sight hole locations are buried but the flush bracket is just clear. The top metalwork is intact.

TP7125
TP7125 The compound houses two concrete reservoirs.
TP7125 top
S6225


Damaged 2011-07-06 14:57 - TP3580 (Halton Moor)

FB Number: S3882   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

I planned to walk up the cycleway from the west but then thought better after surveying the scene so I drove up into the estate close to the pillar. Not a lot better but at least a shorter time out of the car. My photos are all out of focus, but not a great loss in view of the condition of the pillar.


Good condition 2011-06-26 10:50 - TP6074 (South Nab)

FB Number: S1770   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Spotted from afar as I drove east along the A628, and when a handy layby appeared, it seemed too good to miss. In good condition although the plug has been replaced by a cap. Great views in all directions today.

TP6079
TP6079 The reservoirs around Dunford Bridge are beyond.
TP6079 top
S1770


Good condition 2011-06-04 13:46 - TP10500 (Southwell Minster Vane)

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

Intersection TF05/INT030, 3rd order, computed 1950, maintained 1982. My photos show vanes on both the north and south towers at the west end of the minster. The north-west angle of the north tower has a cut bench mark with grid reference SK70125381 which, although only to 10m accuracy, suggests the north tower's vane is the relevant one. Old Maps 1967 1:2500 map shows the triangulation station symbol at the north-west angle, so I think the north tower vane is the correct one.

Southwell Minster west end The north tower vane is out of sight, but the south tower vane can be seen.
Southwell Minster towers North tower vane in photo, south tower vane not.


Good condition 2011-05-23 11:38 - TP11695 (Bawdsey Church Tower )

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

Station TM23/003, consisting of a flagstaff, the centre and a bolt, computed in 1948 and maintained in 1980. The bolt is a 2nd order mark but the flagstaff and centre are 3rd order.

Bawdsey Church The tower with the flagstaff just showing.


Couldn't find it 2011-05-22 15:30 - TP0472 (Southwold Harbour)

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

In the absence of a diagram, I looked mainly in the area of a former parking pay station of the south side of the road as this is where my GPS pointed. It seems others have thought it was here too. I saw the stud (not OS?) on the kerb on the north side of the road, but didn't spot the bolt I now know was a couple of metres away, assuming it was exposed. Annoying!


Good condition 2011-05-21 17:11 - TP10405 (Snape Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

I photographed the flagpole and church tower whilst visiting to log the benchmark on the NE angle of the church.

Snape church tower The flag staff is just visible with a limp St George's Cross flag.
Flagstaff Showing the flag was rather tatty.


Good condition 2011-05-21 16:41 - TP0412 (Aldeburgh)

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

I spent quite a bit of time looking in the tarmac on the north side of the railing and was about to give up when I spotted it on the inset kerb south of the railing.

TP0412


Good condition 2011-05-21 16:09 - TP7672 (Aldeburgh)

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

Antenna on the apex of A-framed steelwork supporting the roof of the smaller lifeboat station, presumably housing the inshore inflatable. This is active station ALDB. A closed station ALDE was about 3m further east, presumably on the roof of an earlier structure, the current one appearing to be of recent construction.

TP7672 Lifeboat station, street side.
TP7672 From the beach side. The antenna is on the far end of the smaller lifeboat house.
TP7672 The antenna.


Good condition 2011-05-05 16:34 - TP3057 (Elton Common)

FB Number: S4204   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An easy log, visible from the road and only a short walk after hopping over the gate where there is also room to park. The pillar has an almost complete coat of white paint. Good views, although a bit hazy today.

TP3057
TP3057 top
S4204


Good condition 2011-05-05 15:59 - TP5202 (Oaker Hill)

FB Number: S4141   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I agree it is difficult to park on the closest lane. I parked on the Wensley to Snitterton road and walked back. A good condition pillar with good views, well worth the short steep climb.

TP5202
TP5202 View east to outskirts of Matlock.
S4141
TP5202 top


Good condition 2011-05-01 16:03 - TP4911 (Moor Plantations)

FB Number: S4151   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I walked here from the Nine Ladies stone circle passing a point where a fire had just broken out and was spreading rapidly in the strong wind. Someone was on the phone to the fire brigade so I passed on the grid reference. By the time I got to the pillar, the fire was quite extensive. The pillar is in good condition and presents good views.

TP4911
TP4911 The fire is in the background.
S4151


Good condition 2011-04-23 14:13 - TP2877 (Dukes Wood)

FB Number: S4885   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I stopped at the small parking area as a convenient sandwich stop then spotted the pillar symbol on the map. I explored the former oilfield area for a while then spiralled in towards the pillar using my GPS, looping around quite a bit until I finally spotted it. Like others, I only found the chain barrier over the track on the way out. The pillar is fairly mossy, especially on the top, but the spider and plug are clear. The bird feeder is still alongside.


Good condition 2011-04-18 15:46 - TP1922 (Carlton Corner)

FB Number: S6791   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The last of eight logs for the day, going to and from the get-together at Cold Ashby, and the fifth pillar today visited by others with the same idea. Like wrose, I wondered how I was going to get through the hedge, but I found a gap a little way up the lane to the north-east.


Good condition 2011-04-18 15:11 - TP2191 (Clack Hill)

FB Number: S4852   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

There are good views from here over Market Harborough. I should have done the same as wrose, but instead I got through the hedge much nearer the A6 junction, and ripped my trousers on barbed wire as I got out again.


Good condition 2011-04-18 14:46 - TP0892 (Arthingworth)

FB Number: S4902   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Now I know why the vegetation from the roadside to the pillar was well trampled. I was the third visitor, all of us in the area for the Cold Ashby get-together. I ignored the road closed sign and drive virtually to the pillar, that being where the road repairs were actually taking place. The workmen were really puzzled why there had been so many visitors!


Good condition 2011-04-18 12:15 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

FB Number: S1534   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Could this pillar set a record for the most logs in one day, at least in this part of the country? The reasons are explained by others and I was really pleased to be able to join in. Thanks to the organisers! After creating this log I discovered this was my 500th log on TUK!


Good condition 2011-04-18 11:20 - TP6015 (Slawston Hill)

FB Number: S4839   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A pillar with a double log today, with wrose having the same idea as me to log a few other pillars to or from the get-together at Cold Ashby. Yes, a steep climb that I probably did too fast trying not to be late getting to Cold Ashby. Cattle were in the field, including a bull, so as they had spotted me, I came down again out of sight.


Good condition 2011-04-18 10:57 - TP6194 (Stockerston)

FB Number: S2092   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The pillar is just inside a field and the stile from the crossroads makes it a very easy log. Someone had left a cutlery knife on the top.


Good condition 2011-04-18 10:43 - TP6668 (Uppingham)

FB Number: S2086   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A hop over a gate into the adjacent field. A not a very interesting spot and it looks as though future visitors will have another fence to cope with as posts have been laid out for a fence on the side of the pillar facing the road.


Good condition 2011-04-18 10:23 - TP0207 (Glaston)

FB Number: S2093   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The first of 8 logs for the day going to and from the 75th anniversary meet at Cold Ashby. Good views from here over the glowing fields of rape. The strange little hill as Scafell3210 calls it is spoil from the excavation of Glaston tunnel, brought up via what is now the adjacent ventilation shaft.


Good condition 2011-03-25 12:22 - TP6072 (South Langston)

FB Number: S3400   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I spotted this one on the skyline as I headed north up the B3392 but accessed it from the lane on the north side as the footpath is no longer very helpful. The field had recently been ridged (for potatoes?) but was dry and fairly easy to walk between the ridges to the pillar. The pillar is mounted on a structure that presumably was once in a hedgeline, but the south side is badly broken up exposing the bottom of the pillar, but it still seems secure.

TP6072 The north side.
TP6072 View from the SE.
TP6072 View from the SW.
S3400
TP6072 top
TP6072 The view from the lane to the north.


Good condition 2011-03-25 12:03 - TP4940 (Mount Folly)

FB Number: S3408   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily accessed over the field from the gate to the west, having parked where a footpath heads off to the west from the B3392. The pillar looks odd mounted on the heap of stones, neatly faced on two sides, but Tom Jones gives the reason.

TP4940
TP4940
S3408
TP4940 top


Not Logged 2011-03-17 13:23 - TP3181 (Fiskerton)

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

Spotted again as I passed by with my walking group, but didn't bother with the scramble through the hedge to check the pillar closely, so this is just a "Yes, it's still there" log.


Inaccessible 2011-02-17 12:41 - TP14831 (Smiths Mill)

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

Station TF05/027, bolt, computed to 2nd order in 1950 and maintained in 1980. The log arises from a pass-by with my walking group, although I wasn't aware of the bolt at the time. The building is part of a potato store but may not be functioning as a mill anymore, but its name gives a clue to where the potatoes were destined then, perhaps still are.

Smiths Mill The high vantage point is now used for modern communications.


Good condition 2011-02-17 11:50 - TP5136 (Nocton Heath)

FB Number: S4833   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A re-visit after a gap of over 6 years, passing by with my walking group. I can confirm there is a sign similar to that seen by edfielden at the west end of Top Plantation about 2 kms WSW of the pillar. The track is part of a 6 km former carriage drive to Nocton Hall of which about 2.5 kms is disputed as a PROW. We pressed on regardless. The pillar is in very good condition, complete with plug.

TP5136
TP5136 top
S4833


Good condition 2011-02-14 15:33 - TP0289 (Cake Pill Gout)

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

The block remains clear although not spotted at first because of fairly long tussocky grass.

TP0289


Good condition 2011-02-13 12:14 - TP4538 (Longwell)

FB Number: S3356   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A rainy day so a muddy walk up to this one. The pillar is just in the same field that the footpath crosses so very easy to access. The horses were not bothered. At least three of the sight holes are open but I didn't check the one facing the hedge. There is slight damage to top edges, but still generally good.

TP4538
S3356 The flush bracket.
TP4538 top


Toppled 2010-12-12 14:28 - TP5101 (New Ville)

FB Number: S4932   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

This pillar has been uprooted and moved to a small storage area adjacent to the wood on the east side of the field in which the pillar used to stand. It is easy to access via a farm track running south off Carr Lane. The top is very damaged, spider missing, but the flush bracket is intact. The GR is for the found location. I'm very grateful to peregrinus for contacting me and arranging a joint visit. Thanks also go to Norman Baxter for supplying the information on where to find this pillar.

TP5101 The uprooted pillar
S4932 The flush bracket.
TP5101 top The badly damaged top.
TP5101 Peregrinus examines the top.
TP5101 A record of our joint visit.


Good condition 2010-12-12 11:22 - TP3777 (High Common)

FB Number: S2070   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I did as the last visitor suggested and parked in the rough lay-by just south, then walked inside the field to the pillar, although the pillar is easy to access from the road. The pillar is in very good condition, still looking mostly white. No good views.

TP3777 The flush bracket faces the field.
S2070
TP3777 top The good condition top.
TP3777 The view to the north-east.


Toppled 2010-11-19 12:18 - TP7541 (Bardney West)

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

I called first at Moat Farm but got no reply so visited the site. Met the farmer (friendly) on whose land this pillar stands, but his farmhouse is in Bardney, not Moat Farm. The former airfield site is split across two farms it seems. He had no knowledge of the other pillar. I can't add anything more about the FB number. The standard design of pillar top, but the plug is missing. One open sight hole. The GR is for the found position.

TP7541 The FB faces you as you approach.
TP7541 Runway concrete reclamation in progress in the background. I hope the pillar avoids this fate.
The flush bracket
TP7541 top


Good condition 2010-11-13 12:03 - TP5211 (Octon)

FB Number: S8721   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I parked at a small pull-in just north of the crossroads. The brambles were a bit troublesome but not too bad.

TP5211 View from the west.
TP5211 View from the east.
S8721
TP5211 top


Slightly damaged 2010-11-04 16:04 - TP6341 (Tetford Hill)

FB Number: S6057   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Visited again after walking in the area. It was getting gloomy so most of my pictures didn't work well.

S6057 A rather poor picture of the flush bracket.
TP6341 top The corner at the rear left (SE angle) shows damage.


Remains 2010-10-07 11:43 - TP12947 (Humber Fort South Flagstaff)

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

Seen many times from Cleethorpes but on this date my walking group passed along the foreshore footpath, giving a better photo opportunity.

Haile Sand Fort


Slightly damaged 2010-09-30 16:07 - TP2230 (Clifton Hill)

FB Number: S4903   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I had been walking in the area so I thought it was about time I made up for my "not quite" log in 2004. No crops so no problem to access. I noted a little bit of damage to one corner.

TP2230 High Marnham power station is on the other side of the Trent.
TP2230
TP2230 top A small amount of damage is apparent.
S4903


Good condition 2010-09-24 11:51 - TP3724 (Helvellyn)

FB Number: S5948   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A strong northerly wind was forecast so Dan and I abandoned the plan to use Striding Edge and took the shorter but steeper route up from Swirls by Thirlmere. The views were lost well before the summit which loomed sooner than I expected.

TP3724 An inelegantly dressed me.
TP3724 The pillar.
S5948 The flush bracket.
TP3724 top


Good condition 2010-09-16 15:23 - TP14829 (Martin Church Tower Vane)

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

Station TF05/INT064, vane, computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1980. This log arises from my visit to find the cut bench mark on a buttress at the NW angle of the tower.

Martin Church The vane is just visible in this photo, affected by the contrast against the sky.


Good condition 2010-09-05 11:20 - TP0819 (Allexton)

FB Number: S5194   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views from here, and it's good that the pillar has been set up outside of the hedgeline for a change.


Slightly damaged 2010-09-04 15:25 - TP4367 (Launde)

FB Number: S2089   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A walk up from Belton, but initially I tried the field side of the hedge at the ridge - wrong. Readily seen from the bridleway, and not too encroached by the hedge. The pillar has some trimming damage at the top corners.


Good condition 2010-07-23 10:23 - TP10402 (Lerwick Town Hall Flagstaff)

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

Viewed from outside, then my wife and I went inside for a look around. The hall was being prepared for the reception of Ez and Jennifer the following day. The flagstaff appeared in good condition and has the same OSGB36 position as the centre but a little away from the rivet's position.

Town hall frontage Part of the flagstaff is visible.


Good condition 2010-07-13 13:57 - TP9795 (Kirkwall Cathedral Spire)

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

Kirkwall was the first stop-off on a cruise from Leith around Iceland so the cathedral was a must-do. A very interesting building and some poignant memorials. The spire is surmounted by a weather vane.

Cathedral and spire from the NW.
Cathedral and spire from the SE.


Good condition 2010-07-12 13:00 - TP9100 (Pilrig Church Spire)

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

Distantly seen from Calton Hill earlier in the day, I passed by en route to HMY Britannia, also noting the cut bench mark on a buttress of the tower.


Good condition 2010-07-12 11:15 - TP8938 (Nelsons Monument)

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

I looked around the base of the monument for the cut bench mark listed on the OS database without success, but now I find I can log the IS, it wasn't entirely wasted effort.


Good condition 2010-07-12 10:53 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In surprisingly good condition considering its location. Visited with friend Mike to use up a bit of time before setting off from Leith on a super cruise around Iceland.


Good condition 2010-07-11 11:13 - TP9002 (Railway Hotel Clock Tower Pinnacle)

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

My photograph from Calton Hill is used as the log reference but as I had arrived by train and walked past the hotel the previous day, I think its use is justified. I feel bad that I have pre-dated locals, but I'm sure someone will fix that.

View from Calton Hill As well as the clock tower, several other intersections are probably in view.


Good condition 2010-07-08 16:12 - TP6807 (West Fen)

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

My visit was after a long walk elsewhere so I made do with observing the pillar from the south-west side of Newham Drain, accessed through Bridge Farm. The house is currently under renovation with no-one about, so a couple of gates and some very uneven ground close to the drain were negotiated to get a view. The lower part of the pillar was hidden by long grass so no sighting of the flush bracket.


Good condition 2010-06-17 17:04 - TP3395 (Gog Magog)

FB Number: S4365   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An interesting location because of the surrounding ancient earthworks, and an easy walk around the ditch but an electric fence had to be negotiated before getting access to the pillar. There were no animals in the field so it may not have been live, but I took no chances. A tree branch helped me swing over.


Good condition 2010-06-12 16:03 - TP6955 (Wilsford Heath)

FB Number: S4842   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy find alongside the track, a bridleway.


Good condition 2010-06-12 15:34 - TP6790 (Welby)

FB Number: S4844   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I walked up the bridleway from Welby, but then straight on up the private track to get to the next field boundary on the left, north side.


Good condition 2010-06-12 13:43 - TP6255 (Summerfields Hill)

FB Number: S2101   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I walked from Gelston, following the PROW until the last field, but instead of going diagonally across it, the field boundary leads to the pillar. Almost swallowed by the tall weeds until I did some trampling to reveal the flush bracket. Good views.


Good condition 2010-06-12 12:05 - TP1537 (Bottesford)

FB Number: S1751   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I too walked up the track from the station. The former crossing house at the bottom of the track carries a cut bench mark.


Good condition 2010-06-12 11:24 - TP0205 (Orston)

FB Number: S4652   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Feed for the sheep was being distributed so I thought it prudent to wait until the Landrover and trailer moved on before hopping over the fence.


Good condition 2010-05-23 20:16 - TP1562 (Bradnop)

FB Number: S3899   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Accessed by the gate to the SE and no animals in the field to bother me. Great views all around. The pillar is in good condition but has a plastic plug.


Good condition 2010-05-23 14:33 - TP0190 (Moor Top)

FB Number: S2675   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A brilliant day today with 360 degree views. Most visitors seem either to have looked over the wall or negotiated it and the barbed wire, but the gate to the NW seemed the best option to access the pillar. It is in good condition with intact plug.


Good condition 2010-05-13 11:47 - TP1921 (Carlton)

FB Number: S4678   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My walking group passed along the bridleway so I took the opportunity to check the pillar again. It's still in very good condition and complete, including the plug.


Destroyed 2010-05-04 16:04 - TP7662 (Skegness OS Office)

FB Number: SKEG   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

The OS lists a closed active station in Skegness, the latitude and longitude of which translate to a likely-looking 1960s brick building in Briar Way. This is now occupied by Skegness Academy for Skills. The former station ID was SKEG.

Former active station location. Now the Skegness Academy for Skills.


Good condition 2010-04-07 14:41 - TP11660 (St Johns Oulton Church Spire)

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

Station SE44/INT004, first computed to 4th order in 1949 and recomputed to 3rd order in 1989. My visit was to log the cut mark on the west face of the tower.

Church and spire


Good condition 2010-03-12 15:41 - TP7661 (Dungeness)

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

Active station antenna on the lifeboat station roof, north side but on a west facing extension near the rear. The station is unfenced so there is no problem walking around to view the antenna. Station ID DUNG.

The antenna.
Antenna position on north side.
The lifeboat station. The antenna is around the left side, near the rear.


Good condition 2010-03-12 15:07 - TP4139 (Jurys Gap)

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

The white paint has flaked off quite a lot on the S and W faces, presumably because of the prevailing wind. Apart from the plug replacement, the pillar is in good condition.


Good condition 2010-03-11 12:43 - TP4140 (Jurys Gut)

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

A short walk up the footpath beside the football field, the entrance for which provides a handy parking place. Fuller's Folly adds interest to the visit.


Good condition 2010-03-11 12:15 - TP1086 (Battle Hill)

FB Number: S5293   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Still in good condition, apart from the plug. Good views to the west. I don't know how TP numbering arose, but it's a shame someone didn't fiddle it to make this one TP1066!


Not Logged 2010-03-09 16:01 - TP4005 (Hooks Beech)

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

Alerted by my sat-nav to this one, it was only on the third pass by that I saw I could just get on to the verge by the start of a footpath on the bend in the road. No good view of the pillar from the roadside, better from the field, but hindered by an electric fence and being seen by the landowner from the adjacent garden. So condition and FB not inspected.


Good condition 2010-03-08 16:39 - TP0430 (Frog Firle)

FB Number: S4004   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I didn't spot this as I passed by but thanks to a POI alert on the sat nav, I was able to park and log it.


Good condition 2010-03-08 13:46 - TP0453 (Beachy Head)

FB Number: S1834   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A bright, clear day with a cold easterly wind so not many people about.


Slightly damaged 2010-03-07 15:59 - TP5152 (North Common)

FB Number: S5077   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I walked from the the parking area off Warr Hill Lane, but set off in slightly the wrong direction resulting in a curved approach to the pillar but a straight walk back. There are cracks in the top of the pillar, one emanating from a leg of the spider. Sunny, good views but cold.


Good condition 2010-02-11 15:59 - TP6066 (South Carlton)

FB Number: S4879   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I had been walking with my group the Woldtimers in the area and a revisit at the end of the walk seemed worthwhile. At this time of year a much better view of the pillar was possible compared to my summer visit 5.5 years ago.


Good condition 2010-02-04 16:25 - TP3435 (Grange Farm)

FB Number: S4636   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Accessed in the same way as the previous loggers, but late on a misty February day, so no view to be enjoyed, if there is one in this part of Lincolshire. Nevertheless, I was pleased to log this one as it is fairly local for me, but outstanding for a long time.

TP3435
S4636
TP3435 top


Good condition 2010-01-13 15:10 - TP5144 (Normanton Hill)

FB Number: S2104   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy roadside trig, maybe, but not today! Compacted, icy snow, so I didn't risk trying to get my car up the hill, instead walking up from Normanton. A farm worker was trimming the roadside hedges but this pillar is just safely the other side, adjacent to a field entrance opposite the reservoir. The pillar is in good condition with all top metalwork in place.


Good condition 2009-12-02 12:40 - TP2381 (Conham)

FB Number: S3382   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

No change since the last recorded visit.


Slightly damaged 2009-12-02 12:07 - TP1681 (Broom Hill)

FB Number: S3367   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

The vegetation is not too bad at this time of year, but the rubbish is a real problem, obscuring almost half the pillar on the face fronting the path. Bluebeard's slab is still there, keeping bricks off the FB which is on the SE face, but a view of it is difficult.


Good condition 2009-11-24 16:00 - TP7560 (Lincoln)

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

Thanks to Ted for alerting me to this one, so today's shopping was at Waitrose instead of Sainsbury's. I bet the marketing people didn't think of that one! Station ID LINO, formerly LINC.


Toppled 2009-11-19 15:16 - TP6013 (Slacks Hill)

FB Number: 2993   Condition: Toppled   Score: 4/10

A was a regular visitor to a nearby village for about 30 years so I have taken a very long time to get around to visiting this pillar! Nobody at home apart from builders to ask permission of - needless to say they were quite happy. The pillar is out of alignment if not out of position so I guess at least moved is an appropriate description, but so is damaged!


Good condition 2009-09-24 12:12 - TP8835 (Waltham Windmill Apex)

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

I lived within a mile or so of this windmill for 36 years so the first sighting or internal visit are lost in the mists of time, but a walk past with my walking group with a photo being taken allows me to pinpoint a visit.

Waltham Windmill The ball-shaped object at the top of the ogee cap is just visible and is presumably the apex reference.


Good condition 2009-09-07 12:26 - TP0714 (Harland South)

FB Number: 2998   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another gap in the barbed wire is at SK3023868079, where a former gateway has been filled in with dry stone walling. Easy to get over, but there is a rough patch of bracken to negotiate before reaching the heather. There is a cut bench mark on the RH post. Good views at the pillar.


Good condition 2009-09-06 13:57 - TP5191 (Noton Barn)

FB Number: S4183   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite good views from here. Easy access from the road, just one gate to get over.


Destroyed 2009-08-03 11:00 - TP7784 (Hibaldstow (1914))

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

Copy of my original BM site log from one of many passings of the site - the position is on the line of the A15 so the best you can do is drive and watch the GPS distance count quickly down to zero then back up again.


Slightly damaged 2009-07-30 11:30 - TP2176 (Church Top)

FB Number: S2609   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

I pointed this one out to my walking group as we passed by, the W face, FB and top all quite easy to see compared to previous comments, probably because of recent hedge trimming. The top edge of the W face has been damaged, and the W face scored, all by machinery I suspect.


Good condition 2009-07-10 17:50 - TP1957 (Carn Gloose)

FB Number: S8141   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An easy pillar to find alongside the road, assuming you get the right road, that is. I took the road to Bosorne by mistake and needed multiple shunts to turn my campervan around, with spectators! As others have said, the views from here are great.


Good condition 2009-07-10 16:23 - TP4337 (Lands End)

FB Number: S8142   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Late on a not very nice day so not too many people around, and the pillar is not at the main view points. A rather dumpy-looking pillar constructed of stones and cement, with too much of the latter, questionably worth the 3 to park to view it.


Good condition 2009-07-10 15:45 - TP7224 (Tolcarne)

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

The lane leading to the FBM branches off the main road just about opposite the road that leads to the auxiliary bolt, so having logged that first, I had no trouble in finding the FBM. It is up against the RH post of an entrance to a garage.

TP7224
TP7224 and garage


Good condition 2009-07-10 12:00 - TP0637 (Tolcarne FBM Aux 1)

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

A wet afternoon, so no-one sitting at the bench to be curious about what I was photographing.


Good condition 2009-07-08 20:23 - TP0330 (Trevose Head)

FB Number: S1755   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A sign at the gate to the headland suggested it would be locked at 8:30 pm so it was a quick dash to the pillar and not much enjoying of the lovely evening sunshine and sea views.


Good condition 2009-07-06 18:30 - TP7452 (Padstow)

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

The general harbour area was interesting, but the white dome on top of the harbour office less so. Station ID PADT, formerly PADS.


Not Logged 2009-07-06 13:21 - TP1836 (Cadditon Cross)

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

Yes, deep in the hedge and not visible from the lane side, presumably that's where the FB is. From the field side, only a mossy face with a partly blocked sight hole to be seen, so condition not assessed.


Not Logged 2009-07-06 12:34 - TP1753 (Bude Hill)

FB Number: S5439   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 4/10

I could not see this one from the lane side at first but managed to make out its silhouette in the hedge from the field side. On returning to the right place on the lane side, I found a helpful hole in the vegetation just allowing a view of the flush bracket, but I could not tell the general condition.


Good condition 2009-06-19 20:46 - TP6946 (Willesley Resr)

FB Number: S2256   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An interesting location, but no views and traffic noise as others have said. Still just a five-bar gate to climb over. Some beeping coming from one of the instrument cabinets but I don't think my presence caused it.


Good condition 2009-06-04 16:23 - TP10238 (Saltfleetby St Clements Church Tower)

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

I took a photo of the church tower on my visit to log the cut bench mark.

Tower


Good condition 2009-05-04 12:16 - TP3331 (Garway Hill)

FB Number: S6429   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Moderately good views on a cloudy day. The pillar is in good condition with a fair amount of white paint. The plug is missing and the hole filled.


Good condition 2009-04-30 15:01 - TP10416 (Fotherby Church Spire)

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

Intersection TA30/INT015, 3rd order, computed 1950, maintained 1951. The spire is surmounted by a weathervane.

Fotherby Church


Good condition 2009-04-15 11:47 - TP2316 (Cockroad)

FB Number: S3385   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I accessed the open space from Belsher Drive, a cul-de-sac of modern housing off Cock Road. The brambles have been kept at bay and the pillar is in good condition, albeit with plug missing.


Good condition 2009-04-05 15:44 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)

FB Number: S4228   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good views today. There was some sort of GPS or radio device attached to the top of the pillar for an event. I wonder if that's why I didn't get a very accurate GR reading.


Good condition 2009-04-05 11:41 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

FB Number: S4230   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up here again, introducing my brother to the delights of walking in Derbyshire.


Good condition 2009-04-04 18:00 - TP2300 (Coal Aston)

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

A footpath sign on Holmley Lane points up some steps that lead to the playground. The private land was not too overgrown at this time of year, but only the top third of the pillar was visible.


Good condition 2009-04-04 17:43 - TP1578 (Bramley Moor)

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

I looked on the south side of the road at first and was able to scan quite a lot of the hedge from the field, so I quickly realised my error. The pillar stands on the north side, just west of a handy gateway. The field was being cleared up after a car boot sale or something similar.


Toppled 2009-03-31 16:19 - TP5246 (Ossington)

FB Number: S4671   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

I was passing by so I thought I should check whether anyone has taken this as a souvenir. No, still there, and clear of other rubbish.


Good condition 2009-03-31 15:56 - TP4377 (Laxton)

FB Number: S1567   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I approached via the footpath rather than the track up to the reservoir compound, not realising I was wandering into the firing range of some pigeon shooters hiding in a hedge. They missed me but the birds didn't fare so well.


Good condition 2009-03-31 14:54 - TP0006 (Darlton)

FB Number: S4631   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The ground was dry so I was able to drive up the short track to this pillar. Some slight damage to one of the top corners noted but otherwise good. There were no gliders about today.


Slightly damaged 2009-02-01 12:08 - TP5146 (Norristhorpe)

FB Number: S4077   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Cracked above the sighthole on the W face, and still streaked with paint or whitewash, but otherwise not bad for such a public position.

TP5146 View from the SW.
TP5146 View from the SE.
TP5146 top
S4077


Inaccessible 2009-01-08 14:46 - TP12953 (Keelby Church Tower)

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

I took a photo of the church tower at my visit to log the cut bench mark.

Tower


Good condition 2009-01-06 13:49 - TP9884 (Killingholme Red Lighthouse)

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

I visited the three current and former lighthouses here to try to find bench marks and a bolt dating from a levelling undertaken in the 1850s but without success. This particular one is not closely accessible, being fenced off within an oil storage tank farm. Although quite a lot of cement render has been lost, it is a working lighthouse and could still be used for observations so I have called it good.

Killingholme High Lighthouse


Good condition 2008-12-24 12:52 - TP5542 (Purdown)

FB Number: S3370   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A couple of guys were attending to their car outside No.36 so there was no problem asking permission to go down the side of the house. I also tried to get to the pillar from the allotments side, but the gate from the track was locked. The guys told me it was intended to remove the pillar when the new fence was built, but in the end a kink in the fence was made. Well done to those who cleared the area and found this one! Not an inspiring area.

TP5542 Shows the kink in the new fence.
S3370


Good condition 2008-10-13 15:28 - TP3694 (Hazlecote)

FB Number: S6319   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Still resplendent in white, with a few muddy scuff marks from visitors, my daughter included, hauling themselves on to the top. It has had a repaint between Hartytryggers and tom's visits.

TP3694 My daughter presents!
S6319
TP3694 top


Couldn't find it 2008-09-14 17:57 - TP0163 (Rytham Gate)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

I thought I had found this one, but comparison with previous loggers' pictures now makes me think otherwise. I found a rough concrete block, without a rivet, which may be above or alongside the mark itself.

TP0163 location There somewhere, not the visible block.
The wrong block


Good condition 2008-09-14 17:16 - TP5108 (Newcoat Fields)

FB Number: S6297   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As others have said, an easy log close to the road. Good views of the gently rolling Wolds.

TP5108
S6297
TP5108


Good condition 2008-09-10 14:24 - TP1023 (Bardon Hill)

FB Number: S4971   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Having read others' comments about parking on the B439, I walked up from Shottery. The footpath starts as a track on the LH side of the primary school, then as a path on the RHS of the entrance to the plant nursery. Good views from the top in all directions except for the phone mast.

TP1023
S4971
TP1023 top


Destroyed 2008-09-09 14:27 - TP4669 (Marriage Hill)

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

I walked a short way up the bridleway to take a picture looking back over the cutting hiding the road, hoping that the view included the spot where the pillar once stood.

TP4669 location The road is out of sight below the bushes.


Good condition 2008-09-09 13:46 - TP6791 (Welford Hill)

FB Number: S4972   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

As others have said, an easy drive-to pillar, but the lane is private. I didn't encounter anyone.

TP6791
S4972
TP6791 top


Slightly damaged 2008-08-26 12:55 - TP1634 (Brimham Rocks)

FB Number: S7894   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

A geologically interesting area, with good views up at the pillar, but the nearby buildings spoil things a bit. There were plenty of visitors to the area, but with a lot of rocks around to scramble on, the pillar wasn't crowded.

TP1634
TP1634 and me
S7894
TP1634 top


Good condition 2008-08-25 18:36 - TP6436 (Thiefgate)

FB Number: S7587   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I did not spot the gate into the field, so a bit of a scramble through the trees and undergrowth from the lane into the field was needed. The views are limited. The FB is on the S side.

TP6436
S7587
TP6436 top


Good condition 2008-08-25 17:53 - TP6456 (Thornton Grange)

FB Number: S7746   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I asked at the nearby house but found that the pillar is not on their land, now obvious from the name and map. Nevertheless, I was told the owner would not mind, so I accessed from the gate at the bottom of the hill, north of the pillar. Good views, but rather grey today.

TP6456
S7746
TP6456 top


Couldn't find it 2008-08-25 17:05 - TP0153 (Hunton)

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

Too much vegetation at this time of the year. I could not see the tree stump, and only very little of the fence, and did not notice any marks on the road, so a failure.


Good condition 2008-08-23 18:12 - TP11002 (Masham Church Spire)

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

The church was visited to log the nice 1GL cut bench mark with bolt; the photo was taken the following day on a circular walk around the village.

Church and spire


Good condition 2008-08-10 16:41 - TP11944 (Mappleton Church Spire)

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

Station SE97/INT055, computed to 4th order in 1966 and maintained in 1985. The church also carries the easily remembered flush bracket G4567 which was the purpose of my visit.

Church and spire Sorry, I slightly clipped the spire! The FB is on the nearest end of the church.


Destroyed 2008-08-07 12:29 - TP11945 (Walesby Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Station SK98/T071 consisting of a bolt and the flagstaff, both computed to 4th order in 1951. The bolt was maintained in 1962, the year the flagstaff was destroyed. This church is known as the Ramblers Church, standing in an isolated position above the village of Walesby and on the Viking Way.

Walesby Church


Good condition 2008-07-27 17:44 - TP11966 (Blackdown Centre)

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

Station PP046 consisting of the centre and a bolt (destroyed - see TP7971). The centre is also recorded as an old trig and was computed in 1944 to 3rd order and maintained in 1979. The Hardy Monument was the end of a branch levelling line from the Exeter to Southampton First Primary Levelling (1GL) line of 1849/50. My visit to the monument was to find the mark from this levelling, but I couldn't find it, being presumably lost in restoration work.


Good condition 2008-07-21 16:51 - TP9050 (Westbury on Trym Church Tower Pinnacle)

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

My visit to the church was to log the damaged cut mark on the SW angle of the tower. Luckily, I also took a photo of the church allowing me to log the pinnacle retrospectively.

Westbury-on-Trym church The pinnacle is presumably the feature on the top right-hand side.


Good condition 2008-07-20 15:57 - TP2827 (Downs Barn)

FB Number: S6314   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Like others, able to park handily alongside.

TP2827
TP2827
S6314
TP2827 top


Couldn't find it 2008-07-20 15:50 - TP0243 (Barrington Bushes)

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

I didn't have the OS diagram with me, and with the long summer grass, I was on a loser with this one.


Damaged 2008-07-20 15:38 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)

FB Number: S1548   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Looked in the hedge at first then realised it was further back from the road. Hopped over the barbed wire SW of the tumulus, only sheep in the field. Badly cracked, and with an off-centre spider, as others have said.

TP7085 Bad crack apparent.
S1548
TP7085 top


Good condition 2008-06-07 12:58 - TP11984 (Goxhill Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TA12/002 consisting of a bolt, the centre and a flagstaff, all computed to 3rd order in 1939 (bolt) and 1950 (centre, flagstaff) and all maintained in 1987. My photo doesn't include a flagstaff but Geograph pictures to 2009 show one. The 1939 bolt may relate to the nearby Goxhill WW2 airfield.

Goxhill Church Tower


Good condition 2008-05-31 14:05 - TP11983 (Coddington Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TF05/T127 consisting of a bolt, the centre and a flagstaff, all computed to 4th order in 1971. My photo is not at a good angle to confirm the existence of a flagstaff which was coincident with the centre, but a better Geograph photo of 2005 doesn't show one. Flush bracket S0634 is on the church.

Coddington Church Tower


Good condition 2008-05-31 12:07 - TP11981 (Beckingham Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TF05/002 consisting of a bolt and the centre, computed to 2nd and 3rd order respectively in 1950 and maintained in 1964. My picture shows a flagstaff but is not part of the station. The church carries flush bracket S0633.

Beckingham All Saints' Church Tower


Good condition 2008-05-15 15:15 - TP11980 (Bardney Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TF05/T004 consisting of the centre, a flagstaff and a bolt. They were computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1980, except the flagstaff which was destroyed in May 1974.

Bardney St Laurence's Church Tower


Destroyed 2008-04-26 13:08 - TP11979 (Hundleby Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

The flagstaff was TF47/INT024, computed in 1950 to 3rd order and destroyed in August 1970. Flush bracket S6673 was on the church, the purpose of my visit but it has subsequently been removed.

Hundleby Church


Slightly damaged 2008-04-07 15:20 - TP3975 (Hollyberry End)

FB Number: S3086   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Like others before me, access via the wood then under the barbed wire and along the hedgeline. A piece is missing from the SW edge.

TP3975
TP3975 top Shows damage to SW edge.
S3086


Good condition 2008-03-02 15:45 - TP5450 (Pilton)

FB Number: S5914   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I viewed this one from the road side, so rather difficult to see clearly and I was denied the view south. I was not able to get a good enough picture of the flush bracket.

TP5450 As viewed through the hedge gap.


Good condition 2008-02-17 12:01 - TP11973 (Tetney Church Tower Centre)

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

Station TA30/T016 consisting of the centre, a flagstaff and bolt, all computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1987. My photo doesn't show a flagstaff but a Geograph photo of October 2005 does so I have logged the centre to be safe. The tower carries a cut bench mark with bolt of the Swineshead to Rawcliffe 1GL levelling line of 1851-57.

Tetney Church Tower A photo against the light to show the face with the 1GL mark.


Good condition 2008-01-04 11:17 - TP10581 (Skipton Church Tower Vane)

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

Station SD96/T068, consisting of flagstaff, vane and bolt, all with slightly different OSGB36 references. These were all computed to 3rd order in 1986. I have opted for the vane in this record as this is clearer than the flagstaff in my picture. I visited the church to log the 1GL bolt on the west face of the tower, not to be confused with the bolt possibly still extant somewhere on the top of the tower.

Skipton church from The Bailey Vane and flagstaff are visible. Flush bracket 1466 is on the wall beside the left-hand post.


Good condition 2008-01-04 11:04 - TP7207 (Skipton (R))

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

A short walk NE from a farm entrance along the roadside pavement to this FBM, easily seen over the wall.

TP7207 Shows position relative to wall.
TP7207 The height plate is clearly visible.


Inaccessible 2007-11-30 12:19 - TP13874 (Grainthorpe Church Tower)

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

I took a not very satisfactory photo of the tower when I visited to log the cut benchmark.

Tower (mostly)


Good condition 2007-11-06 16:29 - TP12325 (Winthorpe Church Spire)

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

Station TF05/INT039 computed to 3rd order in 1950 and maintained in 1980. A church seen many times over the years, mostly from the Newark bypass, but sometimes close-up as on this day to log the cut bench mark.

Winthorpe church


Good condition 2007-11-06 15:35 - TP0209 (Pickworth)

FB Number: S8696   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

After a day out in Stamford, a diversion on the way home was made to log this easy road-side pillar. It is in surprisingly good condition considering its position.

TP0209 Roadside position.
TP0209
TP0209 top
S8696


Not Logged 2007-10-31 16:22 - TP0754 (Cold Harbour)

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

I passed by whilst on a walk, so I looked through the hedge to check it was still there, but no crawl-through this time.

TP0754 As viewed through the gap in the hedge.


Not Logged 2007-10-05 12:30 - TP0548 (Gimingham)

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

There was nobody in at the farm so I had a look for it. I spotted it through a part of the brambles less leafy than the rest. I couldn't see enough to judge its condition.

TP0548 The best of three picture attempts.


Good condition 2007-10-04 17:03 - TP5438 (Piggs Grave)

FB Number: S2140   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I walked across the tilled field from the B1110, following someone else's footprints. The pillar is in a little copse with vegetation growing up again, but not too bad yet.

TP5438
TP5438 top
S2140


Good condition 2007-10-04 16:42 - TP4450 (Little Snoring)

FB Number: S5276   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The man cutting the grass outside his house on the corner opposite showed me to this pillar, there being no-one in at Manor Farm. This seems to be a village full of helpful people!

TP4450
TP4450 top
S5276


Couldn't find it 2007-10-03 16:45 - TP0546 (Thornham)

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

I didn't find this one in January 2005 (no log recorded) and made a second failure today. No way in was visible at the layby. I should have read asteroth's advice!


Good condition 2007-10-02 17:46 - TP6332 (Telegraph Hill)

FB Number: S5281   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I approached along the footpath from the south but went well past the position of the pillar on the top of the hill without seeing a way up through the undergrowth. Eventually a route up became visible, suiting walkers coming from the north, but still not very easy.

TP6332
TP6332 top
S5281


Good condition 2007-10-02 14:21 - TP0375 (Cley Eye)

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

After being confused by the new sluice, I spotted the old sluice. Yes, the original bolt is still there. Plenty of birdwatchers were on the beach, a rare Sabine's Gull having been seen apparently.

TP0375 location
TP0375 bolt


Good condition 2007-09-30 16:32 - TP1131 (Beeston Hill)

FB Number: S5279   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I could see where I needed to get to but it took a while to find a route to drive near enough. Then a pleasant walk and a good view were the rewards.

TP1131
TP1131 top
S5279


Slightly damaged 2007-08-24 16:51 - TP5481 (Pockley)

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

Because of work going on in adjacent fields, I approached on the south side of the hedge, but that is the wrong side for the flush bracket, so number not noted.

TP5481
TP5481 top Some slight hedgetrimmer damage is apparent.


Good condition 2007-08-24 14:39 - TP5806 (Sandlands)

FB Number: S6898   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not mounted on the highest point but gives great views to the south and east.

TP5806 and view
TP5806 top
S6898


Good condition 2007-08-24 12:46 - TP2355 (Collingwood)

FB Number: S6462   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I struggled through the small wood next to the mast before spotting the pillar in the adjacent field, with a gateway back to the road!

TP2355
TP2355 top
S6462


Slightly damaged 2007-08-24 12:46 - TP5874 (Settrington)

FB Number: S6262   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A little damage to the N corner, and around the end of the SW spider leg.

TP5874
TP5874 top Showing slight damage.
S6262


Destroyed 2007-07-06 16:54 - TP1367 (Bilton)

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

My GPS pointed to the garages at the rear of Nos 63 and 65 Ark Royal. The OS trig marks database says this pillar was destroyed 07/74.

TP1367 location


Couldn't find it 2007-07-06 16:45 - TP2992 (East Mount)

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

I was thwarted by a new fence with a locked gate on the path into the trees from Western Gailes Way. The path looks well used so maybe residents have a key. I'll have to try one of the longer ways round next time.


Destroyed 2007-07-06 16:15 - TP4385 (Leads Bridge)

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

The OS trig marks database says this pillar was destroyed 02/71, so I have downgraded the condition to definitely missing. However, there is a lot of growth inside the fence in the vicinity, so it could be dumped somewhere nearby.


Good condition 2007-06-27 11:05 - TP7436 (School Top)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A block named School Top is listed in the OS trig marks database, and a bolt in this block is listed in the OS bench marks database. The description of the latter helped me find this one, although it is no longer to the NE of the footpath as stated. The footpath has been widened to include a cycle way and surprisingly, the block and its bolt were simply covered by a stone slab set into the cycle way. This was easy to prise up to reveal them. The school referred to is now Tollbar Business and Enterprise College. Don't visit at school start and finish times!

TP7436 location
Close-up of the slab Photo after I had disturbed the slab during investigation.
TP7436 bolt Soil covering was shallow.


Good condition 2007-06-21 16:20 - TP0258 (Mileoak Farm)

FB Number: S7335   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I wasted a lot of time searching the wood on the south side of the road and had to return to the car to programme my GPS, which put me right. So would the map, if I'd looked.

TP0258
TP0258 top Plug missing.
S7335


Couldn't find it 2007-06-21 15:30 - TP0729 (Whittlebury Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

I arrived just too late to ask the keyholder about access to the church tower, so I join the list of failures to find, but I am not calling it unreachable. See http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm24144 for my log of the cut mark on the buttress of the church tower.


Good condition 2007-06-21 13:25 - TP5981 (Silverstone)

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

I was at the circuit for the F1 testing day (as in 2004) so took the opportunity to check that the pillar is still well looked after.


Good condition 2007-06-12 14:14 - TP12949 (Humberston Church Tower Centre)

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

I took a photo of the tower at my visit to log the 1GL bolt.

Tower


Good condition 2007-06-10 13:37 - TP12952 (Old Clee Church Tower Centre)

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

I took a photo of the church tower on my visit to log the 1GL mark.

Tower


Good condition 2007-05-30 13:36 - TP1028 (Barf Hill)

FB Number: S6290   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I too approached from the north. It was clear that cattle normally occupy this field but none were around today.

TP1028
TP1028 top The pillar has been repaired in the past but is holding together well.
S6290


Good condition 2007-05-30 13:09 - TP4813 (Middleton Wold)

FB Number: S6367   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not much has changed in 3 weeks since Trigbagger's log. I did squeeze in and twisted around to take a picture of the flush bracket, but avoided getting scratched.

S6367
TP4813 top A resin plug has been fitted.


Good condition 2007-05-19 18:24 - TP7188 (Penrith (R))

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

An unusual position to say the least. I used the layby a few hundred yards away on the eastbound carriageway. There's no crash barrier to cross on this side.

TP7188
TP7188
TP7188 height tag 714.80 ft


Possibly missing 2007-05-19 18:05 - TP0110 (Stainton)

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

Since the last log, a fence and cycle path have been built. My pacing out seemed to indicate the position is under the path, so it may be gone.

TP0110 location Pacing from drain suggests TP lost to path.
TP0110 location The culprit.


Good condition 2007-05-19 17:54 - TP0593 (Penrith FBM Aux 1)

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

The grass was quite short so was easy to find.

TP0593 location
TP0593


Good condition 2007-05-19 13:43 - TP0105 (Legburthwaite)

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

I suppose the surrounding scenery does compensate for this rather dull mark position.

TP0105 location
TP0105 close-up


Good condition 2007-05-19 12:01 - TP7428 (Ambleside)

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

Easy to spot as the police station is alongside one of Ambleside's car parks, the one nearest the little house. Station ID AMBE, formerly AMBL.

TP7428
TP7428 close-up


Good condition 2007-05-18 17:28 - TP4549 (Loughrigg Fell)

FB Number: S5470   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very windy on the top today, I nearly was blown over. I wonder what it was like on a proper mountain.

TP4549
TP4549 top
S5470


Couldn't find it 2007-05-18 13:18 - TP0133 (Mansriggs)

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

I left trampled grass after my not very diligent search. Perhaps Teddybomber found it helpful!

TP0133 location Somewhere in the grass.


Good condition 2007-05-18 13:05 - TP0597 (Ulverston FBM Aux 1)

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

A can't bring myself to give much of a score for these. Under a disc, with a bit of soil needing poking away.

TP0597 location
TP0597 Berntsen with cover.


Good condition 2007-05-18 13:01 - TP7232 (Ulverston)

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

An easy roadside FBM.

TP7232


Good condition 2007-05-18 11:11 - TP0106 (Coniston)

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

A wet morning, so it was good job there was hardly any distance to walk. Too wet for the camera too.


Good condition 2007-03-20 14:52 - TP5810 (Sandtoft)

FB Number: S8634   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I used the route via the bridge to the south. No fences, but gaps where gates once were. This site was part of RAF Sandtoft (1944-45). The buildings close to the pillar can be seen in pictures on www.controltowers.co.uk.

TP5810 Ex-RAF building behind.
TP5810 top.
S8634


Good condition 2007-03-20 13:53 - TP0162 (Godnow Bridge)

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

No sign of a stripe of paint on the road, but the rivet (now damaged) helped me find the block. Some yellow paint was seen on the block, around the bolt.

TP0162 Showing alignment with railway signal and pylon.
TP0162 The surface block.
TP0162 - damaged marker rivet.


Slightly damaged 2007-03-20 12:43 - TP4902 (Moor Farm)

FB Number: S5161   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

A bleak spot today, but I got my pictures done just before a snow shower. The FB is still clear thanks presumably to previous loggers, but the soil in front makes taking the FB's picture difficult.

TP4902 A snow shower approaches.
TP4902 top
TP4902 Some cracks are apparent.


Destroyed 2007-03-20 11:28 - TP5489 (Pollington)

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

Pit overlooked by adjacent works, but is slowly returning to nature.


Good condition 2007-03-15 15:01 - TP3202 (Flint Hill)

FB Number: S4684   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Whilst on a Wolds walk, I happened to pass this one again. It still looks fine.


Good condition 2007-03-12 15:01 - TP0813 (Alkborough)

FB Number: S1459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good views of the Humber today. The farmer stopped to chat as I was taking pictures. He could remember one previous visitor to the pillar. The previous farmer used the area by the pillar as a dumping ground; the current one cleared the area up and planted the trees so we must thank him for that.

TP0813
TP0813
TP0813 top
S1459
Humber view A view of the bridge as the friendly farmer drives away.


Damaged 2007-02-21 17:05 - TP1786 (Burnstone Farm)

FB Number: S5687   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Fortunately, I spotted this one from the gate so I did not repeat Lathama's mistake. I had quite a struggle to haul myself on top of the bank to view the damage to the top. This seems worse than a year ago so I have altered the condition.

TP1786
TP1786 top The edge facing the camera is damaged.
S5687


Good condition 2007-02-20 16:42 - TP6837 (Western Common)

FB Number: S5431   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views, especially to the west over Barnstaple Bay, but the late afternoon weak sunshine hindered a good picture that way.

TP6837 The pillar on its barrow, looking west.
TP6837 Looking south-west.
TP6837
TP6837 top
S5431 I think all sighting holes are open.


Good condition 2007-02-20 15:56 - TP2154 (Chibbet Cross)

FB Number: S5440   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It's a short walk across a field to this pillar, mounted on a large block, typical of the West Country. The views are OK but are nothing special.

TP2154
TP2154 The block is more apparent on the north side.
TP2154 top
S5440


Good condition 2007-02-20 15:29 - TP6999 (Winsford Hill)

FB Number: S3943   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An easy, almost roadside pillar. Great views all around. Not concrete, but made of stones and appears to have a had a letter box at one time for an early form of geocaching, I think. Also a handy location for a National trust plate.

TP6999 The letter box (?) is just below the NT plate.
TP6999 with Maureen
TP6999 top The spider is too close to one edge so I think there has been some damage.
S3943


Good condition 2007-02-20 12:24 - TP0536 (Thornford)

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

On my first drive past to find a parking location without spotting the FBM, I thought this might be gone, but it is located in a dip in the grass verge. There is no height marked on the FBM.

TP0536
TP0536


Good condition 2007-02-20 11:30 - TP0284 (Seavington St Michael)

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

I just needed to scrape some moss to reveal the rivet set into a concrete end ramp for the crash barrier. Not very exciting!

TP0284 location
TP0284 rivet


Good condition 2007-02-19 16:02 - TP4515 (Lollover Hill)

FB Number: S5891   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent all-round views, but but rather grey today. The track up from the village was very muddy, so a good test for Maureen's new boots.

TP4515
TP4515 top
S5891


Couldn't find it 2007-02-19 15:31 - TP0286 (Compton Dundon)

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

I found the location but a pile of rotting apples dumped on the spot didn't help the finding of the actual mark.

TP0286 location Looking towards Dundon Hill.


Destroyed 2007-02-19 09:12 - TP0937 (Aust Cliff)

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

I was staying at the nearby Travelodge so I couldn't miss the opportunity to log this lost location. A bit misty this morning so pictures are not as good as they could have been.

TP0937 location My GPS pointed to just off the bank outside of the wall at the observation point.
Nearby pillar top Never used for any triangulation purpose?


Good condition 2007-01-20 16:36 - TP3657 (Hartshead Moor Top)

FB Number: S1767   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good views from this location, but also open to the cold wind. I reached the pillar from the wrong side for the east-facing FB, but I managed to negotiate the barbed wire alongside the electricity pole.

TP3657
TP3657 top
S1767


Damaged 2007-01-20 13:59 - TP2758 (Delf Hill)

FB Number: S4128   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Not too bad to reach in winter conditions, but the pillar could not be seen until quite close. The bank up from the estate road was tricky due to rubbish and mud, so not a good introduction to this pastime for my brother who was accompanying me for the first time.

TP2758
TP2758 The damaged corner.
TP2758 top
S4128


Good condition 2007-01-03 16:09 - TP4096 (Idle Stop)

FB Number: S4931   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite scenic with the fading light of the day reflecting on the river and flooded field, with one fisherman and one dog-walker for company.

TP4096 My picture without flash was too blurred for use.
TP4096 top This one worked without flash.
S4931


Destroyed 2007-01-03 15:18 - TP5101 (New Ville)

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

My log was a quick stop, just like Father Ted's, with a very similar photograph, but seasonal differences. There is a pile of rubble from a demolished building a bit further east on the lane where the pillar could also have been dumped, but I didn't think to look there at the time.

TP5101 location


Good condition 2007-01-03 14:58 - TP6354 (The Belt)

FB Number: S4872   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access, but a little exposed at the pillar, as Father Ted says. The top of this one appears a little concave, something I have not noticed on other pillars. The nearby oil well seems to be a dumping ground for old nodding donkeys and other paraphernalia.

TP6354 Belt Farm is beyond.
TP6354 top The concavity doesn't show very well in this picture.
S4872


Toppled 2007-01-03 14:19 - TP4382 (Lea Wood Farm)

FB Number: S5009   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

Having taken a picture of the spot in the field where this pillar used to stand, I was walking back along the track when I noticed the dumped pillar just inside Lea Wood! It lies with the flush bracket exposed, but soil covers the top so I didn't see the spider or plug. There was a lot of work going on both near the farm and by the track leading up past Warren Wood, apparently for a pipeline, but I guess there will still be a way up to the farm and another house. The GR is for the location of the dumped pillar.

TP4382 former location West Burton power station in the distance.
Dumped TP4382
Dumped TP4382
S5009


Unreachable but visible 2007-01-03 13:55 - TP4808 (Middlefield)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

The school was still closed for the Christmas holiday and all gates were firmly locked, so I had to be content with a distant view from the road.

TP4808 distant view


Good condition 2007-01-03 13:37 - TP6912 (Whites Wood)

FB Number: S4916   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

It is no wonder that I could not find this one at my summer 2004 visit. Whilst its visibility was much improved, it was still a hands and knees job in the mud to get under the thorns. I had to repeat the effort because I forgot to get a GPS reading! My access was from the field on the east side. Well done Father Ted for being the only successful summer logger so far!

TP6912
TP6912
S4916


Good condition 2007-01-03 12:57 - TP3639 (Harpswell Low Farm)

FB Number: S4669   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Rather than the long green lane, I walked the western edge of Harpswell Wood, which I think is a bit shorter.

TP3639
TP3639 top
S4669


Slightly damaged 2007-01-03 12:20 - TP6670 (Upton)

FB Number: S4840   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Passing on route to Harpswell Low Farm, so a repeat log to plug the gap in my pictures.

TP6670 It's funny how memory plays tricks. This is not how I remembered it.
TP6670 top A little bit of damage is showing.
S4840


Good condition 2007-01-03 12:03 - TP13484 (Stow Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

I took a picture of the tower showing the flagstaff during a visit to log the two BMs on this church.

Stow Church Tower Centre and flagstaff.


Good condition 2007-01-03 11:24 - TP2304 (Coates Farm)

FB Number: S4843   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

About a mile walk from where I parked, alongside Coates church, an unmodified pre-reformation church. This time, the pillar stands in a field of young brassicas of some sort.

TP2304
TP2304 top There is a small chip, but not enough to call slightly damaged.
S4843


Good condition 2006-12-31 13:30 - TP6335 (Temple Hill)

FB Number: S4650   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Accompanied by friend Steve, a chilly but not too long walk along the ROW from Littlegates Farm. The FB was still clear from saginanivalis' visit. All sight hole positions are below soil level.

TP6335
S4650 Still clear many months after the work by saginanivalis.


Damaged 2006-12-31 13:00 - TP2863 (Dry Doddington)

FB Number: S4635   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

A rather better view than other TPs in this area and worth the short walk in a muddy field. The tower of the village church looks ready to fall down!

TP2863 With obvious damage.


Good condition 2006-12-31 12:34 - TP0909 (Askerton Hill)

FB Number: S4851   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A very easy roadside one. We picked our parking place before spotting the pillar, but it proved to be right alongside. This was friend Steve's first encounter with a pillar. Could this be the start of a new hobby?

TP0909 Friend Steve alongside.
TP0909 top Showing the plastic plug.
S4851


Good condition 2006-12-21 13:14 - TP7253 (Immingham)

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

Revisited after logging the OSBM bolt on the NW corner of the adjacent church. A fence has appeared behind the FBM, which indicates it is not part of a private garden.

TP7253 Shows the new fence to the rear, and a tree has gone.


Good condition 2006-12-16 14:51 - TP5083 (Nettleham)

FB Number: S4910   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I have passed by on the A46 thousands of times in my 30+ years of living in Lincolnshire, but was not aware of this pillar until I joined TUK. However, it has taken nearly two years to get around to logging it. It has been a case of yes, it's still there, I'll do it next time. Only the N sight-hole is open.

TP5083
TP5083 top
S4910


Good condition 2006-12-16 14:20 - TP10339 (Harby Church Spire)

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

Intersection TF05/INT015 3rd order, computed 1950 and refixed in November 1988. A log arising from a visit to the churchyard for the benchmark and some ancestry research for my wife. The spire is topped by a weathervane.

Tower and spire
Weathervane with another bird.


Slightly damaged 2006-11-23 11:11 - TP4678 (Martin Fen)

FB Number: S4688   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A windy walk in bright sunshine, with swans for company, all made think it was worth a bit higher score than others have given. The crack doesn't seem to be any worse. Only the W sighthole is open.

TP4678
TP4678 top
S4688 The crack appears no worse than in Trigpoint Bears' picture.
Timberland Delph swans


Good condition 2006-11-23 09:56 - TP1591 (Branston Booths)

FB Number: S4609   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I walked the hedge line from the B1190 NE of the pillar, but this hedgeline doesn't quite reach the road - there was a strip of small cabbages to carefully step through first. The NE sighthole is the only one open.

TP1591
TP1591 top
S4609


Good condition 2006-11-16 12:09 - TP1628 (Brightmans Hayes)

FB Number: S5485   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A walk along a green lane (not a right of way) leads to this pillar. The lanes in the area were very muddy from a major cross-country pipe-laying being done, and road closures along my planned route didn't help either.

TP1628
TP1628 top
S4925 Only this sight hole on the SE side was closed, all the other three are open.
TP1628 With yours truly.


Not Logged 2006-11-16 11:16 - TP2826 (Downs)

FB Number: S4925   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 5/10

Easy to see standing on top of the hedge, less easy to get close to on the field side to view the flush bracket because of barbed wire and ivy. I didn't attempt to get to the top to note the condition for the same reasons, plus I would be in full view of the house opposite.

TP2826 From the field side.
TP2826 Close-up.
S4925


Good condition 2006-11-16 10:45 - TP2024 (Castle Field)

FB Number: S5579   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily spotted from the track leading past the mast, but a barbed wire fence needs to negotiated to view the flush bracket side.

TP2024 As seen before crossing the fence.
TP2024 From the field, having negotiated the fence.
TP2024 top
S5579


Not Logged 2006-11-12 11:48 - TP4213 (Kilworthy)

FB Number: S3471   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 6/10

I followed the route recommended by mickandshane without difficulty, but it was harder to see the flush bracket and plug because of the ivy. There was too much ivy to be able to judge the condition.

TP4213
TP4213
S3471 There is an 'S' above the number.
TP4213 top The plug peeps through a hole in the ivy.


Good condition 2006-11-12 11:15 - TP3349 (Gibbet Hill)

FB Number: S3450   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I enjoyed the walk up this one, although the weather was not the best. The views and the whirling flock of birds I disturbed made up for it.

TP3349
TP3349 top
S3450


Good condition 2006-11-11 15:12 - TP2477 (Cox Tor)

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

A windy day, ideal for those flying their radio-controlled gliders from this hill. Good views in most directions.

TP2477
TP2477 top
S3449


Good condition 2006-10-13 16:11 - TP6048 (Sober Hill)

FB Number: S6295   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It was nice to see this one resplendant in white paint. A couple of walkers were taking advantage of the "In Memory" bench a bit further down the hill. I liked your picture with the tree, Andy!

S6048 I wish I'd done better than this rather plain view.
TP6048 top
S6295


Couldn't find it 2006-10-13 15:29 - TP0601 (South Cave FBM Aux 1)

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

I'm back, but even more overgrown with brambles, so no chance. The gate has gone since my last visit.

TP0601 location Not even a gate post for reference now.


Good condition 2006-10-13 14:14 - TP4033 (Hotham Hill)

FB Number: S6293   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I found access easy from Hardmoor Lane, to the south-east (is that what mickandshane meant?). Quite a bit of rabbit burrowing around the pillar, one tunnel collapsed as I was trying to get a picture of the top.

TP4033
TP4033 top
S6293


Good condition 2006-10-13 13:38 - TP3789 (High Hunsley)

FB Number: S6298   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A short distance off the Yorkshire Wolds Way in a hedgerow, so easy access.

TP3789
TP3789 top
S6298


Damaged 2006-10-13 13:04 - TP0709 (Cave Wold)

FB Number: 2968   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

I hope it is delamination, not damage by farm machinery, because I am related by marriage to the farmer on whose land this pillar stands. So I can hardly phone the number to report! Pleasant walk, fair view.

TP0709 The standard picture with masts in background!
TP0709 top Seriously falling apart, worse than in neoskywalker's picture of a year ago.
2968 No "S" as others have noted.


Good condition 2006-10-13 12:27 - TP3578 (Haltemprice)

FB Number: S2563   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Several dog-walkers about again. Although there was stubble in the field, a previous crop (borage, I think) was growing around the pillar. Flat fields, not much of a view.

TP3578 Borage in the foreground?
TP3578 top
S2563


Good condition 2006-09-28 15:28 - TP0370 (Wragholme)

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

I was in the area finding some non-pillar flush brackets so I revisited to get a GR.


Unreachable but visible 2006-09-11 17:35 - TP5836 (Scarborough Road Resr)

FB Number: S6333   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

A handy lay-by with no other users, but I didn't fancy climbing the fence. The grass was nearly too high to allow reading of the FB number with binoculars, but the wind helped.

TP5836


Good condition 2006-09-11 16:26 - TP0752 (Buckton Cliffs)

FB Number: S6326   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A good end point to the 2 mile walk along the spectacular cliffs from the RSPB visitor centre. I also noted the slight damage shown in iainmac's picure, but as all others call this one good, so shall I.

TP0752 Maureen takes a breather.
TP0752
S6326


Good condition 2006-09-11 15:06 - TP0362 (Sixpenny Hill)

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

I eventually found it in the long grass. It appeared to have been uncovered more recently than the last OS check in 2002, so I didn't need to do any excavation. It is on a line from the Give Way sign to the nearest SV post.

TP0362 Look carefully to see the red screwdriver handle centre left.
TP0362 Location, with SV post behind.
TP0362 Close-up.


Good condition 2006-09-11 14:54 - TP0648 (Flamborough FBM Aux 1)

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

Still quite easy to find, but the last cutting of the verge was not as wide as shown in previous pictures, so it was nearly in the long grass.

TP0648
TP0648


Good condition 2006-09-11 14:45 - TP3194 (Flamborough)

FB Number: S6327   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I hopped over the gate. Golfers were around, but nobody accosted me. The adjacent tower adds interest but would be even more interesting if some information or history were displayed.

TP3194
TP3194 top
S6027


Couldn't find it 2006-09-11 14:45 - TP7219 (Flamborough)

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

It might be just inside the semi-circular piece of land to the right of Greenslacks, but all of this is well fenced off and I couldn't see any way in. It didn't look as though anyone was at home so I didn't try. Update 27/9/06 - passing by again. This time a car was in the drive but I got no response to my knocking. The house is called Green Stacks.


Unreachable but visible 2006-09-11 13:30 - TP7269 (Flamborough Head 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

Good view, pleasant picnic and two for the price of one!

TP7269 Antenna number 1 is nearest the camera, on the SE side of the Trinity House building.


Unreachable but visible 2006-09-11 13:30 - TP7270 (Flamborough Head 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

Good view, pleasant picnic and two for the price of one!

TP7270 Antenna number 2 is nearest the camera, on the NW side of the Trinity House building.


Good condition 2006-08-26 17:53 - TP0592 (Wetheral FBM Aux 1)

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

Finally a success at Wetheral! This one is about 4 feet away from the wall on a line that runs at a right angle from the wall to one of the roadside hazard markers, the middle one, I think.

TP0592
TP0592
TP0592 Sorry, I didn't have anything to mark the wall. Matching the stone shapes to the picture should work!


Couldn't find it 2006-08-26 17:36 - TP7241 (Wetheral)

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

My GPS pointed me to the hedge to the right of the compound, but it was too overgrown to spot anything.

TP7241 location


Couldn't find it 2006-08-26 17:27 - TP0108 (Wetheral Pasture)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Looking now at iainmac's pictures, I found the right spot and even the adjacent bricks but didn't go that extra inch or so!

TP0108 location
TP0108 So near! Why didn't I dig a little further?


Good condition 2006-08-26 12:02 - TP7158 (Bridge of Orchy)

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

A little bit off the West Highland Way in long wet grass. I needed help from my GPS for this one.

TP7158


Good condition 2006-08-26 11:56 - TP0565 (Bridge of Orchy FBM Aux 1)

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

This was very easy to spot. Only one tent nearby and well out of the way.

TP0565
TP0565


Good condition 2006-08-26 11:54 - TP0040 (Bridge Of Orchy)

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

What a bad day you had, R_W! A drizzly day for me but it didn't stop me finding all three hereabouts.

TP0040 The bridge.
TP0040 The rivet.


Good condition 2006-08-25 12:09 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)

FB Number: S1595   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Daniel and I slogged up from the visitor centre in 3 hours 10 minutes in fair weather. Quite busy at the top, with many wanting their pictures taken at the pillar, so its good condition was a surprise. An earlier pillar is partly concreted into the summit cairn, at the base of the steps.

Dan and Brian on top!
TP1289 top
S1595
The old pillar


Good condition 2006-08-24 12:41 - TP0493 (Dalwhinnie)

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

The milestone is a good marker, but the FBM was only just poking above the heather.

TP0493 location It peeps above the heather in front of the right-hand rock.
TP0493


Good condition 2006-08-23 18:55 - TP7152 (Loch Leven)

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

Initially my GPS pointed over the wall into the garden on the opposite side of the road, but this must have been due to loss of accuracy having kept it on in the car from TP0564. On restarting it, the FBM was easily found, no problems with knotweeed.

TP7152
TP7152


Couldn't find it 2006-08-23 18:45 - TP0564 (Loch Leven FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

I couldn't find it. Looking at iainmac's picure showing the depth of his excavation, I'm not surprised!

TP0564 location


Good condition 2006-08-23 13:22 - TP0486 (Loch Tarff)

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

Reasonably easy to find with the aid of my GPS. A good view of the loch is had from the top of the knoll.

TP0486
Loch Tarff view


Good condition 2006-08-22 16:09 - TP1897 (Camusnagaul)

FB Number: S9724   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I parked near the loch side at the beginning of the wooded section, having driven from the Glenfinnan end rather than take the ferry across from Fort William. A walk up through the woods eventually led to a footpath leading on to the hillside. Great views from here. All sightholes are open giving a clear view of the reference mark inside.

TP1897
TP1897 Self portrait.
TP1897 top
S9724 Some coins have been forced into the bracket holes.
Sighthole The inner mark and wooden shuttering are visible.


Good condition 2006-08-21 18:14 - TP0492 (Spean Bridge)

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

As others have said, the ditch and barbed wire are a bit of a nuisance. A lay-by on the road is handier than the Commando memorial car park but the walk is short and the footpath good.

TP0492
TP0492 Looking towards the road.


Good condition 2006-08-21 17:54 - TP0039 (Gairlochy)

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

I thought at first that this point was somewhere in the well manicured grass alongside the lock, and I didn't dare do any excavation and started to leave. On checking the diagram I realised it was in the concrete above the steps.

TP0039 My GPS marks the spot.
TP0039 close-up


Good condition 2006-08-21 15:43 - TP0779 (Achaidh Mhoir)

FB Number: S9804   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visible from the old coast road. A somewhat boggy walk up from here was rewarded by fabulous views all around. The first cylindrical pillar I have seen.

TP0779
TP0779 top
S9804
View towards Loch Morar


Good condition 2006-08-20 16:34 - TP0670 (Fassfern)

FB Number: S9707   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I wonder why a pillar was needed here, but I am pleased it was. It is a lovely location. I used the easternmost crossing, with the result that I was the wrong side of the river, but there is a footbridge alongside the railway line.

TP0670 Looking towards Ben Nevis.
TP0670
TP0670 top
S9707


Couldn't find it 2006-08-19 14:23 - TP0571 (Banchory FBM Aux 1)

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

I thought I would be able to find this one by prodding in the grass with my shoe, but no. We were on our way over to Spean Bridge so I didn't spend any more time here.

TP0571 location


Good condition 2006-08-19 14:15 - TP7146 (Banchory)

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

Fairly easy to find, with the help of saginanivalis's notes.

TP7146
TP7146


Possibly missing 2006-08-17 14:55 - TP0031 (Echt)

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

Visited with Alan who lives nearby in Crathes. Alan told me that the footpath, not shown on the OS diagram, was made in recent years, which may mean the block has been lost.

TP0031 location
TP0031 location. The distance shown on the OS diagram from this post to the block comes to about the edge of the path.
Alan and his Morgan Parked in the gateway shown on the OS diagram.


Good condition 2006-08-17 14:35 - TP5084 (Neuk)

FB Number: S5599   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Logged whilst staying with friends at Crathes. Alan was interested enough to give me a ride in his Morgan to log a couple of trigs. Easily spotted from the nearby road.

TP5084
TP5084 top
S5599


Good condition 2006-08-07 16:14 - TP3325 (Garth)

FB Number: S2461   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

After a bike ride along the Hornsea cycle way (ex-railway route), Chris and I did the bunker tour with just one other person. Interesting, but chilling, in more ways than one. The guide, who remembers previous loggers, was happy for me to pop to the pillar at the end of the tour.

TP3325 The wind turbines in the distance are near TP2781 Dimlington.
TP3325
TP3325 top
S2461
RAF Holmptom opening times 2006 See www.rafholmpton.com for more details.


Good condition 2006-08-03 16:55 - TP5513 (Pottershill)

FB Number: S3272   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Like previous loggers, I climbed over the fence a bit beyond the mast compound, then back to the SW corner of the field.

TP5513
TP5513 top
S3272


Good condition 2006-08-03 15:57 - TP0283 (Sand Bay)

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

A few sweeps with my foot to clear the blown sand was all that was needed to reveal this rivet again. Some yellow paint remains.

TP0283 My GPS marks the spot.
TP0283


Good condition 2006-08-03 15:19 - TP4803 (Middle Hope)

FB Number: S3269   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views, good condition, and very similar location to TP1608 Brean Down.

TP4813
TP4813
TP4803 top
S3269


Good condition 2006-08-03 14:34 - TP2774 (Dial Hill)

FB Number: S3275   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In surprisingly good condition considering its proximity to housing, but this is Clevedon! A new bench has been placed next to the pillar.

TP2774
TP2774
TP2774 top
S3275


Damaged 2006-08-02 10:08 - TP1531 (Boringdon)

FB Number: S3419   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

I was staying at the Boringdon Hall Hotel so I couldn't miss the chance to log this one. A gate on the east side of the hotel car park gave access to fields. I followed the hedges around and behind the hotel to the north side of the pillar, where the FB is. The pillar is not visible at all from the south side of the hedge. The damage is more than slight, with a piece of the spider as well as the east edge of the top missing.

TP1531 View from north side. Not visible from south side.
TP1531 top Much of the left side of the top is missing, and part of the spider too.
S3419
View of Plymouth Sound.


Good condition 2006-07-30 12:45 - TP5686 (Ringmoor Down)

FB Number: S3409   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is the first pillar I can remember seeing, on one of my bike trips out from Plymouth back in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Not much has changed around here, I'm pleased to say.

TP5686
TP5686
TP5686 top
S3409


Destroyed 2006-07-29 12:19 - TP1754 (Budeaux Camp)

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

My GPS pointed me to the middle of a new cul-de-sac, Kiln Close, off Old Farm Road. The pillar is long gone.

TP1754 location


Destroyed 2006-07-29 12:11 - TP7114 (Kinterbury)

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

My GPS pointed me to a play area accessed from Roberts Road. The pillar is long gone.

TP7114 location


Destroyed 2006-07-27 17:28 - TP2803 (Dogdyke)

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

I added a trig trip to the end of a hot and sunny walk south of Horncastle with the Woldtimers, but by the time I got here, thunder and lightning. Fortunately not too close as it is very exposed on the Witham bank, but I still got wet. I found 3 rivets at TF 21386 53263, 21527 53150 and 21685 53023, the last where the pillar was, but I suspect they are reference marks for the bank works.

Rivet closest to pillar position. Two others are nearby.


Good condition 2006-07-13 17:15 - TP5245 (Oslears Lane)

FB Number: S2084   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

After a pleasant day out with my walking partners, the Woldtimers, I revisited to get a grid reference. I put my earlier condition report of "Slightly damaged" down to inexperience!


Not Logged 2006-07-13 17:02 - TP2017 (Castcliffe Hill)

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

After a pleasant day out with my walking partners, the Woldtimers, I revisited to get a grid reference. There was too much growth around the pillar to note the FB again, or to check the reported slight damage.


Good condition 2006-07-05 14:51 - TP2991 (East Marsh)

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

Found it! It's buried in the flood bank. After my last visit, I wondered how the concrete pipe could be a relic of a pillar. Also, the flood banks here were raised after the 1953 east coast floods which didn't seem the right era for the OS to permit the pillar to be destroyed. So I wondered if the pipe was in fact a protective chamber for the pillar. That proved to be right, the pillar is inside the pipe and covered by a few inches of stones. I have called the condition good because that what it appears to be from the top, and there is no other appropriate condition. The flush bracket is impossible to get at because the gap between the pillar and the pipe has filled with soil and likely to be too far and too narrow at the FB depth, even if you knew which side the FB was on.




Slightly damaged 2006-06-15 17:09 - TP6341 (Tetford Hill)

FB Number: S6057   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

I had been walking nearby with my walking group, the Woldtimers, so an opportunity to revisit and get a GR presented itself.

TP6341
TP6341 top The piece missing is from the back (south-east) corner.


Not Logged 2006-06-07 17:50 - TP1248 (Bellevue)

FB Number: S3355   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 2/10

I rank this as my most difficult pillar so far, worse than another Bristol one I struggled with (Kings Weston TP4226). After a climb over a fence which closes a gap in the wall, carefully through allotment remains and other debris to the railway fence, a crawl on the ground beneath the bramble canopy was needed to get within a few feet of the pillar. It was just outside the fence, with the FB almost obscured by a thick bramble stem, but with vewing from different angles, I was able to make out the number. It was impossible to stand so I could not get a view of the top to judge the condition. On my return to the road, a local who was walking his dog must have thought I was mad, appearing in a short sleeved shirt with bleeding arms! He said he could remember the pillar from when the land was a working allotment.

The way in!
TP1248 As good a picture as I could get.
S3355 Quite difficult to read from a single position.


Good condition 2006-06-07 17:14 - TP4603 (Maes Knoll)

FB Number: S9526   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I planned to use the footpath that runs south from the road climbing out of Whitchurch, but I could not find a place to park that was not blocked by fly tipping! So I went to the other side of the hill, parking near the t-junction at Norton Malreward. Not unrewarding - a pleasant climb and good views from the flat top.

TP4603
TP4603 top
S9526


Damaged 2006-06-07 16:29 - TP4097 (Ilchester Crescent)

FB Number: S3374   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

A path between numbers 105 and 107 Ilchester Crescent leads straight to the pillar. There is also a track giving access to garages at the rear of the houses, so you could drive almost up to it.

TP4097 A path runs between the houses.
TP4097 top
S3374
Bristol view


Good condition 2006-06-05 14:56 - TP2915 (Dundry)

FB Number: S3267   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Ealier loggers' concerns that the footpath was poorly marked, or not where it should be, have been addressed. The footpath has been officially diverted and now runs north from the entrance to Castle Farm and passes to the west of the pillar. There is not much junk on this side and the pillar is easily seen.

TP2915
TP2915 top
S3267
Bristol view Much of the view is masked by farm sheds.


Couldn't find it 2006-06-05 14:26 - TP0287 (Failand)

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

I didn't have the OS diagram with me, and the grass was long, so no wonder I couldn't find it.

TP0287 location It's there somewhere!


Not Logged 2006-06-05 13:56 - TP7080 (Wraxall)

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

I join those whose best view was from the field outside the garden, accessed by hopping over a gate from the footpath on the west side.

TP7080 It's hard not to envy a garden like this!


Damaged 2006-06-04 13:11 - TP2317 (Cockshoot Wood)

FB Number: S6770   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Very easy to access. I decided to call this one damaged. Portions of the top are missing. Because of the nearness of housing, it is more likley to be vandalism than frost damage.

TP2317
TP2317 top Shows the damage.
S6770


Good condition 2006-06-01 17:18 - TP6704 (Walk Farm)

FB Number: S4919   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I too got very wet reaching this one, through the weeds of the field edge, and brushing against the tall rape, still wet from rain earlier in the day.

TP6704
TP6704 top
S4919


Good condition 2006-05-25 17:11 - TP0647 (Immingham FBM Aux 1)

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

Armed with Iain's picture, I was successful in finding the Berntsen this time. The verge had been mown but some poking around was needed because it is a couple of inches below the surface.

TP0647 location The red handle marks the spot.
TP0647


Slightly damaged 2006-05-21 18:11 - TP5356 (Pen Hill)

FB Number: S1515   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

The nearby mast is not MoD, it is the Mendip TV transmitter, 589 feet high. It was being repainted around the time of my visit, and the contractors had left the gate at the A39 open, so I was able to drive close to the pillar. No workmen were around this late on a Sunday. Just as well, as a large exclusion zone suggests that paint drips may carry some distance. The pillar is just outside the exclusion zone.

TP5356
TP5356 top Showing slight damage, or maybe weathering.
S1515


Good condition 2006-05-21 17:57 - TP0288 (Hunters Lodge)

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

For an unlogged surface block, and one apparently not visited by the OS since September 2002, this one was surprisingly clear. Someone has applied weedkiller, maybe?

TP0288
TP0288


Couldn't find it 2006-05-18 18:46 - TP0630 (Flax Bourton FBM Aux 1)

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

Grass too long, my time too short, so I didn't find it.

TP0630 location


Good condition 2006-05-18 18:35 - TP7221 (Flax Bourton (R))

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

Easy to spot the railings, less easy to see the FBM lurking inside. I tried to get a GPS reading but it was way out, perhaps because of the trees at the nearby parking spot where I turned the GPS on.

TP7221 Rather overgrown inside the railings.
TP7221


Good condition 2006-05-12 16:29 - TP6951 (Willow)

FB Number: S2465   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I abandoned an attempt at this one earlier in the afternoon because of a thunderstorm, but tried again later. Everthing was still very wet and muddy on my return. I crossed the ditch by going east to the corner of the next field and then doubling back. The pillar was not visible from the track. Lightning bolts were hitting the ground again as I got back to the car, so that was the last log for the day.

TP6951
TP6951 top
S2465


Destroyed 2006-05-12 15:34 - TP5118 (Newton)

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

Another lost pillar, but it will be many years before the wind turbines are threatened. I followed the track as I could see no sign of a footpath through the rape.

TP5118 location. The pillar was about 150 ft off the little promontory. The structure in the foreground will be next to go.
Wind turbine


Good condition 2006-05-12 15:03 - TP4818 (Mile House)

FB Number: S2467   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Plenty of comings and goings at the farm, so I thought I'd better ask permission to pop to the inside of the hedge. First, I tried two foreign workers whose English didn't extend to "Ordnance Survey pillar", then someone else just waved and smiled. I took that to be the OK.

TP4818
S2467 Wet from the earlier thunderstorm.


Destroyed 2006-05-12 14:14 - TP5636 (Renish)

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

I followed the footpath north from the B1242, then followed the hedgeline towards Renish farm. There is only a short section remaining of the hedgeline in which the pillar used to stand. I got back to the car just before a thunderstorm started.

TP5636 location The pillar used to stand in a continuation of the hedgeline.


Destroyed 2006-05-12 12:25 - TP4907 (Moor Hill)

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

I am surprised how few of the loggers of TP7130 have logged this lost location. You can't get much close to this pillar's location than that pillar! There are plenty of blocks of concrete at the foot of the cliff and poking out of the sand, but I doubt if any remains of this pillar are now among them.

TP4907 location Blocks at the foot of the cliff, more recent than the pillar?
TP4907 location The pillar was about 120 ft beyond the current cliff edge.


Good condition 2006-05-12 12:20 - TP7130 (Skirlington)

FB Number: 10637   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I drove into Skirlington caravan park to shorten the walk to this pillar. I parked at the Tow Bar Inn (not funny - open to the public). I could have driven to within sight of the pillar by following the road through the site to near the cliff then turn right to the end of the line of mobile homes. The pillar is still secure for the time being.

TP7130
TP7130 top
10637


Good condition 2006-05-12 11:57 - TP0361 (Low Skirlington)

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

Found it quite easily with the aid of the OS diagram and my long screwdriver. There's a new sign located in the hedge gap shown on the OS diagram inset.

TP0361 location. A bit of excavation was needed, left exposed.
TP0361


Destroyed 2006-05-12 11:31 - TP1364 (Billings Hill)

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

Bare field, nothing to note.

TP1364 location. Taken from about 140 ft away from the pillar's location.


Good condition 2006-05-12 11:01 - TP0358 (Weel)

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

Easily found. It looks as though lorries passing each other in this lane sometimes run over this block, keeping it clear of grass.

TP0358 location Red screwdriver handle marks the spot.
TP0358 A little yellow paint remains.
River Hull


Destroyed 2006-05-03 18:58 - TP5111 (Newhall)

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

Nothing to be said about the TP, but I was on my way to see Edward Scissorhands, the ballet, at the Alhambra in Bradford. A fabulous show, the best I've seen in a long time.


Couldn't find it 2006-04-22 18:33 - TP0601 (South Cave FBM Aux 1)

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

Without an OS diagram, this was more in hope of an accidental find with the aid of my GPS than a serious dig. In the end, the accident was to me - a sharp dry grass stalk poked me in the eye as I was searching, causing my eyeball to bleed. Fortunately the bleed stopped fairly quickly, otherwise I would not been able to see well enough to drive home. I'll be back...

TP0601 location? My GPS pointed me to the area to the right of the picture where I had several false finds because of large stones!


Good condition 2006-04-22 18:25 - TP0167 (North Cave)

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

Iain's work on exposing this one is still good although the grass has encroached somewhat. An interesting large bolt - I don't think I have seen one as large as this before in a surface block.

TP0167 My screwdriver handle marks the spot.
TP0167


Good condition 2006-04-22 18:15 - TP7211 (South Cave)

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

This FBM is in good condition, standing up against a fence and behind a bank of daffodils. There was nobody around to wonder what I was doing. The height plate reads 104.05 feet. My GPS said 106 feet - near enough.

TP7211
TP7211


Good condition 2006-04-22 18:01 - TP6706 (Walkington)

FB Number: S6238   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Thanks to a late spring, it was still quite clear to see in the hedge on the east side of the lane. No particular views from here.

TP6706
TP6706 top
S6238


Good condition 2006-04-22 17:42 - TP6789 (Weighton Wold)

FB Number: S6291   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

An unremarkable location, near the edge of an arable field, and dominated by mobile phone masts.

TP6789 View avoiding the phone masts.
TP6789 top
S6291


Good condition 2006-04-13 12:48 - TP0271 (Sowerhill)

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

An easy find, using the line of the adjacent hedge (at low level compared to the road so I didn't see it at first), combined with not too much verge. Views are not spectacular.

TP0271
TP0271 Close-up.


Good condition 2006-04-13 12:16 - TP6408 (The Mount)

FB Number: S3932   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This pillar is just one field away from the Exe Valley Way. I approached via the footpath from the south (muddy green lane - blame it on the sheep) then through the first gate on the left at the point where the footpath joins the Exe Valley Way.

TP6408 East side.
TP6408 West side, with FB. The hedge is very gappy.
TP6408 top
S3932


Good condition 2006-04-12 15:56 - TP4336 (Landrake)

FB Number: S3404   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Relatively easy to find from the road, but a devil to climb up to view the top. I eventually found a way to haul myself up through the thorns to the top of the bank and walk back to the pillar. Good views.

TP4336 I was not able to climb up here, but managed it a few yards west.
TP4336 A glimpse of the River Tamar is in the distance.
TP4336 top Some tie-down cords are still attached to the rings. One corner has a chunk missing.
S3404


Good condition 2006-04-12 15:36 - TP3406 (Goodmerry)

FB Number: S3478   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An unmissable roadside pillar, not showing any damage from trimming. Good views from here. No sign of the spectacles.

TP3406
TP3406 top
S3478
View towards Kit Hill.


Good condition 2006-04-12 14:25 - TP6235 (Struddick)

FB Number: S3483   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy roadside pillar, if you navigate to the correct lane! The views are good from the top of the bank.

TP6235
TP6235 top
S3483
View of Whitsand Bay.


Good condition 2006-04-12 12:05 - TP0335 (Lansallos)

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

Easy to find once I had spotted the studs (witness marks) in the road. This was the last unlogged TP in Cornwall.

TP0335 Telegraph pole No. 8, with my screwdriver marking the TP.
TP0335 Witness mark No. 2 is in the road.
TP0335


Good condition 2006-04-11 20:08 - TP5062 (Narkurs Resr)

FB Number: S3482   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My visit was late in the day so nobody was around, but lots of vehicles have been here as the ground was well churned up.

TP5062 Water could be heard gushing under the hatches.
TP5062 Some weatherproofing is at the base, presumably to stop rainwater getting into the reservoir.
TP5062 top Is that damage, or just weathering?
S3482


Good condition 2006-04-11 19:46 - TP0337 (Portwrinkle)

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

I went past this spot, assuming the TP would be located at a high point of the road. After a mile or so, I realised my error. The road drainage has been improved, so the OS diagram is out of date, but the measurement from the road sign on the south side of the road is still reliable.

TP0337 The block is 2m in front of this sign.
TP0337 The block.


Good condition 2006-04-10 16:53 - TP5159 (North Hessary Tor)

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

I walked up the access road to the transmitter station but this is not the PROW. The pillar stands atop a block of granite. Good views all around if you can ignore the mast.

TP5159 Stay wires for the mast are behind.
TP5159
TP5159 top
View towards Great Mis Tor.
S3442


Not Logged 2006-04-10 15:21 - TP5225 (Old Stack)

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

This pillar is visible from Cattedown Road, but I couldn't see how to get closer to it. Not scenic, an industrial area of Plymouth.

TP5225 Building work was in progress below the pillar, so this particular view may be obstructed soon.


Not Logged 2006-04-10 11:01 - TP0338 (Revelstoke)

FB Number: S3393   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 5/10

This pillar is on a farm access lane that is part of a circular walk starting from the nearby car park. The walk is well worth it for the great coast views as there isn't one from the pillar. I didn't climb the big block this pillar sits upon so no condition was noted.

TP0338
TP0338 The OS plate hides under the ivy.
S3393 Fortunately, the FB faces the lane.


Good condition 2006-04-08 10:28 - TP4226 (Kings Weston)

FB Number: S3384   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I managed to get a GPS reading where the path was reasonably open to the sky, and kept contact as I struggled through the undergrowth. I needed the GPS as I couldn't spot the pillar until I was very close. I got many scratches from the young, strong bramble briars, so good luck to anyone who tries this one later in the year. A lowish score is deserved for pain and effort, and the backs of houses don't help either.

TP4226
TP4226 top
S3384 A point and hope picture, because of the proximity of the fence.


Destroyed 2006-04-06 17:08 - TP3378 (Glebe Farm)

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

Nothing much to say about this one. Just a large cabbage field with West Firsby oil well alongside.

TP3378 location
West Firsby oil well The name of West Firsby, a lost medieval village lives on.©Brisey


Good condition 2006-04-01 18:26 - TP6433 (The Weets)

FB Number: S5563   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After a day's walking in the Malham area that didn't include any TPs, I thought a quick drive up to bag The Weets was justified. Good views in all directions.

TP6433
TP6433
S5563
TP6433 top


Good condition 2006-03-23 16:22 - TP2753 (Deepdale)

FB Number: S2559   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I miscounted the hedges as I drove along the B1206, with the result that I picked the wrong hedgeline to follow. Fortunately, the ploughed field I then had to cross was reasonably firm after a couple of weeks of cold, dry weather. Watch out, this section of the road seems to be a popular overtaking point.

TP2753
TP2753 top
S2559


Good condition 2006-03-18 17:28 - TP1068 (Bartley Farm)

FB Number: S3070   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I viewed and photographed this pillar from outside the fence, then discovered that the allotment gate was unlocked with nobody about.

TP1068
TP1068 top and allotment.
TP1068 top
S3070


Good condition 2006-03-18 17:11 - TP3259 (Frankley Beeches)

FB Number: S2330   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fly-tipping continues to be a problem at the start of the footpath from the west, but the wood looked OK. The pillar looked as though it used to have other labels on it, now removed.

TP3259
TP3259 top Did there use to be other labels on the left face?
S2330


Slightly damaged 2006-03-18 16:22 - TP0725 (Walton Hill)

FB Number: S1533   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

It was getting a bit late on a cold afternoon so I had this pillar to myself. Like nearby Clent Hill, a muddy walk up but worth the view.

TP0725
TP0725 top Showing why I called this one slightly damaged.
S1533


Destroyed 2006-03-18 15:58 - TP2215 (Clent Hill)

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

Rather a muddy walk, but a good view made it worthwhile.

TP2215 location My GPS pointed to just in front of the Four Stones.
North-westerly view


Good condition 2006-03-18 14:59 - TP6755 (Warridge Lodge)

FB Number: S3781   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No problem with parking, right where the footpath leaves the lane near Bungay Lake Farm, but the finger-post is missing. Views not bad, and a well-placed bench too.

TP6755 and me There was a handy mole-hill to stand the camera on!
TP6755 Warridge Lodge Farm beyond.
TP6755 top
S3781


Good condition 2006-03-18 14:17 - TP2015 (Caspidge Farm)

FB Number: S3796   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The road to the scout camp was closed at the south end for sewer or water works so a detour around to the north was needed. I think the camp may still be in use, but closed for the winter season. If you are a railway buff, there's a good view of the Lickey incline. Spectacular in steam days, but rather dull nowadays.

TP2015
TP2015 top
S3796
Lickey Incline train


Good condition 2006-03-18 13:55 - TP0239 (Grimley Hall)

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

You might wonder why it took me 16 minutes to travel the 13 metres from TP7160! I didn't look carefully enough at the OS diagram and thought I should be looking further down the lane. I didn't believe my GPS either, when it seemed to be pointing me back to the previous log point. In the end, I happened to spot it. Was it technology or intellect that failed me?

TP0239 The ivy bush in the background covers TP7160
TP0239


Good condition 2006-03-18 13:39 - TP7160 (Bromsgrove (R))

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

The grass in front of the railings is well trampled by this winter's visitors, and the ivy is still well back. Only a little pruning was required to get a close-up picture.

TP7160 Ivy marks the spot!
TP7160 Let me out!
TP7160 The height plate says 371.51 feet.


Good condition 2006-03-18 13:32 - TP0619 (Bromsgrove FBM Aux 1)

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

Still very easy to spot.

TP0619
TP0619
TP0619


Good condition 2006-03-18 13:18 - TP2308 (Cobley Hill Farm)

FB Number: S5503   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The windpump looks as though it was deliberately taken down rather than fallen, but comparison with earlier pictures leads me to doubt it disappeared then reappeared!

TP2308 Like iainmac, I thought the derelict windpump added something to the picture.
TP2308 top
S5503


Good condition 2006-03-18 12:28 - TP3956 (Hob Hill)

FB Number: S2333   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I failed to find a suitable parking place on the west side but a nice wide verge where the footpath leaves the road to the east of the trig. The sleeper is still there.

TP2308 With sleeper.
TP3956 top
S2333


Good condition 2006-03-18 11:13 - TP5745 (Round Berry)

FB Number: S2295   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I asked permission at the cottage at the foot of the green lane, readily granted, but probably not the landowner.

TP5745 Very similar to iainmac's picture.
TP5745 top
S2295


Good condition 2006-03-18 10:46 - TP0194 (Potford Bridge)

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

Not a quiet spot, too close to the M42.

TP0194 location
TP0194 Some yellow paint is still apparent.


Couldn't find it 2006-03-16 16:55 - TP0357 (Barton Waterside)

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

I visited here in October 2004 without the OS diagram, couldn't find it but didn't feel I'd done a good enough search to log it. Shame, because I think Father Ted is right, it's lost forever because of recent improvements to the flood defences. A cold, grey day too.

Where TP0357 lies buried My GPS indicated a position just in front of the wall joint on the right of the picture. I prodded with a long screwdriver but it must be well down, or destroyed.


Good condition 2006-02-26 15:36 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)

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

I really liked this one, perched on its rock with snow all around. The most logged pillar I have so far visited - I am the 40th logger. The downside was 3 hour walk back to where we had parked the car, including the slippery descent of Jacob's Ladder and arrival back at the car in the dark on unlit roads.

TP4216 Dan at the pillar.
TP4216 top
S4113


Good condition 2006-02-26 14:44 - TP1707 (Brown Knoll)

FB Number: S2782   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Snow above 450m today, hiding the bogs on the way over from Rushup Edge. My son Daniel found one of them en route unexpectedly, but quite firm near the pillar.

TP1707 Dan took this picture of me.
TP1707 top
S2782 The snow highlights the lettering.


Slightly damaged 2006-02-26 12:45 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

FB Number: S4230   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I first came here in July 1979 but I can't remember what the pillar looked like then. It was then still possible to drive the A625 through to Chapel-en-le-Frith. Quite busy on the top today, with the pillar being used to secure abseiling ropes for a large group of people. They had tried to fence the pillar off to avoid people tripping over the ropes, but others' pastimes demand access to the pillar! I have logged this one as slightly damaged, but it may be due to weathering.

TP4623 Dan at the pillar.
TP4623 Being used as a securing for abseiling ropes.
TP4623 top Damaged or weathered - what do you think?
S4230 Unreadable due to the ice and snow coating which I didn't remove.


Good condition 2006-02-23 16:54 - TP3163 (Fillingham)

FB Number: S4921   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Also accessed from the B1398, but at this time of year, the pillar stands in a bare, muddy field, made worse by today's rain.

TP3163 A dark picture and rain spots on the lens, just to add authenticity!
TP3163 top
S4921


Good condition 2006-02-23 16:32 - TP3728 (Hemswell)

FB Number: S4897   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

If you visit late on a gloomy rainy winter afternoon then there's little chance of being accosted. I used the track then cut across the ploughed field to reach this one. Fortunately, there was an unploughed ridge between furrows, otherwise this would have been a very muddy walk. On a better day, there would have been a good view to the west.

TP3728 The unploughed ridge runs from the track to the pillar. No guarantee it will be there for the next visitor.
TP3728 View north.
S4897
TP3728 top


Good condition 2006-02-11 11:02 - TP5488 (Pollards Hill)

FB Number: S3366   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

We were staying with our daughter in Upper Norwood prior to a flight out of Gatwick, but managed a quick log. A good view over Croydon from here.

TP5488 A brown pillar with some of the previous green showing through.
TP5488 View over Croydon.
TP5488 top
S3366


Slightly damaged 2006-02-09 15:32 - TP3760 (Hibaldstow)

FB Number: S4995   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

A walk with Ken, one of my regular "Woldtimers" walking partners, took us near this pillar, so I persuaded him to make the diversion. It was part of a walk along the banks of the River Ancholme to view the interesting bridges.

TP3760 Ken studies the pillar.
TP3760 top


Good condition 2006-02-05 16:39 - TP0154 (Skell Gill)

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

Drove this way after a superb lunch at the Yorke Arms Hotel at Ramsgill. Highly recommended, but expensive. Others have had cheaper snacks and left their rubbish near this bolt ... disappointing.

TP0154 location Yellow paint on the rock and on the heather too!
TP0154 The bolt.


Good condition 2006-01-26 16:15 - TP4156 (Kelstern)

FB Number: S8636   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I was passing by after one of my regular Wolds walks, so I decided to revisit and get a GR reading. Much easier to spot at this time of year compared to my previous visit!

TP4156
TP4156 top


Good condition 2006-01-26 11:25 - TP5265 (Owersby Top)

FB Number: S4829   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I called at Top Farm but there was nobody home so I nipped around the back of the farm buildings to log this pillar. Easy to spot at this time of year.

TP5265
TP5265
TP5265 top
S4829


Destroyed 2006-01-19 14:33 - TP6190 (Stock Furlongs)

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

I took the opportunity of minimal growth in the field to check for any remains at the GR, but nothing seen. The hedges around the entire perimeter and a couple of nearby old chalk pits were also checked, to no avail.

TP6190 location The wood beyond is called Stock Furlong (no 's').


Good condition 2006-01-04 12:51 - TP0004 (Danby Beacon)

FB Number: S4255   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Unlike nearby Siss Cross, there is no problem in driving to this TP. One of the busiest hilltops I have been to, certainly for a January day. A group of hikers were having lunch, and many hunting types were gathering with their dogs.

TP0004
TP0004 top
TP0004
S4255


Good condition 2006-01-04 12:08 - TP5988 (Siss Cross)

FB Number: S4257   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A misty walk along the much-rutted track from the road. Clearly, many have ignored the sign warning of unsuitability for motor vehicles. A day when my GPS was essential - I couldn't see this TP until quite close.

TP5988
TP5988 top
TP5988 and me Maureen walked with me, happy with her new iPod as I played with my new GPS!


Good condition 2006-01-03 15:57 - TP4401 (Lennel Hill)

FB Number: S7382   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I didn't have an OS map for this area, so I was using a road atlas. As a result I walked up a muddy lane and through a farmyard to get to this TP. After I'd found it, a helpful local told me the way I should have driven!

TP4401
TP4401 top
S7382


Damaged 2006-01-03 15:17 - TP5554 (Quarry Hill)

FB Number: S6470   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

It is easy to drive by and fail to notice the top of this pillar just peeping over the top of the wall. Best to drive by in a tall 4 X 4! I thought the damage was more than slight. My picture of the FB was blurred so I have not uploaded it.

TP554
TP5554 top
TP5554 Showing the damage.


Good condition 2006-01-03 14:48 - TP5960 (Shoreswood)

FB Number: S6461   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I drove up the track to this one. Added interest is the nearby base of a former aircraft direction finding tower.

TP5960
TP5960 top
S6461


Good condition 2006-01-03 14:16 - TP1552 (Bowsden West)

FB Number: S7058   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The tide was right for a pleasant walk on Lindisfarne before I returned to the mainland to log a few more TPs. A friendly farm worker pointed the way up through the farmyard that sits at the roadside.

TP1552
TP1552 top
S7058


Good condition 2006-01-03 10:53 - TP0506 (Mordington)

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

My first Scottish TP but not a pillar. I had intended to log nearby TP1888 as the first one but I was put off by the caravans at the hill top.

TP0506
TP0506 Looking towards Camp Field. From others' logs, the caravans may be for radio enthusiasts.


Couldn't find it 2006-01-02 16:21 - TP0588 (Belford FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

I passed this location as I turned off the old A1 to log nearby TP7150 first. The light was fading quickly so no realistic chance of doing the excavation to reveal this one.

TP0588 location
TP0588 location The drain marked on the OS diagram. The berntsen is somewhere beyond.


Good condition 2006-01-02 16:15 - TP7150 (Belford (R))

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

This FBM is beside a lane that is a turning off the old A1. This confused me as I was navigating with an old OS map that still showed it as the A1. Fairly overgrown inside the fence and branches needed to be held aside to photograph the FBM.

TP7150 The fenced compound.
TP7150 The FBM


Good condition 2006-01-02 14:04 - TP0094 (Little Houghton)

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

An easy find although the markings on the roadside are now faint. Ratcheugh Observatory is visible from here.

TP0094 The road drain.
TP0094 The rivet.


Not Logged 2006-01-02 13:52 - TP0687 (Ratcheugh Observatory)

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

The scaffolding is still in place and I didn't see anyone to ask about restoration progress.

The tower


Good condition 2006-01-02 12:58 - TP5127 (Night Fold Field)

FB Number: S3689   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The view from this TP on a good day is superb, so I have given it a high score. It is only a short uphill walk from the road too. The pillar still stands in its own moat.

TP5127 The pillar and coastal view.
TP5127
TP5127 top
S3689


Couldn't find it 2006-01-02 12:36 - TP0095 (Gloster Hill)

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

I didn't have the OS diagram with me, but my GPS directed me to between the telephone manhole and the bench, so I took photos of both of them. In retrospect, I am unable to judge whether the tarmac has gone over the block.

The telephone manhole
The bench


Good condition 2006-01-01 15:27 - TP5788 (Sail Hill)

FB Number: S7750   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

There are lots of ups and downs hereabouts and I stopped at the wrong place initially. If I had looked at TUK first, I would have realised that the odd looking building is a useful roadside marker for this TP.

TP5788 Sail Hill at sunset
TP5788 Looking towards the odd building - a disguised water tower perhaps?
TP5788 top
S7750


Good condition 2006-01-01 14:40 - TP5251 (Ouster Bank)

FB Number: S7713   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A pleasant and fairly short walk from the nearby road for my first TP of 2006. The views are good from here.

TP5251 top Also showing what Santa brought me at Christmas!
TP5251
S7713
TP5251 Moorland view


Good condition 2005-12-05 11:40 - TP0887 (Arnold Lodge)

FB Number: S4869   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A short walk across the field from a parking place by the junction of the road to Woodborough, although it may have been just as quick to have walked from Killisick Lane. Muddy near the pillar because of the action of sheep's feet. GR to 10m only.

TP0887
TP0887 top
S4869


Damaged 2005-12-05 11:29 - TP4195 (Killisick Lane)

FB Number: S4613   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

A pleasanter spot than I expected for somewhere so close to housing. Elsewhere this would have been a prime location for fly-tipping. The pillar has been vandalised though, so I too agree with "damaged". GR to 10m only.

TP4195
TP4195 As first seen from the footpath continuation of the lane.
TP4195 top Yes, I agree - "damaged".
S4613


Good condition 2005-12-05 11:21 - TP2811 (Dorket Head)

FB Number: S4664   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Still easy to spot thanks presumably to Tom de Erin's repainting efforts 14 years ago! GR to 10m only.

TP2811
TP2811 top
S4664 Not as clear as when alanlodge took his picture.


Couldn't find it 2005-12-03 16:05 - TP0291 (Blatchbridge)

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

I reached the spot marked on the OS diagram, but didn't have time for anything more than a quick sweep with the toe of my shoe. I think a bit of excavation is needed.


Good condition 2005-12-03 15:17 - TP0737 (Westbury Down)

FB Number: S1531   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nobody was around the farmyard so a quick hop over the gate to explore around the back of the buildings soon found this pillar. Now that I know where to look, I think I can see it in kevjtrig's picture, although he says he couldn't find it! There is a crack near the base but maybe not serious so I too have logged it as "good". A good view from the nearby car park, but none from the pillar. I drove up to the farmyard and got my car covered in chalky splatter. GR to 10m only.

TP0737 The pillar is cracked near its base.
TP0737 top
S1531


Good condition 2005-11-30 15:50 - TP6315 (Tanvats)

FB Number: S4610   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My last TP for the day, but one I didn't really have time for as I had to meet a train in Grimsby later. The dead-end lane from Metheringham was longer than I expected, and I ran along the bank of Metheringham Delph in the gathering gloom to log this pillar. Fortunately no accident, only the rush-hour traffic of Lincoln to contend with, but I met the train, just. Otherwise, trigging would have been a marital bone of contention! GR to 10m only.

TP6315
TP6315 top
S4610


Good condition 2005-11-30 15:06 - TP1363 (Billinghay)

FB Number: S4865   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My 200th TP location visited, but not a very inspiring one. This one may be lost to another phase in housing development. The FB was reasonably clear of soil. I forgot to log a GR for this one.

TP1363 Showing the nearby new housing.
TP1363 A footpath runs past this pillar, but it was not well defined through the new growth in the visible field.
TP1363 top
S4865


Slightly damaged 2005-11-30 14:15 - TP1599 (Brauncewell)

FB Number: S4694   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

I followed the apparently little-used footpath from where the road to Ruskington turns off the A15. I have called this one slightly damaged - see the picture and iainmac's comment. GR to 10m only.

TP1599
TP1599 top Showing the slight damage.
S4964


Good condition 2005-11-30 13:49 - TP0365 (Ashby Lodge)

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

Lathama's work is still evident, but there aren't any useful nearby features to refer to help future visitors. Even the wall shown on the OS diagram is barely visible. GR to 10m only.

TP0365 Only a little scraping with the trowel was needed.
TP0365 The bolt is slightly bent.
TP0365 The grassy ridges are all that's left of the walls.


Good condition 2005-11-30 13:41 - TP0896 (Ashby)

FB Number: S4901   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A sign nearby warns against illegal hare coursing but hopefully trespassing triggers are not going to be pilloried! GR to 10m only.

TP0896 The sign warns against hare coursing. The pillar is in the further hedge.
TP0896
TP0896 top
S4901


Good condition 2005-11-30 13:26 - TP0650 (Navenby FBM Aux 1)

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

This berntsen remains easily found, thanks to the two plastic lids in the wall. GR to 10m only.

TP0650
TP0650 and the orange markers.


Good condition 2005-11-30 12:53 - TP7168 (Navenby)

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

Thanks to clear instructions from saginanivalis, I had no problem in finding this FBM, other than the walk from where I parked along this busy road's narrow verge. GR to 10m only.

TP7168
TP7168 location The FBM is near to the signless post a bit further down the verge.
Dunstan Pillar nearby...
...carries a bench mark near its base.


Good condition 2005-11-30 12:11 - TP3632 (Harmston)

FB Number: 2952   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Plenty of aircraft to watch taking off from nearby Waddington airfield as I walked along this easy section of the Viking Way from Harmston village. GR to 10m only.

TP3632 looking north.
TP3632 looking south.
TP3632 top
2952 No 'S' before the number.


Slightly damaged 2005-11-18 16:18 - TP1355 (Bigby Top)

FB Number: S2550   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Like Father Ted, a visit at sunset, but at this time of year, with a frost setting in. A good view from here but not quite enough cloud to make the sunset spectacular. I noted a bit of damage to one corner. GR to 10m only.

TP1355
TP1355 Showing damage to one corner.
S2550
Sunset One of the Trent power stations adds to the sunset effects.


Good condition 2005-11-10 16:38 - TP3224 (Fonaby Top)

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

After reading kwalker's comment, I thought I would check this pillar when next nearby. Yep, it's definitely still there, but I didn't take a photo because of the failing light. I previously noted slight damage, but with more logging experience now, I'm inclined to call it good. GR to 10m only.


Destroyed 2005-11-03 16:47 - TP4522 (Long Hills)

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

After a windy Wolds walk, I took a detour on the way home in failing light to log this location. There were no trig remains apparent in the field of young cabbages.

TP4522 location Looking towards the "golf ball" at Normanby Top, Lincolnshire's highest point, in the failing light.


Good condition 2005-10-20 14:46 - TP5178 (North Walk Farm)

FB Number: S4860   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I was in the area with walking partner Chris, but this time cycling, when I realised we were close to this TP. We approached via Moors Lane, a track to the south. Next visitor, have a look at the Tudor tombs in nearby Hainton church. GR to 10m.

TP5178
TP5178 Looking towards Belmont TV transmitter.
TP5178 Chris at the pillar.
S4860
Inside Hainton church


Slightly damaged 2005-10-13 17:06 - TP4116 (Irby Dales)

FB Number: S2560   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

After a pleasant afternoon's walk in the Wolds with a friend, but nowhere near a TP I had not logged, I decided to "plug a gap" on the way home. This is 5th nearest my home and has a clear view of the Humber bank factory where I used to work. Reached via the footpath from Riby Grove Farm on the A1173, a road spoiled by the tanker traffic from the Immingham refineries. GR to 10m only.

TP4116
TP4116 About 2ft of one corner has been scraped, probably by hedge trimming.
S2560
TP4116 Humber bank industries in the distance.


Good condition 2005-10-11 16:08 - TP4581 (Ludford)

FB Number: S8638   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached from the footpath via Sledge Hill and spoke to the friendly resident, but he is not the landowner. However, it avoided any concerns about strangers walking past his cottage. He knew about the pillar and was interested to learn that people log them! GR to 10m only.

TP4581
TP4581 top
S8638


Good condition 2005-10-11 15:18 - TP3471 (Great Tows)

FB Number: S2613   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Reached by following hedgerows from the bridleway that runs from the Ludford - Binbrook road to Great Tows. The large gently sloping fields hinder the views. GR to 10m only.

TP3471
TP3471 top
S2613


Slightly damaged 2005-10-11 14:34 - TP2176 (Church Top)

FB Number: S2609   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A good view to the east including Louth's church tower can be seen from the farm access road on the way up from the A631, but less of a view at the TP. Some damage is apparent, probably from a hedge trimmer.

Church Top Farm The pillar is in the hedge in front of the tree.
TP2176
TP2176 top Shows damage to the near corner.
S2609


Good condition 2005-10-04 16:03 - TP3101 (Faldingworth)

FB Number: S4881   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

I too missed this one on the first walk past, not helped by a bit of error in my GPS reading. GR to 10m only.

TP3101 Photo from the field side. The FB faces the track.
TP3101 top
S4881


Good condition 2005-10-04 13:47 - TP3505 (Greetwell)

FB Number: S4686   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The baled straw has accumulated again, but the pillar was still reasonably easy to spot. GR to 10m only.

TP3505 As first spotted.
TP3505
TP3505 top
S4686


Destroyed 2005-09-22 17:13 - TP5180 (North Wold Farm)

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

Having just visited TP7131 about 60m to the south, I used my GPS to locate where TP5180 used to be. It seems it was in an extension of the remaining hedge, too close to a working area and buildings, hence the replacement. The log of saginanivalis is an error for TP7131.

TP5180 location


Good condition 2005-09-22 17:10 - TP7131 (Thoresway)

FB Number: 10538   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I found a farm worker at North Wold Farm to ask. He didn't seem to be aware of the existence of the pillar but gave permission. The FB faces west. There is no view on this side because of a raised reservoir, probably just for farm irrigation. GR to 10m only.

TP7131
TP7131 top
10538


Good condition 2005-09-22 16:29 - TP5156 (North Elkington)

FB Number: S6058   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I asked permission from a farm worker in a nearby field and approached from the wrong side of a hedge and barbed wire. Easy to get through though. GR to 10m only.

TP5156 View looking south.
TP5156 View looking north.
TP5156 top
S6058 Cattle have polished the FB by rubbing or perhaps licking it?.


Good condition 2005-09-22 15:48 - TP3672 (Haugham)

FB Number: S6056   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I have passed this TP a few times looking out for a post-harvest opportunity, and at last successfully. I tried to find someone at the nearby farm but there was no-one around to ask, so I set out through the stubble. The pillar stands in a small island of grass and weeds so hasn't been damaged by machinery. The views are of large fields, not particularly inspiring. GR to 10m only.

TP3672
TP3672 top
S6056
TP3672 The TP with a northward view.


Good condition 2005-09-22 15:01 - TP4625 (Mancroft)

FB Number: S2612   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Land does sink when drainage is improved but that was probably done long before this TP was built. So I think it was built with this elevated position. Rabbits are burrowing into the mound leading to instability. GR to 10m only.

TP4625 View from bridle way.
TP4625 Plenty of elder berries to be picked.
TP4625
TP4625 top
S2612


Not Logged 2005-09-16 15:47 - TP0863 (Appledore)

FB Number: S3957   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 4/10

I approached via the field to the north, but it had been sprayed with slurry recently, so a change of footwear was needed! Almost totally covered by ivy. GR to 10m only.

TP0863
TP0863 top The depression is caused by the missing plug.
S3957


Good condition 2005-09-15 15:15 - TP4256 (Kit Hill)

FB Number: S3438   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Spectacular views. It's sad that the chimney/memorial is spoiled by the telephony paraphernalia. GR to 10m only.

TP4256
TP4256 and view
TP4256 top


Good condition 2005-09-15 15:15 - TP8600 (Kit Hill Monument)

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

Kit Hill and its chimney was a familiar distant landmark from where I lived in north Plymouth as a boy. The chimney was photographed at the same time as my visit to log the pillar.

Pillar and chimney I can't remember if I got away before the approaching shower.


Good condition 2005-09-15 14:21 - TP3597 (Hanging Cliff)

FB Number: S3472   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The trees hide a super view of the Tamar estuary to the south, but a partial view to the west can be seen from the fork in the lane. GR to 10m only.

TP3597
TP3597 top
S3472


Possibly missing 2005-09-15 13:52 - TP1328 (Bere Alston Reservoir)

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

My 1959 1:25000 sheet SX46 shows the pillar at the NW corner of the reservoir compound, but it is not shown on modern maps. The closest I could approach was the footpath that runs on the south side but the reservoir's elevation makes viewing the NW corner impossible without going into private gardens.

Bere Alston reservoir South side from the footpath.


Good condition 2005-09-15 12:41 - TP2639 (Crown Hill Fort)

FB Number: S3436   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I visited on a day when the fort should have been open, but was not. However, I was able to walk in and find the manager who apologised for having to limit opening to special events only, despite having published information otherwise. Preparation for an event was in progress and the manager gave me permission to visit the pillar. Future visitors should check www.crownhillfort.co.uk for opening times, expected to be updated in October. This is the nearest existing pillar to my childhood home. GR to 10m only.

TP2639 Walk up the grass ramp from the parade ground and head back towards the gate to spot the pillar.
TP2639
TP2639 The day was damp and misty so the expected good views were not to be seen.
TP2639 top
S3436


Possibly missing 2005-09-14 18:27 - TP6714 (Walreddon)

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

At the cross-roads, there is a hump in the verge that looks as though it was made for the pillar to stand on. No current map shows a pillar. However, as there are adjacent hedges that I did not search thoroughly, I list this as possibly missing rather than definitely missing.

TP6714 location? Showing the roadside hump where the pillar may have stood.


Couldn't find it 2005-09-14 18:09 - TP7256 (Yelverton)

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

I too couldn't find it, after a not very diligent search in the drizzle.

TP7256 location? A photo from the moor side of the fence, showing the bracken that makes searching difficult.


Good condition 2005-09-14 17:53 - TP0641 (Yelverton FBM Aux 1)

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

I did not have the OS picture with me, but once I'd got to the right side of the juction, it was clearly visible, thanks to previous loggers' efforts. GR to 10m only.

TP0641 location
TP0641 One of the cover fastenings was loose, but I didn't check if the ants had returned.


Possibly missing 2005-09-14 17:40 - TP7293 (Plymouth OS Office)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 0/10

My GPS pointed to a building occupied by a care home management company. There was no sign of any OS paraphernalia.


Good condition 2005-09-11 18:36 - TP6794 (Wembury)

FB Number: S1733   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A revisit to this trig, to note the FB number and to get better pictures. GR to 10m only.

TP6794
TP6794 top Showing missing plug.
S1733


Good condition 2005-09-11 18:18 - TP2812 (Dorsmouth Rock)

FB Number: S3391   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A good view over Plympton to Dartmoor. GR to 10m only.

TP2812
TP2812 top
S3391


Unreachable but visible 2005-09-11 17:54 - TP6140 (Staddon Fort)

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

I gave this one a high score for the good view from the golf club car park. If the TP could be reached, the view would be even better. The TP appears to be outside the modern fence of MoD property, but the ramparts and ditches of this 1860s fortification are just as effective.

TP6140 The FB appears to be on the left-hand side but I don't think it would be readable with binoculars because of the fall of the ground away from the car park.


Good condition 2005-09-07 17:16 - TP3440 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S1838   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I visited on a sunny and breezy day, so there were clear views in all directions. GR to 10m only.

TP3440
TP3440 top
S1838


Good condition 2005-09-07 16:35 - TP5986 (Sir William Hill)

FB Number: S4148   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The man repairing the dry stone wall didn't seem bothered when I asked if it was OK to climb over. A good view from here. GR to 10m only.

TP5986
TP5986 top The plug has been replaced by a cap, but I am not sure what it's made of.
S4148


Couldn't find it 2005-09-04 18:22 - TP0165 (Newton-On-Rawcliffe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

I prodded in the verge's long grass but was unable to find it. However, there is a good view to the south.

TP0165 location.


Good condition 2005-09-04 17:40 - TP4386 (Leaf Howe)

FB Number: S6883   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I was able to drive along a good forest track to High Muffles to shorten the walk to this TP. It is not visible from the track that runs north from here so I needed my GPS to find the nearest point on the track to minimise the difficult walk through the forest floor growth on very uneven ground.

TP4368
TP4368
TP4368 top The plug has been replaced by a plastic cap.
S6883


Not Logged 2005-08-23 16:50 - TP0373 (Gibraltar)

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

I found and lifted the lump of tarmac but had only bare hands to dig down to the surface block so I didn't bother. GR to 10m only.

TP0373 location The tarmac is just outside the section of fence between the 3rd and 4th posts. It was a drier and busier day than the day iainmac visited!
TP0373 the tarmac


Good condition 2005-08-17 17:06 - TP0364 (Withernsea Road)

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

There was no rubble on the manhole cover, just dried grass cuttings from the last verge mowing. The rivet is located in the S corner.

TP0364 The manhole is on the south side of the road, virtually opposite a farm track.
TP0364 The rivet.


Couldn't find it 2005-08-17 16:47 - TP7184 (Patrington)

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

My GPS also pointed at the walled garden, but I checked the churchyard in case of an error. Only fundamental burial markers in the churchyard.

TP7184 The walled garden where the TP used to be?
Patrington church


Good condition 2005-08-17 16:36 - TP5326 (Patrington)

FB Number: S2478   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

There is an unlocked gate on the road bend so a scramble through the hedge was not needed. GR to 10m only.

TP5326
TP5326 top
S2478


Good condition 2005-08-17 16:31 - TP0649 (Patrington FBM Aux 1)

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

Only a few toe pokes at the flattened grass were needed to find this TP, close to the entrance of the playground. GR to 10m only.

TP0649
TP0649


Good condition 2005-08-17 16:16 - TP6967 (Windmill)

FB Number: S2460   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Located in a fairly thin hedge, FB facing south. There is not even a disused windmill anywhere nearby on my 1962 (1968 reprint) One-Inch map so I too am puzzled by the name. GR to 10m only.

TP6967
TP6967 top Maybe a few scrapes but no damage?
S2460


Good condition 2005-08-17 15:46 - TP4506 (Lockham)

FB Number: S2456   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A good view over the Humber but today too hazy to see my home town of Grimsby. GR to 10m only.

TP4506
TP4506 top
S2456
Spurn Head in the hazy distance.


Unreachable but visible 2005-08-17 15:21 - TP2781 (Dimlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

This year the field was growing wheat, not yet harvested, so the nearest I could approach was the E-W ditch separating the fields.

TP2781 with wind turbines behind
TP2781 zoom view


Destroyed 2005-08-17 14:53 - TP4111 (Intack)

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

I reached the cliff edge via a track running along the N side of the sewage works, whose deodorising sprays were working hard on this hot afternoon. My GPS indicated the TP's location was about 100m off the cliff face.

TP4111 location It was about 100m off the cliff face.


Good condition 2005-08-17 14:19 - TP3403 (Golf Course)

FB Number: S2473   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A footpath runs SSW across the golf course from the W end of the road that also gives access to the clubhouse. Follow the hedge on the N side to find the TP. GR to 10m only.

TP3403
TP3403
TP3403 top The top edges show what is probably past repairs now deteriorating, rather than damage.
S2473


Couldn't find it 2005-08-17 12:33 - TP6612 (Tunstall)

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

I visited as near as I dared to this TP's original location because the large cracks in the ground show what will be the next slip of the cliff face. I also looked for the pillar's remains on the beach below where iainmac reports it was relocated, but I couldn't find it.

TP6612 original location My GPS indicated that the TP was about 20m off the cliff.
TP6612 later location There was no sign of the TP below here. It is presumably buried in the sand somewhere.


Good condition 2005-08-17 12:06 - TP0363 (Hilston)

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

The posts shown on the OS diagram have disappeared and the grass was long, so I had a bit of difficulty in finding this one. But when I got to the right spot, the block was quite clear. It is on the line from the fingerpost to Norwood Plantation on the horizon to the NNE. GR to 10m only.

TP0363 location Line up this post with the plantation on the horizon then approx 16m from the post along this line.
TP0363 surface block


Good condition 2005-07-31 11:49 - TP0621 (Warwick FBM Aux 1)

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

The grass was flattened over the berntsen, but soon revealed by a bit of footwork. It would have been more interesting if it had been in the pleasant riverside park, rather than this dull car park. GR to 10m only.

TP0621 location I should have marked it with something! The location is the dark patch left and down from the picture's centre.
TP0621


Good condition 2005-07-31 11:32 - TP7236 (Warwick)

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

A curious location in an old sandstone cutting leading to Warwick Castle. As a result, the TP is about 4m below the top of the bedrock, with no view in any direction, and no GPS signal. So 7 out of 10 for interest! Castle entry is 16.95!

TP7236
TP7236 By zooming in on the original picture, the height above datum appears to be 182.43 feet.


Toppled 2005-07-23 17:46 - TP5246 (Ossington)

FB Number: S4671   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

This, the last of 11 logs for the day, was the most interesting. The pillar is nice and clean on the ground, presumably thanks to Heathens. It was in slightly damaged condition when it was removed from the field, and doesn't appear to have suffered more from the move, other than the affront to its dignity. The GR is its resting place, to 10m only.

TP5246 where it used to be
TP5246 where it now is
S4671
TP5246 top Slight damage is apparent.
TP5246 bottom


Slightly damaged 2005-07-23 17:19 - TP4550 (Lound Wood)

FB Number: S4854   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

The sixth and last TP today that was the wrong side of thorny hedges! There is slight damage to the top, and the plug is missing, but sealed. GR to 10m only.

TP4550
TP4550 showing the slight damage.
S4854


Good condition 2005-07-23 16:29 - TP4152 (Kelham Hills)

FB Number: S4837   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

At this time of year, it's a much more difficult crawl in the bottom of the hedge to see this one. Fortunately, no-one passed by as I did this! The condition looks good, but I couldn't see on top of it. GR is the hedge bottom, to 10m only.

TP4152 From the bottom of the hedge.
S4837 Zoom view of the flush bracket.


Good condition 2005-07-23 16:09 - TP0206 (Kelham)

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

An easy find in the concrete surround of an inspection chamber. The marker post shown on the OS diagram has been knocked over. GR to 10m only.

TP0206 location
TP0860 inspection chamber
TP0206 rivet Located in the SW corner of the chamber surround.


Slightly damaged 2005-07-23 15:38 - TP6284 (Swinderby)

FB Number: S4628   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

I failed to find this one in June 2004, and based upon others' comments, I sought a way through the hedge from the start. This I found further up the road to Witham St Hughes, then walked back the airfield side expecting to find the TP fairly easily. I went up and down several times past the location shown by my old GPS, and finally spotted a small area of concrete in the hedge and ivy. The plug is intact. GR to 10m only.

TP6284 All that is visible.
TP6284 plug There is slight damage to the SW corner.
S4628


Good condition 2005-07-23 15:13 - TP1921 (Carlton)

FB Number: S4678   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I wish all Lincolnshire trigs were this easy! Respite after three thorny logs prior to this one. I didn't look in the direction of Lincoln, but it must be visible from here. GR to 10m only.

TP1921
S4678


Damaged 2005-07-23 14:42 - TP4509 (Lodge Farm)

FB Number: S4618   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Not visible from the road that leads to the farm, but just visible from the A15 verge at the junction. This is the easiest point to access the field.

TP4509 View from the A15 verge.
TP4509 Showing the damage.
S4618


Good condition 2005-07-23 13:46 - TP3181 (Fiskerton)

FB Number: S4899   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Another one the wrong side of a dense summer hedge, not visible from the bridleway. A little further north the ditch peters out allowing a short scramble into the field.

TP3181
S4899


Destroyed 2005-07-23 12:44 - TP0860 (Apley)

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

Nothing but a pea field to be seen, with a distant view of Bardney sugar beet factory.

TP0860 location view From about 300m N of location, zooming on Bardney sugar beet factory.


Destroyed 2005-07-23 12:16 - TP1749 (Bucknall)

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

A large cereal field covers the location. This is on the perimeter of a former airfield. This was RAF Bardney 1943-45, and a Thor missile site 1959-63. Information from www.controltowers.co.uk.

TP1749 location view View from about 350m NE of former location.


Good condition 2005-07-23 11:46 - TP3669 (Hatton)

FB Number: S4693   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The first of six trigs today that were deep within or the wrong side of thick hawthorn hedges. This is not the right time of year for lowland trigging! The easiest access is through the copse behind the bus stop on the A158, then to the hedge on the left, but it still took a long time to spot!

TP3669 location It is in the hedge to the left (as viewed from the field) of the 2nd small tree.
TP3669 After a bit of clearing.
S4693


Good condition 2005-07-08 15:42 - TP0420 (Ham)

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

A pleasant walk along the river bank from Richmond to reach this location. Easy to find with the OS diagram, and many feet having polished the top of the bolt. GR to 10m only.

TP0420 location The bolt is set in the concrete in front of the nearest corner of the low wall.
TP0420 bolt


Good condition 2005-07-08 14:44 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)

FB Number: S3264   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A very pleasant park, but I think the locals use the road as a short-cut. Check out the view of St Paul's Cathedral from the nearby King Henry VIII's Mound, inside Pembroke Lodge Gardens. Also good views to the west. GR to 10m only.

TP5674
S3264


Unreachable but visible 2005-07-06 17:11 - TP7281 (London)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

After an enjoyable visit to the Picture of Britain exhibition at Tate Britain, I crossed Vauxhall Bridge to find this location. Thanks to Father Ted, I had no difficulty in locating Graphite Square but couldn't get a GPS reading inside. The quoted reference is probably just outside where contact was lost. A view of the roof object was available from the access to Haymans tower block a bit further north on Vauxhall Walk.

Entrance to Graphite Square
Steps to the OS office
Roof antenna As seen from the access to Haymans Tower, Vauxhall Walk.


Slightly damaged 2005-06-30 16:52 - TP5844 (Schrog Hill)

FB Number: S4805   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

There was stubble in the field so no problems of access. THe view to the west is good. Slight damage to one of the top corners noted. GR to 10m only.

TP5844
TP5844 Showing slight damage.
S4805
TP5844 Westerly view.


Destroyed 2005-06-30 16:30 - TP4441 (Little Gringley Farm)

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

The resident of Glynojoke was again on hand to point out from the footpath across the field to where he remembers the pillar used to be.

TP4441 View from the footpath (from the S). The trig may not have been visible from here, based upon saginanivalis' comment.
TP4441 View from the road to the north, looking along the lost hedge.


Good condition 2005-06-30 15:54 - TP5239 (Ordsall Hill)

FB Number: S4923   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I asked permission at the farmhouse, then straddle jumped the wire as I wasn't sure if it was energised or not. As it was a hot afternoon, the cattle stayed laid on the ground at the bottom of the field. GR to 10m only.

TP5239
TP5239
S4923


Good condition 2005-06-30 15:23 - TP3527 (Grove Kennels)

FB Number: S4834   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I was working from a print-out of the OS Get-a-Map site, so I was expecting to walk up the field and wood edge away from the road. The FB number was again partially buried. GR to 10m only.

TP3527
TP3527 Shows slight damage on the left.
S4834


Good condition 2005-06-30 14:57 - TP3571 (Hall Farm)

FB Number: S4830   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

I don't like trigs alongside busy A roads, but they all count. The FB faces the road, as HEATHENS state, but is deep in the hedge as the pillar is mostly the field side. I wonder what passing drivers thought as I bent down for the FB picture. GR to 10m only.

TP3571
S4830


Good condition 2005-06-30 14:29 - TP5639 (Retford Golf Course)

FB Number: S4906   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hedge growth is making this harder to spot. I wonder how many golfers are aware of it? GR to 10m only.

TP5639
TP5639 The spider.
S4906


Good condition 2005-06-30 13:54 - TP5492 (Pond Farm)

FB Number: S4896   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Nothing to add to previous comments, not an inspiring location. GR to 10m only.

TP5492
TP5492 View across the Tarmac entrance.
S4896


Good condition 2005-06-30 13:25 - TP5640 (Retford Sewage Works)

FB Number: S4845   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

I approached via the west side of the small wood a little further along Tiln Lane. As a result, I only encountered some low, rusty barbed wire and no electric fence. Some buildings to the SE look as though they could have been part of a sewage treatment works. My 1968 One-Inch sheet 103 labels them as "works". GR to 10m only.

TP5640
TP5640 Showing the spider.
S4845
The sewage works?


Destroyed 2005-06-30 12:20 - TP3689 (Hayton Castle)

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

Nothing to add to previous comments, but I thought the walk up from the Chesterfield Canal was worth 2 marks. However, it looks as though 4WDs get up here too.

TP3689 My GPS pointed to about here in the hedge.


Good condition 2005-06-30 11:36 - TP0203 (Gringley)

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

The rivet is still clear to see thanks to others' efforts. Just as well - I forgot my trowel and tape measure. The gravel area shown on the OS diagram seems to have been abandoned and grass and weeds are growing over it. GR to 10m only.

TP0203
TP0203
TP0203


Good condition 2005-06-27 14:05 - TP0850 (Anderby Creek)

FB Number: S5965   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A pleasant beach is just over the bank, but unfortunately not visible from this location near the gents! GR to 10m only.

TP0850
TP0850 The plug is missing, replaced by a piece of plastic.
S5965


Good condition 2005-06-27 12:55 - TP5857 (Scrub Lane)

FB Number: S5958   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

An easy roadside TP, but nearly hidden by grass and nettles at this time of year. No particular view in any direction, just fields of cereals. The plug is intact.

TP5857 Nearly disappeared from view.
TP5857 After a bit of tramping down of grass and nettles.
S5958


Good condition 2005-04-21 19:48 - TP0753 (Acre)

FB Number: 2995   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This was my first visit to my home county top despite having lived in Lincolnshire for over 30 years. This was a very pleasant spring evening but the low sun spoiled the view somewhat. Unsure of where the home farm was, I followed the field edges from near the "golf ball" air traffic control radar station. GR to 10m only.

TP0753
TP0753
(S)2995
The "golf ball"


Good condition 2005-04-21 19:32 - TP0366 (Normanby Le Wold)

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

I didn't have any difficulty is finding this one, my first "trowel trig". I used the measurement from the post with the bench mark on it and poked the ground at the right radius. It was covered by a couple of inches of turf. No view here though. GR to 10m only.

TP0366
TP0366
The bench mark on the nearby post I should have found a lump of chalk to mark this out more clearly for the photograph.


Good condition 2005-04-16 12:56 - TP0372 (Huttoft)

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

Another rivet set into the perimeter of a telephone chamber. Nothing remarkable here. GR to 10m only.

TP0372 Telephone chamber alongside the A52.
TP0372 The rivet.


Destroyed 2005-04-16 12:12 - TP6627 (Two Acres)

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

From the lane, a view of where the TP used to be is possible, just south of the trees along the ditch. Thanks to saginanivalis, I found no need to walk to the spot.

TP6627 The field where it used to stand.


Damaged 2005-04-16 11:37 - TP4315 (Lade Bank Drain)

FB Number: S5511   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

The trig itself is in good condition, but it has a distinct lean, despite being mounted on a substantial block, and a protecting wall facing the field. A couple of friendly(ish) dogs, one big, one small, from the cottage nearest the road bridge over the drain took too much interest in me as I walked back to the car. Their owner sorted it out. GR to 10m only.

TP4315 The direction of the lean suggests it has been knocked from the side away from the wall.
TP4315
TP4315 Other than the lean, the condition is good.
S5511


Good condition 2005-04-16 11:09 - TP0470 (Stone Bridge Drain)

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

The windmill looked good, with its sails turning in the light breeze. Shame about the modern intrusion, the gas compound.

TP0470 A similar picture to the iainmac's view of the bolt/surface block and the windmill.
TP0470


Good condition 2005-04-16 10:17 - TP5978 (Silt Lane Farm)

FB Number: S4855   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I too made the longish walk to and from the nearest public road. Oarsmen were practising on the Witham, and the donkeys were still on holiday! They nervously trotted ahead of me for most of the walk, then got around me at the trig where there was enough space for them to give me a wide berth. But then I turned around and followed the donkeys all the way back! Some past repairs to cracks are starting to open up again, but on the whole, good. GR to 10m only.

TP5978
TP5978 Some past repairs are cracking again.
S4855
TP5978 The donkeys stand guard.


Good condition 2005-03-31 16:30 - TP6120 (St Albans Head)

FB Number: S2581   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I was surprised to find a working Purbeck stone quarry along the lane to the headland. I entered the nearby field (no gate, pasture) to reach the TP. I could hear the sea but only just see white horses in the grey continuum of the misty day. GR to 10m only.

TP6120
TP6120 The sea is out there somewhere.
S2581
The quarry.


Good condition 2005-03-31 15:40 - TP0350 (Durlston Head)

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

It was a very murky day, absolutely no view out to sea. That kept the number of visitors to this country park down, so hopefully not too many people wondered why I took a photograph of a drain. The picnic table shown on the OS diagram has been moved elsewhere. GR to 10m only.

TP0350 The drain is in the the corner of this parking bay. The Landrover isn't mine.
TP0350 Close-up.


Good condition 2005-03-31 10:40 - TP0300 (Summerhill)

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

The rivet was marked by a couple of stones, maybe thanks to Teasel or Jayne?. A small herd of cattle sauntered by. GR to 10m only.

TP0300
TP0300 Looking towards the sign shown on the OS diagram.


Good condition 2005-03-31 10:10 - TP1597 (Bratley Plain)

FB Number: S2701   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Things may have been different in 1995, but nowadays, the A31 is fenced off, stopping is prohibited, and provides few road access points to the New Forest. I parked at an eastbound layby at SU21700837. An easy walk as the heather has been cleared to root level, but the road noise intrudes. GR to 10m only.

TP1597
TP1597 The TP's top.
S2701


Slightly damaged 2005-03-31 09:30 - TP2937 (Dur Hill Down)

FB Number: S2703   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A damp and misty day, but I enjoyed the walk to this one. A pony sauntered by, not looking quite so content or interested in the TP. GR to 10m only.

TP2937
TP2937 The trig's top, showing some slight damage.
S2703


Slightly damaged 2005-03-30 16:37 - TP4591 (Lymore)

FB Number: S2710   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Easily found if you get the right lane! A good view of the Isle of Wight so a better than average ranking. GR to 10m only.

TP4591
TP4591 The top of the trigpoint.
S2710


Good condition 2005-03-30 15:46 - TP6453 (Thorns)

FB Number: S2713   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

My daughter helped me to find this one. The hedge is very deep at this point and it was only just visible with minimal spring growth. With the hedge and barbed wire, this TP is well named! GR to 10m only.

TP6453
TP6453 I didn't notice any damage apart from the missing plug.
S2713


Good condition 2005-03-30 14:58 - TP0306 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S2707   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Where's the hill, I wonder?. This is a flat heathland location. The nearby community is called Hill Top, presumably referring to the road up from Beaulieu. I didn't notice the object spotted by Paul GOTLG. I should read past logs before my visits! GR to 10m only.

TP0306 Trigpoint with cowpat!
S2707


Good condition 2005-03-29 12:03 - TP6280 (Sway)

FB Number: S2712   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Signs of life are returning to the surrounding burnt gorse. Elsewhere I saw signs warning of controlled burning so perhaps that is what happened here. Fire is one hazard of trigging I hadn't thought of before here. GR to 10m only.

TP6280 Showing signs of life in the burnt gorse.
S2712


Good condition 2005-03-29 11:39 - TP4667 (Markway Hill)

FB Number: S2700   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Close to the busy A35 unfortunately. My feet and legs were soaked by the wet knee-high heather despite my attempt at keeping to paths and animal tracks. GR to 10m only.

TP4667
TP4667 The condition appears good, apart from the missing plug.
S2700


Good condition 2005-03-28 17:01 - TP1583 (Bramshaw)

FB Number: S2718   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stands on flat and boggy heathland. I didn't notice the slight damage noticed by others. The plug is missing. GR to 10m only.

TP1583 The surrounding heathland was boggy - a pool lies behind.
S2718


Slightly damaged 2005-03-28 16:36 - TP6144 (Stagbury Hill)

FB Number: S2726   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

It was only after visiting more New Forest heathland trigs that I realised that most are on flat heath with little view. Only a liitle elevation here but it makes a difference. GR to 10m only.

TP6144
TP6144 There is a small amount of damage on the nearest corner top.
S2726


Not Logged 2005-03-27 11:40 - TP5715 (Roeshot Hill)

FB Number: S4315   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 3/10

I had a great deal of difficulty in finding this one. Despite a lot of walking up and down the footpath and the lane to the nearby houses, I didn't spot it and went off to find Burton Common. On my return, I had a another go, just managing to spot a likely candidate behind the garage. I hopped over the gate to confirm. The condition is probably good but the ivy prevented confirmation. Plug intact. GR to 10m only.

TP5715 As glimpsed from the A35 footpath.
TP5715 I tried to spot the TP from the same direction as RoPeHe's picture, but the car (Dutch registered!) was hiding it from that direction.
TP5715 Ivy!
TP5715 The intact plug leads me to suspect the condition is good under the ivy.
S4315


Slightly damaged 2005-03-27 11:19 - TP1802 (Burton Common)

FB Number: S4373   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

It was good to reach this quiet nature reserve away from the busy A35 where I had parked and spent a lot of time looking for Roeshot Hill. I noted some damage to one of the top corners. GR to 10m only.

TP1802
TP1802 Showing slight damage.
S4373


Damaged 2005-03-27 10:33 - TP5067 (Nea Croft)

FB Number: S2633   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

I have nothing to add to earlier comments, except to say that I think the TP is in its original position, within the limits of my old GPS reading to 10m only.

TP5067 Showing the distinct lean.
TP5067 The exposed spider.
S2633


Couldn't find it 2005-03-26 17:34 - TP0348 (Daggers Gate)

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

The verge has recently been dug over, or soil from elsewhere has been spread, so some digging will be necessary to find this one. I didn't have the time or the inclination to excavate.

TP0348 View over the TP location showing the rough hedge marked on the OS diagram.
T0348 View over the TP location to higher ground to the east.


Good condition 2005-03-26 16:13 - TP3585 (Hambury Tout)

FB Number: S5945   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This TP doesn't stand on the highest point because that is a tumulus. As a result, it is hidden to the walkers on the well-used path from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door. The parking charge others have referred to isn't bad when you consider that the same ticket can be used at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door car parks.

TP3585 The tumulus allows a picture from above the TP.
TP3585
S5945


Destroyed 2005-03-24 14:46 - TP6629 (Twyford Down)

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

Observed the cutting wall and noted the time as I drove west on the M3 for a week's holiday at Burley in the New Forest. First of 18 logs for the week.


Good condition 2005-03-20 16:50 - TP0517 (Wetherby)

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

Easily found behind the chevron sign. Too murky to see any view. GR to 10m only.

TP0517
TP0517 The TP is in the depression in the grass.


Good condition 2005-03-20 16:45 - TP6146 (Stainburn Hill)

FB Number: S1879   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

There is a gate to the field just a little to the north, left unsecured at the time of my visit. It was a murky afternoon so I didn't get much of a view. The plug is missing. GR to 10 m only.

TP6146
TP6146
S1879


Couldn't find it 2005-03-13 14:54 - TP0233 (Purton)

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

I visited the point referenced by the OS diagram but didn't find the rivet in the grass.

TP0233 The left-hand gate-post is lined up with buildings on the opposite bank of the Severn, as directed by the OS diagram. The rivet is somewhere in the grass.
TP0233 Northward view.


Not Logged 2005-03-13 14:45 - TP7205 (Sharpness (R))

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

Condition is probably good but too much vegetation around to tell. GR to 10m only.

TP7205
TP7205


Good condition 2005-03-13 14:41 - TP0617 (Sharpness FBM Aux 1)

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

This one lies exposed in the grass, so I could hardly fail this time to find my first Berntsen.

TP0617
TP0617


Good condition 2005-03-12 14:53 - TP5953 (Shirehampton Golf Course)

FB Number: S3376   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A good view from here over the River Avon. The plug is missing. GR to 10m only.

TP5953
TP5953
S3376


Damaged 2005-03-12 14:36 - TP5390 (Penpole)

FB Number: S3368   Condition: Damaged   Score: 2/10

The most damaged TP I have yet visited. Trees hide the view towards the M5 and Avonmouth, which is perhaps a good thing.

TP5390
TP5390
S3368


Good condition 2005-03-11 10:18 - TP4338 (Landulph)

FB Number: S3473   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views over the Tamar, but somewhat spoilt by Cornwall's power supply. As a boy, I used to live on the Plymouth side of the river so it was strange to see the view from the opposite direction. GR to 10m only.

TP4338
TP4338 The riverside village of Cargreen is beyond.
TP4338 With Brisey.
Tamar bridges view
S3473


Good condition 2005-03-10 14:13 - TP5566 (Raddon Hills)

FB Number: S3912   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views from here. I walked up the footpath that runs south from the lane to Kitlake and then turned the wrong way when I reached the top. I realised I was wrong when I started to descend without having found the TP. GR to 10m only.

TP5566
TP5566
TP5566
S3912


Not Logged 2005-03-10 12:20 - TP3396 (Gogwell Farm)

FB Number: S3922   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 4/10

I missed this one as I walked up the lane because it looks like an ivy-covered tree stump, but more obvious from inside the field. GR to 10m only. I didn't climb up to note the damage reported by mickandshane.

TP3396 The track-side view.
TP3396 The field-side view.
S3922


Damaged 2005-03-10 11:32 - TP2593 (Crockers Down)

FB Number: S3921   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

A fairly good view from here over Tiverton. A chunk is missing from one of the top corners.

TP2953
TP2953
S3921


Couldn't find it 2005-03-10 10:53 - TP0276 (Woodford Farm)

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

I found the telephone chamber, but not the rivet, because of encroaching grass. GR to 10m only.

TP0276 Near the end of a bridge over the M5.
TP0276 The telephone chamber.


Destroyed 2005-03-09 20:04 - TP3976 (Hollywood Tower Estate)

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

I have used J17 to exit the M5 many times without realising it was the site of this TP. So the next time, I dropped down the slip road, paused at the traffic lights to observe the position (just on the roundabout on the south side of the overbridge) and then returned to the M5 for my journey further west.


Destroyed 2005-03-05 12:32 - TP2991 (East Marsh)

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

I was lured into visiting this remote spot by an English Nature map published in 2004 using OS data. The map showed the trig point although the OS do not. Guess who was right! However, at the location there is a large diameter concrete pipe set vertically the ground. Could this be a relic of the TP? During the walk along the flood bank I didn't find any more of these so its presence at the right spot seemed significant. The GR is for the pipe, to 10 m only.

TP2991 The TP relic?
TP2991 View south.
BP's Saltend works on the opposite bank of the Humber.


Slightly damaged 2005-02-27 16:42 - TP3760 (Hibaldstow)

FB Number: S4995   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

The track leading away from the lane deceived me into thinking the ground was OK, but the field edge was muddy. There is a small piece missing from one edge, lost before the last painting. Yes, a dull location. GR to 10m only.

TP3760
S4995


Couldn't find it 2005-02-27 16:28 - TP0602 (Hibaldstow (1987) FBM Aux 1)

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

I didn't have serious search in the grass but my GPS indicated the south end of the lay-by. There was a procession of muddy off-road vehicles on the road, departing after a boys' day out in the nearby quarry.

TP0602 My GPS indicated this area of grass.


Good condition 2005-02-27 16:17 - TP7247 (Hibaldstow)

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

Just behind the fence of Anglian Water property, to the left of the gate. GR to 10m only.

TP7247
TP7247 The FBM is at the foot of the fence between the two posts.


Good condition 2005-02-27 16:12 - TP0168 (Cleatham)

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

Just a rivet in the concrete of the inspection chamber, but the view to the west is not bad. GR to 10m only.

TP0168 The rivet is in the centre of the concrete at the west end of the chamber.
TP0168 Two of the Trent power stations are on the horizon.


Good condition 2005-02-06 12:01 - TP3202 (Flint Hill)

FB Number: S4684   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Shown on my 1962 (1969 revision) One-Inch sheet 105, but not on the latest 50000 scale sheet 122, nor on the linked Streetmap map for some reason. Pyoung1s logged this one a few minutes before me, so we met as he was returning to his car. GR to 10m only.

TP3202
TP3202
S4684


Good condition 2005-02-06 11:36 - TP0368 (Baumber)

FB Number: S4658   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A typical main roadside position, rather unpleasant because of fast traffic.

TP0368
TP0368 This view wouldn't work in summer.
S4658


Good condition 2005-02-06 11:03 - TP4650 (Mardon Hill)

FB Number: S2058   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Accessible from the footpath that runs from the west of East Keal. Easily seen from the second stile. Condition good but the plug is missing and ivy encroaches. I thought it would be a quiet spot, but a model helicopter was being flown in the first field and 4wds were gathering in the disused pit shown on the OS 25000 map. GR to 10m only.

TP4650
TP4650 The plug is missing.
S2058


Destroyed 2005-02-06 10:35 - TP2772 (Dexthorpe)

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

It was a toss up between possibly missing or definitely missing as my GPS pointed to where Scotland House now stands. My 1962 (1969 revision) One-Inch sheet 114 shows the TP but precedes any building here. So unless it remains as a back garden ornament (definitely not in the front garden) it is probably "definitely missing"!


Damaged 2005-02-06 10:02 - TP6712 (Walmsgate)

FB Number: S2082   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Another trig in a large Lincolnshire field, visible from the A16, but a closer approach can be made from the footpath that runs north from the west end of White Pit. Part of the field that slopes towards the wood is not cultivated because of very stony ground. I have logged it as damaged as it has a distinct lean, possibly nudged by a tractor wheel as I couldn't see other damage.

TP6712 Zoom view from near the wood showing a distinct lean.
TP6712 The leaning pillar of Walmsgate 1.
TP6712 The leaning pillar of Walmsgate 2.
S2082


Good condition 2005-01-30 15:40 - TP2017 (Castcliffe Hill)

FB Number: S6061   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

What a difference the time of year makes to finding hedge-bound TPs! I couldn't find it in the summer (29/5/04), but the bare hawthorn hedge at this time of year revealed it.

TP2017
S6061


Good condition 2005-01-30 15:25 - TP3564 (Hagworthingham)

FB Number: S5257   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A good view to the west, that includes Lincoln Cathedral but end on from this direction, so not so easy to recognise. GR to 10m only.

TP3564
TP3564 Westward view.
S5257


Good condition 2005-01-30 15:12 - TP3442 (Gravel Pit Hill)

FB Number: S6060   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handily placed right alongside the layby on the south side of the A158. Too handy, I suspect; maybe motorists relieve themselves behind it! GR to 10m only.

TP3442
TP3442
S6060


Good condition 2005-01-30 14:15 - TP6733 (Warden Hill)

FB Number: S2123   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A pleasant walk up the bridleway from Somersby on a still and sunny January afternoon. To reach the TP involves leaving the bridleway on a well-defined field access track at TF351737. Good views to the east and south. GR to 10m only.

TP6733
TP6733 With view to east.
S2123


Unreachable but visible 2005-01-30 13:17 - TP3672 (Haugham)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Like Fleetwind, I too was daunted by the large open field in which this TP sits, with winter sowing now starting to appear. So I had to be content with the view from the lane to Tetford.

TP3672 Distant view.


Good condition 2005-01-16 12:22 - TP3574 (Hallington)

FB Number: S2071   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wires are tied to the securing rings on the top of the pillar. These can also be seen in ianmac's picture. The concrete block may be a water tank because of some seepage from a crack and what appears to be an overflow pipe at the top of the west side. Grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP3574 What I think may be a water tank is behind.
TP3574 Showing wires attached to the securing rings.
S2071


Good condition 2005-01-16 12:08 - TP0754 (Cold Harbour)

FB Number: S2120   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A short distance further south on the lane is a small nature reserve, with an unusual outcrop of red chalk, called approriately Red Hill. Grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP0754
TP0754 It is surprising that fine Christmas trees remain in January!
S2120 The 1 is leaning back so it is easy to misread as a 7.


Good condition 2005-01-16 11:55 - TP1506 (Bluestone Heath)

FB Number: S2083   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not too muddy on this occasion, but it was possible to walk entirely on the unploughed ground close to the hedge line.

TP1506
S2083


Slightly damaged 2005-01-03 15:19 - TP2039 (Castle Rising)

FB Number: S7542   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

A dull location close to a busy roundabout. Logged grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP2039
S7542


Good condition 2005-01-03 14:24 - TP6450 (Thornham)

FB Number: S7602   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A good view from here to the coast. The plug is missing but opening sealed. A shoot was under way as I visited and a number of beaters were dropped off here to walk down the field. Logged grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP6450
S7602
TP6450 The beaters set off from the trig point at the top of the field.


Good condition 2005-01-03 11:25 - TP3998 (Honingham)

FB Number: S5275   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Located close to an oak tree (I think) but it doesn't appear to have been disturbed by the roots, or by the pigs rooting in the field behind. The plug is missing. Logged grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP3998
S5275


Couldn't find it 2005-01-02 15:49 - TP0378 (Mill Farm)

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

Found the location as per the OS diagram but didn't dig to find it. Logged grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP0378 General location view.


Good condition 2005-01-02 12:07 - TP0377 (Salhouse)

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

A lump of concrete in the roadside verge. Logged grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP0377 The point is located in the verge of the lane.
TP0377 The concrete block in the verge.


Good condition 2005-01-01 15:20 - TP6276 (Swaffham)

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

Located in a rather muddy cabbage field. Logged grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP6276
S2150


Good condition 2005-01-01 13:06 - TP2719 (Dalby Bar)

FB Number: S6059   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In a prominent position on the east verge of the A16. Logged grid reference to 10 metres only.

TP2719
S6059


Slightly damaged 2004-12-28 13:15 - TP1127 (Beelsby Top)

FB Number: S2553   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

No partiicularly good view from here. The trig is slightly damaged, a small chunk having been knocked from the NE corner, but probably a long time ago as the damaged area looks to have aged as much as the rest of the surface.

TP1127 The nearest corner is slightly damaged but hard to see.
S2553


Good condition 2004-12-28 12:34 - TP4445 (Little Limber Grange)

FB Number: S2592   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Located on a almost hedgeless field boundary, easily accessible from the road, with a view of Humberside Airport The logged grid reference is to 10 metres only.

TP4445 Humberside Airport is in the distance.
TP4445 The view from the south-west.
S2592


Good condition 2004-12-28 11:36 - TP1630 (Brigsley Top)

FB Number: S2625   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The nearest trig to my home took some time to log because of relative inaccessibility from a road and of being surrounded by crops most of the year. The logged grid reference is only to 10 metres but the easting is significantly different from the base data.

TP1630 south side A lot of white paint remains on this side.
TP1630 north side Little white paint this side.
S2625


Good condition 2004-12-19 15:46 - TP6934 (Wickenby Bridge)

FB Number: S4915   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This TP is located close to the Lincoln - Grimsby railway line, and along the lane to Wickenby is the Broadbent Theatre, founded by the father of actor/film star Jim Broadbent. Grid ref to 10 metres only.

TP6934
S4915 I didn't note the FB number when I visited, relying on the photo to reveal it. Zooming in on my 1 MB original confirms S4915.


Slightly damaged 2004-12-19 13:51 - TP1633 (Brills Farm)

FB Number: S4908   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

The hedge is skimpy at this time of year so there was no problem to get the other side to view the flush bracket.

TP1633
S4908


Damaged 2004-12-19 13:30 - TP6980 (Windmill Hill)

FB Number: S4653   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

There are chunks knocked out of the corners and cracks across one side, so this trig may not last many more ploughing and harvesting cycles.

TP6980
TP6980
S4653


Good condition 2004-11-21 15:13 - TP4357 (Langton Hill)

FB Number: S4685   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I asked permission at the cottage (stable conversion) on the right hand side of the track leading towards the corrugated iron barn. Permission was readily given without asking why! The TP is just behind the barn.

The trigpoint
The trigpoint The barn looms behind in the mist.
The flush bracket


Good condition 2004-11-21 14:18 - TP5136 (Nocton Heath)

FB Number: S4833   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Today was damp and misty so I couldn't judge the quality of the view. The track leading to this trig was rather muddy but the FB remained clear after Froginabog presumably cleaned it.

The trigpoint
The flush bracket


Good condition 2004-11-21 13:49 - TP6056 (Somerton Castle)

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

The trig sits on a grassy bank that covers the remains of the castle. I didn't attempt to get over the barbed wire fence. Although the FB faces the road, the curve of the bank prevented it being read with binoculars.

The TP on the bank.
Zoom view


Good condition 2004-11-19 07:20 - TP0158 (Skelton)

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

I was staying at the nearby Ramada Jarvis hotel, so I took the opportunity to log this one - before breakfast! An uninteresting verge location on the busy A19.

The cable chamber Flash needed in the early morning half-light.
The rivet Located near the SE corner of the chamber.


Couldn't find it 2004-11-13 13:05 - TP0647 (Immingham FBM Aux 1)

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

My old GPS is not accurate enough to find this one buried in the verge, but I was content to know it was still there somewhere.

The location is the entrance to a public space called Homestead Park.


Good condition 2004-11-13 12:56 - TP7253 (Immingham)

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

I looked for this one on 1st May but didn't find it, because I was looking in the hedge to the rear of the church. No GPS then and being relatively new to this, I wan't sure what a FBM was and gave up too readily.

The trigpoint
Close-up 1
Close-up 2


Good condition 2004-11-13 12:46 - TP0360 (Luxmore)

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

The OS diagram shows the location to be at the west end of a telephone cable chamber. No obvious rivet, just a raised lump in the concrete surface.

The cable chamber
Close-up


Destroyed 2004-11-02 16:00 - TP6747 (Warren)

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

I have been an occasional user of the B1190 for many years, but I don't remember the TP from before road improvements and development. It is not shown on my 1963 One-Inch map sheet 113 (1968 reprint).

About where TP6747 used to be.


Good condition 2004-11-02 10:15 - TP6794 (Wembury)

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

I didn't log the FB on this visit as I was not dressed for scrambling around, and workmen were doing something just inside the gate. It is mounted on a big block, presumably for visibility above the Devon hedges.

TP6794


Good condition 2004-11-01 15:07 - TP6129 (St John)

FB Number: S3398   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This TP sits on a massive block built into the hedge to make it visible above other nearby field hedges, but is still not visible from the road. It is located one field away from a gate on the lane down to St John from the B3247.

TP6129 The west-facing side.
TP6129 Zoom view from on top of the B3247 road-side hedge.
S3398 The FB is on the west-facing side.


Good condition 2004-11-01 10:28 - TP8860 (East Beacon)

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

I have never set foot on Plymouth Breakwater but have passed closely by a few times on boat trips as a boy. A search through photos has found a loggable record, the pictures having been taken from Bovisand on the east side of Plymouth Sound.

Plymouth Breakwater Shows the East Beacon, the Napoleonic defensive fort and the lighthouse on the west end.
View from Bovisand beach.


Good condition 2004-10-31 18:01 - TP5707 (Roborough Down)

FB Number: S3411   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I cycled around this part of Dartmoor many times as a teenager, but I don't remember coming across this trig point.

TP5707 Almost identical to Sussex Rambler's picture apart from the sheep!
S3411


Good condition 2004-10-31 11:10 - TP5632 (Redoubt)

FB Number: S3485   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This was my first visit to this viewpoint, despite living in Plymouth up to the age of 19, and visiting over the many years since. Good views of the city, dockyard and Hamoaze.

TP5632
TP5632
S3485
Dockyard view on a hazy morning. The former GWR line into Cornwall crosses the St Leven viaduct in the middle distance.


Good condition 2004-10-26 17:18 - TP4827 (Mill Hill)

FB Number: S2552   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The trig stands on a hedgeless field boundary in unremarkable scenery - just views of the Immingham refineries and noisy roads to the north and south.

The trigpoint and refineries 1
The trigpoint and refineries 2
Flush bracket S2552


Destroyed 2004-10-10 17:03 - TP6623 (Twenty Two Acre)

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

My 1962 (1968 reprint) One-Inch Map shows the trig on the north side of the A1077, but that was before the A15 to the Humber Bridge was built. A junction was required at a lower level so the A1077 is now in a cutting causing the old hedge and trig to be lost. A good view of the bridge can be seen from the field above the cutting.

A1077 cutting


Destroyed 2004-10-10 16:37 - TP5827 (Saxby Wold)

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

Not shown on my 1962 (1969 reprint) One-Inch map. On the spot where the trig used to be sits a small reservoir to serve the villages below the Wolds edge.

The reservoir at the TP's former location.


Destroyed 2004-10-10 16:09 - TP3053 (Elsham Hill)

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

Not shown on my 1962 (1969 reprint) One-Inch map. The crop had been harvested but there was no sign of any trig remains in the large field.

Empty field


Good condition 2004-10-10 15:47 - TP7069 (Wootton Wold)

FB Number: S2551   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A reasonable amount of white paint remains on this trig, making it fairly easy to spot on the north side of the lane.

The trigpoint
The flush bracket


Couldn't find it 2004-08-28 16:20 - TP6912 (Whites Wood)

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

Not a pleasant spot, being used for fly tipping and burning cars it seems. There are some impenetrable bushes that also hide the corner of a field, so it could still be there.


Slightly damaged 2004-08-28 16:00 - TP6670 (Upton)

FB Number: S4840   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

I agree this is a dull spot. There is some damage to the front top edge. Sorry, there is no picture - my camera batteries died.


Good condition 2004-08-28 15:27 - TP6949 (Willingham Hill)

FB Number: S4895   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A reasonable view of the Trent, but with the usual power station and pylons. Sorry, there's no picture of the flush bracket - my camera batteries died.

TP6949


Good condition 2004-08-28 14:38 - TP5117 (Newton)

FB Number: S4894   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I was expecting a good view of the Trent but trees at the trig prevent it. However, a short distance north along the footpath, there is a good one.

TP5117
S4894
Trent view The river is only just confined by its banks. What an August!


Good condition 2004-08-22 12:45 - TP6703 (Walesby Top)

FB Number: S2595   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

The views are good from the nearby B1225 but at the trig, the hedges get in the way. Past repairs still look reasonable. The plug is present.

TP6703 from south-east
S2595


Good condition 2004-08-22 12:20 - TP6104 (Spring Banks)

FB Number: S2611   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This TP can be found short distance from the Viking Way, by following a hedge where the footpath turns a right-angle. Fortunately, the flush bracket is on the north-facing side, the easier side to access. The plug is intact.

TP6104 It's well immersed in the hedge.
S2611


Good condition 2004-08-07 16:29 - TP3426 (Grafton)

FB Number: 10370   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Located near the edge of Grafton Wood, which hides ruined buildings associated with the former RAF Grafton Underwood airbase, used by the USAAF from 1942. The plug is missing.

TP3426 from east
TP3426 from west
Flush bracket 10370 One of those numbered beyond the S and 4 digits series.
Ruined airbase shelter


Couldn't find it 2004-08-07 15:05 - TP6656 (Upper Benefield)

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

I had a good look around the roadside bushes and the farmyard but failed to find it. There are plenty of piles of rubbish that could be hiding the trig.


Good condition 2004-08-01 13:11 - TP4156 (Kelstern)

FB Number: S8636   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not easy to spot from the road because of the thickness of the hedge. I failed to find this one on an earlier visit, a wet day, not conducive to poking about in the vegetation.

TP4156 The trig is in very good condition.
S8636 The flush bracket.


Damaged 2004-08-01 12:10 - TP3590 (Hamilton Hill)

FB Number: S4926   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

I have driven along the B1203 at the foot of this not very significant hill perhaps a thousand times over about 30 years, but only been to the top twice. The plug is missing and a chunk has been knocked off one corner.

TP3590
TP3590
S4926 A small amount of excavation was needed to reveal this.


Not Logged 2004-07-29 19:04 - TP3978 (Holme House Farm)

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

Be careful how you approach this trig as it is easy to walk through HM Prison property without realising!

TP3978 in a cereal field Sorry there is nothing in this picture to distinguish the TP from many others. The prison was behind me.


Good condition 2004-07-24 20:15 - TP0370 (Wragholme)

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

The mark is on the top of a low parapet of a bridge for a farm track over a drainage ditch. Grass has grown over the mark. This area is former Lincolnshire marshes, so views are not very interesting.

Farm track
Parapet uncovered
The surface block


Good condition 2004-07-09 15:11 - TP1605 (Breach Hill)

FB Number: S3263   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A bit further north on the lane towards Chew Stoke is an obelisk, if you are into logging anything pointing skyward.

Breach Hill west side This is the side you find when walking from the lane from the delightfully named Nempnett Thrubwell.
Breach Hill east side
Flush bracket S3263


Slightly damaged 2004-07-09 11:02 - TP6778 (Wavering Down)

FB Number: S3247   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

An airy position on the West Mendip Way, popular, it seems, with runners. Crook Peak, about 2 km west, is a landmark to drivers on the M5 and is worth the extra walk after logging the trig.

Wavering Down SE view
Wavering Down SW view Brent Knoll (TP1616) is in the distance, with Bridgwater Bay beyond.
The plug The plug is missing.
Flush bracket S3247


Destroyed 2004-07-08 13:51 - TP6528 (Tor Hill)

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

Reached the top on a very windy day, to be greeted by the sound of bongos being played by an aging hippy.

Tor Hill - where the trig was? Within the more recent footpath, the patch of concrete nearest to the toposcope seems to be the likely position.


Good condition 2004-07-06 16:53 - TP3055 (Elsworthy)

FB Number: S5034   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Surprisingly hard walking in lush grass apparently not used for sheep grazing. Dry ground though. No particularly good views in any direction.

Elsworthy NW view
Elsworthy SE view
Flush bracket S5034


Good condition 2004-07-06 15:12 - TP5964 (Shoulsbarrow Common)

FB Number: S5035   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This was an hour's walk each way from where I parked, although there is a nearer road. But it wasn't handy for the circular route I'd planned. A rather boggy and lonely part of Exmoor.

The TP looking NW Perched on a wall in rather boggy fields.
Westward view Lundy Island is in the distance.
The plug
Flush bracket S5035


Good condition 2004-07-06 12:39 - TP1821 (Butter Hill)

FB Number: S5435   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I couldn't believe this TP had not been logged, being just above the South West Coast Path. Much passed by a different sort of outdoor fanatic, I guess! (Those were my comments prior to saginanivalis' (now peregrinus) retrospective log, and later retro-logs.)

Butter Hill A superb view of the north Devon coast from here.
Lynton and Lynmouth view
Flush bracket S5435


Slightly damaged 2004-07-05 15:50 - TP5199 (Nyland Hill)

FB Number: S3257   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Steep but short climb. One of several isolated hills in the area. The trig has some cracks and is used by cattle as a rubbing post.

Nyland Hill View towards Cheddar Gorge.
View over the Somerset levels
Flush bracket S3257


Good condition 2004-07-04 17:08 - TP1608 (Brean Down)

FB Number: S3270   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good all round views from this headland standing out into the Bristol Channel, an extension of the Mendip Hills.

Brean Down with Steep Holm beyond TP6172 is on Steep Holm. Does this count as "Not reached"?
Brean Down with Weston beyond
Flush bracket S3270


Good condition 2004-06-26 15:46 - TP6066 (South Carlton)

FB Number: S4879   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily found up the track but no clean view for photography from either side.

The TP from the track side (north)
The TP from the field side (south)
Flush bracket S4879


Good condition 2004-06-26 15:35 - TP0208 (Till Bridge)

FB Number: S4858   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This TP is easily seen across the field when approaching along Till Bridge Lane (A1500) from the east, but is not visible when coming along the lane from Broxholme, which is the way I came! Eventually, a gap in the hedge revealed its location. The notice about damage/vandalism is still present.

The TP
Flush bracket S4858


Unreachable but visible 2004-06-26 14:58 - TP2230 (Clifton Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

Not quite reached because of a field of beet. The TP looked to be in good condition. A good view of the Trent but the power lines behind rather spoil it.

The TP zoom view The picture was taken from about 100m away.
High Marnham power station The reason for the power lines in the background.


Good condition 2004-06-12 15:58 - TP11919 (Newark Church Spire)

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

Station TF05/INT023, 3rd order, computed 1950 and maintained 1982. This is a retro log to suit my found photo, but it was not until July 2007 that I was at the church to log its cut mark with bolt. This spire is unmissable for anyone travelling along the A46 past Newark.

Viewed from Kirk Gate.


Good condition 2004-06-11 19:18 - TP5601 (Rectory Farm)

FB Number: S2626   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hard to spot in the hedge, but found it on the second pass.

TP5601
Flush bracket S2626


Damaged 2004-06-05 18:56 - TP1779 (Burnby Wold)

FB Number: S6371   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

The trig looks as though it has been caught by hedge trimming, hence my condition report, but the view was good!

The laneside trig
Flush bracket S6371
South western view


Slightly damaged 2004-06-05 18:28 - TP3058 (Elvington)

FB Number: S8633   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

The trig looks a bit scraped hence my downgrade to slightly damaged.

The trig in its field
Close-up of trig
Flush bracket S8633


Destroyed 2004-05-31 17:34 - TP6190 (Stock Furlongs)

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

I didn't get as close as Morseman, but the crop was only standing about 9 inches high, with only gentle contours, so the trig should have been visible.

Where it should be The trig should be in front of the wood.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-29 17:21 - TP4168 (Kenwick Bar)

FB Number: S2610   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Not visible from the A16 at this time of the year because of the hawthorn hedge, but the TP is just the other side.

TP4168 The trig turns its back on the A16 to look over the Lincolnshire marshes.
Flush bracket S2610


Slightly damaged 2004-05-29 15:58 - TP6341 (Tetford Hill)

FB Number: S6057   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Easy to spot at a country cross-roads.

TP6341 at a country cross roads The Youth Hostel sign points to Woody's Top.
TP6341 close-up
Flush bracket S6057 Fortunately the flush bracket faces the crossroads.


Slightly damaged 2004-05-29 15:45 - TP5245 (Oslears Lane)

FB Number: S2084   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Laneside TP, but the nettles are starting to hide it.

TP5245
Flush bracket S2084


Good condition 2004-05-15 20:45 - TP3939 (Hilly Fields)

FB Number: S1851   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I found the park quite tidy and pleasant enough for an evening stroll. Added interest is a nearby stone circle with markings to show the annual variation in the position of the sunrise. The towers of Canary Wharf loom to the north.

The trig with the stone circle beyond.
Flush bracket S1851


Slightly damaged 2004-05-02 15:55 - TP3224 (Fonaby Top)

FB Number: S2584   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

After a very pleasant walk along part of the Viking Way, a short diversion on the way home allowed this roadside TP to be logged.

The trig point from the field side. There's a good view from here to the west.
The flush bracket


Good condition 2004-04-20 11:49 - TP3702 (Healing Creek)

FB Number: S2593   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I accompanied Father Ted when he logged this TP, introducing me to this pastime. The weather was poor then, so a revisit in better weather seemed like a good idea.

The TP is just inside the Humber Bank sea wall. ©Brisey
The TP with one of the area's many gas fired power stations. ©Brisey


Slightly damaged 2004-04-18 16:23 - TP6752 (Warren Hill)

FB Number: S4870   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

This one lurks in the hedge on the north side of the lane. I missed it at first but found it on a more careful walk past. Later in the year, it could be completely hidden from the road.

This one lurks in the hedge,
The flush bracket


Slightly damaged 2004-04-18 16:10 - TP1103 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S2124   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

An easy roadside spot on the east side of the B1225, ideal for a wet day's drive in the Lincolnshire Wolds!

Alongside the B1225
The flush bracket


Toppled 2004-04-18 15:59 - TP1324 (Benniworth)

FB Number: S2085   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

This TP required some persistence to find. It is at the west end of an overgrown old pit adjacent to the B1225. The pit has been used for tipping rubbish over the years. The TP has fallen (or been pushed) from a presumed location near the edge of the pit and now lies partially buried. Fortunately it lies flush bracket upward, otherwise some excavation would be needed, not a good idea on the wet day I found it. I gave it a high score on the grounds of interest.

The pillar in its resting place...
...luckily flush bracket upward!
The flush bracket


Slightly damaged 2004-04-18 15:23 - TP4327 (Lambcroft Walk)

FB Number: S2614   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

An easy laneside spot during a drive on a wet Sunday afternoon in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

The trigpoint
The flush bracket


Good condition 2004-04-13 10:48 - TP5981 (Silverstone)

FB Number: S9372   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The pillar is within the racing circuit and now serves as a memorial to 7 airmen killed as a result of a crash whilst attempting to land their aircraft at RAF Silverstone. The pillar has been repainted and a wreath was present, possibly to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the bombing mission on 30th March 1944. This TP was an accidental find on a visit to see F1 car testing, one of my other interests!

The pillar/memorial
The flush bracket
The commemorative plaque


Good condition 2004-04-11 09:13 - TP3726 (Hemerdon Ball)

FB Number: S3412   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Can be reached by a footpath running west from the lane at SX 576579. After the field, some waymark posts lead up the scrubby area to the summit wood. The pillar is just within the wood. The views westward over Plymouth are superb. Few vestiges of paint on the pillar remain.

The trig point in its wooded setting
The flush bracket
The view westward over Plymouth ©Brisey




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