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TP1049 - Barr Beacon Resr
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2314
OSGB36 Station :
SK10/3
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1049
County :
West Midlands
Nearest town :
WALSALL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Barr Beacon ResrSK10/3SK10S003406069.58297379.90226.9322PILLAR01/06/1943101/06/1962N0

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There are 39 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6649th with 58 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.34/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Sep 1981
Was Last logged: 7th Feb 2019

Of the 58 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 85m
The average error was 12m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ
Trig Point
By G1ANQ
Looking towards the pillar
By Alancache

By Alancache
Barr Beacon Resr and Mrs TJR
©thejackrustles
The memorial
©scafell3210
The view North to Wolverhampton and ?The Wrekin?
By kevjtrig
See 32 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 7th Feb 2019  12:43  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not a bad cycle up to this trig. Even if a police car did stop me to see what I was doing on the side of the A34 near the M6. I said that I was just checking that I wasnt going to end up on the Motorway! They were quite happy to point me in the right direction. I can tell that it is early in the cycling year as I could feel my legs moaning as i climbed up to the top of the Barr Beacon. Nice War Memorial that was built in 2014. There is a gap in the fence directly north of this that I could squeeze through. Quite windy up here. Trig is in good condition. I enjoyed whizzing down the hill after the visit. I then went along the canal network all the way back to the QE. Its a lovely Victorian side of Brum hidden under the motorway system and even the BT tower. I did get slower towards the end of this 27Mile ride, but it did feel a lot longer. Near the QE you climb up some steps from the canal path and you end up by the rail station. Short trip back to the Grove Park and glad to be back in the car and warm!

Flush Bracket
Trig Point Looks warmer then it was


Good condition 3rd Jan 2019  13:00  by Alancache

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

30/01/14 - I didn't want to climb over the fence, so just got as close as I could. 03/01/19 - Back in the area and spotted the gap in the fence. Squeezed through and headed over to the pillar.

Looking towards the pillar 30/01/14 - As close as I could get without climbing over the fence.
03/01/19 - Another visit and got to the pillar this time.


Good condition 27th Jan 2018  10:01  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked in car park to South next to burnt out car! Easily found through gap in fence opposite war memorial. Decent spot.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 28th Dec 2017  10:41  by Bridgeman

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

Found gap in railings on south side. Its almost due north of the war memorial as just possible to squeeze through. On circular walk covering part of beacon Way & towpath of the Rushall Canal.

Barr Beacon Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 24th Aug 2017  12:34  by jonglew

Gridref: SP 06069 97381   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gap in security fencing still exists, mid-way along S side of compound at approx SP 0611 9736. Pillar sits atop the covered reservoir with distant views to N & E. Top cap is retained, lightly indented lettering. RHS sight hole open.

Pillar TP1049©jonglew
Spider TP1049©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1049©jonglew


Good condition 20th Aug 2017  18:16  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SP 06070 97385   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tricky one to get to until you find the missing bar in the railings!

Barr Beacon Resr The TP.
Barr Beacon Resr The FB.
Barr Beacon Resr OS cap, shallow indented letters.


Unreachable but visible 27th Oct 2016  18:23  by davidg7HJX

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

First of my trig points for the Ham Radio, Worked All Britain Trig Points award http://wab.intermip.net/Trig Points Award.php


Good condition 28th Aug 2016  12:35  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didn't hold out much hope for this one, then my eagled eyed companion spotted a gap in the fence, initially I thought I couldn't manage it but preserved and was soon within the compound. Lots of diggers etc on site so best to double check before you enter. NIce and quite today on a bank holiday.

Barr Beacon Resr and Mrs TJR ©thejackrustles
Barr Beacon Resr Collage


Good condition 17th Aug 2016  17:26  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Could just see trig through the railings but not able to take a photograph, or find a way in to get closer! Darn it


Good condition 4th Aug 2016  20:18  by RichardM

Gridref: SP 06070 97384   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Top of SW corner of covered reservoir. Great views in setting sun from Barr Beacon


Good condition 4th Aug 2016  08:43  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

sunset, beautiful evening


Unreachable but visible 22nd Apr 2016  16:51  by stignest

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

my final u/a top in the birmingham region. more fly tipping -what the hell is wrong with people. a lot of folk about so didnt look too hard for a way in. content for now.


Not Logged 28th Feb 2016  13:57  by Yukonhuskies

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


Unreachable but visible 20th Feb 2016  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 29th Nov 2015  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Aug 2015  16:50  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 06070 97380   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access from monument side there is a bit of fence missing at high point straight across from monument in trees


Good condition 10th Jul 2015  18:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S2314   Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wearing civilian clothing, so didn't fancy the way in described below as head height nettles etc on the he other side. But retreated a short distance north to next wall height gain & managed to scramble up & over onto mowed grass. Easy does it.


Good condition 4th May 2015  18:10  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Originally visited and logged as "unreachable but visible" in my early days of trigging. A revisit to convert to reached and good, friend Curryscrim having recently succeeded.


Slightly damaged 13th Apr 2015  14:56  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SP 06071 97382   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

I first visited this one, unsuccessfully in March 2008 and as I was in the area, decided to have another attempt. Thanks go to trig-man's excellent directions and this time I was successful. The best point of access is right where the wall starts, you can get a leg up from the fence on to the wall. Fortunately, there were no water board workers around. It would be wise to check this out before attempting access.




Slightly damaged 4th Dec 2014  11:29  by trig-man

Gridref: SP 06072 97385   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Got it. Gained entry around the back from the metalled footpath. There's a small concrete wall with a small fence on top. Climbed up onto the wall, then you can just get your leg over the fence. Then its a quick run up the embankment then it's in the far left hand corner.


Unreachable but visible 15th Oct 2014  13:20  by yukin61

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

parked in the car park to the south and took walk around the perimeter of the reservoir ... couple of places were I reckon I could have gained access, but a lot of public around today, so erred on the side of caution ... got a couple of pics of the top from one position, but nothing to add to the ones already posted! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6K85zV0QVQ


Good condition 9th May 2013  17:35  by RichardL

Gridref: SP 06070 97385   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

N sight hole open, original plug as far as I could tell. There's no great difficulty nipping over the fence (esp on the east side, where a low fence sits on top of a concrete wall) - but it's a bit trespassy. That said, on a rainy afternoon, there wasn't anyone about to challenge me anyway.


Slightly damaged 14th Apr 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 06070 97385   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Where there's a will, there's a way!


Unreachable but visible 19th Aug 2011  10:15  by arranc

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

railings now restored.


Not Logged 26th Jun 2011  21:30  by Lodgebarn

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

Got as near as I could but clearly visible.


Good condition 26th Apr 2011  10:36  by sven

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fence replaced and having what Fasgadh suggests, "...certain people with water board contacts" - my brother-in-law and nephew, I bagged this as my 100th of the year and in my 100 in a year Challenge for The Prostate Cancer Charity. Cool day and misty after four warm days. Didn't notice any damage to the pillar. Wheatear flying around the top of the reservoir. Distant views to Cannock Chase. I left it 'til last in the 100 as it's my closest Trig Point. As far as trespass goes, Scafell3210 is correct, but if asked to leave any land by the owner you should do so by the shortest route. A word of warning, Crown land - MoD land and National Rail land is covered by Criminal Trespass - Criminal Trespass is a new law introduced in the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and makes any trespass on Crown land a criminal offence. up to 6 moinths in clink and up to 5000 fine (1000 for Transport rail). Be careful!


100th Challenge Trig with my friendly SSWB Waterman


Couldn't find it 16th Mar 2011  14:38  by tigger4242

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

Well it was in there somewhere

©tigger4242


Good condition 11th Feb 2011  18:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

to reveal or not to reveal (how to get in), that is the question. (Big Brother could be reading this)


Slightly damaged 8th Feb 2011  10:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Busy place on this sunny morning.


Slightly damaged 24th Jan 2011  12:51  by rutson

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

Not accessible but perfectly visible


Not Logged 26th Sep 2010  16:32  by senrabyar

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

Walked all round, but couldn't see hole large enough for my bulk. Summer leaves, and a car with courting couple prevented finding any point where I could even see the trig.


Unreachable but visible 17th Apr 2010  14:30  by desperate dan

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

Hazy - volcanic dust?


Unreachable but visible 1st Jan 2010  13:30  by heavyhorses

Gridref: SP 06071 97385   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 8th Dec 2009  14:09  by Garth Fenton

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

A quick climb over the fence, pillar on a large expanse, towards the corner.


Not Logged 22nd Aug 2009  17:40  by knobbly stiles

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

Could only get a stones throw away.


Unreachable but visible 19th Apr 2009  13:45  by Bourne

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

Walked round the compound, but couldn't find a way in to the trig. Saw Trig through the fence.


Good condition 9th Apr 2009  11:30  by ted

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug intact; didn't notice any damage to pillar. Located on top of reservoir near SW corner. Fence awkward but not the worst of its kind. Good views, grey day.

Barr Beacon Resr trig
Barr Beacon Resr trig
Barr Beacon Resr FB
Barr Beacon Resr top


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2008  14:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Squeezed through very tight gap in fence on E side of compound,good job that I am thin,then crossed large resevoir compound to trig.Very hazy but not bad views over Birmingham


Unreachable but visible 20th Nov 2008  16:20  by dal

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

I couldnt find any way through the fence on the south side of the reservoir - fence looks modern. Trig visible throught he fence. Surprisingly good views at dusk.


Unreachable but visible 27th Feb 2008  11:16  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 27th Feb 2008  11:08  by sven

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

An early bag in the 2008 challenge


©sven
©sven


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2007  23:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Oct 2007  16:00  by asbown

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

combined the trigpoint with the Walsall u/a top which is some point between the trig and the bandstand, acesss is easy at the moment with one piece of fence pulled down, parked in the north car park and even at 4 in the afternoon some of the car park users were certainly not looking for trigpoints.


Good condition 30th Sep 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, on covered resr near SW corner, wide urban view. Loophole to S may have been closed?


Good condition 28th Jul 2006  11:10  by Lydford Locators

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

Yes, we too failed to read the earlier logs! We tried to squeeze a small person through the railings - failed. Amazing panorama made up for the poor view of the pillar!


Slightly damaged 22nd Jan 2006  14:06  by browni

Gridref: SP 06099 97361   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Another one who did not read the logs about the gap. Did the nearby cache and then noticed the trig on memory map. had to be content with a view through the fence.


Slightly damaged 14th Jan 2006  10:38  by Deego

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

Didnt get to this one, must read the logs before next time. I could find no way in, found the condoms though :o( Could see it through the fence/trees


Slightly damaged 8th Jan 2006  14:45  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 06070 97380   FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Hadnt seen other logs so heart sank when saw another compound ,walked 2 edges before finding gap .As missed out on enough beer over xmas still managed to squeeze through railings...but its getting tight ! No views but nice to get to compound ones!

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Slightly damaged 23rd Apr 2005  18:00  by scafell3210

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Good hill spoilt by the reservoir. Logged on the way home from Walsall 3 Hull 0 but Hull were not interested having already been promoted. The directions to the old railings near the summit memorial still hold good. Trig is in the south west corner of the compound above the tree slope.

The memorial ©scafell3210
The usual warning But did you know Trespassers can not be prosecuted. Trespass is a civil offence and prosecution can only occur in a criminal court so given it is meaningless just ignore it and let the WaterBoard do their worst.©scafell3210
The Trig ©scafell3210


Good condition 15th Mar 2005  19:48  by rhayader_wanderer

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

The old railings near the memorial are the key to a quick sprint refreshing after 4 inaccessible reservoirs


Good condition 2nd Jan 2005  12:16  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fine views from here. Living so near I'm surprised I haven't been up before. An occasion when I was glad I'm as thin as a lath ! Spent 5 mins. picking up bottles from others' recent New Year celebrations.


Good condition 12th Dec 2004  11:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As Father Ted suggested I tested my girth and just managed to squeeze through the old style railings on the south side of the reservoir compound near to the bandstand. Shane decided not to try as she's got a bigger chest than me! Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 5th Jun 2004  11:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Test your girth some 20m N of the sperm bank.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point


Unreachable but visible 22nd Nov 2003  12:30  by Lathama

Gridref: SP 06100 97300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

After reading Fasgadh's log I didn't expect to get this - and I wasn't disappointed! I expect the Water Board representatives were in the pub celebrating the England Rugby victory! Anyway, the spot isn't too bad on a nice day [today it was raining]. There are good views towards Cannock Chase and even as far as the south Pennines when the weather's clear.


Unreachable but visible 6th Nov 2003  12:15  by fasgadh

FB Number: S2313  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 0/10

Seriously unattractive area.. Perhaps its all the old condoms hanging on the security fence. The pillar is white painted and in the huge reservoir complex, that is well fenced off. One for certain people with water board contacts perhaps.


Unreachable but visible 2nd Mar 2003  09:45  by kevjtrig

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

Stunning views of the 'Venice of England' that is Birmingham and it's surroundings. Not attractive, but impressive. Look down whilst walking otherwise you might pick up a 'barker's egg'!

Is this it - through the security fence?
The view North to Wolverhampton and ?The Wrekin?


Good condition 3rd Oct 1998  18:00  by vegibagger

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

detour from my York to Cheltenham route


Good condition 8th Sep 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S2314  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar photographed through pillars of bandstand.



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