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TP1060 - Barrow Hill
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S5149
OSGB36 Station :
SJ90/T18
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1060
County :
West Midlands
Nearest town :
DUDLEY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Barrow HillSJ90/T18SJ90T018391648.59289599.44178.2043PILLAR01/03/1986101/09/1956N0Suitable for GPS
Barrow HillSJ90/T18SJ90T018391648.65289599.55178.2044PILLAR01/06/1949101/09/1956N1Refixed 1986

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4828th with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.65/10 (from 57 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Sep 2001
Was Last logged: 18th May 2019

Of the 57 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 49m
The average error was 13m
2 were exact

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Slightly damaged 18th May 2019  19:10  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

Great views but poor trig!!!!

©WuzzerL


Slightly damaged 18th May 2019  19:10  by Pritch227

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

depressing spot!!!oh well,at least I know that Anna loves nathan,all is well

©Pritch227


Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2019  17:29  by Lucyparsnips

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

Lots of graffiti on it and the cross next to it which is a shame. Used it as an out and back 6 mile run target



Slightly damaged 24th Sep 2018  08:25  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Dumped car in small carpark in Chapel St next to Buckpool LNR. Cycled past church in Vicarage Ln where I could have parked. Then up FP to Trig. Great views and its a lovely morning to be out Trig hunting.

Flush Bracket
TP with my bike and a cross


Not Logged 6th May 2018  11:00  by Kawoo

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

Cross, trigpoint and graffiti ©Kawoo


Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2018  13:00  by Pete the Trig Hunter

Gridref: SO 91654 89607   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy parking by the church and short walk up. A small oasis of green in the midst of urbanisation. Suprisingly good views for such little effort and the cross adds interest - shame about the graffiti


Slightly damaged 18th Jan 2018  10:21  by slateloose

Gridref: SO 91600 89600   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Park on Housing estate (Merryfield Road) and walk to trig point through woodland. Nice location, good views.


Slightly damaged 7th Oct 2017  13:00  by elliothale

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

Graffiti


Slightly damaged 12th Feb 2017  09:30  by TAG

Gridref: SO 91649 89600   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 17th Jul 2016  15:40  by Chris9870

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked straight after church. Took the path to the right through the gate and walked up towards the cross. Trig next to it. The graffiti is back. Wish I had brought some paint with me. Lovely views on a perfect hot summers day.


Slightly damaged 29th Dec 2015  11:28  by sven

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy bag. Park just beyond the church at foot of path. Turn for housing estate off main road and the left to the church. Ascend steps after gate up to Cross and Pillar. Graffitti has been painted over. Good views to Turner's Hill, Dudley Top Church, west into Shropshire and south to the Abberley & Malvern Hills. Hill is made of Basaltic volcanic vent agglomerate of late Carboniferous age

Cross & Pillar


Slightly damaged 3rd Nov 2015  17:59  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Late bag in the dark, took a while to locate the best place to park, then headed along the tracks in the pitch black and spotted the cross before the trigpoint. Perhaps not the best place to be alone in the dark!

Mrs TJR at Barrow Hill by night ©thejackrustles
Cross and trig by night ©thejackrustles
Barrow Hill Collage


Slightly damaged 29th Dec 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 91652 89605   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Park by church (SO 912894).From track, take FP to right which is shown along back of houses on map but actually goes direct to trig


Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2014  12:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SO 91649 89600   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice view from top spray paint on everything


Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2014  10:50  by homer trackers

FB Number: S5419  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Great views from the top of the volcano


Slightly damaged 30th Oct 2013  10:29  by basketcase crew

Gridref: SO 91651 89606   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Making a trip to Russells Hall hospital worth while. A nice walk up the hill.

Flush Bracket ©basketcase crew
Barrow Hill Trig ©basketcase crew


Slightly damaged 4th Aug 2013  11:40  by yukin61

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

parked by the church to the south, from there it's a couple of minutes walk up the hill to the pillar and the cross ... views fair at best & the graffiti and litter combine to make it pretty unspectacular. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImvwMMnJgKM

the pillar
north from TP1060
east from TP1060
south from TP1060
west from TP1060


Slightly damaged 18th Dec 2012  20:16  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Graffiti on trig point. lovely views, if somewhat industrial, from trig point.


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2012  13:39  by RichardL

Gridref: SO 91647 89602   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

6/10, if only for the enormous (graffitied) steel cross right next to the pillar.


Slightly damaged 28th Aug 2012  18:00  by Foinavon

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

Nice viewpoint but shame about the graffiti on the trig. I am surprised to be the 1st logger in 18th months.

Graffiti


Slightly damaged 6th Feb 2011  12:00  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2nd Feb 2011  12:45  by arranc

Gridref: SO 91651 89606   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

did not realise that the cross is made of metal.


Slightly damaged 3rd Sep 2010  15:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2010  06:47  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: SO 91649 89607   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Cap missing and corners gnarled with all Sights open. Plenty more grafitti has appeared on both pillar and cross.. the cracking view is a tad obscured by the hilltop bushes and there must have been a healthy tree alongside or possibly pre-dating the cross?

Barrow Hill ..another chirpy dawn raid. :D


Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2010  15:28  by heavyhorses

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

good views from a unlikely location :-)


Good condition 6th Apr 2010  13:30  by ted

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing. Trig still very smart from Garth's paint job although the graffiti is starting to reappear. Contrasting urban and distant views.

Barrow Hill trig
Barrow Hill FB
Barrow Hill top


Slightly damaged 22nd Jan 2010  19:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

visit after dark for an all round lit up view


Slightly damaged 28th Oct 2009  11:55  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Centre missing, ran out of paint, I returned on the 11th nov to finish the job


Slightly damaged 20th Jul 2009  12:10  by asbown

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

quick nip up after an appointment at the hospital,good views.


Not Logged 29th Jan 2009  13:00  by greyboots

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


Slightly damaged 10th Aug 2008  20:13  by scooby scrappy and mp

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Fab clear views this eve from this Trig, did nearby Cache.


Slightly damaged 3rd Aug 2008  01:10  by FLG

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

Was able to explain to a guy walking his dog what trig points were for as he had no clue. Nice views towards Clent. Trig had been graffitied


Slightly damaged 31st Dec 2007  14:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Trig near to large cross on small hill overlooking Birmingham.


Slightly damaged 24th Oct 2007  00:00  by Delta68

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Found whilst caching in the area.


Good condition 9th Apr 2007  22:20  by mattwaggie

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

Visited with Vix while caching in the area.


Good condition 9th Apr 2007  00:00  by vix92008

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Another quick trig and dash whilst out caching inthe area today. At least there was a trig here as the last two we went to yesterday were missing :(.


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2007  00:00  by babycacheash

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Few trigs whilst out caching with Vix & Badger. Very close to a large cross.


Slightly damaged 16th Oct 2006  14:50  by brighd

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Plastic cap, FB S side all sighting holes open. The trig itself has a few chips and evidence of graffiti. Good views though it is urban. As I was leaving saw the next visitors (2 teenagers) using the trig and cross as a climbing frame. On an information board about Barrow Hill. It was once a volcano! About 300 million years ago.


Good condition 14th Oct 2006  20:47  by lorna hill

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great view by cross.


Good condition 17th Aug 2006  15:49  by wigglesworth

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Intriguing location and religious theme. Local hospital carparking issues have resulted in cars parking over all the local roads but we managed to park near the church of St Mark. Metal top was in good order. Jacqueline and Peter


Slightly damaged 29th Apr 2006  10:50  by desperate dan

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Views are fine, not bad for an "urban" site.


Good condition 25th Mar 2006  12:15  by Keefley

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice views and setting.

©Keefley
©Keefley
©Keefley


Good condition 22nd Jan 2006  12:00  by browni

Gridref: SO 91650 89604   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Did this one before we did the nearby cache. Lovely views if a bit misty.


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2005  10:40  by Father Ted

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy parking to the south outside the church. My main concern was avoiding the crowds going Christmas shopping in Merry Hill. I did the nearby cache as I was here.


Slightly damaged 23rd Oct 2005  18:00  by Dobunnis

Gridref: SO 91650 89607   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Did not expect to find this hill. Nice views of the back of the hospital!


Slightly damaged 7th Aug 2005  14:30  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 91600 89600   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Views ok if you like built up areas,pillar taken over by Wolverhampton supporters,didnt know they had so many!!


Slightly damaged 24th Apr 2005  13:00  by Capcom

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Bagged while finding GCJKB1. Good urban views - not sure about the cross!


Good condition 2nd Apr 2005  05:57  by Team Hippo

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

Logged while visiting nearby geocache


Slightly damaged 21st Dec 2004  13:47  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SO 91651 89602   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Nice short walk during lunch break, great viewpoint if you like cityscapes. Trig status unchanged from previous visitors. Was also looking for the cache but suit trowsers are not the best and came away empty handed.


Good condition 29th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, plastic cap, by tall conc cross at summit, wide view of Black Cntry


Slightly damaged 3rd Jul 2004  21:30  by aRRKS

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 26th Jun 2004  15:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

The large metal cross adjacent to the trig adds a bit of interest to this one. Plug replaced with metal plate.


Slightly damaged 20th Jun 2004  13:31  by Jilly and Gray

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Good views from here. We too bagged this one while retrieving Cache in the Bank cache.

©Jilly and Gray


Slightly damaged 5th Jun 2004  20:10  by DesG

Gridref: SO 91650 89605   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Great views from up here, did it whilst doing a new cache (Cache in the Bank GCJKB1) below.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket & GPS ©DesG


Slightly damaged 18th Jan 2004  10:09  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Some chipping of concrete. Wide ranging views from this Black Country beacon.


Slightly damaged 6th Dec 2003  15:05  by Lathama

Gridref: SO 91600 89600   FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Again, the flush bracket number did not match fasgadh's log! On top of hill next door to a huge 25ft. metal cross, presumably erected by the adjacent St. Mark's church? [You can park in the church carpark and access to the trig is by a gravel path/flight of steps. Good views all round, to Clee Hills westwards and Abberley/Clent southwards. Plug missing and some damage to top corners of pillar.


Slightly damaged 12th Sep 2001  16:13  by fasgadh

FB Number: S5149  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 1/10

Grotty place near Dudley. The graffiti and litter mob rule here. Somewhere between visit, spreadsheet and here, I transposed the digits sorry. Hope there are no more boo boos out there..



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