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TP1109 - Beacon Hill North
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Beacon Hill NorthNZ42/2NZ42S002444099.18545392.040.0002PILLAR01/06/198400
Beacon Hill NorthNZ42/2NZ42S002444099.54545392.1085.6912PILLAR01/06/1948101/05/1963N1Refixed 1984

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 388th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.33/10 (from 33 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Oct 1997
Was Last logged: 14th Apr 2018

Of the 33 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8567m
The average error was 789m
1 was exact

Stony Cut Bank Stony Cut Bank Easington Colliery Chimney Easington Colliery Chimney Kinley Hill Bunker Kinley Hill Bunker Kinley Kinley Easington Lea Farm Easington Lea Farm Dawdon Colliery Chimney Dawdon Colliery Chimney Dawdon Colliery Headgear Dawdon Colliery Headgear Easington Colliery Cutting Easington Colliery Cutting slateloose slateloose asbown asbown trig-man trig-man ger ger caroleengel caroleengel Clochandighter Clochandighter CJO CJO Mickandkim Mickandkim dogwalking dogwalking Tonyht Tonyht alistair_uk alistair_uk Beacon Hill North Beacon Hill North [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 14th Apr 2018  10:45  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Mid morning whilst walking from Seaham to Peterlee and the mist has lifted and the weather's certainly picked up. A great coastal pillar.

Good condition 23rd Mar 2018  16:10  by jlc

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

you could see this trig, from a long way away

Good condition 17th Oct 2017  12:50  by Moacky

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked along the coastal path from nose's Point. Delightful, especially section through Hawthorn Dene.

Good condition 26th Aug 2017  12:03  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

We parked up at Easington Lea Farm track entrance,easy walk up on good track/path fantastic views.

Parking spot

Good condition 26th Aug 2017  12:03  by painterman61

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked in from Eastington on good tracks great views here trig in vgc ships waiting to go into teesside docks.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Not Logged 25th Jul 2017  14:15  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Took a quick diversion from the Durham Heritage Coast Walk on a lovely sunny day. First had to cross the railway line (no worries) and then negotiate a field of cows and one large bull (lots of worries). Even as a farmer I didn't like the look of the massive horned beasts guarding my straight route.A circuitous and stealthy approach did the job without a chase. Great coastal views.

Good condition 12th Jul 2017  09:47  by Boz North

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

If you would like to see my walk to this trig you an see it on my Boz North's Trail blog. Regards

Good condition 30th Apr 2017  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: NZ 44101 45393   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

parked in west avenue then along prow to the pillar easy to find nice views

Good condition 25th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NZ 44097 45392   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 3rd Mar 2017  13:31  by ger

Gridref: NZ 44097 45391   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar a little weather beaten but overall condition is good - spider open - ground erosion, approx 250mm of base exposed - no cattle today. Trig is not at local highest point. Sea views! It is worth spending an hour or two exploring over the railway line to cliff tops and down to the beach - some quite amazing finds await!

Good condition 15th Aug 2016  15:30  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked along coastal path from Easington Colliery. Fine views.

Good condition 11th Apr 2016  14:48  by Boz North

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not Logged 11th Jul 2015  16:57  by Crazygirafe

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

Good condition 9th Sep 2014  11:55  by asbown

Gridref: NZ 44095 45391   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 6th Jul 2014  10:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at NZ430445 and followed ROWs to access land and then short walk to pillar .. Really good views all round ,,

Good condition 5th May 2014  10:57  by Rick Trig

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

I did not realise that Easington was such a nice location! Great walk from a little car park at the end of seaside lane, down to cliff edge, over railway line, then up hill to trig. Great views.

Good condition 3rd May 2014  13:54  by broadoak2006

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Glorious views in all directions

Nearing the Trig ©broadoak2006
Great views ©broadoak2006

Good condition 6th May 2012  14:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NZ 44100 45392   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from Easington Colliery Site and back along coastal path Had to cross railway Good views

Good condition 21st Apr 2012  12:30  by CJO

Gridref: NZ 44098 45393   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

lots of cow pats in field, but no cows.

trig showing some erosion at foundations

Good condition 9th Dec 2011  13:54  by slateloose

Gridref: NZ 44100 45300   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from Easington Colliery Site and back along coastal path

Good condition 13th Sep 2011  14:09  by trig-man

Gridref: NZ 44098 45390   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great sea views

Good condition 15th Aug 2011  15:11  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NZ 44098 45392   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th August 1947 costing 5.8s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NZ42/2 within the Middlesborough block during 1948. Refixed as same in 1984. Levelled for height in 1963. Last maintained by the OS in November 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from SW. Parked east side of road at NZ430445. Followed mapped RoW network to gate at NZ440454 then SE across access land to trig. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition and a breeding ground for ladybirds. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces 253 (W). All four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360 open outlook includes a sea view.

S4224 - Beacon Hill North & GRP
S4224 - Beacon Hill North pillar & FB

Good condition 11th Dec 2010  14:30  by ted

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing; all sighting holes open but couldn't see centre mark. Base exposed.

Beacon Hill North trig
Beacon Hill North FB
Beacon Hill North top

Good condition 9th Apr 2010  19:04  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Quite a trek in from Hawthorn via the dene, lots of yellow primroses in bloom. Flat calm sea, views a bit hazey.

Good condition 7th Mar 2010  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: NZ 44100 45400   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On National Trust land; easy to locate and access. Lots of mining history here; some really good views, and plenty of atmosphere around a pillar that is well worth a visit.

Good condition 14th Nov 2009  15:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walking the Durham Heritage Coast Path from Crimdon to Seaham so a welcome break here. A very clear day so great views up and down the coast (but no cattle!).

Slightly damaged 24th Jun 2007  14:58  by senrabyar

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Scratching post for the most southern Highland cattle I've seen. Pillar foundations are exposed, so a good shove from a scratching cow might push it over one day.

Good condition 15th Oct 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug (someone had left a cut flower protruding), pasture, good (misty) view along coast, cliffs

Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 20th Jul 2005  18:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap gone, otherwise fine. Great setting, views to sea. A sunny summers evening, wheat fields nearby. Not hard to imagine Bede or whoever lounging about with a mug of mead.

Good condition 10th Jul 2005  08:10  by alistair_uk

Gridref: NZ 52667 45484   FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easily accessible along the footpaths. A good view from the Wear to the Tees.

Beacon Hill North Plate
Someone found another use for a the pillar

Good condition 23rd Jan 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 9th Feb 1998  13:21  by jimmy

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not Logged 1st Oct 1997  00:00  by brianr

FB Number: S4224  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

It was blowing a gale when I visited

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