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TP1358 - Bignor Beacon
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1519
OSGB36 Station :
PP39
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1358
County :
West Sussex
Nearest town :
HASLEMERE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bignor BeaconPP39PP039496596.97113116.28245.1261PILLAR01/06/1938101/02/1953N0

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There are 66 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6923rd with 82 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.31/10 (from 62 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Jun 1995
Was Last found intact: 17th Apr 2019
Was Last logged: 19th Apr 2019

Of the 62 logged visits,
25 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 98m
The average error was 13m
5 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 19th Apr 2019  14:39  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 17th Apr 2019  15:05  by pendlelill

Gridref: SU 96604 13117   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

passed while walking sdw

trig ©pendlelill


Good condition 11th Apr 2019  13:35  by Tikal

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

After visiting the excellent Bignor Roman Villa we parked at the nearby car park and walked to the Trig while grabbing some caches. Trig surrounded by trees and comms towers


Slightly damaged 19th Mar 2019  15:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1519   Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Light drizzle. Parked at the top of the narrow Roman Road at NT car park of sorts. Easy able to trig outside compound.


Not Logged 20th Sep 2018  14:27  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged whilst walking the South Downs Way as part of my Walk 2,018 Miles challenge. Slight diversion from SDW easy access.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Not Logged 17th Jul 2018  17:34  by mikeandjenny

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


Slightly damaged 24th Jun 2018  19:52  by rwilson121

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Bignor Beacon trigpoint ©rwilson121


Slightly damaged 5th May 2018  11:27  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 96597 13116   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Unhindered access from the NE along comms. masts service track. Lovely deciduoius wood with large variety of trees. Trig at high point. Hairline crack at top of FB height.


Good condition 28th Oct 2017  20:00  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SU 96600 13100   FB Number: S151  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the NT CP at Bignor Hill (SU973130) headed W following the South Downs Way for a short way, a track leads NW to the radio masts . Trig can be found close to fence surrounding the radio masts.




SPIDER


Slightly damaged 16th Apr 2017  14:27  by brisboy&wife

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy walk up from car park. Pillar covered with graffiti


Slightly damaged 16th Apr 2017  14:08  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SU 96597 13116   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

A nice walk up to the trig. The South Downs Way passes over the hill. There is an old Celtic legend that a dragon had its lair on top of the hill and its remains can be seen in the folds of the ground. The Roman road of Stane Street runs by the hill.









Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 96600 13124   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 4th Dec 2016  12:01  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Short walk from the CP to the SE under a cloudless blue sky on a freezing cold, very frosty morning. Great views from adjacent bridleways, but trig itself surrounded by scrub and two comms masts. Thence retired to Petworth House for tea, cake and some Christmas shopping. Asphalt cap, W s/hole open, significant chip to S corner, but otherwise structurally sound.


Slightly damaged 14th Jun 2016  14:25  by lackofluke

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Straightforward find following the access track to the masts. FB faces away from track and into vegetation


Slightly damaged 4th Feb 2016  11:29  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 96593 13115   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

From parking area to ESE. Pillar sits outwith large comms compound. There is a patina of hair fractures covering all sides of lower third; has large chunk of concrete chipped off one top corner plus other minor chipping from top edges. Original cap missing, asphalt plug; RHD side sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP1358©jonglew
Spider TP1358©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1358©jonglew


Not Logged 23rd Dec 2015  11:15  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 96500 13100   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Weather unseasonably warm and sunny with fabulous views on walk from car park. Pillar hidden in trees close to gateway of mast compound.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2015  14:00  by Dot924

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

Second one of the day


Good condition 11th Jan 2015  14:38  by G4TSQ

Gridref: SU 96597 13116   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A little moss around the base but in reasonable condition.

FP Flush Plate
Left on top of trig point In memory of loved one©G4TSQ


Slightly damaged 17th Nov 2014  14:40  by arranc

Gridref: SU 96595 13128   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 19th Oct 2014  13:00  by Dick the Finger

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

Rather overgrown but with some lovely yew trees nearby


Not Logged 2nd Apr 2014  11:23  by panniers

Gridref: SU 96600 13125   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10





Good condition 29th Mar 2014  12:58  by plet56

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


Slightly damaged 11th Sep 2013  19:00  by martinc

Gridref: SU 96591 13126   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Plug filled. Horizontal crack. View blocked all round by trees. Visited at end of a long day geocaching.


Not Logged 8th Sep 2013  18:45  by scarp

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


Slightly damaged 17th May 2013  17:00  by Dumfriesmike

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


Slightly damaged 4th May 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

TP1358 ©explorer_olway
TP1358 ©explorer_olway


Slightly damaged 3rd Jan 2013  15:24  by Griggsy

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

From Eartham wood

©Griggsy


Slightly damaged 7th Apr 2012  19:10  by Biffin

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

©Biffin
©Biffin


Slightly damaged 2nd Apr 2012  09:20  by wrose

Gridref: SU 96596 13120   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

I parked in the car park at the top of the hill to the east and then just followed the tracks to the masts and the pillar. Somewhat overshadowed by both the masts and tree growth. Some slight damage to the top and has a lost its original plug but has a tarmac type replacment so is not open to the elements. No views from here but a nice area nontheless.

S1519 Bignor Beacon Pillar.
S1519 Bignor Beacon Flush Bracket.
S1519 Bignor Beacon Plug.


Slightly damaged 31st Dec 2011  16:00  by sandvika

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Shame there is no view except the compound for the ugly twin masts!

Flush Bracket
The clouds are coming down


Good condition 27th Dec 2011  12:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SU 96500 13100   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

The basis for new technology


Slightly damaged 24th Sep 2011  15:22  by ukandystreet

Gridref: SU 96595 13120   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice easy find, just outside the radio masts compound.


Slightly damaged 31st May 2011  11:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 96590 13110   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Slightly damaged 11th Dec 2010  17:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2010  19:28  by lost!

Gridref: SU 96601 13130   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Found in darkness near the end of a 21 mile geocaching trail. No view!


Slightly damaged 7th Jul 2010  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 10th Apr 2010  11:59  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

As others, I parked in the car park between Bignor Hill and Glatting Beacon (not sure why this trig isn't called the latter!) and walked up. No views at all from the Trig, but at least it didn't get locked up in the masts compound. After visiting the trig I popped over to Bignor Hill and Toby's Stone. The views are great from there! Me 245m

From half way up the mast compound hedge! No views in the picture, but at least it is not lots of floor


Slightly damaged 8th Apr 2010  14:42  by qmaster

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Good condition 17th Jun 2009  16:00  by beemerboxer1

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Logged whilst on the Sussex Amble Geochaching Series. Quite spooky amongst the trees whilst getting here !

Latest View - June 2009
Latest View - S1519


Slightly damaged 8th Mar 2009  15:37  by hussyhill

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

Glad we were able to drive to car park at top, steep climb otherwise. Lovely views around the trig area, Plug concreated in, corner of trig broken off.

On Our Spot ©hussyhill
View Nearby Although there is nothing much of a view near the Trig, go back down the path, turn left and this is what you get.©hussyhill


Damaged 15th Nov 2008  12:20  by Mr.Dewdrop

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

Passed by on the way around the Sussex Ramble caches.

Bob Smith at the trig


Not Logged 25th Oct 2008  10:30  by mikelevett

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


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2008  13:50  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

No views from here and telephone masts right beside it.


Slightly damaged 14th Aug 2008  12:22  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

By masts in woodland. Easy access but no views

Bignor Beacon Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Bignor Beacon Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 4th Dec 2007  11:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Revisit on 4 May 2013

TP1358
TP1358


Slightly damaged 6th Oct 2007  12:05  by Ann_and_Brian

Gridref: SU 96598 13109   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Good views on the way to this trigpoint. Damaged top corner, cap missing.

The Pillar
Flush Bracket
The Top


Slightly damaged 29th Apr 2007  19:25  by Kitty Hawk

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

Easy find, but fater cycling up here on the SDW, the extra few 100ft were very hard as the SDW skirts the tip without reaching it.


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2006  11:00  by Shamus

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

This was easy to find being so close to the masts but was a nice walk on hills I am very fond of. It was also nice to find out that the Clanfield Rambler had also visited the same trig within about an hour of our visit,we may even have passed on the trail not knowing our goals were the same.

©Shamus
©Shamus
©Shamus


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2006  11:00  by abi

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

i really enjoiy the walk to get to this trig


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2006  00:00  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 96599 13120   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slighly damaged on corner Concrete Plug. In woods by radio masts, but easy to locate. No Views of surrounding area.

©Clanfield Rambler
Trig pointing to slight damage ©Clanfield Rambler


Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2005  16:00  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: SU 96598 13113   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Guarded by sheep but easily accesed from the bridleway. Erosion around the base. Concrete plug. GPSr gave elevation 239m.

Bignor Beacon Bignor Beacon Trig Point


Slightly damaged 8th Nov 2005  10:18  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Easy to locate this one, a short stroll up from the car park on the South Downs Way. Pillar is slightly damaged with a chip out of the top edge.


Slightly damaged 5th Nov 2005  13:37  by mikewhiskey2

Gridref: SU 96597 13124   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Lovely autumn day. GPS read elevation 247m.


Slightly damaged 14th Aug 2005  12:00  by Managra

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

There's a corner missing on this one. Just outside the radio mast compound so there are no views from the trig itself, but there are on the way back to the car park. Tarmac plug.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra
People ©Managra


Slightly damaged 14th Jun 2005  14:24  by barryhunter

Gridref: SU 96598 13122   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Right by some radio masts, pleasent walk from the nearby car park. Featuring a Tar Plug.


Slightly damaged 13th Feb 2005  09:32  by Sapper

Gridref: SU 96596 13123   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Done during a cold walk on the South Downs. No views from the pillar due to tree growth and slightly damaged.


Not Logged 14th Aug 2004  00:00  by Foggy & Crew

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

While doing Duncton Hill, Been here many times whilst working


Slightly damaged 29th Jul 2004  13:39  by Alan Grove

Gridref: SU 96590 13127   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Located in a clearing alongside a radio station. The centre plug has been cemented up and there is a chunk missing from one corner.

TP1358 TP1358 - Bignor Beacon©Alan Grove
TP1358 FB TP1358's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP1358 Damage View of TP1358 showing the damaged corner©Alan Grove


Slightly damaged 2nd May 2004  20:15  by 68 GUNS

Gridref: SU 96597 13116   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Pillar is sited next to pair of Radio/Telephone masts on Bignor Beacon. The plug is cemented up but otherwise in good condition.

TP1358 FB ©68 GUNS


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

top chipped; a few m E of compound, spider standard design but located off-centre


Good condition 21st Jul 1999  14:00  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: SU 96597 13116   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited as Part of the South Downs Challenge with Joe Barnes. (25 of 38)

Bignor Beacon Trig ©jamesleesaunders


Good condition 3rd Jun 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1519  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

By a mast quite close to the Roman fort. Tarmac plug.



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