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TP1377 - Birchwood Cottages
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Birchwood CottagesTL32/3TL32S003528422.17205809.09126.5042PILLAR01/06/1948101/07/1956N0

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There are 26 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14138th with 119 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.85/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Jan 2004
Was Last logged: 10th Jul 2019

Of the 20 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 130m
The average error was 25m
1 was exact

Epping Green Water Tower Epping Green Water Tower lejogger lejogger Dot924 Dot924 RichardM RichardM Mickandkim Mickandkim Pharisee Pharisee caroleengel caroleengel Griefmiester Griefmiester SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy Birchwood Cottages Birchwood Cottages [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

In the trees
By Dot924
S4478 (Not S4473 I would sugges!)
By Dot924
GPS Data
By Griefmiester
Junior Cipollini\'s and TP
See 20 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 10th Jul 2019  09:50  by Dot924

Gridref: TL 28400 05800   FB Number: S4478  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the trees about 100 metres west of the junction. I parked on the grass on the junction. Also I would suggest by the photo uploads by me and in the past by 'Bridgeman' that it is S4478 not 3

S4478 (Not S4473 I would sugges!) The flush bracket.
In the trees The trigpoint in the trees.

Good condition 12th Oct 2017  12:10  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TL 28422 05809   FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find in trees parked on grass

Good condition 25th Oct 2015  09:25  by RichardM

Gridref: TL 28418 05810   FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

In woods covered in moss ~20m W of junction of Cucumber Lane and frighteningly busy Woodfield Lane.

Good condition 1st Sep 2015  14:06  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

is it 4473 or4478 chopped and doctored?? we need to know.

trig ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger

Good condition 25th Feb 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TL 28421 05819   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Permission to park given on cottage hard standing at junction at top of Cucumber Lane/Tylers Causeway @ TH285058 Trig in bramble belt but is itself clear

Good condition 10th Nov 2014  11:47  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Newgate Street taking in Little Berkhamsted and Bayford. Trig is well camouflaged in coppice but easy access.

Birchwood Cottages Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Birchwood Cottages Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman

Good condition 19th May 2013  14:45  by gowrie

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

If the brambles have a good year this will be harder to see. Easy access from road side.

Good condition 30th Mar 2013  22:12  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 25th Mar 2013  14:15  by lejogger

Gridref: TL 28400 05800   FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There's no business like snow business

Good condition 13th Sep 2012  17:46  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TL 28426 05818   FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

"Low hanging fruit" this one parking next to road junction and quick pop into woods - pillar in good condition and painted white - I think I got a couple of strange looks while squatting down next to pillar for the FB Image!!

Pillar & FB
GPS Data

Not Logged 2nd Aug 2012  16:22  by Teasel

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

Good condition 10th Jun 2011  19:28  by Trigger

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Apr 2011  12:00  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A pretty country lane location for the copse that houses this Trigpoint. It is however deceptive in that it appears to be a lunatics rat run between the A1 and A10 trunk roads (so be careful where you park your vehicle). Nothing to add on previous logs , a fairly uninspiring location with views to nowhere. The O/S website lists the computing year as 1948 and the height a/s/l as 126.504 metres (415.04 feet).

Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe
Trigpoint ©Original Pickaxe

Good condition 9th Feb 2011  13:34  by Pharisee

Gridref: TL 28420 05812   FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A quick dash to this one as I’d left my car parked across a field gate... very naughty! The pillar has acquired a covering of moss but really looks none the worse for that. It’s in generally good condition with a full compliment of metalwork. As others have noted, the last digit on the flush bracket would appear to be an ‘8’ that has been modified with a chisel to become a ‘3’ [see close-up photograph]. No views to speak of.

The pillar in the wood ©Pharisee
Flush bracket number ©Pharisee

Good condition 11th Dec 2010  09:40  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisit for photos - no change, metal cap, deep letters. Reviewing my pic I am happy with my original conclusion - the last digit is an 8 modified into a 3.

FB 3 is a modified 8

Good condition 8th Sep 2010  09:38  by Arnand

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked on grass verge next to someones drive before heading into woods. Easy find close to edge. Trigs paint now covered in moss but in good condition with FB & original cap

Trig moss...supermodel

Good condition 28th Aug 2009  14:19  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: TL 28380 05933   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap intact with all sights open, top is overgrown by thick cushy moss with whitewash peeling away from the South face. The flush bracket certainly seemed to be S4478 when I visited... I wish that my fb photo was clearer and that I had known enough to pay more attention to this seemingly altered state. :-(

Birchwood Cottages ...S4478 ;-)

Good condition 4th Apr 2009  15:15  by Cipollini

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easy find, in copse just to North of lane. Moss covered with peeling white paint, but original plug. Rural views through trees to North. As per previous log the FB number does look like S4478. As I'm only the third to log it this TP is clearly little visited.

Junior Cipollini\'s and TP ©Cipollini
Birchwood Cottages TP ©Cipollini
Is it a 3 or an 8 ? ©Cipollini
Birchwood Cottages TP. Looking N. ©Cipollini

Good condition 14th Jul 2007  14:20  by dal

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly sad location in the copse, clearly little visited. Paint fading, but vgc - plug intact. Straightforward find.

Good condition 18th Jan 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; white; metal cap deep letters; FB looks like 4478 albeit 8 damaged: apparently modified into a 3 to avoid duplication. OS have it as S4473 - Access:10m into wood N side of road just W of junct: park at rdside

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