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TP1432 - Black Pill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3545
OSGB36 Station :
SN80/T81
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1432
County :
West Glamorgan
Nearest town :
SWANSEA

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Black PillSN80/T81SN80T081262167.85190898.2410.6223PILLAR01/06/1956101/06/1956N0
Black PillSN80/T81SN80T081262167.78190898.250.0003PILLAR01/06/194601Refixed 1956

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There are 69 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5999th with 41 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.46/10 (from 80 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Apr 1996
Was Last logged: 10th Jun 2019

Of the 80 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 11m
The average error was 4m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 10th Jun 2019  07:38  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SS 62168 90893   FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Jun 2019  11:52  by rwilson121

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Black Pill trigpoint ©rwilson121


Not Logged 2nd May 2019  09:32  by robcross

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


Not Logged 1st Apr 2019  11:00  by Stratford Strollers

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

Logging this as a 'surprise drive-by'. We were on our way to a funeral and couldn't stop.


Good condition 21st Dec 2018  16:49  by VinceTP

Gridref: SS 62167 90896   FB Number: S3546  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 17th Jun 2018  15:30  by gower lad

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

parked up side road opposite, on way home from recycling depot. car park by road is pay and display. typical flamin' june day in swansea, dank wet mist, cool and gloomy!


Good condition 20th Sep 2017  12:36  by Juliebfitness

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Gelert & Laika


Not Logged 24th Apr 2017  12:15  by AsherMarley

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10



Good condition 1st Apr 2017  18:30  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hiking boots not required! Called in while out for a meal in Swansea. Although the condition is good, nobody seems to have mentioned that the pillar is not vertical. The foundation has settled causing the pillar to lean over at a jaunty angle. Wonderful views across the Bay today.

Trig and Clouds ©Richofsebast
Leaning ©Richofsebast


Good condition 25th Sep 2016  14:48  by Gringo472

Gridref: SS 62169 90898   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to find from cycle path, on the foot golf course.

Black Pill Trigpoint and bracket


Good condition 22nd Sep 2016  15:00  by sooztrigs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

No climbing involved.


Good condition 7th Sep 2016  11:30  by dewi o dre-gwyr

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found on my way into Swansea

Looking out to Sea


Good condition 26th Aug 2016  20:22  by daidragon

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

still in pretty good condition stumbled across it while chasing nearby pokemon

blackpill trig ©daidragon


Good condition 13th Jul 2016  11:42  by paulxtr

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Gower AONB trig bagging day pillar 3/14. Parked in the Mumbai Indian restaurant car park (SS617906) then a short stroll to the trig.

Black Pill ©paulxtr


Good condition 19th May 2016  11:42  by Dusty

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Third visit. This time with Tanya.

Tanya & pillar


Good condition 15th May 2016  12:56  by underhill

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


Good condition 17th Jan 2016  11:30  by op12no2

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On the Wales coastal path with fab views across Swansea Bay.

Mumbles head in the distance.


Good condition 9th Oct 2015  11:28  by manuforlife

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Looks slightly out of place near the sea front


Not Logged 2nd Sep 2015  20:11  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SS 62168 90898   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Jul 2015  14:07  by evsbaggsy

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

One of those rare low pillars.


Not Logged 13th Jul 2015  11:21  by walkingwood

Gridref: SS 62170 90903   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

flush brkt ©walkingwood
Mrs W by Trig ©walkingwood


Good condition 21st Jun 2015  15:40  by Chris9870

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in car park then easy walk up the front to the trig, just on the edge of a golf course.


Good condition 18th May 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SS 62171 90903   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking still possible by petrol station opposite


Good condition 10th Mar 2015  13:45  by The Reverend

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

While walking the coast path between Swansea and Caswell Bay.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2015  18:27  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SS 62171 90903   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I've marked it as good but agree with jonglew that it is leaning. Excellent views across the bay


Good condition 20th May 2014  14:56  by sven

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in car park opposite. Skirted the pitch & putt course. Avoided random mouton bikers riding tricks on the purpose built slopes and jumps. Views over sandy bay as tide was low. Easy Trig and remarkably undamaged.


Good condition 17th May 2014  14:05  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SS 62168 90898   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

crackin' day grommit to find a nice easy trig






Good condition 1st Mar 2014  17:15  by Trigglets

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Trigglets


Good condition 10th Nov 2013  14:43  by jonglew

Gridref: SS 62168 90900   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good access being sited on Swansea's beach front golf course. Marked as 'good' but pillar is no longer upright - there's a definite lean. Cap missing, cement plug; 1 sight hole open; residual white paint.

Pillar TP1432©jonglew
Spider TP1432©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1432©jonglew


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  19:34  by Delta68

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Happened upon this one whilst cycling along the promenade. I leapt off my bike as I was so pleased to find it.

Black Pill


Good condition 25th Jun 2013  09:46  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

easy bag on municipal golf course

pillar
flush bracket
spider


Good condition 4th May 2013  13:11  by brisboy&wife

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The lowest pillar we've visited.

Mrs Dusty & Mrs B at pillar


Good condition 4th May 2013  13:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Revisit with Mrs Dusty, Brisboy & wife.

Mrs Dusty, Brisboy & wife at pillar


Good condition 5th Nov 2012  17:28  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SS 62168 90900   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I Parked opposite by the petrol station and then a Hedgehog Run over the road - Pillar in good condition located next to cycle way - view along coast dark so lots of lights to see.

Pillar & FB
GPS Data


Good condition 12th Oct 2012  14:25  by glasfory

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice and easy to find and get to


Good condition 21st Aug 2012  11:11  by Griggsy

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Shell petrol station

©Griggsy


Good condition 16th Jul 2012  17:01  by barnsley skip

Gridref: SS 62168 90902   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As said easy to find side of bike path but no where to park for free so had to paid and display across the main road gone up to 1.30. Not good views today due to mist and wet.



Good condition 14th Jul 2012  12:46  by Bourne

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

Only Drive by busy day


Good condition 18th Nov 2011  09:27  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 3rd Nov 2011  23:45  by wood owl

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


Good condition 27th Aug 2011  17:26  by cyclehelen

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A great spot on the promenade which is easily accessible. I passed this way with my family on our way back to Neath after visiting the Gower.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2011  00:00  by thebuttonmushroom

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar is located on a roadside golf course with excellent views across Swansea Bay towards the Mumbles.

Black Pill Pillar


Good condition 31st Jul 2011  16:07  by Big Fish

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We are up in Swansea for the Welsh Geocaching Mega Event and myself and MicroFish walked up to this one after parking up on Ashleigh Road. It was easy to spot from the road and we spotted it as we drove along.

Black Pill Trig
MicroFish @ Black Pill Trig


Not Logged 30th Jul 2011  15:00  by team pendolino

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


Not Logged 25th May 2011  09:00  by ltrc

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


Good condition 23rd Apr 2011  12:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar is on mini golf course, adjacent to a cycle track, close to Swansea Bay.Parking close by ...


Good condition 24th Mar 2011  09:39  by wrose

Gridref: SS 62173 90907   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar is highly visible and very easily accessible. The biggest problem is finding somewhere to park - eventually cost me 1.20! This pillar must be passed by hundreds of people a day as they walk, jog and ride passed it on the nearby promenade. Pillar is in good condition although the plug is of the infilled type. The flush bracket number is one where the 'S' is above the number. Lovely area for the locals to relax in.

S3545 Black Pill Pillar.
S3545 Black Pill Flush Bracket.
S3545 Black Pill Plug.


Not Logged 22nd Feb 2011  15:00  by terentius

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

I've passed this way many, many times over many years but today was the first time I touched it.


Good condition 5th Dec 2010  11:45  by Shelfyowen

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


Slightly damaged 30th May 2010  19:07  by jochta

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Impossible to miss next to cyclepath and pitch and putt course. Good views to Mumbles. Pillar is leaning slightly and has a tarmac plug. FB is also rather battered.

Pillar and Flush Bracket S above number on the rather battered FB.
Top of pillar Showing tarmac plug.


Good condition 16th May 2010  19:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd May 2010  11:25  by Trigger

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP1432


Good condition 3rd Mar 2010  08:45  by asbown

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

nice views across the bay.


Not Logged 31st Mar 2009  14:00  by JSR-UK

Gridref: SS 62171 90906   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 1st Feb 2009  15:25  by IantoThomas

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely spot with great views and easy to get to. Nice one.


Good condition 11th Aug 2008  14:50  by djstevi

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

great views over mumbles from this point.


Good condition 2nd Aug 2008  12:00  by mitch.mob

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

You cannot miss this!

Mumbles
S3545


Good condition 23rd Jun 2008  17:30  by Managra

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In good condition and once painted white. Good view over the bay. Tarmac plug

©Managra
©Managra


Good condition 8th Jun 2008  11:30  by kawaherp

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©kawaherp
©kawaherp


Good condition 4th May 2008  16:00  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Did a double take as I saw this one while driving past. Makes it all a bit too easy though.


Good condition 3rd May 2008  14:30  by write and mane

Gridref: SS 62171 90901   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Black Pill Trig View behind is across Swansea Bay to Mumbles Head©write and mane
Black Pill Trig flush bracket ©write and mane


Good condition 3rd May 2008  10:00  by Eclectic Penguin

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

Quite possibly the lowest trig point I've seen to date!


Good condition 3rd May 2008  09:55  by The Brat Pack

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Logged durin South Wales Geocaching Event at Clyne Farm


Good condition 3rd May 2008  09:34  by sniffadogz

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

Easy access, good views across bay.


Slightly damaged 18th Nov 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

vgc but slightly leaning, public open space between golf course and path/cycleway.


Good condition 20th Oct 2007  14:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Trigpoint & view towards Mumbles
Trigpoint & view North
Flush Bracket
Spider Taken 4.5.13


Good condition 15th Oct 2007  14:38  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A very easy one to bag. Car park just to SW over road. Normally 'pay and display' but machines all bagged up. Trig leans slightly seawards.

Black Pill trig point ©Bridgeman
Black Pill trig point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 9th Apr 2007  12:18  by matrix

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 29th Oct 2006  18:26  by v_corden@hotmail.com

Gridref: SS 62163 90898   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easiest one ever!


Good condition 5th Sep 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Has a slight lean to it.

S3545
S3545
S3545


Good condition 22nd Jan 2006  14:40  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SS 62160 90890   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Next to promenade.Busy today ,cross chip and putt course.Park at Shell garage .

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 16th Oct 2005  14:02  by superswifteagle

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just off the cycleway, nice spot


Not Logged 25th Mar 2005  13:07  by DomHeknows

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

phew - no hills to climb!


Good condition 18th Jan 2005  17:15  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SS 62169 90906   FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly squelchy underfootbut good view of the bay now to head home. Note no front S as per previous photo its one of those central ones above the numbers


Good condition 28th Sep 2004  20:30  by r.j.ogle

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Jun 2004  10:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

This low lying trig sits near the edge of a pitch and putt course. I probably have a picture somewhere of me standing on top of it wearing flared trousers and a cheesecloth from my college days here in the 1970s. Good to put some faces to the names Mick, Shane and the Heathens!

Flush Bracket
Trig point looking towards Mumbles


Good condition 19th Jun 2004  09:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Close to the road. We parked in the Lido Carpark. Watch the traffic! Tarmac plug.


Good condition 19th Jun 2004  09:45  by HEATHENS

FB Number: 3545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy peasy!

Mick & Shane plus some Heathens ©HEATHENS


Good condition 10th Dec 1997  12:26  by FrankR

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

Walked past this pillar many times when I was at Uni in Swansea.


Good condition 8th Apr 1996  16:54  by andyc

FB Number: S3545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Close to cyclepath on disused Mumbles railway. On a pitch and putt golf course.



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