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TP1653 - Broadfields Farm
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Broadfields FarmSU31/T21SU31T021448863.9094918.5453.5443PILLAR01/06/1942101/11/1959N0

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 18067th with 51 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.23/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Apr 2003
Was Last logged: 6th Sep 2019

Of the 26 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 66m
The average error was 12m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Pillar - After Gardening Duties
Flush Bracket
Pillar - Before Gardening Duties

By asbown
The Fence
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 6th Sep 2019  12:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2491   Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Still dry.

Good condition 29th Sep 2016  13:05  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find it 29th Sep 2016  10:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Could not find .. 2nd attempt .. Had quick look previous day and decided to rerun for a more prolonged look having dropped the Missus off at Osbourne House .. Walked all the way round several times and can only conclude that it is in the grounds of one of the office complexes and covered by undergrowth ..

Good condition 12th Apr 2016  17:40  by Chris9870

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Still in fenced off waste ground. No sign of development yet. No one around so squeezed through the gate. Trig in far right hand corner. Lots of brambles.

Good condition 23rd Jun 2014  13:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Found with a little difficulty; already mostly covered by under/overgrowth despite recent visits. My legs were scratched & bloodied; not a good choice to wear shorts! No one around - I entered the waste ground via a gate on the Seaflex premises.

Good condition 11th Jun 2014  17:02  by slateloose

Gridref: SZ 48800 94900   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hidding in the long grass in the righthand corner of this waste ground.

Good condition 10th May 2014  10:55  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 48869 94915   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

No sign of any development on this parcel of waste ground sandwiched between 2 light engineering premises. Parking opposite trig on Seaview Rd; low wire fence to step over and some building debris to negotiate to find an overgrown pillar at far corner of the plot. Cleared ivy and bramble to reveal some minor chipping to top edges; cap missing, asphat plug; 3 sight holes opn, rear closed. No views.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP1653©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP1653©jonglew
Spider TP1653©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1653©jonglew

Good condition 7th Oct 2013  10:00  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Good condition 1st Jul 2013  13:08  by CJO

Gridref: SZ 48868 94916   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asphalt cap. Overgrown with thick nettles.

Broadfields farm It really is still in there, together with a happy cat sleeping in the sun. On boundary with DMR Engineering. This may survive the redevelopment in progress.

Good condition 31st Jul 2012  11:59  by asbown

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

on a plot of land next 2 seaflex,did try and find somebody 2ask but nobody about so took my chances,got caught on way back by a nice bloke who told me the land as been sold and permission 4 building granted 4 a new factory,not sure how the pillar will be affected

Good condition 24th Jul 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 48869 94926   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not in DMR Engineering complex as suggested below. In unit next to it - Seaflex on Sea View road. Very close to DMR boundary fence. Security fencing on my visit obviously moved apart to allow a crouch thru' but sure access could be via entrance to Seaflex. Trig ivy clad but thankfully not in dense bushes/trees to rear of plot.

Unreachable but visible 29th Aug 2011  12:28  by Pharisee

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Had hoped to bag this one whilst on a geocaching trip with Omally and Hi-Tek but it is now behind an 8ft high chain-link fence. Probably climbable, but not by someone as old and decrepit as me. The top of the pillar was just visible behind a screen of foliage.

The Fence ©Pharisee
The top of the pillar behind the foliage ©Pharisee

Good condition 16th May 2011  15:22  by rowleybirkin

Gridref: SZ 48865 94927   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in Broadfields Avenue and took footpath at end of road. Dismayed to find that trig was visible but now behind high security fence. Decided on another approach, circled round and approached via Seaview Road which is a new development. The location in which pillar now lies is a new factory site, gates open, lots of plant and vehicles around but no sign of any human presence. I presented myself at the site office where sat half a dozen construction workers enjoying an extended break. I declared my intentions and admitted to having no safety gear but was granted admittance to the site. Technically this pillar should really be classed as - VISIBLE BUT UNREACHABLE and I fear for its future. It is in the corner of the plot however and may not present an obstruction to the new factory.

Checking out the coordinates.
Flush bracket
Encroaching doom ?

Good condition 11th May 2010  14:25  by raypool

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Jan 2010  15:01  by wrose

Gridref: SZ 48867 94923   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Accessible but not immediately visible. At side of 'walked' path adjacent to industrial complex fencing. Almost overgrown with bushes and ivy. As others have said any new housing or more industry and the chances of survival will be remote - but it has made it into the new decade.

S2491 Broadfields Farm Pillar.
S2491 Broadfields Farm Flush Bracket.
S2491 Broadfields Farm Plug.

Good condition 16th Nov 2009  16:04  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 48860 94910   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Adjacent to ind estate. on edge of building plot and wonder if it will survive when they build on this space? In mean time is good if a little bramble covered!


Good condition 15th Jul 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 12th Apr 2009  15:39  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 14th Oct 2006  14:15  by Trigger

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Sep 2006  11:25  by birders

Gridref: SZ 48860 94923   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ruth at the pillar ©birders
The Flush Bracket ©birders
Our GPS at the Pillar ©birders

Good condition 30th Mar 2006  19:59  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: SZ 48862 94923   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well the housing development goes on, but this one is still there. I'm with the rest though, in feeling that it's days are numbered. I'll go back and check it later in the year as I have a couple of trigs still to get on the island.

GPS Position, Spider & Plug

Good condition 2nd Apr 2005  09:20  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It might get a reprieve because it's near some mature trees, who knows? Non-existent views, tarmac plug.

Good condition 15th Mar 2005  14:05  by Managra

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is just off the footpath behind the construction of what looks like a large warehouse. Rubbish views. Tarmac plug.

Trig point ©Managra
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Good condition 9th Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; resin plug; just inside large nettle bed; could be threatened by encroaching Westbury Homes development? (would be first IOW trig to go)

Good condition 6th Aug 2003  12:38  by rcwiow

FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

It's still there at the moment, but the field where it is located is being developed for housing. The building line is about 100 yards away at the moment, but I don't think it will be long before it will be ripped up.

Good condition 17th Apr 2003  18:30  by Cie

Gridref: SZ 48866 94921   FB Number: S2491  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hidden in the undergrowth, on what is becoming a new housing estate.

GPS confirmation Poor accuracy, probably finger trouble
Stuck in the undergrowth
Flush Bracket

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