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TP1748 - Bucknall
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
BucknallSJ95/T3SJ95T003391575.66347682.48197.4493PILLAR01/06/1979101/06/1982N1Refixed 1987
BucknallSJ95/T3SJ95T003391575.66347682.44197.4253PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1965N1Refixed 1979

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3796th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.88/10 (from 32 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Jun 2003
Was Last logged: 10th Feb 2019

Of the 32 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 111m
The average error was 19m
1 was exact

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Good condition 10th Feb 2019  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SJ 91578 47685   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked in nearby housing estate along prow with detour to pillar muddy area

Good condition 23rd Oct 2018  16:50  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Last one of the day. Very glad that it was not within the reservoir compound. Bit of a faff coming in via the residential road to the south. Downhill all the way now back to Stoke train station.

Good condition 27th May 2018  18:10  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 27th May 2018  18:09  by Pritch227

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

lots of houses in situ,up from the estate just off the fp.


Good condition 7th Apr 2018  14:35  by petevenkman

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


Good condition 20th Feb 2018  14:51  by nozzer

Gridref: SJ 91576 47687   FB Number: S2656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 20th Feb 2018  14:37  by Downfaller

Gridref: SJ 91577 47687   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 29th May 2017  15:45  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up with P61 easy walk up with lots of wild friendly horses around compound area.

Way up
Kingsland Primary School Classroom.
Wild Horses
Hello there

Good condition 29th May 2017  15:45  by painterman61

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy if steep walk up trough a load of shire horses trig in vgc good view how did the pilot land his plane in the school yard?

its me ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
great pilot ©painterman61

Good condition 9th May 2017  15:14  by ProSpec

Gridref: SJ 91575 47684   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

good views.

Good condition 9th Oct 2016  12:48  by paulxtr

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on Dickens St. and took public path up to reservoir compound. Good view from trig.

Bucknall ©paulxtr

Good condition 19th Dec 2015  13:29  by slateloose

Gridref: SJ 91500 47600   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Used footpath from west up between backs of house directly up hill to reservoir, very muddy fields but at least the trig is not behind any fences.

Good condition 12th Sep 2015  11:00  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 6th Sep 2015  15:15  by CJO

Gridref: SJ 91575 47682   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Surprisingly outside the reservoir compound fencing.


Good condition 25th Aug 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SJ 91577 47686   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on Eaves Lane (to west). Then walked back down road to track between Birch Gate and Gladwyn Street - walkable only.

Good condition 14th Jul 2012  14:47  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SJ 91572 47690   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found this very challenging (ok I made a complete cock up of it). Read all the logs and headed for the reservoir gates at the top of Gratton Road – the gate now has barbed wire and is very near to the houses so I took heed of the Private sign – then I looked for the path at the top of Birchgate – having no success there I looked at the top of every street off Brookhouse Lane again without success – I finally went right to the top of the lane and parked above the dog kennels – this was in an attempt to walk back along the paths from the east nearly a mile away. Most of the paths were water logged and I nearly lost my wellies. The trigpoint is in the same field as the path with no wire to negotiate. Just for fun I decided to continue on the path to find out where it came out. No wonder I couldn’t find it – the gate is between Birchgate and Gladwyn Street at the back of the houses (SJ91323 47628) – it comes out onto Eaves lane only about 100 yard from the A52 (see photo). It would be best to park in Gladwyn Street and access the path opposite Dickens Street. Looking at the logs again I see that this is exactly as other had said. Anyway good views from up there – even an aircraft parked at a school below. Didn’t fancy going back through the bogs so I had to walk along the road in wellies and filthy trousers. I was going to do a couple more trigpoints but decided enough was enough.

Bucknall footpath sign on Eaves Lane.
Bucknall View of Short 360 used as a classroom at Bucknall Primary School (it cost £20000)

Good condition 19th Mar 2012  19:51  by PeteBoggs

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

Like asbown parked by gates to reservoir and followed path up - ignoring private signs - then there's just a matter of 2 barbed wire to scale and one wire fence to scramble under


Good condition 3rd Apr 2011  14:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SJ 91576 47682   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Came up from south west but had to go through hole in hedge,no horses today so easy route.On way down spotted ROW just to right which comes up back of houses

Good condition 14th Apr 2009  15:30  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SJ 91541 47716   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Took the route as advised by rbarlow but had a problem. Turned into Fourth Avenue (not Durth) but there is a gated property at the end with no public access. Spoke to a friendly local who offered to show me the way. We drove back to the A52, turned right and immediately right again before the traffic lights and took the second left,Cranford Road where you can park.Take the well used path until a stile is reached, turn left and over another one to the trig. No horses today but good views over Stoke. My thanks to my guide without whom I may have still be trying to find it. He didn't even want a lift back home.

Good condition 18th Oct 2008  10:00  by ted

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approach from W; minor detour off footpath. Outside reservoir fence. Good views over city.

Bucknall trig
Bucknall trig - view to East
Bucknall FB
Bucknall top

Good condition 21st Mar 2008  14:15  by Tizzie

Gridref: SJ 91575 47682   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No horses today, but plenty of evidence they had been here. Great views, right over to Mow Cop.

Good condition 11th Aug 2007  15:07  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Jun 2007  11:00  by asbown

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

parked next to gates for resr and followed footpath between the resr and houses, over very overgrown field and under the fence before 2 lots of barbed wire and finally your in the field with trig, there must be easier ways i'm sure, the views over to stoke are impressive.

Good condition 20th Jun 2006  19:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Only a couple of miles from my house.The trig is situated in a field of horses near a enclosed resevoir.Took advantage of an England world cup soccer match to minimise chances of anyone being about.If you turn off the A52 down Brookhouse Lane then left into Durth Ave there is a gate leading along a ROW for about 500 yards then turn left over or under a fence into horses field then it is a short walk to the trig.Extensive views over Hanley.

Good condition 20th Jun 2006  18:53  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Latest explorers now pick up the FP in green and definitely a good approach. Follow to over the stile and there is a proper as opposed to improper gap in the fence to walk across.

Good condition 19th Mar 2006  13:45  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SJ 91570 47680   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from housing estate to the S .A bit of a pig from here may not be the best approach,along back of houses then various fences and hedges all overlooked.Pillar in Horse field just outside compound,good views glad to leave!


Good condition 6th Feb 2005  12:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There is a public fottpath that goes up the hill from the south west. On our explorer map it is shown as a black dotted line, not green dots. There is a proper metal kissing gate that gives access to the field from a track at the rear of two rows of houses in the built up area opposite the school. It's a bit of a pull up to the reservoir and was very wet and slippery today. There is a chain link fence blocking access to the trig but this has been broken down as you reach the top of the hill. The trig is just outside the reservoir enclosure. The horses were OK - didn't seem very interested. Plug with uindented lettering.

Good condition 4th Jan 2005  15:53  by lookingmrb&pwb

Gridref: SJ 91608 47732   FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

18/20 Approached from residential road off A52. Dog walking path up the side of the reservoir, and all around the back, very muddy.

Good condition 18th May 2004  12:00  by Seasider

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

16/24 for the day. Came from the south (no footpath) as the footpath from the east would have involved a long walk!

Good condition 26th Apr 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, hilltop just N of resr outside compund

Good condition 1st Mar 2004  12:37  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Near reservoir, well fenced off, surrounded by horses (which scare me!), good condition, difficult access. Private

Trig protected by horses

Good condition 22nd Jun 2003  12:30  by Deego

FB Number: S2658  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

tricky one to get to

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