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TP2344 - Coldtown Beacon
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S6634
OSGB36 Station :
NY86/T18
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2344
County :
Northumberland
Nearest town :
HEXHAM

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Coldtown BeaconNY86/T18NY86T018386446.51588008.51365.7293PILLAR01/06/1953101/01/1955N0

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There are 46 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4102nd with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.82/10 (from 45 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Sep 1993
Was Last logged: 28th Jun 2020

Of the 45 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 27m
The average error was 3m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By agentmancuso
Coldtown Beacon
By ted
Coldtown Beacon
By ted
Coldtown Beacon
By ted
View North
By Nick&Rosie

By offpiste
I parked car here.
By The RockKnocker
Warning !
By The RockKnocker
See 38 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 28th Jun 2020  11:28  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove up from Hareshaw Head on the A68. Two gates to open and close. Weather was very Northumberland today, sun, rain and a gale force wind so didn't hang about to long for pictures.


Good condition 9th Jun 2020  00:00  by carolje

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


Good condition 1st Oct 2019  12:10  by ad-lib

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Extensive views


Good condition 8th Apr 2019  17:56  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roughish road from A68 with two gates shut today. No flags, but a couple of lorry-fulls of squaddies near the top.


Good condition 18th Aug 2018  11:50  by ted

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Bellingham via Hareshaw Head. Dull day, windy drizzle, no views. Trig easy enough to reach; plug replaced by tarmac.

Coldtown Beacon trig
Coldtown Beacon trig
Coldtown Beacon FB
Coldtown Beacon top


Good condition 24th Jun 2018  13:06  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

24/06/18 (Second Visit) Drove up from West Woodburn, there are 3 gates to negotiate this way, there's just 2 from the Hareshaw Head end! A fabulous day with fantastic air quality, so as we were passing it was an opportunity to get some good photos, as we'd just bagged Greenside TP, which has no views at all but conifers! ~~ 19/09/17 (First Visit) Drove up from Hareshaw Head, first of 4 TPs today. Fabulous 360 degree views from here.

View North 19/09/17 Rosie & Blue
View South 24/06/18
View West 19/09/17
View East 26/06/18


Good condition 12th Jan 2018  00:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Quick run from road, about 100m. MOD land and no red flag.


Good condition 22nd Sep 2017  11:15  by bwm

Gridref: NY 86447 88009   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drive by but gates across road


Good condition 9th Apr 2017  13:39  by ger

Gridref: NY 86447 88008   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider has tar plug. Pretty good views, though today distant views in greyness.


Good condition 29th Dec 2016  10:03  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy roadside bag. Icy road today.

Coldtown Beacon ©paulxtr


Good condition 5th Nov 2016  17:58  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NY 86446 88012   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Altitude 369m Tricky little drive in the dark - lots of gates. Otherwise easy peasy

©We TRye hard


Good condition 1st Sep 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 86447 88010   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th May 2016  11:43  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 86446 88005   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up road from A68 (three gates to open), descended north west on better road with only one gate to open.

Coldtown Beacon Distant views


Good condition 7th May 2016  14:10  by offpiste

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very short distance from road



Good condition 23rd Feb 2016  17:27  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 86446 88008   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Arrived at sunset.

Coldtown Beacon The trig.
Coldtown Beacon The FB.


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  17:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 86447 88009   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roadside and photo shoot


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  17:13  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 86445 88007   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 05/07/2008. Thanks to Judith for the sloe gin!


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  17:07  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

asphalt plug. Revisit, Unofficial Register gathering. Thanks to Judith for the sloe gin!


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  17:05  by manonabike

Gridref: NY 86450 88010   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parked next to trig and enjoyed a sloe gin, thanks Judith


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  17:03  by wrose

Gridref: NY 86447 88007   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Part of the group visit that celebrated our visit with a glass of sloe gin - many thanks to Judith.

S6634 Coldtown Beacon Pillar.
S6634 Coldtown Beacon Flush Bracket.
S6634 Coldtown Beacon Plug.


Good condition 27th Sep 2015  09:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 6th Sep 2015  17:10  by MBFace

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Extensive views in all directions.

Coldtown Beacon 1
Coldtown Beacon 2


Good condition 14th Jun 2015  10:52  by CJO

Gridref: NY 86444 88009   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asphalt cap. Pigeons being released from four lorries from Ayrshire pigeon fanciers association.

Coldtown Beacon


Good condition 23rd May 2015  10:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Rough road up from the A68 to the east. Worth taking a volunteer to open the gates (3). Once at the top great moorland views

©Borderer


Good condition 17th May 2014  19:19  by g4wsb

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 9th Feb 2014  10:36  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: NY 86447 88009   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No red flags so i drove up to this one, great views this morning but cold ! Not cold in the car though ;-)

I parked car here. No red flags so drove to the trig.
Me at the trig. Cold this Morning, but had heater on in car ;-)
Warning ! The sign at the bottom of the road!
The Trig ! Sheep Carn't Read Signs !


Good condition 18th Aug 2012  14:42  by stan toon

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

Superb views over to Cross Fell and the other way to The Cheviots, drove right up to high point on road as red flag was not flying.

©stan toon


Good condition 2nd Jan 2011  14:35  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove along road to it from east, but had to walk the last 300m as the road was impassable due to snow drifts



road access impassable due to the snow!


Good condition 24th Apr 2010  15:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice easy drive by. Warm but hazy today so views not brilliant.


Good condition 7th Oct 2009  18:30  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Simple drive up to trig point. But what fantastic views of Northumberland in avery direction. Fantastic.


Good condition 31st Jul 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

no flag drove up road few yards to trig

S6634©Border Peat


Good condition 8th Mar 2009  11:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Gates shut but no flags flying so decided to risk it.Parked at highest point.Short walk to the trig.Dismal day no views to speak of.


Good condition 5th Jul 2008  13:32  by coinea

Gridref: NY 86445 88007   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 5th Jul 2008  13:31  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 86445 88007   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th October 1951 costing 15.0s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY86/T18 within the Hexham secondary block during 1953. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1955. Last routinely maintained by the OS in 1978 with a later check recorded on 6th December 2000. SITE VISIT: Mapped as a Danger Area but no MoD presence on this dismal day. Parked at highpoint on road, very short walk to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 79. Vented through south sight hole. Views limited by poor weather on the day.

S6634 - Coldtown Beacon pillar & FB
S6634 - Coldtown Beacon my faithful carriage awaits.


Good condition 11th Jun 2008  14:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lonely spot on moorland minor road. Army danger area but flag not flying. No sign of pillar having been painted. Plug missing, asphalt filled.


Good condition 18th Apr 2008  18:40  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Northumberland. Yes, the gates on this rough road are a pain if you are in a car on your own! Tarmac plug.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2007  08:15  by Trigger

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Jun 2004  15:20  by fasgadh

Gridref: NY 86474 88007   FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drive up, in the ranges, but open today. Short walk for a view of Redesdale. Gates a pain. Concrete plug replacement. Painted lady fluttering by

Coldtown Beacon Metal
Coldtown Beacon


Good condition 29th Oct 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No red flags flying; no-one about.

S6634


Slightly damaged 23rd Sep 2003  13:02  by Teasel

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice easy one by the side of a road. Plug has been tarmac'ed up.

The flush bracket
Admiring the view from the trigpoint ©Teasel


Good condition 23rd Sep 2003  13:02  by The Peak Plodders

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great views, didn;t have to walk far to this one.


Good condition 16th Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, resin plug, wide view - rdside heather summit, fine view


Good condition 5th Apr 2000  13:01  by jimmy

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 26th Jun 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 26th Sep 1993  06:42  by andyc

FB Number: S6634  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Next to Shell launching area for Otterburn Range. No firing today though.



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