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TP0281 - Wall Common
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S3232
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
ST57/T3
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0281
County :
Somerset
Nearest town :
BURNHAM-ON-SEA

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Wall CommonST57/T3ST57T003326047.46145305.816.9223PILLAR01/06/1944101/03/1953N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4773rd with 33 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.66/10 (from 44 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Aug 1985
Was Last logged: 10th Oct 2018

Of the 44 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 47m
The average error was 15m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Wall common Trig Point
©Bridgeman
BRISTOLIAN visits Wall Common.
©BRISTOLIAN

By Walkingthedoguk

©g4wsb

By asbown

By mitsiman
See 25 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 10th Oct 2018  11:47  by Mr Rant

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

A strange trig indeed. Not an easy one to spot as it has been obscured by the sea wall. Appears to have sunk into the sand, so not a huge amount visible. Flush bracket presumably on one of the sides that's obscured by a wall. Otherwise, nice views of the estuary.


Slightly damaged 16th Sep 2018  14:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked in 2nd car park. Trig easily found in sea wall. Hinkley Point quite near.


Good condition 11th Sep 2018  11:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3232   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A lovely view towards Steep Holm.


Slightly damaged 1st Aug 2018  10:39  by bobandjenny

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Buried in wall!


Good condition 11th Jun 2018  14:00  by Bridgeman

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

Walking further section of Somerset Coast Path and started out from Combwich on circular via Hinkley Point. Trig point almost buried in sea wall on seaward side of track and only spotted when almost on top of it.

Wall common Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 24th Dec 2017  12:44  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Suck into the beach grasslands so unable to see bracket.

BRISTOLIAN visits Wall Common. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 24th Jun 2017  11:10  by dewdrop

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

Strange, partially buried in low sea wall, top is level with wall. number not visible. looks to be in good condition. Wonderful position, amazing views over estuary and marshes. Had a great walk around Steart Marshes.


Good condition 26th May 2017  15:58  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 26000 45300   FB Number: S3232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

How easy would it have been to build the block walling in front of the trig to leave it in open space.


Slightly damaged 24th May 2017  12:55  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: ST 26050 45311   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Only found due to previous visitors comments. Thanks to the many.


Good condition 5th Apr 2017  00:00  by Walkingthedoguk

FB Number: S3232  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I used my OS app to locate as its buried in the wall bank not seen from the track i walked along, you need to be on the mudflat side of the ridge, good condition as far as i could tell, excellent views of Steepholm and Hinckley


Good condition 5th Apr 2017  00:00  by Sarah&Angus

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

Hard to find due to being partially buried by the bank of the water. You walk above it so search along base of bank.


Good condition 31st Jul 2016  10:31  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 26049 45312   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As before last visit.

©g4wsb


Good condition 27th Jun 2016  17:50  by widsith99

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

Exactly as previous logs.


Not Logged 29th May 2016  12:56  by pat29

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

Couldn't see the FB

Beautiful weather


Slightly damaged 20th Feb 2016  14:26  by dadu 13

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

A very long drive to this one and the I couldn't see a pillar anywhere, walked along the wall and eventually found this part buried pillar, can see where the last finder has dug down to find the flush bracket.

©dadu 13


Slightly damaged 11th Feb 2016  14:57  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 26049 45306   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Thought this one had gone as I walked along the raised sea defences and could see nothing in front of me... until I spotted a spider hiding in the grassy bank. Pillar has had the bank built partially around it and is buried to at least half its height making the FB and all sight holes well below ground level. Returned with a spade and dug down on N side but no FB revealed. There is a fair bit of superficial damage to the top surface.

Pillar TP0281©jonglew
Pillar with excavations TP0281©jonglew
Spider TP0281©jonglew
No FB on the North Face TP0281©jonglew


Slightly damaged 29th Jan 2016  21:51  by Cheese Monkey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Half buried but what you can see looks good. Spotted on walk Steart-Kilve


Good condition 21st Mar 2015  11:53  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 26047 45315   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Car park wall common,SP Caution mud on beach 80yds along sea defence.Buried.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Slightly damaged 31st Mar 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 26053 45312   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 6th Sep 2013  11:14  by onlyme

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

Partly buried and hidden by sea defence


Good condition 31st May 2013  13:36  by Dave.B

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

Found on my second attempt, although I didn't know it was here the first time. First trig visited in almost a year.

Buried trig Complete with a selection of cuttlefish.©Dave.B


Good condition 25th May 2013  09:13  by THE CYCLIST

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

Not sure what condition to enter! Almost buried but presumably in situ between gabions forming face of flood bank.


Slightly damaged 7th Nov 2012  15:40  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

nice place,the sea is around here somewhere or so they say.


Good condition 22nd May 2012  14:18  by gutlord62

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

Interesting little TP. I have given an above average rating simply for its quirkiness.


Slightly damaged 20th May 2012  20:58  by MCL

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

This is the first one where I have been unable to reach the flush bracket. Oh well there is no doubting the pillar is present and intact even if a little overprotected by the surrounding ground.


Good condition 19th Aug 2011  13:45  by cmb1953

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


Good condition 12th Aug 2011  12:44  by Phil Clayton

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

Half buried in sea defences.


Good condition 29th Apr 2011  17:50  by penfold1570

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

The lovely lady of the house and our doggy fancied an afternoon stroll after THE WEDDING so Mr Penfold suggests the Steart area just north of Cannington. So, a lovely walk encompasing the nature reserve, the Bristol Channel coast, bird watching, falling over, the Parrett estuary and an encounter with some curious cows culminated in the discovery of this little fella. From the small car park by the notice board, turn left along the caissons and you will find the trig in about 70 metres. It is in good nick and not at all weather beaten.


Slightly damaged 29th Dec 2010  16:03  by captain gore-tex

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Enjoyed this one for its novelty value, the first pygmy trig I have found.

Pygmy Trig ©captain gore-tex


Slightly damaged 8th Nov 2010  11:00  by Dusty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Trigpoint


Good condition 11th Jan 2009  14:15  by mitsiman

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

Nothing to add. Easy for the boy to get on !


Damaged 7th Jan 2009  15:33  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 26040 45300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Two thirds buried but otherwise an easy find! Good views of Hinkley power station.

©Glaslyn


Good condition 19th Nov 2008  14:27  by tom

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

The pillar sits between the gabions of the flood defences near the shore of Bridgwater Bay. The top 2 feet of the pillar are all that can be seen. It has a metal cap with shallow lettering and an OS GPS plate; if the FB is intact it is now below ground level. The top edges are weathered, the corners are rounded and a small chunk is missing from the northwest corner; there is a rivet near the southwest corner. A track runs alongside the defences from a corner of Stert Drove a small distance to the east. The site is surrounded by low lying pasture and salt marsh. The shoreline embankment is a short distance to the north; further on Steep Holm and Wales can be seen across the Bristol Channel. Brean Down, Burnham-on-Sea and Brent Knoll can be seen to the northeast. The Mendips are on the horizon to the east, the Quantocks to the southwest and Hinckley Point Power Stations to the west. The site is within the Bridgwater Bay SSSI and National Nature Reserve.


Slightly damaged 27th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Top chipped, metal cap, shallow letters. In a line of gabions, N side of track, 80m W of car park. Not visible from track but found exactly where expected (2nd time lucky). Added FB number S3232 from OS records although I didnt dig down to try and verify it - would probably be illegal to dig into the sea defences anyway.

S3232 top ©peregrinus
S3232 trig ©peregrinus


Slightly damaged 13th Jan 2008  12:58  by arranc

Gridref: ST 26000 45300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

covered by sea wall was 3232


Good condition 15th Oct 2007  12:20  by bluebeard

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

gabion was a military engineering term for originally a wickerwork basket which was filled with earth and used to shield the guns. now it means a box made of wire mesh and filled with stone and often used for river defences.


Good condition 17th Feb 2007  15:00  by minstrelcat

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

Found on the way to geocache GCTZ74. Still half buried!

Just another trig in the wall ©minstrelcat


Good condition 2nd Oct 2005  12:00  by The Real Homer Simpson

Gridref: ST 26044 45304   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar visible although partly buried in the sea wall.

©The Real Homer Simpson


Couldn't find it 4th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: TP gone  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

no trace, just sea wall which is a single layer of rockfilled gabions


Good condition 13th Feb 2004  13:15  by maurice

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

Pillar is part of GPS Network. Unable to read Flush Bracket Number as at front the pillar only projects about 500mm above ground and is incorporated in a gabion estuary defence bank


Not Logged 20th Dec 2003  12:00  by iainmac

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

Condition of pillar looks good - only problem is its sunk about 18 inches into ground ! May be possible to get flush bracket number - but only if it faces North.




Good condition 23rd Feb 2003  15:54  by discjirm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

A fairly uninteresting pillar that has been half-buried in some enlarged sea defences. Access is easy.

Wall Common trig point. Wall Common trig point.©discjirm
Wall Common trig point. Wall Common trig point.©discjirm


Good condition 17th Feb 2001  00:00  by mickandshane

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

The pillar has been built into the gabion baskets as part of new new sea defences. The spider is still intact with plug with indented lettering. OS no for FB is S3232.


Good condition 3rd Aug 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

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

Pillar almost completely buried in rock filled cages forming flood defences. FB not visible but OS records say S3232 is allocated. Views include Brent Knoll.



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