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TP2877 - Dukes Wood
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Dukes WoodTF05/9TF05S009468046.88360000.03117.6372PILLAR01/06/1950101/10/1960N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13489th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.00/10 (from 59 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Mar 2003
Was Last found intact: 9th Jun 2019
Was Last logged: 27th Sep 2019

Of the 59 logged visits,
22 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 333m
The average error was 23m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Dukes Wood - pillar in the centre of the photo.
FB S4885


Flush Bracket
By Dusty
An old Nodding Donkey oil pump
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 27th Sep 2019  13:20  by Margaret the trig

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

Good condition 9th Jun 2019  08:35  by eon

Gridref: SK 68041 59999   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

(1404) Parked up at the entrance to Dukes Wood, and then followed the pathway to the pillar. Took a little while to find thanks to the pillars mossy camouflage. All in good condition. No pheasant feeder present nearby now. Spent a bit of time afterwards exploring the wood. A couple of nodding donkeys are located at various points in the wood, as is a statue commemorating the American 'roughnecks' who came over during WW2 to help set up the oil drilling operation. Interesting stuff. Pillar history: Built on the 29th of October 1948, at a cost of £8 4s 4d. Last maintained by the OS in November of 1982.

Dukes Wood - pillar in the centre of the photo. ©eon
Pillar. ©eon
FB S4885 ©eon
Top. ©eon

Good condition 2nd Sep 2018  11:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4885   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tricky to find in wood.

Good condition 24th Jun 2018  16:10  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SK 68045 60002   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hidden within trees and covered with moss. Nice walk through the woods to reach it. No views though

Good condition 30th Oct 2017  13:45  by RichardM

Gridref: SK 68049 60008   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

NE side of track in amongst trees. Mossy. No views.

Good condition 18th Mar 2017  14:10  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

parked at the entrance to dukes wood,straightforward jaunt to the pillar,slightly tucked away in the trees,next to naughty feeder


Good condition 5th Feb 2017  12:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the end of the track on the Eakring road then followed the bridleway past the oil well open air museum to the trig. Lots of signs warning of alarms in the surrounding private woods, some gates with BP signage so there must be a bit of oil left. Lots of shooting heard close by so didn't loiter too long. No views.


Good condition 13th Nov 2016  12:54  by CJO

Gridref: SK 68045 60005   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Mossy. Near pheasant feeder. Looks like the past site of nodding donkeys.

Dukes Wood

Good condition 13th Aug 2016  11:35  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from parking to NW via the nodding donkeys (which I'm sure were still working when I lived in Mansfield in the 1960s). Look L on the walk down to the trig and you'll see the prototype HV T-pylons being developed by National Grid as a result of their 2011 competition to find a less visually intrusive design for OHL towers. Trig is hidden in woods and dull, but extra mark for surrounding interests. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes closed, and in surprisingly good condition under its moss overcoat.

Good condition 28th May 2016  10:08  by Dusty

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 6th Mar 2016  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Aka Redgate Wood.

Good condition 25th Feb 2016  16:23  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Followed track through wood. Interesting mining "museum" on the way but nothing to see from the trig.

Slightly damaged 22nd Jan 2016  00:00  by Bramley

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

well hidden in wood

Good condition 29th Oct 2015  14:10  by robinhood

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

Second of two trigs coming back from walking the Southwell Trail. Left it rather late for this time of year but parked up in the entrance to Dukes Wood. Had to rely on 1:50000 map. Took the third track on the left of the main track, walked about 45m to a large drum (pheasant feeder?) on the right then spotted the trig on the right in the gloom next to another pheasant? feeding drum 15m ish further in to the wood. I doubt I would found it so easily in summer. No views, but eerie in the dusk descending.

Good condition 4th Oct 2015  12:10  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Found this trig for the YOSM. Interesting walk passed the oil museum.

Dukes wood ©monkeydestructor
Dukes wood ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 28th Jun 2015  10:00  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Maggie, Alfie n trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger

Good condition 17th Jan 2015  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 68046 60004   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

pillar hidden by trees people out with guns today got some funny looks when trying to find pillar

Good condition 15th Dec 2014  15:45  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SK 68047 60007   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Found in the gathering gloom of a December evening. Not placed at the most obvious spot. Very mossy trig. OS cap still there.

Dukes Wood Mossy TP and bird feeder.
Dukes Wood The FB.
Dukes Wood OS cap with shallow indented letters.

Slightly damaged 13th Sep 2014  14:48  by Just-us-Two

Gridref: SK 68046 60000   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Day out caching with Drew, we found plenty of caches and three Trigs. A most interesting wood.


gps on trig

Good condition 24th Jul 2014  16:05  by rowleybirkin

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 12th Jul 2014  09:17  by fitzydan

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar

Good condition 4th Mar 2014  17:46  by wrose

Gridref: SK 68046 60006   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A joint visit with Carole. parked at the parking area beside the road to the north-west and simply followed path into the wood. Then only a short walk into the wood to reach the pillar. Surrounded by trees, feeder and debris so not the best location. Pillar in good condition has a good coating of moss and still retains an original metal indented lettered plug.

S4885 Dukes Wood Pillar.
S4885 Dukes Wood Flush Bracket.
S4885 Dukes Wood Plug.

Good condition 4th Mar 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 68045 60011   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Dec 2013  14:52  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 68000 60000   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Aug 2013  17:44  by PeteBoggs

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

Lots of "furniture" next to trig


Good condition 13th Aug 2013  12:15  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 68053 60007   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

2/6 Parked roadside at entrance to oilfield museum and followed the bridleway into the wood.This one took a bit of finding despite being close to the track and sits close to pheasant feeding statiom. No views.

Good condition 4th Jul 2012  15:37  by Border Peat

Gridref: SK 68048 60002   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Not Logged 15th Jun 2012  00:00  by lomy

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

Good condition 29th Jan 2012  09:40  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 68047 60000   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy parking and short walk up to chain saying private \trig on right after passing under chain

Good condition 14th Jan 2012  10:35  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 68048 60007   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked in the designated car park to the north west. Ignored the private sign and got under the chain – obviously a pheasant shooting area – continued through nut wood up to the toposcope at the picnic area at Maplebeck and then along The Robin Hood Way to Eakring – then up through Leyfields to Lound Wood trigpoint.

Dukes Wood

Good condition 10th Jan 2012  15:53  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 68044 60015   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Next to game bird feeder

Good condition 24th Aug 2011  19:11  by rutson

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

Found as Geocache Ye Ole Survey Monuments YSM222 on 24/08/2011

Good condition 29th May 2011  08:55  by DesG

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM222, did the Traditional and Earthcache nearby.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG

Good condition 23rd Apr 2011  14:13  by Brisey

Gridref: SK 68044 60004   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I stopped at the small parking area as a convenient sandwich stop then spotted the pillar symbol on the map. I explored the former oilfield area for a while then spiralled in towards the pillar using my GPS, looping around quite a bit until I finally spotted it. Like others, I only found the chain barrier over the track on the way out. The pillar is fairly mossy, especially on the top, but the spider and plug are clear. The bird feeder is still alongside.

Good condition 15th Apr 2011  08:30  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: SK 68047 60008   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very interesting area, TP buried in the woods. Didn't see any No Entry signs the way I came and the undergrowth had been cleared. Visited while geocaching nearby.

Good condition 24th Feb 2011  08:41  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Jan 2011  12:50  by ted

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug intact. Not too difficult to find in winter. Interesting grid reference.

Dukes Wood trig
Dukes Wood trig
Dukes Wood FB
Dukes Wood top

Good condition 16th Oct 2010  10:45  by tbsc8

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A moss covered pillar hiding in a wood in the middle of what used to be an oil field. No views of course but the trig seems to be in good condition, I brushed the leaves etc from the top and the plug is still there.

Flush Bracket
Me, my GPS and the Dukes Wood Trig Point

Good condition 12th Sep 2010  15:19  by Crazy

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A circular trip via Rufford and Wellow and we stopped at the museum (closed) on the way home when we noticed the trig point on the map. Went through woods and only went over chain on way out. There is a bit of a camp near the trig which is not easy to spot.

Good condition 6th Jun 2010  14:44  by Big Fish

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Hi, I'm Big Fish and I am the main Trigpointer and Geocacher from the Fishteers. I now have my own name and so I am back logging all the Trigs that I found with the Fishteers, I am logging the find on the same day that I found it with the Fishteers.

Good condition 6th Jun 2010  14:43  by fishteers

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Did exactly what Pharisee and Ocean Soul stated in their logs, wouldn't have spotted it if it hadn't of been for the white bird feeder next to it the same as stated by Gowrie. Logging as YSM222

The Pillar
This is it.

Good condition 4th Jun 2010  09:52  by Pharisee

Gridref: SK 68047 60000   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I turned off the road and drove up the track to the car park for the ‘Oilfield Museum’. From there, it was a pleasant walk along the trail through the wood. Interesting location, this as apparently it supplied a lot of the oil used by the Allies in WWII, some 2,000,000 barrels in all before it was closed down in the ‘60s. To reach the pillar, you have to ignore the ‘No Access to Unauthorised Personnel’ notice (getting good at that today) and step over the chain into the wood. The pillar is 100 yards or so in, a little to the right in fairly dense woodland. Not easy to spot. It’s got a lot of moss growing on it but otherwise it’s complete and in good condition with a shallow engraved centre plug. No views from this location, of course. Score of 6 for oilfield interest.

The Pillar ©Pharisee
The top of the Pillar ©Pharisee
An old Nodding Donkey oil pump ©Pharisee

Good condition 1st May 2010  14:35  by Bourne

Gridref: SK 68049 59667   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slight diversion from the path over a chain. Nice museum Area also to visit once parked up

Me at the Trig Me at the Trig©Bourne

Good condition 11th Oct 2009  16:25  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to oil drilling museum.When path forks take right hand.Walk steadlily uphill until there is a gap on left hand side with chain across saying `no unauthorised personnel.Hop over chain and walk to copse in front and slightly to right.Pillar is therein next to feeder.

Good condition 2nd May 2009  09:30  by smiley dog

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

this one was a challenge. i spent nearly an hour wandering around the wood looking for it .i was about to give up when i spotted it next to a pleasant feeder for pheasants..celebrated with a lovely 5 mile walk in nice nottighamshire countryside.brill weather..

Good condition 5th Apr 2009  15:16  by angellica

Gridref: SK 68047 60000   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near the oil miners museum and set off for a search. Soon located. In need of paint but otherwise ok

Good condition 20th Jun 2008  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 15th Jun 2008  14:05  by gowrie

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

First looked for it two days ago - failed to find - came back having read others comments more carefully and succeded! It now has a pheasant feeder about 3m from it, of about the same height - and this is currently bright white compared to the TP, and saw this first. Nature reserve and oil drilling musem area deserves a look - several old nodding donkeys preserved in what was the first on-shore oil well in Britain which produced over 2,000,000 barrels of oil from the 1930s.

Good condition 14th Jun 2008  22:15  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It gets dark in the woods at 10pm! Amazed that I found it after a lot of searching. Headed from the lane through the obvious gap in the hedge (chained off at the moment), into the glade. Then turned right to head halfway towards the next grassy glade. The trig is in the trees to your left, about 30 paces in.

Good condition 11th Mar 2008  09:35  by asbown

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

you could take the Rhayader-wanderer route as below or the asbown route and completely bog it up and spend 15 minutes wandering around like a idiot, to be fair the asbown route as very little to commend it to those with any form of intelligence.

Not Logged 26th Jul 2007  09:12  by steviep

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Good condition 1st Dec 2005  14:20  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

and the glade has a chain with no unauthorised persons beyond this point on it. The minor felling now makes this fairly easy to see having walk about 50 paces into the glade. Points for the wildlife more than the view

Good condition 2nd Nov 2005  14:40  by Lathama

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Parked in the Nature Reserve carpark and went off in search of the pillar, which, without the help of a couple of volunteer rangers doing some tree-felling, I would probably never have found! They were very interesting to talk to and one of them remembered that the woodland was once just heathland and scrub, which would explain why the pillar was put here even though today you can't see a thing and it would be worse in Summer! It's very moss-covered but intact. Plug has slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint beneath the green moss. E sighthole open, the others closed. To help future hunters, it's just adjacent to a small glade in the wood which appears on your left as you are walking from the carpark.

Good condition 3rd Apr 2005  17:25  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 68049 60012   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took a bit of finding, especially I hadn't taken a 10-figure grid reference with me, so had only the 1:25 000 to work from. Pillar in good condition, complete with all metalwork, but well covered with moss. Views just about non-existent because of trees, but area has an fascinating history. Not a good place for getting a GPS fix, even though few leaves on trees as yet.

Good condition 7th Aug 2004  12:19  by John + Carol

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In a nice wood that I didn't know existed - the trig pillar is very mossy - but in good condition

Flush Bracket
The Pillar

Good condition 14th Apr 2004  20:35  by fasgadh

Gridref: SK 68031 59987   FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A lovely deciduous bit of Sherwood for once.. Very atmospheric in the dusk with two tawny owls nearby. Took some finding in "light green" forest between two clearings accurately shown on the OS map (OS in correct veg boundary depiction shock!) Mossy but in good nick.

Duke's Wood Metal
Duke's Wood

Good condition 20th Mar 2004  16:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Difficult to find but it is there!. New fence lines make the search more difficult. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 20th Mar 2004  11:52  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

So it was there all along Mick!! Set in Englands oil preservation area with a monument to the American Oil Field Warriors. 'Bit a culture.'


Good condition 9th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4885  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; metal cap (letters inset); TP not obvious: c.20m E of summit clearing (betw 2 clearings) Former oilfield!

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