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TP2991 - East Marsh
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East MarshTA12/T28TA12T028513949.00424226.330.0003PILLAR01/06/195000Pillar is buried in flood-bank

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There are 35 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3034th with 54 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.12/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Mar 2005
Was Last logged: 6th Feb 2019

Of the 25 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 1476m
The average error was 188m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Andy West
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 6th Feb 2019  12:09  by Andy West

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

Good condition 1st Jan 2019  15:10  by painterman61

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

Great find here for Brian Westlake a good walk too and a load of different surveyors marks on the way.Trig buried but yet again the plug is intact.

trig ©painterman61
detail ©painterman61

Good condition 24th Dec 2018  12:00  by A1Mushroom

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

Nice views on a baltic day.

Good condition 3rd Aug 2018  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2558  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great find by Brisey.


Good condition 11th Mar 2018  17:25  by WuzzerL

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 11th Mar 2018  17:24  by Pritch227

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

superb location,easily found.


Good condition 25th May 2017  20:20  by eon

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

(78) Lincolnshire's most northerly pillar. Nice to find an excuse to return to East Halton skitter again. Cracking views of the Humber, and wildlife aplenty. An interesting one in that it's nearly completely buried, and I walked passed it once, before doubling back and finally locating it. I've awarded it a high score for the location, and the pillar's unusual setting. Marked as 'good' as I can only assume it's all complete. Pillar history: Built on the 24th of May 1939, at a cost of 4 16s 6d. Last maintained by the OS in July of 1987.

Pillar. ©eon
Top ©eon
...and top again. ©eon

Good condition 9th Apr 2017  10:40  by monkeydestructor

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

YSM656 East Marsh ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 8th Jan 2017  09:23  by fitzydan

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

Buried trigpoint sleeved in concrete...

Top of the Trig Pillar...

Good condition 26th Nov 2016  10:42  by wrose

Gridref: TA 13947 24231   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there in the condition previously described.

S2558 East Marsh Plug.

Good condition 26th Nov 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TA 13948 24231   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 23rd Sep 2016  09:56  by orlando rat

FB Number: S2558  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

How can a four foot pillar be hard to find? When it is buried beyond it's neck up to five foot in an earth bank.

East Marsh

Good condition 12th Aug 2015  17:54  by THE CYCLIST

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

My last pillar in Lincolnshire. Cycled up from Woody's Top YHA near Louth, visiting the Immingham FBM en route. Sat on seawall at end of road to South for lunch stop. A warm sunny day. Sight of ships moored on far side of Humber and oil terminal at North Killingholme. After, rode along top of flood bank to pillar, about 1km from gas pipeline valves. Easy to find just beyond pool on left by access ramp.

Good condition 18th Jun 2015  13:55  by Brisey

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

I was passing this way again with walking friends and asked them to guess what might be lurking below grass cuttings and stones here. Not surprisingly, no correct guesses! It was good to reveal this one again after an interval of 9 years since my last visit.

TP2991 top The top metalwork is still intact.
Me at the scene.

Good condition 4th Dec 2014  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: TA 14470 22845   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parking easy at TA 14470 22845 walk in a north direction along flood bank trig on left side of bank easy with gps 0.92 miles from carpark

Good condition 6th Sep 2014  18:51  by vegibagger

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

Missed it at first. Re-looked at logs and kicked myself for not reading properly first. Just past the pond in line with field hedge going off SW on the SW edge of the top of the dike in concrete pipe with just top visible under a few stones.

Good condition 23rd Mar 2014  11:34  by slateloose

Gridref: TA 13949 24226   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It would have been so easy to raise the trig when the flood bank was raised.

Good condition 10th Nov 2013  15:30  by Chris9870

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

Amazed this on was not destroyed when they built up the flood bank. Surprisingly easy to find even without GPS as it is inside a concrete pipe with a few stones on top. One of the more interesting trigs.

Trig in pipe
Top of trig
From above

Good condition 25th Aug 2013  09:35  by CJO

Gridref: TA 13947 24230   FB Number: BURIED  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just beyond pond in line with hedge. Almost a buried block! Had to dig it out to reveal spider. A great initial find. Grass-cutting is chopping up the surrounding drain pipe into small rocks from which we built a protective cairn on top.

East Marsh
East Marsh Built small cairn from pipe rubble to give some protection

Good condition 4th Dec 2009  13:30  by asbown

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

Another nice walk along the sea bank,good views.

Good condition 1st Aug 2009  12:25  by ted

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

A buried trig - unusual! Thanks Brisey - would never have suspected this one. Plug intact and top surface OK; rest of pillar presumed to be in good condition. Industrial views of Salt End across the Estuary and the flare stacks around Killingholme. An interesting walk from the bridge; hundreds of butterflies - mostly large/small and green-veined whites and painted ladies also peacocks, small tortoiseshells, common blue and meadow browns. Lots of ladybirds also. Several NRA survey bolts in the embankment.

East Marsh plug
East Marsh top
East Marsh site
Skitter Ness NRA bolt

Good condition 24th Feb 2008  12:55  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: TA 13947 24229   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

(227) Late log, obviously only the top visable. High score for interest

Trigpoint & Bear (Well the top anyway...)

Good condition 18th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Well found that man!! The bit that's visible is vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Top of embankment at SW quadrant of junction of access ramp with flood bank, just W of a largeish pool. Initially walked straight past it, in rain: was covered with grass and pieces of broken concrete. Saltmarsh blue with Sea aster.

Good condition 5th Jul 2006  14:51  by Brisey

Gridref: TA 13949 24230   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found it! It's buried in the flood bank. After my last visit, I wondered how the concrete pipe could be a relic of a pillar. Also, the flood banks here were raised after the 1953 east coast floods which didn't seem the right era for the OS to permit the pillar to be destroyed. So I wondered if the pipe was in fact a protective chamber for the pillar. That proved to be right, the pillar is inside the pipe and covered by a few inches of stones. I have called the condition good because that what it appears to be from the top, and there is no other appropriate condition. The flush bracket is impossible to get at because the gap between the pillar and the pipe has filled with soil and likely to be too far and too narrow at the FB depth, even if you knew which side the FB was on.

Destroyed 5th Mar 2005  12:32  by Brisey

Gridref: TA 13940 24220   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

I was lured into visiting this remote spot by an English Nature map published in 2004 using OS data. The map showed the trig point although the OS do not. Guess who was right! However, at the location there is a large diameter concrete pipe set vertically the ground. Could this be a relic of the TP? During the walk along the flood bank I didn't find any more of these so its presence at the right spot seemed significant. The GR is for the pipe, to 10 m only.

TP2991 The TP relic?
TP2991 View south.
BP's Saltend works on the opposite bank of the Humber.

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