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TP3057 - Elton Common
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S4204
OSGB36 Station :
SK26/T5
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3057
County :
Derbyshire
Nearest town :
MATLOCK

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Elton CommonSK26/T5SK26T005422068.85360220.27330.2933PILLAR01/06/1948101/06/1967N0

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There are 54 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4018th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.82/10 (from 68 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Sep 1984
Was Last logged: 5th Jul 2018

Of the 68 logged visits,
23 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 124m
The average error was 20m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©WuzzerL

By victron1987
Elton Common
By CJO

By greenbell

By greenbell
S4204
By Brisey
Ian with the TP behind him
©Bekandian
See 47 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 5th Jul 2018  18:57  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Wasn't on the list for today but expert bagger and local expert on hand equals extra bonus trigs


Good condition 1st Jul 2018  16:30  by catman

Gridref: SK 22068 60217   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Mar 2018  14:33  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©WuzzerL


Good condition 12th Jan 2018  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4204   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short walk on a grey morning after parking on the minor road to the SE.


Not Logged 4th May 2017  07:40  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

The notice board on the roadside declare this to be one of the finest views in the Peak District so it must be right The strong cold easterly wind didn't encourage me to stay long. More interested to learn the trig was sat on an old lead mining site,Rainslow Scins. I was told at my B&B the lead made the grass toxic, so no animals are grazed there.


Not Logged 14th Jan 2017  00:00  by steverowland

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


Not Logged 2nd Jan 2017  13:30  by victron1987

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 2nd Jan 2017  00:00  by trig58

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

My 100th trig


Not Logged 2nd Jan 2017  00:00  by trig58

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

My 100th trig so marked high,now just need to log others


Good condition 25th Sep 2016  12:18  by CJO

Gridref: SK 22072 60220   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plastic cap with flaking white paint.

Elton Common


Good condition 14th Jul 2016  16:46  by Lost Lad

Gridref: SK 22069 60225   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Was in the area doing a circular walk from Elton to Robin Hood's Stride so thought I would take the opportunity to re-visit this one for the GPS data. Full 360 views with Robin Hood's Stride easily recognisable to the north (now I've visited it).


Good condition 30th Jun 2016  17:11  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 22000 60200   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Looked easy from the roadside but the very long grass and uneven ground made it feel very strange walk across to the trig with old mine shaft in the locality.


Good condition 12th Jun 2016  16:16  by greenbell

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Last one of the day, don't want to be greedy. Great view back to Harboro, so many trigs here not sure where this one lines with. Easy access from roadside, this is just one of those places where I wish I could walk every day, Dark Peak a glorious dark line, western moors play peek a boo to the tree topped hillocks of the Dales. Mines and their spoil covered by thousands of flowers. Glorious.


Viewfinder just next to the road


Good condition 4th Jul 2015  13:25  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy roadside bag.

Elton Common ©paulxtr


Good condition 26th Apr 2015  12:36  by painterman61

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

easy roadsider trig looks scruffy fine views

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 7th Feb 2015  13:58  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SK 22068 60224   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from info board. Disc cap.


Good condition 7th Feb 2015  12:55  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SK 22069 60220   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

visible from road side - a bit of a boggy uneven approach to bag it but not that bad.










Good condition 12th Aug 2014  11:20  by zephyrus

Gridref: SK 22076 60204   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Aug 2014  13:32  by Downfaller

Gridref: SK 22070 60224   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2nd trig of the day after parking up and walking across from Moor Plantations, nice walk down from previous TP into Winster and across to Elton using PROW where possible to avoid road walking. Access the TP from moor road. TP visible when walking up the road. Used gate near clump of trees to access field and walk out to the pillar.

Elton Common + long grass ©Downfaller


Good condition 25th Jun 2014  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd May 2014  12:05  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parked at side of the road on the approach to elton,easy to see from the road,stands quite prominent,not very walker friendly on the short approach,long tough grass,hidden dips.it looks like at some point the trig was white as now it needs a fresh coat!views okay

©Pritch227


Good condition 12th Apr 2014  13:00  by pjr

Gridref: SK 22069 60224   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A walk from Bakewell via Hopping top and Elton.A cold and windy day.Pillar easy to spot off road,unless like me you have your back to it looking over the wrong gate ,missed bus from Elton with this screw up.Still enjoyed nice walk to Wirksworth like heck not a good day for my map reading.


Good condition 15th Dec 2013  10:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 22069 60220   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy layby but rough grass in field


Good condition 13th Nov 2013  12:10  by robinhood

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

On a day's walk with Tracker Dog, Dyali and Mick via Alport, Robin Hood's Stride, Gratton Dale, Long Dale, Middleton and Bradford Dale. A frosty start but warmed up a touch. Trig is in good condition and 360 deg views. An enjoyable day!


Good condition 8th Apr 2013  14:40  by Ben Fogerty

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

An easy bag. It's visible from the road and there's parking by the gate. Careful of the covered holes!

Elton Common trig


Good condition 18th Sep 2012  21:26  by PeteBoggs

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

Easy access from Moor Road

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Unreachable but visible 9th Sep 2012  15:25  by iangoose

Gridref: SK 22185 60186   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

tried to walk to it but field to over grown. shame as its my first trig...

close as i could get ©iangoose


Unreachable but visible 9th Sep 2012  00:00  by Lizbxx

Gridref: SK 22187 60181   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

my second trig! probably in the wrong field because we saw a wall between us. took pic and enjoyed the view.


Good condition 6th Sep 2012  17:30  by Ron Plasma

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

This has been a fabulous day. Four trigs and constant sunshine. You can tell the schools are back! Parked by the gate and then a short, but awkward 100 yards to the pillar - painted white. (Not seen this for a while.) Pub in Elton closed (when I passed), but this gave me an opportunity to reccie Hopping Hill (going to be tricky) on my waty to a pint in the fabulous George in Youlgrave.


Good condition 29th Aug 2012  13:29  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 22072 60228   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2012  17:00  by eddyr

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

Visible from road, easy to get to. Lots of mine workings on the way across from road.


Good condition 14th Jan 2012  13:03  by Lost Lad

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Headed out of Elton along Moor Lane. Shortly after this road forks to the right the trig pillar soon comes into view in the fields to your right. Easily accessed through a gate followed by a short walk across field. Disturbed 5 owls that were hiding amongst the hollows of what I presume were former mine workings - first time I've seen owls in the wild !! That's the beauty of trigging - you always see something unexpected. Pillar in good condition except for peeling paint on NE face. Shame the FB has been completely white washed. Average limestone upland views. Now heading back to Youlgreave via Dale End to see if I can reach Hopping Top Trig from this direction.

Elton Common ©Lost Lad


Good condition 18th Nov 2011  12:08  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 22071 60222   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice easy trigpoint parked in the gateway just below the layby then over the gate good views to the north a bit of blue sky at last.

Elton Common


Good condition 12th Oct 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 22071 60224   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Jul 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th Jun 2011  13:12  by Terry L

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plastic plug & FB whitewashed. Private. Owner unknown. Peak District National Park. From Elton village, take Moor Lane. Hop over wooden gate into overgrown field & trig straight ahead, beyond broken-down wall.

Elton Common pillar


Good condition 7th May 2011  19:34  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

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

Bagged this one after the Cressbrook Crawl


Good condition 5th May 2011  16:34  by Brisey

Gridref: SK 22070 60227   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

An easy log, visible from the road and only a short walk after hopping over the gate where there is also room to park. The pillar has an almost complete coat of white paint. Good views, although a bit hazy today.

TP3057
TP3057 top
S4204


Good condition 11th Mar 2011  15:54  by mrs moo cow

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

Hopped over locked gate & strolled 50m to trig. Parked just before bench at view point

Elton Common ©mrs moo cow


Good condition 24th Nov 2010  11:50  by wanderer

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 14th Nov 2010  14:02  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ran Leg it round Lathkill then st off on a trig bagging session. Managed to get across from footpath, after setting a groups of walkers straight on their route. Great spot, views not to great but i am sure they would be on a clear day!


Good condition 28th Jul 2010  12:55  by gowrie

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Black sheep among the long grass and mine workings


Good condition 14th Oct 2009  13:17  by graeme1527

Gridref: SK 22071 60226   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 14th Oct 2009  13:17  by Trigbagger

Gridref: SK 22071 60226   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice white painted pillar, but a pity the flush bracket has been painted over too. Pleasant views of surrounding area.

Elton Common Pillar ©Trigbagger
Elton Common FB ©Trigbagger
Old stone barn near Elton Common trig. ©Trigbagger


Not Logged 29th May 2009  15:24  by AndyKeen

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


Good condition 9th May 2009  08:30  by si

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

FRESHLY PAINTED WHITE. over the gate and across more mine shaft depressions than you can shake a stick at...dont try this in the dark. I knew of someone working their allotment not too far away (in wirksworth) when the ground opened up due to old lead mine workings... he nearly went down the hole. nice views - the gate was tied shut rther than padlocked. Paint is so recent that the grass is still white!. this one looks like it is cared for! there is a bench at the side of the road a few yards from the gate so obviously considered a local viewing point


Good condition 1st Jan 2009  12:38  by manonabike

Gridref: SK 22070 60220   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Frozen field, followed by sheep all the way in and out

The sheep obviously like frozen food


Good condition 4th Jun 2008  15:00  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 22061 60218   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Accessed by climbing over padlocked gate, TP is visible from the road. Black and white sheeps in field but paid me no attention. Agree with ted about the views/location.


Good condition 10th Feb 2008  13:01  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access from road. Gate padlocked. Inquisitive black sheep followed me to and from trig point.

Elton Common Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Elton Common Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 1st Dec 2007  15:20  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy access from road to S.Black and white sheep in attendance.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2007  14:10  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 22068 60224   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good Views, Plastic Plug. No Black Sheep this time but easy access over gate.

General View
Top View


Good condition 9th Jun 2007  13:50  by ted

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug replaced by plastic cover. Location a bit ordinary despite the sheep. Very hazy.

Elton Common trig
Elton Common FB


Good condition 3rd Jun 2007  13:30  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Oct 2006  12:35  by asbown

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

gate locked but easy hop over and straight forward walk to trig, barbed wire all round field and black sheep still in attendance.


Good condition 16th May 2006  18:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short hop over the fence from the SE then follow round to the trig. reasonable view and out of sight for the most part


Good condition 22nd Apr 2006  14:35  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 22070 60224   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from the road through fields pockmarked with old lead workings. Skylarks singing overhead, and friendly black sheep as an escort. Pillar in good condition, except Plug replaced by plastic insert.


Good condition 25th Mar 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, plastic plug, rough pasture, pleasant summit & view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 18th Sep 2005  13:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 22000 60200   FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Straightforward access off lane,reasonable views.



Good condition 16th Aug 2005  18:06  by Bekandian

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

Trigpoint viewable from gate/road and although the gate was unlocked we decided not to make the mad dash across to the trigpoint itself, so photos taken from the roadside. (Will upload photos when we return home on 21st August)

The TP ©Bekandian
Ian with the TP behind him ©Bekandian


Good condition 16th Jan 2005  12:20  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views all round, set at 1082ft above sea level, we were advised by a 'custodian'. He also told of the dog graves nearby, some with recent flowers on. He also invited us to a picnic in the summer! Oh and the chair is still there.


Good condition 28th Nov 2004  13:38  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On gentle hill overlooking Elton itself


Good condition 28th Sep 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S4204
S4204
S4204


Good condition 11th Sep 2004  08:38  by Historian

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In a field 50-60 yards from the road.


Good condition 10th Sep 2004  00:00  by Managra

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plastic plug.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2004  11:17  by Deego

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Deego


Not Logged 31st Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

pasture, pleasant summit & view


Good condition 2nd Jan 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing.


Good condition 13th Sep 1984  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S4204  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Off-white pillar beside low stone wall in field on Blake Low showing signs of mining activity - the nearby farm named 'Leadmines Farm' provides a clue!



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