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TP3135 - Fell Top
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Toppled Toppled
Flush Bracket :
S4633
OSGB36 Station :
SD74/5
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3135
County :
Lancashire
Nearest town :
LONGRIDGE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Fell TopSD74/5SD74S005357901.59451481.96477.9262PILLAR01/06/1948201/06/1948N0CATASTROPHIC PEAT EROSION UNUSABLE

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3292nd with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.02/10 (from 47 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th May 1996
Was Last found intact: 27th Apr 2010
Was Last logged: 15th Apr 2018

Of the 47 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10m
The average error was 3m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©Hands
trig
©pendlelill
TP3135
By Trigger
TP3135
By Trigger
S4633 - Fell Top
By Clochandighter
S4633 - Fell Top
By Clochandighter
Fell Top.
By Sandgrownun
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Logged Visits:

Toppled 15th Apr 2018  12:00  by SuperSpark

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Why O.S. could not have toppled it in any other direction, so that the flush bracket is not facing down is a mystery!


Toppled 11th Mar 2018  11:37  by ADT

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Parked at start of shooters' track by Catshaw Greave (SD 55846 52124).


Toppled 24th Feb 2018  11:55  by Hands

Gridref: SD 57903 51482   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Followed the shooting track up the side of Catshaw Grieve and fence along the "ridge" to the Toppled Trig which sits forlornly in an area of peat hags , the cap and the right sight hole are open and the Flush bracket faces the ground, the trig points to the South West 230`. continued along the fence and cut across the moor -eventually following a waymarked route to the shooting track at Black Clough

©Hands


Toppled 23rd Jul 2016  13:45  by pendlelill

Gridref: SD 57902 51483   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

walked over from Hazlehurst fell trig following shooters track to its end at Tom Warings well, then across moor to c.p. boundary fence and followed this to trig. Down via Stake House Fell to Grizedale Lea reservoir and along road to c.p. at delph lane

trig toppled©pendlelill


Not Logged 17th Apr 2016  16:00  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Previously visited in the 80s when I worked at Catshaw Farm, gathering the fell sheep.It still had a decent amount of peat around it then. Sad to see it now on its side, with its amazing depth of foundation exposed and unable to save the pillar from the rigours of erosion.Followed the boundary fence eastwards for a couple of miles to the top ,then down via Catshaw Greave


Not Logged 19th Jul 2015  00:00  by ngthack

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


Toppled 25th Mar 2015  10:45  by Trigger

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

TP3135
TP3135


Toppled 7th Aug 2014  13:10  by redDragon

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Followed fence from Fairsnape, its rather rough, and past a seagull colony to trig. Pillar has now toppled because of the high level of erosion around the base, you would have needed ladders to climb up it in the past.


Toppled 24th Jul 2014  14:40  by Downfaller

Gridref: SD 57904 51482   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Amazing foundations on this particular pillar - just about photograph FB from the underside, spider still retained despite attempts by others to remove. Walked in from county boundary stone on yellow just above Sniddle Holes - walked across Blaze moss and Holdron moss along side boundary fence, would not recommend this route unless like us ii was in the middle of a hot/dry spell of weather. Gulls up around the TP not overwhelmed by our presence. Return journey via Langdon castle(Ruin) & Brook much more pleasant.

FB - just enough space to get camera under fallen TP. ©Downfaller


Toppled 22nd Jul 2014  17:28  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 57905 51484   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Amazed to see how much of the trig had been underground!

Fell Top Toppled trig.
Fell Top FB


Toppled 6th Jul 2014  12:30  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Ascended via Catshaw Greave & descended via Stables Breast. Gulls not too happy about people visiting the trig!

Fell Top ©paulxtr


Toppled 5th Apr 2014  11:38  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Approached across access land from the cattle grid to the north in the company of six other triggers. Cloud base was 350m so there was very little to see from the summit. I shared out some flapjack for the fallen pillar and then took a short bit of video footage which can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdlO4E0anRM .


Toppled 5th Apr 2014  11:30  by CJO

Gridref: SD 57899 51483   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Very impressive foundations. Attempt made to remove spider.

Fell Top


Toppled 5th Apr 2014  11:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Revisited during the Triggers Spring Meet


Toppled 30th Mar 2014  11:58  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SD 57901 51486   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Parking for a few cars near the track along Catshaw Greave. Followed track and intermittent paths to the fence. Crossed the fence at the gate then reasonably easy going (given the recent weather) to the trig. There's a large colony of gulls to the east of the fence. Very hazy

Fell Top ©lonesome_cowboy_burt
Fell Top FB ©lonesome_cowboy_burt


Toppled 11th Dec 2013  10:35  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked at start of path which runs alongside Catshaw Greave. Along this path to turning circle, then followed tracks up to fenceline. From there it was along the very boggy fence line to the top of the hill and the fallen trig. Sunny, cool day.

©jamiekeighley


Toppled 7th Nov 2013  22:14  by busdriver59

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


Toppled 6th Jul 2013  20:42  by coinea

Gridref: SD 57902 51485   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10


Toppled 6th Jul 2013  20:26  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 57902 51487   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed in July 1948 costing 28.0s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/5 during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. OS Archive reports "catastrophic peat erosion unusable". SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked south side of road just west of cattle grid at SD575533. Across rough marshy ground to join mapped track at SD578529, following track up to its end then direct line to summit. Pillar and foundations toppled by OS for H&S reasons. Sunny summer evening, best time to visit as sun lights FB face which is (almost) underside. The vultures have been by. They've tried to remove the spider, and failed! Spider centre open. Pillar fallen southwest, 229 with FB face downward but with 20 tilt to NW. Vented through right facing sight hole with respect to flush bracket. 360 open outlook, but top too flat to deliver any downward views. Returned via direct route and even more rough ground.

S4633 - Fell Top pillar & GRP
S4633 - Fell Top pillar & FB


Toppled 7th Jun 2013  12:50  by Historian

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Was it worth the effort on such a hot day?!


Toppled 13th Apr 2013  11:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 57902 51482   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Nice day for a walk up track to fence left turn and keep going Groung dry in most places


Toppled 3rd Mar 2013  08:14  by madlex1

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 9/10

great walk up here with adjess parked on the trough road very misty on top shame the trig has toppled

©madlex1
©madlex1
©madlex1


Toppled 2nd Nov 2012  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Toppled 20th Oct 2012  13:14  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 8/10

Trig


Toppled 9th Aug 2012  14:05  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Parked at top of Trough Road .. Boggy walk to pillar which has fallen over ... Good views ...


Toppled 22nd May 2012  11:04  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 57905 51492   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Up by Catshaw Greave then follow quad tracks and fire breaks to fence line


Toppled 14th Jan 2012  14:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

From Trough Road passed water work, then Langden Castle and up fellside via Lingy Pits Moss. Really pleased to have frozen ground to walk over.Hawthornthwaite Fell Top, 479m is higher than trig and a P66m at SD581515.

Toppled Trig ©dugswell2


Toppled 20th Oct 2011  14:30  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 57903 51485   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Parked at start of shooters track that winds up by Catshaw Greave.Followed track to turning circle,then right to wooden post,and followed faint path to fence line at top.Then followed fence,best I could,through boggy ground to trig.Flush bracket hard to see and is covered in dirt,not surprising considering!!Good views alround on a dull day.

Fell Top. Trig.Gimme an F....
Fell Top. Trig & foundations.
Fell Top. Flush bracket.
Fell Top. Spider.
Fell Top. View to Clougha.


Toppled 2nd Apr 2011  17:45  by painterman61

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 8/10

Walked up the gamekeepers track near ilse of sky farm,this leads almost to ridge then follow fence striaght to trig.Trig has toppled missed my chance to see it,plug gone fb readable underneath,some joker has arranged some old fence posts to read fail,absolutely amazing clear views from top lakes bay blackpool tower!

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
joker ©painterman61
view from the top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
the trig ©painterman61


Toppled 8th Aug 2010  15:00  by VivTheTrig

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

The inevitable has happened and trig point has finally fallen. If you didn't see the "Trig In The Sky" you ain't gonna see it now! That said, it's easier to see the flush bracket now!

Fallen trig ©VivTheTrig
©VivTheTrig


Not Logged 27th Apr 2010  14:43  by peebs

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Fantastic!

©peebs


Good condition 27th Apr 2010  12:54  by PeteBoggs

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

What a weird trig! Had to jump to get a decent pic

©PeteBoggs


Not Logged 31st Mar 2010  13:00  by AndyKeen

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

Snow just before easter? Could barely see Blackpool tower due to snow in eyes. All good fun!


Good condition 6th Mar 2010  14:02  by VivTheTrig

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

If you want to see this one upright visit soon! Never knew there was as much below the ground as above - what a huge amount of concrete!

Hawthornthwaite Fell Top ©VivTheTrig


Good condition 25th Jul 2009  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Not Logged 10th Jun 2009  00:00  by Curlew

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

Still standing!


Good condition 13th Apr 2009  13:15  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Clear sunny day, amazing.

FELL TOP FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO
FELL TOP TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO


Good condition 8th Feb 2009  11:26  by Trig391

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

Trig in vgc, Walked up of the Trough Road at Sykes Farm, Cracking views of The Bay and Lakes.

Fell Top. ©Trig391


Good condition 19th Jul 2008  12:30  by ted

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Dunsop Bridge to Garstang in a typical Englsh summer with intermittent showers and low cloud; just as well there was the boundary fence to follow. Very boggy in places. Trig surviving; just possibly a slight lean westwards. No view.

Fell Top trig
Fell Top trig
Fell Top FB


Good condition 22nd Mar 2008  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 57909 51486   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Mar 2008  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Good condition 29th Apr 2007  11:17  by bonatti

Gridref: SD 57901 51486   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No plug, threads exposed, otherwise in good condition. No trespass, it's on access land, footpath goes right to trig. Kissing gate in boundary fence close by.

Aerial photography


Good condition 19th Feb 2006  12:45  by weekender

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


Good condition 24th Jan 2005  15:30  by soloist

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

There's nothing quite like a bit of trespass to scare the living daylights out you. Fantastic view, Snowdon to Scafell! Cycled from Lancaster, 'bout killed me!

©soloist
View from the trig (160 degrees South west to north east)©soloist


Good condition 13th Dec 2002  13:00  by langden

Gridref: SD 57902 51483   FB Number: S4633  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Is this the highest trig point above ground level?

Hawthornthwaite Fell Top Actually on Duke of Westmoreland's estate, but can be viewed from United Utilities land. Somewhat eroded!!! The Ordnance Survey certainly get top marks for building good foundations!!!©langden


Good condition 23rd Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, TP on conc column 2m above ground due to peat erosion - bizarre sight; trig ht on 50k=478m; OS.db trig ht=477. Map name is Hawthornthwaite Fell


Good condition 5th May 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4633  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The base of this pillar was so badly eroded at the time of our visit that when Shane sood next to it for the photo her head was just level with the top of the base. the pillar itself seems in quite good condition but it was too dangerous to climb up and look at the spider etc. I can't imagine it lasting too long.



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