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TP3270 - Frythens
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 17365th with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.29/10 (from 28 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Jul 2005
Was Last logged: 18th Jun 2018

Of the 28 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 43m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

St Hilary Church Spire St Hilary Church Spire CJO CJO Quadbarrel Quadbarrel wrose wrose pkbathrooms pkbathrooms Nr Nr Delta 41 Delta 41 caroleengel caroleengel pjr pjr Frythens Frythens [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


Circular Plate
By Quadbarrel
Takes all sorts!
By Quadbarrel
Views NW with a setting sun
By sven
See 22 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 18th Jun 2018  17:00  by CJO

Gridref: SW 54823 33208   FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Area is such a mess due to cow herding in front we feared the pillar may have been destroyed. But just a damaged asphalt cap.


Good condition 12th Sep 2017  11:01  by asbown

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2gates from the road, very messy.

Good condition 25th Jun 2017  13:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at gate entrance, through two sets of gates, trig easily spotted.

Good condition 2nd May 2017  14:32  by wrose

Gridref: SW 54823 33217   FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Thank goodness for a very dry April!! Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and remains in a good condition.

Good condition 30th Apr 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 54837 33219   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to duck under electric fencing. In strange area surrounded by high mounds. Caught by farmer on way out - friendly and "mindful" of trig

Unreachable but visible 5th Mar 2017  12:38  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Never before in logging 570 or so trigs have I been defeated by cow poo and slurry, but this one was frustratingly marooned the wrong side of an absolute sea of it, with no obvious way round or across - wellies highly recommended. Looked OK from 20 yards or so. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 15th Sep 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 4th Sep 2016  15:50  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Thanks to previous posts, a very easy trig to bag. I didn't bother approaching over the electric fence, just climbed up the bank and took a photo from 25m away.

Good condition 3rd Jul 2016  10:00  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: SW 54825 33214   FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisit and found it this time!

Circular Plate
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Takes all sorts!
Nice view if you can see past the debris.....

Slightly damaged 17th Nov 2015  16:05  by sven

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Having prepared for eye level weeds and blood thirsty brambles, imagine my surprise when I found the pillar cleared of any vegetation standing on the RHS of the compound which had earth banks around it and a layer of decomposing maize stalks on the floor. A simple bag once I'd cambered over the gate. Good views west and north although reduced by the gale force wind in unnaturally mild winds for mid-November.

pillar stands clear
Damaged bitumen plug
Views NW with a setting sun

Slightly damaged 17th Nov 2015  16:05  by sven

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Having prepared for the worst - eye level weeds & blood thirsty brambles - imagine my surprise when I cambered over the gate that there wasn't a weed in sight and the pillar was standing in cleared ground. The farmer appeared to be decomposing maize stumps as they covered the greater area of the fenced compound. Easy bag; resonable views to the west and north. Windy day but unnaturally mild for mid November.

Good condition 30th Sep 2015  14:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 19th Aug 2015  15:20  by dal

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Pillar is clear in the storage? area in a gap in some dumped earth/stone. Uninspiring location. No undergrowth.

Couldn't find it 1st Jul 2014  09:30  by Quadbarrel

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

So, a 32km run from Hayle to Cudden Point and back via this trig, and I couldn't find either of them! This one is buried somewhere amongst the piles of "stuff" which I searched fruitlessly, then with tired legs, decided to give up.

Nice classic path photo near the trig (south).

Couldn't find it 10th Sep 2013  19:30  by pjr

Gridref: SW 54871 33230   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Did not find pillar arriving as darkness fell and raining.Searched both sides of hedge well jungle.Over the gate into harvested field rolls of hay stacked against trig location a mess,will return .

Couldn't find it 7th Sep 2013  18:09  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SW 54831 33214   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

so overgrown could not locate even with gps. gps got to within 32ft. used some dumped planks to bash overgrowth down to no avail. walked around other side into harvrested field and still could not see where the trig should be. needs serious chopping down in order to find. may be visible in winter when growth dies. a shame as this is the first pillar we have not located.

Good condition 8th Sep 2011  10:10  by micks trigs

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

second try on this one parked next to gate it seems to be a farmers storage yard for his hay it was tucked behind hay stack in amongst the over grown hedge and plants

©micks trigs

Good condition 1st Jun 2011  14:34  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I had almost give up on this one as further from the road than suggested by the OS 1:50,000. Go through gate into tip area and ahead following track left and sharp right around mound, then in undergrowth.

Good condition 20th Sep 2010  11:20  by brisboy&wife

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Found whilst on holiday with Dusty. Area still looks like a tip. Trig overgrown and hidden. Managed to expose it a bit better

brisboy & Frythens
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Good condition 21st Nov 2009  16:10  by gowrie

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Did not read other's comments - so went via footpath and found a way through hedge into correect field and got to TP to be confronted by bull and harem all looking at me from about 25m. Hasty retreat. Did not notice view, but did not like surrounding area or beasts.

Good condition 7th Aug 2009  08:07  by tom

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The pillar stands next to a brambly hedge on the edge of an area of agricultural spoil and bits of junk that was formerly the site of Treveneague Beacon. It is situated on a small hill to the east of Penzance. The area was accessed over the gate from the adjacent Long Lane. Its asphalt plug has had its middle pushed through. The top western edge of the trig has a few minor chips. From the trig Penzance can be seen to the west and the Hayle estuary to the north. Some of the hills of Penwith can be seen to the northwest and there is rolling farmland to the northeast.

Good condition 28th Sep 2007  11:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Overgrown and surrounded by spoil heaps. Looks like a farmers dump! 'I came across the following on a BBC World War Two Memories site. Thought it of interest. In 1941/42 I lived on Tregethas Farm, St Erth. At 10.30 one night we heard the collision of two planes. Two Spitfires had crashed and fallen into the field of the next farm calle Frythens. I've no idea how this crash occurred. Both pilots were killed and their bodies put in the barn overnight. It was awful and the police were out in the dark looking for parts of the bodies'.

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Good condition 9th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, broken asphalt plug, NW edge near W corner of yard, 50m SW of road.

Good condition 26th Jul 2007  00:18  by Delta 41

Gridref: SW 54839 33214   FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

After a couple of false starts (didn't have access to previous entries for this TP so I started off on adjacent footpath) I found it ok. Brambles surrounding TP were hungry for blood.

Good condition 27th Dec 2005  15:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

What a difference a year makes! This time it was quite easy to find - when you go through the gate head to the right by the wire fence and you can't miss it. Last year I scoured the area pretty well but probably concentrated to the left a bit which seemed the higher ground. It's uncovered now but is still a very uninspiring trig. Tarmac plug pushed through. I recorded it as possibly missing a year ago, buried under farmyard junk, but it has now reappeared. I'm scrubbing my old log as we speak!

Good condition 15th Oct 2005  16:10  by Nr

Gridref: SW 54815 33243   FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Last trig of the day (totally 10) and the only bit of trespassing. I alos think that it had been covered over @ some stage> I think the farmer is a Pilot. He piles it here and piles it there!!!

Good condition 15th Aug 2005  10:34  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Got by Pete whilst on Hol. Now clear of the dumped material, but it may have been buried at some time. OK condition. Private

Fruthens Trig

Good condition 28th Jul 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7937  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Farm dump area


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