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TP3741 - Hercules
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2794
OSGB36 Station :
SD80/T48
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3741
County :
Greater Manchester
Nearest town :
BURY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
HerculesSD80/T48SD80T048382451.03412373.52196.9733PILLAR01/06/1945101/10/1956N0

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There are 25 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5193rd with 21 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.61/10 (from 38 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Apr 2004
Was Last logged: 18th May 2017

Of the 38 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 89m
The average error was 23m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By asbown

©jamiekeighley
Hercules
By CJO
Trig
By Earby Rambler
S2794
By iainmac
S2794
By iainmac
See 19 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 18th May 2017  13:51  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 82400 12300   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Called at the farm to ask permission but no one home only the cat and dog.


Good condition 30th Apr 2017  06:04  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 82450 12376   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Edge of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest into fence, compass measurement 324. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. 360 open outlook. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.


Good condition 21st Jan 2017  14:14  by asbown

Gridref: SD 82450 12372   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

asked at the farm, given permission, good views for no effort at all.


Not Logged 22nd May 2016  12:34  by Warby1960

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


Good condition 18th Jul 2015  11:45  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked at end of farm track, along track and up to left hand side , over the barbed wire fence. Nice spot with good views.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 23rd Jan 2015  16:15  by timdoggart

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

Walked from nearby road across snowy fields - great fun. Not much view in the winter gloaming


Good condition 13th Dec 2014  16:24  by CJO

Gridref: SD 82452 12376   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up steep bank with impressive views - even in the dark - no cap. Bolt visible.

Hercules


Good condition 29th Jan 2014  16:35  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Came back to this overlooked pillar at dusk for a second time in the day after deciding to climb nearby Birtle Hill TuMP first instead.


Good condition 26th Aug 2013  13:44  by Malrae

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

on private land but very close to road. On castle hill road, jump over the wall near the hercules farm track.


Good condition 17th Jul 2013  15:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Doing a farm animal welfare visit for the farm below Hercules Farm. Neighbouring farmer making hay while the sun shines. 30 degrees when back in the car. Walked over fields from the cottages to the east.


Good condition 22nd Jun 2013  11:02  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig


Good condition 28th Mar 2012  12:30  by happycyclist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Went up the same way as most others did, from the farm track and over the barbed-wire fence, but suspect it would be easier (if a little longer) to start from behind the four houses on Castle Hill Rd (Kelwood Ave) and just go through a couple of gates. Uninspiring trig even on a glorious sunny day.


Good condition 9th Oct 2011  15:18  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A short walk from the farm drive, but in a deluge of horizontal rain. Soaked! Some horses looked on, bemused. Pillar looks fine to me

Hercules Pillar


Good condition 17th Sep 2011  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 8th Aug 2011  16:37  by wrose

Gridref: SD 82452 12376   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not the easiest one to reach but highly visble when you get there. Like others I approached from Hercules farm driveway. I followed the newish fence line through the new plantation. Then crawled under the barbed wire in the corner and then straddled a wooden fence to get to the pillar. A very nice view point.

S2794 Hercules Pillar.
S2794 Hercules Flush Bracket.
S2794 Hercules Plug.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2011  08:22  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached alongside fence from access road to Hercules Farm. Had just arrived back at bike when two horse riders came by - didn't seem concerned - just happy to talk biking!


Good condition 7th Jul 2011  11:26  by blackboot29

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on farm road and went up the field. No problems and easy to get to


Good condition 28th May 2011  16:25  by painterman61

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Did this on way back from fishing match on partridge lakes culceth, easy bag from lane leading to hercules farm then follow fence line straight to trig. Good views over manchester from this one trig in vgc plug missing though, moaning fishing mate prevented more bags!

the trig ©painterman61
the trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 30th Apr 2011  13:42  by Terry L

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No plug. Private. Hercules Farm. Clearly visible from lane. Access off approach road to farm [one strand of barbed wire on top of wooden fencing at top of hill]. Trig then other side of barbed wire fence, but no need to cross as easy to get hands-on over fence, with FB facing. Big grassy fields.

Hercules pillar


Good condition 19th Mar 2011  10:25  by wanderer

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 26th Jan 2011  14:10  by mal5150

Gridref: SD 82400 12300   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©mal5150


Good condition 15th Jan 2011  11:29  by tigger4242

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

Took photo from a distance absolutely chucking it down with rain. Will return on a good day.

©tigger4242


Good condition 14th Jul 2010  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 82453 12376   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Jul 2010  00:00  by MickandKim

Gridref: SD 82451 12374   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on road and walked up lane followed fence and newly planted trees to top corner where a quick hop over barbed wire to reach our goal


Good condition 6th Feb 2010  14:35  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily visible from road but had a jog up to pillar anyway.ok views over industrial Manchester.


Good condition 24th Nov 2009  09:43  by Triggers

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

easy to get to from lane to farm. Nice views over bury bit very dull today


Good condition 3rd Oct 2009  11:32  by PeteBoggs

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

Short stroll from farm track


Not Logged 11th Mar 2009  17:15  by RY-YD

Gridref: SD 82451 12374   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Mar 2009  17:15  by RY-YD

Gridref: SD 82451 12374   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy trig to get too, although a pity about the barbed wire that restricts photographic oppurtunities. Reasonable views. Saddened that nearby Church Inn was closed for our regular celebratory toast to our new trigs of the day.


Good condition 18th Apr 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, pasture S side of fence. Decent view. OS practice of naming trig after owning farm, has worked rather nicely here!

S2794 top ©peregrinus
S2794 trig ©peregrinus


Good condition 20th May 2007  11:14  by bonatti

Gridref: SD 82454 12375   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views although a bit hazy. Plug missing.

Pillar


Good condition 1st Jan 2007  12:25  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We approached up the hill from the track that leads down to Hercules Farm - 1 wire fence to climb over. Plug missing.


Good condition 3rd Dec 2005  11:05  by ted

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing; all sighting holes open; FB facing fence. Dull day - no views. Houses and horses.

Hercules trig
Hercules trig
Hercules FB


Good condition 3rd May 2005  16:00  by m0sgb

Gridref: SD 82400 12300   FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

nice views over Bury and surrounding area towards to Manchester,,, Steve m0sgb (the number looks like 62794)


Good condition 24th Apr 2005  15:05  by Trigger

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Mar 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S2794
S2794
S2794


Good condition 1st Sep 2004  10:15  by Lathama

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is not my usual neck of the woods but up here for a day on the East Lancs. Railway and couldn't resist the opportunity..... This was a splendid day and the views from up here are excellent, over Bury and the surrounding Greater Manchester conurbation. Quite easy access off lane. Pillar is intact with the original plug. One sight hole open, the others closed. Some traces of white paint. Nice spot!


Good condition 30th Apr 2004  12:00  by Seasider

FB Number: S2794  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

29/29 for the day. A last one! Done in the dark before heading to the pub in Bury!!



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