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TP4161 - Kenfig Burrows
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S2346
OSGB36 Station :
ST07/T2
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4161
County :
Mid Glamorgan
Nearest town :
PORTHCAWL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Kenfig BurrowsST07/T2ST07T002278077.92182718.040.0003PILLAR01/06/193901Dest 04/49

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There are 10 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 12818th with 57 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.06/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Jan 2007
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 27th Mar 2020

Of the 16 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

wreck near lost pillar
©gower lad
Possible trig point remains
By Father Ted
Kenfig Burrows trig remains may be
By Father Ted
ex pillar location looking north
By peregrinus
Where it was located
©jonglew

By asbown
Mrs Dusty at location
By Dusty
See 3 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 27th Mar 2020  15:30  by gower lad

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

From Mawdlam church, across burrows, passed multiple ponds and flooded areas, (was reduced to wading at one point), to reach sand dunes along coast, fascinating landscape. No sign of pillar, a few bits of rough concrete (poor mortar and beach pebbles) might have been from pillar base. Location not far from wreck of old ship on beach.

wreck near lost pillar ©gower lad


Destroyed 2nd May 2019  10:09  by robcross

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


Destroyed 5th Apr 2019  13:43  by Father Ted

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

What a strange place to build a trig point, on top of a sand dune. I'm tempted to classify this as 'remains' given the amount of bits of concrete I found in the dip some 6 meters west of the given location. Why else would there be concrete here?

Kenfig Burrows trig remains may be
Possible trig point remains


Destroyed 5th Jan 2019  10:30  by peregrinus

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

Big hole in dune where trig should be, was maybe taken out by a storm induced blow out and maybe became buried. Fair bit of concrete to NE e.g. at SS 78102 82790 but saw nothing identifiably trig related

ex pillar location
ex pillar location looking north


Destroyed 13th Jul 2017  13:05  by Ramblingpaul

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

Visited for completeness. Lovely location


Destroyed 7th Jan 2017  10:54  by jonglew

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

OS records this destroyed April 1949. Amongst the sand dunes in the Special Area of Conservation.

Where it was located TP4161©jonglew


Destroyed 4th Aug 2016  20:29  by asbown

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


Destroyed 4th Aug 2016  20:29  by The reluctant trigger

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


Destroyed 18th Feb 2015  17:54  by Ant1974

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


Not Logged 8th Jan 2013  14:00  by wood owl

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


Destroyed 22nd Aug 2012  08:25  by tom

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

The trig site is in the dunes above the shore line of Kenfig Burrows between Port Talbot and Porthcawl. A small lump of non-trig concrete was found nearby but no sign of any remains of the pillar were seen. The site was reached by a pleasant walk through the dunes on paths and tracks from the Information Centre near Kenfig. The crest of the dunes looks over the Port Talbot Works in the north to the mountains beyond. The extensive sand dune system is to the east with some low hills of South Glamorgan in the distance. The feint outline of the distant hilltops of Exmoor could be seen in the south and Swansea and the Gower are in the north-west. The area has been designated a SSSI, a Special Area of Conservation and is a Local and National Nature Reserve.


Not Logged 19th Sep 2011  13:05  by ltrc

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


Destroyed 23rd Jul 2011  10:54  by kawaherp

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

While geocaching nearby spotted it on my gps after looking for it and not finding any sing of it I give up after looking for clues discovered it is missing


Destroyed 21st Oct 2008  11:00  by Glaslyn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Had hopes of finding this half buried but no joy! Sort of scenic walk if you enjoy that sort of view.


Destroyed 25th Aug 2008  11:00  by Dusty

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

Mrs Dusty at location The dunes have changed shape over the years and the trigpoint has been buried or destroyed by the sea.
View north towards Port Talbot
View south towards Sker Point


Destroyed 22nd Jan 2007  384:0  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Sacrificed hopes of bagging the remainder of the Vale to confirm this site. Put simply its gone with no evidence. Put in detail its a long walk from kenfig with plenty of scope to make a mess of routing amongst the seasonal pools. far better is the long walk on the N-S track



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