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TP0442 - Fairlight Down
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Fairlight Down (old)/PP1930584338.17111921.990.0003OLD TRIG01/06/194900
Fairlight DownPP193PP193584340.28111923.34175.7171PILLAR01/06/1938101/06/1972N0

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There are 42 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6209th with 41 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.44/10 (from 45 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th Mar 2003
Was Last logged: 16th Oct 2021

Of the 45 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 46m
The average error was 13m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

North’s Seat, Ore
By Trigger monster
North’s Seat, Ore
By Trigger monster
By TrigJS
By TrigJS

By Andy West

By iainmac
See 35 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 16th Oct 2021  09:39  by Trigger monster

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From East Hill, follow ridge road, cycle path no 2. At junction with main A259, cross straight over and aim for radio masts. The is a view point with a location plate, just beyond is the trig pillar nestled in the bracken which had recently been trimmed back to make access easy. Good views although slightly limited by nearby hedges. Just seen this was last visited by someone less than 24 hours ago!

North’s Seat, Ore Flush plate
North’s Seat, Ore Trig point in clearing

Good condition 15th Oct 2021  14:17  by TrigJS

Gridref: TQ 84340 11926   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar in good condition. You can drive to within 15 m of the pillar.

TP0442 The pillar.
TP0442 The spider.
TP0442 The flush bracket.

Good condition 24th Jun 2021  14:31  by orlando rat

Gridref: TQ 84340 11923   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The location has the potential for great views but the growth of shrubbery and thickets limited them today. Which was a shame as I got the sense that the views would have been great.

Fairlight Down

Good condition 5th Apr 2021  18:41  by Andy West

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

Good condition 3rd Apr 2021  11:49  by SurveyorCat

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A solid viewpoint over Hastings and across to the South Downs if standing on the pillar.


Good condition 2nd Feb 2020  11:45  by jedthehumanoid

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

Walked up from Hastings Old Town on a grey overcast day. East to spot next to parking area. Wasn't too overgrown though the gorse was pretty spiky!

Not Logged 13th Dec 2019  12:18  by meandmymum

Gridref: TQ 84300 11900   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Easy to spot from car parking area.

Not Logged 15th Oct 2019  11:18  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged on a 9 mile circuit as part of my walk 2,019 miles challenge. Easily accessible area around the trig has been cleared.

©Two Dogs and an Awning

Good condition 7th Apr 2018  13:40  by mountainwanderer

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

Tucked away behind wooden 2 bar fence. Decided against fighting through all the brambles an scratching myself so photographed from about 5 meters away


Good condition 26th Aug 2017  13:02  by slateloose

Gridref: TQ 84300 11900   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Summer time is not the best time to visit this one. Took me about 30 mins to cut my way to it and another 20 mins cleaning up the blood from the cut and scratches. If you go now the way is a bit clearer.

Good condition 14th May 2017  13:58  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A very difficult pillar to get to thanks to Gorse and brambles. Eventually got to it and pillar in good condition. No views from the pillar but stunning vistas from the nearby toposcope.

Fairlight Down Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
Fairlight Down Pillar ©Thejenkies

Good condition 19th Feb 2017  18:36  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 710. Found whilst on a short trip away to Rye. Managed to drive to within a few feet but TP deep within brambles and no views

Good condition 30th Dec 2016  13:11  by JohRvs

Gridref: TQ 84348 11927   FB Number: S1833   Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Climbed up to the summit toposcope via Beacon Road and then eventually found the Trigpoint deep in brambles and gorse with a little help from Google Maps. No views as very foggy.

Good condition 5th Sep 2016  15:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Walked up from Mill Lane wearing wellies, over trousers and thorn proof jacket on a damp grey Monday afternoon.

Good condition 17th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 84341 11931   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approach from NE @ TQ843119 not drive-able. There was a car by the trig - assume access from south

Good condition 31st Jan 2016  10:28  by RichardM

Gridref: TQ 84344 11922   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well hidden in Gorse and Brambles. Probably at natural high point. Wet and misty so no views today. Everywhere very wet.

Not Logged 30th Jan 2016  00:00  by DeniseMc

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

Not Logged 30th Nov 2015  00:00  by kittennav

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

Good condition 24th Nov 2015  14:40  by VinceTP

Gridref: TQ 84343 11917   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Completely hidden by brambles and gorse bushes

Good condition 24th Mar 2015  14:12  by micks trigs

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

walked up from road up track to small car where there is a topograph to your left, if you carry on round the track the pillar is in the bushes to your left bit overgrown but reachable even with shorts on

©micks trigs

Good condition 10th Mar 2015  13:43  by mntainman

Gridref: TQ 84343 11923   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Almost overgrown by dead brambles. Not one to visit in summer with full growth.


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  13:25  by stignest

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

wow, there's a sea of brambles! trig is only 15ft from track but its a mission to get to today, still at least it keeps the graffitti monkeys away.

Good condition 30th May 2013  13:37  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 84344 11924   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Not too overgrown at the moment. Views not as good as they used to be by the look of the gorse bushes.

My helper atop the pillar©runblue

Good condition 11th May 2013  11:00  by lejogger

Gridref: TQ 84300 11900   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A prickly type, of gorse

Good condition 1st Mar 2013  12:50  by arranc

Gridref: TQ 84341 11930   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

brambles all round the column. North's Seat HuMP 175m.

Good condition 14th Feb 2013  15:15  by asbown

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well hidden even this time of year.

Good condition 13th Sep 2012  10:10  by jonglew

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The first trig of day 4 of 6, on our SE England hill & trig bagging tour. Good car park on the minor road just off the A259 400m SW of the trig (beware of the height bar - we scrapped our roof box, a little). Short walk on public paths to the pillar which is hidden away, almost as if it's an embarassment! Prominent centre stage is a direction finder - little interest to us when a trig is in the area. Pillar is in good condition, and views are above average.

Pillar TP0442©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0442©jonglew

Good condition 12th Feb 2012  12:24  by trigangel

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to park and walk up the lane

Good condition 12th Feb 2012  12:24  by TrigBadger

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Oct 2011  11:18  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th May 2011  13:02  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trig point on rough ground. Walked from Hastings to Three Oaks via 1066 Country Walk. Had hoped to catch a train back from Three Oaks but due to engineering works none were running. (I wasn't informed of this at Hastings Station beforehand).Luckily I timed it well for the bus from Guestling Green. Thank you 'Stagecoach' for saving the day.

Fairlight Down Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Fairlight Down Flush Bracket ©Bridgeman

Good condition 13th Aug 2009  15:23  by senrabyar

Gridref: TQ 84341 11932   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TomTom invited a drive in from the north. Not exactly suitable !!

Good condition 24th Jul 2009  10:15  by Chalky

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

GPS plaque, resin plug.

Good condition 9th Nov 2008  15:30  by Cipollini

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Across field of Highland cattle from car park on road to Fairlight. Surrounded by gorse close to view finder. Pleasantish views in the fading light of a November Sunday afternoon

Charlie and the Trig ©Cipollini

Good condition 1st Apr 2008  18:30  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The one thing that spoils some nice walks , especially if they are within 10 mins of residential areas is the interuption of dog walkers who feel the need to release their ill disciplined muts from the leash and spending the next 20 mins yelling at them and spoiling everybody's enjoyment of the countryside. Anyway rant over the Trig is located high up near a viewpoint of the coast and downs and is a pleasant enough location. Trig is in good nick with FB intact and Spider with blank centre cap. The O/S website denotes elevation at 175.72 metres (576.51 feet) and the computing year as 1938.

Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe

Good condition 7th Feb 2007  14:00  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found the nearby orientation table first, which I didn't know was here. Trig paint is flaking, but otherwise in good order.

Fairlight Down Trig ©The Moor We Hunt...
Flush Bracket ©The Moor We Hunt...

Good condition 7th Oct 2006  17:15  by rowleybirkin

Gridref: TQ 84339 11932   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Located in Country Park and close to viewpoint indicator. Wonderful views all round. There is a road within a few metres of pillar. On returning to car I was greeted by a farmer who 'turned the air blue' -- not directed at me, but at the previous day's foul weather !!

The pillar
The pillar
The flush bracket

Good condition 10th Oct 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 13th Sep 2005  17:59  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access from car park, pillar has been painted white at some time in the past, appears to be in good condition

Good condition 25th Feb 2005  20:15  by thedoc58

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

came up from footpath on the main road

Good condition 26th Oct 2004  12:39  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 84341 11937   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I used to use this site in the late 1960's for amateur radio activities. This was my first visit for about 35 years, and it has changed a fair bit. The pillar is easily accessible and there are good views to be had.

TP0442 TP0442 - Fairlight Down©Alan Grove
TP0442 FB TP0442's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP0442 View View across Hastings towards Eastbourne and Beachy Head©Alan Grove

Good condition 3rd May 2004  18:55  by barryhunter

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very easy access, right beside a parking area! Good views but not 360 as lots of tree growth. Ob. been painted white at somepoint, now just a mottled effect.

the trig ©barryhunter
the FB ©barryhunter

Good condition 10th Apr 2004  14:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Topograph nearby. Plug replaced with plastic insert. GPS plaque.

Good condition 5th Apr 2004  18:46  by The White Family

Gridref: TQ 84342 11921   FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very easy access in the middle of a local beauty spot: you can get within a few metres by 2wd vehicle. The pillar itself is in excellent condition. Even has some white paint left on it, though maybe that's not original as it's now used as a passive station. Great views all round.

Good condition 16th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1833  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; plastic plug; FB nums uneven; GPS; at viewpoint by toposcope

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