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TP4449 - Little Ouse
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S7538
OSGB36 Station :
TL78/T12
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4449
County :
Norfolk
Nearest town :
ELY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Little OuseTL78/T12TL78T012561718.59289787.27-0.5333PILLAR01/06/1953101/08/1961N0

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There are 58 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1608th with 44 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.60/10 (from 57 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st May 1999
Was Last logged: 15th May 2019

Of the 57 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 89m
The average error was 13m
3 were exact

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Good condition 15th May 2019  11:15  by Tikal

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the iron bridge and then a pleasant walk along the bank to the cache. Pleased to bag this, the lowest Trig.


Good condition 7th Apr 2019  14:37  by dal

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in Brandon Bank and walked NW to Little Ouse then SE to Redmere Farm. Intact cap, FB clear, access straightforward at this time of year. Extra mark because of the novelty of being below sea level.


Not Logged 2nd Apr 2019  09:09  by WanderingSal

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


Not Logged 13th Mar 2019  14:12  by Margaret the trig

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


Not Logged 8th Dec 2018  15:29  by richmatt

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

Bagged on a deviation from a passing journey...river bank path clear of vegetation so no problems access and pillar was easy to spot - I should have had a spade to clear the soil that is building up against the pillar to obscure the flush bracket. The river bridge at Little Ouse now has a sign saying no right of way (not on the Google Street View I used to recce it) - possibly to deter those drivers intending to use the lanes in the area as a shortcut?


Good condition 9th Sep 2018  12:32  by Pritch227

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

awesome!!!great location!!

©Pritch227


Good condition 9th Sep 2018  12:32  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

lovely walk along canal bank to see the trig down amongst the grasses

©WuzzerL


Good condition 19th Jun 2018  14:29  by BarryHorton

Gridref: TL 61710 89803   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

but elderflower bush and a bit sunken

lowest of them all at -1m.


Good condition 2nd Jan 2018  18:07  by Dr_Pepper

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

my first log on here :) All good and currently easy to find as bushes/tree have been cleared for easy access.

trig ©Dr_Pepper


Good condition 30th Sep 2017  12:09  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: TL 61717 89796   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Was in the area and couldn't resist a visit to this trig with its special claim to fame! Along E side of river bank from Little Ouse.

Little Ouse Trig seen from the river bank.
Little Ouse Trig as it was on arrival.
Little Ouse OS cap with deeply indented letters
Little Ouse The FB number after digging it out.


Good condition 26th Aug 2017  16:51  by Lost Lad

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visiting a friend in Cambridge who kindly decided to feed my obsession for visiting lumps of concrete. He'd done his homework and so, on the way back from visiting Denver Sluice, we parked up on White House Rd (opposite the bridge over the Little Ouse leading to Iron Bridge Farm). Having crossed the bridge we then walked NW along the top of the bank. Given the profusion of nettles below us I was not at all confident of spotting this one let alone actually reaching it. However, a very faint trod down the bank was all that was needed for me to spot it. Best guide though is to look out for an isolated group of three trees standing in the field below you, shortly after a right-hand bend in the river. The trig will then be found lurking in a bush at the foot of the embankment, directly opposite these trees. FB partially buried - had to dig it out in order to fully expose the number. Complete with original metal cap but top edge of pillar has a few small lumps out of it. Scenery rather flat in this part of the world but have awarded an extra point for the novelty of it being the lowest pillar in the country, the unexpected delight my friend seemed to share in finding this one and the fact it is my 250th extant pillar !!


Good condition 8th Jul 2017  13:25  by plet56

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

Marked up only because of interest of being below sea level, otherwise unremarkable.


Good condition 6th Jul 2017  21:00  by Moacky

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked along from Bank Farm. Mapped bridleway is more speculative than real. Trig difficult to spot - had to put coordinates into to GPS and follow the arrow. Low down under a tree on side of bank away from river.

©Moacky


Good condition 23rd Dec 2016  11:30  by bryan5pat@gmail.com

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

Four of us completed the highest and lowest double!


Good condition 30th Oct 2016  10:05  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked over the bridge at Iron Bridge Farm and walked along the North embankment. Surprised to see the trig down below the embankment and lower than the canal

YSM499 Little Ouse ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 30th Oct 2016  10:05  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked over the bridge at Iron Bridge Farm and walked along the North embankment. Surprised to see the trig down below the embankment and lower than the canal

YSM499 Little Ouse YOSM gang ©thejackrustles
Little Ouse collage


Good condition 30th Oct 2016  09:54  by gerryu2

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

Parked at bridge and followed embankment along to opposite trig. Trig sits down the slope of the embankment, at a lower level to the canal. Some lovely barges on the canal. cheers


Good condition 2nd Oct 2016  16:40  by Silver Trigger

Gridref: TL 61718 89793   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lowest Trig Point in UK. (-1m). Access via bridleway alongside bund on NE bank of Little Ouse River. Partially hidden by vegetation and very easily missed.

Little Ouse Trig Point Taken from top of bund to NE of Little Ouse River. Trig to right of bush in centre of photo.
Little Ouse Trig Point


Not Logged 1st Aug 2016  16:11  by Silver Trigger

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

Access along public footpath from Little Ouse overgrown. Mission aborted approx. 200m SE of Trig Point. (Hacking through dense vegetation on warm Sunday afternoon too much effort. Will try again later in year).

Public Footpath towards Trig Point from Little Ouse Public Footpath obstructed by dense vegetation


Good condition 17th Jul 2016  15:43  by CJO

Gridref: TL 61731 89794   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Beneath elderberry, and well below water level of adjacent drain.

Little Ouse -1


Good condition 17th Apr 2016  10:18  by orlando rat

Gridref: TL 61719 89787   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting to see that this pillar is well below the water level of the canal.

Little Ouse


Good condition 28th Feb 2016  17:08  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Longish drive from Queens Ground to get here on awfully bumpy roads. Last YSM of the day so jogged down to it while Mrs Dan stayed in the car.


Good condition 17th Feb 2016  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 499. Parked by bridge and walked along bank to a low TP at edge of field.

TP4449 ©explorer_olway
TP4449 ©explorer_olway
TP4449 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 3rd Sep 2015  17:10  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: TL 61719 89787   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

great walk along the canal to the trig which is the lowest trig flush bracket slightly buried.






Good condition 20th Aug 2015  13:05  by Ben Fogerty

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

Last Thursday I climbed to the highest trig point, so I thought as I was in the area of today it'd be good to bag the lowest. It's only a short walk up from the bridge by the hamlet of Little Ouse, off the Mildenhall Rd. Location pic included.

Little Ouse trig, nestling below the central bush
Little Ouse trig


Good condition 3rd Aug 2015  17:47  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk along top of bank..even if a little overgrown. then the descent to the pillar through fairly high weeds etc etc. Pillar in good condition with views to north and East

Little Ouse Pillar ©Thejenkies
Little Ouse pillar FB ©Thejenkies
View from pillar ©Thejenkies


Good condition 23rd Jul 2015  13:05  by DesG

Gridref: TL 61731 89796   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM499

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Good condition 11th May 2015  05:53  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk along from bridge at Little Ouse. Grass on bank top, but nettles to pass on descent to pillar.


Good condition 26th Apr 2015  19:21  by stignest

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

high score because its the lowest! part buried. covered in nettles.. love it!!


Good condition 8th Nov 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TL 61718 89794   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Oct 2014  16:15  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unofficial Register group visit. wrose's 1000th pillar - congratulations Peter!


Good condition 11th Oct 2014  16:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TL 61719 89787   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Well done Peter Join the A Team


Good condition 11th Oct 2014  16:11  by wrose

Gridref: TL 61717 89794   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My 1000th existing pillar visited and nice to do it in such exalted company.

S7538 Little Ouse Pillar.
S7538 Little Ouse Flush Bracket.
S7538 Little Ouse Plug.


Good condition 5th Oct 2014  12:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 6th Jun 2014  15:30  by Stratford Strollers

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

Made it at last. On a previous visit we failed to find it as we didn't have a GPS with us and underestimated how far a walk it was from the bridge. We've given a score of 10 as it is the lowest Trig in the UK but it must be said that it doesn't have a very interesting view. Nevertheless, an important Trig.

Little Ouse - The lowest trig


Good condition 9th Mar 2013  10:05  by gazooks

Gridref: TL 61720 89787   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Lowest pillar in more ways than one. Fortunetly the FB is still clear from the last logger. Otherwise in good condtition.

sinking pillar ?
Flush Bracket


Good condition 8th Feb 2013  11:43  by slateloose

Gridref: TL 61700 89700   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely morning to be at the lowest trig. Had to dig out the flush bracket to take photo.


Good condition 5th Feb 2013  13:08  by sven

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to find. Tho' take care when accessing from the minor track to the farm. The grassed incline through a gate and up to the top of the levee is not the public footpath as was pointed out to me by the landowner who appeared from nowhere. When I explained what I was doing his manner mellowed and we had a nice chat. He explained the the PRoW was along the top of the levee. So park up somewhere short of the farm and directly ascend the slope. The guardians of the trig point live in the village beyond. The lady walking her dogs, that I met along the levee, was going to take it on after I said that the flush bracket was covered by a thoughtful mole's hill and needs some digging out. A worthy bag as it's the lowest. So now off to be the most easterly man in UK at Lowestoft.

Nice field of leeks beyond
partially buried FB


Good condition 20th May 2012  14:00  by mrs moo cow

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


Good condition 20th May 2012  13:22  by Arthur Sinclair

FB Number: S7532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The Trig Point A celebratory glass of bubbly at the lowest trig in the country


Good condition 25th Jul 2011  13:30  by Chingwakabungya

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

Worth a visit as it is the lowest trig in the country at 1m below sea level. A mistake on the trig webpage though - the Trig is NOT in Cambridgeshire, it is in NORFOLK!



Good condition 26th Mar 2011  12:05  by Eclipse

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

The lowest trig in the country, nice and easy to get to, and enjoyable walk along the river. Could not read the number of bracket, as it is sunk in the ground.

Little Ouse


Good condition 18th Dec 2010  12:00  by DanTrig

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

Trigbagging day after visiting Ely Cathedral, bagged 8 trigs today Redmere Farm, Little Ouse, Queens Ground, Middle Moor, Angle Bridge, Horsey Hill Fort (Seen) Farcet Manor Farm and Haddon Lodge. Very Very cold, had to bag the lowest trig in the country, now just have to do Ben Nevis.


Good condition 8th Aug 2010  11:30  by graeme1527

Gridref: TL 61717 89796   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This trig was quite difficult to find we knew we was in the correct area but just could not see it However after a short while wandering around in the undergrowth we discovered and its the lowest in the country Happy days!!!


Good condition 8th Aug 2010  11:30  by Trigbagger

Gridref: TL 61717 89796   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Special trip out for this one as its been on my list of things to bag for years, and as i was staying in the area it had to be done. Quite a tricky one to find as the bushes totally cover it, found it after a bit of hunting.

Little Ouse Pillar top just visible after we cleared away lots of undergrowth©Trigbagger
Little Ouse Pillar ©Trigbagger
Little Ouse FB ©Trigbagger


Good condition 8th Aug 2010  11:30  by Icefist11

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

Funnest one I've done! Spent and hour walking through chest high grass and nettles with just an OS map until I eventually found it at the bottom of the bank by following some plants people had trod on.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2009  12:10  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked along bank from boat at Brandon Creek. Ben Nevis last summer, Little Ouse this - what a come down !


Good condition 3rd Mar 2008  15:00  by asbown

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

easy to find this time of year,not bad views from the river bank.


Good condition 18th Feb 2008  15:25  by arranc

Gridref: TL 61700 89800   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

historic moment - and you're still looking down!


Good condition 20th May 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

S7538
S7538
S7538


Good condition 17th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, foot of levee by small elder, FB nums just buried, had to dig out to read.

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 9th Jan 2005  06:45  by Trigger

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Nov 2004  09:59  by discjirm

Gridref: TL 61716 89800   FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The lowest (-1 metre) pillar. Situated below the floodbank on the Little Ouse, along the top of which runs a footpath. Nothing very spectacular, the main point of note is the severe lack of altitude.


Good condition 18th Nov 2004  13:00  by elsworth

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

So low the FB's half buried ...


Good condition 22nd May 2004  16:00  by GSBW

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Apparently the lowest trigpoint in the UK

Site of Little Ouse Trigpoint The trigpoint is at the base of the clump of bushes/trees in the middle ground to the right of the photo.
The Trigpoint
The Flush Bracket


Not Logged 24th Feb 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

in nettles at foot of levee on ditch line: extensive view N across fens (not found on prev visit 14/9/00 - go in winter)


Good condition 31st May 1999  00:20  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7538  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The lowest trig! It took me ages to find this because I was looking on top of the dyke amongst millions of nettles. Ouch! Its in the corner of the field next to an elderberry bush. Plug with heavily indented lettering.



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