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TP5130 - Ninfield Resr
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Ninfield ResrTQ53/T36TQ53T036569987.75112741.4087.2793PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1969N0TO BE DESTROYED SEE FILE 14 02 91

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 10139th with 104 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.16/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th Mar 2003
Was Last logged: 19th Apr 2018

Of the 19 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 97m
The average error was 21m
The closest was 3m

Dewbys Farm Dewbys Farm Ninfield Water Tower Ninfield Water Tower Lower Street Lower Street Messens Farm Messens Farm slateloose slateloose runblue runblue jonglew jonglew rowleybirkin rowleybirkin caroleengel caroleengel Alan Grove Alan Grove Ninfield Resr Ninfield Resr [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 19th Apr 2018  14:47  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 69990 12744   FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another adopted pillar also remembering the Auxiliary Units set up 1940 to combat a potential German invasion. The pillar sits atop the large covered reservoir, accessed through a gap in the hedgerow at TQ 6992 1273. An original centre cap is retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. A Royal Observer Corps nuclear fallout monitoring bunker is sited within the resr compound on the NE side.

Pillar TP5130©jonglew
Pillar TP5130©jonglew
Spider TP5130©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5130©jonglew
Plaque TP5130©jonglew

Good condition 28th Aug 2017  13:31  by slateloose

Gridref: TQ 69900 12700   FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Through hole in fence from footpath ,nice and easy.

Good condition 17th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 69987 12750   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fencing along FP to west patchy with a large hole @ TQ699127. Strangely the trig has been adopted - in a fenced off Resr?

Good condition 16th Jun 2015  15:26  by rowleybirkin

Gridref: TQ 69987 12748   FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Technically, condition should read 'unreachable but visible' but you speak as you find so this one gets a 'good'. Parked 'near the wood' in Combe Lane and took pathway along perimeter of reservoir which leads to High Street A269. A sign on a small gate near water tower declared 'Private property, keep out' so we dutifully obeyed. A five-bar gate further down the road displayed a sign reading ' I EE O T' , I guess that's an invitation to climb over. Southern Water, despite their dire warnings re trespass, have thoughtfully provided stone steps to afford trigpointers easy access directly to the pillar. Interesting plaque on pillar, see Lathama's description, 2011. Standard Hill takes its name from the supposed site where William the Conqueror set his banner on the eve of the Battle of Hastings.

Good condition 5th Aug 2014  09:32  by Velosaurus

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

After walking the dog in Ashes Wood this morning I decided to drive over to Ninfield to find a nearby Geocache and then log this trig point. Gained access to the site by a small gap in the hedge off the footpath to the west. A quick walk up to the top of the reservoir. Took a couple of photos and retraced my steps.

Geohound by the trig point ©Velosaurus
The trip point with dedication plaque ©Velosaurus

Good condition 3rd May 2013  14:06  by geodruth

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

A squeeze through the gate and quick hop up down to bag this one.


Good condition 27th Apr 2013  16:40  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 69991 12740   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


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

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good description by Lathama. There is an identical plaque on pillar TP1449.

Good condition 11th May 2011  14:15  by Lathama

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

A beautifully white-painted pillar in a reservoir compund in Ninfield village. Plaque indicates it was adopted by Peter and Yvette Wilmott in 1995 and dedicated to members of SX203 Ashburnham Patrol of the British Resistance Unit 1940-44, otherwise known as the Auxilliary Units. Original plug with slightly indented letters. All sightholes below grass level. Access off main road, squeezing past gate post of compound and up steps to reservoir.

Not Logged 12th Jul 2010  19:21  by Applepye

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

Not Logged 12th Jul 2010  19:04  by bluewhitereg

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Found while Geocaching.

Good condition 27th Sep 2009  10:05  by Cipollini

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My second attempt at this one. There didn't seem to be anyone about so I crawled through a small hole at the foot of the hedge between the footpath to the W and the reservoir and walked up the reservoir bank to find the TP. Original plug with pristine coat of new white paint and interesting plaque re wartime auxiliary units - see also TP 1449. Overlooked by houses so I didn't hang about !

Ninfield Resr TP ©Cipollini
Plaque re wartime Auxiliary Unit ©Cipollini

Good condition 21st Dec 2005  11:59  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second Visit to this one - this time no one around, so hopping over the fence not a problem. Pillar located on top off reservoir, by the steps, good condition.

Unreachable but visible 16th Sep 2005  17:11  by Griefmiester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Too many people around to jump fence, may try to get a bit nearer another day. Pillar was clearly visable on top of res.

Good condition 26th Oct 2004  14:46  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 69995 12743   FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Located on top of a reservoir. Access was through a gap in the fence from a public footpath.

TP5130 TP5130 - Ninfield Reservoir©Alan Grove
TP5130 FB TP5130's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove

Good condition 21st Aug 2004  17:31  by Sussex_Rambler

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Located on top of the Ninfield Reservoir still sporting its white paint. All in good condition, including plaque as described below (see pic) Didn't see any signs ;)

Flush Bracket
The trigpoint
Memorial Plaque

Good condition 11th Apr 2004  12:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We ignored the keep out sign (it was a Sunday!) and climbed over the five bar metal gate and walked up to the pillar. There is a plaque on the pillar similar to the one at Blackland Wood but this one is dedicated to the Ashburnham Home Guard. Plug with indented lettering.

Unreachable but visible 6th Apr 2004  15:51  by The White Family

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Clearly visible on top of covered reservoir, but unreachable without ignoring the "Private Property - Keep Out" sign.

Good condition 16th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5287  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; metal cap shallow letters; adopted by Wilcox family 1995; on grassed resr

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