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TP5169 - North Ockendon
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
North OckendonTQ47/T101TQ47T101559644.34185435.1640.9523PILLAR01/06/1945101/05/1961N0

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There are 30 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 747th with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.00/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Mar 1983
Was Last found intact: 21st Dec 2013
Was Last logged: 15th May 2019

Of the 30 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 250129m
The average error was 135128m
2 were exact

Chicory Factory Chicory Factory Holywell Church Tower Holywell Church Tower Needingworth Needingworth Teasel Teasel orlando rat orlando rat CJO CJO slateloose slateloose Mickandkim Mickandkim dogwalking dogwalking jwrouse jwrouse peregrinus peregrinus Teasel Teasel edfielden edfielden Lodgebarn Lodgebarn Griefmiester Griefmiester RoPeHe RoPeHe CURRYSCRIM CURRYSCRIM North Ockendon North Ockendon [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

North Ockendon
By orlando rat
North Ockendon
The rescued trigpoint in its new location
Snowy pillar
By ProSpec
S3353 - Centre plug
By jwrouse
By jwrouse
See 24 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Moved 15th May 2019  14:10  by orlando rat

Gridref: TL 34403 72179   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Now in someone's garden. I read the previous logs of the owner being friendly, however, I needed to get on so was stealthy about the search and find.

North Ockendon

Moved 10th Feb 2018  18:51  by peregrinus

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

Good to catch up with trig and owner and thanks for the coffee! The trig has clear impressions of the vertical joins in the formwork, not something I recall seeing before

Not Logged 12th Aug 2017  07:20  by The Peak Plodders

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

Moved 22nd Jul 2016  16:32  by CJO

Gridref: TL 34399 72186   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Stopped by on the off chance as was passing. Met Ian and inspected the new location. Thanks for the coffee and nice to meet you.

North Ockendon

Moved 27th Aug 2014  19:25  by Teasel

Gridref: TL 34403 72179   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 10/10

Transported to its new home in Needingworth!

The rescued trigpoint in its new location ©Teasel

Moved 17th Apr 2014  16:10  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 06300 74800   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Sorry for calling at a bad time.

Good condition 21st Dec 2013  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 06320 74870   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

7 for being saved thanks Ian for letting me photograph the trig in your front garden this is one lucky trig

Moved 4th Oct 2013  09:45  by edfielden

Gridref: SK 06313 74866   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Having decided to spend the night of 3 October in Buxton on my way back home from Scotland I contacted Ian who said I could pop round the following morning to see his trig pillar. The weather was quite drizzly and the tops of the surrounding hills were shrouded in low cloud. Ian has done a superb job getting the pillar to Derbyshire and placing it as possibly the most unusual garden feature I've ever seen! The cloud and foliage prevented a perfect GPS fix but the pillar is clearly about 8m WSW of the given location of SK 06320 74870. FB faces ESE and all sightholes are open. All the metalwork is intact - the top cap is particularly shiny and bronze! Ian invited me to have a tea while we discussed T:UK and the future of the database. Then it was off to Nottingham to see my sister who had just started University there, then Bristol to pick up a van, then home to Gloucestershire! Photos to follow...

Moved 31st Mar 2013  14:59  by ProSpec

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Bagged this one while exploring Buxton's footpaths. Unfortunately no one was home.

Snowy pillar

Moved 31st Jan 2013  15:33  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Passing the location whilst on a walk so knocked on the door and Ian was in. I'm rather envious of him having a trig point in his garden. Well done for all the effort to achieve this.

North Ockendon Trig point ©Bridgeman

Moved 18th Nov 2012  13:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 06320 74870   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Sorry only a 7 but the view is limited. Did not disturb teasel as we think he was still in bed.

Moved 10th Sep 2012  14:08  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SK 06311 74869   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Visited by prior appointment with Ian. Pillar has been moved a few miles from it's original location, and has been "re-planted" in the Peaks, pillar in top condition, not as high as others around :)

Pillar & FB
GPS Data

Moved 27th Jul 2012  14:05  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SJ 06323 74864   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 8/10

3/3 What a splendid location! Unfortunately no one in when I called but congratulations to Ian on your achievement.


Moved 25th Jul 2012  15:12  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 10/10

Every trig has a story to tell and this pillar has its own proud keeper on site eager to recount its coming to be here. A very interesting and insightful hour was spent with Ian discussing the ins and outs of designing the website and many current topics relating to trig hunting in general.

Toppled 17th Jun 2012  15:32  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Spotted this one from the Website (obviously not on my usual OS maps). Had saved it rather for a weekend outing with the hope of meeting Ian, but there was no one at home. Lunched in town before heading home via Axe Edge and the Morridge.

Moved 20th May 2012  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Good condition 17th Nov 2011  12:45  by Ron Plasma

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

Wow! I want one. [OK. For the pedants. Take the path by the side of the car. Turn around by the front door and head across the lawn. Theres a steep climb at the end, but you cant miss it. Honestly. Its easy!] Seriously brilliant. Top man Teasel.

Good condition 27th Oct 2011  11:20  by Arran Trigman

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

Toppled 26th Oct 2011  14:50  by tigger4242

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

Great trig in a nice garden.


Toppled 30th Dec 2010  17:30  by asbown

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

been hoping to get here for a long time now as it's now in Derbyshire and I felt it needed to be done to complete the full set of Derbyshire trigs,nobody home so I nipped down the steps and got my photo.

Toppled 24th Sep 2010  19:05  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: SK 06313 74871   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 8/10

I had a few minutes to spare so couldnt resist visiting this TP. I rang the bell but sadly no one was in. What a great story and well sited trig.

Moved 30th Jun 2007  11:00  by ted

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 8/10

Plug intact with all metalwork in vgc. Interesting to see the base of the plug. BsM-style bracket. Many thanks to Ian and David for showing me their pillar. Perhaps No.148, Brown Edge Road should be renamed 'North Ockendon House' 8-)

North Ockendon trig
North Ockendon trig
North Ockendon FB
North Ockendon top

Toppled 26th Nov 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

Gridref: SK 06320 74870   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Finally caught up with this one nearly 3 years after visiting its vacant ex site. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Very nice to catch up with the Teasel family too !

Toppled 19th Aug 2006  14:06  by Deego

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Called to see this today, It was a bit easier than Black edge to get to :o) Parked right next to it. Shame the owner's were not in


Toppled 27th Jul 2006  17:30  by rhayader_wanderer

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

A visit to it old home as well as drawing a blank gains a score for the most inaccessible access to a PROw from a road I have had in a long while.

Toppled 9th Jul 2006  19:20  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 06309 74868   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Toppled  Score: 10/10

Pillar in excellent condition, with the shiniest metalwork I've ever seen. Congratulations to Ian on saving this pillar and setting it in such a pleasant location. Slight pity that the pillar doesn't get much of a view - maybe Ian has got a Bilby Tower on the shopping list [:)]. Special thanks to Ian and Jayne for their hospitality.

Good condition 28th May 2006  10:33  by jwrouse

Gridref: SK 06320 74870   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I visited Ian, by arrangement, on 28 May 2006 to view and photograph the pillar in its new location and I must congratulate him on the excellent job he did on cleaning up the brassware and placing the pillar in an attractive setting in his front garden. Also my thanks for the very friendly welcome that I received from Ian and his family. Non-visit log 20/08/2009 - I have added a few more photos showing the top cap & centre plug in more detail in an attempt to explain why the center plug sometimes has two diametrically opposed holes. I think it might be that the cap has been removed, the plug unscrewed from it and then replaced upside down, though why anyone should want to do that baffles me.

North Ockendon Pillar in its new home
S3353 - Top Cap
S3353 - Spider
S3353 - Centre plug Showing that the plug appears to be a threaded cylinder capable of being inserted back into the top cap either way up.
S3353 - Top cap & center plug

Moved 21st Apr 2006  08:49  by Teasel

Gridref: SK 06320 74870   FB Number: S3353  Condition: Moved  Score: 10/10

This pillar was removed from the farmer's field, with permission, some time after April 2003. In Jan 2006, it was put up for auction on Ebay. Naturally this caused a bit of fuss, with the result that the farmer was told by the OS to cancel the auction and destroy the trigpoint. I didn't want to see another trigpoint destroyed, even at the behest of the OS, so I contacted the farmer. Several phone calls later, I had his agreement to come and collect the trigpoint. (David, 3, was a bit scared when the tractor came straight for him, but was consoled by getting to climb into the cab and play with the controls!) There followed an interesting drive with the trigpoint perched on top of an old, borrowed trailer. We broke down on the M1 and needed a very nice man from the RAC, then later got stopped by the police... "Let me guess, sir, you got it on Ebay?" "Yes! How did you guess?" "We see a lot of strange things, sir, and most of them are from Ebay". Getting the trigpoint off the trailer was no less eventful, but due to the superb driving skills of the JCB man, it was installed without breaking anything or anyone. So, now that I have a trigpoint in my garden, does that mean I have to shout "get off my land" to anyone I see visiting it?! ;-)

Permission to remove the trig
The trig in its new home
The flush bracket
All metalwork intact!
The Ebay advert
In its new home

Destroyed 18th Jan 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

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

open arable field: no trace Jan04 (crop not grown) FB given as S/3353

Good condition 20th Mar 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3353  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

White pillar at junction of two fields at Whitepost Farm. One just ploughed, the other with young wheat.

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