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TP5219 - Old Harpers
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2798
OSGB36 Station :
SD80/31
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5219
County :
Greater Manchester
Nearest town :
HORWICH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Old HarpersSD80/31SD80S031366654.75412118.11338.5072PILLAR01/06/1945101/03/1963N0

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There are 75 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3740th with 33 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.90/10 (from 79 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Jul 1997
Was Last logged: 5th Jan 2020

Of the 79 logged visits,
23 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 93m
The average error was 20m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Flush Bracket
By Scouser
The trig
By Scouser
The Trig
By Scouser
Spider, missing plug
By Scouser

©WuzzerL

By Andy West

By srichy20
S2798 - Old Harpers
By Clochandighter
See 67 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 5th Jan 2020  12:11  by Scouser

Gridref: SD 66600 12100   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not the best of places to visit. Rubbish everywhere. Found an open gate off PROW at SD668120 then trudged up the field to the trig.

The Trig
Flush Bracket
Spider, missing plug
The trig


Good condition 3rd Nov 2019  10:12  by ADT

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Solo. Parked on George's Lane close to its junction with Matchmoor Lane. Old Harpers and Whimberry Hill.


Good condition 19th Oct 2019  17:44  by Pritch227

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Pritch227


Good condition 19th Oct 2019  17:43  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

liked this one and the views were amazing especially with a moody weather sky

©WuzzerL


Good condition 15th Sep 2019  14:54  by John DCC

Gridref: SD 66656 12116   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©John DCC
©John DCC


Good condition 13th May 2019  10:31  by FrankR

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

Cracking views


Good condition 6th Aug 2018  11:00  by countrymatters

Gridref: SD 66600 12100   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nicely painted, with Red Rose of Lancashire. GReat location.


Good condition 21st Jun 2018  16:54  by cathy trickett

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10




Good condition 14th Jun 2018  10:45  by Wayne Mac

Gridref: SD 66600 12100   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Started from Georges Lane opposite the Jolly Crofters and made our way to Matchmoor Lane and found the trig from there. Also went on to bag Whimberry Hill Trig

Trig Trig with nice coat of paint with Lancs Red Rose


Good condition 21st Apr 2018  11:33  by Topofthemoor

FB Number: 2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked near gate on Matchmoor Lane, Horwich. Trig point visible from roadside.

Old Harpers
Old Harpers


Good condition 22nd Mar 2018  14:02  by Downfaller

Gridref: SD 66658 12122   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Access from parking on Matchmoor Lane. What a grim bit of road. Looks like everybody comes up here to throw their rubbish out of the car window. Easy log from the PROW heading NW, bit boggy under foot. Still has a reasonable white coat and adorned with the red rose to all faces. Plug removed otherwise all metalwork intact. Excellent views to the SE and reasonable visibility today.

Old Harpers TP ©Downfaller


Good condition 20th Mar 2018  16:00  by Andy West

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


Good condition 18th Sep 2017  13:45  by Hands

Gridref: SD 66658 12121   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

from the litter strewn parking area followed the footpath and across field to Trig, which is situated in an area of very rough grazing close to a broken wall and a telegraph pole, the trig is in good condition and has recently been repainted , ( I removed the wet paint signs) The cap is open and all sight holes are closed the fb faces 232m 360 views mainly Winter Hill , Bolton and Manchester, returned same - 500yds

©Hands


Good condition 15th Sep 2017  11:03  by cycleman

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A nice view all round

Better than Working
Towards the Fylde Coast


Good condition 28th May 2017  15:28  by taylorjw

Gridref: SD 66658 12119   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Short walk following a dry stone wall from a public track off Matchmoor Lane.

Old Harpers


Good condition 28th May 2017  15:28  by Wilburforce1

Gridref: SD 66658 12119   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 15th May 2017  15:30  by fencehugger

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

Very easy to find, less than a 5 minute walk from Matchmoor Lane. Great for views over Bolton and Manchester to the south, TV masts on Winter Hill to the north.


Good condition 2nd Jan 2017  10:00  by SJW1960

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


Not Logged 2nd Jan 2017  00:00  by Warby1960

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


Good condition 26th Jun 2016  08:26  by srichy20

Gridref: SD 66654 12121   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Centre cap missing. long distance views I'm sure when it's not cloudy and wet.





Good condition 25th Jun 2016  13:10  by g4wsb

Gridref: SD 66655 12122   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short walk from road off PROW .

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 15th May 2016  16:16  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 66657 12121   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th May 1940 costing 2.4s.1d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD80/31 within the Manchester block during 1945. Levelled for height in 1963. Last maintained by the OS in August 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Easy parking on layby on SE side of Matchmoor Lane at SD668120. Up via mapped RoW opposite until level with pillar then straight across open grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SW, ~231. Vented through NE sight hole. 360 open outlook.

S2798 - Old Harpers & GRP


Good condition 23rd Apr 2016  11:33  by Pick83

Gridref: SD 66674 12151   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©Pick83


Not Logged 10th Apr 2016  14:00  by bluetoe

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


Good condition 31st Oct 2015  09:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Along the right of way then a short trudge across the waterlogged field to the pillar which meant wet field for most of the day. Field populated by ponies. Despite the rather grey day had decent views.

©Borderer


Not Logged 1st Aug 2015  09:46  by Speedy

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


Good condition 25th Jul 2015  09:01  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked in lay by at end of footpath to east of trig. Cows in field but weren't bothered by me. Nice views.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 6th Dec 2014  14:36  by CJO

Gridref: SD 66657 12118   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No cap. Coarse gravel "congolmerate" construction

Old Harpers


Good condition 11th Oct 2014  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SD 66656 12120   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

short walk from prow easy find


Good condition 13th Aug 2014  18:00  by timdoggart

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

Good views - easy short walk from Matchmoor Lane


Good condition 25th Jun 2014  10:00  by tommo

Gridref: SD 66600 12100   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

(193) Parked roadside, pillar in horse field ,Great 360degree views with Winter hill, Rivington moor , Liverpool and Manchester all visible from here.


Good condition 2nd Feb 2014  14:02  by sean_tither

Gridref: SD 66653 12118   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Boggy under foot

©sean_tither


Good condition 30th Jan 2014  10:49  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On the way out of Bolton walking up to Winter Hill.


Good condition 11th Jul 2013  11:30  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig


Good condition 14th May 2013  14:22  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 66657 12121   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked start of PROW on Matchmoor Lane, and diagonally across field to pillar,complete with horses.Pillar by electricity pole and small crumbling stone wall.Pillar in good nick,coarse pebble dash concrete finish,no cap/plug & all sight holes blocked.Decent 360 views from pillar.

Old Harpers. Pillar.
Old Harpers. Pillar.
Old Harpers. Pillar.
Old Harpers. Flush bracket.
Old Harpers. Top.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2013  09:06  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Was doubting the wisdom of visiting as snowing all the way up from Horwich, but having cycled out from Liverpool, and to return, kept on. Luckily didn't settle and only 20 mins.


Good condition 5th Nov 2012  15:40  by redDragon

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short detour from footpath east of pillar. Field edge. Good views again.


Good condition 30th Sep 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 66658 12119   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Jul 2012  09:19  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 66600 12100   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Raining again and low cloud,not a view to be seen.


Good condition 30th Jun 2012  14:49  by paulxtr

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Old Harpers ©paulxtr


Not Logged 5th Nov 2011  14:00  by michael a frost

Gridref: SD 66700 12200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Nov 2011  10:10  by Terry L

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No plug. Private. Owner unknown. Walking NE up Matchmoor Lane, pass the [clearly visible] pillar & enter the next public footpath left. Then cross the field diagonally to find it just beyond a broken wall. Fields rather boggy.

Old Harpers pillar


Good condition 19th Jul 2011  14:50  by wanderer

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Pleasant walk via the woodlands. Pity about the rain


Good condition 18th Jun 2011  12:12  by blackboot29

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First trig in 8m circ walk. Easy to find and access from road


Good condition 16th Apr 2011  12:15  by painterman61

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at side of acsess stile/gate short walk to trig over boggy ground horses in field some laying down! Trig in vgc plug missing fine views over Bolton area nice and sunny.

the trig ©painterman61
the trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 16th Feb 2011  00:00  by happycyclist

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


Good condition 5th Dec 2010  12:44  by tigger4242

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views above the cloud on a foggy day

©tigger4242


Good condition 25th Sep 2010  16:30  by Triggers

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

Parked at side of road. up footpath and then quip nip across field to trig

Old Harpers ©Triggers


Good condition 12th Jul 2010  18:43  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy walk over to this one through sheep - pillar located next to dry stone wall and in good condition - good views all around. Number 750 :-)


Good condition 11th Jul 2010  10:57  by barnsley skip

Gridref: SD 66655 12120   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy trig from road parked at footpath cross field corner to corner.


GPS reading


Good condition 1st May 2010  14:03  by PeteBoggs

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

©PeteBoggs


Good condition 17th Apr 2010  00:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 66655 12118   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access off lane Views of winter hill


Good condition 23rd Jan 2010  08:26  by IWC

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


Good condition 2nd Jan 2010  13:45  by Lathama

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The last one I had time for before going to the match. Huddled near to a dry-stone wall quite close to the parking spot on the lane. Very tricky underfoot [and a hairy drive along the lane as well!] The pillar is in good condition apart from a missing plug. Traces of paint. All sightholes closed. By now the snow had stopped and the gloom was beginning to lift, so the views of the moors and surrounding urban areas were apparent.


Good condition 31st Dec 2009  15:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar short way from ROW.Dodgy drive up lane to parking place beside start of row.Good views.


Good condition 28th Jul 2009  12:30  by scubaclogger

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found while doing some nearby caches. Winter Hill Transmitter was covered by cloud

Trig ©scubaclogger
Flush Bucket ©scubaclogger
Missing


Good condition 24th Jul 2009  22:55  by Foinavon

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

My nearest unfound Trig Point!


Good condition 1st May 2009  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 15th Apr 2009  15:20  by asbown

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

a little hazy today but views still good,easy walk from the road,on a clear day you would get a lot of reward for very little effort here.


Good condition 4th Jan 2009  18:31  by Dave_S

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views here today but bitterly cold.

Old Harpers Trig. ©Dave_S
Flush Bracket ©Dave_S


Good condition 11th Dec 2008  16:00  by pete37038

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

great views, plug missing

Old Harpers 1 Old Harpers ©pete37038
Old Harpers 2 Old Harpers ©pete37038


Good condition 28th Nov 2008  10:40  by Historian

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stumbled across this one by accident in low cloud.


Good condition 30th Jun 2008  20:20  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views.

OLD HARPERS TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO
OLD HARPERS FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO


Good condition 21st Apr 2007  14:04  by m0sgb

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

excellent views around here, did ask the farmer if it was ok to see the trigpoint as the lambs where lambing.


Good condition 21st Apr 2007  09:37  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Easy from the south - ground hard and dry


Good condition 10th Nov 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, very open texture concrete. W side of wall remnants, wet pasture. Grey view, quick bag as rain arrived.


Good condition 22nd Jun 2006  13:07  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy from lane to south. Good condition, but no plug. Private

Old harpers pillar


Good condition 6th May 2006  11:15  by ted

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing. Hazy. Broken walls and scattered farmhouses.

Old Harpers trig
Old Harpers FB
Old Harpers trig


Good condition 13th Jan 2006  15:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Safe parking to SE where the footpath meets the road with trig 200m away acorss open pasture. Good viewpoint on a clear day


Good condition 16th Mar 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S2798
S2798
S2798


Not Logged 5th Mar 2005  13:45  by DomHeknows

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


Good condition 5th Mar 2005  13:45  by Deego

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views. plug is missing. Today was very windy and the hail hurt like mad. We did not hang around for long :o)

©Deego
©Deego


Good condition 21st Nov 2004  13:33  by bonatti

Gridref: SD 66654 12124   FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Looks like some mentally challenged pleb has recently removed the plug and replaced it with a stone.


Good condition 23rd Apr 2004  12:00  by Seasider

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located near transmitters but not far from the car.


Good condition 6th Mar 2004  06:15  by Trigger

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP5219 Flush Bracket


Good condition 4th Mar 2004  23:37  by HamsterCaster

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views over Manchester way. Stone where plug should be :( Feckin vandals!


Good condition 16th Dec 2003  14:30  by poshandbecks

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy find, just a few minutes from the road.

TP5219 Pillar
TP5219plate The plate


Good condition 29th May 1999  00:40  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing.


Good condition 27th Jul 1997  15:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2798  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Done while working near Horwich.



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