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TP5390 - Penpole
 
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Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S3368
OSGB36 Station :
ST57/T76
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5390
County :
Avon
Nearest town :
BRISTOL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
PenpoleST57/T76ST57T076353183.88177295.2767.3483PILLAR01/06/1944101/04/1957N0

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There are 65 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16721st with 103 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.40/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th Jun 1981
Was Last found intact: 23rd Aug 2016
Was Last logged: 30th Nov 2018

Of the 58 logged visits,
19 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 126m
The average error was 19m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ

By G1ANQ
Trig Point
By G1ANQ

©Pritch227
YSM680 Penpole
©monkeydestructor
Penpole Selfie
©thejackrustles
TP5390
By Brisey
See 58 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Damaged 30th Nov 2018  12:14  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Mr N did not want to be left in the car, again, so I took him with me to this, the last trig of the day. Easy to find as it just off a very well trodden path by another round pillar with a seating around it. Mr N took no interest in the Trig at all. There is still a little pocket of trigs left around Bristol that I need to bag but they will have to wait until next year now. Next week we are in North Devon so I might see if I can get Mr N interested in tracking down some around there.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point with Mr N
Wheres the next Trig Dad?


Damaged 24th Sep 2018  20:29  by graham&linda

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Found whilst geocaching. No views from the trig, but a pleasant walk in the area.


Damaged 8th Aug 2018  16:13  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Poorly Trig??

©WuzzerL


Damaged 8th Aug 2018  16:13  by Pritch227

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Not the best,picked a trail through the woods from the road.

©Pritch227


Damaged 22nd Apr 2018  13:16  by asbown

Gridref: ST 53184 77291   FB Number: S33683  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

easy walk up, pillar very damaged.

©asbown


Damaged 21st Apr 2018  13:34  by SamJD

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


Damaged 23rd Feb 2018  14:30  by petevenkman

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


Damaged 28th Dec 2017  12:26  by dadu 13

FB Number: 3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Short walk up from the road below, muddy path, but not too bad, could see the Severn Bridge up on the top path through the trees.

©dadu 13


Damaged 25th May 2017  10:15  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 53100 77200   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy walk up from Penpole lane following the Severn Way path.


Damaged 5th May 2017  00:10  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Stopped on the road where the arrow was closest and found a faint path heading up. It must go to the trig? Path split and stopped at the bottom of a rocky cliff.Climbed up. Saw trig beside some sort of monument (Would have been interesting to see in the daylight!) Chose a more sensible path back down.

YSM680 Penpole ©monkeydestructor


Damaged 21st Apr 2017  12:18  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM680 Penpole. First YSM and 2nd pillar of a massive trig bagging trip, planned to do a lot less YOSMS and less driving but due to the pending change, revised my list and soon Mr U2 was deciding to join me, blooming last minute revisions could mean some massive diversions! So glad he did as I had a wee accident and fell on a slippy floor in the kitchen on Thursday night and couldn't bend my right knee to change gear, which meant Mr U2 had to drive all day! Great wee starter up the steep steps to the Trigpoint. Path and steps very dry today. Trig in a bit of a sorry state.

Penpole Selfie ©thejackrustles
Penpole collage ©thejackrustles


Damaged 8th Apr 2017  15:19  by GeoBob

Gridref: ST 53185 77295   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket - Penpole
The Pillar


Damaged 24th Mar 2017  14:17  by orlando rat

Gridref: ST 53184 77295   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

No views due to the surrounding trees, but an interesting ornament nearby which overshadows the damaged pillar.

Penpole


Damaged 13th Mar 2017  19:52  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

A short walk up a greasy path to the west. Nothing to get excited about here.


Damaged 17th Dec 2016  14:58  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

I parked on Penpole Lane to the west and walked up the new steps from there onto the ridge and along to the monument and nearby damaged trig point. There used to be good views from here before the trees grew.


Damaged 1st Sep 2016  12:33  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Steep pull up some steps then walk along ridge. Pillar found next to a monument!!. It is damaged in particular on the top. No views to be had as surrounded by trees.

VJ at Penpole pillar ©Thejenkies
Penpole FB ©Thejenkies


Slightly damaged 23rd Aug 2016  11:30  by evsbaggsy

FB Number: 3368  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Came to log this one as it has been recently added to the geocaching YOSM list. A nice spot, but a shame it has been overshadowed by the monument next to it.


Damaged 8th May 2016  00:00  by rwilson121

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Penpole trigpoint


Slightly damaged 6th Aug 2015  14:43  by silverfox11

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

A good view of the M5 bridge across Avonmouth can be had from near here.


Damaged 28th Jun 2015  13:50  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 53185 77301   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy walk from end of Penpole road new steps being put in.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Damaged 28th Mar 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 53183 77303   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 13th Dec 2014  11:50  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 53185 77296   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Pleasant spot on a ridge of land on the Kings Weston Estate with partial views N and S through denuded trees. Top of pillar is badly damaged with spider missing. LHD sight hole closed, other 3 open. BSM style FB.

Pillar TP5390©jonglew
Pillar TP5390©jonglew
Top of Pillar TP5390©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5390©jonglew


Slightly damaged 12th Oct 2014  13:52  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 3368  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Found whilst Geocaching in the area. Bracket in good order but top is badly damaged.

Mr K at trig. Find #21 for us.©BRISTOLIAN


Slightly damaged 12th Sep 2014  16:20  by samtrev

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 7th Aug 2014  15:01  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

A quick dash up to the trig point during a late lunch break whilst working in Avonmouth for the week. Lots of rubbish strewn about area.

Penpole Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Penpole Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 3rd Feb 2013  12:30  by countrywalker

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

interesting day up there lots of snowdrops near Blaise Castle


Damaged 3rd Feb 2013  12:30  by gencat

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


Damaged 22nd Dec 2012  12:10  by CJO

Gridref: ST 53181 77300   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Top of pillar shows signs of abuse with spider missing. Very misty and heavy rain so no views at all. Next to a small folly/statue, possibly an old topograph

S3368
S3368


Damaged 16th Oct 2012  17:20  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 53192 77294   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

I parked along to the East on the lane and then walked about 300m to this one - been got at and the spider has been "chaved" - urban place - what is that thing next door?

Pillar & FB
GPS Data


Damaged 29th May 2011  09:13  by Trigger

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

TP5390


Slightly damaged 30th Apr 2011  13:09  by penfold1570

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Mr Penfold had Junior Penfold's in tow today so a game of hide and seek ensued. Who can bag the trig first. Euan did, Well done. Alas, many other sorts have found this trig before and it shows the results of vandalism. The top corners are chipped away and what looks like fire damage on the top. What a shame. Otherwise, it is located in a pleasant spot.


Damaged 27th Sep 2010  14:00  by desperate dan

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


Damaged 29th Apr 2010  17:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Visited last year but forgot camera so returned to verify.

Trigpoint
Top showing damage
Flush Bracket


Damaged 8th Feb 2010  14:09  by barnsley skip

Gridref: ST 53184 77301   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Car parked on Penpole Lane near nr 17 took the footpath East up steps to trig, Damage to top but next to old beacon type monument.





Damaged 1st Jan 2010  10:29  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 28th Nov 2009  14:53  by SebastienCale

Gridref: ST 53186 77301   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

No litter or burnt cars now. Little wooded glade with odd monument, glimpses through the trees of the Avonmouth and Severn bridges, and on the day I visited the sound of a brass band practising somewhere nearby.

©SebastienCale
©SebastienCale


Damaged 2nd Nov 2009  15:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10


Damaged 17th Sep 2008  15:04  by raypool

Gridref: ST 53195 77303   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10



Damaged 25th Feb 2008  13:04  by tom

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

The pillar is sited next to a path along the top of partly wooded ridge. It has FB S/3368; the top of the pillar is badly damaged and it has no cap, spider or loops. A strange stone monumental sundial bench with no inscription stands close by. It was approached from the east through Penpole Woods from the car park next to Shirehampton Road. Initially a pleasant stroll through quite pleasant woodland with a view of the impressive Kingsweston House. Unfortunately it soon deteriorated due to the litter, some graffiti and a burnt out car. There are glimpses through the leafless trees over the suburban housing of Shirehampton towards Ashton Hill in the south; the Avon Motorway Bridge is to the south west. In the north there are glimpses of the Severn Estuary, the Second Severn Crossing and the outline of some Welsh hills on the horizon.


Damaged 9th Jan 2008  12:49  by arranc

Gridref: ST 53100 77200   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 6th Jan 2008  13:43  by jri

Gridref: ST 53184 77293   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

The views from the ridge down to the housing estates and industrial areas below are impressive if not exactly appealing, and the pillar has obviously seen better days. That said, we enjoyed the walk over from Westbury via Kingsweston Hill - a long strand of green within the city.


Damaged 28th Jul 2007  15:50  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Came up through the estate and along the path from the school. Dull.


Damaged 6th Jun 2007  13:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

pleasant location (country in the city) but spoilt by the loud hum coming up from the M5 motorway


Damaged 22nd Apr 2007  13:45  by Managra

FB Number: 3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

The top of this one has gone so it's clearly damaged. Set opposite a pillar kind of monument No views through the trees but a nice walk there and back. Definitely a missing plug

©Managra
©Managra
©Managra


Damaged 10th Apr 2007  14:04  by Hartryggers

Gridref: ST 53200 77300   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Very sad state, although the stone monumnet looked interesting, must find out more.



Damaged 27th Mar 2007  15:15  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Poor trigpoint, the saddest one we've seen. We managed to time our visit to coincide with end of school rush - not a good idea!


Damaged 13th Feb 2007  21:11  by captain gore-tex

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

very miserable trip, poor trig, poor site but another one closer to the fullset.

now in the rounded top version! ©captain gore-tex


Damaged 20th Dec 2006  14:50  by macroderma

Gridref: ST 53179 77293   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Rather damaged with a strange monument nearby - no inscription. No views to speak of - especially as it was very foggy the day I visited

A sorry state-through the fog
Monument or large bird bath?


Damaged 18th Mar 2006  11:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 53180 77290   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Grotty spot behind some tower blocks,possible to stop level and just below the pillar .Pillar a sad state as are so many city ones,grafitti and a fire about the norm!

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Damaged 2nd Oct 2005  00:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 1/10

This is in a very, very, sorry state. It looks as if someone has set off a pipe bomb inside it... and the puerile graffiti speaks for itself.

The Heavily Damaged Triangulation Pillar ©Peripatetic
Boom ©Peripatetic


Damaged 5th Aug 2005  17:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

We parked opposite the school and walked up from there. The pillar is next to a strnge stone and iron seat. Spider completely missing but FB still OK.


Damaged 4th Jul 2005  18:10  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Significant damage, some obsene graffiti and no views through the trees nice climb up for an urban trig though. plenty of parking in the street at the end of the PROW


Damaged 12th Mar 2005  14:36  by Brisey

Gridref: ST 53180 77290   FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

The most damaged TP I have yet visited. Trees hide the view towards the M5 and Avonmouth, which is perhaps a good thing.

TP5390
TP5390
S3368


Damaged 8th Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

S3368
S3368
S3368


Damaged 8th Nov 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

BSM style FB, spider & top of trig gone, appar vandalised, in wdld at summit by tk


Damaged 14th Oct 2003  13:00  by maurice

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Top approx 75mm has been chipped away


Damaged 2nd Jan 1995  00:00  by widget

Gridref: ST 53200 77300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy walk to round stone monumental bench. Views impeded by trees, but nice spot amidst residential sprawl.


Good condition 14th Jun 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3368  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar beside track through bushy landscape with elaborate monument in centre of track with wooden seating around its base. Local lads friendly and keen to show us around their 'empire'.



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