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TP0551 - Ipswich
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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14853rd with 200 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.71/10 (from 17 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th Jul 2004
Was Last logged: 1st Sep 2018

Of the 17 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 17m
The average error was 6m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this FBM.


By Griefmiester

By Griefmiester
Initial presentation - yep there's the telegraph pole
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 1st Sep 2018  16:38  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Lycra shorts and brambles aren't a good combination. Just about got to it

Good condition 2nd Apr 2018  11:12  by CJO

Gridref: TM 11082 48642   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

More like a surface block. 2" bolt. Widened Jonglew's path and hacked a bigger path and cleared back soil. Left with wooden plank covering.


Good condition 10th Oct 2017  12:45  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TM 11077 48647   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

found quite easily after a stomp through the undergrowth and a bit on foot digging!, good condition

Good condition 5th Sep 2016  10:00  by dugswell2

Gridref: TM 11070 48640   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Jon Glue does have his uses and I am always pleased to audit the quality of his work.

Good condition 30th Aug 2016  20:01  by THE CYCLIST

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

Thanks to Longlew's hard work! Path into the jungle still clear and square excavation to expose the FBM.

Good condition 31st Jul 2016  07:10  by jonglew

Gridref: TM 11077 48647   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

This was a stinker and only but for previous logs did I find it, although I subsequently discovered an OS sketch is available. A bramble-fest, but long trousers, long gaiters, gardening gloves and secateurs will always beat bramble - as it proved today! The 'FBM' is described on the OS sketch as a bolt, so suspect this is not the usual FBM pillar. Anyway, the soil was iron-hard and with limited access was unable to dig it out. Measured as 92cm SE of the telegraph pole - further than I was initially looking. Left it uncovered.

Initial presentation - yep there's the telegraph pole TP0551©jonglew
A path is beaten TP0551©jonglew
The ground is cleared TP0551©jonglew
A bolt is revealed, but it's not really this big TP0551©jonglew

Not Logged 23rd May 2015  12:09  by mntainman

Gridref: TM 11062 48651   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th May 2014  17:30  by Tomaszewski

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

Piece of board over hole , very overgrown with thistle etc .

Good condition 24th Dec 2013  11:30  by Martin R

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

Staying with friends for Yule nearby and pretending I was going just going out for a walk for some fresh air. Took some finding and it was very muddy.

Good condition 17th Dec 2011  11:00  by peregrinus

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

Revisit in passing as I recognised the spot in passing. Just behind phone pole, reasonably bramble free. Was going to compliment the person who put the board over the hole but apparently it was me! A quick scrabble in the soft soil quickly found the Bolt - that was as far as I went.

Couldn't find it 1st Dec 2009  08:50  by Trigger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Jan 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

3rd time lucky: evidently visited recently, with the brambles mown to make wide visibility splay, and FBM almost exposed in square hole. I left a board over it. Too much loose soil to see any details, other than the usual metal dome; rough concrete surface.

Good condition 23rd Mar 2006  13:46  by asteroth

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

Have been able to clear a path to the FBM.Brass stud with engraved arrow set in concrete block below soil level.

The Bolt
The Bolt,The Pole,The Brambles.

1st Aug 2005  14:30  by asteroth

Gridref: TM 11077 48643   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 5/10

Hidden under the brambles somewhere.Will return when brambles die down.BT pole and manhole cover to the left of FBM site.See Photo

Not much chance of getting in there and having a look According to notes the FBM is below ground level

Good condition 31st Dec 2004  15:30  by elsworth

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Inspired (maybe awed) by Rod and JWR's excavations in Derbyshire, revisited with a 'prodder' (aka screwdriver) and found the pillar / raised bolt immediately in the existing dip. This is a 'surface block' style FBM - with an engraved bolt rather then the 'datum mark' seen on original pillars - armed with just a screwdriver I decided against digging out the whole pillar, so I don't know (yet) whether there's an OS plate on the side. Re-reading the OS sketch, it does state 'bolt is 15cm below ground'!

Ipswich FBM Bolt was just visible in excavation at centre of picture

Couldn't find it 26th Sep 2004  13:30  by sanjaypaul

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Intended to calibrate my handheld Garmin GPS Device for altitude. The location is completely under massive bush and barbed wired fencing. Could not access beyond the post.

Couldn't find it 16th Jul 2004  08:50  by elsworth

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

In spite of a diagram and a photo from the OS site, I still haven't found anything convincing here ... Maybe a revisit when the brambles have died back!

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