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TP5542 - Purdown
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
PurdownST57/T80ST57T080360528.09175870.9770.7863PILLAR01/06/1944101/04/1957N0NOT FOUND MAY 97

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There are 37 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 19332nd with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 3.97/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Jun 1981
Was Last logged: 25th Aug 2018

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

All were within 40m
The average error was 10m
2 were exact

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Good condition 25th Aug 2018  07:15  by THE CYCLIST

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

On way to railway station for return home after 5 nights at Street YHA. It seemed more likely to find someone on the allotments today than the previous attempts. Lucky, a young couple just leaving and intrigued they came with me. Pathway through undergrowth beyond cultivated area. You reach the pillar but cannot read the FB as too close to fence. Opposite gable of adjacent house.

Good condition 20th Nov 2016  12:35  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the end of Lindsay road. Took the path to the allotment gate where someone working there let us in.found trig up tight against the fence.

Good condition 16th Aug 2015  14:00  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: ST 60528 75871   FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

a lovely west indian man let us in the allotment and said we were not the first to want to go to the pillar. took a lot of camera angles to get the flush bracket number but mrs pkb was determined as we were so close and eventually got a good photo.

Good condition 19th Jul 2015  12:45  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 60529 75877   FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access after waiting, Chris allotment user both visit trig was interested so perhaps new member.Over grown but easy access not for high steel fence.

Chris ©g4wsb

Good condition 9th May 2015  12:49  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 3370  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Third time lucky to bag this one. There was a guy working his patch of land close to entrance of allotments and granted me access. Trampled down lots of stingers so not one to bag in shorts. Glad this one has finally been bagged as it is the nearest from home.

Mr K at Trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 4th Apr 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 60530 75876   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No 36 unoccupied so no access - trig not in this property's garden - so would have been of no help anyway. In the secure allotments. After asking all and sundry, found an allotment key holder at No.7 Lindsay Rd, ST 604760 (a West Indian gentleman) who trusted me with the key! Wonderful - couldn't believe my luck. Gave him a fiver to buy sweets for his many grand children and he was very happy, waiving me down the path back to the road

Unreachable but visible 30th Mar 2015  13:15  by SlainteJimmy

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

Good condition 13th Dec 2014  10:48  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 60530 75872   FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Located on St Johns Lane Allotments with secure fencing. Fortuitous access gained today by a helpful allotment holder. Pillar tight against metal fencing boundary close No 36 Lindsay Rd with FB facing fencing. It's in an unloved area of the allotment and is becoming very overgrown, mainly bramble, nettle and ivy. VGC pillar with smooth screed finish; original cap in place, lightly indented lettering.

Pillar TP5542©jonglew
Spider TP5542©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5542©jonglew

Good condition 22nd Dec 2012  14:16  by CJO

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

In a very overgrown area at the side of 36 Lindsey Road. Nobody answered the door at no 36 so had to make do with a photo over the fence, unfortunalty unable to record FB number.

Purdown unable to get close enough to record FB.

Good condition 17th May 2012  15:54  by edfielden

Gridref: ST 60528 75870   FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

After another early shift at work in Arnos Vale, Bristol, I popped by here on the way home to see if I could get at the pillar. I parked at the top of Lindsey Road and walked down Sir John's Lane to the Allotment entrance. Coincidentally and very luckily for me as a trig bagger an allotment holder was coming out just as I arrived. Mr Granville Prendergast was a truly affable gent and we chatted for a while about the pillar which he did not know about. He kindly agreed to let me in to the allotments to look for the pillar while he waited. I set out up the hill and tramped through the undergrowth to reach the pillar just inside the fence by the side of the last house in Lindsey Road. Pillar in good nick, white painted but surrounded by undergrowth! Original cap with indented letters; FB faces NW into fence - difficult to see and photograph; sightholes not observed due to undergrowth and lack of time. Mr Prendergast was interested about the pillar and bemoaning the fact that that the site at that end had become unloved and uncared for.

Sir Johns Lane Allotments ©edfielden
Sir Johns Lane Allotments entrance ©edfielden
S3370 - Pillar Looking W ©edfielden
S3370 - Top ©edfielden
S3370 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S3370 - Pillar Looking NE ©edfielden
S3370 - Trig pose! ©edfielden
Lindsey Road & Sir Johns Lane Pillar position is behind side gate and fence to the right of photograph ©edfielden

Good condition 24th Mar 2012  18:00  by RogerTempleman

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

Pillar now white with a little ivy. The chap at #36 Lindsay Road not wanting to allow me in for a close view. The pillar is at the top of the allotments, and finding the gate unlocked did get to about 5m from the pillar but scrub and brambles prevented close approach. Allotment manager fairly friendly and said the plots by the pillar available, so access may be improved once these are taken and cleared, but it is trespassy. I gather the fence has been moved in recent years removing a public right of way... how does that work?!

Good condition 11th Dec 2011  13:40  by Dart More

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

Easy view over the new green fence next to number 36. Area seems to be much clearer than in previous logs. Clearly visible. Don't think these are allotments any longer? A 'trade off' before a long visit to nearby IKEA !

Good condition 4th Jun 2011  05:48  by Trigger

FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Apr 2010  09:30  by Dusty

FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 27th Nov 2009  13:30  by cmb1953

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

Spotted through fence near No.36. Gates to allotment not locked, but very private.

Good condition 27th Dec 2008  11:20  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Easily seen through fence by number 36. Allotments locked but access looked reasonably easy along the new fence.

Good condition 24th Dec 2008  12:52  by Brisey

Gridref: ST 60533 75877   FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

A couple of guys were attending to their car outside No.36 so there was no problem asking permission to go down the side of the house. I also tried to get to the pillar from the allotments side, but the gate from the track was locked. The guys told me it was intended to remove the pillar when the new fence was built, but in the end a kink in the fence was made. Well done to those who cleared the area and found this one! Not an inspiring area.

TP5542 Shows the kink in the new fence.

Good condition 15th Sep 2008  17:07  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Allotments locked at time of visit - viewed from number 36 - good condition, plenty of brambles

Good condition 7th Nov 2007  14:15  by tom

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

The pillar is situated in the bramble infested border of some allotments; it is next to the fence of the private garden of the house at the end of Lindsay Road. The site was accessed by gingerly wading through the brambles from the allotments. The pillar is in immaculate condition and has a metal cap with indented lettering. The FB could not be seen, it was facing the private garden; the OS give the number as S3370. The fence back to Lindsay Road had been partially flattened to allow for an easier escape. The mound of earth at the end of the road offered a limited view over suburban rooftops toward western Bristol. From the green field of the nearby Lockleaze Open Space Dundry, Kelston Round Hill and the Cotswold Hills could be seen beyond the southern and eastern suburbs of the city.

Good condition 3rd Oct 2007  12:30  by bluebeard

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

went into the allotments to be stopped by a wall of brambles. went up the back road to look over the garden fence but saw nothing. from the front road saw it through the fence. applied the privacy rule and so didn't disturb the house occupants.

Good condition 21st Jul 2007  18:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. BSM-style FB. Thanks and congrats to the preceding for finding and exposing it. I simply viewed the trig from just inside the side gate of 36 Lindsay Rd, with kind permission of owner. The allotments were securely locked, late Sun p.m. but I could just make out the top plug detail

Good condition 15th Feb 2007  20:24  by captain gore-tex

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

Thanks to the Hartry Pair for rediscovering what seemed to have been gone for the last 25 years, it is certainly there, here is the story: Parked in the small pull in by the entrance to the local allotments. The nice lady in the end house let me look at the trig in the hedge from where the FB is visible, couldn't see the top of the trig so decided to approach from the other side to clean it off. Go down the footpath to the new gates to the allotments which were unlocked when I was there. Go in to the tin shed then head uphill through the brambles to the obvious hawthorn tree where it gets interesting. You now have to head for the holly tree next to the house. It took 2 hours of intensive gardening to cut a track through the thorns to the trig. If you go in the next few weeks access should be fine, after the start of spring, forget it, the brambles are like razor wire and really thick. Spent some time cutting back around the trig and cleaned off the top to reveal spider and plug in mint condition, it must have been covered for years and sheltered by the growth, the paint is still bright and clean! All in all really enjoyable to get to it and probably be the first to view the top brass for nearly a quarter of a century! If you are going there soon take some shears to cut back around the trig so we can open this one up again.

virgin brass work ©captain gore-tex
trig in its glory ©captain gore-tex

Good condition 1st Feb 2007  11:43  by Hartryggers

Gridref: ST 60528 75871   FB Number: S3370  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Found it! FollowMeChaps if you faced the mound and went 20ft to the right. It can be seen by walking half way down the side of the last house (do ask for permission), its just (10cms)the other side of a chain link fence this is where I took the picture of the flush bracket. To get the picture of the trig itself took 30mins pushing my way through thick bramble bushes attacking the site from the other side of the fence. This has got to be one of the hardest trigs I've bagged so far. Previous visit 30/05/2006

This is about best of about 5 pics I took note how thick the brambles are
Flush bracket and ivy leaf which I cant get at to remove it

Destroyed 1st Apr 2006  09:11  by Glaslyn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

There is something that appears like fondations ,think this is a definately mising.

Possibly missing 22nd Mar 2006  16:50  by FollowMeChaps

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 0/10

Macroderma is quite right - gone but not forgotten. Giveb the landscape it probably stood on a small tump which is the highest point.

Was it here?
Or here?

Toppled 8th Jan 2006  12:00  by macroderma

Gridref: ST 60554 75879   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Looks like it is destroyed Used a handy stick to clear away some brambles and revealed what appears to be concrete foundations and the separated pillar itself If it is the pillar [and it seems to be about the right size] the flush bracket was not visible. I cleared both ends and could not see the mounting point, so it may just be a concrete fence post (but where is the fence?!) It is about 80 ft or so from the given point, the area is bramble city, so it may still be there, deeper into the undergrowth, but I ma afraid it has gone

Foundations and pillar [possibly!] What appear to be the concrete foundation and the separated pillar
The pillar - cleared away with a handy branch Under brambles and half buried. Top surface visible and in good condition. Could be a fence post though!
Foundation Quite substantial concrete foundation - too much for a fence post surely?

Couldn't find it 13th May 2005  09:28  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Location is in the top cormer of a set of allotments. GPS reading was within 10m but the undergrowth was so thick even at that distance I couldn't see it. May revisit in the autumn with some loppers to get a definitive answer one way or the other.

Couldn't find it 24th Oct 2003  14:00  by maurice

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

Hidden in very thick scrub or possibly under a spoil heap - will try again when leaves have fallen

Couldn't find it 30th May 1995  00:00  by widget

Gridref: ST 60500 75900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Good Bristol views from ridgeline.

Couldn't find it 13th Jun 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Couldn't find it - probable site overgrown with brambles.

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