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TP5931 - Shelton Bar
 
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Flush Bracket :
11556
OSGB36 Station :
SJ95/T160
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5931
County :
Staffordshire
Nearest town :
STOKE ON TRENT

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Shelton BarSJ95/T160SJ95T160386969.20348498.990.0003PILLAR01/06/198700

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There are 69 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3196th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.10/10 (from 72 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Jun 2003
Was Last logged: 27th Jan 2022

Of the 72 logged visits,
19 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 120m
The average error was 10m
4 were exact

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Good condition 27th Jan 2022  16:00  by Wheresthatpenguin

Gridref: SJ 86969 48499   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Revisit to replace the missing cap.

Pillar
Flush Bracket
Spider/Theodolite Mount Before & After New Cap Placed On It
New Cap
Pillar


Good condition 26th Jan 2022  13:06  by MPD

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


Good condition 24th Jul 2021  10:27  by The Running Farmers Wife

Gridref: SJ 86967 48504   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 24th Jul 2021  10:15  by Running Nana

Gridref: SJ 86969 48499   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 24th Jun 2021  13:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

On our way back from Edinburgh.we had a stopover ,so had to visit the trig. Parked at Morrison’s and followed the paths up . Last time we were here was 1986 for the National Garden Festival!


Not Logged 6th Feb 2021  12:16  by aliensbrains

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


Good condition 14th Oct 2020  10:25  by Wheresthatpenguin

Gridref: SJ 86969 48499   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Parked at Morrisons and took the footpath up to the pillar. This pillar did not form part of the retriangulation of Great Britain between 1936 - 1962. It was built by Ordnance Survey specifically for the National Garden Festival that was held in Stoke-on-Trent in 1986. As such, it was the last pillar they ever built! A sculpture called "A View, A Place" by Antony Gormley was placed next to the pillar for the event. Whilst the Gormley sculpture was removed after the festival ended, the pillar remains, and is now in woodland that was planted after the garden festival ended. The site was formerly occupied by the Shelton Iron, Steel & Coal Company, which closed in 1978. The garden festival was brought to the area to aid its rejuvenation, and the site was later developed into Festival Park, which was completed in 1995. Antony Gormley would later go on to sculpt the Angel of the North in 1998.

Pillar
Flush Bracket
Theodolite Mount
Pillar
National Garden Festival Trig pillar alongside Antony Gormley sculpture at 1986 National Garden Festival
National Garden Festival Trig pillar alongside Antony Gormley sculpture at 1986 National Garden Festival


Good condition 31st Aug 2020  14:33  by Andy West

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


Good condition 10th Aug 2020  13:31  by Bennyg1188

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

Awesome and unique trig and easy to access.



Not Logged 7th Jun 2020  16:19  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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

Emma phillips


Good condition 7th May 2020  10:08  by Adamlawton222

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice stone pillar. Parked at Morrison's and walked the footpath. Relatively easy to find

©Adamlawton222


Good condition 31st Aug 2019  13:10  by greenbell

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well this is a fascinating one - thanks for the earlier posts. So having lived in May Bank and wandered past on many a miserable day back in the 80s early 90s get to visit at last. Of course oatcakes purchased whilst visiting (Six Towns-recommended), remnants of Wedgwood's Etruria factory (even the Sentinel has upped sticks I see) and then Wolstanton Church intersection after this (THE intersection point of the area I'd say - anyone local tended to use it to orientate "when all this were mines, steelworks and potteries - duck" etc etc. Middleport pottery for a brew to end another strange trip and some more pots bought in the process.





Good condition 13th Aug 2019  09:44  by RichardM

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

Slender column built from stone. Reached by good woodland track. No views.


Good condition 18th Apr 2019  15:34  by FrankR

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


Not Logged 5th Jan 2019  13:00  by Holmes

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


Slightly damaged 23rd Oct 2018  11:00  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Didn't find it quite as easy to locate as everyone else has seemingly managed, so it was quite a joy to finally clap eyes upon it. First of a nine pillar bike ride day.


Good condition 20th Oct 2018  12:00  by Crazy

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Didn't realise this trig had historical significance as mentioned in other logs. An easy walk up through pleasant wood from the stores with a path curving right by the stone clad tapered trig. Still no views but tantalising glimpses of reasonable views through the autumn leaves.


Good condition 24th Mar 2018  11:20  by chrism

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Dec 2017  11:25  by WuzzerL

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 2nd Dec 2017  14:56  by Laura Rennie

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 2nd Dec 2017  14:50  by Pritch227

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

up from mozzers car park,shame about the views!lovely stone built pillar

©Pritch227


Good condition 7th Oct 2017  11:18  by dadu 13

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up from Morrisons car park, looked very nice today on this pleasant Autumnal day.

Autumn colours ©dadu 13


Good condition 3rd Aug 2017  11:43  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Third time lucky. Visited from boat moored by marina on Trent and Mersey Canal. Other times have tried to access it directly from the cut but this time followed everyone else and walked up from Mozzers. Walked back through remains of Garden Festival, which I visited when it was in its prime, following the Two Saints Way past standing stones, stone circles and vague statues. Over the attempted descent from the Waterworld car park back to the cut I shall draw a veil!


Good condition 9th Jul 2017  16:23  by Thejenkies

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in Morrisons for the short walk to the pillar. In good condition but no views. did not realise that this was the last one1!

Shelton Bar Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
PJ at Shelton Bar pillar ©Thejenkies


Good condition 6th Jul 2017  14:00  by Mike_bjm

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found this pillar whilst out for a stroll in Festival Park with my sis after visiting a nearby electrical retailer.

©Mike_bjm


Good condition 29th May 2017  19:55  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from Morrisons car park with P61 easy walk fantastic pillar last one of a 17 trig day.

Way up
Approach
Trig


Good condition 29th May 2017  19:55  by painterman61

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Easy walk up on paths from parking at morrisons saved the last till last .I believe this was the last one ever erected in the uk.Stone built pillar with plug missing no views with distant sounds of a pop festival PS This was also the final trip for my old skoda with well over 600 trigs to its name

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Not Logged 2nd Mar 2017  00:00  by gasman

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


Good condition 20th Feb 2017  12:30  by pablom

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Y S M 715 SHELTON BAR. LAST ONE TO BE ERECTED WE BELIEVE. NICELY TUCKED AWAY.

Trig and Me Technology left it here.


Good condition 11th Feb 2017  12:22  by gushoneybun

Gridref: SJ 86965 48499   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I have been very close but never quite made it to here. Today back in the area and came up with the dogs from the Morrisons' car park. Good to read the history on this one, a slightly odd construction but perfect for the festival I guess. This is now a YOSM.

Dogs and the trig ©gushoneybun


Good condition 4th Sep 2016  13:57  by paulxtr

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From the Morrisons car park. Rickety top still in situ.

Shelton Bar ©paulxtr


Good condition 20th Apr 2016  16:01  by Bridgeman

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

Walking section of Two Saints Way and small detour to trig. No views

Skelton Bar Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 18th Dec 2015  14:20  by slateloose

Gridref: SJ 86900 48400   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near cricket ground and walk round into country park, trig is surrounded by trees so no great views.


Slightly damaged 28th Nov 2015  13:00  by Borderer

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

A short walk up from the industrial estate to the south to this odd shaped pillar. Any views from this pillar unfortunately long gone due to the surrounding trees (even in November). The top section of the pillar appears loose and may not have long left without a repair.

©Borderer


Good condition 7th Jun 2015  08:59  by CJO

Gridref: SJ 86969 48486   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. No sighting holes. Rustic stone construction. Looks like the top 8-10" is loose.

Shelton Bar


Good condition 3rd Mar 2015  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SJ 86970 48502   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

walk from railway station then along the canal up to the park nice walk by the canal a lot of industrial architecture to look at found trig walking up the footpath from dry ski slopes


Good condition 22nd Nov 2014  14:38  by ProSpec

Gridref: SJ 86970 48498   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The last Trig pillar built.

The last built Trig.


Good condition 25th Oct 2014  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 11th Oct 2014  08:50  by Chris9870

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surprised I,ve never gone to this one. An interesting history. As all others, parked at Morrisons and walked up to the odd shaped stone built trig.

Shelton Bar


Good condition 20th Jan 2014  11:47  by tigger4242

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

Easy to find in the Festival Park

©tigger4242


Good condition 28th Dec 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SJ 86974 48500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Mar 2013  15:48  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SJ 86969 48495   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

5/5 Like other visitors, parked in Morrison's car park. No sign of the statue today. Average views.


©CURRYSCRIM


Not Logged 25th Mar 2013  09:12  by melch

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


Good condition 15th Sep 2012  09:09  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SJ 86966 48495   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

A trigpoint with its own carpark, supermarket and filling station. Surprised that it’s still in existence there must have been a lot of industry around here and there seems to have been ornamental gardens. I checked on this later and as noted by others it was part of the 1986 garden festival and prior to that an industrial site. It had a sculpture by Anthony Gormley at its side – see photo.

Shelton Bar
The trigpoint with a sculpture by Anthony Gormley. Photo at the time of the 1986 Garden Festival - copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gormleystoke.jpg
Trigpoint with Anthony Gormley sculpture. Titled "A time a place"


Good condition 9th Mar 2012  20:35  by PeteBoggs

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

Like others parked in Morrisons car park and nipped up to stone built trig - no views

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 19th Nov 2011  20:39  by Trigger

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP5931
TP5931


Good condition 29th Apr 2011  15:45  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: SJ 86967 48496   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Quick walk up from the advised parking at Morrisons for Mr, Master and Cousin QB. Odd trig and no views.

Flush Bracket
Circular Plate
Master and Cousin QB at the Trig ©Quadbarrel


Good condition 3rd Apr 2011  11:55  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SJ 86969 48499   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Morrisons. Trig had interesting photo attached on top. Wonder who put that there? Trig is stone built.


Good condition 13th Mar 2011  12:00  by ivanidea

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located at the edge of the former Stoke-on-Trent National Garden Festival Site (1986).


Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2011  14:59  by eigg head

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

Though I last visited this trig a couple of years ago, I can add a few notes to the comments already logged here. This was built specially for the 1986 National Garden Festival, as part of a landscape created on the ridge (reclaimed from industrial dereliction) that symbolised our hills, dales and tarns. Small lakes with scree slopes, dry stone walls and stepping stones once filled the valley below the trig - and the OS built this specially as their contribution to the Festival (in early 1986). It was the last trig point they ever built - so should it be listed?! The woodland has now developed into an urban forest, but in 1986 the hilltop was the highest point of the Festival. Anthony Gormley's sculpture was a striking silhouette on the skyline and could be seen from off site too. Although he wasn't as well known in those days, his piece was removed after the Festival closed on 26th October.


Good condition 27th Sep 2010  16:28  by Griefmiester

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in Morrisons carpark then a few hundred meters up to this one through park - pillar good condition - missing cap - thin brick design, no views due to tree cover.


Not Logged 26th Dec 2009  11:00  by AndyKeen

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


Good condition 11th Oct 2009  11:00  by dal

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Accessed from the supermarket car park. No plug or cap. Unusual design.


Good condition 15th Feb 2009  14:51  by tbsc8

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Unusual pillar, plug missing and no views due to trees

Me and the trig
The Flush Bracket


Good condition 13th Sep 2008  09:35  by ted

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Odd-looking trig with unusual taper. Plug missing; centre pipe metal different from norm. By side of footpath surrounded by trees - no view. Approached through gap in fence behind the Parcel Force depot; not recommended - brambles. Exit via the 'proper' route alongside the ski lift.

Shelton Bar trig
Shelton Bar trig
Shelton Bar FB
Shelton Bar top


Good condition 3rd Aug 2008  09:40  by asbown

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

from morrisons car park as below, i remember taking the daughters to the garden festival here over 20 years ago,feel old now just thinking about it.


Good condition 21st Mar 2008  12:45  by Tizzie

Gridref: SJ 86971 48505   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

An unusual design, I wasn't expecting that!


Good condition 2nd Mar 2008  11:20  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Jun 2007  10:48  by aussierules

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Out MTB'ing and found this by accident.


Good condition 28th Dec 2006  14:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

10 Minutes from my home.Parked in Morrisons car park and walked up."nd visit returned to photograph


Good condition 7th Sep 2006  18:20  by Lathama

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

A nice one to finish the day! I also parked in the supermarket carpark and walked up to the pillar. The plug is missing and, as other loggers have said, it is an unconventional design. No paint. Sightholes open. No real views from here and it was a relief to get away from the traffic chaos that is engulfing the A500 at the present moment!


Good condition 19th Mar 2006  14:45  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SJ 86960 48490   FB Number: 11156  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Park in Morrisons,then a 5 minute walk to pillar.No views.pillar re-built but with flush and spider in place .Five number flush,no S.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 9th Jul 2005  13:50  by browni

Gridref: SJ 86963 48500   FB Number: 11156  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another one who parked at Morrison's and walked up the bank to the unusual trig.

Trig in the sun trig on a lovely sunny day©browni


Good condition 24th May 2005  13:55  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SJ 86969 48506   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A different start to what was to become a long afternoon and evening. The morissons tip is a good one and their fuel prices seem the best in the area as well. Path leads out of the corner of thier car park directly up to the trig.

and the late spring view is©rhayader_wanderer


Good condition 20th Feb 2005  10:40  by mickandshane

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

An unusual trig. I think this is a rebuild for the garden festival, but the 1993 OS list does give this FB no and the right grid reference. We parked in Morrisons car park and headed uphill to the left slightly. The trig is next to a path and not too difficult to find. Plug missing.


Slightly damaged 18th May 2004  12:00  by Seasider

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

2/24 for the day. odd looking thing!


Good condition 9th May 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Shapely stone pillar with late new-looking FB, apparently the last pillar to be built, on the site of the Stoke on Trent Garden Festival which was held the following year; apparently the trig had an Anthony Gormley sculpture for company according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke-on-Trent_Garden_Festival


Good condition 1st Mar 2004  10:09  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In Festival Park walking area. Made in rough stones, with 11000 series number, no S. Public (or was it 11567?)

Home made trig


Good condition 29th Dec 2003  14:40  by fasgadh

Gridref: SJ 86974 48502   FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Is this the genuine article? Its not on my pre Garden Festival map,that just shows an industrial landscape. Given the late number ,the stone construction, lack of a height or even contours on the map, and the site, I think it was an exhibit at the Garden Festival. Its in a wood now, and if you take an unorthodox route, prepare to meet brambles. The plug is missing, and the central tube appears very modern.

Shelton Bar... No height available.©fasgadh


Slightly damaged 9th Aug 2003  14:00  by The Peak Plodders

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Out with Teasel for the day. I remember coming to this site when I was about 10 years old, as it was a garden festival type place. Now the place is really over grown with other bits commercially developed. Went an interesting route to the main path - my legs will show the scars for a little while yet no doubt. Plate in the middle of the spider is missing.


Slightly damaged 9th Aug 2003  14:00  by Teasel

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Interesting route to an interesting trigpoint!

The trigpoint ©Teasel
The flush bracket


Good condition 22nd Jun 2003  10:30  by Deego

FB Number: 11556  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

not your normal trig point built with stones and in the middle of a wood so no view from the trig..........13/02/05 re visit to photograph

©Deego
©Deego
©Deego



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