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TP5952 - Shirecliffe Gunsite
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S4137
OSGB36 Station :
SK39/T58
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5952
County :
South Yorkshire
Nearest town :
SHEFFIELD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Shirecliffe GunsiteSK39/T58SK39T058434975.95389675.93174.7323BLOCK01/06/1948101/04/1961N1Pillar replacement 08/67 Dest 03/73
Shirecliffe GunsiteSK39/T58SK39T058434975.95389675.93174.7323PILLAR01/06/1948101/04/1961N1Dest 3/67

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There are 16 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 19680th with 120 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.82/10 (from 28 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Jan 2003
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 5th Aug 2019

Of the 28 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 461m
The average error was 189m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Shirecliffe Gunsite.
©eon
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
By haighr01
Shirecliffe Gunsite
By haighr01
Yorkshire Defence
By haighr01

By Griefmiester
See 11 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 5th Aug 2019  13:10  by Cootking

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

Gone


Destroyed 21st Jul 2019  06:44  by eon

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

(1464) Parked up at Standish Bank, and from there it was a short walk to the location. 3 for 1 trigs at this spot. Also nearby is a rivet, and not far from where I parked is another trig-point. Not a bad haul! Pillars long gone, though. Cracking views to be had of Sheffield.

Shirecliffe Gunsite. ©eon


Destroyed 20th Dec 2017  11:55  by haighr01

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

As with Wincobank Hill, I felt the need to ascend from the Don so parked at Aldi on the A61. Rutland Road is steep, but eventually a public footpath comes off left and I kept taking the higher paths, the mast is a good guide, keeping a football pitch to my right. Although there was no pillar to be found this is a most interesting area and worth a visit anyway for the gunsite, two areas, and the views over the Sheffield skyline and beyond. Greno Knoll, Birley Edge, Loxley Common all easily visible if you know those trigs. And the Don Valley over Hillsborough. Sheffield has a complex geography which through this hobby I am learning so much more.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire City Skyline
Yorkshire Defence Greno Knoll, centre, Don Valley centre left
Shirecliffe Gunsite The bagging area


Destroyed 25th Oct 2017  19:45  by weekender

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


Destroyed 27th Aug 2017  23:58  by Ant1974

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


Destroyed 22nd Aug 2017  11:45  by robinhood

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

I've been wanting to visit this trig site and the ridge it's on for years. I finally got there today as my mate, Nobby, suggested this walk instead of the more picturesque moors W of Sheffield. No trig, but the base of a WW2 AA gun site is still there as are the remains of a bandstand where we had lunch and a beer. lt was built, I was told, by trainee bricklayers from the nearby (but now closed) college. The landfill site below the edge is now being covered over, eventually with vegetation. Views of industry, housing, fields an moors in the distance.


Destroyed 6th Jun 2017  12:14  by Griefmiester

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

No pillars but worth a look :)


Destroyed 29th Apr 2017  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 34900 89600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

gone nice views


Destroyed 5th Feb 2017  13:41  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

I skied near here in the early 1990s. Parked on the road then an easy amble up the sloping football pitch.


Destroyed 17th Dec 2016  08:22  by painterman61

FB Number: S4137  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Easy walk up from main road long gone

site ©painterman61
gunsite ©painterman61


Destroyed 27th Oct 2016  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Destroyed 17th May 2016  12:00  by ThomasPenn

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

Great views, no pillar though


Destroyed 17th Jul 2015  12:48  by trigging on an island

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

3 for the price of 1 bargain here was enough to tip me over the 700 pillars mark at the end of this particular bagging spree


Destroyed 11th Feb 2015  15:43  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SK 34976 89676   FB Number: S4137  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

all gone.


Destroyed 11th Jan 2015  14:29  by Father Ted

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

Police are on the look our for a garden containing three ex-trig pillars. A very blustery day up here today with wife, son and dog.


Destroyed 3rd Aug 2014  14:43  by CJO

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

Gunsite remains but no pillar or its BLOCK replacement.

Shirecliffe Gunsite


Destroyed 18th Dec 2011  10:00  by peregrinus

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

According to www.bench-marks.org.uk, the FB was initially S4137, is recorded as having been replaced by S6755, and then later by a reused unprefixed FB _2732. The location SK 34976 89676 is on or close to the footpath, an area of rocky slabs, no sign of concrete base or bolt, a few metres NW of the large gun emplacement base. I made a half-hearted search of the bushes but nothing concrete found...

Trig would have been in foreground
Gunsite base with trig site in background


Destroyed 3rd May 2011  14:45  by MAC.HAWK

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

Number 4 of the day. Fabulous view of the landfill site but a somewhat more extensive urban view over the rest of the city. NCOF.


Destroyed 21st Mar 2011  10:30  by PeteBoggs

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

Parked on cul-de-sac Standish Way and followed prow up to gun site location.Council tip not too bad today

©PeteBoggs


Destroyed 5th Jun 2010  17:45  by craftinessa

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10


Destroyed 5th Jun 2010  17:45  by swampysean

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10


Destroyed 29th Mar 2009  13:30  by asbown

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

funny how things turn out,I parked in the football car park and walked up to where the trig use to stand,when I got back to the car park the football match had finished and I was about to get locked in,if I had not missed out hill top trig by mistake earlier I would have been in trouble,if you can ignore the tip the views are good.


Destroyed 11th Nov 2008  14:04  by splash

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

Parked near a block of flats opposite a park entrance. One of the paths leads up to the view point and an old gun placement, but no trig. The view is some what different.


Destroyed 25th Feb 2007  12:50  by The Plumber

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


Destroyed 4th Dec 2006  16:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Interesting location and different kind of view. Parked in estate to the N and hopped over gate to open land. base of the gunsite remains but little else of merrit


Destroyed 3rd Jan 2005  13:30  by ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Looked around but no sign of the base. My best guess is that it was close to the view point. Less than scenic views of a municipal rubbish tip with seagulls everywhere. Trigonomy notes "Destroyed 3/73 (OS)". Note added 6 Dec 2005 - GRP reported to Trigonomy that this was S4137.

Cholera Gardens monument This appears on at least two maps (including the current OS 1:25000) with a trig station symbol. The location is just to the East of Sheffield railway station. I don't think there was ever a pillar here -presumably the monument itself was used for triangulation. No sign of any benchmarks or surface markers. Visited 3 Jan 2005 14:45.
Shirecliffe Gunsite OS 1" The Peak District Tourist Map, 1958


Destroyed 7th Feb 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Good viewpoint (apart from rubbish tip) - and Sheffield :-) but no trace of trig. Research at OS HQ by Rod Sladen in 2006 indicates that Shirecliffe Gunsite trig was S4137, then S6755 and finally _2732. All very odd!


Destroyed 13th Jan 2003  09:48  by Morseman

Gridref: SK 34863 90123   FB Number: None  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

This was a gun site in WWII and possibly did not have a traditional pillar. Good views over Sheffield, ignoring the council rubbish dump at the base of the hill!

Shirecliffe Gunsite This may have been the Trig Point used by Ordnance Survey instead of a traditional trig point pillar.



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