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TP6085 - Southfield Bank
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Southfield BankSD47/T45SD47T045312465.42480424.9116.0413PILLAR01/06/1950101/02/1956N0

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There are 39 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3537th with 37 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.93/10 (from 43 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Apr 1982
Was Last logged: 17th Aug 2017

Of the 43 logged visits,
18 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 69m
The average error was 7m
3 were exact

slateloose slateloose manonabike manonabike CURRYSCRIM CURRYSCRIM Clochandighter Clochandighter Border Peat Border Peat chrisbombington chrisbombington MickandKim MickandKim coinea coinea RichardL RichardL Analoguesat Analoguesat caroleengel caroleengel Bourne Bourne GIRTy GIRTy CJO CJO bwm bwm lonesome_cowboy_burt lonesome_cowboy_burt Hartryggers Hartryggers wrose wrose Southfield Bank Southfield Bank [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

S5471 - Southfield Bank
By Clochandighter
S5471 Southfield Bank
By coinea
S5471 - Southfield Bank
By Clochandighter
Southfield Bank

Flush Bracket
By Dusty
Southfield Bank montage.
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 17th Aug 2017  16:00  by weekender

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

Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  15:17  by coinea

Gridref: SD 12466 80424   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S5471 Southfield Bank

Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  15:16  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 12466 80423   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisit: Approached from NNW. Free public car park at road end, SD121811. Walked along beach until in line with pillar then straight up embankment. Edge of golf course. Pillar stands in the rough grass just off the green. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE inland, compass measurement 67. Vented through NW sight hole, FB face buried. Full 360 panoramic view.

S5471 - Southfield Bank & Yours Truly
S5471 - Southfield Bank pillar & FB

Good condition 18th Apr 2017  18:35  by bwm

Gridref: SD 12472 80421   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 27th Mar 2017  17:46  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From car park to N. Walked along pebble beach then over a stile into rough grass and across to trig. Good view of Black Combe.

Southfield Bank ©paulxtr

Good condition 14th Feb 2017  10:00  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 22nd Oct 2016  14:21  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked at car park to West, walked along shingle beach and up onto golf course. Nice view out to sea, nice bright afternoon plenty of people around.


Good condition 8th Jun 2016  10:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 1st Nov 2015  15:34  by painterman61

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at main car park on front, walked on shingle beech then up on to golf course which was deserted in the mist trig in vgc this is my last lake district pillar

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 17th Oct 2015  14:12  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 12400 80400   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked along beach same as other have done and climbed bank to trig on edge of golf course.

Good condition 14th Jun 2015  11:03  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SD 12467 80429   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked along beach from carpark. FB faces inland, has been painted white and is nearly covered by summer growth

Good condition 18th Apr 2015  14:20  by GIRTy

Gridref: SD 12468 80425   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Easy find. Parking at Silecroft then walk along the beach. I climbed over the fence, got readings, then quick exit before golfers arrived.

Southfield Bank montage. ©GIRTy

Good condition 18th Aug 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 12468 80424   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Aug 2014  15:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Just beside the second tee.

Good condition 16th May 2014  18:42  by RichardL

Gridref: SD 12467 80424   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Recently painted by the golf-coursers, by the look of it.

Newly-whitened Southfield Bank

Good condition 11th Feb 2014  13:29  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

golf eh. Why?


Good condition 29th Jun 2013  13:15  by MickandKim

Gridref: SD 12465 80425   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On golf course

Good condition 12th Jun 2013  12:35  by Bourne

Gridref: SD 12465 80428   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Just been horse riding on the beach then bagged this after

Good condition 16th Apr 2013  16:51  by Border Peat

Gridref: SD 12465 80425   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked along beach then over fence. S5471©Border Peat

Good condition 23rd Jul 2012  17:45  by CJO

Gridref: SD 12470 80423   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The two golfers teeing off paid no attentiona s we walked past.Pillar located at 2nd Tee.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2012  21:52  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked in golf club car park and asked man if we could get access to the beach through the golf club. He pointed us 100yds back to the beach access. Duly wandered along the beach and I intended to collect a few pocketfulls of nice small pebbles on the way back. Climbed up and over the fence to get to the trig. Having excavated a bit of sand to reveal the full flush bracket, I was lying on the ground making a pencil rubbing of it, when the same golf gentleman from before came up and said, "Ah I see you're interested in the trig. I saw you climb over the fence, so I thought I come and check out as I saw a young lad with you and we've had a bit of trouble from people coming and vandalising stuff on some of the tees." We walked off through the clubhouse area with the last couple of the competition day hunting for two lost balls on the approach to the 18th.

Good condition 26th Mar 2012  21:17  by PeteBoggs

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

Walked along beach from car park - no golfers about


Good condition 12th Oct 2011  15:26  by Analoguesat

Gridref: SD 12467 80425   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easiest access is to park at Silecroft and wander along the shingle beach. Climb over the fence when the trig appears on the skyline. Lovely views along the coast from here despite its low elevation, and an amazing number of turbines out to sea. No golfers to be seen on a very windy afternoon. FB number half hidden in the sand. Nice place to rack up our 150 trig :)

Good condition 17th Mar 2011  12:03  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Done while walking the section of CCW from Silecroft to Millom. Walked from railway station & then headed south(ish) on the shingle beach. Trig at top of grass bank next to golf course & requires an easy climb over a sturdy barb wire fence,good views over the bay & increasingly better views towards Black Combe. Nice peaceful place.

©Morecambe Monkey
©Morecambe Monkey
©Morecambe Monkey

Good condition 1st Mar 2011  16:05  by wanderer

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Uninspiring walk from Annaside

Good condition 27th Feb 2010  10:08  by wrose

Gridref: SD 12468 80429   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Like others I walked south along the pebble beach from Silecroft until I saw the pillar on the grass bank above. Had to climb a barbed wire fence and then arrived at the pillar and tee number 2. Two ladies just driving off and we exchanged pleasantries. Pillar in good condition but flush bracket now partly below surface. Lovely area with sea on one side and hills on the other.

S5471 Southfield Bank Pillar.
S5471 Southfield Bank Flush Bracket.
S5471 Southfield Bank Plug.

Good condition 17th Aug 2009  12:45  by MBFace

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

Good condition 4th Jun 2009  12:00  by jlinney99

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

Not Logged 24th May 2009  15:00  by AndyKeen

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

Good condition 12th May 2009  14:05  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SD 12463 80426   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked from Hodbarrow Point along shingle beach as tide was coming in, hard work. Managed to find a better route on return along the dunes. Accessed over barbed wire almost under tee, golfers in distance but no problem.Flush bracket needs more excavation.

Good condition 15th Oct 2007  10:54  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 12470 80410   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Wild day on the coast. no one at home on the golf links.

Good condition 31st Aug 2007  13:30  by dal

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As others, along the beach, over the fence and onto the tee, which was vacant. Vgc.

Good condition 28th Jun 2007  13:30  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 12465 80425   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very nice walk along beach to find Trig on second tee of golf course

Southfield Bank
Southfield Bank view Black Combe behind

Good condition 24th Jun 2007  10:30  by asbown

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

parked up at car park and walked down the beach,

Good condition 7th Apr 2007  14:20  by Razz

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the car park and walked along the beach. Trig in on the edge on a golf course. We also had to dig out some sand to expose the Fluch Bracket.

Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2006  13:12  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SD 12470 80426   FB Number: S5471  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Some minor digging to expose the flush bracket

Good condition 11th Aug 2006  18:03  by Theo D Lite

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

Stayed at the campsite. A walk along the beach and up the bank over the wire. Trig easily seen from the beach. A walk from this 20m trig to the 600m trig on Black Coombe (see photo)is worthwhile.

Good condition 11th Jul 2006  12:40  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at the parking spot and walked south along the shingle, hopping over the barbed wire fence when we reached the trig. Nice sea views. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 21st May 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, white, metal cap shallow letters, by No 2 tee, nice views of beach & hills

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 13th Aug 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

fb needed a bit of digging to reveal


Good condition 4th May 2003  10:59  by discjirm

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

On top of a low bank beside the beach.

Southfield Bank trig point. Southfield Bank trig point.©discjirm

Good condition 13th Sep 1990  11:24  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Approached from NW along coastline. Visited to record FB number. The pillar was completed in May 1949 costing 8.16s.10d. In 1950 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station SD47/T45 in the Barrow-in-Furness secondary block. Flush bracket S5471 was levelled for height in 1956. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in November 1976. Scarcely outside LDNP yet so rarely visited. Spider still retained an original OS centre plug with shallow engraved letters. No photos taken.

Good condition 25th Apr 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5471  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pillar on top of bank above stony shore at edge of golf course. Omens looked bad as other intuders were chased off by golfers. However, a ball coming over the fence gave Roger the excuse to nip over the fence and up the bank to return the ball, and note the FB number.

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