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TP6097 - Spion Kop
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S5342
OSGB36 Station :
SD96/T43
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6097
County :
Lancashire
Nearest town :
CLITHEROE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Spion KopSD96/T43SD96T043374788.19451887.18283.2593PILLAR01/06/1951101/11/1952N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3620th with 50 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.91/10 (from 53 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th May 2003
Was Last logged: 10th Oct 2018

Of the 53 logged visits,
22 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5108m
The average error was 252m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 10th Oct 2018  17:22  by cathy trickett

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10




Good condition 7th Sep 2017  16:10  by Brunshaw

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


Good condition 31st Jul 2017  11:52  by gee-bee

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surrounded by "pools" of cow waste!


Good condition 31st Jan 2017  11:15  by Hands

Gridref: SD 74789 51888   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

From gate to North followed ROW across a bog and up a small slope to Trig which is at the top of a muddy field srrounded by reeds and a moat, The Trig is in good condition with a plastic cap two sight holes are blocked , Full 360 views to 15mtrs-Mist and Rain, return via the bog

H at the Trig ©Hands


Not Logged 18th Jan 2017  15:10  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Reached this top by way of the bridleway from the north (Tinklers Lane) Very wet on the open fell . The pillar had it's own little moat round it ,complete with pond weed Too misty to see into Yorkshire , but cleared towards the north west (Saddle Hill etc) Can't think why this top is called Spion Kop - not steep, and didn't remind me of South Africa once


Good condition 25th Sep 2016  16:30  by greenbell

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Quick drive after bagging Easington, some wild weather on it's way. Wonderful tranquil spot looking into the main Bowland range

Incoming storm, Easington backlit


Good condition 24th Apr 2016  12:22  by amblerbob

Gridref: SD 74788 51889   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up road from Cocklet Hill car park, returning over Ling Hill.


Good condition 1st Oct 2015  13:40  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 74700 51800   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked east of Black Moss Farm and walked up bridleway to trig point.The views across to the three peaks starting to clear up a bit.


Good condition 2nd Sep 2015  15:34  by gemini man

Gridref: SD 74791 51886   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited again whilst on a walk in the area.


Not Logged 2nd Sep 2015  08:37  by melch

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


Good condition 16th May 2015  12:14  by srichy20

Gridref: SD 74782 51887   FB Number: S5342   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10




Good condition 22nd Apr 2015  13:00  by gemini man

Gridref: SD 74785 51890   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 12th Apr 2015  08:18  by CJO

Gridref: SD 74785 51888   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

plastic cap. Horrible weather, lambs huddling behind walls for shelter

Spion Kop


Good condition 23rd Aug 2014  11:30  by timdoggart

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great view - short walk up a couple of boggy fields


Good condition 16th Jun 2014  17:00  by coinea

Gridref: SD 74790 51889   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 16th Jun 2014  16:59  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 74787 51888   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th April 1949 costing 21.5s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T43 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked by south side of Tinklers Lane beside RoW at SD748528. Followed mapped RoW southwards to where routes cross, turning WSW to top. Pillar in good condition. Replacement plastic top cap fitted into spider by Jon Rouse, 20/02/2000. Flush bracket faces west, ~279. Vented through east and south sight holes. Full 360 panoramic view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell.

S5342 - Spion Kop & GRP
S5342 - Spion Kop pillar & FB


Good condition 12th Jan 2014  15:12  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig has its own moat. Intriguing name.

Spion Kop ©paulxtr


Good condition 20th Nov 2013  12:52  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked on Tinklers Lane at start of footpath and Followed wall to top. Very boggy along the path, but a nice summit.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 4th Sep 2013  14:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged Ling Hill TuMP first before parking on Tinker's Lane for a damp walk in from the north even after our drier than average summer.


Good condition 6th Apr 2013  15:13  by pendlelill

Gridref: SD 74808 51877   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

nice day sunny with long distance views

fb ©pendlelill


Good condition 12th Jan 2013  15:55  by painterman61

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisit in the area to bag nearby Easington fell a Marilyn top,short but very boggy approach rock still on top as in last log, trig in vgc plastic plug complete with moat good views here today, nice to be out today its not throwing it down or shrouded in mist! P S: on checking old log the FB has been yellowed since last visit in late 2010.

trig ©painterman61
trig n sky ©painterman61
Easington fell cairn ©painterman61
yellowed fb ©painterman61


Good condition 17th Nov 2012  12:23  by senrabyar

Gridref: SD 74791 51888   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Rock left by someone on the top - how long will that stay there ?


Good condition 21st Apr 2012  09:17  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig


Good condition 8th Feb 2012  12:55  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 74789 51888   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Short walk from road to North,good job ground was frozen as approach was very boggy.Pillar in good nick,plastic plug,yellowed FB numbers and 2 sight holes open.Good 360 deg views on a clear cold day.

Spion Kop. Pillar.
Spion Kop. Pillar.
Spion Kop. Flush bracket.
Spion Kop. Top.


Good condition 27th Nov 2011  13:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 74700 51800   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views but boggy acsent,short walk from road on Row


Good condition 14th Oct 2011  12:51  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 74788 51879   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Total bog from road to trig


Good condition 30th Aug 2011  13:07  by happycyclist

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy approach from north on bridleway (no path on ground). Stay near to wall on grassy clumps to keep your feet dry.


Good condition 28th Aug 2011  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 13th May 2011  17:00  by yorkshirenige

Gridref: SD 74788 51887   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

360 degree view. Plastic cap. The Lancastrian Tup near the Trig was standing his ground with me and taking no nonsense from a Yorkshire Trigpoint Bagger!


Good condition 10th May 2011  12:32  by blackboot29

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2nd of the day as part of 8m walk


Good condition 2nd Feb 2011  14:15  by mal5150

Gridref: SD 74700 51800   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©mal5150


Good condition 4th Dec 2010  14:36  by painterman61

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig in good condition plastic plug,misty no views.

the trig ©painterman61
Trig ©painterman61
Flush Bracket ©painterman61
Spider and plug ©painterman61


Good condition 20th Nov 2010  11:45  by wanderer

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 5th Nov 2010  12:34  by AndyKeen

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


Good condition 20th Oct 2010  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 74789 46779   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Jun 2010  14:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Sort stroll up from road on row...Good views...


Good condition 1st May 2010  09:25  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Jun 2009  11:58  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SD 74790 51892   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Used bridleway from the north. Not clear on the ground - dry today but could be very wet. Hazy views.


Good condition 20th Jun 2009  11:45  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

SPION KOP FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO
SPION KOP TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO


Good condition 26th Apr 2009  18:08  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 74788 51891   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The name is the most interesting feature, and a bit 'over the top' one might say!

Spion Kop The TP.
Spion Kop The FB.
Spion Kop Top and location.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2009  12:37  by PeteBoggs

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

Retrospective log - muddy miserable trudge from Tinklers lane


Good condition 19th Oct 2008  12:45  by Trig391

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

Trig in good Condition.


Good condition 6th Oct 2008  14:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spion Kop is the name of a hill in South Africa where a battle was fought in 1900 during the Boer wars. Three different regiments from Lancashire took part. I suspect that someone local to this hill took part in the battle (and did not return?).


Good condition 30th Aug 2008  12:35  by wrose

Gridref: SD 74790 51884   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easily accessible and very visible. I used the bridleway up from Tinkers Lane near Black Moss. A bit wet underfoot but then it is August!. Lovely vantage point with excellent views. Pillar in good condition but with plastic plug. WHERE DOES THE NAME COME FROM?


Good condition 19th Nov 2006  17:37  by itschopper

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Getting around the local trigs. Nice day for a short walk. Needed the wellies as it was abit wet.


Good condition 7th Oct 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S5342
S5342
S5342


Good condition 10th Jun 2006  12:00  by ted

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug replaced by plastic cover; base exposed. Breeze helping to keep temperature down.

Spion Kop trig
Spion Kop trig
Spion Kop FB


Good condition 24th Mar 2005  11:35  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access across boggy ground with loads of black headed gulls about. Good views. Plastic plug.


Good condition 20th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, plastic cap, rough pasture just SW of wall corner


Good condition 29th Nov 2004  14:38  by bonatti

Gridref: SD 74789 51888   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

SPION KOP DEFINITELY Not Anfield http://www.pinetreeweb.com/conan-doyle-chapter-15.htm Could see Pendle, Longridge Fell, Bowland Fells, Parlick, Fairsnape, Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough

The Pillar


Good condition 26th Apr 2004  12:00  by Seasider

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

23/30 for the day. Spion Kop?! I thought that was at Anfield?!


Good condition 6th Mar 2004  20:40  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nice spot


Good condition 26th May 2003  17:33  by The Hungry Caterpillars

Gridref: SD 74790 51889   FB Number: S5342  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views towards the Dales.



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