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TP6147 - Staincross Reservoir
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South Yorkshire
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Staincross ResrSE22/T66SE22T066432491.83410705.36165.5003PILLAR01/06/1978101/07/1963N1Dest 11/78
Staincross ResrSE22/T66SE22T066432491.75410705.33165.5003PILLAR01/06/1954101/07/1963N1Refixed 1978
Staincross ResrSE22/T66SE22T066432491.70410705.460.0003PILLAR01/06/194901Refixed 1954

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There are 12 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 22492nd with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 2.95/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Feb 2003
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 23rd Aug 2019

Of the 20 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 92m

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Staincross Reservoir.
General location.
Staincross Reservoir
By delarever
Staincross Reservoir
By delarever
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Logged Visits:

Destroyed 23rd Aug 2019  11:05  by eon

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

(1512) The Moorland Avenue entrance to the reservoir was open today, looks to be some ongoing work taking place, so was able to get a decent view of the location. FB is given as being S1762. Pillar built 22nd of April 1937, and was reported destroyed in November of 1978.

Staincross Reservoir. ©eon
General location. ©eon

Destroyed 19th Dec 2017  00:13  by Ant1974

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

Destroyed 18th Mar 2017  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Destroyed 24th Mar 2016  12:55  by delarever

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

Destroyed but also inaccessible.

Staincross Reservoir
Staincross Reservoir

Destroyed 15th Jan 2015  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SE 32400 10700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Destroyed 2nd Aug 2014  13:16  by CJO

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

Walked up a wooded bank and peered over the reservoir fence - agree its gone!

Staincross Resr gone

Destroyed 4th Nov 2013  16:30  by haighr01

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

Even if this trig had not been destroyed it would be inaccessible. Even the reservoir compound itself is a bit like Fort Knox. I parked on Staincross Common and had a walk round Moorland Avenue where you can see the compound between some of the houses. I then went onto Lane Head Rise, where you can go up to the compound fence. Moving onto New Road revealed the wasteland mentioned in previous logs to be a building plot for new housing. There is a public footpath from New Road which leads to the E of the woodland SE of the compound, but the woodland proved unwelcoming and very overgrown. Pretty unsatisfying all in all, although the views both East and West (over the Dearne valley) aren't bad when you can get them.

Destroyed 18th Dec 2011  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Lacking ted's application I failed to get a decent view of where the pillar would have been, viewing from the road, but Bing/Google show the location as the centre of a large square tank towards E corner of site. OS trig archive say Dest 11/78, agreeing with craftinessa's info from YW.

Staincross GE aerial imagery dated 30May2009
View from ESE looking in direction of ex pillar location

Destroyed 7th Apr 2011  16:26  by tigger4242

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

Unable to go past the fence


Destroyed 26th Aug 2010  11:23  by PeteBoggs

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

Another impregnable water authority compound

Destroyed 10th Mar 2010  17:30  by swampysean

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

Destroyed 10th Mar 2010  17:30  by craftinessa

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

Have driven passed this previously, but I contacted Yorkshire Water who have confirmed in writing that: The trig point was located on the top of an underground concrete storage tank and this tank was demolished in 1978.

Destroyed 1st Nov 2009  12:15  by asbown

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

had a good look round from the security fence but could see no sign of a trigpoint,on the plus side it had stopped raining with even the threat of some blue sky later.

Destroyed 13th Mar 2009  15:56  by splash

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

Had a poke around. Big fence all the way round the area.

Destroyed 14th Nov 2005  14:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S1762  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

I'm going for deffinately missing on this but would like to throw in a possibility. I had a chat with a Yorkshire Water chap at Monk Bretton Resr who is quite positive there is no pillar at Staincross Resr but did mention that he was aware of a small piece of concrete which his explaination would put it in the correct place! Maybe someone living near to Barnsley might like to contact Yorkshire Water to arrange a visit?

Destroyed 22nd Dec 2004  14:50  by Father Ted

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

As per other visitors I concluded that this pillar is definitely missing. The challenge on this one is to find a way up to the wasteland bordering the west of the reservoir compound. Keep your eyes peeled for gaps between the houses. I thought I had discovered what would have been the old trig base at one stage down a hollow on the wasteland but it turned out to be an old gatepost I think.

Destroyed 30th Nov 2004  19:33  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1762  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

it used to be s1762

Destroyed 18th Sep 2004  12:30  by ted

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

The reservoir is defended by a double metal fence with spiked palings and razor wire in between. There might just be enough of a gap to squeeze under the entrance gate on the north side, or else over the gate post, but I didn't try. Views from the gaps between houses on Moorland Avenue rule out most of the north embankment of the reservoir. From the woodland on the south side, there are various vantage points (the trees are easy to climb) which give coverage of the remaining sides and top of the reservoir. The horse's field to west of the wood gives adequate views of the auxilliary buildings - nothing there either. So if the trig was ever in the compound, I believe its gone now. Likewise, theres no sign of a base in the vicinity of the high point in the wood itself.

Staincross Reservoir - view through the fence
Staincross Reservoir - another view through the fence
Staincross Reservoir - current maps omit the trig. This is from OS 102, 1" map from 1954. OS 1:50000 from early 1980s shows neither trig nor reservoir.

Inaccessible 14th Apr 2003  15:00  by MikeG

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

Agree with Morseman's log ... if its in the reservoir compound you cannot access it or see it as it is very secure and house-locked on three sides. Note: it is not shown on current OS maps either, however it is shown on an 1854 OS map (available from showing its position as OS Ref SE 32443 10670 which is on Staincross Hill in Staincross Plantation which is the wooded knoll 50yds to the South of the reservoir, today covered by graffiti ... but there's no trig point there today!

Inaccessible 2nd Feb 2003  17:00  by Morseman

FB Number: None  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 1/10

If the trig point exists, it's unreachable as it's inside the reservoir compound.

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