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TP6337 - Templeborough
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
TempleboroughSK39/T65SK39T065441027.28391152.0059.7653PILLAR01/06/1948101/05/1959N1REVALUED 0489

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There are 45 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5195th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.60/10 (from 35 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Nov 2002
Was Last logged: 20th Oct 2019

Of the 35 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 58m
The average error was 11m
1 was exact

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FB S4156

In celebration -
By Whats the Point
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 20th Oct 2019  12:08  by eon

Gridref: SK 41023 91155   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

(1570) Grange Lane near to the golf course for parking. Then it was simply a matter of following the route as outlined by vanburen. The first part - getting to the fence with the gap - was easy as pie. But the second leg is another matter entirely. Hawthorn and trees laden with low lying branches forming near solid walls at times that needed to be battled through. Pillar soon found thankfully, and all in very good condition. Getting back out wasn't nearly as difficult, though I did pick up some more 'wounds' for my troubles. But nice to have ticked this one off the list. Pillar history: Built on the 19th of July 1947, at a cost of 6 2s 9d. Last maintained by the OS in July of 1985.

Pillar. ©eon
FB S4156 ©eon
Top. ©eon

Good condition 22nd Aug 2019  13:00  by vanburen

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Been looking forward to this mini adventure. Its a great little explore. Park at the substation on Grange Lane and walk over the yellow bridge then after about 30metres go right up the small bank thru the trees, once on the scrubland head to the wooden pallets and to the metal fence and follow that left to a wide gap to go thru. Once in the mass of every prickly bush known to man you should easily find the pillar if you have the technology on your phone. I don't have a decent phone so battled thru the bushes for a good 30mins before spotting it. I was very happy. Wear a coat and hat not a fleece or it could get ruined. Hope these pics help. Good luck !

route ©vanburen
route ©vanburen
route ©vanburen
route ©vanburen
Pillar ©vanburen

Good condition 6th Aug 2019  15:53  by Cootking

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

What an adventure!! Used the given instructions - fine apart from the summer vegetation meant I couldn't see the pillar till I was almost on top of it. Lots of people around up to suspicious activity so got away asap. PS Finding the way in was easy but much more difficult is finding your way back out.

Good condition 3rd Feb 2019  14:05  by Andy West

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

Good condition 26th Nov 2018  09:23  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 22nd Nov 2018  10:07  by RichardM

Gridref: SK 41026 91156   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The well documented route still works - many thanks. My bike pleaded not to be left chained to the railings at the bottom of the bank but was happier with the trees at the corner of the golf course!

Good condition 24th Feb 2018  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 24th Feb 2017  20:31  by victron1987

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

Thanks Pritch 227 for the directions, perfect. Great one to find its one of those even the kids love coming out of the house for. Soon as we parked up 'Road Closed' got the youngest excited, sneaking through the fence, crawling through the trees! Lovely ;)

Good condition 4th Dec 2016  13:35  by painterman61

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Got a great buzz of this one very quiet but a very big industrial area,felt like you should not be there and would be in big trouble if you were caught which seemed to add to the drama.Found the gap in the fence quite easily but it was tough going to the trig and back but its done now wonder how long you will be able to access this one.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 3rd Dec 2016  11:25  by CJO

Gridref: SK 41029 91157   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Got there at last - all good things come to those that wait. aAll intact.


Good condition 27th Nov 2016  11:35  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

thanks to lost lads excellent info I found this quite easy to get to.i parked on the closed road opposite the substation and made my way up the road and over the yellow bridge.after a few yards I turned right and found a suitable gap up the embankment. I then headed over scrubland towards the containers. on reaching the broken down pallets I turned right and reached the fence.the loose slat is quite easy to find and it was easy to get through.a bit of a fumble through the small trees soon led me to the pillar in very good glad to have bagged this one after a recent deluge of visitors,get it while you can!!

turn right after passing this pallet! ©Pritch227

Good condition 25th Nov 2016  12:52  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 41000 91100   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Thanks to the excellent info on the recent logs I decided to have a second look at getting to this one. Not the best of location but did manage to get to the trig with only minor scratches, but at least the trees are protecting the trig for now .

Good condition 13th Nov 2016  09:52  by Lost Lad

Gridref: SK 41030 91152   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

To be honest I'd pretty much given up any realistic hope of ever bagging this one given its location. However, quite by chance I happened to notice a couple of recent, successful logs on here and therefore decided to try my own luck. So, from the A6178 Sheffield Rd I took the now closed Grange Ln down the side of Tata Steel's Rotherham site. After crossing the yellow railed footbridge you need to continue south on Grange Ln for another 30metres or so before climbing the bank on your right (plenty of obvious trods). Now head west across the scrub towards the container depot. As you approach the container depot you will encounter plenty of wooden pallets and plastic sheeting on the ground - this is where you then need to make for the boundary fence of Tata Steel's Rotherham site where you will find two loose slats in the fence at SK 41147 91190. Having negotiated the fence your final challenge is to continue heading west whilst bashing your way through the hawthorn until the pillar finally comes into view. Winter months are definitely the time to visit this one !! For the first time ever I cheated and used my GPS to guide me in. In good condition with metal cap. FB faces NE. No views due to the saplings but I doubt they'd be particularly attractive anyway !! Retraced my steps but exited via the single gap in the fence (mentioned by Borderer) without any difficulty even though I'm not quite as slim as I used to be.

Good condition 11th Nov 2016  12:30  by psychocrawler

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

I've wanted to visit this for some time. Followed Borderer's excellent directions. Can park/turn on old road. From gap in fence go left and keep going. You can't miss it when you get there at this time of year.

Good condition 7th Nov 2016  14:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Unfortunately I didn't refer to this site before attempting this one but by chance had some success. Parked on the closed road to the east (now a path) and over the bridge. Following the Palisade fencing to the west I found a gap in the fence just short of the container depot. Try as I might I couldn't squeeze through and gave up, fortunately on the way back to the car I spied a second gap with two loose staves which I got through quite easily. After a struggle through the tree plantation containing lots of Hawthorn managed to locate the pillar which was in a good condition. I guess that this will become more difficult as the plantation matures.


Good condition 6th Jun 2016  20:23  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is (was) the closest un-visited pillar to home by a considerable margin. I'd read the previous logs, and knew that my friend "What's the Point" had been successful. Having stayed last night at Hathersage, cycled through Sheffield, the obvious onward route to Rotherham and Doncaster passed Templeborough and I thought I could afford the time to have look and was equipped with a map print. Turned off A6178 on to lane signed "closed to through traffic 2007" opposite Parcelforce depot. Crossed yellow railed bridge and tracked perimeter fence to right. Access gained and ducked under and pushed aside lower twigs and branches of trees and a few minutes searching brought success. Various debris made outside fence hazardous while inside was a safer "normal" wood search!

Good condition 27th Dec 2014  16:00  by ted

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisit. Was curious to see if access is still possible.

Templeborough trig
Templeborough FB
Templeborough top

Inaccessible 21st Jul 2014  13:37  by tigger4242

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

Big fences


Inaccessible 18th May 2014  11:00  by CJO

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

Read previous logs and went armed with information. First attempt was from west via PROW following security fence and 33,000V cables. Clearly no access this way. Next tactic was down Balk Lane from the south. Easy walk along lane and then down the side of the golf course until we came to new security fence (at approx GR SK 410 908) for MTL distribution warehouse. No joy this way either. Final attempt was via the access road for MTL distribution warehouse where it is possible to park car at approx SK 413 911. Walked up bank towards pillar to be met with two more new security fences. No obvious way in. Will have to seek assistance for the retry. Access to MTL warehouse area is very secure indeed.

Templeborough looking North Across MTL compound, at least two fences to cross

Good condition 5th May 2014  05:37  by PeteBoggs

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

Gotcha! Second attempt after problems with security men. Early morning on a Bank Holiday seemed perfect. Gap in fence still present and while trees are now much larger a relatively easy find with help of gps


Good condition 18th Mar 2012  12:07  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 41027 91155   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The log from my first visit on 10th March was as follows - I was passing on the M1 so I thought Id take a look surely it couldnt be that difficult Ive jumped plenty of barbed wire and trampled on lots of private land. I walked up the path to the west the site is surrounded by an inner steel fence and an outer wire fence with barbed wire both nine feet high in between is a cleared track with a power distribution system. The perimeter is watched by cctv masts, floodlights and danger 33000 volt signs. It would be easier to break into Fort Knox. I left in awe of the trigpointing masters and determined to improve my fence jumping skills. I had success on my second visit 18th March after guidance from the masters. Its a tight squeeze with lots of thorns and saplings to negotiate. Since this was a particularly challenging trigpoint I will celebrate by including a photo of my special birthday cake from the previous day.

In celebration - a trigpointing birthday cake.

Good condition 27th Aug 2011  11:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 41027 91152   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Went through gap in fence turn left and crawl for 100m,Get there soon trees are growing fast

Good condition 10th Apr 2011  20:01  by robinhood

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

Deleted the original entry by mistake so the date and time are approx! Got this trig after the fourth attempt after a little advice from a trigger. Crawl through undergrowth and saplings to get to it, in some years it will be inaccessible.

Good condition 10th Jan 2011  08:33  by wrose

Gridref: SK 41028 91163   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A pre-dawn raid with Carole [who was returning to prove that if at first you dont succeed......] to beat those pesky security people. The pillar is well and truely camoflaged now by the ever growing saplings which together with the gloom made it a spread search with Carole bumping into the pillar first. Everything in good order. Original indented plug. Marking reflects the success element more than the surroundings.

S4156 Templeborough Pillar [1].
S4156 Templeborough Pillar [2].
S4156 Templeborough Flush Bracket.
S4156 Templeborough Plug.

Good condition 10th Jan 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 41028 91163   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With thanks to my Fairy Godfather.

Not Logged 5th Jan 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

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

Security guard and receptionist very helpful at Brinsworth Steel Mills, Sheffield Road to N. Offered escorted access IF failure via Distribution yard off Grange Lane to S (who now own the embankment upon which the pillar is, according to Brinksworth/Corus Steel Mill). Not so, they say it belongs to BOC - again not so and no access from their perinmiter fence from W (there is however a very small gap bewteen concrete fence posts of security fence at SK409910 acessed from W but this is very narrow and large screws jut into gap - did not dare risk getting stuck or not being able to return). No access via closed road from NE nor via Golf Club from SE. Did not return for escorted access as pillar on rough, wooded embankment which i did not think a member of staff would enjoy as much as me!

Good condition 20th Nov 2010  10:10  by asbown

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition, trig well hidden in trees so no views.

Good condition 20th Nov 2010  10:10  by ted

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Plug intact and all in good condition. The pillar is now surrounded by trees so no view.

Templeborough trig
Templeborough trig
Templeborough trig
Templeborough FB
Templeborough top

3rd Jan 2010  14:45  by splash

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 3/10

Walked up old road which closed in August 2007. High fence prevented access to the trig.

Couldn't find it 4th Dec 2006  17:00  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Arrived too late for the H+S man to take me around

Good condition 25th Feb 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 25th May 2005  14:20  by manonabike

Gridref: SK 41020 91160   FB Number: S4156  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Kind permission of Chorus Steel, the Health and Safety rep showed me around, the pillar has been surrounded by over 2500 saplings which hopefully will prevent any development but also hide the pillar from view from outside the security fence. The pillar number is definitely S4156 see photo.

FB at Templeborough
View of Tinsley towers

Unreachable but visible 15th Jan 2005  12:40  by ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

First attempt at reaching this one was from the footpath to the SW; this led into a gap between two parallel security fences and was able to reach SK409910. From there could just see the top of the pillar but no way forward; fence well-constructed 8-(. Then tried an approach from the south; along Grange Lane, past the golf course and the entrance to the Sainsbury's depot as far as the works entrance - easy enough to SK412912 but then the security fence again with CCTV. So this is one to think about.

Templeborough - camera held through the security fence; pillar is on the horizon behind the saplings.
Templeborough - top of pillar

Inaccessible 28th Apr 2003  09:48  by Morseman

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

This one looks like it's inside the Templeborough Rolling Mill site and, as I went past, there didn't seem to be a way to get in without permission. It's a pity, as I used to work for Powergen, who supplied Energy to the site, so I've been inside on a couple of occasions, but I don't work for them anymore.

Good condition 24th Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4155  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, on bank in steelwks compound, high-sec fence, asked at gate for access

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