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TP6363 - The Chevin
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S1817
OSGB36 Station :
SE22/9
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6363
County :
West Yorkshire
Nearest town :
OTLEY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
The ChevinSE22/9SE22S009419956.00444200.25281.8082PILLAR01/06/1947101/10/1962N1Dest 11/69

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There are 24 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14955th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.64/10 (from 59 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Apr 1991
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 7th Dec 2017

Of the 59 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 56m
The average error was 13m
4 were exact

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Destroyed 7th Dec 2017  10:19  by jonglew

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

Short walk from car park. Pillar was located by a track leading up to the high point of The Chevin, a hump. OS records this as destroyed November 1969; no remains found.

Pillar location TP6363©jonglew


Destroyed 5th Dec 2017  13:27  by asbown

Gridref: SE 19962 44197   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

from quarry car park.


Destroyed 14th Jul 2017  10:55  by Ant1974

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


Destroyed 15th Apr 2017  10:50  by bwm

Gridref: SE 19960 44191   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 24th Mar 2017  14:48  by painterman61

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

Log gone to quarry fine views

area ©painterman61
sign ©painterman61
panoramic ©painterman61


Destroyed 24th Feb 2017  13:26  by Hands

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

From a nearby car park along a muddy path busy with dog walkers , good views


Destroyed 2nd Jan 2017  14:00  by DanTrig

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

9 mile circular on Ilkley Moor taking in Overgate Croft Farm and Rombalds Moor trigs, then drove onto Baildon Moor, bagged Baildon Common trig and walked up to Baildon Hill trig, then drove round to and bagged The Chevin non-existent trig. Clear sunny and frosty, bigger Dales mountains in cloud.


Destroyed 6th Dec 2015  13:10  by redDragon

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

2nd visit to the highest point of the Chevin. No trace of pillar now


Destroyed 26th Dec 2014  15:12  by Aye Jimmy

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

Been here many times over the years, trig never seen, or found.

The Chevin Where it should be. In the distance on left - Leeds/Bradford airport runway lights on.


Destroyed 15th May 2014  12:12  by Bangkok_ian

Gridref: SE 19955 44193   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

Gets a 7 for the views. A crying shame there was no trig to rest my sandwich box on. There are some great walks through the forest below. There is a colony of crested newts in the pool nearby and a very reasonably priced cafe a short walk down the hill towards Otley.


Destroyed 20th Mar 2014  11:17  by Particle

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


Couldn't find it 16th Mar 2014  11:35  by gee-bee

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Missing Trig This trig is described as "Destroyed". There was certainly no trace today.©gee-bee


Destroyed 1st Feb 2014  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SE 19900 44200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

nowt there


Destroyed 30th Jan 2014  12:59  by The RockKnocker

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

Nice views but no trig point to be found.


Destroyed 8th Aug 2013  16:40  by Boneychest

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

Didn't bother trying to find it - just noted that it had been here at some time as I wandered past and enjoyed the views.


Destroyed 4th Jun 2013  12:16  by johnbamforth

Gridref: SE 19956 44200   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Log #103 (2nd visit - last one w/pics on 17/11/09). Logged while doing a 12.6 km circular hike from Otley, with friends from Northern Hikes (facebook group). Conditions today: Sunny, 18 C, V. Good visibility. Score for views (5 of 5)


Destroyed 18th May 2013  08:15  by CJO

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

Destroyed, possibly when quarry was being landscaped. Could hear the tannoy system for the start of the Otley show in the valley below.

The Chevin location


Destroyed 10th Dec 2012  13:45  by haighr01

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

Walked up from Otley, explored old trackbed of long gone rail line near to the town, then began a very fine walk of The Chevin ridge. Shame about the missing pillar but the views are really good from here, there is a nearby viewfinder pointing out some local landmarks.


Destroyed 31st Aug 2012  16:00  by Torpid-rat

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

I set off to look for this absolutely convinced that I'd seen it before (despite the long list of people who said it wasn't there). Well, I didn't find it nor the nearby surface block. I did have a very good look around in case it had been discarded under a bush or over a wall. Briefly I thought I'd found it when looking back toward the ridge from around the corner of the fence, so I took a picture of a vaguely tapered shape lying against the ridge in the long grass. Later inspection of the photo shows it to be a rock. So, once home I studied the aerial photos on google maps and unless i'm dreaming there are two square objects casting shadows at the edge of the field, http://goo.gl/maps/BrLNF so perhaps they were still there not so long ago?

It had me going for a second... A tapered rock lying against the ridge near where the trigpoint must have been. ©Torpid-rat


Destroyed 19th Aug 2012  13:35  by rowleybirkin

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

Seems like a pointless destruction to me, I can only imagine it must have been an obstruction to quarrying activity, otherwise a total waste of time and effort ! Not a waste of time coming up here though, the panoramic view from the Chevin is outstanding.


Destroyed 3rd Jul 2011  10:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SE 19956 44200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Gone but nice views


Destroyed 19th Feb 2011  15:37  by 1.1

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


Destroyed 8th Feb 2011  13:10  by painterman61

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

Its gone what a shame good views needs a trig!


Destroyed 4th Sep 2010  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Destroyed 21st Jun 2010  17:00  by Triggers

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

Fantastic view point.....but no trig. given a decent score for a missing trig because of the view


Destroyed 21st Jun 2010  14:15  by PeteBoggs

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

Crying shame! If ever a view needed a trig this is it


Destroyed 28th Feb 2010  14:35  by Rachel-C

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


Destroyed 17th Jan 2010  15:43  by craftinessa

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

First time I've gone looking for a trig I knew wasn't there. Very boggy under foot, but a lovely spot.


Destroyed 17th Jan 2010  15:43  by swampysean

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


Destroyed 17th Nov 2009  14:00  by johnbamforth

Gridref: SE 19956 44200   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Log #2. (282m). 17/11/09. Bagged while hiking the 32km Dales Way Link path from Leeds to Ilkley. Todays stretch of 9.7km from Bramhope to Menston. Trigpoint just off the path, at Beacon Hill. Great views, Score is for views. 04/05/11 - A re-visit today while walking from Guiseley Rail Station to Otley Bus Station. As I suspected my first photos were of the wrong location. Sure enough I found what I believe to be the correct site on this trip. I had made the assumption that the pillar would have been at the highest point, but in fact, as often is the case, the site is below the peak, but not by much. I could see at least 4 other trigs for triangulating purposes from the new site thru the binocs, Billing Hill, Idle Hill Resr, Baildon Hill and Plane Tree. Only one of those pillars is visible with the 250mm lens however.

The Chevin This is the location of my original guess of the former Pillar
The Chevin Trigpoint The Site (C of shot) that I calculated this time. The site is 9 meters S of the fork in the main path above the quarry. There is a definite mound here that could have been the base of a Pillar. View is from the South.
The Chevin trigpoint A closeup view from the E
The Chevin views Billing Hill. Pillar can just be seen at extreme L of ridge. (below white object on distant hill).
The Chevin views Idle Hill Resr. Range 7.6km bearing 207deg.
The Chevin landmarks Almscliff Crag. Range 8km @ 55deg


Destroyed 26th Sep 2009  23:44  by iang

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


Destroyed 19th Apr 2009  14:00  by SUE-C

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


Destroyed 16th Dec 2008  13:55  by splash

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

Thoroughly searched the area, like others with know luck. Great views from site. Also near site is another view point which helps walkers identify what can be seen. Such as York cathedral, the White horse and Simon Fell amongst others.


Destroyed 23rd Aug 2008  18:00  by rowleybirkin

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

Site is definitely worth visiting for the magnificent views. We found site by a combination of map reading and the photos supplied by previous visitors here. Note, re-visited several times since first visit, notably Easters 2010 and 2011.


Destroyed 13th Jun 2008  11:15  by Dusty

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

Location
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Destroyed 13th Jun 2008  11:15  by brisboy&wife

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


Destroyed 18th Apr 2008  16:12  by agentmancuso

Gridref: SE 19949 44155   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Gone, but hey, it's a sub-Marilyn, so worth visiting anyway. Noticed that the suggested FB given for this pillar below is S1817, but that belongs to Culter Fell (TP2681)?


Destroyed 11th Oct 2007  21:16  by rhayader_wanderer

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

shirt ridge that likely held it but nothing on the top


Destroyed 14th Jan 2007  13:00  by MAC.HAWK

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

Another one gone to the great trig maker. I'm getting worried, it's another invisible one - suitable case for treatment?

The Chevin Trig 13/01/2007


Destroyed 23rd Apr 2006  18:00  by Bear and Ragged

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

Had a good search, couldn't find the trig, a few possible places it could have been, but it's not there now. Some excellent views though!


Destroyed 24th May 2005  13:44  by G4OWG

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

On surprise view so on a clear day you can see forever?


Destroyed 15th May 2005  12:31  by John Riley

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

No trig but lovely views over Otley and Wharfedale. Found a strange aerial or transmitter which I beleive may be a UHF repeater used by the Otley Amatuer Radio Society to boost the signal in the valley. Don't some people have strange hobbies??

The Chevin The highest point?
The Chevin The view North over Otley.
The Chevin Is it a UHF repeater?


Destroyed 30th Mar 2005  16:20  by HEATHENS

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

Staying at the hotel up the road so made a nostalgic visit to the site and also took in the cross, very moving.


Destroyed 25th Mar 2005  15:30  by mickandshane

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

We knew the trig had gone but while in the area thought we'd visit this well known view point. The Easter Cross had just been erected and people were singing hymns at the base of it. We searched the area were the trig had been but found no evidence of it. I suspect it was a victim of the quarry. Had an ice cream at the parking spot when we got back to the car which cheered Shane up no end. OS list FB as S1817.


Destroyed 19th Feb 2005  13:00  by Keefley

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


Destroyed 16th Nov 2004  14:36  by kingofgeography

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

Not there - but is not even marked on current maps.


Destroyed 18th Jun 2004  19:50  by Trigger

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


Destroyed 16th Jun 2004  11:34  by physicalthing69

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

I worked just down the road from this site for several years in the 1980s and walked on the chevin regularly, I never recall seeing a pillar there.


Destroyed 16th Jun 2004  09:57  by The Hungry Caterpillars

Gridref: SE 19956 44200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Gone-after a long search found no trace at this grid ref. Good views from where this trig should be


Destroyed 8th May 2004  17:45  by ted

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

Another one gone.

map where it was
? Found this concrete base over the wall, near to a brick-built shed. Thought initially it might be the remains of the former trig but now I suspect its more probably something like the base of a demolished flag post.


Destroyed 6th Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

Gone - seemed to be slight hollow where GPS indicated it stood.


Destroyed 9th Feb 2004  20:23  by stonestreaker

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

its dissaparrated!!


Destroyed 24th Apr 2003  19:00  by weekender

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


Destroyed 7th Apr 2002  08:30  by sleepwalker

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

Another visit and another extensive search, same result no trace of the pillar.


Not Logged 2nd Feb 2002  00:00  by IWC

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


Destroyed 30th Nov 1999  00:00  by Bramley

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


Destroyed 7th Nov 1999  12:15  by sleepwalker

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

Had a good wonder around but couldn't find any trace of the former pillar, good views though shame!


Destroyed 27th Oct 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: TP gone  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

no trace of TP; Built 06/07/37, destroyed by 25/11/69, fb S1817 (OS). - pleasant stroll along scarp, fine view across Otley


Destroyed 4th Apr 1991  11:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

Walked around here many times late 1990 to 1992 while working at White Cross Vets in Guiseley. Never saw trig at this time.



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