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TP6459 - Thorny Gale
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
10813
OSGB36 Station :
NY71/T25
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6459
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
APPLEBY-IN-WESTMR.

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Thorny GaleNY71/T25NY71T025382516.82513912.53290.4863PILLAR01/06/1962101/06/1961N0

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There are 82 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 333rd with 8 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.36/10 (from 73 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Sep 1981
Was Last logged: 17th Mar 2020

Of the 73 logged visits,
26 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 21m
The average error was 4m
3 were exact

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Good condition 17th Mar 2020  14:30  by redDragon

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good trig, with higher hills surrounding. Was a gap in the wall and a fence to duck under from the road.


Good condition 16th Jan 2020  12:50  by beckroad

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Our first pillar of the year. Limited grass verge car park opportunity opposite a gate. Visible from roadside. No need to hop walls or scramble through sheep holes. Follow the track road south through 2 gates. Wall ends. Sharp turn NE and uphill for about 100m and there it is. Spider intact. A plaque by Ordnance Survey states this to be the last observation retriangulation station. Date June 1962. Great views. The gate entrances are more muddy than the open access to trig point.

©beckroad


Not Logged 20th Dec 2019  00:00  by steverowland

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


Good condition 19th Mar 2019  10:45  by Borderer

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on the verge and hopped over the wall.

©Borderer


Not Logged 24th Feb 2019  16:00  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Nipped up to this historic pillar after visiting Brough Castle.A bit hazy but good North Pennine views all round. Was going on to visit Great Knipe , but from this vantage point I could see the A66 eastwards had ground to a halt, so headed back west to Strutforth Hill instead


Good condition 23rd Feb 2019  14:51  by JRoche2018

Gridref: NY 82517 13911   FB Number: OS BM 1081  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Easily spotted from roadside. Needs a scramble over/through wall to access though. Great to bag an historic pillar. Good views of surrounding Howgills and Eden valley.

plaque


Good condition 26th Dec 2018  12:30  by Bertie

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy trigg to get to. Have lived close to this trigg all my life and never new it was the last used.Great views

©Bertie
Photo of plaque Plaque stating this was the last used trigg


Good condition 7th Dec 2018  14:54  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 82519 13915   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Quick nip over the wall from the road. Pillar retains an original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open. Large inset plaque on front face of the pillar declares the final observation of the re-triangulation of Great Britain was taken from this pillar on 4 June 1962. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP6459©jonglew
Spider TP6459©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6459©jonglew


Good condition 30th Nov 2018  17:28  by WuzzerL

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

amazing seeing the last pillar!!!!

©WuzzerL


Good condition 30th Nov 2018  17:21  by Pritch227

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

trigging in the dark!you can't beat it!!lovely historic pillar.

©Pritch227


Good condition 24th Aug 2018  11:16  by fitzydan

FB Number: S10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

After a wild camp on High Cup Nick I was too close to ignore this iconic trig so decided to visit it. Parked in the gateway and had a short walk to the trig where all is well

The Flush Bracket
The Commemorative Plaque
The Trig Pillar


Good condition 2nd Nov 2017  11:57  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 82518 13915   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Historical plaque on side, last one of OS re-survey 1936-1962. Fourth of six different species of trigs today, introducing non-trig friend to the world of trig-spotting. So he got to see an active station, a rivet, an FBM, a (very special) pillar; a curry stool and a concrete ring.

Thorny Gale The TP, one sight hole open to SE.
Thorny Gale The FB.
Thorny Gale OS plaque, historically very special hence 10/10 mark.
Thorny Gale OS cap, large raised letters.


Good condition 30th Apr 2017  09:39  by thejackrustles

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Bagged as YSM500 Thorny Gale. Quick find, through gate and over wall. Good to bag this significant trigpoint.

Thorny Gale and Mrs Windswept ©thejackrustles
Thorny Gale collage


Good condition 24th Feb 2017  16:37  by ger

Gridref: NY 82517 13914   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Pillar in VGC- has metal cap. Views are great, befitting such an historic trig - pity it is not on access land or a ROW - how are you supposed to legitimately read the plaque?


Good condition 30th Dec 2016  11:24  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NY 82520 13916   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From the bridleway. Extra point for the historical interest. Very misty, no views


Good condition 21st Oct 2016  11:39  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 82500 13900   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on lane and accessed from bridleway. Good clear view across to the Lake District fells.


Good condition 19th Sep 2016  14:30  by Moacky

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Access via the 'sheep creep' on bridleway. Cracking views.

©Moacky


Good condition 12th Aug 2016  14:17  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: NY 82518 13912   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in gateway & over wall. Pillar in great condition, fading white paint, OS cap in place, historic plaque and one sight hole open. Good 360 views from pillar.

Thorny Gale. Pillar & plaque.
Thorny Gale. Flush bracket.
Thorny Gale. Top.


Good condition 3rd Jul 2016  11:46  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked in gateway and hopped over wall. Very nice views, nice and dry which was nice after Mickle Fell.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 3rd Jul 2016  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: NY 82517 13912   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

parked in area in front of gate narrow road no passing points see pillar from road easy to find


Good condition 11th Jun 2016  17:43  by Just-us-Two

Gridref: NY 82517 13913   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visit in passing can see trig from road, access gained via field to west then crawled through sheep hole in corner.


Good condition 4th Jun 2016  08:00  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up with Painterman61,next stop Iron Band.

Doorway to Thorny Gale
Trig
Plaque


Good condition 4th Jun 2016  08:00  by painterman61

Gridref: NY 82518 13917   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at spot cited by paulxtr went through gate then sheep hole interesting trig as it was the last one to be used for surveying back in the day.Its in good condition with plaque and plug mist coming down.

trig ©painterman61
plaque ©painterman61
plug ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 14th May 2016  09:00  by We TRye hard

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting notice on the trigpoint!

©We TRye hard


Good condition 1st Apr 2016  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM500. I was on my way from Durham to the Lake District and stopped to grab this YOSM not knowing the important history of this pillar. Narrow lanes and limited parking made this tricky, together with no obvious access point but I finally made my way to the TP via a gate and a hop over the wall. Interesting historic plaque.

TP6459 ©explorer_olway
TP6459 ©explorer_olway
TP6459 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 27th Mar 2016  16:52  by paulxtr

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in entrance to track (not shown on OS maps) to NW of pillar.

Thorny Gale ©paulxtr


Good condition 28th Feb 2016  11:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 30th Nov 2015  13:00  by gerryu2

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

YSM500 Over the wall and trig very close. I had no idea of the importance of this pillar before I arrived. Pretty good views even on a damp St Andrews Day. Cheers.

Me?
Trig


Good condition 29th Sep 2015  09:36  by monkeydestructor

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

Bull in the field next to trig

Thorny Gale ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 17th May 2015  10:33  by Thejenkies

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Had to follow wall to gate, through there and find a convenient place to climb the wall. Once at pillar great views with pillar in good condition

Thorny Gale pillar...Flush bracket ©Thejenkies
Thorny Gale pillar and views ©Thejenkies


Good condition 10th Mar 2015  14:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not so easy to get to. Went through gate in next field then crawled through hole in wall. Good all round views.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2014  08:00  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Having long ago visited Cold Overton, this was a must do visit. Not wishing to cycle on the A66, it was 100m+ climb up the lane only to return the same way! Careful crossing of drystone wall as no nearby gate.


Good condition 16th Jun 2014  15:02  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

To Kirkby Stephen to resume our C2C walk. Noticed this trig whilst browsing the map on the train up, so with time to spare took a taxi up and walked back (taxi driver had completed all the Wainwrights so wasn't too phased by a journey into the middle of nowhere)! Very well worth the taxi fare - superb views on a sunny afternoon, Blake's Jerusalem indeed. Metal cap, raised letters, S s/hole open, otherwise vgc but the white paint is beginning to wear away!


Good condition 23rd Apr 2014  12:15  by ArthurH

Gridref: NY 82518 13910   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Carefully climbed over wall from road - others clearly hadn't been so careful elsewhere as wall visibly repaired in several places - Great views and interesting history on this little back road.


Good condition 17th May 2013  17:05  by THE SNAPPERS

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

picked up as a driveby on way home from Clough Head.in through gate quick dash through hole in wall.good views interesting plaque.


Good condition 5th May 2013  11:38  by CJO

Gridref: NY 82517 13918   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Historic plaque.

10813 short walk from road.


Good condition 23rd Aug 2012  17:39  by vegibagger

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

the ground was mighty soggy despite well sloping field up to it. All the cows decided to make a mass exodus south down the other slope. had no idea this was a special one with a plaque on it and now see there was serenading party on 4th June!!! on same day I visited black Coombe and camped for the night on Whitfell to watch the lighting of many beacons across the Pennines, glorious sunset and full moon rise. There ought to be another party the day after my brothers 54th birthday next year to mark its 'flush bracket numerology birthday' Looks like the paint job, from the photos, has been very slap dash and lacking sufficient care not to get paint on the spider. Tut tu. Who was the painter?? own up and go on a precision painting course!!


Good condition 5th Aug 2012  20:06  by Madprof

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

Bright white, so easy to spot from the road.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2012  14:40  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 82517 13913   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Short walk to white trig with plaque


Good condition 1st Aug 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 82519 13912   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  09:00  by wrose

Gridref: NY 82515 13910   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Joined four other like minded souls on this auspicious day - 50 years to the day since this pillar was commissioned. Someone, unbeknown, has given the pillar a new coat of paint. The farmer has no idea who except that it was done overnight. Speculation amongs the five of us ran rife. So, the pillar is in excellent condition and in a really lovely location. Nice opportunity to meet up with some of the 'names' that I only see as logs.

10813 Thorny Gale Pillar.
10813 Thorny Gale Plug.
10813 Thorny Gale TV fame?


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  09:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First to arrive for the Jubilee mmet up at this trig to commemorate 50 years since the final measurement was made in the retriangualtion of Great Britain. Apparantly the extra Bank Holiday we have been given is something to do with another Jubilee taking place. Parked on the road to the north then accessed the field to the west of the trig via a gate, headed south on the bridleway for a hundred meters and then it is open access into the field with the trig. Ed had used his investigative skills to contact the farmer who had kindly agreed on our mini-meet. Great to meet the fello trigbaggers and admire the interviewing / camera skills of Clochandighter and Edfielden. The trig looked good with its new mystery coat of paint.


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  08:59  by edfielden

Gridref: NY 82519 13915   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An auspicious day, in the presence of some of T:UK's finest. The 50th anniversary of the final observations of the Retriangulation of Great Britain (4 June 1962) was the excuse for Clochandighter, coinea, wrose, Father Ted and me to meet up here. As it was also my 100th extant pillar it was extra special for me! I had contacted the landowner at Thorney Gale in late May to explain we would be visiting - he was more than happy for a small group of us to gather at the pillar commemorate the anniversary. On the day I parked on the grassy north verge of the lane immediately north of the pillar and crossed with care over the stone wall to access the rough field. Pillar has recently had a fresh coat of white paint - but who did it?! - and has a plaque on the NNW face explaining its significance to the Retriangulation. Metal cap with thick raised letters; FB faces NNW; SSE sighthole open, others plugged. Nice to be able to put a few faces to names! I brought along my filming gear as ITV Tyne Tees & Border were interested in having some footage of the event and I drove straight to Gateshead afterwards to give them the tape. However I think some other anniversary this weekend must have dominated their coverage as they chose not to use it in the end! However once I have edited something together from the footage I will post it: Video to follow...

10813 - Top ©edfielden
10813 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10813 - Trig pose! Looking SSE; From L-R: Father Ted, coinea, wrose, Clochandighter, edfielden ©edfielden
10813 - Pillar Looking ESE ©edfielden
10813 - Plaque Commemorating the final observations of the Retriangulation of Great Britain, 4 June 1962 ©edfielden


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  08:48  by Clochandighter

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

REVISIT. Commemorative visit by five strong group of T:UK members. Full trig details in my log of 2/10/10.

10813 - Thorny Gale & Father Ted, wrose, edfielden, Clochandighter. By coinea. (for high res' orginal email GRP).


Good condition 24th May 2012  16:26  by stan toon

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

High score for impotance,condition and views.

©stan toon


Good condition 12th May 2012  13:59  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 82517 13913   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

10813©Border Peat


Good condition 30th Apr 2012  22:17  by PeteBoggs

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

Simple access fron minor road - gets a high score for its importance

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 2nd Jul 2011  12:24  by descarte1

Gridref: NY 82517 13910   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Having bagged Cold Ashby a couple of weeks prior to the 75th anniversary of the first observation, thought I'd bag this one a week after the 220th anniversary of the OS. So, start and end done, just most of the ones in between to go. :D Beautiful 360 views from the pillar which is in very good condition and sports a natty plaque. Cap present with raised lettering. FB (and plaque) face north with the south sighthole open only.


Good condition 28th Mar 2011  17:30  by dal

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Interesting historical location. Pleasant spot.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2010  18:39  by coinea

Gridref: NY 82516 13913   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 2nd Oct 2010  18:38  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 82515 13912   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar with famous plaque in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces 332 NW. Vented through SE sight hole. The pillar was completed on 5th May 1960, suggesting that the plaque was added later.

10813 - Thorny Gale & GRP
10813 - Thorny Gale plaque
10813 - Thorny Gale pillar & FB


Good condition 16th Jul 2010  19:10  by bluebeard

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 24th May 2009  09:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

good condition, cap insitu, gorgeous views of lakeland fells and howgills


Good condition 9th May 2009  10:45  by barnsley skip

Gridref: NY 82518 13913   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10




Good condition 14th Apr 2009  13:45  by splash

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice little spot. Good historical Trig. Good views all round. Climbed over wall then down the field to a gate which comes out near the bridleway.


Good condition 1st Jan 2009  11:30  by Late starter

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

1st of 8 New Year's Day trig visits. I just loved this trig and its location. It was a frosty but sunny day and the far reaching 360 degree views were simply beautiful. This was also my first sighting of a plug with raised lettering. What a start to the year!

Approach to Thorny Gale


Good condition 14th Sep 2008  10:45  by Shacklesborough

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views even though low cloud was threatening. Green pasture as opposed to the usual moorland scenery in the north pennines. Trig in good nick.



Good condition 29th Aug 2008  16:07  by peebs

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Worth avisit for historical value but difficult to get to as there is ashortage of gates into the field

©peebs
©peebs
©peebs


Good condition 22nd May 2008  13:22  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

An accidental and impulsive fly-by was rewarded by this fabulous and historic vista! A brace of Grouse running around too :-) Absolutely outstanding with the South sight open.

Thorny Gale ..Final done; only 11,677 earlier stations to visit! :-)


Good condition 9th Mar 2008  17:35  by senrabyar

Gridref: NY 82518 13912   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

FB is 1081x - cannot decypher my photo!


Good condition 28th Jun 2007  15:43  by ZanderH

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Jun 2007  15:11  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NY 82516 13913   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find a way in other than by climbing over wall.

10813 Thorny Gale Plaque 28607 The last one!


Good condition 23rd Jun 2007  11:25  by ted

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug intact; plaque. Extensive views of the Northern Pennines.

Thorny Gale trig
Thorny Gale trig
Thorny Gale plug
Thorny Gale FB


Good condition 14th Mar 2007  12:17  by arranc

Gridref: NY 82500 13900   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

historic spot


Good condition 1st Oct 2006  12:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 82500 13900   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Thorny Gale what a delight my favourite Trig to date not least because of easy access, about twenty yards from the lane, set in the upper Eden Valley its tranquil location and wonderful views over rolling pastures brought to mind Blake's Jerusalem( In England's green and pleasant land.) and to top it all a plaque informed me it was the last Trig to be used to complete the retriangulation of Britain on the 4th June 1962.

Trig and inserts FB and Plug
Blake's Jerusalem( In England's green and pleasant land.) ©chrisbombington
last Trig to be used to complete the retriangulation of Britain ©chrisbombington


Good condition 22nd Apr 2006  10:45  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Westmorland. A special trigpoint because of the historic plaque and well worth the visit.


Good condition 26th Jun 2005  13:19  by manonabike

Gridref: NY 82514 13927   FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 8th Feb 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

10813
10813
10813
10813


Good condition 19th Jul 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: _10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc; plaque:- last observations for retriang of Brit made from this trig 4/6/62 [surveyor named]; first was from Cold Ashby 14/4/36; total 11,678 trigs


Good condition 23rd Nov 1999  12:27  by jimmy

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

the memorial plaque marking last pillar of the retriangulation makes this trig worthy of EH listing.


Good condition 31st Mar 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

OS plaque, saying when the last trig reading was carried out after the retriangulation of the UK in 1962, The corollary of Cold Ashby. Access a bit iffy. Plug missing.


Good condition 12th Sep 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Return visit to polish the plaque and photograph.


Good condition 9th Sep 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 10813  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Evening visit... must return for photo!



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