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TP6542 - Torrisholme Barrow
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S5369
OSGB36 Station :
SD47/36
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6542
County :
Lancashire
Nearest town :
MORECAMBE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Torrisholme BarrowSD47/36SD47S036345970.27464246.4040.8982PILLAR01/06/1950101/01/1961N0

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There are 72 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4472nd with 69 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.71/10 (from 78 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Oct 1986
Was Last found intact: 28th Dec 2009
Was Last logged: 4th Dec 2018

Of the 78 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 19996m
The average error was 1257m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Damaged 4th Dec 2018  15:55  by skifans

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Surprised at the view here, sure it isn't as good as some of the lakeland peaks but its alot easier to get to and still a great place for a short walk. Significant portion of the pillar is missing.

Flush bracket ©skifans
The trig ©skifans


Damaged 7th Jul 2018  11:40  by Analoguesat

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

Badly knocked about. No cross, just lots of cows surrounding it. Stunning views from up here


Damaged 3rd Apr 2018  13:22  by Pritch227

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

fantastic place.looks like the newly erected cross is in danger of toppling over already!!!

©Pritch227


Damaged 3rd Apr 2018  13:22  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

My 100th Trig ©WuzzerL


Damaged 29th Mar 2018  17:20  by Andy West

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


Damaged 20th Mar 2018  16:33  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Interesting place - a badly damaged trig and a Bronze Age barrow on top of a drumlin. Very easy access and excellent 360deg panorama, including Ingleborough peeping over the top, so marks for ease of access and views if not trig condition!


Damaged 14th Jan 2018  12:06  by greenbell

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Looks like the concrete carnivore has been visiting, for once seeing this damaged trig is not too annoying/upsetting. Lovely to escape the cloud for a few hours and a prehistoric barrow too. Also a "registered hill" strangely. Down to Morecambe afterwards, looking better than it has done, excellent sculpture of the Lake District mountains -not that any are visible today - then off to the lighthouse via Eric.




Damaged 22nd Aug 2017  16:07  by catman

Gridref: SD 45971 64241   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked on Hexham Road.Simple stroll to top.


Damaged 13th May 2017  12:30  by blackboot29

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

A friendly local walked with us to the trig past the cows. Lucky for us as the field was full of them. The trig is badly damaged but in a great position with lovely views from all angles. Only a short walk from the roadside.

©blackboot29


Damaged 29th Apr 2017  11:00  by Hands

Gridref: SD 45976 64249   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

From Hexham Rd over Stile and across field to The Damaged Trig which is missing its top and spider. Good 360 views for little effort of Morecambe Bay and the Lakes

©Hands


Not Logged 1st Apr 2017  09:27  by ADT

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 2/10

With David. By train. Quite badly damaged.


Not Logged 16th Oct 2016  17:30  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Was hoping for a nice sunset over Morecambe Bay, which wasn't to be. Instead faced east to admire the new Lancaster bypass now only a fortnight off opening after being originally proposed in 1938. We turned west again to contemplate a barrage/tunnel to Barrow within the next 75 years,The poor old pillar has been badly beaten up; a victim of its easy accessibility


Damaged 21st Jul 2016  20:33  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

needs renovation and artistic tlc

trig from west ©vegibagger
trig from north ©vegibagger
trig from east ©vegibagger
trig from south ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger


Damaged 3rd Jun 2016  14:39  by jonglew

Gridref: SD 45972 64247   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Short walk across cattle pasture from local residential road. Pillar has taken a beating with the top section badly damaged, spider lost and central tube protruding skywards. All sight holes sealed, rear plug degrading. Nice 360deg panorama for such a low elevation.

Pillar TP6542©jonglew
Top of Pillar TP6542©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6542©jonglew


Damaged 8th May 2016  00:00  by ngthack

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

Up for the Tump.


Damaged 28th Apr 2015  11:08  by Oudi07

Gridref: SD 45970 64246   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10


Damaged 24th Dec 2014  13:25  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 45973 64252   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Trig in a sorry state.

Torrisholme Barrow Trig has seen better days.
Torrisholme Barrow The FB.


Damaged 8th Jul 2014  10:52  by asbown

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

easy from the road, pillar badly damaged, decent views.


Damaged 6th Jul 2014  08:22  by delarever

Gridref: SD 45972 64249   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Sunday Morning, no one around, nice and peaceful and great views.

Torrisholme Barrow Pillar
Torrisholme Barrow FB


Damaged 10th Jun 2014  10:09  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Good view over Morecambe. Dog walking central.


Damaged 3rd May 2014  20:14  by coinea

Gridref: SD 45971 64249   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Early Saturday evening, vicinity of trig being used by teenage drinkers (female). Friendly and polite to me--why are you taking pictures of the gravestone? Asked me if it was OK for them to have their music on while I was there etc. Unexpected!


Damaged 14th Apr 2014  00:00  by Bramley

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


Damaged 10th Jan 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 45973 64247   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 28th Dec 2013  10:41  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SD 25974 64250   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked on Hexham Road and up the footpath with the cows showing no interest today. The pillar top is badly damaged and the spider has gone.



Damaged 30th Sep 2013  10:17  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked at start of footpath on Hexham Road and up past cows. Decent views.

©jamiekeighley


Damaged 2nd May 2013  08:56  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Trig


Damaged 21st Apr 2013  10:08  by wrose

Gridref: SD 45971 64245   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add to previous visit reports other than to confirm that this badly damaged pillar still stands proud atop Torrisholme Barrow.

S5369 Torrisholme Barrow Pillar.
S5369 Torrisholme Barrow Flush Bracket.
S5369 Torrisholme Barrow Plug - badly damaged.


Damaged 15th Sep 2012  14:30  by BLACKCATWHITEFEET

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


Damaged 1st Sep 2012  16:20  by CJO

Gridref: SD 45971 64246   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Despite the damage to this pillar, the views are great, and are suprisingly rural giving this an above average score

S5369


Damaged 14th Jul 2012  12:45  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Nice views. Nosey cows. Trig has taken a battering.


Damaged 1st Jun 2012  10:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Pillar badly damaged as previously reported, whether deliberately or accidently it's impossible to know. Good views, particularly across to Morecambe Bay. All on my own at first, when suddenly a plethora of dog-walkers appeared as if pre-arranged, completely shattering my peace, quietude and introspective harmony!


Damaged 16th Apr 2012  14:57  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 45973 64246   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Headless pillar,no sight holes open,but great views of estuary and lakeland hills.There is a small bolt/rivet about a metre from pillar.

Torrisholme Barrow. Pillar.
Torrisholme Barrow. Pillar.
Torrisholme Barrow. Flush bracket.
Torrisholme Barrow. Survey mark.


Damaged 26th Mar 2012  19:40  by dal

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Excellent view point. Sunset glorious.


Damaged 16th Feb 2012  10:00  by VivTheTrig

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Great views over the Bay and up to the Bowland Fells. Open access so, as everyone else says, a nice, relaxing stroll.

The Trig Looking over the trig to Morecambe Bay©VivTheTrig


Damaged 9th Jan 2012  12:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

P30 summit, easy bag via one of numerous footpaths for super 360 views for such a small summit.


Not Logged 13th Nov 2011  16:30  by chocolate_chops

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


Damaged 28th Sep 2011  22:30  by painterman61

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy bag from stle at top of hill good views over lancaster and morecombe bay trigs had a right batering though

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
damage ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Damaged 24th Sep 2011  19:22  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Fabulous sunset, Lancaster Athletics doing multi trig ascents on a loop, got some great pics.

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker
Lancaster Athletics ©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Damaged 16th Jun 2011  09:58  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 45900 64200   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 31st May 2011  12:14  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 45971 64249   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed July 1949 costing 7.0s.5d. computed as secondary station SD47/36 within the Barrow-in-Furness block during 1950. Levelled for height in 1961. last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Pillar has suffered malicious damage long ago but what remains has undergone repair. Whole spider removed by thieves. Flush bracket faces 121 (SE). All sight holes plugged. 270 panoramic view includes skyline profile of Lancaster, northern aspect blocked by nearby shrubbery.

S5369 - Torrisholme Barrow & GRP
S5369 - Torrisholme Barrow pillar & FB


Damaged 22nd Nov 2010  21:51  by The Magna Defender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

trig damaged but breathtaking views from here


Damaged 14th Aug 2010  14:48  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 45970 64246   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Top eaten by cows ! ! ! Nice views, Dog walking path but no mess Easy access from road over stile


Damaged 22nd Jun 2010  09:45  by PeteBoggs

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

Parked on Buseph Drive trig can be seen from road.Currently used as a scratching post by a herd of young bulls.Such an indignity for a sorry looking trig

©PeteBoggs


Damaged 30th May 2010  14:25  by ted

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Nice views, including Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay, but a shame that the trig is in such a bad state. Top gone, plug and spider missing. Access from footpath via stile at SW corner of field.

Torrisholme Barrow trig
Torrisholme Barrow trig - view over Lancaster
Torrisholme Barrow FB polished by livestock
Torrisholme Barrow Top


Damaged 30th May 2010  14:01  by trigangel

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Agree with Ted, but bl**** windy

©trigangel


Damaged 4th Apr 2010  14:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Accessed from Hasty Brow Road to the east.Pillar in sorry state.Good views over Morcambe and lakeland


Damaged 1st Apr 2010  15:30  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 5th Jan 2010  13:30  by wanderer

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10


Damaged 28th Dec 2009  13:30  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Easily reached from the ROW to the west or Hasty Brow Road to the east. GBH to the head of the pillar but fine views over urban Morecambe & Lancaster, the bay, to the eastern hills (Ingleborough in the distance) & north to the snow clad southern fells of the Lake District, small hill with a big view!


Damaged 28th Dec 2009  13:30  by SUE-C

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 28th Dec 2009  13:30  by Rachel-C

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Someone has taken off the top few inches of the pillar which was disappointing!! However the view from this small hill was amazing!! Not only can you see the the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster Park, snowy mountains of the lakes and Ingleborough and Whernside too!! Brilliant :o)


Damaged 21st Aug 2009  12:34  by bonatti

Gridref: SD 45972 64247   FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

GR by GPS on the day. Good views.

The Headless Pillar The handywork of a thieving moron©bonatti


Damaged 5th Jul 2009  11:00  by Chris9870

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Poorly trig as everyone else has reported. Love to know who carried the top bit away with them, must weigh quite a bit. Anyway, easy walk up from the road and greeted with brilliant views in all directions, especially over Morecambe bay and the lakes.

Torrisholme Barrow
Torrisholme Barrow


Damaged 11th May 2009  13:45  by MBFace

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Topless Trig found while visiting the nearby geocache.


Damaged 3rd May 2009  01:40  by Eeee Bi Gum

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Pillar is only about 2/3d's the height it should be, however it was a clear (but windy) day on our visit, and the views were extensive over Lancaster and Morcambe Bay


Damaged 3rd Mar 2009  09:35  by FiddleMad

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Great views from up here. Shame someone lopped off the top of the pillar!


Damaged 15th Feb 2009  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Damaged 1st Feb 2009  14:45  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

All sights closed with the top of the pillar shamefully destroyed. Good views balance the pityful condition to a 5 score. Sad state.

Torrisholme Barrow ...with adjacent yellow marker.


Damaged 2nd Oct 2008  15:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10


Damaged 22nd Aug 2008  15:35  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Great views.

TORRISHOLME BARROW TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO
TORRISHOLME BARROW FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO


Damaged 29th Jun 2008  12:30  by Trig391

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

Trig damaged good view of the wcml.

Torrisholme Barrow. ©Trig391


Damaged 13th Jun 2008  12:00  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Trigpoint is in a very sorry state which is a shame. Interesting view.

Torrisholme Barrow S5369
Torrisholme Barrow


Damaged 12th Jun 2008  20:45  by pete37038

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Great views, the number can be clearly read now, did the cache nearby.


Damaged 11th Jun 2008  20:00  by Morecambe Monkey

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

This is my most local trig been up here quite a few times,a shame that its damaged. The views from here are stunning & a simple walk over the field from the stile in the fence from the top of Hexham road.

Damaged Trig ©Morecambe Monkey


Damaged 26th Apr 2008  12:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Well, where has that season gone? Our last away game and had to come here as it is a new ground for us - and terraces aswell! Great! And we won 2-1 which was an even bigger bonus. Did this, the only local trig point, plus the nearby cache at the same time. This is in awful condition with a missing top and green graffiti on the flush bracket makes the number hard to read. Anyway there are some good views over the Bay but this doesn't compensate for the sad fate that this pillar had it store for it.


Damaged 25th Dec 2007  15:30  by Citizen Smith

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Fine views across Morecambe Bay. Top of column broken off.


Damaged 7th Sep 2007  17:53  by G Force

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Great views shame the top has fallen off though. Bagged this one while doing the neaarby cache.


Damaged 26th Aug 2007  19:06  by earl grey

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Probably the worst conditioned Trig point we have ever come across,don't trigs get adopted nowadays,this could easily be restored. We were up here whilst visiting the new geocache a matter of yards from the trig.great views

Spencer and Tasha at the poor trig.


Damaged 18th Aug 2007  01:00  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Visited after finding nearby geocache


Damaged 11th Mar 2007  11:08  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Wandered up from the south with the dog walkers. Although it was a clear day, the views towards Morecambe Bay were disappointing.


Damaged 30th Jun 2006  20:30  by Father Ted

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

Poor trig! One rarely sees one in such bad condition. Walked from a friend's house in Morcambe and then onto Hesk Bank along the canal for a nice couple of pints in the hesk Bank pub before returning along the promonade.


Damaged 11th Jan 2006  17:15  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Now almost dark but only a short walk off the lane. Conditiona laready noted but looking at photos it seems to be stable and not getting any worse.


Damaged 21st Mar 2005  09:25  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

A footpath leads straight to the trig from the housing estate. Good view of Morecambe gasworks. Spider missing.


Damaged 10th Aug 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

S5369
S5369
S5369


Damaged 30th Apr 2004  12:00  by Seasider

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

9/29 for the day. Trigpointers of a nervous disposition should not look at the photos!! This trig has not been treated kindly!

The headless trig!
Close up of the damage.
Is this where the culprits live?!


Damaged 14th Nov 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

top damaged: spider gone, FB intact; at grassy summit; decent view


Damaged 1st Jan 2000  21:37  by Moacky

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

My parents downsized to Torrisholme. This was a regular destination with our children and dogs.


Good condition 29th Oct 1986  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5369  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good white pillar on grassy hilltop. Photo with young Bob and David on top.



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