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TP6648 - Uckfield Quarry
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Uckfield QuarryTQ53/19TQ53S019547435.92119938.7263.8832PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1967N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 19718th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 3.95/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jan 2004
Was Last found intact: 6th Jun 2021
Was Last logged: 15th Oct 2021

Of the 21 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 20m
The average error was 6m
The closest was 1m

Ridgewood Ridgewood Alan Grove Alan Grove runblue runblue jonglew jonglew Border Peat Border Peat runblue runblue caroleengel caroleengel Uckfield Quarry Uckfield Quarry [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Unreachable but visible 15th Oct 2021  16:55  by TrigJS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Pillar visible and located behind a fence on a relatively new housing development.

TP6648 Pillar visible from the other side of the fence.

Good condition 6th Jun 2021  11:05  by Trigger monster

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stopped here on the way to Crowborough expecting an easy find. Oddly not marked on the OS Explorer map OL25 but is on the Landranger no 198. Parked on Sand Ridge, quite a new housing estate and using a guide book tried locating the path suggested but this was closed off. Then referred to this group and eventually found the pillar hidden in a clump of trees opposite the row of houses further up Sand Ridge, around to the right. Nearly abandoned my effort even then. It is just visible from the road. Had to climb a fence and hack a way through to get a picture of the FB. Rewarding find in the end so extra point for that. No views at all though.

Uckfield Flush plate
Uckfield Pillar in the bushes

Good condition 14th Apr 2021  16:24  by Martin Lock

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

In the middle of a new housing estate and has had a fence put around the quarry to stop children falling in the water. Almost obscured by greenery. I was told off by a local resident for standing in the shrubbery to get a closer look as it was paid for by the locals.

Couldn't find it 12th Nov 2019  11:59  by senrabyar

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

A hurried visit - had to collect family at 12:05 from cinema ! Assumed it was missing. Oh well, a trip back sometime.

Good condition 2nd Jun 2019  18:25  by Border Peat

Gridref: TQ 47436 19941   FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 18th Apr 2018  08:33  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 47437 19938   FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on Sandridge, in the new(ish) residential estate and hopped over chain link fencing into scrubby woodland. Pillar is visible from the road and sits quite close to the fencing. There is some fracturing to the top screed; an original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; RHS sight hole open. No views. Chatted with a resident outside his house, suggested they clubbed together and put in a stile or gate.

Pillar TP6648©jonglew
Spider TP6648©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6648©jonglew

Good condition 5th Mar 2018  08:45  by trigangel

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Final got to this one after several wimp outs. Early on a weekday no one around, fence no problem for the FIT.


Good condition 19th Jun 2016  16:42  by rwilson121

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Easily spotted from the road (Sand Ridge), but is behind an easily jumpable 5ft fence. The house owner questioned my antics but didn't mind once he knew what I was doing. This is another trig pillar not marked on OS maps, an issue which I have notified OS directly about.

Uckfield Quarry trigpoint ©rwilson121
View from the road of the trigpoint ©rwilson121

Good condition 18th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 47438 19945   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Could find no way in except over the 5' wire mesh fencing - impossible to climb for me, so asked a resident for a ladder! There was a white van parked opposite the trig with full set of ladders on top. I tried a likely house to no avail and then the van owner appeared (think it was the house to right of street name sign). He had no problem lending me a ladder but at my own risk as he was a Police Officer! Very chatty and thrilled to have the trig pointed out to him - never seen it in the five years he had lived opposite. It did explain people walking up and down the fence and in some cases climbing over. Take a small step ladder to get into the woodland. Return easy due to thick plank-like cross bars on trig side.

Good condition 22nd Jul 2013  16:18  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 47436 19944   FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Final trig in East Sussex for me to log - there's no way a five-foot high fence was going to stop me!


Unreachable but visible 26th May 2013  15:59  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 47430 19940   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 1/10

Since the last log a 5ft high wire fence has been erected. I will go back another time but 4pm on a warm Sunday afternoon wasn't the right time to go climbing fences in front of an audience from the new houses!

Looking into the undergrowth Pillar is behind a 5ft high fence buried in the trees. I'll be back!©runblue

Good condition 3rd Oct 2011  16:30  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisit to this one six years on - lucky to of survived as now surrounded by new houses - easier to get to now though

Couldn't find it 1st May 2011  08:00  by Cipollini

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Mmm. This could still be here, but it could have gone. Field which has previously given others access now contains nearly completed new houses impossible to skirt around - compare my photo with plet56's. New access road to estate to S, but some houses already occupied and despite the early hour people were around. I suspect TP is still there, on rocky treey bluff above estate, but access will be tricky and trespassy and furtive. One for a revisit at a time less likely to get much attention.

New houses. No way in. If TP still exists it\'s behind them somewhere.©Cipollini

Not Logged 6th Jun 2010  18:01  by plet56

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

mickandshane's directions are spot on...except for one problem, it seems that the rough pasture is due to contain a new development of houses. When you get to the metal gate you are presented with a temporary fence and a huge mound of earth! It is still possible to skirt round the fence (head left) and reach the trig which seems safe from the development within the trees. However, once the houses are up, I don't know if it will be possible to access it!!

The view toward the trig point Current state of the housing development in front of trigpoint
But the trig\'s still there

Good condition 5th Aug 2006  15:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walk up the lane towards the nursing home then negotiate a very rickety rusty metal gate to access a rough pasture. The trig is directly opposite in a clump of trees. Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 10th Sep 2005  12:04  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Two for the price of one here (ridgewood), a short walk from lane to nursing home to old quarry, pillar located in a small clump of trees at the edge of the old pit.

Slightly damaged 10th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

cracks in top part of pillar, summit copse, surprisingly secluded considering its location, smallish depression is presumably the quarry in question

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 20th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 25th Apr 2004  11:25  by barryhunter

FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found this trig hiding in the a small copse of trees by the edge of the old quarry. Nice views.

the spider ©barryhunter

Good condition 30th Mar 2004  12:04  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 47429 19920   FB Number: S5113  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Located on a small mound inside a copse very close to the old quarry. The ground drops away into the quarry quite close to the pillar. So don't try looking for this one in poor light conditions!

TP6648 TP6648 - Uckfield Quarry©Alan Grove
TP6648 FB TP6648's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP6648 View The pillar is in the copse, roughly in the centre of the photo.©Alan Grove

Couldn't find it 20th Jan 2004  12:48  by WackyRaces

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

Nearest point not on private land is a field gateway off a drive to a nursing home (about 70m away). Could be checked out with permission from farm. I think it was just over the brow, but I couldn't see it.

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