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TP0696 - Royal Oak
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
2997
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP25
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0696
County :
Durham
Nearest town :
BISHOP AUCKLAND

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Royal OakPP25PP025420424.96524960.43222.5131PILLAR01/06/1936101/06/1965N0

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There are 15 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 20889th with 33 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.28/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Feb 1998
Was Last found intact: 25th May 2003
Was Last logged: 18th Jun 2018

Of the 25 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 65m
The average error was 33m
1 was exact

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Brusselton Mast Brusselton Mast Toy Top Toy Top Shildon  St Johns Church Spire Shildon  St Johns Church Spire dogwalking dogwalking Border Peat Border Peat wrose wrose Royal Oak Royal Oak [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©PeteBoggs
Same route as Wrose
©Border Peat
2997 Royal Oak
By wrose
2997 Royal Oak
By wrose
Royal Oak
By fasgadh
Royal Oak
By fasgadh
S2997
By iainmac
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 18th Jun 2018  17:07  by tigger4242

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


Destroyed 8th Oct 2017  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: NZ 20400 24900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

gone


Destroyed 10th Jun 2017  17:24  by Ant1974

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


Destroyed 7th Jan 2017  16:00  by ger

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

Very sad - no trace of pillar - had a look round, especially field boundaries, but nothing. Visited the Tump summit.


Destroyed 3rd Aug 2015  16:42  by Triggers

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

trees getting bigger


Destroyed 27th Jun 2015  07:52  by Particle

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


Destroyed 9th Nov 2014  15:02  by Aye Jimmy

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

Saplings coming along nicely! Got a hill tick though. Road roller hard at it with some nearby construction work.


Destroyed 15th Feb 2014  13:51  by Analoguesat

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

Long gone, but the saplings make this windswept spot reasonably pleasant. Just round the corner from Brussleton mast


Destroyed 5th Jul 2013  14:50  by PeteBoggs

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

Found right spot with gps but nothing to see but saplings

©PeteBoggs


Destroyed 22nd Apr 2012  15:30  by CJO

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

Trees growing well, although demonstrate the prevailing wind direction.


Destroyed 4th Apr 2011  15:18  by Border Peat

Gridref: NZ 20425 24960   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Same route as Wrose S2997©Border Peat


Destroyed 2nd Oct 2010  13:20  by wrose

Gridref: NZ 20460 24971   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

One for the stats I am afraid to say. But as I was going from the pillar at Toy Top to the one at Eldon Hall Farm and had stopped here to get the cache GC1C0AR I could not stop myself going to have a look. All I can now do is confirm that the pillar is long gone and that the whole area is now just nice plantation of young saplings. I gained access by using the footpath to the north and entered the area by means of a stile.

2997 Royal Oak Well this is where it used to be.
2997 Royal Oak This is what is here now.


Destroyed 13th Feb 2010  12:50  by ted

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

New plantation, little evidence of former quarry; no trig :(

Royal Oak site


Destroyed 19th Nov 2009  13:15  by Dusty

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

Location


Destroyed 29th Nov 2008  12:00  by Bergfuehrer

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

County Durham. The saplings are growing and this will be a pleasant spot again before too long as signs of quarrying disappear. Only my second log at exactly midday, unlike a couple of well known website members! However, I like to be accurate as it makes more sense for lighting and conditions, especially when photographs are uploaded.


Destroyed 29th Nov 2008  12:00  by Late starter

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

Visited bang on midday...so nice to be able to emulate some of the big boys on this site! Pillar lost to new planting. Great to see (through binoculars) and hear a steam train in the distance at the Railway Museum at Shildon.


Destroyed 22nd Apr 2007  18:45  by senrabyar

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

Saplings are now growing !


Destroyed 9th Oct 2006  14:00  by Father Ted

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

Its amazing how fast that hole got filled in with rubbish - it makes one realise how much we all generate! The landfill is now capped and landscaped. I hopped over the fence and stood on the spot where the trig used to surrounded by saplings.

The hole has gone as well s the trig point!


Destroyed 17th May 2005  11:30  by Bridgeman

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

Just happened to stop here for elevenses and took a short walk to find trig point. It is now a reclaimed land fill site.


Destroyed 7th Jun 2004  18:00  by fasgadh

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

Its gone.. There is an enormous hole - open cast mining. Site of trig seems beyond the end of the chasm.. You will need "Toon Physics" to visit it. No sign of the hole being filled, they are still digging. It looks like a quick dig and grab, there are temporary lights on the road where the dumper trucks cross.

Royal Oak Uhoh.. somethings wrong
Royal Oak The site..... It was above this hole.
Royal Oak Another view of the site. The pillar is around somewhere for safekeeping...
Royal Oak Looking towards where the pillar was in May.


Toppled 4th May 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 2997  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Its now lying on its side on the edge of a very big hole in the ground. In good condition though. Having dug this big hole they now appear to be filling it in - I wonder if they are then going to replace the trig. 23/04/2005 Corrected fb number from S2997 to 2997

S2997
S2997
S2997
S2997


Slightly damaged 25th May 2003  07:56  by Fellwanderer

FB Number: S2997  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Looks like it may disappear before long with the amount of work going on around it!


Good condition 17th Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: _2997  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, area has been regraded but TP untouched (I got there just in time….)


Good condition 19th Mar 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 2997  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tarmac plug. It stood on a patch of grassy meadow, was upright, and a shabby white.


Good condition 18th Feb 1998  14:08  by jimmy

FB Number: 2997  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

this trig was fine when I visited and agauin on 10 Jan 2000--I didn't know it had been destroyed.



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