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TP7135 - Upton Beacon Connecting Point
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S1743
OSGB36 Station :
SE22/T69
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP7135
County :
West Yorkshire
Nearest town :
PONTEFRACT

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Upton Beacon Connecting PointSE22/T69SE22T069447385.12413992.3095.0764PILLAR01/06/1954101/05/1964N0HT TO TOP OF PILLAR
Upton Beacon Connecting PointSE22/T69SE22T069447385.24413992.010.0003PILLAR01/06/194701Refixed 1954

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There are 22 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7619th with 212 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.25/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Aug 1999
Was Last logged: 5th May 2019

Of the 36 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 125m
The average error was 26m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Pillar.
©eon
Top.
©eon

©trigger007
Upton Beacon Connecting Point
By CJO
Upton Beacon CP views
By johnbamforth
See 17 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 5th May 2019  09:02  by eon

Gridref: SE 47380 13991   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

(1386) Car in the drive, and two dogs in the garden, so called out a 'hello'. Met with a friendly chap, who knew a little about the pillar. He moved into the property in Jan 2019, and was told by the previous owner to ''expect visitors''! To date, I'm the first he's met. Permission to visit the pillar readily given, and a nice wee chat about it then ensued. Happy to let me climb about to record/photograph it etc. Only top half visible, the rest is buried. What can be seen is in good condition. FB is given as being S1743. A nice, and slightly unusual, one to bag, and a big thank you to the new home owner who's happy to carry on the tradition of letting us lot visit.

Pillar. ©eon
Top. ©eon


Good condition 2nd Mar 2019  11:45  by bettyb

Gridref: SE 47300 14000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Jan 2017  12:54  by slateloose

Gridref: SE 47300 13900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Third time lucky, thankfully I don't live far from this one. Its a shame its half buried well above the F.B. but it still has it's top plate.


Good condition 5th Nov 2016  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 2nd Jul 2016  09:42  by johnfwoolley

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


Good condition 2nd Jun 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SE 47387 13992   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 27th Jun 2015  07:55  by trigger007

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


Good condition 25th Jun 2015  18:50  by trigger007

FB Number: NOT VISABL  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

this trig point is located at the rear of a property. it is actually built in to a small wall.

©trigger007


Good condition 23rd Nov 2014  10:35  by dugswell2

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

Walked up Beacon Hill cul-de-sac to admire the old beacon, water tower and trig.in wall. Friendly horse owner feeding carrots was very helpful.


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  16:18  by CJO

Gridref: SE 47370 13991   FB Number: BURID  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Eventually found John after trying the wrong house first and being confronted by the lady house owner hanging out a window and wearing her bath robe. Went round the corner as instructed. Up Beacon Hill (cul de sac), left in front of windmill, asked at house behind the one called Three Winds and met by very friendly dog and then owner. Big bush has now grown in front of trig so you can't see it from the gate unless you know exactly where to look.

Upton Beacon Connecting Point with John's feet


Good condition 30th May 2013  12:45  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: SE 47385 13992   FB Number: S1743  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asked the owner of the property (John) if i could take a photo of the trig point, he gave me permition and told me that he gets a few triggers knocking on his door and that he does not mind the visits. Thanks John.

Upton Beacon Connecting Point Trig in a wall in a garden.


Good condition 29th Sep 2012  08:19  by THE CYCLIST

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

9th pillar of day (plus 2 marked on OS map but no longer there, which I do not bother to log). Cycled up access road to houses and water tower. I wasn't sure where to find pillar but one of the householders drove up, knew what I wanted and took me to it in the neighbours garden. A lovely spot to be on this clear sunny day. A largely successful day out to cycle to pillars in the area to the North of Sheffield. Train to and from Sheffield, then exactly an 80 mile cycle ride and a bit of walking


Unreachable but visible 26th Jun 2012  18:59  by PeteBoggs

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

Could be seen from road but nobody home and not prepared to trespass


Good condition 28th Jan 2012  13:32  by painterman61

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

Knocked on door to ask for this one nice spaniel came out to greet me young lad granted access,Trig in vgc cap/plug tried to dig down as much behind and in front but failed to expose fb.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
cap/plug ©painterman61
rear water tower ©painterman61


Good condition 6th Jan 2012  13:25  by jamiekeighley

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

Interesting stumpy one in a nice location. Asked permission, permission granted by owner.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 25th Sep 2011  13:45  by M0NJW

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

As others have described. Met John and his dog. He still intends to paint the trig!


Good condition 27th Aug 2011  08:55  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SE 47385 13992   FB Number: S1743  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Owner out and neighbour would not let us past the gate but photo was taken


Good condition 5th Aug 2011  12:58  by wrose

Gridref: SE 47386 13994   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Accessible through the courtesy of the householder in whose garden the pillar is now located. Although now forming part of the wall the pillar is easy to see. I drove up the cul de sac to the reservoir entrance and started wandering around. Soon greeted by adjacent householder who willingly took me to where I wanted to be once I had explained my presence. There I was greeted by the trig 'owner' and his ever faithful silent spaniel. The trig is as others have described part of the boundary wall with lower part buried meaning that the flush bracket is not visible. Still retains an original plug. High score due to the unusual nature of the pillar and its location.

S1743 Upton Beacon Connecting Point Pillar.
S1743 Upton Beacon Connecting Point Plug.


Good condition 23rd Apr 2011  13:45  by johnbamforth

Gridref: SE 47385 13992   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Log #81. (88m). A short trip round the corner from the other trigpoint at Upton Beacon. Knocked on the door of the homeowner (his name is John if you introduce yourself) and as pointed out by Trigbagger, the Springer Spaniel is a very friendly animal indeed. (yap, hes still there 2 yrs on)! The trig is no different than previous photos, except for some reason a wall block from next to the trig is now sitting on top of it. (Maybe an adventurous trigger rockclimbed the cliff behind the trig and dislodged it). What do I know? I had taken an image from the rear as I came up the path from the N. Its about a 7m high cliff immediately behind the wall where the trig is embedded. As pointed out by asbown, the FB is buried - in the wall footings.

Upton Beacon CP The Pillar - embedded in wall
Upton Beacon CP views The cliff behind the trig. This is a disused quarry. The pillar is in the wall at the top, behind the foliage near the shed. Best shot I could muster.
Upton Beacon CP The Trig Station


Good condition 26th Jan 2011  11:25  by wanderer

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

No-one in but easily seen from the gate. Plants may make it more difficult in summer. My 2008 Explorer appears to have the original Upton Beacon trig marked rather than this one


Couldn't find it 4th Jul 2010  16:00  by haighr01

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

Decision already made not to intrude but did not see pillar from street pressed onto tower itself


Good condition 13th May 2010  10:00  by asbown

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

neighbour showed me round,fb buried.


Good condition 22nd Oct 2009  13:30  by graeme1527

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


Good condition 22nd Oct 2009  13:30  by Trigbagger

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

Knocked on the door but no one was in, a polite neighbour came out and told us where it was. Had a chat with a very nice Springer Spaniel who was in a pen in the garden, he didn`t bark, even with strangers in his garden.

Upton Beacon CP Pillar ©Trigbagger


Good condition 21st Mar 2009  14:50  by splash

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

A good find in the last garden in the cul de sac past the old wind mill. A very nice neighbour took me to the right house and asked the owner if I could take a look.


Good condition 11th Oct 2008  15:47  by Father Ted

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

Now has a board behind it but still very visible grom the garden. What a great long name for a trig point.


Good condition 16th Jul 2006  11:30  by SUE-C

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


Good condition 30th Apr 2006  10:55  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S1743  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Friendly house owner.


Good condition 30th Apr 2006  10:55  by mickandshane

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

We asked permission at the house. The owner was very friendly and said that someone had been round once before and asked - probably Saginanivalis. He says he might give it a coat of paint this Summer. Plug with indented lettering. OS list FB no as S1743.


Unreachable but visible 29th Oct 2005  12:57  by rad

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

Strange re-positioning!


Good condition 17th Aug 2005  11:30  by MAC.HAWK

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

Little to add to previous entries really. Up the cul-de-sac (unsurprisingly) called Upton Beacon. Towards the top of the drive veer left and head towards the house on your left. Near the end of the drive Ted's photo should look familiar, the trig is to the right. Revisited July 2006, no re-paint (see mickandshanes later posting).


Good condition 1st May 2005  14:10  by Kev W

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

Could be seen quite clearly from outside the garden after going up a cul de sack, didn't go up to it.


Good condition 20th Nov 2004  14:10  by ted

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

Tried initially for this one from the field behind the house, not realising the steep drop immediately beyond the garden wall. Spoke to neighbour to confirm which house. Knocked but no-one in. As iainmac says, the FB is probably still there. It is S1743 according to OS data. Why two trigs so close together? As with Soil Hill near Halifax, the term 'Connecting Point' suggests something more definite than 'replacement for the predecessor'.

Upton Beacon Connecting Point (Viewed into the sun so photo a bit dark). The slight notch in the wall, immediately to the right of the two central trees, marks the trig.
Upton Beacon Connecting Point - garden trig. Ferrybridge Power Station in the distance.


Good condition 30th Jan 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

In a private garden. Has been incorporated into wall. Knocked but no-one in so took liberty of crossing garden to it. Plate is probably under soil.




Good condition 22nd Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

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

vgc; white; metal cap shallow letters; in rear wall of garden atop cliff; householder been there since c.2000 & was curious to know what it was. FB (S1743) buried, inaccessible. NB the Primary was S1544 (qv)


Good condition 23rd Aug 1999  16:06  by vegibagger

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

half buried in rockery in back garden. Guy quite happy to show me. Now feel like going back and asking gingerly if he might like the idea of digging away some of the rockery and showing the whole face in all its glory!! A future project!!



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