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TP7162 - Melbourne
 
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T:UK waypoint :
TP7162
County :
Derbyshire
Nearest town :
SWADLINCOTE


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There are 35 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15739th with 13 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.31/10 (from 55 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Aug 2003
Was Last logged: 3rd Sep 2016

Of the 55 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 44m
The average error was 9m
3 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Sep 2016  15:57  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SK 36433 24192   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked from the layby opposite the Berntsen. The grey box is the key. FBM half buried but has height tag

Melbourne ©lonesome_cowboy_burt


Good condition 7th Aug 2016  16:06  by thejackrustles

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

This was a tough one to find and took some while to spot. Still has it's height plate.

Melbourne FBM


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  10:20  by orlando rat

Gridref: SK 36430 24190   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Definitely hidden away from sight this one. Took some hunting.

Melbourne


Good condition 6th Jul 2016  15:26  by Martin R

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


Not Logged 6th Apr 2016  14:59  by vegibagger

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

got to the stage where I stop and hunt initially with puzzlement for an FBM like this one and catch myself foraging in under growth and thinking. you really are a sad bastard nutter CE. What is this addiction?

©vegibagger


Good condition 30th Apr 2015  14:25  by Alancache

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

The grey box made it easy to find

The Fundamental Benchmark


Good condition 20th Nov 2014  13:20  by PeteBoggs

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

Easy find thanks to previous visitors

©PeteBoggs


Good condition 16th Nov 2014  09:30  by Pritch227

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

located behind grey box in the undergrowth,well dug out so no problems for future visitors.didn't spot the other two water board markers,is it just me or have they gone??

©Pritch227


Good condition 15th Nov 2014  12:10  by MickandKim

Gridref: SK 36430 24190   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

To right of metal box left open


Good condition 4th Dec 2013  09:06  by RichardL

Gridref: SK 36430 24197   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 18th Apr 2013  13:37  by peregrinus

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

Revisited in passing, seem to have forgotten to log previously,i remember when Rod dug it out. 2m W of big meter chamber, 5m back from road, down the bank


Good condition 5th Nov 2012  15:25  by Dusty

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

FBM
Location


Good condition 1st Nov 2012  13:56  by Keith Stevens

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

Nearly buried behind Water Board signs, side of lane, no cage

Melbourne FBM
Melbourne FBM location Behind right hand post


Good condition 25th Oct 2012  16:55  by CJO

Gridref: SK 36432 24192   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Partially buried behing water board marker posts. A granite block with 374.32ft height marker.

Melbourne FBM


Good condition 5th Jan 2012  11:05  by Trigger

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

TP7162


Slightly damaged 1st Dec 2011  08:18  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Sep 2011  13:50  by wanderer

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

Would be difficult to find without the info from previous visitors


Good condition 12th Aug 2011  14:12  by Jonesduo

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

Easy to find thanks to previous logs.


Good condition 21st Mar 2011  14:20  by pjr

Gridref: SK 36437 24206   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy after reading other Trigpointers entries.Recently exposed,a walk to Robin Wood and Trigpoint


Good condition 24th Feb 2011  15:27  by Cheating.Life

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

Easy roadside access but hidden away from clear view.

©Cheating.Life


Good condition 16th Feb 2011  16:55  by mrs moo cow

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

Hidden behind the other roadside signs & brambles.


Good condition 30th Sep 2010  13:28  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 36433 24199   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walk from Ticknall village hall to get Robin Hill and the Melbourne trigpoints – others have made this easy but I spent some time looking for Melbourne Common and the FBM without success – there was long grass and the hedge hadn’t been cut – suggest that you take gardening implements and the trig photos if you try to find them. I didn’t log them.


Not Logged 12th Mar 2010  10:00  by Ashby-Bells

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


Good condition 7th Mar 2010  15:15  by seanmac

Gridref: SK 36474 24198   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

no safe parking by this one, easy spot


Good condition 19th Jul 2009  16:55  by Chris9870

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

Many thanks to other logs otherwise would not have been easy to find. Has been pretty much buried in the past from the look of it but still quite well hidden behind the other roadside signs. In good condition.

Melbourne FBM


Good condition 31st Mar 2009  14:06  by Bourne

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


Good condition 26th Feb 2009  15:51  by Griefmiester

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

Easily located due to previous logs - height marker at 374.32 ft


Good condition 22nd Feb 2009  18:42  by GeoRams

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

Cache nearby.

FBM ©GeoRams


Good condition 21st Jan 2009  14:21  by graham1875

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

Nice and easy to find.


Good condition 20th Jan 2009  21:30  by Lathama

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

Amazingly, it has been five years since my last visit when I couldn't find the thing. However, with a GeoCache meeting in the local village tonight, a repeat attempt was definitely on the cards, especially as it has now been so valiantly exposed. However, I initially still couldn't find it in the dark and it was only when I met RoPeHe at the meeting that he gave me the definitive instructions and so, when the meeting was over, back I came - and there it was. It's good to lay a ghost....


Good condition 8th Jan 2009  11:10  by SadKen

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

A easy find.


Good condition 3rd Jan 2009  13:50  by ted

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

Ivy growing back

Melbourne FBM
Melbourne FBM top; 374.32Ft
Melbourne FBM site


Good condition 14th Nov 2008  11:45  by Late starter

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

Located in pleasant spot. Easy to find because of helpful photos on website. Nice to see height tag in place (374.32ft).

FBM with height tag


Good condition 14th Nov 2008  11:45  by Bergfuehrer

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

Derbyshire. Hidden behind a hydrant and somewhat covered by soil, compared to other FBMs. Height tag present.


Good condition 11th Nov 2008  10:50  by gowrie

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

Easy find thanks to remarks from others


Good condition 3rd Nov 2008  15:53  by lgxkls

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

On our way to a cache. Interesting find as we've only seen pillar trigs before.


Good condition 24th Oct 2008  14:43  by uk89camaro

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

last of three on my way to a cache.


Good condition 21st Oct 2008  23:20  by The Web Rat

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

All in good order and happily lurking in the corner.


Good condition 29th Jul 2007  12:07  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 36437 24191   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Overgrown, but easy to find behind the right hand hydrant of the row of three. Busy road so parked at entrance to lane nearer to Ticknall.

General View
Location


Good condition 29th Dec 2006  13:10  by dal

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

I re-iterate thanks to finder & excavator. Nice to have the height tag still present.


Good condition 28th Nov 2006  15:05  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Aim for this heading westward as parking is safer and you can bump up onto the footway.


Good condition 27th Aug 2006  20:00  by asbown

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

could not find the two down the road, melbourne common and melbourne fbm aux1, so the hard work of those below saved me from a complete waste of a evening.


Good condition 21st Apr 2006  10:15  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 36430 24190   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Earlier logs usefull and accurate,so easy find thanks to RoPeHe earlier work.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 18th Dec 2005  12:00  by iainmac

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




Good condition 1st Jan 2005  14:46  by lookingmrb&pwb

Gridref: SK 36445 24199   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

There has been a big dig around here. It is at quite a depth.


Good condition 24th Dec 2004  14:28  by Historian

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

Just behind the right-hand hydrant post.


Not Logged 18th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: None  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

behind water valve markers - thanks to finder & excavator


Good condition 15th Dec 2004  09:00  by elsworth

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

So much easier when someone's done all the hard work! Many thanks to Rod & JWR


Good condition 30th Nov 2004  13:00  by Father Ted

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

I went to pay homage to the hard work of RoPeHe in uncovering this FBM, only to bump into another ardent trigger, Jonathan (1100plus TPs but non TPUK member), halfway though uncovering the whole thing. Had a great chat and learnt a lot. Must go back when the excavations are finished!

A fellow triggers car
The half uncovered FBM


Good condition 6th Nov 2004  16:20  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 36430 24189   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Now that the vegetation has died down a bit, I returned armed with prodder and digging implements. I knew from the OS sketch where to dig so, after removing a heap of concrete debris, I prodded and immediately hit solid granite. A few minutes of digging revealed the top of the FBM complete with bolt and height plate (374.32ft). Major excavation would be needed to reveal more of the pillar and the buried chamber!

Melbourne FBM on The Common, but only just! ©RoPeHe
Melbourne FBM unearthed at last! ©RoPeHe
Melbourne FBM 374.32 ft above Ordnance Datum ©RoPeHe
Melbourne FBM just behind the rightmost water company marker ©RoPeHe


Possibly missing 21st Aug 2004  14:45  by RoPeHe

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 1/10

Not where the co-ordinates and the OS sketch say it should be, unless it's totally buried by debris from water company work and road maintenance. The concrete frame reported by others is not in quite the right place for the FBM, so is probably something to do with the water company. Without proper excavation, still can't be sure that the FBM is definitely missing. Boring location, anyway!


Possibly missing 29th Mar 2004  17:18  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 1/10

I join the band of triggers who have failed to find this one. Is it there I wonder? I had a good trample round but without success. I wonder if the FBM used to live in the concrete frame between the water hydrants. I wonder if it has disappeared due to ditch digging or the stream flooding. I guess it could be in the hedgerow at the bottom of the ditch bordering the field but instinct tells me it should be on the higher ground. Later: Some Excellent work by RoPeHe has since uncovered this FBM. I think he deserves many congratulations. Must pay another visit some time.


Couldn't find it 8th Jan 2004  13:45  by Lathama

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

The grid reference suggests it is further along the lane towards Ticknall but a long search failed to find it. I even went down the deadend lane on the left just before Ticknall but no luck. However, it was raining hard and I bet it's here somewhere; it needs a fine day and some time to scour the grass verges......


Couldn't find it 6th Jan 2004  13:20  by fasgadh

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

A long search in amongst the thorns, and water board markers/tap covers beside the road failed to uncover anything that I recognised as a bench mark. Good luck! Do you ever get the feeling that you are being followed :-) Congrats to the expedition that finally unearthed the fabled lost benchmark.


Not Logged 3rd Aug 2003  17:47  by Geosteve03

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

Severn Trent site.



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