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TP7325 - Moor Fields
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Moor FieldsSE22/T287SE22T287422659.78427471.35180.61913BLOCK01/06/1989301/06/1989N0GPS HT NCE 89

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15904th with 24 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.50/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Sep 2004
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2018

Of the 18 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 65m
The average error was 34m
The closest was 5m

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Selection of photos for this Surface Block.

By asbown
Brass rod marker in block
By peregrinus
Block in deep hole in rain
By peregrinus
Moor Fields
oxygen man
Moor Fields Trivia
By johnbamforth
Moor Fields
By johnbamforth
See 17 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 12th Jan 2018  08:31  by asbown

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

easy find using the photos, left it uncovered, not the nicest of places.

Good condition 2nd Mar 2014  13:00  by PDB

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

Found Block thanks to recent excavation. Didn`t find bernstein, another visit reqd. Left as found with bricks in hole.

Good condition 15th Feb 2014  09:47  by peregrinus

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

Easy find with sketch, CJO's recent excavation and soft soil obviously helped. From phone pole measure 4m uphill then it's directly opposite, centre of earth bank, about a foot down. Brass rod marker in block. Replaced bricks and cairn.

Brass rod marker in block
Block in deep hole in rain

Good condition 2nd Feb 2014  08:47  by CJO

Gridref: SE 22657 27476   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Rod type rivet. Sketch correct. Found under Ted's brick 20 cm deep. Recent excavation ~30 cm to east. Hard luck Rob! Replaced Ted's brick and placed another brick and two rocks in a small cairn on surface.

Moor Fields close up
Moor Fields between the screwdrivers on the mound

Couldn't find it 22nd Dec 2013  12:30  by peregrinus

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

Failed dismally - sketch for this station wouldn't come up on my phone, found a lot of buried stones but no bricks. Couldn't find Berntsen either. NB Ted and JohnB's locations are quite a long way from each other - are/were there 2 non-OS Berntsens here? For future reference, sketch says 7.62m from TP, 27.73m from wall return to E, 2.19m from kerb. Locals thought it a strange way to spend a Xmas Sunday - I have no idea why :-)

OS sketch

Good condition 2nd Jan 2012  11:07  by painterman61

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

Found bertsen i think bolt is under tarmac now oxygen man born at end of lane

area ©painterman61
oxygen man ©painterman61

Good condition 31st Oct 2011  14:31  by PeteBoggs

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

Brick wall is free of graffiti and the verge has been dug up to provide a drainage ditch - found Berntsen much to my surprise but no luck with surface block

Slightly damaged 12th May 2011  11:15  by johnbamforth

Gridref: SE 22628 27475   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

Log #87. (175m). 23/02/11. Attempted bag on 6.7 km walk from E Bierley to Birstall, (some along the Kirklees Way) via Hunsworth Hill and Moor Fields. Well - where is the Berntsen I ask myself. Looked up and down the lane, to no avail. I,ll have to try another time. A cruddy area for sure. AND, the Kirklees Way is in dire straits. The stiles are rotten, too many horses and associated mud. What can I say! Oh, and a foul visibility day to boot! 06/05/11. Just re-reading some of the logs and realised that there are 2 items here - a Berntsen AND a Surface Block which is further along, opposite the telegraph pole. Both are described by John Riley and the clue is in his photos. Also, as noted by MAC.HAWK, the official Grid Ref given in the main titles, does not correspond with either of these positions. The official grid ref places the trigpoint in the field on the N side of the Rd, but to the W of the end of the wall. 12/05/11. Revisit. Leg 1 of 2 trig 5.7km walk from Birstall Retail Park to White Lee via Oakwell Hall. Dodgy weather today with showers and views from here to Castle Hill & Emley Moor obliterated by heavy rain clouds. There is a 1m deep drainage ditch on the S side of the road, with a verge between the road and the ditch. The Berntsen is about 10m uphill from the end of the wall and the surface block is 37m uphill from the same point. Both items are at the top of the verge. I have shown the Grid ref of the Berntsen in my log titles, but the grid ref of the surface block is SE 22673 27480. I have also taken a shot of the location of the official grid ref. (Milestone - this completes all trigs within 10km radius of my home).

Moor Fields The Bernsten location (ctr of photo). Telegraph pole #5 is just to the R, out of shot.
Moor Fields The Surface Block location (showing Pole #4). I am standing on the ground above the block
Moor Fields The location of the official Grid Ref 22600 27500 (ctr of shot)
Moor Fields Trivia Joseph Priestley was born 300 meters from the trig, This plaque is on the row of cottages on Owler Lane at Field Head La.

Couldn't find it 14th Aug 2010  19:45  by MAC.HAWK

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

I thought Id done all the West Yorkshire trigs until I found this sitting in the USER ADDED section. I was hopeful the Berntsen wouldnt be too difficult given the photos available and that referencing it from the graffitti on the wall would be a doddle. Well the graffitti has now gone. So next option was to reference the top bricks on the wall, that didnt work as many have been removed. Finally found the light coloured bricks in the bottom of John Rileys photo and worked from that. Not a good time to visit as vegetation very dense, poked about with my pole and eventually found it under a grass sod and with a beer can sitting in the open cavity. Didnt find the surface block, tried poking with a trowel hoping to hit the brick but with no success. Best bet is to visit after a lot of rain with a spade and maybe a metal rod to poke into the ground to locate the brick (something like an old fashioned fishing rod rest). Grid reference not really accurate as this locates it on the north side of the road when its actually on the south side, more like SE 22600 27467. Passable urban view to the south. NCOF!

Not Logged 3rd Dec 2008  13:30  by splash

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

Went on the hunt for this one. Not a remarkable place. Close to the motorway through

Couldn't find it 1st Aug 2008  21:35  by Trigger

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

Need a strimmer to find this given the overgrowth. Just didn't happen to have on with me!

Not Logged 22nd Mar 2007  18:55  by rhayader_wanderer

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

No luck today but I wasn't looking too hard

Good condition 15th Jan 2006  14:24  by John Riley

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

The Bernsten is easily discovered. It has no longer got a lid so I was going to enter the condition as damaged but are we now talking about the surface block as TP7325? I found the position of the block but didn't have a spade. I will return later as I can't rest until I've seen it. Thanks to all previous loggers, especially ted for making it easier for us.

Moor Fields Close up of Bernsten, no longer with it's lid.
Moor Fields Looking North-ish to the wall from the Bernsten.
Moor Fields Loking accoss the road from the position of the surface block.

Good condition 31st Dec 2004  14:00  by ted

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

At last! The ground was quite soft and so digging was a little easier. Eventually found the block under a single brick, at a depth of about 1ft. Replaced the brick and left the hole filled-in again so that it won't be too easy for the next visitor - don't think I'll be returning to this one in a hurry 8-) Thanks to Mike for contacting the OS and obtaining an important clue. As regards the Berntsen, I'm not sure if its an OS station. It lacks the reference to 'Ordnance Survey' on the cover and isn't in the PSDB - but then its only a few metres away so difficult to know. implies that the OS aren't the only people in the UK to use these markers.

Moor Fields - a hole in the ground.
Moor Fields - finally unearthed.
Moor Fields - was it really worth all this bother? 8-)

Couldn't find it 20th Dec 2004  13:15  by The Hungry Caterpillars

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

Really intrigued by this unknown,Ted have you been data mining again?Arrived in snow and rain and quickly found the bernsten and also agreed with the possible site for the surface block but it may have to be uncovered with a spade or jcb!!!Took note of bernsten grid ref as SE2266527478-we take it that is an unknown as well?.We will be back

Couldn't find it 10th Dec 2004  09:49  by physicalthing69

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

Saw earlier comments by Ted, e-mailed OS GPS admin. they are insistent there is a block there and that measurements are accurate, ie. the Berntsen cover is not the point. Said when they visited in 2002 the point was loosely buried but with 'house bricks' covering the brass button. so need a trowel and tape measure on my next visit!

Good condition 4th Dec 2004  10:45  by ted

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

Returned, armed with tape measure, metal detector and trowel, for another go at the surface block. But still couldn't find it so if there is anything its either well-buried or down to my incompetence (or both). Verified by measurements from the OS sketch that the previous visit had searched the right location but its an embankment with loose soil and stones; doesn't seem sufficiently stable for a trig station. The Berntsen is still there, approx 10 metres along the bank and not hidden. TP0469 (Stokes Bay Two) is in the OS PSDB as a bolt but TP:UK visitors have seen a Berntsen there; i.e. a precedent for the OS using them for something other than an FBM Aux station.

Moor Fields where it is (was) according to the OS sketch. Ossett church spire can dimly be seen on the horizon -it can be used to establish a sight-line.
Moor Fields - Berntsen is still there; concrete surround is cracked.
Moor Fields - plaque on house at the end of the lane.

Good condition 26th Sep 2004  16:30  by ted

Gridref: SE 22600 27500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Owler Lane (Moor Fields) is located south of the M62, near Drighlington. The lane is closed to through traffic but access is straightforward. The area of interest is on the south side of the lane, opposite a graffiti-covered wall. According to the OS passive station database, there is a surface block here, with id C1SE2227. The database record includes sketch and photo. The location corresponds to a low, overgrown embankment. Nothing found but, without a digging implement, the possibility of a buried station remains. But, just a few metres east along the bank, and easily seen, is a Berntsen. Possibly this is a replacement for the original station but AFAIK, Berntsens are always associated with an FBM?

Moor Fields - Berntsen
Moor Fields - Berntsen in grass verge, foreground.
Moor Fields - view west, as per the OS passive station database entry.

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