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TP7365 - Newcastle University
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
12327
Current use :
Historic use :
Unknown
T:UK waypoint :
TP7365
County :
Tyne & Wear
Nearest town :
NEWCASTLE U.TYNE


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There are 48 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7133rd with 64 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.29/10 (from 49 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th Aug 2005
Was Last logged: 25th Oct 2018

Of the 49 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 105m
The average error was 30m
4 were exact

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Good condition 25th Oct 2018  14:53  by Tonyht

Gridref: NZ 24623 64978   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy to locate and access and in a nice location, but itís a good job it never had to have line of sight with another trig. Still I liked it.


Good condition 8th Sep 2018  13:16  by painterman61

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Slimline trig with dodgy spider great location

trig ©painterman61


Good condition 8th Sep 2018  13:02  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited with P61,off for a look around & visit The Five Swans Wetherspoons next.

Approach
Trig
The Five Swans
The Five Swans Plaque


Good condition 26th Jul 2018  13:16  by tigger4242

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©tigger4242
©tigger4242


Good condition 14th Jul 2018  13:16  by Bergen

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

©Bergen


Good condition 3rd May 2018  11:00  by Moacky

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Loitering in a near by car park I nipped round here, hoping no one would check my ticketless car whilst I was away. All ok, (pillar and car). Ten minute round trip. Multitudes of students who took no attention of me, or the pillar.

©Moacky


Good condition 9th Mar 2018  11:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I think this is my second 'pretend pillar', the first being Rob's Pillar at Chandlers Ford. Thinner than the real thing without a proper spider and cap, but great fun. Fine walk around the University grounds.


Good condition 24th Sep 2017  12:00  by Pritch227

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

interesting little pillar,Not quite as good as a proper one!!

©Pritch227


Good condition 24th Sep 2017  12:00  by Laura Rennie

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Sep 2017  12:00  by WuzzerL

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Not Logged 26th Aug 2017  14:12  by andynez

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

©andynez


Not Logged 26th Jul 2017  17:40  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

How strange to see a pillar subdued like some sort of caged wild animal. Instead of standing proudly alone on some remote top, this inner city version is hemmed in by the University Buildings. Nice diversion from the shops.


Good condition 10th May 2017  10:30  by jlc

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

decided to log it at last


Good condition 30th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NZ 24521 65048   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Dec 2016  15:19  by vegibagger

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

wtf!...12327...what a strange emaciated creature is this?!

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger


Good condition 3rd Dec 2016  10:26  by Whats the Point

Gridref: NZ 24596 65059   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Day trip from York. Android app in radar mode. Pillar reminiscent of Mansfield Collage. TP7316


St James Park A trigpoint and a football stadium on the same photo (well just about) St James Park on extreme right.


Good condition 15th Oct 2016  14:38  by Walker Dan

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Must have walked past this one hundreds of times but stopped by to log it today.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2016  10:33  by blackboot29

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


Good condition 8th May 2016  10:45  by offpiste

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Opposite RVI entrance. Armstrong lane entrance to Barbara Strang teaching centre. Better than having a garden gnome.




Not Logged 5th Jan 2016  12:19  by oodboo

Gridref: NZ 24644 65082   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

the "trig" ©oodboo
©oodboo


Good condition 22nd Oct 2015  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: NZ 24622 65017   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

wonderful day out in newcastle and a pillar to find then onto st james football ground then nice walk by the river good for photography then nice pint of beer then train home pillar easy to find in university grounds opposite infirmary main entrance


Good condition 2nd May 2015  17:10  by ted

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In good condition; authentic FB but the spider is non-standard and lacks a centre hole. Nice garden feature!

Newcastle University pillar
Newcastle University top
Newcastle University FB


Good condition 25th Mar 2015  00:00  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: NZ 24606 65052   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 30th Jan 2015  13:24  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fun little curiosity item this one.


Good condition 25th Oct 2014  10:30  by pittyplatsch

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


Good condition 8th Oct 2014  15:58  by GIRTy

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Decided to bag this one after a visit to the RVI.

Standing Proud - compilation. ©GIRTy


Good condition 17th Jun 2014  12:56  by Particle

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

Easier to spot from the north.


Good condition 24th Apr 2014  14:28  by broadoak2006

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

Great to find an urban trig

©broadoak2006


Good condition 8th Sep 2013  12:03  by pickle

Gridref: NZ 24621 65015   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 18th Jul 2013  19:07  by Griefmiester

Gridref: NZ 24624 65056   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Interesting story behind this one - easy to find - Pillar good condition.

Pillar & FB
GPS Data


Good condition 17th Jul 2013  16:31  by ZanderH

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


Good condition 17th Jul 2013  16:31  by BeccaKate

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


Good condition 17th Jul 2013  16:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Getting hidden by vegetation now.


Good condition 23rd Nov 2012  15:10  by monkey_scout

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

Thought I would take a quick look at this one whilst walking through town.

Trig Point at the Bedson Teaching Centre


Good condition 12th Sep 2012  14:28  by Martin Robertson

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

As I'm the person who installed the Pillar outside the University Building, of the then Department of Surveying, I can cast some light on it's history. The pillar was cast by the Mining Department ( no longer exists ) lay at the back of the Drummond Building. The flush bracket was donated by the OS and I made a hole in the pillar with a windy pick and used some fast drying cement to fix the flush bracket. This was put in the flower bed and planted with heathers to mark the entrance to the surveying department. We have since moved and we are now Geomatics at Newcastle based in the Cassie Building, as part of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.


Good condition 28th Jul 2012  12:30  by stan toon

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

Not the usual type pillar as this one is slimmer and has no centre hole, just has the spider...


Good condition 27th Jun 2012  13:00  by Sprog

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

I was at the University to deliver a conference paper in the Bedson Teaching Centre when I unexpectedly came across this trig.


Good condition 5th Jun 2012  15:30  by Rick Trig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Trig is surrounded by well kept little garden at the enterance to the Bedson Teaching Centre @ Newcastle University, opposite the new entrance to the RVI. Nice to see it being looked after :)

Surounding area
Nice little display

Location


Good condition 5th Apr 2012  10:43  by slateloose

Gridref: NZ 24600 65000   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Poor View


Good condition 24th Mar 2012  11:15  by Border Peat

Gridref: NZ 24621 65015   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Easy to to find after looking at previous triggers photos

12327©Border Peat


Not Logged 30th Jul 2011  18:35  by bargee

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

last day at work at the rvi building the new office blocks so nipped over to see this trig


Good condition 24th Jul 2009  14:45  by sheepsocks

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

no longer surrounded by scaffolding, easy to find, directly opposite the new entrance to the RVI hospital.


Good condition 22nd Mar 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

12327
12327
12327


Good condition 19th Mar 2009  09:06  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Behind a temporary fence due to building works.


Good condition 12th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Slender non-standard design, less tapered than usual, spider with no centre hole, vgc. S end of service road E side of road, N face Besdon Building, by main door. Roadside. Awkward to find from S. Easiest access from N, off A167 / A167(M): signposted University & RVI


Good condition 6th Jul 2008  16:00  by jameswameek

Gridref: NZ 24640 65021   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Easy find, right near a road (C designation). Couldn't see the other one though!!!


Good condition 11th Jun 2006  10:00  by MAC.HAWK

Gridref: NZ 24621 65015   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

It's currently a psuedo trig I suppose but no less worthwhile given it's history - see RoPeHe's log which tells you everything you need to know and where to find it's current location (nice log mate). I'm giving this a score of seven. Mainly for two reasons, firstly for simply surviving and secondly in reward for whoever made the decision to 'save' a redundant pillar, good on ya mate!! I'd have liked it a bit more prominant personally, perhaps on the west side of the building adjacent the main road but I'm nit-picking. The railings get in the way of a better photo but the yellow poppies were in flower today and looked nice around the 'trig'.

Newcastle University Bedsen Teaching Centre
Newcastle University Bedsen Teaching Centre


Good condition 11th Jun 2006  10:00  by SUE-C

FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Aug 2005  13:05  by RoPeHe

Gridref: NZ 24621 65015   FB Number: 12327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar slimmer than standard; small spider without centre hole; FB 12327 (which will throw a few spanners into the works!); good condition. In a tiny garden plot adjacent to the N face of the Bedson Building (location of the erstwhile Department of Geomatics). Presumably erected by or for said department. Would be useless for triangulation! Adjacent to the (signed) C137 road for any C-road hunters, by the way. I saw this described as "redundant trig pillar" in some Department of Geomatics document some years ago, but I cannot now find the reference. If I can relocate said document, it might give a more accurate location. NOT the same thing as active station NEWC (A1NZ2465) which already exists on the T:UK database as TP7287, which is presumably on the wall or roof more or less directly above the pillar, though I could not see it. Postscript: I have since had confirmation from the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University that this pillar was installed in its present location, largely as a decorative feature, in around 1991, using a redundant pillar that had at one time been on the roof of one of the buildings, with the addition of a genuine Flush Bracket obtained through a contact with the OS!

Newcastle University pillar view from C137 road ©RoPeHe
Newcastle University pillar in small garden adjacent to Bedson Building ©RoPeHe
Flush Bracket 12327 (Newcastle University) ©RoPeHe
Unusual small Spider (Newcastle University) note lack of central hole ©RoPeHe
C137 road sign looking north, leading to A167 ©RoPeHe
C137 road sign looking south, leading to A189 ©RoPeHe



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