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TP7511 - Leyland National Works
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6603rd with 55 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.39/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Feb 2009
Was Last found intact: 3rd Apr 2018
Was Last logged: 25th Aug 2021

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

All were within 92m
The average error was 16m
2 were exact

Workington Cemetery Spire Workington Cemetery Spire Watery Lane Watery Lane Richmond Hill Richmond Hill Winscales Winscales descarte1 descarte1 slateloose slateloose chrisbombington chrisbombington SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy GIRTy GIRTy Clochandighter Clochandighter Border Peat Border Peat asbown asbown Mickandkim Mickandkim peregrinus peregrinus lonesome_cowboy_burt lonesome_cowboy_burt caroleengel caroleengel CJO CJO CURRYSCRIM CURRYSCRIM jonglew jonglew Sandgrownun Sandgrownun Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy coinea coinea bwm bwm Leyland National Works Leyland National Works [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Toppled 25th Aug 2021  12:30  by G4VFL

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

Interesting location, I used to come here when it was a bus factory to fix the telephone exchange.

Toppled 24th May 2021  20:58  by vegibagger

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Impossible to fully verify due to rain, dense - ish wet foliage and dusk conditions but unlikely to have been moved further. Returned this morning to look. Still there but it's complete and toppled not remains (wrongly detailed) . Sad dead trig in its final resting place. It'll never be moved.

Trig ©vegibagger

Remains 20th May 2021  09:46  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 02100 25700   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Remains  Score: 1/10

Drove through works entrance and parked opposite trig point. The factory looks a bit run down with very little activity. No personnel in the security office, closed. This is a very sad trig point with no visible metal work, no sight holes ,no central tube,

Toppled 14th Jul 2020  16:30  by Borderer

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

Gave this an extra mark for it's historical interest. At least it is still there.


Toppled 30th Jan 2020  15:50  by sheepsocks

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

A sad piece of history. Still lying toppled beside its base.

Remains 17th Jul 2019  13:50  by Andy West

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

Not Logged 23rd Oct 2018  13:20  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Pillar is in a sorry state; pushed off it's base and shorn of it's slate cladding. The interesting top is still by it's side.If anyone is going to rescue/ restore this piece of 1970s political history, they'll have to be quick.

Toppled 8th May 2018  12:35  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: NY 02113 25768   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

The pillar has been broken away from its base and the plaque together with the flush bracket been removed. A very sad sight. Pictures to follow when I return from holiday. I asked at Stobart's office but had no luck. There is a pickaxe by the vandalised trig.

Vandal's Tool?

Good condition 3rd Apr 2018  11:40  by bwm

Gridref: NY 02115 25773   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 22nd Jan 2018  14:09  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 02115 25767   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Odd looking pillar with slate slab cladding the 4 sides and top - one slab missing and the top slab loose. Located to RHS of the entrance to what is now an Eddie Stobart truck yard, tucked away in the mature shrubbery but easily accessible. Inscription names it as a 'Bench Mark' set up by Prime Minister Harold Wilson on 20 Feb 1970. So he didn't just dedicate it, he set it up. An excellent example of manual labour! Drove in and parked with the wagons, a few drivers around, no-one seemed interested in me. ***Re-visited 13 Jan 2019. Pillar has been toppled, cladding gone, no visible FB; possible it's on the underside.

Pillar TP7511©jonglew
Top TP7511©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7511©jonglew
Inscription TP7511©jonglew
Pillar 13 Jan 2018 TP7511©jonglew

Good condition 12th Jul 2017  14:11  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 02117 25768   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Most unusual - clad in slate, plaque on side getting difficult to read, odd top, strange site.

Leyland National Works The TP, getting a bit overgrown.
Leyland National Works The FB.
Leyland National Works Plaque, not easy to read, especially so with splashes of sunlight..

Good condition 30th May 2017  00:00  by Rupertal

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

The human waste beyond the trig took away some of the pleasure of bagging this one!

Damaged 10th Sep 2016  16:33  by descarte1

Gridref: NY 02112 25672   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Odd pillar indeed! It's faced with slate and has the British Leyland logo on it plus inscription about Harold Wilson opening the factory in the grounds of which the pillar sits. The yard is currently an Eddie Stobart depot with the trig immediately to the right on entering the yard. One side of the pillar's facing is gone and the top is loose. No sightholes, FB faces SW-ish

Damaged 16th Jul 2016  20:11  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Visited with P61 on 12 Trig day out last trig of the day,on into Cockermouth for Fish & chips next.Another brilliant day out with P61.

Leyland National

Good condition 16th Jul 2016  20:11  by painterman61

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy bag very unusual location visited by harold wilson PM on opening day in 1970.Eddie stobart haulage have a big yard here some slate missing now

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 19th Jun 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 02116 25763   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Damaged 23rd Jan 2016  09:00  by Moacky

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Neither a run of the mill trig, or location. Felt like a ghost town. Top loose, side panel missing. Can't help but be worried that some local toe-rag will help himself to remaining slate panels. What ever your political persuasion it would surely be good to preserve inscription slab.

Leyland works trig. ©Moacky

Damaged 6th Aug 2014  15:49  by paulxtr

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

I'm marking this as damaged because the left hand side slate panel has been removed. I had a quick look around the site to see if it had been dumped nearby but couldn't find it. The top is also completely detached (you can just lift it off). What a forlorn state this once magnificent pillar is in.

Leyland National Works ©paulxtr
Leyland National Works Missing left hand panel©paulxtr

Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2014  17:38  by GIRTy

Gridref: NY 02113 25760   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

I marked the pillar down as 'slightly damaged' because the pieces of slate have twisted slightly, and there is a chip out of one of them.

Pillar, FB and Leyland National logo. Montage.©GIRTy

Good condition 17th May 2014  08:10  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NY 02122 25758   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily found inside yard to right of gatehouse. Still being used as a toilet

Moved 25th Jan 2014  14:10  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 02113 25764   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Just through gate on right

Good condition 8th Oct 2013  17:15  by weekender

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

Good condition 12th Mar 2013  13:33  by asbown

Gridref: NY 02103 25769   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

just inside lorry yard

Good condition 21st Jul 2012  16:30  by CJO

Gridref: NY 02112 25768   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In Stobart lorry yard. Drove past old gatehouse, turn right and praked next to pillar. In an overgrown landscaped garden area. unfortunatly usd as a toilet area for the overnighting lorry drivers. Despite this, the site is unusual and worth a visit, a slate pillar opened by a prime minister.


Good condition 7th Apr 2012  14:43  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NY 02111 25761   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bonkers but a Beauty... A smashing use of Lakeland Slate. :-)

Leyland National Works ..Slated. :-)

Good condition 13th Sep 2011  09:50  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: NY 02091 25787   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As with other logs,a strange one this.The place was deserted,no trucks or anything.Most trigs you come across are not pristine,but I can't slate this one!........I'll get my coat!!

The Trig.
The Trig. Tucked away.

Good condition 31st Jul 2011  11:55  by jlc

Gridref: 54 37048 00331   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

An interesting trig point. Made of slate The location is deserted.

Good condition 9th Apr 2011  13:46  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 02115 25759   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Open access just behind the works gates 11392©Border Peat

Good condition 3rd Mar 2011  21:57  by PeteBoggs

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

Following dal's excellent directions an easy find for a very different trig


Good condition 25th Jul 2009  15:20  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Cumberland. This trigpoint obviously differs from the more usual pattern and was installed for a different reason but is certainly a worthy inclusion on the list.

Good condition 25th Jul 2009  15:20  by Late starter

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Visited on a nice sunny day. Unusual trig made of slabs of slate instead of the usual aggregate mix and has a cylindrical plug.

Good condition 13th Jul 2009  16:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 02080 25740   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very interesting Trig and again well done dal

Leyland National Works Trig and insert FB

Good condition 29th May 2009  20:30  by peregrinus

Gridref: NY 02113 25764   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, built or cladded in Skiddaw slate, with surrounding area paved with slate slabs arranged radially. Instead of a spider is a raised boss, with a covering neatly bolted on. A few Stobart truckers around but if they saw me they werent much bothered. NY 02113 25764 +/- 3.2m: given OS gr puts it W side of road - very well done to dal for finding it. According to, OS descr reads "Leyland National Works [Special Job No. 0186]; stone pillar, works, NE side of road". Not mentioned on OS trigs archive. Just a ceremonial installation?

Trig n truck
Leyland National

Good condition 23rd May 2009  10:11  by coinea

Gridref: NY 02113 25772   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 23rd May 2009  10:10  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 02112 25761   FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In shrubbery and under trees, possibly the cause of poor GPS readings. Behind the trig pillar there is a symbolic example of the fallen British Empire. At least the buildings are still being put to good use. Access to this pillar is unhindered. One wonders how the Ordnance Survey got involved here.

11392 - Leyland National Works pillar & FB
11392 - Leyland National Works & self

Good condition 24th Feb 2009  15:50  by dal

FB Number: 11392  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar is hidden from the road by a bank covered with bushes and small trees. Go through the right hand side of the unmanned security gate on the NE side of the road. Turn immediately right and after a few yards the 'trig' is on a clear gravelled area to the right. The pillar bears the following engraving: 'This Bench Mark was set up by the Prime Minister The Rt Hon Harold Wilson OBE MP to inaugurate construction of this factory on the 20th February 1970', along with the Leyland National symbol. The engraving and FB face the SW. The former Leyland National works is now occupied by Eddie Stobbart lorries.

The FB
The pillar

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