There are 48 photos for this trigpoint (view album).
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
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|Selection of photos for this Pillar.|
By Andy West
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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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
17th Jul 2019 13:50 by Andy West
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Remains Score: 1/10
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.
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.
3rd Apr 2018 11:40 by bwm
Gridref: NY 02115 25773 FB Number: 11392 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
19th Jun 2016 00:00 by caroleengel
Gridref: NY 02116 25763 FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 5/10
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
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.
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
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
25th Jan 2014 14:10 by Mickandkim
Gridref: NY 02113 25764 FB Number: 11392 Condition: Moved Score: 5/10
Just through gate on right
8th Oct 2013 17:15 by weekender
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 5/10
12th Mar 2013 13:33 by asbown
Gridref: NY 02103 25769 FB Number: 11392 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
just inside lorry yard
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.
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. :-)
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!!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 bench-marks.org.uk, 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?
23rd May 2009 10:11 by coinea
Gridref: NY 02113 25772 FB Number: 11392 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
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.
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.