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TP7553 - Mepal South
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There are 25 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6044th with 42 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.44/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Oct 2009
Was Last logged: 22nd Sep 2019

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

All were within 100009m
The average error was 12503m
2 were exact

Sutton Water Tower Sutton Water Tower Mepal North Mepal North Sutton Church Spire Sutton Church Spire orlando rat orlando rat Mickandkim Mickandkim Griefmiester Griefmiester CJO CJO asbown asbown peregrinus peregrinus wrose wrose caroleengel caroleengel Mepal South Mepal South [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Mepal South
By orlando rat



The flush bracket
By Boneychest
10123 Mepal South
By wrose
See 19 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 22nd Sep 2019  12:28  by Andy West

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

Good condition 15th May 2019  09:48  by orlando rat

Gridref: TL 44501 79830   FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Looks unloved. I parked in the entrance to the field opposite, crossed the road and then walked along the old road to the pillar.

Mepal South

Good condition 11th Apr 2019  21:56  by WanderingSal

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

Good condition 6th Apr 2019  14:26  by dal

FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unmarked cap intact. No OS on FB. Horizontal crack. By RoW with its own side track.

Good condition 9th Sep 2018  10:51  by WuzzerL

FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My IST Emily


Good condition 9th Sep 2018  10:50  by Pritch227

FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

my first emily!!wayhay!!!


Good condition 9th Nov 2017  11:06  by asbown

Gridref: TL 44501 79834   FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just off the track.

Good condition 20th Sep 2017  18:09  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TL 44503 79831   FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking at the gate on the W side of the road then cross the road, onto path/old road, Pillar good condition (although it looks to getting a crack through the centre) located in scrub to the E of the marked ROW.

Good condition 11th Apr 2017  18:08  by vegibagger

FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

clear of excess brambles this time of year. blank plug i

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top plug ©vegibagger

Good condition 5th Aug 2016  20:15  by Boneychest

FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Interesting only because of its reason for existing, unfortunately nothing to see of the Thor installations or anything much of the old airfield.

The pillar
The flush bracket
The spider

Good condition 17th Jul 2016  12:57  by CJO

Gridref: TL 44503 79831   FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Off centre spider. All intact. Brambles - blank plug.

Mepal South brambles, with pillar poking through

Good condition 23rd Aug 2015  15:00  by sheepsocks

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

Not a quality experience. In scrub by a bit old road being used to store road grit. Half submerged in brambles now.

Good condition 2nd Jun 2015  19:20  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Success at 2nd attempt, I was looking to far North previously. Opposite footpath/cycleway as it joins old road from new.

Good condition 14th Nov 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TF 44501 79839   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in wide entrance on south-bound carriageway at SP443801. Walking south on old road look for good path thru' undergrowth and trig on right in small clearing

Good condition 11th Oct 2014  09:10  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TL 44501 79830   FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at path end for quick visit

Good condition 10th Oct 2014  17:35  by wrose

Gridref: TL 44504 79836   FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add to previous visit reports other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

10123 Mepal South Pillar.
10123 Mepal South Flush Bracket.
10123 Mepal South Plug.

Good condition 17th Jun 2012  14:44  by Father Ted

FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

My first visit to see an Emily! My SatNav sent me up to the northern end of the track for some reason. Drove back and parked on the verge for the quick visit to this unusual trig. Thanks for adding it to the database.

Good condition 31st Oct 2009  15:00  by peregrinus

Gridref: TL 44500 79837   FB Number: 10123  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A project Emily pillar, E side of old road by entrance to old airfield. The O and S have been neatly ground off the FB (Emilys were built by MoD not OS) and the metal cap is channelled but without the usual Ordnance Survey etc lettering. FB was a surprise - all Emily records or found FBs to date have been S98xx or S95xx. Forgot to get photo of top face but it has typical recessed loops. Surprising this one hasnt already been picked up on as its by a well used path and must be well known locally. Mepal North is recorded as having been at TL 44629 80114(approx 300m NNE) but no trace of it, in open weedy ground. Could be (e.g) in scrub to E but there is (unusually for these sites) no airfield debris around and I assume all was carted offsite after the site was decommissioned in the 1960s. Nice to find one of the pair though, and in excellent condition.

FB Letters O and S have been removed
Top cap
Trig from old road
Mepal North (vacant site) and power station Zoomed in - its not that close
Mepal North (vacant site) looking E

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