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TP0853 - Annaside Banks
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Annaside BanksNY11/T1NY11T001309242.53485386.7135.3473PILLAR01/06/1952101/03/1956N0

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There are 47 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4626th with 119 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.69/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Apr 1982
Was Last found intact: 7th Aug 2005
Was Last logged: 7th Apr 2019

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

All were within 85m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

High Hyton High Hyton slateloose slateloose jonglew jonglew peregrinus peregrinus weekender weekender Clochandighter Clochandighter coinea coinea CJO CJO caroleengel caroleengel Mickandkim Mickandkim chrisbombington chrisbombington RichardL RichardL Annaside Banks Annaside Banks [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Moved 7th Apr 2019  13:23  by jonglew

Gridref: SD 09225 85378   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Parked at Kiskin Farm, over The Hawes first then on to the coast for the pillar... which due to coastal erosion has slipped down the muddy bank. FB and original centre cap are retained, latter with indented lettering. Front sight hole sealed, not possible to check the others. Easy scramble down the bank, although would expect it to be trickier in wet weather.

Pillar TP0853©jonglew
Spider TP0853©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0853©jonglew

Moved 1st Apr 2018  16:12  by greenbell

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Visit after Whit Fell, one look at the map and I'm already prepared for a trig disaster! Drop to the beach with it's cormorant and there it is embedded on the cliff, suspect it will be ablaze with coltsfoot soon, some compensation.

Moved 3rd Dec 2017  15:18  by Laura Rennie

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 8/10

Such a sad sight seeing it there

Moved 3rd Dec 2017  15:18  by Pritch227

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 10/10

well done to everyone involved in the clean up and finding of this one,the pillar is in remarkable condition considering it's fall from Grace!an easy 10


Moved 3rd Dec 2017  15:18  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Moved 30th Mar 2017  14:28  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Parked in layby at Whitbeck. Followed the public footpath to the edge of the cliff where the trig once stood. Its current location is clearly visible. Found an easy place to scramble down to the recumbent pillar for a closer look.

Annaside Banks ©paulxtr

Moved 14th Feb 2017  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Still hanging on.

Moved 11th Nov 2016  12:35  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Parked at the church and walked via Gutterby and the beach. Easy to see from below, not too difficult scramble up the collapsed cliff. There's a bolt EA BM at the end of the path on to the beach

Annaside Banks View from the beach©lonesome_cowboy_burt
Annaside Banks ©lonesome_cowboy_burt

Moved 22nd Oct 2016  13:32  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked by level crossing and walked down and along beach. Strangely quiet area. Trig easily found. Scrambled up banking to get to it. Glad to see it in a good condition.


Toppled 17th Sep 2016  14:54  by coinea

Gridref: SD 09229 85378   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Toppled 17th Sep 2016  14:53  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 09229 85378   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Parked in layby, NE side of road, Whitbeck, outside church at SD119839. Followed RoW network via Gutterby to clifftop path. Pillar fallen victim to coastal erossion. Its original site has collapsed down the embankment but the pillar is still in one piece despite its considerable fall. Now lodged FB face up half way down the slope it has just been meticulously cleaned up by a fellow trigbagger. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces upwards and WSW, 227. Front and left sight holes plugged, back and right buried. From its present resting place there is a 180 panorama out to sea. The only line of sight for triangulation possibilities being with stations on the Isle of Man.

S5766 - Annaside Banks & GRP
S5766 - Annaside Banks pillar & FB

Toppled 14th Sep 2016  11:30  by Moacky

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Toppled  Score: 8/10

Trig easily found. Went prepared to clean trig up. Removed debris from upper surface , flush bracket and spider. Washed down and took photos.

Before ©Moacky
After ©Moacky
FB ©Moacky
Spider ©Moacky
From the beach. ©Moacky

Moved 8th Jun 2016  09:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Moved 1st Nov 2015  10:22  by painterman61

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

first of the day parked at farm walked down track and prow took some finding at first original plug and fb first ever beach trig mist clearing

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Moved 22nd Oct 2015  17:45  by weekender

Gridref: SD 09229 85378   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

An interesting visit, even if just for the steep scramble down to the half buried but otherwise intact pillar. The GPS coordinates of the current position corresponds well with that logged by Peregrinus. Height 24m AOD.

Annaside pillar

Moved 17th Oct 2015  16:48  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 09200 85300   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Parked near church on main road and walked to Gutterby farm and down track to beach then along beach to below trig point. Trig is about a third of the way down the cliff sitting on a ledge of soil, partially buried .Had to clean off the F.B to take photo's.

Moved 19th Jul 2015  16:20  by peregrinus

Gridref: SD 09231 85376   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

18m West of former location according to GPS. Just visible from clifftop but easy scramble down (maybe best avoided when wet as cliff could slip again). Revisit, here for the two p30 summits. From North same as last time via the forbidden bridge. Fb covered in soil, didn't bother to uncover it.

Toppled 17th Apr 2015  17:08  by Downfaller

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 0/10

Managed to drive down unmade track to just beyond Gutterby - bit rough in places. Walked down the beach to trig location. Spent about 40 mins trying to locate fallen pillar but unsucssful. Rather walk up mountains than across shingle beaches. Looks like the shape of the coastline is subject to change on daily basis in these parts !!

Toppled 26th Feb 2015  14:46  by peebs

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

Moved 18th Aug 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 09232 85378   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Still there but could do with a bit more excavating - soil too hard

Moved 13th Aug 2014  17:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Not too difficult to find this toppled trig after Charles Atas Everett's hard work and Chris Ottley's grid reference but took 5 minutes to clean the mud from the flush bracket on this sunny and windy late afternoon. This trig had been reported missing for 6 years.

Couldn't find it 17th May 2014  19:02  by RichardL

Gridref: SD 09243 85387   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Having NOT done any homework on this one (unlike others !) I failed to scramble down the right part of the cliffs. From the top, I could see a block on the shore which looked the right size & shape, so made for that, but it turned out to be a nondescript lump of slate. By then, it was time to leave, but presumably the TP and flush bracket are still in the debris somewhere on the falling cliff.

Toppled 11th Feb 2014  13:23  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Great find down the slope. Did no homework before finding this so I'm giving myself a pat on the back.

view from top- in the 'O' ©stonestreaker

Toppled 29th Jun 2013  14:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 09243 85387   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Still there and Flush Bracket still pointing up

Toppled 23rd Jul 2012  16:55  by CJO

Gridref: SD 09228 85381   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Inspired by vegibagger and party's visit we made the long trek down the coast to visit the remains. The FB was awash with a muddy slurry which took some cleaning away with the tools to hand.

S5766 best to take a brush or rag to aid cleaning
S5766 toppled pillar just visible on grassy patch halfway down bank

Toppled 6th Jun 2012  16:42  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Jamie and I found it!!! Visited the site of this trig without any prior knowledge about not finding it. Now of course I've read the history. Particularly interested in the difference between pics fron Discjirm May 2003 and especially Iainmac's pics of May2005. Pretty lucky that PeregrinusRob still found it precariously standing still, in Aug 2005. We were standing at the highest point of the second rise to the south, after the small cutting into the cliff marked on the map to the north. It had to be pretty well where the trig had stood. Sure enough a careful scan down the clayey rubbly slope and there was the tell tale sign of what could only be the concrete base of the fallen pillar, facing out to sea, but with about 40cm of 6cm bevelled edge visible and about 10cm of one side. It looked pretty easy to scramble down to it, so we did. I estimate that it is about 12 metres or so below the top and so perhaps 22/23 metres above the beach. Although most of it was buried under hardened dry clay and earth I wanted to check if the small amount of side that was facing upwards, was the one that had the flush bracket, as the amount of earth needing to be removed wasn't that great. After all there was a 1 in 4 chance that it did. I asked Jamie to go searching for any rocks with a sharpish edge we could use to gradually bash away at and scrape away the hardened rubble. I started with the nearest stone to hand. Jamie came back with a sharper edged stone which helped a bit but it was still slow and we needed something to spike into the earth to break it up quicker. I remembered I had a Swiss army knife in the rucksack on the grassy top so Jamie went back up and came down with that. Didn't want to blunten the blade of the knives but the fish scaler tool was never going to be used by this vegetarian other than for the ruler down its side so it made an ideal poking and prising tool. This speeded things up no end. Eventually we got wide enough in from the side, and far enough up, from the concrete base to be where the indentation should be. Sure enough I started to find a recessed area. Digging further and scraping away, recess seemed to go down a long way and fear crossed my mind that maybe someone had actually hacked out the flush bracket, despite thinking this to be very unlikely. Anyway, eureka, a little bit more digging and there, in all its glory was the flush bracket S5766. This was definitely the most interesting trig search that we'd done!! For any born 5th of July this is one of your birthday flush bracket series. And for those born just before the famous '66 world cup win....this is your birth pillar!! If only one could've had a permanent web cam on it over its final year to capture it's actual topple. Wonder what date and time of day it was?

Jamie, concrete base, buried trig Jamie underneath the concrete base of the fallen and mainly buried trig, prior to our bit of digging to try and find the flush bracket©vegibagger
Eureka The archaeology has been successful. The beginnings of the flush bracket have been revealed©vegibagger
Exhumation After probably five and a half years buried, the trig flush bracket sees the light of day again.©vegibagger

Destroyed 26th Mar 2012  21:22  by PeteBoggs

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

Parked at Kiskin farm and ignored the daft sign by the bridge then past Annaside to path - no sign of trig

Destroyed 25th May 2009  13:57  by AndyKeen

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

Destroyed 1st Sep 2007  14:31  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 09243 85387   FB Number: S5766  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Accessed via the footpath just north of Kiskin on to the pebble beach which is more like a rubbish dump flotsam and jetsam ok but traffic cones and gas canisters ! Anyway the variety of rubbish made the walk along to the Trig site somewhat interesting as previously reported there is no sign of the Trigpoint Which is not surprising given the massive amount of erosion taking place, retuned via cliff top and the footpath which The National Park Authority must have invested quite a lot with picket gates and a substantial bridge over the small river Annas

Beach debris !! Rubbish
massive amount of erosion
more erosion
substantial bridge over the small river Annas

Destroyed 24th Jun 2007  15:45  by asbown

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

walked from high hyton along road and over bridge( still marked as private )to the coast, no sign of trig but great views.

view over to the isle of man

Destroyed 11th Jul 2006  13:40  by mickandshane

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

I'm afraid previous predictions have come true. We parked at Kiskin Farm, crossed the bridge - where you are supposed to seek prior permission or wade across the stream (what a load of nonsense) and took the footpath past Annaside to the coastal path. The trig has either fallen off the cliff and is now buried by earth etc (I had a good look around and couldn't see any sign of it) or has been removed - a less likely alternative although one can live in hope. Another one bites the dust!

Good condition 7th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, outside arable field on brink of cliff, undermined and maybe leaning slightly: only a matter of time Nice views.

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 2nd May 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Going, going .... Judging by discjirms photos this one has no chance of surviving even to see next winters gales. Visit it now while you can !


Good condition 4th May 2003  12:17  by discjirm

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

This pillar is very near the edge of the cliff; I do not think that it will be long before it is on the beach below. There is a footpath that runs along the top of the cliffs close by; approach with care, however.

Annaside Banks trig point. Annaside Banks trig point.©discjirm
Annaside Banks trig point. Annaside Banks trig point.©discjirm

Good condition 3rd Jul 1991  15:28  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 7th September 1949 costing 7.19s.0d. In 1952 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NY11/T1 in the Workington secondary block. Flush bracket S5766 was levelled for height in 1956. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in November 1976. Spider retained OS centre cap with stamped lettering. Was still standing in July 1991. Has since gone over cliff.

Good condition 25th Apr 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5766  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar, with almost no white paint, situated in pasture about 1m from wire fence at top of drop to shore.

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