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TP0197 - Sunny Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S4530
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
SK54/T44
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0197
County :
Derbyshire
Nearest town :
BELPER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Sunny HillSK54/T44SK54T044434632.17345097.57125.6144PILLAR01/06/1948101/06/1966N0

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There are 41 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 12479th with 240 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.09/10 (from 57 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Nov 2002
Was Last found intact: 27th Aug 2013
Was Last logged: 23rd Sep 2022

Of the 57 logged visits,
20 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 103m
The average error was 26m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Site
©eon
Former location
©eon
Where it once stood
©jonglew
Location
By Wheresthatpenguin
Before the horseguard arrived
By Border Peat
The Flush Bracket
©Pharisee
See 35 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 23rd Sep 2022  10:14  by eon

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

(2707) Parked about halfway up Sunny Hill and then walked the rest. Talk about steep! A shame this one is now no longer, as it would have been a fine pillar to visit. Interesting to note in comments that its eventual fate was to be buried nearby. Also interesting to note that it was a passive station - surprised the OS acquiesced to its destruction.... Pillar history: Build date and cost not present in the records. Last maintained by the OS in 1961. FB was S4530. Most likely destroyed mid 2014.

Site ©eon
Former location ©eon


Destroyed 2nd May 2022  14:25  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Been meaning for years since reading about its sad demise, to seek out fields owner and hear the story from boom direct. Today was the day, David Beckham's 47th birthday (his birthdate trig S2575 is at Grafton 15 miles west of my house in York) . Knocked on a few doors and found that Terry, former builder, now owns the bungalow house last on the left at the top of Sunny Hill next to the southern end of the golf course, called Old QUARRY Edge. He'd previously owned all the lower 4-5 houses below and done them up and sold them on... But had always really wanted this one so finally bought it when it came on the market. He owns the old quarry at the edge to the west too, as well as the field opposite that has the trig on its hill top. He said there was a group of teenage kids sitting round the trig drinking and revelling and he approached them and said it was a private field and got a mouthful of abuse. He decided the trig was a magnet for yobs & trespassers and decided to dig it up and he's buried it just about 50 metres away at bottom corner of the field to the east.. Very sad that he'd not thought to find another site for it. Says he still has the OS letter somewhere. I've asked him to see if he can find it as I'd like to read it. He says it says that it was okay to remove the pillar but it mustn't be Re-sited on someones front garden, which seemed a strange requirement from OS as other trigs have been Re-sited in front gardens. Think of in Malton and Diseworth.


Destroyed 21st Mar 2022  10:45  by jonglew

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

Parked by field gate to SW. Short walk across a paddock to the spot where this pillar once stood.

Where it once stood TP0197©jonglew


Destroyed 13th Feb 2022  09:55  by Wheresthatpenguin

Gridref: SK 34632 45098   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Gone. Destroyed 2013/14 by selfish landowner. The pillar was in the area of the crater in my photo

Location


Destroyed 6th Nov 2021  12:54  by painterman61

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

gone but interesting tower and a tump

site ©painterman61


Destroyed 24th Oct 2021  11:00  by Rupertal

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

Long gone


Destroyed 19th Mar 2019  18:30  by robinhood

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

6/6 On way back home after visiting Derby to see some of da Vinci's drawings. There's no trig, but the spot is there. I had an interesting chat with a local resident who explained its history, a shame really. Nearby is a tall square structure called George Stephenson's Tower which was used to align the railway tunnel below. Pleasant drive back through some very pleasant villages. An enjoyable day.


Destroyed 13th Jan 2018  13:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE   Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Didn't get here quickly enough so rather sad.


Destroyed 19th Aug 2017  11:00  by Tonyht

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

Rested on the gate in the photos by Pritch 227 and had a drink of water. No point in going any closer to something that is not there. My GPS put me within 30 metres or so which is near enough. 3rd of 4.


Couldn't find it 20th Sep 2015  09:40  by Trigger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

TP0197


Destroyed 2nd Aug 2015  14:20  by CJO

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

Gone - as others report.

Sunny Hill gone


Destroyed 8th Aug 2014  14:43  by trig-man

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

I originally logged this one on the 5th Sep 2011. According to the OS website 8/8/2014 this trig as NOT been destroyed. Has he destroyed it without permission, if so I hope OS destroy him.


Destroyed 21st Jun 2014  13:34  by Rob&Fiona

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

After gaining access to field we were approached by owner who said he demolished the Pillar a month ago because he was fed up with trespassers. He said he had a letter from OS giving him permission to demolish it. We spoke to several landowners / farmers after, who were disgusted with his attitude and action.


Unreachable but visible 26th Oct 2013  15:00  by Pritch227

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

didnt get up close to this one as private sign on gate and within sight of houses,so took photo from roadside,pillar cant be more than a few yards from gate,lovely area,interesting tower further up,milford and belper have great historic features.

©Pritch227


Good condition 27th Aug 2013  15:23  by dal

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap intact


Good condition 18th Jul 2013  21:39  by tomy tucker

Gridref: SK 34700 45100   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 20th Apr 2013  11:15  by tomytucker

Gridref: SK 34600 45000   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

parked in pub carpark at milford nr matlock three trig points today it was nice and sunny so i made the best of it


Not Logged 20th Apr 2013  00:00  by rams

Gridref: SK 34700 45100   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Oct 2012  16:59  by PeteBoggs

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

On from Chevin trigs then nipped round edge of golf course and then over a couple of fences to approach trig from behind

©PeteBoggs


Good condition 13th Oct 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 34632 45102   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Jul 2012  20:05  by Border Peat

Gridref: SK 34632 45098   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Horseguard S4530
Before the horseguard arrived S4530


Good condition 17th Jun 2012  14:00  by desperate dan

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

Hilly yes, sunny, no!


Good condition 21st Jan 2012  13:22  by gushoneybun

Gridref: SK 34630 45104   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I walked past here to grab a cache, on the way back down the temptation was to much so I hopped over the wall and walked up. A good view down the valley from here.


Good condition 18th Dec 2011  14:00  by Ben Fogerty

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

This one's on private property. I'm local, so didn't want to wind up any fellow locals by trespassing.

Sunny Hill, Milford


Good condition 3rd Dec 2011  09:50  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 34632 45098   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Owner at Quarry Lodge opposite but out asked neighbour and was told ok Vaulted gate before owner came home, Good view


Good condition 5th Sep 2011  10:20  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 34632 45101   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st May 2011  11:05  by wanderer

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 6th May 2011  06:22  by Pharisee

Gridref: SK 34632 45101   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

There was nobody about at 06:15 this morning so a quick clamber over the gate and up the hill to the pillar. It’s structurally sound but the centre plug has been removed. The views across the Derwent Valley are quite nice.

The Pillar ©Pharisee
The Flush Bracket ©Pharisee
The Top of The Pillar ©Pharisee


Good condition 29th Mar 2011  15:20  by pjr

Gridref: SK 34633 45102   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bus to Strutt at Milford up hill past social club.Iused to pick my Dad up here when he had adrink with Chippy here after work,past an old friends house and over gate into field with trigpoint.Good views down the Derwent Valley, along the Chevin to next trigpoint,


Good condition 23rd Mar 2011  10:22  by mrs moo cow

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

A quick in & out via sand box route then took picture from gateway. Nobody about today.

Sunny Hill ©mrs moo cow


Good condition 24th Feb 2011  13:30  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 34633 45093   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The second trigpoint on a walk from Duffield. After Drum Hill I dropped down to Mackeney - came out down some stone steps and the Holly Bush was straight in front of me – what a treat – a pint of Exmoor Gold and a pork pie – highly recommended a fantastic old pub. The trigpoint has good views back over Belber and Strutts Mill with Crich Stand on the skyline. Tried to get Crich on my photo. Went onto Chevin Hill.

Sunny Hill View showes Strutts Mill and Crich Stand


Good condition 22nd Apr 2010  20:11  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

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

Did this one whilst out doing the Chevin Fell race route for training, there are two other on the route but both are difficult to get to from an access point of view,


Good condition 13th Feb 2010  09:29  by wrose

Gridref: SK 34634 45102   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Out walking with my walking group - The Irregulars, LDWA - and our route passed nearby. So this was an excellent opportunity to leave them and bag this one. Visible from lane but Private sign on gate most off putting. Went to house opposite to establish whether private really meant me and was referred to a house down the lane. Could not get any response so, like others, used the sand box as a means of access. Did the necessary and returned to the lane unchallenged. Pillar in good condition apart from missing plug. Stands proudly on a hillock with reasonable views into the valley but wonder how long it will be before the land is sold for more housing.

S4530 Sunny Hill Pillar.
S4530 Sunny Hill Flush Bracket.
S4530 Sunny Hill Plug.


Unreachable but visible 21st Jun 2009  13:20  by Bourne

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Stopped by local resident from accessing the field. Its only a trig and wanted a visit but stopped in tracks by nasty locals.


Good condition 29th Jun 2008  15:25  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up steep lane just outside Milford.Gate has private property sign on it and is overlooked by several houses across the road,the salt box further down does not have any sign so climbed into field via this and very short walk up to pillar.


Good condition 17th May 2008  15:22  by CLM Griffiths

Gridref: SK 34600 45000   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Missing plug, but otherwise very good condition,


Good condition 17th May 2008  14:35  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Missing plug, but otherwise very good condition,


Good condition 17th Nov 2007  11:05  by ted

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug missing, otherwise vgc; gps plaque. Short steep hill up from the Derwent valley - bright morning.

Sunny Hill trig
Sunny Hill trig
Sunny Hill FB
Sunny Hill top


Good condition 26th Aug 2007  12:00  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 34632 45101   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stiff climb from village, nobody about so climbed over gate, Good Views. PLUG MISSING!! so interior open to elements. Grass trampled down so looks like many people been here recently.

General View
Top View, Missing Plug
Flush Bracket


Good condition 15th Jun 2007  13:34  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th Mar 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

S4530
S4530
S4530


Good condition 5th Sep 2006  12:00  by asbown

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

asked permission at house opposite ( the man there owns this land). nice views over the derwent valley.


Good condition 16th May 2006  16:08  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

reasonable view thankfully noone around to question me but very overlooked otherwise


Good condition 30th Mar 2006  15:20  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 34600 45000   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found this one when on an 8 mile walk from Duffield. Quite prominent but you have to climb over a fence to get to it. First visited on 30/03/06 but no photograph. Photograph added on a revisit on 01/03/08




Not Logged 31st Jan 2006  12:08  by jonny2vests

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


Good condition 30th Oct 2005  13:44  by John + Carol

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Didn't climb fence or ask permission so photo is from a distance

From a distance
Sign and Trigpoint


Good condition 15th Oct 2005  16:30  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 34634 45100   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Permission from Quarry Lodge opposite. Pillar in excellent condition, complete with all metalwork. Nice views over Derwent Valley, even on a misty afternoon.


Good condition 30th Sep 2005  12:05  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 34600 45100   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Mickandshane on this,over wall by salt bin best way.....it doesnt say Private here !


Good condition 22nd Jul 2005  14:52  by Keith Stevens

Gridref: SK 34633 45105   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition, with OS plaque saying don't hurt me. So probably a passive station. Original plug. Notice on field gate saying keep out, but I went anyway. Private

The trig


Good condition 13th Nov 2004  16:15  by lookingmrb&pwb

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Asked at farm. GPS plage intak


Good condition 9th Oct 2004  13:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove up to opposite it, then hopped over the wall(not the gate, which says 'Private,keep out'). GPS plaque & plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2004  15:05  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views. Pillar with GPS plate.


Good condition 2nd Aug 2004  14:35  by Historian

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Missed it on the way up! Look high up on the right.


Not Logged 25th Jul 2004  21:25  by RoPeHe

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

Walked up from Milford and viewed pillar silhouetted against glorious sunset colours. Will return another time for a closer look.

Sunny Hill silhouetted against the sunset sky ©RoPeHe


Good condition 7th May 2004  12:40  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Give your lungs by parking in the viallage and walking up the hill. Gaining height the traffic noise deminishes and the views increase. A trig with an OS plaque on it.


Good condition 22nd Feb 2004  16:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: SK 34629 45102   FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Up a steep lane and just over a dyke. Good view of the Derwent valley Intact, with GPS plaque and in good condition.

Sunny Hill, FB
Sunny Hill Looking towards Cowhill.©fasgadh


Good condition 22nd Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

in pasture nr gate just N of rd, vgc, GPS



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