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TP0256 - Cold Ashby
 
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S1534
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OSGB36 Station :
PP76
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T:UK waypoint :
TP0256
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Northamptonshire
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DAVENTRY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Cold AshbyPP76PP076464422.16276588.87210.6771PILLAR01/06/1936101/07/1958N0

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There are 165 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 764th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.92/10 (from 123 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Aug 1982
Was Last logged: 21st Apr 2024

Of the 123 logged visits,
38 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 91m
The average error was 15m
6 were exact

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Good condition 21st Apr 2024  16:00  by RGChandler

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to find this historic trig. Gate was open but it wouldn't be a problem to climb.


Good condition 14th Apr 2024  15:46  by MDK

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

Pleased to note the trig is still in good condition; gate was open, so an easy bag. View from the road may become obscured once the new hazel hedge has matured.


Not Logged 31st Mar 2024  12:33  by Madgebabes

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

Impressed the first trig is still standing and in good condition. It is private land but visible from the gate. Happened to be a car driving in as we arrived so we asked permission and were granted it

©Madgebabes


Unreachable but visible 19th Nov 2023  12:15  by JonnieBee

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

Located on private land behind a locked gate so didn't want to risk a farmer shouting or shooting at me. I did ring the mobile number on the sign on the gate, to ask for permission to go and see it but no answer. Shame its not available for viewing anymore, seeing its significance


Not Logged 8th Oct 2023  17:01  by Dubvine

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


Good condition 15th Jul 2023  13:00  by GrowlerOutdoor

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

Excited to find this one while on a road trip to bag a bunch of county and UA high points in the Midlands. Easy drive-by

Pig on Trig ©GrowlerOutdoor


Good condition 9th Jul 2023  17:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Park by double gates at entrance to track easy walk up to find this historical trig


Good condition 23rd May 2023  18:39  by 360exploring

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

The start of it all! Easy little hop over a gate to visit this rather historic pillar

©360exploring
©360exploring


Good condition 16th Apr 2023  19:01  by THE CYCLIST

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

re-visit. Main aim of a day's cycling. Close to the anniversary of this pillar (18/4/36) and the trig pointing web site (19/4/03).


Good condition 11th Apr 2023  10:48  by Trigger monster

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Approached from north west, past the reservoir and masts, paused there to check map. Pulled over at gate entrance on south of road, could see pillar beside the track. From a distance, something looked odd about the pillar , as if it were a post box. On closer inspection it is a plaque explaining the historical significance of this location being the first where observations were taken in the retriangulation of Great Britain between 1936 and 1962. Has to be worth top marks. Rarely given. What a thrill. Also states there are 11,678 such stations across the country, which answers a question I get asked but didn’t know the answer to before now. Spider and cap in place, also OS plaque. Farmland views. Looking forward to getting to Thorny Gale at some point. Well crafted hedge layering beside the track, might encroach on the pillar as it grows.

Cold Ashby Flush plate
Cold Ashby West showing spider and cap
Cold Ashby East towards gate from road
Cold Ashby South
Cold Ashby Information plaque
Cold Ashby South east face showing plaques and FB
Cold Ashby West, talented hedge layering


Good condition 19th Feb 2023  08:27  by eon

Gridref: SP 64422 76590   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

(2884) Where it all began. And interesting to read the logs from 2011 celebrating the 75th anniversary. Pillar visible from the entrance. It stands only a short distance from the gate. The gravel track dates from around 2010/11. All is good in terms of condition and a large plaque details the pillars importance in the scheme of things. Now to bag the last one up in Cumbria... Pillar history: Built on the 1st of April 1936, build cost not present in the archive. Last maintained by the OS in July of 1985.

As viewed from the entrance ©eon
Cold Ashby ©eon
Pillar ©eon
Plaque ©eon
FB S1534 ©eon
Top ©eon
Centre cap ©eon
OS plaque ©eon


Good condition 6th Feb 2023  16:14  by Duncan68

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hoped over gate and walked down track 30 yards

©Duncan68
©Duncan68
©Duncan68
©Duncan68


Good condition 5th Feb 2023  13:50  by Lorna52

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

my number one visit. planned a full weekend and a long drive to find it. on a famers entrance road. gate open but i was aware i was trespassing. the farmer has cut the hedge row down now though. im sure he understands the signifcance of the trig pillar.

My long drive searching made me happy
©Lorna52
©Lorna52


Good condition 14th Aug 2022  09:15  by Simmo61

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 27th Jul 2022  11:20  by andyrandom

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I'd love to give this historic pillar a 10, but its current location in the middle of a spiky hedge (which needs to be negotiated to see the FB and plaque as they face away from the path) drops it by a couple of points. Still, it's an easy (if scratchy) one to reach, and its significance makes it a bit special.





Good condition 23rd Jul 2022  09:57  by painterman61

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First of the day after visiting the close by church, very easy to find after climbing the gate. Farmer planted large row of hawthorn bushes in line with the trig. Large plaque fixed on fb side commemorating its history as first on the network raised cap present as well.

Trig ©painterman61
Top ©painterman61
Cap ©painterman61
Fb ©painterman61
Plaque ©painterman61


Good condition 3rd Jul 2022  16:14  by The Trudges

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A revisit to the place where it all began

Flush Bracket ©The Trudges
View from spider ©The Trudges
Spider with original centre cap ©The Trudges
Trig


Good condition 3rd Jul 2022  16:13  by MickSan

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

©MickSan
©MickSan
©MickSan


Not Logged 12th May 2022  11:05  by TrackingTrigs

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


Good condition 15th Apr 2022  07:30  by DaveD

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

1/5 on trip to the Peak District.


Good condition 4th Apr 2022  15:40  by praenterprise

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleased to visit this historic pillar on my birthday. An easy over-the-gate hop with the trig about 50 yards from the gate amid a recently planted new hedge, east side of the track. Easy to find the trig, and visible from the road, but probably less so when the hedge is in leaf. Special dedication plates on the east side of the pillar. Distant views to the south plus field landscape.

©praenterprise
©praenterprise
©praenterprise
©praenterprise


Good condition 22nd Mar 2022  13:22  by MylesM

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Quite a trek to reach this one which required a bus to West Haddon then a 5 mile cross country walk. However the historical significance of this pillar, visited on a lovely spring day cannot be overstated. The spiky hedgerow mentioned by Andyrandom was not too great an obstacle in early spring but in the summer months might well be.

Cold Ashby The first pillar installed by the O.S.
Cold Ashby O.S ownership plate and commemorative plate.


Good condition 1st Jan 2022  12:00  by Whiskers

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A good way to start the year with a visit to this trig


Not Logged 29th Dec 2021  12:24  by TrigbaggingLJ1

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


Not Logged 29th Dec 2021  12:23  by ChelseaG

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


Good condition 5th Jun 2021  07:30  by Wheresthatpenguin

Gridref: SP 64422 76589   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Parked on the road to the north of the pillar. Then climbed over a gate onto a track. The pillar can be found a short way up the track, in a hedge to the left of the track. The pillar has a plaque on it, to commemorate the fact that it was the very first pillar built re the retriangulation of Great Britain between 1935-62. Great to see this very special pillar, and it was my 200th pillar bagged!

Pillar
Flush Bracket
Spider/Theodolite Mount
Pillar
Plaque


Good condition 25th May 2021  18:48  by Walking with Gerald

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th May 2021  16:00  by The Trudges

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Easy enough to bag this special trig, parked in gate at enter into field, climb over gate Trig short walk down on left hand side, pillar in great condition with all its metal work

Original Centre cap
Plaque ©The Trudges
Trig
Flush Bracket
Spider and centre cap
View from spider


Good condition 17th Mar 2021  11:16  by DeniseMc

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


Good condition 14th Mar 2021  14:30  by SebastienCale

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

Quick revisit in passing. Easy to find in winter but the hedge is making the plaque very difficult to read.


Good condition 18th Sep 2020  13:06  by NJM

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Looking back at the previous photos taken of this most historic of TPs it's interesting / alarming to see just how much the surrounding area has changed in the last decade - from being positioned in the middle of a field to being on the side of a gravel track, a gravel track with newly planted hedgerow, and now almost subsumed by that hedge. I'm glad to have visited this one while the TP is still accessible because in a year or two it's going to take some serious pruning to get to, and to read the inscription on the plaque. Points added for the history, points deducted for the foliage...

View North Storm's TP #117
View East
View South
View West


Good condition 28th Aug 2020  14:37  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Had to visit this one whilst passing through area. Nice to visit where it all started.

BRISTOLIAN visits pillar ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 28th Aug 2020  14:37  by graham&linda

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited with BRISTOLIAN. Not much of a view but obviously historically important.


Not Logged 7th Jun 2020  17:10  by PeterJames

Gridref: SP 64400 76500   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

Has to be a score 10 for its historical significance.

©PeterJames
©PeterJames


Good condition 10th Jan 2020  14:52  by slateloose

Gridref: SP 64400 76500   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The trig point is actually on the track not out in the field as shown on the O.S map. It's between the newly planted trees.


Good condition 29th Sep 2019  11:56  by theposhbloke

Gridref: SP 64419 76589   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 2nd Apr 2019  10:22  by WanderingSal

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


Good condition 9th Mar 2019  17:09  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

©WuzzerL


Good condition 19th Nov 2018  16:16  by jonglew

Gridref: SP 64423 76594   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Quickie from the farm gate to the N. New hedging plated, pillar could be encased in blackthorn eventually. Plaque commemorates that this was the trig from where the first observations were made for the re-triangulation of Britain. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering; LHS sight hole open. In the gloaming, views not noted.

Pillar TP0256©jonglew
Plaque TP0256©jonglew
Spider TP0256©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0256©jonglew


Good condition 30th Sep 2018  00:00  by Sharp

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cold Ashby - 3
Cold Ashby - 5
Cold Ashby - 9
Cold Ashby - 10


Good condition 22nd May 2018  08:18  by [email protected]

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


Good condition 22nd May 2018  08:17  by [email protected]

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


Not Logged 20th Mar 2018  08:56  by RogerBLGriffiths

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


Good condition 18th Feb 2018  12:57  by Margaret the trig

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


Good condition 9th Dec 2017  13:00  by Ken Adams

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


Good condition 28th Oct 2017  07:40  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SP 64428 76599   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to find, over the gate and on the left. Cold waiting for the GPS to find a signal


Good condition 11th Sep 2017  13:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Decided to drive 'east-side' to Scotland this time in order to visit this hallowed site, and to take in a certain football match en-route. Pillar retains its cap with raised lettering and one s/h open. All quiet at the pillar following a violent rainstorm, just the dripping of raindrops from the surrounding leaves.


Good condition 4th Aug 2017  15:50  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SP 64422 76597   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Where it all began in April 1936... Plaque mentions there were 11678 such stations, last one at Thorny Gale, Westmorland June 1962. Just noticed that edfielden visited both trigs on same day!! Hedge is growing rapidly. Given a 10/10 because of its place in OS history.

Cold Ashby The trig with plaque. One sight hole open.
Cold Ashby The FB.
Cold Ashby Top of trig, OS cap with raised letters.
Cold Ashby The plaque.
Cold Ashby Another view of TP in summer.


Good condition 1st Apr 2017  17:34  by hal-an-tow

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good parking in the wide farm gateway and no sign of any agri-muggle activity, so a speedy clamber over the gate and 40m nip down the track got me to the pillar for a few photos, and a moment at the origin point of the retriangulation nearly 81 years ago. The pillar is in really good condition, all the metalwork is there, along with a plaque explaining its special status. A new hawthorn hedge has been planted along the track edge, which the trig will eventually be a part of, but so far it's easy to access all sides. The views are unremarkable, but I've given the trig 7/10 for historical interest.

FB plate ©hal-an-tow
new hawthorn hedge in line with trig ©hal-an-tow
Marker plaque ©hal-an-tow
view over the fields ©hal-an-tow


Good condition 31st Mar 2017  11:43  by g4wsb

Gridref: SP 64422 76594   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy parking short walk left on track 50yds from locked gate.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 4th Dec 2016  11:23  by dadu 13

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The first one evidently, set just off the track, in arable fields with views of similar and wind turbines in the distance.

©dadu 13
©dadu 13


Good condition 3rd Oct 2016  16:07  by mitsiman

Gridref: SP 64422 76589   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Wow, the 1st one...

©mitsiman
©mitsiman
©mitsiman


Good condition 3rd Sep 2016  16:18  by CJO

Gridref: SP 64424 76594   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

OS pillar number 1! All intact.

Cold Ashby


Good condition 15th Jul 2016  18:45  by Come on boots, lets go

Gridref: SP 64400 76500   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

20m up track from locked gate, in the hedge on the left. Hidden by hedge until you're really close. Location fairly boring but clearly a historic one to visit - the plaque's on the field side of the trig.


Good condition 4th May 2016  16:49  by VinceTP

Gridref: SP 64422 76591   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 1st May 2016  14:50  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I think we just missed another trigger as we arrived. Gate was open so we drove right up to it! As it was my Mum's 70th year it felt fitting to visit this trig in it's 80th year. A brief photo shoot then commenced then off to Welford for a stroll along the canal.

Cold Ashby Collage
Mrs TJR on the trigpoint ©thejackrustles
Mr TJR on the trigpoint ©thejackrustles
Cold Ashby plaque ©thejackrustles


Good condition 18th Apr 2016  16:15  by AT

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I thought there would be a queue at this trig point on the 80th anniversary of its first use. Farm trailer subtly parked on track so pillar not visible from gate which was padlocked. Climbed over and walked to pillar.


Good condition 27th Feb 2016  16:40  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Quick climb over the gate then down the track. No-one about today.


Good condition 31st Jan 2016  12:30  by Pritch227

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

easier access than expected,the gates were open so wandered a few yards up the track,heard vehicles in the distance but didn't see anybody,very important pillar and an honour to visit it.

©Pritch227
view from the road ©Pritch227


Good condition 26th Jan 2016  20:42  by basketcase crew

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A great bit of history to this one, also bagged as a YOSM.

At trig ©basketcase crew


Not Logged 8th Nov 2015  13:34  by Mat Smith

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


Good condition 22nd Jun 2015  14:10  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Did not risk the jump over as looks like there may be someone at end of track. Spotted trig in hedge line and took long distant photo!!

Its there honest ©Thejenkies


Good condition 4th Jun 2015  10:09  by Brolac43

Gridref: SP 64422 76589   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Nobody around so I hopped over the gate and sprinted up to get a pic. I had no idea that this was the primary point for the surveying and found the plaque very interesting. Gets 10 out of 10 for this alone.


Good condition 16th May 2015  13:33  by Spunky Spider

Gridref: SP 64424 76596   FB Number: S1584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This Trig is were it all started - apparently - according to the plaque on it? Hopped over the gate and ran up the track to it about 60 meters from the road. Also YSM428.


Good condition 8th May 2015  15:10  by orlando rat

Gridref: SP 64422 76589   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I quickly hoped over the gate and made my way to the trig, took a few pictures and returned before I got spotted by anyone.

Cold Ashby


Good condition 25th Apr 2015  16:34  by MCL

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Quick hop over gate from road and its about 30 yards in. Flat landscape, boring views, farm setting.


Good condition 8th Jun 2014  20:43  by canillo25

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

First one of these we have done. Felt uneasy about going over locked gate after previous logs but no one about today


Good condition 28th May 2014  09:31  by sven

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

At last the Mother Pillar! Bagged on the way back from a celebration of a chum's wedding in Uppington. Miserable weather. Will have to pop up to Cumbria in good time now for the end game pillar. Dead easy and I wasn't the first to hop over the gate in the recent past.

The Mother Pillar
The Pillar & Plaques


Good condition 18th Apr 2014  12:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 64422 76589   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Birthday trig but passing farmer wished us GOML( Dick Head)Have a nice day was the reply


Good condition 14th Mar 2014  13:33  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SP 64424 76590   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked by the double gates and short walk to the first triangulation pillar.




Good condition 2nd Jun 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 64422 76594   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Mar 2013  16:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A rare unhurried journey up the M1 so decided on a detour to the Mother trig (luckily realising in time that it's not possible to get off at J19 to go east!). No access problems, wide ranging but rather flat views, extra mark for history. SE s/hole open but otherwise vgc, metal cap raised letters, interesting plaque.


Good condition 13th Jan 2013  16:00  by Delta68

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Stopped off here as we were caching nearby. We'd just arrived at the trigpoint and were reading the plaque when a very angry voice shouted at us from the other side of the field'OI!! GET OUT OF THE THERE, so we walked quickly back to the car - half expected to read other comments about an angry farmer but can't see any. An interesting spot all the same.

©Delta68


Good condition 8th Sep 2012  10:45  by gaz_zippy

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Found whilst in the area to pick up puzzle cache (Jurassic Mystery - GC1PF34) where this historic trigpoint is listed within the cache listing, so I just had to come and take a look for it. Parked in the entrance to the farm and hopped over the gate for a 'quick find'. Little did I know that this was the first pillar used for the re-triangulation of Great Britain so it felt quite special being here. 10/10 for the historic value of this trigpoint

gpsr at the trigpoint ©gaz_zippy
Historic Details ©gaz_zippy
Flush Bracket ©gaz_zippy


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  20:08  by edfielden

Gridref: SP 64423 76590   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My 101st extant pillar. After visiting TP6459 Thorny Gale in Cumbria (the last pillar used) earlier in the day and stopping off in Gateshead I couldn't resist adding an extra 11 miles to my journey by detouring on the way home to Gloucestershire to visit Cold Ashby (the first pillar used!) I parked in the entrace to the gateway of the newly-built track at SP 6444 7664. The pillar is easily visible from the road, about 50m away, just beside the new track. I walked through the open gateway and along the track to get to the pillar. There is an individual poppy along the verge of the track close by and some newly planted young trees/bush plants which will presumably eventually engulf the pillar! Pillar in good condition, with a plaque on the NE face commemorating its significance to the Retriangulation. The plaque must have been installed some time after June 1962 as it mentions a particular date when the last observations of the Retriangulation were taken at Thorny Gale! Pillar has OS cap with wide raised letters; FB faces NE; SE sighthole open, others plugged. Peaceful location with views of the surrounding fields with the sinking sun making it a very pleasant last stop of the day.

S1534 - Position Open gate and new track lead to pillar ©edfielden
S1534 - Pillar Looking WNW ©edfielden
S1534 - Plaques ©edfielden
S1534 - Top ©edfielden
S1534 - Top Glinting in the late evening sunlight ©edfielden
S1534 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S1534 - Trig pose! Looking SW ©edfielden
S1534 - Pillar and poppy Looking SSW ©edfielden


Good condition 6th May 2012  15:25  by dal

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Extra marks for the historical significance.


Good condition 19th Apr 2012  17:08  by gushoneybun

Gridref: SP 64423 76590   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Where it all started:) I stopped by for this as it is also a YOSM. I parked close by and the gate was open so I could walk along the gravel track right upto the trig point, obviously I read the sign and took in the views. You can see a long way from here.


Good condition 8th Mar 2012  15:00  by MarkA

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited with KevP.


Good condition 27th Feb 2012  15:02  by simplysup

Gridref: SP 64422 76592   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

"First among equals" is how I've seen this trigpoint described, for obvious reasons once you've read the plaque. Parked at the gateway for a short walk in. View is reasonable.

The plaque
trig and FB


Good condition 25th Jan 2012  12:00  by scafell3210

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Played golf on CA course today preceded by visit Dissapointing view for iconic trig


Good condition 15th Jan 2012  22:17  by cassandy

Gridref: SP 64422 76589   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Liked this one. A very important plaque on it reads "THE FIRST OBSERVATIONS FOR THE RETRIANGULATION OF GREAT BRITAIN WERE MADE AT THIS TRIGONOMETRICAL STATION BY SERGHANT T.F.MULLINGER, ROYAL ENGINEERS ON 18TH APRIL 1936. THERE ARE 11,678 SUCH STATIONS AND THE LAST OBSERVATIONS WERE MADE AT THORNY GALE IN WESTMOR-LAND ON 4TH JUNE 1962."

Trig
The plaque
Flush Bracket


Good condition 5th Oct 2011  09:45  by asbown

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In the area and would have been rude not to come and have a look.


Good condition 2nd Sep 2011  07:56  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: SP 64422 76592   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views across the fields in the early morning. Visited to log the YOSM Geocache.

Ealry morning


Good condition 14th Aug 2011  18:46  by rutson

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

Found as Geocache Ye Ole Survey Monuments YSM428 on 14/08/2011


Good condition 7th Jun 2011  15:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SP 64400 76500   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First amongst equals


Good condition 4th Jun 2011  19:19  by Monki

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

An interesting Trig with a info plate on it. Nice

©Monki


Good condition 29th Apr 2011  16:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 25th Apr 2011  12:00  by Tikal

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 20th Apr 2011  15:40  by rowleybirkin

Gridref: SP 64422 76595   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Interrupted our journey north for this anniversary visit - the correct week if not the correct day ! Quite easy to find travelling west, not so easy to get back on to A14 continuing west. Beautiful, warm spring day, although too hazy for distant views. This pillar should be on every trig-pointer's 'must visit' list.


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  12:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A great opportunity to meet up with fello trigpointers and share experiences. Also an opportunity to pay homage to those engineers that constructed the thousands of trig points around the country and took the measurments that led to the excellent OS maps that we have today. Thanks to the land owner for allowing us access.

A bit warmer than my last visit. ©Father Ted


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  12:15  by Brisey

Gridref: SP 64427 76593   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Could this pillar set a record for the most logs in one day, at least in this part of the country? The reasons are explained by others and I was really pleased to be able to join in. Thanks to the organisers! After creating this log I discovered this was my 500th log on TUK!


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  12:00  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SP 64424 76595   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Definitely something of a trigpointing convention here today for the 75th Anniversary of the first obesrvations of the Retriangulation of Great Britain! OS representatives were also there, and the pillar (and its visitors!) were featured on BBC Look East - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-13130526 The pillar in still in excellent condition, and a new access track has recently been constructed passing right next to it. Many thanks to Father Ted and The Cold Ashby Rambler for arranging permission with the landowner for a group visit.

Trigpointing Convention at Cold Ashby Trigpointers gathered at Cold Ashby piilar on 18th April 2011 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first observations of the Retriangulation of Great Britain.©RoPeHe


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  12:00  by wrose

Gridref: SP 64425 76594   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I was one of the gathered throng at the seventy-fifth anniversary party. It was so nice to have company for once in what is quite a solitary past time. My thanks too to those people that arranged the meet and the access on the day. Something of a surprise to appear on television!


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  11:55  by KevP

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice to meet people there on the 75th anniversary. Revisited on 08/03/12 with MarkA. Better visibility than on the 75th visit. Gate across access road padlocked this time. Thought about Bergfuhrer as the previous visit was the only time I met him.


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  11:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A long way to travel but interesting to meet fellow trigpointers. Hope to bump into them again in the future.

Plaque
Spider
Flush Bracket
Trigpoint, the BBC & trigpointer
Trigpointers
Trigpointers


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  11:50  by Jonathan Russell

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

Excellent day.

The group


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  11:45  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Northamptonshire. It is not every day that you get to a trig to find a group of fellow trigpointers, let alone the Ordnance Survey and the BBC. The pillar is in excellent condition, the plug having raised lettering. The plaque commemorates the day 75 years ago which we had gathered to celebrate the anniversary of. So pleased that this occasion was marked.


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  11:42  by Pharisee

Gridref: SP 64424 76590   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

As today was the 75th anniversary of the first sightings of the last great triangulation of Great Britain, taken from this very pillar, it seemed a good day to visit. A thought shared by a few others. I parked by the church in Cold Ashby village, met a couple of like minded souls and we walked the mile or so to the pillar. Permission to visit the pillar had been granted by the landowner and the site was already occupied by two gents from the O.S. and a reporter from the BBC’s “Look East” early evening magazine program. A few more folks joined us there for photographs and chat. Most of us then adjourned to the ‘Black Horse’ in Cold Ashby for refreshment (of the Bateman’s kind, in my case). The pub is normally closed on a Monday lunchtime but the landlord had kindly agreed to open for us… if we made it worth his while… which we obviously did. The pillar is situated next to a newly constructed farm road a 100 yards or so from the public highway. It’s complete and in very good condition, it’s metalwork has remained intact. It was very hazy in the distance so the views weren’t as good as we’d hoped and the other local pillars couldn’t bee seen, which was a bit of a pity. All in all, an enjoyable experience.

©Pharisee
©Pharisee
©Pharisee


Good condition 6th Apr 2011  17:30  by SebastienCale

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

Can't make it to the party on the 18th so thought I'd do a pre-emptive bag as I was passing nearby. Have fun everyone!

©SebastienCale


Good condition 6th Apr 2011  10:19  by M0NJW

Gridref: SP 64421 76592   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The inscription reads: Ordanance Survey - Cold Ashby The first observations for the retriangulation of Great Britain were made at this trigonometrical station by Sergeant G.F. Mullinger, Royal Engineers on 18th April 1936. There are 11,678 such stations and the last observations were made at Thorny Gale in Westmorland on 4th June 1962


Not Logged 14th Mar 2011  21:33  by Father Ted

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

Non-visit log just to say I am looking forward to revisiting this trig on April 18th to celebrate 75th anniversary of the first trig point measurment.


Good condition 26th Feb 2011  14:49  by descarte1

Gridref: SP 64422 76588   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Vgc pillar standing beside a new metalled road for "Far View Farm". FB faces NE-ish with SW-ish sighthole open. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views especially south. Plaque commemorating the first observation of the retriangulation, so high score for this one! Just a bit early for the 75th anniversary.


Good condition 19th Jan 2011  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Now by the side of a track to the farm.

S1534
S1534
S1534
S1534


Good condition 30th Nov 2010  00:00  by trig-man

Gridref: SP 64426 76597   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th May 2010  19:10  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Located in field of crops accessible via tractor tracks - Pillar good condition - interesting plaque.


Good condition 27th Sep 2009  17:25  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy access from road, across recently ploughed field. Good views. Revisited 09/11/2019 on circular walk from Welford via Naseby and Thornby. Trigpoitn now along new hedge line.

Cold Ashby Trig Point
Cold Ashby Trig Point FB


Good condition 13th Jun 2009  06:28  by barnsley skip

Gridref: SP 64423 76595   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Where it all started easy to access from road. Jimmy's golfball still in place.

GPS reading
PLATE
Trig with golfball


Good condition 10th May 2009  12:55  by Chris9870

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice to visit the place where it all started. There is a plaque on the side explaining all as stated in previous logs. It is easy to find and stands out really well in the middle of a field. Only problem is that the field has new crops growing but walked up the track till level with the TP then walked down a tractor track. Good condition with good views. I agree with previous log, would be nice to give this one a new coat of paint. The golfball is still sat on top.

Cold Ashby
Cold Ashby
Cold Ashby
Cold Ashby
Cold Ashby


Good condition 27th Apr 2009  12:49  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: SP 64421 76594   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Well - thats first and last secured... now for the other 11676 ;) Cap is intact with only NNW sight open... crops thriving to 8inches in this cloying clay soil. I found a golfball en route so left it atop the pillar... finders, keepers ;) A fresh whitewash wouldn't be out of place for this Special pillar!

Cold Ashby... sadly plain for such a historic point.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2009  13:00  by TAG

Gridref: SP 64423 76592   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Although set off the road in the middle of a crop field, was accessed from a farm track.


Good condition 25th Sep 2008  11:38  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited before I started using this website, so the plaque came as a surprise.


Good condition 24th Feb 2007  12:21  by arranc

Gridref: SP 64400 76500   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

another historic column


Good condition 30th Sep 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, small raised letters. 30m S of road, in arable field, GPS notice plus plaque indicating history


Good condition 14th Jan 2006  10:36  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 64420 76580   FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Now in barren field so no problem with crops.Views limited.The rest has been said.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 21st Dec 2005  11:20  by Lathama

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Well, it has taken a long time for me to get to this place of pilgrimage but today I made it. The winter crops were up so well that access to the pillar was easy. It has the original plug with raised letters. E sighthole open, the others closed. Traces of paint. Concrete base exposed about 3" all round. Surrounded by crops but with excellent views S and SW and W. Commemorative plaque and also OS anti-vandalism notice. It's been a pleasure to come!


Good condition 26th Jun 2005  17:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

REalising I spent too much time futher south and wont get the full pland done today. Nice to visit a significant trig all be it in an insignificant location. Odd GPS readings to not logged


Good condition 1st May 2005  12:00  by DanTrig

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

Trigbagging sometime mid 2005, didn't know for years after that this was such an important pillar. In my home county too!


Good condition 20th Nov 2004  10:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I followed the route prescribed by brighd to avoid stepping on the crops. Historically very significant but looking bleak on this wintry November morning.

TP0256 Cold Ashby Trig Point
TP0256 Cold Ashby Plaque
TP0256 Cold Ashby Flush Bracket


Good condition 5th Jul 2004  12:05  by brighd

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Cycling from Yelvertoft I could see the nearby radio mast in the distance. After going past the radio mast start looking for a place to stop and start hunting for this TP - no need you can see it from the road, but it is in a crop field. Well lets make my way to it using the tractor lines. I'm now about 7m away, but I can see that this one has a special plaque. So worked my way to the TP trying to avoid stepping on the crops. Allen key bolt plug in place though the allen bolts look rounded. FB and plaques on E side open sighting on S side. It has the OS GPS plaque of July 1999 and the special one concerns that it was the first station from which observations were made on 18/4/1936. Other info there were 11678 such stations and the last being Thorny General Westmorland 4/6/1962. Now to get out of this field.


Unreachable but visible 16th Jul 1998  15:57  by senrabyar

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

Cropped field (reading other later entries - I might just point out that this TP is significant in one small way - it marks the highest point of 1:50000 sheet 140 - and is therefore one of my special targets !) Further information discovered 1st Nov is that the summit of Honey Hill (as given by 1:25000) is SP637769 at 214m - about 750m to the North West. So this Trig no longer a significant point for me!


Good condition 6th May 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent trig with a plaque commemorating the re-surveying of the British Isles in the 1930s. The first reading was taken from here. Plug with raised lettering.


Good condition 29th Nov 1988  00:00  by S1534&Beyond

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Top marks for this important trig. A retrospective log as was living in the county in this year and remember a visit here around this time. The photo for this log was taken nearly 40 years later in the 2020's and wow so much has changed such as the A14 and other developments!

Taken in the 2020's ©S1534&Beyond


Good condition 29th Aug 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1534  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar in wheat field. Plaque on side reads: "ORDNANCE SURVEY COLD ASHBY The first observations for the retriangulation of Great Britain were made at this trigonometrical station by Sergeant G. F. Mullinger, Royal Engineers on 18th April 1936. There are 11,678 such stations and the last observations were made at Thorney Gale in Westmor- land on 4th June 1962."



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