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TP7473 - Driffield West
1st Oct 2012 15:15 by asbown
Tried here last year with no success,no problems today,thanks to CJO for his advice.
26th Aug 2012 14:15 by CJO
Driffield West View from gap in hedge/rubble pile adjacent to current resting place of pillar, to its original position in the barley field
7th Mar 2012 00:00 by caroleengel
1st May 2010 18:47 by Trigbagger
Another visit to this sad trig whilst camping on the training area.
Driffield West Pillar ©Trigbagger
17th Oct 2009 15:30 by RoPeHe
A more precise original location for this pillar is SE 98852 57040. OS records indicate that the height of the flush bracket was measured as 85.34 ft. above Newlyn datum. Pillar is now dumped on its side at the edge of a field and partially buried with rubble. No FB (nor cavity) on any of the 3 visible faces. Perhaps the FB is (or was) on the underside of the toppled pillar, but this would require major excavation to check. Trigbagger's log indicates "when I first found this trig it was upright, stood on its foundations and all four sides were visible, it did not have a flush bracket" - but I am wondering whether this could mean "FB removed" rather than "never had FB". The companion pillar, Driffield (E) was at SE 99241 57286, and the FB height was measured as 82.70 ft. above Newlyn datum. RobW was lucky enough today to reach the other pillar of the pair, Driffield (E), found in its original location, complete with FB S9865, while IainM and I were in conversation with the (armed) perimeter guard!
17th Oct 2009 15:30 by peregrinus
No change since last Sept: not buried (yet). Interested to see Trigbaggers pic of the top cap which is the same as retained by (newly found) Driffield East.
12th Sep 2008 18:50 by peregrinus
Lying at E side of hedge, in W edge of arable field, E side of grassy track. Apparently vgc; top no longer visible, as is buried by soil & debris. FB not on any of the 3 visible faces: assumed to be on underside. I took a trowel but an hour with a spade would be required, at least .... Seems in danger of being buried completely. 18m S of fence which separates field from plantation.
16th Feb 2008 12:30 by ted
One of a pair constructed on this site for the MOD - Project Emily. Original locations (courtesy of Rod S) SE992573 (E) and SE988570 (W). No sign of the E trig - location is now in a plantation on the northern edge of the former Driffield airfield. The W trig's location would originally have been in a field, just to the W of the airfield. The pillar, complete with foundations, has been moved approx 100m N and dumped on the E side of a hedge, a short distance S of the plantation. Plug missing, minor damage to the top, one sighting hole open (facing hedge). No FB or recess on any of the three accessible faces. Some other odd-shaped bits of concrete nearby but nothing recognisable. Site approached from N via a very wet track and over a heap of rubble which blocks a gap in the hedge. The airfield now appears to be used for various off-road activities. I assume that this is the trig referred to be 'trig-bagger' in an email to the trigonomy list 18 Jan 2007 which mentions "a toppled trig pillar that lays abandoned on a military training area".
Driffield West View from original site
4th May 2001 21:00 by Trigbagger
I didnt realise that there was a log for this poor old trig or I would have logged my numerous visits over the years before now. I first became aware of this trigpoint around May 2001. As a member of the Army Cadet Force in this area I use the training area that this trig is on fairly frequently, several times a year. When I first became aware of it it was originally at grid 989571 roughly on the corner of the woods, but the local farmer has moved it on a couple of occasions, its now (2009) along the hedge line at grid 988571. When I first found this trig it was upright, stood on its foundations and all four sides were visible, it did not have a flush bracket however I did find the metal plug (around 2003) in the middle of the remains of a fire where the farmer appeared to have burned a load of rubbish and sheep corpses. I removed it from the ashes and have it in safe keeping. As ted mentioned it was part of a pair built when the RAF base here here was a Thor missile site. I have spoken to someone who remembers seing the second trig in the woods to the North of the area, however Ive looked briefly and have never seen it. Must go back and look again though. And yes ted, if you read this then this is the trig I mentioned on the trigonomy site.