The CC Trig Point bagger thread, now incorporating other interesting geographs

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Drago, 19 Mar 2017.

  1. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    A few from t'other days ride around the shire.

    Firstly, a carving, in the stone portal, on Thornby Hall, now a Buddhist meditation centre, that some utter twonk has thought it acceptable to drill two holes and tap rawlplugs into!
    Someone should do that in their head. Muppets :cursing:
    And breathe. ...

    Then, in Hollowell, a slightly different cut mark on a cottage on the green.


    Final find was just spotted, as I rode past, as the weeds were almost covering it, was in Little Brington, close to Nobottle Road.
    I dig clear the weeds away to stop it getting lost forever.

  2. Middleton (of all places!!)
    South Leeds
    (just south of the M621)



    As I took these, I had to step out of the way of 3 scrotes, riding along a bike-lane, on a Scooter, the wrong way, causing a bus to brake sharpley
    They even give Scrotes a bad name!!!!
    Last edited: 7 Mar 2019
  3. Gnomon?
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  4. A61 Barnsley - Wakefield Road
    Just south of NewMillerDam

    MIdland Railway

    I've tried to find one on here before, but never found it:blush:
    It's just ahead of my front wheel, on the south-bound side

    Scroll down to the Saville Town - Royston, then NewMillerDamBarnsley Road bridge Savile town.htm
  5. A cracking collection:notworthy:

    Now we need to send you out photographing the vernacular style known as 'Halifax Houses'
    Ie; Peel House, on the hill from Luddenden Foot, towards Wainstalls, or 'Wood Lane Hall, below the Church Style(?) pub up Sowerby New Road
  6. A61 (Wakefield - Barnsley section)

    In woodland just south of NewMillerDam, before the crossroads, for Royston (Vasey) & Staincross

    An abandoned, & uncompleted (1930's) outdoor swimming pool, and Summer-House/changing rooms

    There is an 'island' which may have been planned as a sun-lounging platform?

    The summer-house remains

    Steps into the pool, straight in front of the summer-house



    It's shown on the 1955 map, as the rectangle, with the feeder pond to the west

    The 'M.P' shown on the A61, is not there anymore

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: 9 Mar 2019
  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    A couple of new to me os marking's I discovered on this morning's ride .


    A nice clean benchmark on Milton Ernest Lower School .


    And a faceplate on a bridge over the Ouse in Radwell .

    Ridden past both a few times but never spotted before .
  8. Earlier this afternoon

    'Stennard Island'

    Calder Vale
    Adjacent to (the old) Wakefield Bridge (aka Chantry Bridge)

    There was, in very late 1800s/early 1900s, a manufacturer of 'agricultural implements' here
    Which was rather good placing, as there was the Aire & Calder Navigation Canal (see 2nd pic), & access to the goods yard of KirkGate Railway Station, roughly 300 yards away
    See the (Charles Clay) address, on the advertisement;

    This was a basin/'arm' of the A&CNC, which was access to the Offices/workshops, which were in the yard to the left
    (the 'Private Road' stone is in the wall)


    The access, as it is now
    'Chantry Bridge' to the right

    The A&CNC offices/workshop to the left, Board Room to the right
    Last edited: 10 Mar 2019
  9. To follow on from the above 'A & CN C' basin/old arm

    Whilst out for a ride this morning, I left Doncaster Road, as it entered the south of the City, & ventured to Fall Ings Lock (which is a short 'cut', to avoid the weir on the River Calder, at Wakefield Bridge(s)

    Opposite the lock, rejoining the Calder, there's the stopped/silted-up remains of the lock
    I've no idea if there's any remnants of the lock-gates, but the stonework is still fairly intact

    Apologies for poor images, but it was widdling it down

  10. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...


    Kidderminster clock tower, and the back of a GR postbox, in the town centre.

    Luckily, at just gone 22.30, no one noticed a 60foot 44 tonne truck parked up so I could jump out and take a photo :whistle:
  11. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Bit open and high for a urinal:whistle:
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  12. Ironically, at first look I thought it was a baptistry.
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  13. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Looking into it further, it appears to be 'Brinton`s Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain'
  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    "Unashamedly stolen the idea from the Col Baggers thread. That looked like great fun to me, but there is a dearth of Cols near me, so it was a no go.

    Still, I liked the idea, but came up with a type of target more easily found in my part of the World...or in any part of the country... Trig Points.

    Ideally ones you've sought on the bicycle, but I won't be sniffy if you happened to be driving past and leaped out the still moving car to snap a prime example of trig pointness.

    I'm having my shoulder injection tomorrow, but after a day or two of recovery I'm going to go hunting myself. It seems to me a good motivation to go for a ride, an ongoing purposes, and the rides become more epic as you bag the easy local ones and start moving further afield."

    keeping the post that started this.
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2019
  15. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    KIlsyth today...
    hadn't much time to faff about BUT saw this church..
    (just can't resist)
    NS 7160 7777 KIlsyth, Burnbrae Rd,Church.jpg
    The building
    Kilsyth Church.jpeg
    (aye, we do get sunshine oop North)

    1816, a much bigger Church was completed to accommodate 793 parishioners on this present location. The building was designed by a Mr Shepherd and the construction supervised by a Mr Lawrie from Dalkeith. The clock, tower and bell were gifted by the landowner, Sir Charles Edmonstone. Built of freestone and coated with lath and plaster on the inside, the heating was provided by coal fired stoves. In 1835, the Kilsyth Gas Company was formed and gas lighting replaced paraffin lamps.
    paraffin lamps, eh?
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