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Porton (Boscombe Down) pillar

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:12 pm
by Woodleywalker
Today I have walked the PROW from High Post northwards. The section of path that runs beside the airbase has a wide tall hedge obscuring the view of the airfield. It now has sections removed to ground level, the 5th cut away section reveals what I am sure is a Pillar easily visible about 10-15 yards inside the fence. The GR on my E-Trex from the fence is SU16213 38702. If anyone else is in that area can they please let me know that it is not my imagination.

Re: Porton (Boscombe Down) pillar

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:24 pm
by agentmancuso
Intriguing. Marked as destroyed by OS Feb 1944! Just possibly repositioned at edge of airfield; will alert FB.

Re: Porton (Boscombe Down) pillar

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:27 pm
by bwm
There is certainly something there on Google Maps satelite view, but can't tell if it's a trig

https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2 ... -1.7691678

Re: Porton (Boscombe Down) pillar

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:03 pm
by agentmancuso
Definitely something worth investigating anyway.