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TP10736 - Old John Tower
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Inaccessible Inaccessible
OSGB36 Station :
SP69/15
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP10736
County :
Leicestershire
Nearest town :
LOUGHBOROUGH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Old John TwrSP69/15SP69S015452560.93311244.260.0002BOLT01/06/194900

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There are 10 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2240th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.40/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Jun 2005
Was Last found intact: 21st Oct 2005
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2020

Of the 15 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Selection of photos for this Bolt.

The Tower
©jonglew
The tower
By Brisey
Route up from the car park
By Brisey
View of Leicester
By Brisey
Outside view of tower.
By KevP
View from first floor of tower.
By KevP
See 4 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Inaccessible 12th Jan 2020  14:45  by Chrisrann87

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


Inaccessible 18th Apr 2019  15:09  by asbown

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

Afternoon at Brad gate park with 2 of the grandkids.


Inaccessible 4th Jan 2019  13:19  by jonglew

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

1878 Grade II listed gothic folly. Presume the Bolt will be on the roof; all locked up today so no access.

The Tower TP10736©jonglew


Inaccessible 20th May 2018  16:33  by Brisey

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

Easy walk up from the car park. Splendid views from here. The tower was not open so the bolt was inaccessible, but I do not know if roof access is part of what can be done on open days.

Route up from the car park
The tower
View of Leicester


Inaccessible 25th Mar 2018  16:06  by amblerbob

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

Whilst visiting Bradgate Country Park on a lovely sunny day with good visibility. Whilst walking round park saw a Kestrel, a few feet away from me, devour a lizard.


Inaccessible 28th Jan 2018  12:00  by seanmac

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

Located in Bradgate Park, it's a very popular spot plenty of parking all around with a cafe in the grounds, well worth a visit


Inaccessible 18th Dec 2017  14:02  by Particle

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

Ran up from Bradgate CP in Newton Linford


Inaccessible 2nd Mar 2017  12:15  by dugswell2

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

Parked in muddy lay-by before car park to the NNW then a grand walk to the tower, Tump summit and War Memorial. This was my 100th Tump for 2017.


Inaccessible 4th Sep 2016  13:07  by CJO

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

No access to tower. Wind turbine on top whizzing round today. Two tortoises adjacent (really!) out for a Sunday walk.

Old John Tower
Old John Tower out for a sunday stroll


Inaccessible 3rd Nov 2014  12:26  by Bourne

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

Regular visitor to this park. Parked for free on the streets to the south and walk through the park to reach the tower and war memorial.


Inaccessible 9th Aug 2014  15:00  by KevP

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

Managed to get into tower on guided walk in park. However only up to first floor. The roof access is through those who own the aerial. I had a chat with the ranger about the bolt and he'd no idea. He suggested I contact the estate re access or getting someone to photo it. I will try this option.

Outside view of tower.
View from first floor of tower.


Inaccessible 8th Feb 2014  13:00  by peregrinus

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

No access to top of tower. Popular location even on a blustery day. War meml is highest point.


Inaccessible 8th Nov 2012  11:10  by Dusty

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

SP69 015 Bolt. At about 212m at the top of Bradgate Park. Built as a Folly in about 1784. Bradgate was the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for 9 days in 1553.

Mrs Dusty & tower
Tower


Good condition 21st Oct 2005  13:00  by DanTrig

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

Parked Beacon Hill (Charnwood) trig, walked to Old John Tower and back. Also bagged Markfield trig on way back.


Good condition 4th Jun 2005  14:46  by gowrie

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

Retrospective log. Recording latest visit of many.



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