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TP1126 - Beedon Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Beedon HillSU59/T1SU59T001448647.18177174.75175.0403PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1968N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14740th with 141 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.81/10 (from 32 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Oct 1980
Was Last logged: 26th May 2020

Of the 32 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 16m
The average error was 8m
1 was exact

Red Lane Red Lane Glaslyn Glaslyn g4wsb g4wsb martinc martinc KT KT jonglew jonglew Mickandkim Mickandkim caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea Beedon Hill Beedon Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 26th May 2020  10:00  by AHD

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked in village hall opposite start of footpath. Getting into field a bit tricky as overgrown.

Good condition 16th Mar 2020  18:10  by andyrandom

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Mossy pillar hidden in muddy wood next to field of elephant grass which is *very* slippery underfoot. Field is accessible only by scrambling up a nettle covered embankment whilst simultaneously pushing through a thorny hedge. Not one of my favourite trigs!

Good condition 26th Jan 2020  09:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 48647 77175   FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on main road and then up lane then up through bushes after lane gate past crop and lots of deer marks to trig

Good condition 6th Oct 2019  16:07  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Route as Nekyram. Getting from path to edge of elephant grass isn't easy, a few metres of thorns and nettles to contend with! With coinea. The tall grassy plant is elephant grass, grown for biomass. Bumper crop of sloes on the way too if anyone wants any!

Beedon Hill selfie ©thejackrustles
Me and the elephant grass ©thejackrustles
Sloes ©thejackrustles
Beedon Hill marks on spider ©thejackrustles
Beedon Hill collage ©thejackrustles

Good condition 6th Oct 2019  16:05  by coinea

Gridref: SU 48653 77181   FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Route as Nekyram. With thejackrustles. The tall grassy plant is elephant grass, grown for biomass.

S5824 Beedon Hill

Good condition 26th Jun 2019  09:19  by WanderingSal

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

Good condition 13th Jan 2019  15:02  by KT

Gridref: SU 48649 77167   FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 17th Jul 2018  13:35  by Nekyram

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on road by cottages at start of footpath. After passing gate we went up bank into the field that still have the bamboo like plant growing. Followed the edge arriving at the end of the copse,trig can be seen as you enter the woods.

Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  09:50  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  09:49  by Pritch227

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from the fp up through the field,no problems.


Good condition 17th Aug 2016  08:06  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I went down ROW and parked bike just after the gate. About 5m after it there was a very obvious gap in the hedge, with scramble marks leading up to it, that goes into the field with the strange bamboo crop on it. I then followed the edge of this field round to the corner of the coppice. There was the remains of a barbwire fence. Be careful not to trip over it. The Trig was easy to spot once in the wood. No views. Rather uninteresting for the first one today.

Flush Bracket ©G1ANQ

Good condition 15th Oct 2014  16:30  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We parked at a layby in front of an empty derelict plot on the minor road to the E of the trig. The layby was on the W side of the road, immediately S of house no. 35 and opposite "Beedon Hill House". 1 end of the layby had a sign "private property no parking" and the other end of the layby had a sign "no parking keep driveway entrance clear thank you". (Can I just add that we did not obstruct anyone's driveway!) We then walked S to the path that runs E-W that's to the S of the trig. The entrance to the path had a red postbox and a village notice board, with no parking signs. We walked along the path W past the houses. The last house on the right was "39, The Nutshell". Immediately past this house was a metal gate that led to a field. We went through this gate into the field and walked across the field to the NW corner where there was a wooden bench. Behind the wooden bench was the dry ditch that a previous logger (Rad) had mentioned (about 8 and a half years ago). We couldn't get over the fence, so we got out of that field (tip for future visitors: do not go into this field!) We got back on the path and continued W until we passed a wooden gate. The back of this gate had a small plaque that said "Erected By West Berks Ramblers For West Berks Council". Immediately to the right of this gate was the wiggly tin sheets that a previous logger (martinc) had mentioned (over 5 and a half years ago), but the gap through the hedge was completely overgrown. We went a bit further W on the path and then made our own gap through the hedge (using gardening shears and secateurs) into the field. The field was full of that weird crop that has been mentioned by previous loggers, some 10 feet high, it looked like cane or something. From there we basically walked N along the field edge (i.e. weird crop to our left, copse to our right) until we found a gap in the trees, where we entered the copse and down into the dry ditch. We continued walking N along the dry ditch until it opened up into the dell (that Rad had mentioned). Up the W side of the dell, a few metres N of the dell edge and there was the trig. The trig was completely engulfed in overgrowth and undergrowth, it took me a lot of effort to clear it. While I was busy doing this, my partner observed a deer closeby! The trig was covered in slimy green stuff (moss / lichen) but otherwise in fairly good condition. Original metal cap. It was a rainy day and it had been raining non stop for the past week and a half so everything was very wet, muddy and slippery! Should have worn my Wellies. Tip for future visitors: gardening tools are a must for this one.

Good condition 16th Sep 2013  12:05  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 48635 77186   FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Parked on the minor road due E of trig, took PROW to south of trig then trespass through hedgerow just after the gate in the footpath. Strange crop noted by previous logger still there, cross between reeds and bamboo. Pillar is 150m along hedgerow in area of scrubby woodland. Thorn trees overgrowing it and nettles undergrowing it. Pillar generally in good condition under its moss jacket, but there is a small area on top surface adjacent to spider where some concrete is missing - can be seen in my photo; original cap in place; 1 sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP1126©jonglew
Spider TP1126 - Showing damage to top surface©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1126©jonglew

Good condition 17th Aug 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 48650 77183   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

To elaborate on previous decriptions, once in vicinity of trig (approaching from South) - just before fence turns right, thru' gap in hedge and half left to trig to avoid worst of nettles

Good condition 16th Jun 2013  13:01  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 48641 77171   FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cottages lane footpath to track end.gate on right to seatin field,over down into field!up hedge before end right into shrubs.


Good condition 16th Jan 2012  15:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: 5824  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in Beedon village just south of the footpath necessary for this 'bagging'. A little difficulty in finding this one which is cunningly hidden within a wooded area and in tangled under-and-overgrowth. The trig is mostly covered in green lichen, but seemed to be in reasonable condition. Black horned sheep in nearby field. Strange tall growth in adjacent field (to pillar)- almost bamboo-like, well over 10 or 11 feet high. Shame I'd left it too late to visit Beedon Church; back soon.

Good condition 25th Feb 2011  15:59  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Feb 2010  15:41  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

One for the more obsessed this one - I parked in the lay by to the east then set off through the brambles following my GPS. loads of brambles and low tress to navigate one of those where you can get scatched to blazes,I think this is one of those for the winter months. Pillar is in good condtition and very mossy.

Good condition 30th Jan 2010  12:55  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 2nd Mar 2009  14:20  by martinc

Gridref: SU 48646 77166   FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The gap mentioned by Rad now has some wiggly tin and layered blackthorn across it. Still passable but go over the stile 15 paces to a better gap and go up the side of the field. Pillar leaning slightly, dented spider with very light letters.

Good condition 28th Feb 2009  14:38  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Jun 2008  17:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th May 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc except cap a bit battered, metal cap, shallow letters. SE corner of brambles/thicket, 10m N of brink of apparent old quarry, 10m E of field fence. Already the approach from S involves deep nettles. After 2 failed attempts I was impressed to see this one had been refound - tied in nicely with a weekend in Hants.

Good condition 27th Dec 2006  12:25  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 48640 77170   FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed earlier loggers hints and found quite easily.

Good condition 10th Apr 2006  13:00  by dal

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Folowing rad's success I thought I would have another go. His directions are spot on - the only thing I question is being less than 5 yards from the field to the west. Certainly the trig is further into the thicket than I was looking on my last visit. Very overgrown. I cleared away the moss and debris on the top, and the plug appears to be still intact.

Good condition 31st Mar 2006  11:30  by rad

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Difficult search eventually came good, mostly thanks 2 Google Earth aerial photo & overlay. East-west footpath to the south provides best accessing, and feels very trespassy! Go along path from road to first stile, but do not go over. To the right there is a small gap in the hedge which turns into a rough, overwooded path along the edge of the wood. This path becomes the bottom of a wide (dry) ditch and eventualy widens into a dell. As the path goes up the other side of this shallow, the trig is in the undergrowth to the left, less than 5 yards from the field edge.


Couldn't find it 22nd Nov 2005  12:30  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

Couldn't find any sign of it. I reckon I was in the right place, having worked my way up the east side of the field from the footpath to the south. Mix of thicket, brambles and nettles. There is some ground disturbance, but nothing recent.

Couldn't find it 24th Oct 2005  18:20  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

I found the footpath but even with a torch that was as far as I got

Couldn't find it 13th Mar 2005  14:00  by HEATHENS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

As noted previously, densely overgrown with brambles, spent a while searching but didn't have equipment to tackle the brambles. Must have been virgin territory when you visited Mick.

Couldn't find it 16th Sep 2002  08:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

dense thicket, was looking in the right place, will have to try harder :-(

Good condition 8th Feb 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A bit trespassy, plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 31st Oct 1980  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5824  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Off-white pillar in scrub area fenced off from arable field.

S5824: Beedon Hill

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