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TP12399 - Cirencester Church Tower
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cirencester Ch TwrSU19/T7SU19T007402293.98202081.000.0003BOLT01/06/195100

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3769th with 70 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.91/10 (from 11 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Jun 2013
Was Last logged: 27th Oct 2019

Of the 11 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 4m
The average error was 1m
1 was exact

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Good condition 27th Oct 2019  17:05  by PlasmaWave

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

Towards dusk on a quiet Sunday evening ... the Church and town centre looked very attractive. Unfortunately not able to access the tower.

TP12399 & YSM0576 Cirencester Church Tower

Good condition 30th Sep 2017  10:26  by fitzydan

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

Last day of the year that the tower's open. Well worth the entry fee, great views...

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Good condition 27th Jun 2015  10:42  by Pir8sOld&New

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

Today being an open day for the Church of St. John the Baptist, Cirencester Tower decided best to come and clear these two up here. After ringing first in chamber, popped on up the spiral staircase to the roof to enjoy a beautiful view today, could even seen the Three Buses/The Clumps 20 miles away on the ridgeway, clearly. Picture taken of my glasses with bolt, and one of gargoyles which is more fun than the flagstaff.

St John the Baptist Bolt & Glasses ©Pir8sOld&New

Inaccessible 27th Jun 2015  07:40  by Dusty

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

Open today but we were far too early.

Good condition 27th Jun 2015  00:00  by explorer_olway

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

Found as YSM576. As the tower is only open to the public for 5 days a year a special trip was planned to get this TP. It costs 3 to walk up the tower and you can ring the bells as well. Look out for the punk gargoyle at the top as well.

E_O with the Bolt - TP12399 ©explorer_olway
Punk Gargoyle! ©explorer_olway

Good condition 30th May 2015  13:33  by BRISTOLIAN

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

Paid the 3 to visit the top of tower as it is only open s few times in the year. Lots of steps but well worth the visit. They even let me ring the bells. A cracking hour spent here. Highly recommended. Good views too.

Mr K at bolt. Usual pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Inaccessible 8th Mar 2014  15:27  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SP 02293 02081   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 5/10

marvellous church, two trigs and a benchmark

Good condition 13th Nov 2013  10:15  by jonglew

Gridref: SP 02293 02085   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bolt present and correct on tower roof.

The Bolt TP12399©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP12399©jonglew

Inaccessible 21st Aug 2013  15:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 1/10

Couldn't find it 21st Jul 2013  17:51  by Trigger

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


Good condition 29th Jun 2013  10:10  by edfielden

Gridref: SP 02294 02082   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The tower of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist is open to the public for 5 or 6 days every year. Despite living in the town all my life I had never been up the tower before. I arrived at the opening time at 10am and paid my 3 before climbing the 204 steps up the very narrow spiral staircase. Despite starting off at a fair pace it was a very warm and humid morning and as I continued past the bell ringing room, the clock mechanism and the bell chamber I slowed down quite a bit before emerging into the bright sunlight at the top! The bolt is easily visible on the ridge of the roof, 1.7m from the centre of the flagstaff (TP9787) which doubles as a radio transmitter. Absolutely superb views over the town and surrounding countryside - well worth the effort!

Cirencester Church Tower - roof Looking E; bolt visible on ridge in front of flagstaff ©edfielden
Cirencester Church Tower - bolt 2-inch domed-head bolt set in roof ridge ©edfielden
Cirencester Church Tower - bolt pose! Looking W over Cirencester Park ©edfielden
View ESE Cirencester Market Place ©edfielden
View SW ©edfielden
View W Cirencester House and Park ©edfielden

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