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TP12707 - Robs Pillar
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There are 19 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4451st with 37 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.78/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Jul 2013
Was Last logged: 12th Jun 2021

Of the 18 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 1000m
The average error was 172m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Garden trig
By thebuttonmushroom
Garden trig
By thebuttonmushroom

By asbown
Flush Bracket

By Griefmiester
See 14 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 12th Jun 2021  13:25  by thebuttonmushroom

FB Number: S2470  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Was not expecting a trig point in someone’s front garden but quickly stopped for a photo whilst cycling home!

Garden trig
Garden trig

Not Logged 28th Nov 2020  00:00  by RichBiker

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

Good condition 17th Jul 2020  09:45  by AHD

FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Was unsure as to bother with this cloned Pillar but glad I did. Spoke to Rob who gave me the story of it and his mates done a very good job.

Good condition 23rd Apr 2020  12:15  by dbattyman

FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to Rob while he tended the grass around the pillar.

Good condition 12th Aug 2018  09:54  by asbown

Gridref: SU 41701 19738   FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nobody home.

Good condition 13th Jun 2018  11:09  by G1ANQ

FB Number: E67AF   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This is a bit of an oddity. But I like it! The Trig is very close replicate. The FB and Spider are very good. Hope Rob doesn't mind people walking on his lawn to admire his pillar.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point

Good condition 26th May 2017  14:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 41711 19739   FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Sorry Rob ! rang bell but you were out Very nice Trig

Good condition 17th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 41720 19735   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A very convincing replica pillar for Rob Newgent's 40th birthday (now 10 years old). Nice bloke, nice mates!

Good condition 17th Feb 2016  13:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Called in to view this unique pillar, and luckily met the friendly and cheery Rob who, despite the cold pouring rain, and the fact that he was wearing t-shirt & shorts, was pleased to show me his very own 'trigpoint'. Thanks again Rob. And the pillar? A brilliant construction with a beautifully crafted cap & two open sight-holes. I want one!

Good condition 11th Sep 2015  15:24  by vegibagger

FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

great to finally visit the famous Rob's pillar and find him on too. fascinating to hear all about it and realise that although it is hollow, it's not thin sides, they are about 75mm thick and it still weighs about 400 kg.

trig n Rob ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger
basking daddy long legs ©vegibagger

Good condition 6th May 2014  11:16  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 41709 19737   FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the area so had to visit; 6 Blenheim Close. Rob at home so got the spiel first hand (except for reason behind FB lettering - private joke, not for the web!) - very pleasant chap, happy to discourse. An excellent replica, just 1 point lost for lack of depressions on top surface where loops are fixed (or is that just half a point?) - not a criticism Rob, just an observation.

Pillar TP12707©jonglew
Spider TP12707©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP12707©jonglew

Good condition 8th Mar 2014  12:53  by dal

FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Rob was not at home. Extra marks for novelty value.

Not Logged 22nd Feb 2014  17:32  by geodeticsurveyor

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

Good condition 10th Feb 2014  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Sep 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This has to be the most unusual TP I have found so far! I was in the area and spotted a TP near to my destination and just had to drop by on my way home. I decided to knock on the door instead of a drive by photo and had the pleasure of meeting Rob and hearing the story of his own TP. He kindly let me take photos as we exchanged stories of our TP escapades. Well worth the effort to find it.

TP12707 ©explorer_olway
TP12707 ©explorer_olway

Good condition 7th Aug 2013  15:53  by peregrinus

Gridref: SU 42711 19739   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ha ha, brilliant! No 6. Also got to meet Rob himself. Pillar been there 6 years.

Good condition 4th Aug 2013  10:39  by Trigger

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


Good condition 12th Jul 2013  15:53  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 41711 19724   FB Number: E67AF  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting one this, after a “tip off” that a Pillar had been found in a front garden in Eastleigh, I had to go and a look, assuming it was a moved pillar, to my surprise, after meeting Rob, the story unfolded…Rob is by his own admission a Trigpoint “fan” (not yet obsessed but you never know) and has several pictures of himself at various pillars after mountain bike rides in his hall. Knowing of his interest, his mates decided to make a replica pillar for his 40th birthday. Rob arrived home one day to find it planted in his front garden and his mates all hiding round the corner. The pillar is made of concrete and was made after taking measurements from six other pillars, the attention to detail is amazing, complete with flush bracket (with Rob’s initials) spider, cap, plug and top loops. It is hollow in construction and weighs 400kg. I feel that this (although non OS) deserves a place on Trigpointing UK and so does Rob, he is happy for others to visit and gave me permission to take images and GPS reading. Many thanks for your time today Rob, and happy future “trigging” - logged pending decision from TPUK Admin as to whether or not it has a place here? – if so I suggest a name of “Rob’s Pillar”

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