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TP1329 - Bere Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Bere HillSU54/14SU54S014437823.62145118.35127.2932PILLAR01/06/1953101/06/1958N0

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There are 14 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 21022nd with 2 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.61/10 (from 31 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Aug 1982
Was Last found intact: 2nd Nov 2020
Was Last logged: 23rd Feb 2021

Of the 31 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 2663m
The average error was 451m
1 was exact

ANDOVER ANDOVER Junction Mills Junction Mills Andover Church Tower Andover Church Tower Picket Twenty Picket Twenty Tonyht Tonyht Foulds658 Foulds658 m13751 m13751 jonglew jonglew RichardM RichardM caroleengel caroleengel Bere Hill Bere Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

The two concrete posts & overhanging tree
By 21qazxsw
Parked by the gates to the Southern Water compound
By 21qazxsw
Gate with my bike
Flush Bracket

By Griefmiester
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Inaccessible 23rd Feb 2021  16:55  by Foulds658

Gridref: SU 37800 45100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find.

Good condition 2nd Nov 2020  17:33  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 37828 45117   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Under the haunted Iron Bridge to reservoir gates which obligingly parted sufficiently to squeeze between. Trig pillar on mound in trees at NE corner of enclosure.

Good condition 2nd Nov 2020  17:00  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

feeling of triumph to find gate partly open and thrash through thick undergrowth and fallen ivy covered tree. No ghost bagged under Ladies Bridge though.

Good condition 23rd Mar 2020  12:45  by AHD

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

By far the most difficult Trig to access so far. Found concrete posts at rear of compound. At second attempt got over the fence and managed to find the Trig amongst the undergrowth. Main problem was finding my way back to the posts because of the steep slope and dense undergrowth. Got over the fence but a bit battered and bruised - be aware if attempting.

Inaccessible 26th Aug 2019  14:10  by 21qazxsw

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

Parked at the gates to the Southern Water compound, then walked down the lane (ESE direction) until there was a footpath (near the electricity pylon) that led back to the rear (NE corner) of the Southern Water compound. There, I found a gap in the vegetation and I chopped my way through to the fence. Found the 2 concrete fence posts with the overhanging tree, but it was completely overgrown. See pics. With a dodgy neck, back and knee, I'm not able to climb over such a high fence, so I'm gonna log this one as "inaccessible" and not attempt it again.

Parked by the gates to the Southern Water compound
The two concrete posts & overhanging tree

Inaccessible 18th Dec 2018  09:11  by m13751

Gridref: SU 37824 45118   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 0/10

All gaps in fence repaired 2 of us with dodgy knees unable to climb

Good condition 19th Apr 2018  19:49  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting road up from the centre of Andover in a cutting hewn from rock crossed by a cast iron foot bridge. No chance of seeing pillar through entrance gates - in vegetation on right beyond comms tower. Heading further down lane (East) there is a unofficial footpath leading past the far side of the security compound. I found a way to the fence through a thinner part of the vegetation. There are two very closely spaced concrete posts and with the aid of the neighbouring trees those of an athletic build can cross. A steep bank ahead was climbed to the pillar, completely hidden from the surrounds. Much satisfaction in accessing it.

Good condition 26th Dec 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 37824 45125   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From NE corner with a leg up from my trusty Ben Shaws crate and the good footholes between concrete fence posts

Inaccessible 20th May 2017  09:23  by G1ANQ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 0/10

Behind fence and gate. I am too old to try and climb anything like that. Still ride up road was nice.

Gate with my bike About as close as I got to this one!

Inaccessible 17th Feb 2017  00:00  by Woodleywalker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 2/10

Approached via Ladies Walk and the Iron Bridge, walked all around the perimeter fence of the resevoir but could not find a hole that I could get through or over.

Good condition 13th Nov 2016  14:15  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Access from footpath to the rear of compound.followed Jonglew's route over fence using the tree. Found in dence shrubbery on the mound . Made a pigs ear of the exit.fell from fence and ripped my finger open on the wire!! Thanks Jon!

Inaccessible 17th Feb 2013  15:55  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 2/10

En route home so stopped off on the off chance. Compound perimeter is readily accessible (a footpath runs down the N side of it) so must have been within feet of trig but a) 7 ft of wire fencing completely overgrown with ivy and brambles is impenetrable (both physically and visually) and b) had left Old Man guarding the car and was a bit put off by very shifty men with dogs. So leaving it as one which got away - but with a couple of marks for views to NE (FB is for logging purposes only).

Good condition 9th Jan 2013  11:48  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 37825 45120   FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Access is a problem for this trig as it's another located inside a water company's compound (Southern Water in this case). However, with a little peristence access is possible. The gates looked a bit daunting to me, but at the rear of the site the 7ft fence is possible to negotiate with the aid of the trees overhanging it. The pillar is located in quite dense scrub on a mound in the compound. Once in there and at the trig the cover is good enough that anyone working in the compound wouldn't know you were there. I cleared the ivy and scrub away from the pillar and could find no damage, so have classified it thus and have brought it to the attention of the admin team to check why it's currently classified as 'slightly damaged'. The cap has been replaced by a tarmac plug; the rear sight hole is the only one open. There are no views from here. ***Revisited 26 Dec 2017 with Carole Engel after our Porton Down incursion. same access point at rear (NE side) of the compound over the chain link fencing.

Pillar before gardenig duties TP1329©jonglew
Pillar TP1329 - AFTER©jonglew
Spider TP1329©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1329©jonglew

Not Logged 15th Jan 2012  16:00  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 3/10

Couldn't see from outside the fence - a lot of the surrounding thicket still has leaves. Various ways through the fence have been carefully blocked off.

Slightly damaged 17th Jul 2010  18:50  by cmb1953

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

Very hard to find in dense undergrowth.

Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2010  07:30  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Have only just started out Trigpointing and I sure hope they are not all this hard to find! I have plenty of scratches to prove the effort. There is another way in to the reservoir compound to that previously described, its hard to find and involves getting on your hands and knees but is much safer than climbing barbed wire fences, contact me for directions. The pillar is heavily overgrown but looks in reasonably good condition.

Indiana Jones country, pass me that Machete.

Good condition 16th Mar 2010  11:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

This was not easy - managed to crawl under the fencing to the west of this enclosure; then encountered a jungle of brambles and prickly barbs. Really suffered for the cause today! The pillar seemed to be in good condition with the cap missing (asphalt filling), but future visitors might need to bring secateurs to make things easier for themselves.

Good condition 8th Jul 2009  10:01  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bit of luck with this one, as I arrived at the gate expecting a climb, there was a water board man just leaving, i explained the nature of my visit, he was only to pleased to let me look around - Pillar is located on top of a large mount just to the right as you enter the compound, and is almost lost in the bushes - looks like good condition to me - no views.

Couldn't find it 15th Oct 2008  10:20  by Glaslyn

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

Lots of new fencing to the North side,and my mnd worrying about the car given earlier logs. Dont care about the Vectra,just the Spaniel inside!Failed.

Good condition 16th Jul 2008  11:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 15th Nov 2007  09:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Adjacent the old (now dead end) A303. In reservoir compound and surrounded by thick bushes. Plug missing, asphalt or concrete filled.

Inaccessible 7th Oct 2005  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 37825 42455   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 5/10

Inside of well fenced water tank compound, so access is very problematical. Evidence of recent repairs to wire to the rear, but no gaps today, so left unsighted. Grid reference from estimated closest position.

Good condition 20th Mar 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, mortar plug, on tall wooded chalky hillock in NE corner of fenced service resr. 2nd time lucky, accessed from N side OK

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 13th Mar 2005  09:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The gate is quite daunting, but it's surprising what you can do with the front passenger-side rubber floor mat to protect you from the barbs! The pillar is overgrown but didn't seem to be damaged at all. No views, tarmac plug.

Slightly damaged 13th Mar 2005  09:15  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Obtained by proxy as photo reveals. (the rubber mat access)

The car mat approach, mind you he still managed an injury.©HEATHENS

Couldn't find it 10th Mar 2005  15:10  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

Didn't fancy the 8 ft fence and barbed wire on top of it not the discarded condoms. Nice straight road to it

Slightly damaged 16th Mar 2004  10:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 17th Aug 2003  15:00  by Teasel

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Only way in to the compound was over a barbed wire topped gate. Got spotted by a local "resident", but he, ummm, didn't seem the type to be calling the police to the area! Left Jayne with the car while I did the trespassing.

The way in
The trigpoint
The flush bracket

Couldn't find it 17th Aug 2003  15:00  by The Peak Plodders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

I protected the car and got caught in a drugs drop I think! Let Teasel do the tresspassing.

26th Jul 2003  13:30  by Steve & Gill

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 0/10

The wife and I thought this would be a good one to start with as it is the nearest one to our house. This pillar is in a location that is not accessable as it is surrounded by two layers of chain link fencing as well as heavy vegetation on property belonging to the water board. I did actually climb into the compound but the hill within is so heavily overgrown that the nearest that I could get was about eighteen feet so unable to get a photograph or flush bracket info.

Good condition 8th Aug 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1694  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Pillar in thicket at east end of reservoir enclosure.

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