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TP1345 - Betchcott Hill
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S4719
OSGB36 Station :
SJ44/T6
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1345
County :
Shropshire
Nearest town :
CHURCH STRETTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Betchcott HillSJ44/T6SJ44T006342290.55298210.67413.4063PILLAR01/06/1948101/07/1954N0

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There are 43 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3056th with 48 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.12/10 (from 52 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Aug 1991
Was Last found intact: 16th Feb 2019
Was Last logged: 17th Mar 2019

Of the 52 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 700m
The average error was 50m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 17th Mar 2019  11:27  by elliothale

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


Good condition 16th Feb 2019  13:05  by fennwalker

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 30th Sep 2018  14:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4719   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Dry.


Good condition 1st Dec 2017  09:00  by PeteBoggs

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

Same route as Clochandighter. Several small masts nearby

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 20th Sep 2017  13:53  by greenbell

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Brightness retreating north as muggy grey windy weather comes up from Wales and the south. Quick trip to Ragleth Hill which tempted me on Saturday to end the day, before the torrential rain makes a return.



Good condition 27th Mar 2017  10:02  by CJO

Gridref: SO 42292 98215   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. Has base exposed. Still fog. Found next to small telecom mast.

Betchcott Hill


Good condition 25th Mar 2017  11:30  by coinea

Gridref: SO 42294 98214   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Mar 2017  11:29  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SO 42294 98215   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th July 1948 costing £8.6s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SJ44/T6 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked just south of cattle grid off west side of road at SO425974. Followed mapped RoW north which drops into valley and climbs up to the Portway route and followed that NW until reaching the pillar. Column off plumb and undermined but otherwise in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, compass measurement 302°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes. 292° panoramic view spans from NW through east to WSW, remainder blocked by nearby woods.

S4719 - Betchcott Hill & yours truly
S4719 - Betchcott Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 24th Mar 2017  13:51  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SO 42290 98215   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parking at the car park to the SE, nice easy walk over past the two boundary stones, Pillar located a few meters off the ROW, one gate to hop over, was taking pictures when Land Rover drove up to me. driver smiled and drove on. Pillar good condition, great views today.


Good condition 28th Dec 2016  11:15  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely walk along the Portway from the SE. A couple of benchmarked stones by the way.



Good condition 26th Nov 2016  15:00  by Mickandkim

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove to it


Good condition 2nd Oct 2016  10:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 28th Aug 2016  11:30  by yukin61

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked a couple of miles away in the car park below Long Mount trig and bagged that first before walking NE then N along the portway to this one ... some great views on a warm sunny day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4-h0N6WNb8

the pillar
north from TP1345
east from TP1345
west from TP1345
west from TP1345


Good condition 20th Jul 2016  14:19  by sjr

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

a hot walk from the Long Myndd

©sjr


Good condition 13th Apr 2016  15:30  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice ridge walk along The Portway from the road to the southeast. Magnificent views out towards the east from along the ridge on a clear April afternoon. A stumpy comms mast is just a few feet away - probably the shortest comms tower Ive ever seen :)


Good condition 14th Mar 2016  14:43  by stignest

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

from Ra'hope via hill. A tad windy and very hazy which is a shame. one heck of a view! was suprised to see the cap missing. trig is somewhat eroded around the base but is solid in the ground still.


Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2015  09:33  by pork_pie_hat

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Here on a breezy day. Sky to south dark and threatening but sunshine was picking out the TP on Earl's Hill and Shrewsbury generally. Incidentally, noted the boundary marker and bench mark photographed by a previous visitor, but can't find it on OS database.

Betchcott Hill TP
The nearby bench mark As previously noted by Gary 'Foxdog' Jones


Good condition 24th Jan 2015  17:14  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 42289 98214   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking at Upper Darnford, just over the cattle grid. Lovely dusk walk down the vally and up onto the Portway. Twinkling lights of Shrewsbury 10miles NW. Dark for the return, no torch but enough light. Pillar found in good condition 30m S of Portway on field boundary, with exposed base. Cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open, RHD side plug degrading.

Pillar TP1345©jonglew
Spider TP1345©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1345©jonglew


Good condition 12th Mar 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 42292 98214   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Track (the Port Way) driveable from NW with room to park (and turn) at SO 42007 98538 on grass verge (in dry weather)


Good condition 21st Dec 2013  09:58  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Sep 2013  14:20  by Chingwakabungya

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

Bagged whilst supervising some Year 10s doing their DofE Bronze practice expedition. Approached from SE, carried on to campsite in Ratlinghope afterwards.


Good condition 25th Sep 2013  12:44  by pajames

Gridref: SO 42291 98211   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up from Church Stretton in mist so no real views today.


Not Logged 3rd Jul 2013  00:00  by panniers

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


©panniers


Not Logged 7th Jun 2013  12:09  by gillyflower

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 7th Jun 2013  08:10  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

3rd pillar working North along Long Mynd. ROW mostly rideable from Ratlinghope to Woolstaston road. Kept on to NW where it becomes tarred soon after pillar. Now off to find lunch and head home. Nine pillars ticked in 2 days to reach 224 for year and 2114 total.


Good condition 1st Nov 2012  13:31  by Steve&Gill

Gridref: SO 42296 98214   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Jul 2012  15:15  by RichardL

Gridref: SO 42290 98217   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A revisit to log a GR, on this occasion whilst passing during a MTB endurance event; as others have said, the concrete base is exposed, but otherwise in fairly good order.


Good condition 24th Jun 2012  07:46  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SO 42292 98217   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked from Long Mount. Pillar in field on hedge line, over locked gate. Pillar in good condition but base very exposed with plug missing


Good condition 19th Feb 2012  12:35  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Last of three (with Hazler hill trig & FBM) on excellent wintry circular walk from Church Stretton.


Good condition 11th Aug 2011  11:15  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SO 42991 98214   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

1/3 Out with What's the Point again. The Bridges is now a Three Tuns brewery pub and the beers come highly reccommended especially at the end of a 12 mile walk on a warm day. Nothing really to add to his comments re the walk etc.

Betchcott Hill ©CURRYSCRIM
Betchcott Hill ©CURRYSCRIM


Good condition 11th Aug 2011  11:11  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SO 42290 98214   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the pub in Bridges and walked up the Shropshire Way and onto The Portway. Great views. Continued onto The Stiperstones.

Betchcott Hill


Good condition 9th Jun 2011  11:16  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Betchcott Hill ©paulxtr


Good condition 21st May 2011  13:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Bridges.In the field over the fence from the Portway footpath.Good views


Slightly damaged 17th May 2011  15:01  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Concrete base looks like it may have been moved bodily but perhaps just eroded.


Good condition 22nd Mar 2011  11:40  by redDragon

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In the field over the fence from the portway footpath, but theres a convenient gate to climb nearby. Base is quite eroded.


Slightly damaged 12th Feb 2011  14:20  by Gary ''Foxdog' Jones

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

©Gary ''Foxdog' Jones

Boundry marker nearby ©Gary ''Foxdog' Jones


Good condition 19th Nov 2010  11:15  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

walked along from Thresholds after finding the cache on a lovely sunny morne


Good condition 1st Oct 2008  14:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 42290 98210   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Re-visit to photograph.Base exposed but no worse than last visit.Took bike/walk in from the East.Excellent panorama.

©Glaslyn


Good condition 3rd Aug 2008  15:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In a field just off the main path with nearby gate for access.


Good condition 20th Mar 2007  12:00  by Peripatetic

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

The first of three trigs on a walk over the whole of the Long Mynd... a beautiful day, with low humidity and views of over 60 miles...

©Peripatetic


Good condition 18th Feb 2007  13:20  by Razz

Gridref: SO 42292 98215   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked by the pub at Bridges and walked along the picturesque Shropshire Way through Golden Valley to the Port Way. Weather a little hazy but had fabulous views across to Stiperstones and Long Mynd. Base of pillar was exposed but otherwise in good condition. See photos.



Good condition 9th Dec 2006  10:00  by DanTrig

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

Bagged as part of a 12 mile walk along with Pole Bank (Long Mount) trig.


Good condition 4th Jun 2005  14:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Jun 2005  14:00  by Kingfisher

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th May 2005  17:15  by desperate dan

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

Nice green turf for cycling on from the south


Good condition 25th Mar 2005  14:00  by ted

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug missing. Base exposed and the pillar has a slight lean. Perhaps it was relocated when the hedge was grubbed out?

Betchcott Hill Trig at a slight angle.
Betchcott Hill - view NE towards The Wrekin
Betchcott Hill FB


Good condition 18th Feb 2005  15:30  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 42300 98300   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On a well walked route{Port Way} with far reaching views towards Telford,the Wrekin and the Midlands

Views towards the Wrekin.


Slightly damaged 2nd Jun 2004  18:31  by seaship

Gridref: SO 42296 98215   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

The base is partly exposed. Nice enough spot, but I got the impression that the farmer wouldn’t have been too happy to find me in his field.


Good condition 18th Oct 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; no cap; by old fenceline nr shed, pasture


Good condition 17th Jun 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug missing.


Good condition 21st Feb 1993  10:30  by arranc

Gridref: SO 42300 98200   FB Number: S4719  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

with Patricia on Shropshire Way. Buzzard.


Good condition 1st Aug 1991  16:05  by fasgadh

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

Walk back to Church Stretton Station after a climbing visit to Pontesbury..



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