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TP1375 - Birch Heath
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S6185
OSGB36 Station :
SU77/T26
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1375
County :
Oxfordshire
Nearest town :
READING

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Birch HeathSU77/T26SU77T026468951.06177447.9498.2243PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1973N0

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There are 35 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13888th with 103 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.87/10 (from 46 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Jan 1981
Was Last found intact: 22nd Apr 2017
Was Last logged: 15th Oct 2017

Of the 46 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 4m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 15th Oct 2017  13:15  by danmaisiebex

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Tucked away in the corner of a field, just over the hedge from the road.


Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  18:51  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM631 Birch Heath. Parked very close to the pillar. Nice wee roadside one, which at this point in the day we were very grateful for!

Mrs TJR at Birch Heath ©thejackrustles
Birch Heath collage


Good condition 5th Jan 2017  16:12  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Stayed at Streatley Youth Hostel overnight on route to staying with my aunt, thereby having most of the day for a. Aching trail and this trig point! Parked on verge almost opposite trig point at corner of field/edge of a wood. Trig point seemed in good condition other than some moss growing on one side, and commands a good view over arable fields

TP1375 Birch Heath


Not Logged 30th Jul 2016  09:15  by sniffadogz

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

Easy find through the hedge.


Good condition 19th Jun 2016  16:42  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy one to bag as roadside corner of field. Sadly no views to speak of.

Mr K at pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 28th Apr 2016  14:00  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first Trigpoint! Rather easy to find from the road.



Good condition 27th Jan 2016  16:59  by orlando rat

Gridref: SU 68951 77448   FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It was dark by the time I got here, so I could see much scenery.

Birch Heath


Good condition 27th Oct 2015  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 631. Easy parking closeby and access through gap in hedge. TP in corner of field.

TP1375 ©explorer_olway
TP1375 ©explorer_olway
TP1375 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 15th Oct 2015  13:20  by Geo-Myck

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I came by this one today hunting the YOSM and it took longer to find parking than this pillar.

Me at the pillar


Good condition 8th Oct 2015  16:07  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With this one becoming a YOSM today it seemed appropriate to visit this one ahead of my trip north tonight or tomorrow. In good order but has a concrete plug.


Good condition 17th Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 68954 77453   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gap thru' hedge next to trig which is in field corner


Good condition 15th Mar 2015  12:55  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy roadside trig ..


Good condition 22nd Jan 2015  16:49  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
mossy top ©vegibagger


Good condition 24th Jul 2014  11:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Jun 2014  14:00  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in a layby to the NW of this trig station. Alternate parking available at the entrance to the field directly opposite the trig station, or at Caversham Heath Golf Club (just make it quick!) Due to the growth of the hedge, this trig station was just about visible from the roadside, if you drive past it slowly and you look carefully through the hedge. Found a gap in the hedgerow, thankfully I brought my gardening gloves and secateurs this time so I gave the gap a quick trim so that I could get through it. The trig station was surrounded with overgrowth so the secateurs came in handy once again to tidy the place up a bit. Concrete top plug. Why is this trig called Birch Heath? I can't find Birch Heath anywhere nearby on the OS map. It should be called Chazey Heath, Caversham.


Good condition 9th Feb 2014  10:36  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Onwards from the hat lady to find a flooded trig - impermeable Oxford clay so very soggy surroundings and a bit of a paddle. Some views NW but otherwise trees. Asphalt cap, E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  17:07  by rowleybirkin

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Quite an easy find, not far from Mapledurham House which we had just visited. Parked nearly opposite in a field entrance. Pillar is just on edge of wood.


Good condition 4th Oct 2012  10:25  by jonglew

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Roadside location - a few metres into the wood. Parking is a little tight, but there is room on the verge directly opposite the trig, easy access into the wood. Pillar is in good condition. No views.

Pillar TP1375©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1375©jonglew


Good condition 11th Sep 2012  17:45  by Particle

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

Ran up from Reading on footpath through golf course. Nicely tucked away in corner of field next to wood, with gap through hedge.


Good condition 1st Apr 2012  14:36  by blackboot29

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to spot at side of road


Good condition 9th Jul 2011  15:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 68951 77448   FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Corner of field next to copse


Not Logged 27th Aug 2010  15:55  by wenglish

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

Found this one while out geocaching


Good condition 26th Aug 2010  19:00  by haighr01

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

On business in Reading, no map so parked at pub to north on A4074 risked life and limb walking back. Found Chiltern Way extension followed to road. Trig just W of edge of small wood N side of road, easy to find. Lots of festival goers, imagine my pride as I slipped off to find him. Lingered a while - trig felt lonely, no inspiration. A grey fellow glad of my company. No offence dudes but this didn't feel like walking country. Missed my Went Valley and Yorkshire, but a great bag.

My lonely friend


Good condition 1st Jun 2010  15:14  by raypool

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 8th Feb 2010  11:05  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Road side location, pillar good condition farmland views


Good condition 30th Jan 2010  15:05  by bluebeard

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Nov 2009  12:00  by Mr.Dewdrop

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

Not much to see from here

Trig The Trigpoint


Good condition 13th Jul 2009  15:15  by asbown

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

A quick nip through the hedge from the road.


Good condition 1st Apr 2009  15:00  by The Cache Hoppers

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

Birch Heath


Good condition 27th Feb 2009  14:37  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Nov 2008  07:15  by Dart More

Gridref: SU 68958 77447   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited in the dusk of dawn on an early morning run on a grey day, from centre of Reading.


Good condition 11th Sep 2008  17:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Apr 2007  11:46  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy visit from the adjacent road. I had downloaded the trigs to my TomTom as POIs and saw this on the edge of the map as I drove up the A4074 on the way to Bec's. Thought I might as well grab it! Me. 98m

Easy to get to - but nothing to rest the camera on... Two types of trig are great - on top of mountains with amazing views, and hop over the fence 20 feet from the road! This is the latter.


Good condition 28th Mar 2007  18:35  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

just in field easy access and parking on the verge about 50m to the east


Good condition 27th Dec 2006  13:53  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 68950 77440   FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Edge of small copse.No problems with access.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 30th Jul 2006  15:05  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access. Tarmac plug.


Good condition 10th Jun 2006  11:50  by lackofluke

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not much to say about this one that hasn't already been said. I found space to park just off the A4074.


Good condition 6th Mar 2006  12:29  by dal

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find; straightforward access.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2005  16:00  by Lizard

Gridref: SU 68953 77453   FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to find in the corner of the field next to the road. This is the closes trig to where I live but I must have bagged hundreds of trigs before I got this one. It has one of those ugly concrete plugs but the spider is still in place. The flush bracket is facing towards the road but you would have to get up close to read it.

Flush bracket ©Lizard


Good condition 24th Dec 2004  13:02  by mickpound.com

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

i've found it ©mickpound.com


Good condition 5th Dec 2004  15:35  by birders

Gridref: SU 68954 77448   FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We found this pillar quite easily. It's in good condition and easily accessible, just a few yards from the road.

GPS on the pillar
Flush bracket
The Pillar


Good condition 26th Oct 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

S6185
S6185
S6185


Good condition 26th Feb 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, resin plug, N side of rd


Good condition 8th Feb 2004  21:34  by The White Family

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

Logged as part of the Thames Valley Trigpoint Trail Geocache (GCC3C8).


Good condition 13th Jul 2003  16:17  by wellermj

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

I love stinging nettles and brambles NOT. My kids dislike them even more....Found it though, dont give up easy! Plate number is used in a Geocache so i am not going to record it here...


Good condition 18th Jan 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S6185  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Off-white pillar in field near minor road at Chazey Heath.



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