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TP1456 - Blackpatch Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Blackpatch HillTQ00/T5TQ00T005509571.20109652.07169.5513PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1966N0

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There are 26 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2957th with 50 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.15/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jul 1996
Was Last logged: 13th May 2019

Of the 27 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 13m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By asbown
Flush Bracket

By Griefmiester
On Our Spot
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th May 2019  14:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked over from Kithurst Hill, and could see the pillar atop Blackpatch Hill from quite a distance. I left the footpath to quickly (to my surprise) climb this green hill of pasture. The land hereabouts has supported human settlers for thousands of years as evidenced by tumuli, hill forts and Neolithic flint mining (nearby ridged scars). Pillar has open cap with two sight-holes open.

Good condition 21st Mar 2019  08:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3997   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Grey morning with light drizzle on summit.

Good condition 15th Aug 2018  17:34  by asbown

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

walked up from the end of the minor road to the south.

Not Logged 23rd May 2018  17:19  by panniers

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

Good condition 17th Jan 2018  17:11  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked in from Kithurst Hill.

Good condition 6th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 09572 09659   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Mar 2016  13:32  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 09575 09652   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at end of minor road to S and walked up. Pillar has no top cap or plug; L & RHD sight holes open. Large rounded hill, sheep pasture, with fine Sussex downland views to E, W & N; and S to English Channel.

Pillar TP1456©jonglew
Spider TP1456©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1456©jonglew

Good condition 28th Oct 2015  12:15  by bwm

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Clear view south to English channel

Good condition 3rd Oct 2015  12:30  by JonT

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We walked from Washington to Findon on one of our regular pub walks, to have lunch in the Gun Inn (a very friendly pub, with very good food). On the way, I made a short diversion up Blackpatch Hill to pick up this trig point. Great views, lovely part of the South Downs.

The pillar ©JonT
View over the spider (cap missing) ©JonT
The flush bracket ©JonT

Good condition 26th Jan 2015  13:10  by G4TSQ

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Activated for WAB net whilst visiting trig on a chilly day.

Flush Bracket Flush Bracket
Trigpoint Trigpoint

Good condition 21st Oct 2012  15:55  by Biffin

Gridref: TQ 09571 09654   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar with model aircraft area in background ©Biffin

Good condition 12th Jan 2012  11:29  by qmaster

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

good views all round despite poor weather

Good condition 1st Jun 2011  13:22  by Glaslyn

Gridref: TQ 09570 09650   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2011  12:50  by martinc

Gridref: TQ 09561 09661   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition. Plug missing. Good views

Good condition 3rd Oct 2009  15:20  by Trigger

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Apr 2009  14:05  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great South Down location - Walked here from Chantry Post Car Park about 1.5 miles to the North - Pillar good condition, eroded at base, centre missing. Plenty Sheep

Good condition 29th Mar 2009  16:00  by hussyhill

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This was number 3 of our 3 trigs in a day mission. Parked at Amberly and walked to Rackham & Kithurst trigs before this one. 12 mile round trip. Good view over to Cissbury Ring from here. The patch of grass at the top of this hill is for model aircraft enthusiasts.

Face Bracket ©hussyhill
The Trig Looking west on a clear day you can see all the way to the Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth.©hussyhill
On Our Spot Cissbury Ring behind us.©hussyhill

Good condition 10th Jun 2007  11:41  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 09572 09660   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked here from Chantry Post Car Park about 1.5 miles to the North. Not a very clear day, so views were restricted to about 4-5 miles. Pillar is in good condition, and was being guarded by sheep.

TP1456 TP1456 - Blackpatch Hill. Chanctonbury Ring is in the left background.©Alan Grove
TP1456 FB TP1456's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove

Good condition 29th Jul 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, open chalk downland, nice view.

Good condition 21st Jan 2006  14:46  by Sussex_Rambler

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Forth of four trig points visited today on 15 mile circular walk of area. Good condition with central plug intact. Sitting atop this hill offers great all round view of the South Downs area

Trig Plate ©Sussex_Rambler
Trig Point ©Sussex_Rambler

Good condition 11th Sep 2005  14:00  by mikewhiskey2

Gridref: TQ 09571 09658   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 14th Aug 2005  16:15  by Managra

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In good condition and with lovely views in all directions. Two cars were parked at the top of the hill next to what looked like a cricket pitch just to the south of the trig. Strange. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra

Good condition 8th May 2005  14:30  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: TQ 09570 09651   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

GPSr gave elevation 161m

Blackpatch Hill Trig Point

Good condition 3rd Jan 2005  09:11  by Sapper

Gridref: TQ 09571 09661   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views across the downs. I can't believe I didn't realise their was a geocache here - I walked right past it!

Slightly damaged 31st May 2004  10:25  by Foggy & Crew

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Again got whilst caching

Good condition 22nd May 2004  10:47  by 68 GUNS

Gridref: TQ 09571 09652   FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Easily accessible in a field off a public bridleway, the field is used by model aircraft enthusiasts as an airfield. With its position, it gives a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Pillar in excellent condition, with all brasswork intact.

TP1456 FB

Good condition 20th Jul 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3997  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug with indented lettering.

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