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TP1507 - Blunsdon
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
BlunsdonSU19/T46SU19T046413676.55190154.67145.2063PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1966N1Refixed 1982

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 11807th with 158 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.10/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Aug 1981
Was Last logged: 18th Apr 2017

Of the 29 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 100145m
The average error was 11132m
2 were exact

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Good condition 18th Apr 2017  11:09  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just off the drive to my mum's, so a sunny morning and the threat of development finally caused me to stop and log it. Looks like the new housing will avoid it, unless the adjacent field to the west also succombs. Fine, if flat, western panorama with Cirencester Church v prominent. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes except W open, otherwise excellent condition.

Good condition 30th Mar 2017  09:11  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 13681 90155   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From dog-leg in bridleway I made my way between site fence of housing development and hedge line to the trig pillar which looks to stand a good chance of surviving. Expansive but uninspiring view to the W.

Good condition 4th Jul 2016  20:02  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As i was driving past this one i thought i would stop and bag it. Trust me to do it one a Speedway day so there were cars parked everywhere. Did find a quite side street just off the roundabout. The TP was easy to find but i was slightly concerned as the weather looked like it was going to rain and it was getting rather dark. I hoped for a lovely sunset but that wasnt to be. Good-ish views over fields but i dont know for how much longer as they are building new houses all round there.

Not a very good sunset

Good condition 31st Dec 2015  14:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 10th Sep 2015  15:04  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

who cares where Blunsdon rump summit really is. little Amber phone map man wandered round the field, watched teasles waving at the radio masts, stood on the spot height on the Amber road and king.Charles the ancient wandered across a stubble field to get his bare ankles scratched and peruse pretty patterns on the side of his friend Tina O'Sullivan from Boulder Colorado's 74th birthday trig and watch a deer gallop by. Sorted. onwards to the next trig n hill!!

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top, dapple shadowed ©vegibagger
dapple patterned Sun lichen ©vegibagger

Good condition 30th Aug 2015  15:52  by CJO

Gridref: SU 13678 90157   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Crops harvested.


Good condition 1st Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 13680 90162   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Small lay-by W-bound @ SU 139 900

Good condition 5th Mar 2014  09:34  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SU 13676 90155   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

hurray a surviving trig in swindon. parked on the roadside and walked diagonally through the left field and straight to the trig. a bit hazy today but views would have been great on a clear day.

Good condition 2nd Apr 2013  12:06  by trig-man

Gridref: SU 13685 90169   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Jul 2012  12:03  by jonglew

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Located on a field boundary between 2 agricultural fields, no public access. Crop in the field so followed the hedgerow round to the north and west of the field to the pillar. Some views but nothing special. Pillar in good condition.

Pillar TP1507©jonglew

Good condition 2nd Jun 2012  14:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 13676 90155   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Crop in field had to walk all way around

Good condition 8th Mar 2012  13:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up a track to the east of this trig,round a couple of field boundaries to reach no:s2421 which is set within a line of bushes and trees. On to Malmesbury for my first ever visit - intriguing abbey,and a fine pint in the Smoking Dog.

Good condition 1st Dec 2010  12:49  by tom

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The pillar stands on the boundary of two large fields on the northern edge of Swindon. The field to the east was frozen and had a light dusting of snow and was being swept by a bitingly cold wind. It was entered from Lady Lane in its eastern corner. The pillar is in fine condition. It has a metal cap with shallow lettering and FB S2421. There is a large view over flat wintry farmland to the west and wooded downs rise up in the distance to the south west.

Good condition 25th Oct 2010  16:16  by edfielden

Gridref: SU 13678 90152   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bluebeard’s prediction may come true very soon. I spoke to an archaeologist in the field to the east of the trig - they were just winding up for the day and are digging for finds in advance of future development on the land, although at the moment the field is planted with very young grass or wheat and a search of the Swindon Borough Council website revealed no current planning applications relating to the land. The trig could well become more inacessible in the near future though if anything does go ahead! I followed the bridleway north from Lady Lane for 200m or so to a convenient gap in the hedge. From here I walked round the north and west edge of the large field to reach the trig in the hedgeline. Great view to the north and west - not a cloud in the sky and distant hazy hills visible. Cap with shallow indented letters, FB faces W. Sightholes not observed. Position logged from GPS device accurate to ±5m.

S2421 - View towards pillar from east Showing archaeological digs in field ©edfielden
S2421 - Pillar Looking W ©edfielden
S2421 - Top ©edfielden
S2421 - Cap Lovely indented letters ©edfielden
S2421 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S2421 - Trig pose! Looking E ©edfielden

Good condition 15th Jun 2010  14:08  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked up on the NE side of the new Blunsdon bypass off the old A419 at the end of Widhill Lane. Walked over the new Widhill Walk Bridge, and then using the TomTom as we had no map of a suitable scale, we wandered the fields until reaching this trig. A pretty good view to the East especially. Me, Jon 145m

Tree post acted as a camera support Me and Jon, with a bit of the vista beyond

Good condition 5th Apr 2010  16:22  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 25th Feb 2009  14:39  by arranc

Gridref: SP 13700 90300   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 25th Oct 2007  11:36  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Sep 2007  13:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

civilization ever marches on into the countryside. i expect a nice flat field like the one to be crossed to reach the TP will eventually fall itself.

Good condition 24th Feb 2007  12:00  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found on the way to watch Chester's game at Swindon (reading the last log it looks like a pattern is emerging). A soggy walk across the field which is currently pasture.

Blunsdon S2421

Good condition 28th Oct 2006  10:40  by Lathama

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Down here today to watch Lincoln beat Swindon to go top of League 2 - first time since 1997! This pillar was quite easy to find, between two fields, one pasture and one recently ploughed. It has the original plug - slightly-indented letters. No paint. All sightholes below soil level. Good views S/SW.

Good condition 11th Jun 2006  14:20  by dal

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Vgc. Intact plug.

Good condition 26th Mar 2006  13:51  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 13670 90150   FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ok views,disturbed a Hare just by pillar but too slow with camera,did get zoom shot when he stopped and sat up ,sadly no David Attenborough so looks like the Were Rabbit! Wont upload!


Good condition 25th Jan 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, in gappy hedge by stubble field

Good condition 5th Mar 2005  09:40  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views to the west. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 11th Feb 2005  16:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

An easy end to a long session nineth of the day as I head back home. Used the same pak by the roundabout and similar route.

Good condition 17th Jan 2005  14:05  by NeverLost

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Between two fields. Easy access from (recently closed to traffic) Lady Lane.

The trig
Spider ©NeverLost
Flush bracket

Good condition 17th Jul 2004  05:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked just off the roundabout at spot height 143. Cross the road, follow the inside edge of the field westwards to the hedge. Follow hedge north to the pillar.

Good condition 9th Aug 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S2421  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

White pillar in sparse hedge separating wheat fields

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