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TP1536 - Botley Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2851
OSGB36 Station :
TQ47/33
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1536
County :
Surrey
Nearest town :
BIGGIN HILL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Botley HillTQ47/33TQ47S033539607.22155345.62266.8792PILLAR01/06/1945101/02/1951N0

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There are 39 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13796th with 114 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.94/10 (from 62 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Jan 1995
Was Last logged: 6th Nov 2019

Of the 62 logged visits,
18 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 54m
The average error was 17m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 6th Nov 2019  13:58  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

in field, over BW fence, not in hedge, on N side of road. small free carpark at roundabout


Good condition 5th Jul 2019  12:45  by jedthehumanoid

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

Spotted through the hedge from the roadside verge


Good condition 14th Jun 2019  10:37  by Beagle

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Botley Hill Farm car park.

Botley Hill Trig ©Beagle


Good condition 16th Jul 2018  12:10  by lackofluke

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Apr 2018  19:01  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didnít like the look of the muddy lay-by so parked down the road at N51į 16.883' E0į 00.239', then walked back up the road and realised the trig wasnít near the fence but required climbing it for a hug. Didnít like the look of this as in full view of houses and farm and field full of sheep and lambs. Tried both houses but no reply to doorbell but then a car appeared and it was the owner of one of the houses who gave me permission to enter the field and showed me the best spot to cross the fence.

Botley Hill selfie ©thejackrustles
Botley Hill collage


Good condition 4th Mar 2018  13:20  by bwm

Gridref: TQ 39603 55350   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 9th May 2016  21:11  by VinceTP

Gridref: TQ 39612 55349   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 13th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 39607 55346   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Muddy lay-by to NE (almost opposite house). Barbed wire topping fence cut to SW of trig (just past large tree)


Good condition 12th Dec 2015  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Jan 2015  12:48  by mntainman

Gridref: TQ 39611 55341   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

stood within 2m on road side verge. Don't expect to . this by driving passed. Just on other side of barbed wire fence hidden by holly bushes and dead fern.

©mntainman


Good condition 9th Oct 2014  15:30  by catman

Gridref: TQ 39623 55351   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy bag from road. Apparently it used to be a Marilyn! The mind boggles. No views.


Good condition 6th Jul 2014  13:23  by dal

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap intact. Sitting in a field of sheep. Hidden from the road by tall bracken.


Good condition 25th May 2014  16:35  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Having logged this some years ago, this time a very slow drive by to check it is still there; it is and all looking OK.


Not Logged 10th May 2014  13:51  by kittennav

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


Good condition 26th Apr 2014  17:42  by trigsmith70

Gridref: TQ 39604 55338   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visible from the road, uninteresting location.

Botley Hill Trig


Good condition 20th Apr 2013  11:15  by lejogger

Gridref: TQ 39600 55300   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Motley Botley


Good condition 12th Mar 2013  13:28  by theblack

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

Visible from road, just a few feet into field


Good condition 27th Oct 2012  00:00  by Bramley

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

Look for trampled vegetation


Good condition 29th Sep 2012  10:48  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: TQ 39611 55349   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Someone working there, so didn't hop over fence. Pillar clearly visible.


Good condition 14th Sep 2012  13:12  by jonglew

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Located just into a field from the roadside. FB faces the road so with a good zoom lens no need to jump the fence... unless you just have to touch the pillar! Handy car park nearby. Pillar in good condition. The Marilyn, Botley Hill, is located 900m to the west inside a comms tower compound.

Pillar TP1536©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1536©jonglew


Good condition 25th Aug 2012  12:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TQ 39607 55346   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short hop over fence


Good condition 7th Mar 2012  10:45  by Godzilla

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visible from the road, just over a hedge & barbed wire fence; next to a holly tree. A cold wet day, so I didn't hang around for long!

©Godzilla


Good condition 22nd Oct 2011  10:05  by asbown

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A Quick nip over the barbed wire fence, just visable from road.


Good condition 9th Aug 2011  20:00  by bowlesy

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


Good condition 13th Apr 2011  17:13  by swampysean

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to find now the hedge has been trimmed. No need to hop the fence now.


Good condition 13th Apr 2011  17:13  by craftinessa

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Feb 2011  15:35  by billgriffiths59@gmail.com

Gridref: TQ 39600 55300   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

North Downs Way day 4


Good condition 27th Dec 2010  13:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP1536


Good condition 12th Dec 2010  13:43  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: TQ 39607 55355   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Behind a hedge.

Botley Hill County Top for London area. New summit of this 'Marilyn' by masts in top R of picture.
Botley Hill Location and OS cap.
Botley Hill The FB.


Good condition 9th Jun 2010  14:20  by M0YMA

Gridref: TQ 39600 55300   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Just behind a hedge, but details fully visible from the road. For ham radio enthusiasts, this is SOTA summit G/SE-005


Good condition 2nd Apr 2010  14:00  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 31st Jan 2010  15:34  by Glaslyn

Gridref: TQ 39600 55340   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition,easy hop over fence.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 29th Aug 2009  11:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Minor detour from our NDW walk. Viewed from the road as still had a lot of miles to do that day and didn't fancy an early encounter with barbed wire. Not the most exciting views anyway! (PS the Old Man would say he also encountered a strange woman at this trig - me - given my odd obsession with them!)


Good condition 15th Aug 2009  09:50  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Did the customary hop over the barbed wire fence after parking nearby. Like Alan Groves experience there was a woman waiting at the car when I got back but in my case it was my wife wondering why I had bought her here on our first weekend away together for 18 years, since before children.


Good condition 17th Jul 2009  11:33  by slateloose

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Jul 2009  05:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Spider intact,previously visited this trig 22/02/02 no details noted.


Good condition 20th May 2009  14:54  by AndyG

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked up in the Titsey Place car park at the roundabout and walked back. I didn't try crossing the barbed wire and just looked from there.


Good condition 10th Aug 2008  10:28  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Detour from walking part of North Downs Way. Access over bard wire fence -legs only just reached ground on either side.

Botley Hill Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Botley Hill Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 23rd May 2008  14:26  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Dec 2007  08:10  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

As previously stated it is not the most impressive of locations. However if you head West along the road about 3/4s of a mile or so to the next parking area you will find a very good viewpoint with an information board detailing what can be seen on a clear day. This viewpoint is perched atop the quarry that can be seen between junctions 5 & 6 when on the M25. Anyway back to the Trig. No Trig visit is complete without the usual traversing of a barbed wire fence. Once done so I found a Trig in good condition with a field full of sheep for company.

Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe


Good condition 28th Aug 2007  12:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

While bagging Marilyn however location of Marilyn change so came back 12/10/2008.


Good condition 25th Jul 2006  17:00  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not exactly impressive up here is it. Easy park and walk back along the roadside.


Good condition 22nd Jan 2006  18:03  by Team Sieni

Gridref: TQ 39604 55347   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Couldn't reach trig itself, as it's about 2m the other side of the fence, so corrected my actually recorded location by 1m N and 1m W. Not that it really makes much difference given the accuracy of the GPSr I suppose.

Trig with FB Inset ©Team Sieni


Good condition 30th Dec 2005  20:48  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

simple hop over the fence, with the help of a fleece( not skinned off a sheep). done at night as part of the SE marilyn bash , hiding in the roadside bushes trying to find it...


Good condition 15th Sep 2005  17:58  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just visiable above the bracken, from the road, plenty sheep.


Good condition 10th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, N side of road just inside pasture, limited view

Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 20th Jun 2005  10:36  by senrabyar

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On first visit 2nd May 1998 had deemed myself to have reached trig from other side of fence. So revisited, and duly tore trousers on fence. Hmmm.


Good condition 12th Jun 2005  12:00  by The Reverend

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


Good condition 12th Feb 2005  15:19  by thedoc58

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©thedoc58


Good condition 19th Jan 2005  16:00  by NeverLost

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just inside a field very easily viewed from the road. No sheep, strange women, or dropped GPS's today though I very nearly got ran over by a speeding moron in a white van!

Flush bracket
Spider
The trig


Good condition 4th Jan 2005  17:00  by minstrelcat

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked at the Titsey Hill car park. It was pretty dark by the time we got here but we managed to see the FB on the pillar OK by torchlight from the verge.


Good condition 22nd Oct 2004  12:00  by WheresThePath.com

Gridref: TQ 39609 55345   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

done whilst county top bagging - hidden behind hedge, walked straight passed it the first time - standard trig in a field - for the full story please visit : http://www.wheresthepath.com/county_tops/ct_fmr_gtrlondon.htm

Botley Hill


Good condition 12th Apr 2004  10:51  by discjirm

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Just inside field. Pillar and flush bracket can easily be photographed from the roadside verge without climbing the hedge.

Botley hill trig point Botley hill trig point©discjirm


Good condition 3rd Jun 2003  13:33  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 39606 55352   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nearly got into trouble on two counts here. The pillar is located just inside a field full of sheep, about two yards from the fence. Fortunately the FB faces towards the fence, as I did not intend to climb over into the field. Which is just as well because as I got back to my car, a woman motorist pulled up and asked why I was photographing her sheep! My explanation that my interest was the trig point seemed to satisfy her. At this point I realised that my GPS was missing. A trek back to the site found it in the grass. I'm not going back there.....

TP1536 TP1536 at Botley Hill (and sheep)©Alan Grove
TP1536 FB TP1536's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove


Not Logged 22nd Feb 2002  15:10  by Chalky

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


Not Logged 20th Jun 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted


Good condition 11th Oct 1998  09:37  by arranc

Gridref: TQ 39600 55300   FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Aug 1998  15:50  by vegibagger

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

wandered over to the towers 1km west too which is the real highest point


Good condition 20th Feb 1997  19:18  by fasgadh

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

Marilyn bagging in the dark, passed by trying to work out where the hp was.


Good condition 10th Aug 1996  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

S2851


Good condition 9th Mar 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2851  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 3rd Jan 1995  21:13  by widget

Gridref: TQ 39600 55400   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

In field by road. No view. Close to pub!



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