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TP1643 - Broad Down
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Broad DownST11/T12ST11T012317117.0693880.09234.3053PILLAR01/06/1947101/09/1951N1DEMOLISHED 8/95

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There are 22 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 20526th with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.54/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Jul 1982
Was Last found intact: 26th Sep 2015
Was Last logged: 25th Mar 2019

Of the 26 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 501m
The average error was 228m
2 were exact

Glaslyn Glaslyn Saltash Ramblers Saltash Ramblers Anthony V Anthony V lejogger lejogger peregrinus peregrinus pkbathrooms pkbathrooms caroleengel caroleengel Broad Down Broad Down [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Not dead - just resting

By pat29
View (from original location)
By Dusty
pkbathrooms & pillar
By Dusty
Flush Bracket
By Dusty

By pkbathrooms
See 16 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 25th Mar 2019  17:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Toppled then removed.

Destroyed 23rd Jul 2018  09:54  by thejackrustles

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

Spoke to owner who said trigpoint has gone - unable to get close to GZ to double check! He said Axminster carpets moved it from the field and then he removed it totally about a year ago.

Toppled 10th Feb 2017  11:45  by lejogger

Gridref: SY 17300 94300   FB Number: S3955  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

This trig is sadly now toppled. Much the same condition otherwise. The farmland has a 'For Sale' sign up so there may be more changes afoot

Not dead - just resting ©lejogger

Good condition 26th Sep 2015  14:58  by pat29

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Moved 27th Mar 2015  14:32  by Dusty

FB Number: S3955  Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

Visited original location 1.11.2010.

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View (from original location)
View (from original location)
View (from original location)
pkbathrooms & pillar
Flush Bracket

Moved 27th Mar 2015  14:32  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SY 17357 94316   FB Number: S3955  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

moved but in good condition - base now on surface

Moved 1st Apr 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SY 17395 94339   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Towards NE corned of farm compound. Taken to it by Eddie (farm worker) - very friendly. Trig upright and will stay so - no plans to destroy it

Couldn't find it 31st May 2013  09:56  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

No longer at location?

Couldn't find it 23rd May 2013  09:29  by Trigger happy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

No longer any sign of this one

Moved 26th Aug 2012  11:45  by Lemon Tree

FB Number: S3955  Condition: Moved  Score: 4/10

Moved 14th Jul 2012  13:20  by micks trigs

FB Number: S3955  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

second visit to this one as could not find in original position as it has now been moved to other side of field and is now standing up

©micks trigs

Moved 14th Jul 2012  12:51  by Trigger

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


Toppled 4th Jun 2012  12:11  by geodruth

FB Number: S3955  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

Found this! On its side in field by barns NE of its original position. No plug.

Trig ©geodruth

Slightly damaged 22nd Jul 2011  09:47  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S3955  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

this pillar is not in its original position but next to a barn in corner of the field on its side but intact and in one piece

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Toppled 1st May 2010  14:15  by peregrinus

Gridref: SY 17357 94316   FB Number: S3955  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Found dumped in yard 500m NNE of original location. FB intact, on uppermost face; spider intact (no cap or plug) but surrounding screed eroded hence exposed. Present owner bought the site a year ago and would like to dispose of the pillar - free to a good home! OS Trig archive states DEMOLISHED 8/95.

Toppled pillar

Destroyed 26th Aug 2009  12:00  by mitsiman

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

Destroyed 20th Jun 2009  17:56  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: SY 17117 93880   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

My GPS told me I was on top of it. Searched around in the hedge line and the field. No sign of a trigpoint. Its still marked on the online OS map 1:25000 scale. Time to go home, its been a long hot day.

Destroyed 1st Dec 2008  11:55  by Anthony V

Gridref: SY 17117 93880   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Whilst the Trig is deffinatly missing if you are interested in Pre history the area , the Farway plain is worth a visit as it contains a good number of Tumuli. The pair in the Roncombe Gate ( road triangle )are very obvious. Blackbury camp is worth a visit during the Bluebell season. Refreshments, the Hare and Hounds on the Sidmouth, Honiton road will do a good pint and Carvery.

Destroyed 26th Dec 2007  14:35  by bluebeard

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

found the BS noted on the map in the hedgeline to the south (boundary stone) but did not find or see the TP in the field or roadside hedgeline despite it being still on my "2003 revised" map

Destroyed 25th May 2007  12:20  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

no luck either parking a problem as well for this

Destroyed 18th Apr 2006  14:40  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SY 17110 93880   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

There were horse jumps up today,no sign of pillar ,walked hedge back to see if it had been dumped but found nothing,on my Explorer Map still.

Destroyed 13th Oct 2005  14:00  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10


Possibly missing 29th Sep 2005  11:30  by maurice

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

TP is shown on 1967 1inch Sheet 176 but is not on latest 1/25000

Couldn't find it 3rd Jun 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Its either gone or, more likely, in the middle of a wide solid hedge made up of gorse, brambles and trees. Will return in winter with 10 digit grid ref photo to follow

Destroyed 19th Apr 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

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

Probably removed to make way for the private airstrip. FB listed as S3955 by OS.

Good condition 31st Jul 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3955  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Off-white pillar on base in rushy field near B3174. Horse with foal in field meant cautious approach to pillar.

S3955 in 1982

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