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TP1701 - Brown Clee Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Remains Remains
Flush Bracket :
S4545
OSGB36 Station :
SO79/2
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1701
County :
Shropshire
Nearest town :
BRIDGNORTH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Brown Clee HillSO79/2SO79S002359363.91286550.90540.5992PILLAR01/06/1948101/09/1972N0

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There are 109 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2442nd with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.29/10 (from 135 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Feb 1973
Was Last found intact: 29th Apr 2019
Was Last logged: 28th May 2019

Of the 135 logged visits,
32 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 81m
The average error was 25m
3 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Remains 28th May 2019  13:00  by billgriffiths59@gmail.com

Gridref: SO 59300 86500   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10


Remains 29th Apr 2019  16:10  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

Hazy ridges to the west. Oddly unnatural summit area with the trig similarly butchered.


Good condition 29th Apr 2019  08:19  by angelaspired

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

Came up here on the Corvedale Cake Walk during storm Hannah. Wet and wild but amazing views! Will have to return!


Not Logged 7th Mar 2019  14:12  by roger@rhrhg.co.uk

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


Not Logged 7th Mar 2019  11:58  by Margaret the trig

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


Remains 17th Jan 2019  12:53  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SO 59400 86600   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Parked at SO 58777 87341 Zig Zagged my way up to the summit vewfinder. Needed to be slightly taller to read the viewfinder plate (Trig point pillar (TP1701) is missing but the spider is embedded half way up the steps with the flush bracket on the top step) excellent views on a fine day.




Remains 15th Oct 2018  12:10  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 59368 86556   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 2/10

Bagged on a wet day with low cloud and zero visibility. Disappointing


Converted 23rd Sep 2018  06:26  by Chalky

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Converted  Score: 7/10


Remains 22nd Sep 2018  11:30  by Lee_AAT

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


Remains 5th May 2018  17:02  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

©WuzzerL
©WuzzerL
©WuzzerL


Remains 5th May 2018  17:01  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 9/10

incredible views,trying not to vent my anger at the destruction of the pillar.

©Pritch227
©Pritch227
©Pritch227


Remains 28th Mar 2018  16:00  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10

From the parking places on the lane to the ENE. Extensive panoramic view. Pity the pillar's gone - at least the flush bracket and spider are preserved.

Brown Clee Hill ©paulxtr


Damaged 23rd Feb 2018  14:38  by nozzer

Gridref: SO 59366 86557   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Visited with Downfaller


Remains 23rd Feb 2018  14:37  by Downfaller

Gridref: SO 59366 86554   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10

Parked at SO585868 and walked up the track to the summit. Spider and flush bracket found in the access path to the summit viewing plate. Way to much Iron work again on top of a great view point. Walked out to the Northern point past the masts grumbling. Good view of the Wrekin to the North. Returned via same route. Wrekin for the next stop


Remains 28th Oct 2017  12:20  by PHMB

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Visited on round walk using OS Pathfinder guide Shropshire, Staffs etc. - walk No 26. Almost missed the remains, but photographed what there is! Learnt history now when logging it. Hill fog and rain precluded any views for us.


Remains 19th Aug 2017  17:00  by Biffin

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10


Good condition 16th Jul 2017  10:43  by bruciestokes

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

©bruciestokes


Remains 1st Jun 2017  00:00  by theredandthegreen

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10


Remains 28th May 2017  16:00  by bwm

Gridref: SO 59359 86547   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10


Remains 20th May 2017  14:37  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 10/10

Walked up on Bridle Way to the NW with P61.I suppose if you are going to destroy a pillar & replace it with a Toposcope,then preserving the flush/spider sort of makes up for it.

Way up
Way Marker
Approach
Steps
Spider
Flush Bracket
Toposcope
Toposcope Detail
Panoramic


Remains 20th May 2017  14:37  by painterman61

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 9/10

Great views from this county top trig destroyed but remains cemented into steps great topograph though think this fate awaits one of our local top sharpah as planing permission has been granted.

its me ©painterman61
topo/fb ©painterman61
topo plate ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Remains 17th Apr 2017  01:50  by Lucyparsnips

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


Remains 26th Mar 2017  14:02  by coinea

Gridref: SO 59365 86554   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10


Remains 26th Mar 2017  14:01  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SO 59367 86548   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th June 1948 costing 10.5s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO79/2 within the Bridgnorth block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Room for two cars in hill entrance by bend of road at SO585868. Followed mapped RoW to summit. During 2006, this monument to map making was needlessly destroyed on behalf of small time local groups of amatuers who were obviously uninformed with regard to the greater scheme of outdoor matters. While the replacement toposcope is quite neat albeit somewhat high for smaller people, it could have been sited on another peak without the need to kill off the triangulation pillar. A small consolation is that the flush bracket and spider are now built into the stone staircase. My GPS reading is for the flush bracket. The spider has a plain brown resin plug. The flush bracket lies southwest (compass measurement 150) of the pillar site. 360 panoramic view from summit.

S4545 - Brown Clee Hill FB & self.
S4545 - Brown Clee Hill location & FB


Converted 24th Mar 2017  00:00  by victron1987

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Converted  Score: 8/10

Love how the spider and fb have been set into the steps. Would love to know why the original pillar was removed.


Good condition 16th Mar 2017  16:45  by Stevo

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Tackled the summit from the rear (Clee st Margaret) side. Sunshine arrived right on cue. Utterly glorious views. Nice touch, placing the bracket plate in the step but can't help thinking it would have been better upright in the new topograph.

Dog with fly-away ears
Ever changing landscape
Sunshine at last


Remains 29th Nov 2016  13:17  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 10/10

Fine walk up on a magnificent day. Latest of several visits, last one 6.12.11. Pen y Fan and Cadair Idris were peeping up over a layer of cloud draping the view in all directions. I cleaned out the grit and muck from the sadly recumbent FB plate.


Remains 27th Nov 2016  00:00  by ngthack

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

Ignorant vandals.


Remains 25th Oct 2016  15:29  by wavydale

Gridref: SO 59363 86549   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Remains of course. Only the second time up here. Cloud level has dropped and only 400 Mtrs visibility now.

Flush Bracket
Toposcope


Remains 20th Oct 2016  13:32  by amblerbob

Gridref: SO 59366 86554   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

From Stokegorse cp: moorland paths to Clee Burf, SW to Brown Clee Hill (trig and top), returning by moorland paths via Nordy Bank Fort. Weather; generally sunny, cool breeze, moderate visibility.

Brown Clee Hill The Steps


Good condition 12th Sep 2016  12:52  by arrowrat

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

At the top


Remains 7th Aug 2016  14:27  by sooztrigs

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

Trig pillar replaced by toposcope. Spider in steps


Remains 6th Apr 2016  12:29  by mntainman

Gridref: SO 59372 86544   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

no pillar mount embedded at turn in steps. fb a bit higher on top step.


Remains 4th Apr 2016  15:30  by Moacky

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

Arrived here to visit the historic county top of Shropshire. Noticed FB in steps, but not spider. Maybe should have read this page before, not after, visiting.

In steps ©Moacky


Good condition 1st Feb 2016  13:00  by TheDruidRambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Reached this after battling 55mph gusts, blown to my knees and crawled the steps to make this, and almost blown off while taking a picture.

I will hold on tight while I take this selfie! Made it up but 55mph plus winds made it hard going.. ©TheDruidRambler


Not Logged 31st Dec 2015  13:43  by GrowlerOutdoor

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 5th Sep 2015  14:51  by basketcase crew

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged trig while up for a couple of caches


Good condition 30th May 2015  16:42  by Spunky Spider

Gridref: SO 59364 86555   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Up here today whilst Geocaching. Original pillar was destroyed sometime just after 17th June 2006 and "Aye Jimmy" was the last to log a photo of it. This toposcope is a replacement, but it's good to see that the builders have set the original Flush Bracket and Spider into the steps leading up to the Toposcope. Fantastic 360 degree views from up here at 550 meters. Perfect. Shame about the masts though, but hey ho, we'd all moan if none of us had signal on our mobile phones?


Remains 7th Mar 2015  12:28  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 59366 86553   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Plate/spider in steps.SOTAG/WB-002

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Remains 17th Jan 2015  11:31  by stignest

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

as a Shropshire resident I would have rathered to have kept the trig. and had the masts removed.. its done though.. 2nd visit.. icy cold wind but otherwise grand views.


Remains 8th Jan 2015  13:20  by lejogger

Gridref: SO 59300 86500   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10

Those blue remembered hills


Remains 13th Sep 2014  09:57  by philpb

Gridref: SO 59360 86560   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 6/10

Toposcope Flush bracket & spider set in steps


Remains 15th Aug 2014  11:40  by dadu 13

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10

A fantastic walk, taking in an old Virtual cache, and then the Shropshire View cache.

©dadu 13
©dadu 13
©dadu 13


Remains 20th Jul 2014  11:43  by homer trackers

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10

In the area and spotted the remains of this Trig Point. Fanastic views from here!


Not Logged 25th Jun 2014  11:45  by ADT

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

With Gill. Shropshire county top from nearby picnic area.


Converted 7th Mar 2014  00:00  by Bramley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 6/10


Remains 17th Feb 2014  10:49  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 59367 86556   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Parking at Cockshutford (struggled for roadside space for 1 car), turned right at the col to visit Clee Burf first, then onto Abdon Burf. Cloud down at 350m so no views today - just wet and windy. Toposcope replaces pillar, FB and spider embedded in steps up to toposcope; at least they remain on the hill roughly in position. 6 benchmarks within 500m of the summit - found 2, determined 3 destroyed, stymied by 1. A good day - despite best efforts of weather to spoil it.

Toposcope #1 TP1701©jonglew
Toposcope #2 TP1701©jonglew
Spider TP1701©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1701©jonglew


Converted 19th Nov 2013  14:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Converted  Score: 7/10

Unusual arrangement here! Trig appears to have been converted into a view-indicator while the FB and spider ( resin plug ) are set into the steps up to the indicator-- neat! Looks like this took place in 2006.


Remains 13th Jan 2013  10:19  by gaz_zippy

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

Found whilst geocaching. I knew there was no longer a trig point as such, but the flush bracket is embedded into one of the steps, found once snow and ice 'moved' out of the way.

gpsr at the flush bracket ©gaz_zippy


Converted 8th Dec 2012  13:35  by yukin61

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Converted  Score: 8/10

it's all been said as to why the pillar is no longer here, but bagged the flush bracket and spider ... and views are fantastic from the summit - hence the 8/10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPLmTu_AVDs

the flush bracket
the spider
north from TP1701
east from TP1701
south from TP1701
west from TP1701


Remains 3rd Oct 2012  11:50  by trigging on an island

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

A bit disappointing to find no trig here anymore but it was a very clear day and I was able to put the topograph into good use.


Converted 21st Jun 2012  19:15  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SO 59363 86550   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Converted  Score: 8/10

I suggest this one need a catagory all of it's own, needs to be "Recycled" i suppose one mans vandalism is anothers art? - i personally found it different and interesting, is this unique? as FB and Spider being made into something else? At least it survives in part. I parked at the Bridleway to the west, great little evening walk up lots of Sheep and Rabbits, very boggy underfoot great views all the way - great location. extra point at it is Pillar number 750 :).

Recycled Spider and Flush Bracket
Satmap Image showling location and GPS height


Remains 5th Jun 2012  11:00  by Crazy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

Very breezy gloomy day but nice to see the trig point remains have been set into the path. Shame the toposcope isn't trig shaped. The remnants of the Diamond Jubilee beacon from last night are still smouldering and hats off to the chap who cycled up here with his daughter in a buggy towed behind. Summit pools and industrial remnants interesting. Masts and current summit buildings not quite so fondly remembered.


Destroyed 14th May 2012  12:40  by countrywalker

Gridref: SO 59364 86551   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

flush bracket in plain view topograph brilliant


Remains 11th Mar 2012  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 6/10


Destroyed 29th Dec 2011  13:40  by sven

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

There's been a lot of wind expended by past visitors and I say don't become enbroiled, it's not worth it. I can think of three I tried to log and they've been moved and not evidence exists. This spot is a significant place - the County Top and the toposcope is quite superb. Even thieves have spared it. At least the Flush Bracket and spider are still accessible and really this is what we Trig pointers are after. Yes it's a shame the pillar's gone but it's details live on and are baggable. Even on a day as wild as this. Ignore the aerials and dishes, they serve a purpose and those that moan would probably be louder if they had no communications at all. More serious is the erosion being caused by trail bikes over the paths. They're the destructive vandals in an area of natural beauty. Good walk up from Blackford along the Shropshire Way path and back. I'll have to return to collect the other four in the area.


Destroyed 6th Dec 2011  13:00  by Phil Clayton

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

Had it still been there it would have been the third of the day on a circular walk also taking in Weston Hill and Three Horseshoes. Decent walk but fp between B4364 below Old Lodge Farm and Banbury seems to have been obfuscated. First time I came here, 1974, there was a real pillar.


Not Logged 5th Sep 2011  00:00  by Curlew

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


Remains 13th Jul 2011  15:00  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10


Remains 31st May 2011  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Destroyed 30th Apr 2011  10:10  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

The number plate is inset into the top step - had to move gravel to see. The top grooves are inset into the corner step of the flight. Been here many times, including when pillar was still there.


Destroyed 29th Jan 2011  11:50  by Loz&Bib

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

Not sure about this, at least traces have been left behind.


Destroyed 13th Nov 2010  14:10  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10


Remains 16th Oct 2010  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Destroyed 16th May 2010  12:00  by Dashers

Gridref: SO 59385 86536   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

My first TP while bagging Marilyns and seeing this plate. I explained to my nephew that I thought it was for a theodolite and presumed that there must be a 'bagging' site for TPs and here I am


Remains 6th Feb 2010  15:17  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 59366 86554   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb


Not Logged 28th Jul 2009  00:00  by knobbly stiles

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


Remains 27th Jun 2009  13:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

Last of a Shropshire Hill/Trig bagging day, previously that day bagged Ragleth Hill, Hazler Hill trig, Stiperstones trig and The Wrekin trig. Very hot and sunny by now, expected to find a trig when I went up but was quite disappointed. They could've at least built a Trigoscope like on Snowdon.


Destroyed 24th Jun 2009  14:45  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

not traditional style round stone pillar with map on top


Destroyed 29th Apr 2009  10:01  by Frenziedfrog

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

One person's vandalism is someone else's enhancement. I met the man who was instrumental in setting up the topograph. It was a millenium project; the locals felt that, as it is the highest point in Shropshire with glorious views, visitors should be helped to identify other landmarks. I quite like it and am not too sad about the missing column.

Spider set in the path to the topograph


Remains 7th Apr 2009  14:25  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

Wasnt expecting to find the pillar, but the views made up for not finding it. A clear day so we could see for miles in every direction. Walked up the path along the old quarry incline to the north east which is a hellish steep way in!


Destroyed 9th Mar 2009  14:15  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Had no idea that the trig pillar had been replaced by Topo pillar! After a few minutes looking came accross flush bracket on one of the steps made leading up to Topo Pillar.


Remains 1st Mar 2009  00:00  by caroleengel

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


Destroyed 7th Feb 2009  12:00  by RichardL

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10


Destroyed 15th Jan 2009  15:42  by heavyhorses

Gridref: SO 59364 86551   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

crows foot marker now part of troposcope


Destroyed 15th Jan 2009  13:16  by Glaslyn

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

Opted for this as had not visited since learning of its demise at the hands of misinformed idiots. Thought I had better view before commenting. An act of vandalism in my opinion,little people wasting money. I suspect half are outsiders and half never visit here... but at least it gave them something to put in the council minutes and tell their friends. I suppose to some degree the hill was already spoilt by the aerials,but whoever thinks knocking something down just for the hell of it when it has been there for years needs to get out a bit more.Why could they not just build a Toposcope next to it?? View is good even on a claggy day. 18-5-2009,Must say am surprised by frenziedfrog not being bothered about the dissappearence of the trigpoint...seems to defeat the object of trigpointing to me ,why dont we just knock the whole bloody lot down and replace them with toposcopes! Didnt say they should not built a toposcope, actually think they very useful and informative, said they could build one as well as there is enough space.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Destroyed 23rd Nov 2008  11:00  by Keefley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10


Destroyed 16th Jul 2008  17:30  by daveyboy

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

As a hill goes its a great hill for views with such an easy walk up on the radio tower access tracks. The only thing is no trig point no bagged site...! Oh well.

On the viewing pillar Well no trig point...!©daveyboy


Remains 9th Jan 2008  11:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10

Mrs Dusty at trigpoint location
Toposcope
Flush Bracket
Toposcope & masts


Not Logged 8th Jan 2008  15:19  by Mazdaman

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


Destroyed 2nd Sep 2007  13:25  by theblack

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

What a shame, can't understand why we couldn't have had a trig and a topo. Thanks lotto and rambler association, you are completely out of touch. As said before Flash bracket in steps.

Flash Bracket ©theblack
whats left..... ©theblack
Topo ©theblack


Good condition 20th May 2007  00:00  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On a Marilyn trip along with Titterstone Clee Hill and Heath Mynd


Damaged 5th May 2007  09:58  by slateloose

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Remains 26th Aug 2006  16:00  by ted

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 1/10

I wrote to Ditton Priors Parish Council when the proposed viewfinder project first became known but they never replied. It seems that they decided to demolish the trig rather than adapt it as originally planned. This was probably the first trig that I visited about 40 years ago so especially sad to see it gone. Pillar completely replaced by plinth (no viewfinder as yet); spider and bracket set into the steps as if by an afterthought and look a bit odd there. Murky grey afternoon offset by a good walk up through the woodland from Burwarton. I remember once dragging a large (but friendly) alsatian onto the pillar so that it could be 'top dog in Shropshire' - may its ghost return on winter nights to haunt the parish council.

Brown Clee spider
Brown Clee FB
Brown Clee RIP S4545


Not Logged 19th Aug 2006  13:00  by jlinney99

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


Remains 5th Aug 2006  09:55  by asbown

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 4/10

trig seems to have been replaced with a view point flush bracket now set in top step leading to view point



Remains 12th Jul 2006  14:30  by Bear and Ragged

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Remains  Score: 8/10

Relogging as it is now a 'Remains' condition. 22/10/2016


Destroyed 12th Jul 2006  14:29  by Bear and Ragged

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

GONE!!! We spoke to the builder. The trig was demolished "last week" and used as rubble for the new viewpoint... Have the "Last photograph?" taken of the flush bracket, the builder had it in his toolbox on the lorry, and let me photograph it! Excellent views from here (Ignore the mast contraptions!). Seems to be a (Parish?) Council decision to replace the trig with a "Viewpoint" due to be ready "next week". A sad day for the Trig.

The last photo of the Flush Bracket?©Bear and Ragged
©Bear and Ragged
©Bear and Ragged
©Bear and Ragged


Couldn't find it 8th Jul 2006  21:26  by scooby scrappy and mp

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

think they are re doing the plinth as no sign of trig !

looking for trig ! ©scooby scrappy and mp
new build for trig maybe ??? ©scooby scrappy and mp
new plinth maybe??or did trig just go for a hike today! ©scooby scrappy and mp


Good condition 17th Jun 2006  16:04  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Shame about the radio mast. (Seems this was the last record of the trig in situ before it vanished a couple of weeks later!).

Brown Clee Not so nice from this view...
Brown Clee a much better aspect.
Brown Clee Flush bracket.
Brown Clee The TP on plinth.


Good condition 17th Jun 2006  10:58  by Keefley

Gridref: SO 59364 86557   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Keefley
©Keefley


Good condition 26th Apr 2006  11:30  by G4OWG

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Interesting summit - excellent views


Good condition 31st Mar 2006  11:30  by write and mane

Gridref: SO 59362 86558   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Picked a fine clear day, so enjoyed good views. Enjoyable walk, approaching from east side.

Brown Clee Hill Trig Point Beautifully clear views across Shropshire, but a bitterly cold wind©write and mane
Bracket on Brown Clee Pillar ©write and mane


Good condition 21st Jan 2006  16:30  by The Reverend

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

Arrived here at sunset after long walk from Ludlow over Titterstone Clee Hill. Walked down into Cleobury North with the intention of catching the last bus back to Ludlow, but there didn't seem to be a bus stop (or much else for that matter) in the village. Fortunately a friendly local directed us to the (unmarked) stop and then chased after the bus in his car when it failed to stop for us! Quite an adventure.

©The Reverend
Sunset on Brown Clee Hill ©The Reverend


Good condition 31st Dec 2005  14:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views on a very clear December day, including the Malverns and beyond - so sorry to hear the trig has since gone since it could have happily shared with the toposcope, it's not like there was a shortage of space! Up from Clee St Margaret, along via Clee and Abdon Burfs, and returned by Abdon village


Good condition 27th Dec 2005  12:00  by ted

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug replaced; slight damage to plinth. Freezing fog so no views. Most recent of many visits. No sign of preparations for toposcope.

Brown Clee trig
Brown Clee FB
Brown Clee Roadside indicator with a rather optimistic estimate - the top is over half a mile distant.


Slightly damaged 18th Dec 2005  11:00  by Chingwakabungya

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Visited way back in '05, my first time up Brown Clee Hill. Have been back since the Trig Point disappeared.


Good condition 11th Dec 2005  11:25  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A great day to be up here with the sun shining and the valleys filled fog. I parked to the west but would not recomend this as the lanes are very narrow and the parking limited.

Brown Clee Hill Trig I don't normally load photos if there are lots already on the site but there are plans to modify this trig so I thought would post a photo of it in its present condition.


Good condition 16th Nov 2005  12:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Wasn't planning this today but tmy ankle felt good so I added it in to the trip. Nice walk up and plenty of roadside parking near the phone box


Good condition 13th Oct 2005  13:30  by KevP

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged after visiting Titterstone Clee Hill. Only logged this 2005 visit in Feb 2011. Sad to read trig has now been destroyed. Pic I took of this one I used as my phone screensaver for a while, hence had record of flush bracket.


Good condition 19th Sep 2005  19:05  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

the end of another Shropshire hill day with six year old Jamie. Picked 1500gms big field mushrooms some with 150cm heads in sheep field just below west side of summit


Slightly damaged 30th Jul 2005  15:13  by louyee

Gridref: SO 59300 86500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

A good walk to get to but worth it.


Good condition 29th Jun 2005  00:00  by JimJinks

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Couldn't see any further than the radio masts due to heavy fog.


Good condition 24th Apr 2005  02:00  by Dobunnis

Gridref: SO 59367 86549   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely views if a little bit blowy


Good condition 17th Apr 2005  15:46  by seaship

Gridref: SO 59364 86551   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Wet and misty day, but the views must be nice when its clear. The pillar is an imposing sight, as it stands on a concrete plinth. Like this one a lot.


Good condition 15th Mar 2005  16:00  by villaman

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

Visited this trig point in 2005. Have logged it as i took a picture at the time and have now read that it has been destroyed. I have also had the picture on a website that is trying to photograph every grid square in Great Britain. (geograph british isles). Can I claim my visit even though it was in 2005?

Trig point on Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire.


Good condition 12th Mar 2005  12:29  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

another snow squall on the way up. Direct descent to the NW works well if you can miss the gorse - not tried it before


Good condition 12th Feb 2005  10:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 59300 86600   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great views if you ignore the Aerials!


Good condition 1st Jan 2005  11:00  by DesG

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Misty today so no view.

©DesG
©DesG
©DesG


Good condition 4th Sep 2004  16:05  by Lathama

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Paid a return visit today as the weather was just superb! The pillar has a concrete plug replacement and a few traces of white paint. The W/E sightholes are open, the rest closed. There is a huge re-inforced concrete base which puts the base of the pillar about 3' above ground level. The west face of this re-inforcement is very badly eroded. The NW corner is badly cracked on the top. Fantastic views today in all directions - only the radio masts prevent a 10/10. Great spot!

Up here again! S4545 with horrible communication mast


Good condition 2nd Aug 2004  11:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 17th Jul 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

on conc plinth on tumulus, vgc, thin plug of brown resin, appears c.1m lower than highest point

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus


Good condition 1st Jun 2004  16:16  by jimmy

Gridref: SO 59365 86556   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Shropshire's top has great views in all directions


Good condition 12th Apr 2004  11:50  by ted

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approached from Nordy Bank and Clee Burf.


Good condition 15th Mar 2004  09:01  by Jim Stabler

Gridref: SO 59400 86600   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A very wet and windy day


Good condition 6th Mar 2004  11:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely views and walk up. The army were camping up here today for some reason. Best to ignore the bits of clutter up here!!!


Good condition 20th Feb 2004  23:05  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

muddy approach old log


Good condition 26th Dec 2003  21:00  by davepassey

FB Number: 4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is a lovely trig I have visited several times, and on the most recent trip, the nearby geocache as well. However, I believe the flush plate number is in fact 4545.


Good condition 7th Dec 2003  19:26  by Team FSA

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


Good condition 28th Nov 2003  09:30  by Lathama

Gridref: SO 59300 86500   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not a particularly attractive site but the views all round are superb - actually, fasgadh's right! I thought Stiperstones was the highest point in Shropshire but this is, by 4 metres! Sorry about the mistake with the flush bracket number - I misread my notes!!!


Good condition 16th Nov 2003  12:30  by wigglesworth

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


Good condition 26th Jun 2003  18:00  by m1eyp

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 11th May 2002  19:41  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

With Stephen Boff. 9 Marilyns in one day.


Not Logged 3rd Mar 2002  16:16  by Chalky

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


Good condition 19th Jan 2002  15:01  by discjirm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

At Shropshire's highest point I was surprised to find a landscape dominated by man; ex minng works and a large mast right by the trig pillar.

Brown Clee Hill trig point. Brown Clee Hill trig point.©discjirm
Brown Clee Hill trig point. Brown Clee Hill trig point.©discjirm


Good condition 9th Sep 2001  16:21  by fasgadh

FB Number: S5454  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On a rapidly eroding slag pile in this heavily quarried/mined area. The summit, and county hp for Shropshire may be the other side of some masts, but the natural surface of this hill has long since gone. Pilalr is on foundations of breeze blocks. Brown Clee has two main summits, this one is known as Abdon Burf

Abdon Burf trig ©fasgadh


Good condition 6th Oct 2000  16:00  by Bridgeman

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

Bagged towards end of circular walk via Loughton and Clee Burf.


Good condition 10th Jun 2000  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 9th Aug 1998  11:27  by senrabyar

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

Questionable if highest point, reckoned by some to be further NE


Remains 14th Apr 1998  15:00  by billgriffiths59@gmail.com

Gridref: SO 59300 86500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

There are numerous walking routes on Brown Clee Hill, and one of the best routes to the top is approached is from Brown Clee Picnic area to the East. Access to the picnic area, where there is plenty of parking, is gained from Cleobury North on the B4364. Take the Ditton Priors road from Cleobury North, and at the edge of the village, bear left along a minor road up the hill signposted to Abdon and Tugford. After 1km, the road bears sharp right and a wide parking area will be reached on the right within 200m opposite the entrance to Brown Clee Picnic Area.

©billgriffiths59@gmail.com


Good condition 18th Jun 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Set on a blockwork plinth near the mast.Good views.


Good condition 22nd Oct 1990  00:00  by Historian

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 1st Jun 1985  12:00  by desperate dan

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

Ran straight past this pillar during an orienteering event so din't have time to examine it closely.


Good condition 12th Apr 1985  15:00  by arranc

Gridref: SO 59300 86600   FB Number: S4545  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Feb 1973  16:30  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Shropshire County Top. The fifth summit on the Six Shropshire Summits walk.



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