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TP2020 - Castle Combe
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Castle CombeST86/T10ST86T010384710.61176529.06137.5313PILLAR01/06/1944101/06/1951N0

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 17012th with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.41/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Apr 1981
Was Last logged: 26th Jun 2018

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

All were within 31m
The average error was 13m
The closest was 6m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 26th Jun 2018  20:36  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I was passing this way in my car, so thought I would take the opportunity to bag this orphaned Trig, that I would never cycle to. Driving up the little road coming off the A420 was fun. Dumped car in gateway to race track. Climbed over the gate and walked up the farmers track. Had problem locating the location as the Trig was hidden in a big clump of stingers and brambles. Good thing I have gloves and some secateurs. I was worried about getting to the next Trig before the sun set so only cleared enough to get a shot of the FB. I will leave it someone with more time to clear it fully. Not much of a view.

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Flush Bracket

Good condition 10th Feb 2018  12:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easily found at this time of the year, but completely covered with entangling thorny briars. And did I bring my secateurs? No. So, with difficulty I fought my way in to find an open cap. No idea re: the state of the sight-holes; not worth getting a scratching for.

Good condition 28th May 2016  15:02  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 84700 76500   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in gateway to racetrack opposite Westway Farm which is now just residence. Through gate and along track to trig.

Not Logged 19th Sep 2015  15:14  by Aaraitch

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

Invisible, but farmer has erected a splendid straw bale "obelisk" adjacent location.

Good condition 23rd Apr 2015  10:17  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 84714 76537   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

G/2m FM Easy walk from lane opp Castle Combe race track. .


Good condition 21st Mar 2015  14:44  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tapped both doors of nearby houses and no reply from either. So jumped farm gate and walked to trig. Brambles pulled back to show trig in photo. No views to speak of. But always happy to bag another.

Mr K at Trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 23rd May 2014  08:30  by Boid

Gridref: ST 84716 76534   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Vegetation cleared from around the trig but uninspiring views

Good condition 4th Apr 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 84713 76535   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Now liberated once again from a thicket of super-brambles.

Good condition 16th Oct 2012  10:10  by jonglew

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Parking to be had just inside one of entrances to the Castle Combe race track - not a race day today otherwise would be impossible. Short walk (200m) along a farm track to the trig, which wasn't obvious despite the GPS. My thanks also to the intrepid jungle clearing actions of vegibagger back in July, without which not sure I would have located the pillar. Even so it was one of the more difficult flush brackets to photograph, the brambles took their toll on the top of my head - ouch! I too have determined to carry secateurs with me, just need to sort out a pair - although a folding saw is just taking things too far:-)

Pillar TP2020©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2020©jonglew

Good condition 14th Oct 2012  17:52  by monkeystuff

Gridref: ST 84705 76529   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Congratulations to vegibagger for some sterling work on clearing the undergrowth away from S2504 The vegetation is starting to take a hold once more but the flush bracket was photograph-able if you ventured into the brambles. P.S. - Co-ordinate out slightly due to taking from geotagged image captured some few feet from GZ.

Good condition 25th Aug 2012  13:20  by yukin61

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

did this one before having a driving day experience at castle combe racing circuit :)

the pillar
north from TP2020
east from TP2020
south from TP2020
west from TP2020

Good condition 31st Jul 2012  16:31  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I wonder if any other people are intrepid jungle clearers like me and Jamie, coming prepared with secateurs and mini folding saw. From comments here it seems maybe not. I was amazed it was so buried and invisible. Macrodermas 2006 pic of far side of the flush bracket showed that there was only abourt one third of the amount of gross thick overgrowth that I faced now in 2012. This pillar was certainly not for the faint hearted in shorts and sandals so I returned to my car to put on long trousers and walking boots before returning with walking pole and secaturs. It took quite a bit of nettle whacking with my walking pole on the east side of the North/south foliage before I could even stare enough into the dark undergrowth to eventually find where it was by seeing its vague outline against the daylight the other side of about 10-12 feet of brambles. It seemed it was likely to be closer accessed from the other side so it was from the west that I then started cutting away huge long thick stemmed sections of bramble. Probably took about half an hour to liberate it. Flush bracket is on the opposite east side to my west facing jungle clearing.

yes, there is a trig in there...honest ©vegibagger
after massive pruning son Jamie poses with trig blinking in the daylight it's not seen for a while©vegibagger
bramble mandala A mandala of some of the cut bramble pieces from the trig liberation©vegibagger

Good condition 1st Apr 2012  15:53  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 84712 76523   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in gateway to Castle Combe,over metal gate follow hedge track - left ,to another hedge gateway right in hedge.


Good condition 19th Dec 2010  22:21  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th Dec 2009  12:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very difficult to get close to as it is buried in hedge.

Good condition 9th May 2009  14:12  by Hartryggers

Gridref: ST 84700 76500   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Difficult to find even with GPS, burried deep in an overgrown hedge, not easy to get a good look at the conditon.

Good condition 5th Sep 2008  14:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 22nd Jun 2008  11:23  by captain gore-tex

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

Nearly had to log my first DNF on a pillar! Very overgrown but got it in the end.

In there somewhere ©captain gore-tex

Good condition 7th Mar 2008  14:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On my first visit in the summer I spent twenty minutes in the right area without finding anything. Now in winter plumage I saw it as I approached the cross hedge from along the track past the house on the lane.

Good condition 13th Jan 2008  16:25  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 84710 76520   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Buried in a hedge ,was passing nearby and decided to visit in the dark due to proximity to house.


Good condition 20th Oct 2007  09:40  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Aug 2007  15:30  by tom

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The village of Castle Combe is notoriously picturesque and there is a walk from the village, up through some pleasant woodland, followed by a walk around the edge of a field of pink clover to reach the pillar. The pillar is amongst a bramble hedge facing east and has no plug. No view beyond the field, just some farm buildings. Cars can be heard on the nearby circuit. Little to be seen on the other side of the hedgerow; low lying wooded hills can be seen on the horizon above the field boundary.

Good condition 21st Jul 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, no cap or plug, buried in brambly hedge, needed a fair buit of pruning. 8m N of track, by arable field. An event on at the circuit, mostly standardish saloon cars.

Good condition 7th Jan 2006  15:40  by macroderma

Gridref: 84 71070 65300   FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk up a farm track - no-one around to ask permission. Overgrown by brambles, but seems in good condition Flush bracket is difficult to see and the '4' is quite corroded, see photo Seems quite a strange spot for a trig pt - the top of the hill is quite flat and I don't think the view from here is that good

As far into the brambles as my arms will reach!
Close-up, with errant twig!
Far side of flush bracket

Good condition 4th Feb 2005  12:15  by maurice

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found it this time, no leaves on the hedgerow, should have located it on last visit

Couldn't find it 18th Nov 2003  12:30  by maurice

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

There was undulating ground with scrub where the pillar should have been -- no one around to ask

Good condition 21st Apr 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S2504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unpainted pillar in apology for hedge (a couple of tree stumps and three strands of barbed wire) separating two arable fields.

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