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TP2038 - Castle Ring
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Converted Converted
Flush Bracket :
2967
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
/PP60
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2038
County :
Staffordshire
Nearest town :
RUGELEY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Castle Ring (block)/PP60PPP60404312.18312881.850.0003BLOCK01/06/195300
Castle Ring (old)/PP60PPP60404312.18312881.85242.6933PILLAR01/06/1953101/04/1963N1Converted to Surface Block 06/85
Castle RingPP60PP060404312.04312881.80243.2851PILLAR01/06/1936101/06/1936N1STATION MOVED 7/53

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There are 44 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4750th with 131 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.69/10 (from 81 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Jan 1970
Was Last found intact: 23rd Sep 2019
Was Last logged: 21st Jul 2021

Of the 81 logged visits,
22 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 2006m
The average error was 155m
4 were exact

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Converted 21st Jul 2021  20:45  by Wheresthatpenguin

Gridref: SK 04312 12882   FB Number: 2967  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

Parked in the car park off Holly Hill Road. Took the public right of way (PRoW) / footpaths from there up to the trig point, which is within an Iron Age hill fort called 'Castle Ring Fort'. Sadly, the pillar was removed back in June 1985, and converted to a surface block complete with bolt. This is the highest point within the Cannock Chase Country Park, reaching 242 metres

Surface Block
Bolt


Not Logged 29th May 2020  22:39  by roger@rhrhg.co.uk

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


Converted 7th Dec 2019  13:31  by Sprog

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


Converted 22nd Oct 2019  12:41  by trigging on an island

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

Great midweek outing today picking off a few Cannock Chase tops by bike between Rugeley and Stafford.


Good condition 23rd Sep 2019  14:24  by mitsiman

Gridref: SK 04314 12886   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Converted 21st Sep 2019  17:43  by Pritch227

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

nice place!!

©Pritch227


Converted 21st Sep 2019  17:43  by WuzzerL

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

Beautiful evening wish the pillar was there.

©WuzzerL


Converted 7th Sep 2019  12:25  by Andy West

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


Converted 28th May 2019  00:00  by bwm

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10


Converted 23rd May 2019  19:49  by THE CYCLIST

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

time to spare on my way home from Leominster. Probably 10 years since my last visit, but as no pillar present hadn't bothered to log it before.


Converted 7th Nov 2018  13:35  by dadu 13

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

There are no remains of the actual pillar, just the base and a bolt. Nice walk along a well maintained footpath from the carpark.


Converted 5th Oct 2018  16:58  by Roger Peaple

Gridref: SK 04300 13800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 7/10

Terrific autumnal views


Converted 28th Sep 2018  10:13  by orlando rat

Gridref: SK 04312 12882   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

Only rivet in concrete remains at an old fort site.

Castle Ring


Converted 18th Aug 2018  12:40  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: 2967  Condition: Converted  Score: 7/10

Visited with P61.

Approach
Trig
Detail
Info board


Converted 18th Aug 2018  12:40  by painterman61

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

Interesting area rivet and bm now remain

its dare ©painterman61


Converted 13th Mar 2017  11:17  by stignest

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

feels more destroyed to me... a fair pull up from Upper cliff/regents wood but a decent view. 3rd tump today with more to come. lovely sunshine at 11am.


Converted 11th Mar 2017  15:30  by aussierules

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

Out on an MTA event.


Converted 19th Feb 2017  18:55  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 04313 12887   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

easy to find easy parking near by (free) now a rivet


Destroyed 9th Feb 2017  17:46  by andypad

Gridref: SK 04312 12884   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

©andypad
©andypad
©andypad


Converted 28th Oct 2016  13:19  by davidg7HJX

Gridref: SK 02306 12884   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

Converted, great views

Autumn Colours Autumn Colours looking over Trent Valley


Converted 9th Oct 2016  13:35  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SK 04314 12888   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

Passed on way round the perimeter of the Ring.

Castle Ring Site of the rivet.


Converted 6th Aug 2016  12:14  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SK 04311 12887   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 6/10

Interesting area, popular on a sunny day. Block easy to find on castle ramparts. TP10176 now combined with this log


Remains 1st Jul 2016  16:38  by PazaUK

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

Found as TP2038


Converted 28th Aug 2015  14:53  by CJO

Gridref: SK 04310 12884   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

rivet

Castle Ring surface block


Good condition 28th Aug 2015  14:52  by CJO

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

rivet

Castle Ring old pillar base now with rivet


Good condition 12th Jul 2015  13:53  by petevenkman

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


Converted 5th Jun 2015  12:30  by thejackrustles

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

We were looking for a pillar originally but I then spotted the surface block, lovely sunny day and a very interesting area.

Happy Trig baggers in the sunshine ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR at the trig ©thejackrustles
Castle Ring Surface Block ©thejackrustles


Converted 7th Jan 2015  10:24  by jonglew

Gridref: SK 04314 12886   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

On western ramparts of this Iron Age hill fort. Originally a pillar, after it's removal, replaced by a surface block - with brass rivet.

The Rivet TP2038©jonglew
Castle Ring Ramparts TP2038©jonglew
Pillar Base TP2038©jonglew


Converted 18th Sep 2014  00:00  by Collie Wobbles

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

Discovered logging Trig points after finding the nearby geocache.

These boots are made for walking! ©Collie Wobbles
Castle Hill ©Collie Wobbles


Good condition 8th Sep 2014  12:00  by Stars2108

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


Good condition 28th Aug 2014  16:31  by Phil Clayton

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

A walk around eastern bits of the Chase on sections of Heart of England Way & CC Geological Trail. Good pint in the Park Gate. Last came here Boxing Day 2011.


Not Logged 27th Dec 2013  14:22  by theblack

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


Converted 27th Dec 2013  14:22  by theblack

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


Good condition 14th Nov 2013  10:40  by Alancache

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

Came here while doing 'Eco Warrior' geocache.

The Surface Block
The View


Good condition 28th Apr 2013  11:31  by gaz_zippy

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

Nice views from up here, found whilst geocaching in the area.

gpsr at surface block. ©gaz_zippy


Converted 14th Apr 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 04314 12886   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Dec 2012  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 28th Jul 2012  14:42  by sven

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

Lovely day, fantastic views to the north over the Rugeley PS cooling towers to the Peak District.


Converted 28th Jul 2012  14:42  by sven

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

Pillar converted and replaced with a layer of concrete and a bolt. Govt Arrow Bench Mark sunk into the concrete. For comments see my entry for the surface block


Good condition 13th Jun 2012  18:30  by Border Peat

Gridref: SK 04312 12882   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Castle Ring©Border Peat


Converted 13th Jun 2012  18:30  by Border Peat

Gridref: SK 04312 12882   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 8/10


Converted 2nd Jan 2012  14:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: 2967  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

Pillar removed and replaced by surface block ...


Destroyed 13th Aug 2011  13:00  by desperate dan

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

Well, 99% missing.


Not Logged 15th Apr 2011  14:30  by pjr

Gridref: SK 04313 12885   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

no sign of this one ,just a base ,first time i/ve been here. Plehty of people interested in this monument,back on bike off to Regents Wood.


Destroyed 4th Apr 2011  13:15  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 04313 12885   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

The trigpoint has not only got its own carpark but a pub as well. Walked from Regents Wood along The Heart of England Way. Not sure that I should be logging none trigpoints but the Iron Age fort is well worth a look. Had a pint of Holdend’s Golden Glow in The Park Gate Inn - lovely (well half a piny really) Returned along the same route.


Good condition 2nd Jan 2011  14:45  by ocean soul

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

Good views of hill fort and surrounding area ...


Destroyed 4th Dec 2010  11:30  by Lathama

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

Slithered up here on the snow and ice. Knew that the pilalr had gone but just wanted to enjoy the view [not much in the murk] and the spot the concrete where the pillar once stood.


Converted 10th Oct 2010  11:45  by Analoguesat

Gridref: SK 04309 12952   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 6/10

Must have been getting on for 30 years since I was last up here. As logged by by previous visitors there nothing there but the concrete base and a brass pin. Nice views over towards Rugeley from a few yards further on.


Destroyed 9th Oct 2010  14:00  by border caz

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

Sat on the steps and had our lunch near this one whilst caching in the area. Really interesting old hill fort, we have a similar one near home. Was surprised to see this listed as there's no pillar there anymore! The views weren't good due to low cloud cover, but would be spectacular on a clear day.


Destroyed 2nd Oct 2010  15:24  by thehorde

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

Site of an Iron Age Hill Fort and highest spot on Cannock Chase

Bill and Ted The Twins with GPS ©thehorde


Not Logged 13th Dec 2009  13:00  by knobbly stiles

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

Just a base with an arrow on it, no trigpoint but logged it as i was there.


Destroyed 13th Dec 2009  12:25  by gowrie

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

While orienteering at Beaudesert Park - the location of the former TP is on the orienteering map - had to make a noticeable diversion to get it between penultimate and last controls, but worth it for the view. Pleased I had read comments and seen photos before I went and found it next to a path junction just where I had hoped to see it so did not lose any more time in hunting for it.


Destroyed 6th Aug 2009  13:42  by PazaUK

Gridref: SK 04422 12993   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

Base of trigpoint


Destroyed 25th Jul 2009  08:00  by Chalky

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


Good condition 11th Jun 2009  08:45  by dugswell2

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

Walked around top of the hill fort bank on break from journey from Grimsargh to meeting at Warwick Uni for Animal Health Enforcement Group.


Destroyed 23rd Mar 2009  11:00  by heavyhorses

Gridref: SK 04500 12800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Now a plate on the ground !


Good condition 11th Jan 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Annual visit, marshalling for the Trig Points Race (15 miles; winning time this year 1h35, quite slow on an icy day!). The pillar base is still present, with 2 layers of newer concrete screed on top, in which a rivet has been fixed. The rivet is shiny brass and may be new since I last examined it. I will presumably have seen the pillar intact in my childhood.


Converted 11th Jan 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Annual visit, marshalling for the Trig Points Race (15 miles; winning time this year 1h35, quite slow on an icy day!). The pillar base is still present, with 2 layers of newer concrete screed on top, in which a rivet has been fixed. The rivet is shiny brass and may be new since I last examined it. I will presumably have seen the pillar intact in my childhood.


Good condition 11th Jan 2008  14:40  by dal

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

Nice passive station, pity about the pillar - horrid weather (the rain was turning to snow).


Converted 11th Jan 2008  14:40  by dal

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

Nice passive station, pity about the pillar - horrid weather (the rain was turning to snow). Pillar base converted to Passive Station - hence Condition.


Destroyed 1st Dec 2007  08:30  by Trigger

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


Converted 11th Oct 2007  10:00  by asbown

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


Destroyed 1st Aug 2007  13:30  by Bourne

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

Pillar missing, hot day


Destroyed 25th Mar 2006  10:00  by jameswameek

Gridref: SK 04313 12882   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Great Views a little further around the ring. Again, quite an easy one, but obviously the trig has been removed and replaced with a small bolt.

Missing In Action ©jameswameek


Destroyed 11th Nov 2005  11:00  by Chriscb_55

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

Stood by the base plate and heard a lone bugle sounding the last post - I guess from the German cementry. Trig point visible but little else.


Destroyed 16th Oct 2005  14:15  by Glaslyn

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

As logs say no pilar just block,busy today .


Converted 29th Sep 2005  11:00  by Keith Stevens

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

(Retrospective log to correct the log). Pillar gone, replaced by a bolt, with OS arrow. Base still intact, used for the bolt. Site is old hill fort, nicely preserved, 200m diameter ramparts with ditch. Public. Primary


Good condition 19th Sep 2005  15:12  by Keith Stevens

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

Retrospective log to confirm the bolt in the block, as seen before we had the 'converted' status

The base with no pillar
The new bolt


Good condition 10th Jun 2005  20:00  by Father Ted

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

My first time on the Chase. Must come back some day and explore it better. Pillar replacement.


Converted 10th Jun 2005  20:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 1/10

Gone and now replaced by block.


Destroyed 16th Mar 2005  19:53  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Having not read the logs the rivet was a shock to the system nice location though


Destroyed 11th Sep 2004  11:15  by mickandshane

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

The highest point on Cannock Chase. The trig was numbered 2967 but sadly only a bolt remains.


Destroyed 28th Aug 2004  14:03  by subarite

Gridref: SK 04313 12887   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

The concrete base of the pillar is in place and there is a brass pin/stud in the centre.

The pillar base with GPSr ©subarite


Destroyed 14th Feb 2004  13:30  by DesG

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

Did this after Ring Around The Castle cache (GC5FF1)

Castle Ring ©DesG
Castle Ring ©DesG


Destroyed 17th Jan 2004  14:21  by Deego

FB Number: 2967  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

The pillar is gone but the brass stud remains. Nice place. Also did the nearby cache GC5FF1

Missing pillar ©Deego
Brass stud ©Deego


Good condition 10th Mar 2003  15:10  by fasgadh

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

No pillar, I had visited it in the 1980s when it was there, but there is now a surface stud. Last map I saw with the pillar on was the 1981 orienteering map of Beaudesert. As the stud is there, this should carry a yellow smiley icon. The old number was 2967 Log updated as surface block existed at time of visits. It is the pillar that is destroyed.


Good condition 24th Dec 2002  15:00  by peregrinus

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

Pillar gone; Block+Rivet at highest pt of earthwks; shown on 1974 OSLR, not on 1993 OSdb; included in Cannock Chase Trig Points race. I must have visited it in pillar form in my younger days!


Not Logged 1st Jan 2001  07:15  by Filben

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


Couldn't find it 27th Jul 1991  15:00  by arranc

Gridref: SK 04300 12900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

on Heart of England Way


Good condition 13th Apr 1981  10:14  by fasgadh

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

The pillar was here during the 1981 JK orienteering event at Beaudesert. Staggered up for a look after my run.


Not Logged 1st Jan 1970  00:00  by jw665

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



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