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TP20921 - Browns Folly
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Browns FollyST86/INT3ST86I003379477.52166061.210.0003CENTRE01/06/194400

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There are 6 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13518th with 87 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.90/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Jun 2009
Was Last logged: 13th Aug 2019

Of the 10 logged visits,
2 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 13m
The average error was 8m
The closest was 3m

Bailbrook Bailbrook Bathampton Down Bathampton Down Bathampton Church Tower Flagstaff Bathampton Church Tower Flagstaff Bannerdown Bannerdown dewi o dre-gwyr dewi o dre-gwyr jonglew jonglew Browns Folly Browns Folly [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Intersected Station.

Mark, Debbie & Tower
By Dusty
The Tower
By dewi o dre-gwyr
The Marker
By dewi o dre-gwyr
View from outside the tower
By trigging on an island
See 2 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Aug 2019  17:23  by Ant1974

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

Good condition 28th Mar 2019  17:14  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 2nd Mar 2016  13:20  by Dusty

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

Mark, Debbie & Tower

Good condition 12th Apr 2015  13:00  by dewi o dre-gwyr

Gridref: ST 79475 66064   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst geocaching in the woods.

The Tower
The Marker

Good condition 26th Mar 2015  14:13  by trigging on an island

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

Was able to get into the tower and climb up the unrailed staircase. Managed to get a view out of the window though it was pretty dangerously windy up there.

View from outside the tower

Good condition 25th Feb 2015  21:45  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Good condition 16th Jul 2014  13:20  by bluebeard

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

This was built in the 1840's as a "make work" project by the landowner.

Good condition 22nd Apr 2012  09:57  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 79485 66072   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Retrospective log 21 Jun 2014. We were there to bag the HuMP, Bathford Hill, little realizing this was also an intersected stn. Tower in dilapidated condition but seemed structurally sound. It was unsecured at time of our visit so we climbed to the top via internal staircase - no railings so a little dodgy, but easy enough. Good views to W over Bathhampton, a little obscured by surrounding trees.

Browns Folly on Bathford Hill TP20921©jonglew

Good condition 22nd Oct 2011  00:28  by BRISTOLIAN

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

Discovered whilst Geocaching around the Folley.

The Folley. Browns Folley.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 24th Jun 2009  11:19  by tom

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

Brown’s Folly is a Grade II listed Victorian tower above the woods of Bathford Hill on the edge of the Cotswolds to the east of Bath. It was reached by means of paths through the woodland of Brown’s Folly Nature Reserve from the car park off Farleigh Rise to the northeast. The route passed through a short clearing which gave a good view to the west across the Avon Valley to Bathampton Down, Little Solsbury Hill and the City of Bath and beyond. The nature reserve is designated a SSSI. The building is meant to be closed. At the time of my visit the entrance had been unblocked. The interior was strewn with rubbish. Stairs climbed up the inside of the walls of the tower. The top floor was absent and sections of the hand rail were missing.

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