Not logged in. login or register
TP2099 - Chain Hill
[UK map]
Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Possibly missing Possibly missing
Flush Bracket :
OSGB36 Station :
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
County :
Nearest town :

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Chain HillSU59/T6SU59T006440716.59187284.13141.0243PILLAR01/06/1951101/12/1951N0

Nearby trigpointsplacenames 

There are 25 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13854th with 36 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.89/10 (from 28 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Oct 1980
Was Last found intact: 5th Sep 2016
Was Last logged: 19th Feb 2019

Of the 28 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 13m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

WANTAGE WANTAGE Stockham Water Tank Stockham Water Tank Convent Spire Convent Spire Wantage Church Tower Wantage Church Tower St Marys School Spire St Marys School Spire Manor Road Manor Road Grove Water Tank Grove Water Tank St Katherines House Spire St Katherines House Spire Grove Water Tank Auxiliary Grove Water Tank Auxiliary Lockinge Lockinge Glaslyn Glaslyn pkbathrooms pkbathrooms g4wsb g4wsb CJO CJO jonglew jonglew WASTER WASTER Dart More Dart More Chain Hill Chain Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

You are not logged in. You must login if you wish to log a visit.

Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By asbown
Flush Bracket
TP with Bike

By pkbathrooms

View from B4494
See 19 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 19th Feb 2019  16:33  by asbown

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

No real attempt to find it, not where it should be.

Not Logged 10th Apr 2017  05:23  by Jeanie

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

Sad to report, I confirm it has gone. The north-south field boundary has been obliterated, ploughed over and planted with crops. The farmer has presumably taken the opportunity to remove the pillar. There are a couple of suspicious areas of bare earth on the highest point, but no sign of any stonework, so a thorough job has been done.

Couldn't find it 13th Mar 2017  12:30  by Nekyram

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

Walked the field following tractor lines from Chain Hill Reservoir . No sign of trig .decided to go to Lark hill Reservoir. Asked at farm units ,being told land was up for sale,and interested to know if trig still there. Would like to know if it has been saved or moved!

Possibly missing 14th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

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

Spoke with previous land owner working on veg plot nearby. Promised to ask current owner as to trig's whereabouts but sadly he never got back to me.

Good condition 5th Sep 2016  11:25  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked around field edge to get to this one. The field has been harvested so was an easy walk. Saw a mouse (or vole) disappear into one of the sight lines.

Flush Bracket
TP with Bike

Good condition 15th Aug 2015  16:51  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SU 40717 87284   FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

straight forward walk to the pillar

Good condition 27th Mar 2015  14:15  by CJO

Gridref: SU 40720 87283   FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Field recently harrowed. Pillar intact, but cap is missing.

Chain Hill

Good condition 26th Jul 2014  14:50  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This was, shall we say, a very 'intesting' visit. Having been warned of gunshots by a previous logger on here (2 logs before this one), we approached this one with caution. We travelled on the B4494 NNW-bound towards Wantage and parked at the covered reservoir to the SW of the trig station. We walked round to the left of the covered reservoir (as you look at it from the roadside) to the back of it where we found a spent shotgun cartridge lying on the ground. Alarm bells were ringing in our heads. We carried on to the back of Chain Hill Cottage. Due to the crops growing in the field, we could not see the trig station, even after repeatedly scanning the horizon with binoculars. We then wandered around trying to find a way through the crops but there was no path through the crops. We were not prepared to walk through the crops if there was no path. Then we heard two gunshots. We spotted (through binoculars) a lone white figure in the distance in the SE direction, so we got the hell out of there sharpish. We did not want to get shot. Resigned to logging this one as "couldn't find it" and "inaccessible", we left the area. But we decided to approach it from another direction. We drove round to Lark Hill (the road runs NS) and to the covered reservoir to the E of the trig station. The field here was barren & dry, so we walked across it to the trig station. Trig was in good condition but centre cap was missing. Took a few quick pics and we got the hell out of there. For future visitors: I think which direction you approach this one will depend on the time of year and the crops.

Good condition 25th Oct 2013  13:43  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 40718 87290   FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked to W of trig by covered reservoir on B4494, then 275m across arable farmland. Trig is on an open field boundary. Pillar in good condition but cap missing, no plug; all 4 sight holes open. 360deg views, extensive to N & S, but uninspiring.

Pillar TP2099©jonglew
Spider TP2099©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2099©jonglew

Good condition 19th Mar 2013  16:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked across the muddy field from the reservoir just as several loud rifle shots rang out from close by (from the woodland alongside the reservoir.) Most disconcerting! This was my second trigpoint gained under gunfire - such a dangerous occupation!

Good condition 22nd Feb 2012  07:30  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 40719 87283   FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 1st Feb 2012  18:23  by NightCrawler

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

More wandering round in the dark while on a conference

Good condition 27th Aug 2011  15:29  by blackboot29

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked short distance to trig across muddy fields. Easy to spot across field

Good condition 9th Apr 2011  08:04  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Dry ground and young crop, so access possible directly from road today.

Good condition 14th Dec 2009  14:45  by Dart More

Gridref: SU 40718 87297   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Remains of a bracket where the spider once was.

Good condition 10th Dec 2009  10:54  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great views on a lovely sunny morning

Good condition 26th Sep 2008  10:55  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 13th Jun 2008  20:35  by Trigger

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Dec 2006  14:15  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 40710 87280   FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk across field from W.parking at resevoir entrance.In sight last 50m.

One pigeon that wont make Christmas!©Glaslyn

Good condition 5th Sep 2006  13:05  by dal

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached from W - field harvested.

Good condition 26th Aug 2006  13:00  by WASTER

Gridref: SU 40720 87291   FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 16th Dec 2005  13:25  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Approached from the road to the east. Taking the no vehicles except access as no issue as I was accessing the trig I walked the field edges from the reservoir. Very exposed though and a biting wind building up.

Unreachable but visible 28th Apr 2005  17:00  by rad

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Decided not to go across crop. Farm for permission is probably Lark Hill not Chain Hill on the B4494.

View from B4494 ©rad

Not Logged 13th Oct 2004  16:30  by desperate dan

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

Was going to attempt visit by foot but torrential rain restricted viewing to car. Visible from B4494.

Good condition 15th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, arable field

S5822 fb ©peregrinus
S5822 top ©peregrinus
S5822 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 21st Feb 2004  15:37  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Feb 2004  14:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the middle of a field sown with some sort of vegetables about 300 yards from the road. Plug missing.

Good condition 4th Oct 1980  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5822  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plain pillar in long grass and next to barbed wire fence dividing two fields.

The TrigpointingUK database is owned and maintained by Ian Harris (Teasel). The TrigTools pages are provided by Barry Hunter. Contact us.