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TP2123 - Charlton Higher Down
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Charlton Higher DownST70/3ST70S003368780.8995722.16169.6182PILLAR01/06/1950101/04/1953N0

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There are 23 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4740th with 15 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.68/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jul 1999
Was Last logged: 25th Feb 2018

Of the 25 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 83m
The average error was 16m
2 were exact

lejogger lejogger Glaslyn Glaslyn jamesleesaunders jamesleesaunders pkbathrooms pkbathrooms jonglew jonglew caroleengel caroleengel asbown asbown Charlton Higher Down Charlton Higher Down [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 25th Feb 2018  10:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All set for a trig-fest today with seven planned in bitterly cold, frosty, Siberian Dorset. Beautiful bright day with perfect visibility, not a cloud in the sky, but oh, that wind: absolutely spine-tinglingly freezing. This first trig of the day only took 10 minutes in total, with a quick jog up the field. Cap in place with deep indented lettering; one s/h open. Fine views back over to the Piddle Valley. And could see the Hardy Monument (not the author, but Nelson's officer).

Good condition 12th Jan 2018  11:22  by PHMB

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We walked from Piddlehinton (about 3 miles to the east of pillar). Misty day, so views relatively limited. Pillar is in good condition, only minor damage to top. Remains of white paint - plug is still present, indented lettering

Not Logged 30th May 2017  17:49  by

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

Good condition 2nd Mar 2017  13:15  by lejogger

Gridref: SY 68700 95700   FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Something's cropped up ©lejogger

Good condition 6th May 2016  15:44  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing particularly special about this one. We walked across footpaths, through fields from Godmanstone and onto Charminster. The walk along the Cerne Valley back was lovely.

Good condition 30th Jan 2016  13:06  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SY 68781 95722   FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

a nice breezy walk up to the pillar. parked on roadside opposite the entrance to the footpath

Good condition 11th Nov 2015  08:43  by jonglew

Gridref: SY 68782 95725   FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From minor road due N of pillar; RoW initially then across arable field to pillar out in the open. Foundations visible but not too exposed; original cap in place, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. All round panoramic views.

Pillar TP2123©jonglew
Spider TP2123©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2123©jonglew

Good condition 18th Aug 2015  12:29  by asbown

Gridref: SY 68800 95716   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

footpath then field edge to as close as possible.

Good condition 30th Mar 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SY 68784 95729   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Nov 2012  08:56  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 8th Jan 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 16th Jul 2010  12:45  by micks trigs

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

convenient parking spot near farm then follow the footpath along field to hedge line bear right to top of field then right again for about 30 yards and then right into field. done it this way so if you do it when there's a crop growing like i did you should find it as it took me a bit of time finding it

©micks trigs

Good condition 28th Feb 2009  13:35  by mitsiman

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on straight road to Piddlehinton. Short walk in, handy parking spot too.

Good condition 4th Oct 2008  09:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th May 2008  12:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

through the gate opposite the triangular copse and along the hedgeline on the countryside stewardship strip until the tp came into sight

Good condition 13th May 2008  15:16  by tom

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar is sited in an arable field with a grass like crop about 18 inches tall. Access to the field is from a bridleway with a handy layby to the north. Its foundations are exposed by about 9 inches; it has a metal cap with deep lettering and FB S5941. To the northeast is the green ridge of Buck Hill and College Down and the transmitter above Piddletrenthide. Lower rolling countryside stretches into the distance to the east; trees and fuel tanks block off the view to the south. In the west Crete Hill can be seen and there are power lines crossing some distant downs; the Hardy Monument can be seen in the distance in the southwest.

Good condition 27th Aug 2007  18:25  by cherrybear143

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

In a wide open field, arable crops recently cut so very visible on the skyline. Found it at the end of a long walk with my dog Sox - the second one I ever logged!

Not Logged 28th Feb 2007  17:30  by FollowMeChaps

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Last of 4 Trigs, 3 caches and 1 ROC found on business trip to Dorchester. Did this one in the dark. FMC

Looked dramatic with the moom above Though it looses something in the photo

Good condition 17th Jul 2006  19:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Within 20m but thick un tyremarked corn in the way bridleway alignment over grown but tractor line on the track shown on the 25k

Good condition 9th May 2006  10:10  by Lathama

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Just off a bridleway in a cereal field. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. One top corner is missing, otherwise good condition. Traces of paint, especially on the E face. All sightholes closed. Concrete base exposed about 10" all round. Good all-round views.

Good condition 15th Apr 2006  10:24  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SY 68780 95720   FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access off ROW.


Good condition 26th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, in little clump of Burdock in stubble field, nice view

S5941 fb ©peregrinus
S5941 top ©peregrinus
S5941 trig ©peregrinus
S5941 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 20th Sep 2005  15:00  by maurice

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar is in the middle of an arable field. Wheat had recently been cut.

Good condition 8th Jan 2005  15:20  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There is a layby next to the wood opposite the bridle path. The trig is in an arable field but if you follow the hedgeline the incursion into the crops is very short (and out of view of the farm). Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 15th Jul 1999  10:09  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: SY 68781 95722   FB Number: S5941  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited as Part of the South Downs Challenge with Joe Barnes. (4 of 38)

Charlton Higher Down Trig ©jamesleesaunders

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