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TP2170 - Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe)
 
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Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
No FB
OSGB36 Station :
TR26/T188
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2170
County :
Kent
Nearest town :
DOVER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Chunnel ApronTR26/T188TR26T188629560.43139213.930.0003PILLAR01/06/198700NOT FOR SALE TO PUBLIC

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There are 9 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15845th with 38 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.56/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Jul 2004
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 2nd May 2019

Of the 16 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 0m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Chunnel Apron from Shakespeare Cliff
©jonglew
Pillar would have been around here somewhere
©jonglew
Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe)
By CJO
Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe)
By CJO

By pkbathrooms
See 4 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 2nd May 2019  12:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE   Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Visited location in May 1993 as well.


Destroyed 10th Nov 2018  11:15  by jonglew

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

Pillar would have been near the entrance to a utility complex connected to the Channel Tunnel. Samphire Hoe area worth a visit.

Chunnel Apron from Shakespeare Cliff TP2170©jonglew
Pillar would have been around here somewhere TP2170©jonglew


Destroyed 14th Apr 2017  14:30  by CJO

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

Viewed from above the GR appears to be at the site of a smaller tunnel that runs int/below a building adjacent to the large A/C units. Gone. Went down for an on-site look and had to satisfy for a cup of tea and a sandwich at the coffee shop in the country park area. A very good use of a former colliery site, that was then used as a staging point for the Channel Tunnel excavations.

Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe) from above
Chunnel Apron (Samphire Hoe) the only thing of interest down below


Destroyed 4th Mar 2017  14:51  by Ant1974

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


Destroyed 10th Feb 2017  12:12  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: TR 29560 39214   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Photo taken from TP5909 - Shakespeare Cliff


Destroyed 6th Apr 2016  12:48  by mitsiman

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


Destroyed 26th Aug 2015  16:30  by meandmymum

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

Passed the turning for Samphire Hoe on the way back from Dover and just stopped out of curiosity.


Destroyed 25th Jul 2010  11:06  by Arnand

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

Checked out Samphire hoe with the binoculars from Shakespeare cliff as well as going down there for a nose about but no trace of anything looking like a trig. Unless of course they supersized it & painted it blue. Still lovely place to visit

Mound next to security building ©Arnand
A trig on steroids? ©Arnand


Destroyed 22nd Mar 2009  13:00  by pharisee

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

As I’d just visited the other two local T/Ps, I came down to check out this one. My GPS put it inside/under the large building inside a secure fenced area that look like a tunnel ventilation plant. I spoke to one of the security guards and he told me there was nothing inside that looked like a cylindrical concrete pillar. I offered him a bribe (a tin of beer) to let me in but that didn’t work. He did say that the last time anyone from the O.S. were down there, they had their equipment set up on the top of the small hill to the right of the secure compound but as that was also behind a wire fence, I couldn’t check to see if they’d left anything there.


Destroyed 3rd Dec 2006  15:54  by rowleybirkin

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

I first visited this site in 1988 at the height of the Channel Tunnel project when the place was 'buzzing with activity'. Little doubt that the pillar disappeared around that time.


Destroyed 27th Sep 2006  19:00  by Lathama

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Yes, definitely missing. Nothing more to add to the other logs except that the spot is a good one for bird watchers.


Destroyed 14th Dec 2005  14:57  by Griefmiester

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

This is definitely gone, the area is now a secure site (something to do with the tunnel)

©Griefmiester


Destroyed 8th Oct 2005  12:00  by iainmac

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

I spoke to guard who knew about Shakespeare Cliff trig but not about this one.

gps indicated under the gate house


Destroyed 22nd May 2005  16:20  by barryhunter

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

I aggre this a gone, GPS puts in the middle of the security building for the Channel Tunnel Venterlation plant! Samphire Hoe definatly worth a visit, the area is all on reclaimed land using spoil from construction of the Tunnel.


Destroyed 3rd Apr 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No trace. Great views of White Cliffs from below.


Destroyed 10th Jul 2004  15:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

It's a shame this pillar has gone but it must have been destroyed when they landscaped the Chunnel Apron after its completion and turned it into Samphire Hoe (see comment for Shakespeare Cliff). We had a good look round and also asked a channel tunnel employee who was a kind of warden for Samphire Hoe. Eurotunnel still own the land but have opened it to the public as a good will gesture I presume. The pillar would have been a cylindrical one, Like Shakespeare Cliff, Farthingloe and Cheriton. As far as I know These are the only cylindrical pillars in the UK outside Scotland, where there are several.



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