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TP2208 - Clay Hole
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Clay HoleTF22/3TF22S003539529.37339274.286.3362PILLAR01/06/1961101/06/1965N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2370th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.33/10 (from 33 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Oct 2002
Was Last logged: 22nd Dec 2021

Of the 33 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 254m
The average error was 32m
1 was exact

slateloose slateloose Mickandkim Mickandkim Trigpoint Bears Trigpoint Bears dogwalking dogwalking CJO CJO Walking with Gerald Walking with Gerald trig-man trig-man caroleengel caroleengel debris71 debris71 Bourne Bourne Tanis Tanis Pharisee Pharisee Clay Hole Clay Hole [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

FB S8698

By Tanis

By Tanis

By Tanis
Little Fish and MicroFish atop of Clay Hole

By Trigpoint Bears
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 22nd Dec 2021  21:04  by chloejesstravels

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

Good condition 22nd Dec 2021  13:32  by brit_97

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


Good condition 25th Nov 2021  12:46  by Walking with Gerald

Gridref: TF 39531 39278   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not Logged 2nd Apr 2019  09:29  by WanderingSal

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

Good condition 25th Nov 2018  11:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TF 39529 39274   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at CP to West then past cows and then it rained i knew i should have took a coat trig found in dip at dyke bend

Good condition 2nd Jul 2018  13:33  by riverboat

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Brilliant views from the Trig across to the Wash.

Good condition 3rd Jun 2018  09:55  by eon

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

(755) Followed Cut End Road down to the bottom. Handy parking for a handful of cars is to be found there. Then a 10/15 minute walk along the embankment to the pillar. It cannot be seen until you are pretty much on top of it, due to it being situated in a dip. Plug non original, but all good. Pillar history: Built on the 14th of February 1956, at a cost of 32 10s 10d. Last maintained by the OS in February of 2000.

Pillar. ©eon
Pillar. ©eon
FB S8698 ©eon
Top. ©eon

Good condition 9th Oct 2017  11:28  by Tanis

Gridref: TF 39533 39280   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 16th Apr 2017  13:45  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in the nearest carpark and followed the path along the top of the embankment for a mile along to the trig. Just beyond the trig was a bird hide with great views out across the wash.

YSM200 Clay Hole ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 16th Apr 2017  12:27  by Foinavon

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

parked at cut and road and walked to this lovely trig.

Good condition 7th Aug 2016  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: TF 39527 39280   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

parked at TF 38065 39126 then walked along flood bank to pillar very nice easy stroll with great views over the wash

Good condition 10th May 2016  14:03  by dilly1073

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 26th Dec 2015  11:32  by pcriddy

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

Good condition 26th Dec 2015  00:00  by pcriddy

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

Good condition 17th Aug 2015  09:00  by Crazy

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A bit out of the way and oddly placed in a hollow, though the views here are great across the river mouthes. This is our starting point for a Coast to Coast cycle across to Crosby, Merseyside - it is gloriously sunny and we are enjoying watching the boats heading out to sea on the high tide.

Good condition 16th Nov 2014  13:30  by Chris9870

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very bleak in November. Parked in Cut Lane car park. 0.9 mile walk to trig. You only see it at the last minute just hidden down the bank slightly. Just got to it and the heavens opened.

Good condition 8th Nov 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TF 39528 39283   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 3rd May 2014  14:32  by debris71

Gridref: TF 39538 39273   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Haven near Clay Hole ©debris71
The Trig point ©debris71
Top Pillar ©debris71

Good condition 24th Nov 2013  08:21  by CJO

Gridref: TF 39529 39279   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plastic cap cap. Embankment built up around pillar. Quite windy, cold and battered by passing squall to blow the early morning cobwebs away. A favourite spot for bird watchers and several seals watched us walk along the embankment.

Clay Hole

Good condition 19th Apr 2013  08:44  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Left bike at end of road to West and walked the 1.5km along the flood bank of the Haven. Could have lifted the bike over two styles (gates locked) near the start and cycled the short grassy surface. Pillar is not readily visible on approach as it sits on a lower bank. No boats passing.

Good condition 10th Jan 2012  13:57  by trig-man

Gridref: TF 39529 39281   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 13th Mar 2011  11:40  by asbown

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

from the car park, nice walk and good views, hidden till the last minute.

Good condition 18th Aug 2010  12:14  by Big Fish

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Hi, I'm Big Fish and I am the main Trigpointer and Geocacher from the Fishteers. I now have my own name and so I am back logging all the Trigs that I found with the Fishteers, I am logging the find on the same day that I found it with the Fishteers.

Good condition 18th Aug 2010  12:14  by fishteers

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up to this one from Cut End and also had a spot of caching, this is the nearest Trig to our house and it's taken us this long to log it, how lazy! Whilst we were here the Boston Pilot Boat escorted a ship out of the Haven and then another one back in. Also logged as YSM200

Its there, just.
Little Fish and MicroFish atop of Clay Hole ©fishteers

Slightly damaged 20th May 2010  16:00  by slateloose

Gridref: TF 39500 39200   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Apr 2010  13:10  by Bourne

Gridref: TF 39530 39282   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice walk to trig from the car park, good views of the Wash and Norfolk!

Good condition 2nd Apr 2010  18:30  by DesG

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Enjoyed the walk to this one in the late afternoon although it was a bit windy with the odd rain shower. Trig also logged as YSM200

Good condition 3rd Jun 2009  13:05  by gowrie

FB Number: S3953  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Had I read the last visitor's comments I would not have had the same experience of wondering where it had gone! As I got there the incoming tide had reached the point where a flotilla of 14 working boats started up the river to Boston. I am puzzled at what they were up to - 12 registered in Boston, two in Hull and all had huge open bags of what looked like gravel or similar. Why? At 6m above sea level it was the average of the three visited today.

Good condition 27th Jun 2008  10:00  by Pharisee

Gridref: TF 39783 39285   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The nearest parking for this one is a small carpark right at the end of Cut End Road [N5255.910 E00003.169]. From there, its an easy one mile walk along the dyke to the trigpoint. I was harried for a lot of the way by a very noisy and somewhat agitated oystercatcher. It was probably nesting somewhere on the flats below the dyke. I didnt realise until I got there, the significance of the name for this T/P. Id expected to see it from some distance away as the map shows it on top of the dyke but an indicated 100ft away and it was nowhere to be seen. 50ft and there was still no sign of it. I was starting to think that it had been removed or toppled. A few feet further and I spotted the top of it. It really is built in a hole. or at least, the dyke has been built up around it. Its in good condition with a plastic replacement plug. The views are what you would expect, given the location; flat salt marsh, tidal river and sea.

The view you get from a few feet away ©Pharisee
The view east ©Pharisee

Good condition 28th May 2006  20:36  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: TF 39527 39277   FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

(109) Nice walk along Witham Bank... dog wanted to chase the bear though

GPS Position, Spider (Plug Replaced)
Pillar, Bear & Strider
If you continue along the bank, you come across this memorial, which comemorates ? the building of the bank upon which it stands by the boys of North Sea Camp Borstal, started in 1936

Good condition 21st Mar 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

My last trig pillar on OSLR 131.


Good condition 30th Nov 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8698  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; plastic plug; on lower (?older) embkt N side of R Witham, its top at level of top of embkt

Good condition 28th Oct 2002  14:39  by discjirm

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

This trig point is in a little dip in the sea defences near the end of the Haven, where teh river meets the sea.

Clay Hole trig point. Clay Hole trig point.©discjirm
Clay Hole trig point. Clay Hole trig point.©discjirm

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