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TP2320 - Codden Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Codden HillSS72/7SS72S007258238.99129563.90191.9692PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1966N1Dest 07/72
Codden Memorial BoltSS72/T112SS72T112258240.91129563.310.0003BOLT01/06/197200
Codden MonumentSS72/T112SS72T112258238.54129564.360.0003CENTRE01/06/197200

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2567th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.28/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Jun 2003
Was Last found intact: 18th Mar 2010
Was Last logged: 30th Apr 2016

Of the 18 logged visits,
2 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Destroyed 30th Apr 2016  12:45  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SS 58239 29564   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

A lovely warm day and visited with Brisboy and wife. The obelisk commemorates Caroline Thorpe, wife of former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe. Caroline Thorpe was killed in a road accident in 1970.

Destroyed 21st Jun 2014  10:43  by MisterC

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

Stunning views on a day like this.

Destroyed 13th Aug 2013  16:00  by Oldjet

Gridref: SS 58242 29572   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

New pillar was not there been replaced by monument, found pin but not centre. stunning views.

the pin

Destroyed 21st Mar 2012  11:30  by dugswell2

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

A super little hill, 189m P62, Clem-Yeaman qualifying on distance. Also ex trig pillar now a Bolt :-). I was visiting a local farm to do a TB DRF, stunning weather for March.

Destroyed 15th Sep 2011  13:44  by peregrinus

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

Replacement bolt is c. 0.4m in from outer ring, ESE from centre. No trace of original trig base. Lovely spot on a sunny day, car park to E

Bolt in context
Monument Bolt is in front R quadrant

Destroyed 11th Sep 2011  17:14  by myacheinbones

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

i drove past this hill in the lorry and decided there must be a trigpoint up there, i did'nt look it up on the map because i had'nt got that particular one, so we just went up to have a look, after a steep walk we found the monument to jeremy thorpes wife but no sign of a trig. when we got home i looked on the web site only to find it should have been there but is now missing

Destroyed 27th Apr 2011  09:27  by Glaslyn

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

former site of pillar©Glaslyn

Destroyed 2nd Jan 2011  13:30  by brisboy&wife

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

Good views,initial search could not find bolt. Sure we'll be back in the future,great place for walking the dogs. Revisit on 23/3/16 with Dusty & Bolt easily spotted

Mrs Brisboy@monument

Not Logged 20th Mar 2010  08:07  by peregrinus

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

Non-(re)visit log: there is supposed to be a Bolt there, at 258240.906, 129563.313 according to the OS trig archive, also a Centre (presumably the centre of the monument) at 258238.547 129564.359 Sounds like the Bolt is 2.58m ESE of the centre of the monument, but is a new bolt not the old trig base (which was at 258238.984 129563.898, i.e. 0.63m SE of centre of monument). Judging by the size of the monument it will have put paid to any trace of trig / base.

Good condition 18th Mar 2010  15:35  by Dusty

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

Pillar gone. Intersection & Bolt remain. The monument, seat and it's lettering all designed by Clough Williams-Ellis the creator of Portmeirion in North Wales. Caroline Allpass was the daughter of Warwick Allpass and Marcell William who married Jeremy Thorpe and died in July 1970 in a car accident in Basingstoke. Bolt also SS72/T112 at this location.

Monument (Centre)
Bolt (taken 21/03/16)
Tanya & monument (21/03/16)

Destroyed 4th May 2009  11:06  by Glaslyn

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

In the area! Worth a visit for the location.

Destroyed 17th Apr 2009  09:40  by Lathama

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

Again, I knew it wasn't there but the thought of the view from the monument was irresistable on such a lovely morning - and so it proved. Impressing monument on, presumably, the spot where the pillar once was. Great spot!

Destroyed 10th Dec 2008  12:20  by bluebeard

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

Destroyed 14th Mar 2008  10:35  by Managra

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

Replaced by a memorial to Caroline Thorpe. Lovely views. OS list the FB as S5317


Destroyed 16th Sep 2005  19:35  by lackofluke

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 9/10

There's a monument at the top of the hill, but no sign of the trig. According to an inscription on the base of the monument, it's 629 feet up. Excellent views all around, of Barnstaple, Landkey, Dartmoor, Hartland Point, Lundy and (dare I say it) a disused quarry! I parked in a layby on the road south of the hill and headed up via a permissive path opposite the road down to Horswell Farm.

The monument at the summit

Destroyed 18th Jun 2005  16:00  by mickandshane

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

We new the trig wouldn't be there but fancied the walk up this fine hill. Contrary to what Hollowig says there is a very good track from the east opposite the minor road that goes to Downrew Farm. The trig has been replaced by a monument to Caroline Thorpe who died in 1970 aged 32. She was the wife of Jeremy Thorpe (ex leader of the Liberal Party) and lived nearby at Cobbaton. It's a fine monument and much visited by locals so right of access is no problem. The monument was erected in 1971, the same year as the trig was destroyed so presumably it was on the same spot. The OS list the FB no as S5317. Excellent views.

Couldn't find it 5th Apr 2004  15:39  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 4/10

My OS map doesn't have a trig at this location, but ok, we'll accept it's up there - except up there didn't look easy through the gorse ... so I'll never know for sure, unless I go back (or someone else goes up there).

This would keep goats out ! I guess the pillar may be up in that somewhere.

Destroyed 8th Jun 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5317  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

monument at summit; no kind of trig found; gone from 25k; not on 1994 LR180 or 1993.OS.db, S5317 Built 1/04/49, destroyed 7/72 [OS]. Pleasant hill fine view. 24/9/08 log updated to include FB number from OS records. OS trig archive record a Bolt and Centre as still present.

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