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TP2453 - Cottingtons Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cottingtons HillSU54/1SU54S001452576.80156649.38229.7122PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1969N1DEMOLISHED 31 5 94

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14111th with 100 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.77/10 (from 39 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Oct 1980
Was Last found intact: 18th Oct 1980
Was Last logged: 11th Aug 2017

Of the 39 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 130m
The average error was 32m
1 was exact

Cottingtons Wireless Mast Cottingtons Wireless Mast Hannington TV Mast Hannington TV Mast lejogger lejogger Glaslyn Glaslyn jonglew jonglew Clanfield Rambler Clanfield Rambler MickandKim MickandKim lackofluke lackofluke Steve & Gill Steve & Gill g4wsb g4wsb RichardM RichardM Cottingtons Hill Cottingtons Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Trig Point
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Trig Point

By Griefmiester
Ian and Tim with the TP
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Logged Visits:

Moved 11th Aug 2017  07:42  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

After bagging the last 4 by car, I thought that I better get on my bike to bag the next. For some reason I didn't do this last year, so as it is well within cycling distance, it was the target. Lovely early morning cycle along the Kennet and Avon Canal. While going up the road to Hannington the power cables above it made a very disconcerting crackling sound. Trig has been moved to edge of field. Quite easy to find. But it is in a very sorry condition. Spider gone and the FB has chip marks all around it. Lovely view to West. Good fun coming off down the hill. And got back home in time for "Pop Master" as well. :)

Flush Bracket showing the chipping around it.
Trig Point
Trig Point with sun coming up over it
View to west

Moved 26th May 2017  10:15  by MickandKim

Gridref: SU 52571 56710   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Leaning a bit but still there drove to it

Moved 30th Mar 2017  14:20  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

An easy drive up to Hannington Mast atop Cottingtons Hill. The trig is in a sorry state as described. The blackthorn bushes are trying to guard access but its not difficult. Good views to the north.

Moved 21st Oct 2016  16:45  by lejogger

Gridref: SU 52500 56600   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Down, but not out

Moved 2nd Feb 2016  13:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Short detour from the Wayfarer Walk,easy spotted this time of year

Moved 11th Jan 2015  17:03  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 52582 56712   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Takes a little searching in the darkness to find this one cowering from brutal attack in thick hedge 1m from edge of field and 15m from the gate on the track. In a sad state, leaning, and likely moved from original location. Top spider missing but luckily the flush bracket has resisted removal despite significant chipping around its edge. In need of some TLC.

Moved 31st Dec 2014  13:05  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

We approached this one from the SE, from Meadham Lane, then along the private road that leads to Freemantle Park Farm in the NW direction. Drove up to the base of the comms mast and the Caravan Club site. Parked at the field gate to the caravan site (empty at this time of the year) and then it was a quick 2 minute walk along the footpath W until we saw the trig. The muddy footpath was frozen solid, it was a very cold new year's eve day. The trig was completely buried in dense thorn, it was a real job cutting a path through using our garden shears. Condition as described by others. I dropped a 2p coin down the centre tube for the next visitor to find. Happy new year!

Cottington's Hill trig station
Parked near the base of the comms mast, at field gate to Caravan Club site

Moved 17th Jul 2014  13:23  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 52574 56713   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Moved into woods ,gate into trees on right over falled branches.


Moved 15th Jun 2014  18:20  by edfielden

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

I first visited where the pillar originally stood to see what could be seen from there. Having done that I then went into the copse and forced my way through the nettles and over fallen trees to reach the poor pillar which looks very sorry for itself. The top is missing its tribrach, cap and much of its concrete. Someone's obviously had a go at removing the FB too but it is still there for now. Further details and photos to follow...

Moved 5th Jan 2014  10:51  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 52578 56701   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Hadn't realized this pillar had been moved. Scouted around a little when found it wasn't where it should have been; transpired I must have walked right past it - Doh! Will revisit. ***Revisited 20 Jan 2014. Indeed I had walked right past it 15 days ago! My GR is new location, which was in dense thorn and scrub - a challenge for trusty pruning saw and secateurs. Pillar has serious tilt due to part of concrete base broken away; FB in place; spider missing; all sight holes open. In a sorry state.

Pillar - Before Gardening TP2453©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening TP2453©jonglew
Top of Pillar TP2453©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2453©jonglew

Moved 13th Nov 2013  19:27  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Cycled up good private road from Hannington to comms tower and camp site. Recognised I'd been here previously via footpath from car park to West. I must have failed to find the pillar before, but no problem this time. Just to South of ROW in wood at boundary to field.

Moved 19th May 2013  14:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Couldn't get a ticket for Saints' last game of the season so what else to do but go for a walk with a trig hunt involved? I'd missed this sad pillar on my last ramble up here in November 2009, but this time forewarned by fellow trigpointers I found it with little trouble. Several scratches later I emerged from the thorny bushes having noted the pillar's poor state. Strolling up Cottingtons Hill I heard my first cuckoo of the year.

Toppled 15th Jan 2012  11:55  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

Old Man wanted to drive the GPS to our TV transmitter to test intervisibility - but hey, if it also includes a good walk on a crisp, clear day with great views and two trigs I'm not complaining. This the first, and caused me to perfect my backwards, bent double, arms over head approach to getting through blackthorn! Still roughly upright with FB, and a good model with which to explain the function of sight holes (thanks, Ian!)

Toppled 30th Jan 2011  18:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 1/10

Toppled 25th Mar 2010  16:13  by raypool

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Toppled 16th Oct 2009  16:55  by nifta

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Great views from just a few yards away, where I spent some time watching red kites riding the thermals. Pillar in a sorry condition, as others have already noted, and was quite difficult to access dur to growth around it.

TP2453 - S1681 Cottingtons Hill, October 2009 TP2453 - S1681 Cottingtons Hill, October 2009. Pillar & flush bracket.

Toppled 12th Oct 2009  10:16  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 52500 56600   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Parking at Stubbington Down. Pleasant walk with expansive views. Pillar moved to small copse area between resevoir and field. Damaged base.


Toppled 13th Sep 2009  14:13  by moonraker

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 4/10

Started looking in field as shown on OS map but no sign. Decided to look in wood and after walking past it once saw it on way back. In a very sorry state.

Moved 13th Jul 2009  17:50  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

I Parked on the B3051 and followed the wayfairer way to the foot path junction then up towards the mast, when you reach the point where the path enters the wood. go to the right and follow the path path around the woods, after a while the fence doglegs to the right, about 20 meters beyond , the pillar is resting just the other side of the barbed wire, not at all visible this time of year, so was a hands and knees job to get under the barbed wire - as commented very sad looking, no spider and an attempt has been made on the flush bracket. no views, you can hardly get far enough away to take pictures!!

Toppled 18th Jun 2009  16:10  by AndyG

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Walked up from the carpark on the B3051 initially round the field boundary just south of the fence with no sighting.Back via the track through the woods. At the gate with the footpath skirting it my 'trigger's nose' took me up a faint path to the south then to the right.Lots of bending over to get under low branches but there it was.Condition as described by others. Comparing the 1:25000 online and aerial photo shows that all the small fields to the south have been reduced to one which probably explains why the trig was moved -- to make way for large machines. An extra point for my first toppled or moved.

Toppled 17th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 4/10

In W edge of copse, 10m S of track. Easiest to head into copse, then S, then W thru blackthorn. Did a bit of pruning to ease the way in. Spider gone, FB still there.

Toppled 19th Mar 2008  21:46  by PopUpPirate

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

Nice views...

Toppled 19th Mar 2008  14:30  by The Cache Hoppers

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

Interesting place

Toppled 12th Dec 2007  16:40  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 4/10

In poor condition attempts have been made to remove flush bracket.

Toppled 25th Nov 2007  16:39  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 52572 56708   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Another pillar in blackthorn hedge by barbed wire fence. Getting difficult to reach. As others have said moved from orignal position.

©Clanfield Rambler

Toppled 19th Oct 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

S1681 Where it was before being moved.

Toppled 27th Sep 2006  18:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Toppled 22nd Apr 2006  17:19  by The White Family

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Toppled 4th Feb 2006  13:05  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 52571 56712   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

A short distance south of the path. Not marked on my copy of LR174 but appears to still be on 1:25K mapping.

Toppled 12th Dec 2005  14:00  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Black smudge from the Hemel oil fire is very visible from this top. Trig position unchanged and a choice of safe off road parking nearby makes for a pleasant walk.

Moved 12th Nov 2005  15:40  by dal

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Moved  Score: 4/10

As reported by others, the trig is in a bad state. Clearly the best place for it was where it was, but having uprooted it, it is a pity it wasn't re-erected by the side of the FP. Note a new barbed wire fence is erected, and the trig is on the copse side of the fence. So go over the stile into the copse near the aerial, and work your way along the inside of the fence. Quite a few brambles. No longer easy.

Toppled 12th Feb 2005  15:58  by Bekandian

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

As stated before this TP is in a sorry state and moved from its correct location. Views are fairly good from the SW, but obscured otherwise.

Ian and Tim with the TP ©Bekandian

Toppled 5th Feb 2005  13:35  by Managra

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

This has been moved, is leaning and the spider is missing. Easy access.

Flush bracket

Toppled 28th Jul 2004  18:55  by subarite

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 4/10

The pillar has been uprooted and moved. Andy.

Flush bracket ©subarite
Pillar ©subarite

Toppled 18th Jul 2004  13:43  by

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Toppled 22nd Feb 2004  14:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

The trig pillar is now at SU 525 567. adjacent to the path but on the edge of the field. The tri-brac and plug are missing but the FB is still there - although somebody has had a good go at removing it!

Toppled 27th Jul 2003  13:00  by Steve & Gill

Gridref: SU 52574 56710   FB Number: S1681  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Our second attempt at a first Trigpoint. Found it as a result of a geocache. It looks like the land owner has moved it out of his way to better enable ploughing and planting etc.

Flush Bracket - TP2453
Re-positioned trigpoint

Toppled 26th May 2003  16:22  by Mr & Mrs Hedgehog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

Good condition 18th Oct 1980  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1681  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In middle of wheat field (stubble) - field adjacent to radio mast.

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