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TP2469 - Cowards Marsh
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cowards MarshSU31/T180SU31T180415216.3894646.707.8454PILLAR01/06/1947101/04/1960N0

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There are 27 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16685th with 26 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.50/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Dec 2003
Was Last found intact: 13th May 2019
Was Last logged: 29th Jun 2020

Of the 36 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 49m
The average error was 13m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Somewhere in there
By NeilRitson
TP2469 Cowards Marsh
By Enfieldrover
In there somewhere!
By widget
Trig Point
S4318 Cowards Marsh
By wrose
Flush Bracket
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Logged Visits:

Inaccessible 29th Jun 2020  17:27  by NeilRitson

Gridref: SZ 15192 94660   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 1/10

Pillar almost invisible and not possible to access while the school was closed.

Somewhere in there

Unreachable but visible 7th Jun 2020  12:26  by Enfieldrover

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

could only see the top of this pillar showing above the vegitation. It is behind a fence, on school ground, next to a green electrical instalation. see photo

TP2469 Cowards Marsh

Couldn't find it 16th Jun 2019  11:30  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Didn't think I'd have much luck on a Sunday morning, but I got as close as possible without too much trespassing. Stood on a wooden fence to get the photo, with a herd of inquisitive bullocks complaining loudly at my presence!

In there somewhere!

Good condition 13th May 2019  00:00  by Woodleywalker

Gridref: SZ 15209 94657   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With kind permission of Jon Chapple, headmaster of Twynham Primary School. It is located in a fenced off locked area at the front of the school.

Good condition 5th May 2019  10:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Inaccessible 10th Aug 2018  12:49  by asbown

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

possibly missing, couldn't see it from just outside the school gates, we climbed the new gates between 5 and 7 but thought better of breaking into a school.

Inaccessible 10th Aug 2018  12:49  by The reluctant trigger

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

Good condition 19th Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 15218 94653   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Delighted to be given access by the site manager, no problem, who escorted me to the trig behind fencing. This was easily lifted to one side. Entrance to the site is at SZ 1516 9463. The trig is round the back of the cabin.

Unreachable but visible 7th Jul 2017  10:36  by G1ANQ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

I spoke with the building supervisor (in his yellow hard hat and sun glasses) to see if I could get access to this Trig, that is behind a temp fence at the moment. But he said "Not until the new school is finished, in May 2018". I asked what were the plans for it and if it was safe. He assured me that it was and when the school is finished it will be in a little conservation area, with a gate to access it. I asked if he knew about the historic importance of the Trig and he said that he did. He even said that he had had it surveyed and said that it was found to be slightly out of true. So I made do with a picture of it behind its protective fencing.

Trig Point behind fencing at the moment. Come back in May 2018.

Good condition 7th Nov 2016  16:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access between no 5 and 7 in Marsh Lane . Over two gates, then under wire fence to a padock , good advice taken from CJO .7 metres on right. Hidden in brambles .

Good condition 14th Jun 2016  13:52  by slateloose

Gridref: SZ 15200 94600   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very well hidden in long grass, watch out for the piles of horse s--t.

Good condition 4th Jun 2016  14:55  by wrose

Gridref: SZ 15220 94651   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there - very well hidden in June - and in good condition. [I used jonglew's means of access.]

S4318 Cowards Marsh Pillar.
S4318 Cowards Marsh Flush Bracket.
S4318 Cowards Marsh Plug.

Good condition 29th Sep 2015  10:41  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 15218 94645   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good access over 2 field gates between 5 & 7 Marsh Lane, then into a paddock. Trig well camouflaged - couldn't see it even when 2m from it! Cleared a lot of vegetation, mainly old and new bramble, fern and some ivy. Cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP2469©jonglew
Spider TP2469©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2469©jonglew
Access point TP2469©jonglew

Couldn't find it 22nd Aug 2015  06:45  by bwm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Very exposed location. Inquisitive horses in paddock. Hedge very dense and brambly. Didn't fancy hanging around too long looking for this one

Good condition 31st Mar 2015  12:30  by Tonyht

Gridref: SZ 15220 94635   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Found on 2nd visit, 1st time frustrated by brambles and lack of time. Still well buried, with FB on worst side. Nothing here to write home about.

Good condition 16th Nov 2014  14:56  by Griggsy

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Burley


Good condition 24th Mar 2014  14:32  by philandsam

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

Guerrilla trigpointing! Was determined to get this on, as my first target of the day, Winkton Common was too flooded to reach without waders. No one around, so hopped over a couple of fences then under a single wire fence and found the trig easily in a hedge. Couldn't read flush bracket, and the missus wouldn't come with me but it only took a minute and I was back and off to the next TP only 1K away.


Good condition 15th Sep 2013  10:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 4th Jul 2013  17:54  by CJO

Gridref: SZ 15218 94644   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Brambles and horses. No cap. Climb over two gates and cross old railway line and climb fence into horse paddock and its 7m on the right in the dense vegetation of the fence line.


Good condition 21st Sep 2012  13:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Felt very conspicuous visiting this one; fortunately no-one around. Climbed two gates, then slipped under a fence, crossing the site of the old railway line to do so, with the pillar virtually covered by thorny brambles and stinging nettles. Missed it at first, but just as I was about to give up, I spotted it within the hedge. I was forewarned and armed (thanks fellow trigpointers!) with a pair of secateurs so was able to make a reasonable assessment: fair condition given its brambly 'home' with no cap. This is definitely the most camouflaged pillar I have yet discovered - and what a delightfully named area, although I thought my actions today were rather heroic.

Good condition 5th Apr 2012  12:40  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bit tresspassy this one - had to hop a couple of fences and go through paddock area, there was no one to ask for permisson so therefore got on with it - pillar is lost in brambles so left FB image as did not want to get scatched to bits.

Good condition 21st Nov 2010  12:33  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 15210 94640   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Over two gates and under fence. Good condition if a bit brambly!


Good condition 24th Oct 2010  15:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Jun 2010  15:43  by raypool

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

Unable to get a photo of FB as now totally over grown with brambles, accessed by going over the 2 gates next to 5 Marsh Lane, then under fence, pillar on the right in the brambles.

Its in there.

Good condition 15th Jun 2009  11:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Now, I know trig pointing can be a bit masochistic but this is beyond the pale. The brambles have almost completely taken this pillar over and it's a real pain to get near it. The plug is missing and that's about all I can tell you other than the FB number which was located after some pretty hefty scratches! Good views over the surrounding low land which only partially made up for the self-inflicted damage! Off to The Channel Islands now for a couple of weeks, so that will be trig less!

Unreachable but visible 5th Apr 2009  11:43  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Lots of fences, lots of people, but no one to give permission. Deep in hedge, viewed through binoculars

Good condition 10th Mar 2009  14:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

either wear long sleeves or take a pair of secateurs !!!

Good condition 4th Nov 2007  10:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Access off Marsh Lane via double set of gates and it's in the hedge adjacent paddock type field. Rather overgrown. Plug missing, hole unfilled. You cross the trackbed of the former Christchurch - Ringwood railway lifted before this pillar would have been built!

Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, no cap or plug. Fenced strip along backs of gardens, with larger paddock beyond: trig is in S corner of this larger paddock. FB on SW face, in brambles.

Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2005  13:53  by pineapple

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nestling in overgrown hedge.

Slightly damaged 20th Jun 2005  23:05  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy access from housing estate road via small paddock onto main paddock area between the houses.

Slightly damaged 13th May 2005  17:20  by Trigger

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 17th Feb 2005  14:07  by forestfeckler

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

Slightly damaged 31st Dec 2004  14:10  by Managra

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

This is leaning slightly to port so I've marked it as slightly damaged. We had to ask at the farm as there was no way that we could brazenly trespass without being thought rude because there were people about. The woman was very helpful and said that lots of people asked to see itůMissing plug.

Flush bracket
Trig point

Good condition 7th Aug 2004  17:25  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SZ 15219 94655   FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Hiding in a hedge at the edge of a paddock. Good condition except Plug missing. Nice views over the marsh from nearby.

Cowards Marsh pillar ©RoPeHe
Flush Bracket S4318 ©RoPeHe

Good condition 21st Dec 2003  12:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4318  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access through a riding stables, had to seek permission

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