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TP2540 - Crane Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Crane HillTL36/T11TL36T011519903.26255670.2658.2503PILLAR01/06/1950101/02/1960N0

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13243rd with 46 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.00/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Mar 2003
Was Last logged: 30th Sep 2017

Of the 20 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 70m
The average error was 14m
The closest was 4m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Spider plus
Pillar with adornments
Flush Bracket

By asbown
The data shot
The view west along the hedgerow
See 11 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 30th Sep 2017  15:44  by plet56

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

Good condition 1st Jul 2017  11:21  by jonglew

Gridref: TL 19903 55676   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From 90 deg bend in road S of Gypsy Corner, room for 2 cars on a dirt pull-in. With No1 son and both grandboys. RoW initially then along S side of hedgerow. As per previous reports, pillar can be accessed ok as it's a walk-in hedgerow. Some cutting back carried out. Original top cap retained, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP2540©jonglew
Pillar with adornments TP2540©jonglew
Spider plus TP2540©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2540©jonglew

Good condition 10th May 2017  08:21  by asbown

Gridref: TL 19908 55677   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well hidden in the edge.

Good condition 16th Feb 2017  13:38  by slateloose

Gridref: TL 19900 55600   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at road corner and followed bridleway south to reach hedge line to trig point. Then along field boundary towards trig point.

Good condition 31st Dec 2016  15:37  by KeeWa

Gridref: 19 90450 56740   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Buried in the hedge!

Good condition 2nd Oct 2016  18:12  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Caught train to Wellingborough instead of cycling all the way to Cambridge. 2nd attempt! Deep inside "hedge". Walked West along North side and spotted against sunlight, but access made by previous visitors from South side. About 50 paces before tractor gap.

Good condition 6th Sep 2016  18:50  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TL 19903 55664   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking to E on the corner, then along ROW, then follow hedge in a W direction you can go either to the N or the S I chose S, wrong! in shorts!, Pillar is in good condition and is located approx 300m from ROW,in middle of thick hedge, surprisingly easy to get into and plenty of room when in the hedge. Back along the N side.

Pillar & FB

Good condition 29th Aug 2016  10:52  by CJO

Gridref: TL 19900 55667   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Use path on north side of hedge - really - believe us - and then cut through hedge by tree. There is a largish gap about 20m east of pillar.

Crane Hill

Good condition 14th Mar 2016  15:20  by simplysup

Gridref: TL 19903 55678   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Room for one car at the start of the RoW on Drewell's Lane. Easy access from the RoW along hedgerow to trig. Path is best to N of hedgerow, access to trig easiest from S; take your pick. Not much in the way of views to speak of, flat everywhere.

Trig and FB

Good condition 25th Feb 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TL 19904 55675   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Jun 2012  13:25  by MCL

FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar in reasonably good condition. It is buried deep in a large hedge but inside the hedge is not dense and it is possible to stand upright while right next to the pillar.

Good condition 4th Dec 2011  13:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisit. vgc, metal cap with shallow letters. Once trig is reached, easiest to enter hedge from S side. Worth taking secateurs.


Good condition 5th Oct 2011  15:23  by trig-man

Gridref: TL 19904 55678   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Sep 2008  15:49  by pharisee

Gridref: TL 19902 55682   FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Thereís room for just one car to park in the corner of the lane at the start of the footpath. Fortunately, there was no-one else there so I had the spot. From there it was through the kissing gate and a shortish stroll up the path to the point where the hedgerow starts. Then I walked up the right of the hedge until I reached GZ. The T/P is right in the middle of the hedgerow but itís not too thick and access was reasonably easy. The T/P is complete, reasonably clean and in extremely good condition. The views are as they have been at virtually every location Iíve visited today... flat arable farmland. Pleasant enough but not particularly inspiring.

The trigpoint ©pharisee
The top of the T/P ©pharisee
The data shot ©pharisee
The view west along the hedgerow ©pharisee

Good condition 5th Oct 2007  16:45  by AndyG

FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

13 of 13.Last of the day and a real b*gg*r.Parked on the corner and made my way down the footpath and into the field.No GPS so Mk1 eyeball only.Went down the north side of the hedge and found nothing,got to the gap which looked a likely spot and nothing,continued down until the ground dropped away,back up to the gap then down the south side,all the way back to the footpath end and then back to the gap.At this stage I had almost given up.While walking back up the north side I stopped to look to my right behind a large mass of brambles as I swung my gaze to the left there it was.I had to cross a small gap in the forest to get to the south side in order to make my way into the thicket.In good condition and no chance of it being attacked by some passing vandal.After that one I went home very happy.

Good condition 14th Mar 2007  16:30  by rhayader_wanderer

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

obvious in winter but wouldn't fancy my chance in summer. Room for one car on the corner where the FP leaves the road

Couldn't find it 16th Oct 2005  13:30  by rad

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

Not easy to find at all. Many hedgerows very thick, and no obvious route to the "right place".

Good condition 29th Jul 2004  17:15  by donohoep

FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located in the middle of a 4m thick hedgerow between two fields. Easy access via wide grass track at edge of field but off the published footpath. The condition of the TP is almost pristine, certainly the best so far. There's only a small amount of lichen on the north side other than that the concrete looks as though it was poured yesterday.

The approach through the hedgerow
The Flush Bracket
The Trig Point

Good condition 8th Jul 2004  09:50  by elsworth

FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Buried in the "hedge", but (just) visible from the track - nearly a crawl to get closer, but it's fairly clear when you get there! Plug intact - rear sighting hole open

Good condition 31st Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5879  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; metal cap shallow letters; in thick hedge just W of gap

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