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TP3027 - Egg Buckland Fort
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Egg Buckland FortSX76/T59SX76T059250017.2958087.060.0003BURIED BLK01/06/196900
Egg Buckland FortSX76/T59SX76T059250017.0058087.180.0003BURIED BLK01/06/194601Replaces pillar 06/56. Refixed 1969
Egg Buckland FortSX76/T59SX76T059250017.0058087.18108.6123PILLAR01/06/1946101/03/1947N1Replaced by buried block 06/56

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 20794th with 141 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.56/10 (from 9 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jan 2004
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 13th Feb 2022

Of the 9 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 21m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Bing Maps aerial view 2013
By peregrinus
Just a few feet that way

By hollowing

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 13th Feb 2022  16:55  by A1Mushroom

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

Gate was closed to the industrial units. Got as close as i could for a Sunday evening, away back to Scotland tomorrow so it'll have to do.

Destroyed 27th Mar 2015  10:52  by SlainteJimmy

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

Destroyed 13th Sep 2011  11:35  by peregrinus

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

Mr Whiteway-Wilkinson kindly showed me up to the top of the Keep (he explained that the keep is the last line of defence after the enemy have got past the forts etc). I dont think the large concrete base is trig related. Plain concrete with 3 smallish holding-down bolts, no sign of an OS type bolt or stud. He has never seen a pillar, been there since 1960s. This would make sense, if buried block emplaced in 1956 as per OS records. GPS suggested trig is 12m from the concrete base although I didn't notice estimated accuracy. Agree pillar is Definitely Missing. OS trig archive says: Replaced by buried block 06/56, refixed 1969, co-ords 250017.297 58087.059 Unfortunately I left camera in car.

Bing Maps aerial view 2013 Compensatory image having left camera in car

Destroyed 14th Sep 2010  20:22  by Griefmiester

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

Destroyed 7th Oct 2008  13:15  by Dart More

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

Spoke to the owner of the Keep (it's a Keep not a Fort), who was very obliging and took me to the location in the inner keep that I was able to point out on a 1:1250 OS map. This was the highest point in the Keep and there was the square block of concrete at floor level which undoubtedly was the stand for the pillar - no obvious remains of the pillar left lying around. I didn't have my GPS with me, but the owner was more than happy for me to return in the future. Thanks from me to him for an interesting tour of the Keep. Unfortunately thugh the status of this one can be mvoed from possibly to definitely missing. Fantastic views all around over Plymouth Sound and to Dartmoor

Possibly missing 31st Jul 2007  12:00  by SidAndBob

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 0/10

Almost certainly missing.

Just a few feet that way ©SidAndBob

Possibly missing 25th May 2007  18:40  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 3/10

no luck for me either

Possibly missing 28th Sep 2005  15:40  by widget

Gridref: SX 50000 58100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 0/10

I followed "Hollowing"'s advice and visited the old fort during opening daylight! I spoke to a lady who'd worked there for 33 years and she said she'd never heard of nor seen a TP (I showed her a photo of what it should look like). The TP is not marked on the latest OS mapsheets so I doubt if it's still there, but to be sure I'll ring the owner/manager and arrange to go and check. If anyone wants to beat me to it the name is Mr A. Whiteway-Wilkinson and his number is 01752 775474.

Couldn't find it 20th Jan 2004  17:28  by hollowing

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

This one seems to be in a small industrial park, established in the old fort. It was too dark to see if the trig was visable - so I don't know if it's even still here. I'll have to try again in the daylight I guess. Similar story to TP0938 ...

The enterance road.

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