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TP0311 - Down Barn Farm
 
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T:UK waypoint :
TP0311
County :
Hampshire
Nearest town :
FAREHAM


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There are 28 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 18246th with 45 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.17/10 (from 35 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 2003
Was Last logged: 14th Feb 2016

Of the 35 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 66m
The average error was 8m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Cut.

Gulley Crate
©jonglew
It is there somewhere
©jonglew
2 Additional Corners Cleared
©jonglew
There it is
©jonglew
First challenge completed
©FfiLli
The one and only 'Centre'
By Sapper
See 22 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 14th Feb 2016  11:00  by mattandsophie

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

Found the offending drain cover easily. Fortunately Sophie not old enough to complain about us visiting such things yet.


Good condition 30th Aug 2015  20:00  by peregrinus

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

Centre punch mark in centre of shallow cross cut into NE corner of frame of road gully. I see no significant damage to the mark: the Damaged status seems to relate to the paint mark, which isn't the point...


Good condition 18th Jul 2015  14:05  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 59293 07372   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Glad they're not all like this! Very difficult to make out the cut mark but comparing with other photos on here, certain I have it. Crate becoming very overgrown but strangely enough the corner with the mark is fairly clear - 2 others are also clear now!

Gulley Crate TP0311©jonglew
2 Additional Corners Cleared TP0311©jonglew
It is there somewhere TP0311©jonglew
There it is TP0311©jonglew


Good condition 28th Mar 2015  14:11  by CJO

Gridref: SU 59293 07370   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

After cleaning, paint is fading, classic cross cut mark in corner on man hole with normal centre punch mark.

Down Barn Farm


Good condition 19th Mar 2015  14:15  by Wubbleyew

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

Ummmm, my first cut. How to musically celebrate this driving back down the M27? Perhaps Cat Steven's 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' or 'Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal' by Dr Strangely Strange.


Good condition 9th Nov 2012  16:20  by hotbox16

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

Easy to find. White blob all but gone.


Good condition 28th May 2012  00:00  by explorer_olway

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

Only found out about this 'Cut' TP from a fellow cacher - most unusual.


Slightly damaged 4th Feb 2012  02:35  by mickyz

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

0235 -7c Grabbed this as a Challenge when passing tonight


Not Logged 24th Sep 2011  18:30  by FfiLli

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

Found this as our first geocaching challenge.

First challenge completed ©FfiLli


Damaged 23rd Sep 2011  15:45  by blueteddy

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

We came to have a look at this due today, as a result of the recent geocaching challenge. Unfortunately the kids found it to be a bit of an anti climax as they prefer to see a nice big pillar. Never mind, you can't please everyone.

©blueteddy


Slightly damaged 5th Sep 2011  16:36  by yaldea

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Unusual, must be the simplest find ever, almost all I have seen before involve a long slog uphill/mountain to reach.

\'Yer Tiz\' Garmin to the garden Maud


Damaged 11th Jul 2011  09:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 59292 07373   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

Is this it? Who named it a centre when it is on the edge ? I traveled 250 miles for this!


Good condition 26th Nov 2010  13:40  by bluebeard

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


Good condition 6th Aug 2010  21:37  by sky high boys

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

Was in the area for a short break. Had to visit, really!


Good condition 19th Nov 2009  10:00  by asbown

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

If your in the area I suppose you have to come and have a look, not sure what to say about it really,it's a drain cover with a small mark in 1 corner, well let's be honest, it.s a drain cover.


Damaged 31st Mar 2009  20:05  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 59280 07368   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

White blob nearly gone


Good condition 23rd Aug 2008  12:35  by PhilPamAndRob

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

This UNIQUE trig was high on my holiday list of “Must Dos”. I don’t know what passing motorists thought, but we were down on our knees carefully inspecting and photographing that cross!

GPS with Unique Centre ©PhilPamAndRob
The Centre Cross at the tip of the pen !!! ©PhilPamAndRob
The corner of the grate with the Centre mark ©PhilPamAndRob
Robert sat by the grate with the unique centre! ©PhilPamAndRob


Damaged 27th Aug 2007  13:50  by martinc

Gridref: SU 59293 07381   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Paint very nearly gone.


Damaged 9th Jan 2007  09:00  by macroderma

Gridref: SU 59294 07373   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Not the most stunning trig I have visited Good view of the new car park though :)


Damaged 7th Jan 2007  14:35  by Ann_and_Brian

Gridref: SU 59292 07376   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

First like this we've seen. The white blob is disappearing

Drain cover where the Centre is
Centre, white blob and GPSr


Damaged 15th Oct 2006  15:30  by birders

Gridref: SU 59293 07372   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

The white paint mark badly eroded.

Ruth by the drain cover ©birders
Our GPS by the paint blob ©birders


Good condition 14th May 2006  15:00  by Trigger

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


Good condition 1st May 2006  18:02  by whitwal

Gridref: SU 59226 07371   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The "blob" mentioned by previous visitors is just visible now. Had fun finding this one.


Good condition 5th Dec 2005  10:35  by Griefmiester

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The "Centre" is a cross etched into the frame of the drain, the corner is marked with a blob of white paint, which is almost worn away. My 200th Trig!

©Griefmiester
©Griefmiester


Good condition 8th Jun 2005  10:30  by desperate dan

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

My passenger thought I was somewhat mad to stop and look at a white blob of paint on a grill, and in retrospect I think I was.


Good condition 20th May 2005  09:40  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Blob status unchanged still there and still white.


Good condition 8th Mar 2005  11:54  by Alan Grove

Gridref: SU 59295 07381   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I couldn't visit Portsdown Hill without going to the "The White Blob". The blob is still there, but has faded somewhat since the photos taken by others in the summer of 2004. Does anyone from the OS go round and re-paint these things from time to time?

TP0311 TP0311 - Down Barn Farm. Note fading "White Blob"©Alan Grove


Good condition 24th Feb 2005  09:57  by Kitty Hawk

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

Oooh, spectacular.


Good condition 28th Aug 2004  10:00  by Hi-Tek

Gridref: SU 59294 07373   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Haven driven past this one many times but today, in the company of Pharisee, Merman & Omally, I thought it would be a good time to stop and check it out as we were 'passing'. It was interesting to a degree but we were totally underwhelmed.


Good condition 28th Aug 2004  10:00  by Pharisee

Gridref: SU 59294 07373   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Strange trig point, this. I can only agree with the previous finders comments but having said that, it's one you just HAVE to visit because it is so unique.

This is it.... I think!!!


Good condition 13th Nov 2003  15:15  by NIBBO

Gridref: SU 59302 07368   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Odd, just a cross on the corner of manhole cover frame. Busy corner for road traffic. Perhaps the white paint is just to draw one's attention to the MARK. What happens if the cover is not replced corretly, ie paint in another corner?


Good condition 20th Jul 2003  12:44  by Teasel

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

We were down in Hampshire for the HCC geocaching event, so we just had to make a detour to find this unique trigpoint! The benchmark is not the splodge of white paint on the removable manhole cover, but rather the centre of the scratched cross on the outside edge. Speaking to an OS surveyer at the cache event, it's possible that the splodge of white paint was put there for aerial surveying purposes (or it could just mark the vicinity of the benchmark!) The middle of the cross seems to have been further dented using a centre-punch. Perhaps this is why it's called a "centre"?

The manhole cover
The one and only...! The benchmark is the centre of the scratched cross in the top-left of the photo.


24th May 2003  16:00  by lswr

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 1/10

All I can say is 'Is that spot of paint really a trig point - I was expecting something a bit more than that!'


Good condition 21st May 2003  09:40  by Wood Smoke

Gridref: SU 59291 07372   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Apr 2003  11:50  by Sapper

Gridref: SU 59293 07380   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

No wonder I didn't find it last time - what an anticlimax!! It turned out to be a white painted blob on the corner of a manhole cover which I had looked at before! Not the finest TP I have been to.

The one and only 'Centre'
The manhole cover with bird poo, I mean 'centre' on.
The Centre



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