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TP3122 - Farthingloe
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
FarthingloeTR26/T190TR26T190629720.76139955.680.0003PILLAR01/06/198700NOT FOR SALE TO PUBLIC

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There are 33 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4545th with 76 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.71/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Jul 2004
Was Last logged: 7th Nov 2019

Of the 21 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 17m
The average error was 5m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By asbown


By pkbathrooms
me and the wife
By seanmac
See 27 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 7th Nov 2019  16:30  by asbown

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

Not the best route from Farthingloe road, should have gone from St David's Ave.

Good condition 2nd May 2019  12:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Now hot in the sun.

Good condition 10th Nov 2018  11:59  by jonglew

Gridref: TR 29724 39957   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Vanessa-style pillar built with no flush bracket. Is it really an OSGB36 pillar? More likely for the channel tunnel project. Residential parking (TR 3016 3973); RoW NNW, then when track turns sharp right a track weaves up through gorse and scrub to the pillar. A damaged asphalt plug replaces centre cap.

Pillar TP3122©jonglew
Spider TP3122©jonglew

Good condition 6th Jul 2018  09:05  by Tikal

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

Great views from pillar. Very interesting remains of WW2 gun emplacements nearby.

Not Logged 17th Feb 2018  17:21  by Limitless

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

Good condition 13th Oct 2017  15:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TR 29721 39956   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice view

Good condition 25th May 2017  15:29  by andypad

Gridref: TR 29722 39956   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Apr 2017  12:51  by CJO

Gridref: TR 29708 39967   FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Damaged asphalt cap. Vanessa type pillar for channel tunnel. Sight holes all concreted over. We went the wrong way and had to fight our way through the brambles on the lower slopes. Lorry-rage in progress on main road below.


Good condition 10th Feb 2017  11:30  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: TR 29721 39956   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at St Davids Avenue where the childrens park is and walked up through the side of the park between the houses. When you get to the first gate keep to the right and walk straight up. you will pass a pill box and further up remains of a red brick building. take the concrete path at the building and turn left and keep walking until you get to the pillar.

Good condition 24th Oct 2015  09:10  by g4wsb

Gridref: TR 29721 39966   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked corner of St David,s Ave PROW passing playground up to metal gate, right through small wooden gate head straight upto top then west easy walk to trig.


Good condition 15th Sep 2014  18:12  by dal

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

Parked in Old Folkestone Road and combined with Shakespeare Cliff.

Good condition 11th Oct 2012  10:00  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TR 29724 39957   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in Farthingloe Road to the North East then up the steep footpath (45 degree steep!!) which is a challange - mind you so was comming down in the rain, then along the "road" across the top to the pillar - condition looks good to me apart from a hole in the tarmac plug - good views.

Pillar and view
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Good condition 22nd Sep 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TR 29720 39965   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 31st Dec 2011  15:28  by Lost Lad

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked at Samphire Hoe. Walked back up access tunnel from Samphire Hoe then along cliff top to footbridge over A20 and up the hillside behind housing estate. Pillar sits atop uninspiring gorse hillside. Views not as good as had hoped for as it was very overcast today. These modern, round pillars aren't as instantly recognisable (or easy to spot from a distance) as the usual square ones.

Slightly damaged 25th Jul 2010  10:02  by Arnand

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked on private road just off Folkestone rd but should have parked other side of hill as it was quite a trek bagging this with Shakespeare cliff together. Beautiful views from up the hill as well as old WWII pillboxes and gun emplacements scattered about. Trigs filled cap now broken

Broken filling

Good condition 22nd Mar 2009  13:30  by Pharisee

Gridref: TR 29726 39956   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Quite a stiff climb up the footpath from the far corner of the housing estate then a pleasant walk along the top to the trig point. One of the three cylindrical pillars built for the channel tunnel. Good views all round. The T/P is in good condition except for the broken tarmac plug in the top.

Good condition 3rd Aug 2008  11:30  by seanmac

Gridref: TR 29720 39965   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I'm suprised there aren't more logs for this as its only 20mins from TP5909 Shakespeare Cliff

me and the wife

Good condition 25th May 2008  16:30  by rowleybirkin

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked just off B2011 Folkestone Road, formerly A20, and walked up. This area was one of the many sites of the Channel Tunnel project. The walk takes you through bramble, gorse and old WW2 installations. Good extensive views of Dover, the Channel and France.

The pillar
French coast clearly visible today
The trig with Shakespeare Cliff and Channel in background
The pillar

Good condition 29th Mar 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

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

vgc, solid cylindrical pillar, spider with broken asphalt plug, built without FB. In pasture a little below summit. Path up from NE (housing estate) steep muddy & quite a challenge!

Farthingloe top ©peregrinus
Farthingloe trig ©peregrinus
Farthingloe trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 27th Sep 2006  18:30  by Lathama

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

Another exhillarating spot with great views. Another of the round pillars but this time in a slightly less nerve-racking position. Gives you a great sense of achievement to get here!

Good condition 10th Jul 2004  14:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On Farthingloe Down overlooking the Channel and the coast of France and also Shakespeare Cliff. Cylindrical pillar built for the building of the Channel Tunnel which never had a flush bracket. Conventional spider, tarmac plug.

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