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TP3140 - Fern Down
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2530
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T66
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3140
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
WIMBORNE MINSTER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Fern DownSU31/T66SU31T066406445.6999875.0634.3573PILLAR01/06/1942101/07/1960N0

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There are 24 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9909th with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.21/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Feb 1995
Was Last logged: 3rd Apr 2018

Of the 29 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 87m
The average error was 34m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

The spider
By Boneychest
The pillar
By Boneychest
The flush bracket
By Boneychest
Trig Point
By G1ANQ
Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ

©vegibagger
view of the pillar 02/2013
By bikeboyz
See 17 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Apr 2018  14:49  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another beautiful and peaceful place found by accident whilst trigging. Although I don't think the adder thought that when the Old Man nearly stood on it! Trig is rather surrounded by gorse (although some has been chopped back), so no views. Centre and S s/hole open, otherwise vgc.


Good condition 20th Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 06448 99882   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at track junction SZ059999 but could have driven up track and parked at SZ 0634 9978 (by Hampreston Woods sign)


Good condition 24th Oct 2017  13:20  by Boneychest

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Easy access but dull location

The pillar
The spider
The flush bracket


Good condition 7th Jul 2017  08:47  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another Trig surrounded my spiky gorse. Not much of a view.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point


Good condition 7th Feb 2017  12:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove up Pompeys lane .parked by the pond. Trig found under the power lines by two silver birch trees, surrounded by gorse. Work being carried out clearing the nature reserve .


Good condition 14th Jun 2016  11:35  by slateloose

Gridref: SZ 06400 99800   FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked near Knoll gardens and walked onto Ferndown. No Great Views.


Good condition 25th Nov 2015  14:33  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 06448 99874   FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove along Pompey's Lane to within 125m of trig. Gorse and heather heathland with some silver birch. Pillar found on raised area amongst a myriad of paths. Cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole open; minor chipping to 2 top edges. Limited heathland views.

Pillar TP3140©jonglew
Spider TP3140©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3140©jonglew


Good condition 15th Nov 2015  12:30  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SZ 06442 99874   FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking at the end of the bridleway to the west then along to access land. then follow your nose and your GPS up to pillar, tucked away in Gorse, good condition.

Pillar & FB


Good condition 24th Sep 2015  15:53  by Ian73

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bit hidden in plants & bushes but fun to hunt down.


Good condition 22nd Aug 2015  07:55  by bwm

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 20th Jan 2015  14:58  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

partially engorsed!TV facing north. No cap

©vegibagger


Good condition 13th Jan 2015  01:15  by Tonyht

Gridref: SZ 06440 99850   FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On open access land, but still not easy to find due to lots of paths and high gorse. Ist approach from N failed to locate, but a 2nd try from W managed after a bit of a search. If no GPS available, best nav aid is the power lines.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2014  16:14  by philandsam

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked from the Angel pub. Trig is hiding in the bushes, but not buried or surrounded.


Good condition 28th Apr 2014  11:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up the flooded track from the Angel - definitely needed wellies today - to find the pillar set on a hillock under the lines of a network of pylons. Silver birches, gorse in flower, heather, and sandy soil in a saturated environment. Headed back quickly as yet another rainstorm approached.


Good condition 23rd Sep 2013  09:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 17th Feb 2013  13:40  by bikeboyz

Gridref: SZ 06448 99878   FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Located close to the power lines where is a cross over of various pylons and posts. Access from Angel Lane is impossible from flood water, so if walking up from the pub continue up Angel Lane but take the right fork and cut across the top towards the trig. The heath a quite wet too at the moment take your wellies.

view of the pillar 02/2013
panoramic view


Good condition 16th Apr 2011  11:14  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 06400 99800   FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from S on ROW in Ferndown buying yet another bloody tent!Pillar good with lots of gorse clearing taking place nearby.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 28th Oct 2010  14:40  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 1st Sep 2010  14:53  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Jun 2010  12:23  by tom

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The pillar stands on top of a bowl barrow in Ferndown Common to the south west of the town. The trig lacks a cap or plug and has FB S2530. Its foundations are exposed by a couple of inches. The gorse heath of the common has been designated a SSSI; it was entered from the A348 Ringwood Road to the south east. The view from the pillar is mostly restricted to the surrounding heath and nearby trees.


Good condition 20th Aug 2008  14:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Apr 2008  16:29  by raypool

Gridref: SZ 06452 99870   FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 15th Dec 2007  16:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Sep 2007  14:45  by PHMB

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Probably easiest to park off the A348 at or near Angel Inn. Parking on minor roads to the west not that good. Many footpaths criss-cross heath. Trig point on a slight hill in a more gorse bush and small tree grown over area.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, heathland, nature reserve. Track from W - vehicles prohibited although several passed me.

S2530 fb ©peregrinus
S2530 top ©peregrinus
S2530 trig ©peregrinus
S2530 trig ©peregrinus


Good condition 1st Mar 2007  17:30  by rhayader_wanderer

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

not the most obvious of trigs. Parking at the end of the track as it leaves the main road others have covered everything else


Good condition 18th Aug 2005  17:12  by pineapple

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


Good condition 24th Jun 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2530  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

It's a bit out of the way. Plug missing.


Good condition 25th Feb 1995  00:00  by widget

Gridref: SZ 06400 99800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

On a small mound amidst pine trees. No real views. Bought a Camelia named Commander Mulroy from the nearby garden centre,and it's still going strong 10 years later!



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