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TP3234 - Fort Gilkicker
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S2709
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T71
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3234
County :
Hampshire
Nearest town :
GOSPORT

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Fort GilkickerSU31/T71SU31T071460740.9497520.1012.5633PILLAR01/06/1942101/07/1957N0

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There are 53 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2090th with 34 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.40/10 (from 62 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Apr 2003
Was Last found intact: 19th Jun 2018
Was Last logged: 7th Nov 2019

Of the 62 logged visits,
19 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 45m
The average error was 10m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

The Trigpoint
By fitzydan
Trig Point
By G1ANQ
View
By G1ANQ
Trig Point
By G1ANQ
Fort Gilkicker Pillar FB
©Thejenkies
Flush Bracket
©jonglew
Spitbank Fort from the Pillar
©jonglew
See 46 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Unreachable but visible 7th Nov 2019  16:14  by mjwjones

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 3rd Nov 2018  13:00  by Moorhouses4

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 7/10

Lovely scenery, but a shame that their were fences in the way. But beautiful view of Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, New Forest, and the Solent.


Unreachable but visible 4th Aug 2018  16:31  by fitzydan

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Current heras fencing prevents access at the moment

The Trigpoint Trig at top with fencing around lower down


Slightly damaged 19th Jun 2018  18:07  by slateloose

Gridref: SZ 60700 97500   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Walked to Fort from Monkton road. The fort is under some sort of refurb to convert to luxury flats.One of the double fences around the site is now open and had to climb over the second to gain access to trig point.


Inaccessible 29th Aug 2017  08:09  by G1ANQ

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

Second of the day. Nice cycle through Gosport before the traffic gets bad. Lovely views over the Solent as I cycled to this trig. Ok, it was slightly better then the last one, Fort Rowner, as I could actually see this one. But Its behind two sets of fences with 24hour CCTV and NO Access signs. Spoke to a dog walker and he said it has been like this for years and there are no plans to do any work on it, at the moment. So I dont think anyone will be getting to this one anytime soon. Unless you know a friendly Coast Guard, as I did see one walking by the side of it.

Trig Point behind two sets of fences
Trig Point with Coast Guard
View


Inaccessible 31st Mar 2017  16:03  by prawm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 0/10

Unreachable as the fort is out of bounds to the public and there is a high metal fence around it with the trig point inside the fence.

Fort Gilkicker 21m from Trig point
Fort Gilkicker Fence around the whole fort


Slightly damaged 13th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 60743 97527   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Access under panel on shingle beach - easy to hollow under (surprised elderly lady dog walker as i crawled out on my return bur we had a friendly chat!). Very over-grown area. Path up thru' brambles SZ 60758 97508


Inaccessible 7th Aug 2016  11:20  by mattandsophie

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

Didn't make it to the pillar as very overgrown and carrying a small child. Apparently still there. Good views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight


Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2016  14:12  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SZ 60743 97514   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parking on the main road then across the Golf Course, Pillar is difficult to find this time of year located on the eastern rampart outside fence, lost in plant growth, bit of a scratchy climb up. sort of a path through the brambles and gorse by the red dog shit bin. nice views today.

Pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2016  15:00  by Chris9870

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked on the main road and walked over the golf course, on a footpath, to the fort. Walked round to the left, almost to the beach, and went up a rough path to the right straight up to the trig. Brilliant views over the Solent and the Isle of Wight.


Good condition 17th Jan 2016  14:48  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near the lifeboat station and half mile walk to the trig. Short scramble to get up to the pillar and was rewarded with some great views. Pillar in good condition.

Fort Gilkicker Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
Fort Gilkicker Pillar ©Thejenkies


Not Logged 10th Jan 2016  11:34  by meandmymum

Gridref: SZ 60700 97500   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Bit of a scramble up wet, slippery bank between gorse and brambles to get to this one. Got caught in hail storm before we could make it back to the car park!


Slightly damaged 19th Dec 2015  14:22  by RichardM

Gridref: SZ 60742 97520   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

At top of E side of mound surrounding Fort, brambly access but on outside of fence. Very good views of The Solent. Walked from Gosport, now off to hunt for sharks teeth on beach of Stokes Bay


Good condition 12th Sep 2015  12:06  by Justine and Edward

Gridref: SZ 60741 97520   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A nice walk to this one. Thanks for the YOSM.


Good condition 12th Sep 2015  11:18  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 60742 97521   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk down from the Stokes Bay car park. Fort looking a bit derelict although some scaffolding etc erected for the supposed redevelopment of this Grade II* listed structure that seems to have stalled. There's a web site dated 2011 that describes the plan for 22 3-storey luxury houses. Fort was one of those erected by Lord Palmerston in late 19thC to prevent the dastardly French from attacking our shores. Called follies, they seem to have done the trick so perhaps not such follies after all. Constructed 1863-71 to protect the Navy's Spithead anchorage. The pillar is high up on the E side and easily accessible without entering the fort. Original cap is in place, raised lettering; front and RHD side sight holes open. Badly chipped on one top edge, so perhaps should be classified 'slightly damaged'. 360deg views although a little limited W due to the fort itself. Nice cut BM at the main entrance.

Pillar TP3234©jonglew
Spider TP3234©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3234©jonglew
View ESE to Spitbank Fort TP3234©jonglew
Spitbank Fort from the Pillar TP3234©jonglew


Good condition 28th May 2015  00:00  by Woodleywalker

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ferry to Gosport then road and FP walk to the fort then a blackberry bush scramble to the top of the fort, which looks in a very sad state of repair.


Good condition 26th May 2015  16:45  by DesG

Gridref: SZ 60745 97524   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM329

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG
View ©DesG


Good condition 5th Jan 2015  13:12  by orlando rat

Gridref: SZ 60741 97520   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great views, would be even better on a brighter day.

View from the top


Not Logged 4th Oct 2014  00:00  by weirdbeard

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


Slightly damaged 12th Jun 2014  14:35  by dave41

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

Hard climb up the earth mound,lots of bushes about.


Slightly damaged 23rd Nov 2013  11:10  by clan-wallace

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

Babs and Billy - This is our first find for a trig point associated with (visit link) and Ye Ole Survey Monuments- Merbach Hill so I hope we get everything correct. YSM329 Fort Gilkicker N 50 46.444 W 001 08.394 D/T 1/2 Nice walk along beach after finding the '100 finds' puzzle cache.


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2013  15:00  by Boneychest

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Great views. Apparently, the fort is going to be converted into flats so I expect the bank will be removed and so the pillar will go with it.

The pillar
Spider and damage to pillar


Slightly damaged 13th Jul 2013  09:05  by KipClanMan

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Found the trig about the NE corner of Fort Gilkicker mound as there are paths around the perimeter.

overlooking the solent


Not Logged 12th Aug 2012  19:00  by FfiLli

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Came across this one while on an evening's walk.


Slightly damaged 4th Aug 2012  14:02  by macroderma

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Great Solent views


Slightly damaged 31st May 2012  11:16  by d120874n

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


Slightly damaged 7th Feb 2012  12:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked in Fort Road,and walked along a footpath through a golf course to Fort Gilkicker. The pillar is on the fort's mound,but fortuitously outside of the actual fort, and virtually hidden from view by surrounding gorse bushes. Pillar is slightly damaged at the top of one corner with another cracked piece ready to fall.


Slightly damaged 3rd Feb 2012  14:10  by geodruth

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Beautiful views across Solent in the sun.


Not Logged 5th Oct 2011  19:20  by captain gore-tex

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

very quick visit in passing


Slightly damaged 23rd Apr 2011  10:10  by JacySioux

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Cache GC21RYR - Gilkicker 1 nearby.

Mrs JS at Fort Gilkicker Landscape and trigpoint©JacySioux
Mr JS Trigpoint and landscape©JacySioux


Good condition 26th Nov 2010  12:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 31st Jul 2010  15:28  by blueteddy

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll here, and great views from the top.

©blueteddy
©blueteddy


Slightly damaged 5th May 2010  13:38  by qmaster

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 28th Apr 2010  12:24  by Pharisee

Gridref: SZ 60741 97517   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

I parked just a little way north-west along the coast and walked up to the old fort. It was a scramble up the steepish bank to reach the pillar. Itís taken a small amount of damage to the top edges but itís otherwise in reasonable nick with all itís metalwork in place. The centre plug is of the raised lettering variety. Iím a little surprised itís still in place as this site must get a lot of visitors. If ferry watching turns you on, then this is the place to be, otherwise the views arenít that impressive.

The pillar... with accompanying ferry. ©Pharisee
The top, showing the damaged edges. ©Pharisee


Good condition 28th Mar 2010  00:00  by Mogwai Liz

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fort Gilkicker Pillar
Fort Gilkicker plate


Slightly damaged 9th Feb 2010  17:59  by sarah and steve

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

great trig with an amazing view!


Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2009  08:46  by asbown

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

nice sea front walk from the car park at stokes two bay trigpoint, great views in all directions.


Good condition 24th Aug 2009  11:30  by mickyz

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First Trig Log. Nice easy find :)


Good condition 20th Dec 2008  16:32  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SZ 60745 97530   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Jun 2008  14:14  by m13751

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

found when looking for local gun emplacements photos t/f when located


Slightly damaged 25th Apr 2008  15:33  by raypool

Gridref: SZ 60746 97526   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10



Good condition 14th Apr 2008  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst geocaching nearby - amazing views across the Solent.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2008  14:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

One of the more accessable forts in the area. Fort itself is closed to the public ,but pillar is just outside fence. Bit of a steep climb up narrow path. good views across Solent to S&E. Retains plug, (small raised lettering).


Slightly damaged 21st Oct 2007  13:56  by rowleybirkin

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

A diversion on our return from the Isle of Wight - worth the visit. This area has a special interest for me as my mother was stationed here in WW2 at the time of the embarkation for the Normandy beaches.

The trig and view of the Solent
The trigpoint
Flush bracket
Just outside the fence
History of Fort Gilkicker


Slightly damaged 4th Sep 2007  20:04  by pompeygarmin

Gridref: SZ 60760 97528   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Nice views of the Solent and Alverstoke.


Slightly damaged 24th Feb 2007  11:30  by martinc

Gridref: SZ 60744 97524   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Small chip out of top edge. Nice plug in place. Great views.


Slightly damaged 17th Dec 2006  09:51  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SZ 60742 97518   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged one side. Metal Plug. Easy Access up a bank via some steps. Just outside Fort Gilkicker Great views across the solent and towards Portsmouth. Good view of Spinnaker tower.


Slightly damaged 12th Sep 2006  20:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 3rd Jun 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Metal cap, small raised letters. Top of pillar chipped. Top of earth bank just outside fort fence. Nice view


Slightly damaged 2nd Feb 2006  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SZ 60725 97520   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy to locate and access. Has some good views across the Solent. Visited while walking the Solent Way.


Slightly damaged 20th Mar 2005  23:04  by dragophelion

Gridref: SZ 60745 97525   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Nearly missed this one! We were returning from a nearby geocache and I looked up and spotted it, so scrambled up to get the FB number and take a few photos! Nice views from here I'd imagine, although it was a little dark today when I got there!

Flush Bracket
The Trigpoint slightly dark...lake looked nice in the background!


Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

S2709
S2709
S2709


Slightly damaged 10th Sep 2004  16:27  by Kitty Hawk

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

This one is the highlight of my trigpointing experience to date.


Slightly damaged 6th Mar 2004  15:15  by Paul G0TLG

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Good view from up here!


Slightly damaged 8th Feb 2004  12:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Nice view over Portsmouth. Plug with raised lettering.


Slightly damaged 3rd Jan 2004  14:17  by Hi-Tek

Gridref: SZ 60742 97529   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Found this one on a chilly January afternoon. The pillar has some damage, concrete has crumbled away - see photo. GPSr indicated N50 46.447 W001 08.395, elev 26ft.

The Flush Bracket ©Hi-Tek
The Pillar. The red circles show the areas where the concrete is crumbling away.©Hi-Tek
IOW Ferry & Folly ©Hi-Tek


Good condition 21st Dec 2003  17:20  by geoffnco

FB Number: 2709  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Visited after finding nearby cache, GCH7XM. Scramble to get up the steep slope to the TB - guess what one of my dogs found a set of steps! Picture from the TP is of Portsmouth harbour, the Milenium Tower and a ferry departing.

Millenium Tower and harbour ©geoffnco
FB ©geoffnco


Slightly damaged 17th Dec 2003  15:50  by NIBBO

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Cold clear breezy afternoon, good views of Portsmouth., The Solent and Isle of Wight. Could eventually be hidden by undergrowth.


Good condition 15th Nov 2003  15:30  by coordin8z

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Saw this when taking a walk at Fort Gilkicker. It was a bit of a scramble getting to and from the TP. Nice view though.


Slightly damaged 14th Nov 2003  15:00  by The Merman

FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

A spectacular view over the Solent and to the Isle of Wight


Slightly damaged 24th Jul 2003  14:32  by chas

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

Great views. Bit of a scramble up a bank.

The Pillar and the view
The Pillar and the view
The Flush Bracket


Slightly damaged 27th Apr 2003  08:24  by Sapper

Gridref: SZ 60739 97531   FB Number: S2709  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Excellent location - overlooking the Solent and the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, next to a Victorian defencive fort.

View over to Portsmouth
TP3234 FB



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