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TP3235 - Fort Purbrook
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Fort PurbrookSU31/T72SU31T072467923.04106433.8096.6243PILLAR01/06/1942101/07/1957N0

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2436th with 37 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.30/10 (from 33 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Feb 1995
Was Last logged: 17th Sep 2020

Of the 33 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 58m
The average error was 14m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

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By widget
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Not the trig point
Trig Point
Fort Purbrook Entrance
On Our Spot
See 32 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 17th Sep 2020  11:45  by m13751

Gridref: SU 67923 06434   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

visited via Heritage Open Day tour ,good view of the bay

Good condition 20th Apr 2019  14:05  by qmaster

Gridref: SU 67900 06400   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access today during craft fair

Good condition 7th Dec 2018  12:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not sure why it’s taken me so long to visit this one, being relatively local, but spurred on by Nekyram’s recent trouble-free visit here I am today. The charming woman in Reception agreed immediately to my request, and after signing in and slipping a dangling visitor notice around my neck I was in. Pillar has asphalt-filled cap; all s/h’s covered by long grass. Superb views of dear old Pompey and out to sea.

Good condition 4th Dec 2018  14:20  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove up little lane just off the B3122 to park outside Fort Purbrook. Called in reception where we were given permission to visit trig after signing in and given passes . A great spot and views.

Good condition 9th Aug 2018  17:15  by weekender

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

Good condition 21st Jun 2018  15:25  by widget

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

Same story as G1ANQ. Lady at reception was hesitant, as was her colleague, but their Boss said let him in, so in I went. Reception Lady was delighted to have learned something new. Stupendous views (including Reception Lady lol)

View south

Good condition 13th Jun 2017  13:10  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cycled up to some people working in the fort and asked if i could look at the Trig Point. The man said "Even though we are a private place, we cant stop the public from getting access to the Trig. Please just go straight up there and come right back." I assured him that i would. Just a quick note that the Pillar you can see near the West entrance is an old base for an aerial. After the last two I visited were destroyed I am very happy to see this one in fine fettle. Good views as well. Cycling up the hill from Southsea Island doesnt seem as bad as it did 30 years ago!

Not the trig point its a Base for an Aerial
Flush Bracket
Trig Point

Good condition 1st Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 67925 06440   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very friendly when asked for permission to visit

Unreachable but visible 25th Feb 2017  14:13  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

To Waterlooville to look at a property, so took the opportunity to add some trigs as well. Fort Purbrook totally closed up this afternoon, but trig visible through the main gate. Will have to go back, as the fort is a very impressive structure and the views down over Portsmouth were fine, despite very grey skies. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 12th Aug 2016  11:45  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 67927 06435   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Asked at reception of the Children's Activity Centre. Access no problem as long as I signed in and out. I was left to walk over to the Pillar. Good condition, some great views from here today too.

Pillar & FB

Not Logged 24th Jan 2016  10:00  by meandmymum

FB Number: S3232  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Too foggy to appreciate the view we knew was there, but Fort itself really interesting.

Good condition 4th Jun 2015  10:21  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 67926 06433   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fort Purbrook is run as an activity centre; as luck would have it there were no chidren in today so receptionist let me in. Pillar is in a prominent position on top of a grassed over magazine store at east side of the fort. Cap missing, asphalt plug; all sight holes below ground level. Extensive views S over Portsmouth/IoW, and N over the Downs.

Pillar TP3235©jonglew
Pillar TP3235©jonglew
Spider TP3235©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3235©jonglew
Fort Purbrook Entrance TP3235©jonglew

Good condition 3rd May 2015  17:30  by mattandsophie

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

Inside fort. Visible through gates

Good condition 28th Mar 2015  15:05  by CJO

Gridref: SU 67928 06434   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asphalt cap. On a small hillock inside an activity centre. Gate open for saturday Judo club so we strolled in.

Fort Purbrook

Good condition 11th Jul 2011  08:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 67923 06434   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Girl on reception gave permission to visit.Trig high on banking with long drop off if not carefull,Lovely place with good views

Good condition 26th Nov 2010  16:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 20th Apr 2010  09:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, asphalt plug, shallow letters. Trig visible from path E of fort but FB faces W. Fine views of the fort and surrounding area. Flush Bracket 2457 used to be fixed to outer wall a little way L of main gate, but has been removed - scar is clearly visible. I was booked on a Bembridge visit in the afternoon so phoned in advance and set up a visit here for the morning, reckoning I might just get Southwick in between... Girl in reception seemed to know nothing about my visit but said I was welcome to visit the trig. Impressive place. A couple of other trig-like objects also visible but I didnt manage to get to them.

Trig Note the trig-like object immediately behind the pillar, also visible from outside the fort
Trig seen from outside main entrance
FB 2457 woz ere Scar where FB 2457 used to be, is visible in foreground. Main gate is out of pic to R

Good condition 13th Mar 2010  11:03  by hussyhill

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This was trigging Saturday, nothing much was going to stop us from doing this one, a great location. We called the number previously listed here and spoke to the caretaker in the activities office who told us we could come and do our trigging but they shut at 1. Made our way there and took one of the Trig books we have made to sway our mission, Tony the caretaker could not have been more helpful or accommodating, He told us to take our time and feel free to have a look around, so we did, what a fantastic opportunity to go exploring this wonderful location, The trig is in good condition, cap missing and a little short of hight, we guess it has sunk over the years. Thank you so much Tony, you made our day.

On Our Spot ©hussyhill
The Trig ©hussyhill
The flush Bracket ©hussyhill
Missing something, oh yes, hight. ©hussyhill

Unreachable but visible 18th Dec 2009  08:30  by martinc

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

Could not gain access this morning but trig looks in good condition when viewed from afar

Good condition 1st Aug 2007  14:30  by hotbox16

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Went to a Wedding here back in 2007 and remember seeing it at the time. Great views

Unreachable but visible 20th May 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Sun a.m. there was an event on. Girl on duty said there was no-one to accompany me and they couldn't let people wander about on their own… Got a view of trig from path to E, thru hedge, looks in good order. I was told weekdays are best, between 9 and 4, although open til 9pm. ; 023 9232 1223

S2708 trig from E ©peregrinus

Good condition 8th Feb 2007  11:05  by Ann_and_Brian

Gridref: SU 67922 06432   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I have a friend who got me in to see this one. Pillar in good condition but missing cap, filled with tarmac. Good views

The Pillar
Flush Bracket
The Top

Good condition 4th Feb 2007  11:14  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 67981 06425   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lucky to find someone who would let us have look round. Trig in good condition on ramparts of fort, Tarmac Plug. Exellent views over solent from Porchester to Chichester. Great place to build a fort.

©Clanfield Rambler
©Clanfield Rambler

Not Logged 28th Jan 2007  16:52  by thekennelat79

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

Trig is located on the ramparts on top of the fort. No public access but visible from roadway outside.

Good condition 10th Aug 2006  21:00  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SU 67925 06432   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On raised mound within Fort Purbrook (now activity centre). Pillar in good condition, except Plug replaced by tarmac.

Good condition 2nd Jun 2006  12:45  by whitwal

Gridref: SU 67927 06447   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

logged this while on activity day in the fort. Brilliant views of Pompey from here.

The Trigpoint
Flush bracket S2708
Emma at Fort Trigpoint ©whitwal

Good condition 29th Apr 2006  12:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unreachable but visible 19th May 2005  21:00  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Great views but only one person on security at that time so failed to gain access. Time to check into the Red lion in Fareham and find somewhere to eat.

Unreachable but visible 9th Feb 2005  09:30  by desperate dan

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

Having read other comments I'm not sure whether or not what I could see on top of the fort was the actual trig point, but it certainly looked like one both in shape and size. Unfortunately, with limited time and no grappling hook there was no way I was going to cross the ditch and scale the vertical walls to get there. Misty views of Portsmouth, but too much litter everywhere to get a good score.

Good condition 19th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The fort also seems to have two other small trigs visible from outside. Obtained permission to visit the real thing but as the others are on the roof wasnt allowed to visit them. Maybe next time.

S2708 One of the trig shaped things on the roof. N.B. This is not the real trig pillar.

Good condition 15th May 2003  12:11  by Wood Smoke

Gridref: SU 67913 06434   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first log :-) Did it while at work :-) WoodSmoke

Good condition 4th Apr 1999  15:20  by Sapper

Gridref: SU 67933 06468   FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First TP logged onto GPS! On the fortifications of the Nepolionic fort overlooking Portsmouth.

Good condition 6th Feb 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2708  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asked permission at fort, now some sort of training centre for kids.

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