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TP3236 - Fort Rowner
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Fort RownerSU31/T69SU31T069459387.82101125.7218.5743PILLAR01/06/1942101/11/1945N0

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There are 26 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14540th with 60 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.85/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Dec 2003
Was Last found intact: 12th Feb 2017
Was Last logged: 9th Nov 2021

Of the 26 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 26m
The average error was 10m
The closest was 2m

GOSPORT GOSPORT Sandhill Sandhill Gregson Gregson St Johns Church Spire Gosport St Johns Church Spire Gosport Hardway Hardway Stoke Road Church Spire Stoke Road Church Spire Admiralty Flour Mills Admiralty Flour Mills jonglew jonglew caroleengel caroleengel wrose wrose martinc martinc Fort Rowner Fort Rowner [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Fort Rowner
S2693 Fort Rowner
By wrose
Pillar - looking down from it
Flush Bracket
below the trig
See 19 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Unreachable but visible 9th Nov 2021  16:26  by Johnbest

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

Inaccessible 5th Apr 2021  15:15  by mattandsophie

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

Viewed the fort from the outside. No sight of the trig

Inaccessible 20th Sep 2020  08:40  by AHD

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 3/10

As previous log.


Unreachable but visible 5th Jun 2020  11:10  by Nekyram

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

Parked in Redhouse Park Gardens, where we could get a view of the top of the Fort.

Inaccessible 21st Jun 2018  13:50  by widget

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

First of a few around Portsmouth before a business meeting. Hadn't done homework on this so didn't realise it was within HMS Sultan. Quite ironic - this is where my career started with the Admiralty Interview Board. Now 39 years later I can't get in the Main Gate! 😁

Couldn't find it 29th Aug 2017  07:31  by G1ANQ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

The car was showing Particulate Filter Blocked all the time, after bagging Haresfield Beacon (TP3627), yesterday. It had been coming on intermittently for over a month so, I put in some DPF cleaner and decided to go for a good burn down the M3 to see if it would clear it. It did! No DPF light now. So I can recommend Wynn DPF cleaner. As I was down here I thought I might as well bag some TPs that were still to be done. This was the first. And I couldnt find it. OK, it is in a MOD property but I couldnt even see it (or any goats).

Fort Rowner
Bike on Redhouse Park Gardens

Good condition 12th Feb 2017  09:26  by wrose

Gridref: SU 59390 01133   FB Number: S2693  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A pre-arranged visit (by Carole) with personalised guided tour by WO Leon Britton based at HMS Sultan. Accompanied access to the pillar was allowed. The pillar is in good condition and guarded by three over friendly goats. Very interesting to learn the history of this and the linked fort network.

S2693 Fort Rowner Pillar.
S2693 Fort Rowner Flush Bracket.
S2693 Fort Rowner Plug.

Good condition 12th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 59389 01133   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily pre-arranged visit with Base Commander

Not Logged 24th Jan 2016  00:00  by weirdbeard

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

Good condition 12th Sep 2015  14:39  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 59389 01124   FB Number: S2693  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On Heritage Open Day visit. Site is within the HMS Sultan naval base. Pillar is high up atop the fort and is not included in the tour due to H&S. English Heritage tour guide might have allowed access, but couldn't find the stairway (there are 2, I tried one but door at top was locked and didn't initailly know there was another). After the tour spoke with the RN liaison officer who kindly escorted me up the other stairway, very dark and strewn with lengths of old timber - a torch was useful. Sheep graze the grassed roof area. Pillar has its original cap, with lightly indented lettering; RHS sight hole plug is degrading, the other 3 are open. 360deg views over the tree tops. A Grade II listed building constructed c1858. Very nice cut BM at the long disused E entrance to the fort; bridge over the moat virtually non-existent so a little precarious viewing and photographng it.

Pillar - looking up to it TP3236©jonglew
Pillar - looking down from it TP3236©jonglew
Pillar TP3236©jonglew
Spider TP3236©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3236©jonglew

Good condition 14th Sep 2013  10:30  by m13751

FB Number: S2693  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

accessed via 2013 heritage day ,but not on official tour due to H&S. Same as Peregrinus in 2011

Good condition 9th Sep 2012  10:00  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S2693  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

visited on pre booked heritage day to HMS Sultan- interesting tour and 'allowed' to wander off. Torch needed as involves unlit spiral steps. goats grazing alongside trig .

Unreachable but visible 15th Jul 2012  18:00  by hotbox16

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Drove past after seeing Olympic Torch

Inaccessible 6th Aug 2011  00:00  by DeniseMc

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

Nb I think it was this on we successfully visited on a heritage day c 1 year later- need to check logs further

Unreachable but visible 26th Nov 2010  13:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Good condition 11th Sep 2010  12:07  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2693  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. On grassy goat-grazed roof. View fairly limited nowadays, due to trees. I booked on one of the 2011 Heritage Open Days, which included a tour of the old fort and 2 museums. The main itinerary did NOT include the trig, as there are (according to English Heritage) Health & Safety issues. And yes, need a torch.

FB ©peregrinus
Top ©peregrinus
Trig ©peregrinus
Trig n goats ©peregrinus
Trig on roof ©peregrinus
Trig from below ©peregrinus
Trig from far side ©peregrinus
inside Rowner ©peregrinus
below the trig ©peregrinus
Impressive brick vault work ©peregrinus

Good condition 23rd Jan 2010  15:05  by sarah and steve

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

Im living at HMS Sultan at the moment so could not resist going and looking for this one, i could get into fort rowner but the trig point is actually on top of another smaller fort inside. This was locked, although i will try to get up there. the pillar looks to be in great condition!

Not Logged 18th May 2009  19:36  by pompeygarmin

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

Missing? I could not see it.

Good condition 14th Sep 2008  10:45  by martinc

Gridref: SU 59398 01151   FB Number: S2693  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited this pillar when the fort was open on the Heritage Open Day. Our guide let us to go up onto the top of the keep to log the pillar. Access was up a spiral stairway in pitch darkness so if anyone else tries a torch will definatly be handy. Plug with lightly indented letters in place. Good condition on top of one of Palmerstons Follies.

Fort Rowner, Gosport ©martinc
Fort Rowner ©martinc

Unreachable but visible 2nd Mar 2008  15:45  by PHMB

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

Unable to access but it is visible from road opposite amongst the chimneys on top of the fort.

Unreachable but visible 20th May 2007  09:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

2nd time unlucky: called by for a better look. On top of fort: decent view from the bend of Redhouse Park Gardens: I got a half-decent digiscope pic thru the foliage: no FB on S or E faces. A passing soldier told me the Keep is restricted access, but application can be made to the Base Commander. One of 3 trigs on LR196 still needing a proper visit.

S2693 trig ©peregrinus
S2693 trig ©peregrinus
S2693 Fort ©peregrinus

Unreachable but visible 18th Feb 2007  10:00  by martinc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Just visible from road.

Unreachable but visible 14th May 2006  12:15  by Trigger

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

Unreachable but visible 19th May 2005  19:28  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

little else to say another blank something that will become a habbit as this trip continues I fear.

Unreachable but visible 22nd Feb 2005  16:01  by Kitty Hawk

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

I was starting to doubt this, but you can see it from the road. An interesting building as well.

Unreachable but visible 17th Dec 2003  15:15  by NIBBO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 1/10

In Ministry of Defense land behind security fencing. Pillar can be seen on top of Fort, and can be distinguished from chimmeys of fort. The pillar can be seen from the road opposite, Redhouse Park Green

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