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TP3285 - Gaer Hill
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3344
OSGB36 Station :
ST57/T47
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3285
County :
Gwent
Nearest town :
CHEPSTOW

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Gaer HillST57/T47ST57T047351677.34198067.29260.8933PILLAR01/06/1944101/06/1969N0

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There are 41 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5566th with 319 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.50/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Apr 1994
Was Last logged: 8th Jan 2019

Of the 36 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 102m
The average error was 16m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Gaer Hill FB.
©ngthack
Gaer Hill general view.
©ngthack
Gaer Hill spider.
©ngthack
before chopping
By 21qazxsw
an interesting stile!
By 21qazxsw
View of Bridge
©Richofsebast

By asbown
Flush Bracket
©jonglew
See 33 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Jan 2019  11:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on grass verge at start of footpath. Trig found just outside of compound. Good views on way back down the hill.


Good condition 27th Sep 2018  13:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mossy & overgrown.

Gaer Hill FB. ©ngthack
Gaer Hill spider. ©ngthack
Gaer Hill general view. ©ngthack


Good condition 21st Jun 2018  13:00  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the layby for Penterry church to the NNE of the trig, then walked up the hill towards the masts. Trig is behind the fenced compound, in between the fenced compound and the woods. Had to cross an interesting home-made stile (see pic attached). Trig was completely overgrown and I had to do a lot of chopping to get to it. Missing centre cap.

before chopping
after chopping
an interesting stile!


Good condition 16th Jun 2018  17:40  by dal

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just outside the comms compound, access by a gate from field containing inquisitive young bullocks. Pleasant stroll from road to W.


Not Logged 24th Feb 2018  08:40  by ltrc

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


Good condition 18th Jan 2018  12:40  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy walk up to the masts from Penterry Church layby. Pillar tucked away by a fenceline. Found out that the theodolite mount is just the right size to hold my Thermos cup. Live and learn!

Cup Holder ©Richofsebast
View of Bridge ©Richofsebast


Good condition 24th Nov 2017  13:31  by asbown

Gridref: ST 51672 98082   FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice walk up from the layby, very good views from near the pillar, lovely afternoon.


Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  11:58  by CJO

Gridref: ST 51675 98066   FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. BsM-type. Found just outside mast compound with bluebells surrounding the pillar.

Gaer Hill


Good condition 15th Aug 2016  17:10  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 51677 98062   FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parking at Penterry Church to the N then along the lane then clearly marked footpath up to masts. Pillar is in good condition and is located a meter outside the compound on the W side, some great views over the Severn Bridge.

Pillar & FB


Good condition 7th Jul 2016  14:30  by seanandsue

Gridref: ST 51600 98000   FB Number: 3344  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On the south side of the WT site. Great views less than 20m away of the Severn estuary across both Severn bridges across to Bristol.

FB 3344 Good views once away from the woods and undergrowth


Slightly damaged 6th Dec 2015  14:30  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Slightly forlorn beside radio masts. Nice views from the hill though, and hill fort nearby.


Good condition 16th Aug 2015  17:23  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 51680 98071   FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked up past entrance to Fed Wood on right heading north, walk back to foot path to mast.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Not Logged 12th Aug 2015  17:59  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: ST 51677 98067   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 10th May 2015  19:03  by WHITEDEER

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Aug 2014  10:33  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 51679 98066   FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Circular walk to take in Wyndcliff Hill (tump), 1.25km ESE. Pillar on E side comms compound, approx 1m from new chain-link fencing; good condition but dirty and mossy with vestige of white coat paint. Cap missing, no plug; rear sight hole only open; BSM style FB.

Pillar TP3285©jonglew
Spider TP3285©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3285©jonglew


Good condition 21st May 2014  10:52  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fabulous views on this hill but the trig is hidden a bit behind the newer masts. Trig is in good condition.

Flush bracket ©Funk to Funky
Nice view ©Funk to Funky
Old and new


Good condition 16th Feb 2014  10:20  by PastorFortis

FB Number: 3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th May 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 51681 98070   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Oct 2012  08:53  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Leisure cycling shoes are not designed to keep your feet dry walking across a wet grassy field! Well marked and defined ROW. Pillar behind comms compound in wood. Access via metal gate into wood.


Good condition 27th Jul 2012  09:35  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Quite difficult to access when I visited in high summer due to undergrowth though pillar itself in clear area. Took footpath from Penterry Lane past masts and via gate into woodland. Pillar near fence between woodland and mast compound.

Gaer Hill pillar near masts ©Harris Tweed


Good condition 18th Oct 2011  15:09  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: 3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

pillar
flush bracket
spider


Good condition 16th Apr 2011  14:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Parked at Wyndcliif & walked up via the 365 Steps, Eagles Nest & Wye Valley Walk,stopping for a look at Penterry Church. Pillar looks a bit sad hidden by the compound but there are fantastic views from the hill fort. Pretty hazey today though.Back down via Upper Wyndcliff with its view of Wintours Leap


Good condition 8th Mar 2011  10:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 29th Jun 2010  12:43  by tom

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The trig is situated next to the fence of a WT Station compound. It stands on a low rampart of a small hill fort in the Wye Valley AONB to the north of Chepstow. The pillar has a metal cap with shallow lettering and has FB s/3344. The hill top was reached by means of footpaths from Penterry Church to the northeast. The path through Fedw Wood was pleasant and the views from the fields on top of Gaer Hill are outstanding. The south west side of the hill looks across to Chepstow Park Wood and down to Chepstow and the River Severn and its bridges. The Mendip Hills and the Cotswold Hills near Bath could be seen in the distance. The north east side of the hill looks over to the wooded slopes of the Wye Valley. A more northerly part of the Cotswold Edge could be seen in the distance. The pillar stands in a partly wooded enclosure and was reached by wading through the bracken and brambles from the adjacent field. The nearby vegetation prevents a view from the trig. A faint cut benchmark survives on the corner of Penterry Church.


Good condition 5th Mar 2010  12:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

S3344
S3344
S3344


Good condition 9th Sep 2008  17:15  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hidden away on the edge of the wood, right next to mast station, so not easy to find. Great views from further down the hill.


Good condition 5th Jan 2008  11:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

nice design of stile by mast compound


Good condition 28th Oct 2006  12:00  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The S sits above the 3344. Very foggy, so no view today, though I understand the views are normally excellent.

Heavy mist ©SidAndBob


Good condition 24th Oct 2006  15:00  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: 3344  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fabulous views up here. Interesting Iron age hillfort. Strange step through stile.

Booboo on trig. ©The Flying Boots
©The Flying Boots


Good condition 5th Aug 2006  11:00  by desperate dan

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant approach, summit the worst place to be


Good condition 4th Mar 2006  10:35  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took the same route as Glaslyn. Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 7th Jan 2006  12:30  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 51670 98060   FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Park on lane to NE then on ROW back to aerials,pillar just inside wood behind.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 15th May 2005  15:30  by maurice

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar is at the edge of a small wood and an aerial compound. Short distance away there are good views of both Severn Crossings


Good condition 12th Feb 2005  00:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3344  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, engraved font. Fb with S above numbers. Nearly missed this one: N edge of copse just outside mast compound, nice views from pasture summit a few m NW albeit not much to see from the trig except maybe a few bluebells later. Easy access e.g. via f/p from NE with parking nearby

FB
top
trig with compound behind


Good condition 2nd Apr 1994  15:00  by Particle

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



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