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TP3463 - Great Mount
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Great MountTQ47/T216TQ47T216551963.38171137.8193.6013PILLAR01/06/1986101/01/1953N0
Great MountTQ47/T216TQ47T216551963.32171137.7893.6013PILLAR01/06/1945101/01/1953N1Recomputed 1986

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14211th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.87/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Apr 1995
Was Last logged: 27th Jun 2020

Of the 15 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 53m
The average error was 15m
The closest was 3m

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Good condition 27th Jun 2020  19:00  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

FB Number: 3334  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Yeah, bit of a tricky one. Space in fence near The Gate barb wired up. Fence a few feet back towards The Ship Inn broken down so I went in via that route and followed the directions of others up the path then short scramble through thick growth. Wear long trousers!! Felt like I was trespassing but there aren't any private signs. No view evident at this time of year.

Easiest way in today. Camera man useless. ©COVID Trig Point Challenge

Good condition 22nd May 2019  14:15  by MysteriousSue

FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tricky yet fun one this. Quick lunchtime walk up a nice footpath from the Ship pub. Soon came face-to-face with the infamous 'gate'. Decided to take the entrance just before it which also looked well-used. Quick in and out as did appear to be someone's garden. Path to the right once out of bush then a scramble to the top which was covered in ferns. Offset spider and nice, if under-loved, pillar.

Trig peeping out of ferns ©MysteriousSue
Up close ©MysteriousSue

Good condition 14th Mar 2018  15:16  by ngthack

Gridref: TQ 52000 71100   FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Row Hill the main objective.

Great Mount Spider ©ngthack
Great Mount FB ©ngthack
Great Mount Pillar ©ngthack

Good condition 6th Feb 2017  12:21  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 51965 71143   FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Along the RoW to NW side of the pub. Over a small gate (locked and barbed-wired) and up the mound through laurel and bramble undergrowth. There is a track but runs close to N side of Oakleigh farm house so avoided that. Pillar has a 'BSM' style FB; composite top cap; all sight holes open. No views to speak of, but glimpses through the trees give an idea of what they could be.

Pillar TP3463©jonglew
Spider TP3463©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3463©jonglew

Good condition 14th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 51964 71145   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Aug 2015  16:43  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

with Geraldine Waring from north. Walk along the path track from the Ship inn on Puddlecock lane. Through the loosely fixed gate through laurel bushes up 30m to a path, right, south it curbs left and up, then cut up off it SE for50m to trig, before it starts to go down and out of the woodlands.

trig n me ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger

Good condition 9th May 2014  10:25  by trigsmith70

Gridref: TQ 51963 71130   FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As per Griefmiester's comments, I followed the same route, through the gate (feebly chained...) and ploughed through some thick woodland to the trig. It is in good condition, albeit now surrounded by some very VERY thick brambles! Unusual offset spider.

Great Mount Trig
Great Mount FB
Great Mount Spider

Good condition 19th Sep 2012  13:23  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TQ 51966 71140   FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second time lucky for this one - access no problem - I parked near the pub to the south west (ish) that is where the bridleway crosses the lane then along the bridleway to the north of the pillar, there is a small wooden gate on the right at TQ5187671231 which was open and there are no private signs, from there followed my nose up to the top. Pillar is in good condition and is located in thick bramles, no longer on any form of lawn. no view.

Pillar & FB
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Good condition 27th Dec 2010  11:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Mar 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, old brown plastic plug. BSM style FB. Nice deciduous woodland, a bit brambly. Trig at wooded summit in tiny grassy lawn with broken bench, and Daffs in full bloom. No pics - camera died yesterday.

Good condition 15th Sep 2007  06:45  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I arrived at first light to visit this Trig but once on the access footpath in the woods everything was very dark and I was doubtful of a successful result. As brighter daylight penetrated the canopy I could see a very prominent mound. However I could not see the Trig but felt sure it was up there somewhere. Anyone who has read my previous logs will know that I try not to let things like barbed wire fences hinder my progress. It took me a while to find a point in this barbed perimeter that could be traversed without damaging myself. Once inside I set about scaling the hill which was fairly arduous due to the dense thicket and undergrowth. Once at the top I could see the trig next to a rotten and partially collapsed wooden seat. I would think at sometime in the past someone probably maintained the view and liked to rest a while. The view has however now been lost to tree growth. While I was up there it seemed to be apparent that I was possibly inside the private grounds of a rather swish looking property. I hastily made my evaluations of a Trig in good condition with a replaced centre cap and no lettering. The Spider is also not central but offset. Having done that I quickly took some pics and beat a retreat before I got myself into trespassing trouble. Overall I am glad I came early and would rate this Trig as a difficult one to log.

Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe
Trig with no view ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe

Good condition 8th Aug 2007  11:02  by Wolrab

FB Number: S3334  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

When I first visited this pillar in May 06 it was surrounded by vegetation but it has now been cleared all round and there is a small wooden bench. Pillar is in good condition with all four sight holes open but with a resin plug. Approach from bridleway to the north is not too difficult.

Couldn't find it 13th Dec 2005  12:55  by Griefmiester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

This one appears to be in the grounds of one of two large houses (one is called Great Mount Cottage - might be a clue!) I got to within 75 meters, then ran into fences. There is a large mound visable from the road, most likely location. This one requires permission.

19th Jan 2005  13:00  by NeverLost

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 0/10

This is marked on the current LR and appears to be in the grounds of Oakleigh Farm, another of those broker belt sprawls. No one was home. I made a quick 360 via the unadopted road and bridleway to the rear but was confronted with barbed wire all around :-(

It's in there somewhere! View from the bridleway that runs slightly north of the trig.

Good condition 7th Apr 1995  09:30  by widget

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

I'm writing this in Aug 2018 having just dug out some old maps and found notes on a few trigs I did 20+ years ago before I even realised this site existed! This was the second on a long trig-bagging trip from home (at the time) in Biggin Hill and my map notes say, "Another bitch to get to, with properties all around, but there is a way over a fence, and a footpath leads up to it from the North."

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