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TP3471 - Great Tows
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Great TowsTA30/T23TA30T023521626.40390142.03139.8483PILLAR01/06/1950101/06/1970N0

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There are 28 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6596th with 84 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.35/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Feb 2004
Was Last logged: 17th May 2019

Of the 20 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 49m
The average error was 11m
1 was exact

Ludford Aero Water Tank Centre Ludford Aero Water Tank Centre Ludford Ludford slateloose slateloose Brisey Brisey Mickandkim Mickandkim wrose wrose caroleengel caroleengel Trigpoint Bears Trigpoint Bears CJO CJO Great Tows Great Tows [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

In hedge north side by zig zag walk
By LincsJess
mossy top
By LincsJess
The south side. Correct side
By LincsJess
By LincsJess
Flush Bracket
Trig with my bike
trig from north
See 21 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 17th May 2019  18:16  by LincsJess

FB Number: S2614  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not far from zig zag public footpath but freshly ploughed makes it harder. You want the south side of the fence for logging. Mossy top otherwise good condition.

In hedge north side by zig zag walk
The south side. Correct side
mossy top

Good condition 18th Apr 2019  09:40  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just followed BW from corner of road until I was close and then pushed bike around filed edge and the tractor had left ridges in the ground that shook me and the bike to pieces, if i tried to ride along them. All in good order. And the day is getting better and better.

Flush Bracket
Trig with my bike make up your own joke here.....

Not Logged 27th Dec 2018  13:04  by kevgbl

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

Good condition 24th Dec 2018  16:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found in the hedge but no views . . . due to the hedge and trees :o)

Good condition 20th Aug 2017  20:43  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

dusk trig too dark to photograph properly as no flash because of very low battery. considerable hawthorn haircut to both north and south do trig now fully visible from both. FB on south side. OS plug deep lettering

trig from north released from hawthorn bondage©vegibagger

Good condition 1st Jul 2017  13:10  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TF 21626 90142   FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked from west bend in road plenty of crops

Good condition 6th May 2017  14:45  by eon

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

(49) Last one of the day. And boy, did this one not want to be found. At least by me, it didn't! Deeply buried in the hedge, and it was all not helped by the fact that my camera phone was nearly out of charge so couldn't risk using the last dregs of power to check it's location. But it was eventually found and bagged. Parked up on the wide grass verge next to the field entrance/bridleway. A decent walk up to where the walkway does a zig-zag, then walked left of that for a full field length, and then part of the way across the next side of the field. As mentioned above, it is deeply buried in the hedge, so photographing it is difficult. But all complete, and a satisfying trig hunt. And plenty of time to take in the commanding views. Pillar history: Built on the 23rd of June 1939, at a cost of 5 11s 9d. Last maintained by the OS in January of 1981.

Pillar - FB side ©eon
Top ©eon
Flush Bracket ©eon
Pillar - reverse side view ©eon

Good condition 4th Aug 2016  14:05  by Pritch227

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

like others,parked at the bw,straightforward route,used tractor lines to get to the hidden pillar


Good condition 26th Feb 2016  13:20  by slateloose

Gridref: TF 21600 90100   FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Took bridleway from lane and where the path zig-zags right then left continued along field boundry to trig point.

Good condition 10th Oct 2015  11:55  by ted

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Buried in scratchy hedge. Plug intact. The hedgeline further S seemed to be slightly higher.

Great Tows trig
Great Tows top
Great Tows FB

Good condition 17th Feb 2015  11:35  by PeteBoggs

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

In hedge line


Good condition 3rd May 2014  16:51  by CJO

Gridref: TF 21629 90144   FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact.

Great Tows

Good condition 27th Jul 2012  08:07  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled bridleway from West. Direction post at zig-zag convenient to lean bike against! Up machinery tracks in wheat to facing hedge and pillar. Left by completing full length of bridlway - grassy weel used surface though dip on East side looks to flood in wet weather.

Good condition 29th Mar 2011  15:24  by led men

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

Well boxed in by hedge. Commanding views©led men

Good condition 4th Feb 2011  09:35  by wrose

Gridref: TF 21626 90147   FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Joint visit with Carole. Easily accessed and even though situated in the hedge line quite visible at this time of the year. Initially followed bridleway from lane to the west. Then just followed side of field round to pillar. Everything in good order. Original indented lettering plug.

S2613 Great Tows Pillar.
S2613 Great Tows Flush Bracket.
S2613 Great Tows Plug.

Good condition 4th Feb 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TF 21626 90147   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 10th Feb 2009  13:10  by asbown

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

footpath from road to the north east and quick detour.

Good condition 21st May 2006  11:05  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: TF 21624 90150   FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

(97).. Nothing much to say that hasn't already been said... i just wonder how long it will be before we have to prune some of these hedges back, before they eat all these trigpoints forever

GPS Position, Spider & Plug
Pillar hidden in the hedge....

Good condition 11th Oct 2005  15:18  by Brisey

Gridref: TF 21620 90140   FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Reached by following hedgerows from the bridleway that runs from the Ludford - Binbrook road to Great Tows. The large gently sloping fields hinder the views. GR to 10m only.

TP3471 top

Good condition 1st Feb 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2613  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, in W-E hedge, FB facing S - Access:b/w from E, follow hedge SSE then W

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