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TP3581 - Ham Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Ham HillSU31/T223SU31T223398374.9391297.5828.7974PILLAR01/06/1949101/07/1960N1Dest 06/69

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There are 4 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 21831st with 24 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 2.92/10 (from 12 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Dec 2004
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 12th Feb 2018

Of the 12 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

Upton School Tower Upton School Tower Fire Engine House Fire Engine House Hamworthy Church Tower Centre Hamworthy Church Tower Centre Upton Park Upton Park Hamworthy Park Hamworthy Park Ham Hill Ham Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Ham Hill
Site viewed from E
By peregrinus
Aerial view (Bing)
By peregrinus
Aerial view (GE)
By peregrinus

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 12th Feb 2018  16:30  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S5114  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

A rare instance of the OS map telling lies ... the 1:25k suggests the land N of this pillar location is access land (which would thus bring you fairly close to the original site). In reality, it is split between an extension of the Marine's base (razor wire topped fence) and a works compound for Rockley Park (complete with five old static caravans). But a nice walk up through the nature reserve with great views over Poole Harbour on a lovely sunny evening. [FB for logging purposes only]. Update 16/02/18 - OS confirmed map is in error and will be corrected in next edition.

Destroyed 7th Oct 2015  11:39  by jonglew

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

OS records this destroyed June 1969. Location seems to be within the Royal Marine's Hamworthy base so access a little awkward.

Not Logged 24th Feb 2015  20:49  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Destroyed 24th Apr 2014  09:48  by CJO

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

Marine barracks. Listed as destroyed.

Ham Hill view towards security gate

Destroyed 13th Nov 2011  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Destroyed 06/69 according to OS trig archive. I settled for a couple of distant views, plus a couple of aerial shots. Interesting to compare Google and Bing - has the summit area been cleared recently?

Aerial view (Bing)
Site viewed from E
Aerial view (GE)

Couldn't find it 6th Nov 2010  13:05  by Glaslyn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Nothing to add to earlier logs. Access not possible without perission which was refused.

Inaccessible 10th Sep 2010  14:15  by cmb1953

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

Not wishing to test the sense of humour of our security services, I beat a hasty retreat. Not possible to get anywhere near site of TP.

Couldn't find it 27th Jan 2010  13:33  by tom

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

The trig site is within the Royal Marines base in the west of Poole.The base was guarded by armed servicemen and a tall razor wire topped fence. Signs on the fence discourage loitering and photography. In the interests of national security and for fears of my own safety and liberty I decided not to venture any closer. The suburban Napier Road lies to the south of the base. A broad path and stretch of grass separates the camp from a caravan park to the west. From this track some low, grey wooded hills could be seen to the north. To the south of Napier Road the heathland of Ham Common Nature Reserve has some good views over Poole Harbour to the misty Purbeck Hills, but the conditions were probably a bit chilly for much of its noted wildlife to make an appearance.

Couldn't find it 20th Aug 2008  12:55  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Destroyed 18th Mar 2008  13:00  by Trigger

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

Had a good search around for this today. There is a lot of gorse and brambles in the vicinity but I am pretty certain the pillar has gone. On my next visit I will see if I can arrange to call into Defence Estates and check if they have any knowledge of what happened to it.

Couldn't find it 17th Sep 2007  11:45  by PHMB

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

A bit annoying that trigs close to my home are a bit diffucult. Ive only just started logging trig points so I've got more in Wales than Dorset! Anyway this one seems to be in a site once used for refuelling seaplanes in WW2. I'm sure its not going to be far from high gate. This is a securely fenced area and labelled as dangerous. Now editing this as I was looking in the wrong place!Outdoor Leisure 15 shows a different site (SY984907) as a triangulation station to a 7th series Bournemouth map. Correct area is indeed part of Royal Marines camp.

Not Logged 9th Dec 2004  16:00  by GD8

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

If it's there, it appears to be in the middle of '1 Assault Group - Royal Marines' base! I was severely outnumbered and couldn't think of a way to blag myself in :-(

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