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TP3586 - Hamdon Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S5892
OSGB36 Station :
ST53/T15
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3586
County :
Somerset
Nearest town :
YEOVIL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Hamdon HillST53/T15ST53T015347827.46117216.330.0003PILLAR01/06/195201REPORTED DEMOLISHED 3/96

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There are 7 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 10012th with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.19/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Aug 1985
Was Last found intact: 2nd May 2013
Was Last logged: 15th Mar 2019

Of the 21 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 31m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©BigNick
Obelisk from near pillars location
By Dusty
Location of Hamdon Hill TP
By pork_pie_hat
Stone Circle
©jonglew

By iainmac
Zoomed into pillar
By RogerTempleman
See 1 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 15th Mar 2019  11:00  by widget

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

Second time I've been here, but had no log for the first visit. I was passing through the area and needed to walk the dog, and quite a strenuous walk it turned into, as I started from the row of terraced houses to the NE and did a circular route. Worth a trip (and the mark) for the views and a pint at the pub, but I didn't have time for that today!


Destroyed 25th Dec 2018  13:23  by BigNick

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

With Mum, Dad and Luna

©BigNick


Destroyed 3rd Apr 2017  11:03  by Luckyuk26

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

It is a shame that history is destroyed. A local one to us in Plymouth is in danger of being lost if mining continues.


Destroyed 5th Feb 2017  16:15  by peregrinus

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

wandered around quarry floor below where pillar used to be, admired obelisk and watched a couple rock climbing in wellies. A pleasant area


Destroyed 20th Nov 2014  14:45  by Dusty

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

Obelisk from near pillars location


Destroyed 15th Nov 2014  12:10  by CornishGazza

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

Visited former site whilst geocaching in the area.


Destroyed 3rd May 2014  13:05  by Wubbleyew

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


Destroyed 10th Aug 2013  10:58  by pork_pie_hat

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

It's a shame it's gone, but nice to see Roger Templeman's photo for comparison.

Location of Hamdon Hill TP My sat nav indicated it would have been quite high in the centre of the photo where there's now a large piece of Ham stone.


Good condition 2nd May 2013  06:57  by Trigger happy

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

War memorial


Destroyed 1st Jul 2012  14:03  by jonglew

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

Located just south of the village of Hamdon in a disused(?) quarry. Good parking at the Hamdon Hill Country Park. The pillar was presumably destroyed during quarrying at some point in the past. Worth a visit anyway due to interesting features such as the stone circle (not ancient).

Stone Circle TP3586©jonglew


Destroyed 8th Jul 2009  13:35  by Griefmiester

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


Destroyed 19th Mar 2009  10:15  by Dart More

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

Lovely location - quarry active today. Far reaching views


Destroyed 3rd Jan 2009  15:20  by Glaslyn

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

I could find no sign,interesting landscape and views.


Destroyed 28th Jan 2008  14:49  by tom

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

Two thousand years of quarrying have made the summit of Hamdon Hill into a warren of stony ridges and twisty hollows. Part of the hill is designated a SSSI for its geology. The former site of the pillar is on the side of one of the small mounds looking up towards the ramparts of the massive hill fort that ring the summit. The other side of the mound looks over an area still being quarried and a ring of stones erected for the millennium. The views from the ramparts were stunning, even on a rather murky day like today. Westwards over the village of Stoke sub Hamdon to the Blackdown Hills in the mist; northwards across some partially flooded fields to the low ridge of the Poldens and to the east the wooded hilltop continues to the nearby St. Michaels Hill. The war memorial obelisk on the northern edge of Hamdon Hill is an intersecting tertiary station with good views. The path through the woods towards St. Michaels Hill was full of bird song and the hammering of woodpeckers. Couldnt find the secondary station bolt on St Michaels Hill but it is a lovely spot with good views from the tower.


Destroyed 8th Dec 2007  14:30  by mitsiman

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

My nearest trig, but NOT here for sure.


Destroyed 1st Aug 2007  14:30  by bluebeard

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

I had thought that quarrying had stopped but someone was there with a big lorry, chains and a crane removing some stone.


Destroyed 18th Jun 2006  14:00  by martin

Gridref: ST 47800 17200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Pity trig was missing as spent an enjoyable afternoon with my dear wife.Lovely walk to War Memorial viewpoint with grand vista.Can recommend good Sunday lunch at Prince of Wales pub with friendly staff!


Couldn't find it 4th Jun 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

I'm sure this one is 'Definitely missing' but will need to return with 10 digit grid ref.


Couldn't find it 15th Dec 2003  11:15  by maurice

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 8/10

Possibly removed during regrading work and formation of a Millennium Project Stone Circle Shown on my 1997 1:25000 but doesn't seem to be on latest 1:50000


Destroyed 7th Mar 1998  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 4/10

Fallen a victim to quarry workings but theres a nice view of the monument. OS list FB no as S5892.


Good condition 18th Aug 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5892  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

White pillar on grassy bank above quarried area. Visited with sister Jill during a visit from Australia, bringing back memories of when we went up there as kids (living in Yeovil) in the 1940s. Once we caught a baby rabbit and kept it as a pet.

S5892 in 1985 Pillar to be found at intersection of the arrows
Zoomed into pillar



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