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TP3697 - Headhone Farm
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West Sussex
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Headhone FarmTQ00/T32TQ00T032492986.66103848.069.6923PILLAR01/06/1947101/08/1950N0

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 22103rd with 7 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.07/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th May 2003
Was Last found intact: 9th Jun 2013
Was Last logged: 20th Mar 2019

Of the 14 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 1544m
The average error was 313m
The closest was 2m

Merston Merston Oving Church Spire Oving Church Spire Elbridge Farm Elbridge Farm North Bersted Church Spire North Bersted Church Spire Shripney Bersted Shripney Bersted Shripney Caravan Site Shripney Caravan Site caroleengel caroleengel Griefmiester Griefmiester jonglew jonglew Clanfield Rambler Clanfield Rambler Sapper Sapper Headhone Farm Headhone Farm [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Pillar - After Clearing Vegitation
Access to Landfill Site
Pillar - As Initially Found
Flush Bracket
GPS Data
By Griefmiester
On Our Spot
See 11 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 20th Mar 2019  09:05  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Buried in landfill.

Destroyed 28th Jun 2018  09:25  by G1ANQ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Trig should be in, what is now, a landfill site. Spoke to man who had been working there for 17 years and had never seen or heard about it. He would not allow me to check actual site for safety reasons, because of the methane gas vents, but the whole area is now a smooth grassy hill. Def gone.

Destroyed 4th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 93017 02304   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Now a landfill site. No sign of trig - site covered with mounds of soil/clay

Good condition 9th Jun 2013  16:48  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 92990 03848   FB Number: S4052  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Parked on A29 at Lidsey. Took PROW for 500m W until it was diverted. Had to follow new path due N until trig was directly to the W, then trespassed into new landfill site. Pillar found to be almost engulfed in brambles, nettles etc at edge of wide dirt road used by the many large earth moving vehicle that were present (but not in use on this quiet Saturday). Pillar is also leaning badly and is partially buried. Cleared a fair bit of vegetation from front and sides, but rear remains inaccessible. Original cap in place. No views.

Pillar - As Initially Found TP3697©jonglew
Pillar - After Clearing Vegitation TP3697©jonglew
Pillar TP3697©jonglew
Spider TP3697©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3697©jonglew
Access to Landfill Site TP3697©jonglew

Slightly damaged 6th Sep 2012  18:17  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 92989 03846   FB Number: S4052  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

I don't hold out much hope for this one, it appears to be inline for an expansion of the landfill site, I have had a look for this one a few times over the years and each time it's circumstances look to of changed, the last time i looked a few weeks ago and was unable to find it, it was somewhere in a huge hedge, today this hedge has been chopped down to pillar height and looks to me if it is going to be removed alltogether. I approached for the South East and parked at the road junction at Lidsey then along the footpath (which is diverted from that shown on OS map) after you have crossed the drive to landfill site along the other half of the footpath along a high fence, after 500 yrd (approx) there is a high gate, which you can easily slip past then along the track for 100m (approx) to the pillar, it is leaning now and is located a few meters past the gap as you head to the power line pole. The landfill is agressively private so I opted for an evening "raid" after it was closed.

Pillar & FB
GPS Data

Good condition 11th Dec 2010  13:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: S4052  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

28th Jun 2010  15:12  by dpeberdy

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

My second attempt to get to this but no joy. This now sits in the middle of the private Landfill site and all gates are locked. THe diverted footpath mentioned in previous years is now diverted well away from the Trigs site. The track to the trig is there and I show it in my photo, but as the site was in busy use I could not risk a climb over. This is a trespass trig that could only be reached (if it is still there) when the Landfill site is shut and noone is working there. Me

Trig is up there somewhere!

Good condition 3rd Oct 2009  04:45  by Trigger

FB Number: S4052  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Mar 2009  16:52  by hussyhill

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

Made a dusk visit to bag this one, 3rd time lucky for us. Buried deep in brambles. Push past gate against the fence on the left, walk up path and trig is on the right opposite the opening to the compound on the left. We broke down the brambles.

Flush Bracket After some digging we found it.©hussyhill
The Trig Found it and opened to view.©hussyhill
On Our Spot ©hussyhill

Couldn't find it 26th Jul 2008  13:30  by PHMB

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

I hadn't looked at the other logs but having done so subsequently I would say I was in the right place but the brambles were ridiculously thick and even prodding with a piece of wood didn't find it. Try again one day I guess.

Good condition 13th Apr 2008  08:54  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 92984 03855   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Buried in hedge of bambles, could not get to flush bracket. Good condition metal plug. In middle of landfill site. Gate on footpath locked but managed to squeeze through fence by side of gate. No much going for this one.

Good condition 17th Sep 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4052  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters. 2nd time lucky. N edge of track, in thick robust brambles. 50m E of N-S path, although 80m according to LR, 60m according to 25k:-( 12m E of transformer pole, 2m W of chainlink fence corner opposite. Took a while to find; local lady walking dog assured me it was still there! Approach from SE impassable due to bramble & shoulder-high nettles; walked in from SU924051.

S4052 fb ©peregrinus
S4052 top ©peregrinus
S4052 trig ©peregrinus
S4052 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 26th Mar 2006  14:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4052  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked at Lidsey and followed the disused canal before taking the diverted footpath (due to the landfill site) which takes you right past the trig. Even at this time of year it took a bit of finding - very overgrown with brambles. It is on the north side of the track and very close to the fence with the partially buried FB facing south, thankfully. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 19th May 2003  14:19  by Sapper

Gridref: SU 92983 03858   FB Number: S4052  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Now right next to a landfill site, hidden in a bramble hedge! Not the best location!

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