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TP3728 - Hemswell
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7299th with 295 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.26/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Apr 2004
Was Last logged: 14th May 2018

Of the 27 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 80m
The average error was 12m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 14th May 2018  12:09  by tasmod G4NQX

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

Met farmer as gate normally locked. Gave me 5 minutes permission to cross field photo it, work via ham radio and leave. He was waiting at gate to lock up.

Good condition 22nd Jul 2017  11:15  by Dusty

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 4th Jun 2017  11:45  by eon

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

(116) Tried a couple of farmhouses to seek permission to visit the pillar, but was told the land owner was away, but that a visit wouldn't be a problem. Parked up in a pull in on the main road, and then walked back until I was level with the pillar, and then crossed over into the field. The pillar is situated on a bank separating two fields. All complete.

Pillar ©eon
Top ©eon
FB ©eon

Good condition 4th Nov 2016  14:50  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SK 93716 91784   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from road following field edge.

Good condition 14th Jun 2016  00:00  by ngthack

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

Good condition 14th Mar 2016  14:38  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top landscape ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger

Good condition 15th Jan 2016  11:29  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 93700 91700   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My 1st trig of 2016. Nice and easy ,quick walk from road along hedgeline.

Good condition 26th Sep 2015  11:40  by ted

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug intact. Trig located on bank between fields. Approached direct from road along edge of field.

Hemswell trig
Hemswell top
Hemswell FB
Hemswell Solitary flower nr trig

Good condition 19th Jan 2015  10:56  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 93712 91787   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Dec 2014  14:03  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SK 93717 91786   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From due W at slight bend in road, end of field junction just N of farm track. Followed field edges/banking to TP. Seen by farmer on tractor on farm track but didn't challenge me. Trig in good condition, OS cap shallow indented letters.

Good condition 2nd Aug 2014  10:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Between wheat field and ploughed field, overgrown on field bank.

Good condition 23rd Feb 2014  15:48  by CJO

Gridref: SK 93723 91777   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact.


Good condition 31st Oct 2013  12:55  by PeteBoggs

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

Ignored private sign nobody around today


Good condition 3rd Nov 2011  15:49  by wrose

Gridref: SK 93715 91784   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Joint visit with Carole. We set off along the track towards Hemswell Cliff ignoring the various 'Private' and 'Keep Out' notice only to meet the Farm Manager on his way out. There was no problem once we explained our nerdy activity and he pointed out the best way to get to the pillar from where we were. We were also told that if anyone challenged us we were to say that we had his permission. Pillar is in good condition and still retains an original plug. Coming back we used the field boundary to the road - this is probably the best way in and will prevent any crop trampling.

S4897 Hemswell Pillar.
S4897 Hemswell Flush Bracket.
S4897 Hemswell Plug.

Good condition 3rd Nov 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 93716 91784   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 3rd Jun 2011  19:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 93717 91779   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in gateway as farmer was leaving,He gave permission even with crop in field Good time to visit as model aircraft club was using runway

Good condition 18th Oct 2009  17:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Consolation prize having failed to find either of the Project Emily trigs which were placed on the airfield in the 1950s and apparently both now gone.

Good condition 16th Oct 2009  11:30  by asbown

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

parked in gateway and tried the track 1st, new crops so did not cross field,best way is to walk 200 metres down the road fron the gate and walk the small ridge between the 2 fields straight to the trig,farmer and several other people about but nobody came over to ask what I was upto so maybe now they know the game.

Good condition 16th Apr 2009  15:30  by robinhood

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

Parked in entrance to lane off B1398 road just S. of unploughed ridge and dashed along (no permission!) the ridge to get to TP without any problems apart from gasping from being out of condition. Trig in g.c. and good views west. Hemswell old RAF base to the S. stands out, must have been busy and noisy when operational.

Good condition 27th Jul 2008  11:18  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Aug 2007  15:20  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: SK 93715 91783   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

(202) Accosted by farmer, but explained what I was doing and he seemed OK but would have prefered if I had popped into the farm office first (I didn't think to ask where it was, Sorry). Parked in gateway at SK 933 916 and walked down side of field, OS 1:25000 shows a small footpath (SK 937 916) (not public) to trig, and this has been left uncultivated. Trig in good condition and all metalwork intact. FB facing South (ish).

GPS Position (using my iPAQ and TomTom GPS unit)
GPS Position, Spider and Plug (Indented Lettering) Guess who didn't have his ETrex with him

Good condition 23rd Feb 2006  16:32  by Brisey

Gridref: SK 93712 91785   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

If you visit late on a gloomy rainy winter afternoon then there's little chance of being accosted. I used the track then cut across the ploughed field to reach this one. Fortunately, there was an unploughed ridge between furrows, otherwise this would have been a very muddy walk. On a better day, there would have been a good view to the west.

TP3728 The unploughed ridge runs from the track to the pillar. No guarantee it will be there for the next visitor.
TP3728 View north.
TP3728 top

Good condition 14th Jun 2005  19:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Doing this one made the adrenalin rush having read the previous logs but experienced no problems. Access is via the hedge line from the main road - not the lane. Disturbed a hare and then a lapwing who chased me all the way back to the road squarking at me.

Good condition 9th Feb 2005  15:20  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Care exercised and no problems.

Good condition 11th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, on bank N of track

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 30th May 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Got accosted by farmer who wasnt happy at me walking (carefully) 150 yards up the line of his hedge to visit the trig. Care may need to be exercised when visiting.


Good condition 24th Apr 2004  16:34  by The Hungry Caterpillars

Gridref: SK 93714 91781   FB Number: S4897  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Better views with hares,skylarks,curlews and butterflies Brimstone?.Elevation recorded as 0 metres

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