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TP3737 - Hensbarrow
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1736
OSGB36 Station :
PP174
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3737
County :
Cornwall
Nearest town :
ST AUSTELL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
HensbarrowPP174PP174199679.4357544.81312.7241PILLAR01/06/1937101/03/1952N0

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6555th with 57 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.35/10 (from 57 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Apr 1987
Was Last logged: 19th Mar 2017

Of the 57 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 90m
The average error was 24m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

White
©pat29
Very smart in new coat
By CURRYSCRIM

By CURRYSCRIM

By CURRYSCRIM

©penwithick pixie
The view North
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 19th Mar 2017  20:34  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

newly painted white. great that it has survived. On gorse sided mound east of road, aerials and carpark. The summit, of clay spoil is higher- Richard's second Marilyn completion


Good condition 19th Mar 2017  17:02  by RichardM

Gridref: SW 99676 57545   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gleamingly white in slight depression on top of gorsey barrow. Thick mist today so no views.


Good condition 9th Mar 2017  14:55  by dugswell2

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

Bright white and revisited en route to Hensbarrow Downs a Marilyn relocation.


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:43  by G4CFS

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


Not Logged 20th Oct 2016  12:43  by pat29

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Stunning day for views, lovely short walk to the trig

White ©pat29


Slightly damaged 4th Jul 2016  14:46  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SW 99677 57543   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked in layby on opposite side of road and followed footpath to pillar. The pillar now has a gleaming coat of white paint and is just below a stone triangular pillar with a letter "T" on it. Superb views today.


Very smart in new coat


Good condition 23rd May 2016  00:00  by penwithick pixie

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

I painted it white

©penwithick pixie


Good condition 13th Oct 2015  00:00  by Bramley

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


Not Logged 4th Aug 2015  20:14  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 28th Apr 2015  15:03  by dartmoor deliverer

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

out Geocaching with Red Roaming. this trig was a bonus for us as we picked up the nearby cache. Trig in good condition

hensbarrow spider ©dartmoor deliverer


Slightly damaged 8th Apr 2015  14:33  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked nearby to sign in at the several challenge geocaches that are nearby, and discovered this trig point on the map as a bonus! Interesting row of boundary stones leading to this trig which I would have hoped would have seen much more pleasant views than it now does due to all the clay working here over the years. Trig in reasonable condition.

TP3737 with Red.roaming
TP3737, nearby boundary stone and view!


Good condition 6th Mar 2015  17:51  by hamperman

Gridref: SW 99680 57550   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2015  18:10  by 2feet4paws

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

great vista over mid Cornwall a walk to the top of the china clay heap will give a full 360 view coast to coast.


Good condition 8th May 2014  16:15  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

En route home from the Eden Project, so decided to drop in. A truly weird experience: pouring down (so much so that the Old Man refused to leave the car), very windy, misty so no visibility (couldn't even see the surrounding spoil heaps) but a cuckoo singing away! NE s/hole and centre open, otherwise vgc (not clear why it should be slightly damaged).


Good condition 15th Apr 2014  17:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 30th Nov 2013  08:00  by CornishGazza

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

Views now gone thanks to spoil tips. Visited whilst geocaching in the area.


Slightly damaged 29th Aug 2013  19:21  by spooky_luke

Gridref: SW 99671 57549   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Great that this one has survived with all the China clay extraction around.


Good condition 29th Aug 2013  12:58  by haighr01

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Dedication and good research brought me my first Cornish trig today. Faced with a 360 mile drive home from Truro I had researched the site and decided to have a pop at this one. Armed only with my road atlas and memory from other logs I have read, so thanks guys. The minor road from Carthew is found near a pub. The car park is located near to the large masts. A path is easily found heading E from the car park. Today it was a bit spikey and overgrown and the trig took a while to be spotted in this landscape but it is on the ancient mound coming into view as you follow the path, about 400 yards or so. Plug missing but the pillar did not seem particularly damaged, just surviving miraculously among this devastated landscape. I would agree with others, there is something quirky and surreal about this one, an enjoyable visit made even better by the fact that I could see both north and south coasts of Cornwall from this Primary. Did I pretend to be the Doctor - maybe. Did I see a Dalek? No, but they may have seen me.....


Slightly damaged 24th May 2013  17:51  by slateloose

Gridref: SW 99600 57500   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

How has this trig managed survived ?


Good condition 28th Sep 2011  09:00  by tom

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar stands on a large gorse covered ancient mound rising above heathland to the north of St Austell. It has FB S1736 and the centre of its spider is lined with the remains of an asphalt plug. The trig was reached by a path from the car park off the minor road to the west. It is situated within an area of active and disused china clay works. Spoil from the works now dwarf the trig site. Cloud was blowing up through the tips from the south. The site had a hazy view to the north over Roche and its Rock and further on to the wind turbines on Denzell and St Breock Downs in the misty distance.



Good condition 18th Sep 2011  17:27  by stignest

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

a rather surreal spot. miracle it survived.


Good condition 7th Sep 2011  11:32  by jonglew

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

A forlorn and foresaken area. The trig might have been the highest point in the surrounding land once, but not for many years as it is dwarfed on all sides by mounds of spoil from the local china clay workings - a sad predicament for any self respecting trig to find itself in! Day 3 of our West Country Marilyn bagging trip.

Pillar TP3737©jonglew


Slightly damaged 23rd Jun 2011  11:00  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

easy walk from the road.


Good condition 8th Jun 2011  15:34  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Completely overshadowed by vast (landscaped) quarry waste heap. Easily overlooked from road. easy access on footpath.


Good condition 5th Jun 2011  16:15  by micks trigs

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

came in from st austell end to which you can see all the quarrying work going on. easy park and easy find straight up to the pillar, only hope that with all the quarry work still going on in the area that it does not disappear like some over time, some good views

©micks trigs


Good condition 23rd May 2011  15:06  by Marramintar

Gridref: SW 99600 57500   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

would have been a better location before all the clay mines surrounded it

Hensbarrow Downs


Good condition 9th Apr 2011  09:10  by The Reverend

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Quick bag on the way to a wedding. Also climbed the spoil heap before returning to the car to change into my suit and continue my journey.


Good condition 22nd Dec 2010  16:41  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SW 99682 57551   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nearly dark so condition taken from photos. Cap has been resinous but now smashed. Also visited the nearby Hensbarrow Beacon, a largely man-made Marilyn which is some 50m higher.

Hensbarrow Trig stands on a large ancient mound.
Hensbarrow Flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 31st Oct 2009  10:55  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

©g4wsb


Good condition 25th Sep 2009  15:30  by Dusty

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very large Bronze Age cairn. 5.4m high, 36m in diameter. Once a Beacon site. Its original name was Hyndesbergh meaning Hinds Barrow.

Trigpoint
Flush Bracket
Spider
Trigpoint


Good condition 4th Jul 2009  08:12  by Nr

Gridref: SW 99676 57547   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Agree rather strange feeling to this area. Left wife locked in car... Yes they did film Doctor Who here in the 70's and also a Peugeot 205 promotion. 3rd trig of the day.


Good condition 27th Aug 2008  10:00  by dal

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No cap or plug. Strange location under the clay spoil heap.


Slightly damaged 1st Jun 2008  11:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

First time the summit is smaller than everything else around....very strange but it is a quick tick...and its still dry and clear.


Good condition 15th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, broken brown resin plug, on tumulus, spoil heap towers above trig. Watched sunset from summit. Unwelcoming signs at roadside: active china clay mine.


Slightly damaged 11th Sep 2007  15:53  by MeerRescue

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Best View ©MeerRescue
Flush ©MeerRescue


Slightly damaged 11th Sep 2007  15:53  by MeerRescue

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd Jun 2007  21:02  by barryhunter

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

I agree, this one is quirky. First time feeling appriehensive leaving car in a remote car-park, as two suspisious charactors where already parked up in the car-park - then again probably thought I was suspisious. - No plug


Good condition 31st May 2007  18:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

parking on the minor road to the west then an easy track to the top high point overlooked by spoil heaps


Slightly damaged 28th Aug 2006  08:40  by IanW

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Views from the pillar spoiled by the china clay spoil tips, that are higher than the pillar!


Slightly damaged 30th Apr 2006  15:15  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

A weird place. Visited after looking round the China Clay museum.


Good condition 15th Nov 2005  15:15  by widget

Gridref: SW 99680 57550   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Preserved and whitewashed amongst the "Doctor Who" sets and standing on its own little hill. I like this one; it's quirky. I wonder how long it will last here?

The trig from its approach path
The view North


Good condition 5th Mar 2005  13:29  by plymplodder

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views to North, shame about the spoil tips hiding other views. Easy level walk from road.

TRIG ©plymplodder


Good condition 11th Apr 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisited to photograph

S1736
S1736
S1736


Good condition 23rd Feb 2004  21:40  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

i thought trigs were on the highest point!! and i thought the views from them were sacred


Good condition 28th Sep 2003  13:50  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The depressing column was easily approached from the nearby road but over topped by the spoil heap behind it, which I just had to continue to explore.


Good condition 4th Aug 2003  15:10  by Slapster

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I agree with The Mollinis Crews thoughts: This one is easily accessible along a short footpath from a parking area. The pillar is in good condition. Great views towards the North Coast are spoilt by views in just about every other direction being obscured by ECLP "Slag-Heaps" :-((


Good condition 21st Apr 2003  16:50  by The Molinnis Crew

Gridref: SW 99677 57542   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good View to the North but other directions obscured by china clay spoil heaps.


Good condition 11th Dec 2001  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S1736
S1736


Good condition 22nd Jul 2001  13:55  by vegibagger

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

Jamie's first trig I think plus his first marilyn summit. Not much of a challenge, A mere 15m vertical rise from the 400m walk in from the road and of course now well overtopped by 3 spoilheaps, one of which must contitute the new top of the hill.


Good condition 8th Apr 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

At 1025 feet above sea level this is the highest point in West Cornwall, if it wasn't overshadowed by the china clay heaps!


Not Logged 28th Aug 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

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

spoil heap overtops trig pt - cairn @ 000575, track goes most of way


Not Logged 13th Mar 1999  15:28  by Chalky

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


Good condition 31st Oct 1998  12:19  by arranc

Gridref: SW 99700 57500   FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 23rd May 1998  17:35  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 23rd May 1998  17:35  by stewright

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


Good condition 1st Oct 1996  16:19  by fasgadh

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

overlooked by the clay tips, a bizzare hill that divides the marilyn baggers into natural and artificial camps. The artificialists have to climb the clay tips... Stay natural man!


Good condition 17th Apr 1987  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1736  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not much left of original hill with china clay spoil 'mountains' dominating the landscape. Little vegetation in lunar-like landscape.



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