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TP3847 - Hill Barn
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Hill BarnSU59/T20SU59T020433908.38185737.75235.4423PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1967N0

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There are 46 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3388th with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.00/10 (from 44 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Aug 1981
Was Last logged: 13th Apr 2019

Of the 44 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 46m
The average error was 10m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Monki
Me at the trig
By Monki

Hill Barn
By Aye Jimmy
Barn Hill
©baskerville bogtrotters
Hill Barn trig station
By 21qazxsw
See 39 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Apr 2019  09:24  by Monki

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Passing close by while geocaching

Me at the trig

Good condition 6th Apr 2019  14:26  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SU 33912 85746   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed tractor lines down field to trig from Ridgeway.

Hill Barn The trig. No sight holes open. Piece of triangular metal on top, from a plough?
Hill Barn The FB.
Hill Barn Top of trig, no OS cap.

Good condition 28th Feb 2019  14:30  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SU 33911 85744   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views. Short hop across field.

Good condition 13th Oct 2018  15:30  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Coming from the Ridgeway, we jumped the ditch then followed the tractor train to the TP. Very windy here today but the views were still extensive.

Barn Hill ©baskerville bogtrotters

Good condition 30th Mar 2017  14:47  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 33910 85737   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Ridgeway along tractor tracks through field of young crop.

Good condition 14th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 33909 85743   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Large layby SU 343 852 on track to NW of CP (which is very badly potholed). Pillar in unfenced field from BW to SW

Good condition 13th Nov 2016  07:40  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

glorious sunrise from hill barn tump summit at the farm and trig pillar down the field to the north.

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger

Good condition 5th Sep 2016  12:15  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A bit of a walk from the bridleway across a harvested field. Would have nice views to the north, if it wasn't so cloudy.

Flush Bracket

Good condition 27th Dec 2015  11:46  by AndyJ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 15th Aug 2015  15:13  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SU 33908 85738   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

parked across the road and walked along the path to the field. jumped the ditch and walked through the wheat to the pillar. amazing views on this glorious day.

Good condition 8th Mar 2015  10:09  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked miles away as we are on a long Geocaching walk. Great views down the valley.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 16th Dec 2014  17:15  by simplysup

Gridref: SU 33910 85746   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Accessed across empty cropfield from ridgeway. I suspect there would be good views, but I visited at night so could only see the sparkles of town lights below.

trig and FB

Good condition 3rd Aug 2014  15:00  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

We parked at the car park where the Ridgeway crosses the B4001 (to the SE of the trig point), then walked NW up the Ridgeway. The trig point was in the middle of a large field full of crops about 2 feet high. It ended up being a real kerfuffle walking down one tractor track after another, trying to find the trig point, but eventually we found it. Trig point was in good condition, centre cap missing, concrete base completely exposed. Great views from there, but we were concerned about being in the crops, so we got out of there sharpish. It was completely the wrong way to find it, so let me detail here how to do it the easy way: Walk NW up the Ridgeway until you pass the tarmac road that leads SW to Hill Barn. Keep walking NW up the Ridgeway until you pass a water trough and tap on your left. A plaque set on a stone says that the tap was placed in memory of Peter Wren aged 14 years. From the water trough, walk the Ridgeway to the first (and only solitary) tree in front of you. From this point, look N and you will be able to see the trig point. The barbed wire fence is down in this area next to the tree. Walk into the field (cross some crops) and then walk along the tractor tracks to the trig point. Tips for future visitors: beware when crossing the B4001, the cars come flying round that bend! Also if there are crops (depending on season / harvest), wear long boots and / or long trousers, do not wear shorts & trainers! 10 out of 10 for the stunning views, my favourite of all the trigs that I've visited! *** Revisited 25 September 2017 with Mrs 21qazxsw "Lady Kelly".

Hill Barn trig station stunning views
Mrs 21qazxsw "Lady Kelly"

Good condition 11th Jun 2014  14:45  by amblerbob

Gridref: SU 33903 85741   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Detour from walk along The Ridgeway

Unreachable but visible 1st Apr 2014  15:05  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 7/10

Passed while walking Ridgeway. Crop growing in field.

Good condition 25th Oct 2013  14:12  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 33911 85748   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at junc Ridgeway-B4001. Walked Ridgeway 400m to field boundary, hopped a b/w fence and followed hedgerow to suitable point before striking across arable field with young ceral crop planted. 30-40cm of base exposed but pillar still seems solid. Cap missing, no plug; all sight holes sealed. Trig is about 9m off hill summit so no views S or W, but very good N to Vale of White Horse, and E.

Pillar TP3847©jonglew
Spider TP3847©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3847©jonglew

Good condition 29th Jun 2013  13:57  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 33943 85769   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In planted field walked tractor track to trig, this may get harder to access.


Good condition 11th Apr 2013  13:46  by

Gridref: SU 33900 85700   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ridgeway Walk

Good condition 13th Sep 2012  11:30  by pjr

Gridref: SU 33910 85744   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another pillar as I cycle to the Thames on the Ridgeway.Pillar located in massive field of crops.Locked bike to fence and followed tractor track to pillar.In good condition but base exposed.Weather gorgeous.

Good condition 12th May 2012  13:33  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice spot. As previous logger, simple to follow tractor tracks from Ridgeway

Good condition 22nd Sep 2011  14:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On Ridgeway walk from Kingston Lisle noticing an absence of wild flowers all along its route today coinciding with the sight of a slow moving tractor in the nearby field squirting a chemical spray, its unpleasant odour very noticeable. Not even a single daisy on this stretch. Bagged this trig quickly, before scampering away to avoid the poison. Shame, because the walking territory here is so good, but what a desolate flowerless region.

Good condition 25th Aug 2011  14:17  by blackboot29

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surrounded by corn fields but managed to get to it by walking on tractor tracks. Panoramic views

Unreachable but visible 11th Jun 2011  18:03  by BreadRoll

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Easily visible, field full of crops, not worth crossing.

Good condition 9th Apr 2011  08:06  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The foundation has almost totally been exposed by ploughing, so it sits on the surface rather than being anchored in it. However, it still appears to be upright. Followed tractor tracks through young crop.

Good condition 5th Feb 2011  16:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 25th Sep 2010  08:16  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A mostly broken fence along the length of the field made for easy and a short walk across the recently harvested and turned field from the Ridgeway to reach the pillar, with views to the north. Good condition, brass centre missing and no plug replacement.

Good condition 2nd Oct 2009  12:15  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

parked at the car park just as the ridgeway meets the road,no problems at the moment with no crops in the field, great views.

Good condition 4th Jul 2009  10:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I interupted my bike ride along the Ridgeway and locked it to the fence and made my way up the tramlines to get to the trig point.

Good condition 17th Jun 2009  15:19  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Located in field of crops reachable via tractor tracks - Pillar good condition, missing cap and plug, good views.

Good condition 15th Feb 2009  09:00  by DanTrig

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

Bagged on a 12 mile walk along with Whitehorse Hill trig.

Good condition 13th Jun 2008  22:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Feb 2008  12:55  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I am not an inspector but I followed the tram lines

Good condition 24th Dec 2006  13:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 33900 85730   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drive up Ridgeway until exhaust grounds ..then walk the rest! follow tram lines through feed crop to pillar ,v misty.


Good condition 21st Jun 2006  16:40  by Bekandian

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views from this trig point. Plug is missing and the trig's base is now visable, otherwise all in good shape.

Ian with the TP ©Bekandian

Good condition 6th Feb 2006  17:00  by macroderma

Gridref: SU 33910 85738   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easily accessible at the moment - crops have been harvested Great views - better than from the Ridgeway No cap/plug, otherwise good condition Visiting the nearby cache

Too dark for anything scenic!

Good condition 14th Jan 2006  19:55  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 33912 85746   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Decided to visit this one under cover of near-darkness in the middle of a 13km walk that had been forced upon me by my bike getting one more puncture than I was prepared for. The field was still full of stubble and the fence had fallen to ground level in a couple of places, so accessing the trig wasn't a difficulty. Couldn't see much in the way of views in the moonlight.

Good condition 13th Nov 2005  14:10  by dal

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Access possible as the crop had been harvested. Trig slightly lower than main Ridgeway, but there are far better views down into the Vale of the White Horse from the trig than from the main track.

Good condition 8th Oct 2005  16:45  by Managra

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This one is a good way off the footpath, fortunately in a field of cropped wheat. Set on a substantial concrete plinth. Fantastic views from the top. Missing plug.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra

Good condition 16th Jun 2005  16:30  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Wheat is now very high but if you pick up the right tractor line you only have about 10m of crop to cross at the entry to the field. Is this a taster for cambridgeshire in a fortnight?

Good condition 15th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, middle of arable field

S5825 fb ©peregrinus
S5825 top ©peregrinus
S5825 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 4th Jul 2003  12:00  by Nr

Gridref: SU 33909 85743   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spotted this on the Ridgeway LDP. Came back August 2006 to photograph and log position

Good condition 1st Feb 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 25th Apr 1992  17:11  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SU 33908 85738   FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 4th Aug 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5825  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Site previously visited in 1980 when field under wheat crop. On this visit the crop was being harvested which allowed a visit to the plain pillar to photograph and get the FB number.

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