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TP4061 - Hungerford Waterworks
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Hungerford WaterworksSU19/T14SU19T014433351.10167967.91134.9533PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1968N0

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There are 14 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16508th with 54 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.53/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Oct 1983
Was Last logged: 2nd May 2022

Of the 19 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 85m
The average error was 31m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Hungerford Waterworks
By benwood
Hungerford Waterworks Trig Point
By benwood
Flush bracket on Hungerford Waterworks Trig Point
By benwood

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 2nd May 2022  19:16  by benwood

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Gained access via 23 Sanden Close RG17 0LA. Rang the doorbell and the lady who owns the house welcomed us warmly. She said that due to the volume of visitors she now asks for a charity donation to Cancer Research (we donated 5). An excellent idea as it is so kind of her to let people walk through the conservatory to gain access to the garden. The trig point currently has a blue flower pot on top of it (as you can see). The lady noted the last visitors had come from Lincolnshire! Extra highs score for being so unique.

Hungerford Waterworks Located in the garden of 23 Sanden Close, Hungerford
Flush bracket on Hungerford Waterworks Trig Point
Hungerford Waterworks Trig Point

Good condition 1st May 2021  13:50  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 33300 67900   FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

New owner allowed visit. We welcomed him into the world of Trigs!

Good condition 26th May 2020  12:50  by AHD

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

No 23 is for sale so decided to ask at No 21. Nice lady let me round the back and I found the narrow path. Could not see the pillar initially despite being right on top of it! A new fence has been put in very close to the FB and a plant pot put on top of it.

Good condition 4th Aug 2018  10:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Luckily for me the owner of the trig-containing property was gardening in his front garden, and was pleased to show me through to the pillar. He kindly pulled back some high-growing asparagus so that I could read the FB number! He told me he'd had about four calls in four years from the trigging community. The cap is now covered by a sundial, and I noticed that at least two sight-holes are open. A necessarily quick visit, for I didn't wish to overstay my welcome.

Good condition 18th May 2017  11:00  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As described by others below this trigpoint is located in the rear garden of a bungalow. There is no other means of access besides knocking on the door and asking politely to visit. The gentleman who lives there was very pleasant and allowed us in with no problem, He is in the middle of doing up his garden and has cleared the pillar so that is in the open and easy to view. It is in good condition. He allowed me to photograph the flush bracket but requested no pics of the pillar as it would show the rear of his property and he is concerned about security. The house owner is very proud of the trigpoint and said it was a major selling point when he purchased. He is a walker and has used trigpoints to navigate in the past. If you do visit be polite and you'll be welcomed. If nobody is home don't be tempted to find a way round, if caught you'll be spoiling it for future trig baggers.

Good condition 16th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 33355 67975   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Kindly allowed access thru' house extension of No.23 - thank you. Owner very pleasant but adamant no one else been as the trig "is not listed anywhere". Didn't argue.

Good condition 19th Aug 2016  14:11  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I was passing so thought I would try and bag this one. Rang bell at No 21 and a very old grumpy man came to the door. I think he was in a lot of pain. I asked if I could get to the Trig and he gave his consent. The pillar is almost hidden with ivy reclaiming it. I accidentally knocked over the ladders but put them back. Absolutely no views of any sort, unless you like looking into the back windows of houses. An interesting trig just because its in someones back garden. Otherwise, very boring.

Flush Bracket
TP with ladders in front of it

Good condition 9th Nov 2015  19:46  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No reply at no 23. Tried at no. 21 and given permission and directions. Up garden and turn right. A narrow strip of mown grass between boundary hedge and security fence. pillar in hedge line directly in front of windows of no. 21. Almost covered over with ivy. reservoir and house prevent any outlook of surrounds.

Good condition 22nd Mar 2015  15:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 1st Jan 2015  11:15  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 33352 67970   FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

G2m HH Access by no 21 today.path at rear of builbings.


Good condition 1st Nov 2014  13:40  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This trig station is in the back garden of no. 23 Sanden Close RG17 0LA. The first thing we saw when we got there was an ambulance parked right outside (!) There was no sign of anything going on with the ambulance, so we knocked on the door to no. 23 and rang the bell. No response, despite there being a car parked on the driveway. So after a few minutes of waiting, we went next door (no. 21). Permission was readily granted to walk through their garden via a side gate (so we didn't have to go through his house) to the shared path at the back. This is the shared path in between the back gardens and the Thames Water compound that the previous logger (jonglew) mentioned. Then we walked along the shared path to the back garden of no. 23. The trig was fully accessible from the shared path and there was no need to go into the back garden of no. 23 (even though we did enter briefly for photography). The trig was partially covered in overgrowth. Sitting on top of the trig was a heavy stone / concrete ornament, presumably the same one that can be seen in jonglew's photo from more than 2 years ago, except that it was now completely covered in overgrowth - thus the trig's spider could not be seen. Trig was otherwise in good condition. FB faces the Thames Water compound. See photo attached: Mrs 21qazxsw was standing on the shared path, the Thames Water compound was to the left and the rear garden of no. 23 Sanden Close was to the right.

Mrs 21qazxsw at Hungerford Waterworks trig station

Good condition 4th Oct 2012  15:00  by jonglew

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

The pillar was originally in the Thames Water compound until they put up a new fence some years ago approx 2m inside their boundary. This left a 2m (approx) strip of land between the new fence and the rear boundary of the bungalows along Sanden Close. The garden closest to this pillar has now been 'extended' to subsume the pillar into it and it's been made a feature within it. The lady in whose garden it is, is apparently quite unwell, but fortunately, not knowing exactly where the pillar was located, the owner of the house I knocked at gave me access through his garden and I had to walk through 3 other gardens until I came to it. I don't know what the owners of those gardens thought when they saw a strange person walking inside the boundary of their property (not that I think of myself as strange, but others may!). The pillar cannot be seen from anywhere else other than from within the garden due to a raised covered reservoir just inside the Thames Water compound and the foliage that is obscuring the pillar.

Hungerford Waterworks Pillar TP4061©jonglew

Couldn't find it 15th Jan 2011  14:30  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

No joy - no-one in.

Couldn't find it 26th Jan 2008  11:00  by Glaslyn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Completely failed ! Didnt even get as far as Rhayader! tried from the fields but no access to compound (which would have been wrong anyway).Mmmm will return.

Good condition 28th Apr 2007  06:10  by Trigger

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 16th Jun 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc. Unable to access top cap. In back garden - just a FB photo taken.

S6285 fb ©peregrinus

Couldn't find it 15th Apr 2005  17:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

Tried from the housing estate side first but no gaps between the gardens. Next opted for the water board road cleared the first gate about 6ft high but disuaded by the 10Ft high double strand barded wire that followed that said coundnt see it from the location. Will check large scale mapping next week

Not Logged 19th Mar 2005  00:12  by peregrinus

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

Didn't figure out how to access. Since learned it's in private garden just outside reservoir fence

Good condition 22nd Oct 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S6285  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Finally found this streaky-white pillar on the third attempt, in narrow non-public passage between Thames Water enclosure and new housing development.


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