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TP4065 - Hunsbury Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Hunsbury HillSP74/T37SP74T037473872.22258398.49112.9683PILLAR01/06/1955101/01/1961N0

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There are 21 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 10248th with 126 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.17/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Apr 2003
Was Last logged: 8th Feb 2018

Of the 36 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 121m
The average error was 28m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By brigstock dolphins
By brigstock dolphins
top of pillar
By brigstock dolphins
Hunsbury Hill
Hunsbury Hill

By asbown
By iainmac
See 14 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Feb 2018  00:00  by Sharp

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

Good condition 10th Oct 2017  15:45  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited whilst on route to speaking engagement at Blisworth. Looks like a hill fort, even if it's mostly the remains of an old quarry!

Good condition 18th Jun 2017  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SP 73872 58405   FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked hunsbury country park car park SP73449 58445 then along the many paths to the pillar that sits at the side of the path surrounded by nettles

Good condition 16th Mar 2016  08:28  by brigstock dolphins

Gridref: SP 73864 58416   FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I spent many a happy hour around here as a child 45 year's ago. this was all farm land then. Apart from the Clay Banks over the railway tunnel.

top of pillar

Good condition 30th Jan 2016  10:55  by Tikal

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found while Geocaching around the hill

Good condition 6th Dec 2015  10:55  by robinhood

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

Second of two trigs on way to pick up son from Luton airport. Couldn't find the trig earlier this year having gone round in frustrated circles and finding it today I realised I was almost on top of it first time round, surrounded as it must have been with undergrowth under a sapling. The trig is at the NE corner of the site on the outer rampart, within view of open grassed site, a park bench with a concrete block bedded in to the grass behind the bench...where earlier in the year I naively asked a courting couple if they knew where the trig might be, no such luck. If you stand behind the bench and head SW-ish, you're heading in the right direction. Vegetation has surrounded the trig so there are no views, but I give it 7 for its historical location and 'fun' in finding it. There's continuity, of sorts, here. The fort's site was chosen on the hill for defensive reasons and the OS for mapping. What a site for triggers!

Good condition 13th Nov 2015  08:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 73872 58398   FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Hiding under tree

Good condition 1st Mar 2014  10:00  by slateloose

Gridref: SP 73872 58398   FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th Jul 2013  10:12  by CJO

Gridref: SP 73875 58399   FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Intact but well hidden in a bush. on the outer rampart of Hunsbury Ironage fort.

Hunsbury Hill
Hunsbury Hill

Good condition 5th Apr 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 73872 58409   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hard to find. Under part fallen tree with branch overhanging outer ring of fort

Good condition 18th Oct 2012  13:15  by asbown

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nice walk from the car park,not easy to spot in the trees.

Good condition 10th Oct 2012  14:19  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Spent ages going round in circles looking for this one. Give it a coat of paint and clear back the scrub please someone.

Good condition 30th Sep 2012  15:13  by dal

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Somewhat reclusive in pleasant parkland. Cap intact.

Good condition 17th Sep 2012  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 10th Sep 2011  18:01  by Ham Shady

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In wooded area on ancient earthwork

Good condition 29th May 2011  11:15  by Lorri-ann & Kev

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst Geocaching in the area. Nice park with lots of history.

GPS at the Trig ©Lorri-ann & Kev

Good condition 30th Sep 2010  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SP 73850 58400   FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not as easy to find as I thought it might be, but in a public park so not problems with access. OK, but a lot of litter and rubbish spoiled the site.

Good condition 1st Jun 2009  16:44  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I Parked by houses just off roundabout, then across the common, pillar is located about 500 meters at the edge of woodland, uninteresting area.

Good condition 30th Apr 2009  15:26  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didn't feel like leaving my bike unattended so a bit more effort than really needed to access. Any views largely obscured by trees.

Good condition 2nd Jan 2009  12:40  by Nuthatch02

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Jan 2008  09:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 30th Nov 2007  10:30  by TAG

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

My first trigpoint, had to be my local one!

Good condition 30th Sep 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 2nd Apr 2007  11:02  by Paul G0TLG

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Did after finding the "Vitrified" geocache, after using the GPS - it's a bit hidden! I must admit I f1rst thought I'd found just the base of a part-removed trig, then when walking away I found the real trig!

Good condition 25th Feb 2007  18:47  by milvus-milvus

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found while searching for Vitrified geocache.

Hunsbury Hill Trig

Good condition 27th Sep 2006  18:10  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Easy walk in with parking in the supermarket or nearby.

Good condition 22nd Oct 2005  13:55  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 73800 58400   FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surprising to find this in good nick,no obvious damage or Graffiti.Popular local park.Seems i was not the only one to resort to GPS to find it.


Good condition 1st Mar 2005  12:00  by DanTrig

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

Trigbagging early 2005, not the nicest place to find come and find a trig, saw some druggies on the way.

Good condition 15th Jan 2005  14:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I'd say the condition of the pillar generally speaking is good, although it is covered in algae. The hill fort being circular is quite disorientating and we wandered back to the car the wrong way - have to take a compass in future! Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 13th Jan 2005  15:59  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A short walk from the car park. Trig point located on outer bank of well wooded hill fort.

Hunsbury Hill trig point©Bridgeman
Hunsbury Hill trig point flush bracket©Bridgeman

Slightly damaged 20th Sep 2004  15:24  by MCL

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not much more to add since Scafell produced his report. The pillar is still there, intact and forgotten. Plug intact and four holes accessible.

Slightly damaged 12th Apr 2004  13:30  by Lathama

Gridref: SP 73800 58300   FB Number: S7331  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

Had real trouble finding this as it's now concealed in a small copse with no views in any direction. However, the Country Park is a very pleasant spot and a real breath of fresh air for the local Northamptonites. There was a lot of broken glass around the base of the pillar but, apart from a chip out of the top surface, the condition was OK with the central plug [which I think has been replaced - has pronounced raised letters]. No views at all from the copse.

Slightly damaged 10th Feb 2004  17:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Even with the instructions from Scarfell3210 I managed to get lost on the hill with dusk fast approaching and resorted to using my GPS. The trig is not on a prominent hill but on the bank top and therefore easy to miss. Well worth a visit though.

Slightly damaged 12th Dec 2003  14:30  by scafell3210

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Still here ! Four holes, one in each face at base of trig and chip out of concrete on top, at end of one fingers of the mount. Could be a lot worse given evidence of burnt out cars and general loutishness in the Park. That said being a hill fort the area must have seen worse violence in times past. The Fort is from the Iron Age and variously dated from 300 to 1000BC and later probably. There is little evidence of the earlier inhabitation mostly due to 19th century ironstone workings (geologically I believe this hill is part of the same ironstone ridge that runs through Northamptonshire up towards Corby and its steel works ). What does remain of the Fort however is the high inner bank, a deep ditch and an outer bank of the defensive circular perimeter ( the timber pallisade fence that likely would have topped it is long gone ). The inner area ( around 2 acres I guess ) would have housed in timber and straw huts the Chieftain and his clan who would have taken tribute from the surrounding lands. A model of the fort is located in the Central Museum in Northampton. Easy to find. Park is on Hunsbury Hill Rd off the A43 Towcester Rd in Northampton. From car park near Church follow path out of bottom corner until clearly walking beside the earthworks, then when ditch circles off to the left follow this around on new path, trig is on outer bank just as you start to circle back on yourself.

Hunsbury Hill The flush bracket and one of the holes©scafell3210
Hunsbury Hill The trigpoint sitting atop the outer perimeter bank viewed over the ditch from the inner red ironstone earthwork bank. ©scafell3210
Hunsbury Hill The only clear view - a rainy day over Northampton. The steam is rising from architecturally award winning and yet still monstrous Carlsberg Brewery - and you thought the lager came from Denmark - its all brewed in Northampton.©scafell3210

Good condition 5th Dec 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

top slightly chipped else vgc; metal cap small raised letters; top of outer bank of hillfort in line of trees at eastern most point; NBsandst plinth in grass 30m to E: beware of mistaking for TP rems

Good condition 6th Apr 2003  14:00  by scafell3210

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

Located on North East corner of earthwork of ancient hill fort

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