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TP4159 - Kempshott
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
KempshottSU77/T282SU77T282459985.22148721.24157.5813PILLAR01/06/1963201/06/1963N1Recomputed 1987

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 19831st with 13 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.87/10 (from 38 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Aug 1982
Was Last logged: 23rd May 2020

Of the 38 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 87m
The average error was 18m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 23rd May 2020  08:46  by TrigJS

Gridref: SU 59989 48727   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This pillar is the replacement for TP7126 Old Down which was on the other side of the road. Pillar is in a good condition though hidden in the hedge.

TP7126 The pillar.
TP7126 The spider.
TP7126 The flush bracket.
TP7126 The pillar from the road with the telecoms manhole cover as a nearby feature.

Good condition 23rd Mar 2020  14:00  by AHD

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Fairly easy to find but no views as in hedge.

Good condition 25th Mar 2019  07:26  by m13751

Gridref: SU 59985 48721   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

in hawthorn hedge someone made it accessible

Good condition 10th Mar 2019  15:52  by KT

Gridref: SU 59986 48727   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

Easy walk up from the retail estate car park. About 1m inside of the hedge, easy access as someone has cut a gap around the pillar. Very good condition, all sight holes buried, original cap with deep lettering.


Good condition 9th Mar 2019  14:40  by andyrandom

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pillar hidden in hedge beside busy dual carriageway. Best accessed from the park behind it.

Good condition 1st Jan 2019  16:33  by BigNick

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Buried in hedge beside dual carriageway


Good condition 24th Oct 2018  15:02  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 59983 48722   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In Hawthorn hedge 2m from kerb of the busy A30

Not Logged 24th Oct 2018  14:57  by DeniseMc

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

thanks to those who have pruned the hawthorn hedge- made it possible. Now just visible from road.

Good condition 28th Jun 2018  16:12  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 59900 48700   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy roadside, hiding out of arms way.

Good condition 15th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 59986 48727   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Argos CP to E of trig, used gap thru' hedge @ SU 60081 48774, almost adjacent trig (in hedge lining busy A30)

Good condition 2nd Jul 2016  06:14  by G1ANQ

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Cycled down A30 from Basingstoke. Not easy to spot from road but the manhole covers gives so idea of where to look. Completely hidden by foliage. No views.

View of the road

Good condition 20th Mar 2015  12:42  by Colin Wood

Gridref: SU 60000 48800   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Parked in Argos car park on the opposite side to the store entrance. Walked through a nearby hole in the hedge, up to the main roundabout then south on the dual carriageway for about 100 yards. Trig point now clearly visible from the LH grass verge, since the hedge has been cut back to reveal it. If each trig point originally had to have line-of-sight view of 2 other trig points (to facilitate triangulation) one wonders where the other 2 would have been!

Kempshott pillar ©Colin Wood

Good condition 1st Jan 2015  11:41  by plet56

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

The first trigpointing trip I've made a profit from ;-)

Good condition 6th Dec 2014  15:10  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Parked in Argos car park. We put on high visibility clothing due to the roadside location. The trig was overgrown, so we set about clearing it with our gardening tools. Attracted a lot of attention from passing motorists, maybe they thought I was having a wee! Trig in good condition, original metal cap with raised lettering, FB faces the road, front, left and right sight holes closed, couldn't check rear sight hole due to vegetation. I left a 2p coin by the front of the trig, on the ground, directly below the FB, for the next visitor to find.

Kempshott trig station, next to the A30
Kempshott trig station

Good condition 5th Jan 2014  10:57  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 59984 48728   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Parked in Argos car park, narrow gap in hedge brought me out close to A30 roundabout. Short walk to trig. Found engulfed in thorn. Spent a while clearing most of it (heavy-duty gardening gloves, pruning saw & secateurs all brought to bear!), would have probably attracted attention of fuzz if they had seen me! Pillar in good condition; original cap, raised lettering; forgot to check sight holes. No views.

Pillar - Before Gardening TP4159©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening TP4159©jonglew
Spider TP4159©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4159©jonglew

Good condition 13th Nov 2013  19:29  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Aug 2013  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Oct 2012  13:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

I parked in nearby Sainsburys, and took an ugly roadside walk back up to find the hidden pillar which is only inches within a very prickly hedge. Intact cap, with lettering. No views: what did this place look like when this pillar was constructed?

Good condition 24th Dec 2011  10:12  by geodruth

FB Number: 11116  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hidden in brambles beside dual carriageway. Wandered up here from Sainsburys. An easy find. A sad, lonely trig.

Good condition 24th Sep 2011  15:45  by dal

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

My last visit to a pillar, just over a week ago, was to the one on Staffa. There could not be a greater contrast in the location. Well hidden, intact cap.

Good condition 5th Jul 2010  14:21  by Griefmiester

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Roadside location - parked about 50 m up the road - Pillar in hedge appears to be in good condition.

Good condition 29th Jun 2010  14:00  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Uninspiring location and badly overgrown with vicious thorns and brambles.

TP4159 Pass me that machete Indiana.

Good condition 29th May 2010  09:05  by cmb1953

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 13th Sep 2009  17:35  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 59980 48720   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tight against dual carriageway. Reccent accident has only just missed it.Good condition, uninspiring location.


Good condition 28th Aug 2009  18:25  by raypool

Gridref: SU 59981 48714   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 16th Jul 2008  14:30  by bluebeard

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

Good condition 15th Nov 2007  13:15  by PHMB

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Hard against dual cariageway (not too busy). Handy parking in Sainsburys behind. Retains plug (heavy raised lettering). Replacement for nearby S4914 (road widening?).

Good condition 21st Nov 2006  11:30  by Ann_and_Brian

Gridref: SU 59986 48723   FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Cap still present, raised lettering

The Pillar ©Ann_and_Brian
Flush Bracket
Pillar top

Good condition 3rd Jun 2006  12:14  by Dreadycraig

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just off the road in hedge, found on walk back to car after tramping through buses for a while


Good condition 7th May 2006  17:51  by kodak

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Good condition 9th Mar 2006  14:35  by The White Family

Gridref: SU 59990 48723   FB Number: 11118  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

---(2006-03-09, 14:35:47)--- We walked past this one last week without realising it was there. Fortunately we were nearby again today. We read the FB as 11118. Mind you, as a thunderstorm was just starting we didn't hang around. We'll check when next in the area.

Good condition 2nd Feb 2006  13:40  by The Wilkerson Family

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As has been said previouly, parking is easy. The short walk along the road is somewhat of a hair-raiser!

Good condition 12th Dec 2005  16:05  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Safe parking in the new out of town shops off the roundabout but a none to clever walk along the road to reach the trig.

Good condition 26th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. In hedge E side of road. Replaced S4914. Extensive forestry operations since I failed to find it 22/8/04!

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 18th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 5th Jun 2004  17:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

It's still there, and now very well protected between a large factory type place and the road. Very overgrown but accessible (just)! Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 5th Jun 2004  09:45  by Trigger

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

mickandshane can thank my efforts for making this accessible!

Good condition 8th Aug 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 11119  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

White pillar in hedge by road sign on SE side of the A30.

Trig pillar and A30 road sign Pillar with FB 11119

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