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TP4303 - Knowle Hill
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Knowle HillST11/T45ST11T045287473.6589208.00219.3093PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1962N0

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4344th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.78/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Jul 1982
Was Last logged: 21st Jan 2021

Of the 27 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 27m
The average error was 7m
2 were exact

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Good condition 21st Jan 2021  12:30  by Milangoc1

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I have passed this one many times before, but on this occasion I actually came close. It's an easily spotted trig from a distance.

Good condition 15th Apr 2020  15:45  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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

Stunning views east (Exeter), southeast (Exe estuary), southwest (Haldon), west (Dartmoor), north (mid-Devon and Exmoor). In field of rape, careful not to damage crops by walking along tramlines.

Good condition 1st Apr 2020  15:35  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

Gridref: SX 87474 89208   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 1st Apr 2020  15:35  by Skypaddler

Gridref: SX 87474 89208   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 3rd Jan 2020  14:16  by ed-don

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

I saw this pillar from the road. I am not into trespassing so I took some photos and went on my way

Good condition 1st Apr 2019  10:07  by coinea

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Sharen Kingham

S3712 Knowle Hill

Good condition 1st Apr 2019  10:06  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First pillar of the day and first GOML of the trip. Parked at the field entrance near the ruined barn and carefully walked along tramlines to trigpoint which is on a high plinth in the middle of the field (not sure what the crop is, sweetcorn?). For once I decided to climb the plinth for a selfie, which whilst in progress was spotted by the GOML. Informed we were on private land and thanked for at least walking on the tramlines. Not bad 50 pillars with no bother. #51 of the trip. With Coineanach Hutch.

Knowle Hill selfie ©thejackrustles
Knowle Hill collage

Not Logged 24th Dec 2018  22:40  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Dec 2017  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 29th Apr 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 87477 89214   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Apr 2017  11:04  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Managed to park in a locked gateway then climb over the gate and pick our way through the field of the pillar had to duck down as we could hear a tractor going along the road.trig stands on a high plinth in the field.this is when I realise that trig pointing is like trespassing,only not spelt the same.

TP4303 - Knowle Hill
TP4303 - Knowle Hill

Good condition 12th Aug 2015  15:38  by Redroaming

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spotted this trig point just a bit further up the road from where we were mid-drive-around-caching-trail, and as I was driving I voted that we made a visit! Parked in the padlocked field gateway and made our way following the GPS arrow very carefully through the soya bean crop to the trig - which sits on an approx 3' high concrete plinth with good views all around. Seems in good condition [at least no plough or hedgetrimmer can damage it!] with all bar 1 holes plugged. Interestingly and often the case, we then saw a path through the crop towards the ruined barn and then back to the field gate which was far easier and better than the way we had arrived.

Good condition 17th Nov 2014  12:26  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 87473 89209   FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roadside parking at field entrance to N. Short distance across v. muddy arable field to trig. Pillar sited on large plinth, mabe in excess of a metre high. Cap missing, asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive views: Exeter to NE; the moors W & SW; the sea to SW.

Pillar TP4303©jonglew
Spider TP4303©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4303©jonglew

Good condition 14th Jul 2012  15:27  by Trigger

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


Good condition 29th Apr 2011  12:08  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SX 87470 89200   FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Feb 2011  12:01  by Dusty

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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Good condition 2nd Jan 2011  13:00  by geodruth

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice views. Very muddy field to trog across and, of course, careful not to tread on crops.

Knowle Hill Trig ©geodruth

Good condition 22nd Oct 2009  12:31  by Dave.B

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easily spotted from the lane as you drive up. Easy parking at the gate, no-one about so I scampered across the field. Spectacular views over Exeter.

View from trig The view east over Exeter©Dave.B

Good condition 15th Aug 2009  10:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy.Close to road and parking ok in gateway.Pillar on plinth.Nice views.

Good condition 25th Nov 2007  12:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Why did they only sometimes build the TP on a plinth? And why did they when they did?

Good condition 13th Aug 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, asphalt plug, tall plinth in arable field, nice view.

Good condition 23rd Apr 2006  10:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked at the gateway to the field (there's a ruined barn so you can't miss it). The crop is kale and is about 1 metre tall, which involved getting very wet legs! Set on a large plinth. Tarmac plug.

Good condition 6th Oct 2005  17:30  by widget

Gridref: SX 87500 89200   FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A proud trig dominating the field in which it sits in splendid isolation. Great views of Exeter and the surrounding countryside, but sadly not today, as it was too murky. There are 2 cracking pubs in the village of Ide, 2km to the E, in which to quench your thirst. Revisited 12 years later, walking from my rented barn conversion in Ide, from which you can see this trig.

The TP on a murky old day

Unreachable but visible 14th May 2004  16:00  by Snells Pace

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

Easy to see. But I didn't want to go right up to it as the field it's in now has a full crop of something and I would have trampled all over it getting to the trig.

Good condition 9th Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Sits on a most enormous plinth. Its so near road and no-one about I just marched up to it.


Unreachable but visible 20th Oct 2003  14:30  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 8/10

Hmm, this looked like an interesting Pillar, sat up on some sort of plinth, and dropped in the middle of a field. I didn't go any further than just inside the gate, although the field had recently been cut, (and would probably be ploughed soon) there was clearly no public right of way. Yet another permission only access pillar. (I'm getting good at these !). The views were pretty good tho'

This is the view SE towards Exmouth. The pillar is located ~0.1m up behind you. This is just inside the gate.
The pillar, sat in splendid isolation.

Good condition 30th Jul 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3712  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pillar in middle of wheat field but managed to get up to it following tractor and animal tracks. Murky day.

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