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TP4444 - Little Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Little HillSU15/13SU15S013386868.97125132.12249.2282PILLAR01/06/1938101/08/1952N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15716th with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.65/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Sep 2002
Was Last logged: 8th Oct 2019

Of the 34 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 9m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 2m

SHAFTESBURY SHAFTESBURY Long Cross Long Cross Shaftesbury Church Turret Pinnacle Shaftesbury Church Turret Pinnacle Little Down Little Down Glaslyn Glaslyn Glaslyn Glaslyn jonglew jonglew Griefmiester Griefmiester amblerbob amblerbob Hartryggers Hartryggers g4wsb g4wsb Tonyht Tonyht caroleengel caroleengel CURRYSCRIM CURRYSCRIM Little Hill Little Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Beautifully clad trig
Beautiful ivy side

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By Hartryggers
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Oct 2019  12:45  by DanTrig

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

Last trig of the day after bagging Long Knoll and White Sheet Hill trigs in morning then bagging Barrow Street roadside trig later on. Parked in layby and walked into reservoir compound, all gates were open and there were no signs to tell us it was private, carried on past reservoir and mast then into the corner of field as far as you can go, then went left and climbed up hump into trees with trig, found easily if you know where to look. As we walked back to the layby we noticed there was a van with someone in (we had not seen him on our way in) he never got out and acknowledged are existence. Easy.

Good condition 20th Sep 2019  14:22  by amblerbob

Gridref: ST 86869 25130   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From A350 lay-by. Trig found (eventually) after bagging summit.

Good condition 29th Aug 2019  12:40  by Loz&Bib

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

Good condition 17th Feb 2019  11:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily found just past the large reservoir. Remains ivy-clad, open cap & one s/h open. This website states that this pillar is in Dorset, but I beg to disagree, for I think that it resides in Wiltshire albeit by a matter of inches!

Good condition 18th Dec 2018  12:20  by dal

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Still ivy clad.

Good condition 14th Feb 2018  14:53  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A beautiful ivy clad trig for valentines day. On a little hillock NW of reservoir

Beautifully clad trig ©vegibagger
FB ©vegibagger
Beautiful ivy side ©vegibagger

Good condition 5th Jan 2018  17:00  by duncancourts

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walk from road gateway through reservoir compound to the base of the radio mast. Took some time to find in the gloom, but it's a scramble up a short bank to find it above the road. Overgrown with ivy, missing cap but otherwise in good condition. No views and surrounded by trees and undergrowth.

Good condition 15th Jul 2017  10:45  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 86867 25131   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking next door in flytip central, then up steep bank and over barbed wire, Pillar good condition no views due to trees.

Good condition 14th Jul 2017  11:41  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Starting to get hard to cycle because of knee. This Trig is close to road on top of a rather steep mound. Has easy to get over barbwire fence surrounding it. No views.

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Good condition 14th Mar 2016  12:51  by Hartryggers

Gridref: ST 86870 25130   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked just off the A350 a small area off the road by a gate leads to the Water Treatment Works, not sure if the trig or the Earthworks belonging to the Waterworks is the summit of Little Hill

Good condition 23rd Feb 2016  15:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

End of reservoir compound . Pillar stood on top of bank above road.

Good condition 20th Sep 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 86871 25138   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parking lay-by to S (S-bound) @ ST869249. Easy access from BW adjacent

Good condition 17th Mar 2015  07:05  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 22nd Feb 2015  11:32  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 86871 25135   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Aug 2013  10:20  by pork_pie_hat

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Arrived on a circular walk by taking A350 from Shaftesbury. No footpath after Business Park, so care needed. As other recent visitors have noted, access is easy - and clean - by climbing over gate into waterworks land and walking as far as possible into the left hand corner, where TP stands on a bank. Tried to leave via the A350 and the bridle path north of the TP shown on 1:25,000 OS map. This seems now to be only a track for access to mast. In August, grass and nettles are head-high and no path is visible. I later checked the far end of the path, where it meets the minor road to Donhead St Mary. Seems to be a gated compound with a portakabin (possible someone's home?). It doesn't seem they want you to go that way, so I'd advise sticking to the roads.

The TP In dappled August sunshine.

Good condition 1st May 2013  13:05  by rhayader_wanderer

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

nothing to add.

Good condition 14th Mar 2013  13:50  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 86867 25129   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked just into the access track for the reservoir as the layby was full of lorries. 200m due north from there, past the covered reservoir with its shiny new concrete 'parade ground' - what on earth the water compnay needs that for I don't know! - is the pillar sitting pretty on a mound over looking the A350. Pruned back some new tree growth from around it. A number of hair fractures are appearing in the pillar which may necessitate a down-grading in time; rear sight hole is open, others sealed; cap is missing, no plug. I didn't note any views.

Pillar TP4444©jonglew
Spider TP4444©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4444©jonglew

Good condition 30th Mar 2010  14:18  by raypool

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Oct 2009  10:30  by cmb1953

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 8th Jul 2009  15:50  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: ST 86872 25139   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

4/5 Accesed from layby on A350 very close to reservoir compound. Climbed over a padlockd gate, past the reservoir and trig is in the left hand corner atop a grassy knoll.It is shielded from the main road by trees on the high bank. All was dry underfoot on day of visit so I seem to have been fortunate compared to previous visitors.

Good condition 20th Jan 2009  15:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 86860 25130   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Re visit to photograph.

Good condition 1st Dec 2008  18:41  by PhilPamAndRob

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

I pulled in just to the S in the turn off. Saw the Trig but didn't go right p to it as there were workers in their white van watching me.

Good condition 18th Jan 2008  10:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

messy mud all about from the working on the mast compound. tp on nice little knoll above rough lane off main road.

Good condition 16th Dec 2007  12:10  by Trigger

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 17th Nov 2007  14:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Note that bridle way which I took leading to this point from east is disused and basically ceases to exist. Not actually in mast or reservoir compound but I did have to negotiate farm fences and gates. Probably better to access off main road although busy. Pillar is on top of small hill overlooking road which is not very visible because of trees. plug missing, remains of paint white over grey.

Couldn't find it 11th Aug 2007  14:55  by Managra

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

We approached from the Semley Road footpath to the south, having already tried the bridle path and having been chased off by a rather ferocious German Shepherd and his little mate. They're extending the reservoir so a lot of new barbed wire fencing (as I found to my cost) has been erected around the entire compound, including the mast. I climbed over a lot of fences (ouch) and gates and still couldn't spot the trig in the NW corner of the mast compound. As other loggers have noted, this is in a pants location. OS list the FB as S2227.

Good condition 28th Jun 2007  11:50  by tom

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

Pillar in good nick but in a rather a cruddy location.

Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, no cap or plug, on bank E side of road, in NW corner of mast compound

Good condition 14th Apr 2006  11:33  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 86860 25130   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access from entrance to resevoir compound.


Good condition 29th Aug 2005  14:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just inside the reservoir compound which is easily accessed via a five bar gate. Plug missing.

Good condition 26th May 2005  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: ST 86875 25130   FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took a bit of finding to the rear of the reservoir compound. Located just above the road and does not have any real views

Good condition 11th Feb 2004  11:15  by maurice

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar is built on a large concrete pad in a boundary bank

Good condition 19th Aug 2003  11:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: S2227  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Above the road on a banktop. Easy access via rervoir gate and track - not too much in the way of views. On Clem's list of 100m drop or 5km from higher ground hills.

Not Logged 7th Sep 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

No details noted - inauspicious location, limited view

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