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TP4508 - Lode Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Lode HillSU31/T8SU31T008450919.6483158.0485.9263PILLAR01/06/1942101/02/1960N0

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3334th with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.03/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Aug 2003
Was Last logged: 7th Sep 2019

Of the 29 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 61m
The average error was 11m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Lode hill & moat.
Lode Hill FB
Lode Hill spider.

By ocean soul
Flush Bracket
By iainmac
See 32 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 7th Sep 2019  10:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2417   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Sunny and no horses.

Good condition 27th Sep 2018  19:40  by rowleybirkin

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

Viewed from one of the front widows of the Chequers Inn while enjoying an evening meal.

Good condition 12th Sep 2018  09:30  by ngthack

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No bother from the horses, but got a shock off the electric fence.

Lode hill & moat. ©ngthack
Lode Hill spider. ©ngthack
Lode Hill FB ©ngthack

Good condition 29th Sep 2016  13:05  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 14th May 2016  18:44  by blackboot29

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

Good condition 10th Jun 2015  15:27  by slateloose

Gridref: SZ 50900 83100   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in pub carpark ,quick drink and then across road through open gate to trig on top of hill. Very easy. Nice location good views.

Good condition 18th May 2015  17:32  by Brookvale0

Gridref: SZ 50910 83150   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trig foundations getting exposed by animals visiting for a scratch.

Good condition 11th May 2014  13:15  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 50925 83157   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked across road from pub near field entrance, hopped gate and up hill through paddock; horses disinterested in me. Pillar has reddish tinge, very exposed base and its own private moat of muddy water but otherwise in good condition; cap missing, no plug; 1 sight hole open. Extensive 360deg views.

Pillar TP4508©jonglew
Spider TP4508©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4508©jonglew

Unreachable but visible 4th Dec 2013  15:00  by Zelly

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

A perfectly easy one to find, it is visible from miles away and the pub car park is a matter of yards away. However... if you are an excitable terrier and the field is full of horses, it's not worth risking frightening them. We'll try again soon...

Good condition 8th Oct 2013  13:25  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 2nd Jul 2013  09:55  by CJO

Gridref: SZ 50920 83159   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Straightforward walk up from pub watched by friendly horses.

Lode Hill

Good condition 30th Jul 2012  19:26  by asbown

Gridref: SZ 50928 83158   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy stroll from the pub.

Good condition 25th Jul 2012  00:04  by caroleengel

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

Park at pub, gate opposite

Good condition 9th Sep 2011  15:55  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found this one after having lunch at Chequers Inn.


Good condition 18th May 2011  15:47  by rowleybirkin

Gridref: SZ 50921 83167   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited the Chequers for drinks where we had a long chat about all manner of things with two of the locals. One of the young ladies behind the bar said it would be OK for me to go into the field where the horses were kept. When I entered the field I was approached by a horse which I think would have accompanied me to the top of the hill had I encouraged it. Not able to appreciate the view from the pillar owing to low cloud all around. Probably wouldnt have visited this pub if it werent for the trig - another good reason to go trigpointing ! Looking forward to further visits, hopefully in better weather

Flush bracket
The pillar, showing erosion at base and Chequers pub down below in low cloud.
Pillar is in good condition but not much of a view today.
Screw thread looks clean

Good condition 4th Apr 2010  15:27  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 15th Nov 2009  15:50  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 50920 83150   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Park outside pub. No one toask so just walked up to pillar. Nice views.Pillar good.


Good condition 19th Sep 2009  10:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fortunately, just as I arrived a lady was putting her horse to grass and so she said it would be fine for me to go [pub closed at this point!]. Pillar has lost its plug but otherwise it's fine. Traces of paint. On a pronounced 'tump' and obviously a gathering spot for the horses as the base has been exposed about 18" all round. Great views on a lovely morning.

Good condition 15th Jul 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 25th May 2009  10:18  by Dodders

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trigpoint in elevated position from the ground.


Slightly damaged 15th Apr 2009  10:20  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not sure why this is called Lode Hill my O/S Explorer OL29 suggests it is Elliot Hill with no mention of Lode anywhere? Anyhow Trig on top of prominent hill with very exposed base and missing centre cap (hence the slightly damaged rating) , otherwise all present & correct. The O/S website lists the computing year as 1942 and the height a/s/l as 85.926 metres (281.91 feet). A point of note is the Chequers pub at the bottom of the hill where we stopped for dinner later in the evening and the kids has a fantastic time in a very well established pub playground.

Trig on Hill ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider with missing centre cap ©Original Pickaxe
View down to the Chequers Inn ©Original Pickaxe

Good condition 11th Apr 2009  15:38  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 7th Jan 2009  11:54  by wrose

Gridref: SZ 50920 83157   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visible and accessible by venturing onto private land. I went through the gate opposite the pub (Chequers) and climbed the hill. Excellent view point. Pillar is in good condition. Plug is missing.

S2417 Lode Hill Pillar
S2417 Lode Hill Flush Bracket
S2417 Lode Hill Plug

Good condition 14th Oct 2006  03:55  by Trigger

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Mar 2006  19:21  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: SZ 50921 83158   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Oops.. feel guilty that i just legged it up the hill, note to self... read the site before bagging trigs. Foundations well exposed but pillar in good condition, plug missing

GPS Position & Spider
Looking back at the pub (and my car)

Good condition 2nd Apr 2005  12:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We asked the landlord (Richard) at the pub (The Chequers) who was very amenable. He told us about the horses but I explained that they would be quite safe as Shane had already had her breakfast. Nice white painted trig, plug missing.

Good condition 14th Mar 2005  12:05  by Managra

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This is in a horsey field on top of a hill opposite a pub. The field belongs to the pub so we asked for permission as there is no way that you could access the trig without being seen. They were very friendly and helpful and made us a nice cup of tea afterwards. This is in good condition, and is painted white. Set on a concrete plinth. Missing plug.

Trig point
Flush bracket

Good condition 15th Aug 2003  18:00  by rcwiow

Gridref: SZ 50914 83155   FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On private land owned by the pub opposite. The landlord gave me permission to visit and said that he had only recently re-painted the pillar.

Good condition 9th Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2417  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; white; no cap; pasture

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