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TP4690 - Matcham Park
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2532
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T98
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4690
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
WIMBORNE MINSTER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Matcham ParkSU31/T98SU31T098412838.54101997.5357.5153PILLAR01/06/1942101/07/1960N0

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There are 44 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3622nd with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.93/10 (from 45 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Feb 1995
Was Last logged: 19th May 2019

Of the 45 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 105m
The average error was 17m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Nice walk before the rain !!
©daffyd

©daffyd

©mountainwanderer
Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ
panoramic view
By bikeboyz
See 39 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 19th May 2019  14:00  by daffyd

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in Avon country park car park, did not have permit, no one else did, so took a chance, walked up hill, through gate, down narrow track, left through another gate, and turned right, trig is visible on hill about 200yds away.

Nice walk before the rain !! ©daffyd
©daffyd


Good condition 6th May 2019  11:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2532   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from car park.


Good condition 29th Apr 2019  18:00  by duncancourts

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 24th Feb 2019  13:35  by Woodleywalker

Gridref: SU 12841 02004   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in Matcham's View CP on east side of A338, over the bridge, there are paths each side of the road, right onto Boundary Lane, past building site, continue for about 100 yds to a gate, over this and up to the ridge with a row of redundant fence posts and the pillar is on view, make your own way to it! It stands on a deep concrete base with views to the east to the Avon Valley.


Good condition 1st Jun 2018  11:45  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Stopped off on the way home from Cornwall. Short walk from car park to trig. Base is quite eroded adding another foot to the height (in case you want to stand on top of it).parked at SZ127 023 along Boundary Lane-free small car park

©mountainwanderer


Good condition 19th Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 12840 02004   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

car park to NW incurs a 50 fine for non-permit holders. Parked in lay-by SU124023 where gate into wood leads to further gate at SU124022. Thru' and diagonally across field to gate in corner at SU127020


Good condition 15th Jul 2017  15:54  by Pete the Trig Hunter

Gridref: SU 12842 02007   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

We were assured by stranger that the 'permit only' car park is seldom policed and it was safe to use! On my first visit here I was lacking GPS, went off in wrong direction and never found it - returned subsequently with charged GPS and found it without great difficulty. Nice site and views across to Isle of Wight and around.


Good condition 7th Jul 2017  09:31  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig has very exposed base. But seems to be standing fine at the moment. Nice views over the tops of the trees. Good thing the trig is so high.

Flush Bracket
TP with my bike Showing exposed base.


Not Logged 1st Jul 2017  10:08  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 12800 01900   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Driving to Bournemouth with friends who waited in the carpark while we nipped up to find the pillar.

©meandmymum


Good condition 13th Jun 2017  10:27  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 12800 01900   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The car park on Boundary lane is permit holders only but there is a small roadside lay bye just along the road with a gate into the wood near the letter B in boundary lane. All this area is open access with paths in all directions. Trig is hiding up in the woodland, well exposed base.


Good condition 2nd May 2016  12:40  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short stop on way home from our walking weekend in Purbeck. Coming from Yorkshire I'm always reluctant to pay unnecessary parking charges so walked over from Matcham's View CP to the E. Hazy, but good views eastwards, others obscured by trees. All s/holes and centre open, significant base erosion but still stable and otherwise good condition.


Good condition 15th Nov 2015  12:00  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 12835 01999   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parking a few meters west of the "private" car park, then diagonally across field up to pillar, nice location and views, Pillar good condition if a tad eroded at the base. FB looks like it has been shot!

Pillar & FB


Good condition 29th Sep 2015  08:04  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 12839 01998   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in the Permit Holders Only car park and legged it up the hill sharpish (thuggish sign threatens clamping and 50 fine to release). Pillar found perched on top of some very exposed foundations, but solid enough, so how far down do they go? In sandy, gorsey mixed woodland - mainly conifer. Cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. Extensive views E/S/SW, otherwise obscured by woodland.

Pillar TP4690©jonglew
Spider TP4690©jonglew
Flush Bracket - direct sunlight again puts out the autofocus TP4690©jonglew
Sighting along the Spider TP4690©jonglew


Good condition 21st Aug 2015  10:30  by bwm

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 15th Sep 2014  15:32  by philandsam

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Difficult to park nearby, car park is private and expensive. Not pay and display. Walked from a viewpoint to the east, crossed the bridge over dual carriageway and up a path to trig.


Good condition 15th Sep 2013  08:55  by Dusty

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 5th Jul 2013  09:09  by CJO

Gridref: SU 12837 01994   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

no cap. good views. bolt visible once sight holes cleaned out.

Matcham Park
Matcham Park the bolt


Good condition 26th Apr 2013  08:35  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 24th Feb 2013  12:52  by bikeboyz

Gridref: SU 12837 02002   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Sandy soil erosion around the base gives the initial impression the pillar is unexpectedly much bigger than it should be when you first see it on the hill. Views towards Hurn Airport (BOH), nice for a sunny day watching the airplanes. A lot of the vegetation has been cut back.

Macro
panoramic view
flush bracket damage Perhaps a screwdriver attempt to lever it off?
analogue B&W film distance view, trig looking bigger than usual on the landscape.
analogue B&W film path up the hill with the trig
analogue B&W film


Good condition 9th Feb 2013  13:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked briefly in nearby carpark where you have to have membership or risk clamping, so just like Jochta I rushed up the hill, made a quick observation of the pillar: base exposed due to soil erosion, and no cap - it was gently raining with an all round mistiness, so had limited views today. Back to the car within 10 minutes. What a strange arrangement for this carpark.


Good condition 21st Oct 2012  08:33  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 12842 02005   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from Visitor Centre,pay & display car park,pleasant walk. Pillar on small hill, base exposed, plug missing. Misty morning but some views, noice of traffic always present.


Good condition 20th Aug 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 11th Jul 2011  11:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 12839 01998   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked outside of gate due to permit parking only! (Car park empty!!) Nice place short walk to trig



Slightly damaged 23rd Apr 2011  18:31  by jochta

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Avon Heath Country Park. Note that the nearest car park to the north is permit holders only and requires a 17.50 annual pass or risk being wheel clamped. We took the risk which meant it was a mad dash up the hill to the TP which is on top of a sandy hill with decent views. The hill looks be be badly eroded as the TP is high on a plinth and tree roots are exposed. The plug is missing and the flush bracket has a (bullet?) hole in it.

Pillar and FB Note hole in FB.
Top of pillar Showing missing plug.


Good condition 21st Nov 2010  13:18  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 12830 01990   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from parking to the N. Good condition nice views.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 28th Oct 2010  14:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 20th Sep 2010  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 12850 02000   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to find and access, with some OK views


Good condition 1st Sep 2010  14:55  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 2nd Nov 2009  09:16  by natterjacktoad

Gridref: SU 12837 02004   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Apr 2008  11:38  by raypool

Gridref: SU 12842 02000   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 7th Dec 2007  13:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Situated on small hill in area of mixture of heathland and forest. Some views over Avon valley. Plug missing, hole unfilled. Foundations somewhat exposed. FB has a hole in it not affecting detail (shot at). Carries remains of coat of grey paint.


Good condition 24th Sep 2007  14:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

heathwood not heathcliff


Good condition 16th Jun 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

S2532
S2532
S2532


Good condition 10th Apr 2007  17:00  by minxyy

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

excellent views across the Avon Valley

Wonderful views across the Avon Valley ©minxyy
More views just couldn't resist! ©minxyy


Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, on base block standing proud: peat apparently eroded away. On pine-topped heathery knoll (ignore the gorsy knoll nearer to car park). OK view, nice heathland. Car park to N: 15 for annual fee or risk wheel clamping - not catering for passing baggers !


Good condition 1st May 2006  12:09  by Brizzo100

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

Nice reference point during a local cache.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2006  18:46  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Handy pay and display car park then a loop around the undulating land. base somewhat exposed but otherwise ok


Good condition 31st Dec 2005  14:45  by Managra

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Set on a substantial concrete plinth and in good condition. Lovely views over Avon Heath Country Park

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Good condition 24th Aug 2005  09:00  by pineapple

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


Slightly damaged 29th May 2005  15:30  by Paul G0TLG

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Did this one while doing the "Pirates Treasure Chest" geocache. Good views in one direction only, the rest is obscured by trees! Routefinding not difficult to this one, but a bit strenuous!


Good condition 13th May 2005  18:25  by Trigger

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 10th Dec 2004  12:20  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: SU 12837 02002   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Clear paths lead to the top of the small hill; the trig point isn't visible until you reach the summit.

The column, showing the flush bracket The column foundations are considerably exposed
The flush bracket


Good condition 31st May 2004  11:37  by The White Family

Gridref: SU 12840 01997   FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access on top of a prominent mound in Avon Heath Country Park. Ground very eroded around base. Views mostly obscured by trees.

TP4690 pillar ©The White Family
TP4690 looking south ©The White Family
TP4690 looking west ©The White Family


Good condition 4th May 1998  11:00  by widget

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

I'm writing this in Aug 2018 having just dug out some old maps and found notes on a few trigs I did 20+ years ago before I even realised this site existed! I used to travel a lot between Portsmouth and Devon and bagged this on the way one day. No notes other than time and date.


Good condition 25th Feb 1995  12:10  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2532  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Handy carpark nearby. Plug missing.



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