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TP5074 - Netchwood Common
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Netchwood CommonSO79/T9SO79T009361147.15292026.95249.3503PILLAR01/06/1948101/04/1972N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 17444th with 261 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.13/10 (from 31 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Feb 1983
Was Last logged: 15th Nov 2017

Of the 31 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 59m
The average error was 16m
The closest was 5m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 15th Nov 2017  12:05  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SO 61154 92031   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The famous 'water tower' progress seems to have stalled. A fence round the site excludes access to the pillar but it can be reached through the fence, the flush plate is on the only face not visable.

Good condition 14th Nov 2017  09:10  by PeteBoggs

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

Building work looks unchanged from previous logs. Unable to access FB


Good condition 18th Apr 2017  18:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trapped just inside the site compound trapped close up against the Heras fencing Nobody around at this time in the evening and looking at previous posts the building work doesn't seem to have progressed much.


Good condition 24th Mar 2017  00:00  by victron1987

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

Doesn't look like the conversion of the water tower has moved on much in the last 12 months although is it fenced off now with safety fencing. Hope the pillar survives the refurbishment.

Good condition 13th Mar 2017  14:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 16th Jun 2016  17:21  by stignest

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Could be at risk this un. The water tower is being converted into a living space. Perhaps the sort of bod who would live in a concrete mushroom will keep a pillar too.

Good condition 30th Jun 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 61151 92030   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Security fencing not secure

Not Logged 31st May 2015  10:31  by p900ajr

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Visited this site regularly when the conversion of the water tower first started, personally I think it's an eyesore now.

Good condition 21st Apr 2015  12:34  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited during wander around this beautiful part of Shropshire. House still not finished and progress seems to have come to a standstill.

Not Logged 30th Jun 2014  10:54  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 0/10

I did not visit the trig this time, but I want to draw attention to the fact that the nearby water tower is being turned into a house and the pillar may well soon end up in a garden.

Netchwood Common The water tower is being converted into a house.©fasgadh

Good condition 14th Oct 2012  12:30  by yukin61

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

tucked away in a combination of hedge and trees about 10m SW of water tower - there's a compound??? i walked straight thro the undergrowth to the east ... no views.

the pillar
the water tower

Good condition 21st Jun 2012  20:28  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SO 61153 92030   FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Easily located in reservior compound with non locked gate - pillar good condition located near western hedge. GPS 253m

Pillar and Flush Bracket
Satmap location and height

Good condition 6th Dec 2011  12:30  by arranc

Gridref: SO 61151 92033   FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

holly and ivy, brambles. water tower. no views

Good condition 6th Aug 2011  18:20  by Anthony V

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

Don't visit this one in summer wearing shorts as my legs bare witness! Brambles!!!

Going, Going, Gone! Very soon this one will vanish under ivy and brambles.

Good condition 24th Mar 2011  07:42  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Obscured behind hedge amongst scrub, but easily located and accessed.

Good condition 13th Nov 2010  14:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Good condition 17th Sep 2010  14:46  by asbown

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

in water tower compound.

Good condition 17th May 2010  14:30  by heavyhorses

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

First of 4 easy ones today. Should be fun to find in a few more weeks :-)

Good condition 14th Nov 2008  15:40  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

At road junction in small easily accessable compound beside water tower.No views

Good condition 2nd Aug 2008  14:30  by desperate dan

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

Almost missed this in the hedge

Good condition 25th Jan 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 26th Aug 2006  12:40  by ted

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug intact. In compound next to water tower. Straightforward access through hedge or by gate. No immediate views but Clee Hills visible from nearby.

Netchwood Common trig
Netchwood Common FB
Netchwood Common spider

Good condition 29th Dec 2005  14:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Amazing that a reservoir/water tower complex should have an opening gate entrance! To cap it all, there was even a Port-a-loo there! Useful if you've just had a pub lunch and a pint of 'Abbot'! The pillar has its original plug with slightly-indented letters [actually, it felt quite oily which was strange as there was no oil or any other liquid on it]. All sightholes below ground level. Quite a lot of white paint and patches had peeled to reveal the red-sandstone underneath. No views at all from here due to the hedges and tower.

Good condition 11th Dec 2005  10:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

This one has got a lot easier not that the work in the reservoir compound had finished including the clearing of the undergrowth. There is an unlocked gate into the compound and all one has to contend with is a bit of mud.

TP5074 Netchwood Common Trig Point

Good condition 16th Nov 2005  13:40  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

hedge a real b^&(h but work ongoing in the watertower and a gap in the hedge just round the corner which I only saw in the car on the way to the next stop

Good condition 1st May 2005  08:35  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 61200 92000   FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Inside resevoir compound but access easy from the road,nettles!

Pic shows Water tower behind pillar.

Good condition 17th Apr 2005  14:45  by seaship

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tried to find this one last June, but the hedge defeated me. Early enough in the year this time to find a way through. Nice pillar with a proper metal spider plug.

Good condition 31st Oct 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, just inside copse E side of rd 15m N of jct

S1934 fb ©peregrinus
S1934 top ©peregrinus
S1934 trig ©peregrinus

Slightly damaged 6th Mar 2004  10:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Most pillars can be seen from miles around. You can't see this one from 5 feet away. A right b***** getting through the hedge but it can be done ouch.

Good condition 15th Nov 2003  09:40  by fasgadh

Gridref: SO 61153 92038   FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A bit of a Sleeping Beauty's Castle job, but there is a way in to the middle of the blackthorn and bramble thicket containing the still painted intact pillar. Area dominated by a French (or Forton Services) style water tower.

Good condition 23rd Feb 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1934  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

White pillar on water tower compound side of oak hedge, close to road.

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