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TP5259 - Overley Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Overley HillSJ82/T13SJ82T013361052.01310476.43142.1283PILLAR01/06/1948101/06/1966N1Destroyed 11/90

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There are 62 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13592nd with 26 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.98/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Oct 1990
Was Last found intact: 14th Oct 2012
Was Last logged: 3rd Apr 2020

Of the 58 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 20261m
The average error was 14416m
The closest was 7m

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Logged Visits:

Moved 3rd Apr 2020  15:11  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Lawrie Jones

Moved 8th Sep 2019  16:15  by Andy West

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

Moved 4th Aug 2019  17:50  by Earby Rambler

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

Visited with P61,11th of the day.


Moved 4th Aug 2019  17:50  by painterman61

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

If only other pillars were moved like this one in vgc

trig ©painterman61

Moved 19th Jul 2019  10:28  by slateloose

Gridref: SJ 67800 13500   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

On edge of car park, outside Severn Partnership offices.

Moved 31st Mar 2019  09:52  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

A year and a day after my visit to pillar's previous location, only to find it gone, I finally bagged it.

Overley Hill ©paulxtr

Couldn't find it 17th Jan 2019  16:45  by Stevo

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Now this is becoming a tale. Driving near Bayston Hill with my son, I thought I would take the time to locate it. (Having been to its site of origin on Overley Hill). Got there to find it had wandered off again. Just a patch of tarmac where it was! Visited an office next door to ask if they knew anything about the mysterious wandering block of concrete. They informed me that it had gone to Telford with Severn Partnerships. On leaving the office, my son looked over his shoulder to see the two receptionists looking at each other in a way that suggested I was a bit of. Nutcase! :)) . So sometime soon, I will be off to Hadley Park Road to track down Shropshire’s wandering trig point. Love it!

The tale of the wandering trigpoint Moved again! Great fun. :)

Moved 28th May 2018  09:55  by CJO

Gridref: SJ 67799 13519   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Drive past its original location earlier in the day. Lost to road works but saved for posterity. Now an entrance marker to a firm of surveyors - Severn Partnerships - located at the entrance to their car park and well tended.

Overley Hill

Moved 5th May 2018  22:00  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10


Moved 5th May 2018  22:00  by Pritch227

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 9/10

amazing pillar in great condition.


Moved 3rd Apr 2018  17:50  by asbown

Gridref: SJ 67801 13506   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

in the area and could not resist.

Moved 3rd Apr 2018  17:50  by The reluctant trigger

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

Moved 1st Apr 2018  07:45  by stignest

Gridref: 36 78082 13503   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Refound! Now outside Severn Partnerships Hadley Park East office. Telford in very good condition and now has a view!

New Location
New location 2
New loc 3
new loc4
bracket confirmation at ots new location. Telford. Hadley Park East.

Couldn't find it 30th Mar 2018  13:42  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

This was going to be the final pillar of my week bagging Welsh Marches trigs. Spent 20 minutes in a traffic jam on the A5 near Shrewsbury only to find on arrival at the site that it has gone. A recent patch of tarmac is the only evidence that it was ever there. A sign at the offices indicated that the premises have been let to new tenants. The wandering pillar of Shropshire goes walkies again!

Overley Hill it's gone ©paulxtr

Moved 5th Dec 2017  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Moved 27th Mar 2017  13:50  by coinea

Gridref: SJ 48139 08790   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Moved 27th Mar 2017  13:49  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SJ 48140 08786   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in November 1937, exact cost and date not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SJ82/T13 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1966. This pillar was recorded by the OS as destroyed in November 1990. SITE VISIT: This pillar was rescued from its original location which was excavated for road building. It was rediscovered at it new location by Ted Allwood in August 2005. It is now located outside business premises, south side of Lythwood Road, Bayston Hill, OSGB Grid Ref SJ481087. Open access. Pillar maintained in good condition with recent coat of white paint. Spider retains original centre cap with shallow engraved lettering. Flush bracket now faces north, compass measurement 350°. Vented through east and west sight holes. As this pillar is between buildings, there is no view or line of sight elsewhere.

S1912 - Overley Hill & yours truly.
S1912 - Overley Hill pillar & FB

Moved 24th Mar 2017  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Moved 14th Jan 2017  16:00  by Stevo

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

I just wanted to log my visit of the original site. Obviously the trig is no longer here but in Bayston Hill. It was nice to see where it was before going to where it is! Whilst I was here, I took some photos of the shropshire way. Not only did the construction of the road destroy the top,of the hill and take the trig point with it, it also cut across the Shropshire way. This leaves the footpath crossing a busy dual carriageway - madness! If you do visit this site, I suggest not crossing the A5 on foot.

It's that way Nice to visit the hilltop. No pillar.

Not Logged 5th Aug 2016  19:10  by kat04

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


Moved 5th Aug 2016  08:54  by Trigger

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


Moved 17th Jun 2016  15:25  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SJ 48138 08782   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Easy to find, I parked on the road and then into courtyard, Pillar good condition and painted white. good to see a survivor!!

Pillar & FB

Moved 28th Jan 2016  11:00  by PeteBoggs

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


Moved 11th Nov 2015  14:39  by pork_pie_hat

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Overley Hill TP More original photos needed

Moved 18th Apr 2015  19:35  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Arrived at dusk with Severn surveying just collecting stuff in their van to go out surveying railway stuff in the dark as Sunday evening the railways are very quiet. Pressed clay into the fb to make an image that way.

Moved 17th Apr 2015  11:29  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

They don't get much easier than this. If in the area, nearly Lyth Hill viewpoint is well worth a visit.

Not Logged 11th Mar 2015  09:45  by stignest

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 3/10

cute back story to this fellow. could do with a bew lick of paint now. but easy to locate and visible from the road. start of a busy 11 trig anti clockwise circuit ending at Grinshill by mid afternoon. cap intact abd geberally good nick.

Moved 24th Jan 2015  10:45  by jonglew

Gridref: SJ 48138 08784   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

Located at the offices of Severn Partnership Chartered Geometric Surveyors in Bayston Hill; parked in their car park so easy bag. Given it's original location would have guessed the reasons behind this being so far from there, which previous logger has confirmed - tks KS. In good condition with original cap, lightly indented lettering; L & RHD sight holes open. Dirty, flaking coat of white paint. No views.

Pillar TP5259©jonglew
Pillar TP5259©jonglew
Spider TP5259©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5259©jonglew

Moved 24th Jul 2014  15:08  by Keith Stevens

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

Met the man who moved it. He was a surveyor on the road widening, so took pity on it

Overley Hill Pillar

Moved 21st Sep 2013  14:25  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SJ 48138 08785   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Easy find in yard

Moved 30th Jun 2013  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Moved 15th Jun 2013  17:59  by Border Peat

Gridref: SJ 48139 08788   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Moved 28th May 2013  10:58  by TheGreatScandini

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Another drive by with Sven; pillar in good condition despite being moved. You still have splendid views of the local housing estate :)

Moved 14th May 2013  10:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Moved 25th Apr 2013  10:55  by sven

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Always a pleasure to find one that has been protected and preserved after being moved. No problem with access.

Trig Point Pillar at Severn Partnership

Good condition 14th Oct 2012  10:15  by yukin61

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

my 2nd strangest location so far (after the one in someones front garden in collyweston) ... in a little courtyard, right in front of some business premises!

the pillar
north from TP5259
east from TP5259
south (looking over) from TP5259
west from TP5259

Moved 11th Jul 2012  10:41  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Toppled 2nd Feb 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SJ 48143 08784   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Good condition 28th Jan 2012  11:10  by RichardL

Gridref: SJ 48137 08789   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

A low score due to its position, but at least the Severn Partnership had the nous to rescue it from its original location when the new road was built.

Toppled 26th Dec 2011  12:35  by sheepsocks

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

Given a six for novelty value.

Toppled 2nd Oct 2011  08:35  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Easily found thanks to this website.

Toppled 22nd Aug 2011  08:45  by Chingwakabungya

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

Aha, the legendary "moved trig" of Shropshire! Visited on my way to Church Stretton. Parked up on the other side of the road and found the trig easily.

Toppled 12th Aug 2011  18:03  by Chris9870

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

A nice trig which has found a new home. Easy to find as already described.

Toppled 13th Nov 2010  17:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 1/10

Toppled 12th Jan 2008  12:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Nothing to add to previous logs.

Good condition 4th Feb 2007  13:15  by jwrouse

Gridref: SJ 48138 08785   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

It appears that I was there about 3 hours after Father Ted. I've been meaning to visit this one ever since Ted Allwood found it about 18 months ago and I took the opportunity whilst I was in Telford on a bit of entirely unrelated business. The pillar is about 8 miles from its original site and is certainly being well cared for. Access is easy and I encountered nobody at all during the 10 minutes or so that I was there.

S1912 - Overley Hill Similar photo to those already posted but that's probably because we all look at pillars in the same way.
S1912 - Overley Hill - FB
S1912 - Overley Hill - Spider
S1912 - Overley Hill - Location This is the entrance to the forecourt of the old mill that has been converted for residential use.

Toppled 4th Feb 2007  10:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 4/10

As I was passing I couldn't resist making a slight detour to have a look at this one in its new home. Well done to Ted for finding it.

Toppled 28th Jan 2006  09:49  by Glaslyn

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Passing by so visited this one at its new home.Easy to view .


Toppled 20th Nov 2005  10:00  by peregrinus

Gridref: SJ 48100 08800   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters. Was SJ 6105 1047, now SJ481088. lost to A5 bypass construction. Now outside Severn Partnership offices, L of front door, a few m from FB _2880 which is on older building nearby.

S1912 top ©peregrinus
Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus

Moved 26th Aug 2005  10:45  by ted

Gridref: SJ 48100 08800   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Found it! This pillar was acquired by the Severn Partnership Ltd and when the bypass was constructed, it was moved with permission from the OS. Its new home is approx 8 miles westwards at The Maltings, 59 Lythwood Road, Bayston Hill, SY3 0NA. See also Pillar in its new location is well looked-after with plug intact. Its new owner was friendly and informative. 2GL bracket at same location.

Overley Hill trig
Overley Hill trig
Overley Hill trig
Overley Hill - FB
Overley Hill - spider

Toppled 16th Apr 2005  19:30  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SJ 61000 10300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Nothng to add to previous.Gone !.

Destroyed 14th Mar 2005  12:06  by Keith Stevens

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

Not there. GPS says 1m up the rocky embankment of the new A5 carriageway as you pass by in the car. Coming at it from the path in the field alongside the road you are barred by a major hedge and fence, with gps again down to 1m. Nothing visible through the hedge. Private

A hedge bars the way to the edge of the A5

Destroyed 19th Feb 2005  15:40  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Never have I had so many people observing me when out trig pointing. I had walked over the fields from the east along the poorly defined Shropshire Way. Road works on the A5 were causing a traffic jam all the way back to the old trig site. There is no sign of the old trig base but the rock itself is quite attractive.

Overley Hill site of old trig

Destroyed 17th Jan 2005  09:39  by rhayader_wanderer

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

You kind of feel guilty logging a trig by looking out of your car window as the GPS says its 15ft to your left and all you can see is a dual carriage way

Destroyed 7th Aug 2004  13:45  by Lathama

Gridref: SJ 61000 10400   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Right in the middle of a huge cutting through what looks like the local sandstone on the re-alligned and widened A5. I wonder if it ever appears ghostlike on stormy nights to scare motorists to death?

Destroyed 24th Apr 2004  14:39  by Deego

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

The A5 has consumed it

Destroyed 11th Dec 2003  13:15  by fasgadh

FB Number: S1912  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Been gone from the maps for a while.. A walk out towards the grid ref confirmed that the site is currently a deep cutting carrying the A5

Toppled 20th Oct 1990  12:00  by jwrouse

Gridref: SJ 61000 10400   FB Number: S1912  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Non-visit log to add photo. See also my actual visit log and photos from Feb 2007.

S1912 - Overley Hill in 1990 The only known photo of Overley Hill pillar prior to its re-location in 1991 and discovery by Ted Allwood in 2005.

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