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TP5486 - Pole Hill
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3276
OSGB36 Station :
TQ47/13
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5486
County :
Greater London
Nearest town :
WOODFORD WELLS

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Pole Hill ObeliskTQ47/13TQ47S013538395.02194949.320.0003CENTRE01/06/195400Greenwich North Meridian Mark Chingford
Pole Hill ObeliskTQ47/13TQ47S013538395.02194949.320.0003VANE01/06/195401Dest 01/85
Pole HillTQ47/13TQ47S013538395.09194944.520.0003OLD TRIG01/06/194500Chingford old primary stn
Pole HillTQ47/13TQ47S013538400.59194946.4391.3512PILLAR01/06/1945101/07/1960N0

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There are 53 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1757th with 22 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.55/10 (from 53 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th Jul 1985
Was Last logged: 5th Aug 2017

Of the 53 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 46m
The average error was 14m
2 were exact

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Good condition 5th Aug 2017  11:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from Chingford station, no rubbish, dog mess or graffiti and limited views towards the city. Took in as part of a long London day trip from the Borders, left home at 02:00 and back at 23:00.

©Borderer


Good condition 5th Mar 2017  15:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The little and large of trigs with great views.


Good condition 28th Oct 2016  10:50  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy walk up from Woodberry way. Interesting obelisk/giant trig beside the regular one.

YSM510 Pole Hill ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 28th Oct 2016  10:50  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

As per Mrs MD. Easy walk up from Woodberry way. Interesting obelisk/giant trig beside the regular one.

YSM510 Pole Hill Selfie ©thejackrustles
Pole Hill collage


Good condition 14th Oct 2016  15:38  by VinceTP

Gridref: TQ 38400 94937   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Not Logged 14th Oct 2016  15:34  by VinceTP

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


Good condition 2nd Sep 2016  09:10  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First pillar of the day. I parked on the street to the SE and made the short walk up the hill, around the copse to the pillar and monument. An interesting area.


Good condition 25th Jul 2016  10:09  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Shirt uphill walk to the nice memorial and trig plus a squirrel and a pokestop. Amazing sound from all the grasshoppers. A Bonnie wee spot. Cheers.


Good condition 20th May 2015  16:40  by orlando rat

Gridref: TQ 38401 94946   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I the pillar near to this pillar gave me some of the hisitory or the area along with some (limited) views.

Pole Hill


Good condition 26th Feb 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 38402 94950   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Oct 2014  10:30  by arranc

Gridref: TQ 38401 94946   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

T E Lawrence and meridian connections make this an above average hill.


Good condition 6th Sep 2014  17:05  by bwm

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 16th Jul 2014  11:55  by Rob&Fiona

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 21st Jun 2014  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 510. Parked to SE on residential road and made the short climb to the TP to find the area full of local youths. Thankfully they paid no attention to my photography - nearby pillar celebrates Meridian Line.

TP5486 ©explorer_olway
TP5486 ©explorer_olway
Nr to TP5486 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 31st May 2014  08:02  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Interesting location with good view to London. The obelisk notes both meridians - the old and new telescopes are in situ at the Greenwich observatory. Helpful graffiti points out that this is not the highest spot in London. No dog walkers on a lovely morning.


Good condition 3rd May 2014  17:15  by PhilPamAndRob

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Nov 2013  18:00  by Dot924

Gridref: TQ 38400 94900   FB Number: 3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stones throw from work.

It was getting dark! The true modern position of the Greenwich Meridian rather than the Obelisk near it
The Obelisk Once at exactly 0 longitude


Good condition 25th Jun 2013  13:11  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Sewardstone via Epping Forest Conservation Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.

Pole Hill Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Pole Hill Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 19th Jun 2013  15:01  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: TQ 38402 94954   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fine views across to London. Visited for the YOSM geocache.


Good condition 4th May 2013  17:30  by heavyhorses

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Essex County Top bashing...This one was the best of the day with great views of central London.


Good condition 31st Mar 2013  18:47  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It wasn't pre planned to make this my 2000th pillar, but what a splendid place to reach this number. Started on April 25th 2007, so just shy of six years taken. Left bike padlocked to lamppost to SE and a short walk uphill. A westward spur of the Epping Forest ridge with some beautiful trees. Views out South over central London. Although the morning sunshine now replaced by overcast grey, various of the London towers and the Eye were visible. A couple walking their dog were happy to take a picture of me to record the moment - I'll try and get a friend to upload to this site!


Good condition 19th Jan 2013  13:50  by jacord

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first trigpoint. Good views over London and the Lea Valley


Good condition 27th Dec 2012  12:37  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 38404 94948   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

An easily accessible urban trig. Parking on the road at junction of Woodberry Way and Mornington Rd, with a short walk up a grassy slope. Trig is co-located with an obelisk bearing 2 commemorative plaques. Pillar is in good condition, all sight holes sealed. Centre hole is open. Would have been some good views but mainly obscured by trees now. Pole Hill seems to be the preseve of dog walkers.

Pillar TP5486 - And co-located obelisk©jonglew
Spider TP5486©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5486©jonglew


Good condition 12th Dec 2012  12:30  by pharisee

Gridref: TQ 38401 94949   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As I was in London for the day, it made sense to go and bag this one. I took the ‘tube’ from St Pancras to Walthamstow Central and then an over-ground train to Chingford. From there, it was an easy stroll up Connaught Road and a short climb up the hill to the pillar. The sun was shining and the sky was clear but it was very cold and there was a heavy frost on the ground. Apart from the missing centre plug, the pillar is in good condition and located very close to another monument, erected in 1824 and placed on the (then) Greenwich Meridian. The WGS84 ‘meridian’ is a short distance off to the east. There is also a second plaque commemorating T.E. Lawrence (Shaw)... ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. The views are mostly obscured by woodland but it’s not an unpleasant location, albeit very popular with dog-walkers.

The Pillar ©pharisee
The top of the pillar ©pharisee


Not Logged 28th Oct 2012  10:30  by sniffadogz

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Good views over London plus an interesting spot.


Good condition 14th Oct 2012  18:32  by Cinqueport

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 16th Oct 2011  13:10  by The Reverend

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Took a detour up here while walking a section of the London LOOP. One of the better London borough tops!


Good condition 4th Oct 2011  16:34  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short walk up from Connaught Way - nice area (well for this part of town) - interesting obelisk too - views over to the city.


Good condition 5th Aug 2011  19:35  by cmb1953

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 10th Jun 2011  20:59  by Trigger

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP5486


Good condition 11th Dec 2010  13:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisit for photos. Lower part of the 2 and 7 are missing - presumably due to a flaw in casting the FB. London view a bit grey today. Someone has graffittied on the meridian plaque to say that this is not the highest point in London (errr did anyone say it was? www.hill-bagging.co.uk/CountyTops.php)

FB
Meridian plaque
Top
Trig + Meridian pillar
T E Lawrence plaque T.E.L. once owned the land and planned to build a house-with-a-view


Good condition 13th Nov 2010  13:20  by lejogger

Gridref: TQ 38400 94900   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's supertrigman...


Good condition 19th Aug 2010  16:00  by sixtyplus

FB Number: 3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A short hike with scouts from Gilwell Park. Not a lot of time to take in the views


Good condition 12th Nov 2009  10:33  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: TQ 38403 94949   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely autumn day with good views over central London.


Good condition 2nd Aug 2009  21:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 15th Mar 2009  08:55  by Cipollini

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk through woodland alive with bird song on a beautiful spring morning. TP in good condition with fading stencilled graffiti, in an interesting location - as per other logs. Excellent views to the City and North London.

Pole Hill TP ©Cipollini
TP and Obelisk ©Cipollini


Good condition 15th Jun 2008  05:15  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As stated in previous logs Trig is in good condition with some fading graffiti & paint marks. As might be expected in such a public location the centre cap is missing. Ordnance Survey website notes the computing year as 1945 and the height as 91.35 metres (299.70 feet) a/s/l. The good viewpoint makes it feel higher than this.

Trig & view ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe
Trig & neighbouring Meridian pillar ©Original Pickaxe
Meridian Pillar ©Original Pickaxe
Meridian Pillar information plaques ©Original Pickaxe


Good condition 24th May 2008  15:25  by gowrie

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

great day for view south across London


Good condition 9th Mar 2008  11:45  by red chicken

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

This is the first trig we have set out to find, after 3 years of geocaching, hopefully more will follow.

This is Corduroy chicken, travelling companion of Red chicken.


Good condition 10th Aug 2006  21:00  by jiant

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very pretty views over London


Good condition 15th Apr 2006  15:30  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Slight but very worthwhile detour off our first section walking the London LOOP from Elstree to Chigwell over an Easter weekend. Wonderful views on a sunny day down over London, and marks increased for proximity of meridian pillar.


Good condition 5th Apr 2006  13:20  by Dodders

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trigpoint is in fairly good condition although there is some red paint on it. From here at Pole Hill you get a great of view of London in the distance. I would like to mention that Pole Hill is in Chingford and not Woodford Wells as listed.

©Dodders
©Dodders


Good condition 17th Aug 2005  14:43  by gazooks

Gridref: TQ 38403 94945   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Generally in good condition apart from red paint damage. Great views.

TP and meridian obelisk
The FB
The view albeit hazy


Slightly damaged 21st Nov 2004  14:55  by Jessex

FB Number: 3276  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Good views from trig point. Found while caching.


Good condition 17th Jul 2004  13:41  by discjirm

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A nice place for a pillar, situated right next to a alrger Meridian pillar (apparently this could be seen from the Greenwich Observatory). Unfortunately the trig pillar has been defaced with red paint.

Pole Hill trig point flush bracket. Pole Hill trig point flush bracket.©discjirm
Pole Hill trig point. Pole Hill trig point.©discjirm


Good condition 27th Mar 2004  13:00  by NeverLost

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A real collectors trig as it's next to a much older meridian pillar. Great view towards the city in this leafy suburb of London. Fortunately the whitewash has washed off over the last year (judging by McDeHack's earlier photos) - don't you hate it when they paint them! Top marks!

S3276 - Flush Bracket Pole Hill
S3276 - Spider Pole Hill
S3276 Pole Hill
S3276 with Meridian Pillar Pole Hill
The Meridian Pillar's plaque Pole Hill


Slightly damaged 11th Mar 2004  12:28  by siloans

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

as i am the owner of up the pole down the hill i should have logged this a year ago silly me Came here on the 179 bus 30 years ago with the school and love this view and area


Good condition 18th Jan 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, open, S above numbers, tall-trig-shaped obelisk on old Meridian: trig apparently located on 1884 Meridian, 19' to E of obelisk (this seems to follow from the plaque)


Good condition 27th Jul 2003  17:38  by poshandbecks

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found whilst out mountain biking/trigpointing/geocaching in the forest. Good views from the trig

TP5486 TP5486


Slightly damaged 12th May 2003  09:13  by Chris n Maria

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Since McDeHack visited it looks like the vandals have veen back to update the grafetti on this one.

View of trigpoint looking towards London


Good condition 22nd Apr 2003  17:30  by McDeHack

Gridref: TQ 38400 94900   FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The location of this Trig is quoted incorrect as Buckhurst Hill. It is POLE HILL CHINGFORD

The discription of the erection of the Trig on the post close by
The Trig pillar and post
The post looking southish towards London Through the murk you can just make out the city towers (They are there so streach your imagination)©McDeHack
Another Pic of the two posts. ©McDeHack
The Plate and number. ©McDeHack


Good condition 17th Feb 2002  00:20  by The Steptoes

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

Right next to GC275F.


Good condition 14th Jul 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3276  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

White pillar in grassy clearing beside a monument erected in 1824 to indicate the meridian. In 1850, by international agreement, the 0 degree line was redefined 19 feet further east.



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