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TP5505 - Porton
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Possibly missing Possibly missing
Flush Bracket :
S2620
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T116
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5505
County :
Wiltshire
Nearest town :
SALISBURY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
PortonSU31/T116SU31T116416754.89138711.620.0003PILLAR01/06/194201Dest 02/44

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There is 1 photo for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 20169th with 34 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.69/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Aug 2003
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 12th Aug 2019

Of the 16 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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High Post Aerodrome Tower High Post Aerodrome Tower High Post High Post Porton South Auxiliary Porton South Auxiliary Porton North Auxiliary Porton North Auxiliary Boscombe Down Boscombe Down Porton Porton [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By tom

Logged Visits:

Unreachable but visible 12th Aug 2019  00:00  by Woodleywalker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 8/10

Returned today with GPS and bins! - No camera. The pillar is behind the perimeter fence, the FB facing away from the PROW to the west of the airfield. The GR at the fence was SU16213 38702. It is visible from the 5th hedge cut away from the south, the Porton road end.


Not Logged 11th Aug 2019  00:00  by Woodleywalker

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

This was planned as a 5 mile stroll to cross off a green dot on my Salisbury map - destroyed pillar. Parked at High Post Hotel, now called Stones, and folllowed the PROW northwards alongside the golf course, crossed two roads to the start of the 8ft fence surrounding Boscombe Down Airfield. Continuing along the path with a high hedge between the path and the permiter fence, then the hedge had been cut down for about 15 yards, then back to hedge and then another patch cut down, I was admiring the range of flowers that had been able to grow once they could see the light of day. Glanced up at the airfield and what looked very much like a pillar was about 20 yards inside the airfield!! I had no binoculars with me nor my E-trex. I would estimate my GR to be SU162 387. I will return later in the week better equiped - watch this space.


Not Logged 11th Oct 2015  09:48  by SooJay

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


Destroyed 21st Apr 2014  19:03  by CJO

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

MOD land. No access. No photos. Dogs on patrol (apparently!).


Destroyed 17th Jan 2013  07:59  by jonglew

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

Impossible to access the point where this trig was located without getting onto RAF Boscombe Down - not advisable to do a trespass here! The OS map places the site of the trig on one of the runways. I tried to gain a point where the runway was visible but wasn't able to due to the curvature of the land. Photography 'strictly verboten' here anyway as many large signs on the 8ft security fence attest.


Destroyed 1st Oct 2012  13:14  by Griefmiester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Nothing here


Destroyed 3rd Dec 2011  16:30  by dal

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

Paid my respects from the perimeter road as dusk advanced.


Destroyed 13th Nov 2011  09:30  by Dart More

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

Drove along the perimter road to get as near as poss


Destroyed 19th Apr 2010  11:20  by cmb1953

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

Good view across site from ROW to west but trig definately missing.


Destroyed 19th Nov 2009  12:37  by tom

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

The site of the trig is now on the runway of Boscombe Down; an aircraft research and evaluation facility for the MoD operated by QinetiQ on the downs to the north of Salisbury. This military sensitive site is guarded by a formidable fence and frequent warning signs. I did not venture any closer than Winterslow Road to the south of the perimeter. The runway cannot be seen from here but I am in no doubt that the pillar is gone. The view south from the road is over gently undulating agricultural downland to a higher downland ridge on the horizon. The top of the spire of Salisbury Cathedral can be seen in the distance. A small delta winged jet took off as I drove toward the site. Later in the day I noticed a string of flares hanging in the sky above the base.


Destroyed 8th Jul 2008  09:10  by Glaslyn

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

No place to hide .


Destroyed 6th Jul 2007  14:15  by bluebeard

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

my signing of the Official Secrets Act means that I can tell you nothing of my visit here (if I did indeed visit here )


Destroyed 1st Dec 2005  03:40  by Trigger

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


Destroyed 10th Jun 2005  11:00  by Lathama

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

Should be in the middle of the runway of the airfield but no sign of it and not on the map either!


Destroyed 7th Mar 2005  16:40  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Going no closer than the fence dont fancy the trip to jail. not at all visible


Destroyed 19th Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: NO TP  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

SU 1675 3871 on 25k map implies middle of runway: unable to see runway surface from road but TP has clearly gone; not on 1999 LR184 or 1993 OS.db, Built 22/06/39, date of demise unknown, fb was apparently S2620 (sometimes worngly listed as S2626).



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