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TP5506 - Portsdown Hill East
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Portsdown Hill EastSU31/2SU31S002464171.17106726.17115.7693PILLAR01/07/1988101/07/1957N0
Portsdown Hill EastSU31/2SU31S002464171.15106726.10115.7663PILLAR01/06/1942101/07/1957N1Refixed 0788

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 21289th with 232 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.14/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Jul 1985
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 9th Aug 2018

Of the 21 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 32m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Portsdown Hill East
Trig site - old
By peregrinus
Trig site 2010ish
By peregrinus
Pillar just visble in the sunset
By RogerTempleman

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 9th Aug 2018  18:15  by weekender

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

Destroyed 12th Jul 2018  16:25  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1626  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Some impressive comms equipment, and a trig still marked on my new OS map, but I'll go with others that it is, in fact, destroyed. Sunny afternoon with good views down over Portsmouth. [FB for logging purposes only].

Destroyed 21st Jun 2018  15:16  by widget

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


Couldn't find it 5th Jul 2017  13:00  by Roger Peaple

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

QinetiQ site. Lots of big fences and security cameras. Presume destroyed as others have said.

Destroyed 4th Jun 2015  13:34  by jonglew

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

The site houses QinetiQ/BAe System's land based Type 45 radar mock up. OS do not record this as destroyed, but assume it is.

Destroyed 24th May 2015  16:10  by mattandsophie

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

Could get fairly close but inside fenced off Qinetic site. Presume destroyed

Destroyed 28th Mar 2015  14:43  by CJO

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

Definitely no access here. The site looks, from a distance, like a range of masts from navy battleships. Up close they appear to be a range of different kinds of radar installations. Pillar is no more.

Portsdown Hill East

Destroyed 24th Mar 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

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

No longer in evidence

Destroyed 1st Nov 2012  11:36  by hotbox16

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

Nothing there, would have had good views

Destroyed 1st Oct 2012  07:59  by Griefmiester

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

Nothing visible.

Destroyed 26th Nov 2010  14:10  by bluebeard

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

Destroyed 20th Apr 2010  11:00  by peregrinus

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

Newish hardstanding. Didnt get a close look as the parking space was occupied, but viewing location on Google Earth it is clearly not where it should be. OS trigs archive is unhelpful: Computed 1948, refixed 07/88, no record of destruction. Also a Buried Block some distance away, destroyed 10/77. The Bing image is quite old and may even show the trig. (Removed pre 2004 according to the logs below). As of 24/4/12, the Bing maps link shows older imagery zoomed in, newer imagery (new building) zoomed out. Using the historical imagery function on Google, the pre-building imagery is from 1999, post-building is Dec 2004.

Trig site 2010ish Image from GoogleEarth April 2010
Trig site - old Pre-2004 image from Bing, downloaded April 2010. Looks like trig next to placemark?

Destroyed 19th Nov 2009  11:30  by asbown

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

There is a path into the field next to the fence which gets you close to the grid ref,no sign of trigpoint but there are places it could be hiding.

Destroyed 27th Aug 2007  14:25  by martinc

Gridref: SU 64197 06707   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 4/10

Logged ref is from outside fence. Long gone by the look of things.

Destroyed 8th Jun 2006  16:30  by macroderma

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

I visited the T45 integration facility today - wih GPS - the trig point would have been just in front of the main entrance, beneath what is now a hardstanding Destroyed - hasn't been relocated anywhere as a memorial as far as I can see

Destroyed 29th Apr 2006  12:45  by Trigger

FB Number: S1626  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Stood next to fence, GPS at 25 mtrs in clear conditions. If it was there I'd have been able to see it so this is a DM!

Possibly missing 20th May 2005  09:01  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 1/10

Approached fence with GPS and it pointed to a suspicious depression on a grassy area which what looked to be a rubble base. Just how many calls did you make Iain before they demolished it :-)

Not Logged 19th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

Security helpful but not enough to let anyone in for a quick visit to trig. I foresee many telephone calls attempting to get permission to visit.

Possibly missing 9th Jan 2004  12:30  by Hi-Tek

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 3/10

I visited the Qinetic establishment today. I got as close to the location of the pillar as I could (50yds - building area fenced off) and it would seem that the pillar has either been reomoved or is now part of the foundations for the new Type 45 Destroyer building that is being erected.

Inaccessible 26th Jul 2000  19:55  by Sapper

FB Number: N/K  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 1/10

Inside the fence of a DERA establishment. Only 10m from the fence but I couldn't read the number.

Unreachable but visible 24th Jul 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

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

Pillar in MOD enclosure so didn't check FB number - alleged to be S1626. Content with sunset photograph.

Pillar just visble in the sunset

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