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TP5523 - Preshute
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15133rd with 185 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.72/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Mar 1982
Was Last logged: 13th Sep 2019

Of the 25 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 45m
The average error was 15m
The closest was 4m

MARLBOROUGH MARLBOROUGH Marlborough St Marys Church Tower Marlborough St Marys Church Tower macroderma macroderma caroleengel caroleengel g4wsb g4wsb g4wsb g4wsb Glaslyn Glaslyn Hartryggers Hartryggers Preshute Preshute [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

the trig after chopping
By 21qazxsw
aerial pic from Google Maps
By 21qazxsw
chunk missing from a corner
By 21qazxsw
Bedraggled trig
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Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 13th Sep 2019  16:25  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked at Gravel Hill car park to the NW of the trig, then entered the field (no fence anywhere) to the N of the trig. Being late summer, the rectangular woods was completely overgrown & it was impossible to walk through it, so I walked around it. At the SE corner of the rectangular woods (circled on attached aerial pic), I entered the woods through a gap in the hedge, then there was a high fence (approx. 9' high) which had a gap in it at the same SE corner. The vegetation inside the woods was dense, I had to do a lot of chopping to get to the trig. Trig in good condition apart from the chunk missing from the corner, centrecap missing. Rear sighthole open, all other sightholes closed. I left a 2p coin in the rear sighthole for the next visitor to find.

the trig after chopping
chunk missing from a corner
aerial pic from Google Maps

Damaged 29th Mar 2018  14:58  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Ready from the road to the north no fence at northern end of woodland rectangle broken fence half way in. Trig very sorrowful, bedraggled, chunk off NE corner a virtual twin with one SW of York also now in a new recytangle of new trees and also ironically with a chunk off one corner of the pillar.

Damaged corner ©vegibagger
Bedraggled trig ©vegibagger
FB ©vegibagger

Slightly damaged 13th Aug 2017  11:35  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

Good condition 11th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 16155 69796   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No fencing to north

Slightly damaged 30th Sep 2016  09:22  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Surrounded by trees and a deer fence. But the fence is in bad conditions with more then one hole in it. TP has no views because of the trees. One corner is rather badly chipped away.

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TP showing damaged corner

Slightly damaged 14th Feb 2016  11:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked in car park, a slight trespass for an easy find at the end of the copse. No views.

Slightly damaged 17th May 2015  14:27  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked in lay-by. Climbed fence and crossed field to tree enclosure. Once in, made my way to rear of copse. Found trig easily but surrounded by nettles. Smashed them down with walking pole then set up tripod for picture. Thought this one would be slightly difficult but was quite an easy bag.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Damaged 11th May 2015  15:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

The pillar has an open cap & one sight-hole open; there is a large chunk missing from one top corner. Had to crawl under the deer fence to get into the enclosure.

Slightly damaged 1st Apr 2015  15:01  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 16155 69797   FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

G Corner off. Not possible to act by mobile .


Slightly damaged 15th Nov 2013  19:31  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

managed to get through hedge at very far corner. walked back along wire fence until I found place where uppper and lower sheets had been parted. A short search in trees.All views obscured.

Slightly damaged 19th Feb 2012  10:04  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 16155 69797   FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 27th Dec 2011  14:14  by jonglew

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

A very pleasant walk over the Marlborough Downs finishing off with a visit to this trig, which is located within a pheasant nursery which is in itself located within a small private copse, a trespass is need to bag this one. Trig has a chunk missing from one of the top corners. Definitely no views from here, but move out of the woods and there are good views across parts of the Marlborough Downs from nearby. Car park a few hundred meters away gives good access.

Pillar TP5523©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5523©jonglew

Damaged 17th Jul 2011  14:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Spider & damage
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Slightly damaged 12th Sep 2010  10:57  by tom

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

The pillar stands amongst the trees inside a fenced pen in the interior of a small copse on the downs to the west of Marlborough. The copse and then the pen were entered directly from the north. The pillar lacks a cap or plug and a sizeable chunk is missing from one of the top corners. It has FB S2415. The surrounding trees prevent a view from the trig. The nearby car park is a good base from which to explore this corner of the Marlborough Downs. Nearby the Devilís Den could be seen below in the dry valley of Clatford Bottom. Sheep were grazing amongst the Sarsen Stones higher up the valley and there are fantastic views of the surrounding downland from the ridge top bridleways and byways. Part of Fyfield Down has been designated a SSSI and is a Nature Reserve.

Slightly damaged 31st Oct 2009  13:10  by dal

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

One of the corners missing. No cap or plug. No view as it is in the enclosure in the copse.

Slightly damaged 21st Dec 2007  12:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

The pen seemed empty when I entered it but as I moved forward so lots of small brown feathery things appeared from amongst the grasses and took off in a hurry.

Good condition 29th Apr 2007  12:50  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SU 16200 69800   FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked up in a layby. Walked through a small copse, to find an enclosure, entered via a gate (which was open), jumped flying when comming face to face with a deer. Trig at the back of the enclossure.

Good condition 10th Dec 2006  13:01  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 16162 69821   FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Inside a small wood,then inside a deer proof fenced area.The gate opens easily enough ,take care to close as you find.My GPS reading is exactly where the Explorer map says the pillar should be,but the given grid is at least 35 feet to the North,not far ,but far enough amongst the trees!


Slightly damaged 2nd Dec 2006  13:45  by Managra

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged as one of the corners is missing. No views at the trig, but plenty on the way there. Missing plug.


Good condition 14th May 2006  15:35  by macroderma

Gridref: SU 16151 69791   FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not to be attempted in shorts! No views but plenty of deer

Amongst the nettles!
Someone's taken a bite out of it - the deer?!

Good condition 3rd Feb 2006  15:51  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Best for a winter visit, there is a small passing place to park for said sprint. Last for the day.

Good condition 25th Sep 2005  09:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pyoung1s sums the route up pretty well but doesn't mention the rampant nettles and brambles which are a health hazard for anyone wearing shorts. There is a bit of one top corner missing but I would still count it as good. Plug missing.

Good condition 17th Jul 2004  12:25  by Trigger

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Take the 'yellow' right the way up towards Manton House and park as indicated on the map. Enter the woods directly from the north (there's open ground now between the wood and the road). There's a track down through the centre of the wood which leads to a fenced compound designed to keep deer out. No lock on the gate! Work your way straight down the middle to the pillar.

Good condition 6th Sep 2002  19:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc; unlocked ?pheasant pen in woodland, by cairn of flints. The first trig for which I recorded the FB number. So the Project started here I guess...

Good condition 7th Mar 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S2415  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

White pillar beside wire fence dividing two ploughed fields. Views over Malborough.

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