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TP5525 - Preston
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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4264th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.78/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Apr 1987
Was Last logged: 26th Mar 2019

Of the 18 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Dusty
By Dusty
Flush Bracket
By Dusty

Flush Bracket

By tom
The Crooked Spire in Ermington
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 26th Mar 2019  15:30  by Dusty

FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Not Logged 22nd Dec 2018  16:32  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S3396  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

By bicycle. On 2 m plinth on field embankment, short walk from roadside with encroaching vegetation.

Good condition 29th Aug 2018  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Not Logged 23rd Apr 2017  16:54  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 3396  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

On bank along hedge line.area reasonably clear,see photo

TP5525 - Preston
TP5525 - Preston

Good condition 27th Jan 2017  12:05  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 62930 53753   FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another trig on a tall plinth on a field boundary bank, this time dwarfed by a large water tank adjacent to it. Also covered with ivy, which was also cleared. Some bramble with this one too. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; 'BSM' style FB; sight holes not checked due to encroaching vegetation on all 4 sides. Misty 360deg views.

Pillar - Before Gardening Duties TP5525©jonglew
Pillar - After Gardening Duties TP5525©jonglew
Spider TP5525©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5525©jonglew

Good condition 22nd Oct 2015  16:37  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S5525  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked near mast for the geocache, and then spotted this trigpoint on the OS map and couldnt resist the short walk up the road, and along the field hedge [avoiding the young crop] and then literally climbed up the bank to access this ivy-clad trig point. Good views all around of arable fields.

Good condition 10th Jul 2013  18:11  by asbown

FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 31st May 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 62935 53762   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th Nov 2010  09:25  by jzimmy12345

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

Good condition 30th Jun 2009  19:27  by tom

FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar stands on a substantial plinth on a brambly hedging bank between two arable fields on a hill to the south of Ivybridge. The fields were entered from the minor road to the east. The plinth is about 6 foot square and 5 foot high; it is slightly less brambly on its west side. The pillar has FB S/3396 and has a metal cap with shallow lettering. A green plastic tank stands close by on the hedging bank. The town of Ivybridge and the hills of Dartmoor can be seen to the north. There is a broad view of rolling farmland and woodland to the south.

Good condition 25th Oct 2008  08:45  by wheelybarrow

FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked near the mast then had a quick dash across the field. Stunning views from up here. Had to climb on top of the plinth to manage to get the number.

Good condition 28th Sep 2008  14:45  by Erme Harrier

Gridref: SX 62927 53752   FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy to find if you know what to look for. Right next to water tank on hedgerow opposite you as you enter gate nearest transmitter. The flush bracket was hard to locate (had to climb onto wall and root around in all of the brambles and ivy). Good views of the moor (Western Beacon, Ugborough Beacon, Butterdon, 3 Barrows etc.) and could see Erme valley from moor to and beyond Ermington.

Good condition 23rd Sep 2008  10:00  by Dart More

Gridref: SX 62927 53764   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My nearest trig. Very easy to find through the gate opposite the transmitter compound. Go through the opening over to your right and the trig is far more accessible from the far side of the wall, but is up above head height.

Good condition 4th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3396  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. BSM style FB. On N-S hedgebank just N of a tank. Thick cloak of ivy removed. Arable field.

Good condition 11th Nov 2005  13:10  by widget

Gridref: SX 62930 53750   FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A bit of a struggle to reach this with the dog - she didn't like being on top of the bank at all, especially in the winds that were near gale force! There is about a 3" growth of ivy and bramble protecting this trig, which nestles in the shadow of the large green water (?) tank. Nice views, but too murky for a photo. had a pint in "The Crooked Spire" in Ermington, which is a nice enough village pub.

The FB
The TP, dog, water tank and mast to the E
The Crooked Spire in Ermington

Good condition 2nd May 2005  12:05  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3396  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Thanks Hollowing. You can park at the masts, go though a gate and across one field to the trig, which is next to a green plastic water tank. The trig is very overgrown with ivy and the FB is on the East side. Good views of South Dartmoor. Plug with indented lettering.

Unreachable but visible 14th Feb 2004  16:14  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

In a hedge over a field from the road. More accurately, in a bit of a structure, in a hedge. I couldn't *actually* see the pillar - but if it exists - it'll be in this ... (The photo'll help).

It'll be in there - whatever 'there' is ...

Good condition 11th Apr 1987  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3396  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plain pillar on big concrete block in earthbank field divide next to large water tank. Lattice mast nearby and views north towards Dartmoor.

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