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TP5531 - Priory Farm Tortington
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Priory Farm TortingtonTQ00/T59TQ00T059501049.18105726.182.4074PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1966N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14368th with 33 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.73/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th May 2003
Was Last logged: 23rd May 2017

Of the 26 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

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

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Good condition 23rd May 2017  11:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Train to Arundel for a walk taking in three trigpoints. First one, Priory Farm: walked through the Billycan Campsite; no one around, but much preparation evident for the summer season. The five-a-side football pitch has been nicely mown, and there was a football placed on the penalty spot. Well, I just had to, didn't I? 1-0. Pillar has its cap in place with shallow lettering, & one s/h open.

Good condition 17th Apr 2017  12:46  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: TQ 01049 05726   FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

walked up lane towards camp site and took the outer field towards the pillar. nice yerts.

Good condition 26th Oct 2015  13:55  by bwm

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views of Arundel

Good condition 21st Jun 2015  09:49  by plet56

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

Good condition 17th Feb 2015  13:00  by G4TSQ

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

Activated the Trig for WAB net. Trig in good condition.

Good condition 10th Jun 2013  09:06  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 01048 05731   FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

1st trig on day 2 of our West Sussex trig exped. Should have read the logs here before setting out - made same mistake as many others by expecting the trig to be on banks of R Arun. Backtracked along minor road to Billycan Camp Site and eventually accessed it from there - no cows present today, but plenty of evidence on the ground! Original cap in place; 1 sight hole open. Extensive concrete plinth, might be a later addition. Good views of the R Arun levee!

Pillar - View from River Bank TP5531©jonglew
Pillar TP5531©jonglew
Spider TP5531©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5531©jonglew

Good condition 25th Nov 2012  14:25  by Biffin

Gridref: TQ 01040 05731   FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd May 2012  12:15  by Lathama

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good job I had read the logs for this! Approached via the camp site after intending to walk along the river. Original plug with slightly indented letters. Traces of paint. Concrete base expopsed about 10" all round. Good views towrads Arundel and later, when returning to the river we were amazed at how quickly the tide comes in!!

Good condition 31st May 2011  13:40  by Glaslyn

Gridref: TQ 01040 05730   FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th May 2011  15:36  by Trigger

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2011  11:05  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From the OS 1/50,000 map I expected this to be on the river flood bank, but no, it's about 30yards away in the neighbouring field, much lower. Fortunately I set off from the road along the track to the campsite and unexpectly found it!

Good condition 11th Dec 2010  16:05  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 3rd Jun 2010  16:34  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Originally tried to get to this by walking along the river, but it is inaccessible that way, although it is a nice walk with great views of Arundel). Thought I would not be able to get nearer, but a quick look at the map and I changed tack and approached from the road to the West at the entrance to the 'Billy Can Camping' site. I was able to skirt the site through the field (lots of ridge and furrow here) and reach the trig. Me 1m

Closest I could get from the river
But not going along the river....

Good condition 25th Feb 2010  12:06  by qmaster

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 14th Mar 2009  16:51  by hussyhill

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very easy this one. Parked on the roed at the end of the lane, next to the green gas station and made the short walk to the Trig. Nothing spectacular here except a view towards Arundel.

The Flush Bracket ©hussyhill
The Trig Wrong setting on the camera, sorry it\'s so dark.©hussyhill
On Our Spot Was very bland after just coming from Steep Down Trig.©hussyhill

Good condition 14th Mar 2009  12:14  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Researched this one well, so walked in from Priory Farm to the West. Is there a trig anywhere else that is lower?

Good condition 26th Jul 2008  16:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Without looking at the map too closely I was expecting this one to be on top of the embankment of the River Arun so was surprised to look down on it in the field the other side of a ditch! Anyway backtracked to it via the other end of the field. Pillar stands on very low plinth. Retains plug, shallow indented lettering and remnants of white paint.

Good condition 20th Jan 2007  11:29  by stewright

Gridref: TQ 01053 05725   FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Like others had trouble reaching this one, being on the wrong side of the little ditch. Didn't fancy getting wet, so had to wonder around to find an alternative route. Not much of a view, apart from north towards Arundel

Arundel View north to Arundel©stewright

Good condition 16th Sep 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, SE corner of pasture, 20m W of river bank and separated from f/p by a deep ditch

Good condition 19th Mar 2006  12:10  by Orchards Finest

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

No cows today.

Priory Farm Trig.

Good condition 26th Dec 2005  12:40  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I managed to get into the field where brighd suggests, although this involved crawling through a rather dense thorn hedge. Once inside the field the beefsteaks were much in evidence - jumping about like banshees while they escorted me to the trig. Once I'd reached the trig they decided to stay there - guarding it from other visitors no doubt. Needless to say I visited this one on my own, Shane, Paul and Nico staying well safe on the top of the floodbank. No views to speak of, plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 19th Sep 2005  17:31  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Located in the corner of a field just outside the Arun flood bank, pillar is in good condition, base appears to of been repaired, with newer concrete. good view of Arundel Castle.

Unreachable but visible 26th Aug 2005  15:00  by brighd

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Spotted this while walking on the bank of the river Arun. Unreachable is a bit unfair as it is possible by going 300m further north to cross the ditch between the bank and the field the TP is in. I didn't have the time to make the total amount of detours required. Plus the TP was well guarded by a herd of cattle. Good view of Arundel to N.

Unreachable but visible 14th Nov 2004  12:15  by Managra

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

A most uninteresting trigpoint. I'm with Alan Grove on this one - I approached it from the river too, but didn't have any problems with beefsteak - it was the ditch filled with water that prevented me from reaching it...and I didn't have time to renegotiate the route.

Unreachable but visible 29th Jul 2004  12:25  by Alan Grove

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Made a complete hash of this one. Believing that the trigpoint was located on the riverbank, I approached it from the north using the riverside path. It was only when I got to within a few hundred feet that I realised that the thing was actually sited in a field and that there was no way of making a direct approach. To make matters worse, the pillar was surrounded by a herd of beefsteak. The only way to reach it appears to be from the main road. However, this is one for another day.

TP5531 View TP5531 as viewed from the riverbank, complete with custodians©Alan Grove

Good condition 19th May 2003  15:12  by Sapper

Gridref: TQ 01046 05728   FB Number: S3998  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is right next to the River Arun near Arundel. It is only 1m above sea level - are there any lower?

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