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TP5599 - Ready Token
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Moved Moved
Flush Bracket :
S2408
OSGB36 Station :
SU19/10
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5599
County :
Gloucestershire
Nearest town :
CIRENCESTER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ready TokenSU19/10SU19S010410929.94204887.79149.3272PILLAR01/06/1951101/09/1953N1DEMOLISHED BY LANDOWNER 5/95

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13440th with 111 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.93/10 (from 41 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Aug 1984
Was Last found intact: 11th Oct 2017
Was Last logged: 27th Sep 2018

Of the 41 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 252m
The average error was 69m
1 was exact

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Moved 27th Sep 2018  20:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Drove up to farm. Permission given to view trig. No problem. A memorial plaque is attached.


Good condition 11th Oct 2017  15:28  by dewi o dre-gwyr

Gridref: SP 11007 05027   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Walked across the field from the footpath. Why place a memorial plaque on public property if you dont want anyone to see it?


Not Logged 2nd Sep 2017  15:55  by plet56

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

Made do with a view from the road as I was passing.


Moved 21st Aug 2017  13:16  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM0142 Ready Token. For some reason we didn't have this on the list as a YOSM but we did spot it on our devices as a trigpoint. A wee walk up the drive and soon spotted the trig which had been moved and turned into a memorial. Couldn't find anyone to ask permission unfortunately but we paid our respects and left quietly. #9 day#4 Total day#3 #12 Total day#2 #11 Total day#1 #13

Ready Token selfie ©thejackrustles
Ready Token collage ©thejackrustles


Moved 21st Aug 2017  13:15  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 8/10

For some reason we didn't have this on the list but we did spot it on our devices. A wee walk up the drive and soon spotted the trig which had been moved and turned into a memorial. Couldn't find anyone to ask permission. Cheers.




Moved 20th Aug 2017  14:05  by G1ANQ

Gridref: SP 11005 05026   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

As I was passing, and I wanted to ask someone who had moved a trig how it was done, I called in on the off chance. I was greeted by a whole pack of farm dogs, all rather friendly though. I rang the house bell (its a bell on a chain) but no answer. After a little while the farmer, Graham, came out from one of the barns. While he was a little cold, he was willing to try and answer my questions on how he moved the trig. "Get a big JCB in and its easy. They aren't as heavy as you think", was his answer. He couldn't remember anything like the contractors name or how much it cost. He then allowed me to take some pictures of it. But it is a memorial to his grandparents so respect must be shown. Glad I was able to bag this one and get some useful info about how to move Trigs. The location for this trig has not been updated, so I have notified the website with the new coords (SP 11005 05026). But please remember that this farmer doesn't like people coming onto his yard and treat this trig with respect and always ask for permission first.

Flush Bracket
Plaque to his grandparents
Trig Point It might have been moved using JCB but still in good condition


Not Logged 1st Mar 2017  11:54  by Loz&Bib

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Seen from the road, decided not to approach the farmer.


Moved 18th Feb 2017  11:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 4/10

Well, with some trepidation I walked up the track and was approaching the house to ask permission to visit the trig when Farmer Grumpy appeared from out of the nearby barn. (Was he waiting for me, or is paranoia getting the better of me?). A rather graceless and humourless individual, he very grudgingly gave me the ok: 'well you're here now, you might as well'. His chief concern seemed to be the risk of burglary, particularly as 'this is private property', and he doesn't like people wandering on to his farm. Having been the victim of burglary myself I can sympathise a little, but does that mean I should be rude to anyone who knocks on my door? To the pillar followed by his much friendlier dog: cap in place & one sight-hole open.


Moved 1st Aug 2015  00:03  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 11009 05028   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Drove up farm track to pillar to ask permission - no one in


Good condition 30th May 2015  10:52  by Pir8sOld&New

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Popped here to ask the land owner some questions, especially about Walkers/Ramblers in nature, coming on to the land. After speaking to him, found out some reasons for concerns, mainly on an agricultural front. Because this was moved from original location, being an arable farm to the view, a concern is dog not on leads due to wild birds and game shooting that takes place, not just damage to crops, but if dogs chase any other animals. Always important to keep dogs under control. It is a private drive to the house and buildings, so I did ask to gather details off the pillar. With permission I came and grabbed the information from the pillar before moving back to the entrance to grab the bolt.


Good condition 27th May 2015  14:27  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 2408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Having read previous logs I was dreading asking farmer for permission to visit. I found him working in a barn and he thankfully (but begrudgingly) gave me the go ahead. He said he is going to move it very soon. I said I would take it away for him but he wasn't having it. Good luck to next visitor.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN


Moved 25th Feb 2015  08:53  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

had read the reputation, but thought rather than disturb them I'd just take a couple of quick pics and leave, but within minutes the farmer in his camouflage jacket and friendly Labrador was walking up towards me. I walked up brightly and said 'hello my name's Charles just wanted permission to take a couple of pics of your pillar.' With a slightly grumpy sigh he said, 'It's too late isn't it?' Too late?, I asked puzzled, 'yes too late to knock on my door and ask permission.' He wasn't angry but sad and frustrated at the slight worry of unknown visitors. Clearly it's important to do the correct polite thing here and ask permission. I should have done so and felt guilty about it. My attempt at quick photo and leave was inappropriate in this case to the sensitivities of this man who rightly, simply wanted to be asked.

©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger


Good condition 11th Sep 2014  15:15  by Spunky Spider

Gridref: SP 10931 04893   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We were in the area Geocaching and had just visited Furzey Barn Rivet at the end of the farm drive. We were very aware that this is on Private Property but got within sight of the Trig. Elevation 148 meters.


Good condition 11th Sep 2014  15:10  by HKMHill

Gridref: SP 10931 04852   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Geocaching in the area, could not get very close as natives are not friendly, but could see it. Elevation 486ft


Moved 8th Mar 2014  14:59  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SP 10930 04888   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

we walked up to where the trig had originally been sited, up the driveway and to the left hand side of the drive. reading previous logs we decided to about turn and leave the property as this did not look like a welcoming farmer. a tractor had already been in the fields and must have seen us rooting about for Furzey barn trig. just as we got into the car, a rangerover pulled into the drive and we were glad we had left. as we sat there looking at what might have been we could make out the trig from the side of the road so zoomed in with the camera and low and behold the trig. we might not have touched it but we've got a pic. revisit with dusty 27/06/15 and the trig could not be seen from the road as when we visited 08/03/14. so perhaps it has been moved again.




Moved 29th Oct 2013  10:23  by jonglew

Gridref: SP 11013 05010   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Ready Token - fusion of Celtic 'rhydd' & Saxon 'tacen' meaning the way to the ford; the ford across the River Coln at Fairford. OS database records this as 'demolished by landowner 05/95'. Spoke with farmer, he moved it with the OS's permission. The memorial plaque attached is for his grandparents. I parked roadside (almost over Furzey Barn SB) and walked the 400m to farmhouse, taking care to call first before visiting the pillar. I was begrudgingly given permission to see it but clearly the farmer does not like unannounced visitors and wished there to be no more trig baggers. Pillar is leaning; retains a dirty white coat of paint; has original cap,lightly indented lettering; 1 sight hole open.

Pillar TP5599©jonglew
Spider TP5599©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5599©jonglew


Moved 23rd Oct 2012  10:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

No one around today, so no problems finding or taking photos.


Moved 24th Jul 2012  12:02  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

Visited as YSM - and now TP as well! - searched initially in grass field where OS map has trig marked, and started to wonder what was the matter with my eyesight as couldnt see a trig! Wandered towards farm buildings in the hope to ask, and spotted trig on right side of driveway near buildings. Took photos and returned back down drive to car. Having read more recent logs, I now realise how fortunate I was not to have a] met the farmer, and b] found the trig!

©Red.roaming
Plaque on YSM142 trig ©Red.roaming


Good condition 11th May 2012  20:47  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nobody about and house lights off, so I helped myself.


Unreachable but visible 19th Dec 2011  19:16  by rutson

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

Found as Geocache Ye Ole Survey Monuments YSM142 on 19/12/2011


Toppled 30th Nov 2011  13:30  by arranc

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

still upright. 140 yards from original spot


Toppled 27th May 2010  11:45  by pharisee

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

Parked up on the verge at the start of the track up to Furzey Barn Farm and walked up to the farm-house. I saw the T/P off to the right as I approached the farm but I was also under observation from a guy in the yard so I walked past the pillar and politely asked aforementioned guy if it would be OK to take a couple of photos. The answer was very definitely NO. This was private property and there was no public access, he told me in no uncertain terms. I was to leave his property immediately… so I thanked him and did exactly that. I’m logging this as ‘found’ as I’d reached the location but was denied the opportunity to take photographs. I feel a full camo dawn raid coming on a little later in the year.


Not Logged 20th Feb 2010  20:16  by captain gore-tex

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

Found from a distance

It\'s the white dot in the distance!©captain gore-tex


Good condition 15th Sep 2009  15:12  by maxkim

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

Arrived at GZ just as the farmer was checking his post box. Dived in and asked permission to visit the pillar. Permission granted as I had asked politely??? Top plug in place paint fading a bit now. Cheers MaxKim.

Front view


Toppled 3rd Apr 2009  15:28  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Nobody around.Cycled right up drive, noted FB and memorial plate and left quickly. Not marked on OS 1 - 50,000


Not Logged 23rd Feb 2009  15:42  by sniffadogz

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

Viewed from the road as it is now on private property.


Unreachable but visible 27th Dec 2008  16:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

To avoid upsetting the landower bagged this by binoculars from location of TP0242


Good condition 11th Apr 2008  20:00  by bluebeard

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

in view of previous logs, privacy rule applies


Good condition 4th Dec 2007  12:57  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Viewed from afar as it is on private property and couldn't find the sign that others saw stating it was OK to go in.

Ready Token Pillar from afar


Good condition 25th Jan 2007  15:10  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked to eyesight then left so as not to upset anyone


Good condition 29th Dec 2006  11:55  by DesG

Gridref: SP 11009 05021   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up the lane without meeting anyone so bagged trig quickly and moved on. Also logged as YSM142

©DesG
©DesG


Unreachable but visible 28th Jan 2006  15:45  by dal

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

I think I met the same farmer as saginanivalis ....


Good condition 27th Jan 2006  10:10  by CrazyL200

Gridref: SP 11010 05022   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No one around today. Not where it's shown on the map.


Good condition 25th Jan 2006  14:00  by macroderma

Gridref: SP 11011 05024   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Straightforward access up the farm track - no-one to ask. Nothing to add to previous comments except that I took a picture of the memorial plaque [see photo]

Flush plate
The memorial plaque ©macroderma


Toppled 10th Dec 2005  11:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 11000 05050   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

You can see this from the road ,except i wasnt looking for it when i went up track.No problems with farmer today as there was a sign saying it was fine for hunt foot followers to access.Next to House.

©Glaslyn


Toppled 17th Nov 2005  19:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

3rd time lucky. vgc, white, metal cap shallow letters, field edge in front of farmhouse.

Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus


Unreachable but visible 25th Jun 2005  17:00  by peregrinus

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

Turned back halfway along track by farmer (a first for me, maybe), distant view of trig outside farmhouse entrance, painted white.


Toppled 6th Mar 2005  13:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

We parked at the entrance to the farm and walked up the track. The farm house itself doesn't seem to be occupied at the moment (no curtains at the windows) but there were cattle in one of the buildings. A nice trig with a very well made plaque as previously mentioned. Plug with indented lettering.


Toppled 17th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Its white paint makes it stand out as you go up the track to the farm. Moved about 150 metres - unfortunately no gps reading taken.

S2408
S2408
S2408


Good condition 5th Aug 2004  12:50  by Lathama

Gridref: SP 10900 04800   FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Well, well, well! What a find! Actually, the pillar isn't in quite the same place as my OS Landranger sheet 163 says it is; the map puts it half way down the drive to Furzey Barn Farm, but actually it's right outside the farm entrance gate. The pillar is brilliantly white painted, the whitest I've seen since one in Lincolnshire last year. The plug is intact; the S sighthole is open but the rest are closed. However, on the S face there is a metal plaque which reads: "In memory of Harold George Adams 1901 - 1970 and his wife Hilda F. Adams 1900 - 1977". Apparantly they were the couple who owned the farm when the pillar was put up by the OS and they looked after it. Who paints it now I'm not sure, but presumably the person who erected the plaque. Amazing what you find! Actually, I would be interested to know the origin of the name of this pillar [Ready Token]; it's certainly right underneath the flypath for Fairford RAF base. One of these days I shall invest in a digital camera and then share these finds with everybody else!


Good condition 2nd Aug 1984  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S2408  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pillar in wheatfield bounded by dry Cotswold stone wall which runs along side of track to Furzey Barn Farm.



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