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TP5729 - Rookery Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Rookery HillTQ00/T63TQ00T063546749.94100833.6350.9354PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1968N0

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There are 39 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3327th with 41 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.06/10 (from 32 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th May 2004
Was Last logged: 14th Jan 2022

Of the 32 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 60m
The average error was 24m
The closest was 2m

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Good condition 14th Jan 2022  11:30  by Mick Worsfold

Gridref: TQ 46700 00800   FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Wonderful day to visit and views across the downs!

Good condition 12th Dec 2020  10:11  by Trigger monster

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Follow footpath up from Bishopstone to hill top. Easy find. Good views towards Newhaven. Blustery sunny December morning.

Bishopstone Flush plate
Bishopstone View towards Newhaven

Good condition 19th Sep 2020  16:46  by slateloose

Gridref: TQ 46700 00800   FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked from lane on footpath on low side of wooded slope and then taking very steep path up through wood to top of Rookery Hill . Trigpoint is easily found in grass field . I then took the path southeast down past the property to gate out onto the lane. This route now avoids the path across the properties low fields altogether.

Good condition 6th Apr 2019  10:21  by peel_acres

Gridref: TQ 46757 00841   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 23rd Mar 2019  13:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3979   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great views even on a dry greey day.

Good condition 17th Apr 2018  11:50  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 46752 00833   FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Slightly tricky roadside parking (TQ 4703 0056). RoW not obvious across horsey land, suspect owners would rather there not be one. Pillar sits on open land at margins of undeveloped downland and large arable field. It has an odd arrangement not seen before at centre of the spider. Rear sight hole is open. Extensive panorama of sea and landscapes.

Pillar TP5729©jonglew
Pillar - views west TP5729©jonglew
Spider TP5729©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5729©jonglew

Good condition 14th May 2017  14:15  by Ossie

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Apr 2017  12:23  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 46752 00842   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Jan 2017  15:45  by Stoichkov

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

Lovely sunny January afternoon. The fence reported previously was not present on this visit hence access now very easy. Lovely views in all directions

Good condition 8th Apr 2014  11:12  by rams

Gridref: TQ 46700 00800   FB Number: 3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

rookery hill
rookery hill

Good condition 8th Apr 2014  10:43  by tomytucker

Gridref: TQ 46700 00800   FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

used bus again to get to newhaven driver droped me off at the start,gust cross over the road and i was on my way, 4 trigs today,weather today was nice and sunny,

Good condition 14th Aug 2013  11:00  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Caught train from Lewes to Seaford to walk back. Approached from Bishopstone up very steep path from east. Had to squeeze under fence to see flush bracket. Good views today.

Rookery Hill Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Rookery Hill Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman

Good condition 3rd May 2013  17:24  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 46754 00834   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 15th Dec 2012  00:00  by panniers

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

Good condition 4th Dec 2012  09:20  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Aug 2012  15:53  by qmaster

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 2nd Jun 2011  13:20  by Glaslyn

Gridref: TQ 46750 00830   FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2011  09:54  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found unsigned footpath up from lane. Nettles somewhat uncomfortable when wearing cycle shorts! Struck left over ackward to scale fence, by good judgement (chance actually), directly opposite pillar.

Good condition 31st Dec 2010  07:50  by Cipollini

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well named; woods to NE full of rooks - and fox -on very murky grey morning. Found myself on ummarked path at top of woods, but easy access to field and then rolled under barbed wire to TP. Odd rusty threaded cap to plug, but TP in vgc and on a better day would be a lovely viewpoint.

Rookery Hill TP looking SE towards Seaford ©Cipollini
Rookery Hill TP looking NW ©Cipollini
Rusty Cap on TP ©Cipollini

Good condition 16th Aug 2009  16:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

When coming by car from the main road, there is a pull in just past the start of the footpath, near the start of the second footpath. Do not take this one by mistake. Only a fool like me would do that. The only other tricky bit is the crawl under the barbed wire fence to gain access to the FB made more difficult by the nettles. If you do not get caught from above you will from below.

Good condition 12th Aug 2009  09:33  by senrabyar

Gridref: TQ 46750 00842   FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 1st Jun 2008  16:18  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: TQ 46753 00831   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

We were the wrong side of a barbed wire fence so didn't see the flush bracket. Hazy views of Newhaven. GPSr gave elevation 49m.

Good condition 5th Nov 2006  14:00  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views over Seaford Bay.

S3979 Rookery Hill ©The Moor We Hunt...

Good condition 21st Oct 2005  16:35  by Managra

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This is on the field line just in front of some houses but the land is permissive so there's no problem with access. Lovely views over the sea. It has the weirdest plug I've ever seen - not standard OS issue, but why and what it's for is anyone's guess.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra
The weird plug ©Managra

Good condition 10th Sep 2005  16:40  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar appears to be in good condition, plug has been "modified" good views to Newhaven

Good condition 4th Sep 2005  16:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, edge of meadow, fine views, that odd rusty cap already mentioned, of which I have a closer close-up...

S3979 rusty cap ©peregrinus
Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 19th Apr 2005  14:51  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 46749 00841   FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Much as described in earlier logs. The views from here are supurb, in site of its location close to modern housing. Views include Seaford Head and Newhaven Harbour.

TP5729 TP5729 - Rookery Hill©Alan Grove
TP5729 FB TP5729's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP5729 View View from the trigpoint towards the coast. Seaford Head is right of centre.©Alan Grove

Good condition 20th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 24th Jul 2004  13:51  by Sussex_Rambler

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No more to add than what has already been said! Sure is a strange plug ...

The trigpoint

Good condition 17th Jul 2004  21:15  by barryhunter

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Its a fairly standard pillar, right by a barb wire fence. Excellent views of the sunset from here, (which I stayed to watch, also to celebrate my 100th Trig!). As mentioned below, its sporting an unusual metal plug, don't know if this plug used to hold a beaconing lamp.

the strange plug ©barryhunter
the FB ©barryhunter
view towards Newnaven Harbour ©barryhunter

Good condition 16th May 2004  13:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3979  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views of the Downs in all directions. Just off a public footpath. Plug has a strange bit of rusty steel screwed into it.

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