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TP5803 - Sandford
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
SandfordST57/T23ST57T023342544.33159028.88130.4113PILLAR01/06/1944101/06/1965N1Dest 01/77

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There are 10 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 20380th with 274 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.36/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Jan 2004
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 11th Mar 2018

Of the 14 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

ex location
By peregrinus
Surface Block at ST 42579 59010
Views W from edge of the quarry
Surface Block - Detail

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Logged Visits:

Destroyed 11th Mar 2018  15:36  by peregrinus

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

from wnw, Sandford, easy to get to quarry cliff edge, 9m from ex pillar location, pillar presumably removed with overburden, Destr 01/77

ex location off to R of quarry clifftop

Destroyed 20th May 2016  14:34  by jonglew

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

I took a walk up onto the top of the hill to the E edge of the old limestone quarry, accommpanied by a local volunteer warden for the local Award Land . The pillar was lost to quarrying in 1977, but standing on the edge of the quarry wall my GPS indicated I was 8m distant from its original ocation. The quarry is currently owned by the same person who owns the Churchill dry ski slope and lots of other surrounding land. The quarry walls are used by climbers etc, there was a team of abseilers in today. Approx 40m E from the edge I was shown what looked like a surface block but with a brass disc inplace of a bolt. It had the lettering AAC CHEPSTOW stamped into it with the usual small hole at centre typical of a trig bolt. Perhaps it was installed by the Army Apprentice College, maybe they were studying surveying techniques. My thanks to Mr Anthony Wyatt who acted as my guide.

Views W from edge of the quarry TP5803©jonglew
Surface Block at ST 42579 59010 TP5803©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP5803©jonglew

Destroyed 23rd Dec 2015  12:38  by CJO

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

Lost to quarrying . Quarry is now disused.


Destroyed 14th Mar 2015  15:24  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Walked along the southern boundary fence while on the Butcombe Trail. As I was walking with others, I decided not to trespass to look for a destroyed pillar

Sandford ©lonesome_cowboy_burt

Couldn't find it 24th Mar 2011  13:05  by penfold1570

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

I was visiting Thatchers Cider nearby so despite previous baggers reports I thought I'd take a look anyway. Locked gates and barbed wire tells me keep out and as I'm not a bad monkey kept clear. A nice day for a walk though, clear the cobwebs from my night shift!

Destroyed 17th Jan 2010  14:00  by cmb1953

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

Worth trekking up here for the great views.


Destroyed 6th Aug 2009  14:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S3261  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Destroyed 14th Oct 2008  17:08  by Glaslyn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

No sign.Nothing to add.

Destroyed 31st Aug 2007  13:05  by tom

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

The easiest access is through the quarry by means of the padlocked gates just after the lime kilns on Quarry Road. The sides of the quarry exhibit some impressive geology and there were a couple of deer in the upper reaches of the site as I got nearer to the trig co-ordinates. The site of the pillar would have been only a few metres west of the current quarry edge, limestone rubble lies 7 metres vertically below where it would have been. The view west takes in Banwell Plain, Weston and Worlebury Hill then across the Bristol Channel to the Glamorgan Coast. To the south runs a ridge of the Mendips, re-emerging further on as Brean Down and Steep Holm.

Destroyed 22nd Apr 2007  14:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

parked in quarry road on south side of quarry. followed rising footpath to top of sandford hill. extensive quarrying now ceased.

Destroyed 6th Apr 2007  00:00  by Maple Leaf

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

Came to see the view whilst completing the nearby geocache.

Destroyed 10th Dec 2006  10:45  by FollowMeChaps

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Visited whilst out setting a cache. Sorry it's gone - were the quarry only 25' further West and it would still be there! However, what a view the quarry has allowed - well worth a visit. FMC

View due West
View South West
Stating the obvious!

Destroyed 22nd Feb 2005  17:10  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Not on 1:2500 plans of area bridleway takes you within 170m of the location but a heavily barbed wire fence protects the quarry with tresspassers etc notice

Destroyed 5th Jan 2004  00:00  by maurice

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Not on 1998 Explorer 141 Area now taken by Sandford Quarry

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