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TP5867 - Selattyn
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S3122
OSGB36 Station :
SJ44/T53
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5867
County :
Shropshire
Nearest town :
OSWESTRY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
SelattynSJ44/T53SJ44T053325587.25334110.89371.8563PILLAR01/06/1948201/06/1948N0

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There are 42 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4279th with 100 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.76/10 (from 41 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Feb 2004
Was Last logged: 12th Feb 2019

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

All were within 87m
The average error was 11m
3 were exact

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Good condition 12th Feb 2019  10:38  by asbown

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From the south west, not easy.


Not Logged 14th Jul 2018  14:00  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged on a 14 mile walk as part of my walk 2,018 miles challenge. Well hidden in the trees and took a lot of searching to find.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Good condition 15th Sep 2017  16:14  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

ODP#14: thought we'd quickly bag this before finishing our day's walk at Craignant - but how wrong we were. An absolute s*d, very difficult to find in the heather and young pine trees, no views, suspect it will be almost inaccessible in a couple of years. All s/holes buried, asphalt cap, interesting embossed crest on side, a bit of moss but otherwise vgc.


Good condition 10th Apr 2017  11:12  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the picnic area to the north and followed the paths round to this one. Had a laugh at the finger post directing you to Selattyn Hill. Amazing that you cannot see this pillar intil you are about 20 feet away. will only get more difficult as the trees grow. No views from pillar.

Selattyn Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
PJ at Selattyn Pillar ©Thejenkies
View from near the pillar ©Thejenkies


Good condition 18th Mar 2017  12:51  by Earby Rambler

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

Visited with P61 on 11 Trig day out,good fun finding pillar extra interest with the tower & quirky way marker.

Way up
Selattyn Tower info post
Pull the cord for way marker
Tower approach
Tower
Trig
Royal Engineers Crest


Good condition 18th Mar 2017  12:51  by painterman61

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

Parked up at start of bridleway below farm easy approach at start then my gps crashed and i could not get a fix.Luckily my mate had an etrex and loaded the GR which made finding the trig less problematic as it was wall hidden and was not found until the last moment.Trig was in vgc with royal engineers crest great view here as well.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 12th Feb 2017  11:25  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 7th Aug 2016  11:03  by orlando rat

Gridref: SJ 25587 34111   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Some great views from the top. Also great to meet Sniffadogz.

Selattyn with pklong


Not Logged 7th Aug 2016  10:27  by sniffadogz

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

Tricky one to locate even with the GPSr!


Good condition 5th Aug 2016  18:39  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Followed well signed footpath "Selattyn Hill" from road to NE. Path is a little overgrown in places but signposted and has plenty of wee 'kissing gates'. Folly easy to spot and trig a little hidden in the undergrowth but we got there in the end!

Selattyn ©thejackrustles
Selattyn - design on trigpoint ©thejackrustles
Selattyn Collage


Good condition 5th Aug 2016  18:32  by gerryu2

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

Met another cacher at the start of the walk and had a wee chat. Visited the building and then went through the undergrowth to the pillar. Not easy and hidden well. Great spot. Cheers.


Not Logged 16th Jul 2016  11:45  by kat04

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

©kat04


Good condition 22nd Jun 2016  17:38  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed well signed footpath "Selattyn Hill" from road to NE. Wandered round top for a while hoping for a clue as to the site of the pillar! Headed back downhill from tower ruin and after about 30 feet head right where there are fewer trees, pass some dead branches on ground, and hopefully you'll find it! Having just visited two pillars with empty recesses on the FB side, this one contains some sort of moulding. My last pillar within a 100km radius of home. My penultimate Shropshire pillar. Total now at 2669.


Good condition 22nd May 2016  17:17  by barbara.faulks

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

Difficult to find in amongst the trees and gorse.


Good condition 23rd Mar 2016  18:30  by bwm

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very hard to find. No evidence of trampled undergrowth from last logged visit 6 weeks ago. Will definitely become more difficult to find and reach as trees grow. Higher score for challenge in locating and embossed crest.


Good condition 7th Feb 2016  11:16  by stignest

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

one of my more local trigs. what an absolute pain it was to find too. getting to the "tower" is a doddle. but theres been felling and replanting and any vague path has soon got covered up. its only going to get worse too as the trees grow. id advise visit soon as possible. the trig is in good condition no issues there though theres no paint on it so its perfectly camoflaged. not much fun.


Good condition 20th Jun 2015  15:24  by ProSpec

Gridref: SJ 25587 34111   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hard to find!


Good condition 5th Jun 2015  12:53  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Craignant. Vegetation a bit thick around the pillar!


Good condition 16th Mar 2015  16:36  by paulxtr

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the car park/picnic area in the old quarry to the N then followed Offa's Dyke Path and then the muddy path to Selattyn Tower. Pillar hiding amongst the brambles/heather/pines.

Selattyn ©paulxtr


Good condition 16th Nov 2014  12:32  by Dun100an

Gridref: SJ 25586 34113   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

This was a pig to find lost in amongst the fir and heather. Near zero visibility in the gloom didn't help either.


Good condition 29th Jul 2014  11:45  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Caught bus from Chirk to Oswestry to follow Offa's Dyke Path back. Made the diversion to visit this trig point but it took a bit of finding. Its not visible from the stone lookout on top of the hill. I ended up approaching this over very rough ground from the south west. Eventually it will be completely hidden in forestry.

Selattyn Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Selattyn Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 19th Feb 2014  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YSM 179. Parked nr base of hill. TP in amongst lots of small young Christmas type trees.

TP5867 ©explorer_olway
TP5867 ©explorer_olway
TP5867 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 15th May 2013  12:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Standing with back to tower window the pillar is to your right in amongst young trees.

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket
Badge
WWII watch tower ©Dusty


Good condition 20th Sep 2012  14:26  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second of a trio of pillars for the day. Good views right out to the east with the odd rain shower dotted here and there over the plain.


Good condition 22nd Feb 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SJ 25591 34114   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice walk up from road to NE


Good condition 19th Feb 2012  09:40  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SJ 25587 34111   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice walk in snow Left of tower looking from field


Good condition 10th Feb 2012  11:17  by slateloose

Gridref: SJ 25500 34100   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No view at all today misty ,very icy,lovely haw frost on trees.This trig will completly disappear as the new trees grow.


Good condition 17th Jun 2011  16:42  by tigger4242

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

Trig not easy to find but look back from the tower and it will be found. This was no. 200 for me.

©tigger4242


Good condition 27th Apr 2011  13:02  by Ddraig Ddu

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great to see it in a spot that is clear of the trees. It also looks like someone has cleaned it up quite nicely.

the pillar and view
the front and the odd symbol
the plate


Good condition 20th Mar 2011  14:20  by redDragon

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not far from the offa's dike. Once at the tower the trig is a short distance to the south.


Good condition 2nd May 2010  14:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked in via foothpaths from car park to North.Top now deforested and pillar is visible near Selattyn Tower.Good views..


Good condition 24th Aug 2009  11:38  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: SJ 25585 34116   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short diversion from Offa's Dyke path. The trees have now been felled so it is easy to find the pillar - quite close to the tower. Views quite good now.


Good condition 1st Apr 2009  12:15  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

hazy views


Good condition 10th May 2007  16:31  by wigglesworth

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked at N52 54.201 W3 06.098 and followed the signed footpath to Selattyn Hill. Not too hard a walk but finding the trig at the end was more difficult than finding a well hidden cache! Walk from the south east corner of the folly and enter the woods quite quickly. See photo for an approximate way to the trig shown by the blue walking pole. The trig itself is very green (mossy) and the coat of arms still visible. Concrete infill at the top.

moss covered Selattyn Hill Trig ©wigglesworth
route to trig - folow the walking pole ©wigglesworth


Good condition 2nd Apr 2006  12:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The only English 300m+ pillar we hadn't visited south of Yorkshire, so I was intent on finding it. We parked at the side of the road just past Brook Cottage to the south west and followed the track from there. Once you find Selattyn Tower you're not far away! Stand with your back to the chimney breast, and assuming that faces north head south east for about 50 yards into the trees. Pillar has embossed military badge above FB (Royal Artillery?). Tarmac Plug.


Good condition 18th Mar 2006  13:01  by browni

Gridref: SJ 25588 34112   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Did this after doing the neaby cache. This was well hidden in the trees. Lots of snow around today so making the walk more interesting.

Trig in the snow Trig in the snow©browni


Slightly damaged 7th Jul 2005  17:20  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Embossing is the redeaming feature seems to be in the same place as the indent on other local trigs is this a Shropshire feature? Concur on location GPS is of limited help and I was about to give up on my spiral search pattern when I litterally stumbled on it. Best hint I can give is go to the folly then walk on a bearing through the brash into a more open woodland if you reach the single stump cut track you are about 5m too far in. Parking by the bridleway to the north. Nice viewpoint (when the trees are felled)


Slightly damaged 14th Apr 2005  15:30  by iomtosalop

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

I wasn't out specifically looking for the trig point but used GPS waypoint as part of navigation during a 10 mile circular walk from Chirk. I enjoyed using my GPS and compass bearing to find it and the nearby folly. Good job we didn't rely on the footpath sign which was pointing in the wrong direction. Sorry about the length of this posting but I've only just found this site and it's my first logged trig point.


Good condition 28th Mar 2005  16:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SJ 25600 34100   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Getting to like these pillars buried in the forest ,something about the challenge i guess! This one was a bit of a pain but there has been some recent clearing so not too difficult its located abvout 35 metres SE of the tower which stands on the footpath through the woods .Had flat GPS batteries so didnt get a fix.Pillar itself has some sort of crest embossed on a plaque above the flush .


The embossed plaque above the Flush ,covered in moss not quite sure what it represents.


Slightly damaged 18th Oct 2004  15:02  by Keith Stevens

Gridref: SJ 25587 34110   FB Number: S3122  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

In middle of pine forest. VERY difficult to find, even when GPS read Zero. In fact, the most difficult 'find' I've had. It's covered in moss, but otherwise OK. Private land, but tracks all through the forest. At last! I'm the first there! Bloody hard work though! Gets 2 out of 10 only for the challenge

Trig deep in thick forrest


Good condition 21st Feb 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3122  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



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