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TP5981 - Silverstone
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S9372
OSGB36 Station :
SP74/T46
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5981
County :
Northamptonshire
Nearest town :
BUCKINGHAM

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
SilverstoneSP74/T46SP74T046467070.34242436.35151.7353PILLAR01/06/1960101/07/1967N0

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2299th with 33 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.33/10 (from 54 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Apr 2003
Was Last logged: 6th Apr 2019

Of the 54 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 15m
The average error was 6m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Silverstone
By Sharp
Silverstone
By Sharp
Silverstone
By Sharp
Silverstone
By Sharp

By victron1987
Silverstone happy double chinned bagger
©thejackrustles
Silverstone old F1 car race finishing
©thejackrustles

©g4wsb

©dadu 13
See 29 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 6th Apr 2019  12:08  by VinceTP

Gridref: SP 67071 42440   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Couldn't find it 8th Jul 2018  09:45  by Lee_AAT

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Jul 2018  18:48  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: SP 67071 42421   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Annual visit to Silverstone :-) The trig pillar is still here. Qualifying today, well done Lewis!


Good condition 17th Jun 2018  00:00  by Sharp

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Silverstone
Silverstone
Silverstone
Silverstone


Good condition 1st May 2018  14:42  by Meltdown

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

Fyi this trig pillar was used for mapping the race circuit with the main control traverse, orientated using Whittlebury Church flag pole. No scale factor was used (as requested by the FIA) and subsequent updates still use the same grid, so it could be said that this trig pillar is still very much in use! Level used was 151.740 & checked to OSBM on the nearby farm building.


Good condition 25th Aug 2017  14:48  by victron1987

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cant miss it on luffield corner. Friday free practice Moto GP. Made my day. Sun, motobike racing and a trig point. Caused trouble for yobs stubbing out cigarettes on him.



Good condition 15th Jul 2017  10:57  by Dumfriesmike

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

Back here again! A damp F1 practice session


Unreachable but visible 10th Jun 2017  11:34  by G1ANQ

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

I could hear the noise from the cars about a mile away. I tried asking at the gate if I could get access to the trig but I was turned down. You can see it from the another gate next to a new looking stand.


Good condition 23rd Apr 2017  17:01  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Bagged as YSM484 Silverstone. Didn't hold out much hope for access as it was Sunday and nearly 5pm. However when we arrived we could see people coming in and out and hear a race. So we asked at the security booth and was allowed access to visit the pillar in the grounds. Great to access this and watch the end of a race of old F1 cars. They looked very hard to drive I can tell you. So pleased to bag this one.

Silverstone and very happy YOSM baggers ©thejackrustles
Silverstone happy double chinned bagger ©thejackrustles
Silverstone old F1 car race finishing ©thejackrustles
Silverstone collage


Good condition 14th Feb 2017  14:34  by hal-an-tow

FB Number:   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited en route to a caching walk,we had hoped to try and blag our way into the race track complex, but locked gates and no-one around to ask meant we had to make do with a clear view of the well cared for pillar through the fence around 50m away

Pillar nicely railed off and shining white. ©hal-an-tow


Good condition 17th Aug 2016  08:29  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lots of emails and phone calls to the circuit people to arrange a visit. Showed up at agreed time and on issues. Worth doing rather than drive 2 hours for distant view.

Mr K at pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 11th Jul 2016  08:53  by g4wsb

Gridref: SP 67074 42440   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

F1 First visit to Silverstone.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  12:49  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: SP 67078 42446   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Back here again :-) F1 weekend


Good condition 15th Nov 2015  13:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 67070 42436   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Access given and drove to it


Not Logged 5th Oct 2015  14:10  by sniffadogz

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

Unusual location.


Good condition 4th Oct 2015  10:08  by fitzydan

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found as YOSM travelling geocache while here for the British Superbikes...

The Flush Bracket
The Trigpoint


Good condition 4th Jul 2015  00:00  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: SP 67072 42442   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Grand Prix weekend, and a trig point - it doesn't get any better than this!


Good condition 19th Apr 2015  10:11  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Security guard was happy for us to visit as we were leaving Silverstone following the Old Man's hammering a Ferrari and an Aston around the track (trig was my compensation)! S and E s/hole open, metal cap deep letters, excellent white paint job and memorial plaque to a Halifax bomber crew, overall vgc and marks for its unusual setting.


Inaccessible 28th Oct 2014  12:37  by Red.roaming

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

Just checking through my YSM and TP photos and discovered that I had omitted to log this on the TP site! Dartmoor Deliverer and I were on our way from our homes in Devon to attend the geocaching Halloween event in the Northampton area, and found ourselves driving through Silverstone. However we were unable to access the trig point due to the zealous security guards, so no photo.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2014  14:33  by slateloose

Gridref: SP 67070 42436   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Silverstone Half Marathon,wife running in event me looking for trig point.


Good condition 5th Jul 2013  18:48  by CJO

Gridref: SP 67061 42430   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Could not to afford to visit last week, nor could we even get near it as we were diverted the long way round to avoid British GP traffic. On the Luffield corner. Security let us visit no problem.

Silverstone
Silverstone


Good condition 4th May 2013  12:37  by astra-nomical

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The trig was behind locked gates but we asked the security guard if we could visit the memorial to the crashed Halifax Bomber and he let us drive round to visit the trig.


Good condition 7th Apr 2013  15:40  by dadu 13

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great place, we read the memorial on the trig and got to watch some cars on the circuit, fantastic place.

©dadu 13


Good condition 5th Nov 2012  16:30  by Ham Shady

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Friendly security guard allowed me through gate to visit TP


Good condition 18th Oct 2012  10:00  by asbown

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asked at security and allowed in no problem.


Good condition 19th Sep 2012  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Jul 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 67070 42437   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited during a race and permission to visit the trig granted no problem.


Good condition 19th Jun 2012  12:25  by WhiteFriar

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


Good condition 25th May 2012  14:10  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: SP 67072 42436   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Thanks very much to the security people who let me drive up close today. It was very atmospheric with some cars going around the track. Very well kept and a memorial to a Halifax bomber crew who crashed here in 1944. Visited also for the YSM geocache.


Good condition 8th Jul 2011  11:46  by cmb1953

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Had to battle through thousands of F1 fans to get to it.


Unreachable but visible 7th Apr 2011  07:45  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

VIEWED FROM OUTSIDE OF SECURITY FENCE AROUND CIRCUIT. DIDN'T APPROACH SECURITY TO TRY FOR ACCESS AS VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT BEING MOVED AROUND IN VICINITY.


Good condition 11th Aug 2010  13:30  by Arnand

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Thanks to the security guard I managed to get a lot closer than I thought I might. Trigs paint job starting to peel but otherwise in good condition with cap & memorial plaque present

Silverstone in need of paint job ©Arnand


Good condition 18th May 2010  18:00  by MCL

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I don't think they will be getting rid of this one in any kind of hurry. Beautifully kept, and beautifully situated.

MCL woz ere! Since they so nicely provide a map, I thought I would point out the exact location of the pillar on it. ©MCL


Good condition 13th Jul 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

S9372
S9372
S9372


Good condition 20th Jun 2009  18:25  by edfielden

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The pillar sits a little inside the north-west entrance to the Silverstone Circuit, on the oustide of Luffield corner. FB faces S; metal cap with deep embossed letters; N sighthole open, S & W sightholes plugged, E sighthole not observed. The pillar is now a monument to the crew of a Halifax bomber which crashed while making an attempted emergency landing at RAF Silverstone in March 1944. Visited while at the race circuit for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2009.

S9372 - The pillar ©edfielden
S9372 - Position The pillar sits outside Luffield corner on the Silverstone race circuit ©edfielden
S9372 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S9372 - Top ©edfielden


Good condition 26th Jul 2008  15:00  by milvus-milvus

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Had it pointed out to me today by bones1 while at the Silverstone Classic...

The pillar


Good condition 4th Jul 2008  15:00  by Dobunnis

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Saw this one while at the Friday practice for the British Grand Prix


Good condition 13th Jan 2008  11:35  by Trigger

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 13th Oct 2007  10:45  by PHMB

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar acts as a memorial to a RAF bomber crew whose aircraft crashed on landing back at Silverstone airfield in WW2. Appropriate plaque affixed. Retains plug. Behind large grandstand. Security gate guard allowed us to drive round to it.


Good condition 7th Jul 2007  08:56  by dal

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

F1 Qualifying. Rather less peaceful than Beinn Bhrotain in the Cairngorms a week earlier! Vgc. Plug intact - deep indented letters.


Good condition 21st Jun 2007  13:25  by Brisey

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

I was at the circuit for the F1 testing day (as in 2004) so took the opportunity to check that the pillar is still well looked after.


Good condition 16th Dec 2006  15:59  by Glaslyn

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

No sign of security at barrier ,so no find today but could view through fence.


Good condition 18th Nov 2006  15:00  by Father Ted

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

Couldn't get inside the circuit as it was all closed off today but could clearly see the trig though the fence.


Good condition 15th Oct 2006  10:40  by Razz

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Logged during a visit for the British Touring Car Championships. No views from the trig as it's behind the grandstands at Luffield!


Good condition 28th Sep 2006  13:24  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Clearly visible but on a quiet day with noone around to open up the circuit gates for me. Beginning to think it might be one of those day


Good condition 16th Jun 2006  21:00  by scafell3210

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

Sponsored cycle ride around Silverstone track, called in on way home


Good condition 14th Jun 2006  11:50  by Lathama

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

A white-painted pillar alongside a map of the Silverstone site. Came today as assumed there would be activity after the Grand Prix - and so there was! Some F1 testing, to be precise, which was ear-bending. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. N and W sightholes open, the others closed. As has been said, there is a memorial plaque on the W face of the pillar.


Good condition 11th Jun 2006  15:36  by kevenh

Gridref: SP 67073 42428   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

There's a memorial plaque added on one side


Good condition 23rd Apr 2005  12:20  by mickandshane

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

There was a race meeting on but we asked at the security post and they let us in without paying when we said we were interested in the RAF pillar (we didn't say we had an interest in trigs). The trig is in very good condition, painted white, and with a plaque commemorating the death of 7 airmen who died on 30.03.1944 when they were returning from a bombing raid to Nurenberg and attempted an emergency landing at Silverstone, which was then an airfield. Plug with heavily indented letering.


Good condition 15th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, cnr of stand @ Stowe Cnr just inside security barrier (entr no 4), white painted; RAF meml plaque to crashed Halifax bomber affixed

S9372 top ©peregrinus
S9372 trig ©peregrinus


Good condition 30th Apr 2004  09:04  by vegibagger

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Grey drizzly Friday, RAF memorial ref 30/3/1944


Good condition 13th Apr 2004  10:48  by Brisey

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The pillar is within the racing circuit and now serves as a memorial to 7 airmen killed as a result of a crash whilst attempting to land their aircraft at RAF Silverstone. The pillar has been repainted and a wreath was present, possibly to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the bombing mission on 30th March 1944. This TP was an accidental find on a visit to see F1 car testing, one of my other interests!

The pillar/memorial
The flush bracket
The commemorative plaque


Good condition 7th Mar 2004  14:00  by Lizard

Gridref: SP 67074 42445   FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 23rd Apr 2003  11:25  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S9372  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Logged long after visit after being remined of a day in 2003 when on a company jolly at the Formular 1 tyre testing - including a full trip round the circuit.



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