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TP6062 - South Barn
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
South BarnSU31/T135SU31T135401239.4777631.23124.9463PILLAR01/06/1942101/11/1951N0

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4227th with 26 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.79/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Jun 2005
Was Last logged: 1st Aug 2018

Of the 29 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 20129m
The average error was 1691m
The closest was 2m

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Good condition 1st Aug 2018  10:45  by widget

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

Day 2 of the SW Coast Path yomp from Poole. After a lovely breakfast we set out from Swanage and were delighted by Durlston Country Park and Tilly Whim Caves, which Kim remembers visiting as a child (they were closed to the public in 1976). From the lighthouse we took the higher path for 1500 meters, then branched off up the track signposted Herston. Having passed the quarry we crossed one field, clambered carefully over a stone wall, startling half a dozen deer, then crossed the next field to find the trig on the Western side of the next wall a little North of the gateway, with great views in most directions, including Corfe Castle. The route back to the SWCP took us through a gate with a Private Land notice, but we left only footprints and carried on to St Alban's Head unconcerned.

Kim, trig and Corfe Castle in the distance

Good condition 11th Jul 2018  15:10  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Shaston Close, took footpath from there which leads to a track.entered field just before the quarry. Over stone wall to second field, straight across and over gate to find trig.two deer ran by us.

Good condition 4th Apr 2018  18:00  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

OS cap in place shallow indented letters. About a metre west of a wall. Soggy field. Last trig of my Purbeck Hills trigs. Made a clay impression of FB.

Trig ©vegibagger
FB ©vegibagger
Top ©vegibagger

Good condition 9th Jun 2016  15:09  by wrose

Gridref: SZ 01243 77638   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S2579 South Barn Pillar.
S2579 South Barn Flush Bracket.
S2579 South Barn Plug.

Good condition 16th Apr 2016  00:00  by Pete the Trig Hunter

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Further inland from the coast path than you would think. Need to scramble over a couple of dry stone walls and walk down the farmer's field. Only a deer saw me do it!

Good condition 14th Mar 2016  17:53  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SZ 01300 77600   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Staying at the Swanage Bay View Holiday Park quick trip at the top of the park to find a footpath heading S got roughly inline with the trig using GPS then headed W crossing several grates and 1 wall (tut) trig neatly positioned by a wall.

Good condition 29th Feb 2016  13:30  by g4wsb

Gridref: SZ 01244 77635   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycle east of houses to main track to metal gate.right along hedge over wall across field gate on right.


Good condition 11th Jul 2015  15:07  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 01241 77630   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approached from the N, parking on A351 near junc with B3069. RoW to due N of pillar then into large hay meadow, recently cut. Pillar found in good condition, other than minor chips from one top edge, on W side stone wall field boundary. Original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive views N and W; partial seascape E.

Pillar TP6062©jonglew
Pillar TP6062©jonglew
Spider TP6062©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6062©jonglew

Good condition 29th Jun 2015  21:40  by bluebeard

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

Good condition 21st May 2015  15:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Superb walking today in this glorious area; good to be back. We were lucky enough to have holidays here (an old cottage in the hamlet of Acton) for many years. Pillar fine with cap and shallow engraving; one sight-hole open. Now, I wonder whether the Square & Compass will be open by the time I stroll over there?

Good condition 4th May 2014  15:17  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Minor detour off one of our favourite walks - Corfe Castle, Kingston, Chapman's Pool, Worth Matravers (and obligatory stop at Square and Compass, great pub). Then SWCP back to Swanage and steam train to Corfe. Today a wonderful day for it, great views particularly north along the downs, and Corfe Castle itself. Metal cap, shallow letters, excellent condition.

Good condition 16th Apr 2014  10:24  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 20th Mar 2014  14:00  by philandsam

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

In private field by stone wall. Had to walk across very muddy field, but as always, worth the time. Nothing special to see.


Not Logged 5th Mar 2014  13:06  by Willhay

Gridref: SZ 01239 77634   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 0/10


Good condition 17th Sep 2013  10:35  by Dusty

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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Good condition 26th Aug 2013  11:18  by Griggsy

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Car Park Nr Langton House


Good condition 23rd Jul 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 01243 77637   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 14th Mar 2011  11:20  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 01230 77630   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from Durlston. Nice location, pillar good


Good condition 26th Apr 2010  16:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Accessed from the road through Langton Matravers. Another spot where I used to bring field course parties on transects across Purbeck! Good to see the pillar survives alongside its stone wall. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes closed. Good views all round, especially towards the sea. Glorious day!!

Good condition 10th Jul 2009  16:05  by Managra

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not so easy to find as the tracks marked on the map aren't there. Good condition. Lovely views in land. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.


Good condition 25th Aug 2008  00:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Jul 2008  17:00  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SZ 01241 77637   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar in good condition, complete with all metalwork. Approached along field edges from footpath around 500m to the south

Good condition 14th Jul 2008  11:00  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SZ 01200 77600   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked from Durnford Drove and Priests Way.Track to Cuckoo Pound marked "Private" so carried on to Belle Vue Farm.Took the track opposite ie S bound and climbed barbed wire fence after first large field. Keep to rhs, bear left at end of field and climb over stone wall where accessible into next field. Trig is directly across field and just over the wall in the next field at the intersection of 2 fields. Disturbed a small deer in the process.Probably not the best approach to the trig! Good views on a pleasant day.

Good condition 21st Nov 2007  13:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Took the long way round south from Herston via Belle Vue farm and eventually north up private track from NT land/path which gives access to field near pond. Pillar stands in front of nice stone wall with good views to N&W. Retains plug, shallow indented lettering. Vestiges of white paint.

Good condition 4th Aug 2007  16:00  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: SZ 01230 97760   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On another of our lads hike (while the girls were away!), Craig and I drove to Dorset in the morning, found a campsite near Swanage, and set off for a short afternoon ramble... It was not long before we bagged our first Trig of the weekend, it was very easy to get to, sitting next to the wall still with its cap, located at the top of the field, while the cows munched grass at the bottom. Lovely views as we watched a couple of deer running through the next field.

Good condition 17th Feb 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Near SE corner of pasture, just N of gate. cold with a little rain midday neatly coinciding with two longish walks.

Good condition 31st Dec 2006  12:19  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SZ 01240 77629   FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I little hard to get to I ended up jumping a wall to get to this piller.

©Andrew hunt

Good condition 25th Sep 2005  12:01  by NIBBO

Gridref: SZ 01242 77638   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Tracks and land around South Barn are marked “Private Keep Out”. Approach site via “Priests Way”, running north of south Barn following a path into a field to the south in the direction of the Pillar, resulting in climbing over a stone wall only to find at least `hundred head of cattle adjacent to gate, which eventually lead to the goal. The exit route was due west along the edge of the field, past a pond and through a metal gate, set in barbed wire fence, which gave access to a track running north south. Going south leads to the path running along the top of the Downs, being parallel to that along the cliff edge. Six deer observed bounding across field to the west whilst walking towards pond. Pillar in good condition, complete with top plate. View to the North West, shows why Corfe Castle is situated where it is.

Good condition 5th Jun 2005  11:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2579  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at the top of Swanage and found the track that leads past the side of Belle Vue Farm. Carry on along this track until you get to the last hedge line before the quarry. This gives you access into the field whereas previously there has been a barbed wire fence on your right. Go west across the field, negotiate the stone wall, and then head slightly north of west to a metal gate in the next wall line. Go through this gate and the trig is just to the side of the wall about 30 metres north. The fields are pasture and were empty at the time, although the field south of the trig field had cattle in it. The stone walls are more reminiscent of the Yorkshire Dales than Dorset. Pleasant views. Plug with indented lettering.

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