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TP6096 - Spettisbury Ring
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S5906
OSGB36 Station :
ST70/T57
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6096
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
BLANDFORD FORUM

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Spettisbury RingST70/T57ST70T057391436.87101894.3381.1743PILLAR01/06/1950101/04/1952N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2617th with 29 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.25/10 (from 48 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Dec 2003
Was Last logged: 10th Mar 2018

Of the 48 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 101m
The average error was 25m
1 was exact

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Good condition 10th Mar 2018  13:50  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Onwards from The Cliff. Very interesting and well preserved hill fort with all round, if overcast, views. Good to see work to preserve the spirit of the adjacent station. Pillar in excellent condition considering its public location - metal cap, shallow letters, E and W s/holes open.


Good condition 21st Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 91439 01902   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

If approaching from FP to SE, make sure you get the higher path (along the field edge) rather than the more obvious disused railway line path.


Good condition 26th Aug 2017  16:59  by pairoboots

Gridref: ST 91400 01900   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Geat views from here.

Alan at Trigpoint ©pairoboots


Good condition 8th May 2017  10:30  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

YSM577 Spettisbury Ring ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 21st Apr 2017  12:45  by FfiLli

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fantastic views from the trig when eventually found as part of a geocaching question.

Spettisbury ©FfiLli


Good condition 2nd Apr 2017  12:55  by Chris9870

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This was our 500th proper trig or FBM. No looking at church roofs as you drive past. Anyway, parked on main road and walked up under the railway bridge and up to gate. Walked across field to ring and followed bank around to right to the trig. Lovely day and an interesting place. Old railway station nearby being done up to its former glory.


Good condition 10th Mar 2017  11:00  by duncancourts

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 5th Nov 2016  16:51  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 91437 01903   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking next to foot path follow pass wooden post into field along hedge , follow path to trig

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 4th May 2016  12:57  by orlando rat

Gridref: ST 91437 01894   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

When I arrived at the Ring I couldn't spot the pillar, which was behind some shrubs. Great views from the pillar.

Spettisbury Ring


Not Logged 2nd Apr 2016  10:25  by meandmymum

Gridref: ST 91400 01800   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Parked under railway bridge near old station and walked up footpath through field. Could see for miles in all directions.

©meandmymum


Good condition 15th Nov 2015  13:59  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 91437 01895   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I parked on the main road as the under bridge area was full, then up the lane and across the field. Pillar good condition located on the south edge of the fort, interesting area reasonable views.

Pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 10th Oct 2015  14:30  by daffyd

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Not where we thought it was, just go up the lane under the old railway bridge, up the lane approx. 100yds, turn first left through gate, across field then turn left on to high bank, trigpoint is behind bushes, approx. 80yds. One of the top corners is damaged.

Spetisbury ring 10/10/15
Damage on top corner 10/10/15


Good condition 7th Oct 2015  13:49  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 91438 01894   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked under the disused railway bridge, pleasant surprise to find the old station project, where we lunched. Not so pleasant a surprise to find a scramble up the embankment was required when accessing the pillar from the old railway track! There is an easier way. Pillar found atop the IA hillfort, slightly offset on a square concrete plinth. Original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; L & RHD side sight holes open. Near enough 360deg views - S to Ballard Down.

Pillar TP6096©jonglew
Spider TP6096©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6096©jonglew
Spetisbury Station Project TP6096 - Note only 1 't' in the spelling - the OS doing its own thing again©jonglew


Good condition 7th Sep 2015  18:08  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked under the viaduct and walked the zig zag path to pillar. Almost 360 degree view from this one. in good condition.

Spettisbury Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
Spettisbury Ring pillar ©Thejenkies


Good condition 24th Aug 2015  15:55  by bwm

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 22nd Nov 2014  15:10  by DesG

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Not Logged 7th Sep 2014  15:44  by Mat Smith

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Jul 2014  17:00  by S+B

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Thankfully the FP had been cut


Good condition 23rd Apr 2014  15:55  by philandsam

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked from pub in Spetisbury. Trig on edge of Iron age fort, easy to find, good condition.

©philandsam


Not Logged 5th Apr 2014  14:29  by Teamfizz

Gridref: ST 91459 01896   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Apr 2014  14:57  by pork_pie_hat

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Been so busy (and weather's been so poor) that this is the first trig I've logged this year. Walked up from Spetisbury School with my wife. We were surprised that the TP is in such good condition given the easily accessible location.


Good condition 30th Mar 2014  09:18  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 23rd Jan 2014  12:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: ST 91400 01900   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On edge of iron age fort, great views. 1st visited 04 Jan 2008.


Good condition 18th Sep 2013  15:25  by Dusty

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 23rd Jun 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst on a 16 mile walk with an old friend and introduced him to trigpointing and geocaching. Trig is on a windswept bank of the hill fort with glorious views.

TP6096 ©explorer_olway
TP6096 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 11th Apr 2012  11:05  by tom

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The pillar stands on the southern rampart of a small Iron Age hillfort on the edge of the downs to the south east of Blandford Forum. I parked by the old railway bridge to the north, I then followed the old track to Louse Lane to the south and then returned by way of the footpath to reach the hillfort and the trig. It has FB S5906 and its spider is plugged by a metal cap with shallow lettering and the foundations of its base are exposed by about 6 inches in places. Blandford Forum, Shillingstone Hill and Bulbarrow could be seen to the north-west. The gently rolling interior of Cranborne Chase is to the north with glimpses of Melbury Hill and Win Green on its northern edge. Badbury Rings could be seen in the east with low wooded hills on the fringe of the New Forest in the distance. Charborough Tower is to the south with the Purbeck Hills on the horizon.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2011  12:55  by moonraker

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged while on circular walk from Charlton Marshall. Marvellous views.


Good condition 28th Sep 2011  14:55  by splash

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good all round views including Badbury rings. Glorious sunny day.


Good condition 19th Aug 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 27th Oct 2010  11:20  by mtb mick

Gridref: ST 91400 01800   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Logged on a short walk with my brother and his new dog Chester. Walked up from the disused railway at the louse Lane end. Big views. Surprised it is not more popular with baggers.

Spettisbury Ring, Dorset


Good condition 10th Sep 2010  16:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 1st Sep 2010  14:53  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th May 2010  12:55  by Moonraker Team

Gridref: ST 91437 01895   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Feb 2010  13:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On circular walk from Badbury Rings visiting the sensational mediaeval wall paintings at Tarrant Crawford Church; also was keen to find the remains of Spetisbury Station (demolished 1959) of which both platforms remain. Above the old railway, Spetisbury Rings rise - there is very much a link between these two places, in that in 1857 during the cutting of the railway,80-90 skeletons were found, & a further 40 in 1858. These bodies are thought to be the defenders of the hillfort during their defeat by the Romans in C1 AD. And so...to the trigpoint: so much of interest here, and returned by the comically named Louse Lane. Nearby Crawford Bridge is worth a study too (mediaeval on its north side); also Shapwick Church set next to the River Stour. Such a profusion of interesting sites hereabouts....


Good condition 17th Feb 2009  09:02  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 91430 01890   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked to the SE footpath goes direct to pillar which is in good condition. Nice location.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 24th Dec 2008  15:00  by jasymmons

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 25th Aug 2008  06:55  by Trigger

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Aug 2008  08:30  by PhilPamAndRob

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up to this trig from the nearby Geocache (Spetisbury Ring 2). Some times its tricky finding a trig when overgrown and in a hedge, but this one stood proud on the horizon as I approached.

Trig Pillar ©PhilPamAndRob
Trig Plaque ©PhilPamAndRob


Good condition 20th Aug 2008  11:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 26th Oct 2007  15:45  by cherrybear143

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged during a walk west of Spetisbury with Sox during October half term. Lovely autumn day.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2007  09:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Situated on the ring. Walked past this one many times before trig hunting without a second glance! Retains plug.


Good condition 6th Apr 2007  13:59  by stevepammypoo

Gridref: ST 91441 01891   FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar


Good condition 1st Mar 2007  19:34  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Another pleasant moonlit walk, make sure to go along the old trackbed the other path leaves you 15m away on the wrong side of a thick hedge and the ring ditch


Good condition 24th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, decent hillfort, good view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 9th Jul 2005  12:50  by Managra

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In good condition on a concrete plinth. Lovely views from the hill fort. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Good condition 28th Mar 2005  14:40  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked on the little yellow road to the north west of the trig just past the disused railway bridge. Pleasant walk across to the hill fort which has good views over the surrounding countryside. Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 30th Jan 2005  10:03  by TreeHouse

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

Located on the highest point of the hillfort's single rampart. Good views over the Frome valley.

Pillar and view southeast ©TreeHouse


Good condition 22nd Dec 2003  12:30  by maurice

FB Number: S5906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10



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