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TP6280 - Sway
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2712
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/28
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6280
County :
Hampshire
Nearest town :
NEW MILTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
SwaySU31/28SU31S028427936.6399816.6958.8563PILLAR01/06/1942101/03/1960N0

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There are 84 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5316th with 48 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.56/10 (from 87 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Sep 1994
Was Last logged: 4th Dec 2018

Of the 87 logged visits,
24 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 40m
The average error was 9m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 4th Dec 2018  15:10  by duncancourts

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Not Logged 23rd Sep 2018  00:00  by weirdbeard

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


Good condition 3rd Aug 2018  12:20  by DelBoyF63

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Surrounded with burnt gorse very little view from trig point (a shame as set in a beautiful area of the New Forest)


Good condition 2nd Aug 2018  14:18  by fitzydan

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Baking hot and decent views - worth the detour

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar


Good condition 18th May 2018  15:27  by VinceTP

Gridref: SZ 27940 99813   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy to spot from the road, the surrounding bushes have been burnt away that covers a large area.


Good condition 14th Jan 2018  11:57  by martyandlisa

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig point just off the side of the road in the goarse, just look for path maid my trig baggers about 200mtrs from the car park road on the left

©martyandlisa
©martyandlisa


Not Logged 15th Aug 2017  12:57  by sniffadogz

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

Pleasant spot.


Good condition 5th Jul 2017  07:19  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just off the road. Rather a lot of spiky gorse around it.

Flush Bracket
TP with my bike close up to avoid gorse


Good condition 28th May 2017  16:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SZ 27937 99817   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just seen from road up narrow path through gorse


Not Logged 14th Apr 2017  11:52  by FfiLli

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

Caching in the New Forest.


Good condition 1st Apr 2017  00:00  by thebuttonmushroom

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Hidden by gorse and when I arrived there was what appeared to be a dead fox at the base of the pillar, but when I saw its eye twitch I carefully extracted my camera. Unfortunately it heard me, panicked and darted off so I didn't get my photo!

The trig


Good condition 29th Mar 2017  12:27  by Loz&Bib

Gridref: SZ 27926 99817   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Wet and windy


Good condition 28th Jan 2017  15:10  by dbattyman

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Nov 2016  16:16  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SZ 27900 99800   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in the Longslade View CP followed the dirt road back to the main road trig about 50m inside a painful gorse and heather thicket. Trig in good condition except the centre plug has been replace with tarmac





Good condition 15th Jun 2016  16:43  by slateloose

Gridref: SZ 27900 99800   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 14th May 2016  16:07  by cheesemouse

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

©cheesemouse


Good condition 13th May 2016  17:00  by Paws 4 a Cache

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Our second Trigpoint. Stopped by this one after finding Keyhaven Two. This is another area where we regularly walk. You're always sure to see some New Forest Ponies nearby. This is the season for foals! We saw three tiny little foals with their mums. So adorable. Had a lovely walk round the moors after finding the pillar among the gorse bushes.


Good condition 4th May 2016  10:47  by orlando rat

Gridref: SZ 27937 99817   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Difficult to spot amongst the gorse until you are nearly on top of it.

Sway


Good condition 13th Feb 2016  00:00  by Pete the Trig Hunter

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

You need a good imagination to picture what the views would be, if there was no gorse.


Good condition 18th Jan 2016  10:01  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar located amongst gorse and only see it once you are right on top of it. No views to mention here but beware of ponies and there debris. a

Sway Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
Sway Pillar ©Thejenkies


Good condition 3rd Dec 2015  00:00  by M0YMA

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


Good condition 11th Oct 2015  13:50  by daffyd

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Been looking for this one for months, cant be seen from the road if driving, right in amonst the gorse!

New forest trig
TP6280


Good condition 9th Oct 2015  09:45  by dal

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Has its own path through the gorse so straightforward find.


Not Logged 6th Sep 2015  11:42  by meandmymum

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Walked up from nearby car park and found easily in amongst the gorse.


Good condition 1st Sep 2015  17:50  by Hammer66

Gridref: SZ 27938 99815   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visiting in-laws at Setthorns campsite down the road, stopped for this one on the way home. Parked up in car-park entrance and walked over to find the Trig Pillar amongst the gorse. Nice scenic views. Also logged as YOSM247.

TP6280 - Sway


Good condition 1st Aug 2015  10:45  by SebastienCale

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

Visible and accessible from the road through the gorse. Sunny morning out with friends.


Good condition 31st Jul 2015  14:25  by bwm

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 17th Apr 2015  01:00  by philandsam

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

Walked from car park 100m to the north


Good condition 20th Dec 2014  12:30  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 27939 99816   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

33m N of roadside in medium dense gorse and heather. Nearby carpark currently closed but parking at entrance ok for couple of cars. Pillar in good condition; cap missing, asphalt plug; rear sight hole only open. Good heathland views.

Pillar TP6280©jonglew
Spider TP6280©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6280©jonglew


Good condition 8th Sep 2014  21:40  by Mat Smith

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Karon at Trig©Mat Smith
Me at Trig©Mat Smith


Not Logged 8th Sep 2014  21:28  by lgxkls

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Found on the way back from a day trip to the Isle of Wight


Good condition 22nd Aug 2014  13:55  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar located close to car park ...


Good condition 11th May 2014  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YSM 247. Parked nearby on access to car park and made short walk to TP which is amongst gorse but visible from road.

TP6280 ©explorer_olway
TP6280 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 17th Oct 2013  11:30  by Tonyht

Gridref: SZ 27930 99810   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Surrounded by gorse, but still easy to fine, and with reasonable views.


Good condition 6th Oct 2013  13:57  by Griggsy

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Bolderwood

©Griggsy


Good condition 16th Sep 2013  13:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 12th Jul 2013  18:00  by pjr

Gridref: SZ 27938 99824   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Boiling hot pillar sits nicely amongst the gorse,nice.


Good condition 4th Jul 2013  08:29  by CJO

Gridref: SZ 27941 99814   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asphalt cap like most around here. Approached via a grass track from the road through gorse bushes.

S2712


Good condition 18th Feb 2013  12:58  by bikeboyz

Gridref: SZ 27937 99816   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Located adjacent to the road. Clear views across the heathland. From the pillar direct sight line to Sway Tower (Peterson's Folly), the world's tallest un-reinforced concrete structure (1879).

view towards Sway Tower - direct sight line
strange OXO like lettering? not paint. Seems like its part of the concrete.
panoramic view


Good condition 27th Sep 2012  13:43  by DesG

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM247.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG
Data Shot ©DesG
On the way to trig point. ©DesG


Good condition 27th Jul 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 27939 99823   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 10th Jul 2012  15:57  by GoldenHaystack

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Disturbed a lovely fox when walking in from the parking area. Quite a view over part of the New Forest.

Sway. ©GoldenHaystack


Good condition 13th Feb 2012  08:32  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Sure many of our friends think we trig baggers are barking, anyway. This visit would utterly confirm it. My visit in the dark was prompted by out that the number on the backet happens to represent the 60th birthday this year of Marilyn inventor Alan Dawson, so being an eccentric arty nerd I thought I might try and make a ceramic cast of this flush bracket as a bizarre present!! Hence me and my son Jamie were hunting for this trig in the dark at the side of the road and then taking a bag of blue powdered moulding alginate and water and a plastic tub and trying smearing this mixture with my hands onto the metal to try and take a mould from it. it was cold about 3-4 degrees and mixture was too sloppy and not helped by me spaying some WD40 on it as I thought if may help stop it adhereing. Of course because of this, initially it wouldn't adhere at all. What a nightmare of nuttiness. As the blue mixture started to solidify it did manage to get enough to adhere to enable me to hope that a cast could in fact be taken. I left it for five mins while I returned to the car to get a pen knife to cut round the edges and managed to gingerly peel it off. I cleaned up the edges round the flush bracket a bit, but apologies to future visitors for the bits of blue platiccy stuff still there. Also interesting to note that the original brass flush bracket cast of the numbers was clearly slightly wonky when it was made especially the final 2 being a bit lopsided. Makes it extra unique though.

Flush bracket ceramic cast sculpture This sculpture celebrates the sixtieth birthday 2nd July 2012 of Alan Dawson inventor of the \'Marilyns\' hill list in the book the \'Relative Hills of Britain\', AKA Blanco in the scottish mountain fanzine Thee Angry Corrie. This is a ceramic cast taken from a mould made from the actual flush bracket of trig pillar \'Sway\' in Hampshire by Charles and Jamie Everett in darkness!! on the evening of Mon13th Feb 2012 and now framed in a waxed open oak frame designed to represent the rock strata of the mountain environment, a nice ironic total contrast to the flatland non hill summit site of this particular trig pillar!©vegibagger


Good condition 22nd Dec 2011  13:47  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very close to road side - parking a few meters away - Pillar good condition - classic New Forest Views.


Good condition 13th Sep 2011  14:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 8th Sep 2011  07:06  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found whilst caching in the area.

©CornishWalker


Good condition 20th Nov 2010  11:51  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 27900 99800   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy roadside find. Good condition.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 13th Nov 2010  16:09  by gushoneybun

Gridref: SZ 27938 99817   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views over the heathland, also logged as a YOSM.


Good condition 2nd Sep 2010  14:57  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Aug 2010  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Aug 2010  12:09  by qmaster

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 9th Aug 2010  14:09  by Chingwakabungya

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Drove past whilst on holiday in the New Forest.


Good condition 1st Aug 2010  10:31  by hussyhill

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We were staying in Sway when we decided to drive into Brockenhurst for some booze for the night when we both shouted out Triiiiiiiigggggggg. That was Saturday evening, so today we bagged this one on our journey home and went fro a cycle around the area. Trig in good condition, asphalt fill in place of plug.

On Our Spot ©hussyhill
The Trig ©hussyhill
The Flush Bracket ©hussyhill


Good condition 29th Apr 2010  13:28  by pharisee

Gridref: SZ 27937 99815   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A pillar just a few yards off the road in open heathland. A convenient car park close by if you don’t fancy stopping at the roadside… it is a bit narrow. The pillar is in good condition, apart from the missing centre plug which has been replaced with tarmac/resin/something. The views are just open heath with gorse and heather. Not very interesting unless you like that sort of thing.

The Pillar ©pharisee
The top of the pillar ©pharisee


Good condition 10th Oct 2009  11:00  by cmb1953

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


Good condition 21st Jun 2009  19:30  by lackofluke

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Jun 2009  14:29  by moonraker

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Seen while returning from doing a works delivery in Sway.


Good condition 2nd Nov 2008  10:15  by gowrie

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Jun 2008  09:10  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: SZ 27938 99825   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not far from road; found while walking round nearby geocaches


Good condition 23rd Oct 2007  17:27  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SZ 27935 99813   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition. painted white signs of graffiti. Visiable from road. Asphalt plug

©Clanfield Rambler


Good condition 5th Oct 2007  13:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

when there were no cars driving past, i could hear the birds singing


Good condition 15th Sep 2007  17:05  by Dorsetgal & GeoDog

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

Easily spotted from the road while geocaching in the area.

©Dorsetgal & GeoDog
As seen from the road©Dorsetgal & GeoDog
©Dorsetgal & GeoDog
©Dorsetgal & GeoDog


Good condition 1st Sep 2007  17:15  by Ann_and_Brian

Gridref: SZ 27937 99815   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

No problems finding this one. Good condition with asphalt plug.

The Pillar
Flush Bracket
The Top
The Top


Good condition 30th Aug 2007  12:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Some old chiseled graffiti which had been filled with concrete like filler which had weathered differently so leaving inscription legible. Graffiti read variously OXO, oxo 1939, OXO(with a heart symbol).

Sway S2712


Good condition 12th Aug 2007  18:20  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

We were just driving along a did a double-take at this trig in clear view from the road. Parked up in this pretty dull and flat location with traffic passing at speed. Very minor vandalism (see photo).

The trig with our car on the road very close by ©SidAndBob


Good condition 2nd Aug 2007  16:13  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at the side of the road and one of the team dashed to the trig. Lots of frisky horses about, so took a photo from a distance, then tried to get closer without getting trampled!

Sway trigpoint
Sway trigpoint


Good condition 15th Jun 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S2712
S2712
S2712


Good condition 19th May 2007  08:42  by Alan Grove

Gridref: SZ 27936 99825   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in nearby car park and walked back to the trigpoint, (which is nearer the road than the car park). The pillar is in good condition, although shows signs of scratching, though not of recent origin.

TP6280 TP6280 - Sway©Alan Grove
TP6280 FB TP6280's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove


Good condition 11th Mar 2007  14:27  by TreeHouse

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


Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, asphalt plug, heathland c 20m of road. Visited by moonlight, then settled down to watch the Lunar eclipse - great views on a nice clear night.

New Forest Lunar Eclipse 3Mar07 ©peregrinus
New Forest Lunar Eclipse 3Mar07 ©peregrinus


Good condition 26th Feb 2007  14:41  by raypool

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 21st Oct 2006  16:00  by Dobunnis

Gridref: SZ 27938 99819   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

An easy find as can be seen from the road; quickly logged after parking right next to it.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2006  13:00  by stevepammypoo

Gridref: SZ 27940 99828   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Today was one of the hottest days of the year so far and Rufus the dog nearly died of dehydration becausw Steve parked too far away.

©stevepammypoo
The Trig Pillar
Some beautiful scenery


Good condition 24th Apr 2006  16:00  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SZ 27938 99823   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©Andrew hunt


Good condition 6th Sep 2005  18:45  by pineapple

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


Good condition 21st Jun 2005  07:34  by rhayader_wanderer

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

all said and done small car park just to the east of the trig


Good condition 17th Apr 2005  17:02  by Kitty Hawk

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

This was pretty easy, there is a path through burnt out gorse.


Good condition 29th Mar 2005  12:03  by Brisey

Gridref: SZ 27930 99820   FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Signs of life are returning to the surrounding burnt gorse. Elsewhere I saw signs warning of controlled burning so perhaps that is what happened here. Fire is one hazard of trigging I hadn't thought of before here. GR to 10m only.

TP6280 Showing signs of life in the burnt gorse.
S2712


Good condition 21st Nov 2004  12:30  by Managra

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition but tarmac plug. Nestling in the gorse by the car park.

Flush bracket
The trig


Good condition 27th Oct 2004  18:09  by The Peak Plodders

FB Number: S2717  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surrounded by burnt gorse, not far from the road, so an easy find at dusk>


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2004  16:33  by Teasel

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Last of the day. Found easily in the burnt gorse. Good condition but tarmac plug.

Flush bracket
Jayne by the trigpoint ©Teasel


Good condition 5th Sep 2004  12:00  by kevjtrig

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

No 7 for today - that's the lot. A good, hot bike ride. The mentioned gorse had been burnt by the time of my visit. I bet it would have made a good photo (but vandals don't usually have photography in mind). Views to Sway Tower and (just through the haze) the Isle of Wight and Fawley Oil Terminal chimneys.


Slightly damaged 23rd Jul 2004  18:30  by Paul G0TLG

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Some evidence of vandal activity, and the post is surrounded by gorse so the views aren't much. However, spectacular views on the walk from the car park make up for it.


Good condition 14th Mar 2004  15:15  by Trigger

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Updated flush bracket number

TP6280 flush bracket
TP6280 trigpoint


Good condition 4th May 1998  13:20  by widget

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

I'm writing this in Aug 2018 having just dug out some old maps and found notes on a few trigs I did 20+ years ago before I even realised this site existed! This was a busy Bank Holiday Monday out trigging. My notes only record the time and "Vws N".


Good condition 24th Aug 1997  00:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First attempt to find this the previous day foiled by the Old Man cycling off with the maps! Returned by car for a bit of a hunt, eventually located in a gorse bush.


Good condition 4th Sep 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2712  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In amongst the gorse. Tarmac plug.



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