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TP6286 - Swinford Farm
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Swinford FarmSP42/T37SP42T037444830.64207974.78132.8503PILLAR01/06/1952101/06/1971N0

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There are 19 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3743rd with 26 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.90/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Apr 1981
Was Last logged: 8th Jul 2019

Of the 21 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 96m
The average error was 13m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Swinford Farm
By Aye Jimmy
Swinford Farm
By Aye Jimmy
Swinford Farm
By Aye Jimmy
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Jul 2019  18:48  by Border Peat

Gridref: SP 44832 07879   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 23rd Mar 2019  17:24  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SP 44833 07982   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Swinford Farm The TP. All sight holes open.
Swinford Farm The FB.
Swinford Farm OS cap with deeply incut letters.

Good condition 29th Sep 2018  10:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 44831 07975   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From layby to SW up field and along next field to gap in hedge No cows seen

Good condition 9th Sep 2016  12:03  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Went up dirt driveway with "No Cycling" and "Access by permission only" signs on it. Well there is an open gate there?! After going past very dilapidated barn I parked the bike and walk through fields to reservoir fence and followed it to the pillar. Not bad views from it.

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Good condition 31st Jul 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 44833 07980   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Jul 2015  06:50  by jonglew

Gridref: SP 44832 07976   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at small dirt layby on Oxford Rd (SP 44410 07737). Over field gate, then rough pasture - long wet grass, no sign of cattle (other than lots of pooh). Covered reservoir expansion now complete and fortunately hasn't encroached onto the pillar's space. Original cap in place, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. 360deg panorama - Wytham Woods, Thames, Farmoor Reservoir.

Pillar TP6286©jonglew
Spider TP6286©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6286©jonglew

Good condition 4th Nov 2013  13:40  by Two Twitchers

Gridref: SP 44834 07981   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited having walked round the nearby Farmoor Reservoir and seen 3 types of Grebe, Slavonian, Rednecked and Great Crested, we followed then Thames path and then visited the Trig. Views were great on a nice clear day.

View from the Trig Trigpoint overlooking the Thames valley
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Good condition 29th Jun 2013  11:02  by g4wsb

Gridref: SP 44833 07980   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked south B4044 wood edge,over bent gate across field to corner gate turning right up to top.


Good condition 24th Mar 2012  20:36  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I've passed this way several times but not attempted a visit. Over one gate with hedge up slope on left, 2nd gate in top corner and circle around copse. Should be good views over Thames valley, but despite a warm sunny day, all is misty haze.

Good condition 26th Apr 2010  15:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Made a diversion for this one from a long distance stroll along the Thames Path. I was fascinated by the toll history of the nearby Swinford Bridge: 'only' 5p a car to cross it, but as many thousands of vehicles use this bridge annually, that's a significant income (about 4million) for the anonymous owner who bought it for 1,080,000.00 in December 2009. The tolls are set by Parliament. A beautiful bridge too, built in 1769 of a golden colour, with voussoirs and balustrade.

Good condition 15th Nov 2008  13:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 20th Sep 2008  13:45  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 44830 07970   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This has escaped the expansion of the resevoir by about 20ft.Good views. Access up track to resevoir to the NW.Park by old barns,across field,over fence up one more field.(pictures to follow)

New Resevoir compound ,within 20ft of pillar.©Glaslyn

Good condition 17th Nov 2005  16:10  by lackofluke

Gridref: SP 44833 07980   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Headed up to this one after a walk through Wytham Woods. No-one else was around, so I climbed over the barbed-wire fence to photograph the FB.

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Good condition 30th Oct 2005  16:45  by dal

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Same route from layby at north end of wood. Vgc. Nice sunset over Farmoor Reservoir. A young lady was already enjoying the view, and was very worried I was an irate farmer coming to reprimand her for trespass.

Good condition 28th Jun 2005  11:15  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SP 44830 07976   FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Couldn't have described my route better, though I did look at the track further on initially but was unhappy aobut the parking options. Lots of soil mechanits dirilling at the moment wonder why?

Good condition 10th Apr 2005  13:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at a layby at the north end of the wood and headed up from there, following the woodside then across to the trig via decrepit iron railings. Good views of Farmoor Reservoir and the Thames (or Isis if you prefer). Plug with heavily indented letering.

Good condition 30th Jul 2004  16:35  by Trigger

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Updated FB!

Good condition 17th Jul 2004  10:30  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

saturday, overcast warm, hint of wind, field boundary edge on west of escarpment

Unreachable but visible 31st May 2004  12:15  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

My rules allow me to log a trig if I am on the nearest ROW - in this case on the Thames Path looking up at this one. However, worthy of logging as we saw no other trigs on the whole of the 184 miles of the TP - I guess this is what you should expect if you choose to walk down a river valley!

Good condition 20th Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; metal cap deep letters

Good condition 19th Apr 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S6758  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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