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TP6310 - Tan Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Tan HillST86/T46ST86T046408186.33164690.71294.2113PILLAR01/06/1944101/10/1957N0

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3317th with 13 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.03/10 (from 40 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Aug 1981
Was Last found intact: 9th Oct 2010
Was Last logged: 30th Jun 2016

Of the 40 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 191m
The average error was 102m
1 was exact

Loz&Bib Loz&Bib jonglew jonglew g4wsb g4wsb caroleengel caroleengel Tonyht Tonyht Glaslyn Glaslyn g4wsb g4wsb jimmy jimmy Moonraker Team Moonraker Team arranc arranc Tan Hill Tan Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Dusty
Flush Bracket
By Dusty
By Dusty

New location
Plot showing new locat

By Griefmiester
Site of Tan Hill trig
By cmb1953
See 24 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Moved 30th Jun 2016  11:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Flush Bracket

Moved 8th Jun 2015  20:07  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Left bike by road and walked up bridleway from South. Passed ferret with injured front leg: we stood looking at one another for some time and I managed a photo before it headed into hedgerow. Pillar at edge of field by fence. Glad to get a tick at last after a five long losing streak over last week! 1st didn't wish to trample across cereal crops, 2nd couldn't persuade guard access to private housing estate, 3rd & 4th couldn't find, 5th at Lineham covered by solar farm with large security fence around.

Moved 31st Mar 2015  09:24  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 08084 64561   FB Number: S2525  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Pillar in good shape on corner post.Parking at Allington on sharp bend parking for three cars. Up track to top sheep/cattle pens right an walk north side of fence to trig,plate faces SW.


Moved 18th Jun 2014  10:54  by plet56

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

Always slightly disappointing to find that a pillar has gone.

Moved 1st Jun 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 08088 64558   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

With nearby County Top @ SU104643

Moved 5th May 2013  13:01  by Loz&Bib

Gridref: SU 08082 64542   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Moved to corner of field. I used the GR from a previous log.

New location ©Loz&Bib

Moved 15th Dec 2012  15:10  by dal

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Well done to jonglew for re-finding this pillar. Re-visited having failed last time. Now in one of the corners of a newly fenced field. Delightful approach from the S.

Moved 2nd Dec 2012  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Moved 15th Nov 2012  15:41  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 08086 64546   FB Number: S2525  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Original visit date was 11 Apr 2010. Re-visited today and found it missing - the farmer (presumably) has moved it 165m southwest to the corner of his field. It's not visible from its original position due to the curvature of the hill. New GR is SU 08086 64546 and it is now at a reduced elevation of 272m. This is my first log on this site, hope it's useful. ***Revisited 24 Dec 2014 in light of plet56's log of Jun '14 which may have indicated this pillar had been completely disposed of, but found ok in it's new location. Cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open but nipple not visible due to some rubbish in sight tubes.

Tan Hill Pillar - New Location TP6310©jonglew
Tan Hill Pillar - New Location TP6310©jonglew
Plot showing new locat TP6310©jonglew
Pillar - as at 24 Dec 2014 TP6310. Views West to Morgans Hill and Cherhill Down©jonglew
Spider - as at 24 Dec 2014 TP6310©jonglew
Flush Bracket - as at 24 Dec 2014 TP6310©jonglew

Destroyed 3rd Jul 2012  16:51  by Griefmiester

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

Walked over via Milk Hill, (County top by a tiny bit above Tan Hill) from the car park about 3.5k to East - agreed there is no longer a pillar here there looks to be some new fencing along the edge of the field - saw some intersting Rams on the way over too see image :)

Destroyed 15th Mar 2012  12:30  by Lemon Tree

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

Disappointing visit - Trig is shown on current OS Landranger map. No trig, but good views anyway!

Destroyed 19th Feb 2012  17:21  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 08187 64693   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

Destroyed 27th Dec 2011  14:47  by dal

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

Definitely not where it should be - could have been buried, broken up or moved elsewhere. There are bits of concrete in the field, but none that I found were obviously of OS origin. Pity because the fields to the S and E are pasture, but there is a young crop in the field where the trig should be. This field also has a new barbed wire fence around it, which may have provided the excuse to lose the trig. Delightful stroll up from the S.

Destroyed 30th Aug 2011  15:00  by cmb1953

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

Sad to report that this trig no longer exists! Absolutely certain I was in the right place, but no sign of it anywhere. Several large depressions in the field and a large chunk of concrete next to fence that looked suspiciously trig like.

Site of Tan Hill trig Should have been here but has been removed
Could this be a piece of trig ?©cmb1953

Good condition 9th Oct 2010  12:30  by DanTrig

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

Popped up and down Liddington Castle before driving to Avebury and doing a 16 mile walk over Milk Hill county top to Tan Hill trig and Waden Hill trig. Trig was definitely in its original position when I was up there.

Slightly damaged 12th Jul 2009  14:31  by moonraker

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Bagged while on circular walk from Bishops Cannings. Had to climb through fence to get to it. Super views all around.

Good condition 22nd Nov 2008  15:00  by asbown

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

walked over from the county top at Milk hill, nice views.

view back towards trig from Milk hill

Good condition 16th Jun 2008  21:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 17th Mar 2008  14:20  by tom

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The pillar is sited in a large grass field on a flat summit in the Pewsey Downs; it has FB S2525 and lacks a cap or plug. Visited while on a walk that also included Adamís Grave, Rybury Camp, Wansdyke and Walkers, Milk, Cliffordís, Tan and Knap Hills. From the pillar you can see Picked Hill and the Vale of Pewsey to the south with Salisbury Plain on the horizon. To the west are Roundway and Morgan Hills, with the Cotswolds on the skyline. North are the Marlborough Downs and Milk Hill lies to the east. From the Wansdyke Silbury Hill is clearly seen and from Knap Hill the view continues eastwards to Giantís Grave, Martinsell and beyond. The terrain of my walk seemed to be one long succession of ancient lumps, bumps, barrows and dykes with fine views all the way.The thunder of artillery was often heard from the distant Salisbury Plain. Pewsey Downs SSSI covers part of the hillside. Skylarks were twittering over Milk Hill and numerous small birds were flocking in the sheltered dry valley below the scarp. There is a cut bench mark on the stone trough just inside the field on the opposite side of the road from Knap Hill car park.

Good condition 29th Feb 2008  12:00  by Moonraker Team

Gridref: SU 08188 64699   FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views, wish it had been a clearer day

©Moonraker Team

Good condition 11th Jan 2008  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 08150 64600   FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to locate, but minor trespass required to access. Visited while walking Mid-Wilts Way. Fine views. This is a back dated entry and pillar was in original location, and good condition when visited in 2008.

Good condition 21st Dec 2007  10:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I saw no St Bernards except where I parked my car.

Good condition 4th Nov 2007  09:56  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 08180 64690   FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views over the mist lying in the valleys. Pleasant walk in from Allington.


Good condition 29th Jul 2007  17:00  by lackofluke

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 22nd May 2007  15:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked the magnificent Marlborough Downs from East Kennett visiting the mysterious Wansdyke, the Oxenmere dew-pond (which has existed here since at least the ninth century), Tan Hill to pause for lunch beside trigpoint:s2525, and then on to the East Kennett Long Barrow (on supposedly private property, but I just had to visit this magnificent ancient site, and why not?). Superb walk.

Good condition 4th Sep 2006  15:19  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

One of the longer trips for a sothern trig. Parked up at the reservoir on the 361 then biked across to the trig from the West. At times not the best decision given the narrowness of the path but a real time saver none the less

Good condition 12th Jan 2006  11:53  by spike bowditch

FB Number: 2525  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Misty morning spoiling the view but a visit highly recommended

Good condition 1st Oct 2005  14:45  by Managra

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at Knap Hill and enjoyed a wonderful walk along the ridge past Milk Hill to the trig, which is behind a barbed wire fence. However, there is one bit that's rather loose, so it was easy to lift the wires apart. Set on a concrete plinth and with 360 degree views. Missing plug.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra

Good condition 25th Mar 2005  13:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited this trig whilst bagging the nearby County Top of Milk Hill. A calm and clear Good Friday meant plenty of people out walking but the hang-gliders were having trouble taking off.

Good condition 19th Mar 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, by moonlight but fine location & approach

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 2nd Jun 2004  10:12  by jimmy

Gridref: SU 08186 64697   FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

good views to the north--Wiltshire is a nuisance having to climb two hills to top it!

Good condition 7th Mar 2004  16:20  by cavinguk

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

Good condition 12th Oct 2003  14:46  by discjirm

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views to the south from near this trig point, I walked here on a stroll to Wiltshire's county top (both this hill and the narby Milk Hill are the same height).

Tan Hill trig point. Tan Hill trig point.©discjirm
Tan Hill trig point flush bracket. Tan Hill trig point flush bracket.©discjirm
Tan Hill trig point. Tan Hill trig point.©discjirm

Good condition 3rd Aug 2003  10:57  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

posed son Jamie, and his cousins Emily and Eliott all three of them on the trig top together

Jamie Emily and Eliott Three kids on the pillar together©vegibagger

Good condition 14th Aug 2002  16:40  by Phil Clayton

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

With Milk Hill (a mile and a half away), this is one of Wiltshire's twin county tops.

Not Logged 20th Dec 2001  00:00  by Sprog

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

Good condition 7th May 1998  17:09  by senrabyar

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

Good condition 15th Jan 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Joint County Top of Wiltshire with Milk Hill.Plug missing.

Good condition 27th Oct 1983  10:36  by arranc

Gridref: SU 08200 64700   FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Definitely NOT the twin highest point in Wiltshire (Julia Bradbury on TV August 2009)

Good condition 29th Aug 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S2525  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar in field of inquisitive cows so young members of the family used as decoys while the chief trigspotter mounted the assault on the object of desire.

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