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TP6469 - Thruxton Down
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Thruxton DownSU54/T22SU54T022424649.04145312.80174.0193PILLAR01/06/1953101/04/1958N0PILLAR LEANING NOT FOR SALE

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6676th with 67 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.33/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Aug 2003
Was Last logged: 22nd Jun 2018

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

All were within 9m
The average error was 6m
The closest was 1m

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Slightly damaged 22nd Jun 2018  08:22  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Dumped car in Shipton Bellinger. Cycled up Old Coach Rd and met a couple of women jogging. One told me that there were no red flags flying today (that's good) and the other was convinced we had met before. When I said I was "The Trig Guy", she said "Oh yes, how many are you going to catch today?". At top of hill I went past a gate and along the very wide filed boundaries to Trig. It is hidden in a clump of small trees. Nice views.

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View showing wide field boundaries

Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 24650 45320   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2015  16:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2015  17:59  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 24650 45322   FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

G Short walk from road .


Slightly damaged 9th Jan 2013  12:20  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 24649 45314   FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked on the minor Snoddington Road beneath chestnut trees. A gated track led north to the trig but warned of 'no access without permission' - ignored that and walked up the hill to the trig. Pheasant feeding stations lined the track but no shooters around today. Pillar located a little off the track on edge of a recently planted arable field. Found it clearly a little off vertical, in fact it looks as though it's been moved and dumped at the field boundary but it's at the correct GR. Other than leaning a little it's in good condition; 1 sight hole open, the other 3 sealed; tarmac centre plug replaces the metal cap. Good views west, especially with the River Bourne in flood.

Pillar TP6469©jonglew
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Slightly damaged 14th Feb 2012  15:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: 1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

En route to see Swindon Town 3-0 Crawley Town. Walked uphill, inevitably ignoring the private property sign. As I ascended, the ground became considerably muddy and I'd stupidly not changed from my shoes to wellies;imbecile! The near side of the trig was a recently ploughed field; fortunately the far side wasn't,otherwise my shoes would have been drowned in the quagmire.Earlier I'd visited St.Peter's Church in Shipton Bellinger,and as I wandered around the church a cheery woman entered, and after greetings she quipped:'I hope you're not going to nick our roof lead!'

Slightly damaged 22nd Dec 2011  09:48  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Good track up from road then slightly to right. Although not high, wide ranging views.

Slightly damaged 17th Oct 2010  19:25  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Aug 2010  11:30  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the bottom of the hill and tactfully ignored the Private sign. Straightforward uphill walk to the trig to be rewarded with panoramic views on a clear day. Trig itself at edge of corn bird cover so easily photographed.

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Good condition 21st May 2010  20:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 8th Jul 2009  10:40  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk up to this one - only one private sign to not see on the way up ;) - Pillar good condition if a bit uprooted - great views.

Good condition 22nd Oct 2008  11:49  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 24640 45310   FB Number: S1697  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plenty of Private signs here,and obviously a big shoot area.All quiet today so put my head down and walked uphill.Arrived to find 7ft sweetcorn and was a lucky guess when I walked into it and found pillar in small clearing.


Slightly damaged 17th Sep 2007  12:24  by tom

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

The pillar has an asphalt plug, FB S1697 and is leaning (hence slightly damaged log). The track approaching from the avenue of horse chestnuts on Snoddington Road to the south is lined with bales of hay and plastic water containers. The pillar is surrounded by thistles in a maize field; the views from the approach are largely obscured by the crop as you enter the field. Downs can be seen to the south; Beacon Hill to the west; the wooded hills above Tidworth and Perham Down to the north; the view to the east is over much flatter land.

Slightly damaged 2nd Jul 2007  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 24650 45320   FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy to locate and access if you ignore all the signs telling you to go somewhere else. Reasonable views, and probably just about worth the hassle.

Good condition 30th Nov 2005  22:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 10th Jun 2005  16:40  by Lathama

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I must admit that I didn't realise it was leaning at all! Parked on the lane and walked past the Keep Out sign - which I took to mean the field rather that the footpath. The pillar has an asphalt plug replacement. No paint. W sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed about 4" all round. It's between a wheat field and a newly-planted section that is protected by dead crows swinging sedately on sticks. Not quite sure what is planted in it! Good distant views over the Plain in all directions except N where a small copse obscures the view. Buzzard mewing overhead.

Good condition 12th Mar 2005  10:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access if you ignore the trespass sign. Pleasant views. I'm calling it good even though it is leaning slightly. Tarmac plug.

Slightly damaged 12th Mar 2005  10:15  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

What trespass sign? It does lean a lot for a supposed vertical pillar!!

Slightly damaged 7th Mar 2005  16:00  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SU 24650 45320   FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Leaning but otherwise finegood roadside parking to the south.

Slightly damaged 8th Jan 2005  15:15  by Managra

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

It's leaning to port a bit. It's a bit trespassy but the access is easy. It's next to a field of dead cabbages. Not brilliant views. Tarmac plug

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Slightly damaged 8th Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

vgc but leaning; resin plug

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