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TP6473 - Thurnham Court Estate
 
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Flush Bracket :
S3490
OSGB36 Station :
TQ87/45
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6473
County :
Kent
Nearest town :
MAIDSTONE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Thurnham Court EstateTQ87/45TQ87S045580587.28158460.77198.5582PILLAR01/06/1946101/01/1952N0

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There are 79 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1952nd with 15 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.46/10 (from 72 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Jan 1976
Was Last logged: 20th May 2018

Of the 72 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 106m
The average error was 16m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 20th May 2018  15:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I was in good spirits having just visited my last Kent Marilyn before the short walk around to this trig point. Removed the empty cheese dip plastic container that someone had wedged in the top and then took my photo and then realised I had cheese dip slurping in my pocket. Not all a good day I guess.


Good condition 15th Dec 2017  10:16  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Short stroll to the pillar from the car park. Pillar in good condition with great views to the south

Thurnham Court Estate Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
Thurnham Court Estate Pillar with views ©Thejenkies


Good condition 24th Aug 2017  13:02  by slateloose

Gridref: TQ 80500 58400   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The car park can only be accessed when travelling westbound on the A249. Nice easy walk to trig point from car park.


Good condition 18th Aug 2017  14:15  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM0481 Thurnham Court Estate. Another kite flyers hill will great views. Short walk from the car park to the trig point which is in a well kept area with some information panels. Mr U2 was additionally happy as it was a Pokestop. #3 day#1

Mrs TJR at Thurnham Court Estate ©thejackrustles
Thurnham Court Estate collage


Good condition 18th Aug 2017  14:04  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Nice wee walk and arrived at same time as the grass cutter man. Once he went, the muggles appeared just as we started our photoshoot. Good interpretation panels and views at a well kept spot which is also a pokeymon gym. Result.




Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:47  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 8th Jan 2017  12:50  by bwm

Gridref: TQ 80588 58461   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Recently repainted bright white. Kent Invicta horse emblem gone


Good condition 2nd Sep 2016  18:00  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: 3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A bit overcast so what would have been a good view was a bit spoilt. Easy access and a nice walk to to the pillar.


©Ted Mariner


Good condition 1st Jul 2016  19:29  by ZanderH

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


Good condition 1st Jul 2016  19:28  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Got to the car park just as the ranger was locking the gate, but he was quite happy for us to park in the gateway. Ran over with Alexander.


Good condition 5th Apr 2016  15:02  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy bag from country park car park. Good viewpoint looking south.


Good condition 15th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 80588 58467   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in large lay-by @ TQ808582 (Car park to NE £1.20) Note - Marilyn (Detling Hill) short distance to NWN


Not Logged 20th Dec 2015  13:20  by Ant1974

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


Good condition 20th Dec 2015  13:19  by VinceTP

Gridref: TQ 80589 58462   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

FB Thurnham Court Estate
View SE
Trig site
Spider


Not Logged 20th Dec 2015  13:19  by Ant1974

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


Good condition 5th Sep 2015  17:50  by weekender

Gridref: TQ 80585 58464   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 24th Aug 2015  17:00  by meandmymum

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Parked at White Horse Wood CP and were the only people here. Despite the dampness of the evening views still good.


Good condition 10th Aug 2015  12:24  by orlando rat

Gridref: TQ 80587 58461   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely views


Good condition 31st Jul 2015  15:47  by mitsiman

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

A nicely painted Kent horse on this one.

©mitsiman


Good condition 4th Mar 2015  16:12  by mntainman

Gridref: TQ 80588 58463   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Painted White with red county emblem emblazoned on all 4 sides.


Good condition 7th Oct 2014  12:08  by catman

Gridref: TQ 80589 58460   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stroll from White Horse Wood Country Park car park on sunny but windy day. Pillar brilliant white and various Kent County Council stickers. Good views.


Good condition 18th Sep 2014  13:53  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First of three trigs on a leisurely drive to Dungeness, beautiful warm late summer's day, but rather too hazy fully to appreciate the all round views from here - on a clear day they must be spectacular, including the Marsh in one direction and the North Downs in the other. Trig painted bright white with the Kent flag stencilled on all four sides (white horse on a red background). Centre and all s/holes open, but otherwise in vgc considering the public, and popular, location.


Good condition 16th Sep 2014  12:45  by Velosaurus

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stopped off in the Country Park to stretch the dogs legs. Sadly it was a bit misty today so couldn't really appreciate the view.

The pillar with a view over Kent ©Velosaurus
The flush bracket ©Velosaurus


Good condition 25th Jul 2014  00:00  by CornishCacher

FB Number: BSM3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th May 2014  08:05  by Alancache

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

Very white.

The trigpoint and view


Good condition 4th May 2014  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YSM 481. Glorious views and a very clean TP that is painted white with the Kent County Council logo in red.

TP6473 ©explorer_olway
TP6473 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 2nd May 2014  15:54  by DesG

Gridref: TQ 80589 58454   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Dull and dreary up here but a good looking trig point with it's white paint, one of the boards states that this trig is No.5490. Also logged as YSM481

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG
One of the information boards. ©DesG


Good condition 19th Apr 2014  18:50  by Fishboy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Nice looking pillar. All painted and looks good.

©Fishboy


Good condition 27th Oct 2013  13:40  by The Reverend

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 21st Sep 2013  14:21  by stignest

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

great views, enjoyed watching some dude parasailing off nearby edge.


Good condition 13th Jul 2013  16:55  by TongShanHui

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

TP6473 Pillar OS Trigonometry Marker 5490


Good condition 5th Apr 2013  00:00  by Bramley

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

Up from Thurnham Castle remains then onto Marilyn - at junction of 3 paths (with seat) rather than in wood


Good condition 21st Sep 2012  00:00  by stignest

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

paragliders from edge. hazy but good views. trig in good nick.


Good condition 13th Sep 2012  16:06  by jonglew

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Final trig for the day. Parked partway up Castle Hill and picked up a public path going NE directly to the trig. Interesting affair co-located as it is with 3 panels giving the views south across to the High Weald. Pillar is in good condition, but plug is missing. Looking for the Marilyn, Detling Hill, was a little more tricky as it's tucked away, unmarked, in the woods somewhere.

Pillar TP6473©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6473©jonglew


Good condition 20th Jul 2012  13:16  by pharisee

Gridref: TQ 80589 58461   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I parked opposite the start of the path, south of the pillar. An easy walk up until I realised I was on the wrong side of a barbed wire topped fence. Fortunately, there was a gate 100 yards or so past the pillar so access was not a problem. The pillar is in good condition apart from the missing centre plug and has been tastefully(?) incorporated into a viewpoint feature. The view west towards Detling is the only one thatís open and clear of trees.

The Pillar ©pharisee
The top of the pillar ©pharisee
The data shot ©pharisee
The view west. ©pharisee


Good condition 17th Jun 2012  13:00  by dave-harris

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Flush Bracket


Not Logged 27th Mar 2012  09:05  by WhiteFriar

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


Good condition 22nd Oct 2011  11:05  by asbown

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

Good views on a lovely morning.


Good condition 9th Oct 2011  15:30  by Godzilla

Gridref: TQ 80587 58461   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views across Kent. Saw a buzzard flying over Thurnham Castle.

TP6473 ©Godzilla
©Godzilla
©Godzilla


Good condition 9th Aug 2011  21:35  by bowlesy

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

In the dark! Managed to find it ok from the car park.


Good condition 1st May 2011  09:03  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Views spoilt by heat haze. Interesting use of location for visitor viewpoint.


Good condition 14th Dec 2010  14:44  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: TQ 80587 58466   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Detling Marilyn 'summit' some distance away in wood on R.
Detling FB of the BSM type.
Detling Location and capless.


Good condition 3rd Nov 2010  15:00  by Jim Hawkins

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

Its always breezy up there!


Good condition 25th Jul 2010  15:42  by Arnand

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice location & great views. No cap


Good condition 26th Apr 2010  14:15  by raypool

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I was born 500 yards away from this trig.



Good condition 2nd Apr 2010  15:34  by g4wsb

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Not Logged 30th Dec 2009  18:51  by captain gore-tex

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

No view of anything, except fog!

greyness abounds ©captain gore-tex


Good condition 26th Apr 2009  13:44  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked via North Downs Way from Hollingbourne. Seats around trig point and a good view. Excellent spot for lunch stop. (2nd visit Walked from Maidstone via Aylesford, Burham before joining North Downs Way to Thurnham then back to Maidstone by train from Bearsted.)

Thurnham Court Estate Trig Point
Thurnham Court Estate Trig Point FB


Good condition 13th Sep 2008  17:45  by rowleybirkin

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove out to this one on an evening when the coast-bound M20 was one enormous lorry park - Operation Stack as it is known. The local authority have done a wonderful job in preserving this pillar and incorporated it in a viewpoint feature. Compare this with certain other organisations who, to their ignorance and shame, have destroyed pillars unnecessarily.

The pillar The pillar with its companions at the viewpoint.
The pillar
Flush bracket
Information board
Sculpture also in the White Horse Country Park.


Good condition 4th Aug 2008  14:56  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

walked up from Thurnham


Not Logged 30th Jul 2008  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 10th Oct 2007  11:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Detling Hill. Summit plateau appears to have a number of areas around 200 meters in height...slight higher than trig point. Castle ruins are worth a visit to view the rare Castlemilk Moorit sheep that are grazing there.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2007  16:25  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A nice location for a Trig up here on the North Downs located in the White Horse Woods country park. This provides a great viewpoint over Kent and also appears to be a favourite destination for the pilots of model aircraft (gliders in particular). Anyway the Trig has been incorporated into a very nice seated area and is in good condition. I would have given it 8/10 had the centre cap not been missing from the Spider. The Ordnance Survey website lists the computing year as 1946 and the height at 198.56 metres (651.44 feet) a/s/l.

Trigpoint ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Seating & Viewpoint ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe


Good condition 17th Dec 2006  11:30  by bazza1589

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


Good condition 12th Oct 2006  16:45  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views from this position on the North Downs over the Weald of Kent below. Well managed area with interesting information boards, wood sculpture and Thurnham Castle site nearby.

S3490 at Thurnham Court Estate ©The Moor We Hunt...


Good condition 30th Jul 2006  12:22  by barryhunter

Gridref: TQ 80588 58465   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Again not much to add, other than great views due to nice blue skys.


Good condition 26th Jul 2006  19:10  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Everything worth noting has already been said. Some room to park next to the main footpaths into the site near the castle.


Good condition 25th Mar 2006  15:30  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Area developed into very nice viewpoint along with seat overlooking Maidstone valley.

Thurnham viewpoint


Good condition 8th Mar 2006  11:33  by Uncle Jimbo

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cold, Wet & Windswept. But very peaceful.

©Uncle Jimbo


Good condition 29th Jan 2006  14:46  by Team Sieni

Gridref: TQ 80585 58472   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great views. Nice walk alon N Downs Way from/to Boxley. GPSr gave height as 189m.

The Trig ©Team Sieni
Flush Bracket ©Team Sieni


Good condition 30th Dec 2005  22:56  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked the night at the end of the dead end road and bagged this in the morning



Good condition 14th Nov 2005  16:33  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Located about 200 meters from the car park at the top of Detling Hill. Pillar in good condition apart from a missing plug. No views at the time of my visit as almost dark - Nice sunset though.


Good condition 2nd Apr 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, next to info boards which mistakenly refer to it as 5490! Middle of cereal field last time I was there (19/6/1999) - didn't even search for the trig as far as I recall. Fine view

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus


Good condition 25th Aug 2004  15:08  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 80585 58470   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This is a strange place. The location is known these days as White Horse Wood and has been developed as a country park as a millennium project. Clearly a lot has been put into it with footpaths, plantations etc, and the actual trigpoint site has been turned into a viewpoint area. And all very nice it is too. The only problem on the day of my visit was that it was shut. Very surprising for 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon in August. There were no signs to this effect, but the first gate was secured with a strap (easily removed) and the second was padlocked (easily climbed). The whole site was deserted. The trigpoint was easily reached and duly logged. However, I felt all the time that I should not have been there. I checked the Kent CC website later but there was no mention of the site being closed. Previous logs made no mention of this; perhaps it is only open at weekends.

TP6473 TP6473 - Thurnham Court Estate©Alan Grove
TP6473 FB TP6473's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP6473 View The viewing area at TP6473©Alan Grove


Good condition 21st Aug 2004  16:00  by MCL

FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cap is missing from the top and the centre tube is now full of small stones, maybe deliberately done by the authorities. Otherwise good condition and a fantastic view. Very good information point as well. Well done to the local council!

The Flush Bracket


Good condition 21st Apr 2004  11:20  by minstrelcat

FB Number: 3490  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This trig is quite well served, with a seat and information boards! Apparently all done as part of Thurnham's millenium project.

The trig with the seat and information boards
The trig closeup
The view


Not Logged 22nd Feb 2002  15:20  by Chalky

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


Good condition 11th Oct 1998  10:20  by arranc

Gridref: TQ 80500 58400   FB Number: S3490  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 2nd May 1998  12:05  by senrabyar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

in cropped field


Good condition 20th Dec 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3490  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing.


Good condition 10th Aug 1996  12:00  by iainmac

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

Condition taken from photos



Good condition 17th Jan 1976  10:27  by Weeble

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

Middle of a field with no public access. Stealthy trip across the field from the footpath during a D of E expedition.



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