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TP6478 - Tidbury Ring
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Tidbury RingSU54/15SU54S015445973.93142972.78113.8642PILLAR01/06/1953101/07/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5553rd with 42 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.56/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Jun 2004
Was Last logged: 23rd Feb 2021

Of the 27 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 33m
The average error was 9m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 23rd Feb 2021  16:27  by Foulds658

Gridref: SU 45974 42973   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Damaged 19th Nov 2020  07:37  by TrigJS

Gridref: SU 45972 42973   FB Number: S1656  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar in good condition but it has a lean and base is exposed so logged as damaged. Parked to the south behind the NHS building and walked up to the pillar.

TP6478 The pillar.
TP6478 The spider.
TP6478 The flush bracket.

Good condition 23rd Mar 2020  13:30  by AHD

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As per 'Nekyram' log. No one at stables so no hassle.

Damaged 16th May 2018  18:10  by THE CYCLIST

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

Braved traffic round the Bullington Cross Interchange. Ducked under barrier to right as you turn into access to Tidbury Farm. Rideable track parallel to A34, then grassy track around edge of Tidbury Ring. Convenient thin spot in hedge to duck through to reach pillar. Disturbed and noticeably leaning so classed as damaged. Visited on 16/5 and number commences with 165!

Good condition 20th May 2017  11:30  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

After being lucky with the weather for the earlier ones today, it peed it down while getting to this one. I left my bike at one point and continued up the path in the pouring rain. Saw chap in gig being pulled by 3 ponies on way back. Sort of made up for getting so wet!

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Good condition 14th Apr 2017  00:00  by Woodleywalker

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in NHS CP, Good Friday so no-one about. Spoke to a couple working in the stables, they suggested I walk up the field to the right of the trees to the top, over the track at the top and through a gap into the field - no crops so walked across to the pillar.

Good condition 12th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 45977 42979   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No parking signs on road to Tidbury Cottages. Parked on hard standing in field corner SU463422

Good condition 13th Nov 2016  11:40  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked by stables in N H S offices. Follow the line of trees up to top of hill. Small gap in hedge to the right leads to trig in field .

Good condition 6th Dec 2014  13:25  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at Tidbury Farm NHS car park (it was a Saturday afternoon so the car park was empty), then walked NNE along the line of trees. There were no private signs anywhere. Following previous logs, we walked on the left side of the line of trees, although one could just as easily walk on the right side of the line of trees. Once we got to the top of the line of trees, we went E along the track until we found a gap in the hedge to enter the field where the trig was. Our gardening tools made the gap in the hedge bigger for easier entry. There were 2 wooden pallets dumped on the ground where the gap in the hedge was. I imagine this would be a bit tricky in the summer months when there will be crops in the field. The trig had a pronounced lean towards the left (as you look at the FB), concrete base exposed, original metal cap with indented lettering. Following from the previous logger (jonglew), I left a 2p coin in the front sight hole (below the FB) for the next visitor to find. Not much to see at the nearby Tidbury Ring.

leaning to the left, the vegetation in the background is vertical

Good condition 20th Jan 2014  14:13  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 45978 42976   FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked just off Bullington roundabout at start of access road to NHS's Tidbury Farm premises. No public access so trespass required. Circular walk N along field edge (A34 seemed very close on other side of hedgerow), then round part of Tidbury Ring - a univallate Iron Age hillfort. Trig is 25m into recently ploughed field, more thick and heavy mud! Return directly SW to Tidbury Farm SE thence to car. Pillar is leaning and base becoming very exposed, otherwise in good condition. Original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; all sight holes open. Good views N and W; S and E obscured by hedgerows/woodland. PS. Thank you to previous visitor who left a 2p coin atop the pillar - my penny pot is non-discriminatory.

Pillar TP6478©jonglew
Spider TP6478©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6478©jonglew

Good condition 12th Aug 2010  10:15  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A fair walk around the fields following the footpath and trig is on other side of hedge/fence. Found a convenient gap and took pics easily enough. Good views especially towards the North.

TP6478 Tidbury Ring a
TP6478 Tidbury Ring b
TP6478 Tidbury Ring c

Good condition 17th Jul 2010  18:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 25th May 2010  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 45950 42950   FB Number: S1656  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy to locate but in field so would not be so easy to access when full of crops. Very eroded around and under the base and with noticeable tilt.

Good condition 28th Dec 2009  15:30  by dal

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap with indented lettering. Vgc. Approached by the track running parallel to the A34.

Good condition 12th Oct 2009  12:47  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 45970 42970   FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at NHS Tidbuy. Walked past barns then up field. If you park here it is easiest to keep left at the line of trees just after the barns. Once at top of field follow track to the East crossing into pillar field by the first tree. Good expansive views on a lovely October day. Pillar very good condition.


Good condition 7th Jul 2009  12:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fine little stroll up to Tidbury Ring, although the Iron Age Fort has been mostly destroyed by thoughtless farming: it was with some difficulty that I could determine where the entrance to this ancient site was (to the south-east.) The heavens opened as I left Tidbury Ring and sought trigpoint no: s1656, but it all added to the beautiful experience of trigging in such a hallowed historic area.

Good condition 17th May 2009  12:05  by DeniseMc

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

Good condition 29th Aug 2008  16:30  by raypool

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

Good condition 28th Aug 2008  19:29  by martinc

Gridref: SU 45983 42987   FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Classic wrong side of hedge approach but not that difficult to get round. Good condition with intact plug with indented lettering

Good condition 16th Jul 2008  12:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 15th Nov 2007  11:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Bullington Cross Inn, and took farm track adjacent to A34. At south end of large field. Good views N&W. Slightly chipped it retains plug (indented lettering). Vestiges of white paint.

Good condition 16th Sep 2005  15:20  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant circuit parked under the clearway sign on the first left after joining the 303 from the A34 then under the road around the field margins hunted the gap in the hedge for the trig then direct back though the farm. Pleasant early breather and one of the decreasing number of unvisited trigs on the obvious Soton-Rhayader route

Good condition 26th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, near SE edge of pasture 150m from earthworks

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 25th Sep 2004  15:00  by Managra

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Tidbury Farm, which is a Mid Hants NHS establishment - nice big empty car park. Walked up past the stables and went to the left of the narrow strip of trees marked "Private - keep out". Only the last bit is trespassy. Metal plug, lightly indented. A stoat crossed our path on the way back to Tidbury Farm.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra

Good condition 2nd Sep 2004  18:00  by desperate dan

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

Good condition 5th Jun 2004  15:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Looking at the map this one might be difficult but in reality there are no problems with access. We parked at the Barton Stacey junction on the A303 and headed for it. All the fields had margins and access was easy. A pleasant walk in nice countryside, we saw deer and rabbits. Pillar in good condition, plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 5th Jun 2004  08:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S1656  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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