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TP6528 - Tor Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S3273
OSGB36 Station :
ST57/5
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6528
County :
Somerset
Nearest town :
GLASTONBURY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Tor HillST57/5ST57S005351240.55138628.57158.6662PILLAR01/06/1944101/07/1961N1Dest 1987

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There are 20 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 899th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.91/10 (from 67 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th May 1967
Was Last found intact: 5th Apr 1974
Was Last logged: 23rd May 2018

Of the 67 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 81m
The average error was 37m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By meandmymum

©andypad
Marley at Summit
©AsherMarley

©AsherMarley

©g4wsb

By mitsiman
See 14 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 23rd May 2018  13:06  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: ST 51255 38599   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Destroyed 11th Mar 2018  13:10  by peregrinus

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

No trace. Pillar Dest 1987, supposedly replaced by Topograph but plaque on that says 1983 (were they late erecting it?) and it has no trig mark (no punch mark eg) although does have 3 locating points for tripod legs.


Destroyed 5th Jan 2017  00:00  by Walkingthedoguk

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

Excellent views, also worth bagging the interesting topograph.


Destroyed 5th Jan 2017  00:00  by Sarah&Angus

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


Destroyed 27th Oct 2016  12:00  by meandmymum

Gridref: ST 51200 38600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Short walk up from car park at Drapers in Glastonbury. Views worth the climb - also saw cut benchmarks on tower and wall to the side of footpath on SW side of Wellhouse Lane.


Destroyed 10th Oct 2016  11:07  by Griefmiester

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

Re-bag or rather non re-bag while on another Tor climb.


Destroyed 17th Aug 2016  13:30  by Loz&Bib

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

Cycled from Wells and walked up the last short path, phew!


Destroyed 22nd Jun 2016  13:06  by andypad

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

©andypad


Not Logged 23rd Apr 2016  13:00  by AsherMarley

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

Marley at Summit ©AsherMarley
©AsherMarley


Destroyed 12th Apr 2016  12:03  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 51244 38635   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Walked front west steps up!

©g4wsb


Destroyed 16th Feb 2016  12:00  by Ramblingpaul

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

Nothing remains !


Destroyed 29th Mar 2015  13:59  by SlainteJimmy

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


Destroyed 19th Jan 2015  13:38  by samtrev

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

Excellent views from the top


Destroyed 1st Jan 2015  13:55  by pyronaught

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

this is my first trig point. Logged aa we visited the tor today as it is the location of a book my step daughter is reading. a dragon lives inside the tor!


Destroyed 23rd Nov 2014  11:00  by qurlez

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

Great views. The Mrs even managed the climb to the top :-)

Panoramic at top of the Tor


Couldn't find it 30th May 2014  14:00  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 10/10

First time I have visited here and the views are amazing. Discovered whilst Geocaching.

Me, in front of tower. Discovered whilst Geocaching. My first visit too.©BRISTOLIAN


Destroyed 31st Aug 2013  11:47  by DanTrig

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

Walked up from Glastonbury, didn't know there was ever a trig up here. Good views.


Destroyed 6th Aug 2013  11:00  by Rossographer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Destroyed. Worth visiting though! Topograph has replaced the trig.


Destroyed 14th Jul 2013  18:04  by painterman61

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

done on way back from open match at somertons viaduct fishery would you believe i left my camera phone at hotel beautiful place and county well worth a visit


Destroyed 8th Jul 2013  10:29  by Phil Clayton

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

Lovely warm morning, bit too heat-hazy for distant views.


Destroyed 19th Jan 2013  15:20  by Ham Shady

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

Fantastic views over the snowy landscape!


Destroyed 8th Nov 2012  15:05  by asbown

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

Shame the pillar as gone but it's still a very nice place to spend half a hour,good views.


Destroyed 28th Jul 2012  12:47  by Dave.B

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

Pillar is no more, but the views make the climb more than worthwhile.

This is a stunning place... The views from up here are incredible.©Dave.B


Destroyed 23rd Jun 2012  13:00  by geotrowel

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

Pity it's gone, but worth visiting, all the same!


Destroyed 21st Jun 2012  15:06  by wavydale

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

Lovely view - my first trip up ever. Was back at sunset for the labyrinth.

Tor


Destroyed 21st Jun 2012  10:55  by Trigger

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

TP6528


Destroyed 10th Jun 2012  12:35  by jonglew

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

Pillar has gone, but great 360deg views. Found a car park on the A361 and had a brisk walk up the hill along with a lot of other people as weather was bright and sunny.

Tor Hill Summit TP6528©jonglew


Destroyed 13th May 2012  20:47  by CJO

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


Destroyed 6th May 2012  10:15  by brisboy&wife

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

Excellant views,remnants of the recent flooding still visible on the lowlands.


Destroyed 19th May 2011  13:15  by Marramintar

Gridref: ST 51300 38600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

worth visiting for the Tor, great views, many hippys


Destroyed 9th Apr 2011  16:50  by Chris9870

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

I would never usually come to a site where the TP is missing, but this one really is an exception. I can not understand why it was ever removed, there is plenty of room up here. We should try to get the national trust to replace it. Anyway, lovely spring afternoon and well worth the short but very steep climb to the summit.


Destroyed 12th Jul 2010  12:03  by bigtykedog

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

Good views


Destroyed 4th Jul 2010  11:37  by Griefmiester

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

Great location - been up here 5 times - all that is missing is the pillar. Great views acoss to the Menips and across Sedgemore.


Destroyed 26th Apr 2010  12:35  by gowrie

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

Great views from this place


Destroyed 14th Aug 2009  17:45  by dai

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


Destroyed 14th Aug 2009  17:40  by Shelfyowen

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

great spot, shame there is no trig


Destroyed 4th Apr 2009  11:20  by Boneychest

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

No pillar so grabbed a geocache at the bottom of the hill instead.


Destroyed 22nd Nov 2008  13:28  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

There is an attempt to restore the grass between the tower and the topograph - not sure how successful that will be. Fine views.


Destroyed 24th Oct 2008  09:54  by manuforlife

FB Number: S3273  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10


Destroyed 2nd Aug 2008  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Destroyed 3rd Jun 2008  11:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 9/10

Super little hill, park on road before roundabout close to start of hill.


Destroyed 1st Nov 2007  12:20  by tom

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

The pillar at this site had FB S3273 and was destroyed in July 1987 according to the OS; the replacement station is a topograph which was computed in 1988, it is sited next to St. Michaelís Tower of the ruined church at the summit of this iconic hill that is steeped in legend and some history. There was a cut bench mark near the western door of the tower and another one on what used to be the stile where the footpath meets Stone Down Lane to the north east. From the site there is a huge panorama of the Mendips, Quantocks; Brendon, Polden, Blackdown and Pennard Hills; Somerset Levels; Wiltshire and Dorset Downs. This afternoon the Tor was occupied by grazing cattle, a few tourists and a number of new age pilgrims.


Destroyed 30th Jul 2007  11:40  by bluebeard

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

on a previous visit to greet the lonely dawn one january 1st, I discovered that twenty or so new agers had had the same idea


Destroyed 22nd May 2007  13:30  by Bridgeman

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

Toposcope stands where trig point once stood. I remember seeing it there in the ealy seventies.


Destroyed 19th Jan 2007  13:00  by Bourne

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

A nice walk up to the Tor, no pillar!

Starting the walk up©Bourne
At the top©Bourne
Glast Tor at the bottom©Bourne


Destroyed 19th Apr 2006  15:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 51240 38620   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Wonderfull views,parking a pain.No pillar.


Destroyed 6th Apr 2006  16:45  by Al & Tracy Smith

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

A nice walk and the views from the top (where the trig should of been) very good today as it was nice and sunny with clear skies.


Destroyed 14th Apr 2005  14:00  by Keefley

Gridref: ST 51242 38631   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10


Destroyed 8th Jul 2004  13:51  by Brisey

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

Reached the top on a very windy day, to be greeted by the sound of bongos being played by an aging hippy.

Tor Hill - where the trig was? Within the more recent footpath, the patch of concrete nearest to the toposcope seems to be the likely position.


Destroyed 9th Apr 2004  12:00  by mitsiman

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

Cracking views, but of course, no trig.


Destroyed 26th Mar 2004  11:00  by maurice

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

Pillar has been replaced with a toposcope


Destroyed 10th Mar 2004  12:42  by martin

Gridref: ST 51200 38700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 9/10

Trig point replaced by National Trust indicator. Beautiful views from top


Destroyed 24th Jan 2004  13:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S3273  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

Been up here several times but all since the trig was destroyed, sadly. On this occasion Mrs Farming Friend's significant birthday, so her, me and two other girl friends, a picnic and bottle of champagne - sunny and great views but bitterly cold so rather a short but memorable stay up there.


Destroyed 4th Aug 2003  00:00  by Managra

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

Visited Glastonbury Tor before I started trigging, so I think this is a legitimate claim after the fact. Stunning views. What a shame that the National Trust removed the trig.


Destroyed 15th Feb 2003  12:20  by Dusty

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

Another visit as the views are so good.

Bristolians on Tor


Destroyed 16th Aug 2002  14:35  by cmb1953

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


Destroyed 7th Aug 2002  00:00  by Maple Leaf

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

First time that we have been up the tor ... fantastic views.


Destroyed 11th Jan 2001  15:00  by jimmy

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

When I last visited in July 1985 the trig was there and in use as it was every summer by surveying students from NE London Poly. I have a photo somewhere. The National Trust seems to have a policy of removing trigs if it can.


Not Logged 30th Jul 1998  12:27  by Foinavon

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


Destroyed 18th Feb 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

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

Seemingly replaced by a viewfinder. Excellent views. OS list the FB No as S3273


Destroyed 20th Sep 1993  14:00  by descarte1

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

Retrospective log from first ascent of Glastonbury Tor (date a bit hazy). No trig on this day. Lots of flies though and the regulation number of crazed hippies.


Destroyed 1st Jul 1993  11:00  by arranc

Gridref: ST 51200 38600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 9/10

bench mark on tower. no trig.


Not Logged 1st Aug 1990  06:42  by Papagenos

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


Not Logged 8th May 1988  10:00  by Bergfuehrer

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

Somerset. Staying in Glastonbury and climbed the Tor in the morning. I can't remember if the trig was there or not. I will check to see if any of my photos give a clue.


Destroyed 13th Mar 1980  12:00  by Dusty

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

No trigpoint so picture of Tower

Tor Hill


Good condition 5th Apr 1974  08:52  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3273  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I think this has gone now.. but it was my local trig once, and I remember it in its white painted glory, usually with a hippy in situ. Logging it for sentimental reasons.


Not Logged 26th May 1967  00:00  by Roger Peaple

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

Various visits No actual Trig visible



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