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TP6529 - Tor Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Tor HillSX76/T108SX76T108290980.6464441.0964.3034PILLAR01/06/1947101/02/1963N0

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There are 21 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16622nd with 104 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.38/10 (from 24 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Apr 1997
Was Last logged: 14th Apr 2018

Of the 24 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 90m
The average error was 15m
2 were exact

TORQUAY TORQUAY Preston Down Preston Down Scadson Scadson Hollicombe Church Tower Hollicombe Church Tower Chelston Chelston Shiphay School Shiphay School Torbay Hospital Torbay Hospital Grand Hotel North Spire Grand Hotel North Spire Daison Rock Daison Rock Upton Church Spire St Mary Magdalene Upton Church Spire St Mary Magdalene St James Hotel Cupola St James Hotel Cupola St Mary Church Spire St Mary Church Spire Homelands School Homelands School Easterfield Easterfield Petit Tor Petit Tor Babbacombe Church Spire All Saints Babbacombe Church Spire All Saints Ardvar Flagstaff Ardvar Flagstaff Daddyhole Coastguard Station Apex Daddyhole Coastguard Station Apex St Raphaels Water Tower St Raphaels Water Tower rams rams CJO CJO Tonyht Tonyht Mickandkim Mickandkim jonglew jonglew caroleengel caroleengel CURRYSCRIM CURRYSCRIM Tor Hill Tor Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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TP6529 - Tor Hill
By Yukonhuskies
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By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 14th Apr 2018  14:00  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SX 90984 64441   FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We got a bit lost walking here from town. No one in at number 7, still looks like builders yard. Now for a longish walk to Daison Rock.

Good condition 14th Apr 2018  00:16  by rams

Gridref: SX 90900 64400   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

4one today spent some time finding this one knocked on door but no one was in up to trig logged it and left no views

Not Logged 26th Jul 2016  12:23  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 4291  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

TP6529 - Tor Hill

Good condition 9th Jul 2016  12:31  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 90981 64441   FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig is on the edge of an old quarry in the grounds of 7 Lauriston Close. No-one was in when I called so wandered up the steps to the garden and picked my way across a load of conifer tree cuttings, old fences and other obstacles. Pillar has retained its original top cap, with lightly indented lettering; RHD side sight hole not determined, the other 3 were sealed. Partial views S. Not a loved trig as Daison Rock is.

Pillar TP6529©jonglew
Spider TP6529©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6529©jonglew

Good condition 12th Jun 2016  18:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Ask at no 7 to have permission to go through another garden! Another trig sat on edge of old quarry! Lovely views of TorBay from garden.

Good condition 30th Mar 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 90983 64442   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Beware one-way system and heavy traffic. Property off Torhill Road, access between two pillars marked Laureston Close, which is several properties, so drive in and park by house - No.7. Friendly resident.

Good condition 22nd Dec 2014  10:14  by CJO

Gridref: SX 90974 64433   FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Eventually found Launceston Close and sought permission from the owner of no 7. House appears to be undergoing repairs given wreckage in garden. Pillar is adjacent to a small chapel built by a previous owner. Owner very obliging. Given the ornamental curtain walling on the front of the close this appears to have been the sight of a hotel previously.

Tor Hill

Inaccessible 20th Oct 2014  08:05  by Tonyht

Gridref: SX 90980 64440   FB Number: S4291  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 2/10

Circumnavigated, but not sighted. 8.05am is too early to knock on doors and ask to walk round the rear garden.

Good condition 12th Jul 2013  09:13  by asbown

FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find it 14th Sep 2012  11:16  by Bri

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Could not gain access

Good condition 7th Jun 2012  17:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SX 90981 64441   FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Short walk up steps

Good condition 19th Sep 2011  10:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

In the garden of 7 Laureston Close. Very friendly owner. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes obscured. Awkward access even from the garden. Some reasonable views of Torquay - would be better on a fine day.

Good condition 20th May 2011  15:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Odd to find Tor in the streets of Torquay. No answer from house and owners not in garden. Could not resist having a quick look.

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Unreachable but visible 22nd Aug 2010  20:00  by Dart More

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Another roadside viewing - very wet Sunday evening and I didn't fancy distrubing the natives - I will reurn

Unreachable but visible 24th Mar 2010  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

decided view this one from the road by this time trousers was wet and muddy returned to hotel for hot shower

S4291©Border Peat

Good condition 8th Sep 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Owner (of No 7) friendly and interested. The pillar can be seen from outside the Korean Martial Arts building.


Unreachable but visible 17th Aug 2007  13:15  by Bridgeman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Searched all round. Appears to be on rocky crag and in private garden. No noe around to ask permission to visit

Unreachable but visible 25th May 2007  16:00  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Too private for me with no one in in the close

Good condition 26th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4291  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, on rock outcrop, looks daunting from NE but actually in garden of 7 Lauriston Cl. Nice house, great view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Unreachable but visible 11th Mar 2005  14:06  by nick

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

This one is frustrating! Clearly visible from outside B&Q superstore - and almost reachable by scrambling along legdes and through the undergrowth. It seems that there was a path (starting in Lauriston Close) that used to lead up to the pillar but has since been overgrown. Perhaps the only way to the trig now is with climbing gear and helicopter.

There it is, between my fingers

Unreachable but visible 11th Mar 2005  14:06  by tekv

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Me and Nick did have a good go at reaching this via the path me mentions. It required some tricky balancing on dangerously high walls and crawling through undergrowth and we still weren't that close. Rock climbing gear and a helecopter needed. Or, failing that, it looks like it would be accessible from the garden of the house at the end of the road...

As close as we could get to the bugger

Unreachable but visible 13th Sep 2003  19:00  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

The pillar looks to be located in the garden of one of the houses in the (private ?) close, further down the hill. Access by permission only here too then. The area appears clearer than for the previous visitor, so the pillar is more easily visable.

The pillar is mid shot.

Inaccessible 11th May 2003  10:45  by MCL

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 5/10

Imagine a chunk of limestone the size of a 4-storey block of flats, dumped in the middle of the backstreets of Torquay, high on a hill. Then imagine the trigpoint pillar on top of it, and you have pretty much the situation for this trigpoint. To reach it you would need rock-climbing equipment or a helicopter. There is no access to the top of the rock from any of the surrounding streets.

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Not Logged 5th Apr 1997  12:25  by chrisd

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

I am not certain of the date, but I did visit this one about 10 years ago. From a house at the end of a cul-de-sac there was a path marked "Lion Rock" which led through their little garden and up onto the rocks. It was hazardous but by no means impossible. Of course circumstances may have changed in 10 years but I might have a photo of someone stood on the thing and I will see if I can find it.

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