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TP6573 - Tregonning Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Tregonning HillPP181PP181159924.0030040.28194.0721PILLAR01/06/1937101/06/1973N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 773rd with 22 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.98/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Aug 2002
Was Last found intact: 18th Jun 2018
Was Last logged: 15th Jul 2018

Of the 58 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 46m
The average error was 14m
The closest was 3m

Balwest Balwest Ashton War Memorial Ashton War Memorial Breage Church Tower Breage Church Tower lejogger lejogger arranc arranc jonglew jonglew wrighty wrighty pharisee pharisee OscarMisty OscarMisty Hammer66 Hammer66 RichardM RichardM caroleengel caroleengel pjr pjr Nr Nr wrose wrose Buckland Carveth Buckland Carveth CJO CJO Tregonning Hill Tregonning Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Not Logged 15th Jul 2018  14:00  by Ham Shady

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

Slightly damaged 18th Jun 2018  15:56  by CJO

Gridref: SW 59927 30053   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Topograph fitted with permission of Mr Noy and OS in 2002 celebrating QEII jubilee.

Tregonning Hill

Good condition 12th Jun 2018  14:15  by widget

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

I think this is my favourite trig in Cornwall. Easy walk up, stupendous all-round views, including St Michael's Mount and, today, HMS Queen Elizabeth at anchor in Mounts Bay, fascinating area around it with old tin mines and chimneys visible. I could happily have spent a couple of hours there!

Good condition 27th May 2018  14:00  by Collie_dogs

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Love the map on the top of the trig point showing where everything is locally!

Top of the trigpoint!
Jess at Tregonning Hill ©Collie_dogs

Good condition 5th Sep 2017  05:26  by lejogger

Gridref: SW 59900 30000   FB Number: S1732  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The cross it bears ©lejogger

Good condition 6th May 2017  14:40  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

YSM166 Tregonning Hill ©monkeydestructor

Converted 30th Apr 2017  14:46  by wrose

Gridref: SW 59928 30047   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Converted  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and remains in a good condition with the top covered with a toposcope.

S1722 Tregonning Hill Pillar.
S1722 Tregonning Hill Flush Bracket.
S1722 Tregonning Hill Toposcope.

Good condition 30th Apr 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 59927 30047   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 14th Apr 2017  20:49  by gerryu2

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

YSM166 Tregonning Hill. Walked up from the rivet in the dark and found the trig and the war memorial. Lovely night time lights.

Not Logged 12th Apr 2017  11:10  by pat29

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

easy walk .


Good condition 2nd Apr 2017  14:45  by Eclectic Penguin

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

In good condition. This will in all probability have been my last YOSM find on the Geocaching web site due to imminent changes to the way caches are logged on there.

Not Logged 17th Mar 2017  20:34  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Nice track up to this one but we could see the rain approaching so didn't hang about long.

Converted 4th Mar 2017  15:43  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Converted  Score: 7/10

The nearest trig to our holiday cottage, nice circular walk up to it and along the ridge, with interesting mining history. Absolute gale blowing, but the views were excellent in all directions. Pillar had been tastefully converted to a very informative toposcope, and all s/holes except SE are open, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 15th Sep 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 15th Jul 2016  14:17  by RichardM

Gridref: SW 59921 30040   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fine view point, lots of mining history to this area. Topograph on top of pillar.

Good condition 27th Feb 2016  13:57  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice gentle stroll up the footpaths to bag this one. Stunning views made it worthwhile too.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Not Logged 10th Jan 2016  19:52  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 1722  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 7th Nov 2015  12:30  by orlando rat

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views

Tregonning Hill

Good condition 28th Aug 2015  17:40  by bwm

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Converted 9th Aug 2015  16:14  by Hammer66

Gridref: SW 59919 30039   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

Found as virtual geocache YSM166. Walked up the hill after finding Balwest Rivet. Very misty so no views to speak of. Pillar has been topped with a toposcope celebrating the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.

TP6573 - Tregonning Hill - pillar
TP6573 - Tregonning Hill - flush bracket
TP6573 - Tregonning Hill - toposcope

Converted 12th Jul 2015  18:03  by Red.roaming

FB Number: A1722  Condition: Converted  Score: 8/10

Having completed a long linear walk yesterday from St Ives to Marizion with friends who are now wending their way home to Devon, I was able to detour here prior to returning to my daughter's home in Porthtowan. Trig in good condition with a panorama view mounted on top, and a memorial nearby. Good views on a lovely day!

TP6573 Tregonning Hill trig + monument
TP6573 Tregonning Hill trig+panorama plate
TP6573 Tregonning Hill + nearby memorial

Not Logged 12th Jul 2015  17:53  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

The topograph and the 360 degree views compensated a little for a dismal day.

Converted 2nd May 2015  13:16  by OscarMisty

Gridref: SW 59920 30037   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

First trigpoint logged - hopefully many more to come

Converted 24th Mar 2015  18:35  by SlainteJimmy

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

Damaged 11th Sep 2014  14:59  by jonglew

Gridref: SW 59900 30051   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Not sure that a pillar with its top covered by a toposcope should retain its 'Good' status, maybe one of the other admin will comment? As a consequence the spider's condition is now unknown. Either way the pillar seems in good condition with a coat of flaking white paint and located in ruins of a Celtic hill fort. 3 sight holes are open, RHD side closed. Panoramic 360deg views.

Pillar TP6573©jonglew
Toposcope Cap TP6573©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6573©jonglew

Good condition 29th Jun 2014  08:15  by CornishGazza

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

After bagging the Balwest rivet a short, stiff walk affords one with the trig, monument and wonderful 360 degree views.

Good condition 13th Oct 2013  08:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider covered with view indicator to commemorate QE II Golden Jubilee. Trig painted white. Most southerly HuMP.

Good condition 10th Sep 2013  18:00  by pjr

Gridref: SW 59927 30047   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice walk up track to Memorial and pillar,lovely location,great views on a beautiful evening .Unaware of difficulty awaiting at next venue.

Good condition 17th Aug 2013  16:00  by sven

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely walk up from farm track to the summit. Two former granite quarries passed and history lesson that Cornwall's Kaolin industry began in this very area. Impressive war memorial. I'm less than a purist because I find that a toposcope on the top of the pillar gives this now disused pillar a lovely function. I wouldn't advocate every pillar had one but those with excellent all around views could serve another good service. That's providing that vandals stay away! Today was not a day for excellent views - a day too late, but there will be others I'm sure.

Good condition 4th Jul 2012  09:30  by tom

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar stands on top of a gorse and bracken covered hill to the west of Helston. The site was reached by footpaths from the bench at Balwest to the south. The trig is painted white, has FB S1722 and it is topped with a shiny topograph; obscuring the spider and loops. It has a fine view to the north over lower farmland to Carn Brea and St Agnes Beacon. In the west Godolphin Hill, St Ives Bay and the mist covered hills and moors of Penwith could be seen. Mist was rolling in from Mounts Bay to the south. Many of the paths on the hill were bordered by foxgloves. The trig is inside a small Iron Age hillfort. The hill is within the Tregonning and Trewavas District of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site; some details of its history are noted on the topograph. It has also been designated a SSSI for a rare species of liverwort.

Good condition 11th Mar 2012  14:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely memorial on a lovely March Sunday.

Trig + surrounds ©dugswell2

Good condition 11th Mar 2012  14:00  by Trademark (TM)

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An easy find whilst out on a day's geocaching hike

The trig on a clear day in early spring
©Trademark (TM)
Top of the trig, directional info bar ©Trademark (TM)

Good condition 15th Feb 2012  16:20  by dal

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely view point.

Good condition 8th Feb 2012  16:52  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The nearly-setting sun was beaming golden rays of light through cloud onto the sea as I went about logging this pillar. The scenery in every direction was outstanding, just only a little bit hazy in the direction of Falmouth and The Lizard, which was all that stopped me from giving this pillar full marks.

Good condition 3rd Feb 2012  14:17  by BigNick

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

Good condition 2nd Jan 2012  12:09  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

After finding the Balwest Rivet the geohound & me walkled up to this Trig and the War Memorial.A nice directional dial on top of the Trig.


Not Logged 1st Oct 2011  11:50  by postie grum

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Good condition 8th Sep 2011  11:28  by micks trigs

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

walked from junction along path to top a bit on the foggy side today otherwise views would be good, pillar stands on top with commemorative topograph on it near to war memorial

©micks trigs

Good condition 4th Jun 2011  14:49  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Mar 2011  11:24  by DennisPennis

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

Thank goodness my owner took me for a walk up here. I was getting fed up of being hit with a telescope by Chucky. Met a Parsons Jack Russell at a farm on the way, he wouldn't stop barking. It was a lovely day and I saw a helicopter. Why is my owner always snogging another bloke?


Good condition 28th Mar 2011  11:22  by penfold1570

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This has a gorgeous position at the top of the hill with the War Memorial adjacent and the ancient preaching pit for the local miners of days gone by. The pillar is brilliant white with a fantastic silver directional plate on top (2002) with distances to local landmarks and villages. A nice clean metal plate.


Good condition 26th Dec 2010  14:30  by DesG

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM166.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG
Toposcope ©DesG
Trig & War Memorial ©DesG

Good condition 25th Sep 2010  12:00  by brisboy&wife

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellant views today

Good condition 25th Sep 2010  10:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second visit to the trigpoint that started me back visiting trigs and finding this site.

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint

Good condition 24th Apr 2010  14:30  by arranc

Gridref: SW 59900 30000   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

tag attached

Good condition 12th Jun 2009  08:45  by asbown

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

parking near the bench to the west and a good path from there,misty and wet so no views.

Slightly damaged 29th Apr 2009  11:04  by pharisee

Gridref: SW 59919 30037   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

It’s a steep(ish) climb up the metalled track to this Primary pillar from where I left the car, adjacent to YSM011 (TP0326), and then a muddy walk along the ridge to get to this one. The pillar has been fitted with a nicely made, stainless steel Topograph; probably the best example of one that I’ve seen; hence the ‘Slightly Damaged’ condition report. It also sports a nice coat of white paint. On a clear day, the views would be excellent and well worth the climb. Today was a bit hazy but you could still see for miles all round. The hill summit is dominated by a large memorial, dedicated to those locals killed in the two World Wars.

The pillar ©pharisee
The Topograph ©pharisee
The view west ©pharisee

Good condition 26th Sep 2007  11:00  by Dusty

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Germoe War Memorial is built on the rampart of Castle Pencaire, an Iron Age Hill Fort. On the south side of the hill is a Bronze Age Barrow. This became the start of a trigpointing habit as shortly after returning home I discovered Trigpointing UK.

Mrs Dusty, trigpoint & War Memorial
Top of trigpoint
Godolphin Hill and view north west
Mounts Bay and view south west
Flush Bracket

Good condition 9th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

white, vgc except topograph fixed on top, hiding spider. By war meml, trig not shown on OSLR. Easy track from 3-car park to W.

Good condition 27th Aug 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 8th Jun 2006  06:57  by wrighty

Gridref: SW 59923 30024   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

staying at praa sands this week so walked up from there,super views and lots of local history up here,eg,the preaching pit.

Good condition 20th Nov 2005  15:10  by Nr

Gridref: SW 59927 30048   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic views just make sure you choose a REALLY clear day. I counted at least 5 other trigpoints visible from here. Well worth the visit

Important piece of local history

Good condition 16th Feb 2005  12:31  by Buckland Carveth

Gridref: SW 59928 30048   FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I picked the right day to visit this one,glorious sunshine and a very gentle breeze.Good views all around from here

Flush Bracket Tregonning Hill
Is this where the bench from Balwest ended up? War Memorial
Plate on top

Good condition 29th Dec 2004  10:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Near to a stone cross that serves as a war memorial for the parish of Germoe. Top of trig nicely converted to a viewfinder. This trig isn't shown on Explorer 7, the predecessor to Explorer 102.

Not Logged 17th Aug 2004  08:30  by chips n ham

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

Good condition 8th Aug 2003  11:16  by Slapster

FB Number: S1722  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Lovely walk from a nearby sleepy hamlet. Greta weather and visibility added to the incredible views from the pillar - well worth a visit. The pillar itself has been lovingly restored and re-painted, but they have covered the screw in top with a large steel plate with one of those line drawings indicating the focal points on the horizon.

Good condition 7th Jun 2003  11:15  by kevjtrig

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

Agree entirely with Slapster and some photos to prove it.

Plate on top of the trig.
View West to Penzance with St Michaels Mount below the 'copter.

Not Logged 25th Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

TP present 2002; by meml, not shown on OSLR - fine summit & view

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