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TP6765 - Watch Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Watch HillSX06/T49SX06T049197475.8254275.570.0003PILLAR01/06/195501Dest 07/61

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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 20575th with 57 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.42/10 (from 12 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Aug 2003
Was Last found intact: 17th Oct 2016
Was Last logged: 18th Sep 2017

Of the 12 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By asbown



Watch Hill Direction Marker
By Arnand

By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Destroyed 18th Sep 2017  15:48  by asbown

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

quick look.

Destroyed 27th Nov 2016  10:00  by peregrinus

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

OS trig archive says: Dest 07/61. Ex Trig location is close to highest point of what is now a large heap of quarry spoil, partially landscaped. Car parks to NW and SW signed The Blackpool Trail, the hill itself apparently not public access as yet but is outside active quarry

Good condition 17th Oct 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Destroyed 18th Feb 2016  15:25  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Drive by for completeness.

Destroyed 12th Jun 2012  18:26  by CornishWalker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

No visit log as Desroyed

Destroyed 27th Jun 2011  19:12  by micks trigs

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

parked in car park then walked along a track to some sort of concrete block with a i think is some sort of mining heritage plate, but curiosity got the better of me so i jumped over fence and proceeded to climb to top of hill to see what was up there, alas nothing but the views were good, didn't hang around just in case workers were around

block with plate ©micks trigs
top of watch hill ©micks trigs

Destroyed 30th May 2011  07:39  by Arnand

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

Stayed in Foxhole for the Bank holiday weekend so would have been rude not to try for this one. Walked up to the Blackpool Trail that skirts the west side of the quarry & came across an interesting brick marker at SW 97101 54110 about 0.25miles west of the pillars recorded location. Curiosity got the better of me so a quick hop over the gate near the carpark & I was in the quarry. Picked a really crappy morning weather wise but followed the wide track up to the summit. Got to the pillars recorded location on a cloud covered plateau but as the plateau was 62 meters above the reported height of the pillar I think it's safe to say that this one has either been destroyed or is buried under 62 meters of quarry crap

Watch Hill Direction Marker
Watch Hill Direction Marker Face Brick Marker at SW 97101 54110 0.25miles west of Watch Hill on The Blackpool Trail public footpath
GPS Location Note the elevation©Arnand
Pillars logged location 62 meters underground ©Arnand

Destroyed 5th Sep 2009  12:00  by iainmac

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

Didnt get out of the car - closest on the minor road was .3 of a mile.

Destroyed 12th Sep 2008  14:04  by Dusty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

On my copy of the Truro & St Austell 1 inch map number 143, 5th Edition 1934, the trigpoint is shown and the height is given as 868ft.


Destroyed 30th May 2008  13:43  by senrabyar

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

Destroyed 15th Nov 2005  14:20  by widget

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

As for Burthy Quarry, this one is now buried in that mountain of quarry waste.

Looking towards the Watch Hill trig site.

Possibly missing 4th Aug 2003  14:40  by Slapster

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

I could get nowhere near this point. It appears that the GPS was probably right (judging from the contours of the land) but the mark seems to be in the middle of an ECLP Quarry and I very much doubt if the pillar still exists. Short of trespassing in a very dangerous location, I have logged it as "Possibly Missing"

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