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TP6872 - Whit Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S1890
OSGB36 Station :
SE44/27
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6872
County :
North Yorkshire
Nearest town :
CASTLEFORD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Whit HillSE44/27SE44S027448224.63437765.3351.5002PILLAR01/06/1987201/06/1987N0N CENTRAL ENGLAND ADJUSTMENT
Whit HillSE44/27SE44S027448224.51437765.3451.4742PILLAR01/06/1939101/06/1966N1Refixed 1987

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There are 65 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2479th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.28/10 (from 53 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Mar 1985
Was Last logged: 8th Nov 2019

Of the 53 logged visits,
18 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 69m
The average error was 11m
2 were exact

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Good condition 8th Nov 2019  10:22  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SE 48221 37762   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in gateway on the A162 and a quick dash to the pillar. No crops today and a good viewpoint.


©CURRYSCRIM


Good condition 3rd Nov 2019  12:00  by BasilDowl

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited whilst 'enjoying' a 6-mile Frank Wilkinson walk from Saxton; after dreadful flooded pasture at Scarthingwell we stalked along the A162 and cut straight up the hill. The field was redundant stubble with no livestock or crops to disturb or damage, so a straightforward trot to the summit and the pillar. The trig sits in a lovely vantage point at a field corner under a knarled old tree, and commands excellent views - including down to the 1461 Battle of Towton site. The pillar is in great condition, and we returned as carefully as possible between the tilth. A superb, wonderful trig.

The approach
The approach (2)
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The view towards the battlefield
The cap


Good condition 12th May 2019  10:43  by martin cliff

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

All round views for 51m, overlooking Towton battle field of 1461


Good condition 28th Apr 2019  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SE 48224 37767   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

parked at SE 47580 37517 then along farm track and edge of field to the slngle tree and pillar easy to find


Good condition 9th Mar 2019  14:34  by G1XJO

Gridref: SE 48222 37765   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 30th Nov 2018  20:38  by Pritch227

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

great paint job!!night time bag

©Pritch227


Good condition 30th Nov 2018  20:38  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

night walk to this one

©WuzzerL


Good condition 18th Nov 2018  11:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at end of track and walked straight up to the tree. Lovely spot on a sunny day to view the trig.


Good condition 22nd Sep 2018  18:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

What a tranquil spot which is strange considering it is on a battle site. Parked at the the end of the track to the west and passed the friendly farmer. Great views enhanced by the glorious evening weather even picked out York Minster illuminated by the sun. The crop of choice this year appears to be potatoes.

©Borderer


Good condition 16th Sep 2018  17:22  by greenbell

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Beautiful spot, another of those trees. A fascinating site you can almost feel how the battle would have taken place with York Minster and the Wolds on the horizon. Beautiful cloud scape and near sunset to finish. Could walk here every day more or less I reckon. Selby Abbey on the way - another unexpected gem of a place.



View from the battle field


Good condition 25th Dec 2017  12:31  by jimp

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

Christmas Day Trig


Good condition 24th Dec 2017  15:12  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at start of track WSW of trig. Easy stroll up the not-too-muddy track to pillar. Pleasant spot.

Whit Hill ©paulxtr


Good condition 30th Aug 2017  11:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 29th Jun 2017  18:24  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SE 48224 37771   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Farm track from W and when it ends tractor lines through barley direct to trig (and tree).

Whit Hill Trig and view over Towton battlefield. Chilling thought - over 20,000 men died there in a single day in 1461...
Whit Hill The FB. S1461 might have been more appropriate, and it doesn't appear to exist anywhere else.
Whit Hill Top of trig and OS cap.


Good condition 19th Jun 2017  13:55  by asbown

Gridref: SE 48222 37768   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

nice walk from the west.


Good condition 11th May 2016  09:53  by srichy20

Gridref: SE 48221 37767   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

lovingly cared for and looking magnificent above the War of the Roses battlefield. pretty sure it's my first 10. original cap and all.





Good condition 15th Dec 2015  14:05  by sleepwalker

Gridref: SE 48223 37769   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from the road to the west along a farmtrack. Fantastic position next to a solitary tree.


Good condition 26th Sep 2015  18:00  by robinhood

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

Dropped in (up?) on this trig after seeing flying display at Yorkshire air show: the Vulcan was magnificent, its penultimate display I was told. Trig was quite easy to find, parked in tractor gap off the main road and walked up recently harrowed field aiming for the solitary tree at the top with the trig nearby. Trig in VERY GOOD condition brightly painted white (thanks, RockKnocker and crew) with good views all round, particularly S and E with power stations in the distance. Could see Church Fenton airfield to the E with hot air balloon preparing for sunset take off, and what a great sunset it was. Maybe there should be a category 'Very Good' for trigpoints in this condition. What do you think?


Good condition 30th Aug 2015  12:14  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked to East of trig and up field through fresh tractor tracks. Nice spot.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 7th Mar 2015  12:07  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I walked up from Church Fenton Station, great paint job by The RockKnocker.

Trig.
Panoramic.


Good condition 26th Jan 2015  16:12  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

a surprising local trig that had somehow not yet had a visit. Great location and photogenic with it's solitary tree and fairly newly painted white thanks to RockKnocker, fb facing south, indented letters.

trig n tree ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger


Good condition 30th Jun 2014  19:30  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: SE 48225 37765   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is my nearest triangulation pillar so i thought it would look nice in white ! So i went with Marie and Rocky and a wire brush some paint and two brushes.

The RockKnocker at the trig This is Whit Hill trig before i painted it !
Trig Refurbishing Trig wirebrushed up, time for paint !
Trig Refurbishing The RockKnocker with his steady painting hand in acton.
Trig Refurbishing Looks better already
Trig Refurbishing Steady painting hand paints round the flush bracket.
Trig Refurbishing Happy trig !
Late Evening its now 20:13 and its very nice to be out this evening painting this pillar.
Trig Refurbishing Me ad Rocky
Trig Refurbishing Its all white now !


Good condition 29th Dec 2013  11:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SE 48225 37765   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up lane to tree Had a chat with farmer very nice chap gave us two bunches of sprouts He said big roses battle in next field 20000 died in one days fighting( we did not tell him we had come over the border)


Good condition 20th Oct 2013  11:08  by CJO

Gridref: SE 48223 37767   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Walked up a harvested grain field from road. In hedge line under a lone hawthorn tree. Sprouts (lots and lots) beyond.

Whit Hill


Good condition 20th Sep 2013  14:55  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SE 48225 37770   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Field of sprouts today. Track right up tp pillar.

Whit Hill


Good condition 6th Aug 2013  13:45  by tommo

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

(144) pulled off the A162 at a convenient dropped kerb,followed the field boundry up and then right to the pillar under the lone tree,decent open country side views and all three power stations in the distance


Good condition 20th Jul 2013  13:00  by trigofthedump

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked along track and then inbetween cabbages towards tree


Good condition 3rd Mar 2013  10:30  by The RockKnocker

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

My fist ever logged trig point

My nearest trig point. This is the nearest trig point to my home


Good condition 6th Sep 2012  16:36  by slateloose

Gridref: SE 48200 37700   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely location on the edge of Towton Battlefield,walk on footpath from Saxton towards lone tree on hill top.


Good condition 6th Mar 2012  15:40  by redDragon

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As others, I followed field edge and farm track from lane to west. Pillar in good condition under the lone tree.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2012  19:51  by PeteBoggs

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

Followed same route as wrose.Nice trig you don't see it until the last moment from this direction

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 21st Jan 2012  12:40  by painterman61

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from west easy track then trail trig next to solitary tree,good views very flat round here trig in vgc cap/plug

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 4th Oct 2011  16:11  by Border Peat

Gridref: SE 48232 37768   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

up side of the field to lonesome tree and trig

S1890©Border Peat


Not Logged 11th May 2011  17:30  by Nicky Busby

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


Good condition 7th Mar 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SE 48225 37768   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd Feb 2011  13:45  by wanderer

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 20th Jan 2011  13:34  by trig-man

Gridref: SE 48224 37770   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Jun 2010  11:16  by wrose

Gridref: SE 48225 37770   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I initially used the track off Cotchers Lane and walked almost due east along it into cultivated field. Then followed tractor path/line to lonesome tree and pillar. Good views from the comparatively elevated location. Pillar in good order and seems to have an original plug.

S1890 Whit Hill Pillar.
S1890 Whit Hill Flush Bracket.
S1890 Whit Hill Plug.


Not Logged 23rd May 2010  18:33  by siggy

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


Good condition 21st May 2010  09:34  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Sep 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisited to photograph.

S1890
S1890
S1890


Not Logged 4th Dec 2008  15:40  by splash

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

The field had been recently sown so I didn't wonder off the path which runs down the side of the field. I did walk down the very muddy path until I was opposite the trig.


Good condition 20th Jan 2008  09:12  by seanmac

Gridref: SE 48226 37764   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk then stunning views!

GPS Readings
The View


Good condition 22nd Mar 2007  16:40  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Nearly missed this for lack of a parking place and cars too close behind, everything else as already reported


Good condition 22nd Oct 2006  18:02  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

a good track from the west turns bad and muddy. It's a nice spot though


Good condition 7th Nov 2005  15:15  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As ted says follow the field boundary to avoid damaging the crop and head for the tree. Passable view for a low level trig over arable land and another fu**i#g golf course to the NW.

Whit Hill
Whit Hill
Whit Hill View from the ROW at the field corner to the south
Whit Hill The arty-farty shot!!


Good condition 29th Jan 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, at hedge cnr at summit


Good condition 1st May 2004  09:35  by ted

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig located under a solitary tree on Towton moor. Best approached from the west to avoid crop damage. This was the site of the battle of Towton, 28 March 1461, reputedly the bloodiest battle held on English soil. Memorial and display board just up the road. The Yorkists won that encounter but today, York City were relegated.


Good condition 25th Feb 2004  20:19  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

old log


Not Logged 3rd Dec 2003  11:40  by manonabike

Gridref: SE 48200 37700   FB Number: S1890  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Aug 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S1890


Good condition 13th May 2001  10:00  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Left the car at side of the road and approached across the fields.


Good condition 30th Mar 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1890  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar under tree in sparse low hedge. View over Saxton.



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