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TP6977 - Windmill Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Windmill HillSP91/T52SP91T052484008.49219486.26138.8363PILLAR01/06/1938101/07/1963N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14475th with 34 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.78/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Jul 1982
Was Last found intact: 15th Aug 2008
Was Last logged: 2nd Aug 2018

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

All were within 4327m
The average error was 2160m
1 was exact

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By Griefmiester
And it's not behind the hedge either!
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Logged Visits:

Moved 2nd Aug 2018  14:10  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1883  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Parked in layby, cross the road to gate where there is an allotment. Through next gate to the memorial orchard.

Moved 3rd Jun 2017  07:11  by G1ANQ

Gridref: SP 85228 20018   FB Number: S1883  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

After this trig having quite an exciting life it is looking very happy in its new Location. In the "Vic Scott Memorial Orchard" opposite New Zealand cottages in Aston Abbotts. With its new coat of white paint. All the trees in the orchard have labels saying who donated them. The trig is in very good condition sitting on a plinth at the far end of the orchard. The name "P. Knight 2014" is in the cement at the back of the plinth. Is this who we are to thank for saving this Trig? Much appreciated!

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Trig Point showing the Orchard around it
Vic Scott Memorial Orchard gate. With TP in back.

Moved 9th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 85234 20022   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Thanks Jon, now visited thanks to your helpful post

Moved 31st May 2016  13:11  by jonglew

Gridref: SP 85234 20017   FB Number: S1883  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Visited the last known resting place at Mount Pleasant Farm, but nothing to see there. Stopped off at the original locat (SP 84008 19486) 4.85km S (as the crow flies) to see if by chance farmer had reinstated it on selling his farm in 2015, but not there either. Suspect he may have taken it with him. A little investigation might discover this pillar isn't destroyed after all, but has a third resting place. ***Follow up note: called Mount Pleasant farm 1 Jun 16, spoke with new owner. He's not seen a pillar anywhere on the property. Previous owner's son's name is Paul Body, but he has no contact details for him. This now a dead end... unless anyone knows Paul Body. ***Revisited 9 Jun 2016. After contacting previous farmer Pillar was located in a community garden/woodland area in Aston Abbotts at the GR above. It has been mounted on a brick-built plinth and has a fresh coat of white paint. Some chipping to the top edges. Original cap has been retained with lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. A peaceful, and hopefully final, resting place for this pillar.

View from the road over allotment gate TP6977©jonglew
Pillar TP6977©jonglew
Pillar TP6977©jonglew
Spider TP6977©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6977©jonglew

Moved 15th Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

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

New owners at the property since Easter 2015 have no knowledge of the trig. Definitely not on the prominent mound described. Can only assume the original land owner, who moved it here from its orginal position, has taken it with him to his new address. I didn't feel i could ask more questions being there at 7.30am on a Saturday morning - luckily the owners had just got up but had a young family to see to. Found - see log for 17 Mar 2017.

Moved 14th Sep 2012  07:46  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1883  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Owner present in farmyard as I arrived and readily gave permission to visit. Moved by his father from road side near Aston Abbots. Sited on quite prominent hillock.

Moved 4th Feb 2012  14:20  by dal

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

Toppled 14th May 2011  13:27  by Trigger

FB Number: S1883  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10


Toppled 15th Sep 2010  13:51  by Arnand

Gridref: SP 84594 24297   FB Number: S1883  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Found at its location on mount pleasant camping site without difficulty. Got permission from bloke in framing shop to take a look. Pillar painted white with weight still on top. vgc with cap & FB present

Windmill Hill trig

Toppled 26th Mar 2010  16:10  by bluebeard

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

Moved 20th May 2009  19:17  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SP 84584 24279   FB Number: S1883  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

No one appeared to be at home at the time of my visit, so I Drove along to camp site, pillar good condition and located on small hillock next to caravan patch - great to see this one survive.

Toppled 31st Jan 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1883  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Top damaged, metal cap shallow letters, painted white, on a grassy hillock with a decent view. The thing on top is some kind of weight. As well as being a Caravan Club site, they also offer picture framing and coarse fishing. The chap I found (in the picture framing shop) was curious as to how I knew the pillar was there, but had no problem with my going to see it. Said his father moved it, years ago. It is nearly 5km north of its original location. Forgot to get out the GPS but found it where expected from Dr Apes grid ref. Well found Sir :-)

S1883 top ©peregrinus
S1883 top ©peregrinus
S1883 trig ©peregrinus
S1883 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 15th Aug 2008  22:12  by Dr. Ape

Gridref: SP 84584 24279   FB Number: S1883  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Found whilst camping at Mount Pleasant Farm, Dunton Road, Stewkley, on private land with no rights of way. Has it been moved from it's original position?

Full view of trig point ©Dr. Ape
Plaque on pillar ©Dr. Ape

Destroyed 14th Jun 2007  13:03  by The White Family

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

We couldn't find it. There again, we couldn't find several geocaches today either :-)

Destroyed 27th Sep 2006  15:40  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Concur definitiely missing but worth a visit, nice geocache nearby as well

Destroyed 23rd Sep 2006  11:50  by Glaslyn

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

God views ,but no pillar,walked all sides but no joy.

Destroyed 15th Jun 2003  14:30  by MCL

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

There is now no sign of this pillar. It should be right by the side of the road, but it most certainly is not. See the pictures.

It just isn't there! Arrow denotes position by GPS©MCL
And it's not behind the hedge either!

Good condition 18th Jul 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1883  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Roadside pillar in nettles in front of barbed wire fence

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