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TP6981 - Windmill Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Windmill HillTQ53/T53TQ53T053564667.95112100.9557.1433PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1969N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6954th with 87 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.30/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st May 2004
Was Last logged: 11th Jan 2020

Of the 30 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 68m
The average error was 28m
The closest was 3m

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Good condition 11th Jan 2020  15:46  by Beagle

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

Good condition 4th Nov 2019  13:32  by asbown

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In field opposite windmill

Good condition 12th Sep 2019  14:30  by Mick Worsfold

Gridref: TQ 64600 12100   FB Number: S5381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2nd visit to pillar, much easier route found after learning from local knowledge.

Not Logged 6th Jun 2019  14:00  by simon.ritchie

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

I went to check the quality of my Emlid Reach GPS unit, which claims sub-metre accuracy when supplied with NTRIP corrections from a nearby source. I used the free service The source is a couple of miles way at Herstmonceaux Castle. The unit reported a position of 564667.977,112100.993 and 57.907 m above sea level. So, accurate as advertised. (Unfortunately, if you want an NTRIP correction source close to wherever you are, that will probably involve a subscription to a commercial service such as Trimble's.) Some useful information. The bus stop does have free parking spaces at one end as mentioned in some logs. You can also park in Victoria Road (BN27 4TG). There's a public footpath opposite that looks like it will allow you to and from the trig without a fuss, if you can get over the fence. The bank in between the main road and the field is lower in some places than others, but covered in brambles. Stout clothes and footware needed for that route. Some of the directions in other logs seem to refer to the track to the right of the Horseshoe Inn, which is on the eastern edge of Windmill Hill Village. A few yards down that track is a fork, go right towards Dacre Barn) and the gate is on the left. There are some very classy houses by the gate and the residents are understandably a bit suspicious of strangers wandering about, but when I explained what I was up to, the woman I spoke to was very helpful. The trig is on land which is part of Comphurst Farm ( It might be worth contacting the owners via the website if you plan a v.isit

Good condition 4th Jun 2019  15:35  by Border Peat

Gridref: TQ 64668 12106   FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 21st Jan 2019  10:30  by Mick Worsfold

Gridref: TQ 64600 12100   FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 23rd Apr 2018  14:18  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Last one of the trip, took ROW then squeezed through barbed wire fence (been done before as fence was quite squashed already) and up to trig. Alarmed a dog on the way back on ROW, owner had to put him on the lead as he really didnít like me being in field for some reason.

Windmill Hill selfie ©thejackrustles
Windmill Hill collage ©thejackrustles

Good condition 19th Apr 2018  15:14  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 64671 12103   FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked roadside (TQ 6457 1221). Took RoW off SW side road to TQ 6455 1209 then over stock fencing and through sheep pasture. Pillar sits on a small grassy hill (pasture or paddock). Original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Hazy views to S Downs.

Pillar - windmill in background TP6981©jonglew
Pillar TP6981©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6981©jonglew
Spider TP6981©jonglew

Good condition 28th Aug 2017  10:41  by slateloose

Gridref: TQ 64600 12100   FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tried to access up small banking opposite windmill but fail too much barbed wire. Then walking towards footpath entered small paddock area over metal gate ( Building/paddock not in use) there is still a second barbed wire fence to crawl under but with help of corner post it is possible.

Good condition 2nd Jan 2017  10:03  by mountainwanderer

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

You can see if from road but need to climb a steep bank opositron windmill...or take footpath around it and go over fence...


Good condition 19th Jul 2016  18:11  by rowleybirkin

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

'Unreachable but visible' on this occasion, from two viewpoints. Parked in the bus stop lay-by and walked back up path. I shall return when more suitably-attired for this kind of activity !

Good condition 17th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 64668 12110   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 25th Mar 2015  18:00  by micks trigs

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

this is situated in field opposite the old windmill with a jump over a small fence this can easily be found not bad views as well towards the castle and beyond

©micks trigs

Good condition 14th Aug 2014  14:55  by Velosaurus

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Had to jump a fence to get here

The bracket ©Velosaurus
The trig point ©Velosaurus

Slightly damaged 1st Apr 2013  12:39  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 64677 12100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th May 2012  17:00  by trigangel

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked down a puplic footpath that looped behind the trig. Easy hop over the fence, then followed the fence line back up to the trig. Cows didn't seem to mind!

Good condition 11th May 2011  14:35  by Lathama

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access through gap in hedge on top of raod embankment opposite windmill. Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes closed. Moderate views S and lovely windmill opposite!

Good condition 30th Apr 2011  09:11  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The advantages of being a skinny cyclist came to the fore in being able to (literally) crawl through a hedge gap at the top of the bank.

Not Logged 11th Mar 2011  15:28  by sniffadogz

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

Trick to get through the bushes.

Good condition 1st Feb 2009  09:55  by Cipollini

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Climbed up bank opposite the windmill and crawled through the hedge/fence on all 4's. TP in vgc with extensive views to the South

Windmill Hill TP ©Cipollini

Good condition 28th Apr 2007  10:09  by Midnight

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also walked until level with the windmill and then climbed up the bank. Couldn't find the "convenient gap in the fence" though and had to crawl through the bushes!

Good condition 5th Aug 2006  17:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I don't know where McShug was but I don't think it was here. Managra's directions are spot on. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 19th Mar 2006  18:35  by McShug

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

Poped in to the housing astate and jumped the fence dashed over the feild. A few brambles to work round but in good nick all in all.

Good condition 22nd Oct 2005  11:35  by Managra

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked just opposite the bus stop and walked along the road until we were level with the windmill, then climbed up the bank and shimmied through a convenient gap in the fence. In good condition and reasonable views. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra

Good condition 10th Oct 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Had to squeeze under fence - very undignified.


Good condition 10th Sep 2005  14:50  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A bit of a scramble up from the main road, then through a small hole in the fence.

Good condition 4th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, S side of road a few m into pasture, nice view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 5th Aug 2004  14:47  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 64668 12115   FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The biggest problem here was finding a way into the field where the pillar is located. Once there it was easily reached.

TP6981 TP6981 - Windmill Hill©Alan Grove
TP6981 FB TP6981's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove

Good condition 1st Aug 2004  11:43  by barryhunter

Gridref: TQ 64679 12096   FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good trig, nothing much to say, still sporting its plug.

Good condition 1st May 2004  15:11  by Sussex_Rambler

FB Number: S5331  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nothing extraordinary about this one.

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