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TP7085 - Wyck Beacon
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1548
OSGB36 Station :
PP144
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP7085
County :
Gloucestershire
Nearest town :
CHIPPING NORTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Wyck BeaconPP144PP144420190.08220792.75250.3201PILLAR01/06/1938101/06/1974N0

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There are 72 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13613th with 115 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.93/10 (from 61 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd May 1983
Was Last logged: 5th May 2019

Of the 61 logged visits,
21 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 129m
The average error was 35m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Trig & Ronnie in background
By widget
Wyck Beacon
By Aye Jimmy
Wyck Beacon
By Aye Jimmy
Wyck Beacon
By Aye Jimmy

By pkbathrooms
Wyck Beacon Tumulus - In Daylight
©jonglew
S1548 - Top
©edfielden
S1548 - Trig pose!
©edfielden
See 64 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 5th May 2019  15:48  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Well protected by nettles so, wearing shorts, I didn't get that close, but this was a fairly straightforward bag with just one barbed wire fence to climb over from Ronnie (the Moho) parked nearby, whose roof you can see in the photo.

Trig & Ronnie in background


Damaged 14th Apr 2019  11:18  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SP 20195 20800   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Wyck Beacon The trigpoint, no sight holes open. Has a lean on it and a crack.
Wyck Beacon The FB, faces W.
Wyck Beacon Top of trig, spider off-centre.


Damaged 5th Apr 2018  13:53  by RichardM

Gridref: SP 20189 20793   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Located on NW side of tumulus with 3 mature beech trees in field of young crop but not too far from foot path.


Damaged 14th Mar 2018  14:14  by Bridgeman

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

Quick nip over fence in corner of field after doing circular walk in the Stow on the wold area. Trig located on tumulus.

Wyck Beacon Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Damaged 3rd Sep 2017  12:55  by plet56

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


Damaged 19th Aug 2017  11:22  by Brisey

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Revisit. Again a hop over the fence from the footpath by the farm and sheep in the field.

TP7085
S1548
TP7085 top showing the off-centre spider.


Damaged 17th Aug 2017  17:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked by The Oxford Way, next to the garage. A quick hop over fence.


Damaged 14th Jan 2017  12:59  by orlando rat

Gridref: SP 20190 20793   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Spotted on the SatNav and made the short detour to find. The sheep wondered what I was doing. Found on a small mound.

Wyck Beacon


Damaged 26th Nov 2016  11:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

One pesky barbed-wire fence to smoothly glide over, and then a short lope to the pillar which has a rare misaligned spider, open cap and all sight-holes closed.


Damaged 25th Sep 2016  10:46  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Ducked under barbwire to get to this one. Very band crack at FB height.

Flush Bracket Showing crack
TP
TP In clump of trees


Slightly damaged 21st Aug 2016  17:40  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SP 20193 20799   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Short walk from lane. Trig point is cracked at waist height.


Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2016  15:15  by CJO

Gridref: SP 20188 20784   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. Offset spider. Big crack at FB height. On a hump in the field.

Wyck Beacon


Damaged 22nd Nov 2015  10:28  by g4wsb

Gridref: SP 20193 20796   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy access near yard prow short walk to trees.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Damaged 21st Oct 2015  12:18  by Pir8sOld&New

FB Number: 1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Wet day, walked from road, through fence and barbed wire, across wasted crop to find pillar under trees. As previously mention huge crack through half of pillar.


Not Logged 19th Aug 2015  14:10  by heavyhorses

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

Only viewed from road, wet standing crops still in field.


Damaged 1st Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 20192 20799   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 27th Jun 2015  17:22  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SP 20190 20793   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

oh dear a crack at lower rhs of flush bracket




Damaged 27th Jun 2015  17:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Carefully through crops to reach pillar on mound.

pkb & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket & nasty crack through pillar


Damaged 25th Apr 2015  17:00  by Come on boots, lets go

Gridref: SP 20100 20700   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10


Slightly damaged 15th Apr 2015  11:47  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SP 20181 20772   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Centre missing and a large crack about 12 inches up from the base, I think the trees gave me a poor gps fix


Good condition 10th Mar 2015  19:51  by blackboot29

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

parked in layby nearby


Damaged 10th Feb 2015  07:05  by jonglew

Gridref: SP 20189 20797   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

First call of the day, still dark at 7am, so poor photos. Parking on W side of road, easy this time of the day. Pillar located at N end of tumulus, a tump summit, which it shares with 3 mature trees. Short walk over muddy arable field. Pillar stands on large concrete plinth and has a seriously large crack on its RHD side; cap missing, no plug; off-set spider; all sight holes closed. Returned later in the day to look for my maglite which I lost here - upside was a decent photo of the tumulus, but no torch!

Pillar TP7085©jonglew
Spider TP7085©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7085©jonglew
Wyck Beacon Tumulus - In Daylight TP7085©jonglew


Damaged 12th Apr 2014  11:29  by sven

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parking is easy. Just off the Oxford Path. Duck under wire fence and skirt field boundary then carefully tread over 10m of germinated cereal crop to tumulus. Crack is for real. Didn't hang around as there were two supply bases adjacent and it was busy. Not good views.


Damaged 23rd Mar 2014  09:00  by yukin61

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

parked by buildings at entrance to Oxfordshire way. jumped the fence and straight across to pillar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk1LaAXvXDQ

the pillar
north from TP7085
east from TP7085
south from TP7085
west from TP7085


Damaged 7th Oct 2013  11:47  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SP 20191 20800   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

5/9 Parked in gateway to a water tower and walked back along the road. Access was difficult over a barbed wire fence. The pillar sits atop a tumulus and views are limited. An easier access/ egress is over the fence by the Oxford Way as we found out!



Tomy Tucker now Rams


Damaged 6th Oct 2013  11:47  by tomytucker

Gridref: SP 20100 20700   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

parked by water tower access over barbed wire fence trig sits ontop of a tumulus; trig is badley damaged


Damaged 6th Oct 2013  11:47  by rams

Gridref: SP 20100 20700   FB Number: 1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Wyck Beacon
Wyck Beacon


Good condition 29th Sep 2013  19:05  by CherryBubb

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Did with Spunky Spider after doing a series of Geocaches by Griff Grof. Scales Barbed wire to get to it.


Good condition 29th Sep 2013  19:04  by Spunky Spider

Gridref: SP 20189 20794   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Did this trig after doing a nearby Griff Groff series of Geocaches. I had to scale barbed wire to get to this one and the light had nearly faded. The Trig is set amongst a small set of trees on a mound which looks purpose made, although the chestnut tree next to the Trig is obviously older? Base of Trig is quite exposed. Limited views. N51 53.119 W001 42.485. Elevation 248 meters.


Damaged 23rd Aug 2013  06:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SP 20100 20700   FB Number: S1458  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

By the dawns early light


Damaged 8th Jul 2013  13:00  by Lemon Tree

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 18th Aug 2012  12:18  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Under a clump of trees on a mound - presumably the old beacon. Cracked

Wyck Beacon pillar
Wyck Beacon location


Unreachable but visible 23rd Jan 2012  13:12  by trigging on an island

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

With far too many people about at the time I resigned myself to just getting a photograph from the roadside.


Damaged 17th May 2011  14:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 12th Feb 2011  14:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 20190 20793   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy parking but barb wired fence to climb,newly ploughed field


Damaged 9th Feb 2011  14:45  by arranc

Gridref: SP 20194 20804   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 29th Sep 2010  15:16  by edfielden

Gridref: SP 20190 20789   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parking by side of road at entrance to bridleway. Hop over wire mesh fence with barbed wire on top, then 100 yards or so across crop stubble to trig on N end of small tumulus covered with large trees. Pillar significantly cracked across S and W sides. Odd off-centre top with missing plug. FB faces W; all sightholes plugged. Horrible rainy day so didnít stay long. Position logged from average of two readings of GPS device accurate to Ī5m (although difficult conditions under the tree and cloud cover!)

S1548 - Pillar ©edfielden
S1548 - Pillar showing deep cracks ©edfielden
S1548 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S1548 - Top showing off-centre spider ©edfielden
S1548 - Trig pose! ©edfielden
S1548 - location View from start of bridleway, showing fence & wooded tumulus. Pillar is at far end of tumulus. ©edfielden


Damaged 4th Sep 2010  19:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Evening visit whilst camping near Bourton ... Easy parking then hop over fence to small clump of trees . Pillar just inside these ...


Slightly damaged 4th Sep 2010  19:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Evening visit whilst camping near Bourton . Easy parking then hop over fence to clump of trees.Plillar situated just inside ...


Damaged 20th Apr 2010  11:30  by Dart More

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

Field is recently refenced inside the hedge, crop in the field is young and damageable, lots of passers by at this time of day and I was wearing my best suit and shoes - all of which conspired to restrict my visit to a wistful gaze from the road, 25m from the actual trig. Obviously out of vertical even from that distance


Damaged 17th Oct 2009  17:35  by dal

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Significant crack.


Damaged 29th Jun 2009  09:17  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy hop over the fence to this one - located on small clump under trees surrounded by sheep - Pillar is a bit odd, it is all lopsided the spider is not in the centre and the base is to one side, perhaps it was made on a Friday afternoon? - Big crack running trough it, hence damaged rating.


Damaged 5th May 2009  10:45  by Dodders

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Could see trig but not reach it due to fence. Pillar sits in amongst a round of trees and sheep!

©Dodders


Damaged 27th Dec 2008  19:55  by Trigger

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 20th Dec 2008  11:47  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Done on circular walk from Stow to Bourton and back.


Damaged 20th Jul 2008  15:38  by Brisey

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Looked in the hedge at first then realised it was further back from the road. Hopped over the barbed wire SW of the tumulus, only sheep in the field. Badly cracked, and with an off-centre spider, as others have said.

TP7085 Bad crack apparent.
S1548
TP7085 top


Damaged 11th Apr 2008  16:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

why the crack ? (when up on mound and surrounded by trees)


Damaged 29th Sep 2007  16:20  by theblack

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

Parked by the horsey shop and walked across, th crop is gone so it's an easy 50 yards off the path to the trig. Big crack near the base, felt solid enough.

Trig ©theblack


Damaged 27th Aug 2007  12:01  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy to get too from field corner, but had to cross growing wheat so felt a bit bad. The trees growing on the clump make it a viewless trig. 250m Me

Typical floor based camera pic


Damaged 16th Aug 2007  18:20  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Trig located in a copse in a field no more than 50 yards from a gap in the hedge at the edge of the lane. Missing centre cap and badly damaged with a crack all the way round its lower regions. Otherwise previous loggers have noted all that needs to be said.

In here........ ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe
Damage ©Original Pickaxe


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2007  14:00  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

had a quick look at map and assumed this was on same road as the trig at downs barn, teach me to look carefully next time, could not get to trig as people about and it looked private


Damaged 14th Apr 2006  13:00  by macroderma

Gridref: SP 20187 20798   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Unusual TP. Easy to get to on its mound, looks decidedly off-vertical and has an offset cap Significant crack



Note crack
offset cap


Damaged 10th Dec 2005  13:45  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 20100 20700   FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

On a small mound populated by sheep today,v muddy ,no views next to car repair shop and an electric fence to get past.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
Damage to Pillar face. ©Glaslyn


Damaged 7th Nov 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

S1548
S1548
S1548
S1548


Damaged 24th Oct 2005  11:21  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Wierd damage considering it is surrounded by trees. roadside pullin for garage and other light industry offers up good parking a stone throw from the trig


Damaged 11th Mar 2005  15:45  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

Nasty crack, rubbish views, unusually positioned plug and spider arrangement and no plug. Lathma said it all.


Damaged 26th Feb 2005  13:15  by Lathama

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

Off to Cheltenham to see the Lincoln game - we lost and this isn't my lucky ground! Much must have happened to this pillar! For a start the plug is missing and it is the first pillar I have come across where the plug hole isn't central to the top of the pillar; it is markedly off-centre, as is the tribracket. There is a very nasty crack which starts at the base of the flush bracket and goes all round the south and east sides of the pillar. The concrete base is exposed by about 6" all round. All sightholes closed. Very little paint. It's on a small mound in the centre of some trees just off a lane, adjacent to a pretty awful repair garage with its associated paraphenalia. No real views at all.


Good condition 18th Oct 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

in summit copse just E of rd, limited view, spider asymmetric, i.e. 'legs' of different length - pleasant summit, limited view, Primary TP


Good condition 1st May 1999  17:00  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

idylic setting in little copse in middle of field under a beech tree; top skewed spider to the south


Good condition 10th Jan 1998  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 23rd May 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1548  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar on tumulus in wheat field: clump of trees on the tumulus. Close to pleasant country lane.



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