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TP7095 - Yarnbury Castle
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Yarnbury CastleSU15/28SU15S028403725.83140287.11167.3042PILLAR01/06/1938101/04/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1975th with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.47/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Jul 1982
Was Last logged: 30th Dec 2018

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

All were within 27003m
The average error was 3867m
The closest was 1m

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On Our Spot

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Good condition 30th Dec 2018  14:08  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very large Iron Age fort with impressive double ditches. It is always a mystery to me how the OS got to put pillars on top of historic monuments, but the views are certainly all round and excellent. Many offroad 4WDs and bikes on adjacent byway, very muddy! Asphalt cap, S s/hole open, otherwise good condition, with no significant deterioration of the crack.

Good condition 15th May 2018  11:18  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Heard more bangs from tanks as i went along the BW that passes next to an Active Runway that had helicopters taking off from it. Easy to pop over wire fence around the earthworks the Trig is on. I was buzzed a couple of times by the helicopters while i was at the trig. Rather an exciting way to end Trig hunting for today.

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Good condition 1st May 2018  14:00  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up a heavily rutted track before scaling a couple of small fences to reach the earthworks. Good panoramic views and an interesting site that deserves more explanation. 3 more interesting stones dotted around that predate the trig by many years.

Good condition 17th Mar 2017  10:30  by Dot924

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

Passed this one on the way from Stonehenge to Exeter. Had left my camera in the car!!

Good condition 18th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 03728 40295   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in layby @ SU 051 405 BUT could have parked at entrance to track (with room to turn round) @ 041402

Good condition 20th Mar 2016  16:15  by dal

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant cycle from B390 to NW. Track a rather rutted. Trig has asphalt plug.

Good condition 4th May 2015  16:33  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 03729 40293   FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access from main road A303. Photo,s here!!!!


Good condition 20th Jan 2013  11:34  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 03726 40286   FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Large iron-age hill fort with impressive earthwork ramparts sited just to north of the A303 and west of Winterbourne Stoke. We parked at top of the hill coming out of Chiterne on the B390 Shrewton road and walked south over deeply rutted byways to the trig. Roe deer, fieldfares, a pair of barn owls hunting, rabbits, hares, a buzzard, several 4x4's, we were royally treated to some stunning wildlife in this bleak, but picturesque winter landscape. Currently used for sheep grazing, there is no public access onto the earthworks. Other than a horizontal crack on one side, opposite the FB, the pillar is in good condition (but will possibly be re-classified 'slightly damaged' in the (near) future). Previously painted white, mostly now natural concrete, except the FB which retains the paint; cap has been repaced with an asphalt plug; 3 sight holes sealed, 1 open. Extensive downland views in all directions across the Plain and beyond. A cold but lovely day, and not too much road noise from the 303 - the winter weather possibly keeping the sunday drivers at home!

Pillar TP7095©jonglew
Spider TP7095©jonglew
Cracked Pillar Detail TP7095©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7095©jonglew

Good condition 13th Nov 2012  14:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Sitting proudly atop the ramparts of Iron Age Fort, Yarnbury Castle; this was an easy find during my Stapleford - Steeple Langford walk. Had to cross the potentially lethal A303 twice to get to & fro Yarnbury (amazingly nothing coming during both crossings!) but what a fantastic historical site/sight this is (notwithstanding the crashing thoroughfare nearby.) Yarnbury, is of 28 acres, and has one large main ditch with significant ramparts, plus other accompanying earthworks particularly near where the main entrance (to the east) used to be. Only sheep living here now. Magnificent place.

Good condition 24th Mar 2012  11:00  by geodruth

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

Good condition 12th Oct 2011  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 03760 40280   FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy access from A303 with fine views in all directions. Previous visit 12 May 2006

Good condition 10th Nov 2010  12:51  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 30729 40291   FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

short walk from main road


Good condition 10th Sep 2010  20:57  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 21st Feb 2010  12:23  by hussyhill

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This was one of those that we new would happen one day. Driving along, and up pops an unexpected trig. On way to camp site near Stone Henge on there she was. Trig was in good condition on the hills of an ancient iron fort.

On Our Spot With no tripod and camera balanced on our coats, we got it.©hussyhill
The Trig Looking south towards A303©hussyhill
The Flush Bracket ©hussyhill
Some stones older than the Trig Really interesting location, worth a walk around the two 7.5 meter high hills.©hussyhill

Good condition 20th Feb 2010  15:25  by David_Ashcroft

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views. Easy to get to from A303...

Good condition 28th Dec 2009  12:54  by moonraker

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged while on circular walk from Stapleford. Although private land there is a well worn track around the fort. Cold overcast day but still nice views of surrounding countryside.

Good condition 16th Dec 2009  14:30  by juicyscubagirl

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Foggy, wet and snowy... lovely!!!

Good condition 16th Dec 2009  14:30  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 8th Jul 2009  11:59  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I Parked on the west bound A303 and did the Hedgehog run across to this one - big hill fort - Pillar in good condition - great views if you look away form the A303

Not Logged 17th Apr 2009  15:30  by The Cache Hoppers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Fantastic fort - lots of barrows about

Good condition 15th Jul 2008  10:52  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 03720 40280   FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pleasant location,excellent views.Pillar visible from road.Best parking is Eastbound,approx 150m past pillar where ROW crosses road.


Good condition 23rd Jan 2008  18:20  by Trigger

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Aug 2007  12:14  by tom

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar has an asphalt plug and FB S2170; it is sited on the ramparts of a sizeable hill fort close to the A303 and the former Sarum to Bath road, now a byway. The earthworks of the castle have been designated as a SSSI for their flora. The downland of Grovely Wood, the other side of the Wylye Valley is to the south, in other directions lightly rolling downland stretches into the distance. The army were flying their helicopters to the north. Sheep were grazing inside the fort and a squirrel was scurrying around the pillar as I approached, even though there weren't any trees in the vicinity.

Good condition 30th Apr 2007  11:55  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

visible from the motorway ! (I mean dual carriageway)

Good condition 17th Jun 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, white, asphalt plug, on ring of earthworks, wide view

S2170 fb ©peregrinus
S2170 top ©peregrinus
S2170 trig ©peregrinus
S2170 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 21st Jun 2005  23:23  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Best of the local hill fortifications I have seen so far. v steep bank defending the trig. Parking on both sides by the PROW or if like me you miss it a layby 500m on on the westbound carriageway.

Good condition 15th Sep 2004  14:30  by Kitty Hawk

Gridref: SU 03728 40294   FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views and pretty easy to get to, although unless you have a 4wd or company car I would resist driving down the track, after the beginning it looks quite challenging. Lots of MOD helicopter activity today.

Good condition 23rd Jan 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Next to the A303 on an ancient hillfort. Plug missing.

Good condition 27th Apr 1998  17:50  by widget

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

I'm writing this in Aug 2018 having just dug out some old maps and found notes on a few trigs I did 20+ years ago before I even realised this site existed! Bagged this after a visit to Stourhead and on the way to pick up my daughter from Heathrow. An impressive Iron Age fort with great long-distance views.

Good condition 24th Jul 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S2170  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar atop the fortifications.

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