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TP7147 - Basingstoke
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6618th with 93 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.35/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Oct 2004
Was Last found intact: 3rd Sep 2019
Was Last logged: 23rd May 2020

Of the 20 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 11m
The average error was 6m
1 was exact

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FBM Basingstoke
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FBM Basingstoke
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TP7147 Location
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Logged Visits:

Inaccessible 23rd May 2020  09:24  by TrigJS

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

Weekend so school closed and the FBM within the courtyard was inaccessible. Even if the school was open given the current CV19 situation I don't think they'd be keen for FBM visitors.

TP7147 School entrance.
TP7147 School information board.

Good condition 3rd Sep 2019  13:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A lovely helpful school.

Good condition 29th Mar 2019  00:00  by Woodleywalker

Gridref: SU 64385 51810   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I walked from the station after arranging a visit with Vicki Clarke in Admin and was shown around by the caretaker who would love to know what is in the chamber below the pillar!

Inaccessible 25th Mar 2018  16:15  by mattandsophie

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

Inside school quad so inaccessible but apparently still there

Good condition 1st Mar 2017  09:51  by wrose

Gridref: SU 64387 51809   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pre-arranged visit. Made most welcome. Escorted to the FBM and allowed to photograph. [I used the e-mail contact from the School website and arranged my visit with the Headteacher's PA.]

FBM Basingstoke Post.
FBM Basingstoke Top.
FBM Basingstoke View.

Good condition 22nd Feb 2016  10:28  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Pre-arranged term-time visit to the Costello School. Very friendly and helpful team working there. Good chat with the staff member who took me to the FBM.

Basingstoke The metal edges of a hatch or lid are visible behind the FBM©lonesome_cowboy_burt

Good condition 10th Feb 2016  15:50  by orlando rat

Gridref: SU 64380 51800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

To be honest, I hadn't read the previous logs as I turned into the school car park. I reported to the reception desk and the lady there, Carole, didn't know about the FBM. But she called for back up and Dave appeared, who did. Dave escorted me to the FBM and we chatted. They get about 2 requests a year to see the FBM. Back at reception Carole asked me what I would have done if they had refused my request. I said, "go on to another". I think she thought I was going to make a run towards the FBM regardless or return after dark and climb over the building.

Basingstoke FBM

Good condition 5th Jan 2014  11:45  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 64386 51804   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Need to go on a school day, not a weekend. Spoke with member of staff who happened to be passing - access readily given, but only when school is unlocked as FBM is located within an internal quad - no other access possible (other than over the roof!) - should have read previous logs below. I don't understand how the OS would use this if it's completely surrounded by a building. Will return. ***Revisited 20 Jan 2014. Staff readily escorted me to the FBM. Height tag fixed to main OS plate on front of FBM (324.09ft).

Basingstoke FBM #1 TP7147©jonglew
Basingstoke FBM #2 TP7147©jonglew
Basingstoke FBM #3 TP7147©jonglew

Good condition 23rd Jul 2012  17:25  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 64378 51801   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Chance pop into School after hours and after term had finished - several staff still there - access granted - FBM Good condition with all it bits it place.

GPS Data

Good condition 9th Sep 2010  12:10  by cmb1953

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

Chance visit while in town and was happily escorted to FBM for a quick photo, by very helpful staff and pupil.

Good condition 28th Jul 2010  14:00  by Ted Mariner

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

Rang in the morning and spoke to a friendly receptionist who arranged a visit for that afternoon. Well looked after and spent a pleasant 20 minutes chatting to the staff. Best to go outside of term time.

TP7147 Basingstoke FBM a
TP7147 Basingstoke FBM b

Unreachable but visible 5th Dec 2009  11:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 1/10

During planning for my visit I went on the college website and found that the PTA was having a Christmas fair. Without a Criminal Records Check I was able to walk straight past reception into the hall and looking through the windows into the courtyard could see where the thingy was.

Couldn't find it 13th Sep 2009  17:15  by Glaslyn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

No access on Sunday as within school grounds. Will try again when next passing

Good condition 11th Oct 2008  10:17  by Pharisee

Gridref: SU 64389 51802   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Met Rob (Sagina nivalis) in the college car par as arranged and duly met the lady caretaker who showed us through to the FBM. Itís situated in an enclosed quadrangle and only accessible by going through the school building. Itís in excellent condition and has the height label attached to the front plate rather than adjacent to the top Ďpiní (as this one is called). Many thanks to Rob for arranging the visit and allowing me to accompany him.

The FBM ©Pharisee
The FBM ©Pharisee

Good condition 11th Oct 2008  10:15  by peregrinus

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

Grounds of school (Costello Tech College, Crossborough Rd), completely enclosed by buildings, accessible only by permission of caretaker. I dont recall seeing one of this pattern: usual GPS plaque but the older plaque says <HEIGHT OF TOP OF PIN> and the height tag (304.09FT) is fixed to it. The <pin> is unlettered, a little tatty, bearing the usual 3 lined BM symbol. Visited with Pharisee: Sat a.m.: rang a few days beforehand: they would be there for an hour, setting up for an event, happy to accommodate us. She said her <stone> gets a fair few visitors. Tel no (c/o Pyoung1s - thanks!) is 01256 321263.

height tag ©peregrinus
top of marker ©peregrinus
FBM + Pharisee ©peregrinus

Good condition 26th Feb 2008  12:00  by iainmac

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


Good condition 2nd Jan 2008  16:10  by Trigger

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

Original visit on 12/02/06 13:55 unable to gain access. Visit today courtesy of Caretakers.

TP7147 FBM
TP7147 Location

Couldn't find it 3rd Jun 2006  08:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 4/10

Sat a.m., gates open, having seen the photos I was confident I'd go straight to the FBM - but no sign of it. There's an area closed off where a big new multistorey building is going up, and from the FBM grid ref I guess it's in the area between the existing and new buildings. Curses!!

Couldn't find it 12th Dec 2005  16:10  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

Noone to ask and still pupils about so descrtion came inot play

Good condition 27th Oct 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

In courtyard surrounded by school which must have been designed to leave the fbm untouched. Luckily visited during holidays and caretaker let me visit. Surprised to see its OK.

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