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TP7321 - Dunkery
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S1528
OSGB36 Station :
PP74
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP7321
County :
Somerset
Nearest town :
MINEHEAD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
DunkeryPP74PP074289142.50141587.36519.9361BURIED BLK01/06/1937101/06/1970N0Pillar dest 07/93 Bottom bolt still in situ

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There are 37 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3224th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.04/10 (from 99 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Mar 1967
Was Last found intact: 28th May 1990
Was Last logged: 27th May 2018

Of the 99 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 158m
The average error was 51m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Converted 27th May 2018  10:55  by T-Bagger

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


Possibly missing 24th Apr 2018  15:40  by Two Dogs and an Awning

Gridref: SS 89100 41500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 2/10

Visited Dunkery Beacon on a walk from Horner as part of my Walk 2,018 miles challenge.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Couldn't find it 23rd Apr 2018  16:22  by sven

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 8/10

Couldn't find it surprisingly enough as the flipping National Trust destroyed it. A body dedicated to preserve the nation's artifacts and structures for posterity. It's hardly a wonder I let my membership lapse. Why couldn't they have extracted the spider and flush bracket and incorporated them in the superstructure of their cairn on the summit as has happened on the summit of Shropshire's highest point Brown Clee Hill. Still a fine spot. Wales was visible as was Dartmoor. On a much clearer day this must be a fantastic spot for views all around as any county highest point should be.


Not Logged 22nd Apr 2018  14:40  by trigger123

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


Not Logged 22nd Aug 2017  07:55  by Christopherj

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


Destroyed 20th Aug 2017  11:49  by Christopherj

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

Got to where the trig point previously stood before the heavens opened and spoiled the fantastic views to the North coast and Wales beyond

what used to be the trig pillar


Destroyed 3rd Aug 2017  15:25  by Ey Up Me Duck

Gridref: SS 89142 41587   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10


Destroyed 18th Mar 2017  11:40  by bwm

Gridref: SS 89170 41572   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 10th Sep 2016  12:15  by widget

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

Steady, enjoyable plod up from the hotel car park in Wootton Courtenay, then back via Dunkery Gate, Spangate and Digland Lanes - lovely walk in improving weather. Could see Welsh coast but not Dartmoor. I like the NT cairn and the toposcope, which is like a chopped-off trig after all!


Destroyed 4th Sep 2016  17:35  by painterman61

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

Great area walk and views sunny as well sadly no trig do the national trust have a thing about destroying pillars south wales looks good from here too.

topo ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
caption ©painterman61


Destroyed 26th Aug 2016  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Couldn't find it 21st Jul 2016  17:30  by Border Peat

Gridref: SS 89200 41600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 10/10

Great all round views On a clear evening


Not Logged 12th Jun 2016  17:30  by AsherMarley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Asher and Marley at summit


Not Logged 11th Mar 2016  00:00  by carolje

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


Destroyed 9th Mar 2016  17:50  by Alancache

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

So windy at the top today I couldn't stand up.

Dunkery Beacon


Destroyed 14th Feb 2016  08:35  by g4wsb

Gridref: SS 89144 41591   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Fog bound snow on ground .

©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Destroyed 3rd Feb 2016  12:40  by Hartryggers

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

Parked by the road near the summit easy walk to the large cairn. Previous visits 09/12/1995, 26/06/1994 and 02/04/1977



Destroyed 31st Jan 2016  17:21  by Cheese Monkey

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

Gone! Wet and wild today


Destroyed 28th Aug 2015  15:30  by samtrev

FB Number: S1528  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10


Destroyed 30th Jul 2015  11:57  by paulxtr

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

Good views.

Dunkery ©paulxtr


Destroyed 29th Jul 2015  08:28  by meandmymum

Gridref: SS 89100 41500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Visited during a very wet week camping with the Scouts in the valley below Dunkery Gate!


Destroyed 29th Jun 2015  11:54  by amblerbob

Gridref: SS 89146 41583   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

From Dunkery Bridge, then onto Great Rowbarrow on a lovely warm, sunny day with good all round visibility.


Destroyed 28th Feb 2015  16:01  by g4wsb

Gridref: SS 89143 41589   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

G/SC-001

©g4wsb


Destroyed 28th Sep 2014  11:47  by catman

Gridref: SS 89148 41590   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 24th Aug 2014  14:43  by Loz&Bib

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


Destroyed 23rd Aug 2014  12:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1528  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Missing...


Destroyed 9th May 2014  10:45  by manuforlife

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


Destroyed 3rd Nov 2013  21:06  by Come on boots, lets go

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

No trig pillar but there is a toposcope


Destroyed 31st Aug 2013  11:48  by massedgadget

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


Possibly missing 28th Aug 2013  12:00  by heeddie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 8/10


Destroyed 9th Jul 2013  09:19  by Phil Clayton

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

Lovely walk from West Luccombe via Porlock and Tarr Ball Hill. Cloud cleared just as I reached the Beacon........


Destroyed 21st Apr 2013  10:00  by Biffin

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


Destroyed 14th Apr 2013  09:15  by Jonathan Russell

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


Destroyed 20th Nov 2012  15:48  by stignest

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

anothwr soggy day. the cairn is impressive fair play. but no trig. topograph near by.


Destroyed 4th Jun 2012  16:06  by geodruth

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

Didn't read reviews before I tried to find this one. For one scary moment I thought they'd built the Jubilee beacon on top of it so actually quite relieved to check there and then on ths website that it's missing.

Jubilee Beacon on Dunkery Fortunately the trig is actually missing, they haven\'t built the bonfire on it.©geodruth
Cairn and Jubilee Beacon ©geodruth


Destroyed 2nd May 2012  16:04  by Alan Grove

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

Rather disappointed to find the pillar gone. Official vandalism? Rather hazy on day of my visit but still enjoyed the walk.

TP7321 - Gone It should have been here somewhere.......©Alan Grove


Destroyed 25th Mar 2012  10:00  by The Patrician

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

We walked up from Dunkery Gate hoping, amongst other things, to find a trig point. No such luck!

Dunkery Beacon


Destroyed 16th Feb 2012  14:08  by Crazy

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

Nice blustery morning for Somerset's high point - toposcope taken as an honorary trig but intrigued to know what happened to the original which has been gone for some time. I jokingly suggested to Shorty & Extra Shorty that someone moved the cairn and it was hidden underneath and quickly had to make clear they shouldn't dismantle it.


Destroyed 8th Jan 2012  07:42  by g4wsb

Gridref: SS 89144 41589   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 23rd Oct 2011  14:00  by Merthyr_boy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10


Destroyed 1st Oct 2011  15:45  by KevP

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

Knew this trig was missing but made the effort to climb the hill from Dunkery Gate as a Marilyn bag. Nice summit, great sunny views. Used Blackberry app to see if I was at correct location.


Destroyed 16th Sep 2011  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SS 89140 41587   FB Number: S1528  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

why was the pillar removed thanks national trust


Destroyed 2nd Sep 2011  19:00  by Dodders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

See for miles from here. Nice cairn, but no trig anymore, although it was there on my previous visit in May 1990.

Cairn ©Dodders


Destroyed 31st Jul 2011  15:45  by bowlesy

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


Destroyed 7th Jul 2011  17:45  by weekender

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


Couldn't find it 25th Jun 2011  12:39  by gutlord62

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 6/10

Am sure this TP has gone as earlier logs have stated, however I logged as CFI because I was lucky to locate the NT cairn due to bad fog. Gave 6 in respect of the heavy challenges bestowed upon me by the weather.


Destroyed 10th Jun 2011  09:50  by Found It!Where Next?

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

Came here many years ago so it was great to return. Lovely views and watched some storm clouds gathering......


Destroyed 19th May 2011  17:33  by Marramintar

Gridref: SS 89300 41600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

nice hill, shame they got rid of trig, was def there as saw a postcard in Dunster of the summit with beacon and trig

Dunkery Beacon Dunkery Beacon


Not Logged 9th May 2011  16:00  by jlinney99

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


Destroyed 25th Apr 2011  11:15  by brisboy&wife

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Can remember visting here many times back in the 70's when we use to holiday a lot at Minehead & Dunster Beach. Came up here when they celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee by lighting a bonfire which was a way back in the old days of warning of an invasion! Sunny day but mist hanging around,could just make out the Welsh coast.

The Beacon


Destroyed 2nd Aug 2010  16:16  by AndyKeen

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


Destroyed 13th Jul 2010  14:14  by bigtykedog

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


Destroyed 12th Jun 2010  12:00  by jonglew

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

Impressive National Trust cairn built at the summit, but no trig pillar. Some good views from here, but not outstanding. Lots of rough moorland, which is to be expected as we're on Exmoor!

Summit Cairn TP7321©jonglew


Destroyed 15th May 2010  12:30  by DanTrig

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

16 mile walk bagging Perriton Hill and Dunkery Beacon.


Destroyed 5th May 2010  18:02  by heavyhorses

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

got to the top just as the weather closed in ! http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humps


Destroyed 6th Feb 2010  14:08  by Father Ted

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

My friends offered to help me move the cairn to see if was still underneath but I thought that may be going a bit far. Made a day of it by doing a circular walk from horton. The only let down was seeing Wales get beaten by England in the rugby afterwards.


Destroyed 4th Oct 2009  13:15  by Tigerfeet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

No longer a trig point, but still worthy of a good mark due to views and location, there is a large cairn, but no longer a trig.

Dunkery Beacon


Destroyed 28th Sep 2009  15:58  by G4OWG

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

Great views and easy walk


Destroyed 21st Sep 2009  12:15  by Dave.B

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

I didn't know this was missing as I didn't check here first. I saw the symbol on the map and walked up as I was passing. Good job I didn't make a special trip! Excellent views though... even as far as Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.


Not Logged 18th Sep 2009  12:23  by John+Tracey

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

Dunkery beacon


Destroyed 13th Jul 2009  11:30  by Dusty

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

Another visit, 29 years after last.

Mrs Dusty & Beacon


Destroyed 8th Jul 2009  16:35  by Griefmiester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

No Trig Point(s) but still a great location - Amazing views.


Destroyed 11th Jun 2009  12:05  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

nice walk from the car park to the north east,somerset historic county top.


Destroyed 3rd May 2009  16:15  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SS 89100 41500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Gone, but lovely location.


Destroyed 18th Oct 2008  13:13  by theblack

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

Definately gone. Walked up from Porlock, good views.

The Beacon ©theblack


Couldn't find it 27th Sep 2008  16:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 7/10

OS trig archive indicates <Buried block> and also <Pillar dest 07/93 Bottom bolt still in situ. Flush bracket number was S1528>. Carefully comparing Isoceles postcard (my photo is from same direction) and Dustys 1980 photo which I had with me, it appears the trig was close to the N edge of the main cairn. The NT pillar near the SE edge has been moved back, and the low circular shelter cairn in Dustys photo has gone: just a smallish low cairn remaining there. I take it the NTs main purpose in removing these later structures was to enable the cairn to be seen free of <clutter>. If so, they could at least have resited the pillar as they did their own pillar. I could find no trace of the Buried block (guess it is buried...) but there should some remains down there somewhere, hence logged CF. Busy summit on a sunny Sunday, so not feasible to go digging.

Postcard view updated From same direction as Isoceles postcard, with NT pillar set farther back (and pillar gone).©peregrinus


Destroyed 3rd Sep 2008  12:11  by martinc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 4/10

Can't give a mising pillar a high score but great views. Why was it removed?


Destroyed 3rd Jun 2008  12:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Easy walk from the car,good weather,great views, nice spot but no longer a trig.Highest point in Exmoor/somerset at 519m

cairn 519m, the top of exmoor
pic of trig taken from old book. pity its gone!


Destroyed 2nd Jun 2008  12:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 4/10

Dry and clear again an easy tick.


Destroyed 21st Mar 2008  13:20  by bluebeard

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

which is the greater monstrosity, the tp which the nt saw fit to take away, or the big artificial cairn of no great antiquity that the nt built itself ?


Not Logged 19th Mar 2008  00:00  by knobbly stiles

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


Destroyed 11th Mar 2008  11:50  by Managra

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

Missing-huge cairn of stones on the site. OS list the plug as S1528.

©Managra


Destroyed 31st Dec 2007  14:10  by oggysprinks

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

I already knew this trig was missing but great views from the top!


Destroyed 5th Oct 2007  10:15  by PHMB

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

Knew already that it was missing but still a location that needs visiting. Included on walk 24 in O.S. Pathfinder guide which (1999 edition) has a picture of the former pillar! Some landscaping has taken place since. An RAF Hawk flew over at very low level to make up for disappointment.


Destroyed 20th May 2007  11:23  by Frenziedfrog

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


Not Logged 5th Feb 2007  00:00  by Exe-Eagle

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


Destroyed 17th Oct 2006  12:10  by Bridgeman

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

Driving heavy rain and thick fog. Leading party from Holnicote to Dunster. Seem to remember a trig point here many years ago.


Destroyed 6th Sep 2006  14:40  by Orchards Finest

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Trig still shows as a blue traingle on the OS Explorer map OL9 (1:25 000) published 2005, although not on an earlier 1:50 000 edition. Very disappointed not to find the trig at the top, especially after a dnf on a geocache at the bottom!

It was here somewhere...


Destroyed 28th May 2006  16:52  by cavinguk

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


Destroyed 10th Apr 2006  13:00  by Keefley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10


Destroyed 24th Dec 2005  11:35  by lackofluke

Gridref: SS 89172 41584   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Given the choice between doing Christmas shopping or being up here, I know which one I'd always take. It was a beautifully clear day, with views in all directions, even over to Wales. Grid reference is of the viewfinder.


Destroyed 10th Oct 2005  15:30  by The Real Homer Simpson

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10


Destroyed 29th Sep 2005  13:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SS 89100 41500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

Buried base bolt remains

Looking for the buried bolt?


Destroyed 1st Aug 2005  11:15  by vegibagger

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

warm sunny morning with Anthony and Jamie. lovely heather


Destroyed 19th Sep 2004  13:30  by martin

Gridref: SS 89100 41500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 9/10

Walked to Cairn with my wife, but trig point removed by National Trust to protect Bronze Age Burial mounds. Stakes in place ready for further protection. Great view from cairn.


Destroyed 24th Aug 2004  18:06  by Isosceles

FB Number: S1528  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Pillar missing presumed removed by National Trust to resurrect some 'Bronze Age' cairns. Bought a postcard in Porlock showing the trig point before restoration work on the cairns began.

©Isosceles
©Isosceles


Destroyed 29th Sep 2003  16:00  by sleepwalker

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

Straightforward walk up from the road - no sign of any pillar at the summit.


Destroyed 26th May 2003  12:33  by rhayader_wanderer

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

day trip for whole family and some friends latest visit of a hill I first climbed with family when I was about 8


Not Logged 15th Mar 1999  14:51  by Chalky

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


Destroyed 3rd Aug 1998  12:49  by senrabyar

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

Revisit 29 Sep 2002


Destroyed 2nd Dec 1995  15:00  by mickandshane

Gridref: SS 89100 41500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Highest point in Somerset. There is a viewfinder here and a large cairn but no trig. This was a primary, originally S1528, later 11044 according to the OS.


Not Logged 2nd Jul 1995  11:00  by Mark&Sue

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

Climbed this one on our first visit to Exmoor.


Not Logged 30th Oct 1994  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 28th May 1990  15:30  by Dodders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Went to Dunkery Beacon back in May 1990. Picture shows me sitting on top of the cairn by the trig.

Me, Cairn and Trigpoint ©Dodders


Good condition 9th Aug 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 11044  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Unpainted pillar on base beside the big mound of stones. Easy walk up via well defined paths, although some closed to allow recovery from wear. Food supplied along the way in the form of wortleberries.

Pillar, cairn, Bristolian and children


Good condition 2nd Jun 1975  15:42  by fasgadh

FB Number: 11044  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Now missing, was very much intact on my visit back in the 1970's. Somerset county top with a big view to South Wales. Was 1528 at first.


Destroyed 1st Jan 1970  00:00  by walkingdude

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


Good condition 31st Aug 1968  11:27  by Triggers

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

Can't really remember it. Done as a child circa 1968


Good condition 27th Mar 1967  12:00  by arranc

FB Number: S1528  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

classic hill. first trig plate that i noted



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