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TP7331 - Bustard North-east
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6285th with 74 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.44/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Mar 2005
Was Last logged: 5th Mar 2022

Of the 25 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 62m
The average error was 23m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

small top loops
By peregrinus
back sloping fb
By peregrinus

By iainmac
See 13 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 5th Mar 2022  16:50  by duncancourts

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 31st Dec 2021  16:05  by CJO

Gridref: SU 10161 46319   FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cap missing. Go around circular fenced enclosure at rear is a small astronomy done. Pillar adjacent.


Good condition 10th Jul 2021  12:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 10100 46300   FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy find around low fence

Good condition 3rd Apr 2021  13:35  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

It's strange having two pillars within several hundred yards of each other as is the case here at Bustard. An easy get with no red flags flying and absolutely no one else around. Open cap, and all sight-holes open with unusual plastic tubing protruding. Disappointed again at no sighting of the Great Bustard - they must be somewhere around here? Where are they hiding?

Good condition 22nd Apr 2019  00:00  by Woodleywalker

Gridref: SU 10161 46323   FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First of four on Easter Monday on the Plain. Easy to spot in a small fenced enclosure with a dome for company. Very peaceful early morning walk from the Parkway.

Good condition 30th Dec 2018  11:53  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mission to investigate its possible disappearance. Happy to say it is alive, well and where it ever was (condition unchanged from our 2015 visit).

Couldn't find it 26th Aug 2018  12:00  by arranc

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

very strange!

Good condition 17th Apr 2017  10:13  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Walked around the edge of a well signposted compound to reach the pillar. Nice views to the north.

Good condition 1st Jan 2016  16:12  by dal

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Straightforward access today - no-one around (being New Year's Day) and no red flags.

Good condition 1st Jan 2016  15:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 31st Dec 2015  14:45  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Last trig of 2015. Easily accessible, with a large herd of very entertaining bullocks in the adjacent field apparently fascinated by my appearance at the trig. Almost a carbon copy of the Larkhill trig to the NW in size, plastic tubing and loops, but backwards sloping FB, and top section painted white.

Good condition 31st Aug 2015  17:28  by peregrinus

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

revisited to compare with the newly discovered 10193 further north. both have the same small top loops bit this uniquely has the back sloping fb

small top loops same as pillar 10193
back sloping fb usually they are vertical

Good condition 16th Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 10163 46321   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

During army summer stand down - details on the net. By-way driveable from west - Bustard Inn - (and from Knighton Down pillar to east) parking @ SU100459

Good condition 4th Apr 2015  15:59  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 10204 46330   FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

G Opposite TP1818 building left road barrier right next to dome.


Good condition 30th Dec 2014  12:19  by plet56

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

In it's own small separate compound with no "keep out" signs or warnings about the official secrets act and a gate without even a padlock. Fair game as far as I'm concerned.

Good condition 1st Jan 2013  12:17  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 10160 46318   FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located just outside the main BAE compound so relatively easy access, especially on New Year's Day with absolutely not a soul around! Signs warning of RF radiation, but nothing turning and burning today. The pillar is located inside a small compound but access through the wire was easy. Not quite a standard pillar, possibly a later version as it appears to be a replacement for the one shown on the OS maps 200m to the south. That pillar is still present, but has no flush bracket and may have been moved from its original position. All site holes are open, and lined with plastic piping; the centre cap is missing leaving the hole open. There is a rivet let into the top surface of the pillar between 2 of the arms of the spider - the significance of which I know not.

Pillar TP7331©jonglew
Spider TP7331©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7331©jonglew

Unreachable but visible 27th May 2010  16:50  by cmb1953

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

Viewed from a distance.Marked as unreachable due to high security in this area, and pillar is inside compound. Didn't risk photos either, not wishing to be arrested !!!

Good condition 8th Nov 2008  15:05  by bluebeard

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Jul 2008  11:16  by Glaslyn

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

Second visit to this place as I only knew about first pillar! Lots of activity today so did not approach pillar ,which is visible from the South of the compound.

Photo from other side of compound. ©Glaslyn

Good condition 16th Dec 2007  13:30  by PHMB

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just to north of research facility. Top third carries a coat of white paint,lower left unpainted which gives distinctive look.

Not Logged 15th Aug 2007  21:31  by RoPeHe

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

[non-visit note] FB 10393 was one of a batch of 6 FBs (10071, 10193, 10390, 10393, 11180, 11307, at least some being previously used but recovered) recorded as issued by OS on 28/07/1987, thus suggesting a possible approximate construction date for this pillar. None of the other FBs in this batch have so far been reported; there may be other little Bustards lurking out there somewhere!

Good condition 15th Aug 2007  14:22  by tom

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the work at Qinetiq there are signs prohibiting photography. The pillar is in a fenced off area next to the Qinetiq compound. The site is within the Salisbury Plain SSSI. Views are to the north and east into the downland of the artillery range.

Good condition 20th Jun 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

fb slopes, top features a rivet and home made hooks.


Good condition 1st Dec 2005  07:10  by Trigger

FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Mar 2005  17:30  by peregrinus

Gridref: SU 10200 46300   FB Number: 10393  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc; no cap; N side of QinetiQ compound, in low fence near windsock, outside main fence: easy access if no red flags. GR estimated from 1:25k map - no GPS. This isn't the trig shown on 1:50k map at SU101461 and known to OS and this site as Bustard, but is approx 350m NE of it. Appears to be a later build, standard design except the FB instead of being vertical is sloping inward at the top. I found this 19/8/03, but didn't realise there were 2 trigs until this revisit. The OS have Bustard as S1949 at SU101461, but the trig at that location has no FB - so maybe there's a third one out there somewhere..? The Great Bustard used to be native hereabouts and has recently been reintroduced - maybe the trigs are breeding too :-)

10393 Bustard - not the mapped one ! so how did this get here?©peregrinus
The OS just seem to have S1949 - for the other Bustard©peregrinus
not the standard design - the FB has a backslope©peregrinus
at least the top looks fairly normal©peregrinus
montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

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