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TP7334 - Castell Deganwy
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Castell DeganwySH57/T8SH57T008278158.94379434.82106.9843BLOCK01/06/1953201/06/1953N0HT TO BOLT IN BLOCK

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There are 21 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3986th with 91 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.84/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th May 2005
Was Last found intact: 18th May 2019
Was Last logged: 24th Nov 2019

Of the 19 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 7m
The average error was 4m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Surface Block.

Witness bolt #1
Witness bolt #2
view out to sea
Close up of the location
See 16 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Couldn't find it 24th Nov 2019  14:14  by rwilson121

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

Dug around using the other pictures for reference but could not find any block with a bronze bolt in it. Probably slightly buried by now. Two witness bolts were found instead on the site so time wasn't fully wasted!

Witness bolt #1 Bolt located lower centre of the picture.©rwilson121
Witness bolt #2 Located on central exposed rock. This bolt has been photographed previously. ©rwilson121

Good condition 18th May 2019  17:59  by painterman61

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

special viewpoint this one great little walk found station.

castell deganwy ©painterman61
site ©painterman61
station ©painterman61
view out to sea ©painterman61

Good condition 2nd Jun 2018  19:31  by Ant1974

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

Good condition 24th Mar 2018  13:30  by FrankR

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

Very hard to spot bolt.

Couldn't find it 2nd Oct 2016  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Quick look but couldn't find it

Not Logged 2nd Oct 2015  16:09  by iantitanic

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

Bit of a climb up to this one!

near the top Fabulous views©iantitanic

Not Logged 8th Sep 2014  12:59  by mattcymru

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

Think i saw the trigpoint.. its obviously not the usual type! Views spectacular, and some bits of the castle remain!

Good condition 2nd Sep 2014  19:00  by Reallysquare

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

Our third walk up here this week and I finally remembered to take a picture of the bolt. Fabulous views, especially the sunsets.

The block ©Reallysquare

Good condition 19th Jul 2014  11:10  by tigger4242

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

Good views

Good condition 10th Jun 2014  07:07  by tom

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

A 1.5cm rounded headed bolt was found in a concrete block near the ruins of the medieval castle situated on a top of a volcanic plug between Conwy and Llandudno. The site was reached by walking up the hillside from Deganwy Church. The quarries and grassland on the hill side above the church have been designated a SSSI for their fossils and rare flora. The site was occupied by the Romans, fortified in the Dark Ages, rebuilt by the Normans and was fought over by the Welsh and English in the 13th century. The trig looks over the Conwy estuary and its Marina to the town and castle with the mountains of Snowdonia beyond. A rainbow could be seen on Conwy Mountain but I couldnít find the pot of gold there when I visited later in the week. Anglesey could be seen in the distance to the west and Llandudno and the Great Orme in the north.

Good condition 22nd Oct 2012  16:42  by Pharisee

Gridref: SH 78161 79435   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Thereís easy roadside parking in the housing estate to the south of the hill. From there, itís a relatively easy clamber up to the summit. Thereís ample evidence of the castle that once stood in the jumble of fallen masonry that litters the site. A quick search of the area at the quoted grid reference revealed nothing so I used my usual method for finding surface blocks and started prodding around with an old sheath knife that I carry for the purpose. A few minutes later Iíd found and uncovered the surface block with its domed, bronze bolt. Brilliant! I took the usual photos and returned to the car. Although it was a bit hazy, the views were still good , particularly to the south and west over the Conwy estuary. It wasnít until I came to log the find that I realised that I may have uncovered a third different marker at this site. Itís very similar to the surface block in Meirionís photograph (16th Jan 2010) but where his bolt has a distinct Ďdimpleí at itís centre, the one I uncovered certainly didnít have. The marker that Dusty indicates appears more like a small rivet than a surface block and seems to be set into a rock well above the surface of the surrounding ground.

The location of the surface block. ©Pharisee
Close up of the location ©Pharisee
The surface block ©Pharisee
The data shot ©Pharisee
The view south over the Afon Conwy ©Pharisee

Good condition 17th Jan 2012  10:35  by trigging on an island

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

Second time looking for this after a failed attempt last spring. No such problems today. Overcast sky, but still nice views all around. Continued on to Cwm Howard Bolt.

Walking pole points to the surface block

Couldn't find it 15th Nov 2011  14:35  by Dusty

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

I found what I thought I was looking for until I read and looked at previous pictures. What I found was a Witness Rivet. The OS site states a Block with bolt (SH57 T008). Visited on 21/06/2016 and again failed to find it.

Witness Rivet
Another view
View from possible trigpoint Deganwy Castle stands on 2 volcanic outcrops. What survives is what was Henry IIIs rebuilding of castle in 1241 after previous castle was desroyed by Dafydd, son of Llywelyn ap Iorworth (the Great). It was destroyed again by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (the Last) in 1263.

Good condition 16th Jan 2010  14:20  by Meirion

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Quite easy to find due to my previous visit. A new brass bolt has been inserted into what on my last visit was an empty hole.

Block & Bolt ©Meirion

Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2009  14:06  by craftinessa

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

Not very easy to find. Overgrown and covered in sheep droppings.

Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2009  14:06  by swampysean

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Excellent views in all directions.

Couldn't find it 7th Jul 2009  21:50  by bluebeard

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

grown over ?

Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2007  11:45  by Meirion

Gridref: SH 78159 79430   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Nice walk up Deganwy Mountain. The Block is is situated amongst the remains of Deganwy castle on a rocky peak. Although the benchmark type shape was easy to see I could not see a bolt/rivet in the block although there was a hole at the apex of the arrow where a bolt may have been situated.

Deganwy castle. Sign indicating the position of Deganwy castle. The remains can be seen all around the area.©Meirion
The block ©Meirion

Slightly damaged 12th May 2005  18:00  by peteb303

Gridref: SH 78159 79441   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Surface Block and Rivet. Found very close to old castle remains and geocache location. Very good views from here.

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