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TP7362 - Leith Hill Tower
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
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Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP50
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP7362
County :
Surrey
Nearest town :
DORKING

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Leith Hill Twr/PP50PPP50513945.26143163.010.0003CENTRE01/06/194800Centre of turret
Leith Hill Twr/PP50PPP50513945.26143163.010.0003FLAGSTAFF01/06/194800GPS HEIGHT
Leith Hill TowerPP50PP050513949.28143161.71307.0001BOLT01/06/1938301/06/1990N0

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1241st with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.74/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Dec 1983
Was Last logged: 7th Dec 2021

Of the 58 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 78m
The average error was 23m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 7th Dec 2021  11:32  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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


Not Logged 23rd Feb 2021  12:10  by Trimarc2

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


Inaccessible 24th Apr 2020  12:51  by PJandMonty

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

Just happened to be passing the tower on a walk. All closed due to covid crisis. Been up the tower before so no big ish.


Good condition 14th Mar 2020  16:00  by Pete the Trig Hunter

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

Polished bolt sits proudly in the centre of the top of the tower. Amazing views over London and to the south. One can understand why this is a primary station. It was also one of the central points used by Captain Mudge in the first Ordinance survey in the 1790s. He records that he set up the great Theodolite "32 feet from the north-east corner of the Tower and in that direction from it" . No sign of it being there is left, but I suppose not surprising 230 years later!

Map with Leith Hill at it's centre


Good condition 12th Apr 2019  14:34  by CJO

Gridref: TQ 13953 43150   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

6hr drive for this polished bolt. Marilyn though and good views plus cafe in tower. Two CBM on tower and a National Trust collection “tin” that looks like a pillar.

Leith Hill Tower bolt


Good condition 27th Dec 2018  14:26  by TrigJS

Gridref: TQ 13950 43167   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views from top of tower. Bolt in place and centre of turret still there so logged as good. Whilst there is a mast with antennas on top of the turret it is unclear if this is the flagstaff in the OS log so therefore considered possibly missing.

TP7362 The bolt.
TP7362 Bolt relative to spiral staircase.
TP7362 Leith Hill Tower with turret and flagstaff/mast visible.


Not Logged 20th Dec 2018  13:18  by meandmymum

Gridref: TQ 13900 43100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

On circular walk from Starveall car park. Views worth the climb even though not keen on heights!

©meandmymum


Good condition 26th Jun 2018  10:34  by rwilson121

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

Leith Hill Tower bolt ©rwilson121


Good condition 20th Apr 2018  13:02  by thejackrustles

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

Walked up from car park at N51° 10.453' W0° 22.270' up steep steps to the top. Great views. £2 to go up tower, well worth stopping in the middle to read the interesting facts. Also bagged 2 BMs and hill (which isn't the tower but the 'grassy knoll with seat', nearly didn't but double checked GPSr and went back, the people sitting on the seat thought it was very odd! http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm94305 http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm94304

Leith Hill Tower ©thejackrustles
Leith Hill Tower from a distance ©thejackrustles
Leith Hill Tower selfie ©thejackrustles
Leith Hill Tower - Marilyn Summit ©thejackrustles
BM94304 - Wotton, Leith Hill Tower, NW Angle ©thejackrustles
BM94305 - Wotton, Leith Hill Tower, SW Angle ©thejackrustles


Good condition 4th Apr 2017  10:49  by orlando rat

Gridref: TQ 13949 43161   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I'm guess there would be great views if it was less cloudy and I wasn't scared shitless of heights.

Leith Hill Tower


Good condition 27th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 13954 43157   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also a County Top and a Marilyn


Not Logged 12th Nov 2016  12:45  by Roger Peaple

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

ODL group walk Shocking mist and rain, no vis :-)


Good condition 16th Aug 2016  15:30  by JohRvs

Gridref: TQ 13942 43160   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Leith Hill Tower ©JohRvs


Good condition 12th Aug 2016  14:36  by lost!

Gridref: TQ 13951 43168   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Climbed the tower (free for National Trust members or £2) and was rewarded by stunning views of the city of London 26 miles away to the north and the Wembley arch and Chanctonbury Hill 16.5 miles to the south. You can't miss the bolt!

Leith Hill Tower bolt


Good condition 24th Jul 2016  12:10  by gerryu2

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

Steep walk up stairs from car park then another steep walk up the stairs in the tower. A very nice shiny bolt. Also noticed rivets on the corner walls. Great views and a donation box shaped like a trig. Cheers


Good condition 17th Mar 2016  13:03  by Thejenkies

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

Steep walk to the tower from the car park and thought that would be it but no a further few steps up to tower roof. Well worth it as views were brilliant. Nice shiny bolt as well. High score due to views

Leith Hill Tower bolt ©Thejenkies
Views ©Thejenkies
VJ at Leith Hill Tower bolt ©Thejenkies


Good condition 10th Mar 2016  12:45  by samtrev

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


Good condition 3rd Mar 2016  11:50  by pairoboots

Gridref: TQ 13900 43100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Out Geocaching - found as YSM100. Bolt easily spotted in floor of roof of tower. N51 10.580 W000 22.277. NT property. Cafe there. Great views - today was sunny and clear.


Not Logged 3rd Feb 2016  21:57  by stignest

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


Good condition 30th May 2015  14:56  by jrcking

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

A fine day for it!


Good condition 30th May 2015  14:50  by DesG

Gridref: TQ 13955 43171   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM100

Bolt ©DesG


Not Logged 17th Nov 2014  13:00  by baskerville bogtrotters

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

Climbed to the top of the tower on dreary, dismal day. Spotted the bolt easily enough but absolutely no views today due to the low cloud.


Good condition 3rd May 2014  00:00  by explorer_olway

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

Found as YSM 100. Parked at Windy Ridge Car Park N51.10.447 W000.22.284 for a short but steep climb to the Tower. NT membership gets you in free (otherwise £1.30) and great views from on top. Bolt clearly visible in floor. Café facilities at bottom.

TP7362 ©explorer_olway
TP7362 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 2nd Feb 2014  15:30  by sky high boys

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

Leith, really? Being from the Real Leith (NT273674) myself, couldn't pass up this opportunity ;) Wannabees lol.


Good condition 3rd Jan 2014  13:32  by sven

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

Enjoyable walk up to the tower from Friday Street. £1.30 to go up the Tower now. A windy and ultimately wet day. Very wet underfoot. Ticked off the Surrey County Top too.


Inaccessible 21st Sep 2013  17:12  by stignest

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

arrived too late in the day to access tower, but was here for the marilyn rather than the bolt. liked the fake pillar and the triagularly marked block. trees need a good hacking to open the views up at ground level - but then i guess you wouldn't pay to go up the tower..


Good condition 18th May 2013  16:30  by Biffin

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


Good condition 5th May 2013  14:30  by Crazy

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

A quick charge up from Windy Gap just before tower closing to make our visit to Surrey's county top. Like the fake trig pillar collection box.


Good condition 27th Oct 2012  00:00  by Bramley

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

Tower open great views


Good condition 15th Sep 2012  11:10  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 13953 43160   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A retro bag as just discovered this is a trig. We did a week's tour of Hants-Sussex-Kent-Surrey in Sep 2012 to pick up 25 hills in SE England we hadn't previously bagged. Leith Hill is a Marilyn and the county top of Surrey, it's also the highest point in SE England (2nd highest if Walbury Hill in Berks is included). Excellent views from the top of the tower.

Leith Tower Summit TP7362©jonglew
Leith Tower TP7362©jonglew


Good condition 23rd Jun 2012  10:50  by Trigpoint100

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

Greensand Way #3 - very large bolt (c 2inch diameter) on roof of tower. Stunning views today except for NW quadrant where the trees need a trim! My GSW guidebook says that you can see 13 counties from the top - the Old Man and I debated how many trigs might be intervisable, and concluded (on no objective basis whatsoever) at least 100. Also looked at the triangular stone next to the bench - not convinced it is a survey point as the workmanship is very crude.


Good condition 11th Feb 2012  11:30  by DanTrig

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

Circular from Wotton taking in Logmore Farm trig, Redlands Wood trig and Leith Hill Tower (and county top) and back, then drove to near Westhumble and walked another circular bagging Box Hill and Mickleham Down trig. Shame it was a bit misty so couldn't see the full view from top of tower.


Good condition 3rd Dec 2011  11:20  by Ragged Robin

Gridref: TQ 13940 43182   FB Number: NA  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Gridref: TQ 13940 43182 FB Number: Not logged  Condition: good for its age Score: 8/10 N51° 10.340 W000° 22.160


Damaged 30th Aug 2011  15:47  by craftinessa

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

Interesting triangular base stone, slightly confused by the obvious "pillar" next to the tower. On arrival it is described as a "donation cairn" rather than a "pseudo trig"


Damaged 30th Aug 2011  15:47  by swampysean

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

Top views from the top of the tower Wembley Stadium, St Paul's Cathedral, Gherkin etc


Not Logged 29th Jul 2011  13:34  by footsore & weary

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


Couldn't find it 16th May 2011  19:19  by Trigger

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

Tower closed at this time of day!

TP7362


Good condition 26th Mar 2011  11:00  by Malcolm

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


Not Logged 2nd Nov 2010  15:51  by Aye Jimmy

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

Tower was closed when I got there.

Leith The 'trig' on the right accepts money!!
Leith Lock-out!
Leith Nearby 'Triangle Stone' has GR TQ 13940 43182 according to GPS, which is pretty close to the GR given for this site.


Good condition 26th May 2010  13:16  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: TQ 13952 43166   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Having been on a Tuesday (when the tower is shut) returned two weeks later on a Wednesday. Used NT card to save a pound. The day the tower was shut was very clear but today was a bit hazy. Views across London are fabulous.


Good condition 23rd Apr 2010  10:12  by Griefmiester

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

Revisited this one - Tower open this time - Bolt in centre of viewing platform - great views in all directions


Good condition 2nd Apr 2010  12:11  by g4wsb

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

Arrived started to rain everybody inside,visit due to other reason.

©g4wsb
Money making ©g4wsb


Not Logged 9th Apr 2009  00:00  by vegibagger

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

with son Jamie...much more sensible approach up the steps from the south


Good condition 30th Nov 2008  10:15  by asbown

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

quick walk through the woods and paid my pound,misty and no real views but an interesrting place


Good condition 12th Oct 2008  14:00  by peregrinus

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

Brass stud in centre of floor of viewing platform, with birdseye view down onto grassy area with its Triangle-marked stone. Subsequently checking the OS trig archive, two 3rd order trigs are listed, both at exact same grid ref: Centre of Turret, and Flagstaff. Also a bolt, 1st order, approx 5m ENE, at 307m (ground level is 295m) - which I didnt notice. No mention of the Stone - so arguably you cant log this unless you visit the stud :-). NB the condition of the stud is GOOD. Pharisee (whom I met previous day at Basingstoke FBM) mentioned it was open 10 til 5 so I called in, brandished my NT card and saved a quid. Very busy up there on a perfect autumn afternoon - didnt bother queueing for a cuppa.

Leith Hill Tower ©peregrinus


Good condition 11th Oct 2008  11:45  by Pharisee

Gridref: TQ 13952 43163   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This is a brass stud set into the floor of top of the tower. It’s only accessible when the tower is open to the public; at this time of the year Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. There is a small charge of £1 for the privilege. It’s the highest point for miles around and on a clear day, the view is spectacular. There is also a carved stone set into the ground close to a bench seat adjacent to the tower. This is sometimes mistaken for the survey marker.

60CSx and stud in tower floor ©Pharisee
Top of the stairs up to the viewing area ©Pharisee


Not Logged 5th Aug 2008  20:48  by vegibagger

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

deep dusk worry of getting lost in woods approach from west Second visit 09.04.09 up steps from south with son Jamie


Good condition 16th May 2008  16:30  by Lathama

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

If my calculations are correct, this is my 900th trig log and what a smashing place to find it! Delayed my visit until Friday when the tower is open to NT members [like me!] but unfortunately the good weather had gone and the views were very misty. Found the stud in pristine condition and will upload a photo when I've got them off the camera. Incidentally, the NT collecting boxes round here [I've spotted three of them, one here , one on Ranmore Common and one at the foot of Box Hill] look just like trig pillars!

Leith Hill Stud Stud on top of Leith Hill Tower, 16.0.08


Good condition 16th Aug 2007  18:00  by dugswell2

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

Sixth of 6 marilyn on a rest day from FMD duties at Guildford LDCC, lovely tower which shuts at 5 pm so may need to revisit as I arrive just before 6pm.


Damaged 6th May 2007  13:37  by Trig-trax

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

The trig point shown by leith hill tower is NOT the original trig point, the orginal one is on the flat viewing area at the top of the tower, a brass stud, only open when National Trust member are there


Not Logged 26th Mar 2007  19:00  by MickM3MCV

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


Damaged 20th Dec 2006  13:15  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: TQ 13933 43176   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

GPSr gave elevation 292m.


Damaged 30th Nov 2006  16:00  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Walked up from the landslip car park nice short walk but a little muddy. Top more interesting than trig, tower (closed) beats both


Slightly damaged 23rd Oct 2006  12:00  by vw_keychain

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

Logging retrospectively as I have found both the mark by the bench and the one on the tower on previous visits. The date of this log is the date I visited the area to find the nearby geocache GCH8TJ


Damaged 18th Jul 2006  11:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Whatever this is I found it together with the tower, nearby cache and Marilyn, county top - what strange hobbies people have.


Damaged 22nd Oct 2004  10:00  by WheresThePath.com

Gridref: TQ 13935 43186   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Carved Trigpoint marker in stone, no flush bracket present - located by bench near leith hill tower - for the full story please visit :http://www.wheresthepath.com/county_tops/ct_surrey.htm

Leith Hill Trig Point


Good condition 12th Sep 1997  15:05  by billgriffiths59@gmail.com

Gridref: TQ 13900 43100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Dec 1983  15:00  by arranc

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



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