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TP7371 - Peglers Tump
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Peglers TumpPP88PP088378959.63200029.54251.3381BURIED BLK01/06/1936101/06/1966N0HEIGHT TO BOLT IN BLOCK

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There are 16 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6699th with 66 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.35/10 (from 23 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Sep 1964
Was Last found intact: 5th Mar 2006
Was Last logged: 4th Mar 2016

Of the 23 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 65m
The average error was 29m
1 was exact

Toney Wood Toney Wood Frocester Hill Frocester Hill arranc arranc Glaslyn Glaslyn mickandshane mickandshane tom tom Border Peat Border Peat g4wsb g4wsb edfielden edfielden Peglers Tump Peglers Tump [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Buried Block.

By Dusty
Entrance to the chamber
Peglers Tump
Peglers Tump
Peglerís Tump

By tom
See 10 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 4th Mar 2016  12:20  by Dusty

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


Destroyed 30th Mar 2015  13:15  by dugswell2

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

What a great location but local LA guide was on site.

Destroyed 1st Aug 2014  17:50  by samtrev

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

Only accessable from B4066

Couldn't find it 15th Mar 2014  12:00  by jonglew

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

From car park W of Cam Long Down on circular walk over a few hills. Nothing found.

Entrance to the chamber TP7371©jonglew

Destroyed 12th Jan 2014  09:02  by Keith Stevens

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

Crisp morning, site deserted. Block dug up, obviously. I wonder if Baldrick was there, and what they made of the block - neolithic marker, no doubt

Possibly missing 27th Oct 2012  16:40  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

The site has fully recovered for the archaelogical dig. It was great to climb inside the barrow chamber but even then the bottom of the buried block was not visible. Unknown if block has been repositioned on site or not. I was not going to start digging on this site.

Peglers Tump looking for the buried block. Chamber is 8 or so meter long ~1.5 meter wide and almost tall enough to stand in, if you are short.
Peglers Tump from the road
Peglers Tump inside barrow

Destroyed 28th Jun 2012  14:40  by Border Peat

Gridref: SO 78960 00028   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Destroyed 1st Apr 2012  12:51  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 78961 00031   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Destroyed 28th Dec 2011  15:15  by Bramley

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

No sign - looks recently turfed over

Destroyed 28th May 2011  22:48  by Trigger

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


Couldn't find it 28th Sep 2010  17:53  by edfielden

Gridref: SO 78964 00035   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 6/10

After Arthur, Tom and Dalís visits 5 months previously I had hoped to be able to find the block fairly easily. Unfortunately there were at least three sites on top of the tump which appear to have been recently covered with turf and I suspect one of these as the likely candidate. My logged grid ref is the location I deemed to be most likely as covering the block, just to the north-west of the big stone covering the entrance to the barrow. (Position logged from GPS device accurate to Ī5m). However this was not on the highest point of the tump and it is entirely possible that the block is somewhere else but I did not wish to go digging around on such an important historical site!

Peglerís Tump Is it under here? ©edfielden

Couldn't find it 28th Sep 2010  14:30  by cmb1953

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

Nothing O.S. related to be seen anywhere. Must have been buried or removed.

Moved 17th Apr 2010  15:45  by dal

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

Same position as on Tom's visit the previous day. The Block is upside down on the side of the Tump, with the three footings on the top. Interesting, but pity the Bolt was not visible. No archeologists on site.

Moved 16th Apr 2010  11:55  by tom

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

The archaeologists have delved a little deeper into the mound and the bits of Ordnance Survey concrete have now been removed and are resting elsewhere. The tripod footings were on top of the mound. The centre block was upside down on the side of the monument; it was being used as a handy seat by one of the workers doing some paperwork. The foliage in the nearby trees was less dense than at the time of my previous visit and this allowed a glimpse of the Vale of Berkeley and some distant hills in the west. Driving down the nearby Frocester Hill a fantastic panorama is revealed.

Toppled 14th Apr 2010  10:48  by Arthur

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

Visited many times to survey for work. Archaeologists are carrying out a dig in prep for repairs and uncovered TP7371. Will be moved then replaced

Found at Last Archaeologists uncover TP7371©Arthur
Top Of Hetty Pegler\'s Tump TP7371 ©Arthur
Close up of TP Centre of main Concrete block©Arthur

Couldn't find it 8th Jul 2009  13:08  by tom

Gridref: SO 78959 00029   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 4/10

The Neolithic burial mound known as Hetty Peglerís Tump or Uley Long Barrow stands near the top of the Cotswold Escarpment to the northwest of Dursley. The site was accessed by the footpath from the B4066 to the east. The Ordnance Survey co-ordinates ( my logged grid ref) for the trig led me to a spot on the top edge of the tump. The buried block was not apparent on the surface. I did not attempt a more detailed search. English Heritage probably would not appreciate me causing further damage to their monument. The burial chamber has been closed and sealed off due to concerns over safety following vandalism in the past. The trees of Coaley Wood prevent a view to the west. To the east the woods on the hill above Owlpen can be seen. Nearby, a circuit of the ramparts of Uley Bury gives good views across the Vale of Berkeley, up the Vale of Gloucester and of the small partly wooded valleys of the Cotswold Edge. Coaley Wood and Toney Wood were very pleasant and Coaley Wood Quarries have been designated a SSSI for their fossils.

Destroyed 19th Oct 2008  13:30  by Bourne

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

Had a look for it whilst taking a break on a drive back from Bristol. No pillar but had great fun crawling around inside the Long Barrow. Parked by the side of the road then walked along field edge

Reading the Info Sign©Bourne
Outside Long Barrow©Bourne
Going In©Bourne
Its dark in here©Bourne
People must of been shorter in the past©Bourne

Destroyed 20th Dec 2007  15:05  by bluebeard

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

Uley Long Barrow, or Hetty Pegler's Tump, is a neolithic long barrow constucted some four thousand years ago. Hester "Hetty" Pegler was the wife of the landowner when the field (and tump) were sold in 1677.

Couldn't find it 18th Aug 2007  15:00  by Proper Cheddar

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

Diversion from Cotswold Way along awful road in the pouring rain - to find barrow closed due to subsidence (after 5,000 years?) Road just as awful on return.

Good condition 5th Mar 2006  12:05  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 78900 00000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited as this is in the database,interesting site.Pleasant walk.

Good condition 4th Sep 2005  14:15  by mickandshane

Gridref: SO 78900 00000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I'm adding this log to the TrigpointingUK database even though there has never been a pillar here and I couldn't find the 'low but visible marker stone' mentioned in the 'Retriangulation of Great Britain' published by HMSO in 1967. Pegler's Tump was a primary station (no 88) but because it was on an archaeological site and had a void underneath (the chamber to the barrow) there was never a pillar built there. In the event of the marker stone being damaged or moved substitute pillars were built at Stinchcombe and Symonds Hall. Both these pillars have FB S15** numbers which shows they were built in the 1930s and part of the primary retriangulation. The Tump itself is a very well preserved long barrow which still has its earth covering and burial chambers which can be accessed by a small opening. It is open to the public and is popular with new-agers, druids and historians. I wonder how many of its visitors know of its other contribution to the nations history - that of being one of the 300 or so primary stations of the OS Retrinagulation of Great Britain which took place between 1936 and 1962.

Couldn't find it 22nd Aug 1996  13:00  by arranc

Gridref: SO 78900 00000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

did not see the block.

Not Logged 18th Sep 1964  00:00  by gowrie

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

While on a run from Dursley over Cam Peak and Long Down then the Tump - visited several times in 1964 - 1965

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