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TP0742 - Beacon Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1504
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP15
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0742
County :
Wiltshire
Nearest town :
SALISBURY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Beacon HillPP15PP015419499.95142749.48203.8471PILLAR01/06/1936101/04/1958N0

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There are 41 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2196th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.37/10 (from 52 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jan 1995
Was Last logged: 9th Aug 2018

Of the 52 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 49m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By asbown
Beacon Hill
©1gowild
TP with my bike
By G1ANQ
Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ
Flush Bracket
©jonglew
The view.
By Ted Mariner
See 35 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 9th Aug 2018  13:46  by asbown

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

easy walk up from the lay by, good views.


Good condition 27th Jun 2018  17:13  by 1gowild

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Beacon Hill ©1gowild


Slightly damaged 25th Jun 2018  19:37  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 19500 42700   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked in lay bye on A303 and walked footpath then track up to trig point. Lovely sunny evening with good views.


Slightly damaged 22nd Jun 2018  13:04  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Cycled through Bulford Camp and then up A303 for about 1/4 mile before going through gate and then up track. It took me straight to trig. 3 other bikers joined me, while I was there. I then cycled following the track, as I didnt want to go along the A303, to get back to the car. Past Port-a-loo at hill brow by tank crossing. Then there was a very steep and rutted bit that I didnt cycled down. I am not that mad! 40miles today. My car gets 60MPG and I got through 1.5L so my MPG is twice that at 120, nice to know.

Flush Bracket
TP with my bike


Slightly damaged 22nd Mar 2018  11:48  by m13751

Gridref: SU 19500 42700   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 19502 42757   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Track (SU 190 425) to masts from SW, to path thru' woods, to stile, where track direct to trig


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2016  17:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SU 19500 42700   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Let there be trig


Slightly damaged 20th Aug 2016  18:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

On return from a pleasing football match STFC 1-0 PVFC (or could that be Diana Dors 1-0 Robbie Williams!) to make a quick sortie up Beacon Hill with black rain clouds again threatening. Pillar has open cap (the plastic cap of recent times is no longer there); one sight-hole open. At the top met three Gurkhas (two of them women) running uphill at a gruelling pace carrying heavy backpacks. I jogged back down the footpath at an 'ungruelling' pace to reach the silver machine just as the heavens opened.


Slightly damaged 4th May 2016  18:56  by orlando rat

Gridref: SU 19500 42749   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

I thought I was going to find one of the few cannon types. I was very wrong. Still, the walk wasn't totally wasted as I found this pillar instead.

Beacon Hill


Slightly damaged 17th May 2015  09:10  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked in very small gateway then walked gravels track to trig. Nice views shame about large shopping estate that spoils it.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN


Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2015  17:37  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 19505 42754   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

G Drive up track gate open towards masts.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Slightly damaged 17th Jan 2013  08:20  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 19502 42756   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy parking off the A303 East Bound carriageway, either in a layby, or 50m further on there is a turning off the carriageway onto grassland at the bottom of the hill. Then a short walk up the grassy slope of a hill to the trig where it is co-located with a comms mast and a military aerial. Road noise from the 303 was quite intrusive, but the 360 deg views more than made up (scrub to the east slightly obscuring that direction). Good views over Bulford Army camp to the north. A hard frost on the ground this morning, my thermometer recorded a full -10C, and a bright red sky to the east where the cloud didn't quite meet the horizon, quite an evocative experience. The pillar has some serious cracks around the base; one of the top corners has a chunk missing; the metal cap has a composite replacement; 1 sight hole is open, the other 3 sealed. The sealant used for the sight hole beneath the FB has encroached onto the plate. This is definitely in the 'slightly damaged' category. ***Revisited 6 Nov 2014. No further deterioration of the pillar. GR gives a location for the cannon approx 6m to the SE.

Pillar TP0742©jonglew
Cracked Pillar TP0742©jonglew
Cracked Pillar Detail TP0742©jonglew
Spider TP0742©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0742©jonglew


Good condition 11th Jan 2013  11:40  by arranc

Gridref: SU 19502 42758   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

360 degree views and canon apparently buried beneath. Perfick!


Good condition 23rd Jul 2012  10:30  by Ted Mariner

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited on the hottest day of the year so far. Rewarded by outstanding views and buzzards riding the air currents. Terrific place.

S1504 Flush Bracket
The Trigpoint.
The view.


Good condition 6th Apr 2012  14:19  by geodruth

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Must have driven past this 100s of times before bagging it. What fantastic views!


Good condition 13th Nov 2011  09:15  by Dart More

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

Hazy - no real views today. Centre plate replaced by plastic disc - all other metal work intact


Good condition 22nd Jan 2011  09:59  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As it was the weekend I risked cycling up a section of the A303. Rewarded by an easy walk from road


Good condition 15th Jan 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 3rd Oct 2010  17:58  by dal

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From the eastbound layby on the A303 just W of trig. Good view point.


Good condition 27th Sep 2010  08:15  by mitsiman

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

Just passing...in the right vehicle this time. Drove straight to it :-) I was fed up with driving past thinking I need to get that one!


Good condition 16th Jun 2010  13:07  by raypool

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 19th Apr 2010  11:50  by cmb1953

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 26th Mar 2010  14:00  by Ciemon

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 9th Aug 2009  12:15  by David_Ashcroft

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Easy find. Nice walk coming from the 'Kiwi' near Bulford Camp.


Good condition 8th Jul 2009  11:06  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy walk up from convenient pull in on East bound A303 - Pillar good condition, great views.


Good condition 15th Jul 2008  12:12  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 19500 42740   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Expansive views over plain and Bulford Camp barracks.Pillar next to warning lights.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 12th Mar 2008  12:00  by Moonraker Team

Gridref: SU 19503 42750   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

So windy that I had to stand at an angle to take any pictures, CORRRRRRRRRR!!!


Good condition 29th Feb 2008  19:43  by rhayader_wanderer

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

nice eastbound layby on the 303 to the west of teh trig and an easy walk up


Good condition 13th Feb 2008  17:01  by AndyG

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I have passed this way hundreds of times on the A303 and never noticed this one before.On the way down in the morning the sun caught the white so I decided to drop in on the way back.Parked in the handy layby and walked up the track.Painted white and GPS plaque.Planes and helicopters buzzing about.Marvellous sunset.Another on top of the world trig with views in all directions.


Good condition 20th Dec 2007  16:16  by walk tall

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from A303 lay-by to visit a geocache and have a look at the trig

TP0742 - Beacon Hill - low light view with the sun already set ©walk tall


Good condition 16th Dec 2007  12:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Track leads up from A303. Very commanding position with good views. Plug missing, replaced by plastic disc. Horizontal crack in concrete near bottom. GPS. Painted white.


Good condition 17th Sep 2007  11:55  by tom

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar stands on top of a grassy hill in Salisbury Plain. The pillar is painted white, has a plastic plug, an OS GPS plaque and FB S1504. It is situated near to several transmitter aerials and an army generator was parked close by. The trig was reached by a short walk up a track from the A303. The site is within the area of the unimproved chalk downland of the Salisbury Plain SSSI. There are 360 views of the surrounding downs from the pillar. Gunfire could be heard in the army range to the north; to the south is the nearby A303 and Boscombe Down airfield which was being circled by a small military jet. The pillar is a Grade II listed structure. It stands above a buried upturned cannon used to mark the end of the base line of the Principal Triangulation of 1794. Google Earth reveals the pillar stands inside a small triangular earthwork; I did not notice this at the time of my visit. The top of the upturned cannon at the other end of the base line can be found at SU 1422 3293. It is in a field behind a monument on the side of the A345 near Old Sarum.


Good condition 9th Sep 2007  18:00  by seanmac

Gridref: SU 19500 42750   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Panoramic Views

Sean and Suzanne
The Flush bracket


Good condition 6th Jul 2007  14:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

the low hum turned out to be an army signals unit with a couple of tents and a generator hidden away behind a couple of big hawthorn bushes


Good condition 14th Jun 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S1504
S1504
S1504


Good condition 30th Dec 2006  08:25  by DesG

Gridref: SU 19502 42752   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Logged on way to near-by cache.

©DesG
©DesG


Good condition 16th Jun 2006  18:50  by Paul G0TLG

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

Excellent views from up here on a warm clear evening: Came up here in search of the nearby cache, but the stingers stopped me within 80 feet! Ah well, at least the TP was good!


Good condition 17th Dec 2005  15:30  by Mr.Dewdrop

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great! My 1st trig for some while




Good condition 1st Dec 2005  03:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Sep 2005  13:20  by nobby.nobbs

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

great spot in good weather for the views.


Good condition 16th Jul 2005  13:30  by Teredarr

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

What a view on this clear sunny day. White pillar that could be seen from a distance.


Good condition 27th May 2005  17:00  by Managra

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Painted white and set on a concrete plinth. GPS plaque. Fantastic views for 360 degrees. Plastic insert.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Good condition 18th Mar 2005  13:32  by DTJM

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited enroute to Beacon Hill cache. Lovely views from this spot.

View across the plain ©DTJM


Not Logged 21st Dec 2004  22:00  by kaarhu

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

At night, very misty. Still some views.

Night visit in mist


Good condition 9th Oct 2004  13:00  by birders

Gridref: SU 19493 42747   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Sep 2004  15:54  by Kitty Hawk

Gridref: SU 19502 42757   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The A303 proved a useful route. Just driving along I saw 3 trigs to bag. You could make a day of it driving this road bagging trigs and caches. I echo what Kevtrig said, the views here are great. I watched two Hurcules land at the airfield - odd when they are flying lower than where you are stood.


Slightly damaged 4th Sep 2004  15:00  by kevjtrig

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

Situated on a hill with grand views across the Wiltshire Downs. Not a tidy hill as is is surrounded by power lines, radio masts and the like and it's the sort of place where you wouldn't be surprised if hoardes of squaddies (or tanks) burst out of cover. You are surrounded by militaria here (Boscombe Down, Bulford camp etc) and I felt a bit uneasy taking my usual panorama photos. 'Civilian targets' include Salisbury cathedral tower, and numerous other trigpointed hills which I will list when I get a chance to look at my photos!


Slightly damaged 17th Jun 2004  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 19500 42755   FB Number: S1504  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy to locate and access. This trig has some great views to the S.


Good condition 7th Feb 2004  13:45  by The Wobbly Club

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 9th Oct 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Apr 1998  18:05  by widget

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

I'm writing this in Aug 2018 having just dug out some old maps and found notes on a few trigs I did 20+ years ago before I even realised this site existed! Bagged this after a visit to Stourhead and on the way to pick up my daughter from Heathrow. It overlooks the Officers' Mess at Bulford and has great long views of the plain.


Good condition 15th Jan 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1504  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Primary trig next to the A303.Easy access, painted white.



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