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TP7460 - Winkfield
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
10679
Current use :
Historic use :
Other
T:UK waypoint :
TP7460
County :
Berkshire
Nearest town :
BRACKNELL


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There are 23 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 11497th with 79 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.13/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Nov 2007
Was Last found intact: 25th Jun 2017
Was Last logged: 10th Mar 2022

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

All were within 112m
The average error was 32m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©JoeNTMY

©Susie B

©AHD
TP7460
By TrigJS
Flush Bracket
©jonglew
The locked gates
By 21qazxsw
10679 - Trig pose!
©edfielden
See 16 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Unreachable but visible 10th Mar 2022  18:44  by Johnbest

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Freezer still there😀


Unreachable but visible 22nd Nov 2021  12:45  by JoeNTMY

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Located on the grounds of the house at the end of St Marys Lane. Stood on top of the fridge/freezer (surprised it's still there!) to take a photo.

©JoeNTMY


Unreachable but visible 1st Oct 2021  15:48  by Susie B

FB Number: 10679  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

At the end of Mary's Lane at entrance to Charente Hall. Look over wall to left of gates. I also climbed on old freezer which is still there!

©Susie B


Unreachable but visible 29th Apr 2021  16:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

.missed this one last time, drove down Mary’s lane to locked gates Charente Hall. Stood on old freezer to view and take photo over the wall.


Unreachable but visible 6th Sep 2020  09:50  by AHD

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

As previous log had to settle for a photo. Needed to stand on a wheelie bin that was lying on its side to get the photo.

©AHD


Unreachable but visible 17th Feb 2020  16:38  by TrigJS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Gates locked which are overlooked by security lights and cameras. Full wheelie bins also by gates inferring somebody is living there. Therefore made the decision not to gain access and settled for taking a photo of the pillar over the wall.

TP7460 The pillar. Photo taken from wall by gates.


Slightly damaged 25th Jun 2017  09:28  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 90674 72573   FB Number: 10679  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

See also Tory Hall Farm pillar. This pillar, like Tory Hall, is located within the grounds of Charente Hall. The pillar sits very near to the main entrance to the grounds. It retains its top cap which has raised lettering; all sight holes are closed; there is what seems to be frost damage to the top screed.

Pillar TP7460©jonglew
Spider TP7460©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7460©jonglew


Good condition 26th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 90677 72573   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Used FP along church and then cut across field NE. Easily under fence at right angle in security fencing (in ditch) at SU906726


Unreachable but visible 3rd May 2015  15:00  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

Got to the gates of Charente Hall, still looks like as described by previous logger. Being a Sunday, no reply on the intercom and the number to call for security went straight to voicemail (no mobile signal most of the time). Peered over the brickwall and spotted the trig right there. Spoke to a neighbour. He stated that construction work is still ongoing, no one lives on site at the moment. Day guard & night guard present. Will return on a week day when contractors will be in (hopefully!) * * * Revisited 3 June 2015: spoke to the security guard (at the gate) and spoke to his boss (on the phone). Access denied!!!

The locked gates
Peered over the brick wall & spotted the trig


Good condition 1st Dec 2013  10:41  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 10679  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I'd done a bit of research on the website before setting off from home for a few days away and come up with this pillar and its neighbour not on mu usual OS maps. Unsurfaced lane leads to wing walls and locked gate faced with plywood panels with construction company signs and security warnings. Standing on a ledge at the lower edge of the wall I was able to peer over and at this pillar only a few feet away. Looking for a way round/in I was spotted by the neighbour. Fortunately he was very friendly and seemed to be encouraging me to scale the wall and visit! There didn't seem to be anyone around (Sunday) so managed to climb over on the rest was easy. Much building and landscaping work in evidence.


Good condition 4th Jul 2013  17:30  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 90682 72546   FB Number: 10679  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I drove right pass and missed this yesterday! I have no idea how after going back this evening, - I found 10678 by "mistake" - Pillar good condition currently on a building site, but near enough to St Mary's Lane for a sneaky bag.

Pillar & FB
GPS Data


Good condition 4th Jul 2013  16:36  by edfielden

Gridref: SU 90676 72569   FB Number: 10679  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Charente Hall off St Mary's Lane in Winkfield is currently a construction site so access is not trivial. I came to visit after hearing of Griefmiester's discovery the previous day of the still-extant Tory Hall Farm pillar (TP7864) just 150m away. Winkfield pillar stands just inside the entrance gate to Charente Hall; I came straight past it on my way in to the site and stopped off to see it properly on my way out again. FB faces NNE; sightholes not properly observed; nice metal cap with raised letters. The two pillars here seem to be related to a Minitrack Satellite Tracking Station, part of NASA's STADAN network. The station here at Winkfield - the only such STADAN site in the UK - was established in 1960-1 and handed back to the UK's Science Research Council on 30 Sep 1980.

10679 - Pillar Looking SSW ©edfielden
10679 - Pillar Looking NNE ©edfielden
10679 - Top ©edfielden
10679 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10679 - Trig pose! Looking SE ©edfielden


Good condition 13th Jun 2009  08:15  by Trigger

Gridref: SU 90700 72600   FB Number: 10679  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 26th Sep 2008  16:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

no reply at shut gates.privacy rule applies.


Good condition 16th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

Gridref: SU 90770 72630   FB Number: 10679  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Well found Luke! 10679 confirmed. Top slightly malformed but essentially vgc. Metal cap, wide raised letters. In SE corner of garden of house, just W of main gate. FB facing N. SU 9077 7263 estimated from 50k map. Its near neighbour 10678 Tory Hall Farm (SU905726 ?) may have gone: not in garden (SW corner, same house) nor pasture nor hedge. Swathe of reinstated ground (has taken out mapped track bend) suggests some kind of pipeline installed recently - could this have been the culprit? Maybe house owners would know more. Bench-marks.org.uk has ref [TQ08/T240] for this and [TQ08/T241] for Tory Hall Farm. Both were Secondaries according to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trigonomy/message/2528 "These pillars were both stations in Secondary Block TQ08, Windsor. They were designated OSGB36 station numbers TQ08/T240 and TQ08/T241, info obtained by Rod [Sladen] at OSHQ."

10679 fb ©peregrinus
10679 top ©peregrinus
10679 trig ©peregrinus
10679 trig ©peregrinus
10678 site? ©peregrinus
10678 site? ©peregrinus


Unreachable but visible 1st Nov 2007  12:10  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 90700 72600   FB Number: 10679  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 8/10

I first came across this one (http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm20957) while searching on bench-marks.org.uk for FBs near Black Park (TQ005832). It's not marked on my copy of LR175, nor apparently on 1:25000 nor 1:10000 maps. I couldn't find this trig on the OS benchmarks website (http://benchmarks.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/). However, it is visible in Google Earth. Anyway, the pillar seems to be in good condition. I didn't actually get right up to it (it's on private property), so I can't confirm the FB number. Apparently there's another one (Tory Hall Farm, FB 10678, http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm20956) about 400m WNW. Again, Google Earth seems to indicate that it's still there. This one isn't listed on the OS benchmarks website either. I wanted to see if I could see it from the nearby footpath, but the footpath runs through the Foot & Mouth restricted zone. There was a bucket by the gate, but it looked more like a bucket of rainwater than a bucket of disinfectant. Bearing in mind their FB numbers, they're clearly late additions to the network. But why were they built? The area was RAF Winkfield until July 1945, but the FB numbers suggest to me that the trigs would have been built after that. And why two of them so close to one another? Parking by the church.

Photo evidence There it is!



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