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TP0749 - Coringdon
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Moved Moved
Flush Bracket :
S1505
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP11
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0749
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
SWANAGE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
CoringdonPP11PP011400833.0981185.86199.6561PILLAR01/06/1936101/10/1951N0

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There are 35 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13874th with 33 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.88/10 (from 75 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Mar 1997
Was Last found intact: 4th May 2002
Was Last logged: 11th Jul 2018

Of the 75 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 53991m
The average error was 3437m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By Griefmiester
Trig point site?
By mntainman

©g4wsb

©g4wsb

By Ian73

©cpooleb
See 29 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Moved 11th Jul 2018  17:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Walked up bridleway through Kingswood on the way. out onto nine Barrow down , and on along to trig , good views over Swanage.


Moved 6th May 2018  11:28  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 8/10

Annual visit, back up to 13 this year. Massively encouraged by wall to wall blue skies, but very hot and hazy. No change to trig.


Toppled 17th Apr 2018  11:41  by JohRvs

Gridref: SZ 01120 80860   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10


Moved 1st Apr 2018  14:31  by Trigpoint100

Gridref: SZ 00845 81086   FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Steam train to Corfe (the 'Sir Keith Park' recently returned to Swanage so lots of attention from another equally anorakish group of folk taking photos!!). Vg cider at the Greyhound then cracking walk back along Nine Ballard Down with great views. Can't work out whether this trig has moved again - farmer has been bulldozing the surrounding area. [FB for logging purposes only].


Moved 23rd Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 00849 81100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10


Moved 15th Jul 2017  16:28  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SZ 00846 81088   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 8/10

Parking SW then ROW to the W then back E to high point then back to pillar which is moved approx 100 S and is lying on its side FB and spider missing. back via E path. Marilyn, Hump, Tump


Moved 30th Apr 2017  11:25  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 6/10

Still where it was moved to some years ago, condition unchanged. Usual walk from Studland to Corfe, but very cold, wet and windy; unusually for us, we abandoned the return leg and stayed in The Greyhound!


Couldn't find it 19th Dec 2016  13:43  by mntainman

Gridref: SZ 00841 81197   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Hard to believe it has been carted away since last log 3 months earlier but I could see no sign. wandered all round Marilyn summit and field it is within and investigated concrete blocks to the west and mobile tower

Trig point site? Ground by fence neae Marilyn summit and point marked for trig pillar on OS 1:50000.


Toppled 9th Oct 2016  14:14  by Icarus.

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

Never seen a dead Trig before :-(


Toppled 9th Oct 2016  14:14  by Skerryvore

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

This one isn't marked on the 1:25 000 Explorer Map so I wasn't expecting to see it. It's on the 2014 1:50 000 though. It looks very dead but has a lovely view from its grave.


Moved 25th Jun 2016  15:30  by bwm

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

Toppled and moved. No FB or spider


Toppled 29th May 2016  18:15  by Pete the Trig Hunter

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

Lovely walk up and along the ridge (3). Great panoramic views (3). Still easy to find but in poor toppled state (1)


Moved 30th Apr 2016  11:24  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 4/10

Annual visit, this year down to only four of us diehards. But a wonderful sunny day for our walk from Studland to Corfe and back, with excellent visibility - could see all the way up the Solent to the Fawley chimney. Condition of trig unchanged.


Possibly missing 17th Mar 2016  14:37  by Hartryggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 1/10

Parked at SZ 02053 80992 in a layby, short walk up onto the ridge by an Obelisk followed the ridge out to Ballard Down Trig Point then retraced my steps back to the actual summit of Balled Down. Summit is by the corner of a hedge and gate. Then back down to the road and followed the footpath to the radio mast, difficult to find summit of Coringdon now the Trig Pillar is missing. Previous visit 28/4/1998


Moved 29th Feb 2016  07:00  by g4wsb

Gridref: SZ 00835 81189   FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Steep climb cycle, good morning sun rise.Trig in bad state only concrete left topped.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Moved 29th Jun 2015  20:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 1/10

perhaps it would be fairer to describe this as "remains" !


Moved 21st May 2015  12:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

I do remember this pillar in its original position years ago perched on Nine Barrow Down. Today I sat upon its horizontal body to have my lunch, and was instantly cheered by the sight of a puffing white billowing plume of steam (later discovered to be 34070 Battle Of Britain class: 'Manston', for all of you trigging/steam enthusiasts), down in the valley heading towards Swanage from Corfe Castle. It felt like being back in the sixties.


Moved 2nd May 2015  11:22  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

Going up this year: number of times we have visited this trig, average age of group, price of beer in the Greyhound in Corfe. Going down: number in, and fitness of, group. Unchanged: condition of trig!


Moved 4th Apr 2015  16:27  by Sprog

Gridref: SZ 52084 98109   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Trig has been moved from the summit of Nine Barrow Down, where I remember seeing it in the 1980s. The trig has been damaged and has no FB.


Moved 25th Mar 2015  00:00  by rams

Gridref: SZ 00800 81000   FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10


Moved 29th Jan 2015  13:55  by Do you Always Get Lost

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

On the side of the Marilyn Nine Brrow Downs?


Moved 8th Sep 2014  14:00  by vw_keychain

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

As previous logs have stated, pillar has been moved and is now on it's side with all metalwork removed, easily seen from the footpath. Beware of the big hole underneath the nearby drain cover.


Moved 3rd May 2014  11:26  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

Annual visit - much reduced group this year but stunning day for a walk from Studland to Corfe and back - superb views. Condition unchanged from last year.


Remains 16th Apr 2014  08:53  by Trigger happy

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

everything removed from it ,on its side 2 yards away from correct point


Moved 10th Mar 2014  16:00  by philandsam

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

Moved out of field (100m or so south) and turned on it's side. No flush Bracket.


Moved 26th Sep 2013  11:16  by stignest

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

visited poorly trig having visited marilyn top. rainy, no views.. if its wet stay well clear of the concrete on resv. top - i didn't & slipped- badly broken arm - many thanks to the folks of dorset who looked after me.


Moved 24th Sep 2013  12:50  by Dusty

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

From whence it came!
Pillar


Toppled 9th Jul 2013  12:57  by Ian73

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


Moved 18th May 2013  08:03  by THE CYCLIST

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

Managed to cycle up bridle track from East, then continued along ridge to drop down into Corfe Castle. Enjoyed views out over Brownsea Island, Poole, and Isle of Purbeck. Pillar has been moved from original site and dumped on left of track with metalwork removed.


Moved 4th May 2013  11:21  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Moved  Score: 2/10

Annual visit - surprised no-one has been in the intervening year. Although the trig is in a sorry (but unchanged) state, the views are still worth the short climb up the hill.


Couldn't find it 23rd Jul 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

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

Unaware of it being moved (in my early trigging days I did not read TUK logs - my loss) and was looking for it in situ. Caught red-handed by VERY angry farmer who has moved the trig "because of people like you!"


Toppled 5th May 2012  11:15  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

Annual visit - sorry condition but unchanged from previous years. Overcast, biting cold easterly wind, but superb visibility all the way up the Solent to Hurst Castle Spit (>20 miles).


Moved 10th Mar 2012  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SZ 00830 81190   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 4/10

Easy access, pillar moved to side of field/path. Some very nice views. Previous visit; 13 Apr 2004


Toppled 6th Aug 2011  14:23  by nhr

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

It's complete on it's side, with the the plaque facing the ground so you can't see it.


Toppled 2nd Aug 2011  16:41  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SZ 00849 81098   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

As others have said. Sad looking pillar. No Flush bracket


Toppled 11th Jul 2011  14:00  by Griggsy

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

From Studland

©Griggsy


Toppled 2nd Jul 2011  13:15  by splash

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

What a sorry sight. Trig point on its back plug and all with flush plate missing and 100 or so meters away from its original position. Lovely views all round.


Toppled 18th Jun 2011  12:30  by asbown

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

nothing to add to previous logs, good views from both old and new locations.


Toppled 30th Apr 2011  11:45  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

Annual return visit - at least the views make up for the sorry state of the trig!


Toppled 14th Mar 2011  14:24  by Glaslyn

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

great location and views, all details as previously said.

©Glaslyn


Toppled 3rd Nov 2010  12:05  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SZ 00850 81098   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

GR is where the trig now lies. Nearby hill is Nine Barrows Down to Marilynists.

Coringdon Now about 100m from its original position.


Toppled 9th Oct 2010  12:45  by bowlesy

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


Moved 10th Jul 2010  12:27  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 00847 81094   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

When we visited here we were specifically bagging the Marilyn and as it seems the trig is about 100m from where it should be we didn't see it. Looking at the GPS track of where we walked we would have been about 20m from its original position, so have decided to retrospectively bag this one now we know its fate. Shame, would have been interesting to have seen it toppled. ***Revisited 10 July 2015, 5 years to the day later. Can't see how we missed this, it's now so close to the track. Toppled, FB and spider missing; 3 sight holes open, rear sealed. Good views S over Swanage and southern Purbeck hills.

Pillar TP0749©jonglew
Top of Pillar TP0749©jonglew
Where the FB once was TP0749©jonglew


Toppled 1st May 2010  13:35  by Shamus

Gridref: SZ 00847 81099   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

Real shame people keep moving these landmarks


Toppled 1st May 2010  11:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

Have been walking exactly the same walk from Studland to Corfe, on Bank Holiday Saturday, with same core group of friends, for over 20 years. When we started in the late 80s this trig was standing in a field - sadly no more. (Walk the same way back, boring as we are, so technically visited it twice).


Toppled 16th Mar 2010  15:22  by g0bpu

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


Toppled 31st Jan 2010  17:31  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Plate missing moved

©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Toppled 14th Nov 2009  11:35  by cherrybear143

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

Spotted out cycling - Simon Coulson sat enjoying the view while Ian, Dave W and I walked up!


Toppled 2nd May 2009  11:15  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

Annual visit - and good weather as ever. Also on 3 May 2008, 5 May 2007, 29 April 2006, 30 April 2005, 1 May 2004.


Toppled 9th Apr 2009  09:30  by vegibagger

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

in mist with Jamie...Treehouse's somment could well have said...'does my bare bottom look big in this'


Toppled 27th Oct 2008  09:51  by TreeHouse

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

Regarding this toppled trig's new location - is it on top of a filled in bunker?

View towards Swyre Head Look upon me all ye mighty and despair etc.
Does by bottom look big in this? Ever wondered what the underside of a pillar looks like? Comparing this to some other photos it looks like this pillar has moved around a bit since its big move.
Approaching from Ulwell Following the Purbeck Way bridleway up from Ulwell, toppled trig pillar is visible towards the left.


Toppled 15th Sep 2008  12:38  by Malpas Wanderer

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

Sadly came across this fallen one.


Toppled 24th Aug 2008  22:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10


Toppled 31st Jul 2008  18:15  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SZ 00847 81100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

What a sad sight. Pillar unceremoniously dumped by the ridge path around 100m south of its proper location. FB and spider have been hacked out.


Toppled 16th Jul 2008  12:45  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SZ 00800 81200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Walked to here from Ballard Down trig point. Not much to add to previous visitor's comments. Met a retired surveyor and his wife near the trig, very knowledgable and informative. His comment re the trig was " a very sad sight".

A sad sight


Toppled 21st Nov 2007  15:30  by PHMB

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

No obvious reason for removal as original position is pasture close to hedge which has good views especially towards Poole Harbour. Pillar lies on it's side 100m south close to track. Missing flush bracket, spider & GPS plate top is heavily damaged. Was S1505. Update - revisited 5/1/18, no real change to status in last ten years.


Toppled 23rd Oct 2007  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Toppled  Score: 4/10

Lovely autumnal day on another day off from FMD Guildford. Highest point in private field. Corfe Castle has a spectacular position. Parked near farm just of B3351.


Toppled 23rd Sep 2007  15:21  by rob godrer coed

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

Trig point moved. It has been removed to a point some 100meters to the south west. Flush bracket removed!

Nine Barrow Down Trig Point Nine Barrow Down Trig Point lying some 300meters to the suth west.


Toppled 13th Apr 2007  10:30  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Good walk along the ridge from Corfe Castle. Gate open into ploughed field where the trig used to be.


Toppled 17th Feb 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: FB gone  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Lying horizontal, with FB, spider and GPS plaque all gone. Just inside field S side of track. I have a note that Fitzworth Point may have taken over its GPS status, but the latter has no GPS plaque: visited earlier this a.m. Nice approach from E


Toppled 14th Oct 2006  14:27  by cpooleb

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

shame©cpooleb
©cpooleb


Moved 3rd Aug 2006  12:30  by DanTrig

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

On a 10.5 mile walk from Corfe Castle to Swanage, didn't even know this trig existed, stumbled across this disturbing sight, cried and continued to Ballard Down.


Toppled 24th Apr 2006  13:53  by Frenziedfrog

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

I note an entry in Trigonomy.xls: "Destroyed by farmer fed up with folk climbing his fences. 4/03 (OS) Dumped by track 500m south"


Toppled 17th Dec 2005  14:25  by pineapple

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


Toppled 5th Nov 2005  12:45  by Managra

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

As others have noted, this has been moved from its original place. All the metal work has gone, including the GPS plaque. Not the best trig to take two trig virgins from Australia to for their first time! The FB was S1505. Lovely views.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Trigpoint ©Managra
People ©Managra


Toppled 27th Mar 2005  16:40  by Father Ted

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

I hadn not read the trigointinguk logs before setting out to visit this one so was a bit bemused when I could not find it initially at the top of the hill. Then I spotted it looking very sad and stripped bare as previous visitors note. I wonder if the spider and FB were taken as mementos or fro the value of the brass. Can not work out why it was moved either as it is pasture land rather than arable.

Coringdon Toppled Trig Point


Toppled 31st Aug 2003  17:00  by Hi-Tek

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

Found this pillar in a field. As logged before it is lying on its side. Also the flush bracket has been removed, it look like it has been chiseled off. The number should have been S1505.

Toppled Over & Missing Flush Bracket! Photo showing where the flush bracket should be.


Toppled 17th Jun 2003  17:00  by rcwiow

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Has been moved from it's original location and is now lying on its side in an adjacent field. New location is at N50 37.773 W01 59.365


Toppled 3rd May 2003  11:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

Sadly the first year we encountered this trig on its side some way from its position the previous year. The views are still quite good however.


Good condition 4th May 2002  11:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Special mention for 2002 as this was the last time we saw this trig standing in its correct location. In middle of pasture, with great views. Only actually visited it once because of the trespass involved, remaining years viewed from field edge. I guess the farmer got fed up of other trespassers.


Good condition 6th Jun 2001  12:40  by fasgadh

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A visit in 2001, before the pillar was toppled.

Nine Barrow Down in 2001 A historic document, its gone now.©fasgadh


Good condition 19th Oct 1999  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well it was good in 1999. Appears from the photos that th OS plaque went missing 1999 - 2001

S1505
S1505


Good condition 25th Oct 1998  13:25  by arranc

Gridref: SZ 00800 81100   FB Number: S1505  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd May 1998  00:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Annual visit to Studland, and our walk from there to Corfe and back. This particular year, 1998, the only one we actually visited the pillar in view of the trespass involved.


Good condition 8th Mar 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1505  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

It was in the middle of a pasture field at the time of our visit. Plug with heavily indented lettering.



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