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TP0751 - Bembridge Fort
 
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Grid reference :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/5
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0751
County :
Isle of Wight
Nearest town :
SANDOWN

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bembridge FortSU31/5SU31S005462383.8086122.040.0002BLOCK01/06/194200

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There are 27 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5505th with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.53/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st May 2005
Was Last logged: 17th Sep 2019

Of the 19 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 40m
The average error was 9m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Surface Block.

Surface Block
©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail
©jonglew
Surface Block
By Griefmiester
GPS Data
By Griefmiester
Bembridge Fort
By CJO
Turret
By peregrinus
See 21 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 17th Sep 2019  15:49  by RichardM

Gridref: SZ 62386 86121   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Visited on NT tour. Our guide didn't appear to know about the surface block but enthusiastically scampered with us up the grassy mound beside the toppled trig to find it. Concrete slab with brass dome at its centre, tiny centre dimple and 3 hammer(?) marks.


Toppled 17th Sep 2019  15:02  by DeniseMc

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

See comments for other entry


Good condition 14th Apr 2015  15:04  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 62385 86122   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Former base of toppled pillar which lies a few feet away at bottom of magazine housing, on which this SB sits. On NT guided tour, paid our 3.50 each and had 90mins of history and 2 trigs thrown in. Fortunately no silly 'elf 'n' safety rules to prevent access to top of the magazine.

Surface Block TP0751©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0751©jonglew


Slightly damaged 15th May 2014  09:33  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SZ 62386 86123   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Visited after making appointment the day before by ringing MicronAir, was advised "I wouldn't usually do this". Great location bolt is located on the original pillar base it has a few marks on it hence slightly damaged. Views all around. Glad to of been able to get to see this one. Images to follow.

GPS Data
Surface Block


Inaccessible 30th Jun 2013  18:08  by CJO

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

Came here on the wrong day to get access to this. See adjacent pillar log.

Bembridge Fort
Bembridge Fort


Good condition 31st Jul 2012  15:33  by asbown

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


Good condition 20th Apr 2010  15:39  by peregrinus

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

The SB is Good; the pillar is Toppled. Pillar lies at foot of the mound (service magazine) on which it formerly stood. FB and spider gone. Following Glaslyns find I contacted the NT and booked myself on a tour. Also got sister Palmerston Fort trigs at Purbrook and Southwick this morning - excellent day! 2 hour tour by knowledgeable volunteer Richard, covering the Palmerston Forts history and including a good look round, below and above ground.

Toppled trig
FB scar and root
Block and bolt, looking ENE
Pillar seen from SE corner of fort Toppled pillar can just be seen in middle of pic: used to stand on mound (magazine) to L. Seen from comms point
Turret Hard to believe but this accommodated 2 men.
Turret Hard to believe but this accommodated 2 men.
Spigot mortar base
Main ammo magazine
Looking NE


Damaged 16th Nov 2009  10:38  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 62383 86121   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

The bulk of the pillar lies just to the N of the old location where there is a bolt. The spider has gone as well as the flush bracket. Access was gained as there was someone working within the fort when I arrived, after asking nicely was given permission to visit the site after being told to be careful not to fall in the moat.

Bolt at old pillar location.©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Unreachable but visible 18th Sep 2009  15:30  by Lathama

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

Friday afternoon, gates locked, no-one there, say no more!


Inaccessible 3rd Sep 2009  13:56  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

I picked up a National Trust leaflet after attempting to visit the fort - admission to the NT part is possible on a guided tour: details from isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk


Unreachable but visible 8th Jan 2009  09:49  by wrose

Gridref: SZ 62353 86148   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Like everyone else unable to gain access and did not even contemplate a climb up and down the ramparts. Grid reference and photo is a s close as I got.

Bembridge Fort As close as you can get
Bembridge Fort Another view


7th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 5/10

I called in when last there, a Sat pm, gates locked, no-one around. Following Glaslyns report I contacted the NT who replied as follows: <Tours of Bembridge Fort are on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the months starting on 20th April 2010 - please contact me to make a booking. There is some discussion as to the location of the trig point. I attach a photo of a bolt which is believed to be the original trig point but I am sure the tour guides will be able to advise more fully.> Contact is Nicola Cummins, 01983 741020


Unreachable but visible 4th Feb 2008  15:34  by rhayader_wanderer

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

as noted elsewhere now very private


Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2007  22:38  by mattwaggie

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

Visited with Vix while caching in the area.


Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2007  00:00  by vix92008

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

Did this one between Brading Box and Vectis E, it is not accessible publically now though.


Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2007  00:00  by babycacheash

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

No way to this one via a path


Good condition 13th Oct 2006  22:10  by Trigger

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

Even I couldn't get into this fort under cover of darkness! It's a daytime visit for this one and at the good will of the occupiers!


Good condition 29th Mar 2006  13:37  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: SZ 62384 86132   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found gates open, small engineering company working inside. Asked permission to have a look, which was fine, suspect wouldn't be impressed with all and sundry trapsing up there though..


31st May 2005  08:16  by Kitty Hawk

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 5/10

Crikey, I could see where this was, but getting to it...a completely different question. It's on a fort, surrounded by quite a decent sized ditch/moat with vertical sides. The only entrance makes it clear that it's private property.



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