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TP7657 - Harrington South
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There are 22 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5434th with 43 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.54/10 (from 13 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Sep 2010
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 24th Jul 2018

Of the 13 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 180m
The average error was 38m
1 was exact

Harrington North Harrington North Shortwood Lodge Shortwood Lodge peregrinus peregrinus asbown asbown P Bellamy P Bellamy CJO CJO caroleengel caroleengel peregrinus peregrinus Harrington South Harrington South [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Harrington South trigpoint
Harrington South
By Sharp
Harrington South

By asbown
FB scar
By peregrinus
By Dusty
Plan of area
By Dusty
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Logged Visits:

Moved 24th Jul 2018  15:44  by rwilson121

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

Tricky to find initially, but easily cross referenced the pillars new location from the previous pictures. Farmer in field didn't stop to ask questions.

Harrington South trigpoint ©rwilson121

Moved 12th Mar 2018  00:00  by Sharp

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

Harrington South

Moved 25th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 77414 77628   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

As described below. Make sure you bag Harrington North whilst there

Moved 3rd Sep 2016  08:58  by CJO

Gridref: SP 77417 77617   FB Number: GONE  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

On its side in a large concrete bunded area to south of concrete buildings. FB missing from pillar

Harrington South

Toppled 23rd Aug 2016  17:57  by THE CYCLIST

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

I had intended to walk from the road to the East at the airfield memorial stone, but the field contains a bean crop. Headed South and left bike at fenced road maintenance compound at junction with road to Draughton at SP776771. To the left of this compound a well used unofficial footpath leads to the Southernmost of the Thor launch sites. The pillar is at the very (Southern) end of the debris filled pit.

Moved 21st Aug 2016  10:05  by Chris9870

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

Great find, thanks to the people before for the brilliant instructions. First Project Emily trigs we have ever seen and we get two together. Details are as previous logs. Amazing how much of the Thor implacements are still there. I had thought they were all destroyed years ago.

Toppled 22nd Feb 2013  13:14  by asbown

Gridref: SP 77395 77635   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Moved 28th May 2012  19:30  by Griefmiester

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

Moved and Toppled - Agreed! Great Find - I parked at the end of the bridleway to the South then up an over field (through tractor ruts) to concrete wasteland - pillar lying on its side in drain thing, still at least it is still around, intersting area lots of history.

Toppled 6th May 2012  16:06  by dal

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

Again congratulations on this find. I also found one of the near-by bolts (numbered 17/6).

Bolt 17/6

Toppled 8th May 2011  11:49  by peregrinus

Gridref: SP 77414 77631   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Harrington South - great find by Paul Bellamy. Lying in shallow nettly concrete tank, with spider removed; scar on one face presumably means a removed FB although the 4th face is inaccessible. No FB number on record apparently. 178m due E of original location. A Quail heard calling nearby was an added bonus.

FB scar Looking towards base of pillar
Top (spider gone)
Bolt viewed via sighting hole

Toppled 6th May 2011  19:00  by P Bellamy

Gridref: SP 77413 77620   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Moved and toppled pillar, dumped on its side in the LOX Tank pit on the southernmost Thor launch emplacement. Flush Bracket crudely removed, top damaged and spider missing. Plenty of other numbered Thor-era Survey Bolts to be found on the adjacent launch emplacements too.

Location Looking up the Liquid Oxygen Tank pit of the southern Thor Launch Emplacement to the missile holdfast and blast walls. Trig in foreground.
Bolt I7/P2 Central LE, missile launch centreline position
Bolt I7/5 Southern LE, Short-range Electrotheodolite platform.

Couldn't find it 18th Apr 2011  06:50  by Dusty

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

Plan of area

Destroyed 9th Sep 2010  18:30  by peregrinus

Gridref: SP 77245 77568   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

Project Emily Site #17. 50m into an arable field, harvested and recently ploughed at time of visit: no trace of pillar. Harrington North at SP 77224 77926 same story. Several large and quite well preserved Project Thor missile base related mass concrete structures are nearby but the runways been broken up with the exception of a concrete road / taxiway with the N-S bridleway follows. Plenty of old concrete around, much of it being drainage pipe surrounds (a feature familar to Emily-hunters). The trigs may be lurking in vegetation but I assume they were taken away with the main runway debris. They are certainly not where they should be - no surprise having looked at aerial mapping some time ago. No FB number on record for either pillar, it seems.

Harrington South trig site Red bag marks the spot
Project Thor remains near S trig site
Project Thor remains near S trig site

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