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TP7861 - Bricksbury Hill
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5997th with 36 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.47/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Dec 2011
Was Last found intact: 17th May 2020
Was Last logged: 1st Aug 2020

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

All were within 1251m
The average error was 815m
1 was exact

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Damaged 1st Aug 2020  11:45  by andyrandom

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

Set out to bag eight pillars today. This was actually the easiest of them to find (thanks to this site), which is quite ironic seeing as how nobody found it at all until very recently! Mark of 5 is because the walk up to the pillar was very scenic, but the pillar itself is... well, frankly, I'm amazed it's not logged as Remains! Certainly the sorriest looking pillar I've come across. But at least it's still standing. Ants appear to have taken over the central hole.


Damaged 24th Jul 2020  12:45  by AHD

FB Number: S5549  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Can easily be done at the same time as TP1107 - Beacon Hill. Nice to visit a previously destroyed Pillar. (FB for logging purposes).

Not Logged 17th Jul 2020  12:15  by Nick Pulsford

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

Moved 7th Jun 2020  12:15  by mattandsophie

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

Visited the original position (as that is my challenge). Trig no longer there...apparently somewhere else but didn't try the new location...

Moved 31st May 2020  10:14  by stripytrigger

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

Found in its 'new' position, thanks to @TrigJS. Fun as it is to find a 'lost' trig, this one leaves me feeling a bit dissatisfied. OS leisure maps clearly show Bricksbury Hill as being the 182m high point close to where this trig is supposed to be. The 188m metre high point where we actually find it seems to be lacking a name, and "Bricksbury Hill" doesn't make much more sense to me than any of the other names one might have given it based on nearby features. Although I notice that the database of British and Irish Hills show Bricksbury Hill summit to be here (in contradiction to OS), so there's clearly some confusion. Naming aside, the original claimed location makes much more sense from a landscape perspective - it potentially could have been visible from the Beacon Hill and Miles Hill trigs, and maybe even Hungry Hill too. As it is, in its current position on pretty flat ground, unless you cleared the trees and building for miles around, it seems unlikely it would have a line of sight to anything. Given it seems to be standing up straight (rather than lying in a ditch as with some) it does seem unlikely that it's been moved, even despite the poor condition (probably one of the worst condition standing pillars I've ever seen). Pretty uninspiring location, but enjoyable bag for me as on spotting it my four year old immediately ran round it several times to check for sight holes! Clearly the infection is spreading... Despite my reservations above, I'm still ticking this one off, in addition to the Bricksbury Hill summit bagged on the way past and a handful of pillboxes added to my list too.

Damaged 26th May 2020  10:00  by Nekyram

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

Parked side of road. Easy walk along track to find trig that was easily spotted. It was planned to visit yesterday, but someone beat us to it !!

Damaged 25th May 2020  16:48  by peregrinus

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

Great find, JS! From name and stated height above sea level it's clear that this is the Bricksbury Hill pillar. Metalwork possibly removed by the OS in this case as was never verified for use. My 6206th extant pillar :-) Accessed from NNW, verge parking opposite gate

S sighting hole open
FB gone
In clearing

Slightly damaged 17th May 2020  18:25  by deb58

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Remains 15th May 2020  16:15  by 21qazxsw

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

Very excited to visit this very-recently-discovered remains of a trig. Parked by the side of Beacon Hill Rd B3013 to the NNW of the trig (51°14'25.5"N 0°49'32.4"W), then walked to the trig along the tracks. It's definitely a trig pillar, but whether it's THE Bricksbury Hill pillar or not, nobody knows. The top few inches (by my estimation, perhaps 4 - 6 inches?) have been decapitated, hence no sign of the spider or holding-down loops. The centre tube is metal and disintegrating, tube is filled with muck, so can't view down to the bottom bolt. The concrete at the position of the FB definitely has a round indentation where the 'knob' behind the FB would have been embedded into the concrete. The rear sighthole is open, the other 3 sightholes filled with concrete, but I could definitely see where the sightholes used to be. So there definitely used to be 4 sightholes. I left a 2p coin in the rear sighthole for the next visitor to find. I cleaned the trig up a bit, scraped the moss off it and did some gardening around the trig. Well done to "TrigJS" for the awesome discovery!

the trig station (front) (the face where the FB used to be)
the trig station (right)
the trig station (rear)
the trig station (left)
the trig station (close up of front)
the trig station (close up of rear)
the trig station (top)
where the FB was, once upon a time: notice the hole in the middle, where the 'knob' at the back of the FB would have been embedded into the concrete.
the route to the trig station

Destroyed 12th Apr 2020  11:15  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S5549  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

Marks for the pleasure of a walk if not for the existence of the trig. Nice wooded glade, and lots of people out on the surrounding heath, but plenty of room for us all to keep our distance. [FB for logging purposes only].

Destroyed 16th Jun 2019  23:08  by Ant1974

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

Damaged 18th Mar 2018  11:30  by TrigJS

Gridref: SU 82235 49243   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Original visit on 18/03/18 – I went to the estimated location of SU8340049800. No evidence of a destroyed pillar though the covering of snow didn't help. Rediscovery visit on 03/05/20 – I was running through the Caesar’s Camp area following a different track than usual and I spotted a large lump of concrete through the trees (the area has been used for military training for decades and odd lumps of concrete are not unusual!). I went to investigate and I was somewhat surprised to find it was a trig pillar! Pillar is badly damaged and missing both the spider and the flush bracket. Pillar is at SU8223549243. On investigating when I got home I believe this is the ‘destroyed’ Bricksbury Hill pillar. The T:UK grid reference that has been used for the pillar comes from and is a ‘very approximate estimated location only’. In addition the documented elevation for the pillar is 613.571' ODN (187.02 m) which is similar to the 189 m evaluation I logged. I suppose the pillar was damaged in the early fifties, then wasn’t repaired or replaced and therefore the pillar never made it into the OS triangulation station database. Scored highly due to rediscovering a destroyed pillar.

TP7861 Original visit - The trig pillar should be about here.
TP7861 Rediscovery visit - The badly damaged pillar.
TP7861 Rediscovery visit - The missing spider.
TP7861 Rediscovery visit - The missing flush bracket.

Destroyed 10th Mar 2018  16:25  by peregrinus

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

notes say lost to quarrying, approx GR only. as expected, not found from a wander round, not too much vegetation this time of year, pleasant heathland wander


Destroyed 16th Aug 2015  10:55  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S5549  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

First stop on a 12 mile walk from home to the Garrison Church in Aldershot. Hasn't mysteriously reappeared since our 2011 visit, but area is still great for walking.

Destroyed 11th Jan 2015  12:00  by babelgrim

Gridref: SU 83367 49776   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 4/10

nothing to see here ....

not a trig.

Destroyed 2nd Aug 2013  18:40  by jonglew

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

Parked at junct A325-A3016 to S. Short walk to location of trig. No sign of it, long ago destroyed - previous logs state by quarrying, which makes sense as there is a large pond nearby which fits the profile. Woodland so no views.

Destroyed 23rd Jul 2012  18:35  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 83400 48980   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

No Pillar here - looked around to see if was toppled like Hungry Hill near by - no such luck - great area - amazing views.

GPS Data

Destroyed 4th Feb 2012  07:54  by Trigger

FB Number: S5549  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 29th Dec 2011  12:50  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S5549  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 6/10

Grey and windy day but a need to walk off christmas excess and an opportunity to complete all my local trigs. Benchmark database suggests this is an approximate location, and lost to quarrying June 1951 - certainly the surrounding area has been extensively worked for gravel, and at c. 180m is now some way lower than the original height of this trig (613ft / 187m). Would have had views south to the N Downs. MOD heathland but no problems with access (provided you obey the byelaws!); good parking on A287 by water tower opp garage.

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