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TP7891 - Castle Hill
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
No FB
Current use :
Historic use :
Other
T:UK waypoint :
TP7891
County :
Kent
Nearest town :
FOLKESTONE


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There are 22 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4168th with 36 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.79/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th Sep 2011
Was Last logged: 14th Oct 2017

Of the 14 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 114m
The average error was 19m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Castle Hill
By wrose

By meandmymum

©g4wsb

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By panniers

By panniers
See 16 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 14th Oct 2017  16:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TR 21320 37913   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

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Slightly damaged 14th Oct 2017  16:11  by wrose

Gridref: TR 21321 37912   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

G2017.

Castle Hill Pillar.


Not Logged 14th Apr 2017  17:30  by meandmymum

Gridref: TR 21300 37800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Stopping overnight in the Holiday Inn just south of the motorway so made sense to pop up to bag this one before checking in!


Slightly damaged 6th Mar 2016  09:58  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Not a vaguely standard trig. Some damage to the top. Excellent views of channel tunnel yards.


Slightly damaged 24th Oct 2015  09:51  by g4wsb

Gridref: TR 21325 37913   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy walk from parking

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
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Not Logged 27th May 2015  13:39  by stallion

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


Slightly damaged 23rd Oct 2014  14:37  by Bridgeman

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

Walking from Wye to Folkestone along North Downs Way before catching train back via Ashford. Overlooks Channel Tunnel Terminal. Weather closing in.

Castle Hill Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 23rd Jun 2013  11:55  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Chunnel trig, seems fatter than its colleagues, 750mm (ish) concrete pipe buried upright filled with concrete with cheapo stainless steel spider. On W slope below summit, nice (albeit rather urban) views on a sunny day. At the summit itself is a Buried Block, not very far down as it turned out :-)

Trig looking west
Trig looking east to summit showing vertical crack
Top showing flat spider


Slightly damaged 1st Jan 2013  12:46  by Lost Lad

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

This isn't a trig pillar - it's more like an upended concrete sewer pipe that has been filled with concrete !! Rather basic spider too - a metal plate with three angled grooves cut into it. Great location - often passed these hills as a child and wondered what it must be like on top. Now I know thanks to my obsession with trig points.


Slightly damaged 11th Oct 2012  08:55  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TR 21329 37907   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parking to the North at junction of Castle Hill and Crete Road West - easy pop up along footpath then on Access Land - Pillar is in resonable condition with a few chips around the rim - view to channel tunnel and Folkstone, several other survey markers apparent.

Pillar and View
GPS Data


Slightly damaged 22nd Sep 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TR 21323 37910   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 15th Feb 2012  15:12  by Arnand

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked at the junction to Crete Road & Castle Hill with the pillar easily visible from the road. Be careful in programing tomtom as I initially ended up at the toll gate for the channel tunnel(whoops). Pillar is of different design to other channel tunnel trigs being shorter and fatter with top spider unlike any I've seen & no FB.

Catle Hill trig view over Folkestone
View over water works
Trig top


Not Logged 26th Oct 2011  13:01  by panniers

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






Slightly damaged 16th Sep 2011  12:37  by rowleybirkin

Gridref: TR 21320 37913   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Also known as Caesars Camp. Along with Cheriton Hill, Farthingloe and Shakespeare Cliff this pillar was part of the Chunnel survey. I believe it was erected in the mid 1970s during the penultimate stage of the Channel Tunnel construction. Excellent views taking in the Chunnel railway, the North Downs, Folkestone and the coast of France on most days.

The pillar. M20, Channel Tunnel entrance and reservoir down below.
A fine day for relaxing and taking in the view at the top of Castle Hill



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