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TP7971 - Blackdown
 
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Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
OSGB36 Station :
PP46
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP7971
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
DORCHESTER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Blackdown PillarPP46PP046361298.2687601.380.0001BOLT01/06/193701DESTROYED 03/96

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There are 7 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16110th with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.50/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Jul 2008
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 25th Mar 2019

Of the 14 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Selection of photos for this Bolt.


By Griefmiester
Hardy Monument
By brisboy&wife
Blackdown
By CJO
TP7971
By Trigger
See 3 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 25th Mar 2019  10:26  by dugswell2

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Long gone.


Destroyed 2nd Nov 2017  18:30  by bluebeard

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


Destroyed 9th Dec 2015  10:30  by jonglew

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

Hardy Monumnet now closed for the winter, but OS have the Bolt destroyed March 1996 anyway.


Destroyed 15th Jun 2015  12:55  by Griefmiester

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

Tower open today so climbed the 120 steps, no sign of any bolt, great views though.


Destroyed 19th May 2015  16:02  by Bourne

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


Destroyed 28th Mar 2015  13:15  by brisboy&wife

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

Hardy Monument


Destroyed 27th Mar 2015  17:11  by dugswell2

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

Long gone.


Destroyed 27th Mar 2015  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Destroyed 25th Apr 2014  15:28  by CJO

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

Hardy Monument. BOLT reported destroyed 03/96.

Blackdown


Possibly missing 29th Aug 2013  10:43  by Griefmiester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 6/10

I first came here as a boy in the 70's on a family holiday - great place with amazing views - there is a charge for parking here - not sure if it's official of just some Hippies being enterprising!! - i didn't pay! - Impressive monument to Thomas Hardy - amazing views all around. Bolt not accessible or destroyed as per OS.


Destroyed 20th Jul 2012  09:10  by pork_pie_hat

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

Lucky Tom to get to the top! Visited the Hardy Monument in July 2012 while walking from Sturminster Newton, Dorset to South Brent, Devon (having camped overnight at Winterborne Abbas). Didn't know it was a trig point. National Trust website says they hope to open the monument to visitors but are being delayed by access problems.


Couldn't find it 20th Jun 2012  08:59  by Trigger

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

TP7971


Destroyed 3rd Nov 2010  13:10  by Dusty

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

Last of a number of visits.

Mrs Dusty & monument (1997)


Destroyed 12th Jul 2008  16:13  by tom

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

The trig station consisted of a bolt and the centre of the folly tower of the Hardy Monument on Black Down between the villages of Portesham and Winterbourne Abbas. The OS database record the bolt being destroyed in March 1996, presumably when the tower was restored. Black Down has been designated a SSSI for its geology and fauna. There are lovely all around views from the hill top and even more so from the top of the monument which was reached by way of 122 spiral steps. Inland numerous hills of Dorset can be seen. Maiden Castle is prominent nearby to the east; in the distance to the east are the Purbeck Hills and some gleaming white cliffs of the Isle of Wight. The coastal view continues from Weymouth and Portland in the south to the headlands of Torbay in the far west.




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