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TP8214 - Druids Lodge Tank
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Druids Lodge TankSU15/35SU15S035409031.32139200.41144.7432BOLT01/06/1938101/05/1939N1Dest 11/65

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There are 5 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15389th with 118 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.50/10 (from 4 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Sep 2008
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 12th Aug 2019

Of the 4 logged visits,
0 recorded a location

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Selection of photos for this Bolt.

Tank & Covered Reservoir
Water Tank & Spider
Water Tank
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Logged Visits:

Possibly missing 12th Aug 2019  10:54  by Ant1974

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

Possibly missing 5th Mar 2013  13:13  by jonglew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

Drove along York Road, parking at Druid's Head Farm and walking from there. There is a covered reservoir and a water tank here, with a recently constructed fence separating them. The reservoir is covered by 6-12" of soil and vegitation, so if the bolt is located on the concrete cover it is effectively lost. However, as per the trig's name, I assume it's the tank and not the reservoir that indicates the location. The tank is not covered, it's walls are topped by half-round coping blocks indicating it never had a cover, so if the bolt was here then it must have been on the ground close to the tank, but could not be located. What was interesting was a damaged spider, from a trig pillar, sitting on top of one wall of the tank. I don't know if there was ever a pillar here, replaced by a bolt after the pillar was destroyed... I'm speculating here, trying to think of a reason for the spider. It was a little disconcerting climbing onto the walls of the tank - slurry, water, depth unknown - I didn't much like the idea of falling in, but the spider needed to be retrieved. Extensive views north to Salisbury Plain, also to the E and W. But none south due to a plantation of trees wherein was a pheasant nursery.

Tank & Covered Reservoir TP8214©jonglew
Water Tank TP8214©jonglew
Water Tank & Spider TP8214©jonglew
Spider TP8214©jonglew

Couldn't find it 1st Jul 2012  11:16  by Trigger

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


Couldn't find it 12th Sep 2008  16:11  by tom

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

I noticed this trig added to the database in 2012. I didnt enter my log earlier as I failed to find the trig on my visit. The site of the trig is in the middle of a field on the downs to the north of Wilton. The OS database says the trig was destroyed in 1965. I could not verify this at the time of my visit as the field was full of maize. The crop and the trees of the adjacent plantation prevented a view from the track along the south side of the field. The nearest legal approach is on the metalled byway to the west which offers a fine view of downland to the southeast with the Great Ridge and Grovely Woods on the horizon. The area was reached by byways from the village of Berwick St James with a return route on the bridleway past Asserton Farm for a very pleasant walk through open and wooded downland and crossing the crystal clear waters of the River Till. In the village cut benchmarks were encountered on the corner of the Boot Inn and on a buttress of the church tower. The River Till has been designated a SSSI for its flora and fauna.

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