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TP0885 - Arlescott
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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15566th with 61 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.70/10 (from 43 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Jan 1970
Was Last found intact: 28th Jun 2020
Was Last logged: 3rd Aug 2020

Of the 43 logged visits,
21 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 101m
The average error was 33m
1 was exact

MUCH WENLOCK MUCH WENLOCK Perkley Farm Perkley Farm Much Wenlock Church Tower Centre Much Wenlock Church Tower Centre Gleedon Hill Gleedon Hill The Bellhole The Bellhole Ash Coppice Ash Coppice Benthall Benthall tomytucker tomytucker slateloose slateloose tomytucker tomytucker rams rams arranc arranc rams rams fasgadh fasgadh Glaslyn Glaslyn Mickandkim Mickandkim asbown asbown Ben_johnno Ben_johnno Garth Fenton Garth Fenton RichardM RichardM CURRYSCRIM CURRYSCRIM jonglew jonglew CJO CJO caroleengel caroleengel Razz Razz pjr pjr Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy RichardL RichardL Arlescott Arlescott [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Aye Jimmy
By Aye Jimmy

By asbown

The bramble hedge from outside the compound
By ocean soul
See 25 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Damaged 3rd Aug 2020  12:05  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Followed FP to corner of reservoir and the long path with loads of trees sort of blocking way. No Views. Pour state. Only the cycle to get here made it worth it.

TP showing damage to top corner

Good condition 28th Jun 2020  18:45  by JD0g9000

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

Good condition 4th Apr 2020  17:48  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Lawrie Jones

Damaged 13th Oct 2019  11:40  by Ben_johnno

Gridref: SJ 64581 00427   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Difficult to find between the hedge and fence. All intact, slight damage to top corner

Slightly damaged 20th Jul 2019  13:09  by slateloose

Gridref: SJ 64500 00400   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Walked footpath from the B4376 passing a small cottage and through a wooded valley to the reservoir site. The trig point is on the western side of the reservoir between the hedge and the fence around the site.

Slightly damaged 1st Jun 2019  19:57  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SJ 64578 00442   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

After visiting Ash Coppice Hill, took some finding without a GR and thinking it was in the hedge! Walked around compound, no luck. Eventually found it from inside the compound, in a gap between the hedge and the reservoir fence.

Arlescott The trigpoint. One sight hole open to SW.
Arlescott The FB, faces NE.
Arlescott Top of trig and some damage to a corner. Cap with indented letters.

Slightly damaged 21st Dec 2018  10:48  by CJO

Gridref: SJ 64573 00442   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Strimmer damage to top. Located between hedge and fence behind reservoir. All intact. Also a drive to with a good track all the way.


Damaged 3rd Apr 2018  11:36  by asbown

Gridref: SJ 64578 00429   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

footpath from the south west, easy enough this time of year to get to it.

Damaged 3rd Apr 2018  11:36  by The reluctant trigger

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

Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2018  14:28  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Parked in lane entrance to SW. Bit of a squeeze to get through the hedge and view the trig.

Arlescott ©paulxtr

Slightly damaged 25th Jan 2018  09:44  by RichardM

Gridref: SJ 64571 00440   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

In narrow gap between hawthorn hedge and reservoir fence.

Couldn't find it 14th Feb 2017  13:55  by arranc

Gridref: SJ 64500 00400   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

and Ash Coppice Hill.

Damaged 15th Jan 2017  11:10  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked off the B4376 to the SW then used wet footpath to ease access to the Tump Ash Coppice Hill with Alex and Smudge before bagging Arlescott trig point hidden in the hedge.

Damaged 15th Jan 2017  11:08  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Enjoyable if only for its awkwardness and rather surreal positioning. Extra point for the FB date being an Olympic year given the close proximity to Much Wenlock.

Slightly damaged 14th Jan 2017  14:10  by Stevo

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked on roadside near Tickwood Hall and walked the Shropshire way past wood house farm, Bradley farm and downs mill. Footpath loops around the back of ash coppice and up,on to the top with excellent views over my right shoulder of Titterstone and Brown Clee. The pillar itself is fairly hidden along an avenue between an overgrown hedge and boundary fence. The pillar has some corner damage and apart from the green invasion, it is not in bad condition in its sheltered position. My walk was completed by walking on to Wyke via the Jack Mytton Way and back down the road. Fairly muddy walk but a very nice walk.

Two's company Jasper and Badger bag another trig point.
Top, showing damage Probably damaged by a hedge cutter

Damaged 23rd Jun 2016  18:02  by stignest

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

from the farm. Elected to be nosey and scaled the locked gate at the end of track and into water board compound. at the point where the structure appears carry straight on into the bushes and then trend left. passing a rotted pallet and easily over a fence. 30m left the trig is easily found. no crawling and no difficulties. no view either. corner damage is significant. tractor hedge cutter?. that aside in good nick.

Good condition 2nd Dec 2015  12:54  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SJ 64580 00430   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Slight damage to top corner. Between the two fences on the western side of the hill, once over the stile turn left an pick a hole in the hedge to crawl through, pillar on the right.

Damaged 6th Apr 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SJ 64579 00436   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 8th Mar 2015  10:25  by jonglew

Gridref: SJ 64579 00435   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Bagged en-route to Ash Coppice Hill. Tricksie to find. Went into the bunded area, but ended up climbing the bund and dropping down on SW side to the trig, which is located on what appears to be a path between fencing but with thorn trees over-growing it. This will be difficult to access over time. Pillar has a large section of concrete missing from one top corner but still has original cap, indented lettering; rear sight hole open. No views.

Pillar TP0885©jonglew
Spider - Showing Damage TP0885©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0885©jonglew

Good condition 21st Sep 2014  14:15  by tomytucker

Gridref: SJ 64500 00400   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Picked up this trig on a walk from Ironbridge it was hard to find ; views not to good ; weather was good

Good condition 21st Sep 2014  14:15  by rams

Gridref: SJ 64500 00400   FB Number: 1988  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Damaged 22nd Sep 2013  10:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SJ 64575 00432   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Access from south field hole in fence trig in between hedge and res fence

Damaged 8th Apr 2013  16:30  by pjr

Gridref: SJ 64579 00439   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at Arlescott farm up P footpath over gate in thick snow up bank peering through hedge on hands and knees success .Now the easy way as I found out on the wifes AA walk next day,talk about working together.On this walk to Much Wenlock i realised the walk went right passed the pillar so dont go into compound walk on ,over stile into field turn left along hedge until gap is located crawl through for picture easy .Sat with back to hedge for coffee and cake .Not as exciting as hunt day before but certainly easier.

Damaged 20th Mar 2013  21:47  by RichardL

Gridref: SJ 64582 00439   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

This one's great fun; not content with having to navigate the well-documented undergrowth & brambles, I chose to visit in the pitch dark too. Why make it easy for yourself? In reality, at this time of year, it's not too hard - climb the gate into the reservoir compound, head for the diametrically-opposite corner of the big water tank, scramble up the steep, brambly bank and down the other side, duck under some young larch trees, crawl a few yards between them to the right, and the trig is just there, the other side of a fence. Piece of cake. Wish they were all this much entertainment!

Damaged 4th Sep 2012  15:00  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SJ 64577 00437   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

In view of previous visits, I thought I would try a new approach. Last one for today and hard work. I drove down the track to Alrescott farm and parked off the drive on a farm track. At the resevoir compound, I climbed over a wooden gate and down into the compound. Up a steep grass bank, over a fence and into a wood.Using GPS,eventually found a wooden fence to the right.Over this and into a mass of brambles. Eventually, with use of secateurs and gardening gloves (ESSENTIAL!),I found the pillar,which surprisingly was not covered in brambles. No view to speak of. Don't want any more like this one.

Damaged 10th Jun 2012  14:07  by yukin61

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked on the B4376 to the east of Much Wenlock and followed the right of way up to the waterworks. Only found it because of the hole in the hedge! Scrambled thro the hole (very spiky hedge) to get my pics. Restricted views of surrounding countryside because of the waterworks, but walking around itís perimeter is rewarding.

the pillar (in hedge!)
north from TP0885 (water tank compound)
east from TP0885 (water tank compound)
south from TP0885 (water tank compound)
west from TP0885 (water tank compound)

Slightly damaged 13th Dec 2011  14:49  by heavyhorses

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

I'm getting to old for crawling through holes in the edge :-(

Slightly damaged 25th Nov 2011  09:16  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Couldn't spot it on 1st summer visit 2 years ago. Success this time without leaves on hedge! Cycled up farm road and reservoir access. Just behind hedge left off footpath. Hole at base of hedge just large enough for access!

Good condition 13th Nov 2011  14:25  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely day in November. Thought it would be well worth a short detour on a bike ride. Refuse to allow the fact that getting to it was a pain in the backside to ruin it.

Not Logged 25th Sep 2011  16:04  by melch

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

Not Logged 6th Apr 2011  21:48  by tomytucker

Gridref: SJ 64500 00400   FB Number: 1988  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 25th Apr 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Metal cap, shallow letters, top damaged. Between prickly hawthorn hedge and resr fence, W side of compound, convenient hole in hedge.

Damaged 12th Jan 2008  13:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

The trig is located outside of the resevoir complex but is impossible to access from the outside.I entered the resevoir complex climbed the grass bank and down the other side to the compound fence then climbed over with much scratching from brambles to get at the pillar.One corner damaged.

The bramble hedge from outside the compound

Damaged 24th Jul 2007  17:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 1/10

This trig should have a health warning - DO NOT GO IN SUMMER! I should have taken more notice of the other logs. Easy approach from Jack Mytton Way [park on B road where Way crosses it] and footpath but when you get there.........Thought I might see it from the potato field - no chance. So over the gate into the Severn Trent Water compound, up the embankment, try to machete the brambles using the old legs and then locate the pillar deep in the hedge. I could not possibly get at the FB so I trust previous logs are accurate! There is damage to one corner of the top. The plug is original, I think with slightly-indented letters [hard to tell when it's this badly overgrown]. No paint. Back to the car for some tranquilisers.

Damaged 14th Feb 2007  14:30  by Razz

Gridref: SJ 64579 00437   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Started our walk in Much Wenlock, walked a circle taking in trig on route. Glorious, sunny, February day with wonderful views of the Shropshire countryside. Pillar hidden between two hedges, not the easiest trig we've ever been to! Damage to the top of the pillar. See photos.

Damaged 3rd Dec 2006  15:00  by PaulC

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

Well buried in the hedge, but as someone said earlier - easier to see in the winter. Needs a lick of paint!

Good condition 1st May 2005  10:15  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SJ 64500 00500   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A pig,burried deep in hedge surrounded by nettles and me in shorts! Got to it in the end,approached from SE on main road .Pretty much convinced the flush is 1988

Not a great pic but still think flush is 1988!

Damaged 21st Apr 2005  14:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1966  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

No recommended parking for this one aborted first planned route when I saw a farmer spraying where I planned to go. The pre noted crawl foolowed but the most memorable event was sharing the path with a deer on the way back

Damaged 14th Mar 2005  18:41  by Keith Stevens

Gridref: 64 57400 04320   FB Number: S1966  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Buried deep in a wide hedge, right next to new high ramparts build round a new farm silo of some kind. Probably lucky to survive that construction, and probably invisible in summer. Private, but not far from path

Trig in a hedge

Damaged 19th Feb 2005  17:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1988  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

A good one to bag in winter when the hedges are bare but still prickly . My rabbit impersonation enabled me to get close to the trig and read the flush bracket number as S1988.

Arlescott flush bracket

Damaged 5th Jan 2004  15:25  by fasgadh

Gridref: SJ 64562 00422   FB Number: S1966  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Lost inbetween two hedges, I could only get to within a metre of the pillar. The thorns were pretty tough. Two hedges, the old farm hedge and a reservoir hedge, and the pillar between them. At first I thought that it was lost to the giant earthworks around the reservoir.. but it was there. There is an outside chance that the final digit is an '8' but I am 98% certain that its 1966! Pillar has a corner knocked off.. probably during the reservoir construction.

Down under the hedges. Arlescott. Not dark.. just a very shady place under the thorns..

Not Logged 17th Feb 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

E side of hedge W side of compound, unexciting view

Good condition 1st Jan 1970  00:00  by rams

Gridref: SJ 64500 00400   FB Number: S1988  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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