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TP0891 - Arreton Down
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Isle of Wight
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Arreton DownSU31/4SU31S004454734.1487216.36135.0472PILLAR01/06/1942101/01/1960N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7888th with 1923 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.24/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Jul 1999
Was Last logged: 13th Sep 2018

Of the 25 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 37m
The average error was 9m
The closest was 2m

slateloose slateloose Glaslyn Glaslyn asbown asbown arranc arranc wrose wrose Trigpoint Bears Trigpoint Bears caroleengel caroleengel CJO CJO rcwiow rcwiow jonglew jonglew Arreton Down Arreton Down [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

No escape.

By ocean soul
Flush Bracket
GPS Position & Spider
By Trigpoint Bears
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Sep 2018  10:15  by ngthack

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well defended, but you can touch it. Need a selfie stick to get a flush bracket & spider photo.

No escape. ©ngthack

Good condition 27th Sep 2016  16:55  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 10th Jun 2015  11:14  by slateloose

Gridref: SZ 54700 87200   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in Arreton Village near post office and walked to Shepherds Lane then took bridleway north to road on Arreton Downs. Directly opposite bridleway at the road is a gate which I used to get access to field.Then easy walk east to trig in com's mast compound on top of hill.

Good condition 10th May 2014  15:08  by jonglew

Gridref: SZ 54740 87218   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nearby parking difficult, try 200m down small road leading E to pottery centre. After parking access is next problem, straight up the near vertical brambley bank is doable, but not the best way. After that it's easier. Located on a HuMP with extensive views, trig is behind high security fencing along with some electronic kit for what I don't know. Pillar looks in good condition; original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; 3 sight holes closed, 1 cannot be determined.

Pillar showing Secure Compund TP0891©jonglew
Pillar TP0891©jonglew
Spider TP0891©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0891©jonglew

Good condition 2nd Jul 2013  18:14  by CJO

Gridref: SZ 54739 87216   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the entrance to Duxmore farm. Pillar in what appears to be a small telecoms enclosure.

Arreton Down

Good condition 29th Jul 2012  11:10  by asbown

Gridref: SZ 54737 87209   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

parked in the entrance to Duxmore farm,through the gate on the drive and straight up to the trig by climbing two other gates.

Good condition 24th Jul 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 54733 87222   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking very difficult and roads continuously busy all over this island. I left my car on the minor road which forks ESE directly south of trig. There is grassy path next to the field fence on the W bound carriageway to save you from the constant stream of traffic. Access only by gate at SZ544873 as field hedge is impenetrable. Trig compound not accessible but no problem touching the trig and getting an accurate location.

Good condition 8th Mar 2012  15:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider centre cap with indented letters. Trig enclosed by a new looking high steel fence.

Not Logged 19th Feb 2012  21:31  by plet56

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

Fortunately I think the 24 hour armed guard was on a tea break when I visited.

Free prisoner S2480 now! ©plet56

Good condition 13th Feb 2012  09:45  by arranc

Gridref: SZ 54731 87220   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

now surrounded by 8' iron barricades (water board). you can touch the column through the railings and read the flush bracket.

Good condition 4th Apr 2010  16:24  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 16th Nov 2009  15:11  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 54730 87210   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Once again the ones that look simple on the map turn out to be the most awkward!! Parking is at gateway 300m West. Fast road and not a good place to stop. Could see no other parking/ access options without walking the road which I didnt fancy. Field full of cows and calves and a Hereford bull, decided to skirt edge just in case! Pillar good, limited views.


Good condition 20th Sep 2009  16:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As others have said, this isn't easy to get to. I found a farm gate a few hundred yards to the west of the pillar and from there access is possible although difficult. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sightholes closed. Views are good but the gorse obstructs some and you cannot see to the N easily.

Good condition 11th Apr 2009  15:38  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 7th Jan 2009  14:08  by wrose

Gridref: SZ 54736 87216   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unlike others I had no trouble with this one but obviously had to go onto private land to get to it. I came up the track named Shepherds Lane on the map to reach the main road. Immediately opposite is a metal gate into a large field turn east paralleling the road and the trig is soon seen at the highest point in the hedgeline ahead. It is actually on the other side of a barbed fence but this is easily crossed - no need to if you only want to touch. I then retraced my steps back to the gate and the road. Resticted views from this elevated postion due to being in a scrub compound. Pillar is in good condition and plug has indented lettering.

S2480 Arreton Down Pillar
S2480 Arreton Down Pillar
S2480 Arreton Down Flush Bracket
S2480 Arreton Down Plug

Unreachable but visible 6th Feb 2008  18:38  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Didn't fancy the hedge with limited parking options

Good condition 4th Oct 2007  15:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Fifth HUMP of six on day off from FMD Guildford, wall to wall sunshine. Best done from west by parking next to Southern Water unit close to bridleway, then walk across 2 fields to trig point over barbed wire fence near hedge

Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2007  22:29  by mattwaggie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Visited with Vix while caching in the area.

Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2007  00:00  by vix92008

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Another that is now not on a public right of way so with Milly we decided not to attempt the fence/hedge/barbed wire that stood between us and GZ.

Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2007  00:00  by babycacheash

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Too many obstacles trying to keep us out for us to go for this one

Good condition 13th Oct 2006  22:55  by Trigger

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Mar 2006  12:15  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: SZ 54734 87220   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First one I did whilst on the island, and what a game to get to it... as said, lots of fences and clambering.

Flush Bracket
GPS Position & Spider

Good condition 17th Aug 2003  16:30  by rcwiow

Gridref: SZ 54743 87212   FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Situated on private farmland no public right of way. No nearby footpath or any easy access. Main road is only a couple of hundred feet away but there is a very dense hedge line and several barbed wire fences in between.

Good condition 9th Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc; metal cap shallow letters; E side of hedge in arable strip - dullish ar/pasture summit

Good condition 17th Jul 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug with indented lettering.

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