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TP8979 - Cherhill Monument
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Cherhill MonST86/INT8ST86I008404774.15169309.720.0003MONUMENT01/06/194400

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3199th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.10/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Dec 2007
Was Last logged: 12th Feb 2018

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

All were within 9m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

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Lansdowne (Cherhill) Monument
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Good condition 12th Feb 2018  12:25  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SU 04774 69309   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good walk up to the monument on this clear day. Clear cut mark on W angle. Properly named the Lansdowne Monument, this 125ft obelisk was built in 1845 by 3rd Marquis of Lansdowne to commemorate his ancestor, Sir William Petty.

Good condition 23rd Apr 2017  20:05  by peregrinus

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

Good condition 4th Mar 2017  08:13  by Trigger

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


Good condition 30th Sep 2016  16:18  by dal

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

Lovely spot. Not enhanced by the protective fencing.

Good condition 14th May 2016  14:44  by M0ZGB

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

Lovely views from here. Monument is still awaiting 'funding' for repairs and as such has fencing round it's base. Still very impressive though.

Lansdowne (Cherhill) Monument ©M0ZGB

Good condition 12th Jun 2014  11:30  by edfielden

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

Approximate time. Viewed from near to Morgans Hill pillar (TP4923).

Not Logged 12th Apr 2014  13:00  by dianarama

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

Good condition 4th Jun 2013  13:03  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 04765 69310   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My 'home' trig (3km as the crow flies) and the penultimate one in Wilts for me to bag. Visited the monument many times over past 7 years since moving to Wilts, but first time since logging trigs on T:UK. Bagged it on the way home from a 14 mile round trip to Avebury and back along ancient footpaths and byways, a longer walk than usual but very pleasant in the warm summer sun and several benchmarks also bagged on the way. Unfortunately the monument is still drapped in scaffolding and netting. I e-mailed the NT back in 2010 asking when the repairs would be done, they said they were looking to find the funds! 3 years later - nothing. There were botched repairs in the 1980's where poor quality stone was used resulting in more repairs needed now. The monument was built in 1845 by the third Marquis of Lansdowne as a memorial to his ancestor Sir William Petty and stands on the highest point between Bristol and London.

Lansdowne Monument, Cherhill Hill TP8979©jonglew

Good condition 1st Jan 2010  11:55  by cmb1953

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 11th Dec 2007  12:44  by tom

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

The monument stands on top of the downs to the south east of the village of Cherhill. The monument was reached by footpaths from Morganís Hill including part of the Wansdyke, a Roman Road and the Wessex Ridgeway. The monument was built on the ramparts of Oldbury Castle Iron Age Hillfort in 1845. It towers 125 feet above the hill. The ramparts of Oldbury and the monument possess fantastic views and the monument has a cut bench mark near its southwest corner.

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