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TP0903 - Ashley Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3810
OSGB36 Station :
TQ08/11
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0903
County :
Berkshire
Nearest town :
MAIDENHEAD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ashley HillTQ08/11TQ08S011482401.20181103.20144.6642PILLAR01/06/1948101/06/1966N0

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There are 26 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13566th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.98/10 (from 46 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Mar 1981
Was Last logged: 10th Dec 2021

Of the 46 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 9m
The average error was 3m
1 was exact

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Burchetts Green Burchetts Green Hyde Farm Hyde Farm arranc arranc Glaslyn Glaslyn RichardM RichardM Mickandkim Mickandkim wrose wrose caroleengel caroleengel asbown asbown Ashley Hill Ashley Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Ashley Hill trigpoint
©boblynoriho

©JoeNTMY

©Susie B
TP0903
By TrigJS

By asbown
Flush Bracket
©G1ANQ
The house and garden
By Teasel
See 19 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 10th Dec 2021  13:37  by boblynoriho

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Gates were open but didn't feel like asking for access. A quick peek over the fence confirmed it's still there!

Ashley Hill trigpoint ©boblynoriho


Unreachable but visible 19th Nov 2021  10:12  by JoeNTMY

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

Just about visible over the fence. Knocked on the door to get a better view, but no answer.

©JoeNTMY


Unreachable but visible 1st Aug 2021  13:00  by Susie B

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

I could only just glimpse the Trig through the railings and fast growing conifer hedge of the property.

The merest glimpse of the Trig through the conifer hedge.©Susie B


Good condition 29th Apr 2021  14:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove up Honey Lane.parked to the North.walked straight up footpath through the woods. House gates were open! Permission readily give to visit the black trig.


Unreachable but visible 3rd Mar 2021  11:21  by TrigJS

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

Pillar located within private garden but visible over fence. Pillar painted black and has a plant pot on top of it. I parked to the north and walked up to the location on the footpath.

TP0903 The pillar viewed from the fence.


Unreachable but visible 18th May 2020  15:00  by AHD

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

Parked to E then nice walk uphill along the Chiltern Way. Security camera & warning signs meant a view from the fence to the left of the gates.

View of the black TP


Good condition 15th Feb 2020  14:55  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 82400 81104   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Painted black in garden of house and currently with pot of Geraniums on top. Visible from outside of fence.


Converted 15th Feb 2020  14:39  by DeniseMc

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

attractive pot of flowers on top in garden visible through security fence. Wire fuse box attached, painted black. Hp is outside of garden.


Unreachable but visible 30th Aug 2019  13:00  by bwm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10


Good condition 19th Feb 2019  11:24  by asbown

Gridref: SU 82406 81111   FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

10 years since my unsuccessful visit, no problems today.


Good condition 19th Feb 2019  11:24  by The reluctant trigger

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


Slightly damaged 25th Oct 2018  11:59  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 31st May 2017  18:33  by Griefmiester

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

Parked to E then along the Chiltern Way, big gates, no reply and side gate locked, so made do with a view from the fence to the left of the gates.


Good condition 29th Oct 2016  12:54  by plet56

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


Slightly damaged 9th Sep 2016  10:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Dash to bag black trig on a quiet Friday morning then off to Bowsey Hill.


Good condition 26th Aug 2016  11:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 82401 81103   FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Intercom not working and little gate not locked and no cars on drive Quick trip to Black trig to left


Good condition 2nd Aug 2016  10:20  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

By now I was completely soaked from head to toe. I cycled up the track to the house where there was a bloke angle grinding the gates in the rain. I asked if i could get access to the TP and he called over a woman. I think she must be the person others have called "the nanny". She wasnt too sure what i was after, but said i could come in and go anywhere in the garden. As i must have looked rather soggy, to say the least, i was quite surprised she was so accommodating. The ball on top of it has been moved and now there is only some stones on it, and the spider is now completely visible. The centre cap is missing. Still a rather strange colour green. No views except for the garden. Left via the front gate and said goodbye and thanked the bloke working on the gate. I do hope it stops raining or i will have a very soggy cycle home.

Flush Bracket ©G1ANQ
Spider No ball on it now
TP In a rather nice houses garden


Unreachable but visible 25th Apr 2016  15:55  by Ramblingpaul

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

Visible but couldn't gain access. Still painted green


Good condition 10th Nov 2015  19:37  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Left bike at end of road from Warren Road to the East and walked up footpath through woods. Wicket gate by main gates open. Knocked at house door. I'm not sure the nanny who answered quite understood my quest, but allowed me to look in grounds for what I wanted. Pillar is about 30 feet to left of gates and 20 feet from fence but under and surrounded by bushes. No ornament on top now.


Good condition 25th Aug 2015  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 82402 81108   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Via pedestrian gate to right of main gate - out of view of house. Trig in large yew tree - crouch to see green flaking paint on trig for location


Good condition 1st Aug 2015  16:10  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked to the NNE along Honey Lane near the 90 degree bend, then walked up Ashley Hill along the public footpath (S direction) until we got to the private road that leads to the gated compound with the 2 nice houses. No response at the gate intercom, no yapping dog, no sign of humans. Very feeble CCTV sticker at gate, but no CCTV cameras visible from the gate. Could not see the trig from the fence at all. Pedestrian side gate was closed but unlocked, so I sneaked in as it was not in view of the houses. As others have said, the trig is to the left of the gate and then towards the house by a few metres. Trig was completely engulfed in the bushes, green paint flaking off, unable to get close to it so I just stuck my hand into the bushes to get a few pics. The big ornamental stone ball on top of the trig was gone!!! A couple of square metal plates were on top of the trig (I'm guessing they were base plates or levelling shims for the stone ball) hence unable to see the centre cap. (Can the next visitor move the metal plates to check the centre cap?) Trig was in good condition as far as I could see, except for the lack of taste in the green paint! Went to the nearby Dew Drop Inn for a cold drink afterwards. Nice dog-friendly pub!

Ashley Hill trig station It's in there, really!
There is it!
No big ornamental stone ball on top just a couple of square metal plates


Slightly damaged 21st Jan 2015  16:59  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

almost missed a trick here. I hadn't realized it was in fenced in garden. I tried ringing on gate intercom. just caught glimpse of it from Peregrinus' accurate description. it is more like 15m left of gates and 8m into garden. However if you stand next to the fence7/8 m left of gates you can just see the pillar clearly in the bushes. However was just about to give up and go when thought I'd just look closely at the pedestrian gate to the right of the closed drive gates. It was open so I decided to go in as view was obscured from house. So I got my photos.

©vegibagger


Inaccessible 14th Oct 2012  15:15  by arranc

Gridref: SU 82400 81100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 1/10

intercom didn't work, but I claimed the hump as visited.


Slightly damaged 4th Oct 2012  11:38  by jonglew

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

As previous mentioned, located within the perimiter fencing of a large house at the summit of Ashley Hill, a HuMP. I was forunate that after ringing the intercomm for 10 mins or more, suffering the yapping dog, a car came up the road to enter the property. Access was kindly given for me to photograph the pillar. I had been able to just make out the lower part of the pilar from outside the fencing. The green paint is now peeling badly back to the previous white. The ball is still in place on the top. No views as surrounded by woodland. I didn't notice any damage and none is mentioned in any posts here, so perhaps the next person that gets access could check it out?

Pillar TP0903©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0903©jonglew


Unreachable but visible 7th May 2012  15:28  by dal

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

No joy on the intercom, so viewed from outside the garden.


Slightly damaged 15th Jul 2011  15:05  by wrose

Gridref: SU 82403 81105   FB Number: S3810  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Should have read previous logs before trying for this one. Was visiting Maidenhead to attend a wedding and looking at the map this appeared a real possibility. I parked on the corner of Honey Lane near Ladyeplace and used the footpaths up through the woodland to arrive at the gates of the mansion that others have mentioned. Still thinking that I could reach the pillar I followed the exterior of wall and fence to the accompaniment of a yapping dog on the other side. Eventually it dawned on me that I was on futile search being on the wrong side of the perimeter fence so I retraced my steps back to the gate. Here my luck changed as they were just opening with a car driving out. I went over to apologise for annoying the dog and went on to explain my reason for my search. At this point I was very kindly invited into the grounds and taken to the pillar. It is still in the centre of a grassed area but now well and truly hidden in some large bushes. Once into the bushes the pillar is as others have described - camouflaged with green paint and a large black ornament being placed on its top. The really good thing is that it is still there and failing a total re-landscaping of the garden should remain so for years to come. Having taken some photo's I thanked my host profusely and departed the way I had come. The noisy dog was nothing more than a hand licking terrier.

S3810 Ashley Hill Pillar.
S3810 Ashley Hill Flush Bracket.


Unreachable but visible 15th Jan 2011  14:15  by Father Ted

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

Saw it through the fence, at least the bottom half but I could not tel if the ornament is still on top. Tried both intercoms but no luck getting a reply.


Couldn't find it 8th Jul 2009  16:00  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10


Unreachable but visible 30th Nov 2008  13:01  by Malpas Wanderer

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


Unreachable but visible 26th Sep 2008  14:55  by bluebeard

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

privacy rule applies


Slightly damaged 19th Jan 2008  15:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Jul 2007  08:50  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc (as far as I could tell, apart from large ball obscuring top), FB painted gloss black. In bushes of beautifully kept garden, trig visible from S fence but partially screened from view of house. From gates, it's 10m L then 5m forwards.


Slightly damaged 23rd Jun 2007  15:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 82400 81100   FB Number: S3810  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Was lucky with this judging by other logs,i turned up to see gates open and a skip outside,waited till someone came out then asked permission .Pillar is very green.With a ball on top ,Flush painted black.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Unreachable but visible 12th Sep 2006  19:00  by peregrinus

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

2 houses at summit: trig in garden of largest, visible thru fence from S side. No reply from intercom although dogs active and at least one human about.


Unreachable but visible 29th Jun 2006  15:55  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Saw it without realising until I looked on this page now. Intercom gained no response for me so its visible but... Very nice walk in though especially from the right angle in the road to the north


Unreachable but visible 5th Mar 2006  12:00  by Pharisee

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

It's in the garden of a large house. They've painted it green and stuck a ball on top. Ho hum... Managed to photgraph it through the bushes.

Tasteful, what? ©Pharisee


Slightly damaged 5th Jul 2005  19:00  by WheresThePath.com

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

On our second attempt to find this trig, finally succeeded. It is located inside the garden of the house, and whilst we failed to gain access to the garden we managed to see it through the fence after fighting through some undergrowth. It is Heavily disguised, having been painted and large stone ball placed on top.

Ashley Hill Trig ©WheresThePath.com


Couldn't find it 26th Oct 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

No reply from intercom.


Good condition 1st Feb 2004  15:30  by The White Family

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

Logged as part of the Thames Valley Trigpoint Trail Geocache (GCC3C8). TP not accessible as in private garden. Lovely spot for a house though.


Good condition 13th Jul 2003  16:11  by wellermj

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

Checked this trig point from outside the private garden, nice walk up to it though!


Slightly damaged 6th May 2003  20:34  by Teasel

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

This trigpoint is in somebody's back garden and has been painted and had a large ball stuck on top of it. I attempted to get permission from the owners to photograph it, but there was no reply, so I snuck onto their lawn and grabbed the FB number anyway! I've just been informed that the colour of this trigpoint forms part of a geocaching clue, so I've desaturated the relevant bits of the photos.

View over the garden fence
The trigpoint
The flush bracket
The house and garden


Couldn't find it 8th Sep 2002  21:00  by peregrinus

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

Not seen. I discovered this one doesn't work in the dark - not if you don't know where to look! (I was passing and it was worth a try, turned out to be more complicated than I thought).


Good condition 13th Dec 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On the map it looked like this trig would be next to a humble keepers cottage in the middle of the woods. The property has been done up though (by very rich people) and it is now in the grounds of a very large house. We asked over the gate intercom if we could visit the trig, permission was granted, and the gates opened automatically. The trig has been painted dark green and has an ornamental stone sphere perched on top of it by way of decoration. There's no accounting for taste. At least it hasn't been destroyed!


Good condition 29th Aug 1997  08:22  by Crazy

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

KM Date approx. Climbed on a circuit from Knowl Hill after crossing Bowsey Hill and discovering the Dew Drop Inn on the way. Spotted the trig point in the summit house garden which is penned in on all sides by the conifer plantation.


Good condition 1st Mar 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3810  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

White pillar in grass and snowdrops on Forestry Commission land near abandoned house.

S3810 in pristine condition



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