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TP0908 - Ashton Hill Golf Course
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Ashton Hill Golf CourseST57/T39ST57T039354527.97171087.49128.9123PILLAR01/06/1944101/06/1945N1Dest 04/48

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There are 21 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 19483rd with 56 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.85/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Jan 2004
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 17th Jan 2019

Of the 20 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 38m
The average error was 10m
1 was exact

Flax Bourton (R) Flax Bourton (R) Abbots Leigh Church Tower Pinnacle Abbots Leigh Church Tower Pinnacle Ashton Hill Golf Course Auxiliary Ashton Hill Golf Course Auxiliary Yanley Yanley Long Ashton Church Tower Pinnacle Long Ashton Church Tower Pinnacle Clifton Suspension Bridge West Pier Clifton Suspension Bridge West Pier Clifton Observatory Tower Vane Clifton Observatory Tower Vane Elm Farm Elm Farm Christ Church Spire Christ Church Spire Customs Warehouse Customs Warehouse slateloose slateloose tom tom CJO CJO jonglew jonglew g4wsb g4wsb caroleengel caroleengel Ashton Hill Golf Course Ashton Hill Golf Course [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

The patch over the FB location.
By Brisey
The moved pillar.
By Brisey
The rather rounded top patch
By Brisey
Mr K at trig.
orientation shot

By Griefmiester
See 15 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Moved 17th Jan 2019  12:10  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3268  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Parked in a rough layby on the B3128, Clarken Coombe. Walked up footpath over the green to the 5th tee , trig found behind the bench and the green bin by the gorse bush, nice spot on a sunny day.

Moved 12th Oct 2017  13:40  by Brisey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

After visiting the auxiliary I went down the bank of the fifth tee to start looking for the moved pillar but it wasn't obvious so I had to use my phone to re-read previous visits to help me find it just in the bushes behind the tee. I should have assumed the minimum movement to get it out of the way. The pillar is much patched after the removal of the flush bracket and over the top too, perhaps after removal of the spider. One wonders why. After visiting the pillar I stayed in the bushes/trees to regain the paths in the bracken back to Folleigh Close but encountered some old stone pits to the east of the 4th green which were a bit of a hazard.

The moved pillar.
The patch over the FB location.
The rather rounded top patch presumably after brutal removal of the spider.

Moved 25th May 2017  14:24  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 54500 71100   FB Number: S3268  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Managed to find the trig point just behind the tee, accessed along the edge of the woodland / Wall from footpath across Golf course.

Damaged 11th Aug 2015  12:51  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Having bagged the surface block on my last visit I returned today to bag the pillar this time. I parked in Folleigh Close which is tenth of a mile from trig as the crow flies. Loads of ferns to wade through but easy enough. Footpaths are very well defined. Once at pillar I bushwaked my way through undergrowth with my walking pole. Glad to have bagged it but this one will never be in anyone's top 10 trigs.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Moved 14th Jun 2015  12:00  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 54540 71119   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

By no 5 tee opp oak tree thick over growth entre east of tree.remains of base at tee.Damaged badly as stated no plate etc.

Oak tree©g4wsb

Moved 28th Mar 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 54543 71122   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Moved 12th Mar 2015  09:54  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 54539 71120   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Parked on B3128 part way along Clarken Coombe where RoW joins with road. On RoW initially then followed stone wall at edge of golf course before breaking out for 5th tee. No one around, except a groundsman who must be used to triggers as he didn't even have courtesy to return my friendy wave! Pillar is indeed in a sorry state having been moved approx 35m NNE into the gorse; all iron-work missing and evidence cemented over making for a slightly bizarre spectacle, a bit like Salvador Dali's The Dream.

Pillar TP0908©jonglew
Where is the Spider TP0908©jonglew
Where is the Flush Bracket TP0908©jonglew

Moved 18th Nov 2013  15:57  by THE CYCLIST

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

Entered Golf Course at Public Footpath at crossroads to West. Groundstaff and golfers happy to direct me towards 5th tee (knowledge gained from this site). Stopped by another member of groundstaff on route, but he was happy for me to continue when I explained and gave further directions to find. Spotted old base and into nearby bushes to find pillar. moved and heavily damaged, as previously noted.

Moved 20th Aug 2012  14:50  by CJO

Gridref: ST 54537 71117   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

~10 M to north of 5th tee. Hidden in a gorse bush next to oak tree. NO spider of FB, resulting damage has been concreted over, leaving rounded edges rather than beveled edge typical of a pillar.

Ashton Hill Golf course
orientation shot Pillar is in the gorse bush on a line with the Ball washer and surface block

Moved 5th Jul 2010  20:09  by Griefmiester

FB Number: GONE   Condition: Moved  Score: 3/10

Toppled or moved - Damaged - this one has it all - located about 30m North of 5th tea - best approached from west side as slightly less brambles and gorse - bit sad looking with cemeted top and FB appature.

Toppled 25th Dec 2009  14:00  by cmb1953

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

Toppled 11th Nov 2009  13:30  by Dart More

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

Thanks to Tom for the GR of the new location. Not so sure I would have found it in the gorse without it. Emerged from the bushes immediately in front of a groundsman, who studiously ignored me and let me walk off!

Toppled 6th Aug 2009  15:30  by Trigger

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

Toppled 15th Mar 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: no FB  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

FB and Spider gone with resulting damage cemented over. Immediately N of 5th tee, behind gorse bushes. Golf course deserted on a rainy Sat pm. Don't know what to make of the block E side of tee: not obviously golf-related, and the 7th tee doesn't have one.

S3268 top ©peregrinus
S3268 trig ©peregrinus
S3268 trig ©peregrinus
S3268 block nearby ©peregrinus
S3268 trig ©peregrinus

Moved 3rd Jan 2008  14:50  by tom

Gridref: ST 54534 71118   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 2/10

The OS records state this pillar was destroyed in April 1948 and had FB S3268. The golf course was reached from the bend in the road at Clarken Coombe. The original site of the pillar lies between the fifth tee and a small water hazard on this pleasant ridge top course. It mainly has a view south through nearby trees to Dundry, Yanley and other low lying ridges and hills of North Somerset. There is a 1 foot square concrete block standing several inches proud of ground level a few metres away, next to the tee; is this an erratic block, some bit of golf course paraphernalia or could it be the 1948 replacement tertiary station, Ashton Hill Golf Course Auxiliary, that was computed by the OS at ST 54525 71102? As noted by Bluebeard, in the gorse on the other side of the tee is a trig pillar standing upright on foundations, its top and side is rendered smooth with cement. I presume this to be the original pillar re-sited and I estimate the grid ref to be ST 54534 71118.


Damaged 10th May 2007  12:45  by bluebeard

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

repairs to top (no spider) repairs to side (no f/b) now behind mens 5th tee (has this been moved?) hidden in seasonal vegetation

Destroyed 17th Jul 2006  14:00  by Lathama

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

No sign of it on the maps nor in real life. Asked at the clubhouse if anyone knew anything about it but nobody did.

Destroyed 12th Jun 2006  12:45  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

just a golf course now

Destroyed 18th Mar 2006  17:10  by Glaslyn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Also could find no sign,not marked on Explorer as Maurice notes.

Destroyed 5th Jan 2004  00:00  by maurice

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Not on 1997 Explorer 155 also not on 1946 1" Sheet 156

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