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TP0937 - Aust Cliff
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S3325
OSGB36 Station :
ST57/T44
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0937
County :
Avon
Nearest town :
CHEPSTOW

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Aust CliffST57/T44ST57T044356833.76189852.300.0003OLD TRIG01/06/194601Dest 12/73
Aust CliffST57/T44ST57T044356668.29189802.3043.1813PILLAR01/06/1944101/09/1950N1Dest 05/61

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There are 28 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13795th with 113 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.92/10 (from 38 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Feb 2004
Was Last found intact: 11th Jun 2004
Was Last logged: 30th Jun 2019

Of the 38 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 14m
The average error was 6m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Aust Cliff
By Aye Jimmy

By asbown
ex pillar location
By peregrinus
Bridge from above pillar location
By peregrinus

By pkbathrooms
Careful now!
By Funk to Funky
See 22 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 30th Jun 2019  15:38  by Aye Jimmy

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

Good views of bridge, but not a lot of trig pillars to be seen.

Aust Cliff Site of lost trig. Presumably it lies in brambles below or buried in sand, mud and rubble on the beach.


Not Logged 29th Jun 2019  11:15  by ltrc

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


Destroyed 23rd Apr 2019  11:42  by Father Ted

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

Visited the ex-block first then came to this location. Used the telescope platform to hop over the wall and have a wander around being careful not to fall down the bank. No pillar was seen.


Destroyed 4th Feb 2019  10:00  by Ramblingpaul

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

Quick visit to service station


Destroyed 22nd Jan 2019  21:32  by Ant1974

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


Destroyed 24th Aug 2018  10:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Long gone.


Not Logged 22nd Apr 2018  16:45  by Elle

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


Destroyed 22nd Apr 2018  11:20  by asbown

Gridref: ST 56673 89803   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

nice views, no pillar.


Destroyed 25th Feb 2017  08:07  by peregrinus

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

Destroyed 05/61 according to OS ie 5 yrs before Severn Bridge opened. Location is N side of a hawthorn tree, site of an old cliff collapse which presumably led to its demise. Public access from mway services after first visiting the non OS pillar and the Buried Block location

ex pillar location
Bridge from above pillar location


Destroyed 26th Jun 2015  16:24  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: ST 56668 89802   FB Number: S3325  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

amazing views of the severn bridge. nice to be able to look at it as usually we are travelling on it.








Destroyed 6th Apr 2015  11:09  by Funk to Funky

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

Great spot on a beautiful day but no trig.

Careful now!


Not Logged 24th Feb 2014  16:37  by daz7095

Gridref: ST 56677 89791   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 12th Oct 2013  16:07  by jonglew

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

Stopped off on way home to Wilts after South Wales Marilyn and trig bagging. Nothing to see here - apart fraom a great view of the old bridge and the Severn esturay!

Site of Trig TP0937©jonglew


Destroyed 22nd Dec 2012  10:21  by FrankR

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10


Destroyed 4th Nov 2012  15:28  by Griefmiester

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

Agreed there is nothing here - still an intersting place and worth a visit even in the dark! - to dark to find cylinder pillar.


Destroyed 19th Aug 2012  12:15  by CJO

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

walked to viewpoint from services. A rather forgotten place. Climbed over wall to look down bank to pillars reported location

Aust Cliff


Destroyed 29th Aug 2011  13:00  by brisboy&wife

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

Took slight detour on our way back from a weekend with Dusty to visit this one.


The New Kid on the Block!


Destroyed 29th May 2011  07:23  by Trigger

FB Number: S3325  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

TP0937


Destroyed 16th Apr 2011  17:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Parked at services.The short walk to Aust with its pretty church & tiny village hall is well worth the effort.Also walked down cliff to beneath the bridge.Great views from the 42m viewpoint. Have I been here before? Possibly as a kid. Also looked at the cylinder thingy. Off to Bristol for the night...

cylindrical thingy


Destroyed 7th Apr 2010  14:15  by raypool

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


Destroyed 2nd Apr 2010  11:58  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Parked at the Travelodge and walked up past the cylindrical pillar.


Destroyed 28th Nov 2009  10:45  by cmb1953

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

Worth visiting site for the wonderful views.


Destroyed 3rd Jan 2009  10:45  by gowrie

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

Found the round object on the hill top as others have - giving a good view on a very frosty morning across both Severn Bridges


Destroyed 21st Jun 2008  15:00  by gary&den

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

Not to be found but nice view of the Severn Bridge.


Destroyed 12th Mar 2008  11:44  by tom

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

The former site of the pillar is just over the wall of the viewing platform which was reached by walking up from the nearby services. The site looks directly onto the original Severn Bridge with Chepstow and the hills of Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean on the other side of the river. Upstream Oldbury Power Station can be seen; downstream is the new bridge over the Severn and the industry of Avonmouth. The site is next to the old Aust Services building; looking further inland is the low ridge that runs from the suburbs of northern Bristol towards Thornbury. On a grassy bank above the Travelodge car park is a cylindrical pillar with a stainless steel centre cap. Aust Cliff and the Severn Estuary are SSSIs and the bridge is a grade I listed structure.


Destroyed 25th Feb 2008  16:00  by Dusty

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

View of Severn Bridge
Viewing Area overlooking Aust Cliff & Bridge
Mrs Dusty & New Style Pillar?


Destroyed 6th Jun 2007  12:30  by bluebeard

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

before the opening of the second severn crossing, these services were always busy.


Toppled 22nd May 2007  12:00  by si

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

this place is well worth a visit. Date is aprox imate, it was back end of may. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxgITYmUTeU I maybe spent too long there :-) If leaving England be prepared with cash - the toll booths dont take cards and the link machine in the services charges :-( - - they do take euros tho! (return from wales is free)


Destroyed 6th May 2007  23:10  by mattwaggie

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

Visited with Vix while caching in the area.


Destroyed 6th May 2007  00:00  by vix92008

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

Our first missing trig of the weekend but it's definately not there.


Destroyed 19th Feb 2007  09:12  by Brisey

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

I was staying at the nearby Travelodge so I couldn't miss the opportunity to log this lost location. A bit misty this morning so pictures are not as good as they could have been.

TP0937 location My GPS pointed to just off the bank outside of the wall at the observation point.
Nearby pillar top Never used for any triangulation purpose?


Destroyed 5th Aug 2006  12:15  by desperate dan

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

Cycled across bridge which was quiet as it was closed to eastbound traffic. Good viewpoint but hazy.


Destroyed 18th Mar 2006  10:44  by Glaslyn

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

Great views of both the Severn Bridges.Park in Travel Lodge carpark .

©Glaslyn


Destroyed 7th Aug 2005  09:30  by mickandshane

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

The trig is definitely missing (it went in 1961 apparently when they built the Severn Bridge). Wigglesworth is right though about the new pillar (not OS) which stands on the bit of high ground to the right of the old services building (now turned into offices) Park at the Travel Lodge and head north. It's a cylindrical pillar the same size as the ones near the Channel Tunnel in Kent but doesn't have a traditional spider. Not a bad substitute though with such great views of the bridge.


Destroyed 4th Jul 2005  17:08  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Nice stretch of the legs after a frustratingly slow drive through mid Wales pleasant view but no trig.


Good condition 11th Jun 2004  14:03  by wigglesworth

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

Not sure if this trig has been resurrected! Found a new round trig pillar complete with traditional trig point plate on the top. However no sign of any identity plate. Has the trig been recreated? Visited point when caching at GCC22B. Unfortunately we did not take the correct lat / long with GPS but the trig does appear to be approximately in the correct place. What does everyone think? Jacqueline and Peter

Missing / replaced trig pillar? ©wigglesworth


Destroyed 12th Feb 2004  12:02  by Keith Stevens

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

Point occupied by viewing telescope for M48 bridge over Severn. I too found the round pillar mentioned here, but it's definitely not in the right place. Worth a 6 for the view of the bridge and the river. According to deformedweb.com the number used to be S3325

Trig used to be right on the edge


Destroyed 10th Feb 2004  16:51  by maurice

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

Shown on 1946 1" sheet 156 Not on 1974 Landranger 172 Area is western end of Severn Bridge now M48



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