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TP0938 - Austin Fort
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Austin FortSX76/T61SX76T061250570.4957618.6395.7433PILLAR01/06/1946101/10/1963N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6340th with 65 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.38/10 (from 13 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jan 2004
Was Last logged: 28th Aug 2018

Of the 13 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 107m
The average error was 31m
1 was exact

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By Dusty
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By Dusty
It's on the top. Duh!
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 28th Aug 2018  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 5th May 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 50573 57626   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access very easy. Walk to end of high wall (right from entrance) and sharp left at end. Take muddy trod, not walkers path. Round new security fencing and back to wall. Up right hand side of wall and right very steeply up banking - trod - to gap between new and old fencing. Left thru' gap (SX 50593 57614) to trig

Good condition 25th Apr 2016  15:00  by Dusty

FB Number: S3415  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bonus. Waste vehicle waiting to let inside. Guy arrived to allow access. Asked and was given permission.

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Unreachable but visible 27th Mar 2015  10:37  by SlainteJimmy

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

Good condition 28th May 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

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

no one around to ask permission. Local told me "door open on Mondays". Not too hopeful. Re-visited, see log for 5 May 2017

Good condition 8th Jun 2012  10:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SX 50570 57619   FB Number: S3415  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Asked at information and was given ok. Entry from bottom of carpark and up first path on right. Barbed wire is not in way so over the roof and there it was! Kim's description is not quite as simple - went something like I am never climbing, climbing and crawling on hands and knees trigging again! We will see!

Good condition 6th Nov 2010  09:20  by jzimmy12345

Gridref: SX 50500 57700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 17th Oct 2008  13:15  by Dart More

Gridref: SX 50574 57623   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As per previous report - access from southern end of external car park. Obtained permission of site manager first - this is on their roof ! Pillar was in good condition, but covered in Ivy, which I did my best to remove. Top plate was covered in inch deep soil - but in good condition underneath.

Good condition 15th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3415  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, BSM style FB. In brambly scrub on gatehouse roof. Fort is Plymouth CC (Housing & Residential Services) depot, closed (Sat a.m.), followed path / obstacle course from S end of car park.

Couldn't find it 31st Jul 2007  12:30  by SidAndBob

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

Wish I'd read the previous logs. We thought this was missing as the calculated the trig should be in the building. We didn't reckon on it being on the roof!

It's on the top. Duh! ©SidAndBob

Not Logged 25th May 2007  18:30  by rhayader_wanderer

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

all closed up for the day like Portsmouth I suspect a theme here

Good condition 28th Sep 2005  16:05  by widget

Gridref: SX 50600 57600   FB Number: S3415  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Phew! Earns the score for the effort to get there. It's a real scramble for the truly dedicated (and, dare I say it, nimble, although I'm a big bloke). Ask the fort manager (available through reception) first and he's quite happy for you to risk your neck to get on top of the gatehouse via a route on public land. The TP is well hidden by ivy and other foliage and the view is somewhat limited but it's a triumph to get there, involving a scramble up steep slopes, across and around barbed wire obstacles and over walls - a proper obstacle course!

Nearly there! The TP is in that clump of foliage!
The FB
That's it - honestly!

Couldn't find it 20th Jan 2004  17:37  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 4/10

Hmm, I sence a theme here (see TP3027). This fort contains a Plymouth City Council facility - Access may be something to arrange in advance ... My GPSr indicated that the pillar was pretty much just "there", maybe on top of the fort wall. Another daytime return required it seems ...

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