Garden trig pillars

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With increasing urbanisation, quite a number of trig pillars have found themselves in private gardens. Householders are often quite welcoming to trig-bagging visitors, although over the years a few pillars have been relocated to a more accessible spot, or destroyed. Some examples follow (listed in flush bracket order) representing approx 1% of the OSGB pillar total: mostly in England, with a small number in Wales and Scotland.

Non-OS pillars in gardens include "Rob's Pillar" which was installed in someone's garden by his friends as a birthday present: http://trigpointing.uk/trig/12707

The following trig pillars are/were located within private gardens.
Trig Name TP:UK FB # County/UA 1:50k Grid Ref Easting Northing Height Order Built Notes
Bleak House Hill TP1494 S1634 Leicestershire 129 SK 45547 24518 446488.08 325240.86 92.918 3 16/11/1936 Relocated to front garden at roadside, rescued from lorry park at what is now a motorway service. New location: SK 45500 24500, approx. 66m AMSL.
Upton Beacon Connecting Point TP7135 S1743 West Yorkshire 111 SE 47385 13992 447385.12 413992.30 95.076 4 19/03/1937 Built into garden wall.
Argos Hill TP433 S1826 East Sussex 188 TQ 57019 28315 557018.67 128314.64 184.675 3 Passive station, next to windmill.
Netchwood Common TP5074 S1934 Shropshire 138 SO 61147 92027 361147.15 292026.95 249.350 3 18/02/1938 In compound of water tower which is being converted (as of 2015) to private house.
Sandonbank TP5808 S2033 Staffordshire 127 SJ 93871 27402 394289.67 327896.30 134.648 3 In orchard/paddock close to farmhouse, relocated from farmland. New position is approx. SJ 93870 27424.
Coley TP2347 S2065 Staffordshire 128 SK 01147 22581 401146.74 322581.03 126.461 3 30/04/1938 In paddock in front of house.
Collyweston TP2347 S2087 Northamptonshire 141 TF 00079 03199 500078.97 303199.05 94.914 1 23/05/1938 In bungalow's garden.
Walpole St Peters TP6713 S2109 Norfolk 131 TF 50203 16622 550202.52 316622.00 2.694 1 24/05/1938 Located behind shed, off Walnut Road.
Nedging Tye TP403 S2115 Norfolk 155 TM 01972 49714 601971.97 249713.80 91.851 1 In lawn, effectively part of farmhouse garden.
Puttocks Hill TP5543 S2126 Suffolk 155 TL 89820 69583 589820.25 269583.16 67.379 1 In small fenced area.
Framingham TP3258 S2142 Norfolk 134 TG 26238 02646 626238.25 302646.42 74.819 1 05/07/1938 Formerly in garden, fenced outside in 2008, may be affected by future housing.
Thorpe Morieux TP6465 S2191 Suffolk 155 TL 93956 54801 593955.83 254800.68 97.691 2 08/08/1938 In front garden, close to road.
Hare Hill TP3620 S2242 Derbyshire 128 SK 17085 35033 417085.22 335033.03 129.433 2 04/09/1938 Behind wooden building, not visible from road.
Beaudesert TP1118 S2331 Warwickshire 139 SP 16298 68205 416298.14 268205.29 135.596 3 23/10/1938 Located towards rear of large, expensive farmhouse.
Ready Token TP5599 S2408 Gloucestershire 163 SP 10930 04888 410929.94 204887.79 149.327 2 25/11/1938 OS list as 'demolished', but circa 1995 this pillar has been moved to within farm buildings. Memorial plaque is affixed to front face of pillar commemorating current farmer's grandparents. May have been moved again/destroyed since May 2015.
Windmill Hill TP6978 S2662 Hampshire 197 SU 71589 16109 471588.85 116109.19 193.319 3 26/08/1939 Located in north corner of Charlton Windmill garden. Permission granted in 2013, unknown if access still permitted.
Chilworth TP2160 S2723 Hampshire 185 SU 41084 18622 441083.69 118621.80 91.089 2 20/11/1939 Rear garden of house. Formerly surrounded by Cyprus trees, now back out in the open.
Windover TP6984 S3113 Clwyd 117 SJ 25782 60677 325781.92 360676.76 194.224 3 20/10/1943 Adjacent to stone wall, appears to be frost-damaged.
Gibbett Hill TP3348 S3246 West Midlands 140 SP 30481 74979 430480.66 274978.95 101.498 4 30/05/1945 Permission to access granted in 2013.
Unity Farm TP6655 S3249 Somerset 182 ST 29431 54101 329430.90 154101.20 17.212 3 05/05/1944 Between caravan site and handily named Trig Point cottage.
Wraxall TP7080 S3274 Avon 171 ST 48062 72681 348061.78 172680.90 136.632 3 13/06/1944 In well-kept rear garden, home-owners quite happy to receive visitors (as of 2015).
Chessington TP2145 S3336 Greater London 176 TQ 18217 63328 518216.76 163328.38 63.901 3 01/07/1944 In back garden, adopted by local council. Access possible via Vivian Close.
North Ockendon TP5169 S3353 Cambridgeshire 177 TL 34403 72179 559644.34 185435.16 40.952 3 02/08/1944 Removed from original location at TQ 59644 85435 with OS permission circa April 2003. Listed on eBay in January 2006, causing OS to request removal of listing and destruction of pillar. Rescued by this site's Ian Harris, and relocated to feature in his garden at SK 06320 74870. Trig was relocated again in August 2014, and is now at TL 34403 72179. Likely the most well-travelled OS pillar.
Raymonds Hill TP5597 S3725 Devon 193 SY 32468 96452 332467.98 96452.20 218.846 3 01/07/1946 In garden, near end of private drive. Access granted March 2015.
Ashley Hill TP903 S3810 Berkshire 175 SU 82401 81103 482401.20 181103.20 144.664 2 07/11/1946 Inside gated compound.
Barskiven Hill TP1065 S3939 Strathclyde 64 NS 45501 63628 245501.46 663627.89 22.216 3 01/08/1946 Housing development surrounded pillar after March 2008. Reliably reported destroyed circa 2014.
Markeaton Hill TP4659 S3984 Derbyshire 128 SK 32867 36960 432866.58 336960.11 84.920 4 20/04/1947 In front garden, housing estate.
Rainbow Wood TP5572 S4021 Avon 172 ST 76643 63729 376643.27 163728.83 166.865 4 17/05/1947 Private land behind caravan park.
Longreach TP4534 S4024 Kent 179 TR 10125 64970 610125.49 164969.62 57.585 2 06/05/1947 In south-west corner of back garden, access granted in 2008 and 2010.
Walton Lane TP6720 S4100 West Yorkshire 110 SE 35186 17763 435185.50 417762.82 39.133 3 24/06/1947 In garden orchard behind house. Owners friendly (2012, 2015).
Westerhope TP6835 S4105 Tyne & Wear 88 NZ 18859 66895 418859.45 566895.19 131.838 3 06/07/1947 Well-looked after, in garden behind house. Owners friendly (2012, 2015).
Coal Aston TP2300 S4159 Derbyshire 119 SK 35686 79415 435685.70 379415.11 200.654 3/13 21/07/1947 Half-buried, inside wire fence. Owners friendly (2015).
Smallage TP6030 S4240 South Yorkshire 111 SK 44548 86376 444548.14 386376.39 100.897 3/13 14/09/1947 Formerly in field close to house, now incorporated into garden. FB faces into adjacent field. Access granted 2012.
Hackenthorpe TP3551 S4243 South Yorkshire 111 SK 41213 83374 441213.25 383374.45 132.441 3 12/09/1947 In back garden, well looked after with friendly owner.
Kingskerswell Resr TP4233 S4288 Devon 202 SX 88873 67325 288873.15 67324.77 103.022 4 09/09/1497 Bungalow holiday-let, trig incorporated into pergola with surrounding brickwork partially obscuring FB.
Tor Hill TP6529 S4291 Devon 202 SX 90981 64441 290980.64 64441.09 64.303 4 15/10/1947 In garden of #7, adjacent to small chapel. Access granted in 2011 and late 2014.
Daison Rock TP2717 S4297 Devon 202 SX 91128 65475 291128.13 65474.62 86.810 4 14/10/1947 Disused quarry nearby, the jungle reported by previous visitors has been expertly cleared and the trig is now very well maintained. Owners friendly as of summer 2015.
Roeshot Hill TP5715 S4315 Dorset 195 SZ 19261 94489 419260.50 94489.04 18.519 4 01/11/1947 Behind shed, in small plot of overgrown land belonging to adjacent house.
High Wood TP3814 S4358 Essex 154 TL 45266 36024 545266.10 236023.73 139.665 2 09/03/1948 Part of landscaped garden within gated grounds. Owners friendly as of Feb 2015.
Keirsbeath Ridge TP4149 S4416 Fife 58 NT 12579 90068 312579.08 690067.69 167.969 4 03/03/1948 Within arable field until around 2000, now incorporated into garden/vegetable patch.
Coldharbour Farm TP2342 S4462 Buckinghamshire 165 SU 95652 95812 495651.75 195811.89 169.252 2 08/03/1948 In paddock next to large hedge, between farmhouse and water tower. Permission granted in 2013.
Oxhey Wood Lodge TP5270 S4509 Hertfordshire 176 TQ 10468 92481 510467.95 192480.73 132.478 2 14/05/1948 Secure residential compound, within two sets of gates. Sightholes and FB partially buried. Access granted in Dec 2014.
Upper Hartsay TP6661 S4534 Derbyshire 119 SK 38150 50437 438149.77 350436.63 146.758 3 01/04/1948 In paddock adjacent to farm, visible from right-of-way. Friendly owners since at least 2008.
High Acre TP3764 S4622 Nottinghamshire 129 SK 49395 35506 449394.86 335506.40 66.376 3 18/08/1948 Well-maintained and looked after. Very friendly owners have been there since mid-80's.
Awsworth TP941 S4656 Nottinghamshire 129 SK 47807 44150 447806.60 344149.62 71.987 3 19/08/1948 Half-buried and guarded by an Easter Island head. Friendly owner.
Manor Farm TP4630 S4741 West Yorkshire 104 SE 25943 24353 425943.40 424352.89 138.184 3 17/06/1947 Destroyed mid-2014 after objections by homeowner to trig visitors. Visiting site is strongly discouraged, as owner has been very vocal on TP:UK and forum.
Holsworthy Beacon TP3983 S5632 Devon 190 SS 35684 08229 235683.53 108228.86 195.200 3 27/06/1949 Pillar covered with ivy, hard to tell condition. On plinth in hedge-line of garden. Unknown access.
Grafham TP3424 S5880 Cambridgeshire 153 TL 16008 69083 516007.75 269083.45 56.467 2 17/11/1949 Guarded by large Buddha, well-cared for and friendly owner.
Toke Farm TP6504 S6184 East Sussex 189 TQ 87446 16500 587446.44 116500.40 61.420 3 12/02/1950 In rear corner of garden, well looked after. Friendly owner.
Middleburgh TP4807 S6212 Grampian 30 NJ 98924 65222 398923.87 865222.22 37.405 3 17/11/1950 In bush and behind low wall, partially visible from road. Access last granted 2003.
Hungerford Waterworks TP4061 S6285 Berkshire 174 SU 33351 67968 433351.10 167967.91 134.953 3 06/02/1951 Access available via #21, friendly owner.
Langton Wold TP4358 S6292 North Yorkshire 174 SE 80753 68851 480753.25 468850.68 95.710 3 01/06/1954 Relocated from farm to garden of house in Malton. Access available by arrangement.
The Ridgeway TP6418 S6305 Dyfed 158 SS 10580 99555 210579.56 199555.19 93.537 3 13/02/1951 On plinth, partially covered by ivy. A few metres within private drive.
Casty Hill TP2043 S6330 North Yorkshire 101 TA 08863 83411 508862.67 483410.51 88.160 3 15/03/1951 In garden of static caravan, has had a makeover and now looks like a miniature lighthouse. Access readily given.
Warkton Resr TP6741 S6768 Northamptonshire 141 SP 89599 79022 489598.71 279021.68 106.730 3 12/03/1952 Located on side of former reservoir, access granted Apr 2014.
Troves TP6592 S7080 Grampian 28 NJ 24162 59966 324162.08 859965.97 57.195 3 23/10/1952 Visible from fenceline, but access readily granted by owner of adjacent house.
Hermon TP170 S7294 Gwynedd 114 SH 39076 68753 239075.59 368753.06 63.258 2 Visible from road, in front garden of #2. Access granted Jul 2015.
Pen y Graig TP5415 S7303 Gwynedd 114 SH 54642 67237 254642.24 367237.20 141.145 2 11/03/1953 On plinth, good condition.
The Riddox TP6416 S7898 Hereford & Worcester 148 SO 38319 52854 338394.92 252873.61 154.274 2 20/11/1953 Formerly in yard next to farmhouse, has now been relocated to roadside opposite farm. Easy parking, and friendly owners.
Anaigh TP849 S8981 Western Isles 22 NF 79779 49677 79779.41 849677.03 8.394 3 29/09/1956 Behind fence in front garden of house on Benbecula. House recently sold, access unknown.