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TP2321 - Codford Circle
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Codford CircleSU15/18SU15S018398253.54140556.42188.4672PILLAR01/06/1938101/04/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3336th with 50 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.07/10 (from 46 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Oct 2002
Was Last found intact: 29th Oct 2023
Was Last logged: 2nd Apr 2024

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

All were within 15m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

Claypit Hill Claypit Hill Glaslyn Glaslyn CJO CJO orlando rat orlando rat Pharisee Pharisee RichardM RichardM jonglew jonglew caroleengel caroleengel Tonyht Tonyht g4wsb g4wsb Codford Circle Codford Circle [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Not Logged 2nd Apr 2024  13:45  by SamMeaden

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 29th Oct 2023  16:50  by Ande1865

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 14th Oct 2023  12:56  by 360exploring

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked on to here from Claypit Hill, using a lot of the tracks around the solar farm and gas works. Beautiful views, hindered by the set up of what looked like a temporary restaurant in the hill fort


Good condition 28th Jul 2023  11:50  by andyrandom

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Was tempted to walk to this from Claypit Hill but ultimately chose to drive to the farm entrance to the south west and walk up from there. Woodland path was wide enough that the path wasn't overgrown by the tall nettles all along it. Lots of colourful butterflies and meadow flowers spotted in the fallow strip next to the recently harvested crop field that adjoin the circle. The circle itself is full of long grass, not tall enough to obscure the pillar in the middle. A pretty walk up, and some decent 360 degree views from the pillar.

Good condition 25th May 2023  14:07  by Andy West

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

Good condition 22nd Apr 2023  08:49  by Trigger monster

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at wide lane entrance at north west of village of Codford St Mary where footpath heads uphill to north east. Wooded for about 800/900 metres. Wanted to get over more to the east but no obvious route. Best option would be to stay on the path until it reaches open fields. Continue along path until field boundary then head east for a couple of hundred metres. Circle is a fairly obvious feature on the higher ground. Once at the rim, pillar comes into view in the centre of the circle. Cutting across the field lower down not such a good plan. Good views all around although a bit misty for distant views at the time. No cap.

Codford Circle Flush plate
Codford Circle West
Codford Circle South
Codford Circle North
Codford Circle Approached from south west

Good condition 30th Dec 2022  13:47  by CJO

Gridref: ST 98256 40552   FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. Farmer inspecting adjacent water reservoir. Gave friendly wave


Good condition 20th Apr 2022  00:00  by Woodleywalker

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bridleway from Chitterne Rd in Codford to marked field boundary, wide strip of set aside, no fences straight into the circle. Signs of previous encampment but all peaceful here today.

Good condition 13th Apr 2022  18:15  by Trigobsession

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 9th Feb 2022  13:00  by duncancourts

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

There was a summerhouse in the middle of the circle with a big canvas roof extending out over the grass. After some confusion, I found the pillar amongst tables and chairs under the canvas, surrounded by empty beer bottles. Somebody had had a party!

Good condition 25th Apr 2021  15:19  by RichardM

Gridref: ST 98255 40556   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Farm track from bridleway to embanked flower filled meadow of Codford Circle, trig at centre.

Good condition 25th Apr 2021  15:11  by DeniseMc

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

lovely flower meadow within ancient earth bank

Good condition 11th Apr 2021  14:10  by Tony J

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at ST972399, followed bridleway then walked short distance across field to summit and trig.

Good condition 20th Mar 2021  15:53  by James Carpenter

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

Good condition 9th Jul 2018  13:00  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pleasant walk on the shady bridle way. Not until nearer pillar that walking in the sunshine. Pillar in good condition with good all round views. Had the pleasure of seeing 2 hares on the way back probably disturbed by the 2 combine harvesters.

Codford circle Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
VJ at Codford Circle Pillar ©Thejenkies
Hare making its escape. (Bottom left photo) ©Thejenkies

Good condition 15th May 2018  10:14  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bit of hard work getting bike up track from Codford. Trig is in middle of old earthworks ring. Nice views and lovely weather is making today a good trig hunting day indeed!

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Good condition 8th May 2017  13:20  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

YSM183 Codford Circle ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  08:36  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Logged as YSM183 Codford Circle. Drove up the road and got as close to the big shed as we could. Then walked up the tram lines through the field and into second field which contained the trig. Lovely sound of the skylarks singing, a few pheasants and a hare up here.

Codford Circle selfie ©thejackrustles
Codford Circle collage

Good condition 29th Dec 2016  14:52  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at start of bridleway in Codford Village for a walk to here and Clay Pit trigs. This offered easy access, superb all round views and the oddity of a large green caravan in the middle of the hill fort, complete with six calor gas cylinders - looks like someone either celebrated the solstice or is planning to do so on New Year's Eve. S s/hole buried, all others, and centre, open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 14th Aug 2016  08:32  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked bridleway until large gap in hedgerow then sharp right and it appeared from over the horizon. Filed views only.

Mr K visits pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 4th May 2016  18:06  by orlando rat

Gridref: ST 98254 40556   FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

By the time I got to to the pillar I was knackered. Too many climbs for this tired old body. Plus rape seed plants which I'm allergic to next to the path on the final assent.

Codford Circle

Good condition 16th Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 98256 40563   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Combined with Claypit Hill - access from west private. However, the track (from ST979423) was tarmac to a visitors car park at farm buildings (no house) and continued to east of trig where it was possible to park directly opposite. The circle around the trig was of thistle and nettle but there were several clearways through this band. No crop in August.

Good condition 26th May 2015  11:37  by Redroaming

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

ACCESS NOT POSSIBLE from tarmacced private road to East of pillar due to superb crop of possibly wheat until after combining. ACCESS EASILY POSSIBLE by walking up bridlepath to West of pillar until it emerges from the wood at N51 09.941 W002 01.893, and then walk along vehicle-width track around crop and then into field with trig point. TP seemed in good condition with piles of clay pigeon discs on top!

TP2321 Codford Circle trig point

Good condition 5th Apr 2015  15:55  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

easy access via tarmac private road and across grassy fields. seems someone on this neck of the woods has decided it's good to paint fb's white. second one I've found.

trig ©vegibagger

Good condition 4th Apr 2015  10:59  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 98250 40571   FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

G. Drove up road short walk to trig.


Good condition 24th Mar 2014  12:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On a circular walk from the Codford villages where I noticed many bygone businesses as indicated by the names of cottages eg: Old Saddlery, Old Coach House, Old Bakery, Old Post-Office, Old Schoolhouse etc. Then noticed that its only pub (The George) has recently closed. How times have changed - not even a shop now, but there is a theatre! Codford Circle is a fascinating place; not obviously an Iron Age hillfort with its low trajectory, but probably of that time. Consists of bank & external ditch, and is a little over 8 acres. Pillar set in the middle of the circle; open cap.

Good condition 29th Dec 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy parking near access to East Codford Farm and use byway for approx. 0.75miles up to Codford Circle. Signs of animal grazing near to TP but otherwise a remote spot. Also logged as YOSM 183.

TP2321 ©explorer_olway
TP2321 ©explorer_olway
TP2321 ©explorer_olway

Good condition 24th Jan 2013  13:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 17th Jan 2013  13:14  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 98253 40561   FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Convenient parking at the start of the access road to East Codford Farm on the Codford-Chiterne minor road. Access is gained via an ancient path bearing NE, leaving the path after approx 900m to cross a large arable field to gain Codford Circle and the trig. Field was stubble, the disappearing frost making the field soft, but not too muddy today. At something approaching 250m in diameter, Codford Circle is suprisingly large, not a defensive position as the hill top is very flat and besides the earthworks are too low to lend themselves to being defended. An ancient enclosure nonetheless, perhaps a religious or ceremonial site? The pillar is in good condition other than no cap or plug; the FB is painted white; 2 sight holes definitely open, unsure of the other 2, but they may be sealed. Very good 360 deg views, slightly obscured to the south by a line of trees just off the hill summit.

Pillar TP2321©jonglew
Spider TP2321©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2321©jonglew

Not Logged 20th Oct 2011  09:12  by sniffadogz

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Easy walk up on a pleasant morning.

Not Logged 29th Sep 2010  21:18  by captain gore-tex

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

long hard and wet pull up here

Good condition 5th Jun 2010  16:35  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 20th Feb 2010  14:20  by David_Ashcroft

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good walk up bridleway. Had to cut across proviate land to access stone. fantastic views.

Slightly damaged 27th Apr 2009  13:27  by Pharisee

Gridref: ST 98255 40556   FB Number: S2171  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

I parked at the start of the bridleway, south west of the T/P. It was a steady climb up to the field boundary which I followed south east to the circular earthworks. A good job nobody was about. It was then an easy walk to the pillar in the centre. The pillar has a small chip on one corner and the plug is missing but apart from that, it’s in good condition. You can see for miles in all directions but for all that, the view is fairly ‘ordinary’.

The Pillar ©Pharisee
Top of the trigpoint ©Pharisee
The view east ©Pharisee

Good condition 6th Mar 2009  15:46  by beemerboxer1

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Followed tractor lines to this one - no crops damaged. Nice views and a big ancient circle with trig. point in centre.

Spot the trig.point !
Edge of Codford Circle in background
Trig. point in early March

Good condition 15th Jul 2008  08:20  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 98250 40550   FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached from the Bridleway then skirted fields,tractor line to pillar.Good views,currently a field of wheat.Pillar in good condition.


Good condition 18th Jun 2008  02:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Dec 2007  15:15  by PHMB

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Was somewhat naughty driving up private road to a barn and walked across field to a rather unremarkable site (at least to me!). Views typical of the Plain. Plug missing, hole unfilled. Remains of coat of white paint.

Good condition 1st Aug 2007  15:57  by tom

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views as you emerge from the sunken bridleway. Field is now down to wheat, almost ready for harvest.

Good condition 30th Apr 2007  14:05  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

seventh of the day and at last in the middle of nowhere with no distant views of traffic

Good condition 21st Jul 2006  10:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Usual route but on a bike. and linked in to the trig to the north. centre of the circle was full of oats but tractor lines helped. field headlands in the area are a mass of red poppies at the moment

Good condition 3rd May 2006  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: ST 98255 40565   FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to locate and locate, but a reasonable trespass on field required to get to the pillar. Good views in most directions and worth the effort to visit.

Good condition 5th Jan 2006  21:47  by Kitty Hawk

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

Took the same route, walked up the hill from the farm entrance. The bridleway had been freshly trimmed so was quite passable, it looked like it had been very overgrown. The field inside the fort was planted with young crops, so I took a photo which I'll download another time from the, er "ramparts" of the castle.

Good condition 10th Sep 2005  11:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked at the entrance to East Codford Farm (plenty of space) and took the track from there. We were behind a group of horse-riders who seemed to have very loose bowels (the horses that is) because there was fresh shite everywhere. The trig is in the middle of Codford Circle which is a hill fort apparently, but with very low ramparts. Good views, Plug missing.

Good condition 10th Dec 2003  14:45  by maurice

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 19th Oct 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2171  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

in arable fld at centre of 'circle', painted white, no plug - summit of arable field, pleasant view

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