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TP2437 - Corton Down
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Corton DownSU15/11SU15S011393807.36138878.01187.6592PILLAR01/06/1938101/10/1952N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7571st with 125 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.29/10 (from 51 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Feb 1983
Was Last found intact: 12th Feb 2024
Was Last logged: 2nd Apr 2024

Of the 51 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 78m
The average error was 19m
The closest was 1m

martin martin seandorey seandorey Glaslyn Glaslyn Griefmiester Griefmiester Pharisee Pharisee Tonyht Tonyht caroleengel caroleengel g4wsb g4wsb Woodleywalker Woodleywalker jonglew jonglew browni browni Corton Down Corton Down [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Not Logged 2nd Apr 2024  12:15  by SamMeaden

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

Fenced in but you can just about touch it!


Good condition 12th Feb 2024  15:40  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 93807 38877   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parking to the N by Suffers Bridge, along the bridle way then on to the Wessex Ridgeway, pillar in good condition, locked away for safe keeping in a small compound to E of the bridle way. Nice views along the paths.

Corton Down

Good condition 28th Jul 2023  13:00  by andyrandom

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Free The Corton One! Pillar sits inside impenetrably encaged reservoir compound, though it's close enough to the bars to be visited and photographed. FB faces bars, too, fortunately. Accessed via steep sided woodland path to the north.

Good condition 22nd Apr 2023  09:44  by Trigger monster

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked near to T junction to south of Upton Lovell near to start of footpath heading south uphill onto Down. Deeply rutted path more like a dry riverbed, a couple of fallen trees lying across the path. After about a kilometre, path levels out, passes a pig farm and crosses The Ridgeway. Continuing south and gaining a little more height a barn comes into view on the west of the path and a compound on the east side. Looking a bit ominous as there is tall metal fencing around it. Sure enough, pillar is inside the fenced reservoir compound in the north east corner. Well and truly captive. Fortunately the FB faces east and is close enough to get decent photograph. When the fence was put up why not put it a few metres further south to leave the pillar accessible. Cap missing. Views to east outside compound. Not much to be gained from getting inside the compound. Close enough from the outside. A bit disappointing nonetheless. Would need a key for the gate. Reading other logs looks like fencing erected around 2010.

Corton Down Flush plate
Corton Down South face
Corton Down From north east corner of compound
Corton Down North side
Corton Down Through bars from south
Corton Down Compound from west

Good condition 13th Apr 2022  18:20  by Trigobsession

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Behind a high fence but at least you can touch it and see the FB

Good condition 30th Mar 2022  14:01  by seandorey

Gridref: ST 93800 38800   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Pillar is inside the fence of a water tank.

Safe in its cage.

Good condition 19th Apr 2019  00:00  by Woodleywalker

Gridref: ST 93812 38883   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Suffers Bridge to the north, then followed the byway up to the mast. Pillar is still safe in it's cage and still padlocked. Lovely herd of Tamworth pigs at Corton Fields Barn.

Good condition 30th Dec 2018  13:26  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I guess trigs behind bars might be the last survivors after farmers, developers, vandals or lightening have dealt with the rest! Safe in comms compound and still with chain attached, fortunately touchable and with FB facing outwards. Fine views across eastern horizon. Centre open, but otherwise in vgc.

Good condition 9th Jul 2018  12:39  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Tough walk up to this one in the heat of the day. Realised when we got there that we could have driven all the way. Pillar in compound so in good condition.

Corton Down FB ©Thejenkies
PJ at compound with Corton Down pillar ©Thejenkies

Good condition 15th May 2018  09:19  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very short cycle along A303 before going up Farmers track and then BW. This trig is behind bars! and has chain coming from its top. FB is photo-able through bars that protect the antenna relay building thingy. I was disturbed by woman who was on a horse. I think she thought I was looking for a quiet place to have a pee not the Trig.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point with chain
TP with my bike You can see Trig through bars

Good condition 17th Jul 2017  10:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from the Upton Lovell road and then through a beautifully tree-shaded footpath, for it was very hot today in the middle of Wiltshire, to find this captive pillar within its cage. An impregnable encasement here; it does seem to be a little over the top.

Good condition 8th May 2017  13:50  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

YSM087 Corton Down ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  10:14  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM087 Corton Down. Longish walk up the bridleway but lovely in the morning sunshine. Pillar is inside the fence but you can touch it, just and luckily the flush bracket is in the right direction.

Corton Down traps trig bagger arm ©thejackrustles
Corton Down collage

Good condition 14th Aug 2016  07:08  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Put trig coordinates into sat nav and drove straight up to pillar which is enclosed inside reservoir. No views.

Mr K visits pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 4th May 2016  16:44  by orlando rat

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar inside compound. Now logging the find I see much better pictures of the pillar than the one I took, because they moved around the fencing which seemed to escape my brain's capability to think of.

Corton Down

Good condition 20th Sep 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 93810 38882   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Only possible to touch the trig thru' compound railings

Good condition 26th May 2015  11:33  by Redroaming

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk up through the wood along bridlepath to farm buildings [to discover I could have parked here] and onwards to TP easily found within high fencing compound with ? water tanks. Someone had placed an old chain and padlocked neatly across the trig point, which seemed in good condition. Outstanding views on approach, but not from here.

TP2437 Corton Down trig point

Good condition 4th Apr 2015  10:12  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 93806 38887   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

G Parked to footpath north opposite turning to Upton Lovell. In Waterboard compound very high steel fence, but easy view next to frnce.


Good condition 29th Dec 2014  13:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 26th Dec 2014  15:05  by DesG

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM087 A long uphill walk from the west in the rain.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG

Good condition 30th Dec 2013  20:04  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at: N 51° 09.215 W 002° 04.048 and walked up to the TP. There is another path that is shorter to the TP but has been fenced off as Private Land. The TP is now within a large fenced compound but you can photograph. Also logged as YOSM 087.

TP2437 ©explorer_olway
TP2437 ©explorer_olway
TP2437 ©explorer_olway

Good condition 24th Feb 2013  12:45  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 93809 38886   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in Corton and took Wessex Ridgeway up to the trig. Pillar is located inside a Wessex Water compound - with 12ft high security fencing ensuring we cannot contaminate the water supply! But more importantly ensuring we cannot get up close and personal with the trig. No matter, a camera can be put through the bars for a good shot. Pillar looks to be in good condition; sight hole beneath FB is closed, others are indetermined; cap missing, no plug. All round views, S to woodland, N E & W to rolling Wiltshire downland, southern escarpment of Salisbury Plain clearly visible to N.

Pillar TP2437©jonglew
Spider TP2437©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2437©jonglew
The Wessex Water Compound TP2437 - 12 ft High Security Fencing - Imposing!©jonglew

Not Logged 20th Oct 2011  10:32  by sniffadogz

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

Nice spot.

Good condition 26th Apr 2011  09:35  by Delta68

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took a little while to locate this one, then spotted the pillar behind bars.

Corton Down ©Delta68

Good condition 27th Mar 2011  16:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not Logged 29th Sep 2010  21:19  by captain gore-tex

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

likewise, drove to within a few feet

now locked up ©captain gore-tex

Good condition 7th May 2010  16:50  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy find within water tower compound. Drove all the way up from Corton as I was feeling lazy.

Good condition 16th Sep 2009  10:56  by Lone Hunter

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited whilst attempting the Corton Ring Cache series

TrigPoint ©Lone Hunter
Flush Bracket ©Lone Hunter

Good condition 10th Jul 2009  12:13  by pete37038

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice views, done while doing the corton ring

corton down
Corton Down 1 Corton Down©pete37038
Corton Down 2 Corton Down©pete37038

Good condition 27th Apr 2009  14:45  by Pharisee

Gridref: ST 93809 38880   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This was the last T/P of the first day of my expedition into the south west of England. There were many routes in to this one but I chose to park at the start of the bridleway just south east of Boyton and by virtue of some really sloppy map reading, I’d “inadvertently” found myself on a farm road rather than the aforementioned bridleway. The upside was that the route was slightly shorter and the gradient was a lot gentler. I was also heading straight for the T/P. I managed to find the public RoW again at North Soupir and then follow the road north west to the pillar, cutting the corner off by going through a gate and following the field boundary. The pillar was easily found behind a rather large water tank, which also served as a welcome shelter from the rain that had been falling steadily. Apart from a missing plug, the pillar is in good condition. The views are the usual farmland with the western aspect blocked by the water tank. As everywhere was very wet, the snails were out on force.... and they are HUGE.

The pillar... from under the tank Well it was raining!!©Pharisee
The top of the T/P ©Pharisee
The view north Such as it is.©Pharisee

Good condition 29th Mar 2009  11:51  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found much easier than the impossible nano geocache next to it!

Good condition 28th Mar 2009  10:05  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found on a long geocaching walk. Hidden away behind tanks.

Good condition 15th Mar 2009  09:42  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No top Plug.

Good condition 14th Mar 2009  13:00  by beemerboxer1

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged whilst out Geocaching - lots of hunsmen & hounds about today.

Nice views beyond !

Good condition 26th Feb 2009  12:53  by browni

Gridref: ST 93813 38889   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Got this one bagged as we were on a caching walk in the area. Slightly obscured by the storage tank.

Good condition 25th Feb 2009  10:40  by Mr.Dewdrop

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

Nice general place to be in, but not much of a view from here.

Trig and PDA

Good condition 15th Jul 2008  09:50  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 93800 38870   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk on Bridleway that leaves the road just SE of Boyton where there is good off road parking.Pillar next to resevoir,and on Wessex Ridgeway.


Good condition 21st Jun 2008  13:40  by Managra

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Saw the most enormous snails I've ever seen on the way there. It transpires that the Romans brought them with them. Nice views apart from the water tower. Missing plug

An enormous snail ©Managra

Good condition 18th Jun 2008  02:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Feb 2008  14:50  by AndyG

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Another random selection while "training" in the Wylye Valley.Parked by the railway bridge near Sherrington and walked up the bridleway most of which turned out to be a metalled farm access road.Plug missing from trig.Excellent views in most directions -- if you stand with your back to the water tower.

Good condition 29th Oct 2007  12:04  by walk tall

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trig is in between a barb wire fence and some farm storage tank/building. Good walks further on, on the Great Ridge and the first cache.

TP2437 - Corton Down - Farm fields

Good condition 7th Oct 2007  16:30  by Chaotica_UK

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Completing the caches in the Great Ridge area.

Good condition 2nd Sep 2007  13:20  by moonraker

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Logged while on walk from Codford. Lovely sunny day so good views although a bit windy. Pity about the water tank being so close.

Good condition 28th Jul 2007  17:05  by tom

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

The barn is still home to happy ginger pigs and the byway leading to it appears to be in good condition, but using it would mean missing out on the pleasant walk up the bridleway from Suffers Bridge. The final approach to the trig offers wide views across the downs, although the pillar itself is now tucked behind a water tank.

Good condition 27th Jun 2007  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: ST 93810 38880   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Situated on the Wessex Way and easy to locate and access. Some nice views and location.

Good condition 10th Sep 2006  15:00  by chris127v8

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap still missing,bagged this one whilst doing the nearby geocache

Good condition 10th Sep 2005  12:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked where the track heads siuth at Suffers Brideg, just east of Corton. A pleasant shaded track as far as Corton Field Barn, which had pens occupied by happy looking ginger pigs. The trig is left of the track next to a new water tank. Plug missing.

Good condition 8th May 2005  13:30  by martin

Gridref: ST 93800 38800   FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged trig with my local rambling group on excellent 9 mile ramble. Top missing and snails have inhabited it! Also no plug.

Good condition 27th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, E side of tk by big fuel tank, good views W & E

S2187 fb ©peregrinus
S2187 top ©peregrinus
S2187 trig ©peregrinus
S2187 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 10th Dec 2003  13:45  by maurice

FB Number: S2187  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Feb 1983  14:00  by Bridgeman

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

Eight mile circular walk from Boyton taking in Great Ridge.

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