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TP2612 - Crooked Soley
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Crooked SoleySU19/T78SU19T078431575.48171963.280.0004PILLAR01/06/196900

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13560th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.97/10 (from 31 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Mar 1981
Was Last found intact: 24th Sep 2022
Was Last logged: 25th Jan 2023

Of the 31 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 97m
The average error was 16m
The closest was 4m

East Soley East Soley Mickandkim Mickandkim Glaslyn Glaslyn edfielden edfielden 1473 1473 g4wsb g4wsb lackofluke lackofluke g4wsb g4wsb caroleengel caroleengel jonglew jonglew Crooked Soley Crooked Soley [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 25th Jan 2023  11:54  by vegibagger

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

A non visit log just to add that this new trig is 417. 5m from the site of the deceased one S6208 in middle of a field to the NE

Good condition 24th Sep 2022  13:02  by Trigger monster

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A revisit. Found it this time using map on here. Parked at Straight Soley, then headed west along footpath towards Crooked Soley. Fabulous names, worth extra point. At the track running south headed in that direction. Rises gradually, just past where it levels out is an opening into a field on right, west. Count about 100 paces and pillar is in the hedge on the northern field boundary. Vegetation covered the small gap in the hedge but it was just visible. Bit of a scramble to get photographs. No views from pillar. Interesting recessed flush plate. Probably some significance to the high FB number. Pleased to log this after going away empty handed last time, 4/9/21.

Crooked Soley Flush plate
Crooked Soley East and north faces of pillar
Crooked Soley Looking out of the hedge
Crooked Soley Looking east along hedge line towards track from the position of the pillar

Not Logged 3rd Oct 2021  12:57  by blackboot29

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

Parked at Crooked Soley, plenty of parking, then walked up passed horse stud farm and down bridal way until a gap on the right. Walked down side of hedge on right about 100m and trig was in hedge. Someone must have done a clearance job as it wasn't too difficult to find as in previous logs.

Couldn't find it 4th Sep 2021  10:42  by Trigger monster

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

Will have to come back another time with a more recent map. Used 1967 OS map, seemed it ought to be in the middle of a field. Having read other comments, I wasn’t looking in the correct place. A farmer on a quad bike asked if I was lost, quite friendly but didn’t know of a trig point anywhere nearby. Wrongly assumed removed. Will update when found.

Crooked Soley Field. Where’s the pillar?

Good condition 1st May 2021  14:10  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 31500 71900   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove most of way Spooked herd of deer

Good condition 12th Sep 2020  10:40  by andyrandom

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

Some advice for future concrete chasers who are thinking of attempting this one in the summer: forget it! Pillar is deeply embedded in hedgerow which gets extremely overgrown this time of year. I walked past it twice and missed it, and it was only when I sneaked a look into the next field to see where the fence intersected the hedge (this is where the pillar is) that I managed to find the right place and catch a glimpse of it. Even then, it was so well protected by brambles that I struggled to even photograph it. I couldn't see the FB, and barely discerned the spider. May revisit to get proper photos in the winter.

Good condition 20th Jan 2019  13:44  by 1473

Gridref: SU 31579 71965   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Aug 2017  14:04  by plet56

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

Good condition 16th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 31579 71971   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked by West Soley Farm House @ SU 312 725 BUT room to park @ SU 314 724 up track (marked "unsuitable for motor vehicles" - rubbish). Used track to E of pillar where convenient gateway into trig field

Good condition 28th Sep 2016  07:42  by G1ANQ

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled up the byway to get to this early morning Trig Bag. Tried to find it from the south side of the hedge but couldnt. Tried the north side and did find it as there was a gap in the hedge that made it easy. But the Trig almost on the southern edge so I should have been able to find it.

Flush Bracket
TP From inside the hedge

Good condition 22nd Mar 2015  14:15  by Nekyram

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 1st Jan 2015  14:19  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 31578 71971   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 16th Jun 2014  16:39  by edfielden

Gridref: SU 31577 71959   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked down the track from Soley Farm Stud and then along the north side of a large field. In the hedgeline about 90m from the track the pillar can be found hiding among the hawthorn and undergrowth. Further details and photos to follow...

Good condition 15th Jun 2014  15:00  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on a layby on the S side of the B4192 just to the W of Chilton Foliat. Walked up Crabtree Close (labelled "Manor Farm" on the OS Explorer map) then continued N up the path until we came to the big thick tall hedge, then walked along the hedgeline (NW direction) on the S side of the hedge until where the trig was supposed to be. Couldn't find the trig due to the thick hedge. Gave up after a long search & headed back. Field to the S of the trig had lots of crops in it. Went to The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat for a cold drink! Might try this one again in the winter when the hedge will be bare. Revisited 9 November 2014: found it this time! It's on the S side of the hedge. Field had just grass in it. Hedge had been cut and was bare as winter is fast approaching, hence the trig was visible. Did some tidying up of the branches around the trig with my secateurs. FB faces E. Trig in good condition, concrete centre plug. This was the last trig on the Newbury & Hungerford OS Explorer map to be bagged, so celebratory drinks were had at The Tally Ho, Hungerford Newtown afterwards. Thirsty work, this trigpointing!

Good condition 18th Oct 2013  16:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

What a busy but enjoyable week with walking, trigging, gigs, & football. Just about cleared my head following last night's Deep Purple gig at the Roundhouse, but just to be sure, I grabbed great lungfuls of fresh air as I loped up through the track & fields from Chilton Foliat village to secure this trigpoint, which was secreted within a particularly thorny hedge. In good condition, with cap plugged & all sight holes closed, and much covered in lichen. Then on to watch STFC 2-0 Notts County - unbelievably already in the top six despite an almost complete change of personnel for this season. And tomorrow?: it's Swarbrick & Carthy at the Turner Sims... Variety is the spice and all that!

Good condition 12th Dec 2012  11:55  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 31582 71970   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked near the riding stables at West Soley Farm. Final 90m is a trespass along a field boundary. The pillar was seriously overgrown by hawthorn and brambles but is a little clearer after the application of the secateurs. Spider has a cement plug. Pillar is in good condition. No views to speak of.

Pillar TP2612 - Before the application of secateurs©jonglew
Pillar TP2612 - After the application of secateurs©jonglew
Spider TP2612©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2612©jonglew

Good condition 2nd May 2012  15:45  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 31579 71967   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just in hedge south side right at green tank from north,hedge been cut.


Good condition 21st Mar 2009  14:48  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Rode and walked down track from North. Some searching required to locate in hedge. Little int the way of a view.

Good condition 25th Sep 2008  08:55  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 31570 71960   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Buyried in hedge,have to be v close before you can spot it at this time of year. Walked up from Manor Farm to the south to stretch mine and the dogs legs!


Good condition 13th Dec 2007  14:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I was about to give up due to pressure of time when I went ten feet further and found the hidden treasure.

Good condition 25th Jan 2007  16:00  by NeverLost

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Buried in hedgerow but still easy find this time of year. Allowed to park in Crooked Soley stud farm by jolly pleasant East European stable hand who didn't have a clue what I was saying :) Lots of horses churning up the ground so a bit muddy.

11395 - The trig
11395 - Top and spider
11395 - Flush bracket

Good condition 7th Apr 2006  17:30  by rad

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Can drive down the track past the farm/hamlet at Crooked Soley, although ruts get bigger when you reach the track going south. Horse area, so people are very keen to stop trespassing near their "rather expensive" horses. Follow track south, the turn back along hedge on the south side and the trig is easily found.


Good condition 28th Jan 2006  16:35  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 31576 71970   FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the hedge, a shortish walk off the track, and not obvious until you get right to it. There's parking about 100m east of where the track joins the B4192. As I walked back from this one, I passed a bunch of people. I was half worried they were the family that owned the land coming to reprimand me for trespass, but no. I think they had noticed me walk off the path and just wanted to know what I was doing. One of them asked me if I was orienteering! I wasn't, but funnily enough I will be tomorrow. There'll even be a trigpoint (TP4884) on the map!

Good condition 23rd Jan 2006  12:09  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On the southern side of the hedgeline with coords almost spot on can see the summer problems. Fairly short walk on rights of way from S or NE latter being just 5 mins drive off the M4 is parking by the Footpath to the N of east Soley farm

Good condition 22nd Oct 2005  17:00  by dal

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

It is there! Just inside the hedge on the north side of the arable field. I walked past it three times without spotting it. But it is only just inside the hedge, and easy to 'see'. The challenge is to realise you are looking at it. Having found it, it is in vgc. On the way back to the track I paced it. It was just under 100 good paces. You will not find it from the pasture on the other side of the hedge. I increased the score a bit simply on the basis it has such a splendid name.

Couldn't find it 23rd Jul 2005  14:40  by Managra

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find this one. According to the map, it's in the middle of the field line. In reality, the field line is an impenetrable hedge about four feet wide. Being high summer, all of the undergrowth has grown up and despite looking both sides, we were unable to spot the trig. Perhaps it's easier in the winter. OS list the FB as 11395.

Where it should be ©Managra

Good condition 19th Mar 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: _11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, concrete plug, in hedge at N edge of arable field, FB facing E

11395 fb ©peregrinus
11395 top ©peregrinus
11395 trig ©peregrinus
11395 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 14th May 2004  17:50  by Trigger

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Feb 2004  11:10  by mickandshane

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Concrete plug.

Good condition 21st Feb 2004  10:05  by HEATHENS

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Mar 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 11395  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Night visit to off-white pillar in bushes beside track

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