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TP3296 - Gallows Gate Resr
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Gallows Gate ResrSX76/T18SX76T018287852.8965074.62156.8863PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1962N0

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There are 21 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 18627th with 43 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.17/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th May 2003
Was Last logged: 3rd Oct 2022

Of the 29 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

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

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Gallows Gate bracket
Gallows Gate pillar
TP3296 - Gallows Gate Resr
By Yukonhuskies
Gallows Gate Resr
Looking West
See 16 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Oct 2022  10:30  by VinceTP

Gridref: SX 87854 65076   FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Inaccessible 14th May 2022  17:45  by je448

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 1/10

Secured compound, gates closed, couldn't find a gap to even see the trig as many vehicles parked up inside.

Good condition 15th Jul 2020  11:25  by Skypaddler

Gridref: SX 87853 65075   FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Within a fenced reservoir compound, but I sought permission and was in and out within 5 minutes. Pillar in excellent condition but an uninspiring locality.

Gallows Gate pillar ©Skypaddler
Gallows Gate bracket ©Skypaddler

Good condition 15th Jul 2020  11:25  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

Gridref: SX 87853 65075   FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

See my entry as Skypaddler

Not Logged 27th Jul 2016  08:24  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 3518  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Very kindly allowed access to this one but unfortunately I couldn't take Thor into the compound with me(hate not having my boys at the pillar)

TP3296 - Gallows Gate Resr

Inaccessible 12th Jun 2016  15:30  by Nekyram

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

Unreachable, high bank and fence.

Good condition 30th Mar 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 87856 65080   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Presently building water board offices on site. Workmen kindly allowed me access

Good condition 22nd Dec 2014  16:04  by CJO

Gridref: SX 87855 65075   FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

BSM type and all intact. Metal work painted green. Building works on-going on site but the pillar is safe.

Gallows Gate Resr

Good condition 16th Nov 2014  12:37  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 87852 65073   FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On covered reservoir in secure compound. Hole in chain-link fence behind road-name sign, as noted below, has been repaired, but poor job done and access is still possible, but awkward. Pillar in good condition; original cap, lightly indented lettering; BSM-style, green painted FB; RHD sight hole open. Panoramic views.

Pillar TP3296©jonglew
Spider TP3296©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3296©jonglew

Good condition 8th Jun 2014  11:26  by Bourne

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


Good condition 11th Jul 2013  12:41  by asbown

FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Unreachable but visible 7th Jun 2012  12:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SX 87853 65075   FB Number: S3518  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

Very wet day No access

Good condition 12th Sep 2011  16:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

In reservoir compound. Found the hole having read the hints! Hard to squeeze in! Original plug with slightly indented letters. No paint. Sightholes closed. Strange green flush bracket with raised S. No significant views.

Good condition 23rd May 2011  17:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found hole in fence and squeezed in and out.

Flush Bracket

Couldn't find it 19th Feb 2011  14:45  by arranc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

could not find the hole in fence, which may now be resealed.

2nd Jun 2009  09:55  by senrabyar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 5/10

Closest approach to 65m away at SX 64466 76448. Will revisit when less vegetation.

Unreachable but visible 25th Apr 2008  15:01  by Glaslyn

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

Did my best on limited time available! Visible from SE outside of compound. Didnt know about gap and failed to find it!

Unreachable but visible 24th Nov 2007  13:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Compound surrounded by high security fence.

10th Oct 2007  11:00  by PHMB

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 0/10

No staff were seen on site so did'nt attempt to reach. I could'nt see it from the gate.

Good condition 4th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

vgc, FB and spider green, metal cap, shallow letters. Top of smaller (middle - presumably the older one) covered resr at its E edge.

S3518 fb ©peregrinus
S3518 top ©peregrinus
S3518 trig ©peregrinus
S3518 trig ©peregrinus

Unreachable but visible 25th May 2007  16:00  by rhayader_wanderer

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

well fenced reservoir, failed to read the hint

Unreachable but visible 18th Sep 2006  13:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3518  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Unreachable but took photo from perimeter fence to the East after clambering tghrough trees.

Good condition 28th May 2006  12:20  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3518  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The 6 is definitely a 3. The hole in the fence is behind an ash tree just to the left of the Kingsland cul-de-sac sign. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 17th Apr 2006  13:50  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3518  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I spotted the trig through the trees to the east of the reservoir and was just taking a photo when I realised I was pointing the camera through a hole in the fence! The flush bracket is painted green for some reason! It looks like the first number is a 3 to me and not a 6?

25th Aug 2005  00:12  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 3/10

No sign of trig from road, covered resr, high-sec fence, locked gates, trees in front of where trig should be

Good condition 16th Feb 2005  15:50  by nick

FB Number: S6518  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This is in the reservoir ground. However, the gate was left open and, presumably, it is public access. It is in perfect condition, however, unreachable if the gates are closed.

Gallows Gate Reservoir Trig Point ©nick
Gallows Gate trig plate ©nick
The trig, looking east over Torquay ©nick
Looking West ©nick

Unreachable but visible 16th Feb 2005  15:50  by tekv

FB Number: S6518  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Unlike nick, I stayed outside instead of risk angering a South West Water worker :-) You can see the trigpoint from the top end of Marldon Road. Scrambling up a wall and into an ajoining hedge is as close as you can get without entering the compound, anyway.

There it is! This photo doesn't really get across the fact that me and the photographer (Nick) are actually standing in a hedge nursing cuts and scratches :-D

6th Sep 2003  10:40  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 5/10

Hmm, I'd agree here. This is unlikely to be spotted from outside the compound. I'll go for another visit once the tree cover has died off in the winter.

There is a ditch, then a double span of fencing protecting this compound. This point appeared to offer the best chance of sighting the pillar.©hollowing

Inaccessible 11th May 2003  09:30  by MCL

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 5/10

Can't get to this one and can't see it either. I'm sure it is probably there, but since it is inside a water-board reservoir compound, access is something that will require permissions.

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