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TP4107 - Inkpen Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S1910
OSGB36 Station :
SU15/53
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4107
County :
Berkshire
Nearest town :
NEWBURY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Inkpen HillSU15/53SU15S053435395.47161758.83289.7332PILLAR01/06/1938101/06/1968N0

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There are 45 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4522nd with 54 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.76/10 (from 68 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Jan 1982
Was Last logged: 15th Mar 2024

Of the 68 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 111m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Inkpen Hill pillar
©boblynoriho

By Izzy Watts

©Yakky58
Instagram: LizzyCrawford1
By LizzyCrawford1
TP4107
By TrigJS

By mitsiman

©g4wsb
GPS reading on the pillar
©birders
See 37 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 15th Mar 2024  11:01  by boblynoriho

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Inkpen Hill pillar ©boblynoriho


Good condition 23rd Aug 2023  21:51  by Ande1865

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 19th Aug 2023  16:15  by Izzy Watts

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


Good condition 3rd May 2023  18:47  by Trigobsession

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 9th Apr 2023  10:45  by Yakky58

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

Good condition though ground eroded from the base a bit

©Yakky58


Good condition 22nd Feb 2023  12:08  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 35300 61700   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked along the Test Way from car park to the east. The trig field is still stubble so access was a bit easier than expected. A bit hazy today.


Good condition 15th Feb 2023  11:10  by LizzyCrawford1

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

Instagram: LizzyCrawford1


Good condition 29th Dec 2022  15:48  by MPD

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


Good condition 16th Dec 2022  11:53  by CJO

Gridref: SU 35396 61759   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

all intact. on a fallow strip in centre of field, running east west. cold frosty winters day

Pillar


Good condition 25th Nov 2022  08:34  by TrigJS

Gridref: SU 35394 61759   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from Combe Gibbet car park. Followed the footpaths and then there is an uncultivated strip of the field that leads directly to the pillar. Pillar in good condition and great views.

TP4107 The pillar.
TP4107 The spider.
TP4107 The flush bracket.


Not Logged 24th Apr 2022  21:15  by Mr Calum B Thornton

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


Good condition 23rd Apr 2022  09:44  by Trigger monster

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

About three hundred metres south of the footpath. Tricky access across arable field. Pillar is on the field boundary running east to west. Good views to south west. Way out was easier by following field boundary east over crest of hill to hedge then north to gate beside a clump of about four sturdy beech trees.

Inkpen Hill Flush plate
Inkpen Hill Looking west along border between fields
Inkpen Hill Looking south east


Good condition 23rd Dec 2021  11:40  by SurveyorCat

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A good spot for a hilltop wander in the far corner of the South East. No views today through the rain and mist.

©SurveyorCat


Not Logged 7th Oct 2021  14:35  by blackboot29

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


Good condition 4th Mar 2021  12:19  by MylesM

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Kindly picked up from Bedwyn by my friend Richard. Very misty up high on the downs. Never have worked out why the Inkpen Hill pillar is lower than the adjacent Inkpen.

Inkpen Hill Another field edge pillar. Very dreary day in evidence.
Inkpen Hill Some serious investigation is under way!


Good condition 24th Sep 2020  12:25  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not the most exciting location just there where it is located, but these are nice hills to walk.


Good condition 18th Sep 2020  11:15  by ukandystreet

Gridref: SU 35395 61761   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A quick diversion from walking the start of the Test Way. Trig in good condition with cap still in place.


Good condition 17th Sep 2020  12:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 35395 61759   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice walk from E CP


Good condition 26th May 2020  13:45  by AHD

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Combe Gibbet. Enter field on left just after track on left and follow field edge until you see the strip of land that leads to pillar.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2020  16:05  by andyrandom

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I'm not sure why there's a fallow strip all the way across this stony, muddy field, but I'm very glad there is, as it makes reaching this trig a lot easier.



Good condition 2nd Feb 2020  17:26  by Andy West

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


Unreachable but visible 2nd Nov 2019  14:54  by mitsiman

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

Didn't feel like trudging across a newly ploughed field in horizontal rain. A long distance photo will have to do for now :-(


Good condition 20th Jan 2019  15:35  by 1473

Gridref: SU 35396 61760   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 25th Oct 2018  12:45  by jedthehumanoid

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice spot on a field boundary about 250m off the ridge path


Not Logged 3rd Sep 2017  14:41  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 16th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 35398 61765   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Sep 2016  12:17  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The byway along here is almost impossible to cycle along on this bike. I think I kneed much more knobbly tyres to do this track. At least the weather seems to be getting better.

Flush Bracket
TP


Good condition 16th Sep 2016  13:06  by sixtyplus

FB Number: 1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached on path from Gibbet Down but walked field edge after a short distance. Came into view on opposite side of the field after a sort while as land reached a high point.


Not Logged 11th Jul 2015  18:48  by ManuelPereda

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


Good condition 22nd Mar 2015  16:15  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 19th Mar 2015  12:12  by Colin Wood

Gridref: SU 35400 61700   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy access from the Test Way bridlepath to the north, just a short walk from Combe Gibbet.

Inkpen Hill Misty Day


Good condition 1st Jan 2015  10:12  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 35396 61768   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fog bound this morning.

©g4wsb


Not Logged 1st Jan 2015  00:00  by RichBiker

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


Good condition 9th Aug 2014  14:50  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at the car park to the E of the trig station, then walked W on Wayfarer's Walk until we came to the junction with the path that goes S (approx. SU358621). From here, we entered the field (that the trig station was in) from where the 6 tall trees were. The crop had been harvested and the ground was completely dry (we're in the middle of a very long and hot summer) so we just walked across the field until we got to the trig station. There were a few very impressive, very tall straw stacks in the field that we could see all the way from Walbury Hill. The trig station was in good condition, concrete base exposed, with original metal cap. Tip for future visitors: if you visit at a time when there are crops in the field, here's how to get to the trig: after you enter the field where the 6 tall trees are, walk S along the fenceline / hedge (that goes NS). I.e. walk S next to the path (the path is in the NS direction) but walk on the W side of the hedge. Walk until you get directly E of the trig, then walk W along the wide tractor track. The tractor track is in the EW direction and it will take you straight to the trig. * * * Revisited 5 December 2017: the farmer has deliberately left a strip of uncultivated land in the EW direction that leads directly to the trig. Follow this strip. See pics attached. Also, as noted by previous loggers, the trig is not at the highest point of this hill, so it's difficult to find unless you're walking along the strip of uncultivated land.

Mrs 21qazxsw "Lady Kelly" on 5 December 2017
The strip of uncultivated land, looking East


Good condition 13th Jun 2014  11:15  by edfielden

Gridref: SU 35396 61760   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approximate time. Hot walk along the Ridgeway path and then a crop-less 'highway' across the middle of the field to the pillar which is c.100m west of the high point of the field.


Good condition 8th Oct 2013  15:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Up past the ghoulish Combe Gibbet accompanied for much of the way by an inquisitive red kite. The field containing this pillar has recently been ploughed, so it was an easy jog across the furrows and not at all muddy. Good time to do this one before the rains come. Pillar, with its plug intact, is in very good condition considering its position - must have some very careful tractor drivers up here. Following this walk, on to watch Swindon Town 2-1 Plymouth Argyle in the 'Paint Pot' Trophy so: fine walk, three trigs, two churches, and a step nearer Wembley.


Good condition 29th Oct 2012  13:25  by jonglew

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not to be confused with the Inkpen (aka Walbury Hill) trig which is 2km to the east. First time I visited this trig the field was planted with rape that was mature and impenetrable. This visit the crop had ben harvested and although ploughed and sown with a new crop, the ground was dry(ish), firm and the crop not showing, so easy-peasy. Parked near the gibbet at top of Gallows Down and walked both the Inkpen trigs. Pillar is in good condition and some good views, particularly to the south, but also north from the ridgeway path.

Pillar TP4107©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4107©jonglew


Good condition 2nd May 2012  07:21  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 35396 61768   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice walk, track water logged. plants tall/wet follow wheel track from east.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 29th Jan 2012  12:00  by DanTrig

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

12 mile walk bagging Pilot Hill trig (Hampshire county top), in thick fog Walbury Hill trig (Berkshire county top) in improving weather and Inkpen Hill trig, then drove round to and bagged Beacon Hill (Beacon Camp) trig in sunshine.


Couldn't find it 24th Jul 2011  16:20  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 2/10

If you are going to look for this in high summer, take a step ladder. Field planted with crops, no convenient tractor lines, on a broad plateau and I wasn't tall enough to see over it all! (Oddly according to the map, the trig is also not on the highest point as there is a high point 2 m higher immediately to the east)


Good condition 9th Jan 2011  15:35  by Boid

Gridref: SU 35407 61766   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th Sep 2010  15:40  by dal

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Field harvested. Intact cap. Delightful stroll.


Good condition 11th May 2009  16:42  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked along the Ridgway from it's neighbour (Inkpen) Great walk over Combe Gibbet - fantastic views from the County Top area - Pillar good condition, located about 100m into cultivated field.


Good condition 29th Mar 2009  12:43  by cavinguk

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wanted to claim this one for ages but crops in the field were too high! First trig (of many) collected with Stanley (7 days old)


Good condition 23rd Mar 2009  11:56  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SU 35398 61766   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 21st Mar 2009  14:49  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Dec 2008  11:50  by Sandisox

Gridref: SU 35398 61767   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short walk from path. Good views on a sunny and frosty day.

General View
Top View


Good condition 22nd Nov 2008  12:15  by asbown

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

3rd in 90 minutes on the Wayfarer's way, new crops in field so only viewed from field edge,might be my eyes and the distance but it looked damaged to the top, tried to zoom with the camera but could not get clear view.


Good condition 9th Oct 2008  13:55  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 35390 61750   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk in.Parking good .Views excellent.Pillar fine.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 10th Sep 2008  14:45  by PHMB

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Location is middle of large arable field. Retains plug, shallow indented lettering.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2008  11:33  by vegibagger

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


Good condition 29th Feb 2008  15:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

my last tp of the day and only now do I meet my first walker of the day


Good condition 10th Feb 2008  09:25  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 35396 61761   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In middle of field, just off very muddy byway. Good condition. Metal plug. Good views

©Clanfield Rambler


Good condition 1st Sep 2007  15:10  by Paul and Max

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited whilst Geocaching in the area.

Inkpen Hill Trigpoint ©Paul and Max


Good condition 1st Apr 2007  14:02  by theblack

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


Good condition 21st Aug 2006  17:30  by drums4monty

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Jan 2006  11:30  by ~bob~

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

Could see this in the distance (approx 170m) while looking for nearby geocache. No public right of way across field so I didn't go any closer.


Good condition 17th Aug 2005  20:10  by Teredarr

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly rushed to do this as combine was working the field.


18th Jun 2005  20:13  by S&G.Davison

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

Were perpendicular to the TP from the path - but could not see it coz of crops. Did not want to go across when there was no public ROW.


11th Jun 2005  13:00  by rad

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

Confirm that crop makes this one impossible until harvest.


Good condition 15th Apr 2005  17:20  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Continued on from its neighbour. on leaving the road if wet use the permissive path over the long barrow the "puddle" on the bridleway is about a foot deep and very muddy. Trig is in a field now about 18inch deep in cereal crop so might be inaccessible from now to harvest.


Good condition 19th Mar 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, middle of arable field, nice views

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus


Good condition 30th Dec 2004  14:30  by Managra

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is set on a concrete plinth and is quite hard to see from the edge of the field as it's lower than the horizon. It looked pink so I don't know what it is made from. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering. Two hares bounded away from us as we approached it. On the way home, a barn owl flew out of a tree over the road into the field beyond. It's the first time I've ever seen one in the wild.

Flush bracket
Trig point


Good condition 15th Nov 2004  12:09  by birders

Gridref: SU 35397 61759   FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pity about the graffiti..

Pillar
GPS reading on the pillar ©birders


Good condition 14th May 2004  20:10  by Trigger

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Updated flush bracket number


Not Logged 27th Feb 2003  11:45  by kevjtrig

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

Out across the fields from the Test Way. Is this a fellow trigpointer captured on camera?

The trig across the fields.


Good condition 28th Jan 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 31st Jan 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1910  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar on small square plinth in stubble field. Access via Combe gibbet and long barrow.



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