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TP6976 - Windmill Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Converted Converted
Flush Bracket :
S5073
OSGB36 Station :
SP26/T29
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6976
County :
Warwickshire
Nearest town :
LEAMINGTON SPA

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Windmill HillSP26/T29SP26T029434858.13259352.06108.6853BLOCK01/06/1949101/06/1967N0Ht to block
Windmill HillSP26/T29SP26T029434858.13259352.06108.6853PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1967N1Dest 2/67

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There are 43 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2215th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.38/10 (from 42 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Apr 2003
Was Last found intact: 11th Mar 2006
Was Last logged: 19th Aug 2022

Of the 42 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 180m
The average error was 26m
2 were exact

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Mickandkim Mickandkim slateloose slateloose CJO CJO Glaslyn Glaslyn Bear and Ragged Bear and Ragged Wheresthatpenguin Wheresthatpenguin orlando rat orlando rat HKMHill HKMHill arranc arranc jonrus1964 jonrus1964 Garth Fenton Garth Fenton caroleengel caroleengel fasgadh fasgadh asbown asbown Spunky Spider Spunky Spider descarte1 descarte1 Windmill Hill Windmill Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Block in front of the windmill
By JoeNTMY
Rivet in Block
By JoeNTMY

By CJO

By CJO
Chesterton Windmill
By Wheresthatpenguin

©Pritch227
We are standing on the missing trig bolt!
By dpeberdy
See 36 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Converted 19th Aug 2022  13:29  by JoeNTMY

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

Now a block with a rivet in it. It would have been nice to see a pillar next to the windmill.

Rivet in Block
Block in front of the windmill


Converted 6th Aug 2022  14:37  by CJO

Gridref: SP 34838 59358   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

1” bolt on 2ft square concrete block 4m west of windmill. Wedding photos being taken adjacent.

Concrete
1” bolt
1632


Converted 2nd Jul 2022  14:16  by painterman61

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

Easy walk up surface block brass bolt,60k Shelby Cobra parked up at start of walk.

Site ©painterman61
Bl9ck ©painterman61
Bm arrow n bolt ©painterman61
Shelby Cobra GT350 ©painterman61


Converted 15th Apr 2022  09:10  by Wheresthatpenguin

Gridref: SP 34858 59352   FB Number: S5073  Condition: Converted  Score: 9/10

Parked on Windmill Hill Lane. Took the public right of way (PRoW) from there up to the windmill. The pillar has now gone, replaced by a block, which is still there. The sails / blades were removed from the windmill in October 2021 to enable repairs to take place. It is anticipated that they will be reinstated later this year.

Block
Chesterton Windmill
Bolt
Block
Chesterton Windmill
Chesterton Windmill Public domain photo showing the windmill with its sails / blades
Chesterton Windmill Public domain photo taken during the work to remove the sails / blades


Converted 3rd May 2021  11:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 34800 59300   FB Number: S5073  Condition: Converted  Score: 6/10

Easy parking and walk to Windmill Got back to car as sky`s opened


Converted 1st Jun 2019  19:58  by WuzzerL

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

Sad no pillar

©WuzzerL


Converted 1st Jun 2019  19:57  by Pritch227

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

why not take the windmill and leave the pillar??!!!very sad!

©Pritch227


Destroyed 11th Apr 2019  19:30  by jonrus1964

Gridref: SP 34858 59359   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Currently 'good' on TPUK; but the pillar has long since gone, replaced by a block.

©jonrus1964


Converted 23rd Dec 2018  13:45  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SP 34860 59358   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

I missed this one a couple of years ago, however quick day south of Banbury so I picked it off on the way home. Drove up the B4100 from Junction 12 M40, then right onto the B4455, over the motorway, a couple of miles to a right turn, windmill now standing out to the right, at a right turn park and path over to the windmill, pillar removed now a rivet.


Converted 6th Apr 2018  13:38  by orlando rat

Gridref: SP 34858 59352   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 8/10

Really interesting site. Well worth a visit, with a roman town location not far away.

Windmill Hill


Remains 3rd Jan 2018  13:43  by dadu 13

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

Just the base remains though the Windmill looked superb close up even in a gusty day like today!!!

©dadu 13


Converted 9th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 34861 59357   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10


Converted 6th Oct 2016  14:18  by asbown

Gridref: SP 34866 59356   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 7/10

no trig but windmill worth a look.


Converted 6th Oct 2016  14:18  by The reluctant trigger

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


Destroyed 6th Aug 2016  12:30  by Nekyram

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

Nice location.


Destroyed 1st May 2015  13:43  by slateloose

Gridref: SP 34800 59300   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 8/10

Great Location even though the trig is no more.


Remains 22nd Feb 2015  14:50  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5073  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Only base remains ..


Destroyed 5th Jun 2014  15:01  by HKMHill

Gridref: SP 34858 59357   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Caching in the Area so had to do this one. Elevation 349ft

Just the Base and Rivet


Remains 26th Mar 2014  17:55  by CherryBubb

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

Out with Spunky Spider doing a Multi cache to pick up a dwarf. Great location, but the raid started, so we had to run back to the car. trig has gone, but small concrete block in the grass by the windmill.


Converted 26th Mar 2014  17:54  by Spunky Spider

Gridref: SP 34864 59360   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Converted  Score: 6/10

No sign of the Pillar anymore, but you can see where it once stood, (see "peregrinus" photo). There is now a concrete pad at ground level with a bolt/rivet. A very interesting spot with good views I would imagine. It was grey and cloudy when I visited. Elevation 86 meters.


Converted 10th Apr 2012  15:20  by Griefmiester

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

Interesting location - lots of history - great views - just no pillar! only base, Shame :( - bolt/block/rivet in it's place - still worth a visit. updated 12/05/2012 changed to damaged in lieu of "remains of" updated 13/07/2012 changed to Remains.


Destroyed 17th Apr 2011  12:22  by Dusty

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

The pillar is missing but is this the pillars bolt or another?

Bolt
Bolt
Windmill


Destroyed 6th Mar 2011  11:30  by arranc

Gridref: SP 34857 59359   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10


Destroyed 27th Feb 2011  11:39  by descarte1

Gridref: SP 34859 59532   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 7/10

Interesting one this....the pillar is definitely not there but the bolt doesn't look much like a pillar bolt. Looks more like a bolt or a surface block. There is a broad arrow on the block which would imply it's definitely OS furniture. Same coordinates as the pillar, however. Notwithstanding, the windmill is lovely even in the fog with good views across the countryside. Easy splodge up the wet ROW from the nearby parking.


Destroyed 11th Feb 2011  14:40  by bluebeard

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


Destroyed 13th Mar 2010  11:16  by dpeberdy

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

As so manyu others have said - this is a great spot. I have seen this windmill so many times from the M40 that it was lovely to finally visit it. Easy wander from the roadside parking, along the path. The bolt is obvious, as every one says. The views are good, the information about the windmill interesting. All in all, a good spot! Me, Mum Between 100m and 110m

We are standing on the missing trig bolt! Camera held onto the top of a nearby fence post using the wonderful Gorillapod.


Destroyed 24th Nov 2007  14:00  by JimJinks

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

Just my most recent visit. Been coming here several times a year for ages. The new sails look really good.


Damaged 6th Mar 2007  12:57  by Jonathan Russell

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

Concrete base flush with turf, and prominant bolt off-centre.

The base
The bolt


Damaged 22nd Dec 2006  15:38  by dal

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

Thick mist. Windmill emerged as I got close. No change: block still there, pillar missing. Coords of Block identical to those of trig - Remains would probably be best, but go for Damaged.


Destroyed 27th Apr 2006  18:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Last of four for the day, no hiding place but the cenrtal bolt is still there. Windmill is very impressive and dominates the local area


Damaged 19th Mar 2006  06:30  by Jonathan Russell

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

Base only.

Very early morning visit


Good condition 11th Mar 2006  14:16  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 34850 59350   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice spot ,not much to add to earlier logs.My 900th log .

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 10th Feb 2006  13:35  by brighd

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

The windmill is the main feature of this location. There are decent views all around except NE. I can make out some of the churches in Leamington and Warwick and I think I can see Coventry on the horrizon. The surface block is about 3m W of the windmill. It is certainly not a decapitated piller. Looking at the old photo on this place I don't think it is on the site of the piller as the surface block seems to be further away than the piller was.


Possibly missing 28th Jan 2006  15:35  by Bear and Ragged

Gridref: SP 34860 59349   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 8/10

Found the Bolt, belived to be the site of the Pillar. Cold walk up to the windmill, almost worth changing the name to Windy-mill Hill! Scenery, and views of surrounding countryside is WELL worth the visit.


Destroyed 25th Jan 2006  14:20  by Lathama

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

Haven't been here since I was knee-high to a duck, so the pillar was probably here at that time! What is left looks suspiciously similar to a surface block. The windmill is great, though, and by now the skies were blue and there were spectacular views over Warwickshire. Incidentally, I think a 'Birmingham Post' photographer must live near here because whenever they haven't any news to fill up their spaces, they print a picture of this windmill!


Good condition 23rd Apr 2005  13:05  by Trigger

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar might be missing but the trig point is still very evident from the base and rivet.

TP6976
TP6976


Destroyed 20th Jun 2004  19:20  by CatherineJ

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


Destroyed 13th Jun 2004  12:15  by mickandshane

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

Very nice locatrion on a summers day even though the trig is missing. Very similar to the bolt on Masson Hill near Matlock.


Destroyed 23rd May 2004  13:00  by oliford

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

Great trigpoint even through the stone is missing. Part of a bike ride through 3 trigs south of Leamington.

The Windmill and us. The feature of this trigpoint - the windmill.


Good condition 19th May 2004  20:15  by fasgadh

Gridref: SP 34866 59355   FB Number: S5073  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Need a new category. Pillars missing, but the stud is alive and well. The very unusual windmill is the draw here, complete with a very wide view of Warwickshire. Easy path through thr oilseed rape, mown grass. Shame about the lurking dog egg that got me.

Chesterton Windmill Who needs a pillar when you have one of these!
Chesterton Windmill The bolt


Good condition 28th Feb 2004  12:30  by Father Ted

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

This turns out to be the renovated Chesterton windmill originally constructed in 1632 and worth a visit in its own right. It is in the middle of a field but with easy public access and places to park. There is no sign of a trig point pillar though. There is however a bolt in a concrete slab about one meter square just in front of the windmill. I am guessing that this was either incorrectly entered in the database as a pillar or the pillar was at one stage removed, may be during the renovation of the windmill, and replaces with the bolt. Or the bolt has nothing to do with the OS. I think I favour the mistakeingly entered in the database theory myself though having said that all other bolts I have seen have been housed in a much smaller concrete base. My GPS reading for the bolt was SP 34859 59361.

Bolt
Chesterton Windmill
Windmill History


Converted 7th Apr 2003  11:45  by peregrinus

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

TP5782, TP2038, TP5782 & TP6976 all need flagging the same (TP5782 is Good) - trig there albeit not a pillar. Probably more of these… 26/1/06 uploaded pic from http://www.search.windowsonwarwickshire.org.uk (search for chesterton windmill) - thanks to Jack Russell for spotting this. 2013: log updated. OS trig archive says Dest 2/67; Block in its place from 1967. Same station ref, SP26/T029

The Pillar!! as it was in 1949



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