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TP7314 - Toys Hill Topograph
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Toys HillTQ53/T138TQ53T138546830.07151386.840.0004TOPOGRAPH01/06/195300

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2246th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.38/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Feb 1995
Was Last logged: 14th May 2022

Of the 26 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 374m
The average error was 42m
1 was exact

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Good condition 14th May 2022  10:58  by Trigger monster

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

Convenient car park nearby. Not what I was expecting to find. Didn’t check here beforehand so after visiting this spot carried on looking for a typical pillar. Walked up to the site of where Weardale Manor once stood. There was another monument near there. Continued walking around and finally checked in here to discover I had already found the trig point, classed as ‘other’, although it is shown on the OS map by the usual symbol. Interesting dedication on the side of the topographic point. Has the usual spider on top. No views now as trees grown up all around. Not far away are some good views.

Toy’s Hill East face showing dedication.

Good condition 14th Apr 2022  11:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: TQ 46800 51300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked from CP through woods

Good condition 11th Jul 2021  15:15  by MysteriousSue

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

Afternoon at Emmetts Garden before heading to the nearby car park to nab Toy's Hill summit and the trig-but-not. Not much of a view but interesting to have a different type of trig.


Good condition 4th Jul 2020  17:00  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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

Grand. Followed orange walk a short way to it then came back to car park and followed red route then public right of way to Ide Hill. Would be great to out this on a high platform so you could see the 360 view. Really lovely spot.

Good condition 6th Nov 2018  12:40  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 46834 51396   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From large forest car park to N. Good tracks.

Toposcope TP7314©jonglew
The Tribrach TP7314©jonglew

Good condition 2nd Nov 2018  13:43  by VinceTP

Gridref: TQ 46832 51391   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 3rd Apr 2018  10:29  by Ant1974

Gridref: TQ 46996 51722   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Mar 2018  14:30  by ngthack

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

Interesting one. Opinion divided as to whether it's a toposcope or a topograph.

Toy's Hill Toposcope. Spider ©ngthack
Toy's Hill Toposcope ©ngthack

Good condition 11th Jul 2017  10:54  by Ant1974

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

Good condition 14th May 2017  09:30  by NickD

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

Now enclosed by woodland, so no rays visible. Nevertheless, the most interesting Trig Point I've ever stumbled across. It's on Toys Hill, a NT countryside property near Chartwell in Kent, where I volunteer.

Toys Hill Toposcope, Trig Pint & Memorial Plaque View of The Toys Hill Topograph Trig Point

Good condition 28th Aug 2016  12:25  by JohRvs

Gridref: TQ 46826 51387   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 30th Jan 2016  00:00  by DeniseMc

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

Good condition 5th Jan 2016  14:36  by orlando rat

Gridref: TQ 46830 51386   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very interesting and unusual trigpoint. Views are limited due to trees, but the topograph unusual.

Toys Hill Topograph

Good condition 9th Oct 2014  11:46  by catman

Gridref: TQ 46830 51387   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Circular walk from car park via top of hill. Hard to find. No views.

Good condition 6th Jul 2013  11:03  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TQ 46828 51388   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisit as part of a 10km walk ( - no FB marked as "Ordnance Survey Triangulation Station" in the center with its location - Good condition - great walk too.

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Good condition 14th Feb 2013  12:25  by asbown

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

easy path from the car park.

Good condition 6th May 2010  21:09  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: TQ 46831 51392   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No view at all due to surrounding trees

Good condition 9th Aug 2009  15:56  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: TQ 46836 51383   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

[Centre] ORDNANCE SURVEY LAT 51 14 32 NORTH LONG 00 6 (14?) EAST 1939 TRIANGULATION STATION [Around the outside) The figures represent distances in miles from this spot as the crow flies. Coordinates are (I assume) given in degrees, minutes and seconds and differ from my actual logged location by about 120m ESE. My reading was 51° 14' 34" N, 000° 6' 08"E

Good condition 30th May 2009  08:10  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Well this one took me completely by surprise. I had only found it on my O/S and hadn't looked at it on the site previously. The Trig appeared to me on the footpath as something that would not look out of place on the exterior steps of a stately home. It is in very good condition with a very large metal plate on top lined up to the points of the compass and pointing out direction points and distances. The centre cap gives some Ordnance Survey information dated 1939 with long/lat. references and clearly stating that it is a Triangulation Station. There is however no Flush Bracket or number. Now a little tip here this information plate is very faintly etched but I discovered that by emptying my water bottle over it brings up the info nice and clearly. As for the views that it states you should see - well you can't , not unless someone comes along and does some major deforestation work. Take care on the footpaths that you don't get knocked down by very enthusiastic mountain bikers or put your feet in dog faeces as they clearly visit in large numbers on both counts.

Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Spider? ©Original Pickaxe
Centre cap ©Original Pickaxe
Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Plaque ©Original Pickaxe
National Trust ©Original Pickaxe
National Trust ©Original Pickaxe

Good condition 17th Oct 2007  10:50  by dugswell2

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

Left the Batmobile in the car park, then proceeded to the Bat Tower to bag HuMP, then tramped around woods to bag trig. Sunny autumnal day.

Good condition 13th Aug 2006  14:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A very interesting pillar - possibly with a genuine OS connection' although it's strange that the centre plug isn't removable. Must have had good views once. Well worth including on the TUK database.

Good condition 16th Jul 2006  16:08  by Team Sieni

Gridref: TQ 46829 51395   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Plaque on top shows co-ordinates in degrees, mins, sec. Sadly unreadable. Map in nearby National Trust car park describes it as "Toposcope (Direction Pointer)"

The plinth ©Team Sieni
Engraving ©Team Sieni
Nearby Map ©Team Sieni

Good condition 28th Nov 2005  13:54  by Griefmiester

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

I used to come with my family as a boy, back in the 60's & 70's, I remember this site well. The whole area has changed quite a lot following the bashing it received from the 1987 "Hurrican" Pillar is in good condition, and apart from the OS Information in the centre, there would be no reason to think it anything other than a nice monument. No views due to tree cover.

Good condition 3rd Sep 2005  09:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I spent 30 mins looking for the trig marked on LR188, not realising that it was a possible map error. This toposcope is the only thing I could find. Plaque thereon says this original piece of land was given to the National Trust in 1935, but no clues as to when the topo was built. The centre boss does however bear the logo O.. S.. Triangulation Station 1939. Comment awaited from OS...

Plaque ©peregrinus

Good condition 1st Jul 2003  11:36  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 46833 51397   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This one is something of a mystery, and I have really added it to the Trigpoint database in order to try and provoke some answers. I discovered it whilst looking at a copy of Landranger 187. I was surprised to find it, as I knew there was no such entry in the Trigpoint database. I soon found out that the symbol appeared on most maps I had access to including all Landranger 187 editions. (to be continued....)

The Toy's Hill "Trigpoint" A general view of the Toy's hill Trigpoint©Alan Grove
The Viewing Plate ©Alan Grove
The Centre Boss A close-up of the viewing plate centre boss©Alan Grove

Good condition 23rd Feb 1995  00:00  by widget

Gridref: TQ 46800 51400   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A weird, possibly uniquely round TP. Found after a long family walk past Chartwell. NT Monument. Super views S. Nice pub 600m N.

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