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TP0729 - Whittlebury Church Tower
26th Feb 2012 17:37 by MCL
OK so now I have an idea.... Time and technology have moved on since my log some years ago and still no-one has managed to bag this one. It strikes me that what we need is one of those little radio controlled helicopters with a camera on it...and someone who can fly it. Any takers?
8th Jul 2011 19:30 by cmb1953
Church locked up this evening , so no access to tower. Took photo of bench mark instead.
14th May 2011 16:38 by Pyoung1s
11th Aug 2010 13:45 by Arnand
My first failure of the day. Nobody home with church all locked up so no chance of checking this. Found marking on bell tower but judging by cobwebs on door it has not been opened for a while. May try again
19th May 2009 17:04 by Griefmiester
Church locked at time of visit Cut Bench Mark interesting but not what i came to find and log - so no chance of getting closer today, will be back!
12th Mar 2008 17:40 by mitsiman
Just the mark im afraid. No one there to do anything else.
21st Jun 2007 15:30 by Brisey
I arrived just too late to ask the keyholder about access to the church tower, so I join the list of failures to find, but I am not calling it unreachable. See http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm24144 for my log of the cut mark on the buttress of the church tower.
16th Dec 2006 16:15 by Glaslyn
No access to tower so no find.a bit late and dark to start trying to gain access.
18th Nov 2006 22:18 by Father Ted
Nice church! Walked to the bottom of the tower so I suppose I was within a few meters of it horezontally.
28th Sep 2006 13:20 by Rhayader_wanderer
Noone round so now progress on confirmation :-)
24th Jun 2006 14:00 by milvus-milvus
Finally stopped by to log this one.
14th Jun 2006 17:15 by Lathama
Arrived as the churchwarden and her friend were doing the church flowers! She allowed me to climb into the bellringers area but access to the top of the tower where the bolt is was by a vertical wooden ladder not very well attached to the wall and then a complicated trapdoor through to the bells, followed by a similar ladder and trapdoor to the roof. The warden said she wasn't happy about me going up there - and neither was I!!! One day, somebody will come and look at this in addition to logging the benchmark on the tower base!
10th Jul 2005 12:45 by scafell3210
Preceded by another wonderful Red Arrows display.
11th Jul 2004 12:30 by scafell3210
Stunning display of the Red Arrows on F1 Grand Prix day over Silverstone cicuit - Display started at 12 Midday today, now the Grand Prix starts at 1PM.
12th Mar 2004 18:00 by scafell3210
This is not a bolt. What we have here is the mark (arrow and line rather like on a flush bracket) carved into the Church tower ( about 2 feet above the ground on the corner to the left of the lightning conductor ). The field next to St Marys to the left of the path in the picture is a place we visit annually. The hill overlooks Silverstone circuit and although you can not see the F1 British Grand Prix the view of the pre race Red Arrows display from here is tremendous you can almost touch them as they roar over your head - I suspect they even use the Church atop the hill as a sighting line. So keep it secret but trigpointers are invited for about 1PM (check Red Arrows website)on Sunday 11 July 2004 - beauty is you drive straight in arriving after and leaving before the races traffic jams - bring a picnic.
27th Jul 2003 11:45 by Historian
Archaeological dig taking place in the churchyard.