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TP8214 - Druids Lodge Tank
5th Mar 2013 13:13 by jonglew
Drove along York Road, parking at Druid's Head Farm and walking from there. There is a covered reservoir and a water tank here, with a recently constructed fence separating them. The reservoir is covered by 6-12" of soil and vegitation, so if the bolt is located on the concrete cover it is effectively lost. However, as per the trig's name, I assume it's the tank and not the reservoir that indicates the location. The tank is not covered, it's walls are topped by half-round coping blocks indicating it never had a cover, so if the bolt was here then it must have been on the ground close to the tank, but could not be located. What was interesting was a damaged spider, from a trig pillar, sitting on top of one wall of the tank. I don't know if there was ever a pillar here, replaced by a bolt after the pillar was destroyed... I'm speculating here, trying to think of a reason for the spider. It was a little disconcerting climbing onto the walls of the tank - slurry, water, depth unknown - I didn't much like the idea of falling in, but the spider needed to be retrieved. Extensive views north to Salisbury Plain, also to the E and W. But none south due to a plantation of trees wherein was a pheasant nursery.
1st Jul 2012 11:16 by Pyoung1s
12th Sep 2008 16:11 by tom
I noticed this trig added to the database in 2012. I didnt enter my log earlier as I failed to find the trig on my visit. The site of the trig is in the middle of a field on the downs to the north of Wilton. The OS database says the trig was destroyed in 1965. I could not verify this at the time of my visit as the field was full of maize. The crop and the trees of the adjacent plantation prevented a view from the track along the south side of the field. The nearest legal approach is on the metalled byway to the west which offers a fine view of downland to the southeast with the Great Ridge and Grovely Woods on the horizon. The area was reached by byways from the village of Berwick St James with a return route on the bridleway past Asserton Farm for a very pleasant walk through open and wooded downland and crossing the crystal clear waters of the River Till. In the village cut benchmarks were encountered on the corner of the Boot Inn and on a buttress of the church tower. The River Till has been designated a SSSI for its flora and fauna.