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Name:Marshall's Hill
Hill number:19204
Height:82m / 269ft
Parent (Ma):2906  Walbury Hill
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:Reading (UA)
Catchment:Thames
Class:Tump (0-99m)
(Tu,0)
Grid ref:SU 73063 71033
Summit feature:road junction
Drop:31m
Col:51m  SU722676  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 175
(1:25k) 159
Comments:alternative summit at SU734705. Alternative col at SU705650. New Tump added June 2016.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 37 users)ByDate of Ascent
Visiting family. Quick stop on way back to M4. Took HP to be at junctionpostbox from other logs on here.fosal2904/10/2019
After Blewburton Hill (Oxfordshire), Little Heath (West Berkshire) and Reading Co. top. I took a bus to Reading station and after getting a cappuccino from the kiosk was soon heading to Earley station for a 4.5mile circ Visiting both tops.My observations suggest ground in front of shops near church and front drives of Northcourt avenue. I managed to leave my map case while short-cutting through Reading uni. Doh! Caught next train to Sunningdale station .Dazingdale28/07/2019
Climbed by bike following the Reading Half Marathon. Reached the bright red trig point, cunningly disguised as a post box. Ascended up the west face of Blagdon Road, followed the arete of Shinfield Road and traversed across from Reading Bedding and used the NE ridge of Elm Road as a safe descent.Rob Rees17/03/2019
Really a silly Tump, this one.Barbara Singer02/09/2017
Best bit about this one is that it is next to Reading Bedding. En route between Bristol and the East Midlands except that it is quite a bit off route.Campbell Singer02/09/2017
Visited postbox and a few other likely looking points (the names of which escape me).Herbert Anchovy17/07/2017
Drive byRocksRock15/07/2017
Quick one from roadside parking.rhalstead09/04/2017
Post box standing proud.arranc13/03/2017
Whitley Library to Whiteknights. An after dusk wander - FWIW E side pavement of Northcourt Ave near the crossroads struck me as likely HP.Smudge12/03/2017
train from Paddington, number 9 bus to Cressingham Road Church bus stop. 50 yards from there to post boxtrimarc211/03/2017
Found the post box on the corner of Cressingham Rd & Northcourt Ave. Walked around the neighbouring streets just to be sure.DanMaisieBex12/02/2017
Walked up from Reading town centre after a morning teaching at UWL. A pleasant ascent to the plateau. Walked along as far as the Sportsman. I did not have GPS or an altimeter but my feeling was that west of Northcourt Road on Cressingham road was the highest point. Very difficult to tell. I did however count 12 Red Kites by the Sportsman along with a full arc rainbow.Sixtyplus22/11/2016
Visited both the defined HP (who can be sure where it is in this extensive flattish urban area?) & its alternative. Main feature was the 15 (or possibly 20) Red Kites flying above the whole area.BrianMatthews07/11/2016
Bagged TUMP at road junction then cut mark lower ENE at electricity sub station confirms height easily 82 metres. CUT MARK: NBM EL SUB STA N SIDE CRESSINGHAM RD SE ANG S FACE (ODN 81.9235m, AGL 0.4m).Dugswell202/11/2016
N summit: George V postbox on nw quadrant at junction stands proudly at hp, SU 73060 71038; os spot ht location to R a little lower. S summit: os spot ht between houses E side of Shinham Rd, but road clearly higher, E footway 70m N of Elm Rd jct, SU 73375 70562. In celebration of Stac an Armin and Stac Lee ascents which were two years ago yday :-)RHW14/10/2016
On a concrete street corner outside a women's beauty shop. Went to the GR given.clivevilla26/08/2016
Also completed Swindon & Oxfordshire today.ngthack25/07/2016
Parked at The Sportsman pub. GPS gave a consistent 78m elevation along a 500m stretch of Shinfield Rd. Wandered round to Cressingham Rd and got 80m at junction with Northcourt Ave, so settled for that. The 80m contour is nearly 6.5k long, so would take a lot of searching to establish a definitive HP.jonglew20/07/2016
Lots of Traffic at time of visit. Visited Cressingham Road and not convincing HP. Also went to Sportman pub and parked in car park, again not HP. Got a higher reading on second traffic Island North of pub on the Shinfield Road. Which meant I had already visited this HP previously.PeterD05/07/2016
Tricky contour following through the map clutter of Reading unearthed this new urban Tump (and the one and only Reading UA Tump so far) Several equal 82m spot heights visited covering a large flat built up area. Car park behind the Sportsman Pub near one spot height seems a bit higher and was notable for having five kites (birds, not kids toys)flying around at tree top level - are urban kites akin to the urban fox? -do they scavenge for takeaway remains? A busy hill with Reading University on its north slope dropping down to the Thames whilst the European Centre for Medium Range Weather forecasting sits on the sunny south slope (have they forecast their future if Brexit wins?) The M4 slices across the southern slope.Chris Pearson25/05/2016
Repeat visit 08oct16 to all candidatesAdrian16/12/2012
Done this when running Reading half a number of times, it's a really annoying hill at 3m in!bdougherty21/03/2010
Went through here on the Reading Half Marathon, date approx., year correct. Finished in the Madjeski stadiumnordicstar01/07/2007
Backdated bag. Lived very close to here a couple of decades ago whilst at & after being at Reading Uni. Would have walked or cycled around all the roads round here - certainly visited the Sportsman many times (and committed Karaoke, much to the other pubgoers' consternation!). Think I can count this as bagged.wheresthepath01/01/1997
Having lived near Reading and visited all the local roads including the current summit GR and the grounds of Leighton Park school, am claiming a backdated ascent (for want of a better word) which would have been made by the noted datecrazy01/09/1987
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