Newbie possibly undiscovered.

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Newbie possibly undiscovered.

Postby Mcheshire » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:06 am

Hi I had never even heard of trig pointing until today after stumbling across a strange object in the woods. How do I find out if this is a previously discovered Trigpoint ? It is located close to quite a well known landmark with its own trig point at the location. (Ivinghoe beacon)
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Re: Newbie possibly undiscovered.

Postby clochandighter » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:31 am

If this is an Ordnance Survey trig pillar, there will be a brass plate near the bottom on one side. This will contain the letters OSBM and a number. The numbers are unique. If you tell us that number, we can identify the trig. To the best of my knowledge all live OS pillars have now been found. There is a sliver of a chance you may have stumbled upon a relocated pillar deemed 'lost or destroyed' to date.

The number will have either four or five digits.


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Re: Newbie possibly undiscovered.

Postby Mcheshire » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:45 pm

Ok thanks I will go and have a closer look.
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Re: Newbie possibly undiscovered.

Postby alansmeaton » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:40 pm

Take a picture and upload it. Even if it's not a trig someone might be able to tell you what it is.
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Re: Newbie possibly undiscovered.

Postby singlespeed » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:14 pm

Clipper Down trig point is situated in the south West corner of the rectangular woodland, less than 2km south of Ivinghoe beacon. Possibly this one.
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