Campbelton Hill Trig??

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Campbelton Hill Trig??

Postby dingodoo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:25 am

I am looking for any information relating to a Trigonometrical Station on Campbelton Hill (Postcode: KA23 9QG) in Ayrshire Scotland.
After looking at archive OS name books this hill is listed as having a trig point. ... lume-63/39

This hill unlike neighbouring Goldenberry Hill does not seem to have a trig point so am asking what kind of Trig was on this hill, when was it placed there and when was it removed?, what design was it?, height, width etc...
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Re: Campbelton Hill Trig??

Postby agentmancuso » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:13 pm

The triangulation station is marked on the 1857 Series 1 OS 6" Ayrshire, Sheet VI, as you'll hopefully see on the attachment. Unfortunately, physical evidence of the Principal Triangulation is almost non-existent. What's certain is that it would have looked nothing like the commonly recognised Hotine pillar that was used for some 30% of stations during the Retriangulation from 1936 onwards. It was most likely a large flattish stone with a carved arrow mark, possibly buried.

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