Preservation of Trig Points

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Preservation of Trig Points

Postby Jeff Trig Point » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:40 pm

Hi all, could someone point me in the right direction for information on the preservation of trig points? Recently read comments from a logged visit that the owner of the land would like it painted! Not sure of landowners circumstances as why they cannot do it but as I'm late to the scene wondering what the situation is? Also read about one in a sorry state, how about repairing and maintenance? Lastly (not asking for much am I :lol:) Is there anyway to get these protection? Surely they are icons of the British landscape and deserve our respect. Understand talking to the converted here but has this any legs/been tried? Thanks in advance for your time and patience ;) Jeff in North Wales if anyone fancy's a pint or trig walk :?:
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Re: Preservation of Trig Points

Postby MAC.HAWK » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:56 am

Regrettably these fantastic icons of hiking history have been abandoned to their own fate i.e. the elements. The OS basically relinquished upkeep of them many years ago. There was a brief period where the pillars were offered to individuals/groups to 'adopt' the upkeep of a pillar in a state fit for hikers consumption but it didn't have too much success.

It's absolutely abhorrent that such an iconic feature of walking in general/hiking/hill walking, doesn't have some sort of preservation status and most will be just left to erode away.

They need to be preserved as they are part of our UK National Heritage.

Sadly, a little beyond my lifetime (60+), I expect they're going to be a 'Big Yellow Taxi' thing.
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Re: Preservation of Trig Points

Postby eon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:58 pm

Do pillars etc remain the property of the OS?
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Re: Preservation of Trig Points

Postby agentmancuso » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:31 pm

Yes, they do.
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