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TP1353 - Big Morton
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S7753
OSGB36 Station :
NX99/2
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1353
County :
Dumfries & Galloway
Nearest town :
SANQUHAR

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Big MortonNX99/2NX99S002273109.48589661.18417.5762PILLAR01/06/1954201/06/1954N0

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There are 9 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 642nd with 15 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.33/10 (from 6 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Jun 2008
Was Last logged: 15th Jul 2017

Of the 6 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 6m
The average error was 4m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Big Morton
By CJO
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By peregrinus
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S7753 - Big Morton
By Clochandighter
See 3 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 15th Jul 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NX 73113 89659   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Mar 2016  16:35  by descarte1

Gridref: NX 73107 89662   FB Number: S7753  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Vgc pillar atop Big Morton Hill. Approached the same route as clochandighter from the south. Cloud level was basically at the start point with 40m visibility so no views of anything! FB faces east-ish with the same sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug in place. Excellent motte and bailey at the start point.


Good condition 30th Dec 2013  14:57  by CJO

Gridref: NX 73111 89662   FB Number: S7753  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Asphalt cap. This is my 1000th pillar to touch. Roads flooded on approach. Hillside sodden. Fortunately the sunny spells forecast arrived as I approached the summit.

Big Morton


Good condition 28th Feb 2010  10:45  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7753  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, asphalt plug, grassy summit. Base somewhat undermined, doubtless by cattle, but stable. From S, parked just E of farm, farm track then open hill. A few stone walls, well made but needing care. Final part of climb a bit tussocky.

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Trig, looking SW
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Good condition 28th Jun 2008  10:51  by coinea

Gridref: NX 73114 89658   FB Number: S7753  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S7753 Big Morton.m


Good condition 28th Jun 2008  10:50  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NX 73114 89657   FB Number: S7753  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th November 1953 costing 48.11s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NX99/2 in the Dumfries block during 1954. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in May 1988. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSW. Parked on roadside verge at NX730869. Followed mapped forest track network to small quarry at NX734891 then east across open grazing land to sumiit. The pillar is in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces 89, East. Vented through east sight hole. 360 panorama to surrounding hills. 360 panorama to surrounding hills.

S7753 - Big Morton pillar & FB



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