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TP1395 - Bishops Seat
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S5044
OSGB36 Station :
NS29/12
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1395
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
DUNOON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bishops SeatNS29/12NS29S012213149.17677404.51504.7482PILLAR01/06/1952201/06/1952N0

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1322nd with 24 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.75/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Apr 2000
Was Last logged: 22nd Jun 2022

Of the 20 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 463m
The average error was 88m
The closest was 5m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 22nd Jun 2022  14:33  by Trudge Tracey

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 22nd Jun 2022  14:31  by MickSan

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

©MickSan
©MickSan


Slightly damaged 2nd Jun 2022  03:35  by thecowboycoder

Gridref: NS 13127 76942   FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Nice walk up through the Bishops Glen forestry area to Eileagan then across to Bishops Seat. Great views all around, the Trig Pillar is weathered.

photo_1654180541986_640.png Weathered, but in good condition
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photo_1654180595523_640.png Looking toward the Kilmun trigpillar
photo_1654180576130_640.png Looking toward Corlick Hill


Slightly damaged 29th Mar 2022  15:52  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Very impressive viewpoint here. Shame that it was all grey and overcast today but this really is a quite grand location.


Good condition 29th May 2020  10:28  by fergie

Gridref: NS 13150 77410   FB Number: S5044  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Came up from Bishop's Glen. Plenty new forest tracks the thing is finding the right one. Climbed Eilligan first then over to Bishop's Seat. Glorious lockdown walk and the trig pillar was busy

Bishop's Seat Lovely walk in
Bishop's Seat S5044
Bishops Seat On 5/12/2020


Good condition 13th Jul 2019  22:41  by Fitzy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd May 2017  13:48  by ger

Gridref: NS 13155 77398   FB Number: S5044  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Set off from Inverchaolain. Excellent views of sea, loch & mountain. Pillar has open spider. Spider protrudes approx 10mm from top face - the face is smooth & flat (was there ever a screed cover?).


Slightly damaged 7th Jun 2016  14:03  by Chalky

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Top screed gone exposing spider which has lost its centre cap.


Slightly damaged 31st Dec 2015  13:45  by ali

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

©ali
©ali


Not Logged 4th May 2015  18:46  by pricklyangelduo

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 4th May 2015  18:46  by pricklyangelduo

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

On holiday Toward on Cowal peninsula


Not Logged 9th Dec 2013  20:08  by coastwise

FB Number: 5044  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

bit windy today

©coastwise
©coastwise


Not Logged 16th Apr 2010  09:35  by campagvelocet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Good views. It's still there, visible from an unusual distance away. A more engaging summit than the slightly higher 506m spot height 1km to the wsw.


Slightly damaged 12th Jul 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Top screed gone & spider exposed, otherwise vgc. Small padlock fixed to a top loop. Nice grassy summit; old fenceline. Drizzly: no view.


Slightly damaged 5th May 2008  13:35  by coinea

Gridref: NS 13153 77399   FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

S5044 Bishop\'s Seat.m


Slightly damaged 5th May 2008  13:28  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 13154 77399   FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd September 1949 costing 36.4s.1d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NS29/12 within the Greenock block during 1952. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in July 1968. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Small car park at NS161797, also used for Finbracken Hill. Follow mapped forest tracks to NS133797 then follow waymarked path SSE until it peters out. Random bog trot to summit, clear day essential. The pillar is in good order but for the top screed gone leaving spider proud of surface. Spider centre open. Small padlock in one brass loop. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 125. Vented through back sight hole. Excellent 360 panorama from top. Descended randomly through all sorts of conditions to NS147783 then followed treaturous route down side of valley to mapped tracks.

S5044 - Bishops Seat pillar & FB
S5044 - Bishops Seat & GRP


Not Logged 9th Apr 2007  00:00  by fergie

Gridref: NS 13100 77300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 12th Jun 2005  12:30  by KevP

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 18th Oct 2003  16:00  by lepustimidus

Gridref: NS 13156 77402   FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Top open. Spider standing proud of top- could be due to concrete loss. A small padlock was attached to one of the three raised 'loops'.


Slightly damaged 11th Apr 2000  11:00  by Cootking

FB Number: S5044  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10



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