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TP1419 - Black Hill North
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Black Hill NorthNS83/T5NS83T005291160.95636553.70372.7703PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4495th with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.73/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Oct 1992
Was Last found intact: 7th Oct 1992
Was Last logged: 26th Mar 2020

Of the 15 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 6m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 4m

Drumalbin Drumalbin descarte1 descarte1 coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter fasgadh fasgadh caroleengel caroleengel Black Hill North Black Hill North [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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S5411 Black Hill North.
Black Hill
Black Hill
Black Hill
S5411 - Black Hill North
By Clochandighter
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Logged Visits:

Damaged 26th Mar 2020  14:18  by AFWFCL16

FB Number: S5417  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 25th Nov 2019  12:36  by Chalky1953

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Spider retains OS cap with indented lettering

Damaged 8th Aug 2017  17:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked at the edge of the plantation to the east of the pillar. Followed the track to the end then hopped over the fence into the plantation and followed the 'Robbie Allan 10km off road experience' track to the crest of the hill then a short walk to the trig. Perfect evening and impressive views. Pillar condition as previously logged.


Damaged 9th Oct 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 91167 36551   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

From minor road to east, parking in lay-by @ NS923362. Track into field, gate @NS911364 avoids electric fence

Damaged 31st May 2016  13:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Walked up from the minor road to the east to bag the trig and TUMP summit.

Damaged 8th Sep 2015  16:10  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Up from east. Electric fence looked a little difficult to cross so I used the gate by the forest edge. Good view of Tinto. In very similar condition to the pillar on Robert Law which I had visited earlier in my walk from Rigside to Hyndford Bridge.

Damaged 3rd Nov 2012  12:28  by coinea

Gridref: NS 91163 36548   FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Great views, glorious weather. Parked according to Clochandighter*s suggestion. Easy route, no barb or electric to cross, though very muddy today. North along road to track at end of trees. Follow track, over a couple of gates, up to top of hill. Unbarbed crossing point beside gate at SW end of fence.

S5411 Black Hill North. S5411 looking towards Tinto ©coinea

Damaged 4th May 2012  12:29  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 91157 36550   FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar with heavily eroded base and more crumbling concrete exposing the internal angle iron. FB faces N-ish with W/E-ish sightholes open and bolt visible. Cap present with sunken lettering. Great 360 degree views. Problematic bag due to first approach from Pepperknowes resulting in a bad electric fence shock. Second approach via Woodlands yielded a good route from the extremely chatty farmer. His cows were calving, so best avoided.....lots of electric fences, so be careful. Headed SW from Woodlands across the field until a stone dyke. Jump that and head up the hill. Re-enter the top field. Come down via the same route. Watch the iron gate on the track to Stonehill, the electric fence is connected to it and sounds painful from the humming......

Damaged 23rd Jul 2008  13:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 91165 36550   FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Badly eroded at the base, one of the dodgy concrete batch of Lanarkshire. Metalwork intact. Good views across to the Campsie Fells. Visited thanks to a over grassy but enjoyable singletrack bike ride from the top of Longmoor Hill near Rigside. This is mainly used by horses and continues as a fine descent to the Carmichael Burn. Best done in a dry spells. Lots of clegs.

Black Hill The summit©fasgadh
Black Hill Approach path from the south©fasgadh
Black Hill Metal©fasgadh
Erosion of base, Black Hill ©fasgadh

Damaged 26th Sep 2007  15:41  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 91162 36550   FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Grazing land. Large chunks out of back of pillar near base exposing angle iron. Three sight holes open front hole plugged. FB faces north ~11. Tertiary station in Block NS83, Lanark. Completed 28th May 1949. Parking in track entrance at NS922358. Views to Tinto, Cairn Table, Common Hill, Ben Lomond, Coire Garbh, Ben Cleugh, Mendick Hill, Black Mount. Revisited and photographed 26/09/2007, GRP.

S5411 - Black Hill North pillar & FB

Damaged 22nd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

base of pillar deeply eroded opposite FB, but all metalwork intact. Metal cap, shallow letters. Pasture, a few m W of fence. First light: dramatically colourful sky.

Damaged 14th Jul 2007  12:30  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Left the car in the Tinto Hill car park and walked along country road to the climb. Followed the tree line to the top of the hill so didn’t have to cut through field with the sheep and cattle.

Black Hill North. Pillar, metal, flush bracket and damage to concrete. ©Boys from the Dyes

Damaged 16th Jul 2005  15:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Ground eroded to about a foot all round trig. SW side damaged low down, some small schunks missing. Spider intact.

Damaged 14th Jun 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Oct 1992  12:01  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5411  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 28th May 1949 costing 21.0s.3d. In 1950 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NS83/T5 in the Lanark secondary block. Flush bracket S5411 was levelled for height also in 1950. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in September 1976.

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