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TP1430 - Black Mount
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1591
OSGB36 Station :
PP352
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1430
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
PEEBLES

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Black MountPP352PP352307992.80645968.47516.0261PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1950N0PILLAR REPORTED TO BE IN POOR CONDITION

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There are 21 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3105th with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.11/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Aug 1986
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 2nd Feb 2019

Of the 36 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 68m
The average error was 11m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By TeamHam
Damage
©vegibagger
Black Mount
By mntainman

©Borderer
See 17 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 2nd Feb 2019  15:02  by TeamHam

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


Not Logged 1st Feb 2019  14:04  by TeamHam

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


Damaged 1st Feb 2019  13:48  by TeamHam

Gridref: NT 07993 45970   FB Number: GONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 19th Jan 2019  17:23  by AFWFCL16

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


Damaged 7th Jul 2018  05:07  by vegibagger

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Sad to see it very damaged and with no FB but been that way a long time. Decayed pillars are also a rather interesting curiosity too. Fantastic dawn walk started about 3.45am

Damage ©vegibagger


Damaged 19th May 2017  14:49  by Sealf4

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

2nd Visit, I have no date for the first. This time I crossed Black Mount and then Mendick Hill as part of my Watershed walk. As recorded by other people , this TP is damaged and has no FB


Damaged 19th Feb 2017  14:48  by mntainman

Gridref: NT 07994 45968   FB Number: GONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Don't think it is weather. More like someone with chisel to claim metal work. No FB spider in situ and solid but damaged all round top.

Black Mount


Damaged 17th Oct 2016  12:40  by The Reverend

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


Damaged 15th Oct 2016  15:31  by Do you Always Get Lost

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10


Damaged 21st Jul 2016  17:30  by Borderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Took the track from the north west then straight up the very steep slope. Decided to take the gentler anticlockwise horseshoe back to the end of the track. Worth the effort in +20 degrees heat for the terrific views. Unfortunately the pillar looks like a half-eaten apple but is still standing and felt pretty secure.

©Borderer


Not Logged 6th Jul 2016  08:36  by NormanW

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


Damaged 15th Mar 2016  08:20  by mm0veg

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


Damaged 23rd Sep 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 07995 45964   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 3rd Nov 2013  14:00  by ger

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

Hill bagging.


Damaged 27th Aug 2012  11:43  by g4wsb

Gridref: NT 07995 45964   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

No plate , picture tells all GM/SS-158

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Not Logged 26th Mar 2012  14:20  by campagvelocet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Sweltering afternoon and a strange noise at the trig: surrounded by hovering flies. In March. Decent views.


Damaged 5th Mar 2011  13:28  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 07993 45965   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Still standing but in a sorry state. Lanarkshire's trigs mirror the roads: crumbling. Beware if descending to the west. There comes a point where you have a choice between a field or rough moorland on either side of a fence. If descending to the north, take the moorland on the north side, otherwise you are on the wrong side of an electric fence all the way to the Walston-Elsrickle path and the only way out on to the path is a fortified gate with barbed wire placed to try and block it. Hostiles!

The continuing decay of Black Mount ©fasgadh
Black Mount Rotting away©fasgadh
Black Mount The decaying concrete with fragments of the outer layer visible lying nearby.©fasgadh


Damaged 5th Dec 2010  13:06  by Fester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Arctic landscape today.Tremendous views all around with added bonus inversion.Didn`t scrape the ice off to get the fb number as fingers were a bit numb :)


Damaged 8th Aug 2009  12:07  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 07994 45963   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Black Mount One of the most decrepit TPs I've seen.
Black Mount Location. That Kev Robison has a lot to answer for!


Damaged 23rd Nov 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Bottom part badly damaged with FB missing, probably due in part to poor concrete. Top damaged but spider intact, no cap or plug. Fine steep grass & heather hill, fine view. N corrie is a fine feature and makes an enjoyable ascent. Cattle.


Damaged 28th Aug 2008  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10


Damaged 6th Aug 2008  13:07  by coinea

Gridref: NT 07990 45960   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10


Damaged 6th Aug 2008  12:59  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 07992 45959   FB Number: S1591  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked safely by roadside at NT073470. Followed track opposite (SE) and continued to summit ridge. Pillar severely damaged, flush bracket missing, was present in 1986. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faced 331, NW. Three sight holes open, NE sight blocked. The pillar was completed on 27th July 1936 costing 11.3s.11d. In 1937 this marker was computed for triangulation as primary station PP352 in figure 3 of the OSGB primary network. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1950. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in September 1981. Cloud down, weather poor on the day. In better conditions this primary station has intervisibility with the neighouring primary stations as follows: Scald Law, Dun Rig, Tinto, Cairn Table, Corse Hill, Earls Seat, Ben Cleugh. The montage shows what remains of pillar S1591 with digitally edited FB S1594. Black Mount revisited and photographed 6/08/2008, GRP.

S1591 - Black Mount montage
S1591 - Black Mount what remains of the pillar
S1591 - Black Mount what remains of the top
S1591 - Black Mount & GRP


Damaged 4th Aug 2007  15:45  by andyc

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Excellent view point with lots of bilberries. Completely deserted on the hill compared to the crowded Pentlands.


Damaged 21st Nov 2005  12:30  by dugswell2

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

Tick.


Damaged 20th Apr 2005  12:00  by Sandman

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

Black Mount - S1591 ©Sandman


Damaged 1st Jun 2004  20:43  by stonestreaker

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

this trig's got one sexy hourglass figure!! has anyone seen the trig beaver anywhere??


Damaged 6th Dec 2003  00:00  by agentmancuso

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

Wife 5 months pregnant when we climbed this. Her last for a while.


Damaged 14th Feb 2003  12:30  by lepustimidus

Gridref: NT 07999 45964   FB Number: S1519  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Pillar damaged bits missing including FB. Number from GRP's visit 1986


Damaged 1st Oct 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1591  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

FB number from GRP's visit.


Damaged 31st Aug 2002  12:21  by arranc

Gridref: NT 08000 45900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 25th Dec 2000  11:54  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Brillians snowy morning. Pillar is in a bad way, cracked with bits falling off

The pillar is still here.. Christmas 2000 ©fasgadh
Damaged trig Pentlands in the distance©fasgadh


Not Logged 9th Aug 2000  07:18  by Chalky

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


Damaged 11th Sep 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

No details noted - fine grassy corrie, fine steep climb, fine view


Damaged 6th Jun 1996  12:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S1591  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk from Wellbutts. Pillar crumbling badly and FB damaged with number barely legible.


Damaged 1st Aug 1986  20:17  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S1591  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

This pillar still retained its FB, S1591 when I visited in 1986. SDL reported (Feb03) that the pillar is now badly damaged and that the FB has gone.



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