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TP2003 - Carrington
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There are 19 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3406th with 41 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.00/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jun 1985
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2020

Of the 19 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 61m
The average error was 10m
1 was exact

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Good condition 12th Jan 2020  13:40  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in the village and walked along to the trig. Field margins are wide and grassy, field still waiting to be ploughed from last years crop. In good condition.

Good condition 29th Mar 2019  13:15  by grannymermaid

Gridref: NT 31800 59800   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

good views all around. walked in from the village of Carrington,then along a field edge, quick walk over a ploughed field, (only about a 100 meter), then up a hillock. Trig in excellent cond.

Good condition 22nd Oct 2017  14:45  by Lannie&Andy

Gridref: NT 31795 59861   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This was our second Trigpoint ever found. Fairly easy to get to. Parked car at the Church on Main Street and continued along the Main Street then headed on to Manse Road. Walked up this road (where we noticed we could actually have parked further up here nearer to the trig) and continued along. The road veered to the right after passing some pretty cottages and comes by Carrington House (big white building) which is on the left hand side of Manse Road. Directly after this house on same side of road, there is an entrance to a potato field. Enter the field and there is a nice wee track to walk along. Trigpoint is clearly visible on the top of a hill so we took a nice wee walk up and got straight to the trig no problem due to the tatties having just been freshly dug. Lovely views from the Trigpoint.

Happy to find this! ©Lannie&Andy
Enjoying the Trig! ©Lannie&Andy
The Trigpoint ©Lannie&Andy

Good condition 8th Oct 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 31797 59855   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Although sitting on a mound of waste ground, this is surrounded by crop fields - currently potatoes awaiting harvest. Field NE - harvested broad beans and a young sprouting grassy crop

Good condition 11th Nov 2015  14:34  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 31797 59864   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked outside the lovely kirk in Carrington village. Went west then south west on minor road to Carrington House. Just past the house a track led onto the stubble field and hence to the trig. Must have timed it right to avoid any crops. Trig sits up on a cheeky wee hill and gives good views.

Good condition 25th Aug 2015  18:45  by Borderer

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit despite working close by for the last 10 years. Fields partially cropped so took a chance although had to use deer track through the wheat crop for the last 50 metres to the pillar which is sat on a small drumlin. Flush plate sequentially next to my own prized plate for S3075 from the former Camphill Reservoir pillar. Decent views north and east.

Hill in the background is the former site of pillar S3075©Borderer

Good condition 15th Jul 2015  09:54  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 31798 59855   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar built in September 1943 costing 4.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT48/T28 in 1943. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in July 1981. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the north. Ample parking outside church in Carrington Village at NT318605. Followed road SE out of village to field entrance at NT321602. From there it is a beeline to the pillar along the NW edge of first field, and a walk along tramlines in the second field to the wild meadow mound where the pillar stands. Column in very good order. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~64. Vented through SW sight hole. Much surrounded by woodland but Allermuir Hill, Arthurs Seat and Dundreich still rise above.

S3076 - Carrington & GRP.
S3076 - Carrington pillar & FB

Good condition 23rd Sep 2013  14:43  by coinea

Gridref: NT 31795 59857   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Access as agentmancuso. Young crop growing in field (brassica). Tramlines not very clear, just had to be very careful with foot placements.

Good condition 1st Mar 2013  22:38  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Feb 2011  14:47  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 31796 59852   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Carrington Mill bridge, up steep embankment and along field edges/tractor lines. Nice spot.

Good condition 31st Jan 2011  16:13  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 31797 59862   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Crop planted in field around hill,large flock of geese

©Border Peat

Good condition 10th Jan 2009  12:15  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in manse road and walked over from the west. Use the tractor wheel lines to reach the bottom of the hill.

Carrington the hill, pillar, spider and flush bracket.

Good condition 2nd Jan 2007  15:01  by andyc

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Views down to the beautiful church in the pretty little village of Carrington. Easy access along tramlines to scrub ground from field entry to ESE of trig.

Good condition 26th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, on high knoll amidst arable fields

Good condition 10th Oct 2004  10:45  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 31798 59858   FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely spot, a limestone knoll stillwith some flowers left.They had replanted already, but easy to get at from the south as there is a big area of rough grassland, no crops. Very good condtion

Carrington The knoll
Carrington Metal

Good condition 28th Sep 2004  13:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Crops all gone so access dead easy. Yet more typical Lothian farmland with views to the Pentlands. Got a partial drenching on the way out.

Good condition 21st May 2003  16:32  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The Carrington triangulation pillar is a half mile south of the Midlothian village of Carrington, two miles west of Gorebridge. The pillar stands atop a large grassy mound in the middle of an arable field. The southwest corner of the field is not planted, so the trig should be approached from the south to avoid damaging crops. This is the perfect trig pillar, not a hairline crack to be seen. The spider is complete. The OS plug has shallow engraved font. The plug is only affixed with one Allen Screw, the holes for the other screw are mis-aligned and so the plug could have never been secured by two. The flush bracket faces ENE. Views to Allermuir Hill, Braid Hills, Blackford Hill, Arthurs Seat, Fife and the ill fated Camphill Resr, once home to trig S3075 (deceased). S3076, revisited and photographed 21/05/2003, GRP. Weather, cloudy but dry.

The ideal trig pillar. Apart from the usual lack of paint, S3076 at is in excellent condition, not a crack to be seen.
Aspect to Allermuir Hill. Trig pillar S3076 lined up with Allermuir Hill, home to S3092.
Aspect to Gorebridge. The Midlothian town of Gorebridge. The quarried area on the skyline above was home to the Camphill Resr trig (fb S3075) sadly consumed by the opencast mine.
Flush Bracket S3076 S3071 to S3082 were all in this area. S3075 (Camphill Resr) now lost - see above.

Good condition 30th Oct 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisited 27/02/2004 to photograpg


Good condition 15th Jun 1985  14:29  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3076  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed in September 1943 costing 4.17s.0d. In 1943 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT48/T28 in the Edinburgh Secondary Block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1960. This trig point was last maintained by the OS, 23/07/1981.

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