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TP2028 - Castle Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
11158
OSGB36 Station :
NS77/T97
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2028
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
KILSYTH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Castle HillNS77/T97NS77T097270910.19676109.62154.9963PILLAR01/06/1947101/11/1956N0

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There are 26 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1260th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.78/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Jul 1987
Was Last logged: 14th Apr 2018

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

All were within 24m
The average error was 7m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 14th Apr 2018  11:15  by ngthack

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 20th Mar 2018  15:39  by DauntlessNinja

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


Slightly damaged 20th Mar 2018  15:37  by DauntlessNinja

Gridref: NS 70913 76105   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Walked up from Tweacher, excellent views.

©DauntlessNinja


Good condition 27th Dec 2017  12:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 70910 76110   FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy parking to East at locked gate nice snowey views


Good condition 16th Nov 2017  15:31  by thejackrustles

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

YSM0465 Castle Hill. One of 5 trigs planned on the way to Arran. Only managed 2, this being the second! Easy enough walk to this, parked on the road at N55 57.435' W4 04.984'and followed the track all the way to the hill fort. Lovely spot great views.

Castle Hill selfie ©thejackrustles
Castle Hill collage


Good condition 2nd Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 70916 76105   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 24th Aug 2017  21:12  by Chixverbil

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


Not Logged 24th Aug 2017  12:42  by Chixverbil

Gridref: NS 70915 76111   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 21st Jun 2017  18:23  by fionach6

Gridref: NS 70909 76086   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bit overcast this evening on the longest day of the year but still great views and a welcome breeze.

Barhill trig


Good condition 25th Mar 2017  16:15  by Borderer

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nipped in after a day exploring Glasgow. Easy parking on the minor road to the east and a decent track to within a couple of hundred metres of the pillar. Weather unusually warm for March and the hill was busy. Decent views.

©Borderer


Not Logged 12th Jan 2017  22:46  by pricklyangelduo

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


Good condition 9th Jan 2017  11:38  by Cynikal

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


Good condition 13th Oct 2016  11:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy parking at Croy then visited Barr Hill Roman camp before the steep route over Castle Hill to return to the car.


Good condition 27th May 2016  17:50  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NS 70908 76110   FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Log #356. Parked in front of the boarded-up Barrhill Tavern in Twechar, then followed the well-signposted track up to the Roman fort on Barr Hill. Very interesting place, and a few info boards worth reading. Simple walk up to the pillar on Castle Hill, which I'm sure offers great 360* views on a clear day. Unfortunately it was fairly dreich and misty, so none today. Pillar is in decent, not great, condition with cap plugged and two sightholes open. [ExP-249/MiP-31/Rev-2/BM-23/IS-34/Other-17]

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Pillar
Pillar top and misty view towards the Campsies


Good condition 6th Mar 2016  10:10  by Ham Mathieson

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Beautiful Mother's day walk. Stunning views in 360 degrees for minimum effort.

©Ham Mathieson


Good condition 30th Jul 2015  19:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Castle Hill ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 11th Apr 2015  09:49  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Visited during four day walk along Antonine Wall.


Good condition 30th Dec 2014  12:10  by gerryu2

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

Lovely walk up on a warm winter day. Very informative and important spot with the old Antonine Wall and Fort. Great views over to the Campsies where I'll be going next for another YOSM. Pity it's shrouded in mist. Cheers.

Trig
Flush bracket
Me and trig


Good condition 11th Oct 2014  14:29  by pittyplatsch

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


Good condition 28th Aug 2012  13:40  by geezagoal

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fine weather and excellent views

Castle hill 1
Castle hill 2


Good condition 29th Apr 2011  15:25  by Border Peat

Gridref: NS 70911 76099   FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Followed path for Roman fort from Twechar then onto trig 11158©Border Peat


Good condition 15th Jan 2011  13:03  by jester2005

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Olivia at the trig ©jester2005


Good condition 4th Jul 2010  18:50  by andyc

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Changing trains at Croy en route to a days extreme canyoning at Bruar, stopped to nip up the hill from the station. Despite wind and rain a worthwhile trip to a very interesting spot.


Good condition 2nd Aug 2009  16:59  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 70913 76105   FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Cap filled, base a bit exposed with NNE and SSW sights open. A glorious beacon atop the Iron Age fort neighbouring the Romans, who must have been so wary of the looming Campsies... Antonines Wall and the Forth Clyde Canal run past with views reaching to the Lower Clyde valley.

Castle Hill ..Beacon and Bastion.


Good condition 7th Mar 2009  10:35  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in Auchinstarry Quarry Car Park; just beat the rain clouds to the top.

Castle Hill pillar and flush bracket.


Good condition 27th Dec 2008  13:48  by coinea

Gridref: NS 70910 76105   FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

11158 Castle Hill.m


Good condition 19th Jan 2008  17:53  by descarte1

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited whilst visiting Bar Hill Roman fort and spotted the pillar on the OS map. Whitewashed and in good condition, sits nicely on the top of the hillfort with good views.


Good condition 19th Jan 2008  17:52  by pog

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 9th May 2007  19:19  by campagvelocet

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

Nice airy spot. Looking at my map I was worried it was going to be hidden in the trees, but it sits proudly atop the majestic fort. The last bit of the path up from the east is serene.


Good condition 18th Feb 2007  14:35  by Tamtane

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from Twechar on probably the sunniest day this year so far. Enjoyed looking at the very interesting remains of the roman fort on Barr Hill, on the way over to Castle Hill. Castle hill itself is a splendid conical top with a surprisingly airy feel at the trig with the ground plunging away steeply to the north. The trig itself is obviously being maintained by somebody and was painted with a fresh looking coat of whitewash. Amazing ringside seat for the southern escarpment of the Campsie Fells and Kilsyth Hills - I took a pair of binoculars and spent some time taking in the amazing view. A fantastic short walk!


Good condition 11th Jan 2007  14:09  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NS 70918 76105   FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wild weather today, but interesting Roman site.


Good condition 28th May 2006  12:57  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 70913 76106   FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Surrounding woods nicely laid out, Roman forts etc. Pillar recently repainted in white. Spider plugged with bitumen. LHS & RHS sighting holes open. FB faces 294, WNW. Views to Black Loch, Auchineden Hill {The Whangie}, Blairskaith Muir, Dumbreck Hill, Cort-Ma Law, Tomtain, Birns Hill, and Scald Law. Built 11th January 1946 as S3612. Tertiary station in Block NS77, Glasgow. This pillar was rebuilt on site 23/08/1966 with flush bracket 11158. Photographed 28/05/2006, GRP.

11158 (xS3612) - Castle Hill Pillar
11158 (xS3612) - Castle Hill Flush Bracket
11158 (xS3612) - Castle Hill facing northeast to Birns Hill
11158 (xS3612) - Castle Hill The plugged spider.


Slightly damaged 27th Dec 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

resin plug, some cracks but intact


Good condition 12th Dec 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

11158
11158


Good condition 10th Jul 1990  14:24  by Clochandighter

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: The pillar was completed 11th January 1946 costing 10.15s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS77/T97 within the Glasgow secondary block during 1947. Flush bracket S3612 was levelled for height in 1956. This pillar was rebuilt on site and completed 23rd August 1966 with flush bracket 11158. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in September 1971. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider plugged with tar. No photos taken.


Good condition 24th Jul 1987  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 11158  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10



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