Not logged in. login or register
TP21611 - Samson Island
 
[UK map]
Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
OSGB36 Station :
SV91/10
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP21611
County :
Isles of Scilly
Nearest town :
LANDS END

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Samson IslandSV91/10SV91S01087853.8312412.510.0002BOLT01/06/194700Bolt in rock

Nearby trigpointsplacenames 

There are 7 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2027th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.60/10 (from 5 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Sep 2014
Was Last logged: 20th Oct 2018

Of the 5 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 1m

[map]
[key]
Mincarlo Mincarlo Crow Point (Tresco) Crow Point (Tresco) Lloyds Signal Station (St Marys) Lloyds Signal Station (St Marys) jonglew jonglew Samson Island Samson Island [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

You are not logged in. You must login if you wish to log a visit.


 
Selection of photos for this Bolt.

General view of the bolt, looking towards St Marys
©JonT
The flat rock in which the bolt is fixed
©JonT
Detailed view of the bolt
©JonT
The Bolt - as Mrs G found it she gets to point it out
©jonglew
See 3 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 20th Oct 2018  19:48  by Ant1974

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


Good condition 4th Jul 2016  12:17  by peregrinus

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

W end of large rock slab, 2.5m from centre of path. Has BM arrow markings although only two are clear. was in edge of grass, left exposed. 58m N of highest rock.


Good condition 4th Jul 2016  12:15  by dugswell2

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

Appears to have BM arrow markings although only two are clear and was located in the edge of grass, left exposed, 58m N of highest rock with RHW.


Good condition 26th Sep 2015  15:00  by JonT

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

We took a boat trip to Samson whilst staying on Tresco. Found the bolt without difficulty, by following jonglew’s directions, but substituting ‘south’ for ‘north’: ‘flat rock approx 4m E of footpath leading to South Hill summit, and 5m S of deer wall’. The deer wall is an odd thing to find on Samson. Wikipedia explains: ‘The island was inhabited until 1855, when the Lord Proprietor Augustus Smith removed the remaining population from the island. By this point, the population was found to be suffering from severe deprivation—particularly due to a diet of limpets and potatoes—and consisted of only 2 families: the Woodcocks and the Webbers. Smith then built a deer park on the island, but all the deer escaped.’

General view of the bolt, looking towards St Marys ©JonT
Detailed view of the bolt ©JonT
The flat rock in which the bolt is fixed ©JonT


Good condition 18th Sep 2014  11:22  by jonglew

Gridref: SV 87852 12412   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Rivet-sized bolt in flat rock approx 4m E of footpath leading to South (corrected from North after reading subsequent loggers comments!) Hill summit, and 5m N of deer wall. Well spotted by Mrs G after extensive search of likely rocks in the area. ***Update 12 Jul 2016. With hindsight wonder if this is in fact a witness rivet to the actual bolt. Further investigation required.

The Bolt - as Mrs G found it she gets to point it out TP21611©jonglew
The Rock TP21611©jonglew
The Bolt TP21611©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP21611©jonglew



The TrigpointingUK database is owned and maintained by Ian Harris (Teasel). The TrigTools pages are provided by Barry Hunter. Contact us.