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TP2303 - Coalyard Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Coalyard HillNT48/T45NT48T045351087.89700971.4128.5043PILLAR01/06/1943101/06/1967N0

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5049th with 85 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.62/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Aug 1987
Was Last logged: 7th Jul 2019

Of the 29 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 18m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 2m

ELIE ELIE ST MONANS ST MONANS PITTENWEEN PITTENWEEN Elie Elie scotti scotti agentmancuso agentmancuso coinea coinea Brisey Brisey Border Peat Border Peat Saltash Ramblers Saltash Ramblers Clochandighter Clochandighter CJO CJO joeythecat joeythecat BeardScot BeardScot RichardL RichardL Coalyard Hill Coalyard Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Pillar on the other side of the fence
By scotti
Pillar, with the Firth of Forth beyond
By scotti
Coalyard Hill and Mrs TJR
Coalyard Hill collage
By thejackrustles
Coalyard Hill
Early morning view
View out to Firth of Forth
By Alan63
See 22 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 7th Jul 2019  08:25  by scotti

Gridref: NO 51080 00963   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A long hike from Gillingshall Nature Reserve via Kilconquhar. From the A917 a road has been bulldozed along the side of the fence (signposted 'Catchpenny, Private Road'), the pillar is easily reached on the other side amidst the undergrowth on the edge of a wheat field.

Pillar, with the Firth of Forth beyond
Pillar on the other side of the fence

Not Logged 22nd May 2018  08:29  by

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

Not Logged 3rd Oct 2017  16:12  by joeythecat

Gridref: NO 51088 00975   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 4th Apr 2017  15:51  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Initially tried to get access to the coastal path from the farm shop but a guy painting the building told us we'd need to go down the road towards the houses to get onto the path. Once on the path we could see a digger in the distance and as we approached we could see it was on the route to the pillar! Once up off the path there were signs saying 'no admittance, building site', looks like a caravan park being built to us. After begging Mr TJR he went over to the digger driver to ask if we could visit the trig and that we would be careful etc etc. However on the way to the trig we met 'the boss' who was none to happy about us being on site but we proceeded anyway and the trig was soon bagged.

Coalyard Hill and Mrs TJR ©thejackrustles
Coalyard Hill collage

Good condition 2nd Nov 2016  13:45  by Borderer

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Along the coastal path from St Monans then across the line of the old railway. stubble on one side of the pillar made the going easier. Decent views.


Good condition 13th Jun 2014  16:36  by CJO

Gridref: NO 51090 00970   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Permission obtained from farmer who was in the farm shop. Winner of best farm shop and best small trader in 2014. Excellent produce in shop where we also asked for permission to visit the FB on the farm house. FB G4288.

Coalyard Hill

Good condition 14th Apr 2014  11:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Could see this one from the Fife Coastal Path set on a boundary between two fields. Walked up from the shoreline and crossed the long closed railway - there remain some well built handsome stone railway bridges hereabouts. Fine walk from Elie taking in two ruined castles, a folly, a lighthouse, St Monans Church, two trigpoints and that railway line.

Good condition 26th Dec 2013  08:16  by BeardScot

Gridref: NO 51089 00975   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

What a view

S3151 ©BeardScot
Early morning view ©BeardScot

Good condition 20th Apr 2012  15:30  by Alan63

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked along Fife Coastal Path from St Monans. Followed edge of newly planted field to trig. Bright & sunny. Nice view over Forth.

View out to Firth of Forth

Good condition 2nd Mar 2012  16:09  by Brisey

Gridref: NO 51088 00965   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I was dropped off at the roadside by friends and followed the the very narrow edge of the recently ploughed field. A nice spot but views rather spoilt by mist today. I then walked back to rejoin the others at Ardross farm shop, where there is a non-pillar flush bracket G2488.

TP2303 top

Good condition 12th Nov 2011  12:49  by Border Peat

Gridref: NO 51089 00965   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Wife dropped me off at top of rise walk up very wet field to trig then back to road to be collected

Nice views of coast S3151©Border Peat

Good condition 31st Aug 2011  20:20  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice wee stroll along from Elie, work hast brought me hither.

Good condition 27th May 2011  12:31  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NO 51081 00965   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed the Fife Coastal Trail all the way from Elie, finding (or not finding) a good few caches along the way. Tried being clever on the way back and followed the old railway bed for a bit, but this peters out into pasture after a bit, as I'd have known if I'd bothered to check the map.

S3151 Coalyard Hill

Good condition 19th Jun 2009  12:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed Fife Coastal Path from car park at Elie to Ard ross Castle.Pillar several hundred yards of path between 2 fields of arable crops.Fine views.

Good condition 25th May 2009  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: NO 51104 00981   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 1st Mar 2009  13:39  by andyc

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Only problem here is parking. Excellent views and interesting ruins at nearby Ardross Castle.

Good condition 18th Oct 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, also a pellet left by a raptor or maybe a trig-climbing fox :-) SW edge of arable field (stubble) by fence. Mapped ex railway cutting just to S isnt much of a feature; views of a rocky coast.

Good condition 28th Jul 2008  14:30  by The Flyer

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice walk along the Fife Coastal Path then up to this one.

Good condition 28th Jun 2008  16:45  by Sandman

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

Via Coastal Path by way of large nettles

Good condition 24th May 2008  12:00  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Left the car in the car park at Elie and walked along the coastal path. Pillar and metal in good order.

Coalyard Hill pillar and metal.

Good condition 14th May 2008  20:39  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Dry field today but the shoots are coming through with more annoying nettles among the grassy pillar-base! A nice view South to the Bass Rock and Berwick Law. All sights closed.

Coalyard Hill ..spanking view over lower Firth of Forth.

Good condition 27th Jun 2007  16:26  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: NO 51089 00966   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

This takes the prize for the muddiest trig we have done. Ploughed field, heavy rain, know what I mean? (Height:114ft)

Trigpoint looking towards Elie ©Saltash Ramblers

Good condition 2nd Jan 2007  15:05  by snaik

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Done this Trig on a walk from Largo to St Monans along the Fife Coastal Path

Good condition 25th Sep 2006  13:30  by coinea

Gridref: NO 51089 00961   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S3151 Coalyard Hill

Good condition 3rd Sep 2005  15:49  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NO 51093 00964   FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On the SW edge of arable field. Pillar VGC. Spider retains original spider plug with engraved shallow font. FB faces 47°NE across field from boundary. FB had to be dug out. Back sighting hole open, others plugged. Views to; North Berwick Law, Lammer Law, Skid Hill, Falside Hill, Allermuir Hill, Arthurs Seat, Kincraig Hill, West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo Law, Kellie Law. Built 13th October 1943. Tertiary station in Block NT48, Edinburgh. Revisited & photographed 3/09/2005, GRP.

S3151 - Coalyard Hill montage

Good condition 9th Jan 2005  13:55  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Intact, on fence line - very muddy.

Coalyard Hill Metal
Coalyard Hill

Good condition 24th Oct 2003  14:30  by Isosceles

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisited 25/03/2004 to photograph


Good condition 6th Aug 1987  14:09  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3151  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 13th October 1943 costing £5.1s.6d. Later in 1943 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT48/T45 in the Edinburgh secondary block. Flush bracket S3151 was levelled for height in 1967. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1986. Long walk from Cupar. 18 years later, long walk from Cupar.

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