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TP2752 - Dechmont Law
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Dechmont LawNT18/T15NT18T015303390.68669746.260.0003PILLAR01/06/1984011947 VALUE REINSTATED
Dechmont LawNT18/T15NT18T015303390.75669746.33217.0513PILLAR01/06/1947101/11/1956N047 VALUE REINSTATED 1990

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There are 28 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2510th with 86 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.27/10 (from 37 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Aug 1985
Was Last logged: 22nd Jan 2019

Of the 37 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 19m
The average error was 6m
2 were exact

LIVINGSTON LIVINGSTON East Bangour Farm East Bangour Farm Livingston Hosp Chy Livingston Hosp Chy Craigshill Craigshill Ramsays Covert Ramsays Covert Border Peat Border Peat fasgadh fasgadh Clochandighter Clochandighter Haggis Hunter Haggis Hunter caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea descarte1 descarte1 agentmancuso agentmancuso Wildfell Wildfell Mickandkim Mickandkim Aqueously90 Aqueously90 jimmygee jimmygee Dechmont Law Dechmont Law [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 22nd Jan 2019  17:07  by Chalky

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig retains OS cap with indented lettering, BSM type FB

Good condition 21st Oct 2018  14:50  by Hobgoblinkiteflier

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We were in the area doing some geocache maintenance and included a visit to the trig pillar on our travels. You get some good views of the M8 snaking eastwards to Edinburgh. Further away are Arthur's Seat and the Forth Bridges.

Looking towards Edinburgh Unusually, the brass screw cap is in place.

Good condition 1st Jul 2018  18:00  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

evening wander up from housing estate to the east after watching footie in Livingston

Good condition 4th Feb 2018  10:23  by Cootking

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in carpark just past Deans Community High School. Trig straight ahead. Easy walk up paths, although final pull a bit smooth and greasy. Easy 20 mins round trip. Decent all round views, including Livingston - not often you say that.

Collie guarding the hotine.
Flush bracket

Good condition 26th Jan 2018  14:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked near the Tenpin Bowling Hall (haven't played that game for many a long year), and then followed the straight pathway up to and around the reservoir, to find the pillar nicely positioned on its green outcrop. Cap in place; deep indentation, and all 4 s/h's open.

Good condition 2nd Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 03392 69741   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked NT040699 - resr access track to NE. Trig behind resr enclosure - lovely mown walkway to trig

Good condition 16th Sep 2017  11:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3242   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in the car park to the SW passed the school then paths to summit with good views on this damp and grey Saturday morning.

Good condition 29th Mar 2017  17:05  by Wildfell

Gridref: NT 03391 69746   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited on a late afternoon dog walk.

Dechmont Law ©Wildfell

Good condition 18th Jul 2016  18:37  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NT 03392 69749   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Log #368. Happy-clappy prayer group on hill top, kindly let me take some photos and log the pillar. Wonderful weather after being stuck in a warm Livingston office for 4 hours. Thankfully the group waited until I was on the way back to the car before bursting out into song. [ExP-254/MiP-32/Rev-4/BM-25/IS-35/Other-18]

Top, cap intact.

Good condition 30th Jun 2016  13:35  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Decent views. First trig for over nine months.

Good condition 28th Jul 2015  11:22  by phil81

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

Good condition 19th May 2015  13:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In surprisingly good nick considering it's location in a public park. Parked at the golf course and followed the tarmac path up through posh development to the summit. Good 360 views including all three Forth bridges. Spoiled only by aircraft constantly taking off from the airport.


Good condition 2nd Apr 2015  18:16  by David Bremner

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

Visit to summit in those bleak days before I discovered trigpointing. My photographic records confirm my memory though and the trig was 'bagged'. I visited during a 'pilgrimage' to the Robert Taylor UFO site nearby. I recall desent views over Livingston New Town.

Good condition 14th Mar 2013  20:29  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 6th Nov 2011  13:23  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 03389 69745   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Slightly damaged pillar on a prominent knoll just outside Livingston. Accessed from the road to the east and skirted the reservoir. Pillar is graffitied with a few dings taken out the top. Cap still present with sunken lettering (although a bit scuffed). FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open and the bolt visible. Excellent views all round. Lots of empty rocket tubes beside the trig on the day after bonfire night! No damage to the trig though as a result.

Good condition 7th Jun 2011  17:01  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 03390 69727   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at the bottom of track to resr.Walked up to resr.then followed path round and up to trig. Foot paths all over the place.Spotted a fox on way up.

Good views S3242©Border Peat
Just managed to get a couple of shots before it went to ground Fox on track©Border Peat

Good condition 15th Jan 2011  13:00  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 20th Oct 2010  13:15  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Sunshine on Livi today, great views in all directions.

Good condition 13th Oct 2010  17:45  by coinea

Gridref: NT 03392 69741   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar bolt viewable

S3242 Dechmont Law.

Good condition 30th Apr 2010  00:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 03391 69746   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access up long lane up to res Parked at golf club but you can park nearer Nice views

Good condition 6th Aug 2009  12:31  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NT 03393 69740   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HayLin ©Haggis Hunter
Haggis Hunter ©Haggis Hunter

Good condition 23rd Jul 2009  14:20  by Sandman

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

Good condition 15th Feb 2009  16:21  by Fester

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

Surprisingly good viewpoint.Dropped by on the way home from Fife.

View to Pentlands ©Fester

Good condition 16th Oct 2008  08:41  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 03391 69744   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy from Bowling Alley car park to East.

Good condition 15th Dec 2007  15:03  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Smashing views over Lothian and in good nick given its popularity with the local teenagers.

Trig, Flush and Information Rose

Good condition 27th Oct 2007  10:20  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in the bowling ally car park then straight path to the top.

Dechmont Law. Pillar, flush bracket and spider.

Good condition 22nd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

BSM style FB. Vgc, metal cap deep letters. Pleasingly compact summit, next to fenced covered resr, focal point of a large area of puvblic open space, abundant paths, e.g. from upmarket housing to W. Nice view.

Good condition 26th Feb 2006  21:30  by scooby scrappy and mp

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Flush plate ©scooby scrappy and mp
Great Views ©scooby scrappy and mp

Good condition 18th Nov 2005  07:30  by jimmygee

Gridref: NT 03391 69750   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Used standard GPS module placed on top of pillar to average position over 1hr period. Beautiful morning, but very cold. Excellent vantage point for views of Forth Road bridge, Edinburgh and Livingston/Surrounding areas.

GPS Positioning Standard GPS module embedded in seismic sensor. Just testing positional accuracy of GPS against presurveyed point. Position averaged over 1Hr to avoid glitches.
One hour later! Pillar in good condition, seen bathed in crispy winter morning light. Short exposure with digi-cam hides my shivering!!

Good condition 9th Apr 2005  13:37  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 03396 69737   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Built 21st April 1944. Tertiary station in Block NT18, Dunfermline. Pillar VGC. Spider has replacement OS plug with deep indented font from a newer pillar. BSM Flush Bracket faces north. All four sighting holes open which have had loose stones inserted that hide the pillar bolt. Big views which include: Knock Hill, Binny Craig, West Lomond, East Lomond, Hill of Beath, Pilkham Hills, Orrock Hill, Arthurs Seat, Traprain Law, Blackford Hill, Wester Craiglockhart Hill, Braid Hills, Allermuir Hill, Dalmahoy Hill, Scald Law, Corston Hill, West Cairn Hill, Culter Fell, Tinto, Black Hill Wester Bracco, Ballencrief Hill and probably many more. Revisited and photographed 9/04/2005, GRP.

S3242 - Dechmont Law Montage

Good condition 8th Mar 2005  17:45  by andyc

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Beautiful views over the whole of West Lothian. Lots of Bings.

Good condition 26th Feb 2005  11:05  by Trigger

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Sep 2004  17:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 03396 69732   FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On a typical Lothians volcanic outcrop in a park above Livingston, but with fine views of the briges and Pentlands as well as not so fine a view of Livvy. Could not see Ferranti Thistle's latest ground though. Amazingly given the location the metal work was intact.

Dechmont Law Metal - amazingly intact.
Dechmont Law Park map..
Dechmont Law

Good condition 25th Oct 2002  15:00  by Allymac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Being a Livingston lad, I've been up here more times than I know, but this was in the days before I'd heard of Trigpointing. Next time I'm home I'll take a pic or two to educate fasgadh!

Good condition 23rd Oct 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Apr 1996  14:59  by rooboy

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

Good condition 1st Aug 1985  16:00  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3242  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Built 21st April 1944. Tertiary station in Secondary Block NT18, Dunfermline. MkI BSM flush bracket. GRP revisit for photoshoot planned during 2004, accomplished 9/04/2005.

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