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TP2856 - Drumbow Resr
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Strathclyde Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Drumbow ResrNS77/T68NS77T068283658.40669627.34235.6773PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1963N1Dest 5/79

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There are 12 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 21932nd with 214 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.12/10 (from 17 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Aug 1989
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 23rd Mar 2020

Of the 17 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 31m
The average error was 18m
1 was exact

Caldercruix Chy Caldercruix Chy Lochend No5 Pit Derrick Pole Lochend No5 Pit Derrick Pole Mickandkim Mickandkim coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter Clochandighter Clochandighter SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy descarte1 descarte1 fasgadh fasgadh caroleengel caroleengel agentmancuso agentmancuso Boys from the Dyes Boys from the Dyes Drumbow Resr Drumbow Resr [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Cootking

By Cootking
The final horrible 50m. Trig to left of pole.
By Cootking
Battered top
By peregrinus
S3613 - Drumbow Resr
By Clochandighter
S3613 - Drumbow Resr
By Clochandighter

By iainmac
See 5 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Toppled 23rd Mar 2020  10:52  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Parked just opposite the top of the road. Easy walk to the wooden fence and hop over it. Although there are plenty of ankle breakers walking down the side of the fence to the trig so have to be careful.

Toppled 28th Dec 2018  11:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 83658 69627   FB Number: S3613  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

There but she looks in a soory state

Moved 15th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 83677 69633   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 5/10

Walked up resr access road but could have easily driven up from NS840693

Moved 26th Feb 2017  10:08  by Cootking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Moved  Score: 4/10

Room to park at Drumbow farm entrance on Caldercruix road. Easy walk up road, bend left and jump fence just past reservoir. Trig straight ahead beside fence. This last 50m is tussocky and wet - wear boots. Trig damaged. See photos.

The final horrible 50m. Trig to left of pole.

Toppled 20th Mar 2011  16:53  by coinea

Gridref: NS 83675 69632   FB Number: S3613  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

Moved 20th Mar 2011  16:52  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 83676 69632   FB Number: S3613  Condition: Moved  Score: 1/10

Second visit for updated photographs. Not a friendly place. Interrogated in an unwelcoming manner, quite separately by two different male residents. Neither knew or appreciated what a triangulation pillar was! For what it is worth, I suspect this road is public and surfaced on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council. There are several houses and streetlighting at top end. If the natives up this long cul-de-sac have issues with visitors that is their affair but if they cannot be civil, they should mind their own business until they can improve their people skills to a level sufficient enough to address people with dignified courtesy.

S3613 - Drumbow Resr & GRP (clochandighter) & RHW (peregrinus).

Toppled 20th Mar 2011  16:42  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 4/10

Indebted to Clochandighter for this one - I didnt know it had been refound. Visited with Cd and Coinea after our Fortissat visit. FB and spider have been removed, presumably by the OS. Not a good idea to park on the private road / verge - low profile seems best policy ...

Battered top
Trig showing deep scar where FB has been removed

Toppled 18th Jul 2010  18:35  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 83671 69639   FB Number: GONE  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Badly damaged pillar with flush bracket and spider removed. The pillar has obviously been moved. Not keyed into the ground at all and 18m away from the presumed location (now the reservoir). Easy to get to. Would have had good views north to the Ochils. Bit hemmed in from its current location to the side of the reservoir.

Toppled 16th Aug 2009  16:13  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 83674 69635   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 3/10

Its very difficult to define interesting... one of this poor little fellas FlushBracket retaining hoops is still there. The destroyed top with bent ring leads me to think they used that ring to foist and hoik our boy into his new position. Complete base is still intact, all sights open and a perfect line of sight to Harthill... probably was to BlackHill. Sad to see but we've all seen worse. :-( We cant all be 21metres off... is there any worth to flagging this up to OS ?

Drumbow Reservoir ..sad state but Still Standing!

Toppled 11th Apr 2009  09:20  by Boys from the Dyes

Gridref: NS 83689 69626   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 2/10

West side of reservoir. Parked on road and easy walk up.

Drumdbow Resr, pillar and position.

Damaged 27th Aug 2008  10:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 1/10

Up near here for work this morning, easy if unattractive bag.

Damaged 13th Jun 2008  15:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 83675 69635   FB Number: GONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

Beside a covered reservoir and a mess. Metalwork missing. FB stolen. It appears to have been moved judging by the GPS readings.

Toppled 18th Jul 2007  21:23  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NS 83677 69635   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

On west side of reservoir, access easy.

Toppled 9th Mar 2007  16:15  by andyc

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

EAsy to find when you know its there. Would merit a damaged if it was still in position as it is in a perilous state.

Toppled 16th Jul 2005  19:58  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 83676 69632   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 1/10

This poor soul has been dead but upright since around 1979. Just outside compound, LHS towards the back. Spider gone. FB gone. All four sighting holes open. Unmapped. Unlisted. Empty FB socket faces 153(SE). Once had views to Ben Cleugh, Ballencrieffe Hill, Allermuir Hill. Photographed 16/07/2005.

S3613 - Drumbow Resr Montage(GRP)

Toppled 3rd Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

One mans missing is anothers mans moved. The trig is round the back of the reservoir and in a very sorry state.

Destroyed 5th Aug 1989  16:55  by Clochandighter

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Built 02/02/46, destroyed 05/79, FB S3613 [OS]. Resr development GRP1989. Just read IainMac's report. I missed that, back in 1989. I have to confess I didn't look too hard for it. I went there knowing that it was already off the maps, so not expecting to find a pillar. I could see from the approach that there was nothing visible on top of the resr - where it appears to be indicated on the One Inch map. It was still indicated on the first edition of LR65 (1976) but was deleted by the time the 1981 edition was printed. The excuse for not finding it is, I had been on the hoof non stop for over six hours that day, and an infrequent service bus was due at nearby Caldercruix, so I didn't spend time conducting an extensive search.

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