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TP2917 - Dungavel Hill East
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Toppled Toppled
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Strathclyde Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Dungavel Hill EastNS83/T16NS83T016294275.72630558.09510.2353PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3822nd with 45 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.86/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Aug 1992
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 10th Aug 2018

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

All were within 9004m
The average error was 831m
1 was exact

arranc arranc coinea coinea lepustimidus lepustimidus Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy caroleengel caroleengel Clochandighter Clochandighter fasgadh fasgadh CJO CJO g4wsb g4wsb jonglew jonglew descarte1 descarte1 Dungavel Hill East Dungavel Hill East [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.




Flush Bracket
By iainmac
See 23 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Toppled 10th Aug 2018  12:52  by CJO

Gridref: NS 94278 30558   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

cap missing. lying on side. survey bolt visible.

Toppled 5th Apr 2017  18:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Up from the cattle grid to the west, still no cows or calves. Great views, shame about the pillar.


Toppled 27th Jul 2016  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Toppled 3rd Mar 2016  15:06  by mm0veg

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10


Toppled 23rd Sep 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 94280 30554   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Toppled 25th May 2014  16:19  by g4wsb

Gridref: NS 94282 30555   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Easy walk from west road , sign bull ....

no bull?©g4wsb

Toppled 16th Mar 2014  12:15  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

On the way up to Celtic park for the Aberdeen Inverness League Cup Final. Parked with son Jamie at the cattle grid due west of the hill. Ignored the sign for bulls etc. Misty and Jamie a resistant teenager but eventually joined me and romped up hill ahead of me while I slowly plodded. Short but steep ascent over rough tussock grass, boggy in places. Pillar has toppled; cap missing.

Toppled 29th Dec 2013  11:00  by ger

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

Hill bagging.

Toppled 16th May 2013  10:02  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 94277 30568   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Parked at the cattle grid due west of the hill and ignored the sign for bulls etc. Short but steep ascent over rough tussock grass, boggy in places. Pillar has toppled; cap missing.

Pillar TP2917©jonglew
Spider TP2917©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2917©jonglew
What Lies Beneath TP2917©jonglew
The Bolt - Detail TP2917©jonglew

Toppled 4th May 2012  14:14  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 94272 39562   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 8/10

Toppled pillar atop the well-placed Dungavel Hill (east). Saw the same signs as coinea but the fields with the mapped track were heaving with coos and calves and, as a result, did the sane option and avoided those fields entirely. Parked at Roberton and came up the west side of the main wood in the field. Steep ascent but easy going as sheep pasture. Near the point where the wood and road meet, there's a little path. Took the metalled road as far as it'd go and then up to the top. NIce walk. Excellent 360 views. No coos. Pillar in good nick other than being toppled! The pillar internals are laid out clearly. Cap present with sunken lettering.

Toppled 27th Mar 2012  15:07  by coinea

Gridref: NS 94270 30554   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

At parking area by cattle grid there is a warning notice--field with trig has bulls etc,see photo. Did not see any cattle, but could see two hang gliders laying out their equipment on the ground halfway up the hill and also someone flying a model aircraft further up so ignored notice.

S6126 Dungavel Hill East. ©coinea
Not welcome!

Toppled 13th Jan 2012  14:15  by Sandman

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


Toppled 19th Aug 2010  00:00  by Sprog

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

Toppled 22nd Aug 2009  16:00  by jlinney99

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


Toppled 8th Aug 2009  16:49  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NS 94277 30556   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Despite being on its side both FB and OS cap are in excellent condition.

Dungavel Hill If you've ever wondered what goes on inside, all is revealed.
Dungavel Hill Location.
Dungavel Hill OS cap.
Dungavel Hill East The FB.

Toppled 9th Jan 2009  12:32  by Fester

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

Cold hanging over Tinto and Culter Fell.Didn`t hang around too long.FB still there.

Toppled 19th Sep 2007  14:29  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 94276 30558   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Parking by cattle grid at NS932305. Pillar was cracked through at bottom of FB level and has now fallen onto its side. Spider retained OS cap with deep indented lettering, since recorded as stolen between May 2012 and May 2013 (Al Carty & Jon Glew respectively). Back sight pipe still plugged, others open and the pillar bolt is seen from above due to the fallen pillar. The pillar body has fallen southwards and landed with the FB on the side facing eastwards. The FB would have faced ENE ~112 when the pillar was upright. Open grazing hill with views to Tinto, Mendick Hill, Lamington Hill, Culter Fell, Tewsgill Hill, Green Lowther and Harten Hill.

S6126 - Dungavel Hill East pillar & FB

Toppled 29th May 2007  16:00  by campagvelocet

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

Pleasant viewpoint.

Damaged 8th Oct 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

No details noted

Toppled 26th Apr 2006  21:43  by lepustimidus

Gridref: NS 94272 30555   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Trig on its side. FB visible.

Toppled 21st Nov 2005  10:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 6/10

Cool sunny frosty morning up from the SW.

Toppled 1st Jun 2004  20:35  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

still toppled... no suprises there! fb still in situ.

close up of the gore

Toppled 10th Jan 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 8/10

S6126 Towards Tinto

Toppled 9th Feb 2002  18:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 94279 30556   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10

Most of the pillar has cracked off and is now down. All brasswork was in place however. Judging by the surroundings the pillar was toppled by cattle scratching. A great viewpoint for the upper Clyde.

what is left of Dungavel's pillar Cattle have probably destroyed the pillar
The exposed stud ©fasgadh

Damaged 16th Feb 2001  13:45  by arranc

Gridref: NS 94200 30500   FB Number: S6126  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

column completely severed from its base below the plate and standing free on its plinth

Toppled 15th Jan 2000  00:00  by agentmancuso

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

Knocked over. From Limefield, back via Roberton Law, with Fiona.

Toppled 3rd Jan 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

No details noted - damp pasture ascent, shapely hill (photos from 2006 visit - details to follow)

S6126 - stud - close-up ©peregrinus
S6126 - cap ©peregrinus
S6126 - stud ©peregrinus

Not Logged 7th Nov 1998  07:24  by Chalky

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

Damaged 26th Aug 1992  13:14  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S6126  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th May 1950 costing 19.3s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS83/T16 in 1950. Levelled for height also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in September 1976. SITE VISIT: Pillar upright back then but cracked through and showing signs of weathering. Note the open cracks either side of the flush bracket. FB photographed 26/08/1992, GRP. FOOTNOTE: I wish I had photographed the whole pillar when it was still standing 26/08/1992. Before it was toppled, my FB photograph shows the crack which was to cause the severance of the two parts. Even back then I made note of the fact that this pillar was severely weathered.

S6126 FB - Dungavel Hill East The flush bracket - note the cracks.

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