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TP3144 - Ferniehill
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Lothian Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
FerniehillNT48/T91NT48T091329662.92669199.04117.4912PILLAR01/06/1943101/05/1960N1Dest 01/68

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There are 5 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 23698th with 5 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 1.95/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th May 1983
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 16th Feb 2020

Of the 21 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 4m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

pillar location
By peregrinus
By coinea
Ferniehill - S3088
By ipeattie
S3088, Ferniehill.
By Clochandighter
S3088 - Ferniehill
By Clochandighter

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 16th Feb 2020  10:35  by A1Mushroom

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

I hate travels around housing estates and towns that i don't know, and all for something which isn't even there!

Destroyed 2nd Dec 2019  10:30  by dugswell2

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

Long gone.

Destroyed 26th May 2019  15:45  by peregrinus

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

Dest 01/68, apparently replaced by block Drum, which I couldn't find. Pillar location is NE slope of cutting, assume lost to road works.

pillar location

Destroyed 6th Jan 2018  14:53  by coinea

FB Number: S3088  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Site visited during fifteen mile wander round Edinburgh's environs


Destroyed 23rd Oct 2016  09:42  by Aqueously90

FB Number: S3088  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Log #376. Had a look in the middle of the road, but no sign of the pillar. [ExP-256/MiP-33/Rev-6/BM-25/IS-38/Other-18]

Destroyed 2nd Jan 2012  15:12  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 29659 69199   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Pillar appeared to have been in the middle of Ferniehill Drive according to the GPS (and in agreement with GRP's picture).

Destroyed 2nd Jan 2012  15:11  by pog

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

Destroyed 5th Feb 2011  16:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S3088  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Not many tourists round this part of Edinburgh.

Destroyed 14th Jan 2011  16:30  by Border Peat

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

Why do we go looking for a trig which isn"t there!!!! Well if it had been there i would have still logged it.Been here before

Destroyed 2nd Sep 2009  10:00  by KLJED

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

Couldn't find it 19th Aug 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

no g.p.s.

Destroyed 19th Jan 2008  14:23  by SlainteJimmy

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

..or buried, no pillar in site.

Destroyed 28th Jul 2006  17:20  by andyc

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

Drive along this road a couple of times a month to pick my wife up from the NRIE. Definitely not a trace.

Destroyed 19th Oct 2005  14:00  by jimmy

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

what a sad anorak I am--standing in a road cutting near the ghost of a trig pillar

Destroyed 9th Jun 2005  08:37  by rhayader_wanderer

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

another bump in the road

Destroyed 25th May 2004  15:53  by ipeattie

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

What can I say? It continues not to be here. I pass the ghost of this pillar every day on the way home from work.

Ferniehill - S3088 Ferniehill Drive, where the pillar used to stand.

Destroyed 17th May 2004  14:00  by sky high boys

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

Right enough, lost to the ever expanding metropolis. Anybody think we should campaign for trigs to be listed monumnets ;-)

Destroyed 22nd Feb 2004  14:48  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3088  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Pillar completed 27th February 1943. Secondary station in Block NT48, Edinburgh. Pillar destroyed December 1967. FB was S3088. First pillar in Secondary Block NT48 to be destroyed, deed was done in December 1967. (Info courtesy OS). Lost to road building. The ground appears to have been excavated to accommodate Ferniehill Drive. Since this photograph was taken, the streetlighting in the background has been replaced twice. In 1995 these 10m steel columns with Thorn Alpha5 lanterns were replaced (my pic). The replacement 10m steel columns carried Philips MA60 lanterns (iPeattie pic). In 2007 the MA60 lanterns were replaced by WRTL Arc lanterns. Site photographed 21/06/1992, GRP. Nice views to Fife but circumstances of demise justify the low score. I first searched in vein for this pillar in 1983. I have been back many times since. Latest visit 22/02/2004 when I drove through the site.

S3088, Ferniehill. Gone but not forgotten. The cross marks roughly where this pillar must have stood. The FB in the picture has been digitally remastered.

Destroyed 16th Feb 2004  09:44  by fasgadh

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

Lost to the housebuilders. A quick visit to the site.

Destroyed 20th Jan 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

Second look for this one.

Destroyed 15th May 1983  16:00  by Clochandighter

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

I came here expecting to find a trig pillar. Looked everywhere around. My One Inch map clearly shows a pillar! This was to be my first ever search for a pillar already destroyed, unknown at the time. My second was less than an hour away. GRP.

S3088 - Ferniehill 1:2500 1948 OS map.

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