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TP3186 - Five Dykes
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Five DykesNS77/9NS77S009284285.48640784.20329.3302PILLAR01/06/1946101/06/1967N0

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There are 10 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5283rd with 79 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.58/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Jun 1997
Was Last found intact: 13th Sep 2017
Was Last logged: 15th Apr 2018

Of the 19 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5m
The average error was 2m
1 was exact

LANARK LANARK coinea coinea caroleengel caroleengel Mickandkim Mickandkim descarte1 descarte1 Five Dykes Five Dykes [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Five Dykes
Dillar Hill
Dillar Hill/ Five Dykes
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 15th Apr 2018  13:50  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 84289 40780   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked by double gates on verge/gravel at NS 8366 4024. Do not park on road - big artics. Also called Dillar Hill (HuMP)

Good condition 7th Apr 2017  17:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Followed the road / track from the southwest to the mast then short walk through an empty field to the pillar. Unchanged since the last posting.


Good condition 8th Oct 2015  13:28  by Fester

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Jun 2013  10:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

BSM type FB, centre cap with indented lettering.

Good condition 10th Apr 2013  11:45  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The apex of five field boundaries on Dillar Hill. Walked up the mast road from Boreland and along the edge of the wood.

Dillar Hill ©fasgadh
Five Dykes Used as a fence post.©fasgadh
Dillar Hill/ Five Dykes ©fasgadh

Good condition 23rd Feb 2013  13:42  by coinea

Gridref: NS 84288 40780   FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views, but pillar sadly trapped among the barbed wire. Beeches Nursery at start of track to mast has lots of interesting varieties of sheep and fowl.

S3602 Five Dykes.

Good condition 19th May 2012  10:01  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Dropped off punters at New Lanark, nipped up here for a quick bag.

Good condition 27th Dec 2011  15:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 84285 40784   FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove up to mast up rough road for short walk to trig

Good condition 16th Jun 2011  16:44  by andyc

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice spot for a post work bag in between sharp showers. Parked by plant nursery to south and walked up road past comma mast to trig. Excellent views in all directions including Tinto.

Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2011  09:34  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 84286 40784   FB Number: S3602  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar with some minor damage to the top corners. Located at the junction of five field walls. Accessed via the nearby mapped road at the mast and just followed the field edge up to the top. FB faces south-west-ish with all sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Not bad views across the southern horizon. Inquisitive coos in the field on the way back down!

Not Logged 26th May 2011  15:40  by campagvelocet

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

Up through the fields from the SE, blundered on towards Black Hill. Probably good views southwards but I was there in showery conditions so my view was rather limited.

Good condition 1st May 2010  15:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Kirkfield Lodge via mountain bike passed Newhouse Farm onto Greenrigg Road then onto rough farm tract known as The Diffrick, leave bike at mast and climb to trig at 4 wall, 6 fence junction, cool and grey.

Good condition 4th Apr 2008  15:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

At the junction of 5 fields amidst boulders from dry stone walls and barbed wire. Views of wind turnbines to the S and radio mast [ugh] to W. Flush bracket is of the 'raised S' type. W/S sightholes open, others closed. No paint. Original plug with slightly indented letters.

Good condition 8th Mar 2008  10:20  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on Bog Road just after the cross roads. 25 Mins to top. Pillar and metal in good condition.

Good condition 11th Feb 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. E corner of pasture, by wall. BSM style FB.

Good condition 25th Jun 2005  12:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd May 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 4th Jun 1997  12:33  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3602  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited to record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed in January 1946 costing 8.18s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NS77/9 within the Glasgow block during 1946. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1967. Last maintained by the OS in November 1982. SITE VISIT: Location is three miles SW of Lanark. Easily accessed from the track to the NW. Leave track by comms mast and follow edge of wood to top of hill. This pillar stands at a point where five field boundary walls meet. The name Five Dykes does not appear on the map. Column in good condition, top six inches painted white. Spider retains OS plug. Flush bracket faces NW. View to Tinto (top left pic).

Trig pillar & flush bracket. Tinto on horizon, top left.
Flush Bracket, close up. Close up of BsM3602 for clarity.

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