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TP4372 - Lawheads Farm
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S2684
OSGB36 Station :
NT18/T12
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4372
County :
Lothian Region
Nearest town :
LIVINGSTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Lawheads FarmNT18/T12NT18T012309312.93666388.46205.5413PILLAR01/06/1947101/05/1957N0

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There are 30 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5707th with 311 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.50/10 (from 28 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Aug 1984
Was Last logged: 23rd Feb 2021

Of the 28 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 81001m
The average error was 10130m
1 was exact

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Slightly damaged 23rd Feb 2021  09:56  by Bkennedymeehan

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Took the Leyden road exit at the corner near the railway line, and then walk across and straight up to the trig point. Wont be surprised if its gone in the next 5 years as most of the land that surround it is getting cleared away


Slightly damaged 23rd Feb 2021  09:56  by Bkennedymeehan

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Took the Leyden road exit at the corner near the railway line, and then walk across and straight up to the trig point. Wont be surprised if its gone in the next 5 years as most of the land that surround it is getting cleared away


Good condition 28th Nov 2020  12:13  by Jawzdiesel

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Most on the land is gone but it is still standing had 4cars pass me a dog barking and a framer asking me told him about the trig and he was ok with that

The piller The mud here was bit deep©Jawzdiesel
The narrow path Most land is gone ©Jawzdiesel
S2684 Flush bracket ©Jawzdiesel
Spider ©Jawzdiesel


Good condition 16th Feb 2020  13:20  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked just at beginning of the farm road. Walked up the drive way / track only to have a discovery come up behind me. I flagged him down and asked permission, no problem!! Still perched on its cliff.


Slightly damaged 18th Jun 2019  12:37  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Third visit. Overall approach from ENE. Parked off west side of Leyden Road by farm building at NT100670. Walked back up road taking track at bend which leads down to railway side. Along bottom of first field, then beeline route up second field. Small summit in grazing field which was excavated around 2015. Pillar in good condition but teetering on the edge of the excavation of rock. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved lettering. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 211. Vented though northeast sight hole. 360 open outlook includes Black Hill Wester Bracco, Ballencrieff Hill, Ben Cleugh, Binny Craig, West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo law, Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh Castle, Arthurs Seat, Easter Craiglockhart Hill, Wester Craiglockhart Hill, Braid Hills, Dalmahoy Hill, Allermuir Hill, Black Hill, Scald Law, East Cairn Hill and Corston Hill.

S2684 - Lawheads Farm & self


Good condition 2nd Nov 2018  11:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Route as Cootking. Easy walk up through two fields to reach this spectacular pillar. It felt fairly stable, and seems to be secure at the moment, but its future is surely in the hands of the local farmer and whether he can be bothered to preserve it or not. Cap in place with shallow lettering, one s/h open and another one pierced.


Good condition 11th Aug 2018  14:17  by Cootking

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Scary notices at farm road end so parked at bottom of the hill on LHS at corner. Down track, over gate and parallelled railway then ascended to trig to avoid farmhouse. Very precarious, tiny isthmus to trig.

Collie guards precarious trig.
Spider
On the brink.


Good condition 1st Jul 2018  12:20  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Is there ever a more precarious trig?... sitting on a narrow neck of rock while 96% around it had been quarried away. Farmer says he wants to level the land. Asked what he's doing with the pillar or if he'll let an enthusiast take it away, he was a bit tight lipped. 'Not decided yet. Might put it somewhere here.' So it'll be away from there sometime soon.

Precarious ©vegibagger
Narrow isthmus ©vegibagger
2684 ©vegibagger
Top ©vegibagger


Good condition 7th Oct 2017  15:45  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 90314 66383   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked NT093662, thru' gate to left of Lawheads Farm plaque with permission of land owner, who lives in door directly opposite. Concerned about cows/calves but allowed me to visit which i did - very slowly and cows just stood and watched me. Trig sits precariously on split of land


Good condition 20th Sep 2016  13:13  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It's still there. Decent views to the north.


Good condition 18th Jul 2015  16:40  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at corner of road to NE then over a couple of fields to pillar ..


Good condition 9th Jun 2015  14:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Asked at the garage at the back of the farm for permission to access the pillar which was given. Better be quick if you want to see this one as the unofficial quarry is still encroaching on the pillar and is now only a couple of good hours digging before being no more.

©Borderer
©Borderer


Good condition 30th May 2015  16:47  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 09311 66382   FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition trig with FB facing SW-ish and only the NE-ish sighthole open. Cap present with sunken lettering. The nearby farmhouse has been renovated and is now inhabited. A lot of work also happening on the nearby poultry sheds. Access is still a single fence. However, there's been quarrying around the knoll the trig sits on. Three sides of it have been removed. For the moment it looks like they're leaving the trig alone but it could be at risk. Nice cut benchmark on the farm building. Also, really good views from here today. As far as Ben Lomond to the west.


Good condition 23rd Mar 2013  08:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 09313 66388   FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

From derelict farm with lots of asbestos lying about only one fence Very cold day


Good condition 21st Feb 2012  14:05  by coinea

Gridref: NT 09314 66386   FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Came up field from NE corner. Person in white forensic-type suit moving about in debris of one of collapsed farm buildings.

S2684 Lawheads Farm.


Good condition 15th Jun 2011  15:15  by Chookie Hen

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great view all round


Good condition 17th Dec 2009  14:33  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NT 09317 66387   FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All nice and intact with only the NorthEast sight open. An easy if somewhat boggy saunter through the cowfield - none about today but plenty of evidence beneath the snow. :D

Lawheads Farm ..lording over a boggy field.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2009  15:50  by Sandman

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

Behind derelict and abandoned farm buildings


Good condition 18th Jun 2009  10:30  by sky high boys

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Not the most inspiring trig I've seen recently...


Good condition 2nd May 2009  09:45  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on grass verge on road to east of pillar. Easy walk through field to trig

Lawheads Farm pillar, flush bracket and spider. All in good condition


Good condition 8th Mar 2008  08:07  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 09314 66383   FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily accessed from East.

S2684 Lawheads Farm


Good condition 22nd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. On weedy knoll near barns & house, decent view. Pasture.


Good condition 1st Sep 2006  16:26  by andyc

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Unpleasant derelict farm buildings disguise an excellent view of Livingston and across to Edinburgh


Good condition 10th Apr 2006  17:04  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 09317 66381   FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Decided to visit S2684 after a fruitless search for 2GL levelling brackets G101-4. First time back here in 22 years. Sited on a rocky knoll amongst gorse on grazing land. Pillar in very good condition. Spider retains original OSTS plug with shallow letters. Flush bracket faces 219, SW. Back sighting hole open, others plugged. Views include Black Hill Wester Bracco, Ballencrieff Hill, Ben Cleugh, Binny Craig, West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo Law, Arthurs Seat, Wester Craiglockhart Hill, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills, Dalmahoy Hill, Allermuir Hill, Scald Law, Corston Hill. S2684 is one of just thirteen pre-war break Scottish non-primary stations. Built 1st September 1939, cost 4.14s.0d. Served as a tertiary station in Block NT18, Dunfermline. Revisited and photographed 10/04/2006, GRP.

S2684 - Lawheads Farm Montage(GRP)
S2684 - Lawheads Farm Pillar
S2684 - Lawheads Farm Pillar atop the rocks
view to Binny Craig
view to Edinburgh Castle & Arthurs Seat
view to Braid Hills & Dalmahoy Hill
S2684 - Lawheads Farm the OSTS spider cap.


Good condition 11th Mar 2005  13:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access from N. Nice view N over Livingston.


Good condition 5th Dec 2004  17:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 09307 66376   FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Behind a poultry unit. Been past many times on the train. Easy to find in the dark. Felt a bit exposed letting off the flash gun though. Another view of Livingston..Intact and in good condition.

Lawheads Farm Metal
Lawheads Farm


Good condition 21st Oct 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

S2684


Good condition 19th Aug 1984  17:00  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S2684  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 1st September 1939 costing 4.14s.0d. In 1947 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT18/T12 in the Dunfermline Secondary Block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1957. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in April 1970.



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