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TP4842 - Miltonhead
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S8761
OSGB36 Station :
NS77/T447
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4842
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
LANARK

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
MiltonheadNS77/T447NS77T447282552.60649527.71155.4604PILLAR01/06/1956101/06/1963N0

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There are 63 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2218th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.36/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Jun 1995
Was Last logged: 29th Jul 2018

Of the 58 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 59m
The average error was 7m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Miltonhead selfie
©thejackrustles
Miltonhead collage
By thejackrustles
S8761 Miltonhead
By wrose
S8761 Miltonhead
By wrose
FB
By Aqueously90
Graveled garden
By Aqueously90
Birthplace of William Roy
©jonglew
See 56 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 29th Jul 2018  09:27  by Bergen

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 23rd Mar 2018  12:50  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

YSM0168 Miltonhead. Seemed quite a detour to this, sat nav initially sent me over a dodgy bridge and a through a private estate but I turned round in the end and took the permitted route. Quite a historic pillar and I really should try and finish reading ‘Map of a Nation’

Miltonhead selfie ©thejackrustles
Miltonhead collage


Good condition 13th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 82557 49523   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th May 2017  15:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at Cardies Bridge then used the Clyde Walkway to get to the trig on a warm sunny afternoon.


Good condition 8th Mar 2017  11:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Have wanted to visit this one for a long time, even more so since recently reading Rachel Hewitt's superb 'Map Of A Nation', in which General Roy's pioneering exploits in the early days of map-making are highlighted. Nicely maintained and appropriate site, being Roy's birthplace. Top marks for its historic importance.


Good condition 4th Nov 2016  17:43  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Interesting and peaceful spot.


Not Logged 16th Oct 2016  14:20  by RBBC

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


Good condition 15th Sep 2016  12:57  by wrose

Gridref: NS 82555 49525   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in the condition previously described. Actually something of a surprise - I was expecting a normal run of the mill visit! A local told me that it was maintained in this pristine condition by the Royal Engineers and who am I to disbelieve him.

S8761 Miltonhead Flush Bracket.
S8761 Miltonhead Pillar.
S8761 Miltonhead Plug.
S8761 Miltonhead Plaque.


Good condition 10th Jun 2016  14:05  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

P145 YSM168 Miltonhead d1 t1. This has to be one of my most favourite YOSMs and trigs. A beautiful memorial. Cheers.


Good condition 14th Dec 2015  13:50  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NS 82552 49521   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #271. 200th extant trig pillar, so I'd chosen to make it a special one. This 4th order pillar marks the site of the birth of Major-General William Roy, known for his work on the principal triangulation of GB, and in turn, the formation of the Ordnance Survey. The pillar is whitewashed, and in good condition within a graveled garden. There is just about room for one car to park without blocking the road. Here's to the next 200! [ExP-200/MiP-15/Rev-2/BM-15/IS-30/Other-9]

FB
Pillar
Plaque
Missing cap
Graveled garden


Good condition 12th Nov 2015  13:07  by BigJ

Gridref: NS 82553 49532   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Loved this memorial. Roy's maps can be viewed on the National Library of Scotland's web site. Marvellous to see the detail. Lots of other historical OS maps too.


Good condition 16th Sep 2015  18:02  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Passed en route from Clyde Walkway to Carluke station (n.b. the drive from the Walkway to the trig features a fairly high duty security gate as it emerges from the woods: fortunately the gate was open) having taken essentially the same walk as trigging on an island. No flowers but this still feels the nearest I've come to a trig shrine.


Good condition 30th Jul 2015  13:15  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Miltonhead ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 22nd May 2015  16:45  by Borderer

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bright white surrounded with red chips, and I drove straight past it. A long reverse up a narrow road with no turning places and finally made it. Limited views but nice location.

©Borderer


Good condition 26th Apr 2015  17:00  by RandomPrecision

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Pleasure to visit this fine and interesting memorial trig.


Good condition 3rd Jul 2014  15:00  by Johnoneill1916

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Kinda cheated and drove right up to this one. Looks like it has been freshly painted and was looking well. Nice wee memorial :-)


Good condition 7th Jun 2014  16:29  by ZanderH

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice to pay respects to Major Roy. Area has been cleaned up a lot since agentmancuso was last here.


Good condition 8th May 2014  19:20  by GilkerscleughCachers

FB Number: S8671  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited while doing the nearby Geocache. Also used this Trig as a chance to log the YoSM virtual Geocache. Trig in good condition.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2013  15:00  by edfielden

Gridref: NS 82554 49530   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A revisit. Having spent a couple of days in the area (Nr Fort Augustus) where William Roy started his military survey of Scotland in 1747 I stopped off again at the place where he was born to see the commemorative pillar in his honour! Not much has changed in the 387 days since I was last here!


Good condition 8th Jun 2013  12:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Set in a small enclosure beside a minor road .. Very pleasant spot ..



Good condition 17th May 2013  12:20  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 82552 49530   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A must bag for all trig baggers. Located on Milton Rd, just east of Miltonhead Farm, a pleasant spot, but perhaps the OS might find a a littl ecash to spruce the place up a little? Pillar is in good condition, with a coat of flaking ahite paint; 2 sight holes open; cap missing, replaced with asphalt plug.

Pillar TP4842©jonglew
Spider TP4842©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4842©jonglew
Birthplace of William Roy TP4842©jonglew
Memorial Plaque TP4842©jonglew


Good condition 22nd Apr 2013  10:27  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Caught local train from Motherwell to Carluke to walk back on Clyde Walkway

Miltonhead Trig point ©Bridgeman
Miltonhead Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 10th Sep 2012  12:24  by edfielden

Gridref: NS 82554 49527   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice little spot. I parked in the small track entrance just to the east. White-painted pillar in a small roadside enclosure. FB faces SSE; NNW and WSW sightholes open, others closed. Top plugged with ?tarmac. Extra points for historical interest!

S8761 - Location Set in a small enclosure on the north side of a small road ©edfielden
S8761 - Pillar Looking NW ©edfielden
S8761 - Plaque Marking Roy’s birthplace ©edfielden
S8761 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S8761 - Top ©edfielden
S8761 - Trig pose! Looking NE ©edfielden


Good condition 31st Jul 2012  11:51  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited on a walk from New Lanark youth hostel to Carluke train station via the Clyde Walkway. Gets an extra point for the historical significance.


Good condition 27th Dec 2011  16:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 82553 49528   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy find even in the dark


Good condition 11th Nov 2011  15:01  by fasgadh

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Much improved since last visit.

©fasgadh


Good condition 31st May 2011  12:00  by geezagoal

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

easiest trig i have done

Miltonhead
Miltonhead 2


Good condition 7th Apr 2011  10:53  by fynetimes

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


Good condition 10th Feb 2011  18:40  by rutson

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

Found as Geocache Ye Ole Survey Monuments YSM168 on 10/02/2011


Good condition 29th Jul 2010  15:25  by tbsc8

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This has got to be the best presented survey point of them all and a fitting tribute to William Roy .

Flush Bracket
Me, my GPS and the Trig Piller


Good condition 26th Jul 2010  12:40  by DesG

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On my way north for the Mega.

Trig Point ©DesG
Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG
Plaque ©DesG


Good condition 10th Jul 2010  11:45  by Border Peat

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

very interesting pillar to General Roy missed other trigs on way to Troon Ferry because of heavy rain will return

©Border Peat


Good condition 29th Jun 2010  16:09  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 82555 49524   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cap filled and whitewashed with the NorthWestern sights open on this historic auld pillar. Fine setting, if in the middle of nowhere! ..who would have thought Ordnance Survey owes its existence to some knee-jerk mapping of Scotland after the Jacobite Rebellion?! :D

Miltonhead ..General Roys auld Gaff :D


Good condition 8th May 2010  08:48  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 82556 49525   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig pillar on the site of General Roy's birthplace. The pillar is situated in a nice little area with a bench. Very commemorative! Views west also quite decent. FB faces south-ish with west/north-ish holes open. Cap missing, but asphalt plug present.

Miltonhead Trig Pillar Miltonhead Trig pillar


Good condition 4th May 2010  15:10  by Sandman

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


Good condition 6th Dec 2009  13:05  by coinea

Gridref: NS 82555 49524   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S8761 Miltonhead.


Good condition 2nd Jun 2009  12:30  by Fester

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very tidy and a surprisingly rural feel to it given that Carluke is only a mile or so away.


Good condition 8th May 2008  11:57  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 82553 49519   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisit. HISTORY: This pillar was erected as a monument marking the site of the birthplace of Major General William Roy, the founder of the Ordnance Survey. Column completed 10th April 1956 costing £57.6s.4d. Computed for triangulation later in 1956 as fourth order station NS77/T447 in the Glasgow block. Last routinely maintained by the OS in October 1958. Relevelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1963. Informal maintenance of this pillar continues to the present day given its monumental status. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parking by south side of lane to east of pillar. Open access to trig pillar in well presented surroundings. Column recently repainted and in excellent condition at date of visit. Spider centre filled with coarse substance. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 180°. Vented through west and north sight holes. This is probably the smartest trig pillar anywhere. No views due to local shrubbery.

S8761 - Miltonhead pillar & FB


Good condition 8th Dec 2007  11:09  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar obviously looked after, this is the birth place of General Roy.

Miltonhead pillar and flush bracket, good condition.


Not Logged 4th Aug 2007  08:10  by sniffadogz

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

Well kept!


Good condition 25th Jul 2007  22:00  by Big Rab

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

out caching and picked off another yosm. very well looked after and interseting history


Good condition 16th Apr 2007  11:56  by arranc

Gridref: NS 82500 49500   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

special place. well done OS for such an unusual memorial to the master map maker.


Not Logged 19th Mar 2007  19:53  by perth pathfinders

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

caching and trigging weekend

Trig with full honours Monument©perth pathfinders


Good condition 18th Mar 2007  14:19  by snaik

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This has got to be the smartest Pillar ever, area has been tarted up.


Good condition 9th Mar 2007  17:57  by andyc

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Has been really smartly restored and the whole area is in great condition. Nice memorial to General Roy.


Good condition 28th Jan 2007  19:20  by Shunter

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Area has been cleaned up, paving and gravel laid, the trigpoint repainted and is currently clean and tidy.


Good condition 9th Aug 2006  12:25  by Peachy73

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Looks like whoever is responsible for this trig are intent on improving the area - work is ongoing around the trig though some scamp has still managed to deface it. I parked some way up and got a really long walk for my trouble! Judging from previous photos, there is a marked improvement in trig's condition and immediate surroundings.

Here it is! I was beginning to despair ever getting to this point!


Good condition 20th May 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, white, no cap or plug, set in its own parking area, with plaque noting site of birthplace of Wm Roy whose military map of 1747-55 gave rise to the OS.


Good condition 22nd Jan 2006  11:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar sound other than missing cap. Immediate surroundings, though not wider area, grotty. I took away two plastic bags full of rubbish, which was a start.


Good condition 12th Nov 2005  14:00  by Shunter

Gridref: NS 82552 49528   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 31st Jul 2005  11:51  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Located at end of lane, in small clearing

Miltonhead trig point.jpg ©Bridgeman
Miltonhead trig point FB ©Bridgeman
Miltonhead trig point plaque ©Bridgeman


Good condition 27th Jul 2005  12:15  by Scotsbob

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

should read as Carluke not Lanark


Good condition 28th Apr 2005  19:10  by ipeattie

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Looks like it has been re-painted, and then re-graffitied...

Miltonhead - S8761 The pillar.
Miltonhead - S8761 The flush bracket.


Good condition 1st Jul 2004  14:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 82553 49521   FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

No neds in situ. Pillar white painted, but scrawled over. Almost worth a slightly damaged.Plug missing, surprise! No views due to trees.

Miltonhead
Miltonhead Closeup with plaque
Miltonhead Top


Good condition 20th Feb 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Revisited to photograph. No improvement to surroundings.

S8761
S8761
S8761


Good condition 15th Jan 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

The Ordnance Survey really should take better care of the trig marking the birthplace of its founder.

S8761
S8761


Good condition 8th Sep 1995  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 26th Jun 1995  13:06  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S8761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th April 1956 costing £57.6s.4d. Built to commemorate Major General William Roy, founder of the Ordnance Survey. As a late addition, this marker was computed as fourth order triangulation station NS77/T447 in the Glasgow secondary block during 1956. Flush bracket S8761 levelled for height in 1963. Maintainence date given as October 1958 but continues to be maintained in its capacity as a monument. SITE VISIT: This was recently repainted and the surroundings were immaculate when I visited in 1995. Photographed 26/09/1995, GRP.

The immaculate surroundings. As they were in 1995.
S8761 - Flush Bracket. And Plaque to Major General William Roy.



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