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TP4925 - Mormond
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
MormondPP338PP338398126.67856956.24230.6841PILLAR01/06/1937101/05/1955N0HT TO TOP OF PILLAR ALSO REPORTED OFF PLUMB

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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6808th with 81 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.30/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st May 1981
Was Last found intact: 20th Apr 2016
Was Last logged: 15th May 2018

Of the 10 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 7m

Clochandighter Clochandighter Mormond Mormond [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Not Logged 15th May 2018  18:17  by pricklyangelduo

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

Like others couldn't reach it as it was surrounded by two high fences and the gates were locked. We didn't drive up the private road but walked from the quarry.

Unreachable but visible 22nd Apr 2018  12:00  by ger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Approach from Waughton Hill. Walk around perimeter fence - gates locked so could not get to trig.

Unreachable but visible 2nd Apr 2018  14:41  by vgiorgio

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

I think that's the trig...

Unreachable but visible 21st Jan 2017  12:08  by thejackrustles

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Spurred on by vegibaggers almost recent visit I drove up the private road to the locked gate, made some very dodgy manoeuvres to make sure the car wasn't blocking the gate and was facing back down the road and set off on foot to the trig. Once at the compound I was very disappointed to find the gate locked! Tried a few combinations but nae joy. Had a good walk around the perimeter and I can confirm fence is very secure!

Mormond behind bars!

Good condition 20th Apr 2016  11:23  by vegibagger

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

tarmac road all the way from the north into telecoms compound with open gates but warning signs of CCTV. Ugly unusual square cuboid shape of pillar with

trig ©vegibagger
top+ mast detritus ©vegibagger
dirty top ©vegibagger
cleaned top ©vegibagger

Good condition 26th Jul 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: no FB  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc; untapered block shaped trig in hi-sec compound; gate was open! access along tk discouraged - CCTV

Good condition 15th Jul 2003  21:58  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NJ 98126 56949   FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mormond is a primary station located 6 miles south of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. This top is very prominent and contains a vast collection of comms masts and parabolic dishes of various sizes. On approach, access to the summit looked very uncertain, a security perimeter fence and CCTV cameras everywhere. However the gate was open, the GOML notice warned of CCTV, no unauthorised personnel etc, but nobody to be seen. The trig is covered by at least two CCTV cameras. The trig pillar is an unusual untapered squat block, similar to Benachie and the primaries on the Lossiemouth Base network. It has never had a flush bracket, and the spider appears to have been added. The spider retains an OS ring with large raised narrow font. CCTV footage still to appear on Crimewatch UK.

Photographed from opposite sides Proving there is no FB.
The summit area. and some of the comms monuments.
The parabolic dishes.
The open gates. Summit is inside the compound.
The GOML welcoming notice. There are CCTV cameras inside. Didn't stop me, just meant they could watch me.

Good condition 2nd May 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig ©iainmac
Mormond from Waughton Hill

Good condition 1st Jan 2000  12:00  by ProSpec

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

Good condition 1st May 1981  14:21  by fasgadh

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

Up here on a demo.. I am sure the pillar was outwith the complex in those days. Very cold.

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