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TP5240 - Ormiston Mains
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Lothian Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Ormiston MainsNT48/T53NT48T053341890.28666982.49143.7403PILLAR01/06/1943101/03/1960N0

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There are 15 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 20352nd with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 3.68/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th May 1984
Was Last found intact: 13th Jul 2003
Was Last logged: 18th Jan 2020

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

All were within 637m
The average error was 425m
The closest was 3m

Tynemount Colly Headgear Tynemount Colly Headgear coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter Mickandkim Mickandkim Ormiston Mains Ormiston Mains [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

S3062 Ormiston Mains
By coinea

By A1Mushroom

Vicinity of Ormiston Mains
By andyc
Ormiston Mains
By fasgadh
S3062 - Flush Bracket
By Clochandighter
See 9 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Moved 18th Jan 2020  11:39  by coinea

Gridref: NT 41287 67195   FB Number: S3062  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Nice to see it being well looked after! Thank you A1Mushroom!

S3062 Ormiston Mains

Moved 12th Jan 2020  12:50  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S3062  Condition: Moved  Score: 7/10

Found at NT4129067193!! The farmer had had enough of his workers keep catching it with machinery so it got taken out. The house owner found it, rescued it and patched up the damage, it now sits in there front garden.


Destroyed 24th Dec 2019  14:50  by dugswell2

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

Long gone, detour en route to sister's at Archerfield.

Destroyed 26th May 2019  16:50  by peregrinus

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

Gone along with its hedgerow and apparently the (gate)post which had a benchmark. Had a scout around, also tried to find farmer to see if trig lying eg in the yard, but no-one about

Destroyed 2nd Mar 2017  15:30  by descarte1

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

Destroyed 22nd Apr 2015  18:45  by Borderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Must buy a new Landranger map for this area as my copy still shows this pillar in place (and no city by-pass). Nice day for a walk though.


Destroyed 9th Oct 2010  16:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 41890 66982   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 2nd Jul 2010  13:55  by Bergfuehrer

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

East Lothian. It is a short walk up a track to view a field of corn.

Destroyed 29th May 2010  19:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S3062  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Had a good search through nearby pile of rocks, but no sign. Crops prevented examining original ground for traces.

Destroyed 22nd Feb 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

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

walked around field

Destroyed 30th Dec 2006  10:35  by andyc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 4/10

Another victim of hedge removal.

Vicinity of Ormiston Mains

Destroyed 18th Jul 2004  22:35  by sky high boys

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

Had a wee goosey on the way back from a stroll in the Lammers. I concur, its a goner!

Destroyed 12th Jun 2004  08:10  by ipeattie

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

No trace of the pillar. Not a sausage.

Ormiston Mains - S3062 It used to be around here somewhere.

Destroyed 26th Apr 2004  12:15  by fasgadh

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

Now there is no trace.. just a vast acreage of growing crops, could not see evidence of the old boundary from the track. Passed a genuine 2001 vintage F&M closure sign on the track.

Ormiston Mains Now a big field.. No boundary, no pillar
Ormiston Mains Relic fom 2001

Destroyed 20th Jan 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

Visited again with GPS to confirm my memory of where trig stood. There is just the faintest sign in the ploughed field and this will disappear soon. If anyone had been around I would have asked what happened to it but no-one to be seen.

Destroyed 14th Jan 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3062  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Originally visited 31/10/2002 when found OK - number taken. Revisited 14/01/2004 to photograph to find gone.


Slightly damaged 13th Jul 2003  17:23  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 41891 66979   FB Number: S3062  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Location is roughly 4 miles south of Tranent, East Lothian. In the middle of a large arable field which used to be split. The trig was on the splitting boundary. The tramlines run parallel to the track to the NW of the trig so the trig should be approached from either end of the field via the tramlines. On arrival at the trig, there was already a beaten path to the trig from the NW following the former boundary line. There is a small chunk out of one corner of this pillar, probably caused by farm machinery. Otherwise OK. Spider has original OSTS cap, shallow engraved font. FB faces NE.

S3062 - Ormiston Mains. In its last months at the original site.
S3062 - Flush Bracket
S3062 - the pillar now relocated
S3062 - pillar from the south
S3062 - pillar from the east

Good condition 9th Jun 1995  15:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S3062  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access from W. Pillar half buried in grass at edge of field.

Good condition 12th May 1984  17:22  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3062  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th September 1943 costing 4.4s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT48/T53 in 1943. Levelled fro height in 1960. Last maintained by te OS in August 1981. SITE VISIT: Back in 1984, this trig was not damaged and there was still a physical field boundary running NW to SE. No photos taken.

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