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TP5491 - Polmont
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Destroyed Destroyed
Flush Bracket :
S3598
OSGB36 Station :
NS77/T135
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5491
County :
Central Region
Nearest town :
GRANGEMOUTH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
PolmontNS77/T135NS77T135293708.21678483.870.0003PILLAR01/06/198401Destroyed 10/91
PolmontNS77/T135NS77T135293708.15678483.8378.2113PILLAR01/06/1947101/04/1957N1Refixed 1984

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There are 2 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 23299th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 1.61/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Aug 1985
Was Last found intact: 1st Aug 1985
Was Last logged: 12th Jun 2019

Of the 18 logged visits,
2 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 24m
The average error was 12m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

It's here.(Maybe) Probably under the raised earthen bank
By Cootking

By iainmac

Logged Visits:

Destroyed 12th Jun 2019  14:50  by asbown

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

Had no plans to come here until i read the logs below, just had to do it then.


Destroyed 5th Feb 2017  10:25  by Cootking

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

What am i doing on my 60th birthday visiting a housing estate to photograph something that disappeared long ago? Cold and wet too. On a plus note it's another tick!

It's here.(Maybe) Probably under the raised earthen bank


Destroyed 21st Apr 2016  18:09  by Aqueously90

FB Number: S3598  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Log #313. Gone, didn't even bother looking too hard for any remains. [ExP-225/MiP-25/Rev-2/BM-20/IS-31/Other-10]


Destroyed 28th Dec 2011  13:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 93708 78484   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Gone


Destroyed 18th Jul 2010  18:05  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 93706 78508   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 0/10

Had a crash around in the undergrowth behind the house and on top of the berm (just shy of being in the back gardens). Nothing to be seen. The GPS would indicate is was in a spot now under a garden but, oddly, I wasn't going to bother ringing the doorbell to ask if I could accurately stand on the spot a concrete pillar used to be....agentmancuso might have it right! No obvious trig debris behind the berm although plenty of brickwork....would have had good views across the firth prior to destruction, development and tree planting though!


Couldn't find it 16th Aug 2009  17:51  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Behind No.4 Skye Drive? Hard not to agree with Garvald... I trailed along the top of that man-made mound.. plenty of paving slabs, rocks and debris - nothing resembling a pillar but some of those trees look older than 1985. My bet is that its buried along with the lower bark of the bigger trees.


Destroyed 30th Jan 2009  14:10  by Late starter

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

Re: agentmancuso's log - things have to be pretty bad to bother with this missing trig...we must be a pretty sad lot!


Destroyed 30th Jan 2009  14:10  by Bergfuehrer

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

Stirlingshire. I agree with agentmancuso - but he is certainly not alone!


Destroyed 1st May 2008  21:30  by agentmancuso

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

Driving around in the dark, in a housing estate in Falkirk, looking for a lump of concrete that you know isn't there. How did things get so bad?


Destroyed 2nd Mar 2007  17:38  by andyc

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

Nice area of Polmont but no trig anymore.


Destroyed 16th Jul 2005  10:17  by Clochandighter

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

Twenty years on, I have revisited, S3598 was still there for me in 1985, now it's not. Regretably I didn't have my camera with me back then. A new line of bungalows has appeared along the north side of an extended Syke Drive. Trig site seems to be in a back garden about 40% of the way along from the west end of the line to a public footpath through the houses. They seem to have quarried these houses into the summit of the hill which probably provided the earth for the berm behind. I believe locals tried to save this summit. Whether or not the profit hungry property developer handed a well filled brown envelope to Falkirk Council planners will never be proved. Undergrowth on berm too time consuming to start fighting. S3598.R.I.P.


Destroyed 13th Jul 2005  09:11  by rhayader_wanderer

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

I'll try and pull up the detail plots of the area to check but I think it is now a garden rather than part of the berm


Couldn't find it 10th Oct 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

narrow earth bank behind houses, not seen but couldn't be sure it isn't still lying in scrub. On 1998 LR65. Os trig archive: Refixed 1984, Destroyed 10/91.


Destroyed 3rd Jun 2004  13:15  by sky high boys

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

Gone, gone, gone.


Destroyed 15th Feb 2004  17:45  by fasgadh

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

On my old map, but now bungalows, Skye Drive or something similar.. The developers piled up a berm to hide/protect the bungaloids from Grangemouth.


Destroyed 4th Feb 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

Revisited with 10 digit grid ref as I was passing.


Destroyed 9th Jan 2003  12:00  by iainmac

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

Second visit and a more thorough look. New houses may have rung its demise. Trig not marked on the 1:25000 map (c) 1994.


Good condition 1st Aug 1985  12:00  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3598  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

One point because I saw this trig pillar standing as S3598 in 1985. A Polmonter told me in 1989 that locals were campaigning to keep the high point as an open public space, but then property developers & planning departments - you all know what I mean, but I'm not saying anything actionable. Grrr!



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