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TP5759 - Ru Na Gavern
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Ru Na GavernNC20/T1NC20T001181568.39889495.7158.6403PILLAR01/06/1955101/07/1957N0HT TO TOP OF HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY PILLAR

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There are 14 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3382nd with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.09/10 (from 11 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Sep 2003
Was Last logged: 18th Jul 2021

Of the 11 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 14m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 2m

Rubha nan Sasan Rubha nan Sasan Sgeir an Araig Sgeir an Araig Clochandighter Clochandighter iainmac iainmac joeythecat joeythecat Aqueously90 Aqueously90 aussierules aussierules Ru Na Gavern Ru Na Gavern [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Ru Na Gavern
By Clochandighter
Ru Na Gavern
By Clochandighter
Ru Na Gavern
By joeythecat
Cap with plate.
By Aqueously90
Looking back at pillar from adjacent Stirk Hill.
By Aqueously90

By iainmac
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 18th Jul 2021  11:23  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NG 81571 89483   FB Number: UN75  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Approached from west. Parked on wide corner verge where track meets public road at NG810895. Followed track past houses, two gates to open, until nearest point to pillar and up SW side of hill to top. Hydrographic pillar, off plumb. Full 360 panoramic view from pillar.

Ru Na Gavern Hydrographic pillar
Ru Na Gavern & self

Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2018  13:25  by joeythecat

Gridref: NG 81570 89494   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Ru Na Gavern Still leaning......

Slightly damaged 20th May 2016  15:09  by peebs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

At an increasingly jaunty angle!

Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2015  20:55  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

We were staying in a near-by cottage, so it was a case of over the fence at the end of the garden and work my way round to the neighbouring summit. Pillar has quite a lean on it.

Slightly damaged 9th May 2015  14:31  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NG 81566 89499   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Log #127. Parked just off the road at 810 895 and walked up the track. Out of courtesy, I asked permission to go up to the pillar from the last homeowner. The pillar has a big lean, and with the rope around the base, it looks like someone has tried to topple it. Great views over the bay. Continued on to the adjacent P30 for views over the beach. [ExP-115/MiP-2/Rev-1/BM-9]

Hydro pillar
Cap with plate.
The beach to the south, looking from Stirk HIll
Looking back at pillar from adjacent Stirk Hill.
Isle of Ewe

Good condition 29th Sep 2014  14:34  by aussierules

Gridref: NG 81573 89495   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Leans a bit.


Not Logged 28th Aug 2013  12:00  by plet56

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

Slightly damaged 15th Jun 2008  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

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Toppled 27th May 2008  13:00  by aeh39

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

Slightly damaged 21st Aug 2005  12:00  by iainmac

Gridref: NG 81573 89481   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 20th Sep 2003  07:42  by peregrinus

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Narrow tapering square conc pillar (leaning) with circular metal plaque on top stamped with: Hydrographic Survey Station - Admiralty London SW1 - HMS COOK 1951; central triangle without central dot; "COOK" and "51" stamped in later; usual trig symbol on 1:50k, presumably an error as another hydro pillar nearby is not included on 50k or OS trig database. I seem to recall Dave Butterfield mentioning that the large scale map (maybe even 25k) shows a fair number of these in the area. 25k shows a few Pillars e.g. NG843898 & NG799932, but not specifically marked Hydro Survey Pillar. I found a Hydro BM near Meall Tioram trig - see log. 2014 update: unusually this Hydro station was also used by OS hence mapped with a trig symbol, unlike nearby Rubha nan Sasan. There are 6 such pillars known: I visited my last 3 this year.

25k Map This one has a trig symbol - its twin doesn't....

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