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TP5795 - Saltcot Hills
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Saltcot HillsNY29/T30NY29T030305342.86565160.6610.4393PILLAR01/06/1959101/06/1974N0

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There are 21 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3571st with 43 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.94/10 (from 17 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Dec 1999
Was Last logged: 25th Nov 2018

Of the 17 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 2m
2 were exact

wrose wrose pjr pjr Mickandkim Mickandkim Clochandighter Clochandighter coinea coinea Border Peat Border Peat caroleengel caroleengel CJO CJO Saltcot Hills Saltcot Hills [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 25th Nov 2018  12:55  by coinea

Gridref: NY 05345 65159   FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Access track from Eastpark very waterlogged today. Lots of geese flying in distance but no birds to be seen anywhere near pillar.

10256 Saltcot Hills

Good condition 23rd Nov 2018  09:25  by vegibagger

FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A tall pillar with lots of concrete base revealed. Big open Solway Firth skies. Very tranquil and magnificent. Good condition big raised letters plug still in place.

Site ©vegibagger
Trig ©vegibagger
Top 'face' ©vegibagger
Cap ©vegibagger
Lichen side ©vegibagger

Good condition 9th Oct 2018  15:00  by SianC

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

Viewed from WWT saltcot hide, surrounded by thousands of barnacle geese

Good condition 15th Jul 2017  14:02  by CJO

Gridref: NY 05346 65162   FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

revisit. exposed foundations otherwise all intact.

Saltcot Hills

Good condition 16th Oct 2015  15:00  by pjr

Gridref: NY 05342 65161   FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Route from wwcentre across field.Pillar base well exposed .Barnacle geese by the thousand ,nice cafe at centre good day out.

Good condition 29th Dec 2014  13:40  by paulxtr

FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached from Eastpark. Thankfully, the track was frozen solid. Parts of it looked likely to be a quagmire in normal conditions.

Saltcot Hills ©paulxtr

Good condition 24th Sep 2014  11:33  by wrose

Gridref: NY 05338 65154   FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add to previous visit reports other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

10256 Slatcot Hills Pillar.
10256 Slatcot Hills Flush Bracket.
10256 Slatcot Hills Plug.

Good condition 20th Sep 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 05347 65160   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unreachable but visible 18th Feb 2014  13:47  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: 10256  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 8/10

Viewed from Saltcot Merse Observatory at the WWF Centre. FB faces the hide. The birder in me stopped me from visiting the trig as it was high tide and all the birds had been pushed on to the salt marsh towards the hide and pillar.

Saltcot Hills Proud on its plinth, view from the Saltcot Merse Observatory©lonesome_cowboy_burt

Good condition 2nd Mar 2013  15:06  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 05346 65161   FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked down from carpark,plenty of geese 10256©Border Peat

Good condition 16th Mar 2012  15:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 05343 65161   FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Raining Muddy lane Parked at centre No views

Good condition 22nd Oct 2008  11:50  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 05343 65161   FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th August 1958 costing 39.10s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY29/T30 during 1959. Levelled fro height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1974. Last maintained by te OS in August 1966. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition, but surrounding ground has eroded by over one metre. Spider retains OS centre cap. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 90. North sight hole open, others plugged.

10256 - Saltcot Hills pillar & FB

Good condition 22nd Aug 2008  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Best take wellies and probably best visited not in winter. I disturbed an osprey near the trig - oops.


Slightly damaged 30th Mar 2008  10:11  by stonestreaker

FB Number: 10256  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

very worn away underneath

Good condition 17th Sep 2003  17:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: 10256  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 23rd Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: _10256  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; metal cap, wide raised letters; on 1m conc column poss exposed by cattle, but appears level; just inside WWT reserve

Good condition 28th Dec 1999  12:00  by CJO

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

Restrospective log: visit to reserve with dad to escape the christmas festivities, remember the foundations as being very exposed, but no further information available

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