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TP0061 - Gartocharn
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Strathclyde Region
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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15116th with 67 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.70/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Mar 2004
Was Last logged: 2nd Jun 2017

Of the 10 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 6m
The average error was 3m
The closest was 1m

Duncryne Duncryne SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy agentmancuso agentmancuso descarte1 descarte1 jonglew jonglew Gartocharn Gartocharn [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Surface Block.

Surface Block
The Bolt
OS Sketch
Surface Block

By Cootking
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 2nd Jun 2017  17:20  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 44273 86980   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking on grass verge at Old School Road 120m W. Easy find in unkempt verge as pipe nails in both fence post are extant, used the left-hand one to measure from. Cleared away encroaching soil/vegetation etc and left it uncovered, repacing the mug and beer can to aid location. Bolt was measured at 3/4" diameter.

Surface Block TP0061©jonglew
Surface Block TP0061©jonglew
The Bolt TP0061©jonglew
One of the Pipe Nails TP0061©jonglew
OS Sketch TP0061©jonglew

Good condition 15th Apr 2017  12:18  by Cootking

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

Easy (ish) find, although there are a few holes to be prodded. Crisp packet and paper cup still there so replaced and added a red/blue lager can and white china mug from the debris lying around.

The crisp packet!

Good condition 9th Apr 2016  06:32  by peregrinus

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

1" bolt in rough block, 2.8m from nearest pole of Reduce Speed sign, midway between pipenailed posts, 3.5m from road edge. Buried 4" down in soft mossy turf but quickly found, crisp packet still in place over bolt, which I backed up with a couple of paper cups, hole left open

Good condition 19th Jun 2011  15:10  by andyc

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

I was going to ask why it is that Surface Blocks in Scotland always seem to have crisp packets in them. Seems I know the answer now. Still Pickled Onion flavour. Left for posterity.

Good condition 22nd Jul 2010  14:20  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 44275 86972   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pickled Onion crisps... cheers Descarte! Sat upon a rough, natural stone outcrop ...more of a Surface Rock than a Surface Block. :-)

Gartocharn ..on a Sunny Afternoon. :-)

Good condition 12th Jul 2010  11:21  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 44273 86977   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Wards farm entrance which is big enough to temporarily accomodate a car, in my opinion....walk up the reduce speed sign, look left and step backwards until you're standing between the two fence posts with nails in them then step left three paces. It's about there. Found it easily as exposed although peculiarly had a Walkers crisp packet stuffed in the hole! I've left the packet there in case anyone needs help!

Gartocharn Surface Block Environs Gartocharn Surface Block Environs. Crisp packet is at the bottom marking the spot.

Good condition 20th May 2008  18:10  by mitsiman

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

Not easy, but Iainmacs photo helps (as always !!). The trees certainly have grown in the 4 years since he was there mind ! This block would have been right on the side of the road (as is normal) before they moved the road that is...

Good condition 3rd Dec 2006  14:57  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NS 44273 86975   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Sketch is out of date. Make for Reduce Speed Now sign, then fence pin marked on sketch. Measurable from there.

Good condition 15th Jul 2004  08:40  by fasgadh

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

Not easy to find.. sketch a bit vague.. Granite block well buried

Good condition 31st Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

Block looks rough rather than usual smooth one.

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