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TP6309 - Tan Hill
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County :
Dumfries & Galloway
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Tan HillNX99/17NX99S017282496.13570725.66204.1272PILLAR01/06/1954101/03/1954N0

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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5408th with 38 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.57/10 (from 7 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Aug 2003
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2021

Of the 7 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

CJO CJO Clochandighter Clochandighter Mickandkim Mickandkim jonglew jonglew caroleengel caroleengel Tan Hill Tan Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Non-OS survey rivet
Flush Bracket
Trigpoint & Background Structures
By Stuart Cowan
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 12th Jan 2021  15:46  by jonglew

Gridref: NX 82499 70727   FB Number: S7976  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked just west of quarry (NX 8287 7049). Diagionally across pasture to slightly akward wall at corner of the field, over that for the Tan Hill summit and trig. Pillar sits on a low plinth at W side of a comms compound; majority of the top screed is missing leaving 2 of the spider arm ends exposed. Residue of a mortar plug for the centre tube retained; front and rear sight holes open. Good views W. There's a survey (non-OS) rivet on the pillar's base, unknown purpose, but possibly connected to the comms compound/mast.

Pillar TP6309©jonglew
Spider TP6309©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6309©jonglew
Non-OS survey rivet TP6309©jonglew

Slightly damaged 2nd May 2017  13:34  by CJO

Gridref: NX 82495 70718   FB Number: S7976  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

damaged plastic cap. render absent from spider. Large birds nest half way up adjacent mast

Tan Hill

Slightly damaged 29th Nov 2015  11:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NX 82496 70726   FB Number: S7976  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy access over gate up to forest corner then hit by force ten gale had to wait for lull to climb fence

Slightly damaged 30th May 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NX 82506 70723   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 8th Oct 2008  15:58  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NX 82500 70720   FB Number: S7976  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th February 1954 costing 18.14s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NX99/17 within the block during 1954. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards also in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1989. SITE VISIT: Parked on grass verge by back road to SE. Pillar good but top layer depleting. Spider centre had a smooth brown plaster plug which is broken open. Flush bracket faces 259, west. East and west sight holes open but innards filled with debris. Open views but easterly aspect blocked by wooded strip.

S7976 - Tan Hill pillar & FB

Slightly damaged 3rd Sep 2005  14:15  by Stuart Cowan

FB Number: S7976  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Mobile phone mast and base stations for O2, Vodaphone and Orange have been contructed 2 metres from the pillar. Top has been smashed and the center plug removed.

Flush Bracket - 7976
Smashed Top
Missing Plug
Trigpoint & Background Structures
Tan Hill From Milharay Hill Picture taken from the Trig at Milharay Hill looking towards Tan Hill.

Slightly damaged 23rd Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7976  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

no cap; screed on top surface broken, else sound

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