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TP6766 - Watch House
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Watch HouseHU46/DM/36HU46S036DIS446749.291157633.320.0003OLD TRIG01/06/196100
Watch HouseHU46/DM/36HU46S036DIS446746.881157631.38151.3543PILLAR01/06/1961101/06/1961L0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2017th with 29 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.50/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th Jun 2005
Was Last logged: 3rd Jul 2019

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

All were within 14m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 1m

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10590 - Trig pose!
Watch House - ‘Old Trig’ and half a whisky bottle
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Jul 2019  21:45  by jonglew

Gridref: HU 46748 57637   FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Roadside verge parking (HU 4724 5811). Took a direct line over rough peat hags. On to the Bow Field hill summit after. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; all sight holes open. Extensive views over grass moorland and peat hag.

Pillar TP6766©jonglew
Spider TP6766©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6766©jonglew

Good condition 15th Jun 2019  19:26  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc all metalwork, revisit en route to Bow Field tump

Good condition 11th Jun 2019  13:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Dry and windy.

Good condition 18th May 2015  12:57  by g4wsb

Gridref: HU 46741 57618   FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on road to North Nesting to trig .


Good condition 29th May 2013  06:49  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Metal cap, deep letters (unusually for Shetland). From NW. Fine view of sea and isles.

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Good condition 5th Oct 2012  16:05  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 46748 57632   FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I parked at HU 4741 5785 at the side of the B9075 and walked up to the high point of the road. A gate here gives access to the moorland hill to the SW. I picked my way over the many peat banks and, with a final steep climb to the summit, reached the pillar. FB faces NE; all sightholes appear open; metal cap with deep indented letters. The remnants of what looks like a small whisky bottle in two halves lie nearby - one half rests on a flattish square rock that seems to correspond to the co-ordinates of the 'Old Trig' mentioned in the OS database. The pillar has a great view out towards Whalsay and - directly behind - Out Skerries. A great view over some interesting coastline of the eastern Shetland mainland and also inland.

10590 - Pillar Looking SSE towards Bressay and Noss ©edfielden
10590 - Top ©edfielden
10590 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10590 - Trig pose! Looking NNE towards Lunnasting ©edfielden
10590 - Pillar Looking SSW over Black Water ©edfielden
Watch House - ‘Old Trig’ and half a whisky bottle 3.1m ENE of pillar ©edfielden

Good condition 28th Sep 2011  12:30  by martine41

Gridref: HU 46749 57631   FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Skirted round the north side of Loch of Bellister and approached from the NNW. Good views in all directions due to a rare sunny day. Completed circuit of the loch and back to quarry by the road.

Watch House flush bracket
View N. from Watch House TP to Loch of Bellister, Dury Voe and Lunnasting.

Good condition 14th Sep 2011  08:55  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I approached from the 110 metre contour on the B9075. It was really sunny and South Nesting Bay looked very inviting a mile away. Though, within a few hours it would be pouring with rain once again. I returned back to the road the same way I came.

Good condition 16th May 2006  11:57  by dmwhite

Gridref: HU 46744 57618   FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views along the east coast of Shetland helped by the sunny weather

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Good condition 14th Jun 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 10590  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


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