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TP0680 - Ballageich Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Converted Converted
Flush Bracket :
S3656
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
NS44/8
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0680
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
BARRHEAD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ballageich HillNS44/8NS44S008253153.99650176.130.0002BLOCK01/06/194700
Ballageich HillNS44/8NS44S008253153.99650176.13332.1922PILLAR01/06/1947101/01/1956N1Dest 6/67 Now block

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9753rd with 48 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.22/10 (from 23 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Feb 2004
Was Last found intact: 4th May 2019
Was Last logged: 22nd May 2020

Of the 23 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 6m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 4m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Surface Block
©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail
©jonglew
Surface Block
©jonglew
Vroom
By Aqueously90
S3656 Ballageich Hill Base plate 180107
By agentmancuso

By iainmac
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 22nd May 2020  10:00  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

David Searil


Good condition 4th May 2019  09:59  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 53154 50182   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar here went in June 1967, replaced by a surface block. The block has exact same coords and computing date as the pillar, so assumption could be made that the SB bolt is the upper bolt of the pillar, except that it's a completely different bolt from a that used for pillars. Anyway, it's there, on the surface with the grass encroaching.

Surface Block TP0680©jonglew
Surface Block TP0680©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0680©jonglew


Good condition 14th May 2016  12:04  by Aqueously90

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

Log #341. See ex-pillar log for more details. Great weather. [ExP-244/MiP-31/Rev-2/BM-22/IS-31/Other-11]

Block


Converted 14th May 2016  12:03  by Aqueously90

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

Log #340. Parked at Soame Bridge to the south-west. Road marked as closed, with a massive diversion along Meanrs Rd and the A77. Plenty of traffic though, so I had to be careful as I walked along up the road to the mast, then took an untracked route NW up the hill to the pillar site. There is a grassy track, which I only found at the last minute. Small memorial cairn to be found next to block. Scorching day, and got buzzed by a Lamborghini on the way back. Didn't realise I was so close to the Lochgoyne monument, will need to go back for that at some point. [ExP-244/MiP-31/Rev-2/BM-22/IS-31/Other-10]

Block
Vroom


Good condition 24th May 2015  16:45  by Chalky

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


Converted 23rd May 2015  16:45  by Chalky

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


Good condition 3rd Aug 2010  15:14  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 53158 50171   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

X marks the spot! Some Wag has given the block a white Saltire. Good oversight of the Ginormous Whitelee WindFarm across the East and South with rain-peeping Northern views of Kilpatricks and Campsies beyond lowly Glasgow... I even picked out Blairskaith from a safe distance! ;-)

Ballageich Hill - the Block ..X marks the spot, Mast and Windfarm beyond.


Destroyed 3rd Aug 2010  15:14  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 53158 50171   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

X marks the spot! A bit of a bog-bash after recent rain, taken from due East. More details are logged on the successor Block of same location.

Ballageich Hill Pillar ..with cloud-darkened Campsie horizon.


Good condition 2nd Aug 2009  18:46  by Fester

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

Quick visit on the way homwe from Galloway as it was such a fine evening..


Destroyed 27th Jul 2009  15:00  by descarte1

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

Pillar converted to surface block with surprisingly good views over Glasgow and to the south including Arran. Easy plod across slightly squelchy terrain from layby at NS 5393 5005. Obvious path to the block. View from from the little promontory near the road over the new windfarm quite pleasant!


Good condition 27th Jul 2009  14:00  by descarte1

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

Surface block with surprisingly good views over Glasgow and to the south including Arran. Easy plod across slightly squelchy terrain from layby at NS 5393 5005. Obvious path to the block. View from from the little promontory near the road over the new windfarm quite pleasant!


Converted 6th Jul 2009  00:00  by ZanderH

FB Number: S3656  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10


Converted 6th Jul 2009  00:00  by BeccaKate

FB Number: S3656  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10


Destroyed 14th Feb 2009  12:21  by andyc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 1/10

Celebrated my 500th trig by visiting my first Block. Discovered after yomping across moorland that there is a perfectly good path. Covered in snow but easily cleared away to find large bolt in centre of the block.


Good condition 14th Feb 2009  12:20  by andyc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Celebrated my 500th trig by visiting my first Block. Discovered after yomping across moorland that there is a perfectly good path. Covered in snow but easily cleared away to find large bolt in centre of the block.


Good condition 13th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

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

By path at flat rushy summit. Pillar gone: base converted to Block, with a few pieces of concrete in small summit cairn. Rough tussocky climb from ESE. FB of former pillar was S3656.


Destroyed 13th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

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

By path at flat rushy summit. Pillar gone: base converted to Block, with a few pieces of concrete in small summit cairn. Rough tussocky climb from ESE. FB of former pillar was S3656. If converted, then the same object is on the database twice ...


Not Logged 23rd Feb 2007  17:25  by campagvelocet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

Some lamentable navigation found me on the 320-something lump WSW of the summit before I gathered my wits and found the block and cairn.


Converted 18th Jan 2007  14:57  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NS 53157 50173   FB Number: S3656  Condition: Converted  Score: 5/10

Pillar converted to Block June '67 (OSDB).

S3656 Ballageich Hill Base plate 180107 Ben Lomond in distance.


Destroyed 25th Oct 2006  12:00  by iainmac

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

Now on OS PSD as a block; the bottom of the trig.




Good condition 25th Oct 2006  12:00  by iainmac

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

For photos see pillar


Good condition 30th May 2006  19:10  by coinea

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

Block now uncovered.

Ballageich Block. ACG


Good condition 29th Feb 2004  17:30  by Lazarou

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found under a small cairn

Block is under the cairn



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