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TP6947 - William Law
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
William LawNT72/T111NT72T111347918.20639798.65400.8603PILLAR01/06/1957101/03/1956N0

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There are 17 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1197th with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.81/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 1990
Was Last logged: 26th Feb 2020

Of the 16 logged visits,
3 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 7m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 4m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

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By Nick&Rosie
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By Nick&Rosie
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By Nick&Rosie
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By Nick&Rosie
S7478 - William Law
By Clochandighter
By iainmac
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 26th Feb 2020  12:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the Tilhill forestry car park like i did yesterday for Buckholm Hill (but the need for food over took the need to walk to this trig). Over the road and through the gate and started up the hill. The first field has been churned up by the cattle, so not much fun. The moorland offered light relief but the snow was hard going. There was cattle all across the moorland but they were placid and not to curious. The fences were electrified but not to much juice running through them :o). From the first field the gates are at NT4916539495 and NT4847239518

Good condition 21st Sep 2019  13:06  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

My 100th 'New' Trig Point in 2019. Parked at Tilhill Car Park as we did earlier this month to do Buckholm Hill. A bit trickier to get to than anticipated, due to the amount of electric fences to be negotiated. All 3 of us got a zap each! Once at the summit however the views are impressive, as is the Bell Cairn. Absolutely glorious day.

View North
View East With Rosie & Watson
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Good condition 12th Jan 2019  12:15  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Straightforward ascent from forestry CP to ESE, other than fierce headwind. Down and up to Buckholm Hill.

Not Logged 31st Dec 2018  21:22  by Felthamboy

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

Good condition 28th Aug 2016  15:08  by Moira293

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in the Tilhill Forestry Ladhopemuir car park and entered field at opposite side of road. Took a wee bit of trial and error til we found our way - luckily we picked a friendly herd of cattle to walk past! It was quite a slog through sodden long grass, bracken and heather but well worth it for the views from the trig. The last of our Gala trigs bagged and I reckon we left the best til last! We took a more direct route back to the road, avoiding the long grass and bracken (and a further few herds of cattle!)

William Law Trig with Eildon Hills in background
Moi posing at the Trig!

Good condition 12th Jul 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 47919 39795   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 30th May 2015  07:45  by Borderer

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bit of a slog from the lay-by for the footpath to Dobies grave but worth it for the view. Now off to Asda. Last Gala trig.


Good condition 30th Mar 2015  17:09  by Chalky

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Nov 2013  12:41  by Sandman

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

Too many curious cows

Bell's Cairn©Sandman

Good condition 7th Nov 2009  11:28  by coinea

Gridref: NT 47917 39792   FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S7478 William Law.

Good condition 7th Nov 2009  11:25  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 47919 39794   FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Third visit. Parked in wide entrance at NT496393. From there, walked cross country, gates provided in boundary walls. All much the same as last time apart from even more wind turbines to the north. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 234 SW. Three sight holes open, NE sight still plugged. Pillar bolt visible. Panorama includes Smailholm, Black Hill (NT72), Cheviot, Peniel Heugh, Eildon Mid Hill, Buckholm Hill, Rubers Law, Minto Hill, Gorgum, Meigle Hill, Three Brethern, Minch Moor, Dunrig, Hundleshope Heights, Windlestraw Law, Mount Main, Nether Shiels, Carsinker Law, Hartside Hill, Sell Moor, Constable Hill, Dirrington Great Law. Revisited and photographed 7/11/2009, GRP.

S7478 - William Law pillar & FB
S7478 - William Law & GRP
S7478 - William Law pillar bolt, through the sight hole

Good condition 24th Jul 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, incongruous red perspex meml plaque affixed, Jason, 2002. Big L-shaped shelter cairn, compact grassy summit, fine view. Also Ushers Cairn 1998 c.490394; cattle with bull, docile.

Good condition 27th Jan 2006  16:29  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely hill with a big cairn. Pillar is in very good condition and intact, save for the decaying memorial plaque on one side. There is one slight access niggle. If you are not reasonably long legged and have a cool temperment, beware the SW ridge. There is an electric fence on it, that can be crossed on the ridge line care of two slippy stones. As I said, you need a cool head. You will provide entertainment for the very quiet herd of Galloways on the summit grazings. Fun watching the body language when you get close enough for them to realise that they dont know you.

Good condition 17th Sep 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plaque on it dated 2002.


Good condition 4th Mar 1996  00:04  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar completed 1st May 1953 as a tertiary station in SecBlock NT72, Jedburgh. Pillar in very good condition. Spider retains original OS plug with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest. A large cairn dominates the summit of William Law which is nearly three miles north of the principle Scottish Borders town of Galashiels. Open grazing hill, no access problems. Revisited and photographed 4th March 1996, GRP.

S7478 - William Law Trig pillar, cairn and flush bracket.

Good condition 28th Apr 1990  14:39  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7478  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st May 1953 costing 24.11s.9d. Flush bracket S7478 levelled for height in 1956. Marker computed horizontally as tertiary triangulation station NT72/T111 in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in June 1977. . GRP: Trig 4 of 7 for the day on a circuituous walk from Stow to Galashiels which was to be the first of many Borders walks in the 1990s. No photos taken.

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