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Brass Plate

Brass Plate

An older-style marker, somewhat reminiscent of US benchmarks. There are 23 listed in T:UK, 2 are loctaed in Wales, the remainder in Scotland.

Cannon

Cannon

There are 4 OSGB36 trig stations that take the form of a cannon buried upright in the ground, they mark the terminations of the Hounslow Heath and Salisbury Plain baselines. 3 of the cannons are easily accessible, with the Salisbury Plain Baseline North marked on T:UK as 'inaccessible'. It is co-located with the Beacon Hill trig pillar [1] and is assumed to be buried.

Cut

A "cut"

A simple scored mark on a pre-existing structure, such as a drain. There are 28 listed on T:UK of which 13 are record Destroyed. Most are located in England, with 3 in Scotland and 1 in Wales. 2 are included in the OS's Passive Network [2]

Pipe

Not much is known about pipes. There are 21 listed on T:UK, all in Scotland.

  • Lewis and Harris (1)
  • Islay (16)
  • Gigha (3)
  • Kintyre Peninsula (1)

There is only 1 possible finding recorded on T:UK, that for Meall Ard on Islay [3]

Other

The TrigpointingUK database contains a few artifacts which are not actual survey marks, but which are interesting nonetheless. And some genuine OS trigpoints do not fit into any of the standard categories. Some interesting examples include TP7314, TP7637