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TP3103 - Falside Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3015
OSGB36 Station :
NT48/9
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3103
County :
Lothian Region
Nearest town :
TRANENT

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Falside HillNT48/9NT48S009338182.55671356.15144.7312PILLAR01/06/1943101/03/1960N0

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6414th with 112 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.42/10 (from 57 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jul 1984
Was Last found intact: 27th May 2022
Was Last logged: 5th Aug 2022

Of the 57 logged visits,
18 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 100m
The average error was 9m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©Duncan68

©Duncan68

©Duncan68
View North
By NJM
Falside Hill
By fergie

By fergie

©WuzzerL
S3015 - Falside Hill
By Clochandighter
S3015
By iainmac
See 29 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 5th Aug 2022  08:20  by John DCC

Gridref: NT 38185 71361   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 27th May 2022  15:06  by Sealf4

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy roadside trig. Top around spider damaged plus pink graffiti. Amazing views to the Firth of Forth and the Lomonds but views in other directions marred by pylons (obscuring Berwick Law) the proximity of masts. One for a clear day


Slightly damaged 9th May 2022  17:00  by Duncan68

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Top is damaged and has graffiti

©Duncan68
©Duncan68
©Duncan68


Slightly damaged 18th Apr 2022  15:52  by NJM

Gridref: NT 38178 71357   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Scruffy, messy and graffitied. Something of a disappointment, as the views N are superb.

View North Storm's OS Pillar #381


Damaged 5th Nov 2021  15:50  by fergie

Gridref: NT 38183 71355   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar near Falside Castle Bit of damage to the spider

Falside Hill
S3015


Damaged 18th Aug 2021  11:08  by Oldhortus

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

What a view across the Firth of Forth. This trig has to be saved for a clear sunny day


Damaged 20th Jun 2021  13:20  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy roadside find. Trig has quite a lot of damage to the top. Good views from here.


Slightly damaged 22nd Nov 2020  13:18  by rococo1805

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Drove up the road and decided to reverse into the mast entrance saying "it's round here somewhere" to which the response was "it's there".


Damaged 14th Aug 2020  11:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Revisit but forgot to log last time.


Good condition 9th Jun 2020  21:00  by Emily

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


Damaged 15th Feb 2020  09:53  by nozzer

Gridref: NT 38183 71354   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 1st Nov 2019  13:16  by MumofGeorge

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

My first one I've logged!

©MumofGeorge


Damaged 25th Aug 2019  10:17  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

My IST Scottish trig, top missing large chunks out of it and spider exposed ready for someone to dig out so sad!

©WuzzerL


Damaged 25th Aug 2019  10:17  by Pritch227

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

my first Scottish pillar!!!!!!

©Pritch227


Slightly damaged 4th Aug 2019  13:00  by weekender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 9th Jun 2019  14:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice views over the Firth.


Good condition 28th Jan 2019  19:30  by grannymermaid

Gridref: NT 38183 71356   FB Number: 3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A lot of litter lying around, otherwise aaccessible or drive by. good views across Firth of Forth


Good condition 4th Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 38184 71352   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 29th Jul 2017  17:15  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Top looks a bit sad from the vandalism but apart from that its in reasonable nick. Reasonable views along the coast


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2017  13:10  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NT 38187 71356   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Log #395. Roadside bag, next to mast compound. Attempt at spider removal, structurally OK though. Fancy castle to SW, good views over East Lothian. [ExP-270/MiP-34/Rev-6/BM-25/IS-42/Other-18]

FB
Pillar
Damage to top.


Damaged 12th Jan 2017  16:22  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: NT 38183 71352   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Spider still there just, no cap/plug, one sight hole open, good view.

Falside Hill Pillar
Falside Hill Flush bracket
Falside Hill Top


Damaged 21st Dec 2016  13:42  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 38180 71358   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar atop Falside Hill. Parking right next to it, so probably not surprising....A serious spider removal attempt has occured, but the spider itself is still in reasonable condition despite some gouges. Good views from the pillar, especially north. FB faces south-west-ish with sw-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing.


Slightly damaged 20th Dec 2016  11:41  by stan toon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

High score for views....someone has had a good go at removing the spider since the last visit...see photo

©stan toon


Good condition 1st May 2015  19:57  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pock-marked top with a curiously metal rivet banded flushbracket. Maybe spot the Power Station rivet from here with a strong enough telescope. ;-)

Falside Hill ..cracking view of Cockenzie Power Station.


Good condition 12th Apr 2015  15:09  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 38184 71358   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Well worth it for the view. With CJ.


Good condition 31st Mar 2015  17:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great views to the north and east over the Forth. Can almost touch this pillar from your car as it is next to the road.

Snow shower in the distance over Cockenzie PS. ©Borderer


Good condition 5th Sep 2014  15:00  by crhorn

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


Good condition 22nd Apr 2014  12:21  by swampysean

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2014  12:21  by craftinessa

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


Good condition 9th Oct 2013  12:25  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up to photograph the mast and enjoy the clear air. A good viewpoint.

Falside Hill ©fasgadh


Good condition 23rd Sep 2013  12:06  by coinea

Gridref: NT 38183 71354   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy parking beside mast.


Slightly damaged 3rd Mar 2013  08:42  by CJO

Gridref: NT 38181 71354   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar has had a few knocks, but is in pretty fair condition. there appears to be a repair to the flush bracket.

S3015


Good condition 1st Mar 2013  22:44  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Jan 2013  12:59  by slateloose

Gridref: NT 38100 71300   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great Views,drove up past Castle to the west of Trig this road is not the very good, the road down the east is better.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2012  14:18  by jrcking

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

on a bike ride, having dropped EUCC on the hill...


Good condition 22nd May 2012  17:17  by KevP

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove past road close sign at Crookston. Roadworks just by trig so jumped out to take a look whilst my wife turned the car round. One of the workers asked me what the trig was so naturally I explained.


Good condition 10th Nov 2010  12:48  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th May 2010  00:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 38183 71356   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drive by trig


Good condition 3rd Apr 2010  18:41  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 38175 71345   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Last of 10 for the day, after a very decent fish supper in Tranent. Strange metal strip still bolted to FB.

Falside Hill
Metal strip what\'s it for?


Good condition 31st Jan 2010  13:35  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

East Lothian. It was a bright cold day and there were good views of the Firth of Forth. Plug missing.


Good condition 15th Nov 2009  13:30  by countrymatters

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bit of a cluttered location, but an easy drive-by trig, with adjacent parking.


Good condition 12th May 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

good view S3015©Border Peat


Good condition 4th Mar 2009  09:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy roadside trig.Excellent view over Firth of Forth and Pentlands.


Good condition 5th May 2008  17:00  by Sandman

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


Good condition 1st Nov 2006  02:50  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3157  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to find and you can park your car a side of pillar. Donít know what the carbon steel plate on flush bracket is for. Visited it on way back from Berwick Law.

Falside Hill Pillar and flush bracket.


Good condition 14th Apr 2006  12:52  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 38188 71353   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Comments & photos to follow. Still no sign of NPFBs G13 & G15.


Good condition 18th Jun 2005  15:58  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Area a bit cleaner on this visit. Pillar still in same condition, minus plug. A lot of spraying going on near by, but not at the farm ringed by a high electric fence - thats the way to beat the vermin problems of urban fringe farming.

Falside Hill Metal
Falside Hill Spraying in background.


Good condition 20th Feb 2005  19:00  by andyc

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited in Dark.


Good condition 27th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, FB modified - metal strip attached


Good condition 27th Dec 2004  10:11  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visited in 1984, and noted that the FB number is next in sequence after my home pillar, Blackford Hill. Re-visited by GRP, 30th November 2002. Falside Hill is one mile southeast of the East Lothian village of Wallyford, approximately 7 miles east of Edinburgh city centre. The pillar is at the side of an unclassified road at the end of a farm track. There are no access restrictions. If approaching on foot from Wallyford, a right of way climbs from NT369717. A parallel path further northeast which lead straight to the trig point is now severed by the A1 dual carriageway. The spider cap is gone (open) but the pillar is otherwise in very good condition. The flush bracket is on the southwest side of the pillar. Latest visit 27/12/2004, in company of Rob Woodall, trig all well as found previously.

S3015 - Falside Hill Montage 30/11/2002.


Good condition 5th May 2004  15:37  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

A nice spot...if it wasn't spoiled by a power station, radio mast, hundreds of massive pylons and the fact that the area is used as a tip by the local neds.

©sky high boys


Good condition 20th Apr 2004  12:25  by ipeattie

Gridref: NT 38185 71351   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Goods views out over the Forth, but a grotty location. Easy to find - just head for the transmission mast.

Falside Hill - S3015 The pillar.
Falside Hill - S3015 Not the nicest of locations.
Falside Hill - S3015 The flush bracket.


Good condition 14th Mar 2004  11:10  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 38184 71359   FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

On a minor road with good views over the rich grainlands of East Lothian. Unfortunately the lane is a dump used by the local scummers, so the pillar was in a location resembling a municipal tip. A wild breezy day. Plug missing, and a strange metal strip bolted to the plate. Some graffiti of course.

Falside Hill View towards Cockenzie Power Station. The sign refers to the severing of Whinney Loan, a path to Wallyford, cut by the new A1.
Falside Hill Open top. Probably swapped for an old sofa.


Good condition 14th Feb 2004  13:15  by Isosceles

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©Isosceles


Good condition 7th Sep 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisited 14/01/2004 to photograph

S3015
S3015


Good condition 4th Feb 1995  14:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant roadside trig with fine views N; pity about the clutter.


Good condition 15th Jul 1984  14:15  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3015  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number, numerically next after Blackford Hill. The pillar was completed 24th January 1943 costing £5.15s.3d. Later in 1943 this marker was computed for triangulation as secondary station NT48/9 in the Edinburgh block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1960. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in May 1970.



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