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TP4665 - Markstone Moss
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Orkney Isles
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Markstone MossHY52/20HY52S020345676.231005911.59101.2302PILLAR01/06/1961101/06/1977N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7363rd with 122 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.29/10 (from 24 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Jul 2004
Was Last found intact: 23rd May 2022
Was Last logged: 17th Aug 2022

Of the 24 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 13m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 1m

Nether Button Mast Nether Button Mast SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy Teasel Teasel NormanW NormanW RichardM RichardM descarte1 descarte1 BigJ BigJ g4wsb g4wsb jonglew jonglew Markstone Moss Markstone Moss [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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By asbown
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Logged Visits:

Damaged 17th Aug 2022  15:52  by vegibagger

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Up from SE at back of grassy field Fence in front of FB

Trig ©vegibagger
FB ©vegibagger
Top 'face' ©vegibagger

Damaged 15th Aug 2022  10:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

A walk over wet grass field from near reservoir.

Damaged 5th Aug 2022  18:57  by RichardM

Gridref: HY 45677 05912   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Trapped between BWF's. Appears to have been up-rooted with foundation block exposed but not moved, now slightly leaning.

Damaged 5th Aug 2022  17:57  by DeniseMc

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

Leaning trig with exposed foundations as if moved but GR is correct. Parking immediately to n of reservoir. Fb faces south. Ie in adjacent field over two bw fences. Trig is between bw fences in grassy fields at fence junction.

Damaged 30th Jul 2022  17:07  by NormanW

Gridref: HY 45677 05903   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

From parking at the covered reservoir.

Damaged 27th Jul 2022  15:59  by jonglew

Gridref: HY 45680 05915   FB Number: 10584  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked off the road at covered reservoir to NW (HY 4545 0607). Straight across the field. Pillar looks as though it's been moved, but GR is good so maybe not. All the foundations are exposed and it's leaning, so damaged. Sits between b/w stock fencing so a little awkward to get shots all round. Pillar retains original centre cap, raised lettering; rear sight hole open, LHD plug deteriorating.

Pillar TP4665©jonglew
Spider TP4665©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4665©jonglew

Good condition 23rd May 2022  20:00  by Duncan68

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked just off rd walked up between two fences


Good condition 29th Jan 2022  14:25  by SarahDR

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

Good condition 13th Mar 2021  15:24  by nicola_1410

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

Good condition 20th Jun 2019  09:41  by asbown

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asked and given permission to drive up, we declined that offer.

Good condition 20th Jun 2019  09:41  by The reluctant trigger

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

Good condition 13th May 2018  16:15  by beckroad

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on roadside layby and a quick yomp over boggy grazing land. This trig is located at the corner of a fence. Base is exposed.

Good condition 10th May 2018  17:32  by BigJ

Gridref: HY 45675 05914   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at water tank. Quick dash acrosss cow-less field. Trig well protected by barbed wire fences.

Good condition 24th Sep 2016  14:45  by thejackrustles

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mr TJR called this one Catnip hill due to a nearby hill's name! We parked at the water plant and went through the gate into the field. Cows in next field not impressed by humans or dogs and got a bit excited, so Mr TJR kept Charlie at a distance whilst I walked slowly towards the trig. FB facing towards cows and required a jump over the barbed wire fence, so Mr TJR was called in whilst I retreated with wee Charlie.

Markstone Moss collage

Good condition 19th Jul 2015  15:40  by descarte1

Gridref: HY 45676 05913   FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approached up the path between the two field fences. Good condition pillar. Insipid location. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering.

Good condition 24th May 2014  16:51  by sky high boys

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Toured Neolithic Orkney today. Orkneyinga Saga, Maes Howe, Ring of Ness, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and the Broch of Gurness. Not to mention seals and an otter. Great day :) Quick trig before heading back to my room with a couple of bottles of Dark Island to watch the Champions League final.

Good condition 16th Jul 2013  12:25  by The Peak Plodders

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

Overgrown path up to trigpoint. partners Oystercatchers calling abms wind blowing, it's Orkney!

Good condition 15th Jul 2013  12:28  by Teasel

Gridref: HY 45668 05911   FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Scrotty walk between two barbed wire fences. FB the wrong side of the pillar.

David by the pillar ©Teasel

Good condition 1st Jun 2012  22:17  by g4wsb

Gridref: HY 45677 05913   FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 18th Aug 2011  15:16  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited whilst trekking my way through Orkney to get the Shetland ferry. I approached between the two fences but then ended up climbing over the top of the trig into the field anyway.

Good condition 16th Jun 2011  17:14  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: HY 45677 05899   FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Only North sight open with raised lettered cap, white washing has nearly worn off and the plinth exposed by about a foot. Quite a boggy trot up directly from main road between barbed sheep fences - one might have been electrified.

Markstone Moss ..boggy trot.

Good condition 27th May 2010  14:55  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed lettering (under the bird droppings). On field boundary sandwiched between fences. Before heading to Deerness I spend a couple of hours in Kirkwall picking up a week of OrkneyFerry tickets and looking for boatman info.

Trig, looking NW to Wideford Hill ©peregrinus
Trig, looking SW to stormy Hoy ©peregrinus

Not Logged 15th Sep 2004  12:00  by Jonathan Russell

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Arable land, with views moderated by shallowness of surrounding slope.

Good condition 4th Jul 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 10584  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


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