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TP6764 - Watch Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S6582
OSGB36 Station :
NY45/T70
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6764
County :
Dumfries & Galloway
Nearest town :
ANNAN

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Watch HillNY45/T70NY45T070320297.35566203.0535.9813PILLAR01/06/1953101/06/1974N0

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There are 37 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9851st with 60 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.19/10 (from 52 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Apr 2003
Was Last found intact: 9th Mar 2024
Was Last logged: 11th Apr 2024

Of the 52 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 97m
The average error was 24m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 11th Apr 2024  16:30  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Very muddy field due to the amount of rain recently. The incumbent sheep looked brassed off with the conditions .At least I had wellies on. Came here after a visit to the informative Devil's Porridge Museum


Not Logged 2nd Apr 2024  08:45  by dharris

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


Good condition 9th Mar 2024  17:30  by Jonny Dee

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

In the middle of a sheep field. Visited after Annan Athletic 2 v Queen of the South 1


Good condition 28th Jan 2024  13:30  by rupertal

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

No cattle in the field. Straightforward from gate.


Good condition 15th Dec 2023  23:02  by Moacky

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nocturnal visit. Not aware of any stock in field. Over gate by houses. Used head torch to help illuminate pillar for photo.

©Moacky


Not Logged 10th Nov 2023  20:47  by Katrinaandrea89

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


Good condition 10th Oct 2023  14:35  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just up the road from the Tescos. Pillar is visible from the road by the houses & is a couple of hundred yards across the field. Reasonable views along the estuary.


Good condition 7th Oct 2023  20:25  by Crusader8019

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Watch 4 the bull. Crusader was on his toes here ha. Turn in b4 tesco parked at houses in field opposite.

©Crusader8019


Good condition 25th Aug 2023  09:18  by jerryhatrick

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Camped near Gretna overnight on way back from Scotland so bagged this pillar when nipped into tesco to pick up lunch. Easily found up Wacthall Rd, scaled field gate. Was a very quick visit as the nearby cattle took an interest in me and chased me back over the gate. Quick look showed pillar in decent nick but big crack in one side. Original cap though. Bit of a view of the Solway Firth but didn't get time to admire it!


Good condition 7th Jun 2023  19:20  by Triggers

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

From tescos as described previously


Good condition 2nd Feb 2023  11:01  by Oldhortus

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

Tesco car park came in handy to bag this trig! Easy walk up the lane and over the gate


Good condition 1st Feb 2023  15:48  by dmwhite

Gridref: NY 20295 66200   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

crack running round about 300mm from base


Good condition 8th Jan 2023  15:13  by beckroad

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Spider plug intact. Pillar located on northside of hedge.


Good condition 15th Apr 2022  12:05  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Over gate then waled among ewes and lambs to trig.


Good condition 10th Apr 2022  15:45  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked at Tescos. About as unexciting as trigging can get.


Good condition 6th Feb 2022  10:29  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in Tesco's. Walked a bit further down the road out of view of the houses and then over the gate and on to the trig. Due to the torrential rain i came back over the gate next to the houses, didn't think anybody would be out and about in it.


Good condition 3rd Dec 2021  15:16  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well well... I hadn't even realised this was a re-visit and that I came here with Jamie in May of 2006. Quick cramp across a very soggy field 350m from the new Tesco's

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


Good condition 23rd Jul 2021  10:40  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Tesco. Walked up road and checked out route from gate to trig. Field full of cattle and didn't fancy climbing gate in full view of houses. Headed further South and found the second field entrance. Walked around edge of field and then nipped over fence to hug the trig. No cattle bothered in the manoeuvre.

Watch Hill selfie ©thejackrustles
Watch Hill collage


Good condition 2nd Apr 2021  14:56  by Pritch227

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

parked at tescos and walked along the lane,no bull today.

©Pritch227


Unreachable but visible 2nd Apr 2021  14:56  by WuzzerL

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

©WuzzerL
©WuzzerL


Good condition 17th Oct 2020  10:08  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 20298 66207   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in field entrance to SE (NY 2042 6613). Pillar retains original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP6764©jonglew
Spider TP6764©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6764©jonglew


Not Logged 13th Nov 2019  10:20  by Paula McLachlan

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

Bull in muddy field, first of three trigs bagged this day


Good condition 18th May 2019  16:10  by Nekyram

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in lane just up from Tesco. Walked the field edge to trig, that could be seen from road. Took photo , didnít hang about, we noticed a bull further down the field!


Not Logged 12th Sep 2018  07:33  by [email protected]

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


Good condition 23rd Mar 2018  11:30  by painterman61

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisit only this time close up no charging bulls trig in vgc with original plug good view out across solway raining cold.


Good condition 23rd Mar 2018  10:42  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited with P61 on way up to Newton Stuart.

Approach
Trig


Good condition 29th May 2017  13:18  by g4wsb

Gridref: NY 20295 66205   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy parking below wide gate entrance short walk up.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 23rd Oct 2016  15:39  by painterman61

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find but was very lucky on this one as i approached a large bull appeared from nowhere quick photo and run for it!

Wooly Bully ©painterman61


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  14:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked through the town from Galabank; the field is just a few hundred yards from Tesco's carpark. Pillar has cap in place with deep lettering, and one sight-hole open. Then return to Galabank to see Annan Athletic 1-2 Stranraer. Another artificial pitch; they're spreading.


Good condition 29th Mar 2016  10:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Close to the town Tesco at the edge of a wet field no lambs or irate mothers to negotiate. Unremarkable location.

©Borderer


Good condition 21st Dec 2015  09:37  by descarte1

Gridref: NY 20298 66203   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar on a very wet field margin. FB faces north-ish, south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Open views south but nothing inspiring. Views north to Annan (and mostly Tesco).


Good condition 23rd Oct 2015  09:25  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from Tesco's car park. Good views south


Good condition 29th Aug 2015  09:44  by plet56

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


Good condition 20th Sep 2014  08:51  by wrose

Gridref: NY 20296 66204   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add to previous visit reports other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S6582 Watch Hill Pillar.
S6582 Watch Hill Flush Bracket.
S6582 Watch Hill Plug.


Good condition 26th May 2014  17:18  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 20200 66200   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in Tesco's easy walk up lane through fieldgate to trig point.


Good condition 28th Sep 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 20298 66202   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Aug 2012  10:00  by CJO

Gridref: NY 20297 66202   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The views across Tesco were sunny on this occasion, although much better to the south over the Solway.

S6582 View of spider and across Solway


Good condition 16th Mar 2012  13:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 20297 66203   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Raining and misty views of Tesco


Good condition 26th Jul 2011  13:50  by jlc

Gridref: 54 59041 00314   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

good views of the solway,through the hedge


Good condition 25th Oct 2010  15:35  by Marramintar

Gridref: NY 20200 66200   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig located in a hedge, views ok, brass center present

Watch Hill Watch Hill Center


Good condition 7th May 2010  00:00  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 20200 66200   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

buildings getting closer

FB S6582 ©Border Peat


Good condition 28th Sep 2009  13:35  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

WATCH HILL FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO
WATCH HILL TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO


Good condition 1st Sep 2009  15:08  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NY 20297 66206   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap intact and in good nick with only South sight open. On the North side of barbed and hawthorny field edge.. deceptively soggy ground thro the field where a rather large erection is being built due North.

Watch Hill ..on a soggy afternoon.


Good condition 22nd Oct 2008  14:33  by clochandighter

Gridref: NY 20298 66197   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th August 1951 costing £10.17s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY45/T70 during 1953. Levelld for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1974. Last maintained by the OS in June 1977. SITE VISIT: Not far from road so parked across field gates opposite with car in sight through hedge. Pillar in good condition, edge of grazing field, NNW side of mapped fence. Spider centre retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW across field, compass measurement 345į. Vented through southerly sight hole. Field water logged and muddy. Views across Solway to Cumbria and Lake District.

S6582 - Watch Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 19th Jun 2008  22:00  by rhayader_wanderer

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

field gate only option for parking on closest road but plenty in village about 2 mins walk extra


Good condition 3rd Jul 2007  18:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In line of trees between two fields.Parked in entrance to South field then two miniute stroll to trig.


Good condition 14th May 2006  08:05  by vegibagger

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

with Jamie and a field of sheep


Good condition 17th Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

S6582
S6582
S6582


Good condition 15th Mar 2004  16:35  by fasgadh

Gridref: 20 30560 62110   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

In a grown out hedge outside Annan. Good condition, quite unremarkable.

Watch Hill ©fasgadh


Slightly damaged 23rd Aug 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

metal cap deep letters; slight crack at FB level


Good condition 1st Jul 2003  14:00  by lepustimidus

Gridref: NY 20267 66193   FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Traditional trig. Top intact. Access to hedged field by gate opp.Watch Hall.


Good condition 30th Apr 2003  12:35  by Isosceles

FB Number: S6582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In field along a line of trees and visible from road

©Isosceles



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