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TP2806 - Dolphinston
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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6417th with 67 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.38/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Jul 1992
Was Last logged: 7th Feb 2020

Of the 26 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 27m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Looking south
By rococo1805
Pillar within a square fence
By beckroad
View North
View South
By Aye Jimmy

©stan toon
S7501 - Dolphinston
By Clochandighter
S7501 - Dolphinston
By Clochandighter
See 23 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 7th Feb 2020  16:50  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on the roadside, through three gates and to the trig for the sunset. No problems.

Good condition 28th Dec 2019  13:02  by rococo1805

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very easy to find in a nice fenced off area.

Looking south

Good condition 20th Oct 2019  16:00  by beckroad

Gridref: NT 68200 14800   FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on roadside. Less than a 200m walk via a gate and there it is. Situated within a square fence with gate access. Spider intact, well protected and great views south to Carter Bar. An easy roadside trig bagger.

Pillar within a square fence Looking S to Carter Bar

Good condition 21st May 2019  18:58  by NJM

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A lot of sheep and lambs in the field, some of the lambs were in the reservoir enclosure that the TP sits in, and there was obvious farming activity going on in the farm across the road, so for the first time ever I did this one without Rosie in attendance :-( We'll pass by this (almost) roadside again in the future when there's snow on the ground and the livestock are cosied up in a barn somewhere. Livestock then became the theme of the day, as we had to forego Southdean Law, Faw Hill and Wolfelee Hill and our planned 6 Trig day ended up as just 3.

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Good condition 10th Oct 2018  17:17  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 68173 14802   FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fenced off next to underground reservoir.

Dolphinston The TP and reservoir.
Dolphinston The TP. All sight holes open.
Dolphinston The FB, faces N.
Dolphinston OS cap with deeply indented letters.

Good condition 10th Aug 2018  17:50  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy access & good views despite the heavy showers blowing through. Bonus couple of points for finding an owl pellet on the top! 199th pillar log.

Good condition 9th Dec 2017  12:44  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Intact in a water tank enclosure not far from the road. Visited during a round on the bike out of Oxnam.

Dolphinston ©fasgadh
Dolphinston ©fasgadh

Good condition 7th Dec 2017  15:43  by stan toon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy.....good views

©stan toon

Good condition 18th Nov 2017  12:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 68173 14801   FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy parking and lots of young bulls

Good condition 20th Sep 2017  11:04  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy parking and easy bag.

Dolphinston ©paulxtr

Good condition 21st Jan 2017  16:15  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A thankfully easy trig to round off a day of winter trigging.

Good condition 16th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 68173 14799   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 11th Oct 2015  16:08  by wrose

Gridref: NT 68175 14797   FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

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

S7501 Dolphinston Pillar.
S7501 Dolphinston Flush Bracket.
S7501 Dolphinston Plug.

Good condition 7th Oct 2015  13:25  by Dusty

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 17th May 2015  15:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nobody around on a showery Sunday so a quick hop over the gate. Pillar in a fenced off compound next to a buried tank - very wet in places.


Good condition 30th Jul 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

short walk from gate

Good condition 7th Apr 2009  20:29  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 68169 14796   FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited by moonlight.

Good condition 14th Mar 2009  11:07  by coinea

Gridref: NT 68174 14799   FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 14th Mar 2009  11:06  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 68175 14799   FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: In a field close to public road, some years this field is arable, in 2009 it was used as grazing pasture. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 351, north. North sight hole still plugged, others open. Views include Philip Law, Carter Bar, Shaw Craig, Faw Hill, Rubers Law.

S7501 - Dolphinston pillar & FB
S7501 - Dolphinston & self
S7501 - Dolphinston & view to Philip Law
S7501 - Dolphinston the approach

Good condition 3rd Mar 2009  14:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located in sheep grazing field on opposite side of road to farm buildings.Good views to South.

Good condition 13th Jun 2008  16:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located on opposite side of minor road to farm buildings, close to small reservoir. Area grazed by sheep. Pillar screened from road by narrow belt of trees. Views to south. Some white paint remains, as does plug (large deep indented lettering).

Good condition 16th Jun 2007  13:16  by andyc

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Muddy wet field but no crops today just a selection of friendly beasts.

Good condition 30th Jan 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, pasture at summit by leaking resr

Good condition 26th Jun 2004  11:25  by ipeattie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Closest approach is currently about 100ft due to crops.

Dolphinston - S7501 The pillar.

Good condition 10th Sep 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisited 17/02/2004 to photograph


Good condition 11th Jul 1992  14:03  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7501  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

NT681148, LR80. First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 15th August 1953 costing 13.4s.6d. In 1954 flush bracket S7501 was levelled for height. This marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT72/T26 in the Jedburgh secondary block during 1957 and was last maintained by the OS in September 1986. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS plug with deep font. In arable field close to public road. Views include Philip Law, Carter Bar, Shaw Craig and Faw Hill. Photographed 11th July 1992, GRP.

S7501 - Dolphinston pillar & FB

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