NY4981 : Trig pillar on Black Rigg

taken 10 years ago, near to Kershopefoot, Cumbria, Great Britain

Trig pillar on Black Rigg
Trig pillar on Black Rigg
This mossy trig pillar was constructed as a key component of the Primary Retriangulation of Britain, 1935-62 LinkExternal link . Subsequent afforestation of Kershope Forest severely reduced visibility from this particular pillar. If it was used subsequent to the original observations, it must have been by use of a temporary tower constructed directly over the pillar. Recent developments in GPS technology haver rendered nearly all these pillars redundant. This one still seems to have some visitors - a number of small coins of the Realm (a good luck offering?) have been left on top of the pillar.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 February, 2008
Triangulation Pillar   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 492 815 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:7.5213N 2:47.8514W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 492 814
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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