J2482 : Lyles Hill Triangulation Pillar

taken 5 years ago, near to Templepatrick, Northern Ireland

Lyles Hill Triangulation Pillar
Lyles Hill Triangulation Pillar
Trig pillar located on top of Lyles Hill, about 3 miles from Templepatrick in County Antrim. The pillar is easily accessed via a concrete track from Lylehill Road through fields to the summit of the hill. Fantastic views in all directions - this is the view east towards Carnmoney. The hill itself is an important neolithic site.
See also J2482 : Flush Bracket, Lyles Hill Triangulation Pillar and J2482 : Spider, Lyles Hill Triangulation Pillar.
OSNI Triangulation Stations
The re-triangulation of Northern Ireland by the Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland began in 1950. This was the first complete survey of Northern Ireland which included observations with the new primary triangulation of the country, its connection with the Republic of Ireland and the cross-channel connection between Ireland and Great Britain. This began by OSNI establishing a series of triangulation stations throughout the country. Almost all of these stations were topped by trig pillars and 80, mainly primary and secondary pillars, had been constructed by October 1949. Measurements between primary stations began in 1950 and measurements for these and the secondary stations were completed by July 1956. The construction and measurements for tertiary stations were completed later (probably no later than the mid 1960s). Only two stations are not topped by pillars - Lighthouse Island, marked by a brass rivet, and Ardglass, which utilised the top of a high stone folly. The older triangulation stations on the Lough Foyle Base Line were also re-surveyed as part of this process. A majority of the stations are still extant today but a few have been removed or destroyed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Lyles Hill  Triangulation Station 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 2478 8284 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.6915N 6:3.9769W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 2478 8284
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Trigpoint  Trig  Triangulation  Triangulation Pillar  Trig Pillar  Triangulation Station  Triangulation Point  Trig. Point  OSNI 

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